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About Trevor Bell

Trevor is a podcaster, blogger and social commentator who is worried about the direction of Australian society and has a special interest in challenging divisive influences such as religion and identity politics.

Trevor practised as a lawyer in his own firm until a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease prompted an early mid-life crisis and a change of career. Now that his children have grown up and left the nest he has found time to explore his interest in religions, politics and the transformations taking place in our society.

In July 2015 he started a podcast with Scott Clarke called “The Iron Fist and The Velvet Glove”. At the time, both Trevor and Scott were members of The Secular Party of Australia. Trevor later became the official Spokesperson for the Party and Scott became the Treasurer. Trevor resigned from The Secular Party on the 20th of February 2017.

The podcast initially focussed on secularism and anti-theism but over time the podcast has evolved to take a broader look at Australian society and world events. Issues such as multiculturalism, identity politics, cultural appropriation, post-modernism and free speech are regular topics. Wherever possible, Trevor tries to look beyond the mere facts of an event and explores the bigger picture. There is often a background story as to why things happen and Trevor likes to find that story and explain it to his listeners.

Stories about religion are still a big part of the podcast. Trevor considers religions to be harmful to our society and he will criticise them at every opportunity. Trevor does not have any formal qualification in theology but a Catholic upbringing, an obsession to self-educate, a Law degree and two years of podcasting and blogging mean that he is now well prepared to discuss the role of religions in our society and importantly, to provide an alternative to the rosy viewpoint often portrayed by the clergy.

So, if you are a media outlet and in response to the topic of the day you need someone to put forward an alternative to a pro-religious viewpoint then Trevor is ready, willing and able to provide a logical, coherent, honest and potentially humorous statement that your audience will appreciate.

You can contact Trevor on Ph 0413 628 747 or via this “contact us” link.

High-resolution images of Trevor can be downloaded at this page.


Testimonials

Only just found this podcast. LOVE IT

Really great to see some honest conversation, that doesn’t seem concerned with making the truth more palatable for the fair of heart. I think we really need a lot more of this.

Kena161975

Great listen

Fantastic podcast and gets better every episode. BUT if you can’t handle the truth about the dismal state of Australian politics give this one a miss.

The Happy Dog

Look forward to this podcast every week

This is an entertaining and intelligent discussion of politics, religion, education and other important issues in Australia. If you’re not interested in politics or if you’re confused by it then you need to listen to these guys. They remove the mystery and put forward an analysis of the issues that will entertain and inform you.

Saroq

Ep 81, one of the best and most enjoyable

Wel done Trevor and Hugh, one of the best Eps to date. Professional delivery by both.

AussieKomet

Episode 68 right on the mark

This episode was just the right length, but more importantly, was a little more measured in addressing the topics. I admire the Iron Fist in the way he can craft rational statements about appalling behaviour in the topics discussed, and I found the 12th Man to be a good balance to the Iron Fist. I wish the Velvet Glove wouldn’t giggle at important topics or when religious thinking is described – we already find them ridiculous, but laughing every time is a bit much after hours of listening to episodes. This is a fun but semi-serious podcast that everyone should listen to, and I thank them for making the time to produce it.

Townie49

Keep it going…

A refreshing podcast. Rational discussion on topics many won’t tackle honestly. I don’t agree with everything you say but I love the way your subject matter is explored and sometimes debated. Great work guys.

nedd_

Making baby Jesus cry

Don’t listen to these baby eating heathens, God will kill an angel for every episode that you listen to.

Rhhhgdtgvv

Presenting the Inconvenient Truth

These guys are at the forefront of challenging religious privilege. If you want to be up-to-date on all the wacky goings-on by the religion pushers in this world and their attempts successful or otherwise to influence the political and social spheres of our lives then this is your podcast. We need more of this advocacy for a secular world view. Be like me or Bill and don’t miss an episode.

Amchila

Christmas Special

All podcasts are great but the christmas special takes the cake. Excellent show guys.

Dvork123

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