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Homeschool Cults

Homeschool Cults

April 5, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education says that over 1.7 million children in the United States are homeschooled. But what happens when homeschooling stops being about education, and instead becomes insulation? Isolation? Inodctrination? This broadcast isn't a referendum on the concept of homeschooling. It's an exploration into some of the more extreme religious homeschool environments, and into the lives and personal stories of those who experienced them. [MORE]

Evil Western Medicine

March 15, 2016

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: (promo code thinkingatheist) It's a topic we've addressed in various forms, but this is an entire show dedicated to medicine. Science-based medicine. Alternative medicine. The names and claims of many so-called "natural" cures. And the charge that medical science should be distrusted in favor of unlicensed "healers" who operate outside the checks and balances of regulatory agencies, and who - in so many cases - are making a pretty penny. Joining us for the show are Dr. Harriet Hall (the "SkepDoc") of Science Based Medicine:, and Dr. Stephen Barrett of Dr. Hall's 10-course lecture series: BOOK: "Inside Chiropractic:" [MORE]

Inside the Crucible: Syria and the Islamic State

March 6, 2016

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris briefly revisits the Apple-FBI controversy and then speaks with Michael Weiss about ISIS and the ongoing civil war in Syria.Michael Weiss is a Senior Editor at The Daily Beast and co-author of the Ne... [MORE]

Matt Dillahunty: We’re Just Talking

March 1, 2016

Sponsored by The Phil Ferguson Show: Matt Dillahunty is one of the hosts of The Atheist Experience television show, he is a frequent speaker and debater, and he hosts the ... [MORE]

Throw Open the Gates

February 24, 2016

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris responds to criticism of his views on the Apple-FBI controversy and then speaks with Maryam Namazie about friendly fire among secularists, profiling, the immigration crisis in Europe, and other topics.Maryam Namazie is an Iranian-born atheist, a secularist, and a human rights activist. She is a spokesperson for a variety of organizations, including Fitnah (a movement for women’s liberation), Equal Rights Now, One Law for All (against Sharia Law in Britain), and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She hosts a weekly television program in Persian and English called Bread and Roses, which is broadcast in Iran and the Middle East via New Channel TV. [MORE]
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