Mark and Sean talk about their experiences at the Reason Rally and the SkeptiCal Conference. Special musical appearance by singer bassist Joey Fabian.
Sean visited the Reason Rally in Washington DC on June 4, 2016, and Mark was one of several CVAAS members who hosted a table at the Skeptical Conference in Oakland, CA on May 15, 2016.
Sean and Mark discuss these events, the people they met, and what they learned.
As a bonus, singer and bassist Joey Fabian has provided the podcast music for this episode! If you like Joey’s music, check him out on iTunes. You can also find him on Facebook, and at his website.
Johnny Depp… Bill Nye… James Randi… Penn Jillette… Julia Sweeney… Lawrence Krauss… Margaret Cho… Eugenie Scott…
These are just a few of the people you’ll see at the Reason Rally being held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on June 4th, 2016.
This event is billed as the “biggest gathering of nonreligious people in history!” And even if you’re skeptical about this, it is very true that this “Woodstock for atheists and skeptics” will attract thousands!
The goal of the Reason Rally is to demonstrate the, “presence and power of the nonreligious voting bloc”. Much like the atheism awareness movement, and the Richard Dawkins’ “Out Campaign”, the Reason Rally works to erase religious stigma held toward the nonreligious by celebrating various secular identities.
Besides an impressive list of speakers, there will also be political leaders, entertainment, and live music. Lots of fun!
See the Reason Rally website for more details.