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Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Education, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Filmmaking, History of religion
Doug Cowan is a professor of Religious Studies at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, and specializes in religion and film, television, and popular culture. Lately, he has become particularly interested in the spiritual relationship we have with things, with the objects around us and with which we fill our lives. He has …Learn more about Doug Cowan >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Atheism & Secularism
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Coming out atheist, Filmmaking, Meaning of life, Naturalism
Chris Johnson is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. He received his undergraduate degree in film production (along with a minor in religious studies) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His photography has been seen in various outlets, including The New York Times. He is the author of the coffee table photography book, A Better Life: 100 …Learn more about Chris Johnson >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Biology, Cognitive Science, Psychology
Subtopics: Evolution, Evolutionary psychology, Filmmaking
Dacher Keltner was born in Jalisco, Mexico, the offspring of two early members of the counterculture. His mother, a literature professor, and father, an artist, raised him and his brother in Laurel Canyon in the late 60s, where those North Hollywood hills were filled with revolution. When his mother secured her first job as a …Learn more about Dacher Keltner >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Debates, History, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Social Issues & Movements, Sociology & Anthropology
Subtopics: Art & science, Atheist/secular movement, Comedy, Critical thinking, Ethics & morality, Filmmaking, Free expression issues, Journalism, LGBTQ issues, Music, Poetry, Sex & sexuality, Social media, Women & gender
Marissa Alexa McCool, 32, is a podcaster, author, performer, speaker, and an LGBT rights/atheist activist. She’s a trans woman, married, partnered, and a parent. Born in Akron, Ohio and currently residing in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her family, she graduated the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with degrees in English, Cinema and Media Studies, and …Learn more about Marissa Alexa McCool >
Topics: Arts & Entertainment, Humanism
Subtopics: Art & science, Filmmaking
Susan Sackett grew up in Connecticut and Florida and received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In August 1974, she began an association with Gene Roddenberry, creator of the television legend Star Trek, serving as his personal executive assistant for over 17 years, until his …Learn more about Susan Sackett >
Topics: Humanism, Science (General), Skepticism
Subtopics: Alternative medicine, Comedy, Conspiracy theories, Critical thinking, Filmmaking, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Pseudoscience, Science denial, Skeptic movement
James Underdown has been the Executive Director of the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles since 1999. He has written for both Skeptical Inquirer and Free Inquiry magazines. He is also the founder and chairman of the Independent Investigations Group in Hollywood, CA, one of the U.S.’s premiere paranormal investigation teams. The IIG, with the Committee for …Learn more about James Underdown >