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[UPDATE - 24-Oct] - audio of interview with PZ] - Pluggin’

[Update 24-Oct] about 1 1/2 minutes of the PZ and Michael Slate interview excerpted and added from the full podcast link below. The full podcast is rather long and most of it promotes a fund drive from the station. The approx 5 1/2 minute excerpt focuses on the interview with PZ.
Updated podcast with PZ from Oct 22nd

[UPDATE 23-Oct.] Excerpt of the interview with PZ

link to the complete audio

Tomorrow, I’ll be on radio station KPFK in Los Angeles around 10am, on The Michael Slate Show. We’re going to be talking about various things, but one thing in particular: we’ll be plugging The Magic of Reality. Slate had a very good one-on-one interview with Dawkins earlier this week, and I think we all agree — getting more copies of that book into people’s heads would be an excellent idea.

While I’m recommending books, I also just finished Sean Faircloth’s Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All-—and What We Can Do About It. It’s about how the religious right is corrupting the United States, with a nice collection of concrete examples of the idiocy these bozos — who keep getting elected! — represent. If you’re reading this blog, you know what I’m talking about, and it’s a safe bet you’d appreciate this book.

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