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Tue, 22 Dec 2020
In the final episode of 2020, Emma Park is joined by members of the NSS team to look back at an unusual year of campaigning and activities.
Tue, 08 Dec 2020
Emma Park speaks to Rachel Laser, to discuss the state of US secularism in the aftermath of the 2020 election, and the American Christian right's support for similar movements around the world.
Tue, 24 Nov 2020
What is the real meaning of Christmas in modern Britain, secular and multicultural as it is? Does the Christian tradition have a prerogative on its meaning, and if not, why not? And does anyone really get offended at the phrase 'Merry Christmas'?
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
In this episode, Emma Park is joined by the NSS's Stephen Evans to discuss the 2020 Bradlaugh Lecture and the case for disestablishing the Church of England.
Tue, 03 Nov 2020
The National Secular Society's annual Bradlaugh Lecture provides a space for a distinguished speaker to explore a secularist topic in depth. In 2020 we were delighted to hold our first ever online lecture with our distinguished guest speaker, Geoffrey Robertson QC
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
Andrew Seidel returns to the NSS podcast to discuss the role secularist issues and Christian nationalism are playing in the ongoing US presidential election.
Tue, 20 Oct 2020
In this episode, Emma Park speaks with the NSS's head of education, Alastair Lichten, about its new report, which reveals how academisation has enabled faith groups to increase their influence over thousands of schools, including those with no religious character.
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Equality Act 2010 coming into effect. Former equalities minister Lynne Featherstone joins the podcast to discuss the act's significance and the problems caused by continuing religious privilege, as covered in a recent NSS report.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020
Why make a spectacle out of religion in the courtroom? In this bonus episode Stephen Evans, CEO of the NSS, makes the case for replacing religious oaths and affirmations should be replaced by a universal secular declaration of the solemn duty to tell the truth.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
In this episode, Emma Park speaks to Stephen Evans and Megan Manson from the NSS team about marriage law reform in England and Wales.