Ep 43: Charles Bradlaugh – Atheist and Republican



One hundred and thirty years after he died, Professor David Nash and Bob Forder speak to Emma Park about the life and significance of Charles Bradlaugh – the first openly atheist MP, and the founder of the NSS.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/02/ep-43/


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Religious conversion isn’t a charitable endeavour – Opinion Out Loud Ep 03



Opinion Out Loud is a new series from the National Secular Society podcast. Each episode will bring you a member of the team reading one of our best recent opinion pieces. We’d love to hear your feedback. Details at the end.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/01/religious-conversion-isnt-a-charitable-endeavour


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Ep 42: Transforming education in Northern Ireland



Alastair Lichten is joined by Sam Fitzsimmons and Matthew Milliken discuss the range of challenges facing Northern Ireland’s divided education system and hopes for the future.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/01/ep-42


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The Catholic Church’s control over abortion policy has sparked a furious backlash in Poland – Opinion Out Loud Ep 02



Opinion Out Loud is a new series from the National Secular Society podcast. Each episode will bring you a member of the team reading one of our best recent opinion pieces. We’d love to hear your feedback. Details at the end.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2020/11/the-catholic-churchs-control-over-abortion-policy-has-sparked-a-furious-backlash-in-poland


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Church and state should be separate – Opinion Out Loud Ep 01



Opinion Out Loud is a new series from the National Secular Society podcast. Each episode will bring you a member of the team reading one of our best recent opinion pieces. We’d love to hear your feedback. Details at the end.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2020/11/church-and-state-should-be-separate


Rerelease: Geoffrey Robertson QC (Ep 07: Exploring religious freedom)



Rerelease of Ep 07. Check out the full shownotes, video and transcript for this episode: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2019/04/geoffrey-robertson-qc-exploring-religious-freedom-episode-07


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Ep 40: Rachel Laser, the Americanisation of the religious right



Emma Park speaks to Rachel Laser, to discuss the state of US secularism in the aftermath of their 2020 election, and the American Christian rights’ support for similar movements around the world.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2020/12/ep-40


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Ep 39: The war on Christmas



What is the real meaning of Christmas in modern Britain, secular and multicultural as it is? Does the Christian tradition have a prerogative on its meaning, and if not, why not? And does anyone really get offended at the phrase ‘Merry Christmas’?

Full shownotes and subscriber information: secularism.org.uk/podcast/2020/11/ep-39