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15 June 2015

LUEE Episode 97: Labels

In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn is joined by Laura, Ian, Lauren, and Gem to discuss some of the advantages and shortcomings of using labels to describe ourselves.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism that is produced by the Winnipeg Skeptics.

Links: The Power Of Categories: Invisibilia (NPR) | Ban Bossy. Encourage Girls to Lead | Let's ban 'bossy' – and not just because Sheryl Sandberg and BeyoncĂ© said so (The Guardian) | 'Ban Bossy' Campaign Misses the Mark Concerning Girls' and Women's Leadership Skills (Huffington Post) | Atheism (Wikipedia) | Agnosticism (Wikipedia) | Profiles of the Godless: Results from a Survey of the Nonreligious (Center for Inquiry) | Diagnostic attributions versus labeling: impact of Alzheimer's disease and major depression diagnoses on emotions, beliefs, and helping intentions of family members (ResearchGate) | 5 Ups and Downs of Special Education Labels ( | The Fallaway Slam Podcast (The only podcast that matters!)

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Note: If you're in Winnipeg for the Fringe Festival and are interested in coming out to see Of Blood and Ashes, written by Ian James and Adam Johnstone and featuring Gem Newman, we're at Venue #3 (The Playhouse Studio) at 180 Market Avenue. Here are the showtimes:

  • Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, 18 July 2015, 5:15 pm
  • Sunday, 19 July 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 5:15 pm
  • Thursday, 23 July 2015, 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, 25 July 2015, 3:30 pm

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