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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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 Seth Andrews: A Secular State of the Union Address | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2891

On the date which would traditionally see the U.S. President's annual State of the Union speech, Seth Andrews gives his own secular State of the Union address...a look at America through the eyes of a private citizen, and an examination of patriotism, protest, the presidency, and the world stage on which this nation stands. Transcript of the speech:  http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/blog/123/A-Secular-State-of-the-Union-Address Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth    

 Donald Trump's America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4056

Apologist Ken Ham and others have declared Donald Trump's presidency a divine appointment.  But is Trump a true representative of the divine, or of the (secular) U.S. Constitution? This broadcast is the first of a two-part series relating to Trump's America.  Today's show features: Steven Newton: geologist and rep for the National Center for Science Education Larry Decker:  Executive Director - Secular Coalition for America Andrew Seidel: attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation Andrew Torrez: attorney and co-host of the Opening Arguments podcast Support our sponsor / Stamps.com http://www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)  (Part two - A Secular State of the Union Address - airs 2/28 at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2017/02/28/seth-andrews-a-secular-state-of-the-union-address)  

 Bart Campolo: A Life Beyond Belief | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4586

Bart Campolo is son of famous Christian evangelist Tony Campolo.  Bart is the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, a community builder, and host of the bi-weekly podcast "Humanize Me." In this candid conversation with Seth Andrews, Bart discusses his former faith, his father, religion, humanism, and his post-Christian "Life Beyond Belief." BART'S WEBSITE:  http://bartcampolo.org BART'S PODCAST:  http://bartcampolo.org/humanizeme SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Naturebox   http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist

 Religious Family / Conditional Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4849

This broadcast is about atheists and skeptics, and how they deal with the often conditional love on a religious family tree. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com:  http://www.stamps.com (code sethandrews)

 Never Cry Wolfe: The Popular Pseudoscience of David "Avocado" Wolfe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3344

David "Avocado" Wolfe is a wellness celebrity with a huge following.  But do his claims pass the science test?  What explains his rising popularity?  And what damage might result from the tips, tricks, advise and "wisdom" Wolfe is spreading to the eager masses? Yvette d'Entremont, the SciBabe, is a former analytical chemist, science blogger and activist.  She joins Seth Andrews for a spirited (and strange) journey into the world of David Wolfe. Forbes article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2016/01/01/a-new-years-resolution-for-science-advocates-dont-cry-wolfe/#29857f2129dd A Science Enthusiast article:  http://ascienceenthusiast.com/the-david-avocado-wolfe-effect SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.harrys.com (coupon code: sethandrews)

 God, Guns & Glory: Religion and the Military | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4908

How often is the military colored by religious language and superstitious thinking?  And is a taxpayer-funded military supposed to be promoting God?  This show explores the issue with the perspectives of many listeners, and an interview with Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: NatureBoxhttp://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist Stamps.comhttp://www.stamps.com (promo code sethandrews)

 Religion Screwed Up My Sex Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6618

How do religious teachings damage our ideas about sexuality, intimacy, worth, shame, partnership and pleasure?  This show explores the dark side of religious sex education. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com  http://www.stamps.com (promo code sethandrews)

 My Date With Google (2017) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4655

Why do our eyes get puffy when we're sleepy?  Does premium gasoline actually give us better gas mileage?  Why do dogs stink after a bath?  Why are alcoholic beverages called "spirits?"  Why does it hurt so bad to get kicked in the testicles? Once again, Seth Andrews uses Google (and other resources), seeking answers to the common - and uncommon - questions that so often vex us.   SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com  http://www.stamps.com (promo code sethandrews)

 Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6805

Are trigger warnings a helpful tool for avoiding potentially harmful distress, or the enabling of hypersensitivity and a victim culture?  We discuss trigger warnings and "safe spaces" in this (inevitably controversial) broadcast.  Guests include a few activists in the freethought movement, and psychologists Dr. Caleb Lack and Dr. Valerie Tarico. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Naturebox   http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist

 Christian Radio Cell 53 Interviews Seth Andrews | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7093

Maine-based Christian podcast Cell 53 Radio asked Seth Andrews to join them on-air for a discussion about atheism, God, Christianity, belief, and Truth.  This is the audio of that exchange. SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: Hello Freshhttp://www.hellofresh.com (promo code sethandrews) Stamps.comhttp://www.stamps.com (promo code sethandrews)

 2016: The Year in Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5020

Join Seth Andrews as he recaps the best (and worst) of 2016...from the election to entertainment to sports to pop culture, it's the Year in Review.  Enjoy. SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)  

 Heathen Holidays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4630

How do atheists handle religious holidays (and religious families) every year, and how do many atheists mark an occasion with Christ in the title?  This show features the perspectives of our listeners, advice on how skeptics can (if they choose) enjoy the holiday season and navigate the often turbulent waters stirred by fundamentalist families, and a few holiday anecdotes. SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)

 Christmas Music by Secular Artists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4511

It's surprising to many, but a lot of atheists and non-Christians enjoy Christmas music...even the tunes that talk about angels singing and the Bethlehem star.  We speak about this (supposed) contradiction, and several special guests join host Seth Andrews for a casual round of holiday songs around the hearth.  This show is glad to welcome: The Fab Four (The Beatles Tribute Band) http://ww.thefabfour.com Jonny Miller  http://www.jonnymiller.org Shelley Segal  http://www.shelleysegal.com James Covenant: Captain Picard “Make It So  https://youtu.be/oiSn2JuDQSc Trev Fury https://www.facebook.com/TrevFuryOfficial Heather Henderson http://hhenderson.com/ HP Lovecraft Historical Society  https://store.hplhs.org/products/a-very-scary-solstice Tim Minchin “White Wine in the Sun” https://www.amazon.com/White-Wine-in-the-Sun/dp/B00AHI77UG/ SUPPORT OUR SHOW SPONSOR:  http://www.thegreatcourses.com/seth

 One Nation: Divisible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7164

The original U.S. Pledge of Allegiance calls the USA, "one nation...indivisible."  Yet it remains a nation splintered and divided, with many of those divisions fueled by religious ideas.  This broadcast welcomes several special guests to talk about America, the rise of secularism, the influence of the Religious Right, and the future of a country that seems unable to agree about anything. Our guests appearing throughout the broadcast: Amanda Knief: National Legal and Public Policy Director for American Atheists, and author of "The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government." Matthew De Dora: Director of Office of Public Policy for the Center For Inquiry Matthew Bulger: American Humanist Association Justin Scott: Director of Eastern Iowa Atheists Rebecca Markert: Managing Staff Attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation Larry Decker: Executive Director for the Secular Coalition for America Herb Silverman: President of the Secular Coalition for America Sarah Levin:  Senior Legislative Representative for the Secular Coalition for America SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: The Great Courses Plus:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com  http://www.stamps.com (promo code sethandrews)  

 Movie Review: The Atheist Delusion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4782

The hosts of God Awful Movies join Seth Andrews for a review of Ray Comfort's new film, "The Atheist Delusion."  They watched the movie...so you don't have to.  Enjoy! God Awful Movies:  https://www.patreon.com/GodAwful VIDEO of this podcast:  https://youtu.be/a62l6jGHAiU          

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