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  • 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!


  • Geeks Without God at Die Laughing

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    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!

    You can make an online contribution at dielaughingmarathon.com or in person at the event.

    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.


  • 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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  • Episode 138 – Out at Work

    _72221104_reutersThis week’s episode features our friend Andy Wilkins, who has several experiences coming out at work.  She’s come out as atheist, a gay man and finally a transgender woman.  We talk about the differences in those experiences and the challenges in coming out at work versus friends and family.  Of course Andy also gets a crack at our five questions.


  • Episode 137 – Die Laughing Preview

    0001069793_10This week’s episode brings back guest Matt Allex from the Apropos of Nothing podcast.  Matt is one of our cohorts over at Fearless Comedy so he joined us to discuss the second annual installment of Die Laughing.  In addition to talking about all the cool stuff we’ll be doing at the event, we also announce this year’s fundraiser challenge and it is a doozy – if we can raise $1000 for Fearless, we’ll all get a Scientology audit!  Details are in the podcast but if you want to donate, links are below.

    If you follow the link to Die Laughing, you will see a donate button at the top right hand of the page.  Donations are accepted from now through the end of the event.  If you want to donate to our challenge, make sure you put a comment in your donation that it is for the Geeks Without God Scientology challenge.

     


  • Episode 136 – Euthanasia

    673791-right-to-dieWe have a very heavy topic this week that was inspired by the loss of a couple of pets.  Why, we wondered, is there very little moral ambiguity around ending the life of a pet who is suffering but a great deal when we are talking about a thinking, reasoning person?  We talk about the difference between suicide and euthanasia, the value of human life versus that of other animals and Brittany Maynard.  Grab a tissue for the saddest Geeks Without God yet!

     


  • Episode 135 – Religion in the UK

    canterbury-cathedralThis week we are joined by our friend Elliot James.  Born and raised in England, Elliot talks with us about the differences in how religion is viewed in the UK vs. the United States.  He’s had some harrowing close calls due to IRA bombings and other conflicts that may, or may not have to do with religion.  We cover as much ground as possible in our short time together and then, of course, he answers our five questions!

    At the very end of the episode (post theme song), we mention our listener Steve, who has been ordered to take his son to Catholic Mass.  If you’d like to sign an online petition protesting this ruling, here is the link.