I've been thinking of starting a podcast for a while now, but I've been very nervous to do it all on my lonesome. I've decided to go ahead with it, but I'd love to have a co-host to it with.
Yea, being in regular contact with people who have different beliefs to you seems to be a really good thing. Just hanging out with people who agree with you always seems to cause problems.
Yea, and it's not just the fact that they're more accountable to the general public. One thing a lot of people don't know is that it can be cheeper as well. For example, the English government spends less per capita than the US government, just because the fact that there is only one major buyer drives the price of medical treatment down. Usually I'm not in favour of artificially lowered prices, like subsudies for french farmers that take money directly and indirectly from farmers in poorer countries in the EU, but this is one place where I think it can be justified.
Hmm... bit of a rant there...
Yea, my habit of ranting will probably be very usefull for making a podcast, but also being able to learn when I find out I'm wrong. I think that's probably the most important thing.
I don't think we'll have too much trouble finding topics. Just googling 'religious news' brings up so much interesting stuff. It just takes me a few minutes to get all wriled up and ready to rant.
The discussion post sounds like a great idea, and I think an e-mail address would be cool as well.
I've been thinking a bit about names for the podcast as well. What do you think of 'the learning atheist'? It was the best I could think of... (#*-*#)