36 episodes

Host Douglas Berger will be talking about Humanist values and how we live them each day. He will share local news and issues of interest to Humanists and other freethinkers. And from time to time interview other Humanists, secular people, or people who share our values.

If you consider yourself a Humanist or want to find out more about Humanism and our values, then this podcast will be your one stop shop. It will be an experience for all ages.

Glass City Humanist Douglas Berger

    • Society & Culture

Host Douglas Berger will be talking about Humanist values and how we live them each day. He will share local news and issues of interest to Humanists and other freethinkers. And from time to time interview other Humanists, secular people, or people who share our values.

If you consider yourself a Humanist or want to find out more about Humanism and our values, then this podcast will be your one stop shop. It will be an experience for all ages.

    Can We Find Personal Responsibility Again?

    Can We Find Personal Responsibility Again?

    In this episode, we have a panel discussion about personal responsibility with some members of the Secular Humanists of Western Lake Erie. Then as a free bonus we talk about a church and state case recently before the US Supreme Court concerning flying the Christian flag in front of Boston City Hall.

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    00:58 Show Intro
    03:55 Personal Responsibility Discussion
    23:24 Boston City Hall Flag Case


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    • 35 min
    Thank a Pagan for Christmas

    Thank a Pagan for Christmas

    In this episode, we look at the real reason for the season and how our holidays began with early humans marking the shortest day of the year in hopes that light would return. Next Douglas talks about actor Wil Wheaton's recent social media post admitting to his homophobic past and how Humanists and others can follow his current path to be better people then finally we note how some Star Trek fans, in an effort to maintain their bigotry, miss the entire point of Star Trek. 

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    01:07 Thank a Pagan for Christmas
    20:36 It is never too late to be a better person
    31:48 The Wokeness of Star Trek


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    • 38 min
    Poems from a Heathen Mommy with Megan Rahm

    Poems from a Heathen Mommy with Megan Rahm

    In this episode our guest is poet Megan Rahm. We discuss her book of poetry 'Free to Roam: Poems from a Heathen Mommy' and her journey to freethought. She not only shares some selections from the book but also talks about her mental health struggles, her chosen artform, and her upcoming memoir.

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    00:58 Quintessential Midwest mom
    08:49 Girl Mom and other selections
    17:12 Future Plans


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    • 24 min
    Secular Student Alliance: The Cool People on Campus with Kevin Bolling

    Secular Student Alliance: The Cool People on Campus with Kevin Bolling

    In this episode we talk to Kevin Bolling, the executive director of the Secular Student Alliance, which is the only national organization dedicated to atheist, humanist, and other non-theist students. We discuss what the SSA is and does, its efforts to protect real religious freedom on campuses across the country, and what SSA is looking forward to in the future.

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    00:58 We Are Secular Students
    12:44 Real Religious Freedom on Campus
    20:51 What does the future hold


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    • 30 min
    Beware Rose Colored Glasses of Forced Patriotism with Emily Newman

    Beware Rose Colored Glasses of Forced Patriotism with Emily Newman

    In this episode we talk to Emily Newman from the American Humanist Association about forced patriotism, the false narrative about Critical Race Theory being taught in school and what's coming up from the AHA as it looks for a new executive director.

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    00:57 Forced Patriotism
    08:39 The Myth of Critical Race Theory
    17:41 An AHA Update


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    • 24 min
    Spiders, Science, and Avoiding Pedestals with PZ Myers

    Spiders, Science, and Avoiding Pedestals with PZ Myers

    In this episode we talk to the well known and respected Dr. PZ Myers about the war on science, spiders, and why we shouldn't put heroes on pedestals including PZ himself.

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    1:34 PZ's Origin Story
    3:17 The War On Science
    9:00 How PZ Became An Atheist
    13:19 Calling Out Bad Atheists
    17:49 The Myth Of Cancel Culture
    22:11 Spiders! Oh My!!


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    • 31 min

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