TPPP Episode 136 : Of Death, Dying, and Disbelief

This week Zach and I have on Candace Gorham. We talk about her new book ‘On Death, Dying, and Disbelief’. We also talk about her journey to atheism, her work as a licensed mental health professional, her other book, and her love of hiking!

Candace is a licensed professional mental health counselor. She is a former ordained minister turned atheist-humanist activist, researcher, and writer on issues related to race, religion, and mental health. She is a member of the Black Humanist Alliance advisory board, The Secular Therapist Project, and The Clergy Project. Candace is also the author of “The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion—and Others Should Too.”

Of Death, Dying, and Disbelief on Amazon.

TPPP Episode 59 : Of Grief and Dying

Welcome to another episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast. This week is a somber episode, as I discuss the recent death of my grandmother. I briefly recount my memories with her, as well as what the funeral was like. It was a very sad affair, but I think most took some comfort because she had a long, rich life and she was no longer suffering.

On the palaver I talk to my friend Brynda Quinn, a clinical psychologist, about grieving as an atheist. She offers special insight because her husband died, and thus is more familiar with the process. We also talk about specific steps we can take to help make the grieving process easier. We also discuss specifically my grandmother and what I can do to deal with her death. The coping techniques we discuss can apply to all those dealing with grief, not just atheists. I hope perhaps that this episode can serve to help people with their own grief, as well as prepare those who have not experienced this sort of situation as of yet for how to deal with grief in the future.

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Grief Beyond Belief

Secular Therapy Project

Daily Strength

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

Sunday Assembly Nashville