Coffee and Community – Episode 69

Sundays are not so holy anymore.  Not if we have anything to say about it.  And so we have coffee and community, a place for nonbelievers to get together.  To share in that tradition and basic human need of community and togetherness is what brings us together.

C & C is one of the Hub’s longest-running and most popular events.  It’s a great way to share a drink, break bread, and share ideas and learn from each other.  Just don’t call it atheist church, thankfully we’re not worshiping or idolizing anything except that blessed molecule, caffeine.

GUESTS:

Many guests and attendees including:

Chauncey, Becky, Joe, Mugsy, Lianna, Cathy, Pam

HOST, EDITOR:  Jesse Gilbertson

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Episode 68 – A Conversation with a Theist Part 2

In this episode of the Secular Hubcast we dive further into the theist mindset to see if it holds up to secular morality. In it we discuss empathy, morality and work through some specific examples to see which world view wins out: the scientific world view or the theistic world view. Our guest Nathan Spears shares his theist perspective with us and answers a battering of questions from this weeks host Paul Schilling.

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

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Episode 59 – An Interview with Annie Laurie Gaylor

The Secular Hub interviews an american hero.

Annie Laurie Gaylor is a co-founder and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation; the largest secular organization in North America. We caught up with her at the Secular Conference in Denver, CO which was a weekend long conference for secularists. In this episode we talk about the current political climate, human rights, secular progress and make some predictions about the future of the U.S.

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

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What is a Secular Conference? – Episode 58

Colorado Secular Conference 2019

CSC 19 brought together hundreds of atheists and freethinkers from around the nation, as well as dozens of groups and vendors.  It was a special opportunity for community, camaraderie, and support as well as the vital exchange of ideas and lived experience on a large scale.

The Secular Hubcast was on hand to capture the moment by conducting interviews with some familiar voices and many new ones.

I know what I’ll be asking folks for the next little while:  Where’s the next conference you’ll be attending?

To learn more, contact the organizers, or buy merch pay CSC 19 a visit at their online home

Please visit the websites or social media of our special guests to let them know you heard them on Secular HubCast:

Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist program

Annie Laurie Gaylor, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Shelley Segal, Musician

Visit the websites of the guests we interviewed in this episode:

Humanists Doing Good  These guys have a lot of volunteer opportunities, if you’re in Grand Junction

We welcomed the The Satanic Temple Colorado to the conference and come to appreciate their nontheistic religion.  Thanks and we’re looking forward to seeing you again sometime

evolvefish.com  Check them out, they have what you neeeeeed!!

Skeptic Bret, host of Athiests on High podcast as well as an organizer for Pike’s Peak Athiests, has a lot to say

HOST, EDITOR:  Jesse Gilbertson

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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

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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

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Episode 43 – I Gotta Have Faith

How do you get through moments such as this?  We don’t believe in anything, right?  So how do we get through the dark times that show up, and find the courage to keep going?

Guest:  Thanks to Jerry for taking the time to talk!

Hosts:  Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams, Jesse Gilbertson

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

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Episode 35 – Feeding on the News

How do you learn about the world?  It’s impossible to learn about most things directly, so most of us rely on news of some sort.  News.  It’s usually bad, that’s what makes it newsworthy.  How to stay informed then, about what’s important?

We at the Secular Hubcast encourage continuous and lifelong learning.  And sometimes that means learning some of the tough truths in life.  Join us for stories that are relevant to you..today.

Read the statements from the ‘Honorable’ Aquila here

Original CNN article about R Kelly.  Follow up from the Chicago Tribune.  Read the indictment for yourself

Here’s and absolutely harrowing story from the Miami Herald.  Read if you dare.  Details about 45’s Labor seceratary, Alex Acosta

What did the pope say?  Ever seen the pope sing before?  Who are these conservatives giving Francis a hard time?

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

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Episode 31 – Womxn’s March 2019

LISTEN.  UNITE.  ACT.

Listen to those who have been silenced.
Unite under the banner of anti-oppression.
Act with intention.

The marching continues.

The very talented Regan Byrd   emcee’d the rally in the morning and introduced the many speakers.  She speaks on intersectionality at one point during the rally and the Hubcast was on hand to catch those words.

Later, Chauncey spoke with three who were marching together and they shared their time and viewpoints on why they were marching.  The conversation is smart and powerful and captures the spirit of the moment.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2019 Denver Womxn’s March!

Host:  Chauncey Williams

Guests:  Megan, Contessa, Liz

Editors: Chauncey Williams

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Episode 28 – Mark Horowitz: Social Scientist

Politics is poison.  Our world is divided by politics and tribalism.  Is there a way to use data and rationalism to bring people together rather than to divide them?

In a wide ranging discussion Seton Hall professor Mark Horowitz discusses these and many concepts with us.  This discussion is an extension of a talk Mark gave at the Secular Hub as well as an awesome bull session (you shoulda been there) that took place later at Pint’s Pub

Also joining the Hubcast for the first time is podcast host and author Chris Shelton.  Fun fact:  Chis Shelton is a Secular Hub Board of Directors member in addition to his many other talents and responsibilities.

Host:  Paul Schilling

Guests:  Mark Horowitz, Chris Shelton, Greg Duoros

Editors: Paul Schilling, Jesse Gilbertson

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