May 10, 2008 - Guest: Richard Sloan
Discussion of Dan Barker's 64th religious debate, this one with Dinesh D'Souza. As suggested, a search of YouTube turned up this;
Discussion of a Freethought weekend in New York. This appears to be an annual event, because it's mentioned each year about this time.
Julia Sweeney's wedding merits a mention. I'm sure it's on the web somewhere. In this, I'm the average guy. Weddings don't merit a search and link effort. Sorry Julia. Congrats, though.
Freethinkers Almanac features Irving Berlin and Catherine Hepburn.
Richard P. Sloan is the guest, and his book is Blind Faith. This was his second appearance on the show, with more disturbing trends in medicine.
"I never felt the slightest interest in the next world. I think it's here, and I think that anything good that you're going to do, you should do for other people here, and not do anything to make yourself have a happy time in the next world." - Catherine Hepburn
2007 Archive episode.
May 12, 2007 - "From Housewife to Heretic"
The episode opens with discussion of a Freethought weekend in New York.
Theocracy Alert. Pat Tillman's mother Mary Tillman on military snobbery towards Atheists; Bill Maher on Monica Goodling and Pat Robertson's tier 4 law school. History of Disbelief not aired in Wisconson (Austin's KLRU aired it. I wrote and thanked them for airing it) while the program is not available on disc, there are torrents available for download if you are really curious. Content owners, this is the reason to release material on disc. Someone else will make it available if you do not.
Sonjia Johnson was excommunicated by the Mormon church for her support of the ERA. The Mormon church worked very hard behind the scenes to defeat the amendment. Sonjia Johnson is listed in Annie Laurie Gaylor's Women Without Superstition. An entertaining interview and history lesson.
The episode wraps up with supportive phone messages.
2006 Archive episode.
May 13, 2006 - One Nation, Indivisible: Mike Newdow
Mike Newdow has brought two cases before the courts now, attempting to remove the phrase "under god" from the pledge. How about we just don't pledge?
(skip Newdow's song, that's my advice)
Freethinker's Almanac Features Irving Berlin, author of God Bless America (written for a play which it was later removed from) Dan sings Berlin's Pack up Your Sins and Go To the Devil in Hades.
Anne Nicol Gaylor (Annie Laurie's mother) was on for Mother's Day, to talk about women's issues and her long standing support for the Women's Medical Fund. Dan sings Bread and Roses.