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Summary: The topic of this month's audio podcast is Camp Quest, the sleepaway summer camp for children from humanist, atheist and other freethinking families. Amanda Metskas is president of Camp Quest, Inc., the national umbrella organization that gives organizational support to six Camp Quest programs located throughout North America. Throughout our show, we hear from the campers and counselors of Camp Quest West in California and Camp Quest Ohio.

Segment 1: Camp Quest Campers

Interview: Amanda Metskas, president of Camp Quest, Inc. tells HNN co-hosts Duncan and Jes all about Camp Quest. Metskas also shares audio interviews she recorded for HNN with Camp Quest West campers this summer.


Segment 2: Camp Quest Counselors

Interview: Metskas describes what she's doing to strengthen Camp Quest and to develop new programs in other parts of North America. She also shares audio interviews she recorded for HNN with the counselors of Camp Quest West this summer.


Segment 3: A Humanist Campfire Story

Audio Story: Trevor Ley reads "The Physician and the Priest" by the Rev. James Huber. This is a "humanist myth" that has been told around the Camp Quest campfire.


Segment 4: In Memory of an Atheist Rabbi

Speech: HNN remembers Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, founder of Humanistic Judaism. A recent guest on the HNN Audio Podcast, Rabbi Wine, 79, was killed in a car crash on July 21, 2007. We speak about Wine's legacy and play recordings of a speech he delivered alongside Salman Rushdie at The New Humanism Conference this April.*

*Audio recordings courtesy of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard University.




To listen to Rabbi Wine's entire speech from The New Humanism Conference, click the following link:


(This file will not appear in your podcast subscription. You can only listen to it here)


"Hello Mudda, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp Grenada)," by Allan Sherman.
"Astropop," by Lourds


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