Aug 6, 2017
I have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Lauren Ell, President of the newly-formed Republican Atheists. Yes, they do exist. Originally from California, now living in Sweden, Lauren offers a spirited defense of secular Republican ideals and even of Donald Trump. For more information visit
Jul 23, 2017
I interview David Baron about his new book American Eclipse, which tells the story of the Eclipse of 1878 and the rush by Americans--some famous, some not so famous--to collect as much scientific data as possible and win international prestige as a result. We also discuss the upcoming total solar eclipse of August 21,...
Jul 9, 2017
I interview Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, which details the struggles and triumphs of the painters of glow-in-the-dark dials, who suffered horrific injuries from radiation poisoning, and who subsequently struggled for justice, including better workplace protections...
Jun 25, 2017
I interview David Silverman, president of American Atheists, about the dangers posed by the Donald Trump administration to the separation of church and state. David is also the author of Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World.
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Jun 11, 2017
There are fewer democracies in the world today than there were at the turn of the century, and in several Western countries--including the United States--the embrace of liberal ideals has been steadily eroding. To discuss why this is happening, and what might be done to reverse the trend, I talk with Edward Luce, author...