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Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! Hosts Dan Broadbent and Natalie Newell talk about skepticism, religion, and politics as they relate to science, medicine, and rational thought.
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Dec 28, 2016
tSE 031 - Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement

tSE 031 - Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement

 

 

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God of the week: Aphrodite

Interview: Faisal Saeed Al Mutar!

This evening we are thrilled to be joined by Faisal Saeed Al Mutar. Faisal is an Iraqi born writer, satirist, computer geek and a Human rights activist. He is an advocate for secularism, human rights, and the free market of ideas. Faisal is the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement and Secular Post. You can find Faisal on Facebook and also on Twitter as @faisalalmutar!

Faisal also announced his coming book, War After War: Middle Eastern Answers to Middle Eastern Problems. We'll have Faisal back on the show to talk more about it when it comes out.

Why we love the internet: Things that are not aesthetic. Spoiler alert: it's a lot of toenails.

Quote of the Week: The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks. (Christopher Hitchens)

Next week's episode: Discussion about people eating people.

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

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Dec 21, 2016
tSE 030 - Dentist and Skeptic, Shaun Sellars!

tSE 030 - Dentist and Skeptic, Shaun Sellars!

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Sponsor: Electoral College for failing to do the one thing they were designed for.

Interview: Shaun Sellars!

This afternoon, we are thrilled to be joined by dentist, skeptic, and resident bearded hipster from The Last Tuesday Project, Shaun Sellars.

Follow Shaun on Twitter as @TheWholeT00th and check out The Last Tuesday Project!

Why we love the internet: Shitpostbot 5000

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Quote of the Week: “You're an interesting species. An interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.” Carl Sagan (I know that this is likely a repeat quote, but the anniversary of his death was 12/20 - day of recording this, so he was on my mind.)

Next week's guest: James Williams and Buck Mulligan join Natalie for a discussion about cannibalism. (Sorry?)

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Dec 14, 2016

tSE 029 - Activist and Author, Matthew O'Neil!

 

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Interview: Matthew O'Neil!

Today we are thrilled to be joined by Matthew O’Neil. Matthew is activist, theologian, and teacher. He is the author of several books, including After Life: Solving Science and Religion's Great Disagreement.

Follow Matthew on Twitter as @mwoneiI and check out his Facebook fan page, too!

Why we love the internet:

Quote of the Week: “A belief in an idea doesn’t make it a real thing.” (Matthew O’Neil)

Next week's guest: Dr. Shaun Sellars!

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

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Dec 7, 2016

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

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God of the week: Set: Egyptian God of Chaos

Interview: Chris Kluwe!

Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by Chris Kluwe. Chris is the author of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies and Prime, a former NFL punter, an activist, and a seemingly huge fan of World of Warcraft.

Follow Chris on Twitter as @ChrisWarcraft!

References: You won't turn into a lustful cockmonster, Processing Trump, Marijuana should be legalized

Why we love the internet: "Florida Man" strikes again!

Quote of the Week: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” (MLK Jr.)

Next week's guest: Matthew O'Neil, author of After Life: Solving Science and Religion's Great Disagreement!

Be sure to follow tSE on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast! Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Contact us at podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

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