Category Archives: interviews

My Interview with Challenging Opinions

Check out my interview in episode 8 of William Campbell’s Challenging Opinions podcast. We talked about my review of Omar Saif Ghobash’s recent book Letters to a Young Muslim, and about the worldwide struggle over the future of Islam. I’m certainly no … Continue reading

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Podcast #264 – Transgender Activist Vandy Beth Glenn

We interview transgender activist Vandy Beth Glenn. She was the plaintiff and victor in the groundbreaking (and precedent setting) federal lawsuit Glenn v Brumby. She is also the first transgender person to testify before a Congressional committee. For more about Vandy … Continue reading

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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

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Podcast #252 – Frank Lambert (Separation of Church and State)

We interview Dr. Franklin T. Lambert, author of Separation of Church and State: Founding Principle of Religious Liberty. In this, his latest book, he corrects the claims of revisionist “historians” like David Barton that the United States was founded as a Christian nation, … Continue reading

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Podcast #250 – Mary Roach (Grunt)

Whoo-hoo! It’s our 250th episode! We’ll celebrate by continuing to put out some more episodes. Meanwhile, we interview Mary Roach, whose latest book is Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (available in hardcover, audiobook and for Kindle). Roach is … Continue reading

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Podcast #236 – Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Religion)

We interview Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman, whose new album The Rap Guide to Religion, is available starting October 23rd. Brinkman has carved out a distinctive niche in the rap world, frequently infusing his lyrics with philosophical, literary, scientific and skeptical … Continue reading

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Podcast #234 – Chris Matheson (Author, The Story of God)

We interview Chris Matheson, author of the new satirical novel The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate). While Chris isn’t exactly a household name,  you’re guaranteed to know his work: he’s also a screenwriter and director, … Continue reading

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Podcast #233 – Julie J. Ingersoll (Author, Building God’s Kingdom)

We interview Professor Julie J. Ingersoll, author of Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction.We talk about how the “DNA” of an obscure conservative movement can be seen in today’s headlines. Plus: Rowan County, Kentucky’s “other Kim” has the … Continue reading

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Podcast #232 – Rev. Barry Lynn (Author, God and Government)

We interview the Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the author of the new book God and Government: Twenty-Five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism, and Freedom of Conscience (available in … Continue reading

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Podcast #230 – Jeffrey Selman (God Sent Me)

[Due to technical difficulties this episode suffers from poor sound quality. We’ll have the issue resolved before we record again. Our apologies for any inconvenience.] We interview Jeffrey Selman, author of God Sent Me: A Textbook Case of Evolution vs. … Continue reading

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