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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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 The Brew City Benefit: Humanism and Healing in Milwaukee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1756

The Brew City Benefit happens in Milwaukee, WI April 7th, 2018, benefiting RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), and helping to create a new Milwaukee Humanists group. DETAILS & DONATIONS:

 Confessions of a (former) Naturopathic Doctor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2260

Britt Hermes once practiced "naturopathic medicine." Today, she is being sued for publicly criticizing a naturopathic doctor. Britt speaks with Seth Andrews about her background in naturopathy, her 180-degree turn toward science-based medicine, the lawsuit she now faces, and how skeptics worldwide are rallying to help. VIDEO of this interview: Britt's blog: Dec 2016 article: Donate at:  

 Religious Trauma Syndrome | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5269

Religion is often declared a positive force. This show explores the darker side of religious teaching and thinking, and the very real harm it so often causes, as Seth Andrews speaks with listeners, shares their stories, and speaks with Dr. Marlene Winell, the psychologist and author who coined the term, "Religious Trauma Syndrome." Dr. Winell's website: Journey Free: Dr. Winell's book, "Leaving the Fold:" Recovering From Religion: Support our sponsor Hello Fresh. $30 off your first week at (promo code sethandrews30)

 Humanism and the Challenge of Race: with Dr. Anthony Pinn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2453

Dr. Anthony Pinn is a Harvard-educated author, professor, and expert on theology and religious studies. He speaks with Seth Andrews about atheism and humanism, race in relation to (and beyond) the church, black religious history, and the challenges and opportunities of Humanism in the 21st Century. Dr. Pinn's website: Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus, and get a free 30-day trial: VIDEO of this interview: (coming soon)

 What Dreams May Come | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1844

In this (extremely informal) commentary, Seth Andrews talks about weird dreams, cults and cultures, and the pitfalls of keeping others comfortable. Video of this commentary here:

 NOprah 2020: The New Age Nonsense of Oprah Winfrey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2154

After her inspiring Golden Globes speech, Oprah Winfrey has been touted as presidential material. But does her track record reveal someone rooted in science, evidence, and worthy ideas? Seth Andrews explains why Oprah's admirable success story doesn't translate to the U.S. Presidency. Support our sponsor, The Great Courses Plus: Slate article: Skeptical Inquirer article: Interview with Diana Nyad:  

 Skeptics on Star Wars: The Last Jedi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2765

Seth Andrews recently invited a group of activists and listeners/viewers to talk about the (highly polarizing) latest entry in the Star Wars film series. The discussion - and disagreement - was lively. Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:

 Uprising in Iran: with Armin Navabi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2275

A historic protest is happening in Iran, as everyday citizens are rising up against the Islamic Supreme Leader and his government. Iran-born Armin Navabi helps us understand what's happening. Armin's Twitter page: Website: Atheist Republic Facebook page: VIDEO of this interview: Support our sponsor (enter sethandrews)

 2017: The Year in Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4711

Seth Andrews recaps some of the biggest, best, worst, and weirdest stories of the past year. Enjoy! Support Seth on Patreon:

 Bitcoin or Bust? Skeptical Money with Phil Ferguson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3540

Atheist activist, podcaster and investment advisor Phil Ferguson helps us navigate the rampant hype about Bitcoin.  Phil pulls no punches, and the result is an informative (and often laugh-out-loud funny) commentary from someone who knows the ropes and knows how to talk about "skeptical money" in an engaging way. (Note: This podcast was recorded on 12/20 for an original release date of 12/26, but Bitcoin's volatility warranted an earlier release for accuracy.) Phil Ferguson's website: The Phil Ferguson Show podcast page: Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: YouTube video of this interview:

 Joseph: Confessions of an Almost-Invisible Man | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2265

In the biblical nativity story, how much do we really hear about the character of Joseph? And what might Joseph have been thinking about the bizarre (and often hugely uncomfortable) situation he was placed in? This is a one-man play about a "God-father" that history has largely ignored. Made possible by our supporters on Patreon. Consider becoming a patron at * Podcast thumbnail image by Vincent Deporter.

 An Infidel Christmas with the Secular Jihadists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4624

What's a Christian-themed holiday without...ex-Muslims???  Buckle up, as the hosts of Secular Jihadists from the Middle East join Seth Andrews to talk about Christmas, the biblical nativity story, and their own experiences with religion...all with a healthy dose of irreverence and blasphemy. Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus Stamps.com (click the microphone, and type promo code sethandrews)  

 To Protect and to Serve: Religion in Law Enforcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4689

When taxpayer-funded police departments put "In God We Trust" decals on their vehicles, is this illegal? And what are some other demonstrations of religiosity within law enforcement? We speak to current and former police officers about this controversial topic. Support our sponsors:  The Great Courses Plus Harry's

 A Murder in San Antonio | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3478

On November 27th, a murder-suicide in San Antonio devastated loved ones and shocked all who heard the news. This is a candid discussion about that day, and an effort to raise funds for the 3 daughters of Jennifer Smith, killed by her husband, and mourned by so many. DONATE: News rticle about the crime: Jennifer Smith's obituary: Veteran's resources mentioned in the show: VA mental health hotline - 800-273-8255  (Spanish/Español 1-888-628-9454) VA non-emergency hotline - 855-948-2311 

 Race, Science, and Society: with Dr. Eugenie Scott | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3275

Dr. Eugenie Scott, a former anthropology professor, is former executive director for the National Center for Science Eduation. She is a researcher, science communicator, and an outspoken critic of claims related to biblical Creationism and the broader claims of "Intelligent Design." Dr. Scott joins the show for a frank discussion with Seth Andrews about science, anti-science, race, evolution, "Intelligent Design," and more! Support our sponsors:  The Great Courses Plus Harry's


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