• Episode 167 – Rape Culture

    rape-culture1This week, we are joined by frequent guest Tony Miller to talk about rape culture.  We talk about some recent events that enforce the idea that our culture, in Tony’s opinion, actually encourages rape.  We talk about recent incidents at college campuses and ever #blacklivesmatter. So you know, a super cheerful conversation!  As always, Tony’s opinions are thoughtful, intelligent, and very interesting.

    Note: Tim is a dork and forgot to edit out the original, botched intro.  So you get two intros this week!

  • Episode 166 – Gun Control

    gun-controlWe’re getting controversial with one of our favorite guests this week!  Ronn Bauman re-joins us so we can talk about guns and gun control.  Ronn is a big fan of guns but has a pretty pragmatic opinion regarding guns, gun safety, and gun control.  We cover the topic as well as we can given we are talking about complex issues and spending about thirty minutes on them.

    The topic was, at least partially, inspired by a blog post Tim wrote a little over a week ago.

  • Episode 165 – The Satanic Temple

    0MEchYtThis week, we are joined by John Wreisner, Minneapolis chapter head of the Satanic Temple. We talk about the mission and ideals of the Satanic Temple, which are actually pretty cool.  We also learn a lot about some seriously messed up shit taking place in a Minnesota School district.  John was a really great guest and this episode is really terrific.  We hope to work with him and The Satanic Temple  in the future!

    Note: There is some weird stuff going on with the sound on this one.  I’m not sure what caused it but I’ll be looking into it so it will not become an issue on future podcasts!  Sorry if you have trouble understanding anything! – Tim

    Here is a link to their Facebook page!

  • Episode 164 – The Healing Power of Prayer

    This wprayer_3eek, we take a look at the belief that prayer can be a useful medical tool.  Not so much the idea that you can pray away cancer but more the idea that prayer can help doctors do a better job.  Is prayer that is basically being used to comfort people who are powerless in the face of a catastrophic health emergency harmful?  We talk through a few recent experiences to explore our feelings about prayer and doctors.  We also read off the last five answers to our original five questions!

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  • Episode 163 – Bible TriBond

    $_35Good friend and frequent guest Brianne Bilyeu was at a garage sale recently and she came across an unopened copy of Bible TriBond.  Knowing, as she does, our interest in lame Christian board games, she bought the game and gave it to us as a gift.  We re-gifted her by having her join us for a podcast where we play the game!  TriBond, by the way, is not the best designed board game to begin with.  When you slap the Bible on top of it, it doesn’t get better.  While by no means as awful as Left Behind: The Board Game, we certainly can’t recommend this game to anyone.  And we aren’t just saying that because we’re atheists.  If you want to borrow the game to try it out yourself, though, Tim still has it.  For now.

  • Episode 162 – Doxxing

    everyones-getting-doxxed-thumbThis week, we explore the practice of doxxing.  Inspired by the outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion, we asked the question: is doxxing always wrong? Are there times when someone deserves it?  We talk about the intent behind the behavior and complex questions that arise when you try to figure out what is right and wrong.  Then we read off the penultimate set of answers to our original five questions!

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  • Episode 161 – Ocarina of Boners

    ocarina-of-timeOur podcast is once again swollen with a new set of geeky boners!  Tim has another show in the Minnesota Fringe Festival.  Molly has a new (old) game on her DS.  Nick has gotten caught up on some DC television shows.  We are also working through the last three listener answers to our original five questions!  Then we’ll get started on the new ones so send ’em in!

    As of this posting, there are three more performances of Tim’s show at the Fringe.  Here’s when and where they will be!

    Also as of this posting, there is still one Geeks Without God guest spot available if you back  the Vermin Kickstarter!  Just a few days left!

  • Episode 160 – Making Tabletop Sausage

    imagesFor this week’s episode, we were joined once again by comedian Joseph Scrimshaw!  Joseph recently appeared on Tabletop with Wil Wheton and we wanted to talk to him about what it was like making reality show sausage. He tells us how he found himself on the series and all about what it was like to produce an episode.  He also gets a crack at our brand new five questions!


  • Episode 159 – Transgender in the News

    caitlyn-jenner-joins-twitterThis week we are joined once again by Miranda Richards.  She recorded with us in the luxurious hotel room studios at CONvergence 2015.  With all the big GLBT news including Caitlyn Jenner and the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, we decided to talk about that for the majority of the podcast.  However, Miranda was also one of the first people to answer our new five questions!

    P.S: Tim identifies Miranda as “Miranda Richardson” in the opening credits.  Because he’s a dolt.

  • Episode 158 – Goodbye Buffalo

    San-Francisco_Top-10For 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.

    Think Rebecca is awesome? Support her on her Patreon site!