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⚡️ The Secular Foxhole

by Blair Schofield and Martin Lindeskog

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As a freethinker, are you looking through binoculars out at the world in the safety of a foxhole? Get fuel for your soul and intellectual ammunition by listening to The Secular Foxhole podcast, in order to fight for the separation of religion and state.
https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm

Recent Episodes

⚡️ Russian Orthodox Church, Disinformation Czar, and DeSantis versus Disney

In this episode, Martin and I discuss Atilla and the Witch Doctor, DeSantis and Disney, the new ‘Disinformation Czar,’ along with important news about an upcoming interview concerning this ‘czar,’ and some changes to the Secular Foxhole, and Podcasting 2.0.  Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) https://secular-foxhole.haaartland.com/ (The Secular Foxhole Town Hall). Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new plac...

⚡️ Donations and Podcasting 2.0

Martin and I do a short show giving a Huge Thank You to a https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-kevin-osborne (previous guest), who gave the show a wonderful donation. We then talk about the show’s relevance to current issues and preview future guests and discuss future plans. As a wrap-up we list different ways you could support us as podcasters, e.g., by posting https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-secular-foxhole-1468375 (reviews on Podchaser), and using http://newpodcastapps.com (new podcast apps) like https://play.fountain.fm/show/tAMgIwWrYj20GkK7x48m (Fountain) and https://app.podcastguru.io/podcast/the-secular-foxhole-1529242825 (Po...

⚡️ Interview with Warren Fahy

Our guest today is Warren Fahy, who is here to discuss his latest novel, Magenta. Magenta is about a color-coded social credit system that has crushed the American people's spirit for decades and how three young people overturn that system. Plus, we talk about his other novels, like Fragment and The Kor. Then he mentions his touching and also terrifying engagement with the publishing industry, along with his co-writing, with frequent guest, https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-james-valliant (James Valliant), of the non-fiction work, Creating Christ: How The Romans Invented Christianity. Tune in for a great show. Call-to-Action: After you h...

⚡️ James Madison, News Sandwich, and Value for Value in the Podosphere

Our show commemorates James Madison's birthday, March 16th. We recommend his https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Madison/01-08-02-0163 (Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments). Then we discuss topics in our news sandwich segment, and talk about the value for value model in the podosphere. Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) https://secular-foxhole.haaartland.com/ (The Secular Foxhole Town Hall). Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and st...

⚡️ Robert Tracinski on Workism

https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/robert-tracinski-on-our-darkening-age (Robert Tracinski) visits us again to expand on three of his recent articles, published in https://www.discoursemagazine.com/author/robert-tracinski/ (Discourse Magazine). We have a stimulating, thought-provking discussion. Why don’t you listen in? Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) https://secular-foxhole.haaartland.com/ (The Secular Foxhole Town Hall). Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox...

⚡️ Interview with Kevin Osborne

Today we talk with Kevin Osborne a local writer (Connecticut) who has written two fascinating books about America. Join us for a great discussion. Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) https://secular-foxhole.haaartland.com/ (The Secular Foxhole Town Hall). Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and...

⚡️ Celebrating Ayn Rand

Today we kick off "https://studentsforliberty.org/north-america/blog/happy-birthday-ayn-rand/ (Rand's Day)" with our https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/james-valliant-on-leonard-peikoffs-lecture-modernism-and-madness ("resident Philosopher" James Valliant). We discuss Miss Rand's legacy and artistic value as both a novelist and a philosopher. Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) https://secular-foxhole.haaartland.com/ (The Secular Foxhole Town Hall). Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, give us constructive feedback, discuss the different episodes, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to...

⚡️ David Veksler on Crypto

David Veksler joins the show to discuss Bitcoin basics to two extreme novices - your host and co-host. Though we barely scratch the surface, we hope this show is informative. Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) https://secular-foxhole.haaartland.com (The Secular Foxhole Town Hall). Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, give us constructive feedback, discuss the different episodes, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace! Show notes with...

⚡️ Has Australia become Authoritaria?

https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-vinay-kolhatkar (Vinay Kolhatkar) joins us to discuss the latest ‘bad’ news from Australia , among other similar topics. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.heritage.org/index/ (2021 Index of Economic Freedom) - The Heritage Foundation https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/publications/youraba/2020/youraba-april-2020/law-guides-legal-approach-to-pandemic/ (Two centuries of law guide legal approach to modern pandemic) - American Bar Association https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/publications/youraba/2020/youraba-may-2020/state-local-authority-during-covid/ (How much authority do state and local officials have during a health emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic?) https://dr-deepak-golwalkar.medi...

⚡️ Where Have All the Capitalists Gone?

Professor, economist, and author Richard Salsman stops by the foxhole to discuss his latest book, “Where Have All The Capitalists Gone?” Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://richardsalsman.com (Richard Salsman's website) https://amzn.to/3tyrL8c (Where Have All the Capitalists Gone?: Essays in Moral Political Economy) https://theobjectivestandard.com/2014/06/rands-ethics-says-law/ (Rand’s Ethics and Say’s Law) https://theobjectivestandard.com/2017/02/america-at-her-best-is-hamiltonian/ (America at Her Best Is Hamiltonian) https://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/SupplySideEconomics.html (Supply-Side Economics) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9929315/New-Harvard-chief-chaplain-atheist-ordained-humanist-rabbi.html (Harvard University names a devout ATHEIST as its new...

⚡️ Robert Begley on Greece

Today we tour Greece, both ancient and modern, with Robert Begley, as he relates his experiences while traveling there. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://robert-begley.com/speaking-writing/ (Adventures in Greek Mythology, Philosophy, History, and Reality) - Robert-Begley.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyceum_(Classical) (Lyceum) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudaimonia (Eudaimonia) https://twitter.com/LyceumPeripatos (Martin's username on Twitter, LyceumPeripatos) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_(film) (300 (film)) https://www.rush.com/albums/hemispheres/ (Hemispheres by Rush) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1505796/ (Aristotle's Lagoon) https://www.athensguide.com/aristotle-lyceum/ (Aristotle's Lyceum...

⚡️ Interview with Kerry McDonald

Today our special guest is Kerry McDonald, author of https://amzn.to/3GhtguE (‘Unschooled,’) and advocate for the separation of state and education, i.e., homeschooling. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://amzn.to/3GhtguE (Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom) https://fee.org/people/kerry-mcdonald/ (Kerry McDonald - Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)) https://www.ou.edu/education/bridges/spring-2020/hamlin-homeschooling-cultural-capital-opportunities (Daniel Hamlin) https://fee.org/articles/locke-vs-lockdowns-has-america-lost-its-way/ (Locke Vs. Lockdowns: Has America Lost Its Way?) https://fee.org/articles/cities-lead-the-way-in-another-massive-fall-exodus-from-us-public-schools/ (Cities Lead the Way in (Another) Massive Fall Exodus from...

⚡️ Andy Clarkson on Exalted Moments

https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/back-to-the-dark-ages-with-dennis-prager (Andy Clarkson revisits us) with what he’s called, “The Hidden Gem” of Objectivism. Please follow along https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180/permalink/4921940807830181/ (this PDF) during the episode. The document is located on the https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180 (Facebook group, The Impact of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, & Jewish Cultures). Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180/permalink/4921940807830181/ (Exalted Moments (core paper from this episode)) https://exaltedmoments.blogspot.com/ (Exalted Moments blog) https://amzn.to/3HIi7ET (Letters of Ayn Rand (book)) https://aynrand.org/ (Ayn Rand In...

⚡️ Interview with Chip Joyce

Martin and I talk with Chip Joyce, a self-described 'problem-solver.' We cover his two major projects. One about Heroism(TheHeroicYou.com) and his foray into education, called TalkaBook. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.theheroicyou.com (The Heroic You) https://talkabook.com (Talkabook) https://gettingthingsdone.com/2010/01/the-key-to-innovation/#comment-1937 (A quote on innovation by David Allen - Getting Things Done) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavin_de_Becker (Gavin de Becker) https://talkabook.com/creators/lee-wardlaw (Lee Wardlaw) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/universal-knowledge-mining-trillion-dollar-industry-chip-joyce/?published=t (Universal Knowledge-Mining: a Trillion-Dollar Industry) Episode 34 (41 minutes) was r...

⚡️ Ed Thompson on Conceptual Education

We talk with Ed Thompson who has created this https://www.facebook.com/ConceptualEducation/ (project) to battle the sorry state of America's public schools. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.facebook.com/ConceptualEducation/ (Conceptual Education Project on Facebook) https://newideal.aynrand.org/announcing-a-new-fellowship-in-conceptual-education/ (Announcing a New Fellowship in Conceptual Education) https://ari.aynrand.org/issues/culture-and-society/education-and-multiculturalism/POV-Ayn-Rand-Interviewed-on-the-Value-of-Education/ (Ayn Rand Interviewed on the Value of Education (1964)) https://www.stephenhicks.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/RandAyn-The-Comprachicos.pdf (The Comprachicos by Ayn Rand) https://courses.aynrand.org/campus-courses/philosophy-of-education/ (Philosophy of Education by Leonard Peikoff) https://courses...

⚡️ Correction and Wrap Up

Martin and I discuss some good news about our growing podcast and we do a news sandwich to wrap up the episode. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.defense.gov/casualty.pdf (Casualty Status - U.S. Department of Defense) https://newssandwich.net/about/ (Amy Peikoff's site, NewsSandwich.net) https://www.yahoo.com/now/public-private-school-teachers-choose-110000421.html (Public and private school teachers choose to homeschool own children) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_and_evolution_in_public_education_in_the_United_States (Creation and evolution in public education in the United States) https://www...

⚡️ Andrew Bernstein and Bosch Fawstin discuss September 11, twenty years on...

Our guests discuss several topics with us relating to September 11, 2001. We cover what should have been done from the start, but was not. Just War Theory is ridiculed and a proper foreign policy is covered. We face the somber topic of the number of military suicides and physically/mentally wounded since the last twenty years. We try to end on a positive note. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://theundercurrent.org/thats-why-i-draw-you-an-interview-with-bosch-fawstin/ (“That’s Why I Draw You”: An Interview with Bosch Fawstin) https://theobjectivestandard.com/2020/01/bosch-fawstin-on-combating-the-evil-of-islam/ (Bosch Fawstin on Combating the Evil of Islam...

⚡️ Interview with Robert Begley

Our show today brings us https://robert-begley.com (Robert Begley), the Director of Operations and Development at the https://objectivestandard.org/about#staff (Objective Standard Institute) where we cover topics like our introduction to Ayn Rand's ideas, his involvement with The Heroes Society in New York city, and many other topics. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://objectivestandard.org/podcasts/the-hero-show (The Hero Show podcast) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_(band) (Rush (band)) https://www.rush.com/2112-spotlight-on-ayn-rand/ (2112 - Spotlight on Ayn Rand) https://www.shazam.com/track/2885773/anthem (Anthem (song)) https://amzn...

⚡️ Robert Tracinski on Our Darkening Age

To kick-off our second year of podcasting, https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-robert-tracinski (Robert Tracinski is back) with us to discuss two of his recent essays. Plus, we discuss some books like, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Echo. America's Revolutionary Mind, by Brad Thompson, and bizarrely, a book called, How the Irish Became White, by Noel Ignatiev. Then we briefly talk about another bizarre happening, how American evangelicals embraced the womanizing, narcissistic, loud-mouth Donald Trump. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://symposium.substack.com/p/our-darkening-age (Our Darkening Age) https://amzn.to/3...

⚡️ One Year Anniversary

For this episode, Martin and I celebrate our One Year Anniversary! Martin goes over some great and interesting statistics about our listenership and where they are located and we introduce a new segment to the show called, News Sandwich, where we "sandwich" one piece of bad news between two pieces of good news. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/welcome-to-the-secular-foxhole-podcast (Trailer for The Secular Foxhole podcast (August 26, 2020)) https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-aaron-smith (Interview with Aaron Smith (December 14, 2020)) https://www.captivate.fm/signup/?ref=martinlindeskog (Captivate podcast host (Martin's referral li...

⚡️ James Valliant on Leonard Peikoff’s lecture, “Modernism and Madness”

Martin and I again have https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/james-valliant-on-ayn-rands-essay-faith-and-force (James Valliant as guest) to discuss https://objectivistmedia.com/presentations/modernism-and-madness (Leonard Peikoff’s early 90’s Ford Hall Forum talk, Modernism and Madness), where he draws parallels between today’s cultural descent and schizophrenia. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Hall_Forum (Ford Hall Forum) https://courses.aynrand.org/campus-courses/leonard-peikoff-at-the-ford-hall-forum/modernism-and-madness/ (Modernism and Madness (1993)) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1148851.Madness_and_Modernism (Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought by Louis A...

⚡️ Back To The Dark Ages With Dennis Prager

This episode presents Andy Clarkson’s critique of Dennis Prager and why advocates of reason/Objectivists should not associate with them. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Andy Clarkson's book, https://amzn.to/3jfrqR2 (The Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures: A Compilation of Notes and Quotes From A Variety of Sources Plus Commentary.) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeoGqmWTaRTKLitJAUA8sQA (The Six-Point Pattern Of The Anti- Aristotelians) https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/dont-bite-into-the-jordan-peterson-marshmallow (Don't Bite Into The Jordan Peterson Marshmallow) https://dennisprager.com/dennis-prager-biography/ (Dennis Prager biography) https://www.azquotes.com/au...

⚡️ Interview with Robert Tracinski

Today we had the pleasure to speak with Robert Tracinski, creator of https://tracinskiletter.com (The Tracinski Letter), https://symposium.substack.com (Symposium, a journal of liberalism), and author of https://amzn.to/3iqr1L4 (So, Who Is John Galt, Anyway?) Robert talks about his advocacy for Enlightenment Civilization instead of Western Civilization. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://1776-forward.captivate.fm/episode/the-case-against-western-civilization (The Case Against "Western Civilization") https://www.discoursemagazine.com/ideas/2021/06/14/we-need-more-than-the-first-amendment-we-need-a-culture-of-free-speech/ ("Culture of Free Speech") https://youtu.be/Nki-81_JgZk (Steven Pinker and George Will on Liberalism) https://tracinskiletter.com/2021/05/04...

⚡️ Andrew Seidel on Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American

Episode 24 brings us https://andrewlseidel.com (Andrew Seidel) of the https://ffrf.org/about/getting-acquainted/item/12596-andrew-seidel (Freedom From Religion Foundation). He is here to discuss his book, https://amzn.to/2SIZRq4 (The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American). We will include some relevant links in the show notes. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://twitter.com/AndrewLSeidel/status/1187173125286498305 (Andrew Seidel's pinned tweet) on https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/10/24/ignorant-hate-preacher-burns-book-that-says-were-not-a-christian-nation/ (Pastor Greg Locke). https://religionnews.com/2019/10/24/tennessee-pastor-posts-video-burning-book-that-critiques-christian-nationalism/ (Tennessee pastor posts video burning book that critiques Christian nationalism) - Religion News Service https://en.wikipedia...

⚡️ Interview with Doug of the Rational Capitalist podcast

Our guest was Doug. Doug is the sidekick for Sunny on the http://houseofsunny.libsyn.com (House of Sunny podcast). He also has his own http://www.theratcap.com (podcast called The Rat Cap, which stands for The Rational Capitalist). We talked about his show, https://theratcap.libsyn.com/america-40-an-introduction (America 4.0) and what that means. How he divided America into four distinct periods of roughly 80 years, and that we are now in the fourth period. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Federalist_Papers (Anti-Federalist Papers) http://www.theratcap.com/2008/05...

⚡️ James Valliant on Ayn Rand's Essay, Faith and Force

Today we bring back one of our favorites, https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-james-valliant (James Valliant), an Ayn Rand scholar, whom along with Martin and I, discuss Miss Rand’s seminal essay, "https://courses.aynrand.org/works/faith-and-force-the-destroyers-of-the-modern-world/ (Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World.)" Don’t Miss It! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: http://aynrandlexicon.com/ayn-rand-works/faith-and-force.html (Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World) https://ari.aynrand.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FCIT_What_You_Can_Do.pdf (What You Can Do) https://www.britannica.com/biography/Auguste-Comte (Auguste Comte...

⚡️ Thomas Paine Memorial Association

Martin and I again greet Margaret Downey from The Freethought Society and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to discuss their https://centerforinquiry.org/news/celebrate-the-freethought-legacy-of-thomas-paine-june-8/ (Thomas Paine celebration on Tuesday, June 8th), at 6:45 pm EST. Details in the interview and show notes! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-margaret-downey-and-andrew-seidel (Interview with Margaret Downey and Andrew Seidel (January 29, 2021)) https://www.ftsociety.org/2021/05/25/the-2021-thomas-paine-day-event-details/ (The 2021 Thomas Paine Day Event) https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/38925-ffrf-co-sponsors-online-thomas-paine-day-celebration-on-tuesday-june-8 (FFRF co-sponsors online Thomas Paine Day celebration on Tuesday, June 8) https://thomaspainememorial.org (T...

⚡️ Don’t Bite Into The Jordan Peterson Marshmallow

This episode features return https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-andy-clarkson (guest Andy Clarkson) who will discuss his research into how philosophically corrupt Jordan Peterson actually is. Regardless of what I (Blair) call, “spasms of clarity.” This episode is a warning to serious Objectivists, and/or students of Objectivism to tread lightly around Peterson. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://twitter.com/andy_clarkson (Andy Clarkson on Twitter) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Rules_for_Life (12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37875695 (Toronto professor Jordan Peterson takes on gender-n...

⚡️ Interview with Don Watkins

Today, we interviewed https://www.donswriting.com (Don Watkins), author of https://www.amazon.com/Rooseveltcare-Social-Security-Sabotaging-Self-Reliance/dp/0979466172/ (RooseveltCare: How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance) about his book and forthcoming projects. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolat_(2000_film) (Chocolat) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benevolent_and_Protective_Order_of_Elks (Elks Lodge) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_Order_of_America (Vasa order of America) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Epstein_(American_writer) (Alex Epstein) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_Freedom_Day (Tax Freedom Day) ...

⚡️ Interview with Elan Journo

Today we interviewed Ayn Rand Institute Senior Fellow, https://elanjourno.com (Elan Journo) about his book, https://www.amazon.com/What-Justice-Demands-Israeli-Palestinian-Conflict/dp/168261798X/ (What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict). Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://newideal.aynrand.org/israel-palestine-unpacking-the-problems-new-ideal-qa/ (Israel/Palestine: Unpacking the Problems (New Ideal Q&A)) https://newideal.aynrand.org/tackling-top-5-objections-to-what-justice-demands/ (Tackling Top 5 Objections to What Justice Demands) Episode 18 (66 minutes) was recorded at 10 PM CET, on April 30, 2021, with https://ringr.com/ego (Ringr app).

⚡️ Ben Bayer on Ayn Rand's essay, Selfishness Without A Self

In this episode, we have a https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/interview-with-ben-bayer (returning guest. Ben Bayer) of the Ayn Rand Institute is here to discuss https://courses.aynrand.org/works/selfishness-without-a-self/ (Ayn Rand's essay, Selfishness Without A Self). Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/anti-conceptual_mentality.html (“Anti-Conceptual Mentality”) https://thefederalist.com/2015/05/06/kardashian-culture-selfishness-without-a-self/ (Kardashian Culture: ‘Selfishness’ Without a Self by Robert Tracinski) https://www.capitalismmagazine.com/2021/01/selfishness-without-a-self-trumps-true-colors-revealed/ (Selfishness Without a Self: Trump’s True Colors Revealed by Harry Binswanger) https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/the-fountainhead/character-analysis/peter-keating (Peter Keating) - https://ww...

⚡️ Evangelicals, Custom Mobile App, and Word of Mouth Marketing

Episode 16 is a short quarterly report, with https://www.thepodcasthost.com/planning/whats-a-good-number-of-downloads-for-a-podcast/ (download statistics), announcement of https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hr.apps.n180514 (our app) for https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-secular-foxhole/id1552689877 (The Secular Foxhole), commentary on an article in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Economist (The Economist), and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word-of-mouth_marketing (word-of-mouth marketing) according to Martin, as a https://teaparty.media (new media evangelist). Call to Action to fellow podcasters: If you want your own stand-alone app, check out John Lee’s site, https://patreon.com/posts/be...

⚡️ Interview with Aaron Briley

For this episode of The Secular Foxhole, we had the chance to interview https://objectivestandard.org/blog/author/aaron (Aaron Briley, a fellow and research associate with The Objective Standard Institute). We covered many topics, including his living in Denmark, his college major, and his interest in spreading Ayn Rand's ideas in the inner-city. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Lee (Bruce Lee) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) https://www.kurtdurewall.com/bilder/info_eng.pdf (Jiu-jitsu according to Kurt Durewall) https://objectivestandard.org/podcasts...

⚡️ Interview with Vinay Kolhatkar

For episode 14, we interviewed Vinay Kolhatkar, chief editor of https://www.thesavvystreet.com (The Savvy Street) website and author of two fiction works, https://www.amazon.com/Sharia-London-Vinay-Kolhatkar-ebook/dp/B01EYLFF5A (A Sharia London), and https://www.amazon.com/Frankenstein-Candidate-woman-awakens-deceit-ebook/dp/B0071CBU8G (The Frankenstein Candidate). He also co-wrote: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084FGDQ5W/ (Media Wars: The Battle to Shape Our Minds). Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invictus (Invictus) https://www.thesavvystreet.com/the-neo-marxists-long-march-through-the-institutions/ (The Neo-Marxists’ Long March through the Institutions) https://www.th...

⚡️ Interview with Craig Biddle

This episode features Craig Biddle, author and entrepreneur. We cover some exciting ground talking about the new Objective Standard Institute and the Prometheus Foundation, both of which he leads, plus his book, "Loving Life," and other books he has planned. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://objectivestandard.org/ (Objective Standard Institute) https://theobjectivestandard.com (The Objective Standard) https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Life-Morality-Self-Interest-Support/dp/0971373701 (Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It) https://prometheusfdn.org/ (Prometheus Foundation)

⚡️ Interview with Margaret Downey and Andrew Seidel

On January 24th, we discussed the life and work of Thomas Paine, one of America's first, great, intellectuals. Margaret Downey of The Freethought Society and Andrew Seidel of The Freedom From Religion Foundation were our guests for this lively discussion. You will hear an important announcement by the Thomas Paine Memorial Association. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.ftsociety.org (The Freethought Society) https://www.ftsociety.org/menu/thomas-paine-memorial-committee/ (Thomas Paine Foundation/Memorial Committee) https://ffrf.org (Freedom From Religion Foundation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Sense (Common Sense) - Wikipedia https...

⚡️ Interview with Andy Clarkson

Today we talk with Andy Clarkson, author of The Impact of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures: A Compilation of Notes and Quotes from a Variety of Sources Plus Commentary. This is the perfect book for the intelligent layman who is seriously interested in philosophic ideas. Recommended. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.amazon.com/Impact-Aristotle-Christian-Islamic-Cultures/dp/154123765X/ (The Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures: A Compilation Of Notes And Quotes From A Variety Of Sources Plus Commentary) https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180 (The Impact of Aristotle Upon Christian...

⚡️ News from The Secular Foxhole

Episode ten is a short year-end review, and then we talk about future podcast thoughts/ideas, and possible guests. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://margolisandcox.com/2020/12/30/youre-fired/ ("You're Fired") https://estore.aynrand.org/p/520/the-ominous-parallels-the-end-of-freedom-in-america (The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America) https://courses.aynrand.org/works/faith-and-force-the-destroyers-of-the-modern-world/ (Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World) https://www.humanprogress.org (HumanProgress.org) https://www.audible.com/pd/Loving-Life-The-Morality-of-Self-Interest-and-the-Facts-That-Support-It-Audiobook/B07PKRNQLX (Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts That Support It) https://theobjectivestandard.com/author/cbiddle/ (Craig Biddle) https...

⚡️ Fruity Dreams about Jingle and Orchestral Bells

Episode nine consists of Martin and I talking about some of our favorite kinds of music. I wanted theme music for the show to be a cross between two of my all-time favorites, Mike Oldfield and Tangerine Dream. The more I hear what Jim created for the show, the more I like it. We also cover what I think to be the greatest Rock song ever written. Listen to the show to find out what that is! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yy8o1BeFaA (Granite State of...

⚡️ Interview with Aaron Smith

Our eighth episode features https://ari.aynrand.org/experts/aaron-smith/ (Aaron Smith), Fellow and Instructor at the Ayn Rand Institute. We cover the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism and his critique of it. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Holiday (Ryan Holiday) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Ferriss (Timothy Ferriss) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoa (Stoa) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Pigliucci (Massimo Pigliucci) https://dailystoic.com/william_irvine/ (William B. Irvine) https://courses.aynrand.org/works/the-metaphysical-versus-the-man-made/ (The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made) https://en.wikipedia...

⚡️ Interview with James Valliant

Martin and I have a great discussion with author James S. Valliant about his two books, focusing on his most recent, Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2010/08/passion-ayn-rand-brandens/ (The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics) - The Objective Standard https://www.creatingchrist.com (Creating Christ) https://www.amazon.com/Creating-Christ-Emperors-Invented-Christianity-ebook/dp/B01LRP3EDG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=creating+christ&qid=1605287804&s=books&sr=1-1 (Creating Christ, the book on Amazon) https://newideal.aynrand.org/analyzing-paul-krugmans-new-york-times-smear-of-ayn-rand/ (Analyzing Paul Krugman’s New York Times Smear of Ayn...

⚡️ Religion and the Number of the Beast

In episode 6 of The Secular Foxhole Podcast, Blair goes on a bit of a Rant about religion, and Martin acts as the Voice of Reason! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_beast (Number (666) of the beast) http://secularfoxhole.blogspot.com/2020/07/my-journey-to-reason.html (Blair's blog post, My Journey to Reason) https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween (Halloween) http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/religion.html (Religion - Ayn Rand Lexicon) https://www.britannica.com/topic/altruism-ethics (Altruism, Auguste Comte - Britannica) http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/altruism.html (Altruism...

⚡️ Interview with Ben Bayer

We interview https://ari.aynrand.org/experts/ben-bayer/ (Ben Bayer, a Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute) about, "http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/emergencies.html (The Ethics of Emergencies)," and how that doesn't fundamentally explain what the field of ethics is about. We then cover Ben's current and future projects. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://theundercurrent.org (The Undercurrent) https://striveclubs.org (Strive) https://aynrand.org/novels/the-virtue-of-selfishness/ (The Virtue of Selfishness) https://philindex.org (The Philosopher's Index) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Gotthelf (Allan Gotthelf) https://aynrand.org/novels/the-objectivist-newsletter/ (The Objectivist N...

⚡️ Podcast Artwork, Symbols, and Future Jingle

We do a bit of housecleaning in this episode. Martin and I discuss the meaning of the name of the podcast and cover the meanings of each symbol. We talk about getting some music made for the show and future episodes and guests. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: http://secularfoxhole.blogspot.com/2020/07/why-secular-foxhole.html (Why The Name Secular Foxhole?) https://www.symbols.com/symbol/science (The symbol for science) https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190528-the-curious-origin-of-the-symbol (The dollar sign) https://courses.aynrand.org/lexicon/capitalism/ (Capitalism) https://www.thepodcasthost.com/promotion/how-to-create-your-podcast-cover-art/ (How to...

⚡️ Interview with Andrew Bernstein

Blair and Martin are talking with the author and philosopher, Andrew Bernstein. From his bio.: Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including “The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire,” and his most recent, “Heroes, Legends, Champions: Why Heroism Matters.” He lectures all over the world on myriad topics. And he is a mean-spirited SOB feared by nuns, puppies, and small children, who habitually cross to the other side of the street when they see him coming. Show notes with links to articl...

⚡️ Reading Books in a Foxhole

In this episode, Martin and I discuss a few of our favorite fiction and non-fiction works that we think deserve even wider attention. We also mention an interesting website called Writ Large about books that have changed the world. Enjoy and let us know what you think. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://aynrand.org/novels/atlas-shrugged/ (Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand) https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/books-that-shaped-america/1950-to-2000.html#obj5 (Books That Shaped America - Atlas Shrugged) https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-12-02-ca-746-story.html ("Bible Ranks 1 of Books That...

⚡️ Welcome to The Secular Foxhole Podcast!

This is the trailer for our podcast, The Secular Foxhole. Blair tells about the background for the name of the podcast, and we talk about the different symbols in the show artwork.  As a freethinker, are you looking through binoculars out at the world in the safety of a foxhole? Get fuel for your soul and intellectual ammunition by listening to The Secular Foxhole podcast, in order to fight for the separation of religion and state. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: http://secularfoxhole.blogspot.com/2020/07/why-secular-foxhole.html (Why The Name Secular Foxhole?) https://www.s...