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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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“We Must Continue the Dream”

The Special Comment: “We Must Continue the Dream”

This originally appeared in Reason Revolution, episode 12.

Heinrich “Henry” Becker arrived in the United States in 1849, stepping off the passenger ship Hermann and claiming a new life for himself in Baltimore, Maryland. His family had lived in Prussia all their lives, but they embarked on a new path for themselves in America. His father, Friedrich Becker, brought his wife, Elizabeth, and their five children (including Heinrich) to United States. He worked as a tailor most of his life in Baltimore but frequently made trips back to Germany. Heinrich, by contrast, likely had odd jobs before settling in Ohio as an employee of an oil mill. He became a  naturalized citizen in 1854 and lived the next six decades in Dayton, Ohio. He died in 1912.

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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 2 | The Georgia 6th Election, SCOTUS, and Transgender Rights

This week, Justin talks about about the impending ACA repeal, transgender rights in Canada, Raif Badawi and Saudi Arabia’s new Crown Prince, the Supreme Court decision on public funds for churches, and the Georgia 6th special congressional election.

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