Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 30: Phil Zuckerman, Author of Living the Secular Life

Our latest podcast guest is Phil Zuckerman, a professor of sociology and secular studies — yes, secular studies — at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is the author of several books about atheism, including Society Without God and Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion.

In a couple of weeks, he’ll be releasing a book called Living the Secular Life.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 29: Jeff Lewis, Illinois Christian Home Educators

Our latest podcast guest is Jeff Lewis, a board member of the Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE), a group that promotes faith-based home-schooling and provides a variety of resources to Christian parents who want to do just that.

Why chat with him? Because we wanted to have a conversation with someone whose beliefs directly conflict with our own. Jeff, knowing where we stood on topics like Creationism, was still kind enough to say yes to our invitation.

By day, he’s an attorney who specializes in topics including estate planning and guardianship issues. He and his wife have five children, all of whom have been home-schooled.

We asked him on the show to give us insight into a world we know little about, not necessarily to debate him on various aspects of home-schooling. So you’ve been warned. There were parts of the conversation that will likely infuriate you and parts that turned a bit combative. There were also things Jeff said that we strongly disagreed with (and vice versa), but we made a conscious decision not to turn everything into a debate. You may disagree with that decision, but there you go. I still feel there’s value in listening and learning what his motivations and concerns are, instead of just having a debate about his beliefs.

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 28: “Patrick,” an Atheist College Football Player

Our latest podcast guest is “Patrick,” a college football player from one of the top Division 1 programs in the country. He’s not just a guy on the bench; he himself is one of the best players in the country for his position.

And he’s an atheist.

At his request, we’re maintaining his anonymity because he deserves to be recognized for his talent and not his atheism, and we don’t want to ruin that for him. Rest assured, though, we know his real name and we’ve verified that he is who he says he is. We wanted to talk to him about faith, football, and his future.

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 27: A Discussion About the New Left Behind Movie

For our latest podcast, Jessica and I decided to go see the new Left Behind movie starring Nicolas Cage. Because we make sacrifices for you.

Here’s Jessica seeing the movie. I swear we didn’t alter this picture at all…

After several days of keeping our thoughts to ourselves, we finally discussed the movie with the microphones on.

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 26: Steve Wells, Author of the Skeptics Annotated Bible and Strange Flesh

Our latest podcast guest is Steve Wells, creator of the Skeptics Annotated Bible (online and in print).



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