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 Lauren Becker and Tom Flynn. Our theme music is by Adam Fields.

Tom Flynn

Buffalo, NY

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Tom Flynn is executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism and editor of its flagship magazine, Free Inquiry. A founding coeditor of the newsletter Secular Humanist Bulletin, he designed and directs the Council's museum at the Dresden, N.Y., birthplace of 19th century agnostic orator Robert Green Ingersoll. He is also vice president for media at the Center for Inquiry and director of its audio-visual production arm, Inquiry Media Productions. He has written or edited four books including The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (Prometheus, 2007). He is executive producer of the Council for Secular Humanism's 2013 video miniseries, American Freethought.

Lauren Becker

Amherst, NY

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Lauren Becker, Director of Marketing at the Center for Inquiry, is a science and nature interpreter who has taught at museums, parks, and planetariums around the country. Known for her commentaries on Point of Inquiry, the Center for Inquiry’s radio-show style podcast, she is an experienced environmental activist and advocate for science literacy and education.