Parenting Within Reason
Summary: Parenting Within Reason is an official podcast of the Foundation Beyond Belief, focusing on parenting and social issues for secular parents.
Colin and Michael Shermer discuss The Amazing Meeting 9, coming up in July, 2011. Guest correspondent Adam Slagell talks with Michael Shermer about his new book, The Believing Brain.
INTERVIEW Dr. Jean Mercer, author of Child Development Myths and Misunderstandings
How busy are we? MOLD (yes, mold!) INTERVIEW Dr. Jerome Paulson, director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment
Heidi's back! What's she been up to? Colin's back, too! What's he been up to? Rob talks about the Louisville Area Skeptics, still going strong. THE SEX TALK WITH HEIDI ANDERSON Can we discourage sexual assult by learning negotiation techniques from the BDSM community? Heidi previews the talk she'll be giving at the Momentum conference. THE BRAIN GAME How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, and make it stop and return to you, without it hitting anything, and with nothing attached to it? INTERVIEW Stephanie Coontz, author of A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s
Julie's got a new job! THE VACCINE REPORT WITH ELYSE ANDERS Bill Gates brings the awesome in support of vaccine science THIS WEEK IN PARENTING SCIENCE Tiger Mom debunked INTERVIEW Dr. Joanne Deak, author of How Girls Thrive, Girls Will be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters, and Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain
Elyse and Julie answer listener questions about vaccines.
INTRODUCTION Guest Co-Host Jason Smith Theatre woo THE VACCINE REPORT WITH ELYSE ANDERS Andrew Wakefield's study shown to have forged data THIS WEEK IN PARENTING SCIENCE Ten year old girl finds a supernova Group of eight-year olds have their work published in a scientific journal Study shows that breast-feeding improves leg strength INTERVIEW Vyckie Garrison, editor and contributing writer of the No Longer Quivering blog, which is about women escaping from the Quiverfull movement.
INTRODUCTION Guest Co-Host Augustus Porter Is it tough raising kids religion-free in Texas? We discuss the presence/absence of religion in our homes as we were growing up THIS WEEK IN PARENTING SCIENCE Using CAM instead of conventional medicine can have potentially deadly side effects Children of either very lenient or very strict parents more likely to binge-drink than children of middle-of-the-road parents INTERVIEW Andrew Park, author of Between a Church and a Hard Place: One Faith-Free Dad's Struggle to Understand What It Means to Be Religious (or Not)