SkepSun #144 (06_28_2015)

On Freethought Radio, after co-hosts Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker report FFRF victories in Arkansas and Wisconsin and a complaint about a Florida sheriff who preaches in uniform, Annie Laurie analyzes what is wrong with the pope’s recent encyclical on climate change and what is right about South Carolina’s move to remove the confederate flag. Then they talk with Rita Swan, founder and director of C.H.I.L.D—Children’s Healthcare is a Legal Duty—about her decades-long effort to fight the religious medical neglect of children after she lost her own child due to Christian Science practices. Then on the Philosophy Bites podcast: Stoicism. William B. Irvine makes the case that this Greco-Roman philosophy that promotes avoiding needless anxiety, enjoying the world around us, and  remaining optimistic in the face of setbacks is relevant to us in the 21st Century. He talks with Nigel Warburton on the Philosophy Bites podcast. We’ll hear from Gordon Bonnet of Skeptophilia who has a look at the six alien species that are fighting for control the Earth, according some people who are clearly well informed. Then continuing with our Freehtought Trail series, we’ll hear a lecture by historian Christopher Cameron from University of North Carolina, Charlotte entitled “Frederick Douglass as antislavery campaigner, feminist, and freethinker.” An escaped slave, Douglass became America’s most prominent African-American critic of slavery in the South. He spent the most productive quarter-century of his life in Rochester, New York, where he is buried.

Frederick Douglass, Antislavery campaigner, Feminist, & Freethinker.

Frederick Douglass: antislavery campaigner, feminist, & freethinker