Episode 49 – Abortion Rights. Right?

The topic of abortion is never far from the news.  It’s a subject that affects many very deeply and it tends to bring forth strong, powerful emotions and opinions.

For this episode the Secular Hubcast turns to two of its female members to help explain, first the dramatic new law banning abortions in the state of Alabama and then explores pending legislation from across the nation.

This conversation is deep and very real, so enter with that in mind.

Would you like to read the Alabama law for yourself?

Super Freakonomics isn’t paying us to say nice things about them, but they ought to

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Melissa, Ruth

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)

Episode 48 – It’s Mueller Time! part 2, final

The injury to the integrity of the justice system is the same regardless of whether a person committed an underlying wrong

Welcome back to the thrilling conclusion, Volume II of the Special Report!  In this episode the team discusses the special counsel investigation into potentially obstructive behavior on the part of the President of the United States.

Would you like to watch the extended interview between Donald Trump and Lester Holt on NBC instead of just hearing our pathetic, out-of-context snip?

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Chauncey Williams, AJ

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)

Episode 47 – We Read the Mueller Report! part 1

The Mueller Report is vast and complex.  Any telling of it will be limited.  Even a full reading of it would be inadequate, since the report is but a condensed version of a nearly two year investigation.

We have read the report and that’s today’s story.  As a nation we need to understand what has happened and what continues to happen.  How do we proceed as a people?

Want to read the original order from D/Attorney General Rod Rosenstein establishing the Mueller investigation in the first place?  It’s only one page long, double spaced.

On 6 January, 2017 the US intelligence community released it’s assessment that Russia was very likely behind an attack on the 2016 US election.

Haven’t gotten your own copy of the Mueller Report yet?  Just pop on over to the Dept of Justice website for that

Sergei Magnitsky attempted to reveal corruption in the Russian government and subsequently died in Russian custody after suffering great torture.  He should be remembered

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Chauncey Williams, Melissa, AJ

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 46 – Atheist Culture

“There’s no magic and there’s no magical punishments for not believing”

Like any subculture, Atheism develops it’s own art and culture which is meaningful to those within it.  It’s usually the coolest people within the group who do the work to create that art so it’s nice to be able to sit down with someone cool from the group and get their thoughts.

Paul speaks with podcast newcomer but longtime Secular Hub member Dan.  Dan shares some of his background story and thoughts.  They get into some deep and meaningful stuff.  Dan also shares two original songs with the Hubcast, so please enjoy.

Original Songs: “There A’int No I in Murca” and “Monkey Cop”

Guest:  Dan the Man

Host:  Paul Schilling

Editor: Paul Schilling

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 45 – Death Cafe

A Safe Place to Talk about Death

The Death Duo, Heili and Stephanie, join us for a delightful discussion about death and dying.  This can be a very difficult topic to discuss, but it is very important to give thought and attention to what may happen to us before it is too late.

As painful as the topic can be it can also be a lot of fun to think about, if you’re with the right people.  In this discussion we cover everything from choosing when to go into hospice, to coping with or supporting the dying, to alternative ways to care for one’s remains.

Are you interested in learning more about Death Cafe or hosting one of your own?  Visit the official site to join the community

Talking about dying with loved ones is difficult.  Use this starter kit to help you.  Before it’s TOO LATE!

I guess it’s true.  We live in a world where Luke Perry can be buried in a mushroom suit

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Guests: Heili and Stephanie

Host: Jesse Gilbertson, Chauncey William

National Day of Reason


WHEREAS, the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth, improving conditions within the universe, and cultivating intelligent, moral and ethical interactions among people and their environments, and

WHEREAS, those who wrote the Constitution of the United States of America, the basic document for governing the affairs of humankind within the United States, based it upon principles delineated within the philosophies distinguishing the historical Age of Reason, and

WHEREAS, most citizens of the United States purport to value reason and its application, and

WHEREAS, it is the duty and responsibility of every citizen to promote the development and application of reason

NOW, THEREFORE, I Dirk Huizenga, Director of the Secular Hub, hereby proclaim Thursday, the 2nd day of May, 2019 a

NATIONAL DAY OF REASON

and I encourage all citizens, residents and visitors to join in observing this day and focusing upon the employment of reason, critical thought, the scientific method, and free inquiry to the resolution of human problems and for the welfare of humankind.

I just wish my President, Governor, Mayor had done this instead of me!  To be fair, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock did it in 2016.  I guess we have to remind them every year.