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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.

God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction w/ Dan Barker

Dan Barker Joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

Dan Barker is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He is the co-host of Freethought Radio, a national weekly talk show. He is a contributing editor of Freethought Today and is involved with the Foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He regularly travels the country and the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses.

His new book is entitled: “God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction” where he showcases how the Abrahamic God’s primary qualities are clearly: jealous, petty, unforgiving, bloodthirsty, vindictive—and worse!

This witty, well-researched book suggests that we should move past the Bible and clear a path to a kinder and more thoughtful world.

During this podcast interview Dan explains how the idea of his new book originated from a project that he and Professor Richard Dawkins were partnering on. He explains the major court cases that FFRF are currently working on and some of their major wins. We discuss how the Atheist’s in Kenya organization were turned down by the Kenyan government because of concerns that their registration could affect the "peace and good order" in the country. We discuss how Dan met his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and why FFRF sued Barack Obama.

Dan Barker will be speaking at the Mythinformation Conference III in Milwaukee, Wisconsin about his new book, "God: The most unpleasant character in all fiction" and performing his original songs live.