Author Archives: John C. Snider

The SnideShow Episode 012 – White Rage

Listen: 012 – White Rage Prepare to be infuriated! I interview Carol Anders, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which outlines institutional racism in America from the end of the Civil War to the 21st century. … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 011 – How the French Saved America

Listen: 011 – How the French Saved America I talk with author and documentary filmmaker Tom Shachtman about his new book How the French Saved America, a fascinating look at the American Revolution with special emphasis on the contribution by France. … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 010 – Tunisia and the Arab Spring

Listen: 010 – Tunisia and the Arab Spring I speak with Chris Martin, member of the board of directors of Heterodox Academy, an organization of academics that seeks “viewpoint diversity” to offset the perceived liberal slant in American universities. We discuss … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 009 – Heterodox Academy

Listen: 009 – Heterodox Academy I speak with Chris Martin, member of the board of directors of Heterodox Academy, an organization of academics that seeks “viewpoint diversity” to offset the perceived liberal slant in American universities. We discuss the recent disinvitations … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 008 – Republican Atheists

Listen: 008 – Republican Atheists I have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Lauren Ell, President of the newly-formed Republican Atheists. Yes, they do exist. Originally from California, now living in Sweden, Lauren offers a spirited defense of secular Republican ideals and even … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 007 – American Eclipse

Listen: 007 – American Eclipse I interview David Baron about his new book American Eclipse, which tells the story of the Eclipse of 1878 and the rush by Americans–some famous, some not so famous–to collect as much scientific data as possible … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 006 – Radium Girls

Listen: 006 – Radium Girls I interview Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, which details the struggles and triumphs of the painters of glow-in-the-dark dials, who suffered horrific injuries from radiation poisoning, and who … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 005 – Atheism in the Time of Trump

Listen: 005 – Atheism in the Time of Trump I interview David Silverman, president of American Atheists, about the dangers posed by the Donald Trump administration to the separation of church and state. David is also the author of Fighting God: An … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism

Listen: 004 – Retreat of Western Liberalism There are fewer democracies in the world today than there were at the turn of the century, and in several Western countries–including the United States–the embrace of liberal ideals has been steadily eroding. To discuss … Continue reading

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The SnideShow Episode 003 – Islamophobia and Racism in America

Islamic terrorism is undoubtedly a problem, but if you look at the numbers, it kills far fewer Americans than almost anything you can name: cancer, heart disease–even falling out of bed. So why are Americans so obsessed with being killed … Continue reading

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