reason rally 2016

Reason Rally Recap Part 3/3 w/ Paul Provenza and Jozef Kyle Richards

DURING THIS INTERVIEW WE WERE HONORED TO HAVE PAUL PROVENZA AND JOZEF KYLE RICHARDS 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 GZAMethod ManRaekwonCappadonnaKillah Priest andDJ Mathematics from the Wu-tang Clan to perform as the headliner while simultaneouslylive 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. 

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. 

Carolina Speaks

Carolina Peña, 17, appeared on “Equador’s Got Talent,” which is more like American Idol than America’s Got Talent. After a performance, one judge asked her if she believed in god.

She told the truth -  No.

“People don’t talk about this,” said Peña of atheism.

She was condemned heavily by that judge, followed by the others.

“My country went crazy. A lot of people supported me in my city. A lot of people supported me, more than I thought,” said Peña.

The judges received death threats. Peña feared for her life.

“I was very afraid just to go out into the streets. It’s very, it’s very dangerous in my country.”

Peña was at the mall eating the weekend the video of her went viral.

“This crazy person started following me and saying bad things about me, telling me I needed to believe in god.”

Months later, the situation has calmed down. Peña is casual about her fifteen minutes of fame.

“People forget about things,” she said.

She sees a change since her fiasco.

“A lot of youth stand up for themselves, like, ‘Yeah, I’m an atheist too.’”

On stage at the Reason Rally 2016, Penn Jillette suggested Pena was a “hero” to the cause. Peña response is more modest.

“They asked me a question and I responded.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rapping for Science w/ Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, award-winning playwright, and former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees.

To date Baba has written or co-written six hip-hop plays, which have toured the world and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway in New York. His newest play The Rap Guide to Religion recently concluded a six month run at the Soho Playhouse, where it was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in the category “Unique Theatrical Experience”. Baba has also released ten original rap albums on his independent label Lit Fuse Records, including most recently The Rap Guide to Wilderness and The Rap Guide to Medicine.

We had a chance to interview Baba on his work and his appearance at the 2016 Reason Rally. During the interview Baba talks about how he uses his music to promote science education. He talks about his spiritual upbringing and his transition in atheism. He takes us through the many projects that he is currently involved with. We discuss all of this and more. Don’t miss this interview and make sure to catch Baba Brinkman at the 2016 Reason Rally.

Q and A-theism w/ John de Lancie

"John de Lancie on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia. He attended Julliard on a four year scholarship and then joined the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford. At the summer’s end Universal Studios offered John a contract. John acted for two years as a contract player doing 35 television shows, including: Black Beauty, Little Women, The Thornbirds and Captain and Kings. In 1980 John created the character, Eugene Bradford on "Day of Our Lives". John became well known as the the omnipotent "Q" on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. John has appeared 9 times in 8 years. John as "Q" has won the vote for "Best Villain", "Best Recurring" and "Best Loved" character in Star Trek.

John's film roles include: "The Hand That Rock The Cradle", "The Fisher King", "Influence", "The Onion Field", "Taking Care of Business", "Arcade", "Deep Red", "Fearless" and "Multiplicity." John has performed at the Mark Taper Forum, The Seattle Repertory Company and the South Coast Repertory. John has also performed as a concert narrator. He performed with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Solonen and the LA Philharmonic and the U.S. Army Band. John is an associate director of the L.A. Theatre Works and producing arm of KCRW/National Public Radio. At which he directed plays as "Fallen Angel", "The Waldorf Conference", "Invasion From Mars", and "When Welles Collide."

John has written 2 books "Star Trek I, Q" with Peter David, and "Soldier of Light" with Tom Cool. An audio book is also available for Star Trek I, Q read by John and his wife/actress Marnie Mosiman. "Soldier of Light" is a serious look at man's future. A great adventure!

This is just a quick synopsis of John’s work in the arts. He has been in numerous television shows, movies and musical productions. John will also be speaking at the 2016 Reason Rally.

During this interview John explains why he has been a lifelong skeptic. He talks about how religion is a non-issue for the most part in Hollywood. He took us through his experience with the Kent State shootings and how he had information that almost led up to him meeting Richard Nixon. John is a lover of the arts and science and is an advocate for scientific education. We were honored to have the chance to interview him. Do not miss this interview!