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SkepSun #164 (11_15_2015) Gordon Bonnet Interview

Here is the Gordon Bonnet interview from my 11/15/2015 fundraiser show. Thanks to him for his time on a Sunday morning and a big thank you to everyone who pledged to WRFI!

Gordon Bonnet of Trumansburg, NY, author of the Skeptophilia blog and the well reviewed novel Kill Switch is on the show in hour two. We consider a question that’s often asked to skeptics who raise issues with seemingly benign pseudosciences like Astrology, namely “what’s the harm”? Gordon Bonnet reads a couple of his Skeptophilia columns that address this topic and also reads an excerpt from his soon to be published book Lock & Key now available for pre-order on Amazon.

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SkepSun #141 (06_07_2015)

This week not one, but two Freethought Radios (since we reran the May 17th show last week). On this week’s Freethought Radio, Dan Barker is flying solo and after announcing FFRF’s financial help to persecuted Bengali atheist and feminist Taslima Nasrin, Dan interviews activist Carole Beaton about her efforts to keep religion and government separate in Eureka, California. After Freethought Radio, we’ll hear from self-described anti-theist Brian Keith Dalton, aka Mr. Deity, who says that what differentiates him from religious fundamentalists is that it’s all about evidence and says  is that “if I am wrong, I want to know.” Then, starting off hour 2, Gordon Bonnet of Skeptophilia asks “what do you do know about diptheria?”  You answer is probably “not much” because it’s one of those diseases no one sees anymore thanks to vaccines. Unless, that is, you’re one unfortunate child in Spain whose parents are anti-vaxxers. Then Hemant Mehta will give us 12 reasons we know astrology doesn’t work. And finally on last week’s Freethought Radio. Annie Laurie and Dan talk about their visit to Paris and to the International Atheist conference in Gologne, Germany.  They celebrate Ireland’s historic vote for marriage equality by talking with Michael Nugent, head of Atheist Ireland, who joins them on the phone from Dublin.

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/s/d7tanwdd92rskmm/SkepSun_06_07_2015.mp3]
Erin go secular?:  the logo of Atheist Ireland.

Erin go secular?: the logo of Atheist Ireland.