Sam, Dave, and Tyson delve into fundamentalist child-abusing money launderers, the toning down of rhetoric among Southern Baptists/washed-up rockers/family restaurants/Mac’n’Cheese, and what to do with a president who doesn’t care about people with AIDS. Or anyone. News Six-Story duck floats through Tacoma Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Councils says, literally, “We’re Outta Here.” Ted Nugent calls for end of violent rhetoric Southern Baptist Convention reject, then revise anti-racist resolution Fugitive money laundering polygamist child abusing sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured One Million Moms group decries use of “hell” and “swear like a mother” in TV ads Congressman/Police Captain uses Facebook to urge killing Muslims Mother nearly kills child in exorcism attempt; bystander credits God with sending him to intervene Feedback What to do when your non religious spouse is still a believer of [BS] other than religion? Like fake medicine/cures… or anything else that is already shown not to be the case. Matthew from Florida via Facebook Ketchup on scrambled eggs: gross or disgusting? Randy from Massachusetts Sam is correct [that] we pronounce buoying as “boying”. Also I think the plural of Lord Buckethead is ‘Lords Buckethead’ […] like “attorneys general.” Dean from the U.K. via Facebook About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
Ask An Atheist is a weekly radio show dedicated to atheism, skepticism, Secular Humanism, and issues of separation of church and state. AaA was conceived in 2010 by community members Mike Gillis, Casey Doran, Sam Mulvey, and Jeremy Whitman. Each brought different talents to the project, which quickly attracted volunteers from across three counties.
Sam gets political, screamy, and mushy. Josh laments the persecuted majority. Becky yells about inappropriate school discipline and also sex clubs, separately. Dave joins for a nuanced discussion on sports. An aging Nelson impersonator makes jokes about the hair of politicians. In other words, we’re overdoing it. News Footballer and atheist activist fiancee score victory in humanist wedding case Sex club registered as church fails to dodge code regulations St. Louis Cardinals to feature anti-LGBT speaker at ballpark “Christian Day”; 17 other franchises host Pride nights History of the High-Five, and the sad stories of ousted gay ballplayers Glenn Burke and Tyler Dunnington Principal and school secretary anoint recalcitrant child with holy oil Counter-protesters outnumber anti-Sharia protestors nationwide Mexico/US National Team Shared Picture Feedback Hi guys! It’s Derryn again, that Australian in London who knows far too much about US politics thanks to your show (which, btw, you have no need to be sorry about – We’re all in this together!!) I just listened to last week’s show talking about the London attacks and wanted to make a minor correction. You mentioned that London Bridge was now in the US, so assumed the article should have said “Tower Bridge”. London […]
Sam, Wes, and Meredith speak freely about prayer patrols, Portland, Patriot rallies, and sassy responses to Trump pulling out of the Paris Accord. Dan explains doomsday seed vaults to Sam and Jeremy. News Three attackers stab and mow down Londoners; Theresa May urges increased cyberspace regulation to combat terrorist planning; Trump slams London mayor’s response. Trump pulls US out of Paris Accord; Weather Channel and City of Pittsburgh get sassy in response Patriot Prayer/Free Speech rally, counterrallies, demonstrations, take place in Portland in wake of commuter train slayings First Amendment agitator assaults train operator KY Governor proposes prayer patrols to stem violence Denmark repeals blasphemy law Feedback What differences in approaches to atheism do you think there [are] between those like myself who never had any belief in a God, and those that came to atheism after being brought up in a religious belief system? [Is there] a corollary between harshness of atheism and degree of fundamentalism of religious belief left behind? Dave from Facebook WHAT is your favorite color!?! Scott from Tacoma Can y’all actually prove anything? Michael from Tacoma About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
Sam, Becky, and Dave lament bodyslammer creationists and racially and religiously motivated mass transit stabbings. Then we’re back with Ranjan to debrief the Pro-Truth Pledge and discuss presidential politics. News Portland Man Fatally Stabs Train Passengers Body-slamming newly elected MT congressman hates retirement FBI Director James Comey Fired Special Prosecutor Selected to Investigate Russian Interference or Collusion Trump Receives Highest Saudi Civilian Honor, Dances Feedback There’s not been a year in my lifetime in which Freedom of the Press in the US has been more relevant to me, nor one in which I feared for that freedom more. Support responsible journalism and fact-checking, and fight against misinformation and “alternative facts”!! Jim from Facebook Another great episode just to let you know as a long time listener i am happy with the recent turn towards discussing politics. Jeremy from Facebook About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast
Sam, Becky, and Ranjan talk lovely local news, followed by a cerebral and fascinating interview with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky of Intentional Insights and the Rational Politics Project that promotes the Pro-Truth Pledge for individuals and public figures. News Oregon to allow non-religious wedding officiants About the “Ask An Atheist” Podcast