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Firebrand atheists in Utah poking religion with a sharp stick.

Firebrand atheists in Utah poking religion with a sharp stick.
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Firebrand atheists in Utah poking religion with a sharp stick.




227 - Midterm Election & Frum vs Bannon Debate

The midterm election had the hopes of every liberal/leftie/progressive on the line this week. There's been a lot of gloom and doom talk from people who don't follow politics very closely, so we were joined once again by everybody's favorite Millennial political wonk, Taylor Grin, to talk about the results and put things in perspective. Also in this episode: PATRONS ONLY - Revisiting the Shawn McCraney episodePATRONSONLY-Kim Davis, infamous bigot, lost her bid for...


226 - Examining the Alt-Right with Taylor Grin

Matt was out trick-or-treating, so Ryan and Dan were the lucky ones who got to speak with Taylor Grin about all things alt-right. What motivates them, how do they communicate, and what can we do to counter this harmful ideology? Also in this episode: PATRONS ONLY - Dave Daubenmire has some "interesting" conspiracy theories.Patreon subscribers get more than 15 minutes of extras and early access to the show! Closing Song: Pop Will Eat Itself - Ich Bin Ein...


225 - Halloween 2018

It's that time of year when all things are pumpkin spice flavored, the leaves fall off the trees, and spooky stories abound. We've got some true crime stories, some spooky fiction stories, stories about serial killers, and even a couple spooky stories from our own lives. In this episode: We've got a follow-up on last week's story about the Catholic pharmacist in Petoskey, Michigan, who refused to fill a prescription for a woman going through a...


224 - Dick Cockman

We're ramping things up for our Halloween episode next week with not one but two spooky stories this week! Also in this episode: Dan saw a Proud Boy at Neil deGrasse Tyson's speaking event in Salt Lake City Bailey Harris is starting the very first middle school SSA chapter - in Salt Lake City! Halloween asteroid will be buzzing Earth in a couple weeks Dan & Tracey adopted a new "splash" Boston terrier Nevada teacher allows her 13-year-old son to dress as Hitler for Trunk...


223 - Shawn McCraney

We had a great time speaking with never-denominational Christian anarchist Shawn McCraney who joined us in-studio for a discussion about what he believes and why he believes it. Unlike most of our other interviews, the entire discussion is presented unedited (aside from audio enhancements) and without any breaks. Also in this episode: PATREON - White Evangelical support for Trump is at an all-time highPATREON - Republicans aren't fiscally conservativePatreon subscribers get more...


222 - 30 Dollar Make You Holler

We got to record this episode during a pretty great thunderstorm. In fact, you can hear some of it toward the end of the show. Shawn McCraney should be in-studio with us next week. Be sure to send us any questions you may have for him In this episode: Why Mormons don't drink coffee Dan is a Beto O'Rourke superfan American Atheists filed a federal lawsuit against Stanley (Jason) Rapert You shouldn't argue with judges in their courtroom Trump administration denying...


221 - Trump's UNGA Bungle

The whole gang is here, but Ryan had to work the next day, so we had to wrap things up earlier than usual and don't have a separate Patreon portion. However, the show is a bit longer and Patrons will have early access to the episode. Yay! In this episode: Listener feedback Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford "Firefighter Prophet" says Trump is POTUS because of God Trump draws "unexpected" laughs during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) The racist superintendent in Texas...


220 - Turn Up Your Irony Meters

It's been a hectic week, but we were able to get together to record this for you, dear listener. In this episode: Listener feedback Kaporos rituals in New York are receiving a lot more scrutiny Texas school district superintendent says you can't count on black quarterbacks Pat Robertson's shield of protection "Firefighter Prophet" says Kavanaugh's accuser needs to repent You can get suspended from Facebook for posting a picture of a turkey crown There was a black widow in the...


219 - SNAP Fundraiser with Thomas Westbrook

Thomas Westbrook from the Holy Koolaid YouTube channel joined us to talk about sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. More importantly, we talk about what we can all do to help the victims - donate to the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Also in this episode: Chris Buttars is dead and we won't miss him at all Dan talks a little bit about his own experience with being a victim of sexual abuse Utah's Catholic Diocese has received 'credible allegations' of sexual...


218 - MRFF's Mikey Weinstein

We were delighted to have Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, as our guest for this episode. The MRFF has helped tens of thousands of United States military personnel protect their religious rights against the creeping specter of Christian dominionism. Also in this episode: 2 Skeptical ChapsPATRONS ONLY - Does Facebook own Instagram?PATRONSONLY-Ryan's brother's comment on Instagram is featured by the New York TimesPATRONSONLY- Mrs. Betty...


217 - Catching Up

Ah... it's nice to have the trio back together again this week. Ryan didn't have any film projects, Dan wasn't traveling for work, and Matt finished moving his parents across the country. We spent a fair amount of time catching up with each other before covering the following items: PATRONS ONLY - Catholic psychedelic synth folk musicPATRONSONLY- The Catholic church has committed the types of atrocities only found in Alex Jones-style conspiracy theories Patreon subscribers get early access...


Bonus Episode 4 - Dan with Shawn McCraney on "Heart of the Matter"

This is a freebie and comes from Dan's recent appearance on Shawn McCraney's "Heart of the Matter 2.0" show. The show was recorded and streamed live on YouTube from Shawn's C.A.M.P.U.S. church. Show Links: https://hotm.faith/ You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these...


216 - No Mo Momo

Matt is in the land of mini Cokes (Minnesota) helping his parents move to Utah, so it's just Ryan and Dan this week talking about: Show Links: https://www.patreon.com/posts/20599936You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these...


215 - Baphomet Goes to Arkansas

Ryan was out ryaning again, but Matt & Dan are here for you in your time of Godless Rebelutionary need. This is being posted from Dan's hotel room in West Virginia, so it might not even work. If it does, great! If not, you'll have to wait until he gets back to the land of Zion Friday afternoon. Patreon subscribers get more than 30 minutes of extras this week! Closing Song: Zeal & Ardor - Blood in the River You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these...


214 - It's Been a Long Week

Ryan was out ryaning somewhere, so it's just Matt & Dan this week talking about a variety of stuff. Yeah, aside from the boilerplate text below, that's all I'm putting in the show notes this week. What can I say? It's been a long week. Patreon subscribers get nearly 30 minutes of extras this week! Closing Song: Hozier - Take Me to Church You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these...


213 - Growing Up Lesbian and Mormon with Katelyn & Callie

Katelyn and Callie, a married couple and two of Dan's closest friends, joined us in-studio to talk about what it was like for Katelyn to grow up as a lesbian and a Mormon attending Brigham Young University in Utah. Closing Song: R.E.M. - Losing My Religion You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these...


212 - Secular Therapy with Regina Tippets

It's been a few weeks since we recorded anything, and it was nice to be back in the studio - even though the AC was busted and it felt like we were recording in the goddamned jungle. Regina Tippets is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) here in Utah who is part of the Secular Therapy project. She joined us in-studio to talk about her profession, depression, the high number of suicides in Utah, and to promote the Secular Therapy project. If you're depressed or having...


211 - The 4th Estate with Sarah Welliver

Sarah Welliver is a military veteran, an atheist, and a journalist who was recently laid off from her job at the Ogden Standard Examiner. She joined us in-studio to talk about the decline of print journalism and the difficulties involved with reporting the news in the Trump era. Also in this episode: Mama DragonPATRONS ONLY - MSN poll about Trump's family separation policy for immigrants shows that there are a whole lot of bigots out therePATRONSONLY-Trump's habit of tearing documents to...


210 - Jack Matirko

Jack Matirko writes the For Infernal Use Only blog on Patheos. He's a Satanist & member of The Satanic Temple, and he is co-host of the Naked Diner podcast with Andrew Hall. He's also one of the kindest, smartest, and most philosophically-minded humans you'd ever have the pleasure to meet. Also in this episode: Denver pastor posts sign saying "Jesus would have baked that cake" in reference to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case Libertarians seem to not understand basic law and history The...


209 - No Cake for You

It's been a busy week! The Handmaid's Tale Closing Song: Accept - Balls to the Wall You can find the Godless Rebelution around the Internet at these...