161 - A Cross Comes Down and a Girl Stands Up

June 26th, 2017

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Matt wasn't feeling well and had to miss this episode, but Ryan and Dan are joined by the always-great Grant Larimer, who was kind enough to fill in at the last minute to go over a bunch of news items, including:
  • We announce a prize drawing for online reviews of the show!**
  • Minnesota Republican representative Abigail Whelan invokes Jesus to avoid answering a question about tax havens
  • We toss a racist Starbucks customer into the Basket of Deplorables
  • The American Humanist Association (AHA) and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) win a case to remove a giant cross on public property in Pensacola, FL
  • AHA attorney, Monica Miller, isn't feeling the Christian love after winning her case to remove the cross
  • The Southern Baptist Convention descended into chaos while arguing about whether they should condemn the racist alt-right
  • Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says you have no free will
  • Dan is interviewed by a University of Utah student
  • A 12-year-old Mormon girl comes out as a lesbian while bearing her testimony in church
Patreon subscribers get nearly 40 minutes of extras this week, including Grant playing the role of a scammer posing as an Illuminati recruiter who contacted Ryan. It's wild! 

 

** Prize drawing details:
  • Write a 5-star review of the show on iTunes (only if you think we deserve it!)
  • Send a screenshot of your review to us via email with "Review Prize Drawing" in the subject line
  • All 5-star reviews (existing and new) will be entered to win a fabulous prize during a drawing held while recording our episode on July 31.
  • Winner will be announced during the episode that will be released Monday, August 2, 2017 (probably earlier for Patreon subscribers).
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160 - Marissa Alexa McCool

June 12th, 2017

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Marissa Alexa McCool is a 31-year-old transwoman. She is working on her fourth book, has five podcasts, has appeared in countless other podcasts, and we were finally able to get her on the Godless Rebelution. She recently moved and was having some technical difficulties, so the interview isn't as long as we would have liked, but that just means we'll have to get back on the show sometime very soon!

 

We go through a lot of recent news headlines, offer some recent science information, and Matt becomes a double-agent.

  

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159 - Gleb Tsipursky and the Pro-Truth Pledge

June 5th, 2017

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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is a tenured Professor at Ohio State University who specializes in the history of science and in the intersection of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and medicine.  He is the President and Co-Founder of Intentional Insights, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.

 

Gleb has made appearances on the Ra-Men, The Scathing Atheist, The Inciting Incident, Bi Any Means, Danthropology, Stark Truth Radio, The Gaytheist Manifesto, Cellar Door Skeptics, and The Humanist Hour podcasts. His writings have appeared in The Humanist, Free Inquiry, American Atheist Magazine, Skeptic Examiner, Patheos, and several other print and online media outlets, and he has made appearances on several different television programs.

 

Dr. Tsipursky joined us via Skype to discuss another initiative he has started - the Pro-Truth Pledge - which is an effort to reverses the tide of lies by calling on politicians – and everyone else – to commit to truth-oriented behaviors.

 

We also cover several news items and have a new candidate for the Basket of Deplorables!

 

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Patreon subscribers get more than 35 minutes of extras this week!

 

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158 - The Mountain Meadows Massacre & Mormon Extremism

June 2nd, 2017

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This episode isn't our usual fare. It's a talk that was organized by the Utah Chapter of The Satanic Temple as part of their Religious Education Series, which was aimed at analyzing religion throughout history and how it affects (some would say "infects") various aspects of our modern lives. The talk was presented by Megan Kennedy, who holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Religious Studies from the University of Utah. She is a professional writer and photographer.

 

Ryan was kind enough to bring his filming gear, so we also have video of the presentation available on our YouTube channel. Ryan wired Megan with a lavalier (one of those fancy lapel microphones) for great sound, but the rest of the audio was captured on a mobile recording device and a microphone mounted to the top of Ryan's video camera, so it's not fantastic - but it's decent.

 

We're currently trying to schedule Megan as a guest for a future episode or episodes. She's got a lot of great information to share!

 

We'll be publishing episode #159 this weekend for our Patreon supporters, and on Monday for our regular feed. 

 

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