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  • 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!


  • Episode 199 – Episode 199

    Geeks Without GodIn this week’s redundantly named episode, we take a look back at almost 200 episodes of Geeks Without God.  We talk about some of our favorite episodes, guests, and memories from nearly four years of podcasting.  We also take a look back at our original five questions to see how (and if) our answers have changed over the last several years.  It is a belly button gazing extravaganza where we take a look backwards before taking a look ahead!

    And hey!  Don’t you wish you could have listened to this episode last week? If you were a $2 supporter of our Patreon campaign, you could have! For just $24 a year, you get episodes as soon as Tim edits them, which is an average of a week early.  You’ll also help us improve the quality of our podcasts!


  • Episode 198 – Materialistic Boners

    q7watch4-500x500As we move closer to our fabled 200th episode, we have time to get in one last geeky boner episode (for now)!  Molly is super excited about her birthday and all the stuff she has gotten and will get to celebrate, including a new iWatch.  Nick is playing a whole lot of The Division.  And Tim is excited because in spite of his busy schedule, he wants to add something else to it!

    As you listen, please think about becoming a patron of our podcast.  We have some great plans for what we can do with your money and we promise we won’t tithe a single penny we make to the church.


  • Episode 197 – Daredevil Season 2

    1990This week we take a look at Season 2 of Daredevil on Netflix.  We take a look at their interpretation of The Punisher, Elektra, and The Hand with our resident Marvel comics expert, Mark Sherman.  As with episodes of this nature, we spoil the shit out of the show so if you haven’t watched it yet, you should wait on this episode until you’ve had a chance to enjoy the twists and turns of the season on your own time.  We’ll be here when you get back.

    And hey – we just launched a Patreon campaign.  We’d like to be able to improve our recording equipment, our web platform and maybe even take some road trips to places like the creation museum.  You can help!  For just $2 a month, you can get our episodes early!  If you’ve been enjoying our podcast, please consider supporting us.


  • Episode 196 – Love and Marriage

    12961564_10207513512109199_2359234324343271175_nThis 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.

    Congratulations, Melissa and Fes!


  • Episode 195 – Joy and Death

    flat,800x800,070,fThis week we tackle the question of death and celebration.  As atheists, we view death as the end of existence.  Does it naturally follow that all death is a tragedy?  If we allow ourselves to feel some amount of pleasure in the death of someone we abhor, is that behavior abhorrent?  We start with some recent deaths and then look at some people whose deaths would, in general, be considered an absolute good.  Philosophy and ethics abound in this thoughtful episode.


  • Episode 194 – Prog Rock

    prlogosquare9This week, we have our second Vermin Kickstarter supporter – Mark Monforti!  Mark tells us a little bit about how a Catholic teacher turned him into an atheist and then we talk about Progressive (Prog) Rock!  Molly totally nerds out on this topic.  Nick and Tim do their best to keep up.

    Note: this episode was recorded remotely.  That means there is are a few weird pauses and instances where we talk over each other.  In a few spots, one of the speakers was silenced so the conversation flowed better.

    Show notes below the fold:

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  • Episode 194 – International Women’s Day Boners

    IMG_6337This week we have some more geeky boners to share!  Our recording took place on International Women’s Day so we try to come up with a lady parts equivalent to “geeky boner” and that takes a surprisingly long amount of time.  We also talk about Zootopia, Crazy Ex Girlfriend and some productivity and exercise apps the three of us are currently using.  And Tim takes off his wedding ring!  Scandal!!!!

    Take a look at the characters from Zootopia and from Robin Hood.  Coincidence????