Steven Olsen joins WWJTD!

He’s an old college roommate of mine and one of the nicest organizers in the movement.  He’ll be writing a weekly column every Monday (and probably some other posts here and there) about atheists in the movement who deserve more of our attention.

He’s an immensely talented writer who now joins Christina, Dr. Dave, and Michaelyn on the team.  Everybody give Steven a huge welcome!


I met JT as he was helping to organize Skepticon 2, which was right after I had moved back to the Midwest from the utopia of Oregon. One of the first times I hung out with JT, we were walking through the halls of MSU and he paused the conversation we were having because he saw a piano and decided to play the Super Mario Bros. theme music. This is not an unusual thing to witness, actually.

Most of what I do is in the field of comedy writing, such as my website, Carl Sagan’s Dance Party, and my book, Unbelievable History. I am also passionate about promoting reason and building communities dedicated to that end. For two years I was the president of the Springfield Freethinkers and I run a vodcast on group organization for atheists and skeptics.

I live in Independence, Missouri with my wife, Nola, and son Marcus. However, I consider Portland, Oregon with its armies of pirate-clad geeks, technohippies and nude bicyclists to be home and can’t wait to move back.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Kate

    Hello and yay!

  • invivoMark

    I know what you mean by “pirate-clad geeks”, but it still makes me think of geeks of various stripes with pirates (perhaps of the miniature persuasion) hanging off them.

  • zed

    hihi :D

  • neatospiderplant

    Hello Steven!

  • http://raisinghellions.wordpress.com/ blotzphoto

    Excellent!


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