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On this episode I speak to Greg Epstein, humanist chaplain at Harvard University and MIT. In this wide ranging conversation, Greg and I talk about his upbringing and some of the events that led to where he is today at two of the most prestigious universities in the United States, working to build meaningful community among the non-religious and ask difficult questions about the ethics of technology.We recorded this conversation in the immediate aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings for racial and economic justice around the United States.Mentioned in the episode:Greg's book, Good Without God.'s writing for TechCrunch | this sadness or anger? Is there a difference? by Ryan Bell Student Alliance virtual conference |
In this episode I speak with Justin Clark about the relationship between secularism, humanism, and socialism. We even talk a little about Marx and the current political climate in the US.
In this episode I speak with historian Dr. Nathan Alexander about his new book, Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850-1914. We talk about what Christianity and secularism have each done to engender and stem racist ideas and policies. We also discuss the peculiar resurgence of scientific racism in recent years, particularly among self-described atheists, skeptics, and freethinkers.Please buy and read Dr. Alexander's book, Race in a Godless World. More info here: this podcast makes a positive contribution in your life, please consider becoming a supporter of the show. More information at can visit our website at
Today on the Ex-Files I speak with Pat Green. Pat is a former Christian pastor and recovering evangelical. Pat’s claim to fame is that he is a the father of Dave. Pat has been a successful business person, a taxi cab driver, and is currently a writer and photographer, living in Chicago.Pat was originally on the Life After God podcast back in 2015 when the I first started the show and I’m honored to have him back. This episode comes with a content notification. In the conversation that follows we discuss Pat’s recent suicide attempt, how he survived, and what he has learned about himself and what he wants from his life going forward. I want to express my deep gratitude to Pat for courageously sharing his story and courageously choosing life.Pat writes a column for the Patheos website entitled “Transparent Expedition,” where he writes in his characteristic raw, honest way about being the father of a gender fluid child and his experience of being a recovering evangelical. Please follow his writing by going to the link in the show notes.Please follow Pat's writing at
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