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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.

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Podcasts:

 The Humanist Hour #54: Q+A with Bill Nye the Science Guy and LGBT Humanist Council update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Jes Constantine plays another clip from AHA's 69th Annual Conference, which took place earlier this summer in San Jose, CA. Listen to Bill Nye the Science Guy answer questions from the conference attendees, after accepting our Humanist of the Year award. Also hear Jes Constantine's interview with Jason Frye of the Humanist Association of San Diego and the LGBT Humanist Council.

 The Humanist Hour #53: Bill Nye the Science Guy, Humanist of the Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jes Constantine and guest co-host Jennifer Bardi introduce and discuss clips from AHA's 69th Annual Conference, which took place earlier this summer in San Jose, CA. Listen to Bill Nye the Science Guy accepting our Humanist of the Year award.

 HNN#52: Humanist Heroines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jes Constantine and guest co-host Jennifer Bardi introduce and discuss clips from AHA's 69th Annual Conference, which took place earlier this summer in San Jose, CA. Listen to clips of Meg Bowman and Annie Laurie Gaylor accepting our Humanist Heroine award. Also, learn about the exciting news regarding the HNN podcast.

 HNN#51: Wendy Liu, Humanist Pioneer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jes Constantine introduces clips from AHA's 69th Annual Conference.

 HNN#50: Special Anniversary Show and Farewell, Jende! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jende Huang, Jes Constantine, and a special guest host discuss some of their favorite moments from the past 49 episodes of the Humanist Network News podcast.

 HNN#49: Foundation Beyond Belief | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this episode, Jende Huang and Jes Constantine speak with Dale McGowan, founder and executive director of the Foundation Beyond Belief.

 HNN#48: Ethical Focus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Jende Huang and Jes Constantine visit the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County in Teaneck, NJ and are the speakers at the society's Sunday platform.

 HNN#47: Sebastian Velez in Haiti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Jes Costantine and Jende Huang interview Sebastian Velez about his recent experiences in Haiti, following the earthquake that struck on Jan 12, 2010. Velez, a member of the Harvard Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists, as well as a leader of Children of the Border, was on his way to the island nation, when the earthquake struck. Hear him speak about what he saw on the ground in Jacmel, as well as the broader situation in Haiti, and how you can continue to help the people of Haiti.

 HNN 46: The HEADS Meeting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Jende Huang drops in on the HEADS meeting and speaks to some leaders from across the movement about their upcoming plans for 2010.

 HNN 45: Good without God | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Jende speaks with Harvard Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein about his new book “Good without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe.”

 HNN 44: HumanLight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Jende speaks with Patrick Colucci, the vice chair of the HumanLight committee. The two discuss this humanist holiday, now in its 8th year of celebration. Learn more about why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated, and how your family and community can take part!

 HNN 43: AAI '09 Darwin Legacy Convention + The Atheist Camel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Jende attends the Atheist Alliance International Convention in Burbank, CA, and hears from an assorted number of conference attendees who make up our movement. Listen in as he talks with an Objectivist-influenced rock band, a leader from a Ethical Culture Society, the founder of a freethought film festival, an Arab atheist, and a Pilates instructor--all who came together in California to take part in AAI's annual conference. Also, Jes interviews one of the founders of Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, a post-rapture pet rescue program run by atheists.

 HNN 42: Unscientific America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's podcast, hear from Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum, co-authors of the recently released Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future as they speak with Jennifer Bardi, editor of the Humanist magazine. Kirshenbaum and Mooney will discuss what scientific illiteracy means for our society, possible ways to combat it, and the disagreements they have with the so-called New Atheists over religion.

 HNN 41: Crossing the Streams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Humanist Network News airs its final installment from the American Humanist Association's 68th Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Hear from Norma Ramos, the co-executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking of Women, as she discusses the perils women face in the sex industry; the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State as he discusses the role that religious believers and humanists can play in defending separation of religion and government; Hillary Matfes, a high school activist that's leading the way with the Secular Principles Pinky Swear and from 2009 Humanist of the Year PZ Myers, as he discusses what happened to him as a child that tore down the wall between his religious beliefs and his love for science.

 HNN 40: Popularizing Science | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this month's audio podcast, Humanist Network News offers even more footage from the American Humanist Association's 68th Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Hear our interviews with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, as he talks about his approach to communicating science to the public; and Barbara Forrest, as she discusses the current state of the intelligent design movement; as well as a talk by Donald Johanson, offering his take on the controversy of popularizing science by touring ancient hominid fossils.

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