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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

The Satanic Panic: The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century

11/14/2017
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Host Seth Andrews spoke about The Satanic Panic in a humorous (and occasionally shocking) speech at the 2017 Florida Freethought Conference. This is the audio of that speech. YouTube video version: https://youtu.be/iW6UoIjy5F4 Support our sponsor:The Great Courses Plushttp://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Duration: 00:56:31


Henry, Reflexology, and Divorcing the Walking Dead

11/8/2017
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This is a totally off-topic "bonus" broadcast for those who just want to listen to a non-atheism-related stream of consciousness monologue. Enjoy! Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews Or donate directly: http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/pages/donate

Duration: 00:43:43


Women Beyond Belief: Women and Secular Activism

11/7/2017
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Seth Andrews speaks with a panel of atheists, secular activists and educators about the opportunities and obstacles women face in the fight against religion. Dr. Karen Garst is author of the book, "Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion" and host of www.faithlessfeminist.com. Dr. Abby Hafer is an educator, writer, speaker, and author of "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer - Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not." Wendy Marsman is a former...

Duration: 01:27:27


A Disagreement Between Friends (with David Smalley)

11/5/2017
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In the wake of the recent - and extremely controversial - Mythinformation Conference in Milwaukee, broadcasters and activists Seth Andrews and David Smalley have a public conversation about a personal disagreement, with the larger goal of demonstrating how people can disagree without becoming enemies. This is a "bonus" show on the lineup for any and all who'd like to listen in.

Duration: 01:07:43


Is The Atheist Movement Dying?

10/31/2017
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Seth Andrews offers his perspective on "The Atheist Movement," its challenges, its opportunities, its evolution, and the warnings about its demise. It's hoped that you'll approach the show with an open mind, a respectfully critical ear, and the desire to build a world free from the bonds of superstition, dogma, and magical thinking. Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth Stamps.com: http://www.stamps.com (promo code: sethandrews)

Duration: 01:21:54


Fears and Phobias: What Scares You?

10/24/2017
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As we approach Halloween, we again explore our (often irrational) fears, why they happen, and what we can do to overcome them. Your calls and emails, and we conclude the show with Dr. Caleb Lack, a clinical psychologist and expert on anxiety disorders. Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/sethandrews

Duration: 01:37:20


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

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