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selected speaking appearances, debates, television interviews, radio interviews, newspaper interviews, videos, podcasts, and much more…

Upcoming

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 5/21/17
I will host a discussion group in the Philadelphia area on the topic of friendship from a Stoic Philosophy perspective. More info is here.

Past

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 4/9/17
I hosted a discussion group in the Philadelphia area on the topic of free will from a Stoic Philosophy perspective. I revisit my notes in video form here.

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 3/18/17
I hosted a discussion group in the Philadelphia area on the topic of gratitude from a Stoic Philosophy perspective. See video from the event here.

All Politics is Local podcast – 2/28/17
I spoke about Stoic Philosophy, politics, and current events. Listen here.

Introduction to Stoic Philosophy (Video) –  2/25/17
Author and independent filmmaker Kenny Luck recorded a high-quality video in which I talk about Stoic Philosophy. More information is here.

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 2/12/17
I hosted a discussion group in the Philadelphia area on the topic of handling adversity from a Stoic Philosophy perspective. More details, including video clips from the event, are here.

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 1/8/17
I hosted a discussion group in the Philadelphia area on the topic of finding meaning in life from a Stoic Philosophy perspective. More details are here.

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 12/18/16
I offered remarks on Humanism drawing upon Stoic Philosophy as part of a Winter Solstice gathering. More info is here.

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 10/30/16
I hosted a discussion group in the Philadelphia area concerning Stoic Philosophy. Details are here. Watch a short clip here.

Lehigh Valley Humanists – May 2016
I hosted a discussion group concerning Stoic Philosophy.

WFMZ-69 Business Matters – April 2016
I appeared on a moderated interactive panel discussing current events alongside religious leaders. Watch the video here.

Lehigh Valley Humanists – February 2016
I hosted a discussion group covering assorted topics.

Misericordia University – 11/17/15
I spoke with university students studying intercultural communications about the topics of atheism and ‘does God exist.’ Read the transcript here.

Apostasy Now podcast – 2/17/15
I appeared on the Apostasy Now podcast to talk about activism, separation of church and state, the importance of dialogue, poker and much more. Listen here.

Scranton Times-Tribune – 10/1/14
I was interviewed for a newspaper article concerning an NEPA Freethought Society advertisement to be displayed on a County of Lackawanna Transit System bus. More information, including the article, is here.

Atheism 101 Podcast – 8/9/14
I appeared on the Atheism 101 Podcast to talk about secular activism, atheism, and my activism spanning back to 2009. Listen here.

Inspiring Doubt – 7/2/14
I appeared on the online Inspiring Doubt show to speak about secular activism. Watch here.

The Times Leader – 6/9/14
I was interviewed for a newspaper article titled “Activist Justin Vacula speaking up again through secular invocation at Wilkes-Barre City Council meeting.” More information, including the article, is here.

Antisocial Justice Podcast – 5/31/14
Listen to the show here.

Humanist Assocation of Greater Philadelphia – 5/25/14
I presented a speech titled “Communicating atheism and humanism” in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Watch here.

Road to Reason – 5/18/14
I appeared on a Virginia-based public access television show to talk about separation of church and state issues in Northeastern Pennsylvania and secular activism.

A-News Podcast – 5/6/14
I discussed the unprominently placed Freedom From Religion Foundation ‘Nothing Fails Like Prayer’ banner and related topics including my announced protest of a National Day of Prayer event released through the NEPA Freethought Society.

Road to Reason #70 – 4/27/14
I discussed my upcoming protest of an event commemorating the National Day of Prayer and hanging of a Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) ‘Nothing Fails Like Prayer’ banner.

A-News Podcast – 3/18/14
I appeared on the A-News Podcast to talk about the recent lease agreement the Scranton School District signed with the Diocese of Scranton and other topics. Listen here.

Google Hangout with Anton Hill – 3/9/14
I spoke with Anton Hill in a Google Hangout session concerning my secular activism and much more. Listen here.

Brave Hero Radio –  January 2013 to Janaury 2014
Alongside Karla Porter, I co-hosted an active BlogTalkRadio program featuring special guests on topics of atheism and skepticism. View the archives here.

Skeptic Canary Show – 12/25/13
Alongside Karla Porter, I spoke with Dr. Tom Williamson about Christmas. Listen here.

Discussion with Pastor Dan Nichols – 11/3/13
I met with Pastor Dan Nichols to discuss religious faith and atheism in an open-to-the-public event in Wilkes-Barre, PA which was also streamed live online. A high-quality audio recording and video recordings are available here.

Marywood University – 11/2/13
I was invited to speak to Marywood University Intro to Religion students concerning atheism. Watch the speech here.

National Progressive Talk Radio – 10/27/13
I appeared on National Progressive Talk Radio to talk about secular activism. Listen here.

A-News Podcast – 10/10/13
I appeared on the A-News Podcast discussing recent church/state issues in Pennsylvania. Listen here.

NEPA BlogCon 2013 – 10/5/13
I participated in a panel discussion concerning online reputation management at a technology, blogging, and social media conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. More information and the video can be found here.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast – 9/13/13
I appeared on The Bitchspot Report Podcast to discuss my “Does the Christian god exist?” debate with Rev. Brewster. Listen here.

A-News Podcast – 9/3/13
I appeared on the A-News podcast to discuss my “Does the Christian god exist?” debate with Rev. Brewster. Listen here.

Road to Reason – 9/1/13
I appeared on an episode of the public access television show Road to Reason to discuss my debate with Rev. Brewster. Watch here.

Debate with Reverend Brewster – 8/31/13
I debated Rev. Brewster on the topic of “Does the Christian god exist?” in an open to the public event within his church. Listen to the audio recording here. Watch the video here.

ReapSowRadio – 7/10/13
I spoke about my recent church/state activism, my trip to Ireland including my experience at the Empowering Women Through Secularism conference, and more. Listen here.

Post Rapture Looting podcast – 7/9/13
I spoke about my recent church/state and atheist activism in addition to generic discussion of effective activism. Listen here.

Full Frontal Zealotry podcast7/8/13
I spoke about my experience at the 2013 Empowering Women Through Secularism conference, my activism concerning opposition to Wilkes-Barre City Council government-led prayer, and more. Listen here.

“Corbett” – 6/14/13
I appeared on WILK Newsradio to discuss my objections to Wilkes-Barre City Council government-led prayer. Listen here.

WNEP-TV 16 – 6/14/13
I appeared on a local television news report which addressed my objection to government-led prayer at Wilkes-Barre City Council meetings. Watch here.

WNEP-TV 16 – 6/13/13
I appeared on a local television news report which addressed my objection to government-led prayer at Wilkes-Barre City Council meetings. Watch here.

Google Hangout with Katie Graham et al. – 6/10/13
Watch here.

A-News Podcast – 6/3/13
I spoke about my experiences at Women in Secularism 2, the FFRF “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner, and more. Listen here.

Google Hangout with Dan Fincke – 5/31/13
Dan Fincke and I spoke about feminism and controversy within the secular community. Watch here.

Google Hangout with Damion Reinhardt et al. – 5/25/13
Watch here.

“Corbett” – 5/24/13
I appeared on the WILK Newsradio show “Corbett” to discuss the FFRF “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner I had helped erect atop Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Listen here.

ReapSowRadio – 5/23/13
I spoke about my experience at Women in Secularism 2 in addition to controversy surrounding Ron Lindsay’s opening remarks. Listen here.

Full Frontal Zealotry – 5/18/13
I spoke about my atheist activism including my protest of the “Circle the Square with Prayer” event and the National Day of Prayer in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Listen here.

A-News Podcast – Two Year Anniversary Party – 4/30/13
I was joined by various guests and hosts of A-News for a Google Hangout session. Watch here.

David Madeira Show – 4/19/13
I appeared on the David Madeira Show to discuss a piece I had written concerning the ‘gender wage gap.’ Listen to the show clip here.

Chill Girls in Pink Corvettes – 3/30/13
Listen here.

A-News Podcast – 3/4/13
Listen here.

ReapSowRadio #48 – 2/28/13
Listen here.

Oklahoma Atheists Godcast – 2/17/13
Damion, Chas, Notung, and I discuss the Slymepit. Listen here.

A-News Podcast – 1/21/13
I provided updates concerning the vandalized (and restored) FFRF banner in Wilkes-Barre, a fundraiser helping send me to Women in Secularism 2, and more. Listen here.

Freethought Radio – 1/5/13
I discussed the FFRF’s holiday freethought banner which was placed on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Listen here.

ReapSow Radio – 12/27/12
Listen here.

A-News Podcast – 12/24/12
Discussed was the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s holiday freethought banner which I had placed on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre in addition to the controversy and vandalism surrounding it.

WILK Newsradio – “Corbett” – 12/21/12
I appeared on “Corbett” to discuss the FFRF holiday freethought banner which was placed on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, PA (and later vandalized). Listen here.

WNEP News – 12/20/12
I was interviewed by WNEP concerning the FFRF holiday freethought banner which was placed on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Watch/read here.

Chill Girls in Pink Corvettes – 12/11/12
spoke about secular/atheist activism and current controversy in the secular community.

Oklahoma Atheists Godcast – 10/14/12
spoke about secular/atheist activism and current controversy in the secular community.

A-News Podcast – 10/8/12
Listen here.

NEPA Freethought Society Podcast – September 2011 to October 2012
Alongside Rodney Collins, I co-hosted a podcast featuring special guests on topics of atheism and skepticism. View the archive here.

PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference – 9/30/12
I spoke concerning church/state separation issues in Pennsylvania. Watch the speech and find more information here.

NEPA BlogCon 2012 – 9/29/12
I spoke on the ‘Using Media Effectively’ panel at NEPA BlogCon 2012. Watch the video here.

A -News Podcast – 8/27/12
Listen here.

Debate with Dr. Ronda Chervin – 8/19/12
I debated Catholic philosopher Dr. Ronda Chervin (Ph.D. Fordham) on the topic of “Does the Christian God Exist?” for a special episode of the NEPA Freethought Society Podcast.

Debate with Pastor John Murray of Tree of Life Christian Fellowship – 8/12/12
I had an impromptu debate with Pastor John Murray – one of the protesters at NEPA Pridefest 2012 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Listen here.

A-News Podcast – 7/30/12
Listen here.

Guest Speaker for “Atheism and New Atheism” class – 7/17/12
I was invited to be a guest speaker for a college-level philosophy course at Holy Apostles College and Seminary (HACS) in Connecticut. The audio, the transcript of my speech, and some of the questions can be found here.

Secular Student Alliance 2012 Conference – 7/6/12 to 7/8/12
I spoke on the ‘Religious Campuses’ panel concerning the Secular Student Alliance groups I tried to form and my experience as an atheist on religious campuses. The video is available here.

ReapSowRadio – 6/27/12
I appeared as a guest on an episode of ReapSowRadio to discuss my speaking engagement for a college-level philosophy course titled “Atheism and New Atheism” at an evangelical Catholic college.

Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia – 6/24/12
I spoke at a program meeting for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia. The topic of my speech was “Reframing the Discussion.” The video and more information about the speech are here.

ReapSowRadio – 5/30/12
I appeared on an episode of ReapSowRadio to discuss an Establishment Clause violation I discovered in Scranton, PA.

WPXI TV – 3/21/12
I was invited to appear on a public affairs talkshow by a CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh with host Chris Moore to discuss the County of Lackawanna Transit System’s (COLTS) rejection of the “Atheists.” bus ad.

WNEP News – 3/20/12
I was interviewed by WNEP News (local television) concerning the County of Lackawanna Transit System’s (COLTS) rejection of the “Atheists.” bus ad.

ReapSowRadio – 3/10/12
Listen here.

Interviewed by Kenny Luck – 3/8/12
I was interviewed by local author Kenny Luck concerning the County of Lackawanna Transit System’s (COLTS) rejection of the “Atheists.” bus ad, the removal of the “God Bless America” message which had appeared on the LED ‘public relations’ signs atop COLTS buses, and threats I received from a COLTS employee.

WNEP News – 3/1/12
I was interviewed by WNEP News (local television) concerning the County of Lackawanna Transit System’s (COLTS) rejection of the “Atheists.” bus ad.

WBRE News – 3/1/12
I was interviewed by WBRE News (local television) concerning the County of Lackawanna Transit System’s (COLTS) rejection of the “Atheists.” bus ad.

Debate with Rev. Marcelle Dotson of Field of Grace United Methodist Church – 12/18/11
Watch the raw video here.
Listen to an audio-only remastered version here.

Interviewed by Kenny Luck – 12/16/11
In June of 2011, I published criticism of a chiropractor who claims to “align spines and lifestyles with God’s ultimate intentions” and later received legal threats. I was later interviewed. Listen here.

Written Debate with J.D. Curtis – November 2011
I participated in a “Does the Christian god exist?” debate with blogger J.D. Curtis of TreesForLunch. The compilation post, containing the entire debate, can be found here.

Pennsylvania Nonbelievers – 11/10/11
I discussed my 2009 church/state battle, the importance of secular activism, hate mail, and much more in a short presentation. More info is here.

NEPA Bloggers’ Roundtable Event – 9/15/11
I was invited to speak for a moderated roundtable discussion. The event – sponsored by the Pages and Places book festival – was held at the Vintage Theater in Scranton, PA.

PA Nonbelievers’ 9/11 Remembrance Event – 9/11/11
I was invited to speak at a 9/11 remembrance event. I was not able to attend, but my speech was delivered.

ReapSowRadio – 7/12/11
(file no longer available)

Angry Atheist Podcast – 6/15/11
I was interviewed for episode ten of the Angry Atheist Podcast.

WYLN News – 11/18/10
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church were scheduled to protest a local soldier’s funeral. I attended with members of the NEPA Freethought Society and was interviewed.

ReapSowRadio – 9/21/10
(file no longer available).

Interviewed by Kenny Luck – mid 2010 
I was interviewed by author Kenny Luck (NEPATIZED! and Thumbing Through Thoreau). I would later be featured in chapter two of the book NEPATIZED!. Download the interview here.

WNEP News – 12/21/09
I was interviewed by WNEP News concerning the ‘Luzerne County Holiday Display Incident.’ This video was recorded after the nativity scene returned as part of an inclusive display.

WNEP News – 12/20/09
I was interviewed by WNEP News (local television) concerning the ‘Luzerne County Holiday Display Incident.’ This video was recorded soon after the nativity scene was removed.