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Greetings all mythicists and mythicist-curious! My name is Megan and I'm glad you're here.

I met Mythicist Milwaukee at their first conference in  April 2015. I had been out of the athiest loop since moving to town a few years ago. I was deconverted by Richard Dawkins whilst living in England. The mythicist position was unfamiliar to me, but learning about it has strengthened my feeling of godlessness. 

Luckily, my university (Mount Mary University) allowed me to intern as a new media (English) student. I write the newsletter and now you will be seeing more of my work.

Here are some shots from today's broadcast at the  the newly-renamed Milwaukee Cooperative.

P.S. I love Asherah.

 

Get Your Degree in Atheism w/ Phil Zuckerman

Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He is also a regular affiliated professor at Claremont Graduate University, and he has been a guest professor for two years at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He is also a Fellow of the Secular Global Institute.

Phil is the author of several books, including “Living the Secular Life”, “Faith No More”, and “Society Without God”. Phil’s books have been translated and published in Danish, Farsi, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, and Italian.

Phil writes a regular blog for Psychology Today titled “The Secular Life,” and he also writes for the Huffington Post. His work has also been published in various scholarly journals, such as Sociology Compass, Sociology of Religion, Deviant Behavior, and Religion, Brain, and Behavior.

In 2011, Phil founded the first Secular Studies department in the nation. Secular Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on manifestations of the secular in societies and cultures, past and present. Secular Studies entails the study of non-religious people, groups, thought, and cultural expressions.

Phil joins us on the show and discusses the secular studies program that is offered at Pitzer and the vision behind it. He shares his findings on how and why secular societies can be viewed as more progressive when being compared to religious societies on various topics i.e. women’s rights, LGBT rights, education etc. He takes us through his years of researching many areas of where society and religiosity connect.

Phil Zuckerman is an excellent researcher that shares his findings in a very exciting and entertaining way. We guarantee that you will take something new away from this interview. 

“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.

The Tireless Efforts of the Atheist Republic w/ Allie Jackson

Allie Jackson joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show".

Allie Jackson is the PR Director blogger and designer for the secular international juggernaut known as the Atheist Republic. The Atheist Republic advocates against religious and dogmatic teachings that promote violence and oppression. Their mission is to invite people that are already atheists to join each other and help lessen misery and suffering around us.

Allie works tirelessly around the clock on various initiatives that provide a safe and welcoming community for secular individuals across the globe. Outside of editing and writing books, blog posts, supporting consulates etc. she manages the Atheist Republic social media and their admins. Their Facebook site alone has over 1.1 million likes.

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During this interview Allie discusses the Atheist Republic consulate initiative that offers a safe haven for secular individuals around the world. She also discusses the work that Atheist Republic is doing to support the secular individuals in Bangladesh, which has been a very dangerous place for atheists bloggers in the wake of the brutal murders that have taken place. Allie discusses how everyone can help change the stigma that is tied to the word "atheist" and how and why people should get involved. We talk about the above mentioned items and so much more.

Like Allie and Atheist Republic, we at Mythicist Milwaukee want to create an open and inviting environment for atheists and nonbelievers, too, through the work of our Mythinformation Conference - coming up on September 26. Get your tickets - $35 online and $40 at the door - today and join us to meet like-minded others at this great event!

The Art of Secularism with Shelley Segal

Shelley Segal joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show!

Shelley Segal is an up and coming singer and songwriter based out of Melbourne, Australia.


An artist, an activist and an explicit storyteller. Shelley uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world, but to create the world that she wants to see. In addition to her art Shelley is an outspoken secular advocate and is very involved in the secular community.

Shelley has performed for many large crowds including the Reason Rally in Washington DC. Shelley's newest EP "Strange Feeling" is available on her website at ShelleySegal.com

During this interview we discuss how Shelley has come to atheism as well as how it has influenced her music. She shares with us the many ways she uses art to challenge the social norms an what change she wants to see in the world.        Listen to the Interview Above