Monday, February 21, 2011

Point of Inquiry: Michael Cicchini - Myths, Misconceptions, and the Law

Listen to my interview with host Karen Stollznow on Point of Inquiry.  Launched in 2005, Point of Inquiry is the premier podcast of the Center for Inquiry, drawing on CFI's relationship with the leading minds of the day including Nobel Prize-winning scientists, public intellectuals, social critics and thinkers, and renowned entertainers.  Each episode combines incisive interviews, features and commentary focusing on CFI’s issues: religion, human values and the borderlands of science.”  Prior guests include author and journalist Christopher Hitchens, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, Yale law professor Dan Kahan, and neuroscientist Sam Harris. 

The Cicchini-Stollznow interview covers a broad range of topics, including the sometimes irrational nature of the law, the concept of “evidence” in criminal trials, the over-criminalization of our behavior, the influence of religion on the law, and some of the more interesting legal myths and misconceptions.  More information about Point of Inquiry and the Center for Inquiry, as well as the podcast, can be found here.  Just scroll to the bottom of the text and click "Download MP3" to listen, or "Subscribe via iTunes." 

1 comment:

  1. Your interview on Point of Inquiry was excellent. I really enjoyed it. I am a Math Teacher, but I find The Law to be a fascinating subject and your views on specific cases and topics made it even more interesting. I look forward to reading your book and following your blog.