At Skepticon, JT Eberhard gave a talk about mental illness. I had to catch my plane just before JT went up to speak but from the audience reaction seen in the video and the Twitter feed I was following in the airport, it was pretty apparent the talk resonated with a *lot* of people who never heard a topic so intensely personal on stage before — much less at a conference like this one.
We talk a lot about expanding the scope of our movement — to start talking about things beyond strictly atheism/religion or pseudoscience, and this is a fantastic example of someone doing that effectively.
There’s a reason they saved JT till the end. No one could ever follow him.