Now available. A series of secular thoughts for the day podcast from www.thinkhumanist.org. I've contributed one that will be there from this Thursday (15th Feb.)...... Other contributors include Anthony Grayling and Stewart Lee. For an article in the Glasgow Herald including edited transcripts of Grayling, Lee's and my thoughts click here.
It is absurd that Radio 4 only allows religious contributions to this slot; just as it is absurd that we have unelected religious leaders with seats in our legislature. There was a flurry of debate about Thought for the Day when Richard Dawkins was allowed a secular one in 2002, but now podcasting is so easy, there are ways of getting round Radio 4's reluctance to cater for a very significant proportion of its listeners to this slot. If this gets really popular, perhaps Radio 4 will have to revisit its policy.