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  • Episode 241 – Connectedness

    People NetworkThis week, our guest is Riki Robinson of the Tortuga Twins.  We’ve had his compatriot, Ronn Bauman, on our podcast numerous times so we felt we needed to spread the love.  Riki isn’t actually an atheist.  We don’t want to put words into his mouth, but he’s more of a deist.  Kind of.  He says he believes in “connectedness,” which is pretty cool as far as we’re concerned.  He’s also works with Islamic Relief USA and we talk about that.  If you want to hear more about that work, check out the podcast What a Relief!  He’s also the host of the Success Freaks podcast.  Enjoy!


  • Episode 240 – Schooling on the Road

    674d5574339105a988627de1c08ac771This week, we are joined by eleven time guest Ronn Bauman (he’s the one who brought it up)!  After listening to our episode about Home Schooling with Jeremy and Vanessa Messersmith, he has a chat with us about his experiences as he home schools his daughter on the road as a Renaissance Festival performer.  As one might expect, he doesn’t spend a lot of time on her religious studies.  But he makes a lot of other interesting decisions and it is a good insight into the options out there for those of us who are looking for non-traditional school options for our secular kids.


  • Episode 239 – Punching Nazis

    Adolf_Hitler_(Earth-81223)_from_What_If_Age_of_Ultron_Vol_1_4_0001This week, we are joined by frequent guest Eric Knight to discuss the hot topic of punching Nazis.  Is it OK to punch a Nazi?  If so, when is it OK?  As you might expect, we get a bit political here.  The sound issues we experienced with episode 238 continue with 239.  No wonder as we recorded both episodes back to back!  Again, we think we have sorted out the problem for now and things should sound better going forward.  We didn’t want to try to recapture the passion of this episode so we felt it was better if we posted it and we hope you can tolerate the poor audio.  If not, come back next week!


  • Episode 235 – Doctor Strange

    Benedict_Cumberbatch_as_Doctor_StrangeThis week, we are excited to welcome the co-screenwriter of Doctor Strange, C. Robert Cargill, back to Geeks Without God!  With a successful film on screen, Cargill can talk to us about the process of creating the film and some of the choices he and the other creators made to bring Strange to the screen.  It is, sadly, a conversation that only touches on what made the film work (at least for your humble hosts).  Cargill also gets to ask us five questions!


  • Episode 233 – Woo

    773157202247829319This week, we are joined by frequent guest Pat Wick, who wanted to talk about woo.  What is “woo,” you ask?  Well rationalwiki tells us it is a “term for pseudoscientific explanations.”  So stuff like homoeopathy, acupuncture, and magnet bands.  Basically all sorts of bullshit stuff that doesn’t work but people want to sell you anyway.  We all get pretty worked up about the topic so this episode is kind of long because we have THINGS TO SAY!  Once we are all done, Pat gets to ask us five questions!


  • Episode 230 – The Faithless Feminist

    Basic RGBThis week, we are joined my remote guest Karen Garst to discuss her book “”  We had a really great conversation about why she put the book the book together and about many of the women who contributed their stories.  Please note that on this particular recording, we encountered some audio issues on our end.  You can still understand everything but there is a bit of an echo.  Hooray for technology!  We linked to Karen’s book on Amazon above.  You can also purchase it through her website, The Faithless Feminist.

    It is a very good read and we recommend you check it out!
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  • Episode 229 – Cripple Talk

    invacare-forearm-crutches-842For this week’s episode, we sat down with our friend Timmy Iverson, AKA “Timmy the Cripple.”  We talk to him about living with a disability and how many times someone has tried to lay hands on him.  It is an enlightening conversation about how one’s life experiences can be quite different when you have a visible handicap.  It is also a great example of how some people have absolutely no boundaries. Timmy is totally cool with being called a cripple, by the way. He likes it.

     


  • Episode 228 – The Atheist Delusion

    dvd_the-atheist-delusion-300x300Back on Sunday the 6th of November, the three of us joined Brianne Bilyeu on Atheists Talk radio to discuss Ray Comfort’s film The Atheist Delusion.  You can listen to that episode here.  Thing is, we couldn’t swear (full disclosure – Nick swore).  And this is a movie that completely deserves some serious time devoted to swearing.  If you want to watch the movie, you can see it for free on YouTube.  We want to be really clear, though: You don’t want to watch it.  Here’s a link, but don’t watch it.  Listen to us bitch about it.  That should be enough.


  • Episode 225 – Jew-Ish

    holidaysThis week, we are joined by our friend Nathan Gerber to talk about how his divorced parents used religion as a tool in custody disputes.  Nathan’s father was Jewish and his mother was Lutheran so he was raised both – depending on which house he was in.  Although he apparently wasn’t told he couldn’t have pepperoni on his pizza until it was far too late.  We mostly talk about his Jewish heritage and the times he was actually attacked for being a Jew.  We do get a couple of hits in against the boring-ass music the Lutherans play in church because holy shit is that music boring.


  • Episode 224 – Geologically Imminent

    06This week’s episode was recorded live at The Phoenix theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Our guest was Jennifer Menken from the Bell Museum and she joined us to talk about the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.  Unfortunately, she didn’t do much talking because Tim wouldn’t shut up.  Hopefully we can get Jennifer back to talk about something Tim doesn’t know a thing about.  All that said, this episode is a good (if rapid) review of the history of the National Park service as well as a fine exploration of the different ways Jennifer and Tim pronounce the word “Saguaro.”