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  • Episode 145 – Scientology

    scientologycultYou, dear listeners, paid for this episode!  As a result of your generous donations, all three of us visited the Scientology center in downtown St. Paul and took their personality test.  It might surprise you to learn that all three of us had problems only Scientology could solve!  Other than that, our experiences were surprisingly different.  We hope you enjoy our conversation about the world of Xenu!  By the way – if the three of us disappear in the near future, you’ll know why!

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  • Episode 137 – Die Laughing Preview

    0001069793_10This week’s episode brings back guest Matt Allex from the Apropos of Nothing podcast.  Matt is one of our cohorts over at Fearless Comedy so he joined us to discuss the second annual installment of Die Laughing.  In addition to talking about all the cool stuff we’ll be doing at the event, we also announce this year’s fundraiser challenge and it is a doozy – if we can raise $1000 for Fearless, we’ll all get a Scientology audit!  Details are in the podcast but if you want to donate, links are below.

    If you follow the link to Die Laughing, you will see a donate button at the top right hand of the page.  Donations are accepted from now through the end of the event.  If you want to donate to our challenge, make sure you put a comment in your donation that it is for the Geeks Without God Scientology challenge.


  • The Master

    The three of us went to see P.T. Anderson’s newest film, The Master, in hopes we could use it as the jumping off point for another in-depth movie episode.  We have an upcoming episode about The Contender and we’ve also talked about Inherit the Wind and Prometheus so we’ve been thinking about making in-depth movie episodes a regular thing.

    Unfortunately, none of us liked the movie.  While there is definitely an exploration of Scientology at the core of the film, it doesn’t feel as if Anderson’s critique is completely crystallized.  The film itself faces the same problem that the title character does – it feels like Anderson is making things up as he goes.

    Scientology itself, though, is a great source for a podcast and perhaps the film will still serve as a jumping off point for that conversation.  Or maybe we’ll decide to talk about something else.

    Whether or not we go ahead with our plans for podcasting about the film, we are always on the lookout for other films with an atheist or religious perspective as a source for a podcast.

    Now seems a good time to ask our listeners – what movies do you think would make good source material for a podcast?  Do you know of any movies coming to theatres that would be worth considering?

    On a related topic, recognizing not all of our listeners are local, would local folks like it if we arranged a meet-up the next time a good option gets a theatrical release?  We could even do something as crazy as try to organize a round table discussion of the movie after we watch it and we could edit that discussion into the podcast!

    That sounds like a lot of work, though.  Don’t get too excited by that idea.