#040 – Transgender Day of Remembrance

This week we observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Special thanks to Gene Elliot, Ari Coleman, Stephanie Guttormson, and Trav Mamone

The poem is called “Boobs” by Ollie Schminkey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7Vss4GYks

Music:
Cloudkicker – http://www.cloudkickermusic.com
A Lost State of Mind – http://www.aloststateofmind.com

#039 – Let’s Do Compassion Better

Hear a talk I did at a Unitarian Universalist church about compassion and why sometimes people have such a gross lack of it, and a discussion between me, and my friends Ari and Jamie about some ways that we’ve failed, and some ways we’re working on getting better at showing compassion.

 

http://www.avfti.org

 

Music:

Cloudkicker – http://www.cloudkickermusic.com

A Lost State of Mind – http://www.aloststateofmind.com

#038 – The F Word! w/Greta Christina and Tracie Harris

This week I have a talk with Tracie Harris and Greta Christina about the dirtiest of all F words, feminism (cue dramatic music).

 

http://www.atheist-community.org/

http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/

 

Music:

Cloudkicker – http://www.cloudkickermusic.com

A Lost State of Mind – http://aloststateofmind.com/

#037 – Cool Conventions, Joy, and a Gaytheism Redux

This week I have a conversation with Adam Collins, founder of the Atheists of Facebook online convention. Its a super novel concept and a neat solution to the problem of how expensive atheist conventions can be. I also had the change to sit down with Chris Johnson, and independent filmmaker who’s currently touring the country with his movie A Better Life. A Better Life explores what it means to be joyful and to find meaning in a life without God. Last but not least I have the audio from my talk at the GLSEN Youth Summit from Saturday Oct 24th, where I pitch atheist activism to an LGBT crowd. Enjoy!

Atheists of Facebook Online Convention: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630462703879504/

Chris’ book and movie: http://www.theatheistbook.com

Learn more about GLSEN: http://www.glsen.org

Music:

Cloudkicker – http://www.cloudkickermusic.com

A Lost State of Mind – https://aloststateofmind.bandcamp.com/

 

#036 – Let’s Talk About Race

This week I have a chat with founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Mandisa Thomas, and blogger and co-host of Dogma Debate Alix Jules.

Black Non Believers: https://blacknonbelievers.wordpress.com/

Alix Jules’ blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thegraffitiwall/

The Video: https://www.facebook.com/matt.facciani/videos/10205233348180967/?pnref=story

 

Music:

Cloudkicker – http://www.cloudkickermusic.com

A Lost State of Mind – https://aloststateofmind.bandcamp.com/

#035 – National Coming Out Day

This week, Stephanie Guttormson of the Think Stephtically youtube channel, and the Richard Dawkins Foundation joins us to talk about her story, and to discuss National Coming Out Day, which was celebrated on Oct 11th

 

Think Stephtically: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThinkingStephtically

Stephanie’s Trans 101 talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmHnkU1OOno

 

Music:

 

Cloudkicker – http://www.cloudkickermusic.com

A Lost State of Mind – http://http://aloststateofmind.com/

#034 – Gaytheism 101

This week I bring you my talk from the V to Shining V event in Montgomery AL, and my first ever atheist conference talk from this past weekend’s Carolinas Secular Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Music:

Cloudkicker – http://www.cloudkickermusic.com

A Lost State of Mind – http://www.aloststateofmind.com

#033 – V to shining V

Last weekend I attended an event in Montgomery Alabama called V to Shining V, and met some incredible people on the front lines of a difficult and sometimes even dangerous fight for reproductive freedom in the south. I have a sit down with friends of the show Xandi (@exodusgirls) and Nick Morgan-Moore (@nickmorganmoore) , and a new friend Caity who is 16 and a total activism badass.

Caity’s blog: http://bit.ly/1MLsuIf

Music:

Cloudkicker – http://bit.ly/1TSBN83

A Lost State of Mind – http://bit.ly/1MBCZgS

#032 – Ally Week

Sept 28 – Oct 2 is Ally Week. A week long conversation about what it means to be an LGBT ally and how we can all be better for our communities. We have a sit down with Mr. Bobby C from the No Religion Required podcast, we invite a listener on, and end with some of your thoughts on what it means to be a good ally.

Kaitlyn’s GoFundMe page is here: http://bit.ly/1JrmAVg

Music:

Cloudkicker – http://bit.ly/1TSBN83

A Lost State of Mind – http://bit.ly/1MBCZgS