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Recorded on 2013-05-09 and 2013-05-10 for release on 2013-05-16 INTRO Our next episode will be the one year anniversary show! LISTENER CONTEST Tara Vance Cassandra FEEDBACK – None this time around THIS DAY IN HISTORY May 16 1717 – Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille 1866 – US Congress dumps the half-dime coin for the Nickel 1918 – U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act 1984 – Andy Kaufman died – Tony Clifton continues to be seen for years. 1988 – US Surgeon general C. Everett Koop compares the addiction of nicotine to heroin and cocaine SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Canadarm on Canadian bank note Die and poison used against poachers Some atypical Black Widow cannibalism What makes people happy? POLITICS AND RELIGION Administration appeals “Morning After Pill” ruling TX Judge rules in favor of Cheerleaders FFRF is not Pleased Rhode Island becomes 10th state to embrace marriage equality Delaware was 11th Minnesota’s 12th INTERVIEW – Susan Gerbic Susan Gerbic leads a team of 80+ Wikipedia editors (in 17 languages) known as Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia trying to change skeptical content on the 5th most popular website world-wide. You can find out more at the project’s blog. You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, follow us on Twitter @AtheistNomads, like us on Facebook, email us at email@example.com, and leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Atheist Nomads Episode 26 – Bouncing Around with Jay Novella 0:00:25 INTRO Wesley’s report on Reason Fest Contest Prize – Autographed copy of Shelley Segal’s An Atheist Album The Rules – Tell us why it’s important to be an out atheist in no more than 500 words if written or 3 minutes if it’s audio. May be submitted by email or on the voice mail line at 541-203-0666 Deadline is 05/11/13 0:07:35 FEEDBACK – Vance 0:11:37 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – May 2, 2011 Osama bin Laden killed 0:12:44 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CISPA passes the US House of Representatives again Wringing a washcloth in orbit Kepler finds earth like worlds AquaAdvantage Salmon nears FDA approval Foundation Beyond Belief now has 1386 members, help them reach their goal of 2500! 0:22:23 POLITICS/RELIGION Boston Marathon bombing Blasphemy and islamism in Turkey Roger Gorley (Amanda Brown’s father) arrested for refusing to leave partner’s bedside Boy Scouts propose allowing gay kids, but not adults Major leagues prepare for openly gay athletes A couple’s second child dies due to reliance of faith healing Pussy Riot’s Nadia Tolokonnikova denied parole Iceland gives secular organizations equal footing with other non-official groups 0:42:36 INTERVIEW – Jay Novella Jay has been a skeptical activist for 15 years who serves as a co-host and producer of The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe, a popular science podcast. Jay is also the producer and director of SGU Video Productions whose videos can be seen on the SGU YouTube channel. He also is the Director of Marketing and Technology for The New England Skeptical Society, a not for profit organization focused on promoting higher standards of education, especially in the areas of science and critical thinking. For the past 3 years, Jay has served on the board of directors for the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, a yearly conference held in NYC. Jay also is a regular contributor to The Rogues Gallery, a popular science and skepticism blog. 1:55:33 MUSIC – Bleak Harvest by Scott Williams (used by permission) You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, follow us on Twitter @AtheistNomads, like us on Facebook, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred. Recorded 04/22/13 and 04/27/13 for release on 05/02/13
Recorded 04/06/13 for release on 04/18/13 This is a live episode, you can find the video on YouTube and since we did the whole thing live on the Hangout on Air, All the editing I’ve done is clean up the audio and truncate the silence, otherwise it is live and unedited. 0:01:40 INTRO 0:02:38 INTERVIEW – Dale McGowan Dale is editor and co-author of books including Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, Voices of Unbelief, and Atheism For Dummies (2013). He presents workshops for nontheistic parents across the United States and was named 2008 Harvard Humanist of the Year. Dale created Foundation Beyond Belief in 2009 and launched the charitable giving program in 2010. He now serves as the Executive Director of Foundation Beyond Belief. 0:52:24 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – April 18 1775 – Revere and Dawes warn of British attack 1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake 1989 – Chinese students protest against government in Tiananmen Square 1:02:37 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Flat tire? There’s a bot for that. A fusion rocket? Peru’s glacier loss Jurassic Park 4’s dinosaurs won’t be very modern The Ocellated icefish has no hemoglobin The new bird flu 1:18:28 POLITICS/RELIGION North Carolina’s proposed state religion nixed by House Speaker International Pressure mounts for the release of Bangladeshi bloggers Egypt arrests satirist Malala Yousafzai is back in school Amina Tyler is threatened with stoning by the head of Tunisia’s “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.” European group Femen launches a Topless Jihad in support. (NSFW) You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, follow us on Twitter @AtheistNomads, email us at email@example.com, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded for release on 2013-04-04. 0:00:25 INTRO Dustin’s New Equipment Wesley’s furlough has been reduced NFA 5 Was Canceled New Plans for Episode 25 – Recording live as a Google Hangout on Air on 2013-04-06 at 2:00 PM MDT. 0:09:28 Foundation Beyond Belief 2500 Member Challenge 0:10:06 FEEDBACK Exaggeration Why didn’t I hear about you sooner? Music 0:16:51 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – April 4 1818 – America adopts flag design with one star for every state 1933 – Man who took NASCAR mainstream is born 1968 – Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated 1949 – NATO established 1975 – Microsoft founded 0:25:49 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Genetically modified immune cells and clear leukemia Three Parent Babies New vaccine delivery system 0:37:33 POLITICS/RELIGION New Pope Mormon leader’s attempted rape and penis biting North Dakota bans abortion past the 6th week Melissa Rogers takes over the White House office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Same Sex Marriage AAP is in favor of Same Sex Marriage Conservatives accepting same sex marriage Roberts get’s some motivation Slactavisim? Justice Sotomayor takes down an anti-gay argument in one minute How are they going to rule 1:09:04 INTERVIEW – Amanda Brown Amanda Brown is a co-founder of We Are Atheism, sex and sexuality researcher who worked with Dr. Darrel Ray on the Sex and Secularism survey, and is a co-founder and the coordinator of ReasonFest. You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded 03/09/13 for release on 03/21/13 INTRO THIS DAY IN HISTORY, March 21st 1800 – Pope Pius VII was crowned with a papier-mâché tiara 1980 – Wesley, your not so humble host is born 1980 – Carter tells U.S. athletes of Olympic boycott 1989 – Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling 1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon For you, the listeners of Atheist Nomads, Audible is offering a free audiobook download with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service. You might want to check out Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality by Dr. Darrel Ray, narrated by Dr. Darrel Ray. To download your free audiobook today go to audibletrial.com/atheistnomads. SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Human glia make mice smarter What makes this round of global warming special? Sagittarius A* gets ready to eat a cloud POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE Public library in Salem, MO gets in some hot water for blocking pagan websites Deadly riots over “atheist” bloggers in Bangladesh Cardinal Keith O’Brien forced to step down Christian college fires woman for getting pregnant MUSIC – Pamelides El Ateo by Komando Arturo (CC-BY-NC-SA) INTERVIEW Jose Alvarado is the organizer Chicago Latino Atheists and fund raising chair for Hispanic American Freethinkers You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at email@example.com, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded on 2013-03-02 for release on 2013-03-07 INTRO Don’t forget to to register for the Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference FEEDBACK Russ about NFA5 accommodations “Pastor” Dustin and porn FBB 2500 Member drive THIS DAY IN HISTORY – March 7 1870 – Wyoming allowed women to be jurors 1942 – First 5 black American men become pilots at Tuskege, Alabama 1965 – In Selma, Alabama, State troopers and local law enforcement forcefully break up a group of 600 civil rights marchers 1981 – The first homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY BigDog can throw blocks Symbiosis and photosynthesis Telepathic cybernetic rats SpaceX Dragon flight delays Several herbal Viagras found to not be so herbal after all Curiosity switches to the backup computer POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE Da Pope iz gawn Pontifical scandal Public opinion could be a factor in the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 Ruling The Obama Administration weighs in against Prop 8 Turkish PM compares Zionism and Islamophobia to crimes against humanity – Kerry is not amused MUSIC – “I Don’t Believe in Fairies” by Shelley Segal (used by permission) website | bandcamp INTERVIEW – David Fitzgerald David Fitzgerald is an author and public speaker best known for his book NAILED – Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All. He also writes erotica under the psudenum of Kilt Kilpatrick You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded on 02/17/13 for release on 02/21/13 INTRO You can help support the Atheist Nomads Adding Libsyn for CDN file hosting Considering dropping Ogg support Moving the feed to Feedburner If each of our current listeners donate $0.67 per year our costs would be covered. Tell your friends about the show Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference FBB’s 2500 member goal THIS DAY IN HISTORY 1944 – Tojo makes himself “military czar” 1948 – NASCAR Founded 1972 – Nixon Visits China 1994 – Double Agent Aldrich Ames arrested SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Some “recent” human evolution has been found to be the cuase of some of the more steriotypical East Asian traits Hermaphroditic Sea slugs lose and regrow their penises Russia hit by meteorite POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE The Pope resigns?!? First to do so in almost 700 old Irish bookie gives Dawkins 666:1 odds Trouble at the WBC: Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper leave Lauren Drain poses for the NOH8 Campaign Iceland might block porn The Hitch Bar (via Friendly Atheist) MUSIC – He’s Coming Back by Ensomniak (Used by permission)| Facebook | YouTube | bandcamp FEATURE – Life after death Abrahamic Religions Christianity – From most to least grotesque Catholic Dualist Heaven if you’re really good Purgatory if you’re mostly a good Christian Hell for the wicked/unbaptized Mainstream Protestant Dualist Predestination or free will Heaven or hell at death or the second coming Mormons Dualist Celestial Kingdom – The most heavenly, only for those who have lived upto the ordinances and covenants Highest degree – only for those sealed in celestial marriage, get to become gods Two lower degrees – likely become angels Terrestrial Kingdom – For good people who don’t qualify for the celestial kingdom Telestial Kingdom – Those who have not accepted Christ, 1000 years of spirit prision Seventh-day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses Monist “Soul sleep” at death Righteous go to heaven at the second coming The wicked are raised, judged, and destroyed Islam Dualist – nafs Predestinarian Resurrection The good, including Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Sabians go to heaven The wicked get severe pain and shame Judaism Probably a bodily resurrection People will get what’s coming to them Eastern Religions, neoplatonism, Gnosticism, paganism, Kabbalah (Jewish), Cathars (Christian), Alawi Shias (Muslim), Druze, Rosicrucians Dualistic Reincarnation Karma Release You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at email@example.com, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
For release on February 7th 0:00:25 INTRO Don’t forget about the Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference Dustin rants about precious bodily fluids 0:00:43 FEEDBACK – Ben 0:14:18 THIS DAY IN HISTORY 1812 – Earthquake causes fluvial tsunami in Mississippi 1968 – Forensic evidence solves a crime 1984 – First human satellite 1990 – Soviet Communist Party gives up monopoly on political power 2002 – President George W. Bush announces plan for “faith-based initiatives” 0:28:50 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Eighth century gamma ray burst The quadruple helix The dung beetle may navigate by the milky way 0:34:03 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE The Pope app Bishop apologizes for cover up Noah’s Ark replica has opened Obama on same sex marriage 0:52:00 INTERVIEW We are joined by Brian Keith Dalton and Tom Vilot of the Mr. Deity webshow where Tom plays John the Baptist and Brian is Mr. Deity himself. You can watch Mr. Deity on YouTube, follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook, buy the DVDs, and donate to help support the show. 1:51:01 BLOOPERS You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded on 01/12/13 for release on 01/24/13 0:00:25 INTRO Wesley was on Just Skeptics Register now for the Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference FEEDBACK – None this time around 0:04:39 THIS DAY IN HISTORY 1908 – Boy Scouts movement begins 1935 – First canned beer goes on sale 1943 – Von Paulus to Hitler: Let us surrender 1965 – Winston Churchill Dies 0:21:23 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY The cost of big brains Climate change: New federal report on climate change with dire predictions Could impact volcanism Higher sea level increases than earlier thought Record temps in the US in 2012 4 billion light year wide quasar group found The ISON comet is coming 0:37:33 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE The 2013 flu outbreak and vaccination Rock Beyond Belief 2 rejected by Camp Pendleton Reverend Giglio withdraws from the Inauguration Hemant’s take on the initial announcement 0:52:05 MUSIC – “Invisible Light” by Josh Woodward (Creative Commons – By) 0:56:45 FEATURE – Interview with Bridget Gaudette Bridget is the Development Coordinator at Foundation Beyond Belief. She’s also an ex-Jehovah’s Witness with a focus on Black atheism, humanism, and sex-positive dialogue. She writes for Friendly Atheist, Skeptic Money, and emilyhasbooks and you can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. Religious “Toys” discussed in the interview 1:56:58 BLOOPERS You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at email@example.com, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded on 01/02/12 for release on 01/10/13 0:00:25 INTRO Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference – Come see us live! Dustin was quoted in the Idaho Statesman 0:09:07 FEEDBACK Regarding the holidays More on “Do No Harm” from Ben Thanks to Paul and Brian for the kind words 0:17:00 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – January 10 1901 – Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry 1920 – League of Nations instituted 1946 – First meeting of the United Nations 2008 – World’s cheapest car debuts in India 0:26:16 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Space hedgehogs MRSA in UK Dairies 30,000 Year old engraved stone Carbon nano tubes might not be that great after all Possible habitable planet found 0:37:07 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE Rape in India The Miami-Dade Commission takes a step back (via Americans United) Google’s helping with the Dead Sea Scrolls digital library The Pope raises a red herring in his Christmas address 0:50:05 MUSIC – Josh Woodward – Golden Sunrise (License CC-BY) 0:55:05 FEATURE – Interview with Dr. Darrel Ray Dr. Darrel W. Ray is the founder of Recovering From Religion, as well as the author of four books, two on organizational team issues as well as The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture and Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality. He has been a psychologist for over 30 years, practicing counseling and clinical psychology for 10 years then moved into organizational psychology and consulting. He has been a student of religion most of his life and holds a MA degree in religion as well as a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and a Doctorate in psychology. Recovering from Religion Secular Therapist Project 1:53:41 BLOOPERS You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded for release on 12/27/12 0:00:25 INTRO 0:03:08 FEEDBACK Editing failure – Sorry Thumbs up from someone who would prefer to not be named Voice mail regarding Episode 14 and the discussion on ethics and “Do no harm” 0:17:33 THIS DAY IN HISTORY 1831 – Darwin and the HMS Beagle set out from Plymouth Harbor 1944 – FDR seizes control of Montgomery Ward’s factories for WW2 1968 – Apollo 8 returns to Earth 2004 – Peyton Manning breaks single season TD pass record 0:24:43 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY The Robot-App Store A poisonous primate in Borneo We’re crashing two spacecraft into the moon A zebra fish caused to grow limbs in a lab 0:30:51 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE The Pope blesses the Ugandan “Kill the Gays” parliamentarian (Via WWJTD) Judge allows FFRF’s Big Mountain lawsuit PA rules that “Freethought Today” and similar literature is as good as a church bulletin 0:40:57 INTERVIEW Shelley Segal is an Australian ex-Jewess famous for “An Atheist Album”. We’ve already heard a few of her songs on the show, but this time we get to hear from her directly. She even plays “My Morality” live for us. You can find Shelley on her website and buy her music on Bandcamp.
0:00:25 INTRODUCTION 0:01:40 FEEDBACK WWII and related stuff How to deal with theistic family members 0:15:21 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 13 1577 – Francis Drake leaves England to explore and plunder 1915 – Mystery writer Ross Macdonald is born – Mother asks “WHO DUNNIT?” 2000 – Texas seven prison break 2000 – Al Gore concedes the presidency 2003 – Saddam Hussein captured 0:24:52 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Robots are taking the jobs of trained dolphins Evidence of ice on Mercury’s north pole Duke’s invisibility cloak 0:31:44 POLITICS/CULTURE/RELIGION The death of Savita Halappanavar Complaint being filed with the European court of human rights Bishops issue complete BS statement The GOP blocks ratification of the UN disability treaty The Supreme Court to take Prop 8 and DOMA cases Bill O’Rielly’s war on Christmas O’Rielly with Silverman 11/28/12 Father Jonathan Morris corrects O’Rielly 12/03/12 0:50:19 MUSIC – Apocalyptic Love Song by Shelley Segal (Used by permission) 0:53:20 Plug for the Northwest Freethought Alliance Conference April 5-7, 2013 0:54:14 INTERVIEW – Kylie Sturgess of Token Skeptic Kylie Sturgess is the host of the Token Skeptic podcast, blogs at Token Skeptic on Freethought Blogs and regularly writes editorials for numerous publications and CSICOP’s Curiouser and Curiouser online column. She was the co-host for the Global Atheist Convention in 2010 and 2012. An award-winning Philosophy teacher, Kylie has lectured on teaching critical thinking and anomalistic beliefs worldwide. In 2011 she was presented with the Secular Student Alliance Best Individual Activist Award for her activism independent of a university student group and was the Australian coordinator of the 2011 10:23 Campaign. In addition, Kylie is a member of the James Randi Educational Foundation Education Advisory Panel. 1:59:06 BLOOPERS You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at email@example.com, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded on 11/25/12 and 11/02/12 for release on 11/29/12 0:00:25 INTRO Clarification on Mormon underwear from Dustin’s contact Temple recommend questions and official rules on the Mormon underwear 0: 14:27 FEEDBACK – Our first hate mail 0:17:19 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – November 29 1929 – A Byrd flies over the South Pole 1942 – Coffee rationing begins in WW2 1963 – Warren Commission formed 2011 – Dr. Conrad Murray sentenced 0:28:34: SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Robot of the episode – Nuclear radiation proof robot Plans to bring back Lonesome George’s species A directly observed exoplanet 0:38:23 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE People are petitioning Obama to succeed from the union The BSA and their troubles Idaho law suit Loosing corporate sponsors like Intel and UPS (via Friendly Atheist The Pope admits to some of the myth around the nativity story in new book 0:51:44 MUSIC – Eve by Shelley Segal (Used by permission) 0:55:54 FEATURE – Interview with Dr. Rachael Dunlop Dr Rachael Dunlop has a PhD from Sydney University Medical School and works full time in motor-neuron disease and aging disorders research and is a Vice President of the NSW committee of Australian Skeptics. She is also part of the Mystery Investigators show for schools and co-organizes the Sydney Skeptics meet-up group, is a reporter on the Skeptic Zone podcast, and contributes to The Sceptics’ Book of Pooh-Pooh blog. 1:53:48 BLOOPERS You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded 11/10/12 for release on 11/15/12 0:0:25 INTRO 0:26:11 FEEDBACK – Dan S 0:38:58 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – November 15 1777 – Articles of Confederation adopted 1864 – Sherman’s March to the Sea 1977 – President Carter hosts Shaw Pahlavi of Iran 1984 – Baby Fae dies 1:13:09 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY Robot of the day – The farming robot swarm CRS-1 – Dragon’s first mission – Launch 10/07/12, docking 10/10/12, return and splash down 10/28/12 Microsoft & 343 Industries crack down on X-Box Live sexism 1:26:59 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE Obama reelected 332 – 206 (electoral college) 51% of the popular vote Marriage equality won – Passed by referendum in Maine, Maryland, and Washington, constitutional ban in Minnesota fails Congressional races of note: McCaskill kicked Akin’s sexist ass 55% – 39% Donnelly beat Mourdock 50% – 44% Baldwin beat Thompson 51% – 46% It looks like Sinema will win in AZ, but the reports of her non-theism are exaggerated. She appears to more accurately be one of the many unaffiliated. Pete Stark lost to a fellow Democrat, leaving us with no open atheist in the legislature. One campaign issue was the motto. 1:49:31 MUSIC – Saved by Shelley Segal 1:53:40 FEATURE – Interview with Rich and Deanna Joy Lyons from the Living After Faith podcast. You can find Rich’s story in depth in the early episodes, Deanna shares her story in Episode 25. To find the episode where they interviewed Dustin, check out Episode 19. 2:11:16 BLOOPERS You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at email@example.com, leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook. Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.
Recorded 10/20/12 for release on 10/25/12 0:01:18 INTRO 0:16:11 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Octber 25th 1881 – Pablo Picasso born 1944 – First Japanese kamikaze attack of the war 1973 – Nixon vetoes war powers resolution 1980 – ACDC first Billboard top 40 hit 1983 – United States invades Grenada 0:40:12 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY New IBM microscope can view 100x smaller than an atom Robot of the week – The Navy’s new “MacGyver-bot” Frogs that are reminiscent of X-men’s Wolverine An earth sized exoplanet found a mere 4 light years away Recalibrating carbon dating 1:10:11 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional The pre-election roundup D’Souza’s issues 1:43:43 MUSIC – “Probably Gay” by Katie Goodman and Broad Comedy. You can find out more about Katie and the band at wwww.katiegoodman.com (used by permission) 1:48:53 FEATURE – Interview with Sam Mulvey from Ask an Atheist