Podcast #168 – Susan Jacoby, author of The Great Agnostic

We interview Susan Jacoby, journalist and outspoken nonbeliever, about her new book The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought. Susan is also the author of (among other titles) Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and The Age of American Unreason.

The Great Agnostic is available in hardcover and for Kindle.

Also, be sure to read Susan’s recent essay in the New York Times, “The Blessings of Atheism.” For more about Susan and her work visit SusanJacoby.com.

Plus:

John recommends the book Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry.

On a non-freethought note, John also recommends the 1954 proto-Indiana-Jones adventure flick Secret of the Incas, starring Charlton Heston, and featuring the “Peruvian Songbird” Yma Sumac (for ultimately kitschy goodness, check out Sumac’s album Mambo).

To listen to this podcast episode click here.

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2 Responses to Podcast #168 – Susan Jacoby, author of The Great Agnostic

  1. Buzz Wiggs says:

    A collection in two volumes of R.G.I.’s lectures have been recorded as audiobooks by LIBRIVOX.COM. Along with many other classic works, they are free to download from the website or via itunes. This links to the first volume: http://librivox.org/lectures-of-col-r-g-ingersoll-vol-1-by-robert-green-ingersoll/

  2. Tim says:

    Yeah, this a great collection of speeches and essays wonderfully narrated by Ted Delorme for LibriVox. These are by far the best audio versions of Ingersoll’s speeches I’ve every listened to.

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