The Humanist Hour
Summary: A typical episode of the HH podcast features interviews, commentary, news, and music. Notable guests have included Sir Salman Rushdie, Prof. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, E.O. Wilson, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Andy Rooney, Greg Graffin of Bad Religion, Holly Near, Dar Williams and Julia Sweeney. The HH podcast is hosted and produced by Bo Bennett, PhD, from the American Humanist Association.
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel interview satirical musician Roy Zimmerman, Australian freethought singer / songwriter Shelley Segal, and rational rocker Bruce Harris from Words Such As Burn, about their experience as atheist artists in the music industry.
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel interview Rabbi Binyamin Biber about his services to the community as a Humanist Celebrant and Humanist Chaplain at American University. Also, we highlight the AHA’s recent “Naughty” Awareness Campaign, aimed to raise awareness of discrimination against nonbelievers in America.
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel interview American Atheists' president, David Silverman, about the largest secular event in world history-the Reason Rally. Jes and Todd also discuss a listener comment about the proposed personhood amendment.
Todd Stiefel interviews Apple's Co-Founder, author, and the 2011 recipient of the American Humanist Association's Isaac Asimov Science award, Steve Wozniak about the importance of skepticism in today's youth. Also, hear about the experience of two American teenagers who are out as atheists.
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel talk to Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, about his activism in the freethought movement. Hemant also gives Jes and Todd a brief public speaking lesson and pop quiz. Plus, learn about the latest news with Rock Beyond Belief and the Reason Rally!
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel interview writer, director, and producer, Matthew Chapman about the release of his film, The Ledge and also Science Debate 2012.
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel interview organizational psychologist, Dr. Darrell Ray, about his recent empirical study, called Sex and Secularism: What Happens When You Leave Religion? Also, listen to an interview with movie writer and producer, Matthew Chapman, about his upcoming film, The Ledge. This episode contains explicit content and listener discretion is advised.
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel reflect on the AHA 70th Annual Conference, highlighting the acceptance speech by Candace Gingrich-Jones, the first ever awardee of the LGBT Humanist Pride Award. Also, listen to an interview with Candace and some special guest interviewers. Tune in next month for our sex episode!
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel reflect on the AHA 70th Annual Conference, highlighting the acceptance speech by Humanist of the Year, Rebecca Goldstein. Also, listen to an interview with a very special surprise guest. Don’t forget to celebrate the National Day of Reason on Thursday, May 5, 2011!
Jes Constantine and Todd Stiefel interview Fred Edwords of United Coalition of Reason, debate the concept that vegan priorities are humanist priorities with surprise special guest, Jason Torpy, and highlight the AHA 70th Annual Conference with AHA staffer, Maggie Ardiente.
Listen to Jes Constantine interview her new co-host, Todd Stiefel. Todd Stiefel lives in Raleigh, NC. He is a secular humanist, an atheist and full-time freethought activist.
Jes Constantine and guest interviewer, Todd Stiefel, speak with Justin Griffith about his experience as an atheist in the U.S. Army and, more specifically, about failing the Spiritual Fitness component of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness test and turning that experience into a freethought activist opportunity with Rock Beyond Belief. Also: don't forget to celebrate Darwin Day this February 12th! Happy Birthday, Charles!
Listen to the magical monologist, Jean Shepherd, read an excerpt from his 1966 book, "In God We Trust (All Others Pay Cash)", which originally appeared in the December 1965 edition of Playboy.
"Onward Christian Athletes" author, Tom Krattenmaker, presents his book to AHA's 69th Annual Conference attendees. Also learn more about the largest non-religious ad campaign, launched earlier in November by the American Humanist Association.
Jes Constantine interviews Dr. Daniel Lieberman, a professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and Dr. Daniel Howell, author of The Barefoot Book about the benefits of barefoot living and how it relates to humanism.