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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

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Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.

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English


Episodes

Spoiled America: Re-examining the Wonders of our Daily Lives

11/30/2021
In this unique show, we take a few minutes to regain some perspective.

Duration:00:23:20

The Mess in my Head: Holiday Ramblings from a Frustrated Host

11/23/2021
For the host and many listeners, the 2021 holiday season is a weird time. How are you dealing with the last month(s) of the year?

Duration:00:56:59

Expose Christian Schools

11/16/2021
The #ExposeChristianSchools hashtag is helping people share their stories about indoctrination and abuse within religious "education." In this show, we expose some of the problematic curriculum and share listener stories about their own experiences.

Duration:01:01:05

Dominion: The Christian Assault on a Secular Nation (Part Two)

11/9/2021
Katherine Stewart, author of "The Power Worshippers," and constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel join us for part two of this important conversation about the evangelical assault on the United States. Katherine Stewart: https://katherinestewart.me Andrew Seidel: https://andrewlseidel.com

Duration:00:48:42

Dominion: The Christian Assault on a Secular Nation

11/2/2021
Religious "nones" are on the rise, but evangelicals continue to maneuver into circles of influence at every level. We discuss their tactics and Christian Dominion Theology. Dr. Clint Heacock's "Mindshift podcast: https://mindshiftpodcast.co.uk/

Duration:00:36:48

Our Irrational Fears

10/26/2021
It's a lighthearted look into the fears and phobias which give us pause (or send us rushing out of the room). Evolutionary psychologist Dr. Hector Garcia joins us for the second half of the broadcast.

Duration:00:51:46

The Strange Origins of Popular Superstitions

10/19/2021
Don't walk under a ladder. Don't open an umbrella indoors. Beware the black cat. Knock on wood. This lighthearted show explores the origins of popular superstitions.

Duration:00:58:07

Ghost Stories 2021

10/12/2021
Our annual Halloween tradition! It's an entire podcast of ghost stories. Turn down the lights, crank up the volume, and enjoy.

Duration:01:16:52

Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School

10/5/2021
Join us for another journey through some of the more, uh, interesting yet seldom addressed stories in the Christian Bible.

Duration:00:58:33

Jesus & John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (with author Dr. Kristin Du Mez)

9/28/2021
Dr. Kristin Du Mez is a Christian, yet she is also taking to task America's hard leanings into white Christian Nationalism and authoritarian "God warrior" narratives. Join us for a compelling discussion about her new book. BOOK LINK: https://amzn.to/391DTU1 Dr. Du Mez's website: https://kristindumez.com/ VIDEO of this discussion: https://youtu.be/aeMjEYAMsGk

Duration:00:43:47

A Love Letter to #Exvangelicals and Those Deconstructing their Toxic Faith

9/23/2021
Andrew Seidel has penned a latter for Religion Dispatches that serves as an encouragement to exvangelicals. In this (free) short bonus show, with their permission, I read the text of that letter. ARTICLE: https://religiondispatches.org/a-love-letter-to-exvangelicals-and-those-deconstructing-their-toxic-faith/

Duration:00:14:20

Ten Things Christians Wish Jesus Hadn't Taught (with author Dr. David Madison)

9/21/2021
Seth speaks with Dr. David Madison about his new book, and the last half of the show features all of Chapter Ten. Get the book here! https://amzn.to/3jQBi5u

Duration:00:48:59

The Trolley Problem (and Other Ethical Dilemmas)

9/14/2021
The classic Trolley Problem forces a life-and-death choice with no easy solution. In this broadcast, listeners navigate several ethical dilemmas, and we discuss the implications.

Duration:01:11:52

Mimzy Vidz: Free From Islam

9/7/2021
Mimzy was a devout Muslim. She observed the Qur'an and proselytized her religion...until her dissatisfaction with Islam led her to question everything. She shares her inspiring story on this week's show. On Twitter: @MimzyVidz On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mimzyvidz VIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/aQfrRS41eaU Documentary "Women Leaving Islam:" https://youtu.be/ojpGBz9OxPM

Duration:00:44:26

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die (with author Katie Engelhart)

8/31/2021
Katie Engelhart has a new book which fairly explores the hugely complex issues of Death with Dignity, assisted suicide, Medical Aid in Dying, and other models for allowing competent adults to end their own suffering. She speaks candidly about her research, the stories, and her own opinions. Katie's website: https://www.katieengelhart.com VIDEO of this conversation https://youtu.be/ic4cG4SYMco

Duration:00:57:17

I Used to Believe Weird Things

8/24/2021
Our listeners confess to the (often comedically) strange beliefs they once held.

Duration:01:08:48

Abortion: Science, the Soul, and the Question of Personhood

8/17/2021
We take a respectful and science-based look at the controversial subject of abortion. Link to the book, "Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian:" https://amzn.to/3iFFMep

Duration:00:46:24

Recovering From Religious Trauma: with Psychologist Dr. Marlene Winell

8/10/2021
Dr. Winell does a lot of work with exvangelicals, and she authored the book, "Leaving the Fold - A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving their Religion." She joins us to talk about religious trauma and recovery. Dr. Winell's website: http://marlenewinell.net Dr. Winell's book: https://amzn.to/3rK7FF9

Duration:00:51:13

Justice-Centered Humanism: with Roy Speckhardt of the American Humanist Association

8/3/2021
Roy Speckhardt is Executive Direction of AHA and author of several books, including his most recent, titled "Justice-Centered Humanism: How (and Why) to Engage in Public Policy for Good (Humanism in Practice). We talk about atheism VS Humanism, and being forces for positive change in this crazy world. Roy's book: https://amzn.to/3lfCy3h American Humanist Association: http://www.americanhumanist.org

Duration:00:30:19

UFO Mania: Is The Truth Out There?

7/27/2021
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_I Intelligence report: https://bit.ly/36RwAx6 Jim Underdown: https://bit.ly/3xWOMBe Skeptical Inquirer: https://bit.ly/2TpkOqn

Duration:01:05:11