Inspiring Naturalism podcast

Hosts Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd interview scientists, scholars, educators, and other leaders helping to evolve our culture toward an inspiring, naturalistic understanding of life, the universe, and the human condition.

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Inspiring Naturalism Podcast: science-based worldviews and wonders for our evolving culture
Language
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last modified
2019-05-07 21:50
last episode published
2016-03-09 16:34
publication frequency
79.15 days
Contributors
Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
28
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Society & Culture Science & Medicine Religion & Spirituality Philosophy Natural Sciences Spirituality

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
9.03.2016

26b. Friends on Dark Mountain (pt b): Rue, Dowd, Barlow

Loyal Rue, Michael Dowd, and Connie Barlow gather outdoors at Loyal's cabin in Iowa to share what too few are willing to discuss: a worldview shift that precludes the possibility of a bright future for our civilization. A recurrent theme is the tension...
22.01.2016

26a. Friends on Dark Mountain: Rue, Dowd, Barlow

Loyal Rue, Michael Dowd, and Connie Barlow gather outdoors at Loyal's cabin in Iowa to share what too few are willing to discuss: a worldview shift that precludes the possibility of a bright future for our civilization. They begin with readings from "D...
21.01.2016

25. Loyal Rue: Religion Is Not About God

Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his fourth book in 2006 titled, Religion Is Not About God. In August 2014, Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this book. Loyal's biographical reflections on what in his you...
13.08.2015

24. Loyal Rue: Nature Is Enough (pt 2)

Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his fifth book in 2011 titled, Nature Is Enough: Religious Naturalism and the Meaning of Life. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this boo...
6.01.2015

23. Loyal Rue: Nature Is Enough (pt 1)

Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his fifth book in 2011 titled, Nature Is Enough: Religious Naturalism and the Meaning of Life. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this boo...
10.12.2014

22. Loyal Rue: Everybody's Story

Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his third book in 2000 titled, Everybody's Story: Wising Up to the Epic of Evolution. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about this book: how it...
17.11.2014

21. Loyal Rue: By the Grace of Guile

Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, published his second book, By the Grace of Guile: The Role of Deception in Natural History and Human Affairs, in 1994. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal ...
9.10.2014

20. Loyal Rue: Amythia

Loyal Rue, professor emeritus of Luther College in Decorah Iowa, wrote his first book, Amythia, in 1989. In August 2014, Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd conversed with Loyal about his book and the malady of modernism, amythia. View the interview in VIDE...
19.01.2014

19. Jan Dash: The Climate Portal Online

Jan Dash introduces the Climate Portal, for which he is the Managing Editor. The portal is part of the Climate Initiative of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office in New York City. The Climate Portal is a massive aggregator linking to reliab...
16.12.2013

18. Chris Henderson: Aboriginal Power

Chris Henderson is one of Canada's foremost thinkers on innovation in the areas of business, cleantech, renewable energy, and corporate sustainability. His 2013 book, Aboriginal Power: Clean Energy and the Future of Canada's First Peoples is the topic ...
26.05.2013

17. Jonathan Haidt: The Righteous Mind

Jonathan Haidt is the author of the best-selling The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. A moral psychologist now at The Stern School of Business at New York University, Prof. Haidt writes, "My research in recent years...
14.03.2013

16. Jonah Sachs: Winning the Story Wars

In this episode we dig beneath the evidence and ideas that support a modern, naturalistic perspective and seek out the patterns and emphases that propel concepts into the realm of inspiring. Our guide is Jonah Sachs, author of Winning the Story Wars: W...
22.12.2012

15. Thomas W. Clark: Worldview Naturalism

Tom Clark, philosophical naturalist and consultant, is creator of naturalism.org, founder and director of the Center for Naturalism, author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses, and former host of the Philosophy Café at Harvard Book Sto...
15.11.2012

14. Deirdre Barrett: Supernormal Stimuli

Deirdre Barrett is a psychologist who conducts research at Harvard Medical School. Her 2010 book, Supernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose, is the subject of this interview. Here she explores the practical implications o...
7.05.2012

13. Alison Gopnik: Evolution, Modernity, and the Teenage Mind

Alison Gopnik speaks about her research toward understanding how young children acquire their picture of the world -- especially the ways in which they seem to develop, test, and amend hypotheses not unlike the methods of scientists. What sparked the i...
9.02.2012

12. Terrence Deacon: "How Mind Emerged from Matter"

Terrence (Terry) Deacon highlights the core ideas in his 2011 book, Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter.  A professor of biological anthropology and neurosciences at the University of California (Berkeley), Deacon is the author of the accla...
12.10.2011

11. Richard Dawkins: The Magic of Reality

Barlow and Dowd take an inside look at Richard Dawkins' first children's book, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True. The couple recite excerpts and discuss why this "courageous and necessary book" may indeed help evolve the religions of...
6.09.2011

10. Primack and Abrams: View from the Center of the Universe

Barlow and Dowd engage with astrophysicist Joel R. Primack and cultural historian Nancy Ellen Abrams about their unique partnership in translating a fully scientific understanding of the universe (and our place in it) into memorable and inspiring words...
17.08.2011

9. Jennifer Morgan: Born with a Bang

Jennifer Morgan is the author of the most popular (and scientifically accurate) children's book series on the Epic of Evolution. Titled Born with a Bang, Jennifer's trilogy was illustrated by Dana Lynne Andersen. In this conversation with hosts Connie ...
19.06.2011

8. Shane Dowd: "An Evolutionary Understanding of Gaming Addiction"

Shane Dowd is a 26-year-old physical trainer who is bringing an understanding of evolutionary brain science and evolutionary psychology into his life and into his work of empowering clients. Here he reflects on the gaming addiction that had his grades ...
3.10.2010

7. Paul Kurtz: "Planetary Humanism"

 Paul Kurtz is one of the prime movers of the secular humanist movement, including his authorship in 1973 of Humanist Manifesto II. Among his accomplishments is the founding of the Council for Secular Humanism, the Center for Inquiry, Free Inquiry maga...
27.08.2010

6. Ursula Goodenough: "The Sacred Depths of Nature"

 Ursula Goodenough is Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to her technical publications, she is the author of the acclaimed book in the genre of religious naturalism: The Sacred Depths of Nature. In this conversation...
5.08.2010

5. PZ Myers: "Changing the World One Blogpost at a Time"

 PZ Myers is a biologist who teaches at the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota.  He is the most widely read science blogger in the world.  His blog, Pharyngula, is read by more than 50,000 people a day.  PZ's role as a blogger is not only to ...
9.07.2010

4b. Jon Cleland-Host: "It's All Really There!"

 Chemist Jon Cleland-Host turns his attention from his parental role in giving his young sons an inspiring naturalism (see podcast episode 4a) to the ways that his deep-time, scientific awareness shapes his inner world: spiritual, emotional, and moral....
9.07.2010

4a. Jon Cleland-Host: "Inspiring Naturalism for Families"

Jon Cleland-Host, chemical scientist, is a leader in bringing to Earth-centered traditions (notably, neo-paganism) modes of inner reflection and community and family celebrations that are fully grounded in mainstream science.  He and his physicist wife...
2.07.2010

3. Michael Shermer: "The Role of the Skeptic"

Michael Shermer, is the public face of the venerable tradition of "skepticism" in America.  As he explains in this podcast, Shermer is by no means a cynic. Rather, it is his calling to seriously investigate truth claims that clash with well-substantiat...
31.05.2010

2. David Christian: "Big History"

David Christian is a historian and acclaimed teacher who initiated the teaching of (and coined the term for) the widest interdisciplinary field of all: Big History.  Big History is the deep-time history of everyone and everything. Michael Dowd and Conn...
3.05.2010

1. David Sloan Wilson: "Evolving Beliefs and Other Motivational Systems"

David Sloan Wilson, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Binghamton University, is a leading evolutionary theorist, both in the life and (more recently) the social sciences. David's academic writings, which he now extends...