As President of Atheist Alliance of America, I wanted to raise the standards of our Secular Nation Podcast -such that our shows would be published more frequently, discussing Secular Political topics that come up every week. I also wanted these podcasts to be a shorter than they had been, to better conform to the typical commute time -when I understand that most of our audience tend to be listening. I wanted someone with some skill as a broadcaster and apparent knowledge of politics who would also engage co-hosts or interview occasional guests. We might also swap out the primary host occasionally -so that it is never just one person’s baby. Sometimes we’ll want to give different talk jocks a chance to share this platform and feel as though they’re participating in a group effort. Because the idea is to build an alliance of atheists. That, and producing a decent podcast every single week can get to be a challenge if that responsibility is always on the same shoulders. With that in mind, I reached out to Justin Clark, who is already hosting An Army of Principles. Even as a one-man show, his podcast had the type of professional presentation I was looking for, and he was eager to raise the bar on Secular Nation. The Trump Transition is his first episode in the new format, and I’m pleased that he has delivered exactly what I asked for. So we’re off to a good start.