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Rich Lyons recently came out of 20+ years worth of religious indoctrination and abuse trying to find out who he was and what life was all about. Now he's sharing his journey with you.

Rich Lyons recently came out of 20+ years worth of religious indoctrination and abuse trying to find out who he was and what life was all about. Now he's sharing his journey with you.
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Rich Lyons recently came out of 20+ years worth of religious indoctrination and abuse trying to find out who he was and what life was all about. Now he's sharing his journey with you.

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Episodes

Social Media

8/12/2018
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Sometimes we can’t live with social media, and we can’t live without it. In this episode, Rich and Deanna Joy discuss their strategies for living with and in many cases, on, social media. We would like to hear from you! Leave us a comment!

Duration:00:50:46

Come With Me And Escape

8/4/2018
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Rich and Deanna share some techniques they use to escape from the harsh realities of the world.

Duration:00:38:03

Skepicktok with Stephen James Episode 82

7/28/2018
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Back in the early days of Skype, we spoke with YouTuber Stephen James, who did an especially good take down of the Christian YouTube sensation of that day. We also announce our new sponsorship in this episode. Living After Faith is now sponsored by Tellectual Press! We’ll tell you more about them and how this … Continue reading Skepicktok with Stephen James Episode 82

Duration:01:03:16

Finally, a Bethany Appearance! – Episode 81

7/17/2018
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We were so excited to finally get to do a trans-Atlantic (or “across the pond”) interview with our friend, Bethany Turner! We learned a bunch and had an awful lot of fun. Bethany is the creator of the Eon’s World webcomic, loves dogs, and is smart as hell.

Duration:01:10:10

Talking with JRR Talking – Episode 80

7/9/2018
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We have a wonderful conversation with Joshua Richards of the JRR Talking Podcast. He is a former minister, former addict, and now he’s Living After Faith. JRR Talking

Duration:01:10:20

All The Content Warnings – Episode 79

6/30/2018
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Content Note/Trigger Warning: We discuss sexual assault, emotional abuse, bullying, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts. We figured we should probably talk frankly about our mental health and life challenges that led us to go on podcast hiatus. Deanna Joy discusses a lot of the things she has been through in recent years in detail, hence the … Continue reading All The Content Warnings – Episode 79

Duration:00:52:25

Secular Soup Crossover – Episode 78

6/25/2018
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Here it is: Our first official announcement of our return to podcasting. This special crossover episode was one of the most fun we’ve ever done. I didn’t think we could alternately laugh so much and have serious conversation all in the same session. We’re eternally grateful to Amy with a Y and Ami with an … Continue reading Secular Soup Crossover – Episode 78

Duration:01:04:09

Sweet Summer Children With PZ Myers – Episode 77

6/16/2018
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Way back in 2013-ish we had the good fortune of speaking with PZ Myers in our studio in Seattle. Even back then, we thought maybe we were being a little too cynical about the direction of the atheist movement but when we look back now, I feel like we were still so innocent. Such a … Continue reading Sweet Summer Children With PZ Myers – Episode 77

Duration:00:55:02

Laestadianism with Ed Suominen – Episode 76

6/8/2018
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We thought we were pretty knowledgeable about many of the branches of organized religions, but Ed Suominen absolutely blew our minds with his story. Content note: There’s talk of some pretty intense practices, death, abusive reproduction control among other things. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laestadianism

Duration:01:21:29

LAF with the Sudbury Humanist Association – Episode 75

6/1/2018
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Way back a million years ago (okay, five), we were invited to speak with the Sudbury Humanist Association via Skype. We had tons of fun and hope you enjoy this trip in a time machine that only travels in one direction.

Duration:01:23:20

Visiting Old Friends in NOLA – Episode 74

5/22/2018
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We recently traveled to New Orleans for a wedding and while we were there we met up with a couple of old friends. You get this special two-part extra long show! Jerry DeWitt has been on LAF a couple of times. We recorded on the beach with our iPhones at sunset. The weather was beautiful … Continue reading Visiting Old Friends in NOLA – Episode 74

Duration:01:40:34

Catching Up With Meemo – Episode 73

9/17/2016
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In 2012, our good friend Meemo wrote a blog post for us. It told the story of growing up in Rich’s Pentecostal church and the hardship it is to suppress who you are in order to conform to an outward fundamentalist ideal. We sat down together for a conversation to catch up with Meemo to … Continue reading Catching Up With Meemo – Episode 73

Duration:00:34:47

We’re Back! Starring Shelley Segal – Episode 72

8/16/2016
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After the world’s longest podcast hiatus (which we will explain later) we have a new episode, and a new direction. Get ready to LAF with us again! Do you remember when we first talked with Shelley Segal in 2013? She has done so much and soared so high since then. She has produced three more … Continue reading We’re Back! Starring Shelley Segal – Episode 72

Duration:00:44:04

Religious Trauma Syndrome – Episode 71

11/3/2013
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Dr. Marlene Winell joins us for a discussion of Religious Trauma Syndrome and PTSD. Valerie Tarico’s interview with Dr. Winnell. Journey Free Dr. Marlene Winnell’s

Duration:01:11:29

The Intensity of Rose Cross – Episode 70

7/14/2013
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The most intense thing you will listen to, maybe ever. Kevin Byrne told us his story in episode 21, and he’s the rock band behind our theme music, Rose Cross. Rich recently shared some audio files of his preaching with Kevin, and Morrison’s Prophecy released this version on a new album. TRIGGER WARNING! The episode … Continue reading The Intensity of Rose Cross – Episode 70

Duration:00:14:27

The (Paul) Case Against Tongues and Other Skepticism – Episode 69

7/5/2013
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Paul Case, President of Seattle Skeptics, joins us to tell the story of how he debunked a tongue-talker. Seattle Skeptics Seattle Atheists

Duration:00:49:12

Daniel Dennett – Episode 68

5/18/2013
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Daniel Dennett LAFs with us! One of the Four Horsemen of the anti-apocalypse, Daniel Dennett is the author of many books, including Breaking The Spell, which is a must-read for anyone leaving religion. His latest book, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking is available now. Special thanks to Sarah Morehead with Recovering From Religion for … Continue reading Daniel Dennett – Episode 68

Duration:00:53:06

Mom, Dad I’m an Atheist – Episode 67

1/6/2013
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David G. McAfee, author of Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist, joins us for a lively discussion of coming out. http://DavidGMcafee.wordpress.com/ Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings Excerpt from the book here: Morality vs Worship

Duration:00:47:24

The Thinking Atheist: Deconverted – Episode 66

12/15/2012
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We speak with Seth Andrews, Host of The Thinking Atheist. His new book is out, and you can hear about it here. Deconverted: A Journey From Religion to Reason The Thinking Atheist Podcast The Story of Susie The Thinking Atheist website The Thinking Atheist on Facebook

Duration:01:00:45

UnSaved but Sex Positive – Episode 65

12/1/2012
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Alison Rose left the Catholic Church and now writes a sex-positive blog. Coming up Rose – Allison’s blog

Duration:00:43:15