Appearance on FFRF’s “Freethought Radio”

Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, hosts of “Freethought Radio” – ffrf.org

I was recently interviewed by Dan Barker — the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) — for an episode of Freethought Radio – a weekly radio show which streams from Wisconsin and appears on various other broadcasting stations nationwide.

My interview — including discussion pertaining to the vandalized freethought holiday banner in Wilkes-Barre and my religious upbringing — appears in the first half of the show.

From the show’s description:

The past holiday season was not a time of “goodwill for all.” This week we talk with Justin Vacula about the vandalizing of FFRF’s Winter Solstice sign that was put up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, one of 5 FFRF signs (out of 12) around the country that were stolen or defaced. And then, on a more hopeful note, we interview Ed and Michael Buckner, co-authors of the new book, In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide To Religious Liberty.

Download or stream the show here.

Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia.

He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events.

Vacula received bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University’s graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County’s Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher’s assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.