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Friendly Atheist Podcast

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Episodes

Ep. 455 - Club Q and the Christian aftermath

December 01, 2022 05:34 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Christian hate-preacher Aaron Thompson celebrated the Club Q shooting, calling it a “good thing.” (3:00) — Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis says the victims of the shooting are probably in Hell. (9:45) — Focus on the Family’s sign...

Ep. 454 - Interview with Rachel Laser, President of Americans United

November 24, 2022 19:44 - 39 minutes

In this solo episode, I spoke with Rachel Laser, who became president and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in February of 2018. She is the organization’s first non-Christian and female leader in its 75 year history. Rachel is a lawyer, advocate and strategist who has dedicated her career to making our country more inclusive.  We spoke about her work with religious organizations, whether the Johnson Amendment will ever be enforced, what people still don't get about ...

Ep. 453 - YouTube Finally Banned Greg Locke

November 18, 2022 05:38 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Actress Candace Cameron Bure is making pseudo-Hallmark movies that feature “traditional marriage,” not gay couples. (0:54) — Christian hate-preacher Greg Locke just lost both of his YouTube channels. (23:28) — “Highly religious A...

Ep. 452 - The Growth of the Godless Caucus

November 11, 2022 04:56 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Pat Robertson’s prediction failed. (3:00) — How did the godless fare in the 2022 midterm elections? (13:35)  — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis deemed himself a “fighter” sent by the Christian God to defend the downtrodden. (33:06) ...

Ep. 451 - The IRS Isn't Investigating Churches

November 04, 2022 04:59 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Greg Locke’s Halloween bonfire to destroy “witchcraft” artifacts, Catholic symbols, and other things he deems evil got a heavy dose of rain. (3:50)  — The IRS isn’t doing a damn thing to enforce the Johnson Amendment and stop chur...

Ep. 450 - How Many Houses Did Jesus Have?

October 27, 2022 19:13 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — 45% of Americans say we should live in a “Christian nation.” Yikes…? (0:50) — Even Christianity Today admits public schools aren’t godless. (16:50) — Christian “prophet” Robin Bullock says that Jesus was a wealthy man who owned f...

Ep. 449 - Greg Locke's Next Book Burning

October 21, 2022 02:55 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Atheist candidate Mike Itkis made a sex tape to boost his flailing congressional campaign. (1:44) — Preaching history teacher and Christian bigot David Paszkiewicz is running for public office in Kearny, NJ. (14:35)   — Christian...

Ep. 448 - Bart Barber and Southern Baptist Cruelty

October 14, 2022 04:24 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Bart Barber, the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention, was featured on 60 Minutes but revealed the bigotry underlying his faith. (1:13) — Christian hate-preacher Steven Anderson delivered a very explicit and homophobic...

Ep. 447 - Herschel Walker's Abortion Hypocrisy

October 07, 2022 04:39 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Texas mother Jamie Gooch is warning people against Hocus Pocus 2. (0:33)   — Minnesota lawmakers are launching a Secular Government Caucus to combat Christian Nationalism. (11:54) — Will the revelation that Herschel Walker paid f...

Ep. 446 - Christian Homework in a Bathtub

September 30, 2022 03:00 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — An 8-year-old girl was expelled for not wanting to send her teacher a picture of herself reading in the bathtub. (0:55) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is going after Republican Darren Bailey for using a fundamentalist Christian cur...

Ep. 445 - Where Did Coach Joe Kennedy Go?

September 23, 2022 04:12 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Greg Locke is very unhappy about his depiction in the Peacock series Shadowland. (1:47) — Despite the Supreme Court giving him his old job back, Joseph Kennedy, the football coach who held prayer spectacles at midfield after games...

Ep. 444 - Interview with Andrew Seidel, author of "American Crusade"

September 15, 2022 23:39 - 45 minutes

Andrew Seidel is the Vice President of Strategic Communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the author of "The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American." He's written and spoken extensively about these issues in a variety of online and print publications, and on several news shows. His latest book, out this month, is called "American Crusade: How the Supreme Court is Weaponizing Religious Freedom." 0:00 Intro 1:08 How did you write a book abo...

BONUS - Audio Interview with Mike Flanagan, creator of 'Midnight Mass'

September 09, 2022 04:44 - 2 hours

In this bonus interview, Jessica spoke with Mike Flanagan, the writer/director behind "Haunting of Hill House," "Haunting of Bly Manor," "Doctor Sleep," and (most recently) the critically acclaimed "Midnight Mass."  They discussed his sobriety journey as an atheist, why Bev Keane from "Midnight Mass" could probably get elected to Congress, how to engage with criticism, and why we probably shouldn’t.

Ep. 443 - Britney Spears is an Atheist, Y'all

September 09, 2022 04:28 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Britney Spears said in a now-deleted Instagram reel, “I’m an atheist, y’all!” (3:45) — Even married advocates of Purity Culture can’t handle Bridgerton. (12:57) — A federal judge ruled that an HIV drug mandate violated Christians...

Ep. 442 - "Unwise" DMs from a Christian Leader

September 01, 2022 19:43 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Christian pastor and church planter Matt Chandler is on a leave of absence because of “unwise” DMs he sent to a woman on Instagram. (4:20)  — Valley Christian Academy in California will forfeit an upcoming football game rather tha...

Ep. 441 - A Texas-sized Loophole in a Christian Law

August 24, 2022 18:38 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A conservative Christian influencer wants women to stop touching themselves. (1:00)  — A Texas law requiring donated “In God We Trust” signs in schools has a loophole, and one atheist is taking advantage of it. (13:27) — The Door...

Ep. 440 - The Attack on Salman Rushdie

August 19, 2022 19:11 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — The attack on Salman Rushdie is an attack on free expression. (1:38) (Note: Read this for more background on Rushdie and why The Satanic Verses is controversial.) — An evangelical pastor demonized "wokeism" after making up his own...

Ep. 439 - The Illegal, Christian "Hamilton" Saga

August 11, 2022 23:36 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A Texas church put on an illegal production of "Hamilton" in order to convert the audience. (0:55)  — A Baptist school kicked out a five-year-old orphan after she was adopted by lesbians. (36:19) — Let's talk about Christian swor...

Ep. 438 - The Plight of Conservative Christian Furries

August 05, 2022 04:24 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — SPONSOR: Check out God Pod!   — The abortion referendum in Kansas was a rebuke to the Catholic Church. (2:10) — Christian furries are worried about being outed... as Christians. (16:15) — Do we really need a "new kind of atheism...

Ep. 437 - The Hypocrisy of an Anti-Gay Republican

July 29, 2022 04:28 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — SPONSOR: Check out God Pod!   — Republican Rep. Glenn Thompson voted *against* a bill to protect same-sex weddings... then attended his gay son's wedding. (1:52) — Why is Ted Haggard back in the news? (13:07) — The Church of Sci...

Ep. 436 - Who's the Real Hate-Preacher?

July 20, 2022 20:21 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A Christian hate-preacher condemned me… for quoting him accurately. (1:05) — Creationist Michael Peroutka won the GOP primary for Maryland attorney general. (20:21) — A staffer found illicit pics on a priest’s printer. Then the c...

Ep. 435 - Condemning Bigotry Isn't Christian Persecution

July 15, 2022 04:49 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Happy James Webb Telescope Images week for all who celebrate! (0:30) — How seriously should we take the allegations against right-wing radio host Jesse Lee Peterson? (10:28) — A Christian writer thinks she's being persecuted for ...

Ep. 434 - Biblical Literalism is Dying Off

July 08, 2022 01:19 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Why are insane Christians cheering the destruction of the Georgia Guidestones? (1:16)  — A record-low 20% of Americans say the Bible is literally true. (10:50) — A right-wing activist said on a hot mic that she prays with Supreme...

Ep. 433 - Roe-verturned

July 01, 2022 05:22 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Roe v. Wade was overturned and the conservative Christian dream is a nightmare for everyone else. (0:01)  — The Supreme Court also rewarded a preaching Christian football coach with a decision based entirely on lies. (42:40) — Ma...

Ep. 432 - Church/State Separation Is Unconstitutional Now

June 24, 2022 04:22 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Evangelist Franklin Graham told a woman to stay with her abusive husband after downplaying her suffering. (1:00)  — The Supreme Court's decision in Carson v. Makin was a devastating blow to church/state separation. (16:49) — Geor...

Ep. 431 - The Narrow-mindedness of Organized Secularism

June 18, 2022 00:27 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — 81% of Americans believe in God, an all-time low. (2:05) — Students at Seattle Pacific University protested their school’s anti-LGBTQ hiring policy by handing rainbow flags to the university president as he gave them their diploma...

Ep. 430 - The Worst Pride Month Sermon Ever

June 09, 2022 01:40 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A Christian hate-preacher delivered an anti-gay sermon that's even worse than you imagine. (2:20) — A conservative school board candidate checked out all the LGBTQ books in a local library's Pride display so kids couldn't get to t...

Ep. 429 - Richard Dawkins and the Atheist "Schism"

June 02, 2022 22:59 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — An Oklahoma candidate for U.S. Senate claims his church was "shut down." (1:13) — Atheists don't have to defend Richard Dawkins if he says ignorant things. (12:50) — The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard non-story involving atheism. (55:13...

Ep. 428 - It Wasn't "Adultery." It Was Abuse

May 26, 2022 05:51 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — The shooting in Uvalde, Texas. (1:03) — Christian predator Josh Duggar is going to jail. (3:24)  — After a pastor confessed to "adultery," the victim got on stage and said it was sexual assault that began when she was 16. (12:25)...

Ep. 427 - A Christian Letter to a Gay "Friend"

May 19, 2022 16:01 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A Christian school told students to write a letter urging a (fictional) friend to stop being gay. (1:45) — A Kansas town reversed course and will allow "In God We Trust" stickers on police vehicles... but there's a twist. (4:30) ...

Ep. 426 - Churches are turning into MAGA cults

May 13, 2022 05:13 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A Kansas town voted to remove "In God We Trust" from police vehicles. (2:03) — Canada's Parliament rejected a motion to end invocation prayers in the House of Commons. (6:41) — Evangelical pastors shouldn't be surprised that thei...

Ep. 425 - Overturning Roe Might Backfire on Christians

May 04, 2022 05:38 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — The Supreme Court's supposed Roe decision could backfire on conservative Christians. (1:15) — A Christian college punished a sexual assault victim for having premarital sex. (39:05) — The Supreme Court also said Boston couldn't s...

Ep. 424 - This Christian Show's Ad Campaign Backfired

April 28, 2022 21:44 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A Christian show's viral "persecution" marketing campaign backfired. (2:15) — The Supreme Court is about to fumble a simple church/state separation case. (15:05) — An atheist in Florida says if controversial books are banned, the...

Ep. 423 - Interview with Dr. Katie Gaddini, author of "The Struggle to Stay: Why Single Evangelical Women Are Leaving the Church"

April 21, 2022 17:14 - 40 minutes

In this solo episode (Jessica will be back next week), I spoke with Dr. Katie Gaddini, a sociologist at the Social Research Institute, University College London and a research associate at the University of Johannesburg, Department of Sociology. She recently released her debut book, The Struggle to Stay: Why Single Evangelical Women Are Leaving the Church, which is based on over four years of in-depth ethnographic research with single evangelical women in the US and the UK.  We talked abo...

Ep. 422 - A Georgia Republican's Top 3 Priorities

April 14, 2022 19:52 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Hemant will be giving a talk in Orlando on Sunday, April 24. Details here! — Kandiss Taylor, a wannabe governor of Georgia, has no respect for church/state separation. (3:19) — An Arkansas official brazenly bragged about pushing ...

Ep. 421 - Was the Pledge of Allegiance plagiarized?

April 07, 2022 21:06 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Nebraska Sen. Megan Hunt helped defeat an anti-abortion bill with an incredible speech. (4:45) — A school prayer case from 1999 was cited to derail an honor for a historic Black judge. (14:15) — Mubarak Bala was sentenced to 24 ...

Ep. 420 - Interview with Thomas Smith, host of "Serious Inquiries Only" and "Opening Arguments"

April 01, 2022 02:24 - 1 hour

In this solo episode (Jessica will be back next week), Hemant interviewed Thomas Smith, host of multiple podcasts that discuss science, atheism, philosophy, and the law. They include "Serious Inquiries Only," a show that goes in-depth on topics concerned science and skepticism, "Opening Arguments," with co-host Andrew Torrez, which takes complex legal issues in the news and breaks them down in an accessible and entertaining way, and "Philosophers in Space," which uncovers and explains the ...

Ep. 419 - Sen. Lindsey Graham's Misplaced Double-Standard

March 25, 2022 21:08 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Ketanji Brown Jackson was grilled about her religious beliefs by Lindsey Graham. (6:30) — A pastor claimed he could endorse candidates in church because they weren't beholden to the IRS. He's wrong. (18:05) — Brian Houston, the f...

Ep. 418 - The $100M Ad Blitz for Jesus

March 18, 2022 03:31 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Senate candidate Herschel Walker proudly denied evolution. (1:38) — There's a $100 million ad campaign for Jesus. It will fail. (16:48) — Christianity Today reporters documented allegations of sexual harassment at... Christianity...

Ep. 417 - Not All Outreach is Good Outreach

March 11, 2022 04:10 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Why is a newspaper printing anti-atheist slander? (1:15) — Creationist Ken Ham has a new list of societal ills. (4:08) — A woman who killed three siblings at a school bus stop got out of jail early after taking a Bible study clas...

Ep. 416 - How Many Atheists Are in Prison?

March 04, 2022 03:34 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — After saying God already "appointed" her to a State Senate seat, Bianca Gracia lost her GOP primary. (1:29) — Pat Robertson came back to The 700 Club to claim Putin was “compelled by God” to invade Ukraine because… Israel. (16:39)...

Ep. 415 - Forfeiting a Game Because of Faith

February 25, 2022 04:45 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Hold your sympathy for the Alabama high school basketball team whose faith led to them forfeiting their playoff chances. (1:25) — Christian sex predator Ravi Zacharias was effectively aided by the corrupt leaders at his ministry. ...

Ep. 414 - Greg Locke's Witch Hunt

February 17, 2022 18:54 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — Greg Locke says he's going to expose six "witches" in his church. (1:09) — Why won't anyone give Kevin Sorbo the money he needs to make his movies? (22:26) — Why is the Catholic League's Bill Donohue getting paid a million dollar...

Ep. 413 - The Invalid Baptisms

February 11, 2022 04:24 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — A Catholic priest resigned for the dumbest (but strangely consequential) reason. (2:17) — LDS leader Brad Wilcox’s racist comments have caused chaos among Mormons. (8:13) — A public school Bible teacher in TN told students “how t...

Ep. 412 - Interview with Kristin Du Mez, author of "Jesus and John Wayne"

February 03, 2022 16:06 - 57 minutes

In this solo episode (Jessica will be back next week), Hemant interviewed Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of the New York Times bestseller "Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation." The book attempts to explain why white evangelicals overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump, despite all the non-Trumpy values they claimed to hold dear before he came along, by looking at the history of evangelical culture.  2:40 Why did you write this book? 5:00 The su...

Ep. 411 - The Future of the Supreme Court

January 28, 2022 04:28 - 59 minutes

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — What will the Supreme Court look like after Stephen Breyer's retirement? (2:36) — Jerry Falwell, Jr. opened up about his past in a lengthy Vanity Fair profile. (13:45) — A Mississippi mayor wants to withhold funds from the local ...

Ep. 410 - The Saliva Sermon

January 21, 2022 04:28 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — OnlySky, a new network for atheist bloggers, podcasters, and commentators, is now up and running! (0:49) — Pastor Mike Todd smeared spit on his brother's face to make a point about Jesus. (8:52) — A proposed law in Iowa would req...

Ep. 409 - The Christian Ethics of Raising Rent

January 14, 2022 04:52 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — It's never good when a state's attorney general says we need a God-based justice system. (3:12) — A pastor who's been repeatedly accused of spiritual harassment insists that he is eradicating spiritually abusive priests from his c...

Ep. 408 - The Pope vs. Petowners

January 07, 2022 21:08 - 1 hour

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! -- Pope Francis says having pets instead of kids is selfish. (2:00) -- A proposed law in Oklahoma would put the KJV and fundamentalist preachers in certain classrooms. (7:00) -- Marriage is not about being happy, says one very miso...

Ep. 407 - 2021 in Review

December 31, 2021 03:43 - 2 hours

On this (extra-long) podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past year in news! We covered a whole variety of topics, going month by month, so feel free to jump around and listen in at any point!

Guests

Ross Blocher
2 Episodes
Cameron Esposito
1 Episode
Charlie Kirk
1 Episode
Chris Shelton
1 Episode
Cory Booker
1 Episode
David Ellis
1 Episode
Dinesh D'Souza
1 Episode
Gareth Reynolds
1 Episode
Gerald Posner
1 Episode
Guy Branum
1 Episode
Jack Jenkins
1 Episode
James Randi
1 Episode
Jesse Thorn
1 Episode
John W. Loftus
1 Episode
Julia Sweeney
1 Episode
Katherine Stewart
1 Episode
Ken Campbell
1 Episode
Lindsey Graham
1 Episode
Lucien Greaves
1 Episode
Mitt Romney
1 Episode
Monica Miller
1 Episode
Pete Buttigieg
1 Episode
Peter Boghossian
1 Episode
Phil Torres
1 Episode
Ravi Zacharias
1 Episode
Richard Dawkins
1 Episode
Stephen Fry
1 Episode
Stephen Hawking
1 Episode
Stephen Mansfield
1 Episode
Susan Blackmore
1 Episode
Thomas More
1 Episode
Thomas Smith
1 Episode
Tracey Moody
1 Episode
Travis Owens
1 Episode

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