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Podcasts of Freethought Radio, a division of the Freethought Media Network. Truth-telling, revolutionary independent media hosted & produced by founder Ali Salaam. "Independent music, independent talk, independent minds." Official site: www.FreethoughtMedia.org or facebook.com/freethoughtradio Although copyright laws are bulls**t, I would rather not get sued for actions that are not my own, so unauthorized duplication of the musical content of the podcasts, whether in full or any segment of ...
 
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
To create a positive impact on our shared world, our mission is to provide a community that values and promotes a freethinking life unencumbered by the biases of tradition, dogma, and authority and that encourages people to live a reason and evidence-based life characterized by close fellowship, ethical contemplation, critical thinking, community service, and the appreciation of scientific knowledge and understanding of the universe and our place in it.
 
To create a positive impact on our shared world, our mission is to provide a community that values and promotes a freethinking life unencumbered by the biases of tradition, dogma, and authority and that encourages people to live a reason and evidence-based life characterized by close fellowship, ethical contemplation, critical thinking, community service, and the appreciation of scientific knowledge and understanding of the universe and our place in it.
 
With skyrocketing rates of depression, increasing rates of poverty, hostile political radicalism, and so much more, it’s obvious that our modern society is failing us. Unfortunately, we’re struggling to navigate these many personal and social challenges because of a culture that promotes binary thinking (us vs them, black vs white, etc) & influences us to undermine our own well-being. Through controversial freethought, philosophical inquiry, and intellectual rigor, we seek to empower individ ...
 
God is a big subject -- and many of us are tired of the dogma associated with it. We talk about the issues of the day, including separation of church and state, politics, the so-called culture wars, as well as religion and free thought. Some of our shows feature controversial guests; others focus on spirituality and our attempt to understand humankind's place in the universe.
 
Can two skeptics solve the world’s issues? Scientific skepticism is the practice of seeking whether extraordinary claims are supported by extraordinary evidence. It may be helpful not to think of skepticism as the opposite of optimism, but as the opposite of unquestioning certainty. In this weekly podcast, Harrison and Jake use a combination of science, skepticism, free thought and rationality to challenge all popular and unpopular beliefs. As a general warning, if you hold views near and de ...
 
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Guests: Amit Pal & Dan Barker. With FFRF Communications Director Amit Pal as the substitute host, we discuss the dismal news on the reproductive rights front, including the draconian Oklahoma abortion ban. We highlight our last TV show of the season — a special on-site visit with freethinking sculptor Zenos Frudakis — and spotlight our national con…
 
I interview Christopher M. Finan, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, and author of the new book How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold History of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Securing Liberty and Social Justice. Buy a copy of How Free Speech Saved Democracy for yourself! For more about Chri…
 
Guest: Samuel L. Perry. We announce two victories in federal lawsuits this week stopping city council prayer and religious instruction in West Virginia schools. We talk about Alito’s leaked abortion decision. The popular actor Jon Huertas tells us why he is a nontheist. In light of the tragic massacre in Buffalo, we speak with Professor Samuel L. P…
 
Guest: Sasha Sagan. It’s Mayday for women’s rights. We talk about state/church and women’s issues in Idaho, Arkansas, New Jersey and Arizona, and announce our full-page ad in the New York Times. After listening to philosopher Bertrand Russell (on the sesquicentennial of his birth) tell us why he was not a Christian, we hear Sasha Sagan, daughter of…
 
In this episode, Jen Scott and J.T. Andrews from the Community of Reason interviewed Dusty Sabourin, Virginia State Director for American Atheists. Dusty’s atheist activism was recently recognized at the American Atheists National Convention when she was awarded the title of State Director of the Year Award. Referenced links: Educate Us: https://ww…
 
Guest: Ed Sorel. Instead of honoring the unconstitutional National Day of Prayer, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Learn what you can do to resist the imminent religiously motivated overthrow of Roe v. Wade. Then, we speak with 93-year-old irreverent cartoonist, illustrator and caricaturist Ed Sorel — whose satiric artwork has graced magazine covers and…
 
Guest: Phil Zuckerman. After reporting on victories and challenges regarding governmental prayer, we parse the Supreme Court oral arguments in the case involving a praying high-school football coach. Then we hear sociologist and author Phil Zuckerman, a pioneer in secular studies, making the case for why secular Americans, as a group, are more mora…
 
Guest: Clement Hiel. After reporting on national state/church news, we hear freethinker Barbra Streisand sing the song “Smile," written by the freethinking Charlie Chaplin. Then we speak with NASA scientist Clement Hiel about his alma mater, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), which was founded as a direct challenge to the…
 
Here's where all of KY Gov. Andy Beshear's 2022 vetoes stand https://news.yahoo.com/gov-beshear-vetoes-unemployment-benefit-193407567.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall Tennessee deputy groped woman, forced her into ‘baptism’ in frigid lake waters, lawsuit claims https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2019/10/03/tennessee-deputy-forces-womans-baptism-cha…
 
American Atheists convention coming up Easter weekend! Visit atheists.org for more information. The story behind one of Pastor Greg Locke's witch accusations. Spoiler: she's not actually a witch. Former Mississippi GOP lawmaker Robert Foster says those who support trans rights should be executed by firing squad. The nomination of Ketanji Brown Jack…
 
Guests: Patrick Elliott; Ryan Jayne; Barbara Alvarez. After reporting on state/church news, we talk with a trio of FFRF staff members. FFRF Senior Counsel Patrick Elliott describes our friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court about a praying high-school coach. Strategic Response Attorney Ryan Jayne tells us about the many bad state bills deal…
 
For this episode, Dan Canon has joined our Reasonable Living group to discuss his new book Pleading Out. Also, apologies for the uneven release schedule. We are all volunteers doing this in our free time after taking care of our families and jobs, and that can be a bit messy at times. But we will do our best to keep the episodes coming! Our intro a…
 
A roundup of the week's news relevant to the secular, skeptic, reality-based community by Paul Fidalgo, creator of The Morning Heresy blog and newsletter. Learn more at morningheresy.org. This week: Greg Locke's demons; Ginni Thomas and the Christianization of politics; defining God out of existence; anti-vaxxers punch each other on purpose; and mo…
 
I interview Kevin Bolling, Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate high school and college students about the value of scientific reason and the intellectual basis of secularism in its atheistic and humanistic manifestations. We talk about how SSA was affected by the pandemic, about …
 
A roundup of the week's news relevant to the secular, skeptic, reality-based community by Paul Fidalgo, creator of The Morning Heresy blog and newsletter. Learn more at morningheresy.org. This week: The Center for Inquiry does awesome stuff; judge blocks DC kids' vaccine law; Lindsey Graham goes Full Religious Test; Americans have no idea who they …
 
Guest: Jeremy Schipper. Religion at Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. State/church complaints in Colorado, Virginia and Tennessee. Jazz musicians Tahira Clayton and Addison Frei perform freethinker Cole Porter's "I Concentrate on You." Then Professor of Religion Jeremy Schipper describes how the bible was used in both side…
 
This week's episode is a bit different. Please enjoy a talk from Timothy Caulfield that originally aired on Skeptical Inquirer Presents. SIP is a live online series of talks from some of the brightest minds in the reality based community and is just one of the many great shows that the Center for Inquiry produces. This recent episode of the series …
 
I interview Andrew Fiala about his new book Tyranny from Plato to Trump: Fools, Sycophants, and Citizens. It's an exploration of the psychological and social dynamics involving tyrants and would-be tyrants, their enablers, and the mobs who cheer them on. For more about Andrew visit AndrewFiala.com. Buy a copy of Tyranny from Plato to Trump here. Al…
 
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