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Separate and Unequal

Becky, Wes, and Bridget talk sports, the Catholic Church, Kim Davis, and Betsy DeVos. Meredith joins Becky and Bridget to discuss sexuality, gender and scouting! News Becky went to a DeVos protest last week! Six secular organizations warn Louisiana schools about unconstitutional anthem expectations. Christian athlete blames God for bad plays. Happy National Coming Out […]

Duration: 03:59:00


Robert Ray of Secular Yakking podcast and The Original Motto Project joins Becky and Meredith to talk about the U.N, Satanists, the separation of church and state, and the history of In God We Trust. Sam has a discussion with Robert about being how activists deal with negative feedback. News High School graduate sues for […]

Duration: 04:39:55

Bonus Daddies & Moore/Strange Things

Becky and Josh reflect on Senate candidate Roy Moore’s horrible, Christian court rulings. Dan comes back “For Science” (!) to educate us on synathropes, and later on how Schrodinger’s cat is poorly applied to the god-concept. There are some Best Words from Trump. News SCOTUS and Constitution-defying Senate candidate Roy Moore wins Alabama primary; […]

Duration: 01:33:07

Psychic Vampire Sex Dust

Becky, Jeremy, and Meredith discuss Trump’s response to NFL protests, his lack of geography knowledge, the apocalypse that didn’t happen, and weird goop. Take a Knee Trump tweets to fire NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem, players do it anyway. Former NFL player and astronaut Leland Melvin’s response to Trump. Miami […]

Duration: 01:15:42

Death Planet vs. Juggalos vs. Mary Tyler Moore

Becky, Wes, & Meredith consider the unlikely end of the world, supernatural realms, Bigfoot, and Juggalos. Becky rages at the Christian anti-school machine. News Trump dismisses climate change with epic hurricane comments Trump retweets doctored GIF of his golf ball hitting HRC Conservative dingbats with Bannon/DeVos/Conway ties, advocate at highest level dismantling public schools to […]

Duration: 01:12:02

Commanding Millibars

Becky, Josh, and Meredith decline to pray for Hurricane victims, say grace before meals, or insist on the pledge of allegiance. Instead, we laugh at a scepter-bearing Prophetess and bemoan politicians' calls for godly intercession. Also: don't marry your laptop.

Duration: 01:18:56

Fair Play

This week, Colton and Becky welcome Sam Mulvey into the studio to discuss the personal history of an obscure atheist. In the second half, Becky and Sky continue the discussion with Sam, moving to politics and the Nation’s Pledge. News White House National Day of Harvey Prayer Trump Tips Disaster Response Workers Prayers instead […]

Duration: 01:10:38

Storm Surges and Blowhards

Becky and Josh welcome Autumn to the studio to talk about gender neutral cabins at Camp Quest NorthWest. We also pick apart Trump's awful Phoenix speech and unconscionable pardoning of Joe Arpaio. CALL TO ACTION: Donate to Humanist Disaster Recovery's fund for Hurricane Harvey assistance.

Duration: 01:15:11

Going Ape

Becky’s still on summer vacation, but half the country’s kids are back to school. What’s this mean in states that try to obliterate or obfuscate evolution from the curriculum?? And what the heck happened to our country while Becky was away for a week? Maybe it’s the eclipse… News Religious significance of the eclipse Trump […]

Duration: 04:02:20

Not Okay

This week, Josh and Wes join Sam to talk about things that are not okay in various types: The violence in Charlottesville, a war-mongering president, and Sam himself. News Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Violence is terrible Trump gets Professional Wrestling at North Korea, Invites Doom on Guam: One, Two, Three Brownback fingered for Religious Freedom […]

Duration: 01:13:56

F@#% Your Rainbow Bridge!

Becky examines how atheists approach the death of animal companions with the help of Nathan and Kristi, but first we chuckle at offensive art and license plates. News Colorado Bans “GOD” From License Plates Catholics demand removal of Guadalupe sculpture Mechanoid spider summits Ottawa cathedral; Catholics outraged, while Archbishop’s in on the game Mayor threatens […]

Duration: 01:21:04

Too Many Zeroes

Becky, Bridget, and Wes do math for Creationists and some Republicans. We also highlight some of Trump’s atrocious comments to the Boy Scouts of America, ponder pudding, and celebrate health boards who do the right thing to protect women’s health. News Was there life on Mars 1000 years ago? Hint: No. Trump underestimates healthcare premiums […]

Duration: 01:01:21

“After the Gold Rush” and Sci-Fi Optimism

This week Miles Greb joins the gang to talk about “After the Gold Rush,” his sci-fi comic book series. We also talk about science fiction, optimism, suicidal Daleks, and a little bit about how Sam works. We only did one news story regarding a drowning security robot in Washington D.C. Feedback I am confused [by] […]

Duration: 01:49:47

Sticky and Transparent Circumstances

Sam speaks with guest Faye who recounts the moment that percipitated her departure from high school Mormon seminary class, Dan explains slime eels, Becky verifies that there are ways to be an atheist apart from Humanist, and Colby asks about the Scopes Monkey Trial and offers her perspective on art.

Duration: 01:17:39

Smuggling & Catholics & Bears, Oh My!

Becky and Dan welcome Karen Garst, the Faithless Feminist. We also consider the ethics of using religious freedom to protect the environment. Newcomer Colby joins us in the 3rd segment to decry Hobby Lobby and celebrate a Washington State LGBT victory. News Drug-fueled gay sex orgy at Vatican apartment Pence touches critical space hardware Native […]

Duration: 01:10:08

Sucking Ultra-Eighth-Dimentional Lemons

Sam, Josh, and Wes recall Trump’s pro-wrestling interactions, ponder the cosmos, discuss what makes a Christian, express horror over cow vengence, and lament girl engineers being denied entry in the country for robotics competitions. News White House fails to acknowledge LGBT Pride Month Trump ponders the cosmos NASA denies running child sex colony on Mars […]

Duration: 01:04:40

50 Generations of Lemon Chicken

Rebecca Vitsmun returns with an update from the Humanist Disaster Recovery Team‘s most recent deployment. Sam, Becky, and Jeremy discuss pride, politics, and fastidious airline passengers who can’t use religion to discriminate. Lemon chicken and atheistic love factor in, as well. News White House reporters told not to report on rules for not reporting; bring […]

Duration: 01:11:10

Duck, Duck, NOOGE

Sam, Dave, and Tyson delve into fundamentalist child-abusing money launderers, the toning down of rhetoric among Southern Baptists/washed-up rockers/family restaurants/Mac’n’Cheese, and what to do with a president who doesn’t care about people with AIDS. Or anyone. News Six-Story duck floats through Tacoma Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Councils says, literally, “We’re Outta Here.” Ted Nugent calls for end […]

Duration: 01:25:41

No Wait… A Llama!

Sam gets political, screamy, and mushy. Josh laments the persecuted majority. Becky yells about inappropriate school discipline and also sex clubs, separately. Dave joins for a nuanced discussion on sports. An aging Nelson impersonator makes jokes about the hair of politicians. In other words, we’re overdoing it. News Footballer and atheist activist fiancee score victory […]

Duration: 01:50:12

Climate of Terror

Sam, Wes, and Meredith speak freely about prayer patrols, Portland, Patriot rallies, and sassy responses to Trump pulling out of the Paris Accord. Dan explains doomsday seed vaults to Sam and Jeremy. News Three attackers stab and mow down Londoners; Theresa May urges increased cyberspace regulation to combat terrorist planning; Trump slams London mayor’s response. Trump […]

Duration: 01:28:02

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