- Located near Grand Rapids, MI.
- Owner of the Freethought Blogs network and the popular blog Dispatches from the Culture Wars.
- President and co-founder of Michigan Citizens for Science.
- Recipient of the Friend of Darwin award from the National Center for Science Education.
- Host of Culture Wars Radio on WPRR in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- Former stand-up comedian.
After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN. He is the owner of the Freethought Blogs network and the popular blog Dispatches from the Culture Wars, and also the host of Culture Wars Radio on WPRR in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ed brings his experience as a stand up comedian to his speaking engagements, making for an entertaining time for all.
Ed would enjoy speaking on the following topics:
- Evolution and creationism
- civil liberties
- State/Church Separation
- criminal justice issues
- Stand Up Skeptic - a 45 minute stand up routine about atheism and skepticism
Ed does not normally charge a honorarium but would appreciate one if funding is available. He wants to make himself accessible to all student groups in this way.
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