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From outsiders like a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to such thought leaders as scholar James Lindsay and feminist Helen Lewis, BBC journalist Andrew Gold takes us away from our comfort zone and into the worlds of people on the edge. New episodes every Monday - with trailers on his Twitter page: @andrewgold_ok (https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok) and Instagram page: @andrewgold_ok (https://www.instagram.com/andrewgold_ok/) . With an open mind and a wry sense o ...
 
American Muslim Project is a weekly podcast featuring the Muslims shaping America. For more that 500 years, Muslims have had a presence in North America and have made lasting contributions to American life, culture, and history. In each episode, our podcast elevates unique Muslim voices and explores how they are currently influencing the American experience. www.americanmuslimproject.com
 
In a world of trash opinions, they're here to give the least trashy and most correct takes. We debate the most controversial and important topics of our time, while trying to navigate the world during this bizarre time. Brought to you by critically acclaimed London rockers Luke Griffiths (Falseheads) and Nishant Joshi (The Palpitations), the two friends take on culture, politics, science and even a little bit of music, sometimes. Luke Griffiths is the notorious frontman of London rock band F ...
 
Big ideas for you to chew on anytime, anywhere. From understanding the universe and our place in it, to current social and political issues, no topic is off limits. Each episode we chat with experts from around the world, having them share their knowledge and insights to help break you out of your filter bubble and see the world with fresh eyes.
 
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If you don't yet know of Yasmine Mohammed, we don't want to spoil things for you - this podcast is a powerful, nuanced look at Yasmine's experiences.Luke and Nishant were honoured to host Yasmine Mohammed as their first guest on this show. She is a lady of great courage, and her story is essential listening.Broadly, we explore Yasmine's experiences…
 
Afroz Khan, an Indian American engineer and the first Muslim woman to serve on the Newburyport (MA) city council, is, frankly, the kind of politician we all dream about electing. Principled, affable, and sincere, Afroz took on public office simply because she was asked to consider it. She’d started to get more involved in her quaint, cobblestone, a…
 
Joshua Baker is simply one of the most impressive journalists out there working today. -- Join me on Discord Chat Room, free and you don't need to sign up, just follow this link at 8pm GMT on Thursday 25th Feb 2021: https://discord.gg/RWH7fs6ygb -- You may know him for his current podcast series with the BBC, I’m Not a Monster, or his related docum…
 
Jawad Ahsan, CFO of Axon, the significant technology & weapons company, has found incredible success despite not following the expected path toward it. This week on AMP we discuss his new leadership book and his thoughts on team building, tasers, and tackling diversity. As a first-generation Pakistani-American raised outside Boston, Jawad entered c…
 
Justin Brooks is the co-founder of the California Innocence Project, which is a non-profit that is part of the California Western School of Law in San Diego. Catch me (plus maybe Justin) on Discord on Thursday 11th Feb at 8pm GMT (Noon in California). Here's the link: https://discord.gg/RWH7fs6ygb Justin Links: http://twitter.com/justinobrooks http…
 
On this episode of AMP we are joined by Rabiah York Lumbard, award-winning author of a number of children’s books and a recent young adult novel, No True Believers. This thriller about an American Muslim teen forced to confront hatred, secret conspiracies, and Islamophobia during her senior year of high school draws on Rabiah’s own experiences as a…
 
Nikole Mitchell recently made headlines around the world, when she went from being a Baptist pastor to an OnlyFans stripper, often posing nude for her paying subscribers for photos and also helping them with life coaching. Today, she talks to me about what it was like growing up in a religious Southern Baptist community, how she spent many frustrat…
 
Premiering at SXSW in 2020 and currently screening virtually across the country, Hamtramck, USA is a documentary film highlighting one city’s municipal election and how the various ethnic communities within work together. The story that the election naturally paints, however, is the deep diversity here, a place where the soccer stadium is rented ou…
 
Nimko Ali is on the show today to talk about Female Genital Mutilation or FGM. I planned this episode to appear now, as I saw it’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6th, and it’s something I wanted learn about. I’d often heard about FGM but didn’t actually know all that much about it. Was it a religious c…
 
Gone are the days where local politics amount to reelecting erstwhile high school classmates to fill potholes and grow schools. Policy attorney by day and public servant by night, Mehreen Butt, sister to our host, is a Pakistani American town councilor in Wakefield, MA. She joins us to speak about her unique experience as the first American Muslim …
 
Today’s guest is quite possibly the most bad-ass, to borrow an American expression and pronunciation, person I’ve had on the podcast. Professor Sue Black is a distinguished forensic anthropologist and dame from Inverness, Scotland. She’ll explain exactly what that is, but she is the President of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain …
 
Disease sleuthing. Ebola poetry. Doctoring. Naps. On this eclectic third episode of AMP we are joined by our first British Muslim living in America, Dr. Seema Yasmin. Author of the recent book (with illustrations by Famida Azim) Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure, she likewise seems to …
 
We devise a mathematical answer to the question: "Is Boris Johnson a fascist?" How close are we to witnessing the terrorism that we saw in The US Capitol? Also, why and how to counter vaccine disinformation. And lots of other trashy opinions.Please do not proceed further if you are of a delicate disposition. This gets spicy.Tweet us your questions …
 
Hello, and welcome to an episode of On the Edge with Andrew Gold with today’s guest, award-winning science author and TV presenter Dr. Stuart Farrimond, who’ll be talking about how to live the perfect day, from your sleep and your coffee in the morning, to your work habits and commutes, and your exercise and evening routine. Stuart Links Buy the Sc…
 
Boston-based Pakistani-American actor, musician, behavioral health consultant, and self-identified miscreant Shahjehan Khan joins us to discuss his recent work voicing the dashing Italian American tour guide Matteo on RomComPods. Debuting as Apple’s #1 fiction podcast, we hear how this project expanded his definition of art, where COVID-era perform…
 
I’m delighted to welcome onto the show the pre-eminent human rights activist and ex-Muslim Yasmine Mohammed. She’s the creator of the #FreeFromHijab hashtag and the founder of the Free Hearts Free Minds organisation that helps ex-Muslims transition out of Islam, a little like what Episode 3’s guest Emily Green does for Orthodox Jews. Links to her w…
 
What role does Twitter have in a modern, interconnected democracy? Were they right to ban Trump? We examine the fallout from Trump's superfans storming of the Capitol, and the consequences for the 'Digital Gods' of Twitter, Facebook...and...umm, Pinterest, I guess.We mourn the loss of rap legend MF DOOM, who left a deep impression on both Luke and …
 
Besheer Mohamed, a software developer turned Senior Researcher at the preeminent Pew Research Center, joins us for this inaugural episode of American Muslim Project. As an expert on religious beliefs and practices in the United States with a special focus on religious minorities, he says American Muslims make up just over 1% of the U.S. population.…
 
On the eve of the third national lockdown, Luke and Nishant reflect on a painful year that culminated with a coronavirus outbreak that hit very close to home. They also cover Julia Hartley-Brewer's hypocrisy, as well as Frankie Boyle's recent podcast on Louis Theroux.Polite warning: we don't have enough money to fund bleeps for this podcast, so the…
 
To start off 2021 on the On the Edge with Andrew Gold podcast, we’ve got scientist Dr. Andrew Steele to talk about living forever, and how we might cure ageing in the coming decades and centuries. What better way to start the year? Although, if it’s anything like 2020, you may not want to live forever. Anyway, Andrew’s new book Ageless has just com…
 
Stephen Knight is an atheist who has made a name for himself online and in the media as both a friend of comedian Ricky Gervais, and an outspoken critic of woke culture and critical race theory. The host of the Godless Spellchecker podcast, which goes by the Knight Tube on YouTube. Do check out his podcast, he’s had some really big names on it, inc…
 
As we come to the end of a year most of us would be keen to forget, I thought it was time to have a look at…time. Today on the show, I’ve got physicist Julian Barbour, who has a new theory about the Big Bang and time, which he elucidates in his latest book, The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time. This one gets a little more complex than a typical ep…
 
Why are black mothers five times more likely to die during childbirth than white mothers, and what does it say about our society?We discuss Nishant's recent documentary investigating racism, and we talk about the time that Luke got sacked from working Amazon.You can download "One Conversation...From The End Of The World" on all good podcast apps. A…
 
I’m honoured to be joined today by one of the UK’s most impressive speakers and mental health advocates in the form of Jonny Benjamin MBE, who made headlines after sparking a national campaign called Find Mike – with the goal of tracking down the man who talked him down from a bridge. Jonny talks candidly about his own experience with schizoaffecti…
 
This week, we discuss racism in football - why did Millwall fans boo players who took a knee? Nishant talks about his recent experience of brazen racism, and we frankly discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination.Follow Luke @falseheadsFollow Nishant @thepalpitationsThis episode is suitable for mature audiences only. And even then, it's liberally…
 
So, we’ve tackled Judaism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Westboro Baptist Church so far on the On the Edge with Andrew Gold podcast. That can only mean one thing. It’s finally time for the Mormons. And I’ve got none other than Dan Beecher, one half of the famous Frank and Dan who host Thank God I’m Atheist. I actually appeared as a guest on th…
 
Lucy Edwards is a 24-year-old British journalist who holds the distinction of being BBC Radio 1’s first ever blind presenter. She’s since worked across the channel, from BBC World News to BBC Radio 4, and has run a marathon and started up an extremely successful YouTube channel – Lucy Edwards - where here make-up tutorials and videos answering ques…
 
Links: The John Cedars YouTube Channel Lloyd Evans: The Reluctant Apostate Andrew Gold's brand new Patreon page - patreon.com/andrewgold Episode Summary Lloyd Evans is pretty much the world’s pre-eminent ex-Jehovah’s Witness and authority on the religion, its attractions and its snares. He tells some of the downright craziest and unbelievable stori…
 
Luke and Nishant talk about when they first met, and along the way talk about mental health, addiction and therapy. They talk about the state of the music industry, why it's so tough to make the big time, and what it's like to face up to structural racism in the music industry.If you've been affected by any of the issues in this podcast, here are s…
 
Ed Hudson worked as the narcotics and law enforcement officer in the Florida unit responsible for bringing down Freddie Crow. Freddie used to steal planes and fly under the radar with death-defying stunts to reach Belize, where he’d smuggle so much marijuana onto the plane that the pressure would bust open the doors. He wore camouflage and became k…
 
In a tumultuous world, London musicians Luke Griffiths (Falseheads) and Nishant Joshi (The Palpitations) discuss the most important topics of our time.Today, they cover the US election, conspiracy theorists, how to persuade people to take good advice. There is some swearing, and a lot of healthy debate. Send in your questions and life dilemmas on T…
 
On today’s show, I’m proud to say, I’ve got someone almost entirely unique. Rebecca Sharrock is one of 80 people in the world with HSAM, which is an ability to remember every moment of your life, stretching back as far as the womb. What would you do with such a power, or is it a curse? Rebecca will shed some light on the matter. She also has obsess…
 
Today, I’ve got Lera Boroditsky, Professor of Cognitive Science at UCSD on the show. She’s a really big deal in the languages and cognitive science worlds, having taught at MIT and Stanford. and you can find her Ted Talk here. Her teaching and her research focus on the way we form thought, the way we think, and the way language affects how we think…
 
British comedy-horror animator David Firth is known universally for his Salad Fingers series, and has been putting up short films on his website fat-pie.com for decades. He has worked with the BBC and the likes of David Mitchell among many others. I think Lynchean – in that David Lynch manner – is the most apt word to describe his subtle blend of t…
 
Chris Hughes is a hypnotist from Oxfordshire who once hypnotised over a million people across 130 countries at once – online. Check out SocialTrance for that on YouTube for that and type his name – Chris Hughes followed by hypnotist into Google to find his wiki page, Twitter account and official website. Chris has also showcased his modern approach…
 
Wrestler Rhia O’Reilly is known for her signature move the Rhia-djustment. We chat about broken bones, how wrestling works and Jaffa Cakes, as well as one of the most under-reported social movements: the Speaking Out movement. It’s a bit of a subset of #MeToo, but wrestling was left behind by the media a little, which likes to pick and choose what …
 
This is a really fun one. I was fortunate enough to get an interview the illustrious TV historian and presenter, Dr Tessa Dunlop, who, as it happens shares an agent with me, who shall be referred to in this episode as Hilary, because that is her name. She has a passion for all things Romanian, including her husband, who she met when he was 12 – sti…
 
James McMahon is a music journalist and former editor of Kerrang music magazine who also had several prominent roles at NME – which is also a very big music magazine. He’s very talented and does all sorts of things, from illustration and animal portraits to a paranormal email magazine called Spoook and interviews with the likes of Green Day, U2 and…
 
Have you ever wished to have the last word in an argument? Like actually the definitive last word, where nobody can ever come back at you. Well, a private investigator in Queensland Australia called William Edgar believes he has the answer. (Find video teasers on andrewgold_ok on Insta and Twitter) If you hire him, when you die – he’ll turn up at y…
 
This is probably my most ambitious and tricky podcast episode. I spoke with convict Bobby Caldwell in a Michigan prison. Catch trailers on andrewgold_ok on Twitter/Insta. I'd also like to thank Alan Burke - @burkewhy on Twitter - for suggesting I invite Bobby on - great shout, Alan! After suffering for years with crippling depression, Bobby made he…
 
Catch the video trailers on https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok or https://www.instagram.com/andrewgold_ok/. I’ve just had a very fun chat with Helen Lewis, the pre-eminent British journalist of The Guardian, The Atlantic, GQ and others - about Difficult Women. That’s the topic of the podcast, but it’s also the name of Helen’s eye-opening new book wh…
 
For video clips, follow me - andrewgold_ok - on Twitter or Instagram. A close friend of former prime minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne, Daniel Finkelstein is a conservative peer and Times political columnist who has just released a collection of his best articles entitled Everything in Moderation. As I said to him in my email ask…
 
One day, as she was on her way to take the kids out the house, Mary Turner Thomson received a phone call that was about to turn her life upside down. The woman on the other end was her husband Will Jordan’s other wife. I’m barely scratching the surface in this intro, as I think she tells it best, and I’d also really like you to get hold of her book…
 
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