Podcast #25 – Live at Dragon*Con

David Driscoll (L) and John Snider (R) present American Freethought live at Dragon*Con[Apologies for the sound glitch at the very beginning.  The theme music overpowers the voice track, but it only lasts a few seconds.]

Presenting our first-ever live episode, recorded August 30th at Dragon*Con as part of the Skeptics programming track, directed by Derek Colanduno of Skepticality fame.  (Derek’s pod-partner Swoopy directed Dragon*Con’s Podcasting track.)

In the segment “The Craziest $#!+ in Georgia”, we present real-life weirdness from the Peach State.  David discusses the Georgia Guidestones (“America’s Stonehenge”), a granite monument erected on a hillside outside Elberton, Georgia and paid for by an anonymous humanistic donor.  John offers a rambling Connections-style tale that links Stone Mountain, Creation Science, Superman and the KKK.  We also include a special Holey Scripture aimed at lovers of dragons and other mythological monsters (which can be found in the Bible if you know where to look).

Thanks to everyone in our live audience, and especially to those who came up to say you’ve been listening to the podcast.  Derek and Company did a fantastic job all weekend with the Skeptics Track – packed audiences were entertained by skeptical superstars like James “The Amazing” Randi, Phil “The Bad Astronomer” Plait, George “Geologic Podcast” Hrab, D. J. “Point of Inquiry” Grothe, Lori Lipman Brown and several others.  It’s a sure bet that next year’s Dragon*Con will see improved and expanded programming for the fans.

For more on Dragon*Con visit DragonCon.org.

Visit Derek and Swoopy at Skepticality.com.

Visit us online at AmericanFreethought.com.

Send feedback to contact@americanfreethought.com – attach voicemail in mp3 or wav format and we might play your comments in a future show.

Recorded 08/30/2008.  Hosted by John Snider and David Driscoll.

To listen to this episode click here.

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