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A spinoff of Atheists on Air, Beyond the Trailer Park provides information, commentary and entertainment from an atheist point of view.

A spinoff of Atheists on Air, Beyond the Trailer Park provides information, commentary and entertainment from an atheist point of view.
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A spinoff of Atheists on Air, Beyond the Trailer Park provides information, commentary and entertainment from an atheist point of view.




Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 161: Chat with Matt Gilmore

This week, we sit down to chat with Matt Gilmore. Matt is one of the hosts of "Packard Pokes At..." a YouTube show and podcast that "pokes" at various topics concerning atheism and skepticism. Matt has also appeared on Skylar Fiction's channel, as well as many hangouts with our friend Atheist Ranger. We're looking forward to hearing about Matt's experiences as a show host and commenting on religious nutters with Skylar. Who knows where the conversation will go! Packard Pokes At|...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 160: Steve DiMarco with More Atheist News

So this week we play catch up with Steve DeMarco of Atheist News. If y'all remember on episode 97 we first met Steve; his channel numbers have grown since then. Join the girls as we talk with Steve about how his channel has grown, what are his plans for the future? We will discuss what as atheists we should be paying attention to - besides the obvious. Should we all be learning Russian? Or should we focus on the more mundane things within our own communities? There are many hot topic...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 159: Skylar Fiction Talks Debating the Ridiculous

“As far as homosexuality goes, you know, I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it.” That wonderful line was spoken by Matt Powell, an anti-homosexual preacher-man interviewed by our guest tonight, Skylar Fiction. Oh and Matt is good with stoning disobedient children as well. But as Skylar maintains, we need more conversation and interaction, less rudeness and anger. Part of the Great Debate community, Skylar has an interesting channel on YT were he talks with current online...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 158: The Bible Says What? With Michael Wiseman

This week, we are joined by Michael Wiseman, host of the new podcast “The Bible Says What?” We’ll let him tell about himself in his own words: “I was raised in a Christian home. Left religion in my late teens but held onto the fear I was indoctrinated with for a long time. One day I picked up the bible and read it and research it. I started writing down the questions that came up as I was reading which turned into a book, that is almost finished and eventually the podcast. I am new to all...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 157: SCOTUS “Masterpiece Bakery Ruling”

So tonight Deb going to be a bit out of the loop as we discuss the recent SCOTUS ruling concerning Masterpiece Bakery. While accepted by many as a narrow ruling there may be a slippery slope. Did SCOtus punt the ball? What about the First Amendment? These are some of the question we will explore with our guests. Charone Frankel is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey since 2007. She graduated from the school of law at the University of California at Davis in 2005, and prior...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 156: A Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy with Mike Bohler

This week we are joined by fellow podcaster Mike Bohler who does a little show called "Conspiracy News." His tag line is "A Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracy" so we can just imagine the kind of batshittery he's been looking into! So, it looks like it's time to get out our tinfoil hats and delve back into the world of crazy conspiracies! Mike's website:


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 155: Glenda Jordan; Empowerment or Objectification?

This week we are joined by Glenda Jordan, a tour-de-force of womanhood we met at NaNoCon this past March. Glenda lives in Las Vegas and works full time as a model, performer, and dancer. She moved to the entertainment capital of the world after graduating with an art degree from the University of Tennessee. She was raised by mom Gayle (Yep, past guest Gayle Jordan!) as a fundamentalist Baptist, and she found that transitioning to atheism has helped her develop a deep understanding of...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 154:The Non Sequitur Show with Kyle and Steve

This week we are joined by Steve McRae and Kyle Curtis of the Non Sequitur Show. The show has taken YouTube by storm in the few short weeks it has been around, hosting a plethora of luminaries both from the secular world and the theistic world. Most notably, they hosted the discussion between Aron Ra and Kent Hovind which devolved into a discussion of how elephants and pine trees could potentially hook up. An unlikely duo, Kyle is a trained chef and comedian while Steve is a graduate of...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 153: Ontario Politics

No, not Ontario, California, but Heretic’s home province of Ontario, Canada! There’s a major provincial election coming up next month, and we thought it would be a good opportunity to delve into Canadian politics again. Back in 2015, we took a look at all the federally registered political parties available in Canada. There was some weird stuff in there for sure, so we thought it would be fun to see what political parties were registered in Ontario. Heretic went through the list and boy,...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 152: Incels with Dr. Richard Schloss

This week we are discussing a relatively recent internet phenomenon of folks who call themselves "Involuntarily Celibate" or "Incels." They are a loosely cohesive group who have gained traction on social media an sites like Reddit and 4Chan. They are virtually all men and spend their online time discussing why women are to blame with their inability to find companionship. Often very alt-right and misogynistic, they have gained a very negative reputation. Dr. Richard Schloss is psychiatrist...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 151: Gayle Jordan talks Recovering from Religion

This week, we are excited to welcome Gayle Jordan to the show. Gayle is the Executive Director of Recovering from Religion, as well as a former Southern Baptist. She left the faith 10 years ago when her then-teenagers began asking questions she could not answer. Her research led her (and her children) into the light of reason and rationality. Years later, she still feels the effects, both positive and negative, of that dramatic shift in perspective and attitude. It is this sympathy and...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 150: Trav Mamone

This week, we are joined by Trav Mamone, host of the Bi Any Means Podcast and co-host of the The Biskeptical Podcast with our own Morgan Stringer. Trav Mamone is a bisexual genderqueer atheist writer and podcaster who focuses on the intersections of social justice and secular humanism. They've written for Ravishly, Everyday Feminism, The Humanist, Paste, and The Establishment, among others on top of their podcasting ventures. We're looking forward to talking about bisexuality, what it...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 149: Women vs Religion with Karen Garst

This week we’re joined by Karen Garst, editor of the book “Women Beyond Belief” and writer of the Faithless Feminist blog. She has a new book coming out, “Women vs Religion” where we are introduced to another group of amazing secular women. We’re excited to hear about the project and the women who have put their stories to paper, as well as anything else Karen might have up her sleeve! Join us LIVE on YouTube and Spreaker or catch us on your favourite podcatcher! Faithless Feminist...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep 148: Barton Twists the 2nd Amendment with Chris Rodda

We all know the tragedies that come from mass shootings, especially when children are involved. We are all reasonably aware of the debates on that ensue; pro-gun and anti-gun. But are you aware, that it was David Barton who normalized "guns are a God given right" rhetoric? In 2000, Barton published "The Second Amendment: Preserving the Inalienable Right of Individual Self-Protection". What follows is a discussion with Chris Rodda debunking that Barton notion. Other topics we may touch...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 147: Kevin Francis, Left At The Valley Podcast

This week, we are joined by Kevin Francis, one of the hosts of the Left At The Valley Podcast. Centered in the Fraser Valley, BC, this "motlley crew" of Canucks bring their brand of humanist perspective to the airwaves. From their site: "We are just regular (outspoken, opinionated, brash) Fraser Valley residents who wanted to offer news, profiles, and opinions that are outside the (corporate owned) mainstream media. We like to showcase other (awesome and not well-enough renowned) people...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 146: Patrick Horst and NaNo Con

Billed as the "Nashville Nones Conference" or "NaNo Con," this convention is a great time for a great value. Probably the most affordable ticket on the circuit, NaNo Con has flourished in the "buckle" of the Bible Belt, thanks to the hard working team of folks who make it happen every year. Patrick Horst, one of the founders of the event joins us to tell us all about it and why you should spend your St. Paddy's day with a bunch of heathens in Nashville!


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 145: Iglesia Ni Christo with Joe Magestro

You may remember we talked to Joe Magestro last month about the conference he's co-founded in Milwaukee. At that time, Joe told us his story about joining the Iglesia Ni Christo, an unusual sect of Christianity out of the Philippines. We were fascinated by his story and wanted to know more. Ironically, less than 48 hours after that show, the INC showed up in Canadian news, with a very freaky story regarding an ex-member of the church. We'll talk about that and learn more about this bizarre...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 144: Armin Navabi & the Iran Protests

You may remember that not too long ago, Iran was in the news, with footage of protests and civil unrest. People seemed to be sick of living in a theocracy and wanted change. Now, things have quieted and many of you may have even forgotten about the protests, which unfortunately tends to happen in the information age. However, the issues the Iranian people were protesting against are still there, and many of the protesters are not. Armin Navabi joins us to talk about what happened, why it...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 143: Esther Palmer, ex-FLDS

This week we are excited to talk to Esther Palmer who was raised in the fundamentalists Mormon sect known as the "FLDS." In her own words: "Born into the Fundamental Mormon Polygamist Community of Bountiful, the” FLDS”, I never imagined I would leave. My father had 5 wives and 47 children and was also the bishop of the small Canadian Community pledging allegiance to the Prophet of the much larger group of FLDS, in the USA. I was given to a man at age 16; his second wife, together with his...


Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep, 142: David Silverman & the American Atheists Convention

I know we said we wouldn’t have a show this week, but SURPRISE! For this special episode of Beyond the Trailer Park, we are joined by David Silverman, president of American Atheists. David is going to tell us all about this year's American Atheists Convention and why you should all try to attend! He also is the author of "Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious world." He travels the US promoting atheism and the message of American Atheists to help normalize atheism in a society...