Reason Rally 2016

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Holy Lincoln Memorial, Batman! For those who missed the Batman & Jesus teaser trailer on the big screen at the Reason Rally 2016 - watch it now!

The Batman & Jesus teaser trailer was filmed in April at Calvary Church in downtown Milwaukee.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the filming to be in the congregation. It's not often you have the opportunity to attend a Batman church.

Check out a behind-the-scenes clip montage from the day.

Director, Jozef K. Richards screened the trailer for the crowd gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial. One of the few presentations on the big screen, some attendees were confused to begin with while others wondered if it was all a joke.

Richards was interviewed about Batman & Jesus on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show podcast. He is also featured with Paul Provenza on the Reason Rally 2016 Roundup podcast.

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Reason Rally Recap Part 2/3 w/ Dr. Lawrence Krauss, Lyz Liddell and Seth Andrews

DURING THIS INTERVIEW WE WERE HONORED TO HAVE Seth AndrewsDr. Lawrence Krauss AND Lyz Liddell JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL REASON RALLY 3 PART PODCAST.

In June of 2016, The Mythicist Milwaukee team took a trip out to Washington D.C. to support theReason Rally, which is the largest atheist gathering in the U.S.

The Reason Rally ’16 brought thousands of people, that identity as atheist and secular, together to join in support of the separation of church and state and normalizing the atheist label. We were honored to play our part in bringing GZAMethod ManRaekwonCappadonnaKillah Priest andDJ Mathematics from the Wu-tang Clan to perform as the headliner while simultaneously live broadcasting the event for those that could not make it to Washington D.C.

Attending the Reason Rally is an experience that we will never forget. There were hundreds of volunteers and organizers that came together to put on this incredibly successful event.

The Reason Rally still needs your help. Please donate what you can to the Reason Rally to ensure that this event is held again in the years to come.  

The executive director of the Reason Rally, Lyz Liddell, shared the following info on the impact of this event:
 

· We held 343 meetings with Members of the U.S House and Senate during Advocacy Days.

· While counts are extremely difficult to pin down, it has been estimated that as many as 15,000-20,000 people came to Saturday’s Reason Rally main event.

· There have been well over 163 media articles, podcasts, and stories published about the Rally and its impact, reaching of hundreds of millions of people. In case you haven’t seen them, there were major pieces in the Wall Street Journal (print and online), CNN, and Huffington Post, and even a nuanced, supportive piece from a conservative news outlet. And of course a slew of local and national broadcast TV and radio coverage. There was really no avoiding us!

 

We wanted to do something special for the Reason Rally to continue to support this initiative. We put together a three part Reason Rally recap podcast event. Our aim was to bring some of the speakers together so they could share what their experience was during this historic event. 

Cappadonna Discusses Bringing the Wu-Tang Clan to the Reason Rally 2016

Cappadonna on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Cappadonna has known the Wu-Tang Clan members since grade school in Staten Island, and he had even decided at the age of 15 that he could write and perform lyrics. It wasn't until 1995, however, that he made his recorded debut, appearing on Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx album.

With that album, he became an official member of the Wu-Tang Killa Beez, and from there on out, he frequently appeared on Wu records. In 1996, he played a large role on Ghostface Killah's Ironman.

During 1997, his Wu affiliation continued, as he rapped on the Clan's second album, Wu-Tang Forever.

Cappadonna's solo debut, The Pillage, finally appeared in March 1998. Like any Wu project, the record featured RZA as the executive producer and cameos from a number of other Wu members, including Method Man, U-God, and Raekwon. Cappadonna has just released the sequel to his solo debut album entitled ”The Pillage 2”


The legendary MC remained active in the following years releasing mix-CDs, doing tours and joining Ghostface Killah’s Theodore Unit.  Cappadonna inked a deal with new indie label Chambermusik Records/Koch in 2008.

Cappadonna joins us to discuss the creation process of his music. We discuss the challenges that he has faced in his life and how he used his music to overcome these obstacles. He shares some insight into the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan and how their music has evolved over the years. We discuss the Reason Rally 2016 and what that means for atheism as well as the Wu-Tang Members that will be performing at the event. Don’t miss this interview! 

Talking Nerdy w/ Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and host of the “Talk Nerdy” podcast.

Cara currently cohosts/coproduces the Saturday morning television show "FabLab" on Fox and reports on local issues for "SoCal Connected" on KCET. She is a regular contributor to "TechKnow" on Al Jazeera America and "Real Future" on Fusion.  Cara also hosts a weekly science podcast called "Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria" and cohosts the popular "Skeptics' Guide to the Universe" podcast.

Cara has made appearances on BBC America, CBS, CNN, Current TV, Fox, Fox News, G4tv, Nat Geo WILD, Science Channel, SundanceTV, and the Travel Channel. She is also a regular contributor to The Young Turks.

Prior to her career in media, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.

Cara joined us on the podcast and shared some insight into her career as a science communicator. She takes us through her transition from academia into journalism and beyond. She explains how she came to atheism at a young age and the initial difficulties that she experienced. We cover her experiences in the Bible belt and how moving to New York and L.A. was a major cultural shift in her life. Cara has achieved many great accomplishments in the world of science and journalism. She is committed to learning more and sharing knowledge every day and is always looking for new ways to popularize the scientific field of study. 

Rallying for Reason w/ David Silverman

David Silverman on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

David Silverman is the President of American Atheists and was the creator and Executive Producer of the 2012 Reason Rally and is on the board of operations for 2016.

He attended Brandeis University, where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science while honing his debating skills with theists in numerous informal debates.

He has been an atheist since he was 6-years-old. Dave became an activist in 1996 and soon became New Jersey State Director. He also founded the Alliance of Lucent and AT&T Atheists and Secularists, the first employee club of its kind. He was tapped to be the National Spokesperson in 2004, and then was named Vice President in 2008. The Board of Directors elected Dave as President in September of 2010.

David has appeared on most major news programs including The O'Reilly Factor (spawning the famous "WTF meme-face"), Scarborough Country, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN's Paula Zahn NOW, Nick News, Hannity and Colmes, FOX and Friends, NPR's All Things Considered, and many more. David hosts the Atheist Viewpoint TV show with co-host Dennis Horvitz. He is also the author of the book “Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World” where he argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is malevolent and does not deserve our respect.

During this interview Dave explains why atheists need to attend the 2016 Reason Rally. He explains why he is so excited to have A-list celebrities speaking at the event. He is very optimistic that within his life time we will see atheism be more socially acceptable and why the 2016 presidential candidates help prove this narrative. David Silverman is a very capable and professional leader of the atheist movement. We admire him greatly and were honored to have the chance to speak to him. Don’t miss this interview! 

A Comedian's Take on Atheism w/ Paul Provenza

Paul Provenza joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show:

Paul Provenza is a stand-up comedian, actor known for his roles in Empty Nest and Northern Exposure (among many others), filmmaker, creator and host of The Green Room, and co-producer of Set List.

He and photographer Dan Dion compiled the book ¡Satiristas!: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians. Paul also directed Kelly Carlin's autobiographical one-woman show “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George”, and since early 2012 has co-produced international spur-of-the-moment sensation Set List: Stand-up without a net.

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Paul is also an outspoken advocate of secularism. He was one of the speakers at the Reason Rally in 2012 and will most likely do it again in 2016. Paul’s comedic nature brings a very unique and entertaining approach to being openly secular. During the interview Paul discusses everything from being a Catholic altar boy to working with big name comedians and actors. Don’t miss this really funny interview on atheism from a comedians perspective!