Becky and Luke welcome back water quality expert Eric for Earth Day to take us through the ins and outs of bio-solids, plus an analysis of the weird beliefs behind homeopathic dilution, and what wine Jesus might have enjoyed after water-based transmogrification. News A train full of poo (biosolids) no longer stuck in Alabama School bus driver yanked from job for forced prayer BC health minister investigating approval of homeopathic treatments after child treated with rabies extract Maine naturopath teaches quack “medicine” to Haitians on mission trip Aussie naturopath sentenced for role in near-death of infant Feedback [For Ask An Atheist Day], my atheist and non-atheist friends asked me stuff in jest and in turn I make silly replies. However, one friend did ask honest questions last night and I exposed her to a boat-load of critical thinking stuff…She asked if I had been brought up religious, then, how I changed my mind, if my wife is the same as me (no, she’s Catholic) and if God was our witness at our marriage. I got to say, “Well, if God is omnipresent, he had to have been a witness, right?” […] It was a productive conversation in that we were […]
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, Luke, and Josh pay homage to the late Art Bell, muse about the importance of critical thinking when it comes to arcade game huxter-villains, chuckle at Christian cinema flops, respond to listener feedback, and praise NJ lawmakers for strong vax laws. Content Notice This episode begins with Sam discussing recent allegations of sexual assault by David Silverman, former president of American Atheists. Insta-Corrections Art Bell’s US callsign was indeed W6OBB. He also held a license in the Phillipines, 4F1AB. Additionally, the comet that hit Jupiter was not the same comet that signaled the Higher Source cult to kill itself. News Arcade game (former) recordholder Billy Mitchell disgraced, banned Longtime Paranormal Talk Show Host Art Bell Dies Kirk Cameron and Lousiana Lawmaker Headline Schools Religious Freedom Event Anti-vaxxers Damn NJ Lawmakers to Hell for Tightening Laws God‘s Not Dead 4 DOA Feedback As a skeptic and ham radio afficionado, I hope [Sam] might be able to help me with this – Assume you have an old type transmitter, late 1930s technology, transmitting at 50 watts at 3105 khz during the day and over water. The transmitter is about 1000 high, could a voice signal be picked up as signal strength […]
Dave, Mike, and Sam talk about the intersection of boxing and horrible video game movies, bovine solipsism and garlic. They also discuss an opportunity for new camper to attend Camp Quest Northwest in June of this year. News Uwe Boll Challenges Alex Jones to Boxing Match Vietnamese Pop Singer Kills Paramour in Drug-Induced Botched Exorcism Pierce County Man Mistakes Cousin for Devil, Kills Him Mother Tases Son for Easter Baptist Group Criticizes Baptist Preacher Camp Quest NorthWest accepting June campers Feedback Is it possible that cows are solipsists? -Derryn from The UK I just wanted to reassure Sam that the new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix are worthy successors to the original series. I’ve watched them and I like them and the new cast quite a lot. Although there will always be my favorite episodes from the Joel & Mike days that can’t be surpassed, the new episodes are very funny and carry on the spirit of the original show. Sam can feel safe in adding them to his MST3K ration schedule, and be reassured they’ll hold up compared to the old ones. -Nathan from The Part of The Internet That Is In Canada About […]
Becky, Bridget, and Paul explore how to apply April Fools’ Day skepticism to 364 other days in the year. They also reflect on their experience as atheists/humanists as it relates to gun use and gun laws, and interview young activist Kerri Ray about her school walkout. News UK Print shop typo results in funny Easter banner Israeli movie posters feature Paddington with matzah & marmalade–again Sweet Jesus ice cream chain protested by US Christians Texas art teacher put on leave for revealing she’s married to a woman, and teaching that gay artists exist Feedback Did you march yesterday as an identifiable atheist? What was the response?? Yesterday[‘s March for our Lives] was about guns. Factions with their own agendas ruin movements. I’ll save my atheism for the atheism march. -Eric from The Internet What march? After the atheist meeting for godless shooting practice, I went directly home. -Franklin from Grand Rapids [Stockton Atheists] did. Had four giant signs that said messages like What do atheists believe in? #GunControlNow…A few people came up to ask about us, and a few ore took photos of us to “tell their nephew” or whatever. Gave away 5 cards for people to learn more […]
Sam and Meredith welcome newcomer Tom! They ponder space, Trump’s staffing difficulties, bees, sodium, MST3K, interesting cultural musical selections, their favorite deities, and more! News Flat-earther self-taught rocketeer achieves launch, plans gubernatorial run Ontario Courts Side with Anti-Easter Bunny Christians Whose Foster Kids Were Removed Trump’s Best Words For Lawyers Woman dies from bee string treatment Feedback Note: Musical selections in the show are embedded in the comments! Did the Virtual Currency Girls remind anyone else of the “Sodium” song from MST3K? -ArensB from The Internet Is there any verse on the bible than comforts you? Any verse that you find wise? Any tale whose morale is worth teaching to your children or students? -Camilo from Quebec Who is your favorite god/goddess? -Meghann from Texas Hello Sam, I heard you mention you looked into bands that combined accordion and bagpipes in their music, but that you weren’t impressed by the music you found. One of my hobbies is ball folk, which is a modern interpretation of traditional dances. Both accordion and bagpipe are frequently used instruments by the bands that play ball folk music so some bands have them both. There are of course different kinds of bagpipes […]