The latest episode of [i:7701542522]Point of Inquiry[/i:7701542522] features an interview with Susan Jacoby, the author of [u:7701542522]Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism[/u:7701542522], which is now in its tenth hardcover printing and recently published in paperback. Freethinkers was hailed in the New York Times as an Ïardent and insightful workÓ that Ïseeks to rescue a proud tradition from the indifference of posterity.Ó Named a notable nonfiction book by [i:7701542522]The Washington Post[/i:7701542522] and [i:7701542522]The Los Angeles Times[/i:7701542522], [u:7701542522]Freethinkers[/u:7701542522] was cited in England as one of the outstanding international books of 2004 by the [i:7701542522]Times Literary Supplement[/i:7701542522] and [i:7701542522]The Guardian[/i:7701542522].
In this interview with DJ Grothe, Jacoby talks about the role that freethinkers played in American social justice movements, and discusses Robert Green Ingersoll.
Also in this episode, Tom Flynn asks Did You Know?, detailing facts about Robert Green Ingersoll and new data about nonbelievers from University of Akron, and Lauren Becker shares some thoughts on Darwin and Olver Sacks and what these scientists teach us about ourselves.
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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry’s radio show and podcast, drawing on CFI’s relationship with the leading minds of the day including Nobel Prize-winning scientists, public intellectuals, social critics and thinkers, and renowned entertainers. Each episode combines incisive interviews, features, and commentary focusing on CFI’s three research areas: pseudoscience and the paranormal, alternative medicine, and religion and secularism.
Past episodes include interviews with Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Chris Mooney, Eugenie Scott, Max Maven, Ibn Warraq, Andrew Skolnick, Wallace Sampson, Paul Kurtz, and Joe Nickell and others.