New Token Skeptic Podcast – On Reclaiming A Secular Australia With RDFRS’ Sean Faircloth

Sean Faircloth Australian Tour PosterI needed cheering up today. Here’s a podcast episode for you, so you’ll be happy – so go enjoy it!

Token Skeptic Episode One Hundred And Fifty Five – On Reclaiming A Secular Australia – An Interview With Sean Faircloth.

Sean Faircloth was hired as the Secular Coalition for America’s Executive Director in June of 2009 and served a decade in the Maine State Legislature. In his last term he was elected the Majority Whip by his colleagues and was an accomplished legislator, successfully spearheading over thirty pieces of legislation, particularly involving children’s issues and justice system reform.

Sean Faircloth is a strong advocate of the separation of church and state and has received many awards of recognition including the 2006 Legislator of the Year Award from the Maine People’s Alliance, the 2005 Excellence in Advocacy Award from the American Heart Association’s Northeast Affiliate.

In 2009 Sean became the executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, advocating for separation of church and state, and for greater acceptance of nontheistic viewpoints in American life. In September 2011 he became the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and was the opening speaker for Dawkins’ book tour.

His first book published by Pitchstone Press, Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All – and What We Can Do About It was released in February 2012.


Auckland: Saturday 6th April, 7:00pm –  Glen Owen Centre, Auckland University.

Hawke’s Bay: Sunday 7th April.

Christchurch: Tuesday 9th April

Wellington: Friday 12th April

Further details of times, venue, and and attendance prices will be posted soon – Check the NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists website for more details.


Sydney: Sunday, 24th March, 4pm – Sydney Opera House (with AC Grayling, Father Frank Brennan SJ and the Hon. Pru Goward MP).


Tuesday, 26th March, 6:30pm – The Spot – 198 Berkeley St, Carlton, at the Business and Economics building.
Thursday, 28th March, 12:45pm – Wheeler Centre – 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

Regional Victoria: Wednesday, 27th March, 7pm – Kyneton Mechanics Institute, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton.

Perth – Tuesday, 2nd April, 7pm – University of Western Australia – Social Sciences Lecture Theatre (G.130).

Check the Rationalist Society of Australia website for more details.

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.