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May 17, 2020

I interview Nathan G. Alexander, author of Race in a Godless World, which explores the various and changing views of American and British freethinkers toward race and other cultures during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For more about Nathan visit To buy his book visit NYU Press.


Apr 19, 2020

He's back! I have a special 300th episode celebratory conversation with podcast co-host emeritus David Driscoll. What's he been up to the last 3 1/2 years? How's he holding up in this time of pandemic? And what does the future hold for America?


I have a number of books (some of them signed by the likes of Salman...

Apr 5, 2020

I interview New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman about his new book Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife. For more about Bart and his work visit or

Bart's previous appearances on this podcast include:

Podcast 51 - Bart Ehrman (Jesus Interrupted)

Podcast 200 - Bart Ehrman (How Jesus...

Mar 22, 2020

I interview Kimberly A. Hamlin, author of Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener. For more about Kimberly and her work visit


The COVID-19 pandemic has killed hundreds so far in the US and has begun devastating our economy. But the disaster has been made twice as...

Mar 8, 2020

I interview Katherine Stewart, author of The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, yet another (and one of the best) look at "the political movement that seeks to gain power and impose its vision on all of society." We interviewed Katherine about her previous book The Good News Club way...