We’ve got celebrities and the media on the brain. First we interview 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney about his atheist beliefs, then we record a “Humanist StoryCorps” with the National Secular Society of U.K. about their work promoting secularism in the media. Read more

In this month’s audio podcast we speak to Greg Graffin, Ph.D., lead singer of the punk rock band Bad Religion and professor of life sciences at UCLA. This weekend at Harvard, Graffin received the lifetime achievement award in cultural humanism, given by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University. Read more

In this month’s audio podcast Humanist Network News interviews author Philip Pullman about the religious protest of The Golden Compass, a new film based on his fantasy novel. Also, suburban sprawl critic James Howard Kunstler speaks to HNN about how and why Americans need to re-think the spaces they inhabit. Read more

In this month’s audio podcast we celebrate our program’s two-year anniversary by interviewing Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens. HNN’s Duncan Crary interviewed these best-selling authors, a.k.a. “The New Atheists”, at the Atheist Alliance International annual conference in September. At the conference, Harris, author of “The End of Faith,” told the crowd that they should not identify with the atheist label. Dawkins, Dennett and Hitchens react. So does the Rational Response Squad and Pastor Deacon Fred of the Landover Baptist Church. Also, Sweet Reason gives advice on “coming out” as an atheist. Read more

In this month’s audio podcast we interview U.S. Representative Pete Stark, the highest elected official in the United States to openly acknowledge that he does not believe in a supreme being. We hear from Tom, an atheist volunteer working to make the world a better place. Some humanist university students in Edinburgh, Scotland tell us about their new campus group. Norwegian journalist Evan Gran observed us recording this show for an article in Fri Tanke Magazine. Gran tell us a little about humanism in the media in Norway. Read more

This month’s guests are Harvard Law Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, Humanistic Judaism founder Rabbi Sherwin Wine, and student gay rights activist Erin Davies of the “Fag Bug” project. Read more

In HNN Audio Podcast #19, our humanist advice columnist “Sweet Reason” helps acclaimed novelist and humanist Salman Rushdie take another look at religious language. Duncan Crary speaks with two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Harvard biologist and secular humanist E.O. Wilson. Jes Constantine interviews folk singer Dar Williams, winner of the “Humanist Album of the Year”. All interviews were recorded face-to-face at The New Humanism Conference hosted by Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard on April 20-22. Read more

In HNN Audio Podcast #18, we interview acclaimed novelist and humanist Salman Rushdie about the organized humanist movement and the relationship between the novel and humanist thought. This show also contains live recordings of the April 20 ceremony hosted by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard honoring Salman Rushdie with the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism. The ceremony , which took place in the Memorial Chapel at Harvard Yard, marked the beginning of The New Humanism conference. Read more

In HNN 17, we interview Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University Greg Epstein, we host an intergenerational dialogue about lesbianism, feminism and humanism, we introduce the Institute’s new humanist lobbyist, and we discuss humanism in the media: the good, the bad and the ugly. Read more

In HNN Audio Podcast #16, we speak to a geomythologist, a rational rapper, and The Almighty Himself, Mr. Deity. Guests: Adrienne Mayor, Greydon Square, Brian Dalton. Read more

Browse Our Archives