Category Archives: freethought

Podcast #269 – Seven Types of Atheism

I discuss John Gray’s latest book, a critique of 21st century mainstream secularism. Gray argues that Western liberalism is just Christianity warmed over, and it’s wrong anyway. Plus: It’s Darwin Day! We celebrate the 210th birthday of Charles Darwin. Valentine’s … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, books, commentary, ethics, history | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Podcast #268 – Monica Miller on Bladensburg Cross at SCOTUS

I interview American Humanist Association Senior Counsel Monica Miller about the upcoming hearing at the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the “Peace Cross” in Bladensburg, MD. Plus: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Forrest Gump. … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, biography, books, christianity, civil rights, free speech rights, gay rights, history, humanism, interviews, podcast, politics, religious rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast 260 – Moore No More

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended without pay from his office until the end of his term, effectively putting an end to his judicial career. Moore becomes (as far as we can tell) the only judge in US … Continue reading

Posted in christianity, evolution, freethought, gay rights, podcast, politics, religious rights, women's rights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Podcast #259 – Karen Garst (Women Beyond Belief)

We interview Karen Garst, editor of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. This new collection contains 22 essays by women from various backgrounds, telling their stories of how the decided to leave religion and embrace secular, rational values. Women Beyond … Continue reading

Posted in books, freethought, podcast, religion, women's rights | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Podcast #258 – Live at DragonCon 2016

John Snider (sans David Driscoll, sadly) presents another live show at DragonCon’s Skeptrack in Atlanta. He’s joined by Mandisa Thomas (founder and president of Black Nonbelievers) and Gina Colaianni (student activist and former president of Kennesaw State University’s Secular Student … Continue reading

Posted in civil rights, gay rights, interviews, podcast, skepticism, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast #257 – Is Intelligent Design Dead (or Just Regrouping)?

We discuss a recent article by Donald Prothero in Skeptic magazine, in which he looks at the state of the Intelligent Design movement, ten years after its stinging defeat in Kitzmiller v. Dover. The overwhelming majority of scientists are against … Continue reading

Posted in evolution, intelligent design, islam, podcast, religious rights, skepticism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast #255 – Is Kaine Able?

We take a look–from a freethinking and skeptical viewpoint–at Democratic Platform 2016, as well as the political positions of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s pick as Vice Presidential running mate. Plus: The recent leak of emails from the Democratic National … Continue reading

Posted in freethought, podcast, politics, religion, skepticism | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Answering Dennis Prager’s “Two Questions for Atheists”

Someone pointed me toward conservative commentator and radio host Dennis Prager’s recent essay “Two Questions for Atheists.” I thought it might be interested to actually answer them. I’ll wait for you to go read his article. Back so soon? Mr. Prager has … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, commentary, religion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Podcast #251 – (Almost) Live from Reason Rally 2016

David Driscoll offers his on-site observations from Reason Rally 2016, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. For more info on the event visit ReasonRally.com. To listen to this episode click here.

Posted in civil rights, freethought, podcast | Tagged | Leave a comment

Podcast #249 – The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

We discuss Larry Alex Taunton’s new book The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist (available in hardcover, as an audiobook, or for Kindle). In this memoir, Taunton (a Birmingham, Alabama based minister and … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, biography, books, religion | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment