Episode 36: The Freethinker, with Dr. Emma Park


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In this episode, our guest is Emma Park, the new editor of the Freethinker magazine. Join us as we discuss the magazine’s incredible history and its impact on creating a secular society in Britain. Emma talks about the paradox of Britain’s growing nonreligious population and the stubborn persistence of institutions like the monarchy and religious privilege, and the challenge of finding the appropriate limits to free speech and expression. She also gives some thought to whether a “true freethinker” can be an anti-capitalist and if vandalizing a church can ever be considered free expression.

In the bonus section, available exclusively to supporters on Patreon, we talk more about free speech, Antifa’s answer to fascism, and the paradox of tolerance.

The Freethinker: https://freethinker.co.uk/

Follow the Freethinker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FreethinkerMag

Follow Emma on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrEmmaPark

Nathan recently appeared on the Monday Morning Dullard podcast to talk about atheism. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVmjk9_mMxY

Follow Nathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathGAlexander

Nathan’s website: https://www.nathangalexander.com/

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