Danthropology with Dan Arel
By Dan Arel
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The Danthropology with Dan Arel podcast is hosted by author and journalist Dan Arel. Each week the show hosts a guest to talk about politics, science, and often their intersectionality with religion. A continued theme for the forseable future is how to mount a lasting resistance to Donald Trump's presidency.
||ExplicitMovement Atheism with Marissa McCool||Dan is joined this month by podcaster and activist Marissa McCool. The two discuss trans right, sexism, and other issues within the new atheist movement. Much of this is sparked by the Mythicist Milwaukee conference in which YouTube racists and bigots..||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAntifa with Mark Bray||On this month’s show, Dan talks to Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook about the current antifa movement in the US and the historical perspective from around the UK and Europe. In the second part of the show, Dan is joined once...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDonald Trump Supports Nazis||On this week’s show Dan and Kyle discuss the tragic events that took place in Charlottesville, Virgina, the president’s response and what white liberals can do to help. We also discuss the rallies that took place in support of the events as well as.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBack From The Dead||After a month long break the Danthropology Podcast is back! This week Dan talks once again to his friend Kyle as they discuss some recent news topics from Patreon banning left and right groups, YouTube censorship, as well as what’s happening in the...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBystander Intervention||This week, Dan talks to his friend Kyle (@mwunicorn) about a recent Bystander Intervention class he attended. The desire to attend the class was really sparked by the brutal murder of two interventionists in Portland recently. The two also discuss...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatching Up with Sean Taylor||This week we welcome back Sean Taylor, the longlast podcast of the show! Dan and Sean catch up on all the latest news happening around politics and the dumpster fire that is new atheism. We talk about a recent gender study hoax that backfired, the...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIts Going Down||It’s Going Down is a leading media organization on the left helping bring news and analysis to the ever growing radical movements and actions from anarchists around the world. On this episode, Dan Arel speaks to one of the people behind the site about||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFormer White Supremacist - Casper Rigsby||This week, Dan talks to former white nationalist Casper Rigsby about his time with the Aryan Nation, his journey into the group as well as his journey out. What does he think about the current state of affairs between Antifa and the Alt-Right, and...||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadical Politics with George Ciccariello-Maher||Professor George Ciccariello-Maher joins me this week to discuss his latest book Decolonizing Dialectics, as well as discuss revolutionary and radical politics and as always, the ethics and necessity of violence, punching Nazis, and making racists...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRyan Bell - Violence and Free Speech||Violence! Free Speech! This week Dan talks to Ryan Bell of Life After God and A Year Without God to discuss the use of violence in political and public discourse, the rift in the atheist community over this topic, as well as free speech on college...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFree Speech||This week’s show is all about free speech! Dan and Sean talk to Tom Essel, a former writer for the Danthropology blog about Ann Coulters now canceled speech at UC Berkeley, Milo, Spencer, and the rest of the racist bunch. We discuss Antifa/Black Bloc.||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSecular Parenting Part 2||We’re back! After a week off with Dan out sick, Dan and Sean return with a new episode on secular parenting! Sean interviews his two kids and talks about religion and belief. Dan also catches us up on why everyone on Twitter hates him! Dan’s still..||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Fitzgerald - Jesus Mything in Action||Did Jesus exist? Not likely, according to author and this week’s guest David Fitzgerald. David is the author of a new three volume set, Jesus: Mything in Action. A follow up to his hit book Nailed, which explored the same topic. We discuss why these..||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCommunity Building||Community building is one of the most important parts of any movement and this could not be more true of the atheist movement. Many leave religion having no community outside the church and people like our guest, Jen Ramirez of Riverside Atheists and...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarch 4 Trump Counter Protests||This week we discuss the resistance and violence, specifically the fights that broke out in Berkeley during the counter protest at the March 4 Trump. Sean sits down to discuss the protests with one of the protesters, Chris Sutherland....||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKaren Garst - Women Beyond Belief||On this week’s episode, Dan and Sean chat with author Karen Garst about her latest book, Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. They chat about the community women leave behind when they exit the church, the community they can find...||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCallie Wright - Trangender Atheism||This week Callie Wright, host of The Gaytheist Manifesto stops by to chat with Dan and Sean about transgender activism and the intersect of atheism and religion. We discuss the atheist “community” and the future of activism as well as continuing the||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAn Open Discussion with Dan and Sean||Dan and Sean don’t have a guest! So instead, the two discuss current events, Sam Harris, Richard Spencer (ugh, again), and the evolution of language and gender pronouns. Dan’s Books: The Secular Activist: http://amzn.to/2hT692a Parenting...||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSole - Freedom of Speech||On this week’s episode of the Danthropology Podcast, Dan and Sean talk to rap artist and political activist Sole. We discuss free speech, activism, punching Nazis and more! Check out Sole at www.soleone.org Articles mentioned in the podcast:...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitZack Ford - ThinkProgress and the Trump Resistance||On this week’s episode of the Danthropology Podcast, Dan and Sean talk to the ThinkProgress LGBTQ editor, Zack Ford. Zack joins us this week to discuss the resistance against Trump and to look at the unique threats his administration poses against the||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDennis Trainor Jr - A Trump Show||On this week’s episode of the Danthropology Podcast, Dan and Sean talk to documentary filmmaker and host of A Trump Show, Dennis Trainor, Jr. Dennis discusses his new show, Trump’s election and the confirmation hearings, as well as different ways we||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPhil Feguson Skeptical Money||On this week’s episode of the Danthropology Podcast, Dan and Sean discuss stock markets, finances, and atheism with none other than Phil Ferguson of the aptly named Phil Ferguson Show. I promise this topic is NOT boring and the conversation is...||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDonald Trump Muslim Ban||On this bonus episode of the Danthropology Podcast, Dan discussed the Muslim ban and what it means to activists, especially secular activists to defend the rights of Muslim, immigrants, and refugees. Article discussed on this episode:...||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnimal Liberation with Kim Socha||On this episode, hosts Dan Arel and Sean Taylor talk with professor and author Kim Socha about her books on Animal Liberation. The discussion is focused around the intersection of atheism and animal rights as well as the capitalist system that puts a...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGleb Tsipursky - Post-Truth Politics||On this episode, hosts Dan Arel and Sean Taylor discuss what many are calling Post-Truth Politics, with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, about how facts and evidence are traded in for emotional decisions. This certainly can be witnessed when talking to many...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJames Lindsay - Post-Theism||On this episode, hosts Dan Arel and Sean Taylor discuss post-theism and why people should no longer apply the label atheist to themselves, with author James Lindsay. This is a counter-episode to last week’s discussion with David Silverman in which he.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode - In Defense of Socialism||BONUS: On this episode, hosts Dan Arel and Sean Taylor discuss socialism, communism, atheism, and politics. Dan is openly socialist and often finds that his views are misunderstood and Sean asks him questions about his political ideology, the work he...||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFighting God with Dave Silverman||On this episode, hosts Dan Arel and Sean Taylor discuss atheism with American Atheists president and author of Fighting God, Dave Silverman. We discuss the importance of calling yourself and atheist and how using the term is a form of activism and is...||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTara Haelle - Science-Based Parenting||On this episode, hosts Dan Arel and Sean Taylor discuss science based parenting with journalist and author Tara Haelle. Tara is the author of The Informed Parent and is a vocal activist for science. We discuss vaccines, spanking, Trump, and just what...||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIan Harris: MMA, skepticism, and science||On this week's episode we talk to comedian and MMA trainer Ian Harris. Ian talks with us about the science behind some of the MMA styles, the pseudoscientific beliefs many have in different fighting styles, and just about MMA in general, something I...||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Identity Politics||I discuss trigger warnings, safe spaces, identity politics, and more with my special guest Sean Taylor.||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMatt Kovacs - Did Jesus Exist?||This week I am joined by a co-host Sean Taylor and we interview our guest Matt Kovacs, the documentary filmmaker who is working on his latest project called Who Do They Say That I Am? In this interview, we discuss if Jesus existed or not and how Matt...||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSecular Parenting with Sean Taylor||This week I welcome Sean Taylor, a local San Diego activist and fellow parent. Sean joins me for the whole episode as we talk about atheism, parentings, the election, and more.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMatthew O'Neil - A Secular Trump Strategy||Author Matthew O'Neil discusses reaching out to Donald Trump supporters and what secular activism may look like under a Trump presidency.||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSarah Jaffe, Author and Journalist||On this week's episode I talk to author and journalist Sarah Jaffe. Sarah writes on the labor movement and politics in the US and I wanted to talk to her about her new book, Necessary Trouble, and how it relates to the election of Donald Trump and if...||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLarry Decker from the Secular Coalition for America||On this episode, I speak to the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America, Larry Decker. We discuss what a President Trump means for secularism and how we can fight Trumpism. This discussion is important and I hope everyone gets as much...||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Seidel from The Freedom From Religion Foundation||A discussion with the Freedom From Religion Foundation's constitutional attorney, Andrew Seidel on the role FFRF is playing in the election and in your everyday life.||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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Drawn in by the roster of guests so far, I just started listening and Dan's show is GREAT! I always enjoy Dan's guest appearances on other shows and am so glad he finally got his own show to do his own way. Idk if Sean is a permanent co-host but the chemistry and dynamic they share is inviting and fun. Keep up the good work guys!
Smart conversations with excellent guests.
I'm subscribed—and look forward to new shows each week.
Insightful show for a variety of topics
I've been a fan of Dan's writing for awhile and I'm glad to see him create a podcast. He's had great guests on so far and they cover a variety of important topics!