Media

Columns that I have permission to reprint will appear as blog posts, while this page will serve as an (incomplete, especially before 2013) archive of radio and television appearances, as well as public talks.

  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser on the value and limits of anecdotes by contrast with objective data, 25 July 2017. (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with interview with Koketso Sachane (CapeTalk) on religion in schools, 28 June. (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Shafiq Morton (Voice of the Cape) on religion in schools, 28 June. (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser on analogies in public debate. Are some out of bounds, like rape, or comparing things to Apartheid? (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser on whether it matters who speaks (identity politics) and the authenticity and virtue of changing your mind (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk) on the ethics of using animals in circus shows (PODCAST – Interview)
  • “Does God exist?” Radio panel discussion on the Eusebius McKaiser show, with me and Mahlatse Winston Mashua (PODCAST – Panel)
  • Radio panel discussion on identity politics, hosted by Eusebius McKaiser on CapeTalk/Radio702, featuring me and Dr Danai Mupotsa (Wits) (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser on CapeTalk/Radio702 on whether it’s possible to have productive discussions with people you disagree with strongly. 10/01/2017 (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Iman Rappetti on PowerFM 98.7 on the nature and value of religion. Also featuring Prof Jaco Beyers (Dept. of Science of Religion and Missiology, University of Pretoria). 23/11/16 (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser on Radio702 & CapeTalk on whether religion should be regulated (following the Pastor of DOOM incident). 22/11/16 (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser on Radio702 & CapeTalk on the role of intentions in determining moral guilt. (PODCAST – Interview)
  • “Judge for Yourself”, on Flemming Rose and UCT’s decision to dis-invite him from presenting the TB Davie Academic Freedom Lecture. (VIDEO – TV Panel parts one, two and three)
  • “Reality Trip” – a conversation with Ben Fama Jr. on critical thinking and pseudoscience. (PODCAST – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk) on whether we have an obligation to vote in national elections. (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk) on Flemming Rose and the UCT TB Davie Lecture. (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk) on hate speech, in the context of Penny Sparrow’s remarks and other recent examples. (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk567) on the HPCSA hearings regarding Prof. Tim Noakes. (RADIO – Interview)
  • Interview on Newtwerk24 on the HPCSA hearings regarding Prof. Tim Noakes. (VIDEO – Web)
  • BBC World Service discussion on assisted dying legislation in South Africa. (RADIO – Panel)
  • Death and the high cost of living (on assisted dying) (PRINT – Mail&Guardian column)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk567) on Wits Student Representative Council (SRC) President Mcebo Dlamini, who provoked some outrage after saying he “loved Hitler”. (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk567) on the Rhodes statue at UCT, and the potential hypocrisy of accepting Rhodes scholarships while wanting the statue to fall. (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk567) on the LCHF Summit and Prof. Tim Noakes (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser (PowerFM) on secularism and religion in State schools (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser (PowerFM) on the principles of good argumentation (RADIO – Interview)
  • TEDx panel appearance on the ethics of eating animals (VIDEO – Panel discussion)
  • Radio discussion with John Maytham (CapeTalk567) on the ethics of eating animals (RADIO – Interview)
  • Presentation at The Amaz!ng Meeting (TAM) 2014 – The Responsible Believer (VIDEO – Presentation)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser (PowerFM) on the meaning of life (RADIO – Interview)
  • Radio discussion with Eusebius McKaiser (PowerFM) on the existence of gods (RADIO – Interview)
  • eNCA News (6 June 2013) – Comment on religious language in fisheries draft policy (VIDEO – Television)
  • A SoundCloud archive of other radio appearances.
  • Interview with Patrick Madden (March 2013) – PODCAST
  • UCT Student FSI Launch Address (4 March 2013) – Why a secular society? (VIDEO – Public Talk) and the Q&A session afterwards.
  • eNCA (23 January 2013) – On racial tensions and violence in South Africa (VIDEO – Television)
  • Secular World Podcast, Episode 113 (2012) – Interview with Han Hills (PODCAST)
  • Consilience Podcast, Episode 26 (8 September 2011) – Interview (PODCAST)
  • Interview with John Maytham, CapeTalk567, on Jacob Zuma, religion and morality (RADIO – Interview)
  • E-TV Newsnight (2010) – Comment on President Jacob Zuma’s call for discussion on our “moral code” (VIDEO – Television)
  • JoziFM interview on occult crime & Satanism (2010) – (RADIO – Interview).
  • FSI Conference Opening Address (29 August 2009) – Preaching to the converted (VIDEO – Public Talk)
  • Carte Blanche (15 March 2009) – on the ‘blasphemous’ Sax Appeal magazine in 2009 (VIDEO – Television)
  • Believe it or not, Radio702  (26 February 2009) – on launching the FSI (RADIO – Interview)
  • Believe it or not, Radio702 (8 October 2006) – on launching the Brights (RADIO – Interview) & the Dawkins interview that followed mine, for interest.