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Lalo Dagach on Atheism, Islam, Identity Politics and Culture

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Lalo Dagach is a Chilean Palestinian that does commentary on international politics, religion and culture . He is the host of @LaloPodcast, and does weekly interviews with religious people and atheists.

Foundation for Reason and Science w/ Robyn Blumner

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Robyn Blumner joined the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science as Executive Director in February 2014 and a year later she was promoted to President & chief executive officer. 

Prior to working for the foundation Robyn’s career was as a nationally syndicated columnist and editorial writer at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper. 

Robyn is an expert on civil liberties and civil rights. She has written extensively on church-state separation, free speech and privacy issues as well as economics and the diminishing power of the middle-class. In 2012, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

Robyn was the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida from 1989 to 1997, and executive director of the ACLU of Utah from 1987 to 1989. In that role she led efforts to protect abortion rights, student free speech rights and to prevent the adoption of school vouchers, among dozens of public policy battles.

Robyn attended Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, graduating with honors in 1982. Her law degree comes from New York University School of Law where she graduated in 1985 and is a member of the New York State Bar.

Secular Students are the Future Secular Leaders w/ Dave Churvis

Dave Churvis on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Dave Churvis is the program manager for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. The mission of the Richard Dawkins Foundation is to promote scientific literacy, teaching the value of science, and promoting a secular worldview. 

Dave is a longtime activist for many secular, feminist, queer, and social justice causes. He has been in the role of Project manager since June 2015. We are very excited to hear about the projects that he has been involved with and what is on the horizon for him in this role. 

After spending years searching for the “right” religious tradition, Dave abandoned them all in favor of a reason-based scientific worldview and has never felt happier. He was the founder and president of Secular Panthers, the Secular Student Alliance affiliate at Georgia State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Economics. He lives in Greenbelt, MD, with his husband Matthew and their two cats.

Atheist Keywords for Dummies w/ Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Thomas Smith is the host of the “Atheistically Speaking” podcast where he takes a clear and rational look at atheism and surrounding issues. He facilitates atheist and religious debates, interviews with other atheist personalities, authors, and scholars, and discusses the current news stories that deal with the secular world.

He is also is the host of the “Thomas and the Bible” podcast where he reads the Bible line by line, records it, and adds his very clever and funny satirical commentary. He started on this venture in 2010 and has made it to the Book of Acts. Thomas stated that he should be done reading the Bible by early October of 2016, and may move on to the Qur’an.

At this point, Thomas has recorded over 200 episodes for each title.

Thomas is a very talented podcaster and has a very engaged listenership. He is very committed to making each episode that he records factual and entertaining. If you enjoy smart and funny podcasts you should subscribe to his channels, if you are a podcaster you can learn a lot from Thomas.

Make sure to listen to this very entertaining interview, where we put Thomas to the test in a little segment dedicated to defining keywords that every secular person should know! 

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! 

Who is the Popular Atheist Youtuber Known as TheraminTrees?

TheraminTrees on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

Link aka TheraminTrees, is a popular YouTube user who makes very high quality videos on a variety of topics including religion and atheism. His videos do a wonderful job of keeping the audience engaged and learning many critical skills and arguments throughout the experience. His videos highlight his eclectic background in publishing, illustration and psychology.

You may have seen his videos, but you may not know a lot about him and why he creates them. We were honored to have Link make his podcast interview debut on our show.

During this interview we discuss how Link transitioned into atheism and what inspired him to start his video series that he never set out to create initially. He shares his take on the terror attack on Paris that took place on Friday November, 15 2015.  Link also shares with us his perception on the negative prejudice that atheists experience in the US and how that is contrasted in the UK.

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We get into great detail on many of the videos that can be found on the TherimanTrees YouTube page including “Losing Faith”, “Instruction Manual for Life”, and “Respecting Beliefs” and many others!

You can help Link continue to make his incredibly researched and well produced videos by supporting his Patreon page here:

Robyn Blumner is an Openly Secular Atheist "So What"

Robyn Blumner joined the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science as Executive Director in February 2014 and a year later she was promoted to President & chief executive officer.

Prior to working for the foundation Robyn’s career was as a nationally syndicated columnist and editorial writer at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.  

Robyn is an expert on civil liberties and civil rights. She has written extensively on church-state separation, free speech and privacy issues as well as economics and the diminishing power of the middle-class. In 2012, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

Robyn was the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida from 1989 to 1997, and executive director of the ACLU of Utah from 1987 to 1989. In that role she led efforts to protect abortion rights, student free speech rights and to prevent the adoption of school vouchers, among dozens of public policy battles.

Robyn attended Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, graduating with honors in 1982. Her law degree comes from New York University School of Law where she graduated in 1985 and is a member of the New York State Bar.

In 2004 Robyn published an article entitled in the St. Petersberg Times entitled: I'm an atheist - so what?