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Episode 255 - Messianic Judaism and Pride

This week we are joined by Mikey Pullman and talk about Messianic Judaism, why Pride is relevant, renewed gay hate, parents claiming Christianity was on trial, Norway's new burqa ban, and more. Dustin’ off the Degree - Messianic Judaism NEWS 'No Gays Allowed': Tennessee store owner puts sign back up after SCOTUS ruling 'Christianity is not on trial': baby custody case pits B.C. zealots against state Norway bans burqa and niqab in schools Patron - High Court backs NHS decision to...


Episode 254 - The Salvation Army and pressure on moms

Dustin' Off the Degree - The Salvation Army NEWS Supreme Court backs Christian baker refused service to gay couple Mark Taylor: Hurricanes will be created to suppress Pro-Trump voter turnout MormonLeaks: LDS Church connected to at least $32B in U.S. stock market DISCUSSION - Religious and woo pressure on moms This episode is brought to you by: Save $25 on Wag with promo code lauren26048 Save $25 towards a new device or your first bill on Ting Refinance your student loans...


Episode 253 - Transhumanism

Dustin' Off the Degree - Patron Saint of Doubters High churches are the ones that follow the liturgical calendar where each church service is tied to events in the life of Christ or other significant events. They also tend to recognize saints as special class of dead believers. This is different from the low churches which don't follow a specific liturgical calendar and that believe in the sainthood of all believers. Saints as a special class are the best of the best dead believers. In...


Episode 252 - Christian Science

Dustin' Off the Degree - Christian Science NEWS Santa Fe High School shooting Houston police chief: Vote out politicians only 'offering prayers' after shootingsDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings rips Trump and Congress after Santa Fe shooting: 'Spare us your thoughts and prayers' New US Embassy in Israel Trump picks Jeffress who claims Jews are going to Hell to lead prayer at new Jerusalem embassy58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes U.S. Embassy moveUS blocks UN motion calling for...


Episode 251 - The Trouble with God with Chris Matheson

On this week's episode of the Atheist Nomads Chris Matheson is back to talk about his new book The Trouble with God: A Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgment) where we follow God, last seen in The Story of God through Islam, Mormonism, and Scientology. This episode is brought to you by: * Travis McGee * Danielle * Michael * Darryl * Arthur * George * Mike * The Flying Skeptic * SoJo * George Greene * Kim * Rachel * John * Josh * Rob * Al from South Carolina *...


Episode 250 - Freedom, hate, and social media

Discussion - Freedom, hate, and social media NEWS White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative Some famous faces—and questionable reputations—are joining President Donald Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition Eighteen members of congress have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize Betsy DeVos gets standing ovation from Florida graduates after religious speech Franklin Graham continues to defend Trump MSNBC guest: White evangelical woman may ‘sit out’ midterms over...


Episode 249 - Congress throws us a bone

Atheist Comedy Experience - May 18 in Boise NEWS Four House Democrats have launched the Congressional Freethought Caucus Paul Ryan forced the US House Chaplain to resign DOJ removed ‘need for free press and public trial’ and racial gerrymandering from internal manual Proposed Tennessee constitutional amendment would add God Oklahoma bill allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against gays & lesbians passed Hawaii becomes 12th state to ban gay conversion therapy for...


Episode 248 - Is science broken?

Discussion - Is science broken? NEWS Mormon president told Africans that tithing was the solution to poverty Liberty Counsel's attorney says that Satan is behind sex ed programs In Closed-Door UN Meetings, Trump Administration Officials Pushed Abstinence For International Women’s Health Programs President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda wants to ban oral sex FFRF win: N.J. Supreme Court upholds bar on funds to repair churches - Freedom From Religion Foundation A school bus driver in...


Episode 247 - Fighting About Condiments

This week we're joined by Mikey Pullman and we've got David Silverman, updates on Trump's latest trans military ban, Ken Ham's labor woes, the impending apocalypse, fighting over condiments, and more! Atheist Comedy Experience - May 18 in Boise NEWS David Silverman has been fired by American Atheists amid conflicts of interest and allocations of sexual assault Judge blocks Trump's latest trans military ban, declares trans people a protected class Atheist sues Missouri town that...


Episode 246 - Now with twice as many babies!

This week Merry Cole is back and brought along little baby Blithe. In the news we have the Idaho Gov and Lt. Gov race, Mormon creepiness, the SBC president’s resignation, healthcare, and more! We’re back on Thursday. NEWS David Silverman placed on leave following a complaint An Idaho Lt. Gov. candidate thinks women who get abortions should be executed Harley Brown is running for Idaho governor again because God wants him to and wants him to be President Salt Lake march to stop...


Episode 245 - Rapping about Science with Baba Brinkman

On this week's episode we are joined by Baba Brinkman, the first ever peer reviewed science rapper. We talk about his spiritual upbringing, how he started rapping Chaucer, and then moving on to science. Website Twitter Facebook "Good Bayesian" by Baba Brinkman and featuring MC Lars and Mega Ran is used with permission. This episode is brought to you by: * Travis McGee * Danielle * Darryl * Michael * Arthur * George * Mike * The Flying Skeptic * Kim * Rachel * John *...


Episode 244 - John the Baptist’s religion

DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - The Mandeans NEWS Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Facebook's been gathering all of your contact data, phone call and text metadata Trump has issued orders to ban trans service members and is asking the courts to lift their injunctions Ben Carson is more worried about the people that trans people in homeless shelters make uncomfortable than he is about trans people getting equal rights Congress has blocked DeVos education spending agenda Tennessee has passed...


Episode 243 - They’re watching and listening, should you be afraid?

This week we are joined by Mikey Pullman and talk about privacy in the online world, state sponsored religious foster care agencies, family values infidelity, how the kids are all right, and more. We have an Alexa skill. Just say Alexa, activate the Atheist Nomads skill. DISCUSSION - Privacy online NEWS The South Carolina governor has signed an executive order allowing foster care agencies to discriminate on the basis of religion The "family values" GOP Iowa state senate majority...


Episode 242 - News with Emma Arnold

We are joined this week by local comedian Emma Arnold and talk about the latest news. There's Italian gay priests getting outed, trans people winning in court, and more. @iamaroadtrip Instagram Tree Fort NEWS An Italian male escort has exposed 36 actively gay Catholic priests and seminarians in a 1200 page document complete with very explicit evidence A Boise woman on a flight from San Francisco said she was God and tried to open the cabin door A federal judge has ruled that Idaho...


Episode 241 - The Sun, Moon, and Rod

We are joined this week by Brigid Fitch from Holy CRAP! The VlogCast. DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - The Unification Church NEWS Hundreds of couples gathered, wearing crowns, for the AR-15 blessing ceremony at the Unification Sanctuary Florida state senator thinks thoughts and prayers are the only solution The Tennessee GOP and Lt. Gov. have attacked a special election...


Episode 240 - The Blessed Semi-automatic Rifles

NEWS Full Idaho science standards have passed the state senate committee An Idaho State Senator yelled "Abortion is murder" at students and threatened to call the cops if the students returned to his office. The Idaho House has introduced a resolution declaring porn a health crisis. This is modeled after the resolution Utah passed last year. The Florida House has declared porn a health issue, but won't do anything about...


Episode 239 - American Atheists 2018 with David Silverman

On this week's episode after the news we talk to David Silverman about the upcoming American Atheists National Convention, American Atheists' advocacy work, and the upcoming Atheist Voter program. American Atheists Convention David's book, Fighting God Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith and for Freedom is now available for preorder. It will be released on June 1, 2018....


Episode 238 - Shepherd’s Rod part 2

This week we're joined by Mikey Pullman and talk about some local drama, revisit the Shepherd's Rod, and talk about the latest news. We went long so patrons will get a few extra news stories and longer discussion of the stories totaling nearly 30 minutes. You can email Mikey at and find him on Twitter at @MikeyPullman TuneIn iOS and Android Apps Brad - Pizzalchik DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - Shepherd’s Rod part 2 Corrections from robp123451 via...


Episode 237 - Following Christ with Child Sacrifice

DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - Followers of Christ NEWS Yet another bill to address child sacrifice (also known as faith healing) in Idaho has been submitted. Parents in UK are forcing autistic kids to drink bleach Retired Boise Catholic priest arrested for sexual...


Episode 236 - Shepherd’s Rod

DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - Shepherd’s Rod NEWS The former RNC chair went off on Evangelical leaders that support Trump. A new Idaho Senate bill would make it easier to not vaccinate your children. There's a Mississippi bill to require the Ten...