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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.



Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School

Jul 18, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

No...these aren't the stories you're used to hearing at Sunday Sermon. These are stories that are often skipped over, ignored, or excused, lest the...

"Praying" on the Disabled

Jul 11, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

How do those with disabilities feel when religious people declare them sinners, a life lesson, or a miracle just waiting to happen?  We explore th...

"Sara"

Jul 4, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

What's it like to emerge from a religious belief, and to navigate the complex, difficult and wonderous world beyond?  Seth Andrews has a candid co...

The Pensacola Cross and Trinity Lut...

Jun 29, 2017 3:00 PM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews speaks with two secular legal experts about several recent court decisions that reflect (or betray) the United States Constitution's E...

What is "Radical Islam?"

Jun 27, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Is Islam the most dangerous religion on the planet today? Is "Islamophobia" legitimate? What's an Atheist Muslim? How do we address the challenges ...

Seth Andrews: Christianity Made Me ...

Jun 20, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews gave this speech June 3, 2017 in Toronto at the Imagine 7 conference.  It's a humorous (and perhaps therapeutic) romp through Seth's ...

Educational Neglect: When Superstit...

Jun 13, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Religious cultures are often distrustful of science and scientists. They're also often bound to debunked mythologies and bad information. We explor...

The House of the Devil

Jun 9, 2017 5:30 PM  |  Comments

Seth Andrews (apparently) lives in a house infected with dark, demonic power.  In this 30-minute broadcast, the host explains how he came to resid...

The Greatest Story Ever Told (So Far)

Jun 6, 2017 7:00 AM  |  Comments

Theoretical physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss has written a new book about "The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far," which examines and celebrates the h...

Letter to a Christian Spouse

May 31, 2017 2:30 PM  |  Comments

A former Christian informs his wife that he's now an atheist. She threatens to divorce him. Seth Andrews has a short message for her, and for anyon...

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:...


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