• 01:12

    Ryan Bell: A Year Without God

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    Ryan Bell, a former Seventh-day Adventist pastor, lived as an atheist for the entire year of 2014, chronicling the journey on his blog, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/yearwithoutgod.


    In December of 2014, Bell announced in an NPR interview that he no longer believes in God.  Both Christians and atheists have rallied around this declaration, for good and for ill. 


    In this very special broadcast, we speak personally with Ryan Bell about his faith, his year without God, and about the circumstances which led to his desire to take such an unusual (and drastic) step.


    Charisma News article featuring Ryan:  http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/watchman-on-the-wall/46618-why-are-so-many-christians-turning-into-atheists


    Seth's response video to "10 Women Christian Men Shouldn't Marry:  http://youtu.be/m1ugVyuRUv0


     

  • 01:06

    Ghost Stories 2014

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    It's an annual tradition.  Each October, in advance of Halloween, we gather around the virtual campfire to share our favorite ghost stories.  (Yes, atheists often love tales of the supernatural, as we enjoy all manner of fiction and storytelling.)  So dim the lights, place a candle in the jack-o-lantern, and join us for some spooky tales of things that go bump in the night.


    History of Halloween podcast:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2011/10/14/halloween-history-and-the-church

  • 01:12

    200th Episode

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    Seth Andrews joins a live audience for this very special 200th episode.  Kick off the New Year with this celebration of the big 2-0-0.


     

  • 01:01

    2014- The Year in Review

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    It's our annual wrap-up of the best (and worst) of 2014.  What are the things that made the headlines?  Scientific breakthroughs?  Best films?  The most iconic figures?  The biggest successes and failures of the year?


    Join us for the final broadcast of the year.  

    Salon Article:  http://www.salon.com/2014/12/20/were_putting_an_end_to_religion_richard_dawkins_bill_maher_and_the_exploding_new_american_secularism

  • 01:39

    The Question of Christ

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    Is there any evidence for a real Jesus?  Was Jesus' story borrowed from earlier religions and cultures?  Is Jesus really the reason for the Christmas season, which is being celebrated globally this week?


    In this podcast, Seth Andrews speaks to three historians who have dedicated much of their lives and writings to the subject of Christ and Christianity: Dr. Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald and Dr. Robert M. Price. 


    Join us for a compelling panel and an enlightening show.  

    RICHARD CARRIER:  http://www.richardcarrier.info
    DAVID FITZGERALD:  http://www.amazon.com/David-Fitzgerald/e/B004ASD9M4
    ROBERT M. PRICE:  http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com

  • 01:21

    What You Don't Know About Religion (but should) with Dr. Ryan Cragun

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    Dr. Ryan Cragun is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampa, and he specializes in the sociology of religion.  A former Mormon (now atheist), Cragun has released his new book for which this show is titled.  Join us as we talk about religion around the world, its claims versus reality, and the stuff about religion which isn't known (or being taught), but should be.

    Link to Dr. Cragun's book:  http://www.amazon.com/What-Dont-About-Religion-Should/dp/0985281537

    Dr. Cragun's website:  http://www.ryantcragun.com


    Christmas: Behind the Curtain:  http://youtu.be/kenbgMjRvlY

     

  • 01:11

    Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

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    Cara Santa Maria has dedicated her life to improving science literacy by communicating scientific principles across media platforms. A North Texas native, she currently lives in Los Angeles. Prior to moving to the west coast, Cara taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology. 


    Cara previously worked as a co-host and producer on the Pivot TV nightly live television show, "TakePart Live." Before that, she was the senior science correspondent for The Huffington Post and co-starred in "Hacking The Planet" and "The Truth About Twisters" on The Weather Channel.  
    She has made appearances on CNN, Fox News, TLC, Current TV, BBC America, G4, SundanceTV, Travel Channel, and Nat Geo WILD. 

    Cara currently hosts a weekly science podcast called "Talk Nerdy." She joins Seth Andrews for tonight's podcast.  Call the show with comments and/or questions, or email podcast@thethinkingatheist.com.


    Cara's website:  http://carasantamaria.com

  • 01:16

    No Longer Quivering

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    The Quiverfull Movement is a lifestyle among fundamentalist Christians which believes that an abundance of children is in compliance with God's perfect will.  Contraception equals abortion, a heinous sin against God, so the only "family planning" that's done is a prayer to the sky that His will be done.  The Quiverfull Movement is highly patriarchal and often has a dark side in relation to the rights of women and children.


    In this episode, we explore The Quiverfull Movement, we speak with Kathryn Joyce, author of the book: "Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement," and we speak to some who once experienced this culture inside its walls, including Vykie Garrison, who hosts the online community, "No Longer Quivering."

    Kathryn Joyce's book:  http://www.amazon.com/Quiverfull-Inside-Christian-Patriarchy-Movement/dp/0807010707/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233348792&sr=8-1

    Link to "The Onion" article:  http://www.theonion.com/articles/no-one-should-have-the-right-to-die-until-god-is-d,37418/

  • 00:59

    If The World Ended Tomorrow

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    Imagine this.  You receive the news that today will be your last day on earth.  Your last day anywhere.  How would you populate the final hours of your life?  What people would you see?  What foods would you eat?  What things would you do?  Would you react with fear and panic, or would you bask in the warm glow of inevitability?


    This show allows us to think about what we might do if we realized that our finite lives were approaching the final ticks of the clock. What would you do if the world ended tomorrow?


    Christmas video "Christmas: Behind the Curtain:  http://youtu.be/kenbgMjRvlY

  • 01:22

    The Tipping Point

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    For many who have escaped from religious beliefs and cultures, there was a single event (or series of events) which ultimately tipped them over the edge.  In this podcast, we hear the personal stories of apostates, and the "tipping points" which ultimately caused them to call themselves non-believers.

    Share your story at podcast@thethinkingatheist.com


     

  • 01:13

    Testing 1 2 3

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    Killing some time.  Testing some new gear.  Talking about whatever.  It's a casual evening among friends, and a very loose "unscheduled" radio podcast for the TTA audience.

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