Andrew L. Seidel, Author and Attorney – Episode 65

On September 7, 2019 Andrew Seidel visited the Secular Hub and spoke to a packed house.  The Hubcast was on hand to catch his talk as well as the audience participation time afterward.

Andrew Seidel has been working with Freedom From Religion Foundation for years and has come to be posted as the Director of Strategic Response.  As a trial lawyer he has argued successfully in favor of free speech and the separation of church and state.

In his new book, The Founding Myth, Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American, Andrew discusses his research on our nation’s beginnings, what was happening in America at the time, and what it means for us today.  This was a fantastic event at the Hub and we at the Hubcast are proud to present the audio from this great event.

GUESTS:

From Freedom From Religion Foundation, Director of Strategic Response, Andrew Seidel

From Denver Metro FFRF Chapter,  Claudette and Joel

Follow them on Meetup, Face Book, or visit their site

EDITOR:  Jesse Gilbertson

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Episode 57 – Feeding on the News 3

Once again we at the Hubcast delve into the news.  It never stops flowing and by paying attention over time we hope to learn and grow more, and possibly achieve some kind of wisdom and familiarity with the world.

First we discuss the testimony of Robert Mueller before Congress.  We also look at developments in the stories of well known pedophiles and child pornographers.  Not a pretty subject but one we shouldn’t be afraid to speak of.  Especially as we look at alleged connections between these shady figures and our own government.

HOST, EDITOR:  Jesse Gilbertson

HOST:  Paul Schilling

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Episode 55 – Increase Your Liberty

REX

Liberty is a tricky subject to talk about.  It’s complex and personal and in some ways lends itself to magical thinking.  It’s as if it somehow pervades the universe or we’re endowed by some creator.

But really it’s just a concept.  Can we think about it scientifically?  Can we analyse a sample in a petri dish and watch it grow?  In this episode we consider how you can increase your liberty

HOST, EDITOR:  Jesse Gilbertson

Notes:

We started with the Bill of Rights

I referred to incarceration in US as being over 2 million souls.  The jibes with Wikipedia

The Bureau of Justice Statistics measures it a little different, and came up with a different result

Here’s what John Oliver said about net neutrality.  I love him.  It’s too late, but still funny as hell

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Episode 54 – Democratic Presidential Debates 2020: The First Cut

There were 20 candidates going into the first round of debates! Join Chauncey and Paul as we cut the candidates we thought shouldn’t make it to round two while we discuss their performances, strengths, weaknesses and look to the future of the Democratic party. While Chauncey was still undecided, Paul picks his winner for the nomination.

HOST, EDITOR:  Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

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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

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 41 – All Rise

The Humanist Legal Society held an event in Denver on 21 March, 2019 with Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart.  It was a great opportunity for legal professionals and complete novices (guilty as charged!) to gather in an informal, casual setting for a nice discussion.

Access of this sort is generally not available so as an event it was a knockout.  Hub board member and Founder Becky Greben joins the discussion afterward.

Welcome, newly-organized Denver branch of the Humanist Legal Society!  We look forward to many adventures to come.

Guest:  Becky Greben

Host:  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

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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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 18 – Midterm Elections

Secular Hubcast is BACK! After an organizational hiatus the crew is here just in the nick of time to weigh in on the upcoming midterm elections.  What will this time mean for us American humans?
Join Jesse, Chauncey, and Paul to discuss actually getting a payday loan, Russian indictments, interest rates, noisy chairs and so much more!
Read the full text of Chauncey’s article on the Russian attacks happening RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT!
Brew Theology is our friend, friends are good.  Hear the episode Paul called out here
Flat Earth International Conference!  You know you can’t resist it.  Just say yes.
Host(s): Jesse Gilbertson
Guests: Chauncey Williams, Paul
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Editor: Jesse Gilbertson