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In this month’s show, Todd and Kim interview Dr. Anthony B. Pinn, a member of the American Humanist Association Board of Directors, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, and Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies. He is a prolific author and public intellectual working at the intersections of African-American religion, constructive theology, and humanist thought.
The issues and topics covered by Dr. Pinn include his newest book, an autobiography titled “Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist”; redemptive suffering; the relationship between humanism, hip hop, and jazz; the concept of theodicy; the issues of diversity in the humanist movement—including suggestions to make improvements; how sex and the human body are seen as shameful by many religious adherents; and more.
In this month’s show, Todd and Kim interview Dr. Peter Boghossian, philosopher and the author of “A Manual for Creating Atheists.”
Listen and Todd and Kim talk to Dr. Boghossian about many topics including his new book, “A Manual for Creating Atheists,” the “faith virus,” how to get religious believers to change their way of thinking, the non-theist sense of wonder, gateway beliefs, and a new TV project called “The Reason Whisperer.”
Complete show notes and links here: podcast.thehumanist.org/2013/12/the-humanist-hour-90-dr-peter-boghossian/
The Humanist Hour #88: Nikki Stern, Hope Can Be Found
Todd and Kim interview author, speaker and humanist advocate Nikki Stern. Listen as they discuss her latest books Hope in Small Doses and Because I Say So: The Dangerous Appeal of Moral Authority, including her humanist-fueled insights into the complex nature of hope, how hope is often misunderstood, the need to teach hope to children, looking for hope in the midst of wide-spread injustice, and more.
In this month’s podcast, Todd and Kim interview author and sex therapist Dr. Marty Klein. Listen as they discuss his latest book “Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want from Sex–and How to Get It,” along with a variety of topics related to human sexuality, including talking to children about sex and the sexual revolution that took place in the last half of the 20th century.