The Glass City Humanist is a podcast about living as a Humanist from a Northwest Ohio perspective. Episodes will explain the basics of Humanism, how we can live our Humanist values to support social justice issues, and may include local news and information of interest to Humanists and other freethinkers.

There will be interviews, from time to time, with Humanists and other secular people in Northwest Ohio and beyond.

Why “Glass City”

The podcast is based in Toledo, Ohio which is nicknamed “The Glass City” due to its historical home to large glassmakers like Libbey Inc. (glassware), Libbey-Owens-Ford (plate and auto glass), and Owens-Illinois (container glass). Northwest Ohio also was the glass capital of the United States at the end of the of the 19th century during a natural gas boom.

Host: Douglas Berger

Douglas Berger, host of Glass City Humanist
Douglas Berger, host of Glass City Humanist

Douglas Berger, is a co-founder of the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie. Douglas has almost 30 years of experience and leadership in the Humanist movement.

He first got active in the secular humanist movement as a member of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio where he served as newsletter editor from 1996 to 2007, President in 2001 and 2002 and many other smaller roles over his 20 years as a member. HCCO named Douglas their Humanist of the Year in 2013. He also served as co-chair for Secular Coalition for Ohio from 2013-2018.

When not working, Douglas spends his time enjoying movies, music, reading books, and arguing politics on the Internet.

Douglas also hosts a political podcast called Secular Left