Includes a timely Theocracy Alert, and features a lively interview with attorney Alvin Harris of Tennessee. Mr. Harris capably represented the Freedom From Religion Foundation in its "Scopes II" lawsuit in Dayton, Tenn., successfully challenging a serious state/church violation that was a long-lasting legacy of the original Scopes trial. Tune in to learn more. Tomorrow's program features as music Dan Barker's version of Holly Near's "I Ain't Afraid." (MP3, 46 min, 20.9 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_14_072906.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:01 PM

Timely commentary on the (bad) news of the week, a "Pagan Pulpit" on the biblical claims to Israel, and features as guest distinguished civil rights attorney George Daly, of North Carolina. Mr. Daly discusses state/church separation in the South and his work with the Foundation to halt a proposed violation in North Carolina schools. In the second half of the program, he talks about his recent humanitarian work as volunteer counsel to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, disclosing little-known information. (MP3, 47 min, 21.2 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_13_072206.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48 PM

Dan Barker, author of Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist, talks about his journey from fundamentalist believer and minister to atheist. The former Christian songwriter's first two songs as an atheist, "You Can't Win with Original Sin" and "Blood Brothers," are also aired. The show includes Theocracy Alert and Freethinkers Almanac. (MP3, 47 min, 21.5 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_12_071506.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35 PM

Highlights ways in which creationism is being combated, including an innovative piece of legislation recently introduced in Wisconsin by State Rep. Terese Berceau. Also interviewed is a well-known national spokesperson for science education, Eugenie Scott. The hosts critique a new office of faith-based initiatives recently set up in Wisconsin. (MP3, 47 min, 21.3 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_11_070806.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28 PM

Philip Appleman, known as the "Poet Laureate" of the freethought and humanist movement, and a noted Darwin scholar, is the special guest. Phil talks about his freethought views, Darwin (as editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Darwin), the threat of overpopulation (as editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Malthus), and reads several of his poems. Music featured: Phil's collaborations with musician Dan Barker, including the incomparable "Fleas!" Their latest song, "In a Dark Time," a haunting warning about the impending Dis-Enlightenment, airs for the first time. For a special treat, the show ends with a reading of Philip Appleman's crowd-pleasing "Noah" poem, featuring Phil and playwright Marjorie Appleman. (MP3, 50 min, 22.7 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_10_070106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24 PM



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