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Becky is George

11/19/2018
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Ranjan returns after more than a year to yell with Sam about inane politics, the nature of relationships when spouses publicly disagree, and how to measure mass. Sam asks Ranjan and his partner Myisha about their parenting perspectives regarding religion and authority. News Kilogram measurement to change MD challenges Whitaker appointment in Fed court A […]

Duration:00:57:50

The Cats Are Alright

11/11/2018
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Sam and Tom welcome newcomer Justin to the show to give some post-election perspective, celebrate secular moves in Greece and Scotland, and debunk some myths about kitties and Halloween. News Record number of openly secular candidates voted into office Alabama voters approve 10 Commandments constitutional amendment Trump‘s AG replacement wants biblical judges Scotland mandates LGBTI […]

Duration:00:56:43

Are they Cosplaying?

11/4/2018
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Sam, Becky, and Luke broadcast LIVE, just after returning from a Patriot Prayer rally in downtown Tacoma. They delve into WA State legislator Matt Shea’s “Biblical War” manifesto, and his scary brand of evangelism and separatist “liberty.” Irish blasphemy, Pence, and Messianic Jews get mentioned too. Announcements Vote, damn it! Ballot boxes and county elections […]

Duration:00:59:22

Please Stop Hoarding Kindness

10/28/2018
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Josh and Tom help Sam make sense of the Khashoggi killing, while he yells his strong feelings about the pipe bomber and synagogue shooter. Announcement October 29 is the deadline to register to vote in person in Washington State; November 6th is election day. Register and vote! News US Embassy in Oz accidentally sends cookie […]

Duration:00:56:25

The Sky Is Penguins

10/21/2018
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Becky, Becca, and Dan explain how “natural instincts” are often quite wrong. We dissect some of the devil’s major victories (acronyms) and explore our preference for religious pluralism over religious or atheist supremacy. We welcome guest Luciano Gonzalez of the Latinx Humanist Alliance! Announcement Check your voter registration! News Freethought Foundation Funds Research Project LDS […]

Duration:00:57:00

Rubber Chickens for Truth!

10/14/2018
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Sam returns for a whole episode with Dave and Josh as we fight the forces of anti-semantics! We discuss Chelsea’s new policies for racists, the (new) lack of a death penalty in Washington state, and woo among the Atheists. We also talk about the Sounders, Sam’s intrusive interactions with Star Trek, and the Society for […]

Duration:00:56:58

Camping, Panama, & Insubordination

10/11/2018
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Sam’s back! He, Josh, and Luke try and make sense of the Kavanaugh confirmation. Some state legislators want to ban porn at libraries, Becky provides insight on a Spanish religious offense case with Bridget, and “Ding dong, Harold Camping is really, really, dead!” News Family Radio Backpedals on Church, Cancels Camping Reruns 5 Years Post-Death […]

Duration:00:55:37

Archaic & Arbitrary

9/30/2018
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Becky, Bridget, and Luke are unnerved by Christian forgiveness, swearing to god, and sexually explicit questioning of children. But we love India’s court rulings that eliminate adultery and homosexuality as crimes! Announcement Becky will speaking at California Freethought Day’s podcaster and author panel on Sunday, October 14. The event is a free, all-day celebration at […]

Duration:00:56:52

Rebutting Goodnight Moon

9/23/2018
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Becky, Luke, and Josh discuss how religious freedom, including freedom not to be religious, balances with secular law in the case of libraries, schools, parking lots, zoning, and medicine; they dissect how misguided zealots or conspiracy theorists are warping religious freedom to trash LGBT+ folks, literacy, and scientifically informed education. News Pastors want to ban, […]

Duration:00:56:57

Illegal Eggs Over Easy

9/16/2018
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Becky and Nathan highlight similarities between Saudi religious sensibilities, Ultra-Orthodox Israel, and Mike Pence. David Diskin talks up California Freethought Day. And we ponder what perfumes and beauty accessories atheist starter kit might include. (Definitely not jade eggs or witch oil). News Man arrested in Saudi Arabia for dining with woman Israeli woman sues over […]

Duration:00:56:59

Elon Musk’s Flat Earth

9/10/2018
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Sam, Josh, and Becky celebrate an achievement of The Original Motto Project, dissect a tech claim of a disgraced military reverend, cheer the work of unions, and place bets on who wrote the unsigned, anti-Trump op-ed. News Original Motto Project poster gets hung in Arkansas classrooms Pensacola cross unconstitutional, to judges’ regret YouTube buffoon claims […]

Duration:00:59:30

Yelping Jesus

9/2/2018
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Becky, Mike, and Nathan dissect the farce of Christian persecution, celebrate the diminishing moral stranglehold of the Catholic Church, ponder atheist pride parades, and throw scrutiny at weather-controlling sonic cannons. Also, Alex Jones is garbage. News VW will minimize use of supposed anti-hail cannons to preserve Mexican crops Defamation suit against Alex Jones may proceed […]

Duration:00:57:22

Three Sams In A Dodge Dart

8/26/2018
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Sam, Dave, and Tom assess Billy Corgan’s Card Line status, an alien-abductee politician, and the (de)merits of punching in the name of Jesus. Becky steps in and asks the world to quit hurting children in the name of religion. News Arizona Missionary Punches, Insults, Spits on Hotel Staff in the Name of Jesus. Pennsylvania Grand […]

Duration:00:57:56

The Orwell Follies

8/12/2018
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The modern political landscape looks like an Orwellian comedy, or at least Sam thinks so. Josh and Tom sit at the table to discuss Saudi Arabia and Canada, the works of Winston Churchill, and reactions to the ridiculousness of “Religious Liberty” from a Presidential standpoint. News Alex Jones Booted From Social Media Saudi-Canada Relationship Deteriorates […]

Duration:00:57:14

Quackpuncher

8/5/2018
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Becky, Tom, and Mike study up on changing demographics of American religiosity. Becky has it out for Jeff Sessions, who has it out for her. Sam joins the fun in explaining the Hero’s Journey according to Steven Seagal. News Steven Seagal named humanitarian ambassador from Russia to US Majority of Americans who avoid church still […]

Duration:00:54:57

Atheist Heatwave

7/29/2018
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Luke and Josh join Becky for discussion of religious animus disguised as nationalism, and vice versa, plus some fun with linguistics. Becky sits down with Susan Gerbic to learn about Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia. News Greek cleric thinks atheists caused deadly wildfires Assamese Muslims marginalized by citizenship and voting woes after 40 years in India […]

Duration:00:57:00

Power Kink

7/24/2018
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Sam puts on his tinfoil hat while Wes and Meredith stand agast discussing politics, neologisms, anti-medicine churches, and religious bigotry. Announcement You supported the March for Science. Now what? This Friday, July 27 at 7pm, Susan Gerbic will be explaining why the answer is to join her project, Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW), and why […]

Duration:00:53:53

Nature, uh, Finds A Way

7/17/2018
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Sam and Dave spend some time talking sports, cars, and videogames, but also manage to be erudite and reflective about dogmatic government. Becky is incensed by kids being harmed. All three remark at nature raging against the machine. News Refugee Resettlement Contractor Inquires about Religion to Reunite Immigrant Kids to Parents House Panel Approves Amendment […]

Duration:00:55:49

Inappropriate Laughter

7/9/2018
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Sam and Wes ask Luke about how he explained a religious funeral to his 8 year-old son. They also discuss the late Harlan Ellison, a Japanese doomsday cult, Pruitt’s resignation, the futility of anti-bullet charm necklaces, fish, and trucks. News Harlan Ellison dies at 84 Japanese Sarin Gas Attack Leaders Executed Nigerian man killed by […]

Duration:00:55:10

Sustaining the Note

7/2/2018
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Becky and Meredith discuss participating as Humanists in immigration protests and migrant solidarity events; with Josh, they pick apart racist/antisemitic candidates, “accidental” racist/antisemitic retweets, and being distracted by beauty on airplanes. Immigration Protests & Solidarity This week: 7/2 Monday at 11:00am-1:00pm Demo at USCIS (US Citizenship & Immigration Service), Tukwila 7/3 Tuesday 8:00am – 1pm […]

Duration:00:56:57