Tag Archives: secularism

Derk Venema and Tanya Watkins

Ep 55: Pastafarianism and the meaning of ‘religion’



A spoof religion devised to mock creationism has attracted a global following. But what does ‘religion’ mean anyway?

With Derk Venema (03:20), Tanya Watkins (28:35), and Tony Meacham (43:17).

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/08/ep-55


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Schools aren’t there to save the church – Opinion Out Loud Ep 012



Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society’s opinion pieces in audio format.

The Church of England’s new evangelical missional strategy should lead us to question its entitlement to proselytise in schools, argues Stephen Evans.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/07/schools-arent-there-to-save-the-church


Terri Haynes and Tracy Butler

Ep 52: A new Catholic school for Peterborough



A new Catholic primary school is about to be constructed in Hampton Water, Peterborough, despite local opposition. It will be the first state-funded Catholic school in England for a decade.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/06/ep-52/


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Ep 51: Laïcité and free speech in France



Satire is “the oxygen of a democracy,” according to Caroline Fourest, writer, filmmaker, anti-extremist and former Charlie Hebdo journalist. She speaks to Emma Park in the latest episode of the NSS podcast.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/06/ep-51


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It’s not too late to fulfil George Holyoake’s secularist vision – Opinion Out Loud Ep 006



Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society’s opinion pieces in audio format.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2020/07/its-not-too-late-to-fulfil-george-holyoakes-secularist-vision

With secularist principles under siege across much of the world, it’s worth reconsidering the vision of the man who coined the term ‘secularism’ in the 19th century, says his biographer Ray Argyle.


Linda Woodhead pic, Ep 44

Ep 44: Post-Christian Britain and religion in schools



This episode is about the place of religion in Britain today, both in society in general and in schools in particular. Emma Park interviews Linda Woodhead MBE, professor of religion at Lancaster University.

Full shownotes and subscriber information: https://www.secularism.org.uk/podcast/2021/03/ep-44-post-christian-britain-and-religion-in-schools


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Christian nationalism is a key part of Trump’s legacy – Opinion Out Loud Ep 04



Opinion Out Loud brings you a selection of the National Secular Society’s opinion pieces in audio format.

Read this original opinion piece: https://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2021/01/christian-nationalism-is-a-key-part-of-trumps-legacy

Alastair Lichten argues that understanding Christian nationalism is essential to understanding the presidency of Donald Trump and its consequences for the world.