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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.

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June 14, 2021

Dangerous Rhetoric

On this weeks episode I talk about the horrific hate crime in London On, last week.  It's important to condemn hate crimes, but it's also important to no exaggerate a problem the numbers simply don't support.  I also talk about Brian Williams playing an ad Fox News refused, and Ilhan Omar steps in it again.

My guest this week is Andrew Barr.  We talk about How boxing has become a farce with fights like Mayweather V.S Paul

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

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

References:

https://apple.news/AHAkunVg0SlyPBwWftjEHrw

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-attack-in-london-did-not-occur-in-a-vacuum-it-is-a-reflection-of/

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rupa-subramanya-no-jagmeet-canada-is-not-a-racist-country-its-one-of-the-most-tolerant-places-on-earth

https://apple.news/ApQtIYuZQTXe-POQSklPGLQ

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3510006601

https://grandinmedia.ca/religion-a-factor-in-one-third-of-hate-crimes-in-canada/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/02/10/brian-williams-nbc-suspended/23200821/

https://www.primetimer.com/watch/msnbc-brian-williams-fox-news-censored-ad

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/group-house-democrats-condemn-rep-omar-remarks-about-u-s-n1270290

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On this week's episode I talk about Naomi Osaka.  She's been in the spotlight recently as a beacon for strong women and mental health awareness, but has she really done anything other than throw a tantrum about hating press conferences?  I also talk about Brian Stelter's interview with Jen Psaki.  He asks a question so softball, he should stop pretending he's a journalist.  

My guest this week is Steven Kerzner.  We talk about a woman in Scotland who faces up to two years in jail for tweets that were deemed transphobic. We end up talking about about trans activism in general.

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

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

References:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/01/opinion/naomi-osaka-french-open-tennis.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/novak-djokovic-naomic-osaka-fench-open-skip-press-1.6043764

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUEsRkuBw3I

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May 31, 2021

#159: Moral Bankruptcy

On this week's episode I talk about the the recent discovery of a mass grave with 215 Indigenous children at the site of a former residential school.  Everyone is rightly disgusted, so why are people acting as if some people are not, and why did a tweet comparing this to the tragic bus crash with the Humboldt Bronco's go viral?  Why do people feel the need to compare tragedies?  I also talk about anti semitic hate crimes on the rise, but the New York Times still focusing on anti Asian hate crimes while only referencing the shooting that took place in Georgia.  

My guest this week is Aaron Berg.  We talk about Israel/Palestine, Covid, the U.S and Canada, and comedy in general.

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqFn6B4ZGaw

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

References:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/20/nyregion/asian-americans-attacks-nyc.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-19/l-a-sushi-restaurant-attack-is-being-investigated-as-an-antisemitic-hate-crime

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On this week's episode I talk about Steven Guilbeault's response to criticisms on his controversial Bill.  Both he and some media institutions seem to be emulating some Trump level tactics.  I also talk about Elon Musk on SNL, and the complicated situation in Israel and Palestine.  

My guest this week is Bryn Pottie.  We talk about Liz Cheney and the Media's desire to make us care about things we just don't care about.

Full Video here: https://youtu.be/KkUBj7X6Lkc

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

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On this week's episode I talk about the 20 year old Tik Tok star who released her private conversation with Matthew Perry.  The two met on the dating app Raza, and she claims celebrities are preying on young women.  Can you really be preyed on when you are the one who is clearly in the driver's seat, and you are a full grown adult?  I also talk about the Democrats losing electoral college votes, and the fact that the media have no idea how to cover shootings.

My guest this week is Alex Wood.  We talk about Bill C10, and how the terms misinformation and hate speech can be manipulated in their interpretations.

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh4qpckkYY0

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

References:
https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/nineteen-year-old-who-matched-with-matthew-perry-on-dating-app-speaks-out

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/us/census-news-republicans-democrats.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

 https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/08/us/new-york-times-square-shooting-3-injured/index.html

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On this week's episode I talk about Bill C-10 in Canada, which will add regulations to the internet that are very concerning.  I also talk about Portland's mayor Ted Wheeler finally having enough when it comes to vandalism, and a pilot program in Toronto that will help fix a lot of issues with policing.  

My guest this week is Allison Dore.  We talk about healthcare in Canada V.S healthcare in the U.S.  We also talk about vaccines and Joe Rogan.  

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

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXg2y3DPLAk&t=11s

Follow me on Twitter: @Nick_Beaton

Check out my new website:  NickBeaton.com

Email questions and comments to thirdrailpod@gmail.com

References: 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bill-c10-user-generated-content-1.6007192

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/us/portland-protests-mayor-ted-wheeler.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

https://apple.news/AYcDLVYjmQnG80SZS6lXk0A

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On this week's episode I talk about the Derek Chauvin verdict, the potential grounds for appeal that exist, and the media's awful coverage of another police shooting.  I also talk about Russia and the Ukraine, and our human need to one day come in contact with germs again.  

My guest this week is Chris Locke.  We talk about the Oscars.  The movies that were nominated, and how they differ from years past.

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfz2pvw8964

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

References:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/04/21/columbus-police-shot-killed-teen-girl-what-we-know/7316707002/

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/21/world/putin-navalny-protests

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/opinion/covid-germs-health.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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On this week's episode I talk about the Derek Chauvin trial, Daunte Wright, shootings, the police and the acceleration machine that is social media.  I also talk about Sylvester Stallone's recent Mar-a-Lago membership and the fallout that occurred.

My guest this week is Brad Mills.  We talk about Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co founder of BLM, and a self proclaimed Marxist, who recently spent quite a bit of cash on some properties.  

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

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2qEMO4ysmQ

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/article/daunte-wright-death-minnesota.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/03/police-black-killings-homicide-rates-race-injustice-column/3235072001/

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/new-ish-palm-beach-resident-sylvester-stallone-joins-donald-trumps-mar-a-lago-club

https://www.canceledpeople.com/

Ground.News

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On this week's episode I break down the Georgia voting laws.  Is it really as restrictive as people are saying?  I also talk about Biden's infrastructure budget, Sharon Osbourne, and the Derek Chauvin trial. 
My guest this week is Ben Miner.  We talk about lockdowns, vaccines, and Canada's response to the pandemic.  

Full Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2qEMO4ysmQ

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

References:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/04/03/georgia-voting-law-explained/

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-in-accusing-coca-cola-and-major-league-baseball-of-being-part-of-a/

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/05/business/economy/biden-infrastructure.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/07/entertainment/sheryl-underwood-sharon-osbourne-trnd/index.html

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April 5, 2021

#152: Lockdown?

On this week's episode I talk about the new "Lockdowns" in Toronto.  I also talk about the Derek Cauvin trial.  
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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