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 Interviews: Banachek, Mel Lipman & Lori Lipman Brown
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Continuing from last week's interviews recorded at the "Amazing Meeting 6" conference, Derek & Swoopy talk with secular lobbyist Lori Lipman Brown and her father Mel Lipman (both secular humanists with backgrounds in law and government). They also speak with mentalist Banachek, who has been responsible for putting more magic and mentalism on American television than any other magic consultant in the world. While the paths of these skeptics seem widely divergent, Derek & Swoopy learn that their common decision to further skepticism within their chosen professions illuminates many similar truths…
Show Notes

Date – July 15th, 2008 read by Swoopy

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It seems like be we just got back from The Amazing Meeting 6 in Las Vegas.
This year's next big skeptic event – SkepTrack at Dragon*Con 2008.
We attended Skeptics in the Pub Atlanta this weekend.
Our group's special guest was PZ Meyers!
Find your own local Skeptics in the Pub, or start your own!
Banachek has been performing since his arrival in the United States in 1976.
Banachek has consulted for Penn and Teller, David Blaine, Lance Burton.
His most prolific recent collaborations were with Criss Angel.
They are no longer working together.
Banachek was one of James Randi's amazing Alpha Kids. 
You can find out more about Banachek, at his website
Criss Angel has become an expensive name brand. 
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Lori Lipman Brown is the lobbyist for the Secular Coalition for America.
Mel Lipman is the president of the American Humanist Association.
Lori is in her third year lobbying for the Secular Coalition for America.
Both Lori and Mel agree the highlight of TAM was Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The SCA's Coalition members include:
American Ethical Union
American Humanist Association
Atheist Alliance International
Freedom From Religion Foundation
Institute for Humanist Studies
Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Secular Student Alliance
Secular Web / Internet Infidels
Society for Humanistic Judaism 
Your donations to these organizations keep them running.
You can donate to the Secular Coalition for America – HERE.
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