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  • Episode 55 – CONvergence Wrap-Up

    1074728_10201522778977559_322258114_oWe had a great time at CONvergence 2013 and we wanted to take some time to tell some stories from the weekend.  If you check the show notes, you will find links to a lot of different panels you may have missed because you were doing other stuff at the convention or you didn’t actually go to the convention.  It was a great year for all of us.  We look forward to next year’s con and to another year of Geeks Without God!  We also look forward to your favorite CONvergence stories!  Please share in the comments! We also read off Robin Raianiemi’s answer to our five questions.  Her movie selection sounds positively awesome!

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  • Episode 54 – Therefore Hitler

    For the second of our live CONvergence reocordings, we were joined by PZ Myers from FreethoughtBlogs. PZ has been sporting a Geeks Without God sticker on his iPad case since last year’s convention and we were excited we could finally thank him for taking our sticker all over the world.  We talked with PZ about the evidence for evolution and how you can establish a beachhead with Creationists. PZ, of course, was also asked our five questions.  Hard to believe he was able to give us only one answer when we asked him about the stupidest thing anyone has ever said to him about his atheism.  We could probably do an entire podcast with PZ about that one question.  Perhaps someday we shall.

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  • Episode 53 – Arm Rest Etiquette

    Well, we managed to complete a full year of episodes without missing a single week.  This episode marks the beginning of our second year.  We celebrated our anniversary by bringing back our first guest, Melissa Kaercher and recording the show live at CONvergence 2013.  A packed room of geeks joined us as we talked about being raised in and out of faith and how that impacts our view of the world now.  Melissa also asked us five questions, one of which led to an extensive discussion about the proper etiquette of arm rest usage on airplanes and in movie theatres.

    Thanks to all of our listeners for a great first year!  We can’t wait for what will happen in year two!


  • CONvergence is here!

    Just in case you have missed the two podcasts in which we talked about CONvergence, we wanted to offer a quick rundown on places you can see all of us at the convention!

    All three of us will be in the Opening Ceremonies Sketch at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 4th.  Opening ceremonies takes place on Main Stage so we’ve hit the BIG TIME!

    On Friday at 3:30, the three of us will be improvising conspiracy theories with our friend Jeremy Stomberg on It’s a CONspiracy!  That will be in Atrium 4.

    At 8:00 PM on Friday, we’ll be hosting the Fearless Comedy Room in room 224!  Stop in and try to win the Left Behind Board game, enjoy a specially selected Geeks Without God alcoholic treat and pledge to support Fearless Comedy Productions!

    And on Saturday at 5:00, we’ll be celebrating our one year anniversary by recording two live podcasts!  The first will be with our innauguarl guest, Melissa Kaercher and the second will be with noted atheist blogger PZ Myers!

    Of course all three of us will also be a part of Vilification Tennis on the Main Stage at 10:00 PM Saturday.  That is, of course, a very R rated show so if that isn’t your thing, we have no idea why you listen to our podcast!

    We’re also doing many other panels separately so if you want to know what we’re up to, here are links to Molly, Nick and Tim’s schedules!

    We hope to see you at the con!


  • Episode 52 – Public Bumming

    CONvergence is less than a week away and even though we’ve already spent an episode geeking out about the con, we decided to do it again!  This time we try to focus on what we love about the convention including some stories from past years and full details about the costumes that Molly and Nick plan to be wearing over the course of the weekend. There is also an unusual amount of discussion about anal sex for our podcast.  By “unusual,” we mean “more than none.”  We also read off five answers from a gay science teacher in Indiana.

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  • Episode 48 – CONvergence 2013!

    This week we spend the entire episode geeking out about our favorite convention, CONvergence, where we recorded our first two episodes.  The convention starts exactly one month from the posting date of this episode! We try to talk about all the cool stuff we’ll be doing there this year but there is just too much.  We have to sum up.  If you’re interested in learning about the convention and finding out about opportunities to see us at the con, this is the episode to listen to!  Come join us for nerdy-gras!

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  • Episode 6 – Archaeologists Are Smart

    Episode 6 is the last episode we recorded at CONvergence 2012.  We had a chance to talk to Jason Thibeault, whose name is unfortunately pronouned the same as “Teabow,” and Stephanie Zvan, who both blog over at FreethoughtBlogs.  They both attended the ancient alien debate the previous evening and were nice enough to tell us a little bit about the event.  It sounded a little bit like a bloodbath (figuratively speaking).  Don’t take their word for it, though, we have  a link to the full panel below.  You’ll want to look away but you’ll find that you can’t!  Then we turn our five questions on our guests and they give some very revealing answers.  Stephanie, it particular, digs very deep to give us her favorite atheist character.  It was a great interview to finish out our first weekend as podcasters!

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  • Sharing the Love

    Well, it’s been a fun first week here at Geeks Without God.  We’re very pleased at the number of people who have given our little project a try and we hope you come back and tell your friends about us.  We want to give a shout out to some folks who mentioned us this week.

    While you all probably know who PZ Myers is, we’d like to thank him for mentioning us in his Blog about CONvergence. It was most unexpected and it made Tim get off his ass and post the podcast a few days earlier than originally planned.

    Melissa Kaercher, our first guest, has a nice write up on CONvergence that mentions us.  She also gave us our own blog entry!  Sweet!

    And our friends over at the Appropros of Nothing Podcast gave us a shout out so we are shouting back.  Thanks guys!