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  • Episode 270 – Atheists Talk Radio

    OnAirSignThis week, we have a conversation with Hertzy Hertz, the producer of Atheists Talk Radio. If you are from Minnesota, you can listen Sunday Mornings on AM 950.  If you aren’t from around here, you can listen online by following this link! You can also find past episodes on iTunes and Google Play.  Hertzey tells us a little bit about the history of the show and how she got involved.  We’ve been guests before and we totally endorse the show!  Give it a listen!


  • Episode 268 – John Dick Winters

    38_EdpFor this week’s episode, we are joined by Pittsburgh comedian John Dick Winters.  He was on tour and contacted us about appearing on our podcast.  We said yes because it meant we didn’t have to do nearly as much work.  John talks to us about how he came to atheism and his twin daughters, who were exposed to evangelical thinking as they were growing up but ended up atheists anyway.

    You can find John on all the social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


  • Episode 267 – Charlottesville

    https---blueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com-uploads-card-image-562394-3d0a6db5-d0e6-4bff-a60d-3c9aa5693517For this week, we took a look back at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, NC and the response by the public and by our President.  How is it appropriate to resist a Nazi rally?  Are there really two sides when there are Nazis on one of the two sides?  Were there any good people who were on the side of the Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists?  Obviously, this is a nuanced topic and we give it all of the nuanced attention it deserves.

    Hey, if you want to see how nuanced the poster for the Unite the Right rally was, it’s below the fold.

    NOTE! Molly got all confused and accidentally said that the answers to the 5 Questions were from Ryan Stello, who reupped his support. They were actually from Ryan Gerber, and we apologize for the error. Molly conflated the Ryans. #NotAllRyans

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  • Episode 266 – God and Evolutionary Psychology

    brainThis week’s episode features guest Matthew Kessen.  Matt is a monster expert so naturally, he came on the podcast to talk about evolutionary psychology and how that ties into the possible benefits of religion.  We spend the podcast mostly listening to Matt talk about all the reasons humans are kind of wired to believe in god.  Belief in god and the development of religion may have been unavoidable offshoots of the evolution of our brain.  Or not.  What the hell do we know?  As you will hear, we clearly don’t know as much as Matt.


  • Episode 265 – Fringe Boners

    fringeThis week we pop out a new episode with our latest geeky boners!  Molly has been reading an advanced copy of a book she thinks everyone should read as soon as it is released.  Nick talks about the latest Star Wars comics.  Tim talks about the Minnesota Fringe Festival, which will still be going on when you listen to this podcast!  All three of us are in shows and you still have time to check them out if you are interested in doing that sort of checking things out kind of thing!  We hope you enjoy hearing about our boners as much as we enjoyed having them!

     


  • Episode 264 – Spider-Man: Homecoming

    thumbnail_25242This week, we sit down to discuss the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Spider-Man: Homecoming!  If you are looking for all of us to disagree about a movie, this is not going to be the one.  We all loved it.  While we don’t make any bold arguments that this is the best Spider-Man film, we may well have considered going there had one of us chosen to ask the question.  As with all of our movie-centric episodes, we must warn you we spoil the shit out of the film so if you haven’t seen it yet, and you care about such things, consider yourself warned!


  • 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 261 – Collectable Cards and Cookies

    BrianDurkin1This week we are joined by Philadelphia comedian and podcaster Brain Durkin.  Brian was in town for a little while and we sat down with him to talk about his history making money playing collectable card games, his thoughts on religion, and his podcast Full Belly Laughs. We had a great conversation with him and hope you enjoy it!


  • Episode 260 – CONvergence 2017

    Connie-as-Rosie-the-Riviter-e1396674236605This week, we are getting ready for our annual trip to CONvergence!  Our podcast debuted there five years ago and we all have very personal connections to the convention.  We talk about our schedules for the con, some of our favorite things, and even some things that we don’t enjoy quite as much.  If you are coming to the convention, we hope we get a chance to see you there.  If you aren’t someone who attends CONvergence, maybe the episode will get you thinking about a local sci-fi con of your own!

    Note: We are aware there are some audio issues with this episode starting around the 22 minute mark.  The problem is not the same as issues we’ve encountered on previous episodes but it is, unfortunately, in the source file.  As always, we’ll do some checking to figure out how we can prevent such issues in the future!

    Show notes below the fold!

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