Podcast #47 – Freethought in NZ

It’s our first “international” episode!  We talk to Ross Eddington, a self-described atheist from Christchurch, New Zealand.  Ross gives us the low-down on freethought Down Under, the influence of religion on Kiwi politics, and how New Zealanders view us Bible-crazed Yanks.  (Ross was the winner of our recent “suggest an improvement to the podcast” contest, little realizing he was also volunteering himself as our first out-of-country guest.)

Ross is a member of (but not a spokesman f0r!) the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists.

In keeping with our international theme, we also hear from Dave in the United Kingdom, and from Mexico’s Danny Zepeda–check out Danny’s skeptical blog  Un Papá Escéptico (The Skeptical Dad).


We’ll be attending the America Atheists national convention, April 9-12 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Guest speakers include Richard Dawkins and AA president Ed Buckner.

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David is podcasting new episodes of Secular Nation.  AtheistAlliance.org/podcast.

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Theme music by Body Found.

Recorded March 19, 2009.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

To listen to this episode click here.

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