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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.”


  • Episode 43 – Too Much Goat Food

    This week’s episode was recorded in Tim’s hotel room at Omegacon Spring.  Having spent the entire weekend playing games, we talk about some of our favorites before making a lengthy segue into  a story involving Molly’s birthday, a petting zoo and an empty change machine.  We also learn about an epic Japanese game show that Nick watched in the O-Con movie room. Once we finish our random geekery about the convention, we take time to read the answers to our five questions by our friend (and fellow Omegacon attendee) Timothy Iverson.

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  • Upcoming Episodes

    We had a great weekend attending talks and recording at Skep-Tech!  We have several episodes coming up from that event as well as lots of other good stuff.  Looking for more specifics?  Here you go!

    April 9th – Skep-Tech 2013 Panel

    We were invited to host a panel at Skep-Tech 2013 featuring Greta Christina, Tim Farley, Chelsea du Fresne and Zach Weinersmith.  We did our best to stay quiet and let our all star panel say interesting things.  You can be the judge of whether or not we succeeded.

    April 16th – Proofreading Boners

    Our April Geeky Boner episode will feature geeking about movies, proofreading and a whole lot of talk about tabletop gaming.

    April 23rd – Zach Weinersmith

    Another podcast recorded live at Skep-Tech, we had the opportunity to sit down with Zach of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.  We talked about censorship for a while and he answers our five questions.  We also tried to get some insight into the mysterious “gay agenda.”  The results of that exploration were less than satisfying.

    April 30th – Live at Omegacon Spring

    We don’t exactly know what we’ll be recording or who we’ll be recording with but we’re going to sit down at the convention and record a podcast!  A couple of days later (while we’re still hung over), we’ll post it!


  • Episode 39 – Wrath of Cons!

    It’s been just a few short weeks since Matt Savelkoul joined us to talk about Dr. Who.  We brought him back because we have some convention appearances coming up and Matt has been to a bunch of them.  In one of our longer episodes, we spend a great deal of time talking about conventions geeky and skeptical and Matt apologizes for something that Tim doesn’t think he should feel badly about.  We also give a brief preview of our upcoming appearance at the Skep-Tech conference in the Twin Cities.  Then, as a repeat guest, Matt gets to ask us five questions!  Make sure you listen to the end of the episode to learn how you can win a free copy of Atheist Voices of Minnesota.

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  • Live Podcasting Appearances!

    We love doing the live podcasting thing and in April, we’ll be recording several live podcasts for your viewing and listening pleasure.

    We’ll be Featured guests at Skep-Tech, which takes place April 5th, 6th & 7th.  You can view the schedule here.

    Currently, we are going to be hosting and recording a panel discussion about skepticism and technology featuring Tim Farley, Greta Christina, Zach Weinersmith and Maggie Koerth-Baker.   Yes, our plan is pretty much to shut up and let the rest of the panel talk.  That panel will run from 7:00 – 7:50 on Friday, April 5th.

    We also have two live podcast/interviews set up!

    At 8:00 on the 5th, we’ll be recording a podcast with Jen McCreight.  We’re going to be talking religion and Game of Thrones.

     

    UPDATE:  Jen has, unfortunately, had to cancel her appearance at the conference.  We’re working to secure a different guest and we’ll update this post as new information becomes available.  Hopefully we can get Jen on the podcast at a later date.

    Instead, we’ve scheduled a podcast with Greta Christina to talk about her recent book “Why are you Atheists so Angry? 99 Things that Piss off the Godless.”

    At 9:30 on Sunday the 7th, we’ll be recording with Zach Weinersmith

    Skep-Tech is a free conference so we encourage you to register and join us!

    Later in the month, the three of us will be at Omegacon Spring in Siren Wisconsin!  The fall convention was where we recorded the legendary Drunk Molly episode so who knows what will happen this time?  Date and time one this one is TBD because it is a slacker con and we’ll do it when we feel like it!

    And this year’s CONvergence marks our one year anniversary!  We’ll be recording two podcasts live.  One of them will be with our first ever guest Melissa Kaercher and the other will feature PZ Myers! The schedule for the convention will go live in a month or so so we’ll have date/time information soon.

    P.S: We’ll have time to record an extra podcast or three at CONvergence and we’d love to record with out-of-town guests.  If you are a fan of the show, have a good idea for an episode topic and you’ll be at the convention, let us know!

     


  • Episode 21 – Drunk Molly

    In our second episode recorded live at OmegaCon 2012, Molly is, somehow, even more drunk than she was in Episode 19.  So was Nick, mind you, but he didn’t talk about it as much.  Tim wasn’t drunk so that might explain why he did most of the talking. Tim talked about a trip he was about to take to Disney World and the whole thing segued into a conversation about sex education.  Then we started talking about Fearless Comedy Productions.  Nick and Molly also make a drunken bet that Tim gets to arbitrate and then we read off a listeners’ answer to our five questions.  Our answers came all the way from a listener in Australia and Molly drunkenly impersonates an Australian accent!

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  • Episode 19 – OmegaCon Boners

    This episode was recorded live at OmegaCon 2012.  Molly and Nick had been drinking rather extensively and they brought along a drink for other folks to try, the sonic screwdriver.  Tim even tried it and he hardly ever drinks (there’s a picture on our Facebook page - which you could like if you wanted to)!  He hated it.  We talk about our November geeky boners which mostly have to do with all the stuff we are doing at OmegaCon.  Also goats. We also gloat about the defeat of the Minnesota Gay Marriage amendment.  Then random audience volunteer Mary got to answer our five questions!

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