Sunday, 13 December 2015

Podcast 21 - Pastafarian Isabelle Narayana

This week's episode is an interview with Pastafarian Isabelle Narayana done right here in Montreal. I write about Isabelle's story in a previous blog post and I was lucky enough to speak with her in person to clear up some details of her story.
Narayana, who claimed to belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster whose members are known as Pastafarians, went to court after the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) said she couldn’t wear a colander or pirate hat in the photo. She’d shown up to renew her permit at an SAAQ office in March 2014, in full pirate attire, but was denied. Only medical or religious exceptions are allowed to the no-head-covering rule.

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Pastafarian Isabelle Narayana went to court because she was not allowed to wear her pasta colander while getting her license photograph done at the SAAQ (Quebec DMV). The judge threw out the case, while people of other religions are allowed to wear even more concealing head coverings. In this episode, Isabelle gives some of her story that seems to have been missed by the media.

Intro Music: ‘Earth Versus the World’ by The Polish Ambassador (

Outro Music: ‘Behind The Seas’ by Possimiste (

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