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.
U.S. Intelligence recently declassified a series of UFO-related documents and videos, sending the culture into UFO-mania. But how new - and how credible - are the reports that Unidentified Aerial Phenomena prove the existence of aliens?VIDEO of the James Underdown interview: https://youtu.be/dwuGt5RY3_IIntelligence report: https://bit.ly/36RwAx6Jim Underdown: https://bit.ly/3xWOMBeSkeptical Inquirer: https://bit.ly/2TpkOqn
Assyriologist Dr. Joshua Bowen's new book is called "The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament." Seth Andrews reads from Chapter Four, which deals with the claim that Moses wrote the first five books of the Old Testament.Full audiobook is on Audible here: https://adbl.co/2UBuYEv
Callers bring their own questions and opinions to this week's podcast. Enjoy!
Sarah Haider, co-founder of www.exmuslims.org, joins us to talk about a just-released survey of North American ex-Muslims and its compelling findings.The Apostate Report can be downloaded at https://exmuslims.org/apostate-reportVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/9q0BfQMLBTA
The (controversial) issue is known in many ways: Right to Die. Medical Aid in Dying. Death with Dignity. Others. Essentially, the question is, "Do people have the right to end their own suffering, and do advocates have the right to assist them?"We discuss "living" VS "existing," and Seth speaks with three representatives of http://www.finalexitnetwork.org
The sexual assault allegations against actor/comedian Danny Masterson are bringing to light maneuverings by the Church of Scientology. We discuss the case, the courts, and the cult with ex-Scientologist Chris Shelton and investigative reporter Tony Ortega.Chris Shelton: https://bit.ly/2TKmjz9Tony Ortega/Underground Bunker: https://tonyortega.org
Atheists often speak about the contradictions and atrocities rampant throughout the Bible, but they often enter those conversations without all of the information. Assyriologist Dr. Joshua Bowen is author of the new book, "The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament: Volume One" (https://amzn.to/3xcdVqM), and he joins us for some prime examples of how we can know more and be better when talking about the Christian scriptures.VIDEO of this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yNMa6kGOEZQDr. Josh on Twitter: @DJHammurabi1Website: https://www.digitalhammurabi.com/who-are-digital-hammurabi
A few thoughts at the close of a personal chapter.
Dr. Andy Thomson is a psychiatrist and author of "Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith. Dr. John Wathey is a computational biologist, neuroscientist, and author of "The Illusion of God's Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing."Both men discuss how human evolution so often informs religious beliefs.Dr. Thomson's book: https://amzn.to/32m06J6Dr. Wathey's book: https://amzn.to/3eapMhe
Have you ever noticed how devout believers claiming safety and victory are ALWAYS freaking out about Satan, dark forces, and evil conspiracy? We explore this contradiction.
In this caller-driven show, we get philosophical about life, the end of life, and how we choose to be remembered.
The Epix Network just released the new 4-part docuseries, "Fall River," which chronicles the murders of 3 women against the backdrop of the Satanic Panic. Director/Producer James Buddy Day joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about the series, the story, and how fears of Satanism fueled public perception (and the eventual conviction) over forty years ago.OFFICIAL SITE FOR "FALL RIVER:" https://press.epix.com/programs/fall-river
Sasha Sagan is the daughter of the late (and legendary) cosmologist, Carl Sagan. A producer and author of the new book, "For Small Creatures Such As We," Sasha explores and explains how/why rituals can be so important for making the most of the human experience.Sasha's book (autographed for you): https://www.sashasagan.com/signed-copiesSasha's website: http://www.sashasagan.com VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/Vb6OQAWlsI8
Rachel Laser, attorney, human rights activist, and President of www.au.org, speaks with Seth Andrews about the critical fight(s) to protect the United States from fundamentalism and unamerican Christian Nationalism.VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/ixIEcbcuCt0
Dr. Nina Shapiro is a renowned physician and author of "Hype," a terrific and practical guide for separating medical fact from fiction.Get the book at http://drninashapiro.com/hype