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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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Ghost Stories 2017

10/17/2017
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It's an annual tradition. Join us as we gather around the virtual campfire and share spooky stories to get into the Halloween spirit. Turn down the lights, crank up the sound, grab onto a friend, and enjoy! Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Support Seth on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Duration: 01:40:51


Queer Disbelief: What LGBTQ and Atheist People Can Learn From Each Other

10/10/2017
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Hemant Mehta of "Friendly Atheist" and author Camille Beredjick speak about "Queer Disbelief," a book (near publication) which links the atheist movement to the LGBTQ movement, exploring the similarities and differences...and what they can learn from each other. Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/friendlyatheist/queer-disbelief-by-camille-beredjick Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration: 01:01:49


Katherine Ozment: Grace Without God

10/3/2017
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Katherine Ozment is an award-winning journalist and author, with credits that include National Geographic, The New York Times, and Salon. Katherine navigated her own journey toward secular meaning, purpose and "grace." She speaks with Seth Andrews about "Grace Without God." Katherine's website: http://katherineozment.com VIDEO of this interview: (coming soon) Support our sponsor:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration: 00:33:45


I Am A Superhero

9/26/2017
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Seth Andrews shares some humorous anecdotes and observations in this largely off-topic show. File this one under, "Something fun to listen to." Enjoy.

Duration: 00:56:16


Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty: The Ark Encounter Tour

9/19/2017
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What happens when two atheist activists tour Ken Ham's "Ark Encounter" in Williamstown, KY? They get together and talk about it. Matt Dillahunty joins Seth Andrews for a recap of their experience. Support our sponsor: http://www.stamps.com (code: sethandrews) VIDEO: Atheists at the Ark Encounter - https://youtu.be/2ln2epbcEao

Duration: 00:47:38


Those Godless Millennials

9/12/2017
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The Millennial Generation is increasingly unaffiliated with religion. It's also a generation often described as entitled, coddled, disinterested, and lazy. We explore the label and the people beyond it. Time Magazine - "The Me Me Me Generation": http://time.com/247/millennials-the-me-me-me-generation USA Today - "The Malignant Myth of the Millennial": https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/05/11/millennial-myth/100982920 Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus:...

Duration: 01:33:43


Salvation, Shame and Shunning - The Story of Lloyd Evans: Ex-Jehovah's Witness

9/5/2017
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Ex-Jehovah's Witness and activist Lloyd Evans tells his compelling story about his introduction to - and escape from - the JWs. Lloyd's website: www.JWsurvey.org Lloyd's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995669104 Lloyd's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/johncedars1929 YOUTUBE Video of this interview (coming soon). SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration: 00:53:28


Rage and Funyuns!

8/29/2017
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Seth Andrews mixes frustration and food in this (unscripted) broadcast about life, religion, activism, faith, and yes...Funyuns. Enjoy! Support Seth on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Duration: 00:39:30


The Myth of New Atheism

8/22/2017
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Commentary abounds on "New Atheism" and "New Atheists." But what, exactly, is "New Atheism?" Seth Andrews counters the claims that 21st century critics and criticisms of religion are a new or unique phenomenon. the National Review article "What Ever Happened to the New Atheists?": http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449931/new-atheists-american-left-wing-schism-islam-organized-religion Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Duration: 00:52:18


The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino

8/15/2017
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If humans possessed a soul, could that soul somehow be observed and measured scientifically? Can science properly speak for/against the claim that supernatural forces influence our minds, actions and behaviors? Is there a "Science of the Soul?" Join us for a conversation with Dr. Julien Musolino, a cognitive scientist who holds a dual appointment in the Psychology Department and the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. Musolino is author of the book, "The Soul Fallacy,"...

Duration: 00:58:13


Atheists Believe in Nothing (and other misconceptions)!

8/8/2017
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Do atheists believe in nothing? Are they really without a moral framework? Are they all angry and spiteful? This show explores many (often ill-informed) claims about the non-believers in gods. Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com: www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews) Michael Sherlock's article "The Atheist Atrocities Fallacy"...

Duration: 01:29:20


I Am Christ: a Conversation with Michael Sherlock

8/1/2017
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Spend an hour with Michael Sherlock: an Australian activist and author whose controversially-titled book "I Am Christ" reverses the religious narrative that God created us. Sherlock speaks candidly about biblical "truth," Islam VS Feminism, toxicity within the political Left, violent speech, and the myth of the "New Atheist." Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews Support Michael Sherlock on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MichaelASherlock

Duration: 00:52:03


God Loves Gluten (and other observations)

7/25/2017
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Seth Andrews does a (largely spontaneous) commentary about Cardinal George Pell, gluten-free communion wafers, the Flat Earth Society, and...guacamole! Support Seth on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Duration: 00:58:50


Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School

7/18/2017
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No...these aren't the stories you're used to hearing at Sunday Sermon. These are stories that are often skipped over, ignored, or excused, lest they send Christians into a fit of head-scratching, guffaws and gasps. Let us explore The Good Book. (And if you can, share this episode with your Christian family and friends. They'll love it!) Support our sponsor: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration: 01:21:42


"Praying" on the Disabled

7/11/2017
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How do those with disabilities feel when religious people declare them sinners, a life lesson, or a miracle just waiting to happen? We explore this subject, and the stories of various listeners who have been labeled, named, claimed, prayed over, and in some cases, ignored. Link to Washington Post editorial: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/04/24/a-powerful-reddit-thread-reveals-what-its-like-to-be-disabled/?utm_term=.fbf5514598d5 Blog "What Christians Have Taught Me About...

Duration: 01:16:19


"Sara"

7/4/2017
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What's it like to emerge from a religious belief, and to navigate the complex, difficult and wonderous world beyond? Seth Andrews has a candid conversation with a young apostate who is currently walking this path. Her name is Sara. Her story is challenging, occasionally heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring. Support Seth Andrews on patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Duration: 00:39:33


The Pensacola Cross and Trinity Lutheran: The Church and the State

6/29/2017
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Seth Andrews speaks with two secular legal experts about several recent court decisions that reflect (or betray) the United States Constitution's Establishment Clause. Andrew Seidel is a Constitutional attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Monica Miller is Senior legal Counsel for the American Humanist Association. Video of the Monica Miller interview: https://youtu.be/7kIjDPGOgiA Hemant Mehta's article on the Pensacola backlash against Monica Miller:...

Duration: 00:39:36


What is "Radical Islam?"

6/27/2017
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Is Islam the most dangerous religion on the planet today? Is "Islamophobia" legitimate? What's an Atheist Muslim? How do we address the challenges that come with the world's fastest growing religion? Lots of contributors to this show, including: Ali Rizvi: author of "The Atheist Muslim" Muhammad Syed & Sarah Haider: Ex-Muslims of North America Armin Navabi: Founder of AtheistRepublic Yasmine Mohammed: Founder of "Confessions of an Ex-Muslim" Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar: Founder of "Global...

Duration: 01:46:00


Seth Andrews: Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot!

6/20/2017
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Seth Andrews gave this speech June 3, 2017 in Toronto at the Imagine 7 conference. It's a humorous (and perhaps therapeutic) romp through Seth's religious past...and the often bizarre words and attitudes that reflected his Christian faith. VIDEO of this presentation: https://youtu.be/URr0O9aHW38 Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Duration: 00:41:12


Educational Neglect: When Superstition Shackles the Mind

6/13/2017
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Religious cultures are often distrustful of science and scientists. They're also often bound to debunked mythologies and bad information. We explore mis-education and the celebration of ignorance in the name of God. Support Our Sponsor:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration: 01:24:06

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