This past weekend, my Geeks Without God compatriots and I were asked to host a panel at the Skep-Tech convention this weekend. Thinking it was cool to be invited as guests to a convention, we happily accepted. We were given an all-star lineup that included Chelsea du Fresne, an evolutionary biologist and one of the convention organizers, Greta Christina, author of “Why are you Atheists so Angry: 99 Things that Piss off the Godless,” Tim Farley, creator of What’s the Harm and Zach Weinersmith, writer and illustrator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
We were a little unsure of what to do for a panel so we decided to just do a talk about skepticism and technology. It was interesting but of course immediately after the panel, I came up with a much better topic! We should have talked about skepticism and entertainment!
I hope they ask us back next year (if there is a next year) so we can do that.
So there were some technical challenges recording on this one. I had to record from a table mic in a gigantic room where the panelists were using microphones. For all the challenges, the sound turned out far better than I feared.
There are a few edits on this one because a few audience members asked fairly long questions and they were too far away from the mic to be understood. I cut a few of those out just to get rid of what was effectively dead air.
So listen if you like! Our panelists were super interesting!