|David Pakman talking to member of the Westboro Baptist Church in 2012 (source)|
So this week, I bring you my favourite progressive political and current affairs show, which I listen to religiously. I promise to myself daily that I will become a member soon. It's The David Pakman Show.
I listen to the audio podcast version, but the video program actually airs on several television stations.
The tie in with atheism - or at least the secular community - has been pretty clear over the past couple of years I've been listening to the show. All you need to do is take a look at some of the guests.
American Atheists president David Silverman has been on the show several times. On the February 7th 2011 show, he even suggested that Pakman may be a fellow atheist. Pakman denied this, although he has always been very secular. It was a thoughtful discussion about atheism vs. agnosticism.
Silverman returned to the show in March of this year to discuss his experience at the Republican CPAC convention.
You'll also find a nice interview with Lawrence Krauss and Matt Dillahunty.
And finally, the pièce de résistance, Ray Comfort.
I'll stress that the Pakman Show isn't giving me anything for this. It's just the first of a few Things I Like that have a tie-in with atheism/agnosticism which I've decided to share on this blog.