I have a cool podcast interview up with Thomas Smith of the “Atheistically Speaking” podcast! It’s a two-part interview, actually — both parts work independently, you can listen to one or the other alone, or you can listen to both.
In the first part of the interview, we talk about Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why — how atheists can encourage each other to come out without guilt-tripping or pressuring; ways that coming out atheist is different for different people; dealing with anti-atheist discrimination on the job; how out atheists can have some sort of fairness in relationships with religious believers; how coming out atheist intertwines with politics and political differences; the challenges of coming out atheist when religion is intertwined with everyday culture; romantic relationships between believers and non-believers; how, even with all its challenges, coming out usually turns out well and makes us happier; and more.
In the second part of the interview, we talk about misogyny in the atheist community. We talk about losing respect for people we once admired; whether debates about sexism and misogyny go too far or create an “in group/out group” dynamic; why I’m more afraid of atheists who hate me because I’m a feminist than I am of religious believers who hate me because I’m an atheist; the atheists who love my atheist anger but want to stifle my feminist anger; how privileged people not being able to control the conversation is different from not having a voice; how being willing to acknowledge our privilege and work on own biases opens us up to a wider, more interesting world; how speaking out about -isms in our movement is how things are getting better; and more.
They’re both good conversations, with lots of back-and-forth, and we explore some complicated, difficult, interesting ideas. (Again, both parts work independently, so you can listen to one or the other alone, or you can listen to both.) “Atheistically Speaking” is a relatively new podcast that people may not be familiar with, but at least based on my experience, I definitely recommend that people check it out. Again, here’s part one of the interview, and here’s part two. Enjoy!
Here, by the way, is ordering info for Coming Out Atheist in all three formats — print, ebook, and audiobook!
The Kindle edition is available on Amazon. (That’s the link for Amazon US, btw — it’s available in other regions as well.)
The Nook edition is available at Barnes & Noble.
The Smashwords edition is available on Smashwords. Right now, it’s only available on Smashwords in epub format: I’m working to make it available in other formats.
All ebook editions and formats cost just $9.99.
The print edition is now available through Powell’s Books.
The print edition is also available at Amazon. However, be advised (if you haven’t been already) that seriously abusive labor practices have been reported at Amazon warehouses. Please bear that in mind when you’re deciding where to buy my book — or indeed, where to buy anything. (For the records: Powell’s employees are unionized.) Again, that’s the link for Amazon US — it’s available in other regions as well.
You can also buy the print edition at your local bookstore. If they don’t currently carry it, you can special order it. (Bookstores can get it from standard wholesalers; wholesale info is below.) Support your local bookstore!
The print edition is $17.95 USD. It is published by Pitchstone Publishing.
Wholesale sales of the print edition:
Bookstores and other retailers can get the book from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and other standard wholesale distributors. It can also be purchased directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing.
The audiobook version is available on Audible.
The audiobook is also available through Amazon.
The audiobook is also available through iTunes.
And yes, I did the recording for it!