AS31: Death Penalty with Jake Farr-Wharton, Part 1

In this episode, I do my longest Tommentary yet on the terrible situation in Nigeria. Can we finally blame religion for this one or is it still just geopolitics?

Here are some links discussed:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/may/09/behind-rise-nigeria-boko-haram-climate-disaster-peak-oil-depletion

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/Climate_Change_Nigeria.pdf

Then, I have the great friend of the show, Jake Farr-Wharton, on to discuss the death penalty. You can find him on Twitter @JakeFarrWharton and of course his podcast, The Imaginary Friends Show is on iTunes and elsewhere.

This is a two parter, but as usual, if you’re genius enough to be on patreon.com/atheist then you can already access part 2!

One thought on “AS31: Death Penalty with Jake Farr-Wharton, Part 1”

  1. I don’t really have much issue with what was said on this podcast but it should be noted that poverty and inequality in Southern Nigeria has actually spawned terrorist organizations:
    http://www.france24.com/en/20101108-nigeria-kidnapping-oil-rig-french-american-canadian-afren/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_for_the_Emancipation_of_the_Niger_Delta

    I am unclear to what extent these movements have a religious character, but I do get the impression that if I had to choose I would rather be kidnapped by MEND than Boko Haram.

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