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  • Episode 263 – Life After Death and Austria

    main-thumb-t-18145-200-vVlpOpOFKDnRmNEBrxSzORsf2E7S48fiThis week’s episode was recorded live at CONvergence 2017 for our fifth birthday!  We are joined by frequent guest Joseph Scrimshaw who tells us all about his work with a video game company in Austria.  We also talk about the idea of what we’d like to see in an afterlife and our concerns with the concept of an afterlife segregated into good and evil.  You may also hear an occasional word or two from Laura Okagaki-Vraspir!  We don’t totally remember.  We had cake flavored vodka.


  • Episode 262 – Death with Doctor LOV

    cancer-101-s1-what-is-cancer-cellThis week’s episode was recorded live at CONvergence 2017 with our good friend Laura Okagaki-Vraspir or, as we call her because of her initials, Doctor Lov!  You might remember her as one of our first guests way back on episode 8 when she talked about zombie fungus.  She’s back to talk to us about cancer!  Specifically, she talks to us about facing a potentially terminal disease as an atheist.  It is a super touching Geeks Without God in which we have a serious conversation – and also make jokes – about cancer.  Joseph Scrimshaw also says the occasional word or two.


  • Episode 247 – Live Town Hall

    Town-Hall-Meeting-4This week’s episode was recorded live at Die Laughing 2017.  We invited our audience to ask us any question they wanted.  In addition to questions from the live audience, we fielded them from Twitter and Facebook.  Basically, we talked about anything and everything our listeners wanted to hear us talk about.  It was a lot of fun and pretty crazy.  We also gave special dispensation to Jeremy Stomberg for a late response to our five questions!


  • 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.”


  • Episode 211 – Amanda Marcotte

    xDN_rrIBThis week’s episode was recorded live at CONvergence 2016 and features political journalist Amanda Marcotte.  Much as we did a couple weeks ago with C. Robert Cargill, we spend this episode discussing the current political climate.  While the episode was recorded before the National Conventions, our conversation is just as relevant today as it was then.  We do delve into how Amanda got into the world of political journalism and make many jokes at Donald Trump’s expense.  If you like Trump, we’re sorry-not sorry.


  • Episode 210 – Laughing at the Darkness

    KellyPortraitNewThis week we present the first of two episodes recorded live at CONvergence 2016!  Our first guest was author Kelly McCullough, who was invited to talk with us about using humor to illuminate dark situations.  In addition to that important topic, a lot of time is spent reminiscing about how much time Tim and Kelly spent together in their youth and how Kelly’s current career might just be Tim’s fault.  In a roundabout sort of way.


  • Episode 202 – Theater and Paganism

    2546This week we have another live episode recorded at Die Laughing!  We sat down with Ariel Leaf, who is a actress, designer, and director in the Twin Cities.  We talk about her theater career and we also spent a little time exploring the pagan phase that all of us had in common.  The conversation covered a lot of ground and was very interesting.  Enjoy!


  • Episode 201 – Contemporary Christian Music

    Our guests for episode #200 - Barb Abney and Jeremy Messersmith Photo by Bob Alberti
    Photo by Bob Alberti

    Recorded live at the Bryant Lake Bowl for our 200th episode celebration, we are joined once again by Barb Abney and Jeremy Messersmith!  Jeremy was home schooled and has a lot of experience with Contemporary Christian Music so he brought in some samples for all of us to “enjoy”.  We get clips from Amy Grant, The Newsboys (who we discussed when we watched God’s Not Dead), and more!  Listen to our horrified responses to this amazing musical salute to Jesus.  To help cleanse our palette, Jeremy then performed his song “The Return of Jesus Christ” for the first time EVER! It was a whole lot of fun – or at least as fun as it can be when you are listening to Contemporary Christian Music.

     


  • Episode 200 – The Music of our Lives

    Laughing it up while recording episode #200!  Photo by Bob Alberti
    Photo by Bob Alberti

    Our fabled 200th episode has arrived!  Recorded live on stage at the Bryant Lake Bowl, we are joined by Barb Abney and Jeremy Messersmith to talk about the mix tapes of our lives.  All five of us go through a list of songs that sort of tell a story about who we are.  There’s a lot of music and we probably should have put together playlists that we could link to but at this point, you should probably just go look all of this music up for yourself.  Unless you already own it.  Then good for you!

    Technical note: Molly’s microphone was going in and out during the recording of this episode so she can be a little difficult to hear.  For those of you who know Molly, it is definitely not because she is too quiet.

    We also launched our Patreon campaign the day we recorded this episode!