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Ep. 14 The Enlightenment Show:Flu Shot/Vaccine Denial, Obama the Anti-Christ?, Prop 8

Posted by Andy D. on November 30, 2008

[blip.tv ?posts_id=1528852&dest=-1] 56 min

Intro: Andy’s Colbert impression!

Leo gets a flu shot from infectious disease specialist Dr. Pamela Kelly.  They discuss Flu and Vaccine myths.

FreeThinker’s Toolkit: David Hume on the problem of miracles.

Blogger Heads: Examine Obama is the anti-Christ videos.

FreeThought Today: A discussion on politics including Prop 8 and homosexual marriage, Elizabeth Dole and anti-atheist ads, Scientology and the way to happiness ads.

What’s the Harm in vaccine denial.

Thanks to everyone who helped on the show.  I am really impressed with our talent pool.  Andy W rocked the Colbert intro!  Leo was shot.  Chad teaches about David Hume.  Mark and Jake are blogger heads! I hope you all like the edits, sfx, music, and the shorter intro.  Again thanks to all.  I keep saying this but this is our best yet!

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The Enlightenment Show 2.0

Posted by Andy D. on October 6, 2008

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Show Topics:

Church/State Separation and Sarah Palin

What’s The Harm in Astrology?

Deconversion Corner:  Altar boy to Atheist

FreeThinker’s Toolkit:  Burden of Proof, Occam’s razor, circular logic

Main Segment:  The Supreme Court and the Election.

This is our brand new format with multiple segments for an hour length with several people working on different topics.  My favorite new segment is Deconversion Corner.  Andy and Mark nailed it!  (Who’s next?)  We really have a talented cast and the show is better and more diverse.  By switching to segments, I can give the show a more professional look and sound.   It took a week to edit and post and thanks to Rae for helping select the music and SFX cues. PLEASE THANK everyone who worked on the show.  No one is getting paid for this and they do this to help our community and FreeThought Fort Wayne.   The credits list everyone.

(This show will air weekly all month on Access Two (Comcast 57, Verizon Fios 27 9:30-10:30 PM on Thursday nights)

For the future, I commited to Access Fort Wayne one show a month.  The times slots for Access will be either Wed 9PM, Mon 9PM, or Saturday 9PM on the 2nd and 4th week of the month.  The lottery for time slots is the end of the month.  Show sugestions and help are welcome at anytime.  For everyone, who is already on the Enlightenment Show cast, keep an eye on your e-mail for the next taping schedule and YOU ROCK!  Keep it up.  Thanks.

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Interview with John W. Loftus and Robert M. Price (Video)

Posted by Andy D. on August 17, 2008

It was a great pleasure to speak with two ex-ministers about a wide range of secular topics on Episodes 11 and 12 of “The Enlightenment Show.” They both have  preaching backgrounds and are still preaching but their message has changed.

Robert M. Price is author of “Top Secret: The Truth Behind Today’s Pop Mysticisms.” He is a Fellow at The Jesus Seminar and professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies at the Johnnie Coleman Theological Seminary. He is the author of many other books. See his website.

John W. Loftus is author of “Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity.” He is the founder of the blog Debunking Christianity. John grew up in Fort Wayne and formerly preached in Angola, IN.

Part 1 (29 min)[blip.tv ?posts_id=1185080&dest=-1]

Part 2 (30 min)[blip.tv ?posts_id=1185102&dest=-1]

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Thank you Dr. Price and John W. Loftus

Posted by Eye4Cards on August 8, 2008

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Price for speaking for our group last night. I found it interesting and amusing, just like I do all of his stuff. I also wanted to thank John Loftus for taping a few episodes of our Enlightenment Show with Dr. Price. It is our best stuff yet. They are both setting the bar really high for us to try to keep getting fascinating and wonderful people to talk to our group. But hey, that’s what this group’s all about. I mean, when I think of what it is that would make me want to join a group like this, or even contribute to it myself, I think about the things I would want out of it.

I want engaging speakers that make us think about a myriad of things. So far, I’ve met two men and their lovely counterparts that I’ve already felt I’ve known a little from their books and blogs, and podcasts. I couldn’t ask for more and I’m looking forward to what’s in store for later.

I want local friends that I feel at ease with almost immediately. This isn’t normally an easy thing for me to find. This is probably my fault more than anything else. But I’ve never felt so completely at ease in such a large group of people before and it is refreshing. I told my wife after the meeting and pub last night about how therapeutic this whole experience has been for me. I look forward to reading our blog every day and am probably responsible for 2000 of the over 10,000(!) visits to our site to date. Alright, maybe not quite 2000, but it sure feels like it!

I also wanted to thank everybody that was able to make it last night. You all helped make it our biggest function to date, and I’m starting to sense a kind of group identity with our many varied and intriguing members. I felt bad because every time we have one of our meetings I can’t spend enough time with everybody and my attention goes in 10 different directions trying to take it all in. I guess that’s what the blog is for though. I had such a fun time last night that I ended up having a great roaming discussion with a couple of first timers I know well until almost 4:30 in the morning! It made my 11 hour work day go a little slower today, but it was worth it!

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The Enlightenment Show releases 3 new episodes

Posted by Skeptigator on May 19, 2008

As many of you know some of our members, headed up by andyscathouse, produce a show for the local public access channels. To further promote their efforts we have been uploading these videos to our site and embedding them, along with show notes, on The Enlightenment Show’s page.

I have just finished uploading and embedding the next 3 videos.

I have also configured our “channel” on blip.tv’s website and their video player is much better than what WordPress allows us to do, http://freethoughtfortwayne.blip.tv/

The next 3 episodes feature special guest Reba Boyd Wooden and are as follows,

  • Episode 5, Ben Stein fails science class, part 1.
  • Episode 6, Ben Stein fails science class, part 2.
  • Episode 7, All about the Center for Inquiry – Indiana.

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The Enlightenment Show Update

Posted by Skeptigator on April 21, 2008

A handful of our members are involved in producing a public access show, called The Enlightenment Show. It is played locally on Comcast and Verizon FiOS, check your local listings for channel and times.

If however you can’t seem to catch the show locally (or you are not local) we now offer it online on our Enlightenment Show page. Each show is about 1/2 hour long and covers brief news items as well as a general topic for discussion.

So far 4 episodes have been produced and episodes 3 & 4 are currently in rotation on public access. Past topics have been “The separation of church and state”, “The scientific method” and “cold reading”. Future episodes planned include a critique of Ben Stein’s sad movie propaganda piece “Expelled” and “The placebo effect” .

If you like what you see or would like to offer some constructive criticism drop a comment on The Enlightenment Show’s page and we’ll make sure the producers of the show get the information.

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