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We interview people nobody knows about a subject nobody wants to talk about using purely speculative terms. What's not to like?

We interview people nobody knows about a subject nobody wants to talk about using purely speculative terms. What's not to like?
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Nashville, TN

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We interview people nobody knows about a subject nobody wants to talk about using purely speculative terms. What's not to like?

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@cassmidgley

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English


Episodes

Episode 230 Emily

1/7/2019
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Cass Midgley and Marie D'Elephant talk with Emily. She is a former Evangelical Christian who struggled with a lot of doubts and crises of faith on her road to freedom in unbelief. Nowadays, she considers herself a former fundie or a shameless heathen; although, "atheist" is the title she uses most. She is in her early thirties, works in healthcare, and is currently going back to school to further her career. In the very small amount of free time she currently possesses, she likes to write...

Duration:02:13:24

Episode 229 Tim Rymel

1/2/2019
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Welcome to the year 2019! This week Cass and Marie chat with author Tim Rymel who served as an evangelical Christian minister for nearly twenty-five years, including six years as the outreach director for Love in Action, once the world’s oldest and most renowned “ex-gay” ministry. He is a conversion therapy survivor. Tim holds a master’s degree in education, for which he researched cognition and transformational learning. He is a member of the American Psychological Association in the...

Duration:02:02:44

Episode 228 Harold Sikkema

12/20/2018
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Listen in on our conversation with Harold Sikkema, an artist and educator in Toronto, Canada. His roots in a Calvinist setting have shaped but not defined his path. Born to Dutch parents (on a mission project in Papua) he grew up in a rural Ontario bubble where the Bible was inerrant, evolution was a lie, and God's covenant people sang beautiful 16th century melodies carrying the gravity of eternity. The church offered redemption and certainty, but Harold's curious spirit was never really at...

Duration:01:34:30

Episode 227 Bonnie + Cass/Marie

12/7/2018
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This episode's structure is a little different than you're used to. First join us for 35 minutes as Cass chats with Bonnie from episode 162. They discuss painting murals in her hometown and ethical choices for living on earth, given this is the only one we have. Then eavesdrop on a conversation between Marie and Cass for an hour as they work through the dynamic of the podcast with Marie as the new co-host. Enjoy scintillating topics such as misogyny, tokenism, racism, sexism, intersectional...

Duration:01:49:01

Episode 226 Britta + Welcome New Co-Host!

11/24/2018
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Cass Midgley and Marie D'Elephant talk with Britta. Britta brings something that is truly edifying: her self, her experience, and her honesty. Another astounding human conversation. Britta studied pre-nursing as an undergrad and speaks fluent Spanish. It was in the context of medical mission trips that cognitive dissonance around Christianity began. Today she is an artist and maker from Minneapolis, MN. Britta employs visual poetics through exploring the storied history and essence of...

Duration:02:11:33

Episode 225 Matthew O'Neil

11/10/2018
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Cass Midgley and Matthew O'Neil converse. Cass and Bob had Matthew on the show back in March of 2017, episode 142. Matthew is a prolific writer, activist, theologian, and teacher. He has an MA in Theology from Saint Michael's College and is a certified Humanist chaplain and celebrant. He is the author of several books including his latest, “Attrition” (through David G. McAfee’s publishing company Hypatia Press). It’s a fiction book that sheds light on the awful nature of the God character in...

Duration:01:07:30

Episode 224 Ryan Bell

10/25/2018
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Cass Midgley talks with Ryan Bell. Ryan J. Bell is a former Seventh-day Adventist pastor who became an atheist after spending 2014, a "year without God", as an experiment. In August 2015, Ryan launched a new blog and podcast called "Life After God." He currently serves as the National Organizing Manager for the Secular Student Alliance, an organization that empowers secular students on college campuses across the US to proudly express their identity, build welcoming communities, promote...

Duration:01:13:03

Announcement & Reflections on the Retreat

10/18/2018
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No guest this week. Just an announcement that this podcast is changing from weekly episodes to bi-weekly (or is it bi-monthly?)--every other week. Also, 7 attendees of the 1st EA Podcast Retreat share their reflections on their experience. We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more...

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 223 Kristi Kiger Upman

10/10/2018
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We rerun episode 81 from January 2016. Cass and Dr. Bob converse with Kristi Kiger (now Upman). Kristi is one of those that doesn’t have a book or a blog, she’s a nurse with a big heart for people broken on the wheels of life and an avid social justice worker. Kristi only left Christianity 6 months ago so the feelings are still pretty fresh. Like many good-hearted people, she found Christianity attractive as a vehicle by which she could make the world a better place. It was not shoved down...

Duration:01:13:38

Episode 222 Andy Chaleff

10/5/2018
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Cass Midgley interviews Andy Chaleff, author of "The Last Letter." We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by faith. Please subscribe to our podcast, and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, we offer these podcasts freely. And your support...

Duration:01:45:23

Episode 221 Arael Avinu

9/23/2018
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Cass Midgley converses with Arael Avinu founder of fullydeconverted.com. Fully Deconverted website Fully Deconverted Facebook Group We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by faith. Please subscribe to our podcast, and leave a review wherever you listen to...

Duration:01:45:44

Episode 220 Casper Rigsby

9/21/2018
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Cass Midgley talks with Casper Rigsby. I had Casper on back on episode 153 and being how he lives right here in Murfreesboro, I invited him over for a little chat about the state of the union and the subject of Identity. We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight,...

Duration:01:21:49

Episode 219 David Hayward

9/12/2018
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Cass Midgley interviews David Hayward. We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by faith. Please subscribe to our podcast, and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, we offer these podcasts freely. And your support truly makes a difference. You...

Duration:01:31:44

Episode 218 Tanya Harrison

9/7/2018
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Cass Midgley interviews Tanya Harrison. Tanya is 44 years old, totally blind since birth. She explored a variety of Christian denominations for most of her life in an earnest quest to find God. Today she's convinced that God's not anywhere! And now has more time to dedicate to her passions, which include her dog, Molly, her friends, music, reading, Star Trek and psychology. She writes, "It is a wonderful feeling to have a mind I can trust, not having to feel guilty about leaning on my own...

Duration:01:33:46

Episode 217 Bob Pondillo

8/31/2018
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Welcome everyone to episode 217 of the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast. I’m Cass Midgley. Today I don't have a guest. My wife and I are headed up to Madison as this is being released to visit our dear friends, Bob and Edie Pondillo. Bob was the co-host of this podcast for the first four years, over 200 episodes. I miss him greatly as I'm sure you do too, if you were listening through those years. But back in September of 2014 we recorded episode 14 with Bob reading an essay he wrote called "Good...

Duration:00:39:28

Episode 216 Rachel on Grief

8/25/2018
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Welcome everyone to episode 216 of the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast. I’m Cass Midgley. My guest today is Rachel and that's all she's going to go by today. She's hear to talk about GRIEF, especially secular tools for coping with grief. This is a great convo. You're not going to believe how sharp Rachel is. Prepare to be a better person 2 hours from now (if you listen in one sitting; which no one does, so...) Prepare to be a better person and more equipped to deal with grief whenever you get...

Duration:02:14:09

Episode 215 James Exline

8/18/2018
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Welcome everyone to episode 215 of the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast. I’m Cass Midgley. Today, my guest is James Exline. We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by faith. Please subscribe to our podcast, and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Also,...

Duration:01:21:53

Episode 214 Marcia Wickham

8/9/2018
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Welcome everyone to episode 214 of the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast. I’m Cass Midgley. I'm going to die. A big thanks to each and every one of our Patreon and Paypal supporters. Today, my dear friend Dave Warnock and I talk with Marcia Wickham. We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more...

Duration:02:05:15

Episode 213 Mark Manson bits

8/4/2018
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Welcome everyone to episode 213 of the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast. I’m Cass Midgley.Today, I'm going to feature a short piece by Mark Manson, author of "The Sacred Art of Not Giving a Fuck." We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by faith. Please subscribe...

Duration:00:35:34

Episode 212 Pat Green

7/27/2018
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Welcome everyone to episode 212 of the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast. I’m Cass Midgley. I'm going to die. A big thanks to each and every one of our Patreon and Paypal supporters. Today my guest is Pat LaFord Green. We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by...

Duration:01:18:14