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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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 The Myth of New Atheism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3109

Commentary abounds on "New Atheism" and "New Atheists." But what, exactly, is "New Atheism?"  Seth Andrews counters the claims that 21st century critics and criticisms of religion are a new or unique phenomenon. the National Review article "What Ever Happened to the New Atheists?":  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449931/new-atheists-american-left-wing-schism-islam-organized-religion Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

 The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3344

If humans possessed a soul, could that soul somehow be observed and measured scientifically?  Can science properly speak for/against the claim that supernatural forces influence our minds, actions and behaviors? Is there a "Science of the Soul?" Join us for a conversation with Dr. Julien Musolino, a cognitive scientist who holds a dual appointment in the Psychology Department and the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. Musolino is author of the book, "The Soul Fallacy," which dissects the "soul beyond science" claims so often promoted by religion and religious apologists. Video of this interview: (link coming soon) Dr. Musolino's website:  http://www.julienmusolino.com Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

 Atheists Believe in Nothing (and other misconceptions)! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5241

Do atheists believe in nothing? Are they really without a moral framework? Are they all angry and spiteful?  This show explores many (often ill-informed) claims about the non-believers in gods. Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com:  www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews) Michael Sherlock's article "The Atheist Atrocities Fallacy"  https://michaelsherlockauthor.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/the-atheist-atrocities-fallacy-hitler-stalin-pol-pot-in-memory-of-christopher-hitchens/

 I Am Christ: a Conversation with Michael Sherlock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3094

Spend an hour with Michael Sherlock: an Australian activist and author whose controversially-titled book "I Am Christ" reverses the religious narrative that God created us. Sherlock speaks candidly about biblical "truth," Islam VS Feminism, toxicity within the political Left, violent speech, and the myth of the "New Atheist." Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews Support Michael Sherlock on Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/MichaelASherlock  

 God Loves Gluten (and other observations) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3441

Seth Andrews does a (largely spontaneous) commentary about Cardinal George Pell, gluten-free communion wafers, the Flat Earth Society, and...guacamole! Support Seth on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

 Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4813

No...these aren't the stories you're used to hearing at Sunday Sermon. These are stories that are often skipped over, ignored, or excused, lest they send Christians into a fit of head-scratching, guffaws and gasps. Let us explore The Good Book. (And if you can, share this episode with your Christian family and friends. They'll love it!) Support our sponsor:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

 "Praying" on the Disabled | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4429

How do those with disabilities feel when religious people declare them sinners, a life lesson, or a miracle just waiting to happen?  We explore this subject, and the stories of various listeners who have been labeled, named, claimed, prayed over, and in some cases, ignored. Link to Washington Post editorial: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/04/24/a-powerful-reddit-thread-reveals-what-its-like-to-be-disabled/?utm_term=.fbf5514598d5 Blog "What Christians Have Taught Me About My Disability: https://profoundmetamorphosis.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/what-christians-have-taught-me-about-my-disability Support our sponsor:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

 "Sara" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2283

What's it like to emerge from a religious belief, and to navigate the complex, difficult and wonderous world beyond?  Seth Andrews has a candid conversation with a young apostate who is currently walking this path. Her name is Sara.  Her story is challenging, occasionally heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring. Support Seth Andrews on patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

 The Pensacola Cross and Trinity Lutheran: The Church and the State | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2287

Seth Andrews speaks with two secular legal experts about several recent court decisions that reflect (or betray) the United States Constitution's Establishment Clause.  Andrew Seidel is a Constitutional attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Monica Miller is Senior legal Counsel for the American Humanist Association. Video of the Monica Miller interview: https://youtu.be/7kIjDPGOgiA Hemant Mehta's article on the Pensacola backlash against Monica Miller: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/06/21/christians-are-harassing-the-atheist-lawyer-who-won-the-pensacola-cross-case/ Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:  http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews  

 What is "Radical Islam?" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6150

Is Islam the most dangerous religion on the planet today? Is "Islamophobia" legitimate? What's an Atheist Muslim? How do we address the challenges that come with the world's fastest growing religion? Lots of contributors to this show, including: Ali Rizvi: author of "The Atheist Muslim" Muhammad Syed & Sarah Haider: Ex-Muslims of North America Armin Navabi: Founder of AtheistRepublic Yasmine Mohammed: Founder of "Confessions of an Ex-Muslim" Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar: Founder of "Global Secular Humanist Movement" Support our sponsor:  www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)  

 Seth Andrews: Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2382

Seth Andrews gave this speech June 3, 2017 in Toronto at the Imagine 7 conference.  It's a humorous (and perhaps therapeutic) romp through Seth's religious past...and the often bizarre words and attitudes that reflected his Christian faith. VIDEO of this presentation: https://youtu.be/URr0O9aHW38 Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

 Educational Neglect: When Superstition Shackles the Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4896

Religious cultures are often distrustful of science and scientists. They're also often bound to debunked mythologies and bad information. We explore mis-education and the celebration of ignorance in the name of God. Support Our Sponsor:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Links to Jonny Scaramanga's articles on ACE: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2014/09/01/revelations-from-a-former-ace-insider http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2016/09/13/out-among-the-stars-defeating-the-legacy-of-religious-indoctrination http://www.patheos.com/blogs/leavingfundamentalism/2014/08/18/a-readymade-toolkit-for-institutionalised-oppression

 The House of the Devil | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1861

Seth Andrews (apparently) lives in a house infected with dark, demonic power.  In this 30-minute broadcast, the host explains how he came to reside in the Devil's Domain.

 The Greatest Story Ever Told (So Far) - with Dr. Lawrence Krauss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1968

Theoretical physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss has written a new book about "The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far," which examines and celebrates the human exploration of our universe. He discusses his book, and his perspective on the religious ideas of a "Greatest Story," with Seth Andrews in this short conversation. SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Dr. Krauss' book is available at http://a.co/9GQP0SH VIDEO of this interview:  https://youtu.be/rTtf1mzjOW8      

 Letter to a Christian Spouse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2070

A former Christian informs his wife that he's now an atheist. She threatens to divorce him. Seth Andrews has a short message for her, and for anyone who finds himself or herself "unequally yoked" with a non-believer. VIDEO "Letter to a Christian Spouse:" https://youtu.be/FQUA9Rh2MCY

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