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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

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Episodes

Cats, Death, and the Religion of Football

9/18/2018
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Seth Andrews' YouTube livestream (on a loose range of topics) is this week's podcast. Watch at https://youtu.be/rJr_wpYVA_Y GET THE "GHOST STORIES AUDIOBOOK" (3 options): Free book with 30-day Audible trial via https://www.audible.com/pd/B07GL5B67Q/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-125424&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_125424_rh_us Buy on Amazon with no Audible membership: http://a.co/d/0wY833l Members use Audible credit https://adbl.co/2NdDtBb

Duration:00:57:02

I Went to Facebook Jail

9/11/2018
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Post something "offensive," and social media is likely to give you a temporary - or permanent - penalty. We talk about Facebook Jail, whether it's fair, and what to do about it. Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus. Get a free trial at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration:01:02:31

Our 400th Show!

9/4/2018
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Another show, another milestone. Join Seth Andrews for the 400th episode of The Thinking Atheist podcast. Support our sponsor and get a free trial: The Great Courses Plus http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth GHOST STORIES audiobook free with Audible 30-day trial at https://adbl.co/2PCp2na. To get the book without an Audible trial or membership, simply use your Amazon membership and Add to Cart (desktop site) or Buy for $X.XX (mobile site).

Duration:01:22:27

It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church

8/26/2018
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Another child abuse scandal rocks the Catholic Church. We explore the reports coming out of Pennsylvania, and the Church's long, ugly track record of abuse and coverup. Freedom From Religion Foundation's Andrew Seidel joins the conversation. Articles: CNN ARTICLE: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/21/world/catholic-church-abuse-scandal-timeline/index.html ANDREW SEIDEL'S ARTICLE: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/freethoughtnow/pa-abuse-report FRIENDLY ATHEIST'S ARTICLE:...

Duration:00:29:00

I'm Gregory, and I'm Afraid of Hell

8/21/2018
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This is a candid conversation with Gregory, a man who logically rejects Christianity, but who can't shake his fears about Hell. Seth Andrews walks with Gregory through his religious conversion, his doubts, his fears of torment, and what the future might hold. Support our sponsor, and get $60 off your first three Hello Fresh boxes ($20 off each) with http://www.hellofresh.com/sethandrews60 (promo code sethandrews 60)

Duration:00:44:20

Texts From My Religious Dad

8/15/2018
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Seth Andrews shares a recent text exchange with a religious father, and speaks candidly about family, boundaries and respect...and how religions so often damage them. VIDEO version of this show at https://youtu.be/iUp3FdfYeLs

Duration:00:50:33

I Used To Believe Weird Things

8/14/2018
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From the Sunlight Diet to flat-earthers to kitchen seasonings that repel demons, we explore some of the more bizarre (and entertaining) things our listeners once held as Truth. Prepare yourself for some strangely entertaining beliefs submitted by our listeners, and an exploration into why we so often embrace the irrational. Support our sponsor, and get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration:01:12:08

Christianity, Crimes, and the Constitution (with Andrew Torrez)

8/7/2018
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Andrew Torrez, an attorney and host of "Opening Arguments," joins Seth Andrews for an in-depth conversation about the law, the Constitution, the Supreme Court, church/state separation, and the Religious Right in the era of Trump. Opening Arguments podcast: https://openargs.com Support our sponsors. Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus with this URL: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Get $50 off select Casper mattresses http://www.casper.com/thethinkingatheist (promo code...

Duration:01:38:08

God, Guilt, Political Correctness, and Trevor Noah (a Seth Andrews Livestream)

7/26/2018
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Seth Andrews fields comments and questions on a wide variety of topics, including the recent Trevor Noah controversy, religious guilt, political correctness, and (yes) the ice cream man. Support Seth on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews The longer, unedited YouTube stream is here: https://youtu.be/d0a6ObX2hrE

Duration:00:47:16

Noah Was A Plonker

7/24/2018
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From Ken Ham's Ark Encounter to Jenny McCarthy to Egyptian curses to 3D-printed handguns, Seth Andrews brushes up on the weird, wonderful world of British insults as he monologues about some of the stranger headlines of the week. Support our sponsor. $20 off your contact lens order at http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code: sethandrews20)

Duration:00:59:05

Cults Part Two: The Trouble with Totalism

7/17/2018
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From the Moonies to Scientology to Heaven's Gate, we continue our two-part series on cults, their methods, their abuses, and the stories of some who escaped. Chris Shelton's Scientology blog: http://mncriticalthinking.com/ A helpful resource. The International Cultic Studies Association Sansu the Cat: http://sansuthecat.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-lunacy-of-rev-moon-or-why-i-am-not.html?m=1 Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plushttp://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth...

Duration:01:29:07

Cults Part One: Mind-Control Ministry

7/10/2018
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"Leon," a former cult member, speaks candidly about his own brainwashing, extreme cult tactics, his escape, and the tools for understanding - and exposing - how cults oppress and enslave. His story was featured in the book, "Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult." Other resources: "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert Cialdini International Cultic Studies Association Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Support our sponsor The...

Duration:00:43:03

Second Civil War Letters

7/5/2018
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In this short holiday broadcast, Seth Andrews reads some of the best hashtag responses to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' warnings about The Second Civil War.

Duration:00:16:08

Civility, Speech and Stroopwafels

7/3/2018
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Seth Andrews does an extended monologue about free speech, bad movies, friendship, and Stroopwafels. Plus answers to chat questions. Support our sponsor: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code sethandrews for $30 off your contact lens purchase). VIDEO of this live stream podcast: https://youtu.be/KaMj9Hwb--U The Atheist Experience link: https://youtu.be/4n6fOrL4zEY

Duration:01:07:42

Seth Andrews Live Stream June 2018

6/22/2018
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This is the audio of a YouTube live stream from June 21st, 2018, where Seth Andrews responds on-the-spot to chat room comments and questions. Video version also available at https://youtu.be/YaJ5O9Uc6tY Support our sponsorSimple Contacts: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews (promo code sethandrews)

Duration:01:11:35

Scott Clifton: Secular Soap Star

6/19/2018
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Scott Clifton is an Emmy-winning actor from "The Bold and the Beautiful." He's also an atheist activist on YouTube, nown for the popular channel Theoretical Bullshit. He joins Seth Andrews for an entertaining conversation about both. There is VIDEO of this exchange at (link coming soon). Support our sponsor, Simple Contacts: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews promo code seth andrews.

Duration:00:53:15

This is Twitter, and You're Trash

6/12/2018
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The show title is (obviously) somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but the struggle is real. How do we engage, defeat bad ideas, and promote good ideas online without losing our humanity in the angry noise? Seth Andrews shares his own experience as a communicator in the age of the Rage Tweet. This is a presentation given before a live audience June 2nd at the annual fundraiser for the Northeast Ohio Freethought Society. There is no video version, but the slides shown to the live audience are described...

Duration:01:06:52

The Trouble with God (with Chris Matheson)

6/5/2018
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Author and screenwriter Chris Matheson is one of the people behind the "Bill & Ted" films, and authored the 2015 humor book, "The Story of God: a Biblical Comedy about Love and Hate." He's back (and so is God) for a follow-up. He joins Seth Andrews for a discussion about "The Trouble with God: a Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgemnt)." Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration:00:33:17

Jordan Peterson, Royal Confusion, and the Miracle of the Angel Moth

5/29/2018
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Join Seth Andrews for a lightheated romp through a few recent headlines and his own (skeptical) observations about Jordan Peterson, the recent Royal Wedding, the miracle of the "angel moth," and more! Support our sponsor:http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist

Duration:00:38:39

The Earthbound Parent: Raising Kids Without Religion

5/22/2018
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This broadcast addresses secular parenting, education VS indoctrination, and features a conversation with author Richard A. Conn Jr. about his book, "The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise your Little Angels without Religion." More links: David G. McAfee: https://davidgmcafee.wordpress.com Couple of Atheists: https://coupleofatheists.com/category/secular-parenting Tiny Thinkers books: http://tinythinkersbooks.com Parenting Beyond Belief: https://parentingbeyondbelief.com Camp Quest:...

Duration:01:23:54