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The Thinking Atheist Radio Podcast airs Tuesdays at 6pm US/Central Time. For a full schedule of upcoming shows, visit our BlogTalkRadio Page. If you’re unsure when the live show airs in your own time zone, use this Time Zone Converter.



Cats, Death, and the Religion of Fo...

Sep 18, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews' YouTube livestream (on a loose range of topics) is this week's podcast. Watch at https://youtu.be/rJr_wpYVA_Y GET THE "GHOST STORIE...

I Went to Facebook Jail

Sep 11, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Post something "offensive," and social media is likely to give you a temporary - or permanent - penalty. We talk about Facebook Jail, whether it's ...

Our 400th Show!

Sep 4, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Another show, another milestone. Join Seth Andrews for the 400th episode of The Thinking Atheist podcast. Support our sponsor and get a free trial...

It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church

Aug 26, 2018 6:30 AM  |  Comments

Another child abuse scandal rocks the Catholic Church. We explore the reports coming out of Pennsylvania, and the Church's long, ugly track record ...

I'm Gregory, and I'm Afraid of Hell

Aug 21, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

This is a candid conversation with Gregory, a man who logically rejects Christianity, but who can't shake his fears about Hell. Seth Andrews walks...

Texts From My Religious Dad

Aug 15, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews shares a recent text exchange with a religious father, and speaks candidly about family, boundaries and respect...and how religions so...

I Used To Believe Weird Things

Aug 14, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

From the Sunlight Diet to flat-earthers to kitchen seasonings that repel demons, we explore some of the more bizarre (and entertaining) things our ...

Christianity, Crimes, and the Const...

Aug 7, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Andrew Torrez, an attorney and host of "Opening Arguments," joins Seth Andrews for an in-depth conversation about the law, the Constitution, the Su...

God, Guilt, Political Correctness, ...

Jul 26, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews fields comments and questions on a wide variety of topics, including the recent Trevor Noah controversy, religious guilt, political co...

Noah Was A Plonker

Jul 24, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

From Ken Ham's Ark Encounter to Jenny McCarthy to Egyptian curses to 3D-printed handguns, Seth Andrews brushes up on the weird, wonderful world of ...

Cults Part Two: The Trouble with To...

Jul 17, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

From the Moonies to Scientology to Heaven's Gate, we continue our two-part series on cults, their methods, their abuses, and the stories of some wh...

Cults Part One: Mind-Control Ministry

Jul 10, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

"Leon," a former cult member, speaks candidly about his own brainwashing, extreme cult tactics, his escape, and the tools for understanding - and e...

Second Civil War Letters

Jul 5, 2018 9:30 AM  |  Comments

In this short holiday broadcast, Seth Andrews reads some of the best hashtag responses to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' warnings about The Second...

Civility, Speech and Stroopwafels

Jul 3, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews does an extended monologue about free speech, bad movies, friendship, and Stroopwafels. Plus answers to chat questions. Support our s...

Seth Andrews Live Stream June 2018

Jun 22, 2018 9:00 AM  |  Comments

This is the audio of a YouTube live stream from June 21st, 2018, where Seth Andrews responds on-the-spot to chat room comments and questions. Video...

Scott Clifton: Secular Soap Star

Jun 19, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Scott Clifton is an Emmy-winning actor from "The Bold and the Beautiful." He's also an atheist activist on YouTube, nown for the popular channel Th...

This is Twitter, and You're Trash

Jun 12, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

The show title is (obviously) somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but the struggle is real. How do we engage, defeat bad ideas, and promote good ideas online...

The Trouble with God (with Chris Ma...

Jun 5, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Author and screenwriter Chris Matheson is one of the people behind the "Bill & Ted" films, and authored the 2015 humor book, "The Story of God:...

Jordan Peterson, Royal Confusion, a...

May 29, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Join Seth Andrews for a lightheated romp through a few recent headlines and his own (skeptical) observations about Jordan Peterson, the recent Roya...

The Earthbound Parent: Raising Kids...

May 22, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

This broadcast addresses secular parenting, education VS indoctrination, and features a conversation with author Richard A. Conn Jr. about his book...

Naked Mormonism

May 15, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

"Secular Mormon" Bryce Blankenagel speaks with Seth Andrews about the dark and often bloody foundations of the Mormon church. VIDEO of this interv...

Stories of the Strange

Apr 30, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

This show departs from its usual subject matter for a romp through some weird headlines from around the world. Enjoy! Support our sponsor: http://...

Be Fruitful and Multiply: The "Sin"...

Apr 24, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

In some fundamentalist cultures, the decision to not have children is considered a violation of God's edict to "be fruitful and multiply." We discu...

The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (wi...

Apr 17, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Biologist, professor and author Dr. Abby Hafer gives specific examples of "Intelligent Design" that isn't intelligent at all. Dr. Hafer's Book, "T...

Seth Andrews Turns 50: from the 201...

Apr 10, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews joins a live audience to celebrate his (approaching) 50th birthday at the 2018 American Atheists National Convention. Video of this s...

When Christians Are Losing The Argu...

Apr 3, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

A recent internet meme asks users to "Name something a Christian says when they're losing an argument to an atheist." We explore some all-too-famil...

Leona Stucky: Surviving My Impotent...

Mar 30, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Leona Stucky suffered abuse and shame as a Mennonite teenager. This is the story of her survival, escape, and liberation. Dr. Stucky's website: ht...

Could You Forgive a Killer?

Mar 28, 2018 2:30 PM  |  Comments

This bonus broadcast explores the story of Malala Yousafzai, her forgiveness of a Taliban assassin, and a much larger conversation about ideologie...

A Happy Show about Death

Mar 27, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Death is often a taboo subject. But is it subject to be avoided (and an inevitability to be feared)? Join us for a candid, real, and destigmatizin...


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