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  • Episode 108 – Atheist Comedians

    imagesThis week we are joined by our good friend Joseph Scrimshaw.  Joseph is a professional comedian and we have noticed over the time we’ve been recording this podcast that there seem to be a large number of comedians who are atheists and agnostics.  While we completely fail to provide any data supporting this theory, we talk about it anyway.  We also talk about some religious comedians and how Tim has watched them and doesn’t think they are very funny.  As a repeat guest, Joseph also asks us five exciting and very important questions!  Please note there is a wonderful opportunity for some new fan art at the end of the episode.  Go to town people!

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  • Episode 107 – Transgender Issues

    transgenderToday’s guest won a guest spot on our podcast at our Die Laughing silent auction.  It was a hotly contested prize but Miranda Richards was our winner.  We sat down to record with her in an echo chamber of a hotel room at CONvergence 2014.  Miranda is transgender and we spent our time with her discussing her transition, the response of her family and a lot of other issues.  Nick also talked about his brother, who is also transgender.  Since we have read Miranda’s five answers on the air, she also got the opportunity to ask us her own five questions!  It was a very interesting conversation about a topic far outside many peoples’ consciousness.

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  • Episode 106 – Game of Thrones

    iron_throne_by_twilight5694-d5a8hbj-e1357180993266The second episode recorded live at CONvergence 2014.  Our guest was Rebecca Watson, who joined us way back in Episode 4.  It may have taken us over 100 episodes to get her back but the wait was worth it as we try to cram as much Game of Thrones geekery into 30 minutes as we possibly can.  Because we talk books and TV series, it is fair to say that we don’t get very far.  Even so, a spoiler warning is certainly warranted.  Once we ran out of time to talk Game of Thrones, Rebecca had five questions for us to answer.  One of them made her giggle a lot.


  • Episode 105 – Jessica Fletcher is a Serial Killer

    jessicafletcherToday’s episode was recorded live at CONvergence 2014.  We even got the audience to sing our theme song.  Our guest was Raychelle Burks, better known as Dr. Rubidium!  Ray is a chemist so we spent the entire episode talking about Chemistry!  Actually that was the plan.  We ended up spending quite a bit of time talking about “Murder, She Wrote.”  We did eventually get to Chemistry, though, so if that’s your thing, just hang in there.  Ray also got a crack at our five questions.

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  • Episode 103 – Directing the Fringe

    w5qpk9This week we are joined by Jeff Larson, Executive Director of the Minnesota Fringe Festival.  Tim calls him the Managing Director and the Artistic Director at various points because he can’t get anything right. We talk with Jeff about how our local Fringe is run as well as his experiences visiting other Fringe Festival’s around the country and around the world.  He also tells us a story about installing a something in Grace Evangelical Church.  Later, Tim got to ride in his Porche.  It was a good episode!

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  • Episode 101 – Second Generation Atheism

    This week we are joined by Megan Culverhouse of the Ridiculous Puppet Company!  We’ve had a lot of puppeteers on of late.  Probably just a coincidence. Megan is a second generation atheist, raised by an atheist and an agnostic.  Because her experience differed from our own, we spend a lot of time exploring how that experience shaped her.  We also hear some very interesting stories from her dad’s time in Vietnam!  It’s a really heart warming episode!

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  • Episode 99 – SIR Ben Kingsley

    This week’s guest is actor, puppeteer, and movie star Charles Hubbell!  Charles joins us to talk about many things but primary among them is his work on Walking with the Enemy, a film currently playing in theaters!  If you can find it in your area, you should to see it if only because we know a guy who is in the movie!!!  Charles was a fascinating guest.  He shared some stories about working with Ben Kingsley and even got around to answering our five questions.  You should listen!  He even did a little bit of Count LeShoc for our on our outro!!!


  • Episode 97 – The Munchkin Czar

    This week we sat down with Molly’s cousin Andrew Hackard.  He works for Steve Jackson Games and has the awesome title of Munchkin Czar!  Given that fact, you’d think we’d spend the entire episode taking about Munchkin.  Why would we do that?  That’s his day job!  Instead, we talk about the latest board games we’ve been playing.  Are you tired of hearing us talk about Legendary?  We hope not!  To be fair, we talk about a whole bunch of other games as well.  Also, since we answered Andrew’s five questions on the podcast many moons ago, we have to answer five questions that he brought to us!

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  • Episode 95 – The Soft Touch

    1412712_10152041656681639_1502255680_oThis week’s episode was recorded over the long Die Laughing weekend so if your co-hosts sound a little tired, it’s because we’d gotten very little sleep.  In between live recordings with Patrick Bauer and Elizabeth Ess, we snuck up to Tim’s hotel room to record an episode with Ben San Del.  Ben is an atheist and he’ll sometimes talk about his beliefs in his comedy.  Other times, though, require the soft touch.  We talk with him about using a soft touch to get his audience thinking about what they blindly believe and possibly getting to think critically about other things they have accepted without question.

    As promised, here is a link to Ben’s web site!

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  • 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.