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Dec 11, 2019

I interview David Silverman, the new Executive Director for Atheist Alliance International, a coalition of atheist-centric organizations around the world.

The first third of our conversation is about AAI and its mission, but the bulk of the conversation is Silverman's vehement defense against the accusations of sexual...

Dec 1, 2019

I interview Paul Wallace about his new book Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science. Paul holds advanced degrees in science and theology, and is involved in teaching both. It's an interesting, sometimes frustrating conversation covering Paul's professional work in both realms, how he interprets...

Nov 17, 2019

I interview the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan about her new book For Small Creatures Such as We, which looks at rituals and traditions, and how they can be adapted (or transformed) for a secular, 21st century world.

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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.).


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

I experience sensory...