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  • Episode 148 – Doubt

    doubt_diceThis week, we are joined by our friend Bill Stiteler, who is an agnostic.  We talk with Bill about doubt and the question of whether or not we can ever be really certain if god does or does not exist.  As usual, we get sidetracked and talk about a whole lot of other stuff because it isn’t like we can stay on topic.  Or maybe we can.  Who really knows for sure?


  • Episode 147 – Atheism on CNN

    0033fec1_mediumIn case you missed it, a few weeks ago CNN aired a special report on atheists entitled Atheists: Inside the World of Nonbelievers. We watched the special report, took notes and then sat down to share a small percentage of those notes with our listeners.  Parts of the report we just fine.  Other parts were annoying.  Overall, it was a mixed bag.  Keeping in mind that it was made to help believers understand the world of those who do not, we thought it was definitely worth the watch.

    If you want to see it for yourself, here is a link!

     


  • Episode 146 – Stealth Atheism

    10885180_10153063462703083_3140499189187810927_nThis week our guest is Claire Alexander, who is a sign language interpreter for the Deaf.  As part of her job, she is expected to act as a conduit for her client and that means she needs to communicate for them without making her own opinion known.  We talk to her about how that works when she is interpreting for someone who believes in something vastly different than she does.


  • Episode 145 – Scientology

    scientologycultYou, dear listeners, paid for this episode!  As a result of your generous donations, all three of us visited the Scientology center in downtown St. Paul and took their personality test.  It might surprise you to learn that all three of us had problems only Scientology could solve!  Other than that, our experiences were surprisingly different.  We hope you enjoy our conversation about the world of Xenu!  By the way – if the three of us disappear in the near future, you’ll know why!

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  • Episode 144 – Path to Enlightenment

    6837071_origThis week, we are joined once again by Charles Hubbell, who takes us on a spiritual journey.  We start with Catholicism, work through born again Christianity, Buddhism and finally we find our way to atheism.  Along the way, we talk about Chiropractic medicine, miracle berriess and Tim’s stripper name.  Is it any wonder this ended up being our longest episode ever?  And that’s even after we edited out Molly’s pee break!


  • Episode 143 – Awkward Family Moments

    DanceDevil2This week we have another episode recorded at Die Laughing.  After the Epic Lip Sync battle, we sat down with dancer, choreographer, and improvisor Erin Sheppard to talk about those awkward family moments that arise when you are an atheist.  We discuss things like being asked to lead prayer, talking about shows with religious themes and other awkward experiences that are common to being a non-believer in a world of believers.  Of course, Erin also gets a crack at our five questions!

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  • Episode 142 – Getting Jobbed

    job-changeThis week’s episode was recorded in a hotel room at Die Laughing.  We sat down with Josh Nite,  who has joined us before. Previously, we had talked about his now former job with Kingdom of Loathing.  This time, we talked with him about job transitions as all four of us have made some major career changes in the last few months.   Somehow, we manage to tie it back to atheism and the idea that you need to make the most of the life you have.  Josh also asks us three questions.  So he still owes us two.  We’ll probably have to invite him back.


  • Episode 141 – Blasphemous Comics

    0_0_0_0_239_363_csupload_45417958This 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!

     


  • Episode 140 – Pratfalls of Atheism

    4b69d1f36462257020a88d256eebfa88This week’s episode was recorded live at Die Laughing 2015!  We sat down with Levi Weinhagen, who is something of a podcasting expert.  His current slate includes Pratfalls of Parenting, Regret Labs, and Reason Gone Mad.  He is also one of the minds behind the spectacularly funny Comedy Suitcase, a company devoted to making smart comedy that is accessible to all ages.  We talk with Levi about his podcasts and then get into the meat of our conversation – the challenges of being out as an atheist.  We also make a lot of inappropriate jokes about Bill Cosby.

    Also, check out a list of all sorts of podcasts produced in the Twin Cities at http://tcpods.us!


  • Episode 139 – Boners at School

    graduationWe have a whole new set of geeky boners to share with everyone this week.  Tim has a couple of mini boners about gaming and British TV series.  Molly has a far more impressive boner involving a new favorite podcast.  Nick has a gigantic boner about going back to school.  Of course we have a listener answer our five questions and we remind everyone about what is going on at Die Laughing this weekend.  Enjoy!

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