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327 - "I'll Never Work For Another Pastor"

11/11/2018
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US and to YOU! Two years ago Luke started down this road with no F**king clue what he was doing. Two years later, it's pretty much the same. Thank you all so much for your support. This week we open with some exciting news about 2019 and a challenge for you! What's holding you back and how can you move forward and pursue your dream? Lawrence Oldershaw Crutchly is back with Job Chapter 5. Our Featured Atheist this week is Penelope.* Penelope joins us from a dark room in...

Duration:01:25:07

326 - “It Costs Something To Leave”

11/4/2018
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Our featured atheist for the week is Max. Max is the harp-playing, pole-dancing woman behind Max Gets Curious, a blog about the power of open-mindedness, healing, and authenticity. Born and raised in a small Chinese American Baptist church, she won a medal for memorizing the most Bible verses around and would eat her sandwiches for Jesus if she could... until she lost her faith in high school, came out to her parents halfway through college, and created a new life after it all. Today, you...

Duration:01:19:46

Taking a Knee From Beijing

11/2/2018
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She's back all the way from Beijing!! Caila is brining you an all new Take a Knee episode. This month she interviews Tiffany. "Take A Knee" is a safe and deliberate space for black atheist voices. Hosted by Caila Lane, "Take A Knee" focuses on the black community, current events, history, and other relevant topics. This show is all about coming together, engaging in open conversations, and supporting social equality. All are welcome to join as people of color represent and lead the dialogue....

Duration:00:51:38

325 - "I Need a Glass of Wine After That Question"

10/28/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is a listener, Yapper, Patreon subscriber and dear friend, Summer. Born on the first day of winter Summer joins us from the Chicagoland area. She was raised catholic and has been an atheist for about 10 years. She shares her journey of coming out of religion and doing what so many of us are trying to do, figure out our lives. She has a great boyfriend Anthony who you'll meet in December, and an adorable puppy named Sadie. Lawerence Oldershaw Crutchley is back...

Duration:01:19:27

324 - "Put A Friendly Face On Atheism"

10/21/2018
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Our featured atheist today comes to us all the way from Denmark! Maija joins us to talk about the Atheist life in Denmark. If you're anything like Luke you assumed that Denmark is secular with little religious affiliation, did you know that you and Luke are wrong?? Maija talks to us about life, family, business, atheism, and beer, so you know we like her. She also talks to us about her amazing line of jewelry! Check it out, it's gorgeous! Follow Maija on Instagram @minnie_mouseling Check...

Duration:01:21:36

323 - "I Hope It's An Eggs Benediction"

10/14/2018
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Our featured atheist the week is Kyle. Kyle joins us from his truck from an undisclosed location (not really). Kyle grew up the the Old Apostolic Lutheran church, experimented with other traditions and religions but ultimately decided that atheism was the way to go 10 years ago. NEW SEGMENT ALERT!!! In an age of hysteria and hyperbole Luke and Tami are here to remind everyone to Calm The F**K Down!! This week they discuss the stock market and the Presidential alert. Plus we received a...

Duration:01:09:26

322 - "22 Vets A Day Kill Themselves"

10/7/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is James. James is an Army Vet. a dad, and just an all around amazing person. This interview really got to Luke on a heart level, it could have gone on for hours. James unashamedly opens up about sadness, depression, fatherhood, PTSD, former gang life, and why he thinks we're not screwed. His story is truly inspiring! Luke and Tami open the show taking about a pet blessing they attended this week, and Luke has a great story about an awkward moment at a...

Duration:01:45:42

321 - Be Considerate Gosh Darn It!

9/30/2018
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Luke and Tami are back with another rousing installment of "I'm Sorry but I Just Can't!" plus we have a guest contributor! The theme... be considerate! Our featured atheist for the week is Emmanuel. Emmanuel was one of our earliest members of the YAPPERS group and an early adopter on our IG page! Luke and Tami open the show talking about how we deal with uncertainty now that we don't have sky daddy to save us! If you'd like to be a featured Atheist visit:...

Duration:00:59:57

High Times and Lynching

9/26/2018
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Caila Lane is back with another great episode! This month Caila checks in with the prison strike, discusses a new documentary about Treyvon Martin, and talks about how a ridiculous incident in Texas where a black man was killed in his own apartment by a white police officer who accidentally went to his apartment instead of hers, how does that even happen? There's also a brand new segment, "Real Talk" it's when Caila get's bake on an airplane and has amazing philosophical epiphanies 30,000...

Duration:01:13:45

320 - “Devote your life to Jehovah”

9/23/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is Angelina. Angelina is an ex-Jehovah's witness, and one of the early members of our IG community. She's dealt with a lot in her life, battling loneliness and depression, along with realizing at an early age that she wasn't willing to commit her life to a deity that she didn't understand or believe was real. Be sure to stick around until the very end of the show. After the interview was over Luke and Angelina talk about what it was like to have such an early...

Duration:01:18:45

319 - Transformation: What I Like About Jesus

9/16/2018
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Luke and Tami open the show talking about our first YAP Relief Fund contribution! Also, Luke had an epiphany this week. As many of you know this show has been a journey. A journey to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilled life full of love belonging and connection. For Luke there has always been something missing in the atheist message. This week, while listening to a christian podcaster (oh the irony) he found his answer.... No he did not covert back to Christianity! Caila Lane is also in...

Duration:01:14:28

318 - “My goal is to bring people together”

9/9/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is Kyle. Kyle is one of the lucky ones. Get this, he's 18, has been an atheist for 5 years, and he's not shy about his atheism. This man has an incredibly bright future, needless to say, Luke is insanely jealous. Kyle was raised Christian, had a brief stint of Satanism, looked around a bit and ultimately realized that science was the best way to go about life. We have another great installment of Heretics Heathens, and High Praise. In this weeks segment we...

Duration:01:16:57

317 - Stupid Christian Clichés

9/2/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is Anne! Anne joins us from Michigan. She grew up Roman Catholic and has an amazing story about purity, plates, and the awkward ways that Christian parents and leaders talk about sex, life, and growing up. There was even a time where a close relative fasted and prayed for her to get engaged so she'd stop living in sin! We have another great round of "I'm Sorry But I Can't' featuring stupid Christian clichés. You know, those terrible platitudes like "let go and...

Duration:01:28:35

"His Black A** is Gonna Learn His Lesson"

8/30/2018
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This is our second installment of “Take a Knee.” There was so much to talk about this month we had to give the segment it’s own time slot! Some highlights from Hot Takes & Current Events: Caila talks about the tragic murder of Nia Wilson. According to the CDC black women die by homicide at nearly three times the rate of white women which is a whole host of BS. Boston Just appointed its first black police commissioner and of course the president is sounding like a racist on twitter again,...

Duration:01:00:18

316 - “When We Debated God I Just Couldn’t Win”

8/26/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is Deborah. Deborah a Canadian atheist, eh (sorry, couldn't resist), YoutTuber and podcaster, eh (oops).. She was raised in the United Church of Canada, eh (okay last one I promise), which is probably the most liberal Christian denomination in the world. At 13, she converted to a Calvinist offshoot of the Dutch Reform Church on the urging of a school friend. She became an atheist rather abruptly after a "lightbulb" moment at the age of 17. If your family has...

Duration:01:11:05

315 - “You Eat Sleep and Breathe Mormonism”

8/19/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is "word_goddess" She's the first former Mormon we've ever had on the show and we had a great time talking. Luke and "word_goddess talk about her exit from Mormonism, what really got her thinking, and how she felt once she left. The conversation then turns to sexism in the broader atheist community. Luke asks her why she thinks it's harder to get women to say yes to be interviewed than men and the answer really surprised him. In Heathens, Heretics, and High...

Duration:01:21:51

314 - “Guys and Girls Don’t Touch Each Other”

8/12/2018
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Our featured atheist this week is "Julian." "Julian" grew up in a fairly conservative household and was part of a very conservative bible study the kind that fears secularism in schools. It was so conservative in fact that boys and girls could not touch. Now we're not talking inappropriate touch here folks, they couldn't brush against each other while playing co-ed sports like dodgeball!!! Either by chance or design "Julian" really didn't spend time with kids his own age outside of the group...

Duration:01:09:05

313 - God's Kind of an Ass

8/5/2018
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Our guest this week is Valerie Wade. Valerie is the author of "Don't Make Me Choose Between You And God," a member of our yappers group, and an all around amazing person. Valerie doesn't consider herself an atheist but is questioning everything. While she was active in church she was put off by the treatment of the LGBTQ community. She also always felt terrible for not praying "right" and was confused as to why god would treat someone faithful like Job so terribly. Ultimately Valerie isn't...

Duration:01:43:38

312- "I Felt Like I Couldn't Do Anything Right

7/29/2018
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This may be the best episode yet! (Okay we know they're all amazing) Our featured atheist of the week is Will. Will joins us from the center of Texas to talk about his journey out of faith. He was raised in a physically and spiritually abusive household and found freedom and courage as he gave up his faith. One thing you'll notice about this man is his happiness! In the midst of the crap he's been through you can hear the smile! Plus Caila Lane joins us for her very first "Take a Knee"...

Duration:01:29:33

311- "I Was Southern Baptist From the Womb"

7/22/2018
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Another week, another great show. This week's featured atheist is Andrea. Andrea was a baptist from birth. She attended church regularly as a child and her family was very active in church. Jurassic park and an overall curious mind got her questioning from a young age, but she really started to question when she was 14. She was told she would never amount to anything when she told her parents she was a lesbian. The final nail in the coffin for her faith was when she watched several of her...

Duration:01:00:54