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Nov 3, 2019

From October 2017, I interview Emory University's Professor Carol Anderson, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which looks at how institutional racism has tried to reverse or contain progress in racial equality. Ms. Anderson is most recently the author of One Person, No Vote: How...


Oct 20, 2019

I suggest ten films (some good, some great; some new, some classic) that include explorations of topics of interest to freethinkers (criticism of religion, advocacy of science and free speech, etc.).

Plus:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is on tour in support of his new book Letters from an Astrophysicist.

I experience sensory...


Oct 6, 2019

I interview Emory University anthropologist Dr. Melvin Konner about his new book Believers: Faith in Human Nature, which looks at the evolutionary basis for religious tendencies, examines the good religion does in people's lives, and asks if people like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins really know what they're talking...


Sep 22, 2019

I interview experimental psychologist Bruce M. Hood about his new book Possessed, which explores the evolutionary, psychological and cultural influences on how we look at material ownership.

We interviewed Bruce before, way back in episode #57 about his book Supersense. Check it out!

Theme music courtesy of Body...


Sep 8, 2019

I interview Phil Zuckerman, whose latest book is What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life. Follow Phil on twitter @phil_zuckerman.

Plus:

Get read to read The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's much-anticipated sequel to her now-classic dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale.

This...