Category Archives: interviews

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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Listen tonight on WRFG

If all goes as planned tonight, I (John C. Snider) will be one of the guests (along with Skepticality’s Derek Colanduno) on the Fifth Tuesday Series on WRFG 89.3 FM in Atlanta, Georgia. We’ll be discussing “freethought and non-belief,” although … Continue reading

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Podcast #226 – Phoenix Mosque Protest

A mob of armed protestors converged on a mosque in Phoenix during Friday prayers (for no other purpose, it seems, than to get attention and hopefully rile local Muslims into doing something rash). The worshippers handled it perfectly. SCOTUS is … Continue reading

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Podcast #225 – How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps

Ryan Cragun makes his fourth appearance on the podcast, discussing his new book How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps: A Toolkit for Secular Activists. His broadranging suggestions include taxing religious institutions (and thereby unshackling them from IRS regulations … Continue reading

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Podcast #224 – Alice Dreger (Galileo’s Middle Finger)

We interview Dr. Alice Dreger, author of Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science, in which she discusses recent controversies involving bioethics researchers and activists—herself included. Dr. Dreger is the professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the … Continue reading

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Podcast #223 – James Morrow (Galapagos Regained)

We interview science fiction and fantasy writer James Morrow about his latest novel Galapagos Regained. This historical fantasy follows Chloe Bathurst, an actress and former zookeeper for Charles Darwin, who treks across the 19th century land- and sea-scape to gather … Continue reading

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Podcast #215 – Bill Reel (Mormon Discussion Podcast)

We interview Bill Reel, practicing Mormon, defender of the faith, and host of the Mormon Discussion Podcast. We discuss his conversion to Mormonism as a teen, and how he squares the latest scientific and historical revelations with his Mormon beliefs. … Continue reading

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Podcast #206 – Humanist and Secular Celebrants

We interview Rachael Berman, Grassroots and Celebrant Program Coordinator for the American Humanist Association (AHA). AHA’s Humanist Celebrant program is coordinated by the Humanist Society, an adjunct of AHA. We discuss the difficulty nonbelievers have had when it comes to … Continue reading

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Podcast #200 – Bart Ehrman (How Jesus Became God)

Whoohoo! It’s taken nearly seven years, but we finally crossed the 200 mark. For this special episode, we interview biblical scholar Bart D. Ehrman, whose latest book is How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee … Continue reading

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