This 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!
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.
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.
This week we were recording live from Die Laughing, a 50 hour comedy marathon. Immediately prior to this episode, the three of us were privileged to participate in a unique improvised wedding ceremony as three of seven officiants. It was extremely silly. We were then joined by the bride, regular guest Melissa Kaercher and her new husband, Fes. We spend most of the episode talking about the wedding, which will probably make you wish you were there.
If you are a fan of our live shows, we have three of them coming up in April!
The first two will be at Die Laughing, a 50 hour comedy marathon produced by Fearless Comedy. It is their annual fundraiser and as partners, we are happy to help them raise money for their production budget again this year.
Both of our live podcasts will be on Saturday, April 9th. The first will be at 4:00 PM and will feature Melissa Kaercher (recently heard on episode 185 – GMOs) and her new husband Fes Works. By new, we mean that at 3:30, they will be married live on stage as part of the comedy marathon in an improvised wedding ceremony!
The second podcast will be at 9:00 PM on the 9th and will feature Twin Cities actor, designer, writer, and director Ariel Leaf!
You can donate at any time (a donation button is on the Die Laughing website right now). Just make sure you mention that this is a donation for the Geeks Without God challenge in the notes field.
Finally, we are recording our 200th episode LIVE at the Bryant Lake Bowl on April 16th at 10:00 PM. Our guests are radio personality Barb Abney and musician Jeremy Messersmith. We’ll also have a bunch of other special guests and cool announcements! You can buy tickets online through the Bryant Lake Bowl website or reserve them by calling 612-825-8949.
For our second episode recorded live at CONvergence, we sat down with our good friend Rebecca Watson to talk about her move from Buffalo to San Francisco. In case you’re wondering, she is pleased with the choice. We only had about 25 minutes so we barely scratched the surface of the awesomeness of San Francisco. Once we finished the with the San Francisco love fest, we gave Rebecca the first shot at answering our BRAND NEW five questions! What??? Something on Geeks Without God has changed? Anyway, Rebecca is funny and charming and you should listen for those reasons alone. The new questions are just a bonus.
Hi there GWG fans! Just thought you might enjoy this audio comedy written by Tim and featuring both Molly and Tim on voice work. Also featured are friends of the show Charles Hubbell, Windy Bowlsby and Geoffrey Brown as well as Dawn Krosnowski and Don Cosgrove. Sound effects were also provided by friend of the show Salsa Sterling.
This script was presented as part of Big Fun Radio Funtime in March and since Baseball season just opened, it seemed appropriate to post it. Tim wrote this thinking “I don’t believe in god, but I *do* believe in hot dogs.”
Thanks to Jerry Stearns for some great post production work!
This week’s episode was recorded live at Die Laughing 2015. Our guest was ZM Thomas, author of The Bible 2, Abe the Aborted Fetus and the soon to be released Joseph Smith in Space. We talked with him about his talent for blasphemous puns, his favorite subversive comics and more. We also managed to raise $1000 for Fearless Comedy Productions and will be going to Scientology camp!
Die Laughing is this weekend and our Geeks Without God schedule is all set to go! All times are Central Standard Time. You can come out to see us at the DoubleTree in Bloomington or you can stream us online!
At 12:00 noon, we will be talking with comedian, podcaster, and writer Levi Weinhagen. We’ll be talking with him about the baggage that comes with identifying as an atheist.
At 9:0o PM, we will have Comic book writer Z.M. Thomas, writer of “The Bible 2” and “Abe the Aborted Fetus.” He will talk to us about his work and about a new project coming out soon!
Remember, if we can raise $1000 by the end of our 9:00 podcast, the three of us will go to a Scientology center and be audited. We will then record a podcast about our experience so you can all share in our pain!
ALSO, the silent auction will feature a guest spot on our podcast! If you’ve ever wanted to be a guest but we just haven’t gotten around to asking you, come out and bid! Last year, a few out of town folks made bids by proxy so we’ll be happy to help with that.
Today’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.