I was asleep during the first airing of this HARDtalk show at 8:05 GMT today, but you can hear it rebroadcast on the BBC World Service, here, at 19:05 GMT. That’s 20:05 London time, I think, as British clocks went an hour forward last night to British Summer Time. In the US it will be at 15:05 EST, or 3:05 PM.
It’s also archived, so you can listen any time at the link for one week.
The BBC’s blurb:
Stephen Sackur speaks to Daniel Dennett, a philosopher who applies Darwinian evolutionary theory not just to species, but to ideas and religious beliefs. Dennett believes religion has outlived its usefulness, hampers rational thought and damages our species. Along with Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens, Dennett is seen as a founding father of the new atheism. But do humans want to live in a world where atheism rules and religion is dead?
If this is a correct characterization of what Dan will say, then he doesn’t think that religion is a net good in the modern world, although some on this site have claimed otherwise.