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  • Episode 275 – Hard Science Boners

    2049757_300It’s been over two months since we’ve had any geeky boners! Not surprisingly, this timetable corresponds to the two months we’ve all been working at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and we haven’t been reading/watching as many things.  Tim has been so immersed in the Festival, it’s actually his boner (he talks about singing this song).  Molly has been immersed in all things Stephen King (which is not much of a surprise).  Nick has been enjoying a hard science trilogy, which is not a dick joke.


  • Episode 274 – Dating Christians

    christian-dating-etiquetteWe have one more episode recorded in the trailer studio on a hot September day!  Speaking of hot, we get together with our friend Nathan Gerber to talk about his experiences dating Christians. He’s dated outside his lack of faith a lot and has some good tips on how to have a relationship with someone who believes something you really don’t.


  • Episode 273 – Evil Demon Queen and the Dick Missiles

    6uFyKThis week, we return to the luxurious trailer studios to revisit Christian privilege with frequent guest Tony Miller.  We take a look at the current state of politics in our country as it pertains to Christian power as well as taking a look at how online interactions tend to favor those with religion.  We also come up with a great name if Molly ever becomes the lead singer of a death metal band. Tony also gets a crack at our newest set of five questions!


  • Episode 272 – Saving Christmas

    v1.bjs0NzcyNDM7ajsxNzQ2NTsxMjAwOzk5Mjs1NTgUgh.  We are joined once again by our good friends Ronn Bauman, Byron Miller, and Tony Miller to watch another Christian apologist film.  This time it is Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.  We thought the movie might be more fun than our previous experiences with the God’s Not Dead series.  Wow were we wrong.  Cameron blamed atheists for the failure of this film.  He really should have blamed himself. Is every Christian apologetic film this bad?  There have to be some good ones, right?  We’ll keep looking because this wasn’t it.  As a bonus, we subjected Ronn’s daughter and Tim’s son to the entire horrific affair.  Their responses are more eye-opening than you would expect.  Just stay away, friends.  Stay away.


  • Episode 271 – Blind Spots

    AAEAAQAAAAAAAAbnAAAAJDBiZTVjYTFjLTVhYzQtNDBmNi04ZjBmLTQzNTU2MmVjNjY5MAWe are joined by regular guest Ronn Bauman inside the beautiful trailer studios to talk about Blind Spots.  What are things that we all simply refuse to see an understand about ourselves and the world around us.  In a political climate that seems designed to create blind spots, how do we become aware of them enough to avoid them? Ronn also gets a crack at our newest set of five questions!


  • Episode 270 – Atheists Talk Radio

    OnAirSignThis week, we have a conversation with Hertzy Hertz, the producer of Atheists Talk Radio. If you are from Minnesota, you can listen Sunday Mornings on AM 950.  If you aren’t from around here, you can listen online by following this link! You can also find past episodes on iTunes and Google Play.  Hertzey tells us a little bit about the history of the show and how she got involved.  We’ve been guests before and we totally endorse the show!  Give it a listen!


  • Episode 269 – Total Eclipse

    Photo by Melissa Kaercher
    Photo by Melissa Kaercher

    This week, we talk to our friend Melissa Kaercher and Laurie Richardson Sweep about their trip to Wyoming to watch the recent solar eclipse.  We learn all about their experiences at a truck stop with extra eclipse glasses, some eclipse scalpers, and pie.  If you didn’t manage to experience the totality for yourself, you can live vicariously through our guests!  We even learn what a “diamond ring” is (spoiler – look at the picture on the post for the episode). Laurie and Melissa also both get a crack at our new five questions!


  • Episode 268 – John Dick Winters

    38_EdpFor this week’s episode, we are joined by Pittsburgh comedian John Dick Winters.  He was on tour and contacted us about appearing on our podcast.  We said yes because it meant we didn’t have to do nearly as much work.  John talks to us about how he came to atheism and his twin daughters, who were exposed to evangelical thinking as they were growing up but ended up atheists anyway.

    You can find John on all the social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


  • Episode 267 – Charlottesville

    https---blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com-uploads-card-image-562394-3d0a6db5-d0e6-4bff-a60d-3c9aa5693517For this week, we took a look back at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, NC and the response by the public and by our President.  How is it appropriate to resist a Nazi rally?  Are there really two sides when there are Nazis on one of the two sides?  Were there any good people who were on the side of the Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists?  Obviously, this is a nuanced topic and we give it all of the nuanced attention it deserves.

    Hey, if you want to see how nuanced the poster for the Unite the Right rally was, it’s below the fold.

    NOTE! Molly got all confused and accidentally said that the answers to the 5 Questions were from Ryan Stello, who reupped his support. They were actually from Ryan Gerber, and we apologize for the error. Molly conflated the Ryans. #NotAllRyans

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  • Episode 266 – God and Evolutionary Psychology

    brainThis week’s episode features guest Matthew Kessen.  Matt is a monster expert so naturally, he came on the podcast to talk about evolutionary psychology and how that ties into the possible benefits of religion.  We spend the podcast mostly listening to Matt talk about all the reasons humans are kind of wired to believe in god.  Belief in god and the development of religion may have been unavoidable offshoots of the evolution of our brain.  Or not.  What the hell do we know?  As you will hear, we clearly don’t know as much as Matt.