This week we look at the world through the eyes of the Squid Game - violence, poverty, humanity and Christianity - including news from Norway, Myanmar, David Amess, Kidnapping in Haiti; Climate Change enriches the Rich; Banksy, Prostitution in Spain, Slavery in NSW, Colin Buchanan, Abuse in the French Catholic Church; the Testimony of Luke Murfitt; Voices in Unity....and music from the Squid Game....links at www.theweeflea.com
This week we begin with Tyson Fury, Aston University of banned words; Beyond good and bad; Pritti Patel; Sally Rooney; Ben and Jerry; The Squid Game; Dave Chappelle; Superbisexualman; @SLGBTQQIA+ Trudeau; People with a Cervix; Nolan exposes the Stonewall Scam; Covid and the NYT, churches in NSW; Part-time doctors; No more Brown Sugar; Fog on the Tyne is all mine; Climate Change contradictions; Boris and Conversion Prayer; the ASK podcast; Lewis Armstrong and Spike Milligan make us smile. Links at www.theweeflea.com
Quantum 167 - To Boldly Go….Facebook, Culture Wars, Dominican Republic, Boris, the Church in Indonesia and The Silent Majority
This week we blast into space with Captain Kirk; examine the Facebook Outrage; drug wars in Ecuador; Culture wars in the US; the Dominican Flag; What Really Happened in Wuhan?; Reporting abortion; St Andrews Uni goes American Woke; Boris Johnson's Speech; the Church in Indonesia; Searching for Yourself; and Paul McKenna's The Silent Majority.
This week we examine the best podcast (The Rest is History), Greta's Blah; Japan's new prime minister; the German elections; Biden's decline; US murders; Afghan barbers; Swiss SSM; Usyk; YouTube bans; Covid deaths, Norway, and the hypocrisy of the UCU; Labour, women and too many white men; Defining evangelicalism; Peter Boghossian; Banning Beethoven; the Blasphemy of Copeland and Du Plantis; Coldplay's god; Cornerstone.
This week is a special that deals with climate change. What are the facts? How do we get the information? What is happening? What is net zero? What are the consequences of policies being advocated to deal with climate change? What about China? Eco Extremism? The Church and the new religion? Apocalypse porn? Plus top ten podcasts - I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue.
This week we look at Peru, Afghanistan, North Korea and the new alliance between the UK, US and Australia. We celebrate with Emma and wonder why Neymar is gagged. We have Covid news and the extraordinary story of the Canadian ethics professor sacked for teaching ethics. English Opera and its diversity cull; The Chair; And Melbourne dictates to Christian schools (again); The Voice, Australia; the deaths of John Selby Spong, David Yonghi Cho, Colin Urquhart and Rev Silas Yakubi Ali. We finish with the contrast between the Buddhist and Christian view of sorrow and a great version of Amazing Grace from the Sing conference.
This weeks Quantum deals with the very real threat to women in towards world. We look at abuse, the redefinition of women, the Scottish Governments attack on women; Lisa Townsend; Monty Python; pornography, prostitution; abortion; the anti-woman bias in the media; women in Afghanistan, Japan, Columbia and Mexico; Wombs for sale; the Church; the Handmaids Tale and lots of women singing - including Mahalia Jackson.
This week we look at Biden and the Bible; Lebanon, Canada, Malaysia and Zambia; Wannabe Koreans and traditional Korean music ; Covid in Israel, Australia, US and Scotland; Eric Clapton; Texas abortion law; Nottingham Uni bans priest; Mercy Muroki on Scotland's copying Xi Xinping; Peter Kay sings hymns; John MacArthur; My Sweet Lord; Unbelievable podcast; and a Lukas Liion rap.
Quantum 161 - Gimme Shelter - The CCP religion, Covid in Australia; Hate Crime Cars; and The Tiger who Came to Tea
This week we look at the death of Charlie Watts; the 'Thought' of Xi Xinping; Afghan Refugees; Covid in Australia; Authoritarianism; NIrvana cover; Transgender Mosque Bomber; Police Hate Crime Cars; Indoctrinating Teachers; The Tiger who came to Tea; Don Everley; Greg Haslam; Job and John Anderson.
This week we concentrate solely on Afghanistan. We look at President Biden's actions and words; the implications for the West, China, the Church, the Afghan people. We hear two extraordinary speeches - one from the UK Parliament, and another from the British defence chief of staff; We also look at Aayan Hirsi Ali and Lily Cole's reactions. We hear some Afghan rock music and worship music. We also reflect on the life of Andrew Walls - and our podcast of the week - Coffee House Shots.