The Thinking Atheist Podcast show

The Thinking Atheist Podcast

Summary: A former Christian of 30 years, I've joined countless others in breaking the bonds of fear and superstition to live a truthful, fulfilled, exciting life. As a professional video producer, I create short-form videos designed to entertain, generate discussion, ask and answer questions, and generally blow some fresh air through the cobwebs.

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 Can We Talk About The Sex Robots? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4940

In the year 2019, we're seeing more and more discussions about sex robots, the possibilities and implications regarding Artificial Intelligence designed for the bedroom (or dungeon, etc), and the cultural attitudes about these synthetic sexual companions. Seth Andrews takes listener calls, shares an email from an actual sex doll owner, and caps the broadcast by speaking with Dr. Marty Klein, a world-renowned expert on sexuality. Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus (free trial at Harry's (free trial kit at

 We Found Jesus (on Pureflix!): with Hugo and Jake | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3749

Hugo and Jake are probably best known for their YouTube series, "The Bible Reloaded," but they've made a global splash as activists, skeptics, comedians, and (yes) reviewers of religious movies. Hugo and Jake spend and hour with Seth Andrews to talk about religion, Christian films, Jordan Peterson, and so much more. Enjoy! Support our sponsor: Get a free trial and unlimited access to The Great Courses Plus via this link:

 The Nones Are Coming! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3690

Seth Andrews speaks about the recent General Social Survey revealing that the "nones" (non-religious) are now statistically tied with evangelicals and Catholics in the United States. Plus...we preview upcoming discussions about Satanism and sex robots, we explore new evidence about the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, we tackle some Trump "hot wind," and a few of your phone calls. Support our sponsor, and get a $13 value trial set from Harry's with this link:

 You Pick The Topic: Listener Calls & Comments (March 2019) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2992

This is a show where the listeners decide what we talk about. Lots of interesting stuff in this one, including conversations about religious summer camps, the "abuse" of indoctrination, and the difference between skepticism and anti-science self-deception. Get this show early and commercial-free by becoming a patron at

 Sarah Rocksdale: Women, Religion, the Hijab, & Hot Yoga | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2404

This is the audio of a recent YouTube conversation between Seth Andrews and activist Sarah Rocksdale. Until recently, Sarah was known for her videos about health and lifestyle, but lately (to the chagrin of many of her original fans) she has been speaking boldly as a critic of religion and atheist. The YouTube video version of this conversation is at

 What They Don’t Know Won’t Kill Me: One Man’s Secret in the Shadow of Islam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4895

Jimmy was born into a Muslim family and the Islamic faith. Jimmy also carried a that threatened to destroy him if it ever came to light. Seth Andrews tells Jimmy's true story, a difficult yet important example of how religions oppress, and why we should work together to create a future of freedom. Discover more about Jimmy at @Geemme, or Support our sponsors:

 A Candid Conversation About Christianity: Seth Andrews & Pastor Caleb Moore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7177

Caleb Moore is a Baptist pastor who expressed interest in talking with Seth Andrews about God, Christianity, atheism, and more. Their conversation - unedited - is releasing both here and on Pastor Caleb's podcast in the hopes of furthering discussion on both platforms and providing an example of how strong disagreement doesn't have to make us enemies. Pastor Moore's website is Support our sponsor: Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus with this special URL.

 The Righteous & The Woke: Purity Cults in the Struggles for Justice (with Dr. Valerie Tarico) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4033

In this crazy world, how often has a passionate desire for justice caused us to oversimplify complex problems, ignore details that don't validate us, and vilify all who dare to disagree? Has "Woke Culture" sometimes exhibited a dogmatic, even religious, attitude toward the worthy and the unworthy? And is it even possible to have a reasonable conversation about this in the Era Of Online Outrage? Psychologist Dr. Valerie Tarico joins Seth Andrews for just such a conversation. Dr. Tarico's article "The Righteous & The Woke:" Support our sponsor:

 Listener Calls: Mormons, Meat, & "Secular Religion" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3339

Seth Andrews takes listener calls on a variety of subjects, including horse meat, Mormon baptism, "First Stage Atheism," and "secular religion." The comments sections will have much to chew on. Support our sponsor: Postmates (Download the Postmates app and use code sethandrews for $100 delivery credit in your first seven days)

 Street Epistemology Workshop: Challenging Beliefs Through Friendly Conversation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3521

Street Epistemology is a tool for engaging everyday people in conversations about beliefs and truth claims. In this broadcast, Seth Andrews speaks with four active street epistemologists about their methods and experiences, and he plays recordings from several SE encounters so that listeners can hear street epistemology in action. Find out more about SE at Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: Blinkist:

 Ken Ham Quotes Seth Andrews (and it's the comedy event of the year)! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1447

Ken Ham quoted Seth Andrews in an article shilling for Ham's new book. It's gold...and Seth couldn't help but do a little monologue about it.

 YouTube Atheism is (NOT) Dead! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5061

Is YouTube atheism dead? Not remotely. Join Seth Andrews as he connects with six rising YouTube activists who are not only injecting fresh blood into the conversations out there, but who are committed to fostering dialogue, compassion, community, and humanity. YOUTUBE SEARCH TO FIND: Genetically Modified Skeptic Telltale Atheist Holy Koolaid Shannon Q. Talk Heathen Mr. Atheist Support our sponsor: VIDEO of this conversation:

 Tribes, Trump, & the Masculine Male (with Dr. Hector Garcia) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3800

Evolutionary psychologist and author Dr. Hector A. Garcia speaks candidly about men, masculinity, leaders, followers, attraction, and how evolution informs it all. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS The Great Courses Plus: Blinkist Get a free 7-day trial at Dr. Garcia's website: VIDEO of this conversation at

 Remembering Tootsie (Rat Dog) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1712

Little Tootsie left us on February 3rd, 2019...less than three weeks after we lost Henry. For those who wish to hear the story, and to take the journey, Seth Andrews speaks about "Rat Dog" and the community that loved her. ARTICLE: "Why Losing a Dog can be Harder than Losing a Relative or Friend"

 The Silent Witness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2237

Throughout our greatest suffering, our most horrific experiences, our worst fears come true...the world's dominant religions declare that we are being watched. Seth Andrews explores this idea.


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