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The Atheist Experience is a weekly show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist and atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

The Atheist Experience is a weekly show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist and atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

Location:

Austin, TX

Description:

The Atheist Experience is a weekly show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist and atheist audience. The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals. We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

Language:

English

Contact:

1507 W Koenig Ln., Austin, TX 78756-1415 512-371-2911


Episodes

The Atheist Experience 26.48 11-27-2022 with Student Doctor Ben and Adam Elmasri

11/30/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Student Doctor Ben is joined Adam Elmasri! Jon from Canada is calling to ask what is one’s purpose in life if the person doesn’t believe in God or if there isn’t a god? And also education about trans people is apparently the equivalent of genocide, and no they won’t defend that. Jaime from TX wants to know how to criticize Islam without coming off as Islamophobic especially with the history of that in the U.K. Make it...

Duration:01:16:05

The Atheist Experience 26.47 11-20-2022 with Forrest Valkai and Christy Powell

11/21/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Forrest Valkai is joined by Christy Powell! First up is Damien from WA who wants advice on how to explain to their family that they don’t enjoy the religious inquiries and love, and that their non-belief is not an attack on them. Jay from IA asks why Atheists feel the need to talk about their non-belief and tell others God doesn’t exist all the time. The answer varies from atheist to atheist based on their own...

Duration:01:25:31

The Atheist Experience 26.46 11-13-22 Forrest Valkai and Jim Barrows

11/13/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Forrest Valkai is joined by Dave Barrows! First up is Victoria from Chile is wondering if religion or religious practices, given their predominance across modern cultures, may have first formed prior to the emergence of homo sapiens. Next is King from AK is calling to present evidence, that at least to their friend, that Atheists converting to Christianity such as C.S. Lewis and Anthony Flew is evidence for god. The...

Duration:01:54:54

The Atheist Experience 26.45 11-06-2022 with Kenneth and Dave Warnock

11/6/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Kenneth is joined by the one and only Dave Warnock! Michael from CA is calling to claim the prophecies in the Bible are in fact accurate because the Euphrates River is drying up, waters in China are turning blood red (not actually turning to human blood.) and that there are wars and rumors of wars. Jay from NY presents the double slit experiment and the observer effect in order to demonstrate that conscious observation...

Duration:01:22:35

The Atheist Experience 26.44 10-30-2022 with Jim Barrows and Johnny P Angel

10/31/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Jim Barrows is joined by Johnny P. Angel! First up is Kevin from Canada who claims that there are other dimensions, among many other claims. So. Many. Claims. Next up is Sarah from Belgium who is beginning to question their faith, and asks out hosts if there is any truth to Judaism. Historically speaking regarding the Israelites, definitely. With regards to the religious beliefs and stories, likely less so. Connor, TX...

Duration:01:21:57

The Atheist Experience 26.43 10-23-2022 with JMike and Jim Barrows

10/23/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, JMike is joined by Jim Barrows! First up is Kevin from GA, a theist who disagrees with slavery in the Bible, especially the constant Christian defense. The issue is, the caller also admits that God’s commands are perfectly justified and should be followed, therefore contradicting their own moral judgments. Aman from TX doesn’t find owning another human being as property to be moral but also doesn’t find their god who...

Duration:01:13:49

The Atheist Experience 26.42 10-16-2022 with Shannon Q and Kenneth

10/16/2022
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Shannon Q is joined by Kenneth! First up is Mark from CA who wants to write a letter to their young relatives who have been raised in a fundamentalist environment and would like advice from our hosts on what to open the letter with. Next is Troy from WA who doesn’t necessarily believe in a God, but is convinced that there is a high probability of other life in the universe and that one of these other intelligent organisms created us in their...

Duration:01:27:10

The Atheist Experience 26.41 10-09-2022 with Forrest Valkai and Dave Warnock

10/10/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Forrest Valkai is joined by Dave Warnock! Charles from TX is calling to claim that Revelations 17:5 is the reason for all of the evil done in the name of Catholicism. Next is David from Australia who after decades of indoctrination is hit head on with the prospect of the religion not be true, or worse manipulative. The caller is struggling with pushing past their fear of hell from their lifetime of it being used as a...

Duration:01:21:41

The Atheist Experience 26.40 10-02-2022 with Matt Dillahunty and Jim Barrows

10/2/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jim Barrows! Mr. Warlights from AK starts off the show by accusing Matt of secretly believing in spirits because Matt is just a normal human like the rest of us, and regular humans all believe in spirits. You know, as opposed to all of the not regular humans who don’t? Next is Isaiah from Korea who is calling to talk about the parental reaction to deconversion, or not sharing the religion...

Duration:01:27:24

The Atheist Experience 26.39 09-25-2022 with Matt Dillahunty and Andrew Seidel

9/26/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Andrew Seidel! Dustin from TX is calling to ask Matt what his stance is on the claim that they “choose to believe” in a God. How can you choose to be convinced? You either are or you aren't. Next is Jaime from the audience who was called something unfortunate after stating they were an agnostic, and are curious if agnosticism really is just sitting on the fence. Thomas from KY is calling...

The Atheist Experience 26.38 09-18-2022 with Shannon Q and Dave Warnock

9/18/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Shannon Q is joined by Dave Warnock! First up is Philip from Canada who is calling to answer this weeks poll question “Is the Holy Spirit something that is experienced outside the brain?” Why did God reveal himself to you and save you from overdose and abandoned others in your same situation. Next is Michael from KY who claims to have evidence for the existence of God which is apparently hidden in the “Book of Eli”...

Duration:01:29:54

The Atheist Experience 26.34 09-11-2022 with Kenneth and Forrest Valkai

9/11/2022

Duration:01:37:50

The Atheist Experience 26.36 09-04-2022 with Matt Dillahunty and JMike

9/4/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jmike! First up is Tyler from TX who is an Atheist who is calling to explain the better reason for why God condones slavery in the bible. But why tho? Next up is Aaron from IL who believes that Catholicism is absolutely factual and their God is the one true God. The caller is very adamant in telling us what they believe but is incapable of actually explaining why they believe. MacGruber...

Duration:01:12:11

The Atheist Experience 26.35 08-28-2022 with Matt Dillahunty and Jim Barrows

8/28/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Jim Barrows! First up is James from Canada who supposedly has scientific evidence that supports Jonah’s ability to survive in a whale’s mouth. Except it wasn’t a whale's mouth, but the stomach of a fish. Our first audience question of the show asks what the host’s opinion what the weirdest Christian denomination is. Next is Sean from UT who criticizes referencing the harm caused by...

Duration:01:29:00

The Atheist Experience 26.34 08-21-2022 with JMike and Forrest Valkai

8/21/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, JMike is joined by Forrest Valkai! First up is Charles from Canada who is calling to present a bible quote that supposedly supports the truth of evolution. What about all of the other verses that do not? Next is Luc from Canada who disagrees that Atheists can have an objective moral system without belief in a God. There are objective facts about our reality that we can form a morality around. Chopping off someone’s...

Duration:01:28:42

The Atheist Experience 26.33 08-14-2022 with Shannon Q and Secular Rarity

8/14/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Shannon Q is joined by Secular Rarity! Our first caller today is Charles from Canada who claims that the big bang model is consistent within the story of Genesis. Next is Kevin from NV who is very persuasive in converting people to their beliefs, but is concerned about bigoted acts being committed by these people after deconverting. Bob from VA is convinced that “all” Atheists are just making arguments from personal...

Duration:01:31:09

The Atheist Experience 26.32 08-07-2022 with Matt Dillahunty and Kenneth

8/7/2022
Welcome back to the show! In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty is joined by Kenneth! Our first caller today is Michael from MI who believes that mathematical imaginary numbers can prove the existence of well– their definition of God at least. Denver from VA wants advice on how to introduce skepticism to their very unskeptical girlfriend who believes in significant amounts of woo including astrology and alternative “natural” medicine. While the caller doesn’t want...

Duration:01:24:34

The Atheist Experience 26.31 07-31-2022 with Jim Barrows and Christy Powell

7/31/2022
Welcome back to the Atheist Experience everyone! Today, here to kick off our first episode back in the studio are your hosts, Jim Barrows and Christy Powell! Our first audience question is from Aaron from TX who is wondering how our host’s ended up volunteering here at the ACA? Rodney from MI is calling to prove the existence of the Christian God. Their evidence is that they believe in Jesus and his life story, and the likeness of the near-death experience accounts. Next is Gohan from TX...

Duration:01:22:29

The Atheist Experience 26.30 07-24-2022 with Jim Barrows and Kenneth

7/24/2022
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Jim Barrows is joined by Kenneth! First up is Kevin from FL who compares our relationship to God, as a child’s to their parents. From this, the caller claims that God’s past actions and “rules” about morality are disagreeable to us because we are incapable of understanding his reasoning in a similar manner to how a child doesn’t understand why playing video games all day can be detrimental. Marcus from KY apparently has a miraculous survival...

Duration:01:23:28

The Atheist Experience 26.29 07-17-2022 with Dave Warnock and Forrest Valkai

7/17/2022
In today’s episode of the Atheist Experience, Dave Warnock is joined by Forrest Valkai! First up is Devon from CA who asks our hosts why tragedies, big or small, influence people’s position on the God belief either one way or the other? Why do bad things happen to good people, and vice versa? Next up is Daniel from NJ who recently had a conversation about evolution with their creationist father, and felt scientifically unequipped to rebut the creationist claims. Creationism itself is a...

Duration:01:39:01