Wed, 27 July 2011
Emery Emery has been in Stand-Up Comedy for years, and now brings his formidable talents to his radio show/podcast Ardent Atheist. Somehow or another he manages to pull together an incredibly impressive panel for discussions on Religion and its place in the world today. Never allowing himself to take the easy way out, Emery almost always has at least one religious person on the panel, which makes for a great debate without fail.
During our interview, we talked about freedoms, Emery's work on the movie "The Aristocrats," his conversion from a strong believer on track to becoming a preacher, the use of language, and much, much more.
Follow Emery on Twitter: @ArdentAtheists
Wed, 20 July 2011
Donald Prothero is an instructor of Physical and Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology, and Paleontology. We had a chance to talk about his participation during the very early days of the Skeptical movement, hisincredible track record of book publishing, Skeptic Geology Tours, and what it's like to work in dusty museum basements.
The video below is a fantastic presentation regarding the proofs of Evolution. His presentation begins at about the 12:30 mark.
Wed, 13 July 2011
Brian Gregory is the creator and host of Virtual Drinking Skeptically. While this is particularly great for those of us who do not have a Skeptical social group nearby, it's also a fun evening if you do. All you need is a webcam, some good bandwidth, and a bottle of something potable in the fridge.
Wed, 6 July 2011
Paul Provenza is the host of Showtime's "The Green Room with Paul Provenza." He has been working in the field of Stand-Up Comedy for over 30 years now, and is the man responsible for the movie The Aristocrats and the book Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians.
In addition to Comedy, Paul is an accomplished actor who has played parts in such shows as The Facts of Life, Northern Exposure, and The West Wing.
Paul comes to the Skeptics movement from the point of view of a comedian. While we may think of Magicians as experts of deception and Scientists as experts in diligently uncovering scientific truths, Comedians are often expert analysts of human behavior.
During TAM9 Paul will be hosting a Live Satiristas show with several very special guests. Paul has made it a habit to bring together comedians to entertain, challenge, and inform audiences while having a blast of a time in the process. This is what he does on his Showtime Show and it's what he is doing for the Skeptics movement by bringing comedians to TAM and putting on a show for attendees.
To view some hilarious outtakes from The Green Room, click the links below!
Follow Paul on Twitter at @PaulProvenza