Entries by Justin Clark

Episode 30 | The Interview: Reece from Nightmare Fuel

For this week’s episode, Justin chatted with Reece, the creator of the YouTube channel Nightmare Fuel. They talked about the recent Steven Pinker controversy, Reece’s upbringing and path to atheism and anti-theism, problems associated with the far left and the alt-right, the value of compromise and citizenship in a democracy, the importance of a sound foreign policy, and other topics.

Episode 29 | The Interview: Luke King

This week, Justin chatted with ex-pastor and podcaster Luke King (“Your Atheist Pastor”). We discussed Luke’s upbringing, his immersion into Pentecostalism, becoming a pastor, leaving the church and becoming an atheist, and his podcasting projects. We also talked about Trump, the good and bad of identity politics, a lack of a shared civic community, problems within the atheist movement, and other topics.

Episode 28 | The Architecture of Choice

This week, Justin sat down with author and activist J. R. Becker (Annabelle & Aiden). They discussed Becker’s newest book in the Annabelle & Aiden series, free will, compatibilism, determinism, the implications of free will, moral agency, human nature, intuition pumps, and other topics.

Episode 27 | The Christmas Special

This week is the Reason Revolution Christmas Special! Justin explains why he celebrates Christmas as an atheist, shares some memories from the holidays, and reads some writings on Christmas from the late, great freethought orator, Robert Ingersoll.

Episode 26 | The Statement and the Maze

This week, Justin sat down with friend and co-founder of Reason Revolution, Tylor Lovins, to discuss a wide variety of topics, including: the Reformation and its relevance to Secular Humanism, the “truths” of theological statements, Christianity’s relationship to American identity, the discussion on free will between Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett, Objectivism’s merits and drawbacks, and the role of luck in moral decision making.

Episode 25 | The Interview: Dan Dana

This week, Justin chatted with psychologist, author, and activist Dan Dana.

They talked about Dan’s upbringing and path to atheism, his love and dedication to science, his book, The Reason Revolution, Donald Trump and his support from evangelicals, the differences between liberals and conservatives, and the importance of Secular Humanism.

Episode 24 | The Implications of Politics

This week, Justin sat down with his first return guest, Cory Johnston of the Brainstorm podcast, to discuss a wide range of topics, including: Justin’s criticism of Dave Rubin, the pros and cons of the left and centrism, health care, anarcho-syndicalism, and critically analyzing content creators.

Episode 23 | The Interview: Natalie Newell

This week, Justin chatted with Natalie Newell, co-host of the Science Enthusiast podcast and the director of the new documentary, Science Moms.

They talked about her upbringing and foray into the world of skepticism, the work she does on the Science Enthusiast, and the impetus and reception of Science Moms.

Episode 22 | Ask Me Anything #2

This week, Justin answers your questions in his second AMA episode. Topics covered include: Bill Nye’s new TV show, religious beliefs of the Presidents, the historical research on freethought, free will, the science of ethics, and other topics.