Tracy Davis is a political pundit, author and former writer for President George H.W. Bush. We review the top political stories of 2011 and look ahead towards the 2012 Presidential election.

Jesse Bering addresses the “religious reflex” that is intrinsic in all humans. He uses science to prove that God is not a delusion, but rather a sophisticated cognitive illusion. We discuss how belief has led to our survival as a species from his book The Belief Instinct.

Brother Gary Joseph has survived a journey we will all take, but from which few return. He died and returned to tell about his incredible experience. He offers Proof of the Afterlife—and I’m inclined to listen to what he says because he’s a Catholic Friar. We discuss his experience and how he knows there is an afterlife.

Greg Epstein is the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University. Over 1 billion people around the world define themselves as agnostic, atheist or nonreligious—including 15% of Americans. Greg represents their worldview.