This is one special episode! I had the privilege of talking to Hugh Howey, the author behind the new post-apocalyptic show Silo on Apple TV+. It was one wonderful conversation about a fantastic new series. I can’t exaggerate how much I enjoyed Silo. The first two episodes are now available for your streaming pleasure.

Who is Hugh Howey?

Hugh Howey is a literary explorer, venturing into the uncharted territories of science fiction and dystopian fiction with the same curiosity and fearlessness as a space-faring adventurer. When he’s not busy crafting intricate and gripping tales of survival and rebellion, you can find him sipping on a cup of coffee and dreaming up new worlds to conquer.

Hugh is the New York Times bestselling author of WOOL, SAND, BEACON 23, MACHINE LEARNING, and HALF WAY HOME. The SILO drama series, based on Hugh Howey’s trilogy, premiered on Apple TV+ in May 2023. A series based on BEACON 23 will release in 2023 on AMC. Hugh is attached as Executive Producer on both of these projects, and co-created AMC’S upcoming EVERGREEN with Matt Mikalatos. His works have been translated into dozens of languages and have been published in over 40 countries.

What is Silo on Apple TV about?

Get ready to be transported to a post-apocalyptic world where the air is toxic, the ground is barren, and society is confined to a massive underground silo. Join a band of rebels as they fight against the oppressive ruling class and uncover the dark secrets that threaten to destroy everything they hold dear. With stunning visuals and heart-pumping action, “Silo” is a thrilling ride you won’t want to miss. So buckle up, put on your gas mask, and get ready to journey deep into the unknown.


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Upcoming Online Teach-in – The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going

Join Dr. Ryan Burge, a leading expert in American religion, for an online teach-in exploring the fascinating world of “The Nones” – the increasingly significant group of Americans who claim no religious affiliation.

In this interactive session, Dr. Burge will take you on a journey through his newly updated book, “The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going.” With his precise and accessible descriptions, backed up by a multitude of charts and graphs, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the nones and their impact on American society.

Discover how the nones have grown from just 5 percent in 1972 to a staggering 23.7 percent in 2018, making them as numerous as both evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics. Get an inside look into the different subgroups of nones, such as atheists and agnostics, and learn about the factors that lead an individual to return to religion.

Whether you’re a student, scholar, or just someone who wants to know more about America’s changing religious landscape, this online teach-in is for you. With an ever-growing collection of statistical and demographic information, this learning opportunity is more compelling than ever.

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