Bc Humanists Podcast

Synopsis

We are building a community based on reason and compassion in BC through education, outreach, support, and advocacy. This podcast contains recordings of speakers at our weekly Sunday Meetings in Vancouver. Some speakers may use profanity or discuss explicit content.

Episodes

  • Khushi Ram - From Servitude to Freedom

    Khushi Ram - From Servitude to Freedom

    29/02/2016 Duration: 01h03min

    This interview of Khushi Ram was originally recorded on May 29, 2011 by Mclean Edwards. "From Servitude to Freedom (Autobiographical and Philosophical Reflections)" is an account by Khushi Ram of his life from a child servant in caste system India, to his emancipation and trials in stages of education, work in government, and eventual immigration to Vancouver, Canada, a place he now calls home and paradise. The second half of the book is an account of his philosophy and how his life, and especially his exposure to ideas in Canada, informed his outlook. --------------------------------------- Written originally for his family and friends, the book has had interest for the general public as an account by an average, yet interesting, man of escaping conditions of slavery in modern times, and thoughts on how the caste system continues to survive and cause some misery and ideas on how to avoid it and live a good life. Read more about Khushi: http://humanisthistory.academicblogs.co.uk/2013/12/16/khushi-ram-a-hu

  • Svend Robinson - Church and State in the 90s

    Svend Robinson - Church and State in the 90s

    09/02/2016 Duration: 43min

    This is a recording of a lecture by former MP Svend Robinson to the BC Humanist Association in 1998 or 99. In the lecture, Svend touches on the challenges of fighting for secularism and progressive values against an increasing religious right. To learn more about the BC Humanist Association visit www.bchumanist.ca

  • Humanist LORE - Episode 2 - Evidence vs Faith with Peter Boghossian

    Humanist LORE - Episode 2 - Evidence vs Faith with Peter Boghossian

    02/02/2016 Duration: 28min

    Listen to an interview with author and educator Peter Boghossian. This podcast was originally produced in 2013. To find out more about the BC Humanist Association visit www.bchumanist.ca

  • Cherise Louie - On Donating Blood

    Cherise Louie - On Donating Blood

    31/01/2016 Duration: 44min

    Cherise Louie is the Territory Manager for Canadian Blood Services. She talks about the simplicity of blood donation and stem cell registration. Recorded at the Sunday, January 31, 2016 meeting of the BC Humanist Association in Vancouver. Learn more at www.bchumanist.ca

  • Nader Abdullah - Syria: the Land of Diversity

    Nader Abdullah - Syria: the Land of Diversity

    22/01/2016 Duration: 33min

    Nader Abdullah of the Syrian Canadian Council talks about Syria's culture, society and history. He touches on the expected difficulties newcomers to Canada encounter and suggests solutions from his group's perspective as a community and from experience with some newcomers. View the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/bchumanist/nader-abdullah-syria-the-land-of-diversity Recorded at the Sunday, January 24, 2016 meeting of the BC Humanist Association in Vancouver. Learn more at www.bchumanist.ca

  • John Ince - Happiness and How to Maximize It

    John Ince - Happiness and How to Maximize It

    16/01/2016 Duration: 39min

    John Ince, who intrigued and edified us with his excellent talk on The Political Implications of Sex on Dec 6, 2015, returns for a talk on Happiness and how to maximize it. Science has identified the ingredients of happiness. But most of us don't know them. We can help you learn them and grow happier! JOYSHIFT is a new concept in personal development, and yet is based in the ancient wisdom of our genes! It is a happiness practice that applies the latest discoveries of psychology to bring into our lives the key essentials of happiness: what we call the “primal nutrients”. Have you heard of the paleo diet or the primal form of exercise called Crossfit? Both are hugely popular today. Joyshift is the first personal development system to apply this primal perspective to our emotional life. Primal nutrients of happiness include: lots of physical movement, spending quality time in small bonded groups, and rich contact with nature. There are several more. But most of us lack many of the good things our genes

  • David Simpson - How to be a Christian Atheist

    David Simpson - How to be a Christian Atheist

    10/01/2016 Duration: 50min

    David Simpson is a young man with a YouTube channel. David tells how he lost his faith while managing to keep a sense of spirituality (and morality) that is entirely Humanistic but still deeply Christian. He discusses worship, prayer, meditation, morality, scripture, the gospel and an Atheist Trinity. Find David on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3n-cydKGrfsYNktx96P64g Recorded at the Sunday, January 10, 2016 meeting of the BC Humanist Association in Vancouver. Learn more about us at www.bchumanist.ca

  • Tee Barnett Charity Science

    Tee Barnett Charity Science

    19/12/2015 Duration: 26min

    Effective altruism may be the fastest growing charitable movement you've never heard of. With 1.2 million views and counting for Peter Singer's TED Talk on the subject, and Givewell, the flagship charity evaluator of the movement, now moving more money than Charity Navigator, it's worth getting to know the basic tenets of Effective Altruism before making your next donation. Tee Barnett, the Programs and Educational Officer at Charity Science, will explore the potent blend of applying "the greatest good for the greatest number" to evidence-based and rational decisions about charity. With such growth in only a few short years, key tensions have arisen that the Effective Altruism movement will have to address: how can we measure the greatest good for the greatest number? Can the movement be sustained? Is this the most compassionate way to understand charity? Should we be thinking more globally? Largely populated by humanist, skeptical, secular, rational, and atheistic types, a second look is required of this new

  • John Ince - The Political Significance Of Sexuality

    John Ince - The Political Significance Of Sexuality

    05/12/2015 Duration: 48min

    This speech contains some some discussion of sexual activities. Sex and politics seem like they operate in completely different spheres of life. But both are intimately connected through a complex psycho-social system that has received little attention. Lawyer and activist John Ince sketches out its key components. You will learn how the power structure of your key relationships: family, religious, work, and community, affect how you feel about sex and how your attitudes to eroticism affect your political orientation. Welcome to the fascinating politics of lust. Recorded at the Sunday, December 6, 2015 meeting of the BC Humanist Association in Vancouver.

  • Humanist LORE - Episode 1 - What is Humanism?

    Humanist LORE - Episode 1 - What is Humanism?

    28/03/2013 Duration: 11min

    Listen to the first episode of our podcast Humanist LORE about What is Humanism? This episode was first recorded in 2013. To learn more about the BC Humanist Association visit www.bchumanist.ca

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