In this episode, Bo Bennett speaks with American Humanist Association Executive Director Roy Speckhardt about his brand new book, Creating Change Through Humanism. Bo also speaks briefly with AHA Legal Director David Niose about his article in Psychology Today exploring anti-intellectualism and how it can be seen as a major factor in the recent church shooting tragedy.
Roy Speckhardt has served as the executive director of the American Humanist Association since 2005. He is a frequent media commentator who has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Fox News, and National Public Radio, among others. He writes a regular column for The Huffington Post and has written for Patheos, Washington Post’s On Faith, and other publications. He has spoken at universities from Stanford to Oxford, and given speeches at national conferences across the United States. Speckhardt holds a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Mary Washington College.