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TheThinkingAtheist

English, Education, 1 season, 645 episodes, 5 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes
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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
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PRIMITIVE: Care, Cruelty, Religion, & Reason in the Human Animal (with Dr. Robert Sapolsky)

Renowned neuroscientist Dr. Robert Sapolsky joins us for an exploration of our brains, religions, good/awful behaviors, and why we don't (?) have free will.VIDEO of this conversation.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/thethinkingatheist--3270347/support.
5/21/202458 minutes, 11 seconds
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We Come in Peace? The Religion of Alien Conspiracy Theories (with Brian Dunning)

Skeptoid podcast host Brian Dunning is here to talk about "them"...and those who believe in them.Watch the VIDEO of this conversation.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/thethinkingatheist--3270347/support.
5/14/202442 minutes, 53 seconds
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The United States Proves God! (and other listener calls)

Lots of interesting claims and questions in this week's podcast as callers drive the conversation.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/thethinkingatheist--3270347/support.
5/7/202455 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tucker Carlson VS. Reality (with Aron Ra)

Tucker Carlson joined Joe Rogan's April 19, 2024 podcast to talk about AI, spirits, evolution, and UFOs. Science educator Aron Ra has thoughts.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/shk7NGaiLasBecome a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/thethinkingatheist--3270347/support.
5/3/202452 minutes, 14 seconds
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Remembering Daniel Dennett

Known as one of the "Four Horsemen" of "New Atheism," Daniel Dennett was a philosopher, professor, author, and speaker whose resume spans almost half a century.In the wake of his death on April 19, 2024, we take a moment to remember.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/thethinkingatheist--3270347/support.
4/30/202458 minutes, 37 seconds
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When Religion Hurts You: with Dr. Laura E. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is a psychotherapist and religious trauma coach. She's also an exvangelical and author of the book "When Religion Hurts You." LINKS:The Center for Trauma ResolutionDr. Laura E. Anderson's websiteVIDEO of this conversation.Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/thethinkingatheist--3270347/support.
4/23/202456 minutes, 26 seconds
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14 Things the Misguided Religious Establishment Doesn't Want You to Know

Jim Palmer is a chaplain for the American Humanist Association and founder of The Center for Non-Religiouis Spirituality. In 2023, he posted a short article which provides plenty of food for thought. VIDEO VERSION: https://youtu.be/GwAle-_Wya8?si=l6VuEl7kDBAT_RtYJim's original post: https://bit.ly/3xGBCx2Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/thethinkingatheist--3270347/support.
4/19/202413 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Can't Christians Agree on "True Christianity?"

Hardline Bible literalists say they're practicing the correct faith. Progressives say the hardliners are fake Christians. What the Hell is going on?Dr. Chrissy Stroop: https://cstroop.com/about/Chrissy's "God & Country" review: https://bit.ly/3UiowyF
4/16/202452 minutes, 58 seconds
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Chaos Agents: with Shannon Q. and Paulogia

Two popular activists bring insight, sarcasm, and suspiciously-good chemistry to the studio this week. Shannon's channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ShannonQPaulogia's channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PaulogiaVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/sM5JilsVAFo
4/9/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Burrito Method: Christ Isn't Curing My Cat

It's a CATastrophy at the Andrews house. Seth explains...plus your calls.THE STORY OF YOU video: https://youtu.be/iCXhOV5AIzk?si=GsAaqM9ok3jS_G5d
4/2/20241 hour, 51 seconds
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The Exvangelicals: with Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon is a broadcaster, investigative reporter, and author. She joins the show to talk about her journey into the world of the "exvangelical." Sarah's BIOHer BOOKVIDEO of this conversation
3/26/202434 minutes, 18 seconds
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God & Horrendus Suffering

Author and activist John W. Loftus has published an article based on his 2021 book "God & Horrendus Suffering." He gave me permission to share his ideas with you.
3/19/202445 minutes, 13 seconds
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Free the Nipple! Breasts, Blue Laws, & the Bible Belt

Law codes have changed quite a bit over the years, but many edicts from our puritan past remain on the books today. This is a fun and informative look at some "blue laws" designed to keep Americans "moral."
3/12/202448 minutes, 7 seconds
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Where Would You Hide the Body? Exploring our Dark Side

Do we all have a dark side, and if so, should that frighten us (and others)? We explore the Hyde beneath the Jeckyll.
3/5/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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Letter to a Christian Spouse

This is a personal message for Christians struggling with confusion and concern over loved ones leaving the faith. If religious family and friends don't understand what's happening, sharing this "letter" with them may help.VIDEO: https://youtu.be/WCuok1Glxn8
2/27/202428 minutes, 18 seconds
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Creature Features: an interview with FX artist Mark Shostrom

This bonus release is just an off-topic diversion for those interested in sci-fi and horror films from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. I was honored to speak with makeup FX artist Mark Shostrom, a 40+ year veteran with credits ranging from "Nightmare on Elm Street" to "Star Trek." If this sounds interesting, enjoy the conversation. If not, no worries. We'll see you next week.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/SVXe13mdb0UMARK'S FX REEL: https://youtu.be/_IJM9fDqJrs?si=4NUWe2EvwxHuCpJy
2/24/202450 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why Isn't the West Talking about Islam? (with Nuriyah Khan)

Ex-Muslim Nuriyah Khan says many in the West (including a lot of American feminists) are misguided on the subject of Islam.https://twitter.com/nuriyahkVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/bb7UYJkFwGE
2/20/202450 minutes, 58 seconds
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My Whole Life is a Lie: Popular Beliefs That Are Totally Wrong

Buckle up. We're going to dispel some popular and beloved notions.
2/13/202450 minutes, 42 seconds
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Morality, the Monarchy, and the Protests of Peter Hitchens (with Alex O'Connor)

Alex O'Connor hosts the Within Reason podcast. He joins us for this week's show.The Peter Hitchens interview: https://youtu.be/VyMhZhwe3gc?si=a9yQaW957SiYFubyThe Ben Shapiro discussion: https://youtu.be/yspPYcJHI3k?si=4Jt2dDU7iN-1ZTWyVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/u3rbY6y6J9c
2/6/20241 hour, 34 seconds
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Poser: The Atheist & the Yoga Class

In search of his bliss, Seth Andrews tried yoga. Here's the story, a rant, some calls, and a final word of inspiration.
1/30/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 24 seconds
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Accelerated Christian Education Exposed (with Jenna Scaramanga)

ACE is a cult disguised as "education," with schools worldwide, laughably tragic workbook lessons, and a long history of abuse and bigotry.Seth Andrews and his guest Dr. Jenna Scaramanga were once ACE students, and they're blowing the whistle.Jenna's Instagram: https://bit.ly/41ukHZnACE Exposed: https://www.facebook.com/groups/exposeace/
1/23/202443 minutes, 51 seconds
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GOD & COUNTRY: Dictators, Democracy, and the New Documentary on Christian Nationalism

Investigative reporter Katherine Stewart joins us to talk about the upcoming Rob Reiner-produced documentary on Christian nationalism titled, "God & Country." MOVIE TRAILER: https://youtu.be/cTQKmR6a9fw?si=Caam5bADdqfwB0xoVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/UebwQkjYYPc
1/16/202429 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Story of You (an Audio Odyssey)

This is a unique, immersive, 16-minute audio "essay" about the human connection to our vast universe. Step away from all distractions, close your eyes, and take the journey.
1/12/202417 minutes, 16 seconds
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Wiki, Woo, and the Winchester Widow (with Adrienne Hill and Richard Saunders)

Adrienne Hill is a Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoM) editor. Richard Saunders is a TV host, author, and paranormal investigator. They join us to debunk some bunk.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/xt-GrcP-OQ0This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
1/9/202453 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stacie (and her Mom) Have Got It Going On

Ex-vangelical Stacie Grahn hosts (with her mom) the Stacie's Mom Podcast. She joins us to talk about her escape from fundie Christianity.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/s6rM2We5x6AThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
1/2/202440 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Piece of Asteroid

Just a 7-minute crossover podcast with some cool science and an even cooler twist.http://www.truestoriespodcast.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/29/20237 minutes, 55 seconds
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Whitewash: The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy (with Dr. Robert P. Jones)

Dr. Robert P. Jones is founder and president of Public Religion Research Institute. He has a Ph.D in religion and a bachelors in computing science in mathmatics. His new book explores the long and sordid backstory of American racism, which was - and is - often cloaked in the banner of Christianity.Dr. Jones' book: https://amzn.to/3uWYw1CVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/VehbwjrXTuwThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/26/202343 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Day-Before-The-Day-Before-Christmas-Eve BONUS SHOW!

Just some extra stuff to listen to. Happy holidays!VIDEO of this stream: https://youtube.com/live/SRTfl8bGn7UThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/22/20231 hour, 33 minutes
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It's Beginning to Cost a Lot Like Christmas: with Forrest Valkai

Science educator Forrest Valkai fields random questions on the holiday. Trust us...it ain't boring.His site: https://www.valkailabs.comVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/VKDo0BUuH6MThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/19/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Edge of the Sword: Exploits of a Bad (Bad!) God

In this show, we (re) cover some of the greatest/worst hits in the supposed Good Book, and it's not pretty. If you're interested in the entire book "Deconverted," it's available in print, digital print, and audiobook: https://shorturl.at/HSVX6This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/15/202339 minutes, 41 seconds
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Hell for the Holidays? Dealing with Religious Families on Christmas

How do you handle holidays with religious families? Or do you even bother? Callers discuss, and we speak with psychologist and religious trauma counselor Dr. Marlene Winell. Dr. Winell's website: http://www.journeyfree.orgVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/0N2i47eFS4MThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nude Fire Ninjas!

Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/sethandrewsttaDr. Hafer's book: https://adbl.co/3GtZxkoThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/8/20232 minutes, 56 seconds
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You Can't Get to Heaven in a Miniskirt

Sarah and Jessica host the "You Can't Get to Heaven in a Miniskirt" podcast. They join us to talk about skirts, sex, purity culture, and more! PODCAST PAGE: https://www.heaveninaminiskirt.comVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/ozTVxAZfnBoThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/5/20231 hour, 50 seconds
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Cold Hands, Warm Podcast

It's a bonus show! Host ramblings and your calls. Enjoy.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
12/1/202356 minutes, 33 seconds
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On This Day in History, Sh!t Went Down: with "Sweary Historian" James Fell

James Fell is a historian and author who combines fascinating true tales with f-bombs and razor sarcasm. In other words...he's a perfect guest for this week's show.His book: https://amzn.to/4723J6vHis website: http://www.jamesfell.comVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/mVBb3BAVFfcThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
11/28/202352 minutes, 39 seconds
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Markwayne Mullin wants to fight somebody!

Self-professed Christian and "family values" crusader Markwayne Mullin just tried to turn a Senate hearing into a round of Nintendo Punch-Out! What the hell is going on?This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
11/21/202357 minutes, 14 seconds
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No Longer Atheist: an analysis of Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Longtime public atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali just announced that she is a Christian. Her "reasons" are...interesting. We examine the life of this ex-Muslim turned ex-atheist.Ayaan's Article "Why I Am Now a Christian:"https://unherd.com/2023/11/why-i-am-now-a-christian/Jonathan MS Pearce's response:https://onlysky.media/jpearce/ayaan-hirsi-ali-former-atheist-becomes-christian/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
11/17/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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My Casket is Not Your Soapbox

This show explores how funerals are often hijacked by sermonizers. Instead of honoring the dead, preachers (and families) turn memorials into religious crusades, often against the wishes of the deceased.Physicist eulogy text: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4675953This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
11/14/202355 minutes, 31 seconds
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"Florida Man" Headlines (as Filtered Through the Bible)

"Florida Man" is an internet reference which began in 2013. It refers to an alleged prevalence of Floridians doing bizarre things. In this show, we attach "Florida Man" to Christianity.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
11/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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American Idolatry: A Christian Against Christian Nationalism (with Andrew Whitehead)

Sociologist Dr. Andrew Whitehead is a Christian. He's also a strong opponent of Christian Nationalism and far-right attempts to install an American theocracy. He joins us to talk about his new book on the subject.BOOK: American IdolatryVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/hRMwnXSn4CwThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
11/7/202343 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nanny Software: Surveilling People "Straight"

We dive down the rabbit hole into the dysfunctional world of "morality" web services which track online browsing and block specific content. Of course, almost all of these programs are run by the religious.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
10/31/202348 minutes, 3 seconds
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Show #700: with Drew McCoy of Genetically Modified Skeptic

Drew McCoy hosts the Genetically Modified Skeptic channel. He joins Seth to mark a milestone.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/2pPzxnYD4JgThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
10/24/202350 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ghost Stories 2023

The Ghost Stories podcast is an annual tradition, a celebration of imagination, and a journey into compelling legends about the strange, the unexplained, and the creepy.Happy Halloween!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
10/17/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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We of Little Faith: Why I Stopped Pretending to Believe (with Kate Cohen)

Today's guest Kate Cohen is a columnist for the Washington Post and author of the new book "We of Little Faith: Why I Stopped Pretending to Believe (and Maybe You Should Too)."VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/P6Mf2xVJ_g8This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
10/10/202330 minutes, 37 seconds
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Shaken Loose: A Journey into Hell (with author Ilana DeBare)

Ilana DeBare's new novel "Shaken Loose" follows fictional characters into a biblical Hell. It's an interesting tale with plenty of subtext/criticism on the Creator of eternal torture. GET THE BOOK: VIDEO of this conversation:This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
10/6/202320 minutes, 21 seconds
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Larry and Seth Have a Request

Your support will help me "reset" for the rest of 2023 and will kick 2024 in with momentum. The PayPal link and Patreon link are here. (You can PayPal directly to [email protected])https://www.thethinkingatheist.com/become-a-patronThank you!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
10/5/20238 minutes, 1 second
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The Ghost Hunter

Kenny Biddle is an actual ghost hunter. He's also Chief Investigator at The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He's got some stories. VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/-x8OcpN4dUIThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
10/3/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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Humanity Will Die of Stupid: Aliens, AntiChrists, the Boebert Boob, and More!

Once again, we're talking about the jaw-droppingly hypocritical and ridiculous behavior of Colorado's 3rd District congresswoman. Plus...plenty of your calls on any subject.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
9/26/202353 minutes, 1 second
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The Banjo Player

Here's a bonus for you. Runs 7 minutes. From my second podcast True Stories with Seth Andrews. Enjoy!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
9/22/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? (with Dr. Joshua Bowen)

Those familiar with the Bible might shrug away this question with a dismissive "Yes," but Dr. Joshua Bowen has much more to say about Old Testament slavery. Get the book: Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery?Audiobook at: https://shorturl.at/rGU05Dr. Josh's website: http://www.digitalhammurabi.com. VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/6BirjOAEUqkThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
9/19/202348 minutes, 55 seconds
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God Likes to Watch: The Blaming and Shaming of Purity Culture

Inside and outside of dogmatic religions, people are shamed and controlled by moralists crying "sin!" Why and how are the puritans attacking the natural, sexual person?Seth Andrews gave a recent speech on Purity Culture.VIDEO of this speech: https://youtu.be/q_DHYGPIH9QThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
9/12/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Flying Toward the Light: and Other Stuff We Should Already Know

This is a fun one, as we expand our knowlede about random stuff we (often) do and say without thinking. We explore why bugs are attracted to light, how soap works, why we "toast" champagne glasses, the origin of treadmills, and more!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
9/5/202347 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Most Remarkable American Most People Have Never Heard Of

He remains one of the most powerful writers and speakers of the past several hundred years. His work changed my life. Yet many don't even know his name. Take a few moments, and allow me to introduce you. - SethThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
8/29/202337 minutes, 14 seconds
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Assaulted for my Atheism (and other listener calls)

One of our callers talks about his apostasy and the domestic violence he faced when telling his family. We hear his story and talk to other listeners about whatever is on their minds.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
8/22/202338 minutes, 2 seconds
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A World without Borders: Reflections on Humanity's Dividing Lines

Join Seth Andrews as he goes full John Lennon about the tribal lines which divide us, and how the world might look without them.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
8/15/202358 minutes, 44 seconds
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Faces After Suicide: with Author/Producer Lindsey Doolittle

In this broadcast, we talk about the taboo: suicide. Author/Producer Lindsey Doolittle has directed two short films on the subject based on her own experience with the loss of a partner.This won't always be an easy conversation, but it remains a critical one, with plenty of suggested resources for navigating grief.ABOVE THE RUG: https://abovetherug.comFACES AFTER SUICIDE FILM: https://bit.ly/3CUSIXiVAN GOGH FILM: https://bit.ly/3Nu5XmJGOFUNDME LINK TO DONATE: https://rb.gy/0bqofRFR: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.orgGRIEVING BILL OF RIGHTS: https://bit.ly/3NTpNJhSUICIDE AND CRISIS HELPLINE: dial 988VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/GexAlSVagjsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
8/8/202335 minutes, 39 seconds
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Debunking the Funk: with Molecular Biologist Dr. Dan Wilson

What happens when a real scientist tackles the conspiracists? Dr. Dan Wilson is debunking the funk out there, and he joins us this week. Dan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@DebunktheFunkwithDrWilsonDan on Twitter: @Debunk_the_FunkVIDEO of this conversation on YouTube: (coming soon)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
8/1/202333 minutes, 43 seconds
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How "Sound of Freedom" Cheats the Children: with Damion Moore and Lynn Packer of American Crime Journal

On this podcast, we take a second (and much deeper) dive into the hot-button issue of child sex trafficking as presented by the box office smash, "Sound of Freedom." What's real? What's not? And how can we support legitimate efforts to protect children?ACJ website: http://www.americancrimejournal.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
7/25/20231 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Kidnapping President Lincoln

A 6-minute bonus release from Seth Andrews' second podcast, "True Stories with Seth Andrews." Subscribe on all major podcast apps.http://www.truestoriespodcast.comThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
7/20/20237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Can I Hear Cremated People in My Spirit Box? (and more listener calls)

It's random heathenry and shenanigans this week! Enjoy.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
7/18/202346 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Suspicious "Sound of Freedom"

The child-sex-trafficking thriller film "Sound of Freedom" has exploded onto the scene, especially among right-wing conservatives. But there's reason to suspect the producers and star are using a legitimate human rights horror to fuel Q conspiracies.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
7/14/202331 minutes, 4 seconds
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ALIEN JESUS: Cosmic Challenges to Earthly Religions

Join us for a conversation with philosopher Jonathan M.S. Pierce and physicist Aaron Adair about extraterrestrials and gods. Get the book: "Aliens and Religion: When Two Worlds Collide" VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/UP_ogEgY92wThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
7/11/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Don't Debate? Rogan, Reality, & Science Theater

Joe Rogan recently challenged vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez to debate conspiracy crank RFK Jr. on his podcast. Educator Melanie Trecek-King of ThinkingIsPower.com joins me to discuss debate, science, and the best way(s) to change minds...even our own.VIDEO of this discussion: (coming soon)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
7/4/202347 minutes, 34 seconds
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I Didn't Choose to Be Born (and More Deep Existential Stuff)

Plenty of rants and calls on this one, including an interesting conversation about whether being involuntarily born is a tresspass on one's right to never exist. Hmm.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
6/27/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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Strange Allies: The Atheist and the Baptist (with Amanda Tyler)

Amanda Tyler is Executive Director of the Baptist Joint Commission for Religious Liberty and lead organizer of Christians Against Christian Nationalism. She (and many Christians) are on the frontline fight against Christian Nationalism. VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/VP7S5BH73QsThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
6/20/202347 minutes, 20 seconds
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Gothard's God: Reflections on the Amazon Documentary "Shiny Happy People"

A new Amazon docuseries is highlighting the destructive Quiverfull cult developed under the leadership of Bill Gothard. We continue the discussion this week.Divorcing Religion: https://www.divorcing-religion.com/Heresy in the Heartland blog: http://heresyintheheartland.blogspot.com/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
6/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dogs Cats A.I. (oh my!)

Seth apologizes to his dogs...and asks CHAT GPT to help out! Plus your calls!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
6/6/202358 minutes, 8 seconds
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Murder on Super 8

Here's a bonus clip (runs 7 minutes) from True Stories with Seth Andrews. Subscribe on all major podcast apps, and share with your people! :)This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
6/2/20237 minutes, 33 seconds
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Talking Nerdy: with Cara Santa Maria

Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator and television host. She's been seen on everything from NetGeo to Brain Games to Netflix's "Bill Nye Saves the World." We talk life, death, science, religion, politics, sexism, skepticism, and more!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3270347/advertisement
5/30/202356 minutes, 11 seconds
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What the Hell is Wrong with Texas?

Three Texas atheists join us to talk about the evangelical attack on our secular democracy in the second-largest state of the "union." It's a conversation with Aron Ra, Wil Jeudy, and Michelle Palmer.
5/23/202349 minutes, 4 seconds
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DeSantis vs Disney: The Man Against the Mouse

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is waging a Christian nationalist, authoritarian, cruel, and unconstitutional war on citizens, democracy, and Disney.
5/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Trouble with Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson was fired from Fox News, but he isn't going away. This show is a rapid-fire chronicle of some of Carlson's worst moments, and a warning about the millions who still love him.
5/9/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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If I Was the Intelligent Designer (PART TWO: with Dr. Abby Hafer)

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Abby Hafer is author of the book, "The Not So Intelligent Designer." She thinks a Creator could have done much better.
5/2/202348 minutes, 48 seconds
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If I Was the Intelligent Designer (PART ONE)

The Intelligent Design crowd keeps insisting that all things have been divinely fine-tuned just for us. In this show, we suggest some better ideas.
4/25/202355 minutes, 30 seconds
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God-Awful Video Games (with Noah Lugeons)

Noah joins us to talk (hideous) Christian video games and films. Buckle up.
4/18/202355 minutes, 11 seconds
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"Sorry About the Car Crash!" - GOD

From within a pile of crashed cars, a local police department thanked God. Does this make any sense? Plus...your calls.
4/11/20231 hour, 14 seconds
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The Slots of Sin!

Here's a bonus for you...a 6 1/2 minute True Story about the war on (satanic?) slots in the mid-twentieth century. Enjoy!Subscribe: http://www.truestoriespodcast.com
4/6/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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Can Someone Hack My Brain? (with Professor Nita Farahany)

Nita Farahany is a law and philosophy professor at Duke Univerisity. She's also an expert on bioethics, genomics, AI, and she's author of the book, "The Battle for your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology."VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/92HhsKv_dHI
4/4/202347 minutes, 53 seconds
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When the World Feels Unfixable

Feeling overwhelmed about the state of the world? You are not alone.
3/28/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Grief Vampires

Skeptic and debunker Susan Gerbic joins the show to talk about celebrity psychics who prey on the grieving and vulnerable. Her team has spent years exposing these "grief vampires," and we discuss.http://www.abouttimeproject.orgVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/gEVcnhnoY7g
3/21/202357 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode Number 666

One show. An episode milestone. Three Satanists. What could go wrong? VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/62IQwWlQBVQ
3/14/202339 minutes, 58 seconds
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High on Oreos: Questions, Calls, and Lots of Sugar

Today's podcast is fueled by...cookies (and your calls). Enjoy!
3/7/202348 minutes, 42 seconds
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Primates and Prejudice: with Dr. Frans de Waal

Frans de Waal is a world-reknowned primatologist, author, and educator with decades studying the animal kingdom. He joins Seth Andrews for insights about primate behavior in chimps, gorillas, bonobos, humans, and beyond. Frans de Waal info: https://bit.ly/3IIArQwVIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/KDXNv2CG5EY
2/28/202345 minutes, 19 seconds
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Scared Straight? What "Troubled Youth" Programs Get Wrong (with Cyndy Etler)

Cyndy Etler is a life coach and author, focusing on struggling youth, and exposing many (often religious) "scared straight" programs doing more harm than good. VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/5gzbODFqGLA
2/21/202335 minutes, 48 seconds
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My Family Called Me a Baby Killer (and other listener calls)

In this week's show, it's rationality and humanity versus zealotry and bigotry...with plenty of listener calls.
2/14/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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Thinking Is Power: Why Knowledge Is Not Enough

Melanie Trecek-King is a biology professor and founder of Thinking Is Power. She has a lot to say about science education...and why the facts simply aren't enough.VIDEO of this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bHLQXckjGno
2/7/202348 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Man in the Gray Suit

Subscribe to "True Stories with Seth Andrews" on all major podcast apps, or visit http://www.truestoriespodcast.com
2/4/20236 minutes, 56 seconds
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Teens and Designer Jeans: The Blaming and Shaming of Purity Culture

Fundamental religions are obsessed with sex, desperately trying to desexualize teenagers and control them through adulthood. This show exposes why Purity Culture is so futile, dishonest, and destructive.
1/31/202344 minutes, 48 seconds
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Let's Explode the Universe (with Forrest Valkai and Gutsick Gibbon)

What happens when two dynamic (and wildly entertaining) science educators come together to talk about evolution VS. creationism? This podcast answers the question. With Forrest Valkai and Erika / Gutsick Gibbon. VIDEO of this converstion
1/24/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rapture Anxiety: Fearing the End of the World

Yes, rapture anxiety is a thing. We explore how End Times dogmas can distort reality and do immense harm, especially to indoctrinated children. CNN Article: https://cnn.it/3Vsg0dR
1/17/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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Christian Nationalists are Preparing for War: a Conversation with Brad Onishi

Professor Bradley Onishi is co-host of the Straight White American Jesus podcast and author of the new book, "Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism - and What Comes Next."VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/gqrf5FdVDPM
1/10/202344 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Atheist and the Mysticist

Mysticist Andrew Jasko joins Seth Andrews for a candid, good-faith discussion about consciousness, spirituality, psychedelics, and interestingly, their shared values as harsh critics of dogmatic religions. Andrew's website: http://www.lifeafterdogma.org
1/3/202357 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Gun Exchange

Enjoy this bonus episode from Seth Andrews' new podcast, and subscribe to True Stories with Seth Andrews on all major podcast apps.
12/30/20226 minutes, 36 seconds
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#WomenLifeFreedom : Revolt and Revolution in Iran (with Maryam Namazie)

Seth Andrews speaks with Iranian-born activist Maryam Namazie about the historic uprising underway in Iran. www.maryamnamazie.com YOUTUBE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/vcmURmEFP2U
12/27/202244 minutes, 46 seconds
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That's It, You're Dead to Me: When Does Someone Become "Toxic?"

Here's a messy little conversation about mental health in the meme-verse. When do we necessarily use (and sometimes overuse) the term "toxic?"Article in The Atlantic: https://bit.ly/3HbV6w0Dr. Tarico's article: https://bit.ly/3P9gxjk
12/20/202252 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Christmas Story (no, not that one)

Seth Andrews has written an original Christmas tale, which he shares after a short monologue (rant) about the holidays. Enjoy!
12/13/202240 minutes, 57 seconds
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The QAnon Rabbit Hole

Courtney Heard, co-host of the Q-Dropped podcast, joins us for this discussion about the Q conspiracy culture.PODCAST LINK: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped
12/6/202237 minutes, 53 seconds
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Are People Inherently Good?

In a candid monologue, Seth Andrews navigates some of humanity's worst and best, articulating the challenges and (hopefully) spreading some hope.
11/29/202234 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Phantom God: What Neuroscience Reveals about the Compulsion to Believe (with Dr. John Wathey)

Neuroscientist Dr. John Wathey joins us for a deep dive into belief and the brain. THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3UX5vzk
11/22/202231 minutes, 37 seconds
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The World's Most Dangerous Toys

Here's a 7-minute true story sampled from Seth's second podcast. Search and subscribe on your podcast app to True Stories With Seth Andrews.
11/18/20228 minutes, 37 seconds
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You Are Evil and You Must Be Destroyed: Regaining our Humanity in an Inhumane World

Seth Andrews speaks candidly about his own struggles as a human and activist in this polarized and often outrageous world. VIDEO OF THIS SPEECH: https://youtu.be/9fWL8NnuzoA
11/15/20221 hour, 38 seconds
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Damn the Door Knockers: Porch Proselytizers and My Injured Dog

Seth recently had a bad experience with a church lady on his front steps. This rant/show is largely unprepped and perhaps unhinged, but it's from the heart.
11/8/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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Never Let a Creationist "Teach" Evolution (with Forrest Valkai)

Biologist Forrest Valkai has something to say about science education, evolution, creationists, and Tyrion Lannister. This is a fun one.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/7GKYPGgFVh0www.valkailabs.comhttps://www.youtube.com/c/renegadescienceteacher
11/1/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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I'm Afraid of Scrubbing Bubbles: A Show About Strange Phobias

Some scares. Some science. Enjoy this October journey into our rational - and irrational - fears.
10/25/202250 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ghost Stories 2022

Dim the lights and crank the sound. Our annual Halloween tradition continues.Special thanks to guest voice actors Elle Gee and Becca Adams Weinberg.
10/18/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dominion and Shame: Purity Culture's War on the Sexual Self

In this show, we define Purity Culture, expose its teachings and tactics, and speak with some who escaped and now help others do the same.
10/11/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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American Crusade: How the Supreme Court is Weaponizing Religious Freedom (with Andrew Seidel)

Constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel's new book tackles the compromised U.S. Supreme Court. We talk about the problem (and possible solutions).GET THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3UIIVepVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/Jq4kA13zOZ8
10/4/202246 minutes, 37 seconds
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Do We All Have a Dark Side?

Do the best of people hide an inner dark side? Is there an uncivilized creature beneath the uncivilized human? We discuss.
9/27/202255 minutes, 14 seconds
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Is Yahweh a Terrorist? (with Dr. Joshua Bowen)

At the release of his new book on the Old Testament, Dr. Joshua Bowen joins us for a necessary conversation about the true nature of the biblical god.The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament VOL2: https://amzn.to/3Dx6MHMDigital Hammurabi: http://www.digitalhammurabi.comDr. Josh on Twitter: @DJHammurabi1VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/U6ncVrdjuGM
9/20/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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Can We Even Trust Our Own Brains? (with neuroscientist Dr. Indre Viskontas)

Some fascinating (and fun) brain science on this week's show.Dr. Viskontas' website: https://www.indreviskontas.com/Wondrium: http://www.wondrium.com/seth
9/13/202252 minutes, 44 seconds
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No! I'm Not Quitting!

Seth Andrews has launched a second show: True Stories with Seth Andrews. He shares some examples. http://www.truestoriespodcast.com
9/6/202237 minutes, 49 seconds
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Where's the Jesus in my Juice? (and other listener calls)

Lots of good stuff in this week's show: the Founding Fathers, a (somewhat) Catholic activist, some healthy firestarting, and one lovely caller who exclaimed that "the juice is a lie." Enjoy.
8/30/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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How Minds Change (with David McRaney)

David McRaney is a science journalist, host of the "You Are Not So Smart" podcast, and author of several books, including his latest, "How Minds Change."GET THE BOOK! https://amzn.to/3c1KH90VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/I4k34HV-bNs
8/23/20221 hour, 49 seconds
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We Dissent: Four Secular Women on the Front Lines

Elizabeth Cavell, Alison Gill, Monica Miller, and Rebecca Markert are attorneys and secular activists on the new podcast http://www.we-dissent.orgElizabeth Cavell: https://bit.ly/3JRiMFlAlison Gill: https://bit.ly/3Piiw3cMonica Miller: https://bit.ly/3SK4WJ8Rebecca Markert: https://bit.ly/3psq3lP
8/16/202240 minutes, 4 seconds
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Everyone's Shouting. Nobody is Listening.

Seth Andrews shares his story about a recent encounter with an angry Christian.
8/9/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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Blood Cult: The Weird, Wild World of Christian Rituals

Seth Andrews takes a fresh look at the world's most popular religion, revealing how culty (and often creepy) Christian traditions and rituals truly are.VIDEO of this speech: https://youtu.be/vb_7TxW0riM
8/2/202245 minutes
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Speaking of God, We Don't Know Sh*t" (with ex-pastor D.B. Ramsey)

D.B. Ramsey was theologically trained and spent many years preaching Christianity. Today, he's an agnostic, directly challenging the faith he once held dear.VIDEO of this discussion: https://youtu.be/RuN1r9RyGzIwww.dbramsey.com
7/26/202248 minutes, 38 seconds
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Adopt and Make Them Christian: The Post-Roe Crusade of Christian Dominionists

Seth shares his recent article on post-Roe Christian Dominionism, plus your calls.ONLYSKY ARTICLE: https://bit.ly/3ID9sUM
7/19/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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Bad Therapy: When Unscientific Interventions Harm People

Dr. Alexander Williams, Dr. Yevgeny Botanov, and Dr. John Sakaluk penned a recent article titled "Bad Therapy," which addresses some unscientific - and often damaging - practices being done in the mental health profession.VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/wjfS5nS-X-wARTICLE: https://bit.ly/3yQFJ7WSCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARTICLE: https://bit.ly/3RjQYg4THE STUDY: https://bit.ly/3nLCFU1Alex Williams: @williamspsychJohn Sakaluk: @JohnSakalukEugene Botanov: @scilitlab
7/12/202250 minutes, 4 seconds
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Science VS. Snake Oil: Debunking Bunk in this Crazy World (with Timothy Caulfield)

Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim) is Professor of health law & science policy, speaker, TV host & author. He joins Seth Andrews for a compelling and fun conversation about information and misinformation in the media age.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/QkocEE3cans
7/5/202250 minutes, 1 second
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Alice Greczyn: Sex, Shame, and the Harms of Purity Culture

Alice Greczyn is a Hollywood actress, author, speaker, and activist. She escaped fundamentalist Christianity, and she tells her story.VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/zkwVkmKSpUEAlice's website: https://www.alicegreczyn.com/On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alicegreczynHer book: https://www.audible.com/pd/Wayward-Audiobook/B0B78573R5
7/1/202235 minutes, 24 seconds
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My Head Is Going to Explode

Host rants. Your calls.
6/28/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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Raptor Turkeys (and Other Random Stuff We Should Absolutely Know)

It's time for another thrill-packed general knowledge show. In this broadcast, we talk about the appendix, belly buttons, cats and boxes, stoplights, blue jeans, static electricity, beef jerky, and of course, velociraptors.
6/21/202259 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dave Warnock: Childish Things

Terminally ill with ALS, Dave Warnock is committed to fully living the moments which remain. He discusses his life, his prognosis, and his new book.Dave's website: http://www.daveoutloud.comBook "Childish Things:" https://amzn.to/3aMw5tpVIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/H9MIrZabJvk
6/14/202235 minutes
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Values are More Important than Beliefs (with Dale McGowan)

A past recipient of Harvard's Humanist of the Year award, Dale McGowan is an activist, speaker, author, and Chief Content Manger for http://www.onlysky.media.He joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about media, bias, values, religion, and how we might better our efforts to improve the world. https://dalemcgowan.comVIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/aGrR8_Qpz0c
6/7/202246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Out Of My Cold, Dead Hands: America's Love Affair with Guns

In the wake of two recent mass shootings, and inspired by a recent OnlySky article on American guns, homicide, suicide, and mental health (https://bit.ly/3LmCwjk), Seth Andrews shares his thoughts on the subject, drawn from his 2020 book, "Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian."
5/31/202251 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Supremacist Court: Activists VS. America in the Halls of Power

A leaked Supreme Court majority opinion reveals the impending end of reproductive choice via Roe V. Wade. What's happening, and what happens next?Special thanks to Rachel Laser of Americans United for joining the last half of the conversation.Americans United: http://www.au.orgPolitical article on leaked draft: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/supreme-court-abortion-draft-opinion-00029473
5/24/202234 minutes, 22 seconds
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Relatives, Rights, & Roe: Host Rants and Listener Calls

It's a variety pack this week, with plenty of listener comments and questions. Enjoy!
5/17/202248 minutes, 16 seconds
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Your Moment of Science: Yvette d'Entremont in her Own Words

Yvette d'Entremont is an analytical chemist and science educator perhaps best known as SciBabe. Seth reads several of her "Moment of Science" articles and talks to Yvette about them. Enjoy!SciBabe: https://scibabe.comOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scibabeChiropractic article: https://theoutline.com/post/1617/chiropractors-are-bullshit
5/10/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Science of Mindfulness (with Dr. Ronald Siegel)

Dr. Ronald Siegel is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, author of "The Mindfulness Solution," and professor for "The Science of Mindfulness" at Wondrium.Free Wondrium trial to watch the series on mindfulness: http://www.wondrium.com/sethDr. Siegel's website: https://drronsiegel.comVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/C8Uw0uvDVZA
5/3/202253 minutes, 3 seconds
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Race, Representation, & Black Nonbelievers (a Conversation with Mandisa Thomas)

One of my lovely patrons advised that she wanted an audio-only version of this recent interview for listening. Here you go! :)VIDEO version: https://youtu.be/QOSIbO_nTOU
5/2/202221 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Atheist Movement Is...Dead?

From time to time, someone (religious or otherwise) will declare all of atheist activism null and void. Seth Andrews examines that claim. Plus your calls.
4/26/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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We Call B.S. (with Tom & Cecil of Cognitive Dissonance)

Tom Curry and Cecil Cicirello talk about their irreverent new book, "The Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit." VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/20_ajQYaZMQBOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/3vdqcM9COGDIS PODCAST: https://www.dissonancepod.com
4/19/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Noah Lugeons: How Bad Was This Movie?

Noah Lugeons hosts The Scathing Atheists and co-hosts God Awful Movies. This short bonus show features the audio from a recent video interview...conducted on Noah's birthday. Enjoy.VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/Wv4NAtTiN5QScathing Atheist: https://scathingatheist.comGod Awful Movies: https://www.facebook.com/GodAwfulMovies
4/15/202226 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dishwasher Anarchy (and other observations on my birthday)

Seth Andrews turns 54. He's older. He's crankier. And he has stuff on his mind.
4/12/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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In Retrospect: Evangelical Conservatives, Sex, and Monica Lewinski

Yes, the story is 24 years old, but with the new American Crime Story miniseries airing on FX, it is reviving discussions about conduct, legality, and American puritanism and hypocrisy. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/y-RHn_XfJcE
4/8/202252 minutes, 7 seconds
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Are Atheists Leading People to their DOOM? (and other listener calls)

It's a potpourri of questions, opinions, and rants from our listeners. Enjoy!
4/5/202259 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rage, Reaction, and a Little Hate Mail

Lots to talk about on this bonus podcast, including a nasty letter, and some wonderful listener calls.VIDEO of this podcast: https://youtu.be/iv4LiaRE1fU
3/31/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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Genesis, White Jesus, and Debating the Resurrection (with Dr. Bart Ehrman)

YouTube video of this interview: https://youtu.be/EzEmmSqUCHUDebate registration link: https://bit.ly/349rOguGenesis course: https://bit.ly/3pyXovKDr. Ehrman's website: https://www.bartehrman.comDr. Ehrman's blog: https://ehrmanblog.org
3/29/202246 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Hate Preachers: Bigotry and Fearmongering by Extremist Christian "Leaders"

Columnist, podcaster, and activist Hemant Mehta joins Seth for a difficult yet necessary dive into the hate platforms like The New Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement. The featured audio clips aren't pleasant to hear, but they reflect Old Testament-based bigotry and the tragic war on our fellow human beings.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/QuJbAs23JukHemant Mehta at OnlySky: https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehtaTwitter: @hemantmehta
3/22/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Ultimate Kids' Guide to Being Super Healthy (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)

Doctor and educator Nina Shapiro has a new book about keeping kids healthy. She joins us for a conversation about food, fads, medicines, and helpful advice for parents and children.
3/15/202240 minutes, 59 seconds
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Psychic Predictions: The Track Records of Professed "Seers"

Richard Saunders (of The Skeptic Zone podcast) and Rob Palmer (Skeptical Inquirer contributor) joined others in the ambitious Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project. They join the podcast to discuss their results.SI Article: https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/pondering-the-published-predictions-of-prominent-psychics
3/8/202252 minutes, 39 seconds
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Death, Grief, & Belief (with Dr. Terri Daniel)

Everyone deals with loss and grief, but not all models for recovery (especially religious ones) are helpful or healthy. Interfaith Chaplain Dr. Terri Daniel weighs in.CONFERENCE LINK: http://www.deathgriefandbelief.comTWITTER LINK: @DGBConference
3/1/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Banned on Facebook

COPY AND PASTE (use better tags if you have them, and helpfully share in the comments):The #Facebook account facebook.com/seth.andrews.31was incorrectly flagged and banned for hate speech. The post was actually exposing and condeming the hatespeech of a Texas pastor.I’m asking @meta to review and reverse thisinappropriate ban re: facebook.com/seth.andrews.31
2/28/20224 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bob's Bicycle: Prayer, Priorities, and the God of Diminishing Returns

When Christians celebrate "answered" prayers, they often sound ridiculous. Seth shares a chapter on the subject from his new book, "Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot."GET THE BOOK: https://amzn.to/3suQng8 AUDIOBOOK (narrated by Seth): https://amzn.to/3662etk GET AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY: http://www.sethandrews.com
2/22/202256 minutes, 3 seconds
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Christian Jihad: A New Report on the Capitol Insurrection

Constitutional Attorney Andrew Seidel gives details on a new and comprehensive report proving that the January 6th Insurrection at the Capitol was - in fact - a Christian Nationalist war against its own country's principles.VIDEO OF THIS INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/eRiFsjEqGpATHE FULL REPORT: https://bit.ly/3LmCVDB
2/15/202250 minutes, 26 seconds
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Primatology, Proof, & the Human Monkey

Erika is a primatologist known on Reddit/YouTube as "Gutsick Gibbon." She's also an enthusiastic educator about human evolution. Sit back and enjoy this compelling and entertaining conversation.YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/yolq3d421-c
2/8/202231 minutes, 23 seconds
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Be Yourself (Because Nobody Else Will)

Listeners bring their comments and questions this week, many falling under the category of preferences, boundaries, and personal choices. The theme seems to be, "You do you."
2/1/202257 minutes, 55 seconds
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Impossible (?) Conversations: The Best and Worst of "Woke Culture"

Psychologists Dr. Hector Garcia and Dr. Valerie Tarico join us for a complex, nuanced, and thoughtful conversation about the dying of discourse in a hyper-divided world. When should we speak, and when should we shout? Are we picking the right battles? When should we declare war on awful agents? And are good people sometimes getting an unfair shake? This is a discussion about discussions.
1/25/202256 minutes, 35 seconds
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Atheist Comedians

Atheist comedians poking fun at religions? Here are some various clips from stand-ups like George Carlin, Dave Allen, Sarah Silverman, Tim Minchin, and more.
1/18/202259 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hi, I'm an Atheist: Coming Out to Family and Friends (with author David G. McAfee)

Author and journalist David G. McAfee talks about his new book, which is helping guide atheists through their "coming out" to family, friends, and associates.BOOK LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Hi-Im-Atheist-Means-Others/dp/1250782082
1/11/202241 minutes, 25 seconds
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Show #600

It's broadcast number 600! Thanks so much for over a decade of shows.
1/4/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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2021: The Year in Review

It's our annual recap of (some of) the best, the worst, and the most bizarre stories of the year.
12/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Holiday Heathenry

Host rants. Your calls. Let's enjoy Christmas week together!
12/21/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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I Miss Christopher Hitchens: Remembering Hitch on the 10th Anniversary of his Death

We lost Hitch on December 15th, 2011. In this broadcast, we hear his voice, enjoy his mastery of language, and remember.LINKS:On the Daily Show with Jon Stewart: https://on.cc.com/3nkAHL8 Tariq Ramadan Debate/Islam: https://youtu.be/mMraxhd9Z9QOn Joy Behar with Pastor Douglas Wilson: https://youtu.be/tamcV_XxZsQIntelligence Squared debate: https://bit.ly/3Dg1Cgu Debate with Frank Turek: https://vimeo.com/1904911VS Rabbi Harold Kushner: https://youtu.be/Xx_ov2NiNo4On the street/Life and death: https://youtu.be/iWMarPMGe0kOn Mother Teresa: https://youtu.be/8t4VhQX5Ckk VS William Dembski: https://youtu.be/SgFsPGoaqZA
12/14/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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We Are But Beasts (with Aron Ra)

Aron Ra is an author, educator, and atheist activist. He joins Seth Andrews to talk about pagan Christmas, religious awfulness, and humans' place as "beasts" in the animal kingdom. Shows with Aron are always entertaining, and this one is no exception.
12/7/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Spoiled America: Re-examining the Wonders of our Daily Lives

In this unique show, we take a few minutes to regain some perspective.
11/30/202123 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Mess in my Head: Holiday Ramblings from a Frustrated Host

For the host and many listeners, the 2021 holiday season is a weird time. How are you dealing with the last month(s) of the year?
11/23/202157 minutes, 43 seconds
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Expose Christian Schools

The #ExposeChristianSchools hashtag is helping people share their stories about indoctrination and abuse within religious "education." In this show, we expose some of the problematic curriculum and share listener stories about their own experiences.
11/16/20211 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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Dominion: The Christian Assault on a Secular Nation (Part Two)

Katherine Stewart, author of "The Power Worshippers," and constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel join us for part two of this important conversation about the evangelical assault on the United States.Katherine Stewart: https://katherinestewart.meAndrew Seidel: https://andrewlseidel.com
11/9/202149 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dominion: The Christian Assault on a Secular Nation

Religious "nones" are on the rise, but evangelicals continue to maneuver into circles of influence at every level. We discuss their tactics and Christian Dominion Theology.Dr. Clint Heacock's "Mindshift podcast: https://mindshiftpodcast.co.uk/
11/2/202137 minutes, 8 seconds
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Our Irrational Fears

It's a lighthearted look into the fears and phobias which give us pause (or send us rushing out of the room). Evolutionary psychologist Dr. Hector Garcia joins us for the second half of the broadcast.
10/26/202152 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Strange Origins of Popular Superstitions

Don't walk under a ladder. Don't open an umbrella indoors. Beware the black cat. Knock on wood. This lighthearted show explores the origins of popular superstitions.
10/19/202158 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ghost Stories 2021

Our annual Halloween tradition! It's an entire podcast of ghost stories. Turn down the lights, crank up the volume, and enjoy.
10/12/20211 hour, 17 minutes
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Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School

Join us for another journey through some of the more, uh, interesting yet seldom addressed stories in the Christian Bible.
10/5/202158 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jesus & John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (with author Dr. Kristin Du Mez)

Dr. Kristin Du Mez is a Christian, yet she is also taking to task America's hard leanings into white Christian Nationalism and authoritarian "God warrior" narratives. Join us for a compelling discussion about her new book.BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/391DTU1Dr. Du Mez's website: https://kristindumez.com/VIDEO of this discussion: https://youtu.be/aeMjEYAMsGk
9/28/202143 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Love Letter to #Exvangelicals and Those Deconstructing their Toxic Faith

Andrew Seidel has penned a latter for Religion Dispatches that serves as an encouragement to exvangelicals. In this (free) short bonus show, with their permission, I read the text of that letter.ARTICLE: https://religiondispatches.org/a-love-letter-to-exvangelicals-and-those-deconstructing-their-toxic-faith/
9/23/202114 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ten Things Christians Wish Jesus Hadn't Taught (with author Dr. David Madison)

Seth speaks with Dr. David Madison about his new book, and the last half of the show features all of Chapter Ten.Get the book here! https://amzn.to/3jQBi5u
9/21/202149 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Trolley Problem (and Other Ethical Dilemmas)

The classic Trolley Problem forces a life-and-death choice with no easy solution. In this broadcast, listeners navigate several ethical dilemmas, and we discuss the implications.
9/14/20211 hour, 12 minutes
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Mimzy Vidz: Free From Islam

Mimzy was a devout Muslim. She observed the Qur'an and proselytized her religion...until her dissatisfaction with Islam led her to question everything. She shares her inspiring story on this week's show.On Twitter: @MimzyVidzOn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mimzyvidzVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/aQfrRS41eaUDocumentary "Women Leaving Islam:" https://youtu.be/ojpGBz9OxPM
9/7/202144 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die (with author Katie Engelhart)

Katie Engelhart has a new book which fairly explores the hugely complex issues of Death with Dignity, assisted suicide, Medical Aid in Dying, and other models for allowing competent adults to end their own suffering. She speaks candidly about her research, the stories, and her own opinions.Katie's website: https://www.katieengelhart.com VIDEO of this conversation https://youtu.be/ic4cG4SYMco
8/31/202157 minutes, 24 seconds
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I Used to Believe Weird Things

Our listeners confess to the (often comedically) strange beliefs they once held.
8/24/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Abortion: Science, the Soul, and the Question of Personhood

We take a respectful and science-based look at the controversial subject of abortion.Link to the book, "Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian:" https://amzn.to/3iFFMep
8/17/202146 minutes, 29 seconds
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Recovering From Religious Trauma: with Psychologist Dr. Marlene Winell

Dr. Winell does a lot of work with exvangelicals, and she authored the book, "Leaving the Fold - A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving their Religion." She joins us to talk about religious trauma and recovery.Dr. Winell's website: http://marlenewinell.net Dr. Winell's book: https://amzn.to/3rK7FF9
8/10/202151 minutes, 19 seconds
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Justice-Centered Humanism: with Roy Speckhardt of the American Humanist Association

Roy Speckhardt is Executive Direction of AHA and author of several books, including his most recent, titled "Justice-Centered Humanism: How (and Why) to Engage in Public Policy for Good (Humanism in Practice). We talk about atheism VS Humanism, and being forces for positive change in this crazy world. Roy's book: https://amzn.to/3lfCy3h American Humanist Association: http://www.americanhumanist.org
8/3/202130 minutes, 23 seconds
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UFO Mania: Is The Truth Out There?

U.S. Intelligence recently declassified a series of UFO-related documents and videos, sending the culture into UFO-mania. But how new - and how credible - are the reports that Unidentified Aerial Phenomena prove the existence of aliens?VIDEO of the James Underdown interview: https://youtu.be/dwuGt5RY3_IIntelligence report: https://bit.ly/36RwAx6Jim Underdown: https://bit.ly/3xWOMBeSkeptical Inquirer: https://bit.ly/2TpkOqn
7/27/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Did Moses Write the Torah? A Skeptical Look at the First Five Books of the Hebrew Bible

Assyriologist Dr. Joshua Bowen's new book is called "The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament." Seth Andrews reads from Chapter Four, which deals with the claim that Moses wrote the first five books of the Old Testament.Full audiobook is on Audible here: https://adbl.co/2UBuYEv
7/20/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Seth Andrews Puts Me to Sleep (and other listener calls)

Callers bring their own questions and opinions to this week's podcast. Enjoy!
7/13/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Apostate Report: Leaving Islam in North America (with Sarah Haider)

Sarah Haider, co-founder of www.exmuslims.org, joins us to talk about a just-released survey of North American ex-Muslims and its compelling findings.The Apostate Report can be downloaded at https://exmuslims.org/apostate-reportVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/9q0BfQMLBTA
7/6/202139 minutes, 37 seconds
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Final Exit: Life, Death, and the Right to Choose

The (controversial) issue is known in many ways: Right to Die. Medical Aid in Dying. Death with Dignity. Others. Essentially, the question is, "Do people have the right to end their own suffering, and do advocates have the right to assist them?"We discuss "living" VS "existing," and Seth speaks with three representatives of http://www.finalexitnetwork.org
6/29/202154 minutes, 46 seconds
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Scientology and the Danny Masterson Trial

The sexual assault allegations against actor/comedian Danny Masterson are bringing to light maneuverings by the Church of Scientology. We discuss the case, the courts, and the cult with ex-Scientologist Chris Shelton and investigative reporter Tony Ortega.Chris Shelton: https://bit.ly/2TKmjz9Tony Ortega/Underground Bunker: https://tonyortega.org
6/22/202134 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament (with Dr. Joshua Bowen)

Atheists often speak about the contradictions and atrocities rampant throughout the Bible, but they often enter those conversations without all of the information. Assyriologist Dr. Joshua Bowen is author of the new book, "The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament: Volume One" (https://amzn.to/3xcdVqM), and he joins us for some prime examples of how we can know more and be better when talking about the Christian scriptures.VIDEO of this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yNMa6kGOEZQDr. Josh on Twitter: @DJHammurabi1Website: https://www.digitalhammurabi.com/who-are-digital-hammurabi
6/15/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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Remembering My Father

A few thoughts at the close of a personal chapter.
6/8/202140 minutes, 29 seconds
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Belief and the Brain: a Psychiatrist and a Neuroscientist on Evolution and Religion

Dr. Andy Thomson is a psychiatrist and author of "Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith. Dr. John Wathey is a computational biologist, neuroscientist, and author of "The Illusion of God's Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing."Both men discuss how human evolution so often informs religious beliefs.Dr. Thomson's book: https://amzn.to/32m06J6Dr. Wathey's book: https://amzn.to/3eapMhe
6/1/202158 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fear of the Devil: Paranoia and Panic by the "Divinely Protected"

Have you ever noticed how devout believers claiming safety and victory are ALWAYS freaking out about Satan, dark forces, and evil conspiracy? We explore this contradiction.
5/25/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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Love, Last Wishes, and a Life Well-Lived

In this caller-driven show, we get philosophical about life, the end of life, and how we choose to be remembered.
5/20/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fall River: Death and the Devil in a Massachusetts Town

The Epix Network just released the new 4-part docuseries, "Fall River," which chronicles the murders of 3 women against the backdrop of the Satanic Panic. Director/Producer James Buddy Day joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about the series, the story, and how fears of Satanism fueled public perception (and the eventual conviction) over forty years ago.OFFICIAL SITE FOR "FALL RIVER:" https://press.epix.com/programs/fall-river
5/18/202129 minutes, 57 seconds
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For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in our Unlikely World (with Sasha Sagan)

Sasha Sagan is the daughter of the late (and legendary) cosmologist, Carl Sagan. A producer and author of the new book, "For Small Creatures Such As We," Sasha explores and explains how/why rituals can be so important for making the most of the human experience.Sasha's book (autographed for you): https://www.sashasagan.com/signed-copiesSasha's website: http://www.sashasagan.com VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/Vb6OQAWlsI8
5/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Attacked From Within: The Assault on State/Church Separation

Rachel Laser, attorney, human rights activist, and President of www.au.org, speaks with Seth Andrews about the critical fight(s) to protect the United States from fundamentalism and unamerican Christian Nationalism.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/ixIEcbcuCt0
5/4/202143 minutes, 55 seconds
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Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)

Dr. Nina Shapiro is a renowned physician and author of "Hype," a terrific and practical guide for separating medical fact from fiction.Get the book at http://drninashapiro.com/hype
4/27/202158 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Creepy and the Culty: "Normal" Things that Mainstream Religions Do Every Day

Often, mainstream religious practices don't seem strange to us...because we're accustomed to them. But are the mainstream faiths any less culty? We think not, and this show provides examples.
4/20/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Satan Shoes: A Conversation About the Controversy (with Lucien Greaves)

Lucien Greaves, co-founder of https://thesatanictemple.com, weighs in on the recent moral panic regarding Lil Nas X's recent video and The Satan Shoes.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/qyn6EWg8u1ILucien's blog on Lil Nas X: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lil-nas-x-is-not-49717911Satanic Planet "Baphomet" Video: https://youtu.be/PghnCkolCd0
4/13/202142 minutes, 19 seconds
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Accidents of Birth (with the hosts of Cognitive Dissonance)

In this lively show, hosts Tom and Cecil of https://dissonancepod.com join us for a conversation about life in this random, weird (post-truth?) world.VIDEO of this interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Cv_RDasAmyQ
4/6/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 17 seconds
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Always an Atheist: Stories of Lifelong Nonbelievers

For all of the "apostate" shows we've done, many have requested that we dedicate a podcast to the lifelong non-believer. So for our never-bought-it listeners, here's an entire broadcast featuring your calls and your stories.
3/30/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Catholic Divide: A Church in Conflict over Money and Power (with Katherine Stewart)

The Catholic Church is at war with itself. Big Money players have weaponized the church for Christian Nationalism, while others are resisting religious overreach to install a theocracy and discriminate against others.Author/Journalist Katherine Stewart joins us to talk about her New Republic article, "How Big Money is Dividing American Catholicism."ARTICLE LINK: https://bit.ly/38yfA06
3/23/202138 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wayward: Spiritual Warfare & Sexual Purity (with author Alice Greczyn)

Actress and author Alice Greczyn escaped a high-control version of Christianity. She speaks about her book "Wayward" and her escape from the blame and shame of religion, and Seth Andrews reads from Chapter 17 in the last portion of the show.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/fBdGTehpPhAAlice's book: https://amzn.to/3rNumY4Alice's website: http://www.daretodoubt.org
3/16/20211 hour, 9 seconds
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Is Cheese Powder Actual Cheese? (And more answers to life's burning questions)

Here's another fun distraction from the usual topics, and a great chance to think about some of the things we do and say every day. Why do they call a ship's command center a "bridge?" What's up with useless human arm hair? What is an Epsom Salt? Why do we immediately forget someone's name? And of course, what's up with that orange powder sold as cheese? These are the types of probing (and entertaining) questions we explore this week. Enjoy!
3/9/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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Can You Reason with Unreasonable People?

Many of us have encountered the "brick wall" believers in superstition, woo, conspiracy, and really bad ideas. Are they still worth our time and energy? And are there ways to break through? We discuss the complex issue(s) regarding deep-seated beliefs and opinions.The Oatmeal illustrated story: https://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe
3/2/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 34 seconds
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Is Cancel Culture Real?

Actor Gina Carano was just dropped by Disney over her controversial Twitter posts, with many decrying "Cancel Culture." Does Cancel Culture even exist? Join us for a thoughtful discussion.
2/23/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds
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Insurrection and Christian Nationalism (with constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel)

Andrew Seidel is a constitutional expert and author of "The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Unamerican." He joins Seth Andrews for a frank discussion about the state of the United States. Andrew's book: https://amzn.to/3qgSxh3 VIDEO of this discussion: https://youtu.be/z0eVo5xNS1I
2/16/20211 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds
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Women Leaving Islam: Stories of Courage and Change (with Maryam Namazie)

Maryam Namazie is a British-Iranian human rights activist and producer of the new documentary, "Women Leaving Islam." In this show, she speaks about the film, the stories, and the lives impacted by this high-control religion.Watch the documentary: https://youtu.be/ojpGBz9OxPMVIDEO of this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/awcoIfHEaiMMaryam Namazie's website: www.maryamnamazie.com
2/9/202151 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bad Apologetics: The Arguments We're Most Weary Of (PART TWO)

We continue our conversation with various activists about apologetics arguments (and the refutations). Joining us this week: Shannon Q, Matt Dillahunty, Margaret Downey, Hemant Mehta, Thomas Smith, Andrew Torrez, Tracie Harris, Chris Shelton, Jimmy Snow, and Muhammad Syed.LINK TO PART ONE: https://bit.ly/3691DnO
2/2/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Skeptic's Guide to GameStop (with Phil Ferguson)

In this bonus podcast, Phil Ferguson of Polaris Financial and The Phil Ferguson Show helps us break down the whole Reddit/GameStop story.VIDEO of this discussion is here: https://youtu.be/_9Oe77zpWag
1/31/202146 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bad Apologetics: The Arguments We're Most Weary Of (PART ONE)

In this first of a two-part series, various atheist activists weigh in on the apologetics they're most tired of hearing. Guests this week include Aron Ra, Sci-Babe, Paulogia, Mandisa Thomas, Dr. Joshua Bowen, Godless Engineer, Dan Barker, and Gayle Jordan.Link to Part Two: https://bit.ly/3pHwbF8
1/26/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries (with Dr. Donald Prothero)

Renowned paleontologist and geologist Dr. Donald Prothero talks about his new book, "The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries." Join us for a fascinating discussion about the cosmos, evolved eyes, our "inner fish," dinosaurs, and so much more.Get the book: https://bit.ly/392HvpG
1/19/202156 minutes, 33 seconds
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I Left Because

#ILeftBecause is a Twitter hashtag popularized by Dr. Chrissy Stroop, and people worldwide are sharing the reasons they left religion. We talk to Dr. Stroop, and we share some of those stories on the show.Dr. Stroop's website: https://cstroop.comSubmissions for an upcoming book on "leaving" stories: https://bit.ly/3rHM1AS
1/12/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 21 seconds
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Outbreak: A Crisis of Faith (with Noah Lugeons)

Popular atheist activist, podcaster, and author Noah Lugeons just released a new book with commentary on our crazy world. He joins Seth Andrews for a conversation, and Seth reads a segment from the book.BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/2WJQ9lz
1/5/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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2020: The (mostly COVID-free) Year In Review

Beyond the pandemic, a LOT of interesting stuff happened this year. We look back at some of the biggest non-COVID news, the most entertaining stories, the big names we lost, and as always, we'll end the broadcast with a segment featuring the weird, wild, and whacky. Happy New Year.
12/29/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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Road Rage, the Crown, a Karen, and a Christmas Gargoyle

In this "kitchen sink" broadcast, we get philosophical about angry drivers, royalty, relationships, and...a Christmas gargoyle. Happy holidays!Link to the Crissy Stroop meme: https://twitter.com/C_Stroop/status/1335295238508724224
12/22/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 14 seconds
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For Goodness' Sake: Surprise Calls and Gifts to Those in Need

Let's play Santa Claus! This community donated funds and nominated specific needs. In this podcast, we call the recipients and do some godless good.
12/15/20201 hour, 4 minutes
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What Christians (Probably) Don't Know About Christmas

Isn't it strange that atheists often know more about the origins/symbols of Christmas than many believers? Join us as we examine the (bizarre) biblical nativity...and the fascinating history behind the holiday.
12/8/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 9 seconds
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Weaponized Stupidity & Monetized Myth: The Randy Quaid-ing of America

In the wake of the recent presidential election, the prophets of apocalyptic doom are losing their minds. What is happening to America? Join us for a journey down the rabbit hole of prophecy, conspiracy, and Christian dominion theology.
12/1/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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Holidays Beyond Belief: Coping and Celebrating without Religion

Many atheists LOVE Thanksgiving and Christmas, while others avoid them. In this podcast, we talk about the holidays...beyond belief.
11/24/202057 minutes, 18 seconds
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Seth Andrews on The Atheist & Christian Book Club

Seth fielded questions and challenges from Christians (and a few atheists) at their November online meeting of The Atheist & Christian Book Club. This is a rebroadcast with their permission.VIDEO of the event is here: https://youtu.be/_wmAPd6HfB4WEBSITE: https://atheistchristianbookclub.com
11/21/20202 hours, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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Thanksgiving: The Dark History of a Beloved American Holiday

We should embrace every opportunity to give thanks, but the American Thanksgiving holiday has a (very) dark backstory which should be acknowledged. For better and worse, this is a short history of the origins of the holiday.
11/17/202057 minutes, 41 seconds
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Grieving without a god

Grief comes in so many forms. Grief surrounding death, the loss of a relationship, even grieving a religious culture from your past. In this show, we discuss grief and grieving beyond the coping mechanisms offered by religions and God-belief.If you're struggling with grief, please reach out to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org
11/10/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 10 seconds
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Introducing: Do No Harm

Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm.The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in the footsteps of the Bright family as they battle to keep their children and fight against a system determined to tear them apart.Listen today at wondery.fm/DoNoHarm_ThinkingAth
11/10/20204 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Refreshingly Honest Christian

Seth Andrews was a recent guest on David Metcalf's podcast at www.refreshinglyhonestchristian.com, where the two had a candid conversation about the Christian faith.
11/6/202055 minutes, 26 seconds
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What Does "Agree to Disagree" Mean to You?

When we decide to "agree to disagree" on something, when are we constructively choosing our battles, and when are we merely surrendering on an important moral issue? We discuss this.
11/3/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fears, Phobias, and Frightening Films!

This Halloween-themed show gets into the things that frighten us, our evolved fear mechanisms, and - just for fun - some recommendations for scary movies.
10/27/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ghost Stories Bonus: "Clown"

Here's something a little extra for the Halloween holiday. Totally free (and hopefully spooky). Enjoy! Ghost Stories audiobook: https://adbl.co/3kzy6Jv
10/22/202025 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Authoritarian Unveiled (with Dr. Eric Maisel)

An authoritarian is defined as someone "favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom." This applies to cult leaders, politicians, life partners, employers, and so many others.Psychotherapist Dr. Eric Maisel joins us to discuss. Visit his site at www.ericmaisel.com
10/20/202042 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ghost Stories 2020

It's our annual tradition. Lower the lights, crank up the sound, and Happy Halloween!
10/13/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Brainwashing of my Dad (with documentary filmmaker Jen Senko)

Jen Senko's father got hooked on radical, right-wing radio, and his transformation nearly tore his family apart. Jen joins Seth Andrews to talk about her dad...and the documentary about his brainwashing.Find out more: http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.comVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/MW7Go6_sShI
10/6/202038 minutes, 56 seconds
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When the World Doesn't Suck: Faith in Humanity Stories

It's been a crazy year, and often a difficult one. This show is - hopefully - a reminder that goodness still exists in the world. Enjoy!
9/29/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Dark Reality of the Christian Music Industry (with documentary filmmaker Grace Baldridge)

Grace Baldridge is a documentary filmmaker behind the documentary, "The Dark Reality of the Christian Music Industry." She joins Seth Andrews for a conversation.View the film here: https://youtu.be/IEbyzZE5nzAGrace is on Twitter at @GraceBaldridge
9/22/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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What Would Satan Do: Religion, Moral Panic, and the Devils in the Dark (with Lucien Greaves)

Lucien Greaves, co-founder of http://www.thesatanictemple.com, joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about the continuing Satanic Panic in the United States, the utility of non-theistic religions, and how the icon of Satan might approach today's evangelicals in power.VIDEO of this discussion: https://youtu.be/e-eCSJGZAEk
9/15/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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A Little Goodness

On the anniversary of 9/11, Seth Andrews does a stream-of-consciousness show about life, love, and goodness.VIDEO of this stream is at https://youtu.be/W-t7AL6um1c
9/11/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Rush to Anger: Right-Wing Radio and the Angry White Male

In this free audio chapter from Seth Andrews' new book, we explore the Christian Nationalism, fearmongering, bigotry, and near-constant rage blasting daily out of American conservative radio. Get the book "Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian" today at http://www.sethandrews.com
9/8/202057 minutes, 35 seconds
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Unzipped: When the Purity Police Fall from Grace

Seth Andrews speaks about the recent dust-up involving Jerry Falwell, Jr., as well as Ken Copeland's dismissal from the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Plus plenty of listener calls.
9/1/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cow Yoga!

Yoga...with cows? With the madness in the world, perhaps it's something we could try. Seth Andrews explores this little de-stresser and takes plenty of listener calls. Enjoy.
8/28/202056 minutes, 36 seconds
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War and Protest: A Candid Conversation with Vietnam Veteran John Musgrave

John Musgrave was horribly wounded in the jungles of Vietnam. This near-fatal experience brought him home to a nation in turmoil, and as the bullets and bombs killed his brothers and sisters in arms, John began to re-think what it meant to be a patriot. His story was featured in the PBS documentary, "The Vietnam War," and he speaks and counsels nationwide today. His website: www.johnmusgraveveteran.com
8/25/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Young Humanists: with Elle and Bailey Harris

Elle (9) and Bailey (14) are young authors who are promoting Humanism and science to their generation. Seth Andrews speaks to them (and Dad) about their attitudes, their work, and their promotion of goodness without gods.http://www.ellethehumanist.comhttp://www.baileystardust.comVIDEO of this interview at: https://youtu.be/O28OCjQB96Y
8/20/202023 minutes, 59 seconds
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My Mom Unfriended Me on Facebook

Seth Andrews speaks about unfriending, unreason, and the vast ocean of conspiracy that is infecting the United States. It's random. It's ranty. It's refeshing. Enjoy.Washington Post article: https://wapo.st/3kMu3tC
8/18/202056 minutes, 34 seconds
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Make America Constitutional Again (with Sarah Levin)

Sarah Levin is Program Director for Secular Democrats of America, an organization on the front lines of state/church separation in the United States. Find out more, and register for their online convention event on August 18th 1pm Central: http://www.seculardems.orgVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/Qa5hWMc_7ac
8/16/202027 minutes, 22 seconds
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Former Christian Music Singer Jon Steingard: I No Longer Believe in God

Jon Steingard was lead singer for the CCM band Hawk Nelson. On May 20, 2020, he posted on Instagram that he no longer believed in God, and his story went viral. Jon joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about his former faith, the word "atheist," the Christian Music industry, and the path forward.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/9spE4M5qe90Jon's instagram post: https://bit.ly/2Dhi9XqEsquire article on Jon: https://bit.ly/3faEgvTHawk Nelson website: http://hawknelson.comSupport our sponsor, and get a free trial at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
8/11/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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Leah Remini, Tom Cruise, and the "Space Opera" of Scientology (with guest Tony Ortega)

Australia's Channel 7 produced a 10-part series called "Scientology: Black Ops" starting Leah Remini and Paul Haggis. Strangely, they cancelled the broadcast on the day it was scheduled to air. Did Tom Cruise - the world's most famous Scientologist - use his (significant) influence to silence criticisms of his religion? We speak to Scientology expert Tony Ortega about the story.The Guardian article on "Scientology: Black Ops:" https://bit.ly/2DdE0z9Tony Ortega's article on Tom Cruise: https://bit.ly/3frNlk9Leah Remini's book "Troublemaker:" https://amzn.to/2CZehuq
8/4/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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America is Not a Christian Nation

This is the audio from a recent online speech given by Seth Andrews, dealing with the United States, its founders, it Constitution, and the popular claim that "America is a Christian Nation."VIDEO of this presentation at: https://youtu.be/1U0MHrotTsgSupport our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
7/28/202033 minutes, 32 seconds
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We Don't Belong in Boxes (with Vi La Bianca)

Vi La Bianca is co-host of Secular Sexuality and Talk Heathen. Vi joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about Christianity, religious family, sex and gender, identity, and the culture.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/FdbJZhlSyBUVi on Twitter: @AuthorConfusionTalk Heathen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNo4F3mz70-UqRbKwjRmRWgSecular Sexuality: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6rMzPbGk8DZcrQMAb0cVlA
7/21/202057 minutes, 37 seconds
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QAnon, Toxic "Positivity," and the Maskholes

Seth Andrews gets into the QAnon conspiracies, John Pavlovitz's take on "Toxic Positivity," and those convinced that masks equal tyranny. Plus, your calls.Pavlovitz's article, "The Privilege of Positivity:" https://johnpavlovitz.com/2019/07/06/the-privilege-of-positivity/
7/17/202055 minutes, 58 seconds
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Slavery in the Bible: Better Arguments against Biblical Atrocities (with Dr. Joshua Bowen)

Dr. Joshua Bowen is author of the 2020 book, "Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery." He has a Ph.D in Assyriology and specializes in the Sumerian language, and he thinks that many counter-apologists might be missing some key points on critical Bible criticisms. Links:Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery (Amazon): https://amzn.to/2Z1GUzuDigital Hammurabi on YouTube: www.youtube.com/digitalhammurabiDigital Hammurabi Podcast: www.digitalhammurabi.buzzsprout.comWebsite: www.digitalhammurabi.comSupport our sponsor: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
7/14/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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We're Engaged: The Atheist & the Christian

Patrick and Christabella are engaged to be married. He is an atheist. She is still a Christian. In this candid conversation. Seth Andrews speaks to the couple about their relationship, their similarities and differences, their families, their philosophies, and their future.Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
7/7/202045 minutes, 52 seconds
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I Have Questions: The Stuff I Should Already Know

In this amusing and R-A-N-D-O-M podcast, Seth Andrews explores some of the not-so-big questions that have occupied his mind. Enjoy!Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus (free trial): http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethHarry's: http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
6/30/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
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American Idiot: Superstition and Selfishness in a "Free" Nation

Seth Andrews laments the United States' resistance to reason and empathy during a global pandemic.Link to pre-order for Seth's book: http://www.sethandrews.com
6/26/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tracie Harris: Our Society is a Product

Tracie Harris is probably best known as former co-host of The Atheist Experience. Today, she's onto other projects, including serving as an advisor for www.truthandtransparency.org, and blogging/podcasting on her own at https://apple.co/2BkDgHaTracie joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about the recent unrest in the United States, society as "a product," and how we might rethink our approach(es) as humans and Humanists.VIDEO of this conversation is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m1xXvTjOJlUFollow Tracie on Twitter: @TracieHarrisGOFUNDME for TTF's legal battle: https://bit.ly/3d7KOu7Support our sponsor and get a free Great Courses trial: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethJordan Harbinger's podcast: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/subscribe
6/23/20201 hour, 56 minutes, 18 seconds
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Meet Erin: Ex-Christian

Very recently, Erin finally, fully made her break with fundamental Christianity. The road has been difficult. Family and friends are only now becoming aware of her journey. And Erin has a strong desire to talk about her escape, and to help others who are doing the same. She joins Seth Andrews for a very personal conversation about becoming an ex-Christian.Erin is on Twitter at @ExxtianErinVIDEO of this conversation is at https://youtu.be/CDrBd_ykah4Support our sponsor with your free trial of The Great Courses Plus at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
6/16/202055 minutes, 47 seconds
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Shame & Sanctimony: Fear and Control in Religious Schools

Seth Andrews shares specific policies/cultures from some religious schools. Plus, plenty of listener calls.Support our sponsor: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
6/9/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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8 Minutes and 46 Seconds: Outrage and Protest in a Divided Nation (with Wil Jeudy)

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd - an unarmed black man - was suffocated to death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, resulting in a national uprising and global protests. "8 minutes and 46 seconds" is the time Floyd was pinned to the ground by the neck.Seth Andrews speaks about race, equality, protest, and justice with Wil Jeudy, a black activist and Texas Assistant State Director for American Atheists.VIDEO of this discussion: https://youtu.be/1WUfCExjwmQ
6/5/202047 minutes, 17 seconds
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Discriminating Against Atheists: Religion VS Non-Belief in America

This particular broadcast examines American attitudes about atheism and stories from many of our listeners about their own experiences. Support our sponsors:http://www.thegreatcourses.com/sethhttp://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
6/2/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 48 seconds
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My Religious Family is Driving Me Crazy

Frustrated with religious family members trying to convert/save you? This show is therapy.
5/26/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tribes, Tantrums, SJWs, and "The Atheist Movement"

Atheist YouTube activists Shannon Q, Jimmy Snow, and Paulogia join Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about atheism, activism, religion, social justice, and the state of the world. Shannon Q: https://bit.ly/35Vexo4Jimmy Snow: https://bit.ly/35QuMTF Paulogia: https://bit.ly/2YXPqQm VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/F65Ep_m8PJ4
5/19/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 6 seconds
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Goodbye Jesus: An Evangelical Preacher's Journey Beyond Faith (with ex-pastor Tim Sledge)

Tim Sledge was a fundamentalist Baptist pastor for decades. Today, he's a humanist activist and author who no longer believes in any god. He joins Seth Andrews to tell his story.Find Tim on Twitter: @Goodbye_JesusSupport our sponsor: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
5/12/202054 minutes, 57 seconds
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Disinfect Bad Ideas

In this fast-and-loose broadcast, Seth Andrews applies bleach to some of the world's more troubling stains. Plus listener calls!Support our sponsor and get a free trial: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
5/5/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Christians, Conspiracy, and Just Plain Crazy: with Noah Lugeons

Noah Lugeons is a popular podcaster, speaker, author, and activist, perhaps known best from The Scathing Atheist and God Awful Movies shows. He joins Seth Andrews for a lively conversation about the state of the world.Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
4/28/202048 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dr. Nina Shapiro: Masks, Medicines, Dr. Oz, and Corona-Conspiracies

Dr. Nina Shapiro is Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, science educator, and author of the book, "Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice." She joins Seth Andrews for another candid conversation about COVID-19.Dr. Shapiro's website: http://drninashapiro.com/Dr. Shapiro's book: https://amzn.to/353Xjoj
4/27/202039 minutes, 32 seconds
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Overcoming Isolation: Recovering From Religion

Dr. Darrel Ray and Gayle Jordan from http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org join Seth Andrews to talk about the current COVID-19 crisis and how RFR can help those who feel even more isolated in their personal journeys.Dr. Ray's video "Emotional Safety:" https://youtu.be/Jg8JLab1cQM
4/21/202048 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast #500 (with Natalie)

It's a special milestone: Show number 500. For the first time, Seth's wife, Natalie, joins in for a look at their relationship, and how two very different people share life. Thanks for over a decade of support, community, and friendship!VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/QpGmM7LkDi8DAVID MANNING VIDEO: https://youtu.be/f61zsLFQWRcKENNETH COPELAND REMIX: https://youtu.be/m2s0nB2VPvs
4/12/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Power Worshippers: The Rise of Religious Nationalism (with Katherine Stewart)

Katherine Stewart is author of the new book, "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism." Get the book at https://amzn.to/3atDFnw
4/7/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Keto, Paleo, and the Science of Diet (with licensed nutritionist Leah McGrath)

We're directing our rational brains toward the subject of health and nutrition...with special guest and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Leah McGrath. (@InglesDietitian)Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethHarry's: http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
3/31/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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Seth Andrews Reads Your Favorite Selections (PART TWO)

This bonus show includes a recipe for stroopwafels, some H.P. Lovecraft, "Corduroy," political nonfiction by Katherine Stewart, and finishes with some classic Carl Sagan.Be safe out there, and enjoy!VIDEO version of this livestream is here: https://youtu.be/amRwNeP0QFQ
3/27/202057 minutes, 2 seconds
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Seth Andrews Reads Your Favorite Selections: PART ONE

As a distraction in this isolated week, Seth Andrews reads - by request - selections from some of our listeners' favorite stories. Today's episode includes Dr. Seuss, some Douglas Adams, and Harlan Ellison's "Jefty is Five."
3/25/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Are People Inherently Good?

Seth Andrews shares a troubling story, followed by discussion on the human condition. Are people naturally prone to pro-social, ethical "goodness?" Are we - at our core - uncivilized? Something else? Join us for a fascinating discussion.Support our sponsor: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
3/24/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lets Self-Isolate...Together!

Another bonus broadcast. Host rants and your calls on any subject. VIDEO of this livestream at https://youtu.be/FM5mE-8gEec
3/20/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 52 seconds
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Stocks, Panic-Buying, and the Costs of Crisis (with Phil Ferguson)

Seth Andrews speaks with "financial guy" Phil Ferguson about the weird, wild happenings in the U.S. and global economy in the wake of COVID-19. Phil's show: https://bit.ly/3b3mrNB
3/17/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Should a Humanist Vote?

Prepare yourself. It's an election year, and we're talking religion AND politics. Special thanks to Rebecca Markert from http://www.ffrf.org for joining the 2nd segment of the broadcast. - Seth
3/17/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 29 seconds
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Coronavirus: The Science VS the Scare (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)

Panic is rising over the coronavirus COVID-19. How concerned should we be, and how should we respond? Dr. Nina Shapiro gives us some science beyond the scare.Dr. Shapiro's book "Hype" is available here: https://amzn.to/3aDIZ7JSupport our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
3/9/202047 minutes, 47 seconds
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What's WRONG with people???

Seth Andrews monologues about the insanity of humanity. Plus...plenty of listener calls!Video livestream of this show is on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/NjMwhwgtLaoSupport our sponsor, and get a free trial at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
3/3/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church

Chrissy Stroop and Lauren O'Neal are editors of the new book, "Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church." They join Seth Andrews to talk about the book (and their own journeys), and Seth reads a chapter to finish the broadcast.Empty the Pews is at http://www.emptythepews.comSupport this show at http://www.Harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
2/25/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Unholy Trinity Reunion Tour 2020 (with Seth Andrews, Aron Ra, and Matt Dillahunty)

Here's the audio of the Q&A from the February 15th Unholy Trinity Reunion Tour. Video of this conversation is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/6f-rK7Wlg5g
2/21/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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Yasmine Mohammed: Unveiled

Yasmine Mohammed was once a properly-veiled Muslim woman. Her life journey took her through an abusive marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda, into a critical examination of Islam, and ultimately, into atheism and human rights activism.Her new book, "Unveiled," is the chronicle of that journey. She joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about it.VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/H-bBHpJ9_KIGet the book at https://amzn.to/31MTCSgDiscover more about Yasmine at http://www.yasminemohammed.comSupport our sponsors:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethhttp://www.blinkist.com/seth
2/18/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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Black Nonbelievers: A Candid Conversation about Diversity

Seth Andrews tackles the subject of diversity and the atheist "movement" with a panel of five black atheist activists: Mandisa Thomas, Will Juedy, Precious Singo, Fil Session, and Tiffany Tucker.Visit the website for Black Nonbelievers at http://www.blacknonbelievers.com
2/11/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Secular State of the Union Address (2020)

United States presidents traditionally give a synopsis of their nation's achievements and challenges in an annual speech. For this podcast, host Seth Andrews offers his own secular version of "The State of the Union."Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
2/4/202042 minutes, 45 seconds
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Whistleblowers: The Truth & Transparency Foundation

Originally founded as Mormon Leaks, http://www.truthandtransparency.org is the brainchild of Ethan Dodge and Ryan McKnight...in an attempt to empower whistleblowers and reveal problematic people and practices within religious organizations.The founders join Seth Andrews for a conversation about their work.
1/28/202043 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rocks in your Vagina: The Pseudoscience of Gwyneth Paltrow and "Goop"

This month, Gwyneth Paltrow (and her "wellness" brand Goop) debut a new show on Netflix, but the woo is strong, the stakes are high, and the need for science-based health information is even higher.In this broadcast, we explore many claims made by Paltrow, her organization and affiliates, and Seth Andrews speaks with professor Timothy Caulfield, author of the book "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"Caulfield's latest article in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/gwyneth-paltrows-new-goop-lab-is-an-infomercial-for-her-pseudoscience-business-129674Support our sponsor. http://www.blinkist.com/seth
1/21/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Theater Is My Temple

In this unscripted, unscheduled, bonus podcast, Seth Andrews monologues and takes listener calls on subjects ranging far and wide. Enjoy!YouTube video of this broadcast is at https://youtu.be/TFykoekL18c
1/16/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 44 seconds
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Understanding Iran: with Armin Navabi

Tensions between the United States and Iran remain high. Opinions span the spectrum. Yet Iran remains a mystery to a great many. This podcast features Iranian-born Armin Navabi, who provides some context and backstory to recent military events (including the killing of Qasem Soleimani).Armin is co-host of http://www.secularjihadists.comVIDEO of this conversation on YouTube at https://youtu.be/NECuXTlTRe0Support our sponsor, and get 3 months for $30 at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
1/13/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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Looking Ahead to 2020: How Screwed Are We?

What does 2020 have in store for us? Join us for a look at some interesting things coming in the New Year, plus plenty of listener calls with perspectives on their hopes/fears for the months to come!Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: One Month Free Trial via http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethHarrys: http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
1/7/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 7 seconds
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2019: The Year in Review

As we approach the New Year, we take a quick look back at some of the biggest, most important, and most entertaining stories of 2019.
12/29/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 18 seconds
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Gay Jesus, Santa, and Shelley Segal

This show includes conversations and listener calls about the new Netflix "gay Jesus" show, the Hallmark Channel controversy, skepticism VS the Santa Claus myth...and we cap the show with some holiday tunes by singer/songwriter Shelley Segal.
12/20/201951 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Christ-Free Christmas

More and more Americans (and people around the world) are celebrating the Christmas holiday without any of the religious trappings. How do you mark the December 25th holiday?
12/17/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 54 seconds
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Seth Andrews - Let's Not Wake Up Like This: Restoring Perspective and Humanity in the Era of Outrage

On November 2nd, 2019 at http://www.free-flo.org , Seth Andrews gave this presentation as an encouragement to get the facts, understand ideological opponents, and not lose ourselves in the deafening white noise of online outrage.It's a speech given in good faith, with the hope that it will also be received in good faith. VIDEO of this presentation is at https://youtu.be/CPmOw25VtoI
12/10/20191 hour, 55 seconds
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Jehovah's Witnesses: When a Cult Comes Knocking

Who/What are the Jehovah's Witnesses? It's a religion most people have heard of but know little about. In this podcast, Seth Andrews speaks with three ex-JWs about the origins, the teachings, and the organizations. Guests include:Lloyd Evans, author of "The Reluctant Apostate" @cedarsjwsurveyAmber Scorah, author of "Leaving the Witness" @amberscorahTelltale (Owen Morgan), host of TellTale Atheist @telltaleatheist
12/3/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Case Against Miracles: with John W. Loftus

John W. Loftus is editor of the new anthology, "The Case Against Miracles." Loftus joins Seth Andrews to define "miracle," and to talk about why claims of miracles fail at every level.The book is available now at https://amzn.to/2qG7CPs
11/26/201940 minutes, 18 seconds
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Vulgarity For Charity: Let's Do Some Good (for goodness' sake)

The Scathing Atheist and Cognitive Dissonance crew have once again teamed up to raise money (over $100,000!) for http://www.modestneeds.org, and you can be a part of it. Details on this short podcast with Modest Needs president Keith Taylor.
11/25/201913 minutes, 30 seconds
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Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews in Phoenix: Faith, Family, and the Future of Humanism

In an event sponsored by http://www.hsgp.org, Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews took the stage in Phoenix on November 9, 2019 for a candid (and often very personal) conversation about atheism, humanism, religion, family, and more.YouTube VIDEO of this conversation:Part One: https://youtu.be/a5nE3GBEY5gPart Two: https://youtu.be/xHuQ-KJBZjQVIDEO LINKS:Part OnePart Two
11/23/20191 hour, 55 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dave Warnock: Dying Out Loud

In January of 2019, Dave Warnock was diagnosed with ALS and given 3-5 years to live. He refused to take the news lying down, and has traveled the world on a campaign called "Dying Out Loud."Dave has pledged to make the most of his remaining time, and he wants to encourage others to maximize their brief, precious moments on this earth. Dave speaks with Seth Andrews about death, life, and so much more.Dave's website: https://daveoutloud.com/ Dave on Twitter: @dwwarnock
11/19/201953 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Cult of Trump: with Steven Hassan

Steven Hassan is a mental health professional, author, and expert on cults, and he's convinced that President Donald Trump exhibits many of the same characteristics of famous cult leaders like David Koresh, Jim Jones, and Sun Myung Moon.Hassan talks about cults, their leaders and influence, and the President of the United States.BOOK: The Cult of Trump on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2ouhjQ2
11/12/201945 minutes, 53 seconds
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Basic Evolution (for Creationists): with Dr. Donald Prothero

Dr. Donald Prothero is a renowned paleontologist, geologist, educator, and author of over 40 books. He speaks with Seth Andrews about common misconceptions about evolution, refutations to common Creationist claims, and the best resources for legitimate science education in the Internet Age.Berkeley's website "Understanding Evolution:" https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/home.phpDr. Prothero's website: http://www.donaldprothero.comSupport our sponsors.The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethBlinkist http://www.blinkist.com/seth
11/5/201954 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Devil's Chord (and other listener calls)

This is a variety show of listener calls, including questions about a demon-summoning musical chord, atheist funerals, agnosticism, slavery, and more!Support our sponsor and get a free Harry's trial set at http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
10/29/201954 minutes, 24 seconds
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Take The Secular Survey

http://www.secularsurvey.org is a scientific survey designed to help the non-religious achieve better representation in the United States. Seth Andrews talks about the survey and more!
10/22/201948 minutes, 4 seconds
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What Scares You? Listener Fears & Phobias

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, our listeners call in to talk about the things that give them the creeps. Enjoy the show!Support this broadcast by becoming a patron at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
10/17/201941 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ghost Stories 2019

It's our annual October tradition. Get in the Halloween spirit with an entire broadcast of ghost stories read by Seth Andrews.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethGet Seth's "Ghost Stories" audiobook at https://adbl.co/2wDeso0
10/15/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 7 seconds
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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs (with mortician Caitlin Doughty)

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, host of the "Ask a Mortician" video series, and author of the new book, "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death."Here in the Halloween season, Caitlin speaks candidly about death, rituals, funeral practices, and the frank questions often posed to her by viewers and readers.Follow Caitlin's work at http://caitlindoughty.comSupport our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethBlinkist http://www.blinkist.com/seth
10/8/201951 minutes, 5 seconds
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Polyamory: When Three is Not a Crowd

Polyamory is a growing phenomenon in the United States, especially among the non-religious. This show is an exploration into "ethical non-monogamy," the often religious protests against it, and how these often complex relationships operate.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial set from Harry's at http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
10/1/20191 hour, 56 seconds
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Trae Crowder: A Godless Liberal Redneck

Comedian Trae Crowder gained international fame in 2016 with his back-porch, cell phone, political commentaries. He's tackled everything from Trump to transgender bathrooms to the Ark Encounter.Trae joins Seth for a candid talk about commentary, comedy, and being a liberal redneck.VIDEO of this exchange is at https://youtu.be/ZQV9nNc2q3sSupport this broadcast by becoming a patron at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
9/24/201959 minutes, 32 seconds
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Why Religion is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life (with Phil Zuckerman)

Atheists hear this question constantly: How can you be moral without God (or religion)?Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies, and he's author of the new book, "What it Means to be Moral: Why Religion is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life."Phil talks about morality far beyond the narrow religious boundaries, explaining in plain language why no religion is required or desired for humankind to be moral.
9/17/201942 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Handmaid's Tale: Could It Happen Here?

Margaret Atwood's famous book (and the smash HULU television series) paints a stark portrait of a dystopian future that brings the worst verses of the Old Testament - and the worst aspects of human nature - to life.The fictional story is laced with social commentary...warnings about theocratic regimes and the harm done in the name of God. But could it ever happen for real? We discuss.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethBlinkist: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
9/10/20191 hour, 15 seconds
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Be Your Authentic Self

Seth Andrews takes several listener calls from people struggling with religion's influence on their homes, families, careers, identities...their everyday lives. These conversations are a reminder that our lives, loves, values, and goals are not the property of another. LINK to Seth's book: Deconverted - Second Edition: https://amzn.to/2MAIcwl (NOTE: There's a pricing glitch on the Hardcover. Make sure you click the $21.95 option. Working to get it fixed.)Support our sponsor, and get your free Harry's trial set at http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
9/3/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rachel Oates: Makeup, Mermaids, and the Mind of Kent Hovind

Rachel Oates is a Youtuber and activist whose diverse subjects range from Creationism to anti-vax to superhero makeup. She speaks about her recent online exchanges with Kent Hovind, "cancel culture," science, and the authentic self.Find Rachel online at http://www.racheloates.meVIDEO of this interview is at https://youtu.be/khRM9hB-tl0This show is made possible by your support at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
8/27/201959 minutes, 47 seconds
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Blame the Games: Shooter Scapegoats in the Wake of Real-World Violence

President Trump and many others are blaming violent video games for the American mass shooter phenomenon, citing the "moral decay" of our society (and often using religious language). Wal-Mart just banned violent imagery - but not guns - in its stores. And it seems that the whole planet is either desperate for a cause or scrambling for something to blame.We discuss video games and violence, with your calls and perspectives.Support our sponsor and get $80 off your first week of Hello Fresh at http://www.hellofresh.com/sethandrews80 (promo code: sethandrews80)
8/20/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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Final Exit: My Life, My Death, My Choice

In the United States, the majority of states have made it illegal for terminally ill patients enduring great suffering to end their own lives on their terms. Most of the opposition is fueled by religion. In this broadcast, we explore Death With Dignity issues, we talk about various organizations assisting those who wish to take some control over their life and death, and we finish the show with special guest Dan Diaz, husband of the late Brittany Maynard, who's story (and partnership with http://www.compassionandchoices.org) gained international attention.Support our sponsors:Get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus via http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethGet a free 7-day Blinkist trial via http://www.blinkist.com/sethOther resources and links:http://www.deathwithdignity.orghttp://www.finalexitnetwork.org
8/13/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 34 seconds
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Unthinking Atheists: I Can't Believe I Did This When I Was Drunk!

This is a lighthearted show filled with anecdotes (and cautionary tales) about alcohol-related antics. We also get a little bit into the science of inebriation, so we can better understand why those who are drunk aren't really "thunk."Support our sponsor, Blinkist, with a free 7-day trial at http://www.blinkist.com/seth
8/6/201957 minutes, 12 seconds
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Brian Dalton: That's MISTER Deity to You!

Brian Dalton is a producer, satirist, and performer best known for his portrayal of Mr. Deity, a bumbling "God" whose literal interpretation of the Bible gets him into terrible trouble.Brian joins Seth for an exploration into Mr Deity, The Way of the Mister video series, and Brian's often hysterical responses to the videos of Prager U. Enjoy!Support our sponsor and get a free Harry's trial set via http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheistVIDEO of this conversation is on YouTube at https://youtu.be/za0HCsaaIt0
7/30/201958 minutes, 32 seconds
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Body is Tired. Brain is Wired.

In this totally free, bonus podcast, Seth spends a half-hour shambling through his own sleep-deprived (and typically random) thoughts.
7/26/201926 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Version of You That No Longer Exists

This is a largely caller-driven show, with an especially interesting segment exploring how people change in the various chapters of their lives. Lots of good stuff in this one. Enjoy.Patreon supporters get this early, and commercial-free. Become a patron today at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
7/23/201957 minutes, 28 seconds
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Classic Christian Album Covers

Join former Christian broadcaster Seth Andrews for a wild romp through some of the most bizarre, tragic, and/or fascinating album covers and music clips from the archives of Contemporary Christian Music.Watch the VIDEO version of this at https://youtu.be/5yX9R-4L3WESupport our sponsors:Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus via http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethGet a free 7-day trial at Blinkist via http://www.blinkist.com/seth
7/16/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 5 seconds
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Sarah Haider: Extremism and Liberal Values

Sarah Haider was born in Pakistan. She is a former Muslim, co-founder of http://www.exmuslims.org, and a human rights activist. She speaks candidly with Seth Andrews about Islam, the hijab, atheism, extremism, and the critical need to regain our humanity in the examination of ideas.VIDEO of this conversation is at https://youtu.be/2i2BEx2DUBsSupport our sponsor and get a shaving trial set from Harry's at http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
7/9/201943 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Supreme Court and The Cross: with Monica Miller

The U.S. Supreme Court just handed down a sobering 7-2 decision to protect the Bladensburg, Maryland "Peace Cross," a 40-foot religious symbol erected as a memorial to the veterans of WWI.The Court's majority opinion declared that the cross' removal would constitute "hostility" to religion.Monica Miller is Senior Counsel at the American Humanist Association. She actually argued the case at the Supreme Court. She joins Seth Andrews to talk about the implications.Watch the VIDEO of our conversation here: https://youtu.be/m7Z2RYG2vAIMonica's links:[email protected]@Mon_L_Miller @americnhumanist
7/2/201951 minutes, 20 seconds
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What the Hell is ASMR? (with Heath Enwright)

The phenomenon is sweeping the planet, sending some into bliss, others into rage and escape. But what is ASMR, and how scientific is it? I discuss this with friend and ASMR fan Heath Enwright (co-host of God Awful Movies).VIDEO of this exchange is on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ySGNVMGxxqI Support Seth's work on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
6/25/201943 minutes, 5 seconds
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Patriotism, Protest, and Plenty of Listener Calls

Many evangelical Christians hold to an authoritarian model for patriotism. In their eyes, leaders (appointed by their God) should be followed and rarely - if ever - questioned. In this broadcast, we explore patriotism and protest, plus a potpourri of listener calls on whatever subjects they want to talk about.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus via http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
6/18/201955 minutes, 19 seconds
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God, Incorporated: The Big Business of Religion

In the New Testament, Christ tossed the money-changers out of the temple. What might that same Jesus have said about today's marketplaces for the literal selling of salvation?Support our sponsors:Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus via http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethGet a free trial set from Harrys via http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
6/11/201954 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Tower That Reaches The Heavens

In this short-form audio vignette, Seth Andrews explores this wondrous time of human discovery...and asks a critical question about the biblical God.
6/4/201918 minutes, 36 seconds
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Apostate Prophet: Banned by Twitter for Criticizing Islam

Ridvan (Apostate Prophet on YouTube) has been the target of a concentrated flagging of his anti-Islam videos, and Twitter has banned both of his accounts: @ExMuslimProphet and @ApostateRidvanPlease consider petitioning Twitter to reinstate these accounts. If you wish, you may paste the following into your Twitter post:To the team at @Twitter and @twittersupport, please reinstate the accounts of @ExMuslimProphet and @ApostateRidvan, which have been unfairly targeted for unpopular but legitimate criticisms ofreligion...in this case, Islam.VIDEO of this conversation is at https://youtu.be/gHN5OLZZm5I
5/29/201918 minutes, 34 seconds
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Zara Kay: The Defense of Women in the Islamic World

Zara Kay is an ex-Muslim activist with first-hand perspective and strong opinions about Islam. She joined me for a candid conversation about Muslims, feminism, "Islamophobia," the Left, and the important work we must do to fight the fundamentalists.Follow Zara on Twitter at @zarakayk Faithless Hijabi is at https://www.facebook.com/faithlesshijabi VIDEO of this discussion is at https://youtu.be/7Bfs-H1fx2cSupport our sponsor. Get a free trial at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
5/28/201937 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sweet Home Talibama: A Southern State Bans Abortion

Christian theocrats in Alabama just passed an almost comprehensive abortion ban, setting up an attempt to reverse Roe VS Wade and restrict the reproductive choices of women nationwide.Seth Andrews talks about the story and speaks to our listeners, many of whom live in the South and express real concerns about Christian privilege and the overreach of religious people who seek to control the lives of others.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
5/21/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American (with Andrew Seidel)

Andrew Seidel is author of the new book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American (https://amzn.to/2HeZNop). He speaks with Seth Andrews and takes listener calls.Support our sponsor, with your free trial set at http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
5/16/201951 minutes, 8 seconds
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Atheists at 39,000 Feet

Seth Andrews share the short story of a skeptical meeting in the sky, then takes listener/viewer calls from a YouTube livestream via https://youtu.be/dVQtFx1GgZU Support our sponsor Hello Fresh with $80 off your first month. Go to http://www.hellofresh.com/sethandrews80 (promo code: sethandrews80)
5/13/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 49 seconds
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Christian Privilege: A License to Discriminate (with Alison Gill)

Alison Gill is an attorney and Legal and Policy Director at American Atheists, and she's on the front lines in the fight against violations of church/state separation and Christian privilege. She speaks with Seth Andrews about some important legal battles of the day, and how we can help promote Constitutional equality for all.Find our more about American Atheists at http://www.atheists.orgLink to Hemant's Pledge of Allegiance project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/friendlyatheist/a-not-so-brief-history-of-the-pledge-of-allegianceSupport our sponsor: Start your free trial at The Great Courses Plus at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
5/12/201942 minutes, 33 seconds
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I Escaped the Nuwaubian Cult

Hanna was once a member of The Nuwaubian Nation, an American cult founded and led by a Dwight York, a self-anointed god figure who dominated the lives and attitudes of his followers, and who is now serving a life sentence in federal prison. Hanna speaks candidly about her years inside the cult, her liberation, and her personal journey as a (now) atheist and skeptic. Support our sponsor. Get $80 off your first month of Hello Fresh at http://www.hellofresh.com/sethandrews80 (promo code: sethandrews80)
5/7/201939 minutes, 46 seconds
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Flash Gordon Loves Jesus (and other observations)

Seth Andrews - a geek fan of the 1980 film "Flash Gordon" - explores the proud faith of the actor behind the hero. Plus, other musings and plenty of listener phone calls.Link to help Athena while she job-hunts: https://www.gofundme.com/yfvzr-lost-my-job-unexpectedly?fbclid=IwAR2M-A-zlVoo8bhbfbQImx-6t5KrIVevUmU6JDlDsBGxXsxGOgZETtPwMAUSupport Seth on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
4/30/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hail Satan (the documentary): with Lucien Greaves

"Hail Satan?" is a new documentary by director Penny Lane that's getting glowing reviews across the country. Lucien Greaves, co-founder of The Satanic Temple, is featured in the film, and he joins me for a candid discussion about the film, TST, and his fight both for religious liberty and against religious privilege in the United States.FILM WEBSITE: http://www.magpicturesinternational.com/hailsatan Video profile explaining The Satanic Temple: https://youtu.be/xbxxftLiKzY
4/23/201954 minutes, 30 seconds
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Can We Talk About The Sex Robots?

In the year 2019, we're seeing more and more discussions about sex robots, the possibilities and implications regarding Artificial Intelligence designed for the bedroom (or dungeon, etc), and the cultural attitudes about these synthetic sexual companions.Seth Andrews takes listener calls, shares an email from an actual sex doll owner, and caps the broadcast by speaking with Dr. Marty Klein, a world-renowned expert on sexuality.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus (free trial at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth)Harry's (free trial kit at http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist)
4/16/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 20 seconds
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We Found Jesus (on Pureflix!): with Hugo and Jake

Hugo and Jake are probably best known for their YouTube series, "The Bible Reloaded," but they've made a global splash as activists, skeptics, comedians, and (yes) reviewers of religious movies.Hugo and Jake spend and hour with Seth Andrews to talk about religion, Christian films, Jordan Peterson, and so much more. Enjoy! Support our sponsor: Get a free trial and unlimited access to The Great Courses Plus via this link: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
4/9/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Nones Are Coming!

Seth Andrews speaks about the recent General Social Survey revealing that the "nones" (non-religious) are now statistically tied with evangelicals and Catholics in the United States. Plus...we preview upcoming discussions about Satanism and sex robots, we explore new evidence about the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, we tackle some Trump "hot wind," and a few of your phone calls.Support our sponsor, and get a $13 value trial set from Harry's with this link: http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
4/2/20191 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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You Pick The Topic: Listener Calls & Comments (March 2019)

This is a show where the listeners decide what we talk about. Lots of interesting stuff in this one, including conversations about religious summer camps, the "abuse" of indoctrination, and the difference between skepticism and anti-science self-deception. Get this show early and commercial-free by becoming a patron at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
3/26/201949 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sarah Rocksdale: Women, Religion, the Hijab, & Hot Yoga

This is the audio of a recent YouTube conversation between Seth Andrews and activist Sarah Rocksdale. Until recently, Sarah was known for her videos about health and lifestyle, but lately (to the chagrin of many of her original fans) she has been speaking boldly as a critic of religion and atheist.The YouTube video version of this conversation is at https://youtu.be/SZfNygMvEHc
3/25/201940 minutes, 4 seconds
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What They Don’t Know Won’t Kill Me: One Man’s Secret in the Shadow of Islam

Jimmy was born into a Muslim family and the Islamic faith. Jimmy also carried a secret...one that threatened to destroy him if it ever came to light.Seth Andrews tells Jimmy's true story, a difficult yet important example of how religions oppress, and why we should work together to create a future of freedom.Discover more about Jimmy at @Geemme, or https://www.freeheartsfreeminds.comSupport our sponsors:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethhttp://www.audible.com/sethandrews
3/19/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Candid Conversation About Christianity: Seth Andrews & Pastor Caleb Moore

Caleb Moore is a Baptist pastor who expressed interest in talking with Seth Andrews about God, Christianity, atheism, and more. Their conversation - unedited - is releasing both here and on Pastor Caleb's podcast in the hopes of furthering discussion on both platforms and providing an example of how strong disagreement doesn't have to make us enemies.Pastor Moore's website is http://www.calebmoore.tvSupport our sponsor: Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus with this special URL. http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
3/12/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Righteous & The Woke: Purity Cults in the Struggles for Justice (with Dr. Valerie Tarico)

In this crazy world, how often has a passionate desire for justice caused us to oversimplify complex problems, ignore details that don't validate us, and vilify all who dare to disagree? Has "Woke Culture" sometimes exhibited a dogmatic, even religious, attitude toward the worthy and the unworthy? And is it even possible to have a reasonable conversation about this in the Era Of Online Outrage?Psychologist Dr. Valerie Tarico joins Seth Andrews for just such a conversation.Dr. Tarico's article "The Righteous & The Woke:" https://valerietarico.com/2019/01/24/the-righteousness-and-the-woke-why-evangelicals-and-social-justice-warriors-trigger-me-in-the-same-waySupport our sponsor: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
3/5/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Listener Calls: Mormons, Meat, & "Secular Religion"

Seth Andrews takes listener calls on a variety of subjects, including horse meat, Mormon baptism, "First Stage Atheism," and "secular religion." The comments sections will have much to chew on.Support our sponsor: Postmates (Download the Postmates app and use code sethandrews for $100 delivery credit in your first seven days)
2/26/201955 minutes, 39 seconds
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Street Epistemology Workshop: Challenging Beliefs Through Friendly Conversation

Street Epistemology is a tool for engaging everyday people in conversations about beliefs and truth claims. In this broadcast, Seth Andrews speaks with four active street epistemologists about their methods and experiences, and he plays recordings from several SE encounters so that listeners can hear street epistemology in action.Find out more about SE at https://streetepistemology.comSupport our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethBlinkist: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
2/19/201958 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ken Ham Quotes Seth Andrews (and it's the comedy event of the year)!

Ken Ham quoted Seth Andrews in an article shilling for Ham's new book. It's gold...and Seth couldn't help but do a little monologue about it. https://answersingenesis.org/culture/where-are-coming-generations-headed/?fbclid=IwAR1s8q4URGC6ytLKRBzj2PARe4jfpOj0nk67VovL6vlhfSg33VdN8bVtYNE
2/13/201924 minutes, 7 seconds
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YouTube Atheism is (NOT) Dead!

Is YouTube atheism dead? Not remotely. Join Seth Andrews as he connects with six rising YouTube activists who are not only injecting fresh blood into the conversations out there, but who are committed to fostering dialogue, compassion, community, and humanity.YOUTUBE SEARCH TO FIND:Genetically Modified SkepticTelltale AtheistHoly KoolaidShannon Q.Talk HeathenMr. AtheistSupport our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/8z2QbphK6Vg
2/12/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tribes, Trump, & the Masculine Male (with Dr. Hector Garcia)

Evolutionary psychologist and author Dr. Hector A. Garcia speaks candidly about men, masculinity, leaders, followers, attraction, and how evolution informs it all.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORSThe Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/sethBlinkist Get a free 7-day trial at http://www.blinkist.com/sethDr. Garcia's website: https://www.hector-garcia.comVIDEO of this conversation at https://youtu.be/2TtoPPjxQT4
2/5/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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Remembering Tootsie (Rat Dog)

Little Tootsie left us on February 3rd, 2019...less than three weeks after we lost Henry. For those who wish to hear the story, and to take the journey, Seth Andrews speaks about "Rat Dog" and the community that loved her.ARTICLE: "Why Losing a Dog can be Harder than Losing a Relative or Friend" https://bit.ly/2BfsT4z
2/4/201928 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Silent Witness

Throughout our greatest suffering, our most horrific experiences, our worst fears come true...the world's dominant religions declare that we are being watched. Seth Andrews explores this idea.
1/29/201937 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Faith Healers

They're the self-proclaimed agents of God's supernatural power. And...they want your money! Join Seth Andrews for a romp through the wild, weird, and often damaging world of evangelical faith healers, and learn some of the tricks they use to con the vulnerable, the hurting, and the desperate.Bob Larson exorcism: https://youtu.be/UJ_moqoE3OM (Video REMOVED by Bob Larson)John & Ryan commentary on the exorcism: https://youtu.be/bVHD9eHckeUJohn & Ryan commentary on Peter Popoff: https://youtu.be/LWxjwLwT-PESupport our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.comBlinkist: http://www.blinkist.com/seth
1/22/20191 hour, 34 minutes, 46 seconds
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A "Thank You" from Seth & Natalie

A personal word of thanks for your amazing support and love during a difficult time. https://www.gofundme.com/rememberinghenry
1/19/201910 minutes, 22 seconds
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Remembering Henry

We lost Henry on January 15th, 2019. Seth Andrews tells the story of his rescue, his unexpected passing, and how he and Natalie wish to memorialize him. Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support.VIDEO of this is at https://youtu.be/1yAyqVdv0eUSUPPORT The Henry Van at https://bit.ly/2RU6J1xGoFundMe link: https://bit.ly/2RU6J1x
1/17/201918 minutes, 28 seconds
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John de Lancie: The Truth & The Lie

John de Lancie is a veteran actor whose credits on television, stage, and screen range from Star Trek TNG to Breaking Bad to Assassin's Creed to My Little Pony. John is also an outspoken humanist and science advocate. In this show, he speaks with Seth Andrews about life, storytelling, Trump, religion, humanism, and (hopefully) a more reasonable future.
1/15/201946 minutes, 52 seconds
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Islam & The Future of Tolerance: with film director Jay Shapiro

Jay Shapiro is director of the new documentary film, "Islam & The Future of Tolerance." The film stars Maajid Nawaz and Sam Harris, and it's available on Amazon, iTunes, and at http://www.islamandthefutureoftolerance.comJay speaks about the film, and we play several clips.
1/8/201946 minutes, 16 seconds
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Shannon Q: The Sham of Religious "Deliverance" Ministries

YouTuber and atheist advocate Shannon Q. sounds off on atheism, activism, and the disturbingly awful practices of Above & Beyond, a religious "deliverance" ministry more interested in superstition than science.Shannon's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0qhPJh8DeoR-3JhMrIvw0gYouTube video of this conversation is at https://youtu.be/bCXJJlOn2Qc
1/2/201949 minutes, 41 seconds
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2018: The Year in Review

Seth Andrews counts down some of the biggest and most entertaining stories of the past year. Happy New Year, and thanks for listening!
12/28/201857 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Skeptical Christmas with Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty

Friends and activists Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty mark the holiday with observations about Christmas, religion, agnostics, philosophy, politics, and Mormon porn. Enjoy!VIDEO of this conversation is at https://youtu.be/KCIIJr2wC84Support Seth on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
12/23/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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Phone Calls to Strangers: a Secular Christmas Surprise

Seth Andrews calls various people in need with gifts, help, and charity made possible by his audience. The show is releasing a few days early, so that recipients can get their gifts sooner.Help Kristy get back home after an electrical fire. Fundraising link is https://www.facebook.com/donate/739257256410808/1991613807581690/Sponsored by Casper. Get $50 off select mattresses at http://www.casper.com/thinkingatheist (promo code: thinkingatheist)
12/16/201852 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Merry PAGAN Christmas! (with Aron Ra)

Seth Andrews and Aron Ra talk about Christmas, paganism, the gods, tradition, religion, and much more!Video of this conversation is on YouTube at:  https://youtu.be/xkvAkljb3p0Aron Ra is at https://www.patreon.com/aronraSupport our sponsor:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth 
12/11/201858 minutes, 21 seconds
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Unskeptical: Finding the Real Story in a World of Half-Truths

What happens when we have facts, but not context or perspective. Seth Andrews explores the issue in his November 11th, 2018 speech given for the Central Florida Freethought Community.Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethVIDEO of this presentation is here: https://youtu.be/fGw7Umb205Q
12/4/201846 minutes, 10 seconds
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John Chau: A Suicide Mission

We explore the bizarre and tragic story of Christian missionary John Chau, killed by the very people he was trying to evangelize. We also explore the larger questions about missions work, boundaries, mockery, God's Will, and the senseless loss of life.Support Seth's work on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
11/26/201828 minutes, 28 seconds
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Happy Friendsgiving!

Seth Andrews speaks about the friends, family, religion, tradition, and Humanism in the holidays.Support Seth on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrewsVIDEO of this livestream at https://youtu.be/0B_-BzlvWgI 
11/21/201848 minutes, 51 seconds
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Just Stop with the Christmas Music

Seth Andrews on Christmas music, physics, apologists, and the "Answering Atheists" conference coming in 2019.YouTube version at  https://youtu.be/ph4FHWfSVeE Facebook Live version at https://www.facebook.com/seth.andrews.31/videos/1952091948200543/ 
11/14/201839 minutes, 28 seconds
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Seth Andrews on Atheist Talk 950 Minneapolis

Seth Andrews was the featured guest on Minneapolis' KTNF AM950. This is the recording of that interview.Support Seth on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews 
11/13/201842 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rambles, Royals, and the Red Light District

Seth Andrews recently returned from a multi-city European trip, and he has questions. Join him for a romp through the Queen's Guard, the chocolate shops, and Amsterdam's Red Light District.Facebook video of this at https://bit.ly/2PiBiNRSupport Seth on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
11/8/201837 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Changing Face of Jesus

Seth Andrews explores the many faces of Jesus (and other gods), and the strangely coincidental resemblance to human faces and desires. VIDEO of this presentation is here (link coming soon).Support our sponsor at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth 
11/6/201830 minutes, 26 seconds
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Seth Andrews: From Religion to Reason (Audience Q&A)

This is part 2 of Seth Andrews' recent presentation in Minneapolis, featuring questions and comments from the live audience. See the speech here (video link coming soon):Support Seth on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews 
10/31/201832 minutes, 34 seconds
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Seth Andrews: From Religion to Reason

Seth Andrews chronicles his personal story for a live Minneapolis audience, the event sponsored by Minnesota Atheists. You can watch this speech on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qP2dOWGaNl8Support our sponsor:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
10/30/20181 hour, 55 seconds
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The Weak and The Strong

Seth Andrews explores the notion of dominance philosophy in relation to Trump, religions, and Humanism. Plus, comments and questions from the livestream chat room. VIDEO of this livestream at https://youtu.be/gD-rQEyXZAoSupport Seth on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
10/23/201845 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ghost Stories 2018

It's another October around the virtual campfire for our annual Halloween tradition: the telling of ghost stories! Turn down the lights, crank up the volume, grab onto a loved one, and enjoy!Support our sponsor  and get a free trial today. The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethGet Seth's "Ghost Stories" audiobook on Audible (also available on iTunes):  https://adbl.co/2wDeso0
10/16/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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Alexa: Stop the Insanity!

If Amazon's Alexa can answer many of life's probing questions, could she restore political and cultural sanity to the United States? Seth Andrews dreams the dream.Support our sponsor, and grab Seth Andrews' "Ghost Stories" as your free audiobook with an Audible 30-day trial via http://www.audible.com/sethandrews (or text sethandrews to 500500).
10/4/201854 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Secular Perspective on Suicide

Join us for a respectful and critical conversation about suicide from a secular perspective.Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethSUICIDE-RELATED RESOURCESCrisis Text Line - text "HELLO" to 741741zNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255For friends and family National Alliance on Mental Illness suicide info -https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Risk-of-SuicideASIST training, how to handle suicide issues at a lay-level.  https://www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/
10/2/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Kavanaugh Question: with Katherine Stewart

Investigative journalist and author Katherine Stewart joins Seth Andrews for a look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, his track record, and the allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding him.Follow Katherine on Twitter at @kathsstewart 
9/28/201833 minutes, 12 seconds
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Silence, Suffering, Sex, and Stupidity

Seth Andrews gives commentary on a celebrated religious film, unnecessary suffering, secular sexuality, and - again - the insanity of humanity.The Secular Sexuality Survey:  https://secularscience.orgSupport Seth on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews 
9/25/201844 minutes, 56 seconds
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Cats, Death, and the Religion of Football

Seth Andrews' YouTube livestream (on a loose range of topics) is this week's podcast. Watch at https://youtu.be/rJr_wpYVA_YGET THE "GHOST STORIES AUDIOBOOK" (3 options):Free book with 30-day Audible trial via https://www.audible.com/pd/B07GL5B67Q/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-125424&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_125424_rh_usBuy on Amazon with no Audible membership: http://a.co/d/0wY833lMembers use Audible credit https://adbl.co/2NdDtBb 
9/18/201856 minutes, 3 seconds
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I Went to Facebook Jail

Post something "offensive," and social media is likely to give you a temporary - or permanent - penalty. We talk about Facebook Jail, whether it's fair, and what to do about it.Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus. Get a free trial at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
9/11/20181 hour, 31 seconds
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Our 400th Show!

Another show, another milestone. Join Seth Andrews for the 400th episode of The Thinking Atheist podcast.Support our sponsor and get a free trial: The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethGHOST STORIES audiobook free with Audible 30-day trial at https://adbl.co/2PCp2na.  To get the book without an Audible trial or membership, simply use your Amazon membership and  Add to Cart (desktop site) or Buy for $X.XX (mobile site).
9/4/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 28 seconds
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It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church

Another child abuse scandal rocks the Catholic Church. We explore the reports coming out of Pennsylvania, and the Church's long, ugly track record of abuse and coverup. Freedom From Religion Foundation's Andrew Seidel joins the conversation.Articles:CNN ARTICLE: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/21/world/catholic-church-abuse-scandal-timeline/index.htmlANDREW SEIDEL'S ARTICLE: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/freethoughtnow/pa-abuse-reportFRIENDLY ATHEIST'S ARTICLE: http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/08/15/here-are-the-worst-abuses-by-catholic-priests-from-the-pa-grand-jurys-report/PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT: http://media-downloads.pacourts.us/InterimRedactedReportandResponses.pdf?cb=22148FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION:  http://www.ffrf.org 
8/26/201826 minutes, 57 seconds
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I'm Gregory, and I'm Afraid of Hell

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 with Gregory through his religious conversion, his doubts, his fears of torment, and what the future might hold.Support our sponsor, and get $60 off your first three Hello Fresh boxes ($20 off each) with http://www.hellofresh.com/sethandrews60 (promo code sethandrews 60)  
8/21/201842 minutes, 21 seconds
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Texts From My Religious Dad

Seth Andrews shares a recent text exchange with a religious father, and speaks candidly about family, boundaries and respect...and how religions so often damage them.VIDEO version of this show at https://youtu.be/iUp3FdfYeLs
8/15/201849 minutes, 3 seconds
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I Used To Believe Weird Things

From the Sunlight Diet to flat-earthers to kitchen seasonings that repel demons, we explore some of the more bizarre (and entertaining) things our listeners once held as Truth.Prepare yourself for some strangely entertaining beliefs submitted by our listeners, and an exploration into why we so often embrace the irrational.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
8/14/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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Christianity, Crimes, and the Constitution (with Andrew Torrez)

Andrew Torrez, an attorney and host of "Opening Arguments," joins Seth Andrews for an in-depth conversation about the law, the Constitution, the Supreme Court, church/state separation, and the Religious Right in the era of Trump. Opening Arguments podcast: https://openargs.comSupport our sponsors.Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus with this URL: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethGet $50 off select Casper mattresses http://www.casper.com/thethinkingatheist (promo code thinkingatheist at checkout)  
8/7/20181 hour, 36 minutes, 39 seconds
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God, Guilt, Political Correctness, and Trevor Noah (a Seth Andrews Livestream)

Seth Andrews fields comments and questions on a wide variety of topics, including the recent Trevor Noah controversy, religious guilt, political correctness, and (yes) the ice cream man.Support Seth on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrewsThe longer, unedited YouTube stream is here: https://youtu.be/d0a6ObX2hrE 
7/26/201846 minutes, 17 seconds
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Noah Was A Plonker

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 British insults as he monologues about some of the stranger headlines of the week.Support our sponsor. $20 off your contact lens order at http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code: sethandrews20) 
7/24/201856 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cults Part Two: The Trouble with Totalism

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 who escaped. Chris Shelton's Scientology blog: http://mncriticalthinking.com/A helpful resource. The International Cultic Studies AssociationSansu the Cat: http://sansuthecat.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-lunacy-of-rev-moon-or-why-i-am-not.html?m=1Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plushttp://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethStamps.comhttp://www.stamps.com ($20 off contact lenses with code sethandrews20)
7/17/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cults Part One: Mind-Control Ministry

"Leon," a former cult member, speaks candidly about his own brainwashing, extreme cult tactics, his escape, and the tools for understanding - and exposing - how cults oppress and enslave. His story was featured in the book, "Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult." Other resources:"Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert CialdiniInternational Cultic Studies AssociationSupport our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth  Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plushttp://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
7/10/201841 minutes, 32 seconds
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Second Civil War Letters

In this short holiday broadcast, Seth Andrews reads some of the best hashtag responses to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' warnings about The Second Civil War.
7/5/201815 minutes, 9 seconds
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Civility, Speech and Stroopwafels

Seth Andrews does an extended monologue about free speech, bad movies, friendship, and Stroopwafels. Plus answers to chat questions.Support our sponsor: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code sethandrews for $30 off your contact lens purchase).VIDEO of this live stream podcast: https://youtu.be/KaMj9Hwb--UThe Atheist Experience link: https://youtu.be/4n6fOrL4zEY
7/3/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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Seth Andrews Live Stream June 2018

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 version also available at https://youtu.be/YaJ5O9Uc6tYSupport our sponsorSimple Contacts: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code sethandrews)
6/22/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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Scott Clifton: Secular Soap Star

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 Theoretical Bullshit. He joins Seth Andrews for an entertaining conversation about both.There is VIDEO of this exchange at (link coming soon).Support our sponsor, Simple Contacts: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews  promo code seth andrews.
6/19/201851 minutes, 46 seconds
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This is Twitter, and You're Trash

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 without losing our humanity in the angry noise? Seth Andrews shares his own experience as a communicator in the age of the Rage Tweet.This is a presentation given before a live audience June 2nd at the annual fundraiser for the Northeast Ohio Freethought Society. There is no video version, but the slides shown to the live audience are described in the audio.Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth 
6/12/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Trouble with God (with Chris Matheson)

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: a Biblical Comedy about Love and Hate." He's back (and so is God) for a follow-up. He joins Seth Andrews for a discussion about "The Trouble with God: a Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgemnt)."Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth 
6/5/201832 minutes, 48 seconds
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Jordan Peterson, Royal Confusion, and the Miracle of the Angel Moth

Join Seth Andrews for a lightheated romp through a few recent headlines and his own (skeptical) observations about Jordan Peterson, the recent Royal Wedding, the miracle of the "angel moth," and more!Support our sponsor:http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist 
5/29/201837 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Earthbound Parent: Raising Kids Without Religion

This broadcast addresses secular parenting, education VS indoctrination, and features a conversation with author Richard A. Conn Jr. about his book, "The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise your Little Angels without Religion."More links:David G. McAfee: https://davidgmcafee.wordpress.comCouple of Atheists:  https://coupleofatheists.com/category/secular-parentingTiny Thinkers books:  http://tinythinkersbooks.comParenting Beyond Belief:  https://parentingbeyondbelief.comCamp Quest: http://www.campquest.orgSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth 
5/22/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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Naked Mormonism

"Secular Mormon" Bryce Blankenagel speaks with Seth Andrews about the dark and often bloody foundations of the Mormon church.VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/gy5mUiviawUBryce's page: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.comSupport our sponsorThe Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth 
5/15/201854 minutes, 40 seconds
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Stories of the Strange

This show departs from its usual subject matter for a romp through some weird headlines from around the world. Enjoy!Support our sponsor: http://www.stamps.com (promo code sethandrews)Seth Andrews, Cara Santa Maria, and Matt Dillahunty in Los Angeles May 15th. Info and tickets at:https://www.facebook.com/seth.andrews.31/posts/1681757418567332https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/09005489B24E34A2?f_PPL=true&ab=efeat5787v1
4/30/201850 minutes, 26 seconds
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Be Fruitful and Multiply: The "Sin" of Being Child-Free

In some fundamentalist cultures, the decision to not have children is considered a violation of God's edict to "be fruitful and multiply." We discuss being child-free against the expectations of others.Support our sponsor Simple Contacts: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews ($30 off contact lens purchase with promo code sethandrews) 
4/24/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (with Dr. Abby Hafer)

Biologist, professor and author Dr. Abby Hafer gives specific examples of "Intelligent Design" that isn't intelligent at all.Dr. Hafer's Book, "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not:" http://a.co/dUWs4zeSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethLos Angeles event with Matt Dillahunty, Cara Santa Maria, and Seth Andrews: https://www.facebook.com/events/2022525981403467/ 
4/17/201857 minutes, 33 seconds
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Seth Andrews Turns 50: from the 2018 American Atheists National Convention

Seth Andrews joins a live audience to celebrate his (approaching) 50th birthday at the 2018 American Atheists National Convention.Video of this speech is here: https://youtu.be/zkOq4WiDA1USupport our sponsorsThe Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethSimple Contacts: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code: sethandrews)  
4/10/201852 minutes, 55 seconds
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When Christians Are Losing The Argument

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-familiar responses.---Support our sponsor:Simple Contactshttp://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code: sethandrews)Brew City Benefit link:https://www.facebook.com/events/145752776069530/Holy Koolaid's website: http://www.holykoolaid.com 
4/3/201844 minutes, 14 seconds
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Leona Stucky: Surviving My Impotent God

Leona Stucky suffered abuse and shame as a Mennonite teenager. This is the story of her survival, escape, and liberation.Dr. Stucky's website: http://www.leonastucky.comBook: The Fog of Faith: Surviving My Impotent God:  https://www.amazon.com/Fog-Faith-Surviving-Impotent-God/dp/099864742XSupport our sponsor: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code: sethandrews)
3/30/201842 minutes
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Could You Forgive a Killer?

This bonus broadcast explores the story of Malala Yousafzai, her forgiveness of a Taliban assassin, and a much larger conversation about ideologies, tribes, oppressors, victims, division, and our own humanity in this often hyper-polarized world.Support Seth Andrews on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
3/28/201842 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Happy Show about Death

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 destigmatizing conversation about our mortal and temporary lives. We'll speak with listeners about their own perspective, and a professional mortician will take us into the inner room of the funeral home for a frank yet fascinating look at the processes which happen after we're gone.This is a show about death, but more importantly, it's a conversation about life!Let's raise (at least) $3000 for William, a caller who's had a rought few years and could benefit from our help: https://www.gofundme.com/forwilliamSupport our sponsorsstamps.com: http://www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)Skeptic Magic: https://www.pangburnphilosophy.com/project-1 
3/27/20181 hour, 51 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Triumph of Christianity: with Dr. Bart Ehrman

Author and New Testament scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman joins the show to talk about his latest book, "The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World." Seth finishes the broadcast with a reading from the book.Bart Ehrman's website: https://www.bartdehrman.comSupport our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethHello Fresh: http://www.hellofresh.com (promo code SethAndrews30)VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/uDy7TtfLggs
3/20/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ian Harris: The Skeptic Comedian

California comedian and atheist Ian Harris joins Seth Andrews to talk about atheism, skepticism, religion, and the punchlines that come with them.Ian's website: http://www.ianharriscomedian.comVIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/2prKW66Q5IsSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
3/13/201835 minutes, 52 seconds
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The God of the Gun: A "Divine Right" to an AR-15?

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. We take a fair, candid look at the tragedy, the political maneuvering, the law, and the future of God & Guns in America.Support our sponsor:$50 off at Casper https://casper.com/thethinkingatheistArticle: "F...You, I Like Guns:" http://www.scarymommy.com/fuck-you-i-like-guns
3/6/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 31 seconds
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An Atheist Insomniac: Musings of the Monkey Mind

Seth Andrews talks about those long nights of sleep-starved contemplation, and he speaks with callers about their own musings and observations.
2/27/201858 minutes, 44 seconds
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Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression

Clinical psychologist Dr. Hector Garcia joins Seth Andrews for a candid (and potentially controversial) discussion about the origins and characteristics of man-made gods and the violence which so often defines them.Dr. Garcia's book "Alpha God:" https://www.amazon.com/Alpha-God-Psychology-Religious-Oppression/dp/1633880206Dr. Garcia's website: http://www.hector-garcia.comSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethVIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/DiNLUeZGOcI  
2/20/201841 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tactics: How to Change Minds (including our own)

Activists Matt Dillahunty, Sarah Haider, Anthony Magnabosco and Kavin Senapathy join Seth Andrews for a conversation about how to best engage religious people in discussions about God, faith, facts, knowledge and atheism.Matt Dillahunty: http://www.mattdillahunty.comSarah Haider: http://www.exmna.orgAnthony Magnabosco: http://www.streetepistemology.comKavin Senapathy: @ksenapathy on TwitterVIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/Mm7OLiiw5dQSupport our sponsorsThe Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethStamps.com: http://www.stamps.com (click the microphone, promo code sethandrews)
2/13/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Brew City Benefit: Humanism and Healing in Milwaukee

The Brew City Benefit happens in Milwaukee, WI April 7th, 2018, benefiting RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), and helping to create a new Milwaukee Humanists group.DETAILS & DONATIONS: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-the-brew-city-benefit#/
2/7/201829 minutes, 16 seconds
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Confessions of a (former) Naturopathic Doctor

Britt Hermes once practiced "naturopathic medicine." Today, she is being sued for publicly criticizing a naturopathic doctor.Britt speaks with Seth Andrews about her background in naturopathy, her 180-degree turn toward science-based medicine, the lawsuit she now faces, and how skeptics worldwide are rallying to help.VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/aXAQRlWN0N0Britt's blog:  https://www.naturopathicdiaries.comDec 2016 article:  https://www.naturopathicdiaries.com/dubious-cancer-doctor-colleen-huber-cybersquattingDonate at:  https://www.skeptics.com.au 
2/6/201837 minutes, 40 seconds
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Religious Trauma Syndrome

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 often causes, as Seth Andrews speaks with listeners, shares their stories, and speaks with Dr. Marlene Winell, the psychologist and author who coined the term, "Religious Trauma Syndrome."Dr. Winell's website: http://www.marlenewinell.netJourney Free:  http://journeyfree.orgDr. Winell's book, "Leaving the Fold:"  http://marlenewinell.net/leaving-fold-formerRecovering From Religion:  http://www.recoveringfromreligion.orgSupport our sponsor Hello Fresh. $30 off your first week at http://www.hellofresh.com (promo code sethandrews30)
1/30/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 49 seconds
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Humanism and the Challenge of Race: with Dr. Anthony Pinn

Dr. Anthony Pinn is a Harvard-educated author, professor, and expert on theology and religious studies. He speaks with Seth Andrews about atheism and humanism, race in relation to (and beyond) the church, black religious history, and the challenges and opportunities of Humanism in the 21st Century.Dr. Pinn's website: https://www.anthonypinn.comSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus, and get a free 30-day trial: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethVIDEO of this interview: (coming soon)
1/23/201840 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Dreams May Come

In this (extremely informal) commentary, Seth Andrews talks about weird dreams, cults and cultures, and the pitfalls of keeping others comfortable.Video of this commentary here: https://youtu.be/ntECXMJx_v8
1/19/201830 minutes, 44 seconds
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NOprah 2020: The New Age Nonsense of Oprah Winfrey

After her inspiring Golden Globes speech, Oprah Winfrey has been touted as presidential material. But does her track record reveal someone rooted in science, evidence, and worthy ideas? Seth Andrews explains why Oprah's admirable success story doesn't translate to the U.S. Presidency.Support our sponsor, The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethSlate article:  https://slate.com/health-and-science/2018/01/oprah-winfrey-helped-create-our-irrational-pseudoscientific-american-fantasyland.htmlSkeptical Inquirer article: https://www.csicop.org/si/show/oprah_winfrey_bright_but_gullible_billionaireInterview with Diana Nyad:  https://youtu.be/hla3ibhUuCU 
1/15/201835 minutes, 54 seconds
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Skeptics on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Seth Andrews recently invited a group of activists and listeners/viewers to talk about the (highly polarizing) latest entry in the Star Wars film series. The discussion - and disagreement - was lively.Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
1/9/201846 minutes, 5 seconds
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Uprising in Iran: with Armin Navabi

A historic protest is happening in Iran, as everyday citizens are rising up against the Islamic Supreme Leader and his government. Iran-born Armin Navabi helps us understand what's happening.Armin's Twitter page: https://twitter.com/ArminNavabiWebsite: http://www.atheistrepublic.comAtheist Republic Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AtheistRepublicVIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/tJ1HNT8Q5nUSupport our sponsorhttp://www.stamps.com (enter sethandrews)
1/3/201837 minutes, 55 seconds
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2017: The Year in Review

Seth Andrews recaps some of the biggest, best, worst, and weirdest stories of the past year. Enjoy!Support Seth on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews
12/31/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bitcoin or Bust? Skeptical Money with Phil Ferguson

Atheist activist, podcaster and investment advisor Phil Ferguson helps us navigate the rampant hype about Bitcoin. Phil pulls no punches, and the result is an informative (and often laugh-out-loud funny) commentary from someone who knows the ropes and knows how to talk about "skeptical money" in an engaging way.(Note: This podcast was recorded on 12/20 for an original release date of 12/26, but Bitcoin's volatility warranted an earlier release for accuracy.)Phil Ferguson's website: http://polarisfinancialplanning.comThe Phil Ferguson Show podcast page: https://www.spreaker.com/show/phil-fergusons-tracksSupport Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrewsYouTube video of this interview: https://youtu.be/BrjrMXNRRzQ
12/22/201759 minutes
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Joseph: Confessions of an Almost-Invisible Man

In the biblical nativity story, how much do we really hear about the character of Joseph? And what might Joseph have been thinking about the bizarre (and often hugely uncomfortable) situation he was placed in? This is a one-man play about a "God-father" that history has largely ignored.Made possible by our supporters on Patreon. Consider becoming a patron at http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews* Podcast thumbnail image by Vincent Deporter.
12/19/201737 minutes, 45 seconds
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An Infidel Christmas with the Secular Jihadists

What's a Christian-themed holiday without...ex-Muslims???  Buckle up, as the hosts of Secular Jihadists from the Middle East join Seth Andrews to talk about Christmas, the biblical nativity story, and their own experiences with religion...all with a healthy dose of irreverence and blasphemy.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plushttp://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethStamps.comhttp://www.stamps.com (click the microphone, and type promo code sethandrews) 
12/12/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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To Protect and to Serve: Religion in Law Enforcement

When taxpayer-funded police departments put "In God We Trust" decals on their vehicles, is this illegal? And what are some other demonstrations of religiosity within law enforcement?We speak to current and former police officers about this controversial topic.Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethHarry'shttp://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
12/5/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Murder in San Antonio

On November 27th, a murder-suicide in San Antonio devastated loved ones and shocked all who heard the news. This is a candid discussion about that day, and an effort to raise funds for the 3 daughters of Jennifer Smith, killed by her husband, and mourned by so many.DONATE:  https://www.gofundme.com/HelpTheSmithGirlsNews rticle about the crime:http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/crime/article/Tributes-pour-in-for-wife-slain-in-alleged-12392573.phpJennifer Smith's obituary:http://porterloring.tributes.com/obituary/read/Jennifer-Jo-Smith-105542473Veteran's resources mentioned in the show:VA mental health hotline - 800-273-8255 (Spanish/Español 1-888-628-9454)VA non-emergency hotline - 855-948-2311 
12/1/201757 minutes, 58 seconds
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Race, Science, and Society: with Dr. Eugenie Scott

Dr. Eugenie Scott, a former anthropology professor, is former executive director for the National Center for Science Eduation. She is a researcher, science communicator, and an outspoken critic of claims related to biblical Creationism and the broader claims of "Intelligent Design."Dr. Scott joins the show for a frank discussion with Seth Andrews about science, anti-science, race, evolution, "Intelligent Design," and more!Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plushttp://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethHarry'shttp://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist
11/28/201754 minutes, 35 seconds
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I Am NOT An Atheist: Conversations about Doubt, Discovery, Good, and the Godless

This broadcast features various conversations with people who - for a variety of reasons - say they are not atheists. Some are simply averse to the label. Others declare that they are "spiritual." Still others are navigating a very personal (and very difficult) road out of religious belief. These are candid and compelling discussions about belief, spirituality, labels, and the search for truth.Support our sponsor Simple Contacts:  http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews ($30 off your first purchase with promo code: sethandrews)
11/21/20171 hour, 43 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Satanic Panic: The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century

Host Seth Andrews spoke about The Satanic Panic in a humorous (and occasionally shocking) speech at the 2017 Florida Freethought Conference. This is the audio of that speech.YouTube video version: https://youtu.be/iW6UoIjy5F4Support our sponsor:The Great Courses Plushttp://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth
11/14/201755 minutes, 31 seconds
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Henry, Reflexology, and Divorcing the Walking Dead

This is a totally off-topic "bonus" broadcast for those who just want to listen to a non-atheism-related stream of consciousness monologue. Enjoy!Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrewsOr donate directly:  http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/pages/donate 
11/8/201742 minutes, 30 seconds
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Women Beyond Belief: Women and Secular Activism

Seth Andrews speaks with a panel of atheists, secular activists and educators about the opportunities and obstacles women face in the fight against religion.Dr. Karen Garst is author of the book, "Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion" and host of www.faithlessfeminist.com.Dr. Abby Hafer is an educator, writer, speaker, and author of "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer - Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not."Wendy Marsman is a former believer and missionary who escaped fundamentalist religion and now hosts the "Women Beyond Belief" podcast.Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethHarry's:  http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist 
11/7/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Disagreement Between Friends (with David Smalley)

In the wake of the recent - and extremely controversial - Mythinformation Conference in Milwaukee, broadcasters and activists Seth Andrews and David Smalley have a public conversation about a personal disagreement, with the larger goal of demonstrating how people can disagree without becoming enemies.This is a "bonus" show on the lineup for any and all who'd like to listen in.
11/5/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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Is The Atheist Movement Dying?

Seth Andrews offers his perspective on "The Atheist Movement," its challenges, its opportunities, its evolution, and the warnings about its demise. It's hoped that you'll approach the show with an open mind, a respectfully critical ear, and the desire to build a world free from the bonds of superstition, dogma, and magical thinking.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/sethStamps.com:  http://www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)