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Reason and Postmodernism w/ Dr. Peter Boghossian

Dr. Peter Boghossian's main focus is bringing the tools of professional philosophers to people in a wide variety of contexts. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 25 years and 30 thousand students - in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, seminaries, colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, and small businesses. His fundamental objective is to teach people how to think through what often seem to be intractable problems. 

Dr. Peter Boghossian and his team developed the Atheos app to help people have non-confrontational discussions about gods, religion, faith, and superstition. It shows you how to gently explore a person's strongest beliefs.

Peter's primary research areas are critical thinking and moral reasoning. His doctoral research studies, funded by the State of Oregon and supported by the Oregon Department of Corrections, consisted of using the Socratic method to help prison inmates to increase their critical thinking and moral reasoning abilities and to increase their desistance to criminal behavior. 

Peter's publications can be found in Scientific American, Time Magazine, Diálogos, CounterPunch The Philosopher's Magazine, Skeptical Inquirer, Education Policy Analysis Archived, The Clearing House: Educational Research Controversy and Practices, The Radical Academy, Offender Programs Report, Teaching Philosophy, Corrections Today, Informal Logic, The Skeptic, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, Inside Higher Ed, Essays in Philosophy, Federal Probation Journal, the Journal of Correctional Education, Radical Pedagogy, Allthink, Quillette, Truthout, and Motherboard.

Peter was a Councilman for the State of Oregon (LSTA), the Chairman of the Prison Advisory Committee for Columbia River Correctional Institution, an advisor to Sockeye Magazine and The Weekly Alibi, wrote national philosophy curricula for the University of Phoenix, and was a research fellow for the National Center for Teaching and Learning. He teaches Critical Thinking, Science and Pseudoscience, the Philosophy of Education, and Atheism at Portland State University, is an Affiliate Research Assistant Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University in the Department of General Internal Medicine, is a national speaker for the Center for Inquiry and the Secular Student Alliance, an international speaker for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

Lobbying for Secular Values w/ Sarah Levin

Sarah Levin joins us on the Mythinformed podcast. Sarah Levin is the Senior Legislative Representative for the Secular Coalition for America, a lobbying group in Washington, D.C. representing non-religious people on Capitol Hill. She graduated from American University with a degree in International Studies, focusing on the Middle East and Israeli domestic politics.

During this interview Sarah takes us through an in depth look at what the Secular Coalition fro America has been working on. We discuss President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the medical aid-in-dying (death with dignity) legislation, President Trump's Muslim Ban, their recent Bad Bill Madness campaign, the bill that won, and the threats to church/state separation that are happening at the state level, and much more. Don't miss this interview! 

Checkout the Secular Coalition for America's new Rapid Response Teams which is working to motivate secular Americans to attend townhalls.

How to Combat Islamic Extremism w/ Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

 

 

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is an Iraqi born writer, computer geek and a Human rights activist.. He is an advocate for Secularism, human rights and the free market of ideas.

Faisal is the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement: and Secular Post. 

He has written in many different publications including the Huffington Post, The Humanist, Free Inquiry Magazine, The National Post in Canada, Big Think, The Richard Dawkins Foundation of Reason and Science, Secular World, Secular Nation Magazine and many others.

He spoke at venues and conferences such as Google, Cornell University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and the American Humanist Association. He is on the speaker’s bureau of Center for Inquiry and Secular Student Alliance in the United States.

He is on the editorial board of Applied Sentience, which is a multi-university project, and platform for the next generation of Humanist & Secular thinkers and activists, their mission is to find beauty in the world and explore how to live in it. 
Applied Sentience works in cooperation with all six university Humanist chaplaincies and Communities: Harvard, Yale, American, Columbia, Rutgers, and Stanford.

We hooked up with Faisal in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was giving a lecture at the University of Wisconsin Madison for the Freethought Festival 5. He sat down with us for a very intimate interview that covers how and why he became a secular advocate and activist. Faisal has a very powerful story and is an inspiration to many in the secular community. We covered many important topics that surround current global religious and political issues. What does Faisal think about Muslim immigrants to the west? How can Islamic extremism be combated? What did Iraq look like in 1960? We discuss all of this and much more. Don’t miss this interview! 

Cognitive Dissonance Hosts Ruin the Mythicist Milwaukee Show w/ Tom and Cecil

Tom and Cecil join us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Tom and Cecil host the very popular “Cognitive Dissonance Podcast” out of (the real) Chicago.

Cecil is a deconverted Christian, Ex- Republican, one-time Woo-believer and former conspiracy theorist. He has two associates’ degrees in culinary and patisserie arts, a BA degree in philosophy, and a Masters in New Media.

Tom is a great lover of sandwiches and the meats and cheeses within them.  He has a degree in English Literature, and a long time skeptic. He is also afraid of birds. 

Together they have recorded over 270 episodes and have acquired over $1100 of funding per episode through their Patreon page.  They have recently raised over $5,000 for the Secular Student Alliance and personally donated $5,000 to Doctors without Borders.

The Cognitive Dissonance Podcast consists of Tom and Cecil covering current news stories that deal with religion and politics from a secular point of view and with a justifiable crude sense of humor. Their podcast is addicting because although they personally reduce it to toilet humor, their fans know that it is brilliantly produced by two very funny and intelligent individuals. They have a very loyal listenership and for great reason. Make sure to checkout their podcast, donate to their show, grab a Glory Hole walk mat,  and make sure to tell them David Smalley sent you.

During this interview we discuss why Richard Dawkins should not use Twitter. We also discuss why rapper B.O.B. thinks the Earth is flat and what Sarah Palin does for the Trump campaign. You will also find out how the "Skeptics Creed" originated. We get into all of this and more. Make sure to listen to this episode! 

“Son of Virginia” w/ Governor Douglas Wilder

The Honorable, former Governor of Virginia, Douglas Wilder on the “Mythicist Milwaukee Show”!

Lawrence Douglas Wilder is an American politician, who served as the first African American to be elected as governor of Virginia and first African-American governor of any state since Reconstruction. Wilder served as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. When earlier elected as Lieutenant Governor, he was the first African American elected to statewide office in Virginia. His most recent political office was Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, which he held from 2005 to 2009.

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Gov. Doug Wilder has released his first-ever autobiography, Son of Virginia: A Life in America's Political Arena which can be purchased here. He joins us live to discuss his life in politics, what he has learned throughout the years. Why he feels Hilary will not win, and where he has encountered conflicts of church and state during his political career.

Long before Barack Obama, there was Douglas Wilder, the grandson of slaves who became the first African-American elected Governor in the US. 

This is the first autobiography of Lawrence Douglas Wilder, who was sworn in as Governor of Virginia in a January 1990 ceremony that changed the political face of the United States. 

His new book "Son of Virginia", details the events of the Wilder’s life to paint a portrait of the changing face of America. It’s a story of his challenges and conflict, and the struggles of the courageous people who stood up to decades of discrimination, corruption and greed.