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  • Episode 229 – Cripple Talk

    invacare-forearm-crutches-842For this week’s episode, we sat down with our friend Timmy Iverson, AKA “Timmy the Cripple.”  We talk to him about living with a disability and how many times someone has tried to lay hands on him.  It is an enlightening conversation about how one’s life experiences can be quite different when you have a visible handicap.  It is also a great example of how some people have absolutely no boundaries. Timmy is totally cool with being called a cripple, by the way. He likes it.

     


  • Episode 228 – The Atheist Delusion

    dvd_the-atheist-delusion-300x300Back on Sunday the 6th of November, the three of us joined Brianne Bilyeu on Atheists Talk radio to discuss Ray Comfort’s film The Atheist Delusion.  You can listen to that episode here.  Thing is, we couldn’t swear (full disclosure – Nick swore).  And this is a movie that completely deserves some serious time devoted to swearing.  If you want to watch the movie, you can see it for free on YouTube.  We want to be really clear, though: You don’t want to watch it.  Here’s a link, but don’t watch it.  Listen to us bitch about it.  That should be enough.


  • Episode 227 – Omegacon Games 2016

    castles-mad-king-ludwig-board-gameWe just spend the weekend playing board games at OmegaCon!  We’ve talked about the con several times before.  It’s a chill relaxacon in rural Wisconsin.  Pretty much, everyone spends the weekend wearing pajamas and playing board games.  As is our tradition, we sat down at the end of the con to discuss some of our favorite gaming experiences from the weekend.  You might just be inspired to try out something we played! A few highlights: The Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Dream House, and A Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne.


  • Episode 178 – Women in STEM Fields

    fNma9vYVWe were once again recording at Omegacon for this week’s episode!  Our guest was our friend Ellie Younger, who is an Engineer.  We talked with her about being a woman in a field traditionally dominated by men and we heard a few of many depressing stories about the obstacles in her path.  We also talked about the question of whether or not we are discouraging young women from studying the arts when we encourage them to study math and science.


  • Episode 177 – Disney Boners

    gxlkql4bnan134sgmkb3This episode title is sure to get us in trouble with some lawyers.  As is the implication that we’d get a boner from Mikey Mouse.  But really, we are just geeking out about all the cool nerdy stuff in our lives.  At the moment this episode goes up, Tim is on the ocean cruising with Mikey and his pals.  Nick is probably still playing Fallout 4.  Molly is still playing Animal Crossing.  Since those are our geeky boners for the week, it makes perfect sense!


  • Episode 176 – New Tabletop Games

    033850_42813We spent the weekend at Omegacon playing a bunch of tabletop games!  If you don’t live in Minnesota, you probably don’t care about Omegacon, but you’ll probably care about the games we played.  We are joined by our friend Eric Knight and we discuss some new, hot games like Codenames, Spyfall, and Mysterium. If you are into tabletop gaming, you might be interested in which games were super hot at a convention filled with people who love tabletop gaming.  We also ask Eric our five questions and briefly touch on the terror attacks that took place this weekend.  Mostly, though, we talk about GAMES!

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  • Episode 123 – OmegaCon Tabletop Gaming

    pic1430769_mdThis weeks episode was recorded at Omegacon in Siren, Wisconsin.  We are joined by tabletop gaming enthusiast Matt Everhart.  The four of us talked about the games we played over the weekend, new and old.  We all had a great time over the weekend and played a lot of awesome games.  Including Legendary.  If you didn’t know it by know, we really like Legendary. Tabletop enthusiasts should get some good ideas this week!  Matt also finally gets a crack at our five questions!


  • Episode 73 – Geography Class

    This week we are once again live at Omegacon 2013! We talk with our friend The Captain (not his real name) about his work as a Geography teacher and how that relates to evolution and atheism.  We also talk a little bit about how he sometimes finds himself dealing with students who want to use god as an excuse for doing poor research.  Our conversation is really interesting and nobody should read anything into the fact one of our audience members fell asleep while we were recording…because he was drunk.


  • Episode 72 – DragonRaid

    This week’s very special episode was recorded live at OmegaCon 2013 and features guests Brianne Bilyeu and Ceitius of the Xtreme Tasting League helping us play the Christian Role Playing game “DragonRaid!”  It’s not actually a role playing game, mind you, as that leads to Satan worship.  It is officially a fantasy simulation. It is also officially silly and overly complex.  Tim never even got to use his Hatred of evil skill.  Yes, that is an actual skill.While it is badly designed, we all agree it is nowhere near as poorly conceived as the Left Behind board game.  Sit back and enjoy our attempts to learn about Chrstianity through some of the most ill conceived analagies possible!

    Note: Unlike the rest of our episodes, there is some editing on this one.  There were long gaps where we were paging through rule books and other boring stuff.  We cut some of that shit out.


  • Upcoming Episode Guide for Spring!

    We have mapped out the next several weeks of our podcast and we know you want to know what’s coming your way!  Here’s a sneak preview of this month’s Geeks without God-ery.

    May 14th – Atheism and Politics

    Eric Jacobson won the right to be a guest on our podcast at the Fearless Comedy silent auction in January!  The topic of his choosing is atheism and politics.  Given the current role of atheism in American politics, this could be the shortest podcast we’ve ever recorded.

    May 21st – Aesthetics

    Molly will let us know how she got kicked out of a college classroom for arguing about aesthetics.  This promises to be a serious episode about what is beautiful and whether or not god has anything to do with determining such things.  Spoiler: We don’t think god has anything to do with it.

    May 28th – Greta Christina

    Recorded at the Skep-Tech conference, we talk with Greta about her book “Why Are You Atheists So Angry?”  Greta has the most interesting geeky hobby ever.  We’ll also give listeners a chance to win one of her books!

    June 4th – CONvergence Preview

    Our favorite local convention is coming up and this week we’ll be previewing what we are looking forward to at what Nick fondly refers to as “Nerdy Gras.”

    June 11th – Parenting and Atheism

    We will joined by Tim’s wife Pat to talk about raising kids without faith and how they are working to make sure their children are raised to think skeptically.  That or we are going to discuss the depiction of atheists in popular culture.  Pat hasn’t decided yet.  Either way, it’ll be interesting!

    June 11th – Joseph Scrimshaw

    Due to an illness, we had to re-schedule Pat for a later episode.  Instead, we were joined by comedian Joseph Scrimshaw.  We talked about his Kickstarter project, comic theory and “hopeful atheism.”