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The Devil You Don't Know (with Andr...

May 23, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Andrea Garatshun is a former Christian fundamentalist.  Now an atheist, she has spent the past decade as a Bible researcher, with a focus on bibli...

When to Punch a Nazi: a Conversatio...

May 17, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

On this 2nd part of a two-part podcast, we discuss the controversial subject of physical violence as a response to hate speech.   Support our s...

When to Punch a Nazi: a Conversatio...

May 16, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Recent headlines have seen violent responses toward the culture's more distasteful voices. White supremacist Richard Spencer is punched during an i...

You Pick The Topic

May 11, 2017 8:30 PM  |  Comments

It's an impromptu show where our listeners pick the topics.  Dial in and sound off!

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Cr...

May 9, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Apologist Ravi Zacharias claims links to Oxford and Cambridge and education in quantum physics. But activist Steve Baughman (also known as the Frie...

Noah Lugeons: The Scathing Atheist

May 2, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Noah Lugeons is an activist, author, and host of "The Scathing Atheist" podcast. Noah joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about religion, atheism...

Does Religion Poison Everything?

Apr 25, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Christopher Hitchens is known for his famous book subtitle, "How Religion Poisons Everything."  Is this a fair statement?  Is religion always tox...

The Most Hated Woman in America

Apr 18, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Netflix has a new film profiling Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists and once called "The Most Hated Woman in America." But is the ...

Addiction Recovery: 12 Steps and Be...

Apr 11, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery programs often invoke (or require) a "Higher Power." How effective is this, and are there better alternativ...

Jesus: Mything in Action (with Davi...

Apr 4, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

More and more every day, the claims of a literal, historical Jesus are coming into question. Many atheists still think the Jesus-as-God story trace...

Satanic: a Conversation with Lucien...

Mar 28, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Lucien Greaves is co-founder of The Satanic Temple, an organization which has gained global attention with its attempts to have its Baphomet monume...

Jesus on a Fish Stick (and other "m...

Mar 21, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

From the Jesus fish stick, to weeping Mary statues, to the staged "cures" sold by self-acclaimed faith healers, this lighthearted show explores so...

Let's Talk About Something Else

Mar 18, 2017 6:00 PM  |  Comments

This is a previously unscheduled, totally off-topic, "bonus" show.  Because sometimes, we just need to take a break and hang out. Of course, this...

Ron Miscavige: Scientology and my Son

Mar 14, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Ron Miscavige is father of David Miscavige, leader of the Church of Scientology.  Ron tells the story of his son, Scientology, and his escape from...

Faking Your Memories (with Dr. Eliz...

Mar 7, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

How reliable is our memory? Can fake memories be planted through suggestion? Cognitive psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is an expert on memory who...

Seth Andrews: A Secular State of th...

Feb 28, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

On the date which would traditionally see the U.S. President's annual State of the Union speech, Seth Andrews gives his own secular State of the Un...

Donald Trump's America

Feb 27, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Apologist Ken Ham and others have declared Donald Trump's presidency a divine appointment.  But is Trump a true representative of the divine, or o...

Bart Campolo: A Life Beyond Belief

Feb 21, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Bart Campolo is son of famous Christian evangelist Tony Campolo.  Bart is the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, a commun...

Religious Family / Conditional Love

Feb 14, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

This broadcast is about atheists and skeptics, and how they deal with the often conditional love on a religious family tree. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:...

Never Cry Wolfe: The Popular Pseudo...

Feb 7, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

David "Avocado" Wolfe is a wellness celebrity with a huge following.  But do his claims pass the science test?  What explains his rising populari...

God, Guns & Glory: Religion and...

Jan 31, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

How often is the military colored by religious language and superstitious thinking?  And is a taxpayer-funded military supposed to be promoting Go...

Religion Screwed Up My Sex Life

Jan 24, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

How do religious teachings damage our ideas about sexuality, intimacy, worth, shame, partnership and pleasure?  This show explores the dark side o...

My Date With Google (2017)

Jan 17, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Why do our eyes get puffy when we're sleepy?  Does premium gasoline actually give us better gas mileage?  Why do dogs stink after a bath?  Why a...

Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

Jan 10, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Are trigger warnings a helpful tool for avoiding potentially harmful distress, or the enabling of hypersensitivity and a victim culture?  We discu...

Christian Radio Cell 53 Interviews ...

Jan 3, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Maine-based Christian podcast Cell 53 Radio asked Seth Andrews to join them on-air for a discussion about atheism, God, Christianity, belief, and T...

2016: The Year in Review

Dec 27, 2016 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Join Seth Andrews as he recaps the best (and worst) of 2016...from the election to entertainment to sports to pop culture, it's the Year in Review....

Heathen Holidays

Dec 20, 2016 7:00 AM  |  Comments

How do atheists handle religious holidays (and religious families) every year, and how do many atheists mark an occasion with Christ in the title? ...

Christmas Music by Secular Artists

Dec 13, 2016 7:00 AM  |  Comments

It's surprising to many, but a lot of atheists and non-Christians enjoy Christmas music...even the tunes that talk about angels singing and the Bet...

One Nation: Divisible

Dec 6, 2016 7:00 AM  |  Comments

The original U.S. Pledge of Allegiance calls the USA, "one nation...indivisible."  Yet it remains a nation splintered and divided, with many of th...


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