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Excursions Podcast

Weekly audio essays on the history of libertarian ideas. Written by George H. Smith and narrated by James Foster.

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Freethought and Freedom: Jean Meslier

featuring George H. Smith on Jan 24, 2018

George H. Smith explains some of the libertarian ideas of Jean Meslier, the notorious atheist-priest.

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Freethought and Freedom: Spinoza on the Bible

featuring George H. Smith on Dec 27, 2017

George H. Smith explains why Benedict Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise became one of the most scandalous books ever published.

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Freethought and Freedom: Benedict Spinoza

featuring George H. Smith on Dec 20, 2017

George H. Smith discusses Benedict Spinoza’s controversial ideas about God, religion, and his criticism of the Design Argument.

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Freethought and Freedom: Skepticism

featuring George H. Smith on Dec 6, 2017

Pyrrhonic skepticism had a tremendous influence on religious debates in post-Reformation Europe.