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 44 – Clyde Zaidins PhD, Nuclear Astrophysicist

Today on the Hubcast our host Paul speaks to an esteemed Hub member:  Clyde Zaidins, PhD.  Dr. Clyde is Professor Emeritus in Physics at the University of Colorado Denver.  Clyde has been hosting and organizing science talks that take place at the Hub ever since he was asked in to be a guest at an event in the summer of 2018.

Clyde shares many interesting stories and his knowledge of hard science gathered from over 50 years of learning and educating others.  Prepare for a fun and serious discussion of our Universe.

Guest:  Clyde Zaidins, PhD

Host, Editor:  Paul Schilling

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 40 – Feeding on the News 2

News.

It pours down upon us in an endless stream, relentless and ruthless.  It can drive one to withdraw and say “To HELL with the world.  I’m not paying attention anymore!”

But it’s my world, too, and yours. So it’s on all of us to care, to pay attention.  Join us, pay attention and form your own opinions.  The propaganda out there is strong, the antidote is alertness and vigilange.

Join us.

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling, Melissa Huff, Chauncey Williams

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 39 – Logical Episode

A wise man once told me:  a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  In this episode Chauncey, Paul, and Jesse attempt to increase their knowledge of one of humankind’s oldest mental disciplines:  LOGIC.

Everybody likes to claim to be logical.  But how many of us can define it or exercise it in life?  Why do so many people make so many illogical decisions all the time?

In addition to defining and explaining, we discuss some real world logical arguments put forth by some highly questionable sources.  Let’s just say, the logic doesn’t quite hold up.

Check out the FIELD GUIDE TO CRITICAL THINKING.  Very good stuff.  We have barely scratched it in our discussions, really.

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

Editor: Paul Schilling

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 38 – Ask Me Anything

Atheists need to be more visible in society and it is accomplished by individuals getting out there and making themselves so.  This can be a little awkward at times but is always a good time.  Chauncey, Paul, and Jesse relate some of the weirder stories from past events volunteering.

The discussion flows into the meaning of life, death and everything else.  This is very similar to how some of these Ask An Atheist day discussions can go.

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 37 – Coming Out Atheist

Coming Out Atheist:  Why Does it Matter?

Chauncey, Paul, and Jesse discuss their past experiences coming out as atheist, how they did it and why.  It’s a personal choice for each individual as to when they come out and in what manner.  If we’re able, most of us come out to different people at different times, in a way that seems best or safest.  At a certain point we move from a point of fear to one of pride in our authentic identity and volunteer time to spread it to others.

  1. It allows us to interact with believers in a respectful way
  2. It dispels common misconceptions about atheism and what it means to be secular
  3. Helps those who have never experienced it understand secular life
  4. Atheism isn’t a belief system!
  5. Promotes the benefits of secular thinking and morality
  6. Allows us to find other secular folks who don’t know there are others like them out there
  7. Accomplishes outreach to people who believe differently and establishes who we are
  8. Changes the narrative so folks hear the truth about who we are rather than someone else’s talking points
  9. We take pride in who we are and want others to know it
  10. It’s fun to go out and meet people and discuss/share ideas
  11. Be an example to others that it’s ok to be an out atheist

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Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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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

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 30 – The Great War Part 3, Final

November 11, 1918 – November 11, 2018

In our final episode on World War 1 Robin, Chauncey, Jesse, and Paul discuss the final episode of PBS.org’s documentary, The Great War:  The American Experience.

Jesse shares from his great-grandfather’s war journal, written during the fighting in the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

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The Great War, a documentary on PBS.org it still highly recommended.

Note:  The Great War  is a six hour documentary, served up on PBS.org in three 2-hour segments.  This episode of the Secular Hubcast is drawn on our experience of Part 3 of the documentary only.

Hosts: Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams, Robin

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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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Episode 25 – Flat Earth Part 2

Paul and Chauncey from the Secular Hubcast talk about the flat earth convention they attended in Denver. Multiple interviews with flat earth believers are featured with witty commentary provided by Paul and Chauncey. This episode consists of short clips and analysis of flat earth claims, beliefs and reactions flat earth believers get from their friends and family.

Hosts: Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

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