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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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 Naked Mormonism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3280

"Secular Mormon" Bryce Blankenagel speaks with Seth Andrews about the dark and often bloody foundations of the Mormon church. VIDEO of this interview: Bryce's page: Support our sponsorThe Great Courses Plus:  

 Stories of the Strange | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3026

This show departs from its usual subject matter for a romp through some weird headlines from around the world. Enjoy! Support our sponsor: (promo code sethandrews) Seth Andrews, Cara Santa Maria, and Matt Dillahunty in Los Angeles May 15th. Info and tickets at:

 Be Fruitful and Multiply: The "Sin" of Being Child-Free | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4738

In some fundamentalist cultures, the decision to not have children is considered a violation of God's edict to "be fruitful and multiply." We discuss being child-free against the expectations of others. Support our sponsor Simple Contacts: ($30 off contact lens purchase with promo code sethandrews)  

 The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (with Dr. Abby Hafer) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3453

Biologist, professor and author Dr. Abby Hafer gives specific examples of "Intelligent Design" that isn't intelligent at all. Dr. Hafer's Book, "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not:" Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus: Los Angeles event with Matt Dillahunty, Cara Santa Maria, and Seth Andrews:  

 Seth Andrews Turns 50: from the 2018 American Atheists National Convention | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3175

Seth Andrews joins a live audience to celebrate his (approaching) 50th birthday at the 2018 American Atheists National Convention. Video of this speech is here: Support our sponsors The Great Courses Plus: Simple Contacts: (promo code: sethandrews)    

 When Christians Are Losing The Argument | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2654

A recent internet meme asks users to "Name something a Christian says when they're losing an argument to an atheist." We explore some all-too-familiar responses. --- Support our sponsor:Simple Contacts (promo code: sethandrews) Brew City Benefit link: Holy Koolaid's website:  

 Leona Stucky: Surviving My Impotent God | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2520

Leona Stucky suffered abuse and shame as a Mennonite teenager. This is the story of her survival, escape, and liberation. Dr. Stucky's website: Book: The Fog of Faith: Surviving My Impotent God: Support our sponsor: (promo code: sethandrews)

 Could You Forgive a Killer? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2523

This bonus broadcast explores the story of Malala Yousafzai, her forgiveness of a Taliban assassin, and a much larger conversation about ideologies, tribes, oppressors, victims, division, and our own humanity in this often hyper-polarized world. Support Seth Andrews on Patreon at

 A Happy Show about Death | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6718

Death is often a taboo subject. But is it subject to be avoided (and an inevitability to be feared)? Join us for a candid, real, and destigmatizing conversation about our mortal and temporary lives. We'll speak with listeners about their own perspective, and a professional mortician will take us into the inner room of the funeral home for a frank yet fascinating look at the processes which happen after we're gone. This is a show about death, but more importantly, it's a conversation about life! Let's raise (at least) $3000 for William, a caller who's had a rought few years and could benefit from our help: Support our sponsors (promo code: sethandrews) Skeptic Magic:  

 The Triumph of Christianity: with Dr. Bart Ehrman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3986

Author and New Testament scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman joins the show to talk about his latest book, "The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World." Seth finishes the broadcast with a reading from the book. Bart Ehrman's website: Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: Hello Fresh: (promo code SethAndrews30) VIDEO of this interview:

 Ian Harris: The Skeptic Comedian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2152

California comedian and atheist Ian Harris joins Seth Andrews to talk about atheism, skepticism, religion, and the punchlines that come with them. Ian's website: VIDEO of this interview: Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:

 The God of the Gun: A "Divine Right" to an AR-15? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5311

In the wake of the February 2018 Parkland, Florida school shooting, many Christians again claim that the right to own an assault rifle is God-given. We take a fair, candid look at the tragedy, the political maneuvering, the law, and the future of God & Guns in America. Support our sponsor:$50 off at Casper Article: "F...You, I Like Guns:"

 An Atheist Insomniac: Musings of the Monkey Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3524

Seth Andrews talks about those long nights of sleep-starved contemplation, and he speaks with callers about their own musings and observations.

 Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2473

Clinical psychologist Dr. Hector Garcia joins Seth Andrews for a candid (and potentially controversial) discussion about the origins and characteristics of man-made gods and the violence which so often defines them. Dr. Garcia's book "Alpha God:" Dr. Garcia's website: Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus: VIDEO of this interview:    

 Tactics: How to Change Minds (including our own) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5230

Activists Matt Dillahunty, Sarah Haider, Anthony Magnabosco and Kavin Senapathy join Seth Andrews for a conversation about how to best engage religious people in discussions about God, faith, facts, knowledge and atheism. Matt Dillahunty: Sarah Haider: Anthony Magnabosco: Kavin Senapathy: @ksenapathy on Twitter VIDEO of this interview: Support our sponsors The Great Courses Plus: (click the microphone, promo code sethandrews)


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