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The Thinking Atheist Podcast

Summary: A former Christian of 30 years, I've joined countless others in breaking the bonds of fear and superstition to live a truthful, fulfilled, exciting life. As a professional video producer, I create short-form videos designed to entertain, generate discussion, ask and answer questions, and generally blow some fresh air through the cobwebs.

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 Texts From My Religious Dad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2943

Seth Andrews shares a recent text exchange with a religious father, and speaks candidly about family, boundaries and respect...and how religions so often damage them. VIDEO version of this show at

 I Used To Believe Weird Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4208

From the Sunlight Diet to flat-earthers to kitchen seasonings that repel demons, we explore some of the more bizarre (and entertaining) things our listeners once held as Truth. Prepare yourself for some strangely entertaining beliefs submitted by our listeners, and an exploration into why we so often embrace the irrational. Support our sponsor, and get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus:

 Christianity, Crimes, and the Constitution (with Andrew Torrez) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5799

Andrew Torrez, an attorney and host of "Opening Arguments," joins Seth Andrews for an in-depth conversation about the law, the Constitution, the Supreme Court, church/state separation, and the Religious Right in the era of Trump.  Opening Arguments podcast: Support our sponsors. Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus with this URL: Get $50 off select Casper mattresses (promo code thinkingatheist at checkout)    

 God, Guilt, Political Correctness, and Trevor Noah (a Seth Andrews Livestream) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2777

Seth Andrews fields comments and questions on a wide variety of topics, including the recent Trevor Noah controversy, religious guilt, political correctness, and (yes) the ice cream man. Support Seth on Patreon: The longer, unedited YouTube stream is here:  

 Noah Was A Plonker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3395

From Ken Ham's Ark Encounter to Jenny McCarthy to Egyptian curses to 3D-printed handguns, Seth Andrews brushes up on the weird, wonderful world of British insults as he monologues about some of the stranger headlines of the week. Support our sponsor. $20 off your contact lens order at (promo code: sethandrews20) 

 Cults Part Two: The Trouble with Totalism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5197

From the Moonies to Scientology to Heaven's Gate, we continue our two-part series on cults, their methods, their abuses, and the stories of some who escaped.  Chris Shelton's Scientology blog: A helpful resource. The International Cultic Studies Association Sansu the Cat: Support our sponsors:  The Great Courses Plus Stamps.com ($20 off contact lenses with code sethandrews20)

 Cults Part One: Mind-Control Ministry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2492

"Leon," a former cult member, speaks candidly about his own brainwashing, extreme cult tactics, his escape, and the tools for understanding - and exposing - how cults oppress and enslave.  His story was featured in the book, "Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult."  Other resources: "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert Cialdini International Cultic Studies Association Support our sponsor:     Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus

 Second Civil War Letters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 909

In this short holiday broadcast, Seth Andrews reads some of the best hashtag responses to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' warnings about The Second Civil War.

 Civility, Speech and Stroopwafels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3973

Seth Andrews does an extended monologue about free speech, bad movies, friendship, and Stroopwafels. Plus answers to chat questions. Support our sponsor: (promo code sethandrews for $30 off your contact lens purchase). VIDEO of this live stream podcast: The Atheist Experience link:

 Seth Andrews Live Stream June 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4189

This is the audio of a YouTube live stream from June 21st, 2018, where Seth Andrews responds on-the-spot to chat room comments and questions. Video version also available at Support our sponsorSimple Contacts: (promo code sethandrews)

 Scott Clifton: Secular Soap Star | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3106

Scott Clifton is an Emmy-winning actor from "The Bold and the Beautiful." He's also an atheist activist on YouTube, nown for the popular channel Theoretical Bullshit. He joins Seth Andrews for an entertaining conversation about both. There is VIDEO of this exchange at (link coming soon). Support our sponsor, Simple Contacts:  promo code seth andrews.

 This is Twitter, and You're Trash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3862

The show title is (obviously) somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but the struggle is real. How do we engage, defeat bad ideas, and promote good ideas online without losing our humanity in the angry noise? Seth Andrews shares his own experience as a communicator in the age of the Rage Tweet. This is a presentation given before a live audience June 2nd at the annual fundraiser for the Northeast Ohio Freethought Society. There is no video version, but the slides shown to the live audience are described in the audio. Support our sponsor:  

 The Trouble with God (with Chris Matheson) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1968

Author and screenwriter Chris Matheson is one of the people behind the "Bill & Ted" films, and authored the 2015 humor book, "The Story of God: a Biblical Comedy about Love and Hate."  He's back (and so is God) for a follow-up. He joins Seth Andrews for a discussion about "The Trouble with God: a Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgemnt)." Support our sponsor:  

 Jordan Peterson, Royal Confusion, and the Miracle of the Angel Moth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2229

Join Seth Andrews for a lightheated romp through a few recent headlines and his own (skeptical) observations about Jordan Peterson, the recent Royal Wedding, the miracle of the "angel moth," and more! Support our sponsor:  

 The Earthbound Parent: Raising Kids Without Religion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4849

This broadcast addresses secular parenting, education VS indoctrination, and features a conversation with author Richard A. Conn Jr. about his book, "The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise your Little Angels without Religion." More links: David G. McAfee: Couple of Atheists: Tiny Thinkers books: Parenting Beyond Belief: Camp Quest: Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:  


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