TNP52: Humanism, Atheism + Optimism with Emrys Miller

30 minutes

Graphic designer, Emrys Miller, has worked as an artistic director for both a yoga magazine and a skeptic magazine - what the??? How does he, and how do we, make sense of the world using both reason and intuition?

How We Met

I mentioned our origin story last time Emrys was on the show. You might also find it interesting to know that Emrys is the father of twin girls just entering their teen years. (Each, in my opinion, is a genius in her own way.) Emrys and his family usually spend an extended vacation every summer at an ashram in the interior of British Columbia. Cool, right? Also perhaps a little unexpected.


Required reading for this podcast: Anomalous Events That Can Shake One's Skepticism to the Core by Michael Shermer.

And I simply can't recommend the book by Barbara Ehrenreich that I mention in the show highly enough. It's called Living With A Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search For The Truth About Everything and it was so deliciously exciting for me that when I read the last line, I slammed the book shut and literally squealed.

Also, take a look at Emrys' site If you're interested in humanism, check out the book he published, Voices of Humanism. It's an anthology of 35 articles by 15 humanists. My copy has a lot of underlines and dog ears.


More episodes from The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola: Intuition, Spirituality and the Mystery of Life

TNP136: Maia Toll on Working with Plant, Animal and Crystal Allies in Troubled Times

Maia Toll is with us today speaking about creating kinship with other-than-human friends. Maia is the author of The wild Wisdom series which includes

TNP132 Somatic Mentoring with Patti Elledge

This episode is part case consult, part psychoeducation, part storytelling. I'm so excited to share with you a conversation with my Clinical …

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to TNP61: Healing the Abandonment Wound {Special Mini-Series Part 1 of 3}
Start listening to TNP61: Healing the Abandonment Wound {Special Mini-Series Part 1 of 3}