Radio and Podcast

The Thinking Atheist, October 3, 2017
Seth Andrews and I talk about what Grace without God really means and why I would never tell someone they should leave religion behind.

The Matt Townsend Show, September 15, 2017
I joined BYU Radio host Matt Townsend to explain why I check the box “None of the Above” and how, in an ideal world, its our values, not our beliefs, that bring us together.

Talk One Radio, January 7, 2017
Host Steven Spierer and I discuss why I left organized religion, the moment I knew I needed better answers for my kids, and why I prefer “agnostic” to “atheist.”

Freethought Radio, October 1, 2016
I joined the hosts of Freethought Radio, part of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, to discuss secular community, awe, and how I found grace without God.

Sin Boldly Podcast, September 30, 2016
Evangelical Lutheran Pastor Evan McLanahan and I had long talk about where we differ and where we agree.

Interfaith Voices, September 30, 2016
Host Maureen Fiedler, asks me to explain the Nones—who we are and what many of us are seeking. I explain how I and millions like me have discovered meaning, community, and secular “grace” outside organized religion.

Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia, September 22, 2016
I joined Chicago’s own WBEZ to talk about what I now tell my nonreligious kids about who we are and what we value, as well as how I found a greater sense of connection and meaning after religion.

The Meaning of Life TV, August 24, 2016
Host Robert Wright and I discuss moral education without religion, secular spirituality, and how to confront thoughts of death without belief in an afterlife.

The Urban Monk, August 5, 2016
Pedram Shojai and I had a wide-ranging discussion about why so many Americans are leaving religion and what they are doing instead to craft meaningful community and rituals for themselves and their kids.

The Brian Lehrer Show, June 20, 2016
Great questions from host Brian Lehrer at WNYC about the rise of the religiously unaffiliated and how this trend is changing the way we form communities and find meaning.

Harper Audio Interview, June 20, 2016
Ana Maria Allessi asked great questions about why I wrote my book, how it’s changed me, and what the real promises and challenges are for society as we let go of religion.

The Friendly Atheist Podcast, June 19, 2016
I spoke with Hemant Mehta, the “Friendly Atheist,” about what it means to find grace without God and why blanket statements about religion don’t work for me.

Spirituality and Health Podcast, June 8, 2016
Rabbi Rami talks with me about a move toward reimagined spiritual rituals and my new book Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age.

New Hampshire Public Radio Interview, December 18, 2014
“With the holiday season in full swing, many turn to their religion for traditions and spiritual meaning. But for a growing segment of Americans, there’s little interest in finding a house of worship. We’re looking at the trend toward these so-called ‘nones,’ who include not only atheists and agnostics, but folks with a variety of beliefs.”

Radio Boston Interview, January 14, 2013
“The religious landscape in the country is undergoing a tectonic shift. And it is as jarring as it is unprecedented. Five years ago, 15 percent of American adults were religiously unaffiliated. Today, that number has jumped to 20 percent. One in five American adults — and one-third of adults under age 30 — have no religious affiliation.”

Wisconsin Public Radio Interview, January 22, 2013
“According to a recent Pew study, one in five American adults and one-third of adults under age 30 have no religious affiliation. This hour of the program we discuss the rise of what are being called the ‘nones.'”