Sep 3, 2017
Whatever happened to the Arab Spring? It's been seven years since popular uprisings spread across the Arab world, toppling corrupt and autocratic regimes, but leaving failed states, civil war, terrorism, and more strongmen in their wake. Except in Tunisia, where a stable, democratic, and surprisingly...
Aug 20, 2017
I speak with Chris Martin, member of the board of directors of Heterodox Academy, an organization of academics that seeks "viewpoint diversity" to offset the perceived liberal slant in American universities. We discuss the recent disinvitations of such notables as Richard Dawkins and Milo Yiannopoulos, and controversies...
Aug 6, 2017
I have a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Lauren Ell, President of the newly-formed Republican Atheists. Yes, they do exist. Originally from California, now living in Sweden, Lauren offers a spirited defense of secular Republican ideals and even of Donald Trump. For more information visit
Jun 25, 2017
I interview David Silverman, president of American Atheists, about the dangers posed by the Donald Trump administration to the separation of church and state. David is also the author of Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World.
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Jun 11, 2017
There are fewer democracies in the world today than there were at the turn of the century, and in several Western countries--including the United States--the embrace of liberal ideals has been steadily eroding. To discuss why this is happening, and what might be done to reverse the trend, I talk with Edward Luce, author...