Podcasts

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God is Messed Up: A Conversation with Tracie Harris

May 24, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Sponsored by The Phil Ferguson Show:  http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/polaris-blog/the-phil-ferguson-show-podcast Tracie Harris is one of the co-hosts of the Austin-based television show, "The Atheist Experience."  She joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about religion, atheism, God, famil...


The Liberal Redneck

May 21, 2016 3:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.lootcrate.com/sethandrews Watch this conversation on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/A_URlDunFD8 Trae Crowder is a Tennessee comedian (and definitely not a southern conservative).  His recent video on transgender bathrooms went viral, and his redneck rants on social...


Monster On Sunday

May 17, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Atheism   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode


John de Lancie: a Rally for Reason

May 10, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.lootcrate.com/sethandrews Veteran actor John de Lancie is a featured speaker at the 2016 Reason Rally.  He joins Seth Andrews to discuss his own views on reason, religion, the 2016 rally in Washington DC, and of course, his decades as film and television icon. J...


Alix Jules: Religion & Race in the Year of Donald Trump

May 3, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.evolvefish.com Alix Jules is a secular activist, writer, and President of Black Nonbelievers of Dallas, Texas.  He chairs the Dallas-Fort Worth Coalition of Reason's Diversity Council, is a founding member of the Fellowship of Freethought, and is an advisor to the...


Religion: The Mind Virus

Apr 26, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:   http://www.casper.com/sethandrews (promo code: sethandrews) Is religion a virus of the mind?  Three mental health experts join us. Dr. Andy Thomson is a psychiatrist, a trustee for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, on staff with the University of ...


The Dogma Debate Tandem Show: Seth Andrews & David Smalley

Apr 19, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.hellofresh.com (promo code thinkingatheist) Seth Andrews joins Dogma Debate host David Smalley in the DD studio for two hours of candid discussion about their shows, the guests, the fans and critics, and some of the opportunities, challenges and quirks of producing...


Skeptical Money (with Phil Ferguson)

Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Phil Ferguson is a financial advisor and host of "The Phil Ferguson Show."  In this bonus podcast, Phil speaks with Seth Andrews about the application of critical thinking to areas of our lives beyond religion, including the decisions we make with our money. With (occasionally thick) financial jar...


Homeschool Cults (Part 2 of 2)

Apr 12, 2016 7:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.lootcrate.com/sethandrews The U.S. Department of Education says that over 1.7 million children in the United States are homeschooled.  But what happens when homeschooling stops being about education, and instead becomes insulation?  Isolation?  Inodctrination? ...


Homeschool Cults (Part 1 of 2)

Apr 5, 2016 8:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

The U.S. Department of Education says that over 1.7 million children in the United States are homeschooled.  But what happens when homeschooling stops being about education, and instead becomes insulation?  Isolation?  Inodctrination? This broadcast isn't a referendum on the concept of homeschoo...


God's Not Dead: The Christian Persecution Complex

Apr 2, 2016 9:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

"God's Not Dead" is a film produced by PureFlix which released in 2014.  With a budget of only $2 million, GnD grossed over $60 million.  It's not hard to see why a sequel film has just been introduced to theaters. The premises of both films are essentially the same.  Christianity is under attac...


Skeptical Youth

Mar 29, 2016 6:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

A November 2015 Pew Research Center survey revealed that the United States is becoming less religious overall, and "especially the youngest Millennials, who have entered adulthood since the first Landscape Study was conducted {a few months earlier} - are far less religious than their elders." Admit...


Billboards, Brainwashing, Justice and Jared Fogle

Mar 22, 2016 12:30 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Watch the video of this podcast HERE:  https://youtu.be/YxRdJGqTeXA Callers submit their own comments and questions for this show.  We highlight the proposed "Genocide & Incest" counter-billboard to The Ark Encounter's grand opening.  And we spend more than half of the show discussing the rec...


Evil Western Medicine

Mar 15, 2016 8:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:   http://www.hellofresh.com (promo code thinkingatheist) It's a topic we've addressed in various forms, but this is an entire show dedicated to medicine.  Science-based medicine.  Alternative medicine.  The names and claims of many so-called "natural" cures.  And the charg...


You Pick the Topic

Mar 8, 2016 6:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist No theme or topic.  Just a full show of listener comments and questions.  Enjoy.


Matt Dillahunty: We're Just Talking

Mar 1, 2016 10:00 AM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Sponsored by The Phil Ferguson Show:  http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/polaris-blog/the-phil-ferguson-show-podcast/ Matt Dillahunty is one of the hosts of The Atheist Experience television show, he is a frequent speaker and debater, and he hosts the Atheist Debates YouTube channel. Matt and S...


Astronomy Saves the World!

Feb 23, 2016 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.evolvefish.com Science has proven the Big Bang.  So why is it so difficult for the everyperson to communicate the how/why of that event?  Perhaps, it's because the universe is a mind-bogglingly huge thing for us to grasp.  Overwhelmed, we sometimes check out of ...


God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction (with Dan Barker)

Feb 16, 2016 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Dan Barker's new book (titled after the famous Richard Dawkins quote) doesn't exactly cast a flattering eye at the biblical god.  Truth be told, the Bible itself doesn't flatter God, either.  Not-so-hidden inside the pages of scriptu...


Noah's Lark: The Ark Encounter

Feb 9, 2016 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: The Phil Ferguson Show http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/polaris-blog/the-phil-ferguson-show-podcast/ Ken Ham (of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum) prepares to unleash his "Ark Encounter" upon the public.  The road toward completion has been a rocky one, with c...


Medical Neglect in the Name of God

Feb 2, 2016 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Dr. Paul Offit is Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perleman School of Medicine at the...


Medical Neglect in the Name of God

Jan 26, 2016 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

There are two words that, too often, mean the difference between life and death:  Religious.  Exemption.  Individuals and families who reject necessary medical care in favor of prayer and adherence to strict church restrictions often pay with their lives, or the lives of their children.   Rita ...


Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things (with Dr. Michael Shermer)

Jan 19, 2016 5:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of several books, including "The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom," and "Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Sup...


My Date With Google

Jan 5, 2016 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist This podcast is a digression from our usual subject matter...a romp through the interesting explanations of random sayings, occurrences, facts and traditions.  What makes a cat purr?  Why do weddings have a "best man?"  Why do tenni...


2015: The Year in Review

Dec 28, 2015 12:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

Another year closes its doors, and we look forward to 2016.  In advance of the New Year holiday, we take a look back at many of the people and events that defined the past twelve months. 


David Silverman: Fighting God

Dec 18, 2015 3:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

David Silverman is a self-proclaimed "atheist billboard" and "firebrand atheist."  As President of American Atheists, he has been at the point position on many controversial issues (and the occasional lawsuit), and he has just released a new book called, "Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Re...


The Krampus (and other unusual Christmas traditions)

Dec 9, 2015 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.harrys.com (promo code: thinkingatheist) This will be the last radio podcast until the Christmas holiday.  It's a romp around the globe, as we explore some Christmas traditions beyond Santa, Frosty the Snowman, holiday ham, and the baby Jesus.  Get ready for Ch...


Steve Shives: Activism, Apologists, and the F-Word

Dec 8, 2015 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

This is a 30-minute conversation between Seth Andrews and YouTube activist Steve Shives, recorded recently at the Pennsylvania Atheist/Humanist Conference in Harrisburg, PA.   Video of this conversation can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/2Q4Yv3rgv-0


The War On Christmas

Dec 1, 2015 6:00 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.evolvefish.com "War On Christmas" has been used so much in the media, it has become a parody of itself.  And yet many still hold to the belief that the baby Jesus is under attack by atheists and secular humanists, and the protests sound at full volume every Decemb...


Open Mic Night

Nov 23, 2015 1:30 PM   |   Education   |   Listen on Blog Talk Radio   | Download this episode

From time to time, we do an unscripted broadcast where the listeners provide the theme and content.  This is one of those shows.  Lots of random stuff in here.  Enjoy.


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