This week, we are joined by Greta Christina, writer, blogger, and founder of The Orbit. Greta joined us to talk about her new book “The Way of the Heathen.” The book was released on June 1st and it looks at how atheists live their lives without god. Greta joined us remotely and things went pretty well. There are a few places where the call got a little bit glitchy. The book is a quick, easy read and available in just about every format you can imagine. So pick up a copy and give Greta that legendary Geeks Without God bump!
This week, we are joined by Tim’s wife Pat Wick to discuss the Tony award winning musical “The Book of Mormon.” The four of us went to see a touring production of the show and we share our observations about the show as well as some experiences during the show. Is the play anti-Mormon? Does it pull punches? Is it funny? Why did we wait so long to see it? We answer very few of these questions but you will probably wish we had! Pat, though, finally gets a shot at our NEW five questions and she DOES answer them!
This week, we take a spoiler laden look at the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain America: Civil War.” We spend time comparing the film to the original storyline that took place in the comics. We all agree the film is very good but are maybe not quite as excited about it as other parts of the Marvel Universe. We also all agree there is a wrong answer to the question #teamcap or #teamironman. What is the wrong answer? YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW! Also – did we mention there are spoilers a-plenty?
This 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!
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.
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.
In 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!
As 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.
19This 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.
I’m writing this blog before episode 200 airs because the live event has already happened and that means as long as there is not a global apocalypse or I die suddenly, it will most definitely air.
And while both of those things are possible, they are not probable. So I’m assuming we’ll make it. Just in case I’m wrong, I’ve included some pictures from the event.
If you missed our live show, you missed the announcement of our Patreon launch.
This is a big step for us because it means we are asking for listener support to help us improve our product. We’ve had a great time getting this far but we want to go further and get better.
Here’s just a few things we are really proud of:
We’ve recorded 200 episodes in which none of the three of us have missed an episode
We have never missed a week
We’ve had great conversations with a number of really interesting guests including Trace Beaulieu, Zach Weinersmith, Jennifer Oulette, Rebecca Watson, and so many more!
We’ve mentioned Jeremy Stomberg a lot. We really don’t know how many times but it is definitely over 100.
I’ve been responsible for putting together the podcast each and every week and since the beginning, we’ve been recording on a omnidirectional microphone that works just fine. But we can do better.
That’s why we are launching a Patreon campaign. If you listen to our show and enjoy what we do, you could help us out. Here’s what your money can get us:
If we reach $50 a month, we’ll record two special episodes a year that are going to be available only to Patreon supporters. These could be episodes that explore specific issues more in depth, or episodes where we go on a field trip, or episodes suggested by a Patreon supporter.
If we reach $100 a month, we’ll be upgrading our equipment! We’ll get some new microphones, a mixing board, and some software to help us record more remote episodes, which will really help us increase the number of great guests we can get to join us.
If we reach $150, we’ll be able to hire a web designer to improve our web site!
If we reach $200, we’re going to get ourselves a button machine!
If we reach $500, we’ll be able to take some epic field trips. Like maybe visiting the Creation Museum or going to the Vatican!
I know that $500 seems like a lot. But we have over 1000 regular listeners and if only half of you supported us with $1 a month, we’d be there already!
And we know you might not be able to support us. That’s cool. It’s your money.
But if you enjoy the show and you can throw a little bit towards making it even better, we’d not only thank you, we will shower you with special stuff! Like early access to our podcasts or even the opportunity to eavesdrop while we record!
So thanks for listening. I can’t believe we made it to 200 episodes.
At least I hope we will. You never know when that comet is going to hit.
If you want to know more about our Patreon campaign, you can click on the Patreon button in the right hand column. Right there. The orange one. That says Patreon on it.