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Tired of being told there are subjects you can’t talk about? Those subjects are often referred to as, “third rails.” Those are exactly the topics Nick Beaton is going to tackle right here.

Episodes

October 19, 2021

Misplaced Focus

On this week’s episode I talk about Dave Chappelle’s new special.  As with his past ones there is intense criticism of his material and overall outlook of the Trans, and Trans-activist community.  I also talk about Joe Rogan calling out CNN for their lies about him taking Ivermectin. 

All of that and more!  Plus the "News In Brief " and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

Email questions and comments to thirdrailpod@gmail.com

References:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/14/business/media/dave-chappelle-closer-netflix.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/13/us/black-americans-vaccine-tuskegee.html

 

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October 5, 2021

Bad Optics

On this week’s episode I talk about Trudeau going on vacation instead of going to a Truth and Reconciliation service.  People are calling for his resignation, but it just feels like a lot of smoke.  I also talk about BLM New York coming out against vaccine mandates.  And the war between progressives and moderates over the infrastructure bills.

All of that and more!  Plus the "News In Brief " and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

Email questions and comments to thirdrailpod@gmail.com

References:

https://apple.news/ASAxqKGxeQbOk7CuDM2sJpA

 

https://apple.news/AEmgNRjE7QfSL88RmXhhDDg

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/09/28/new-york-vaccine-mandate-deadline/

 

https://www.blackenterprise.com/leader-of-black-lives-matter-new-york-chapter-calls-vaccine-mandates-racist-and-disrespectful/?test=prebid

 

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On this week’s episode I talk about “The Two Michaels.”  After years of China saying that it was not “ransom diplomacy” it becomes clear that it most certainly was.  I also talk about masks and vaccines.  The government is risk adverse, and the media is not being truthful.  And a new racist “Karen” is discovered and fired, but no evidence of racism is provided. 

My guest this week is Steven Kerzner.  We talk about the results of the election in Canada.

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooXhBk5w_3I

All of that and more!  Plus the "News In Brief " and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

Email questions and comments to thirdrailpod@gmail.com

References:

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/9/24/huawei-cfo-meng-wanzhou-strikes-deal-with-us-prosecutors

 

https://apple.news/AYTMsp9GaSF6f5iqJ5AAM_g

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/opinion/parenting-anxiety-covid.html

 

https://apple.news/ApIHgS3fMS2u7wN0zbF5Hpw

 

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/

 

https://twitter.com/FredTJoseph/status/1442276156099547136

 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1228632/number-covid-deaths-canada-by-age/

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September 21, 2021

Protest V.S Civil Disobedience

On this week’s episode I talk about protests.  It seems people don’t really know what that word means.  There is a difference between protesting an issue, and actively interfering with a legal action.  I also talk about AOC’s dress, and what I perceive to be a discussion that is completely wrong on both sides, as well as a personal incident in which racism was brought into one of my tweets, that didn’t touch on racism in any way.

All of that and more!  Plus the "News In Brief " and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

Email questions and comments to thirdrailpod@gmail.com

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On this week's episode I talk about our complete and utter lack of trust in our politicians and our media in regards to the upcoming Canadian election.  I also talk about Afghanistan, "toxic masculinity," and Mike Richards losing his opportunity to host Jeopardy.

My guest this week is Bobby Knauff.  We Talk about conspiracy theories, and especially Big Foot.  

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgAqOD8nADM

All of that and more!  Plus the "News In Brief" and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

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On this week's episode I talk about ongoing Covid-19 problem.  Is it time that unvaccinated people deal with the consequences of their actions?  I also talk about Afghanistan and Biden, and the upcoming election in Canada.  

All of that and more!  Plus the "News In Brief " and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

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July 19, 2021

Practice What You Preach

On this weeks episode I highlight several stories in which the right wing enacts punishments that they criticize the left for.  Anti-maskers clashing with maskers, hate crime laws that attack freedom of speech, and firing teachers for no reason what so ever.  

My guest this week is Hunter Collins.  We talk about changing the name of Dundas Street and toppling statues.  

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSqcNQVk79Y&t=15s

All of that and more!  Plus the "News In Brief" and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

Email questions and comments to thirdrailpod@gmail.com

References:
https://apple.news/A9sKRNw7OSKqEa4mREFkaAw

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/14/pro-police-hate-crime-charges-utah/

Ground.News

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/07/poet-white-privilege-teacher-fired.html

https://www.wattpad.com/554232322-spoken-word-white-privilege

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/11/nation/tennessee-teacher-taught-ta-nehisi-coates-essay-poem-about-white-privilege-he-was-fired-it/

 

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On this week's episode I talk about an accident with a self driving care from Tesla.  There are 40,000 automobile fatalities a year in the U.S, could self driving car's help, or are they a bigger menace.  I also talk about the Biden administrations claim that it's really the Republicans who want to defund the police, and an episode of "This Matters" from the Toronto Star that talks about the increase in Islamaphobia, but provides very little in the way of evidence.  

My guest this week is Rob Pue.  We talk about the January 6th capitol riot, and how CNN is obsessed with it.  We also talk about bill C10, fear in the media, and our post apocalyptic plans. 

All of that and more!  Plus the "News in Brief" and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

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On this week's episode I talk about a housing group on Facebook in Toronto that can't stop claiming things are hate speech when they are not.  I also talk about Facebook prompts warning of possible extremism in your friends list, and a third of Canadians think Canada is racist. 

My guest this week is Allison Dore.  We talk about Britney Spears, and Bill Cosby.

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loqhtUWu_DI

All of that and more!  Plus the Ground News Blindspots of the Week" 

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

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June 28, 2021

Slacktivism Buzzwords

On this week's episode I talk about Slacktivism.  This is online activism that is inherently lazier than activism.  I talk about the buzzwords and phrases that go hand and hand with it, and indicate that you may not have your own opinion on any given subject. I also talk about the ongoing homeless problem in Toronto.  Will it ever get solved?

All of that and more!  Plus the "Tweets of the Week" and the "Ground News Blindspot of the Week" segments.

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

Email questions and comments to thirdrailpod@gmail.com

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