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  • Episode 263 – Life After Death and Austria

    main-thumb-t-18145-200-vVlpOpOFKDnRmNEBrxSzORsf2E7S48fiThis week’s episode was recorded live at CONvergence 2017 for our fifth birthday!  We are joined by frequent guest Joseph Scrimshaw who tells us all about his work with a video game company in Austria.  We also talk about the idea of what we’d like to see in an afterlife and our concerns with the concept of an afterlife segregated into good and evil.  You may also hear an occasional word or two from Laura Okagaki-Vraspir!  We don’t totally remember.  We had cake flavored vodka.

  • Episode 262 – Death with Doctor LOV

    cancer-101-s1-what-is-cancer-cellThis week’s episode was recorded live at CONvergence 2017 with our good friend Laura Okagaki-Vraspir or, as we call her because of her initials, Doctor Lov!  You might remember her as one of our first guests way back on episode 8 when she talked about zombie fungus.  She’s back to talk to us about cancer!  Specifically, she talks to us about facing a potentially terminal disease as an atheist.  It is a super touching Geeks Without God in which we have a serious conversation – and also make jokes – about cancer.  Joseph Scrimshaw also says the occasional word or two.

  • Episode 8 – Zombie Fungus

    In this episode, we interview Biologist Laura Okagaki-Vraspir, who had the distinction of being our first post CONvergence guest!  We talk to her about what got her interested in her specialty and the challenges of being a woman in her field.  She also educates us on fungi that create zombie ants and reassures us that the fungi in question will not trigger a zombie apocalypse.  Then we have her answer our five questions.  It was a very interesting conversation!  All sciency and stuff!

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