About Center Stage

Center Stage is the weekly podcast/radio series that brings you stimulating lectures and events from the Center for Inquiry (CFI). The nation’s leading think tank for secularism, science, and reason, CFI stages events at its headquarters in Amherst, New York, and under the auspices of branch Centers in New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and elsewhere. There’s always something thought-provoking and controversial on stage at some Center for Inquiry.

Center Stage is hosted by Debbie Goddard and Tom Flynn. Our theme music is by Adam Fields.

Tom Flynn

Buffalo, NY

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Tom Flynn is the Center for Inquiry’s vice president for media and director of Inquiry Media Productions. He is also executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism and editor of its flagship magazine, Free Inquiry. He designed and directs the Council's museum at the Dresden, N.Y., birthplace of 19th century agnostic orator Robert Green Ingersoll. He has written or edited eight books, including The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (Prometheus, 2007).

Debbie Goddard

Buffalo, NY

Debbie Goddard is the outreach director at the Center for Inquiry Transnational in Amherst, NY. She is also the director of African Americans for Humanism, a program of the Council for Secular Humanism. Before working for CFI, she participated in local freethought groups in the greater Philadelphia region and helped organize and support campus groups internationally as a student volunteer. She has also been involved with progressive issues and LGBT activism.