Tuesday, 8 March 2011

New Humanist Podcast March 2011

Dear reader, our blog has moved to a new address.

Do come on over (and change your bookmarks accordingly): rationalist.org.uk

We're pleased to announce the long-awaited return of the New Humanist podcast – it's been a while, but we're now back and we'll be bringing you a podcast (20 mins or so in length) every month, featuring interviews with New Humanist contributors and friends, music, comedy, and discussions of the latest news from the world of faith and faithless.

I've just published the March episode, in which you can hear me and our editor, Caspar Melivlle, talk to science journalist Angela Saini, author of the new book Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World, about the meeting of science and religion in a booming India (0:54), discuss the case of a Derby couple turned down as foster carers on account of their views on homosexuality with the BHA's Naomi Phillips (5:59), and consult psychologist and ghostbuster Richard Wiseman for some help tackling a pesky poltergeist.

There's also music from Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People star Helen Arney, as we bring you an exclusive preview of the new hip-hop remix of her song Animals, produced by Mr Simmonds, featuring vocals from Professor Elemental (16.39). That's released on Geek Pop's Geek Like Me EP on 11 March.

Our podcast music was composed by Andrea Rocca, exclusively for New Humanist.

You can listen using the embedded player below, or by subscribing via RSS or email. We're also on iTunes - just search for "New Humanist" in the store and select the podcast subtitled "The podcast for godless people". If you'd like to download the full file directly, you can do so via our podcast page, where you can also find the full archive of the podcasts we published during 2008-9, including the advent podcasts starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Robin Ince, Dara O Briain, Richard Dawkins and many more.

[We apologise that the quality of the audio isn't as high as we'd like it to be in places – our audio recorder is on its last legs and we'll be replacing in time for the next episode.]
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