Episode 70: CFI Conference Interview featuring Becky and Ruth from the Hub

In this episode of the Secular Hubcast we interview two Secular Hub members to get their perspective on the recent Center for Inquiry’s conference held in Las Vegas. Becky and Ruth describe their experiences, tell us about the different speakers they saw and encourage us to attend such conferences ourselves.

 

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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

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

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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

Episode 52 – Love

DENVER PRIDE

Secular Hub has been a proud supporter and participant in Denver’s annual celebration for several years.  The outreach and volunteerism has been growing and it is because Pride is such a special and brilliant event.

We’re greatly looking forward to next year and looking forward to carrying the spirit and principles of PRIDE within us until then.

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Chauncey

GUESTS:

Becky, Secular Hub board member

Claudette, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Denver Chapter

HOTS (Human On The Street):  Mugsy, Caley, Tessa, Zena, Michelle

Secular Hub Members/Volunteers:  Amy, Anne, Joe, Chauncey, Jesse

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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

Episode 34, Meow Wolf and Secular Hub, The Discussion

This is what secular community is all about;  making special moments happen and being part of it when it does.  It was great fun to be able to help arrange an event where we show a fun documentary with fun people in it and then…one of the stars of the doc walks into the room.

Huge thanks to Matt King and to the Meow Wolf for coming down to the Secular Hub and spending time talking with and answering questions for the community.

Listen to hear many in-depth answers to well-thought-out questions about one of the most interesting art collectives in our time.

Host/Moderator:  Jesse Gilbertson

Guest:  Matt King

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

Music: Adventures – A Himitsu

The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)

Episode 33 – Meow Wolf and Secular Hub, The Interview

Matt King and Caity Kennedy in their Garage

No one knows exactly where Meow Wolf lives or where it comes from, but it has entered our universe and it’s not leaving.  There’s a great deal of interest and excitement around Meow Wolf’s permanent Santa Fe location, ‘The House of Eternal Return’ and an unholy amount of anticipation around Meow Wolf’s future permanent locations in Las Vegas and Denver.

Meow Wolf’s new locations are larger than the original (the Meow Wolf’s influence grows constantly!) and there are plans for many locations in many new cities.

Meow Wolf co-founder Matt King visited and joined into conversation with the Secular Hub at the Dinner and a Documentary event for January.  Engaging in a nearly hour long Q-and-A discussion with our community he then sat down before our microphones for a 1-0n-1 interview.

Events such as this are a remarkable example of just what a special place the Secular Hub is.  Hope to see you there soon.

Host:  Jesse Gilbertson

Guests:  Matt King

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

Music: Adventures – A Himitsu

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

Episode 6 – Denver People’s Fair

Community, Volunteerism, Outreach

The People’s Fair is a 45 Year tradition in Denver, Colorado that welcomes in the summer with an enormous festival of entertainers, artists, and volunteers in a celebration of community.  According to the official website of the People’s Fair, it is

Denver’s oldest neighborhood festival and famous for bringing together a diverse population to celebrate community and enjoy the start to the summer. This Civic Center Park tradition welcomes community groups, artists, and entertainment from every corner of Denver.  The uniqueness and magic of the People’s Fair is created by the blending of great family fun, carefully selected handmade arts & crafts, delicious culinary delights, fabulous entertainment and the commitment to raise funds for and promote the missions of non-profit organizations.

As part of volunteerism and community outreach the Secular Hub’s many hardworking volunteers were present to make a good impression on believers and to let everyone else know that a thriving free thought community exists right here in Denver.  Enjoy this exploration of community in culture with The Secular HubCast!

Learn more about Denver and the People’s Fair:

Civic Center Park

The official website for the People’s Fair

Learn more about the guests who spoke with the HubCast:

One Colorado is fighting to protect the people of Colorado from bad science

Learn more about the practice of public banking.  As a model for other economies, consider North Dakota’s public bank

Ellen Brown writes on the subject of public banking

A bunch of volunteers from the Hub took a break to have a giant sword battle.  It was super fun

Can Denver ComicCon promote education?  Learn about those efforts here

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

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Learn more about the American Humanist Association

Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host: Mike Baumeester

3 – Andrew Curtis Forlines – Secular Comedy Home School

This week we speak with Secular Hub member Andrew Curtis Forlines.  Currently a chef and comedian in the Denver area, Andrew speaks about what it was like to grow up home schooled, never visiting or attending any organized school.  What type of religious thinking can create a situation where children don’t have a basic right to an education, and what are some of the consequences?
Andrew and Jesse also discuss the comedy scene, accidentally getting a contact high at work, making scientists better communicators and bringing people together.  In addition to being a member of the Secular Hub Andrew also volunteers at the Hub by organizing and running events such as Secular Night Live, cooking for events like pancake breakfasts, and running Dinner and a Documentary night, as well as other events.  He’s kind of a working machine.
Find Andrew Curtis Forlines at or reach out to him via
Email:  HysterialAF@gmail.com
Host: Jesse Gilbertson
Guests: Andrew Curtis Forlines
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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)
Logo Design: Terry Kirkham
Editor: Mike Bouwmeester

2 – A Discussion with Melissa Huff & Dr. Caleb Lack of the Secular Therapist Project

Jesse Gilbertson welcomes Melissa Huff to the HubCast. They discuss her background, values, interests, and hopes regarding the Secular Hub and the larger secular movement. Melissa mentions activist and science advocate AronRa’s 2016 visit to the Secular Hub, her involvement in the Secular Sisterhood and her career goals.
Later, Melissa interviews Dr. Caleb Lack. Dr. Lack is a clinical psychologist, professor, author, skeptic and activist. Currently, he is the Director of the Secular Therapist Project which aims to bring together non-religious persons seeking mental health treatment with secular, evidence-based providers. Melissa and Dr. Lack discuss mental health and the Secular Therapist Project.
More information about this episode:
Dr. Caleb Lack: www.caleblack.com
Secular Therapy Project: https://www.seculartherapy.org/
Host(s): Jesse Gilbertson, Melissa Huff
Guests: Melissa Huff, Caleb Lack
The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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The Secular HubCast: The Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub.
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Learn more about the American Humanist Association
Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)
Logo Design: Terry Kirkham
Editor: Mike Bouwmeester

1 The Secular HubCast

Hello World! What is the Secular Hub, and who cares? Find out in this debut of the Secular HubCast.
Host(s): Jesse Gilbertson
Guests: Chauncey Williams, Ruth McLeod
The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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The Secular HubCast: The Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub.
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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)
Logo Design: Terry Kirkham
Editor: Mike Bouwmeester