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  • Episode 272 – Saving Christmas

    v1.bjs0NzcyNDM7ajsxNzQ2NTsxMjAwOzk5Mjs1NTgUgh.  We are joined once again by our good friends Ronn Bauman, Byron Miller, and Tony Miller to watch another Christian apologist film.  This time it is Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas.  We thought the movie might be more fun than our previous experiences with the God’s Not Dead series.  Wow were we wrong.  Cameron blamed atheists for the failure of this film.  He really should have blamed himself. Is every Christian apologetic film this bad?  There have to be some good ones, right?  We’ll keep looking because this wasn’t it.  As a bonus, we subjected Ronn’s daughter and Tim’s son to the entire horrific affair.  Their responses are more eye-opening than you would expect.  Just stay away, friends.  Stay away.


  • Episode 271 – Blind Spots

    AAEAAQAAAAAAAAbnAAAAJDBiZTVjYTFjLTVhYzQtNDBmNi04ZjBmLTQzNTU2MmVjNjY5MAWe are joined by regular guest Ronn Bauman inside the beautiful trailer studios to talk about Blind Spots.  What are things that we all simply refuse to see an understand about ourselves and the world around us.  In a political climate that seems designed to create blind spots, how do we become aware of them enough to avoid them? Ronn also gets a crack at our newest set of five questions!


  • Episode 240 – Schooling on the Road

    674d5574339105a988627de1c08ac771This week, we are joined by eleven time guest Ronn Bauman (he’s the one who brought it up)!  After listening to our episode about Home Schooling with Jeremy and Vanessa Messersmith, he has a chat with us about his experiences as he home schools his daughter on the road as a Renaissance Festival performer.  As one might expect, he doesn’t spend a lot of time on her religious studies.  But he makes a lot of other interesting decisions and it is a good insight into the options out there for those of us who are looking for non-traditional school options for our secular kids.


  • Episode 219 – God’s Not Dead 2

    Gods-Not-Dead-2-SoundtrackThis week, we gather our three good festival friends Tony Miller, Ronn Bauman, and Byron Miller in one room so the six of us can experience the glory that is God is Not Dead 2!  Glory is not a good word to describe the film.  Torture might be a bit more appropriate. It is not even that the film is horribly insulting to atheists (and Christians), either.  It is also badly written, acted, and researched.  Just pretty much all around awful.  You can listen to us describe the excruciating time we spent with the movie which, we hope, will be more entertaining than the movie itself.  Note: DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE FOR YOURSELF.  We would save you that pain.

    After you listen to the podcast, make sure to text this message to all your friends:  God’s not dead but God’s not dead 2 sure as hell tried to kill him.


  • Episode 218 – Triggered!

    352456-triggerWe have begun that time of the year where we are recording in the beautiful trailer studios!  We are joined by frequent contributor Ronn Bauman to talk about the idea of Trigger Warnings.  We’ve discussed this issue before and because it is a pretty big deal right now, we will no doubt discuss it again.  While we have a good conversation going, the whole thing gets derailed when Ronn says that Batman vs Superman is a better film than The Force Awakens.  Talk about being triggered!

    Also, Ronn write a comedy advice column and we forgot to promote it on the show so here’s a link!

    There are a few recording problems that cropped up on the intro and outro for this episode.  It doesn’t appear to have affected the episode proper.  But hey, that is exactly why we have our Patreon site!  We’d like to upgrade our equipment and you can help!


  • Episode 168 – God’s Not Dead

    godsnotdeadLast year at this time, we sat down with Ronn Bauman and Tony Miller to record an episode about Dark Dungeons. We had a lot of fun so this year, we brought them back to watch God’s Not Dead, a fundamentalist Christian film that Tim calls fundie porn.  What we had hoped would be good for a few laughs was, instead, a plodding, dull, and predictable film in which everyone who isn’t the right kind of Christian is a horrible person in need of redemption.  It includes a straw-man atheist character played by Kevin Sorbo and a whole lot of bad apologetics.  The podcast is, we hope, entertaining.  Skip the movie.

     


  • Episode 166 – Gun Control

    gun-controlWe’re getting controversial with one of our favorite guests this week!  Ronn Bauman re-joins us so we can talk about guns and gun control.  Ronn is a big fan of guns but has a pretty pragmatic opinion regarding guns, gun safety, and gun control.  We cover the topic as well as we can given we are talking about complex issues and spending about thirty minutes on them.

    The topic was, at least partially, inspired by a blog post Tim wrote a little over a week ago.


  • Episode 116 – Dark Dungeons

    0046_01This week, we sat down with Tony Miller and Ronn Bauman to watch “Dark Dungeons,” a faithful adaptation of a Chick Tract of the same name.  For those unaware, Chick Tracks are fundamentalist comic books and the makers of the film got permission to adapt this particular comic as long as they did not produce something satirical.  Instead, they produced something far more entertaining.  The four of us watched the film and then recorded a episode that started with our response to the film and then moved into our thoughts on religion, performing and, above all, gaming.  Our role playing pasts are laid bare for all to see!  We hope you have as much listening as we had recording.

    Correction:  on the closing stinger, Nick says that Dark Dungeons costs $2.50.  Actually, the extras cost $2.50.  The movie itself costs $5.00.  Sorry for the error.

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  • Episode 115 – Crisis of “Faith?”

    atheist-prayerAnother recording in the trailer studios brought Ronn Bauman back to our show!  This time, Ronn suggested we talk about having an atheist crisis of “faith.”  We talked about superstitions, hopes for what we know aren’t true and other ways that we, as atheists, sometimes still “believe.”  Or at least we want to.  At the end of the episode, Ronn was asked five questions submitted by our listeners.  A note about the recording: Tim had the wrong microphone settings on the computer for this episode so the sound is a little bit clipped and tinny.  Sorry about that!

    Thanks for the listener questions!

     


  • Episode 74 – Too Soon?

    Returning guest Ronn Bauman joins us for a discussion of comic theory!  We ask the question, how soon is too soon and we also talk about topics that are comedic minefields.  Do you stay away from certain types of jokes all together or do you work to craft the right kind of joke?  Is laughter the best medicine? Who knew that comedians could be so serious about what they do?  Ronn also concocts five new questions for the three of us to answer and he actually gets us to talk about the Pope!