Category Archives: podcast

Podcast #246 – Win Some, Lose Some vs RFRA

So-called Religious Freedom Restorations Acts are meeting with mixed success at the state level. RFRAs are ostensibly about protecting religious freedom, but they’re really just pandering to religious conservatives who want to discriminate against the hated gays (just like Jesus would have). … Continue reading

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Podcast #243 – Ask Your Doctor if Arthritic Goat’s Milk Is Right for You

Comedian and television talk show host Bill Maher gave “Dr.” Sam Chachoua nearly ten minutes on a recent show to talk about his quack cure for AIDS that involves the milk from arthritic goats. “Dr. Sam” supposedly cured Charlie Sheen … Continue reading

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Podcast #242 – Matthew O’Neil on Bible Sex

We interview Matthew O’Neil about his new book What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn’t Say) about Sex. Matthew is an activist, theologian, and teacher. He has his MA in theology from Saint Michael’s College with graduate certification in Mediation … Continue reading

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Podcast #240 – GOP in Crisis

The Reverend Franklin Graham (prominent Protestant fundamentalist and son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham) says he’s quitting the Republican Party. Why? He says it’s because Republicans aren’t standing on principle. He cites as an example the Republican-dominated US Congress passing a … Continue reading

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Podcast #239 – God Isn’t Fixing This

Gun violence continues to be a problem in America, and conservatives continue to call for more prayer, more guns, and not much else. No one would deny the right of citizens to embrace prayer as a consolation in times of … Continue reading

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Podcast #238 – War on Christmas Special

It’s War on Christmas! There is no War on Christmas–there’s only a war on the alleged War on Christmas. Example: A new group called Faith Driven Consumers has published the so-called Faith Equality Index, which ranks major companies on, among … Continue reading

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Podcast #237 – Thanksgiving and the Atheist

It’s Thanksgiving time again, and atheists face the usual challenges when dealing with religious family members. Dear Prudence over at Slate.com fields a question from a woman whose husband likes to enrage the in-laws with obnoxious anti-prayers and offensive t-shirts. … Continue reading

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Podcast #236 – Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Religion)

We interview Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman, whose new album The Rap Guide to Religion, is available starting October 23rd. Brinkman has carved out a distinctive niche in the rap world, frequently infusing his lyrics with philosophical, literary, scientific and skeptical … Continue reading

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Podcast #234 – Chris Matheson (Author, The Story of God)

We interview Chris Matheson, author of the new satirical novel The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate). While Chris isn’t exactly a household name,  you’re guaranteed to know his work: he’s also a screenwriter and director, … Continue reading

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Podcast #233 – Julie J. Ingersoll (Author, Building God’s Kingdom)

We interview Professor Julie J. Ingersoll, author of Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction.We talk about how the “DNA” of an obscure conservative movement can be seen in today’s headlines. Plus: Rowan County, Kentucky’s “other Kim” has the … Continue reading

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