• Episode 94 – Cosmos

    This week, we talk about the Cosmos, old and new.  Tim remembers watching the original “Cosmos” with his dad back in the 80′s and remembers Carl Sagan’s simple question of “why not save a step” as one of the many influences on his road to atheism.  We talk mostly about the new series starring Neil Degrasse Tyson.  We discuss our favorite parts of the series and how happy we are that Tyson continually makes subtle digs at religion and superstition.

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  • Episode 93 – Lady Parts and Gay Issues

    This week’s episode was recorded live at Die Laughing.  It features comedian Elizabeth Ess talking about the Supreme Court and Hobby Lobby.  They sell yarn, in case you didn’t know.  They also really don’t want to be “forced” to provide certain kinds of contraception to their employees.  While we were talking to Elizaabeth about serious legal issues, we were also trying to raise money for Fearless Comedy.  You can hear how we did on those challenges, if you didn’t already know.

    There is some editing of the podcast during times when we were having really exciting conversations with people in the back of the room.

  • Episode 92 – Motherf**king Tarantino

    This week’s episode was recorded live at Die Laughing just a few short days ago.  We invited comedian Patrick Ryan Bauer on stage with us to talk about the films of Quentin Tarantino.  We didn’t just talk about Tarantino films, of course, because that would have involved the ability to stay on topic that none of the four of us possessed.  Not only did we have a great time talking with Patrick, we apparently offended someone so much, they asked for their money back with a statement somewhat akin to “I won’t stand for that sort of thing.”  That might not have been our fault.  But we choose to believe it was because we feel that would be kind of awesome.

    Note: This episode was recorded live so the sound quality might be different than you expect.  Change is good.


  • Oh God, We’re Going to Church

    10154934_10100814656908460_8505862338927593150_nThanks to the generous support of fans like you, the three of us were able to raise $666 for Fearless Comedy Productions this last weekend.

    As you may recall, Tim and Nick promised to shave their heads if we reached $333.  You an see photographic evidence we reached that goal.  In the twelve hours after their heads were shaved, no fewer than ten people didn’t recognize Tim.  One of those people was Molly.

    For $666, we promised to go to mass at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.  We are going to go attend quietly and respectfully.  We will not troll the church with atheist T-shirts or anything like that.  When we are done with the service, we’ll go home and record our 100th podcast about the experience.

    When we record the podcast, there is a decent chance we’ll be less than respectful.

    If you’d like to know more about the church, here’s what they believe.

    Thanks again for your generosity.  We may not be looking forward to going to church but at least we are suffering for a good cause!

  • Episode 91 – All About Puppets

    Geeks With Green LanternsThis week’s guest is puppeteer Gordon Smuder!  He is probably best known for producing Transylvania Television, but he has worked with puppets for a large part of his adult life.  We talk with Gordon about his work in the field along with a few projects he has coming up, including one that has Tim as a writer!  He also is the second guest ever to give us swag – Green Lantern finger puppets!  All the other podcasters are jealous.

    Remember, we have two live podcasts at Die Laughing this weekend!  Join us and help raise money for Fearless.  If we raise enough money, you can send us to church!

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  • SkepTech is Coming!

    897226_10152718097740545_281864495_oNot sure if you remember, but we were guests at SkepTech last year.  We got to record three podcasts at the event including a great panel discussion, an episode with Greta Christina and another with Zach Weinersmith.

    Well SkepTech is taking place this weekend and while we won’t be appearing this year due, in large part, to some big event over at the Airport Hilton, we definitely want to do all we can to support the event!

    Registration is free (there is a suggested donation of $10 if you can afford it) and passes are available at the door.  Guests include Rebecca Watson, Heina Dadabhoy, Hemant Mehta and lots more!

    They have recorded a little audio promo if you’d like to know more!  Listen up!


  • Episode 90 – The Return of Arrogant Atheists

    This week, we double back to the topic we spent some time on in Episode 82.  Are atheists more arrogant that theists or agnostics or any other subset of people who choose to speak their mind?  Is using your religion as a political tool and less arrogant?  Is the simple belief that you are right about something an arrogant belief?  As you might expect, we have answers for all of these as well as five answers from another listener!

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  • A Thank You From Camp Quest

    Hey awesome Geeks Without God listeners!  Our friend Norman Barrett-Wiik, treasurer for Camp Quest Minnesota and friend of the show from Episode 22, has recorded a thank you message for everyone who helped make our 2014 fundraiser such a big success!  We really appreciate all of your contributions and so will the two kids sponsored by your generosity this summer.

    Listen to Norm tell you how great all of you are!  You are all good without god!

  • Camp Quest Fundraiser: Huge Success!

    Thanks so much for your help in making this a success. With you, we were able to more than DOUBLE our goal, raising enough to sponsor two kids to Camp Quest Minnesota.

    You’re all amazing; we couldn’t have done it without you.

    Hopefully we’ll see some of you at the Die Laughing marathon, be sure to introduce yourself to us if you attend so we can thank you in-person!

  • Episode 89 – A Career in Comics

    This week’s guest is Christopher Jones, comic book artist.  Chris has worked with both DC and Marvel and most recently finished working on the Young Justice book.  He is also a co-founder of CONvergence and the creator of the convention’s mascot, Connie.  We talked with Chris about getting his start as an artist, the committed Young Justice fan base and an exciting new project he is working on.  Of course, he also had the chance to answer our five questions.

    Note: Chris said that he may have the website for Parallel Man available by the time this episode went live but it has been pushed back a couple of months.  As soon as we have the information to share, we’ll make sure we put up a link!