Last week I and some of my colleagues at the American Humanist Association had to undergo an intensive but necessary “spring cleaning” of the AHA’s historical archives, which we keep in off-site storage. It wasn’t my favorite way to spend the afternoon, but it was like digging through buried treasure: what historical item in humanist history would we find? Lo and behold, the staff came across a complete collection of cassette tape recordings of AHA conferences dating back to the 80’s—and indeed, we discovered a tape of 1992 Humanist of the Year Kurt Vonnegut’s speech! I never had the pleasure of meeting him during my time at the AHA, so the opportunity to hear his voice and hear him speak about the importance of humanism was a real thrill. I hope you will enjoy it too, and we look forward to providing more audio (and maybe video) speeches from past Humanists of the Year for your listening pleasure.