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The Aidan Project

Aidan Coughlan

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The Aidan Project

The Aidan Project

Aidan Coughlan

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Aidan Coughlan's inquisitive podcast examines history, current events and culture. What is happening in the world and how do we make sense of it? Aidan, assisted by expert guests from around the globe, is on a quest to find out. Why not join him?

Latest Episodes

Leaving the Mormon Church

In this edition of the podcast, Aidan is speaking to Eric Pratt, a former radical member of the Mormon Church. Born and raised in Utah, Eric was a follower of Mormonism for over 20 years, including two years spent as a proselytizing Mormon missionary.

75 min2018 APR 30
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Leaving the Mormon Church

Project Extra: The Legacy of Christopher Hitchens

This episode of the podcast is a bonus audio edition ahead of a full-length episode to follow. Aidan’s guest is Eric Pratt, who for over 20 years was an aggressively active member of the Mormon Church, including two years spent as a proselytizing Mormon missionary.

25 min2018 APR 17
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Project Extra: The Legacy of Christopher Hitchens

Project Extra: Revisiting The Covenant

In this bonus podcast audio, Bernard Lamborelle provides a brief summary of his thesis, discusses additional evidence which was not covered in the original podcast episode (#73), and addresses the response to his argument that the Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – very likelydohave a real story to tell about a covenant, but not a religious one.

30 min2018 APR 8
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Project Extra: Revisiting The Covenant

Richard Carrier on Christianity, Jesus, and Christian Apologetics

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan is joined by author, historian, philosopher and exceptional debunker of Christian apologetics, Dr. Richard Carrier. What are the origins of Christianity? What is the evidence for a historical Jesus? What is it like to debate Christian apologists, and what are the common arguments made in defence of the faith?

85 min2018 APR 1
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Richard Carrier on Christianity, Jesus, and Christian Apologetics

The People Versus Saul Goodman and Lionel Hutz

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan is speaking to Steven Keslowitz, author of books including The World According to the Simpsons, The Tao of Jack Bauer, and Why You Better Call Saul. Steven is a practicing attorney and pop culture expert, and in this episode, Steven explains the success within popular culture of disreputable fictional characters, including the lawyers Saul Goodman (Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) and Lionel Hutz (The Simpsons).

58 min2018 MAR 27
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The People Versus Saul Goodman and Lionel Hutz

Notes on The Irish Famine

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan examines the claims regarding culpability and blame within the historiography of The Irish Famine (1845-1850). The Irish Famine devastated Ireland’s population: it is estimated to have killed a million people, with around two million more people forced to leave the country. Furthermore, this appalling event is a key example of the uneasy history between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

17 min2018 MAR 18
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Notes on The Irish Famine

Defending Trump’s Presidency

Dr. Larry Fedewa says that Donald Trump would do well to tweet less often and to rein in some of his unseemly language, but, nevertheless, Dr. Fedewa argues that Trump is doing a good job as United States President.

62 min2018 MAR 11
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Defending Trump’s Presidency

The Evolution of Alternative Facts

During a speech at the White House in January 2017, Donald Trump’s Press Secretary at the time, Sean Spicer, famously said: “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” This statement has been endlessly mocked, but, in more serious terms, it has come to represent, as stated shortly afterwards without irony by Trump advisor, Kellyanne Conway, as not being a lie, but a different version of the truth.

55 min2018 MAR 4
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The Evolution of Alternative Facts

Project Extra: The Gun Debate

How soluble is the gun problem in America? Or is the problem less about guns, but more about mental health and law enforcement? Aidan speaks to Dr. Larry Fedewa, a conservative political commentator, with countless media contributions to his name, including the Washington Times.

22 min2018 FEB 26
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Project Extra: The Gun Debate

Déjà Vu: Consciousness and Free Will

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan is joined by Mary Shores, author of Conscious Communications, to discuss neuroscience, positive thinking, free will, the self, consciousness, the negative aspects of social media, and much more.

78 min2018 FEB 23
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Déjà Vu: Consciousness and Free Will

Latest Episodes

Leaving the Mormon Church

In this edition of the podcast, Aidan is speaking to Eric Pratt, a former radical member of the Mormon Church. Born and raised in Utah, Eric was a follower of Mormonism for over 20 years, including two years spent as a proselytizing Mormon missionary.

75 min2018 APR 30
Comments
Leaving the Mormon Church

Project Extra: The Legacy of Christopher Hitchens

This episode of the podcast is a bonus audio edition ahead of a full-length episode to follow. Aidan’s guest is Eric Pratt, who for over 20 years was an aggressively active member of the Mormon Church, including two years spent as a proselytizing Mormon missionary.

25 min2018 APR 17
Comments
Project Extra: The Legacy of Christopher Hitchens

Project Extra: Revisiting The Covenant

In this bonus podcast audio, Bernard Lamborelle provides a brief summary of his thesis, discusses additional evidence which was not covered in the original podcast episode (#73), and addresses the response to his argument that the Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – very likelydohave a real story to tell about a covenant, but not a religious one.

30 min2018 APR 8
Comments
Project Extra: Revisiting The Covenant

Richard Carrier on Christianity, Jesus, and Christian Apologetics

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan is joined by author, historian, philosopher and exceptional debunker of Christian apologetics, Dr. Richard Carrier. What are the origins of Christianity? What is the evidence for a historical Jesus? What is it like to debate Christian apologists, and what are the common arguments made in defence of the faith?

85 min2018 APR 1
Comments
Richard Carrier on Christianity, Jesus, and Christian Apologetics

The People Versus Saul Goodman and Lionel Hutz

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan is speaking to Steven Keslowitz, author of books including The World According to the Simpsons, The Tao of Jack Bauer, and Why You Better Call Saul. Steven is a practicing attorney and pop culture expert, and in this episode, Steven explains the success within popular culture of disreputable fictional characters, including the lawyers Saul Goodman (Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul) and Lionel Hutz (The Simpsons).

58 min2018 MAR 27
Comments
The People Versus Saul Goodman and Lionel Hutz

Notes on The Irish Famine

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan examines the claims regarding culpability and blame within the historiography of The Irish Famine (1845-1850). The Irish Famine devastated Ireland’s population: it is estimated to have killed a million people, with around two million more people forced to leave the country. Furthermore, this appalling event is a key example of the uneasy history between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

17 min2018 MAR 18
Comments
Notes on The Irish Famine

Defending Trump’s Presidency

Dr. Larry Fedewa says that Donald Trump would do well to tweet less often and to rein in some of his unseemly language, but, nevertheless, Dr. Fedewa argues that Trump is doing a good job as United States President.

62 min2018 MAR 11
Comments
Defending Trump’s Presidency

The Evolution of Alternative Facts

During a speech at the White House in January 2017, Donald Trump’s Press Secretary at the time, Sean Spicer, famously said: “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” This statement has been endlessly mocked, but, in more serious terms, it has come to represent, as stated shortly afterwards without irony by Trump advisor, Kellyanne Conway, as not being a lie, but a different version of the truth.

55 min2018 MAR 4
Comments
The Evolution of Alternative Facts

Project Extra: The Gun Debate

How soluble is the gun problem in America? Or is the problem less about guns, but more about mental health and law enforcement? Aidan speaks to Dr. Larry Fedewa, a conservative political commentator, with countless media contributions to his name, including the Washington Times.

22 min2018 FEB 26
Comments
Project Extra: The Gun Debate

Déjà Vu: Consciousness and Free Will

In this edition of The Aidan Project, Aidan is joined by Mary Shores, author of Conscious Communications, to discuss neuroscience, positive thinking, free will, the self, consciousness, the negative aspects of social media, and much more.

78 min2018 FEB 23
Comments
Déjà Vu: Consciousness and Free Will
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