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Conferences, Events, and Fairs… OH, MY!

We interview Bob Barnes from Bluewater Atheists Humanists and Agnostics in Sarnia Ontario, about their conference coming up in August. Then we note other conferences and events this summer

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Evangelicals Have Bible Verses To Justify Their Hate with Bruce Gerencser

We talk to Bruce Gerencser about his journey to freethought and we get his intimate insights about evangelical Christians and why we need to be wary of them.

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Everyone Is Wrong About Everything with The Friendly Atheist

We talk to Hemant Mehta, also known as the Friendly Atheist about his move to OnlySky.media, how he came to atheism, his thoughts on banning books and other Christian Nationalist activities, and his mantra that if you don’t like something get active.

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Release Time Religious Instruction Is Unethical

We look at the use of Release Time Religious Instruction in some Northwest Ohio public schools and why the mixing of religion and the schools might be legal but it is at best unethical. We also share an update about the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie and this podcast.

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Making Amends and Having Children

Does making amends decades after a wrong choice fix anything? Can having children actually be immoral? and what two women with Toledo connections have played a part in the history of Humanism?

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When Heroes Turn Out To Be Mere Human

In this episode we find out that even Humanists have concerns about people we honor as Humanists of the Year and that is a good thing. Douglas then talks about the recent report released by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the Freedom From Religion Foundation about the connection of Christian nationalism to the January 6th Insurrection.

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Can We Find Personal Responsibility Again?

In this episode, we have a panel discussion about personal responsibility with some members of the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie. Then as a free bonus we talk about a church and state case recently before the US Supreme Court concerning flying the Christian flag in front of Boston City Hall.

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Thank a Pagan for Christmas

In this episode, we look at the real reason for the season and how our holidays began with early humans marking the shortest day of the year in hopes that light would return. Next Douglas talks about actor Wil Wheaton’s recent social media post admitting to his homophobic past and how Humanists and others can follow his current path to be better people then finally we note how some Star Trek fans, in an effort to maintain their bigotry, miss the entire point of Star Trek.

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Poems from a Heathen Mommy with Megan Rahm

In this episode our guest is poet Megan Rahm. We discuss her book of poetry ‘Free to Roam: Poems from a Heathen Mommy’ and her journey to freethought. She not only shares some selections from the book but also talks about her mental health struggles, her chosen artform, and her upcoming memoir.

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Secular Student Alliance: The Cool People on Campus with Kevin Bolling

In this episode we talk to Kevin Bolling, the executive director of the Secular Student Alliance, which is the only national organization dedicated to atheist, humanist, and other non-theist students. We discuss what the SSA is and does, its efforts to protect real religious freedom on campuses across the country, and what SSA is looking forward to in the future.