The Thinking Atheist shares his journey from christian broadcaster to atheist activist in this inspirational interview on doubt and how it can lead you to truth. Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
Special Guest: Seth Andrews.
In this episode, we are joined by the membership director and editor-in-chief of American Atheist Magazine, Pamela Whissel to discuss the efforts the AA is implementing to normalize and remove the stigma associated with the word "Atheist." In addition we talk about the buzz surrounding this year's American Atheist Convention in Oklahoma City and which one of TV's most notorious doctors will be making a "House Call" as the key note speaker. Hugh won't believe who it is.
Special Guest: Pamela Whissel.
Facing the prognosis that he will eventually lose his sight, Hans Jørgen Wiberg sets his sights on an idea that would change everything... Be My Eyes is a free mobile app designed to bring sight to the blind and visually impaired. With the press of a button, the app establishes a live video connection between blind and visually impaired users and sighted volunteers. Every day, volunteers are lending their eyes to solve challenges both big and small in the lives of the blind and visually impaired. With over half a million users across 150 countries, Be My Eyes has grown to become the largest online community for the blind and visually impaired. The app harnesses the power of generosity, technology and human connection to help blind and visually impaired individuals lead more independent lives. In April 2012, he presented his idea for an application at a startup event in Denmark. At this event, he connected with a team, ready to make Be My Eyes a reality. On October 4th, 2013, Hans presented the Be My Eyes idea in an impassioned Ted Talk, which continues to resonate with hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the globe. The app was launched the 15th of January 2015 and within 24 hours had 10,000 users. In October 2015, Be My Eyes received one of 7 spots in Singularity University’s accelerator program, as the only Scandinavian company. See the full list of companies here. Be My Eyes was a 2015 Index Awards finalist and has also been featured on Popular Science’s list of best apps of 2015. Furthermore, Be My Eyes is in the top ten of the Disrupt 100 2017. World-leading entrepreneurs, investors, and business people name the businesses on the Disrupt 100, to be the ones with most potential to influence, change or create new global markets. In September 2017, Be My Eyes, wins the Oslo Innovation Week Award. Later in September, Be My Eyes is selected to participate in Expo2020 in Dubai. On, 5th October 2017, the Android version was launched – With Be My Eyes available for Android, we will are able to reach even more blind and visually impaired people across the world and help them to lead more independent lives. In November 2017, Be My Eyes wins the CER prize 2017 In November 2017, Be My Eyes wins World Summit Award 2017 in the Category Inclusion and Empowerment. In December 2017 Be My Eyes was chosen as one of Google Play’s Best Apps of 2017 in the categories “Most innovative” alongside Google Earth, Pinterest and Snap Chat, “Daily Helper” and “Hidden Gem”
Special Guest: Hans Jørgen Wiberg.
Go beyond the stage with an intimate look at stand-up comedy through the eyes of two of the industry's staples, Tony Deyo (Conan, CBS The Late Late Show, Sirius XM, HBO) and Steve Lesser (Executive Producer-North Carolina Comedy Festival / Idiot Box Comedy Club). We explore the process of turning an idea into a laugh as well as style, writing material and working the live performance. This episode is filled with great advice for anyone looking to take the stage, or those who love the art of stand-up.
Special Guests: Steve Lesser and Tony Deyo.
The NonSequitur Show presents a spirited and passionate debate between Dr. Herman Mays and Kent Hovind on the evidence for a common ancestor.
Herman Mays Jr. received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Kentucky in Biology with a minor in anthropology in 1992 and his PhD from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Kentucky in 2001. Dr. Mays has developed a significant public outreach program in natural history and evolutionary biology with numerous public lectures including an invited talk to the first TEDxCincy conference in Cincinnati.
Kent Hovind is known for his Dr. Dino web site and for producing articles and selling video tapes, books, and fossil replicas. Hovind has held numerous speaking engagements (around 700 in 2004) at churches, private schools, and other venues each year, in addition to hosting a daily internet radio talk show and establishing Dinosaur Adventure Land in Florida.
Special Guests: Herman Mays, Ph.D and Kent Hovind.
I’ve listened to it 4 times and still haven’t had enough.
The NonSequitor show goes above and beyond. The Kent Hovind vs. Aron Ra showdown was epic!
I first experienced this channel as an invite to a discussion. I had no idea what to expect, so I was pleasantly surprised to see how Steve McRae deftly handles divisive issues. This is not to say he has no biases, they certainly are there, but he handles discussions with an interesting compromise between allowing all opinions to be heard, allowing all opinions to be questioned, and a propensity to stay out of the discussion and let ideas flow. Because of this, Influential voices like AronRa, King Crocoduck, and Kent Hovind, who don't all agree, feel confident enough to present their ideas openly and honestly. Definitely worth a listen and a subscription just to avoid some of the best debates on Youtube.
Steve and Kyle do a great job of being fair with everyone, even people they disagree with. They put a lot of work into what they do and it shows. Great conversations and very interesting guests!
I ran across this show on twitter and gave the first episode a try. It's less than a week later now and I've plowed through several more trying to catch up on all their content. I especially enjoyed the discussions with Kent Hovind, or "Dr. Dino". The hosts did a great job moderating and remaining fair and unbiased while no allowing either side to question-dodge as best they could. They also have a YouTube stream so you can tap into some of these discussions with the added visual dimension. This was great with Aron Ra, whose entertaining physical presence is only eclipsed by the enthusiastic machine-gun delivery of pertinent scientific facts. Not all episodes are so emotionally charged, and I enjoy the fluid dialogue that the show presents when the guests have more congenial relationships. I'm definitely staying subscribed to this one.