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Episode 19 | The Interview: Cory Johnston

This episode, Justin spoke with Cory Johnston (@HardcoreSkeptic), the host of the Hardcore Skeptic and Brainstorm podcasts.  

They had a great conversation about his deconversion, our respective podcasting projects, misconceptions about “Classical Liberals” and “SJWs”, and the complicated politics of free speech.

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Episode 18 | The Dangers of American Theocracy

This episode, Justin had a conversation with his friend Adriane about abuse, neglect, and harm done in the name of religion. They discussed her upbringing and eventual path to atheism, how religious exemption laws harm public health and children’s rights, the current political climate, and the value of citizenship.

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Episode 17 | The Interview: Karen Garst

This episode, Justin sat down with Karen Garst (@karen_garst), founder of the Faithless Feminist blog and editor of the new book, Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion.

They discussed her path of our religion, how her feminism informs her views of politics and atheism, her newest book, and her recent trip to the controversial Mythinformation Conference in Milwaukee.

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Episode 15 | The Interview: Kelsey Gordon

 

This week, Justin talks with friend and historian Kelsey Gordon. They talk about her questioning of faith, her research on mid-century American popular culture, and the current state of American politics.

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Episode 14 | The Interview: Zerin Firoze

 

This week, Justin sits down with ex-Muslim activist Zerin Firoze. She shares her story about growing up in Bangladesh, leaving Islam, facing persecution in her home country, her move to the United States, and her role as an activist.

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Episode 13 | Thoughts on the “New Center”

 

In this special episode, Justin shares his thoughts on the current state of politics and the emerging “New Center.”

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Episode 12 | Ask Me Anything #1

 

This week, Justin answers questions from listeners and gives a “Special Comment” on the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA.

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Episode 11 | The Interview: Luciano Gonzalez

This week, Justin sits down with journalist, historian, and activist Luciano Gonzalez. They have a wide-ranging discussion about his path out of religion, what it’s like to be an atheist in the latinx community, the growing threat of white supremacy and violent extremism, and the value of history to democracy.

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Episode 10 | The Interview: J. R. Becker

 

This week, Justin sits down for an interview with author J. R. Becker. They talk about J. R.’s upbringing in Orthodox Judaism, his path towards atheism, the importance of science and critical thinking, and his children’s book series, Annabelle & Aiden.

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Episode 9 | The Future of Faith: A Conversation with Tylor Lovins

 

This week, Justin sits down with friend and collaborator Tylor Lovins (@tylorlovins). They have recently begun a dialogue on religion and secularism for Christianity Now. In this conversation, Tylor shares with Justin his evolving sense of philosophy and theology, the impact that secularism has had on religion and politics, the problems associated with “identity politics,” and the nature of beliefs in the modern world.

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