Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 34: Rabia Chaudry, Catalyst for the Serial Podcast

***We’re relaunching our podcast today with a brand new website and an early release of our next episode!***

Our latest podcast guest is Rabia Chaudry, the catalyst for the Serial podcast.

Rabia is an attorney who specializes in immigration law, a National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation, and President of the Safe Nation Collaborative, an organization that, among other things, consults with federal agencies about how to counter violent extremism. She also writes at SplitTheMoon.com.

But you may know her best because she’s the person who brought the story of Adnan Syed to reporter Sarah Koenig, resulting in the Serial podcast phenomenon. Rabia’s little brother was Adnan’s best friend and their families were also close.

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50 Years of Humanism in Star Trek

Brandon Fibbs honors Star Trek, which he calls “one of the most robust presentations and defenses of humanism ever conceived,” with this compilation of Humanism-themed clips:



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I Would Totally Buy a Ticket for This Saving Christmas Sequel

I know Kirk Cameron‘s Saving Christmas is the worst movie of all time, but Saving Christmas 2 is going to be *amazing*… because it seems to be produced by the same people who brought you Saw.

(This would be a good time for the NSFW tag. Lots of violence.)



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An Atheist’s Take on Exodus: Gods and Kings

On Friday evening, I went to Exodus: Gods and Kings. While I’ll leave a full review to the professionals, there are a few points that stood out to me as atheist viewer. (Spoilers ahead!)



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The Producer of The Principle, the Documentary Promoting Geocentrism, Finally Answered My Questions

Last week marked the release of a new documentary called The Principle… which is better known as the movie that claims Copernicus was wrong about the whole “Earth revolves around the sun” thing.

Star Trek‘s Kate Mulgrew is the narrator, but after finding out what the movie was really about, she distanced herself from it immediately, saying on Facebook, “I am not a geocentrist.”

Scientists like Lawrence Krauss and Michio Kaku are also featured in the movie, but they’ve made it clear they didn’t know what the movie was really about either.

So you can imagine my surprise when I received an email last week offering me an interview with the film’s producer Rick DeLano.

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