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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.



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...

The Triumph of Christianity: with D...

Mar 20, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Author and New Testament scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman joins the show to talk about his latest book, "The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religi...

Ian Harris: The Skeptic Comedian

Mar 13, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

California comedian and atheist Ian Harris joins Seth Andrews to talk about atheism, skepticism, religion, and the punchlines that come with them. ...

The God of the Gun: A "Divine Right...

Mar 6, 2018 2:00 AM  |  Comments

In the wake of the February 2018 Parkland, Florida school shooting, many Christians again claim that the right to own an assault rifle is God-given...

An Atheist Insomniac: Musings of th...

Feb 27, 2018 2:30 AM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews talks about those long nights of sleep-starved contemplation, and he speaks with callers about their own musings and observations.

Alpha God: The Psychology of Religi...

Feb 20, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Clinical psychologist Dr. Hector Garcia joins Seth Andrews for a candid (and potentially controversial) discussion about the origins and characteri...

Tactics: How to Change Minds (inclu...

Feb 13, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Activists Matt Dillahunty, Sarah Haider, Anthony Magnabosco and Kavin Senapathy join Seth Andrews for a conversation about how to best engage relig...

The Brew City Benefit: Humanism and...

Feb 7, 2018 12:30 PM  |  Comments

The Brew City Benefit happens in Milwaukee, WI April 7th, 2018, benefiting RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), and helping to cr...

Confessions of a (former) Naturopat...

Feb 6, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Britt Hermes once practiced "naturopathic medicine." Today, she is being sued for publicly criticizing a naturopathic doctor. Britt speaks with Se...

Religious Trauma Syndrome

Jan 30, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Religion is often declared a positive force. This show explores the darker side of religious teaching and thinking, and the very real harm it so of...

Humanism and the Challenge of Race:...

Jan 23, 2018 5:00 AM  |  Comments

Dr. Anthony Pinn is a Harvard-educated author, professor, and expert on theology and religious studies. He speaks with Seth Andrews about atheism ...


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