Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:30 PM

Podcaster Thomas Smith Discusses “The Hard Work of Humanism”

Jefferson Parish Library

Podcaster Thomas Smith will be our guest speaker for May! He will address humanism versus atheism, what he's observed as the differences and how we might try to recruit more humanists. Thomas Smith is a professional podcaster who began his career in 2010 when he set out to read the entire Bible from an atheist perspective in podcast form. In the beginning, the Bible was hilarious and entertaining, but it quickly turned into an incredibly tedious, confusing, and most of all - boring - endeavor. Nevertheless, Thomas persisted. He eventually finished that project in 2016, but not before launching a few other podcasts that are now his focus and living. "Serious Inquiries Only" features discussions on news, politics, philosophy, science and skepticism. "Opening Arguments" is a tremendously popular legal podcast with partner and Harvard Law talkin' guy Andrew Torrez which seeks to explain the complex legal issues of the day in an accessible and accurate way. Andrew provides the cold hard facts and Thomas provides the comic relief. Hopefully. If not for "Opening Arguments", Thomas is probably most well known for doing his best to counter bigots of all kinds onstage and on the internets. He lives in Sacramento, California and became a new dad in 2017. You can find out more here: