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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.

Batman & Jesus Movie News

Movie Production News

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 2016 Recap Part 1/3 w/ Kelly Carlin, Shelley Segal and Ardy Sarraf

During this interview we were honored to have Kelly Carlin, Shelley Segal and Ardy Serraf 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 the Reason 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 GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Killah Priest and DJ 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.