Podcast Ep. 114: Katherine Ozment, Author of Grace Without God

Our latest podcast guest is Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age.


Ozment has worked for National Geographic and Boston magazine and been published in the New York Times. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.

For years now, she’s been exploring how the ever-growing segment of non-religious parents raise their children. They’re not all atheists, but they have to grapple with the Big Questions about life and death and belonging, all without supernatural faith. She wrote a magazine article about it a few years ago, and she has now written a full-length examination into the topic.

I spoke with her about what secular “grace” looks like, why atheists may want rituals traditionally reserved for the religious, and how the landscape for atheist parents is rapidly changing.

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A Norwegian Journalist’s Look at Church/State Separation in the U.S.

Norwegian journalist Even Gran spent a year in the U.S. not too long ago and he used the opportunity to dive into our nation’s problems with church/state separation. He spoke with a couple of the students I’ve written about extensively on this site — Jessica Ahlquist and Damon Fowler — and the result is his book Rise of the Seculars:


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Hello, Fellow Masturbators of the Twitterverse

One of the benefits of writing online for several years is that you get cited in various books every now and then.

But I can’t recall ever getting a shout-out like this one, from evolution exhibit “correctorMegan Fox and her partner-in-oppression Kevin DuJan‘s new book Shut Up!


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Podcast Ep. 112: Dr. Elizabeth Drescher, Author of Choosing Our Religion

Our latest podcast guest is Dr. Elizabeth Drescher, author of Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones.


Dr. Drescher is a professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University and the author of several books.

We spoke with her about what atheist “spirituality” really means, the problem with the language we use to talk about faith, and how religion is no longer being passed down generation after generation.

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Greta Christina’s Latest Book Explores Life as an Atheist

After writing books about why you’d want to be an atheist, how to come out as one, and how to deal with death, it seems appropriate that Greta Christina‘s latest book is about how to live your life without God.

It’s called The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life (Pitchstone Publishing, 2016):


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