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Episode 71 Kansas Again

October 19th, 2016


On this weeks show we talk about our second long interval and ask why the PSAT has a religious question. 

Then we head over to Kansas to talk about some religious terrorism and tell Newt Gengrich and David Silverman that their definition of "secular" is a bit off. 

Episode 70 Was Kabul Unavailable

October 5th, 2016


This week we talk about a former Potter award winner that got what was coming to him and look at some chess related oppression.  Then we throw in our two pence for the Potter award.

For those wondering about the pop culture reference check this out.  Murray Head One Night in Bangkok

Check our Cellar Door Skeptics and Secular Stories to hear Robert talk about other things.

Episode 69 A day late and a dollar short

September 28th, 2016


daylatedollarshort.jpgOn This episode we talk about going to the poles and  some chauvinistic soccer.   Then discuss the "real" meaning of Santorum and Tom takes on Carrier in his Yak to the Past segment.

Episode 68 Trump is a Boggart

September 20th, 2016


In this episode Robert shares a story about making a difference and we cover a poll that we are no longer last in.  We also talk about a new presence in Salem Massachusetts.

We also do a first in the Potter award and call out well known atheist Youtuber, The Amazing Atheist.

Links from the show

California Freethought Day:

Atheist Nomads Light the night  ( we are on at 8PM Pacific)

Audio from the Potter Award from the Amazing atheist YouTube channel.

For those that missed the Boggart Reference.

Episode 67 Touchdown Jesus

September 12th, 2016


touchdown_jesus.jpgIn this episode we talk about the recent controversy around the national anthem and the pledge.  Tom is going to make everyone mad about Jesus and Kerri brings up  a wall for secular activism.

On a side note we will be on the Atheist Nomads Lite the night fundraiser on Sept 24 at 8 PM pacific.  come join us for some fun and help us all raise money to fight cancer.

Link to stories in the show

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Not episode 67 Changes are coming!

August 31st, 2016


In this non episode, we take 2 weeks off for some changes.  Stay tuned for updates.

Episode 66 Silly Rabbi…

August 24th, 2016


rabbi.jpgOn this episode we talk about the perversion of a certain Rabbi and when a marine should talk about weapons.  We also get a report from Camp Quest with Kerri and then see if Tony Perkins might actually be right about why it floods.

Tom joins us for a look at historical sourcing with an explosive topic.

All that and the Potter award returns to Texas and the top lawyer for the state.

Tom's book of the week:
Adam and Eve: Questioning the Historicity of Biblical Human Origins   by Matthew O'Neil

Episode 65 Just a Cop Out

August 16th, 2016


cop_out.jpgIn this episode we talk about how deleting comments costs a sheriff $41,000 and why a firefighter was told to burn.
Tom joins us to compare Trump and Mussolini.  Then we talk about a couple of big deals at the Olympics.
Your link to the CampQuest quilts

and Toms Book of the week.  

It's Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies

Episode 64 Could it be Satan?!

August 9th, 2016


satan.jpgOn this episode we revisit a couple Mr. Potter Winners, and find out why Satan is into drugs. Then we talk about a praying coach and a very devilish Bailey Award. This week we also bring on our daughter, Kerri to yak with us.   The link to her video is here. and Tarkus Claypool is here.   

Episode 63 A Show needs a Name

July 26th, 2016


180ima.jpgIn this episode we discuss the how the DNC dissed atheists and how atheists are helping the hot homeless.

Then Tom joins us for an appropriate look at how Jefferson was once dissed. 

Tom's book of the week is Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Then we cover the speeches of the RNC as our Potter award 2 parter.