I know I haven’t been very active on The Orbit since its launch. I’ve been bogged down with prior obligations and writing commitments. Anyway, a question I’m regularly asked is if I ever considered starting my own podcast. The quick answer is no, I haven’t.
The longer answer would be that podcasts have never interested me insofar as me wanting to create a space within this form of media to express thoughts. Also, I’m not much of a talker. I prefer articulating ideas, positions, and criticism through written word.
Words are often misremembered, quotes misconstrued, and meaning reinterpreted to make for better kindling for strawman counter-arguments. To me, it’s more difficult for people to do those things when responding to things I’ve written rather than going off hearsay or snippets of a discussion lacking context.
That said, I have made guest appearances on podcasts from time to time. I thought it would be neat to have a centralized location for all my podcast appearances along with a brief overview of what’s discussed.
So, here’s that. I don’t do these kinds of spots often, but when I do, I will update this page accordingly.
With host Kimberly Ellington, I break down the what and why behind Black Lives Matter. We also discuss divisions within the atheist movement.
Me and Life After God host Ryan Bell discuss the challenges of pursuing social justice in our divided society, the progress that is still needed in the secular and freethought community, and the false dichotomy between safe spaces and freedom of speech.
With Bi Any Means host Trav Mamone, I speak on my deconversion, Black atheism, my Secular Voices of Color project, Black Lives Matter, and allyship.
*Warning – The transcript provided on the Bi Any Means website isn’t that accurate.
I speak with Peggy Knudtson and Jenn Wilson about my role with the American Humanist Association, what social justice and intersectionality mean, and ways social media can be used to further the cause of social justice.
With host Jonathan Tindell, I discuss the history and social context that brought about the Black Church, growing up in a Pentecostal household, challenges of being a Black atheist, and more.
Along with Gaytheist Manifesto hosts Ari Stillman and Callie Wright, I discuss why secular activism still matters and humanism’s involvement in social justice work through the AHA’s new initiatives surrounding, feminism, LGBTQ rights, and racial justice.