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Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
April 28th, 2014
Episode 417 of 570 episodes
This week Point of Inquiry welcomes the well-known atheistblogger,speaker, and author Greta Christina to talk about her new book,Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other and Why,a no nonsense guide to leveling with everyone in your life about your non-belief. Greta is a woman at home with difficult conversations. Her previous books includeWhy Are You Atheists So Angry: 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, andBending: Dirty Kinky Stories about Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns & More. Plus, she edited a book called,Paying For It: A Guide By Sex Workers for Their Clients. So, if the thought of telling your grandmother that you don't believe in God makes you queasy, Greta can help. As an out-and-proud atheist, bisexual, and retired sex worker, she's had a lot of practice being forthright about who she is. Lindsay and Greta talk about how coming out can improve your life and strengthen the secular community. They also discuss the distinctive challenges facing women and people of color looking for a way out of the atheist closet.