By The Thinking Atheist

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.


The Grief Vampires

Skeptic and debunker Susan Gerbic joins the show to talk about celebrity psychics who prey on the grieving and vulnerable. Her team has spent years exposing these "grief vampires," and we discuss.http://www.abouttimeproject.orgVIDEO of this conversation:
21/03/23·57m 29s

Episode Number 666

One show. An episode milestone. Three Satanists. What could go wrong? VIDEO of this conversation:
14/03/23·39m 58s

High on Oreos: Questions, Calls, and Lots of Sugar

Today's podcast is fueled by...cookies (and your calls). Enjoy!
07/03/23·48m 42s

Primates and Prejudice: with Dr. Frans de Waal

Frans de Waal is a world-reknowned primatologist, author, and educator with decades studying the animal kingdom. He joins Seth Andrews for insights about primate behavior in chimps, gorillas, bonobos, humans, and beyond. Frans de Waal info: of this interview:
28/02/23·45m 19s

Scared Straight? What "Troubled Youth" Programs Get Wrong (with Cyndy Etler)

Cyndy Etler is a life coach and author, focusing on struggling youth, and exposing many (often religious) "scared straight" programs doing more harm than good. VIDEO of this conversation:
21/02/23·35m 48s

My Family Called Me a Baby Killer (and other listener calls)

In this week's show, it's rationality and humanity versus zealotry and bigotry...with plenty of listener calls.
14/02/23·1h 4m

Thinking Is Power: Why Knowledge Is Not Enough

Melanie Trecek-King is a biology professor and founder of Thinking Is Power. She has a lot to say about science education...and why the facts simply aren't enough.VIDEO of this conversation on YouTube:
07/02/23·48m 20s

The Man in the Gray Suit

Subscribe to "True Stories with Seth Andrews" on all major podcast apps, or visit
04/02/23·6m 56s

Teens and Designer Jeans: The Blaming and Shaming of Purity Culture

Fundamental religions are obsessed with sex, desperately trying to desexualize teenagers and control them through adulthood. This show exposes why Purity Culture is so futile, dishonest, and destructive.
31/01/23·44m 48s

Let's Explode the Universe (with Forrest Valkai and Gutsick Gibbon)

What happens when two dynamic (and wildly entertaining) science educators come together to talk about evolution VS. creationism? This podcast answers the question. With Forrest Valkai and Erika / Gutsick Gibbon. VIDEO of this converstion
24/01/23·1h 11m

Rapture Anxiety: Fearing the End of the World

Yes, rapture anxiety is a thing. We explore how End Times dogmas can distort reality and do immense harm, especially to indoctrinated children. CNN Article:
17/01/23·1h 4m

Christian Nationalists are Preparing for War: a Conversation with Brad Onishi

Professor Bradley Onishi is co-host of the Straight White American Jesus podcast and author of the new book, "Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism - and What Comes Next."VIDEO of this conversation:
10/01/23·44m 54s

The Atheist and the Mysticist

Mysticist Andrew Jasko joins Seth Andrews for a candid, good-faith discussion about consciousness, spirituality, psychedelics, and interestingly, their shared values as harsh critics of dogmatic religions. Andrew's website:
03/01/23·57m 29s

The Gun Exchange

Enjoy this bonus episode from Seth Andrews' new podcast, and subscribe to True Stories with Seth Andrews on all major podcast apps.
30/12/22·6m 36s

#WomenLifeFreedom : Revolt and Revolution in Iran (with Maryam Namazie)

Seth Andrews speaks with Iranian-born activist Maryam Namazie about the historic uprising underway in Iran. YOUTUBE VIDEO VERSION OF THIS INTERVIEW:
27/12/22·44m 46s

That's It, You're Dead to Me: When Does Someone Become "Toxic?"

Here's a messy little conversation about mental health in the meme-verse. When do we necessarily use (and sometimes overuse) the term "toxic?"Article in The Atlantic: Tarico's article:
20/12/22·52m 12s

A Christmas Story (no, not that one)

Seth Andrews has written an original Christmas tale, which he shares after a short monologue (rant) about the holidays. Enjoy!
13/12/22·40m 57s

The QAnon Rabbit Hole

Courtney Heard, co-host of the Q-Dropped podcast, joins us for this discussion about the Q conspiracy culture.PODCAST LINK:
06/12/22·37m 53s

Are People Inherently Good?

In a candid monologue, Seth Andrews navigates some of humanity's worst and best, articulating the challenges and (hopefully) spreading some hope.
29/11/22·34m 49s

The Phantom God: What Neuroscience Reveals about the Compulsion to Believe (with Dr. John Wathey)

Neuroscientist Dr. John Wathey joins us for a deep dive into belief and the brain. THE BOOK:
22/11/22·31m 37s

The World's Most Dangerous Toys

Here's a 7-minute true story sampled from Seth's second podcast. Search and subscribe on your podcast app to True Stories With Seth Andrews.
18/11/22·8m 37s

You Are Evil and You Must Be Destroyed: Regaining our Humanity in an Inhumane World

Seth Andrews speaks candidly about his own struggles as a human and activist in this polarized and often outrageous world. VIDEO OF THIS SPEECH:
15/11/22·1h 0m

Damn the Door Knockers: Porch Proselytizers and My Injured Dog

Seth recently had a bad experience with a church lady on his front steps. This rant/show is largely unprepped and perhaps unhinged, but it's from the heart.
08/11/22·1h 14m

Never Let a Creationist "Teach" Evolution (with Forrest Valkai)

Biologist Forrest Valkai has something to say about science education, evolution, creationists, and Tyrion Lannister. This is a fun one.VIDEO of this conversation:
01/11/22·1h 3m

I'm Afraid of Scrubbing Bubbles: A Show About Strange Phobias

Some scares. Some science. Enjoy this October journey into our rational - and irrational - fears.
25/10/22·50m 17s

Ghost Stories 2022

Dim the lights and crank the sound. Our annual Halloween tradition continues.Special thanks to guest voice actors Elle Gee and Becca Adams Weinberg.
18/10/22·1h 26m

Dominion and Shame: Purity Culture's War on the Sexual Self

In this show, we define Purity Culture, expose its teachings and tactics, and speak with some who escaped and now help others do the same.
11/10/22·1h 10m

American Crusade: How the Supreme Court is Weaponizing Religious Freedom (with Andrew Seidel)

Constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel's new book tackles the compromised U.S. Supreme Court. We talk about the problem (and possible solutions).GET THE BOOK: of this conversation:
04/10/22·46m 37s

Do We All Have a Dark Side?

Do the best of people hide an inner dark side? Is there an uncivilized creature beneath the uncivilized human? We discuss.
27/09/22·55m 14s

Is Yahweh a Terrorist? (with Dr. Joshua Bowen)

At the release of his new book on the Old Testament, Dr. Joshua Bowen joins us for a necessary conversation about the true nature of the biblical god.The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament VOL2: Hammurabi: http://www.digitalhammurabi.comDr. Josh on Twitter: @DJHammurabi1VIDEO of this conversation:
20/09/22·1h 15m

Can We Even Trust Our Own Brains? (with neuroscientist Dr. Indre Viskontas)

Some fascinating (and fun) brain science on this week's show.Dr. Viskontas' website:
13/09/22·52m 44s

No! I'm Not Quitting!

Seth Andrews has launched a second show: True Stories with Seth Andrews. He shares some examples.
06/09/22·37m 49s

Where's the Jesus in my Juice? (and other listener calls)

Lots of good stuff in this week's show: the Founding Fathers, a (somewhat) Catholic activist, some healthy firestarting, and one lovely caller who exclaimed that "the juice is a lie." Enjoy.
30/08/22·1h 20m

How Minds Change (with David McRaney)

David McRaney is a science journalist, host of the "You Are Not So Smart" podcast, and author of several books, including his latest, "How Minds Change."GET THE BOOK! of this interview:
23/08/22·1h 0m

We Dissent: Four Secular Women on the Front Lines

Elizabeth Cavell, Alison Gill, Monica Miller, and Rebecca Markert are attorneys and secular activists on the new podcast http://www.we-dissent.orgElizabeth Cavell: Gill: Miller: Markert:
16/08/22·40m 4s

Everyone's Shouting. Nobody is Listening.

Seth Andrews shares his story about a recent encounter with an angry Christian.
09/08/22·1h 13m

Blood Cult: The Weird, Wild World of Christian Rituals

Seth Andrews takes a fresh look at the world's most popular religion, revealing how culty (and often creepy) Christian traditions and rituals truly are.VIDEO of this speech:
02/08/22·45m 0s

Speaking of God, We Don't Know Sh*t" (with ex-pastor D.B. Ramsey)

D.B. Ramsey was theologically trained and spent many years preaching Christianity. Today, he's an agnostic, directly challenging the faith he once held dear.VIDEO of this discussion:
26/07/22·48m 38s

Adopt and Make Them Christian: The Post-Roe Crusade of Christian Dominionists

Seth shares his recent article on post-Roe Christian Dominionism, plus your calls.ONLYSKY ARTICLE:
19/07/22·1h 3m

Bad Therapy: When Unscientific Interventions Harm People

Dr. Alexander Williams, Dr. Yevgeny Botanov, and Dr. John Sakaluk penned a recent article titled "Bad Therapy," which addresses some unscientific - and often damaging - practices being done in the mental health profession.VIDEO of this interview: AMERICAN ARTICLE: STUDY: Williams: @williamspsychJohn Sakaluk: @JohnSakalukEugene Botanov: @scilitlab
12/07/22·50m 4s

Science VS. Snake Oil: Debunking Bunk in this Crazy World (with Timothy Caulfield)

Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim) is Professor of health law & science policy, speaker, TV host & author. He joins Seth Andrews for a compelling and fun conversation about information and misinformation in the media age.VIDEO of this conversation:
05/07/22·50m 1s

Alice Greczyn: Sex, Shame, and the Harms of Purity Culture

Alice Greczyn is a Hollywood actress, author, speaker, and activist. She escaped fundamentalist Christianity, and she tells her story.VIDEO of this interview:'s website: Instagram: book:
01/07/22·35m 24s

My Head Is Going to Explode

Host rants. Your calls.
28/06/22·1h 9m

Raptor Turkeys (and Other Random Stuff We Should Absolutely Know)

It's time for another thrill-packed general knowledge show. In this broadcast, we talk about the appendix, belly buttons, cats and boxes, stoplights, blue jeans, static electricity, beef jerky, and of course, velociraptors.
21/06/22·59m 15s

Dave Warnock: Childish Things

Terminally ill with ALS, Dave Warnock is committed to fully living the moments which remain. He discusses his life, his prognosis, and his new book.Dave's website: http://www.daveoutloud.comBook "Childish Things:" of this interview:
14/06/22·35m 0s

Values are More Important than Beliefs (with Dale McGowan)

A past recipient of Harvard's Humanist of the Year award, Dale McGowan is an activist, speaker, author, and Chief Content Manger for joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about media, bias, values, religion, and how we might better our efforts to improve the world. https://dalemcgowan.comVIDEO of this interview:
07/06/22·46m 5s

Out Of My Cold, Dead Hands: America's Love Affair with Guns

In the wake of two recent mass shootings, and inspired by a recent OnlySky article on American guns, homicide, suicide, and mental health (, Seth Andrews shares his thoughts on the subject, drawn from his 2020 book, "Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian."
31/05/22·51m 17s

The Supremacist Court: Activists VS. America in the Halls of Power

A leaked Supreme Court majority opinion reveals the impending end of reproductive choice via Roe V. Wade. What's happening, and what happens next?Special thanks to Rachel Laser of Americans United for joining the last half of the conversation.Americans United: article on leaked draft:
24/05/22·34m 22s

Relatives, Rights, & Roe: Host Rants and Listener Calls

It's a variety pack this week, with plenty of listener comments and questions. Enjoy!
17/05/22·48m 16s

Your Moment of Science: Yvette d'Entremont in her Own Words

Yvette d'Entremont is an analytical chemist and science educator perhaps best known as SciBabe. Seth reads several of her "Moment of Science" articles and talks to Yvette about them. Enjoy!SciBabe: https://scibabe.comOn Facebook: article:
10/05/22·1h 37m

The Science of Mindfulness (with Dr. Ronald Siegel)

Dr. Ronald Siegel is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, author of "The Mindfulness Solution," and professor for "The Science of Mindfulness" at Wondrium.Free Wondrium trial to watch the series on mindfulness: Siegel's website: https://drronsiegel.comVIDEO of this conversation:
03/05/22·53m 3s

Race, Representation, & Black Nonbelievers (a Conversation with Mandisa Thomas)

One of my lovely patrons advised that she wanted an audio-only version of this recent interview for listening. Here you go! :)VIDEO version:
02/05/22·21m 8s

The Atheist Movement Is...Dead?

From time to time, someone (religious or otherwise) will declare all of atheist activism null and void. Seth Andrews examines that claim. Plus your calls.
26/04/22·1h 10m

We Call B.S. (with Tom & Cecil of Cognitive Dissonance)

Tom Curry and Cecil Cicirello talk about their irreverent new book, "The Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit." VIDEO of this conversation: LINK: PODCAST:
19/04/22·1h 6m

Noah Lugeons: How Bad Was This Movie?

Noah Lugeons hosts The Scathing Atheists and co-hosts God Awful Movies. This short bonus show features the audio from a recent video interview...conducted on Noah's birthday. Enjoy.VIDEO of this interview: Atheist: https://scathingatheist.comGod Awful Movies:
15/04/22·26m 16s

Dishwasher Anarchy (and other observations on my birthday)

Seth Andrews turns 54. He's older. He's crankier. And he has stuff on his mind.
12/04/22·1h 9m

In Retrospect: Evangelical Conservatives, Sex, and Monica Lewinski

Yes, the story is 24 years old, but with the new American Crime Story miniseries airing on FX, it is reviving discussions about conduct, legality, and American puritanism and hypocrisy. VIDEO:
08/04/22·52m 7s

Are Atheists Leading People to their DOOM? (and other listener calls)

It's a potpourri of questions, opinions, and rants from our listeners. Enjoy!
05/04/22·59m 9s

Rage, Reaction, and a Little Hate Mail

Lots to talk about on this bonus podcast, including a nasty letter, and some wonderful listener calls.VIDEO of this podcast:
31/03/22·1h 25m

Genesis, White Jesus, and Debating the Resurrection (with Dr. Bart Ehrman)

YouTube video of this interview: registration link: course: Ehrman's website: https://www.bartehrman.comDr. Ehrman's blog:
29/03/22·46m 55s

The Hate Preachers: Bigotry and Fearmongering by Extremist Christian "Leaders"

Columnist, podcaster, and activist Hemant Mehta joins Seth for a difficult yet necessary dive into the hate platforms like The New Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement. The featured audio clips aren't pleasant to hear, but they reflect Old Testament-based bigotry and the tragic war on our fellow human beings.VIDEO of this conversation: Mehta at OnlySky: @hemantmehta
22/03/22·1h 2m

The Ultimate Kids' Guide to Being Super Healthy (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)

Doctor and educator Nina Shapiro has a new book about keeping kids healthy. She joins us for a conversation about food, fads, medicines, and helpful advice for parents and children.
15/03/22·40m 59s

Psychic Predictions: The Track Records of Professed "Seers"

Richard Saunders (of The Skeptic Zone podcast) and Rob Palmer (Skeptical Inquirer contributor) joined others in the ambitious Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project. They join the podcast to discuss their results.SI Article:
08/03/22·52m 39s

Death, Grief, & Belief (with Dr. Terri Daniel)

Everyone deals with loss and grief, but not all models for recovery (especially religious ones) are helpful or healthy. Interfaith Chaplain Dr. Terri Daniel weighs in.CONFERENCE LINK: http://www.deathgriefandbelief.comTWITTER LINK: @DGBConference
01/03/22·1h 2m

Banned on Facebook

COPY AND PASTE (use better tags if you have them, and helpfully share in the comments):The #Facebook account incorrectly flagged and banned for hate speech. The post was actually exposing and condeming the hatespeech of a Texas pastor.I’m asking @meta to review and reverse thisinappropriate ban re:
28/02/22·4m 34s

Bob's Bicycle: Prayer, Priorities, and the God of Diminishing Returns

When Christians celebrate "answered" prayers, they often sound ridiculous. Seth shares a chapter on the subject from his new book, "Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot."GET THE BOOK: AUDIOBOOK (narrated by Seth): GET AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY:
22/02/22·56m 3s

Christian Jihad: A New Report on the Capitol Insurrection

Constitutional Attorney Andrew Seidel gives details on a new and comprehensive report proving that the January 6th Insurrection at the Capitol was - in fact - a Christian Nationalist war against its own country's principles.VIDEO OF THIS INTERVIEW: FULL REPORT:
15/02/22·50m 26s

Primatology, Proof, & the Human Monkey

Erika is a primatologist known on Reddit/YouTube as "Gutsick Gibbon." She's also an enthusiastic educator about human evolution. Sit back and enjoy this compelling and entertaining conversation.YOUTUBE LINK:
08/02/22·31m 23s

Be Yourself (Because Nobody Else Will)

Listeners bring their comments and questions this week, many falling under the category of preferences, boundaries, and personal choices. The theme seems to be, "You do you."
01/02/22·57m 55s

Impossible (?) Conversations: The Best and Worst of "Woke Culture"

Psychologists Dr. Hector Garcia and Dr. Valerie Tarico join us for a complex, nuanced, and thoughtful conversation about the dying of discourse in a hyper-divided world. When should we speak, and when should we shout? Are we picking the right battles? When should we declare war on awful agents? And are good people sometimes getting an unfair shake? This is a discussion about discussions.
25/01/22·56m 35s

Atheist Comedians

Atheist comedians poking fun at religions? Here are some various clips from stand-ups like George Carlin, Dave Allen, Sarah Silverman, Tim Minchin, and more.
18/01/22·59m 31s

Hi, I'm an Atheist: Coming Out to Family and Friends (with author David G. McAfee)

Author and journalist David G. McAfee talks about his new book, which is helping guide atheists through their "coming out" to family, friends, and associates.BOOK LINK:
11/01/22·41m 25s

Show #600

It's broadcast number 600! Thanks so much for over a decade of shows.
04/01/22·1h 7m

2021: The Year in Review

It's our annual recap of (some of) the best, the worst, and the most bizarre stories of the year.
28/12/21·1h 4m

Holiday Heathenry

Host rants. Your calls. Let's enjoy Christmas week together!
21/12/21·1h 10m

I Miss Christopher Hitchens: Remembering Hitch on the 10th Anniversary of his Death

We lost Hitch on December 15th, 2011. In this broadcast, we hear his voice, enjoy his mastery of language, and remember.LINKS:On the Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Tariq Ramadan Debate/Islam: Joy Behar with Pastor Douglas Wilson: Squared debate: Debate with Frank Turek: Rabbi Harold Kushner: the street/Life and death: Mother Teresa: VS William Dembski:
14/12/21·1h 10m

We Are But Beasts (with Aron Ra)

Aron Ra is an author, educator, and atheist activist. He joins Seth Andrews to talk about pagan Christmas, religious awfulness, and humans' place as "beasts" in the animal kingdom. Shows with Aron are always entertaining, and this one is no exception.
07/12/21·1h 6m

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

In this unique show, we take a few minutes to regain some perspective.
30/11/21·23m 30s

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

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?
23/11/21·57m 43s

Expose Christian Schools

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.
16/11/21·1h 1m

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

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.meAndrew Seidel:
09/11/21·49m 3s

Dominion: The Christian Assault on a Secular Nation

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:
02/11/21·37m 8s

Our Irrational Fears

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.
26/10/21·52m 35s

The Strange Origins of Popular Superstitions

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.
19/10/21·58m 13s

Ghost Stories 2021

Our annual Halloween tradition! It's an entire podcast of ghost stories. Turn down the lights, crank up the volume, and enjoy.
12/10/21·1h 17m

Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School

Join us for another journey through some of the more, uh, interesting yet seldom addressed stories in the Christian Bible.
05/10/21·58m 39s

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

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: Du Mez's website: of this discussion:
28/09/21·43m 52s

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

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:
23/09/21·14m 23s

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

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!
21/09/21·49m 4s

The Trolley Problem (and Other Ethical Dilemmas)

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.
14/09/21·1h 12m

Mimzy Vidz: Free From Islam

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: @MimzyVidzOn YouTube: of this conversation: "Women Leaving Islam:"
07/09/21·44m 31s

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

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: VIDEO of this conversation
31/08/21·57m 24s

I Used to Believe Weird Things

Our listeners confess to the (often comedically) strange beliefs they once held.
24/08/21·1h 9m

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

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:"
17/08/21·46m 29s

Recovering From Religious Trauma: with Psychologist Dr. Marlene Winell

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: Dr. Winell's book:
10/08/21·51m 19s

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

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: American Humanist Association:
03/08/21·30m 23s

UFO Mania: Is The Truth Out There?

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: report: Underdown: Inquirer:
27/07/21·1h 5m

Did Moses Write the Torah? A Skeptical Look at the First Five Books of the Hebrew Bible

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:
20/07/21·1h 7m

Seth Andrews Puts Me to Sleep (and other listener calls)

Callers bring their own questions and opinions to this week's podcast. Enjoy!
13/07/21·1h 5m

The Apostate Report: Leaving Islam in North America (with Sarah Haider)

Sarah Haider, co-founder of, 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 of this conversation:
06/07/21·39m 37s

Final Exit: Life, Death, and the Right to Choose

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
29/06/21·54m 46s

Scientology and the Danny Masterson Trial

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: Ortega/Underground Bunker:
22/06/21·34m 56s

The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament (with Dr. Joshua Bowen)

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" (, 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: Josh on Twitter: @DJHammurabi1Website:
15/06/21·1h 3m

Remembering My Father

A few thoughts at the close of a personal chapter.
08/06/21·40m 29s

Belief and the Brain: a Psychiatrist and a Neuroscientist on Evolution and Religion

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: Wathey's book:
01/06/21·58m 53s

Fear of the Devil: Paranoia and Panic by the "Divinely Protected"

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.
25/05/21·1h 12m

Love, Last Wishes, and a Life Well-Lived

In this caller-driven show, we get philosophical about life, the end of life, and how we choose to be remembered.
20/05/21·1h 17m

Fall River: Death and the Devil in a Massachusetts Town

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:"
18/05/21·29m 57s

For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in our Unlikely World (with Sasha Sagan)

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):'s website: VIDEO of this conversation:
11/05/21·1h 2m

Attacked From Within: The Assault on State/Church Separation

Rachel Laser, attorney, human rights activist, and President of, speaks with Seth Andrews about the critical fight(s) to protect the United States from fundamentalism and unamerican Christian Nationalism.VIDEO of this conversation:
04/05/21·43m 55s

Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)

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
27/04/21·58m 57s

The Creepy and the Culty: "Normal" Things that Mainstream Religions Do Every Day

Often, mainstream religious practices don't seem strange to us...because we're accustomed to them. But are the mainstream faiths any less culty? We think not, and this show provides examples.
20/04/21·1h 45m

The Satan Shoes: A Conversation About the Controversy (with Lucien Greaves)

Lucien Greaves, co-founder of, weighs in on the recent moral panic regarding Lil Nas X's recent video and The Satan Shoes.VIDEO of this conversation:'s blog on Lil Nas X: Planet "Baphomet" Video:
13/04/21·42m 19s

Accidents of Birth (with the hosts of Cognitive Dissonance)

In this lively show, hosts Tom and Cecil of join us for a conversation about life in this random, weird (post-truth?) world.VIDEO of this interview on YouTube:
06/04/21·1h 19m

Always an Atheist: Stories of Lifelong Nonbelievers

For all of the "apostate" shows we've done, many have requested that we dedicate a podcast to the lifelong non-believer. So for our never-bought-it listeners, here's an entire broadcast featuring your calls and your stories.
30/03/21·1h 11m

The Catholic Divide: A Church in Conflict over Money and Power (with Katherine Stewart)

The Catholic Church is at war with itself. Big Money players have weaponized the church for Christian Nationalism, while others are resisting religious overreach to install a theocracy and discriminate against others.Author/Journalist Katherine Stewart joins us to talk about her New Republic article, "How Big Money is Dividing American Catholicism."ARTICLE LINK:
23/03/21·38m 50s

Wayward: Spiritual Warfare & Sexual Purity (with author Alice Greczyn)

Actress and author Alice Greczyn escaped a high-control version of Christianity. She speaks about her book "Wayward" and her escape from the blame and shame of religion, and Seth Andrews reads from Chapter 17 in the last portion of the show.VIDEO of this conversation:'s book:'s website:
16/03/21·1h 0m

Is Cheese Powder Actual Cheese? (And more answers to life's burning questions)

Here's another fun distraction from the usual topics, and a great chance to think about some of the things we do and say every day. Why do they call a ship's command center a "bridge?" What's up with useless human arm hair? What is an Epsom Salt? Why do we immediately forget someone's name? And of course, what's up with that orange powder sold as cheese? These are the types of probing (and entertaining) questions we explore this week. Enjoy!
09/03/21·1h 23m

Can You Reason with Unreasonable People?

Many of us have encountered the "brick wall" believers in superstition, woo, conspiracy, and really bad ideas. Are they still worth our time and energy? And are there ways to break through? We discuss the complex issue(s) regarding deep-seated beliefs and opinions.The Oatmeal illustrated story:
02/03/21·1h 30m

Is Cancel Culture Real?

Actor Gina Carano was just dropped by Disney over her controversial Twitter posts, with many decrying "Cancel Culture." Does Cancel Culture even exist? Join us for a thoughtful discussion.
23/02/21·1h 3m

Insurrection and Christian Nationalism (with constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel)

Andrew Seidel is a constitutional expert and author of "The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Unamerican." He joins Seth Andrews for a frank discussion about the state of the United States. Andrew's book: VIDEO of this discussion:
16/02/21·1h 1m

Women Leaving Islam: Stories of Courage and Change (with Maryam Namazie)

Maryam Namazie is a British-Iranian human rights activist and producer of the new documentary, "Women Leaving Islam." In this show, she speaks about the film, the stories, and the lives impacted by this high-control religion.Watch the documentary: of this conversation on YouTube: Namazie's website:
09/02/21·51m 28s

Bad Apologetics: The Arguments We're Most Weary Of (PART TWO)

We continue our conversation with various activists about apologetics arguments (and the refutations). Joining us this week: Shannon Q, Matt Dillahunty, Margaret Downey, Hemant Mehta, Thomas Smith, Andrew Torrez, Tracie Harris, Chris Shelton, Jimmy Snow, and Muhammad Syed.LINK TO PART ONE:
02/02/21·1h 22m

A Skeptic's Guide to GameStop (with Phil Ferguson)

In this bonus podcast, Phil Ferguson of Polaris Financial and The Phil Ferguson Show helps us break down the whole Reddit/GameStop story.VIDEO of this discussion is here:
31/01/21·46m 27s

Bad Apologetics: The Arguments We're Most Weary Of (PART ONE)

In this first of a two-part series, various atheist activists weigh in on the apologetics they're most tired of hearing. Guests this week include Aron Ra, Sci-Babe, Paulogia, Mandisa Thomas, Dr. Joshua Bowen, Godless Engineer, Dan Barker, and Gayle Jordan.Link to Part Two:
26/01/21·1h 4m

The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries (with Dr. Donald Prothero)

Renowned paleontologist and geologist Dr. Donald Prothero talks about his new book, "The Story of Evolution in 25 Discoveries." Join us for a fascinating discussion about the cosmos, evolved eyes, our "inner fish," dinosaurs, and so much more.Get the book:
19/01/21·56m 33s

I Left Because

#ILeftBecause is a Twitter hashtag popularized by Dr. Chrissy Stroop, and people worldwide are sharing the reasons they left religion. We talk to Dr. Stroop, and we share some of those stories on the show.Dr. Stroop's website: https://cstroop.comSubmissions for an upcoming book on "leaving" stories:
12/01/21·1h 36m

Outbreak: A Crisis of Faith (with Noah Lugeons)

Popular atheist activist, podcaster, and author Noah Lugeons just released a new book with commentary on our crazy world. He joins Seth Andrews for a conversation, and Seth reads a segment from the book.BOOK LINK:
05/01/21·1h 12m

2020: The (mostly COVID-free) Year In Review

Beyond the pandemic, a LOT of interesting stuff happened this year. We look back at some of the biggest non-COVID news, the most entertaining stories, the big names we lost, and as always, we'll end the broadcast with a segment featuring the weird, wild, and whacky. Happy New Year.
29/12/20·1h 18m

Road Rage, the Crown, a Karen, and a Christmas Gargoyle

In this "kitchen sink" broadcast, we get philosophical about angry drivers, royalty, relationships, and...a Christmas gargoyle. Happy holidays!Link to the Crissy Stroop meme:
22/12/20·1h 22m

For Goodness' Sake: Surprise Calls and Gifts to Those in Need

Let's play Santa Claus! This community donated funds and nominated specific needs. In this podcast, we call the recipients and do some godless good.
15/12/20·1h 4m

What Christians (Probably) Don't Know About Christmas

Isn't it strange that atheists often know more about the origins/symbols of Christmas than many believers? Join us as we examine the (bizarre) biblical nativity...and the fascinating history behind the holiday.
08/12/20·1h 11m

Weaponized Stupidity & Monetized Myth: The Randy Quaid-ing of America

In the wake of the recent presidential election, the prophets of apocalyptic doom are losing their minds. What is happening to America? Join us for a journey down the rabbit hole of prophecy, conspiracy, and Christian dominion theology.
01/12/20·1h 6m

Holidays Beyond Belief: Coping and Celebrating without Religion

Many atheists LOVE Thanksgiving and Christmas, while others avoid them. In this podcast, we talk about the holidays...beyond belief.
24/11/20·57m 18s

Seth Andrews on The Atheist & Christian Book Club

Seth fielded questions and challenges from Christians (and a few atheists) at their November online meeting of The Atheist & Christian Book Club. This is a rebroadcast with their permission.VIDEO of the event is here:
21/11/20·2h 6m

Thanksgiving: The Dark History of a Beloved American Holiday

We should embrace every opportunity to give thanks, but the American Thanksgiving holiday has a (very) dark backstory which should be acknowledged. For better and worse, this is a short history of the origins of the holiday.
17/11/20·57m 41s

Grieving without a god

Grief comes in so many forms. Grief surrounding death, the loss of a relationship, even grieving a religious culture from your past. In this show, we discuss grief and grieving beyond the coping mechanisms offered by religions and God-belief.If you're struggling with grief, please reach out to
10/11/20·1h 40m

Introducing: Do No Harm

Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and NBC News (Dateline, The Thing About Pam, Motive for Murder) present Do No Harm.The Bright family was thrust into a medical and legal system so committed to protecting vulnerable children from abuse, it failed to protect innocent parents. From the hospital room to the courtroom, we walk in the footsteps of the Bright family as they battle to keep their children and fight against a system determined to tear them apart.Listen today at
10/11/20·4m 46s

The Refreshingly Honest Christian

Seth Andrews was a recent guest on David Metcalf's podcast at, where the two had a candid conversation about the Christian faith.
06/11/20·55m 26s

What Does "Agree to Disagree" Mean to You?

When we decide to "agree to disagree" on something, when are we constructively choosing our battles, and when are we merely surrendering on an important moral issue? We discuss this.
03/11/20·1h 18m

Fears, Phobias, and Frightening Films!

This Halloween-themed show gets into the things that frighten us, our evolved fear mechanisms, and - just for fun - some recommendations for scary movies.
27/10/20·1h 13m

Ghost Stories Bonus: "Clown"

Here's something a little extra for the Halloween holiday. Totally free (and hopefully spooky). Enjoy! Ghost Stories audiobook:
22/10/20·25m 23s

The Authoritarian Unveiled (with Dr. Eric Maisel)

An authoritarian is defined as someone "favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom." This applies to cult leaders, politicians, life partners, employers, and so many others.Psychotherapist Dr. Eric Maisel joins us to discuss. Visit his site at
20/10/20·42m 26s

Ghost Stories 2020

It's our annual tradition. Lower the lights, crank up the sound, and Happy Halloween!
13/10/20·1h 24m

The Brainwashing of my Dad (with documentary filmmaker Jen Senko)

Jen Senko's father got hooked on radical, right-wing radio, and his transformation nearly tore his family apart. Jen joins Seth Andrews to talk about her dad...and the documentary about his brainwashing.Find out more: http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.comVIDEO of this conversation:
06/10/20·38m 56s

When the World Doesn't Suck: Faith in Humanity Stories

It's been a crazy year, and often a difficult one. This show is - hopefully - a reminder that goodness still exists in the world. Enjoy!
29/09/20·1h 15m

The Dark Reality of the Christian Music Industry (with documentary filmmaker Grace Baldridge)

Grace Baldridge is a documentary filmmaker behind the documentary, "The Dark Reality of the Christian Music Industry." She joins Seth Andrews for a conversation.View the film here: is on Twitter at @GraceBaldridge
22/09/20·1h 15m

What Would Satan Do: Religion, Moral Panic, and the Devils in the Dark (with Lucien Greaves)

Lucien Greaves, co-founder of, joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about the continuing Satanic Panic in the United States, the utility of non-theistic religions, and how the icon of Satan might approach today's evangelicals in power.VIDEO of this discussion:
15/09/20·1h 7m

A Little Goodness

On the anniversary of 9/11, Seth Andrews does a stream-of-consciousness show about life, love, and goodness.VIDEO of this stream is at
11/09/20·1h 30m

The Rush to Anger: Right-Wing Radio and the Angry White Male

In this free audio chapter from Seth Andrews' new book, we explore the Christian Nationalism, fearmongering, bigotry, and near-constant rage blasting daily out of American conservative radio. Get the book "Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian" today at
08/09/20·57m 35s

Unzipped: When the Purity Police Fall from Grace

Seth Andrews speaks about the recent dust-up involving Jerry Falwell, Jr., as well as Ken Copeland's dismissal from the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Plus plenty of listener calls.
01/09/20·1h 11m

Cow Yoga!

Yoga...with cows? With the madness in the world, perhaps it's something we could try. Seth Andrews explores this little de-stresser and takes plenty of listener calls. Enjoy.
28/08/20·56m 36s

War and Protest: A Candid Conversation with Vietnam Veteran John Musgrave

John Musgrave was horribly wounded in the jungles of Vietnam. This near-fatal experience brought him home to a nation in turmoil, and as the bullets and bombs killed his brothers and sisters in arms, John began to re-think what it meant to be a patriot. His story was featured in the PBS documentary, "The Vietnam War," and he speaks and counsels nationwide today. His website:
25/08/20·1h 17m

Young Humanists: with Elle and Bailey Harris

Elle (9) and Bailey (14) are young authors who are promoting Humanism and science to their generation. Seth Andrews speaks to them (and Dad) about their attitudes, their work, and their promotion of goodness without gods.http://www.ellethehumanist.comhttp://www.baileystardust.comVIDEO of this interview at:
20/08/20·23m 59s

My Mom Unfriended Me on Facebook

Seth Andrews speaks about unfriending, unreason, and the vast ocean of conspiracy that is infecting the United States. It's random. It's ranty. It's refeshing. Enjoy.Washington Post article:
18/08/20·56m 34s

Make America Constitutional Again (with Sarah Levin)

Sarah Levin is Program Director for Secular Democrats of America, an organization on the front lines of state/church separation in the United States. Find out more, and register for their online convention event on August 18th 1pm Central: http://www.seculardems.orgVIDEO of this conversation:
16/08/20·27m 22s

Former Christian Music Singer Jon Steingard: I No Longer Believe in God

Jon Steingard was lead singer for the CCM band Hawk Nelson. On May 20, 2020, he posted on Instagram that he no longer believed in God, and his story went viral. Jon joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about his former faith, the word "atheist," the Christian Music industry, and the path forward.VIDEO of this conversation:'s instagram post: article on Jon: Nelson website: http://hawknelson.comSupport our sponsor, and get a free trial at
11/08/20·1h 13m

Leah Remini, Tom Cruise, and the "Space Opera" of Scientology (with guest Tony Ortega)

Australia's Channel 7 produced a 10-part series called "Scientology: Black Ops" starting Leah Remini and Paul Haggis. Strangely, they cancelled the broadcast on the day it was scheduled to air. Did Tom Cruise - the world's most famous Scientologist - use his (significant) influence to silence criticisms of his religion? We speak to Scientology expert Tony Ortega about the story.The Guardian article on "Scientology: Black Ops:" Ortega's article on Tom Cruise: Remini's book "Troublemaker:"
04/08/20·1h 2m

America is Not a Christian Nation

This is the audio from a recent online speech given by Seth Andrews, dealing with the United States, its founders, it Constitution, and the popular claim that "America is a Christian Nation."VIDEO of this presentation at: our sponsor:
28/07/20·33m 32s

We Don't Belong in Boxes (with Vi La Bianca)

Vi La Bianca is co-host of Secular Sexuality and Talk Heathen. Vi joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about Christianity, religious family, sex and gender, identity, and the culture.VIDEO of this conversation: on Twitter: @AuthorConfusionTalk Heathen: Sexuality:
21/07/20·57m 37s

QAnon, Toxic "Positivity," and the Maskholes

Seth Andrews gets into the QAnon conspiracies, John Pavlovitz's take on "Toxic Positivity," and those convinced that masks equal tyranny. Plus, your calls.Pavlovitz's article, "The Privilege of Positivity:"
17/07/20·55m 58s

Slavery in the Bible: Better Arguments against Biblical Atrocities (with Dr. Joshua Bowen)

Dr. Joshua Bowen is author of the 2020 book, "Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery." He has a Ph.D in Assyriology and specializes in the Sumerian language, and he thinks that many counter-apologists might be missing some key points on critical Bible criticisms. Links:Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery (Amazon): Hammurabi on YouTube: Hammurabi Podcast: www.digitalhammurabi.buzzsprout.comWebsite: www.digitalhammurabi.comSupport our sponsor:
14/07/20·1h 14m

We're Engaged: The Atheist & the Christian

Patrick and Christabella are engaged to be married. He is an atheist. She is still a Christian. In this candid conversation. Seth Andrews speaks to the couple about their relationship, their similarities and differences, their families, their philosophies, and their future.Support our sponsor:
07/07/20·45m 52s

I Have Questions: The Stuff I Should Already Know

In this amusing and R-A-N-D-O-M podcast, Seth Andrews explores some of the not-so-big questions that have occupied his mind. Enjoy!Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus (free trial):'s:
30/06/20·1h 14m

American Idiot: Superstition and Selfishness in a "Free" Nation

Seth Andrews laments the United States' resistance to reason and empathy during a global pandemic.Link to pre-order for Seth's book:
26/06/20·1h 18m

Tracie Harris: Our Society is a Product

Tracie Harris is probably best known as former co-host of The Atheist Experience. Today, she's onto other projects, including serving as an advisor for, and blogging/podcasting on her own at joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about the recent unrest in the United States, society as "a product," and how we might rethink our approach(es) as humans and Humanists.VIDEO of this conversation is on YouTube: Tracie on Twitter: @TracieHarrisGOFUNDME for TTF's legal battle: our sponsor and get a free Great Courses trial: Harbinger's podcast:
23/06/20·1h 56m

Meet Erin: Ex-Christian

Very recently, Erin finally, fully made her break with fundamental Christianity. The road has been difficult. Family and friends are only now becoming aware of her journey. And Erin has a strong desire to talk about her escape, and to help others who are doing the same. She joins Seth Andrews for a very personal conversation about becoming an ex-Christian.Erin is on Twitter at @ExxtianErinVIDEO of this conversation is at our sponsor with your free trial of The Great Courses Plus at
16/06/20·55m 47s

Shame & Sanctimony: Fear and Control in Religious Schools

Seth Andrews shares specific policies/cultures from some religious schools. Plus, plenty of listener calls.Support our sponsor:
09/06/20·1h 20m

8 Minutes and 46 Seconds: Outrage and Protest in a Divided Nation (with Wil Jeudy)

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd - an unarmed black man - was suffocated to death under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, resulting in a national uprising and global protests. "8 minutes and 46 seconds" is the time Floyd was pinned to the ground by the neck.Seth Andrews speaks about race, equality, protest, and justice with Wil Jeudy, a black activist and Texas Assistant State Director for American Atheists.VIDEO of this discussion:
05/06/20·47m 17s

Discriminating Against Atheists: Religion VS Non-Belief in America

This particular broadcast examines American attitudes about atheism and stories from many of our listeners about their own experiences. Support our sponsors:
02/06/20·1h 24m

My Religious Family is Driving Me Crazy

Frustrated with religious family members trying to convert/save you? This show is therapy.
26/05/20·1h 22m

Tribes, Tantrums, SJWs, and "The Atheist Movement"

Atheist YouTube activists Shannon Q, Jimmy Snow, and Paulogia join Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about atheism, activism, religion, social justice, and the state of the world. Shannon Q: Snow: Paulogia: VIDEO of this interview:
19/05/20·1h 45m

Goodbye Jesus: An Evangelical Preacher's Journey Beyond Faith (with ex-pastor Tim Sledge)

Tim Sledge was a fundamentalist Baptist pastor for decades. Today, he's a humanist activist and author who no longer believes in any god. He joins Seth Andrews to tell his story.Find Tim on Twitter: @Goodbye_JesusSupport our sponsor:
12/05/20·54m 57s

Disinfect Bad Ideas

In this fast-and-loose broadcast, Seth Andrews applies bleach to some of the world's more troubling stains. Plus listener calls!Support our sponsor and get a free trial:
05/05/20·1h 6m

Christians, Conspiracy, and Just Plain Crazy: with Noah Lugeons

Noah Lugeons is a popular podcaster, speaker, author, and activist, perhaps known best from The Scathing Atheist and God Awful Movies shows. He joins Seth Andrews for a lively conversation about the state of the world.Support our sponsor:
28/04/20·48m 29s

Dr. Nina Shapiro: Masks, Medicines, Dr. Oz, and Corona-Conspiracies

Dr. Nina Shapiro is Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, science educator, and author of the book, "Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice." She joins Seth Andrews for another candid conversation about COVID-19.Dr. Shapiro's website: Shapiro's book:
27/04/20·39m 32s

Overcoming Isolation: Recovering From Religion

Dr. Darrel Ray and Gayle Jordan from join Seth Andrews to talk about the current COVID-19 crisis and how RFR can help those who feel even more isolated in their personal journeys.Dr. Ray's video "Emotional Safety:"
21/04/20·48m 3s

Podcast #500 (with Natalie)

It's a special milestone: Show number 500. For the first time, Seth's wife, Natalie, joins in for a look at their relationship, and how two very different people share life. Thanks for over a decade of support, community, and friendship!VIDEO of this conversation: MANNING VIDEO: COPELAND REMIX:
12/04/20·1h 22m

The Power Worshippers: The Rise of Religious Nationalism (with Katherine Stewart)

Katherine Stewart is author of the new book, "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism." Get the book at
07/04/20·1h 6m

Keto, Paleo, and the Science of Diet (with licensed nutritionist Leah McGrath)

We're directing our rational brains toward the subject of health and nutrition...with special guest and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Leah McGrath. (@InglesDietitian)Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus:'s:
31/03/20·1h 11m

Seth Andrews Reads Your Favorite Selections (PART TWO)

This bonus show includes a recipe for stroopwafels, some H.P. Lovecraft, "Corduroy," political nonfiction by Katherine Stewart, and finishes with some classic Carl Sagan.Be safe out there, and enjoy!VIDEO version of this livestream is here:
27/03/20·57m 2s

Seth Andrews Reads Your Favorite Selections: PART ONE

As a distraction in this isolated week, Seth Andrews reads - by request - selections from some of our listeners' favorite stories. Today's episode includes Dr. Seuss, some Douglas Adams, and Harlan Ellison's "Jefty is Five."
25/03/20·1h 12m

Are People Inherently Good?

Seth Andrews shares a troubling story, followed by discussion on the human condition. Are people naturally prone to pro-social, ethical "goodness?" Are we - at our core - uncivilized? Something else? Join us for a fascinating discussion.Support our sponsor:
24/03/20·1h 14m

Lets Self-Isolate...Together!

Another bonus broadcast. Host rants and your calls on any subject. VIDEO of this livestream at
20/03/20·1h 48m

Stocks, Panic-Buying, and the Costs of Crisis (with Phil Ferguson)

Seth Andrews speaks with "financial guy" Phil Ferguson about the weird, wild happenings in the U.S. and global economy in the wake of COVID-19. Phil's show:
17/03/20·1h 4m

How Should a Humanist Vote?

Prepare yourself. It's an election year, and we're talking religion AND politics. Special thanks to Rebecca Markert from for joining the 2nd segment of the broadcast. - Seth
17/03/20·1h 23m

Coronavirus: The Science VS the Scare (with Dr. Nina Shapiro)

Panic is rising over the coronavirus COVID-19. How concerned should we be, and how should we respond? Dr. Nina Shapiro gives us some science beyond the scare.Dr. Shapiro's book "Hype" is available here: our sponsor:
09/03/20·47m 47s

What's WRONG with people???

Seth Andrews monologues about the insanity of humanity. Plus...plenty of listener calls!Video livestream of this show is on YouTube at: our sponsor, and get a free trial at
03/03/20·1h 17m

Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church

Chrissy Stroop and Lauren O'Neal are editors of the new book, "Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church." They join Seth Andrews to talk about the book (and their own journeys), and Seth reads a chapter to finish the broadcast.Empty the Pews is at http://www.emptythepews.comSupport this show at
25/02/20·1h 7m

The Unholy Trinity Reunion Tour 2020 (with Seth Andrews, Aron Ra, and Matt Dillahunty)

Here's the audio of the Q&A from the February 15th Unholy Trinity Reunion Tour. Video of this conversation is on YouTube at
21/02/20·1h 7m

Yasmine Mohammed: Unveiled

Yasmine Mohammed was once a properly-veiled Muslim woman. Her life journey took her through an abusive marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda, into a critical examination of Islam, and ultimately, into atheism and human rights activism.Her new book, "Unveiled," is the chronicle of that journey. She joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about it.VIDEO of this interview: the book at more about Yasmine at http://www.yasminemohammed.comSupport our sponsors:
18/02/20·1h 11m

Black Nonbelievers: A Candid Conversation about Diversity

Seth Andrews tackles the subject of diversity and the atheist "movement" with a panel of five black atheist activists: Mandisa Thomas, Will Juedy, Precious Singo, Fil Session, and Tiffany Tucker.Visit the website for Black Nonbelievers at
11/02/20·1h 15m

A Secular State of the Union Address (2020)

United States presidents traditionally give a synopsis of their nation's achievements and challenges in an annual speech. For this podcast, host Seth Andrews offers his own secular version of "The State of the Union."Support our sponsor:
04/02/20·42m 45s

Whistleblowers: The Truth & Transparency Foundation

Originally founded as Mormon Leaks, is the brainchild of Ethan Dodge and Ryan an attempt to empower whistleblowers and reveal problematic people and practices within religious organizations.The founders join Seth Andrews for a conversation about their work.
28/01/20·43m 3s

Rocks in your Vagina: The Pseudoscience of Gwyneth Paltrow and "Goop"

This month, Gwyneth Paltrow (and her "wellness" brand Goop) debut a new show on Netflix, but the woo is strong, the stakes are high, and the need for science-based health information is even higher.In this broadcast, we explore many claims made by Paltrow, her organization and affiliates, and Seth Andrews speaks with professor Timothy Caulfield, author of the book "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?"Caulfield's latest article in The Conversation: our sponsor.
21/01/20·1h 4m

The Theater Is My Temple

In this unscripted, unscheduled, bonus podcast, Seth Andrews monologues and takes listener calls on subjects ranging far and wide. Enjoy!YouTube video of this broadcast is at
16/01/20·1h 21m

Understanding Iran: with Armin Navabi

Tensions between the United States and Iran remain high. Opinions span the spectrum. Yet Iran remains a mystery to a great many. This podcast features Iranian-born Armin Navabi, who provides some context and backstory to recent military events (including the killing of Qasem Soleimani).Armin is co-host of http://www.secularjihadists.comVIDEO of this conversation on YouTube at our sponsor, and get 3 months for $30 at
13/01/20·1h 13m

Looking Ahead to 2020: How Screwed Are We?

What does 2020 have in store for us? Join us for a look at some interesting things coming in the New Year, plus plenty of listener calls with perspectives on their hopes/fears for the months to come!Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: One Month Free Trial via
07/01/20·1h 47m

2019: The Year in Review

As we approach the New Year, we take a quick look back at some of the biggest, most important, and most entertaining stories of 2019.
29/12/19·1h 18m

Gay Jesus, Santa, and Shelley Segal

This show includes conversations and listener calls about the new Netflix "gay Jesus" show, the Hallmark Channel controversy, skepticism VS the Santa Claus myth...and we cap the show with some holiday tunes by singer/songwriter Shelley Segal.
20/12/19·51m 18s

The Christ-Free Christmas

More and more Americans (and people around the world) are celebrating the Christmas holiday without any of the religious trappings. How do you mark the December 25th holiday?
17/12/19·1h 20m

Seth Andrews - Let's Not Wake Up Like This: Restoring Perspective and Humanity in the Era of Outrage

On November 2nd, 2019 at , Seth Andrews gave this presentation as an encouragement to get the facts, understand ideological opponents, and not lose ourselves in the deafening white noise of online outrage.It's a speech given in good faith, with the hope that it will also be received in good faith. VIDEO of this presentation is at
10/12/19·1h 0m

Jehovah's Witnesses: When a Cult Comes Knocking

Who/What are the Jehovah's Witnesses? It's a religion most people have heard of but know little about. In this podcast, Seth Andrews speaks with three ex-JWs about the origins, the teachings, and the organizations. Guests include:Lloyd Evans, author of "The Reluctant Apostate" @cedarsjwsurveyAmber Scorah, author of "Leaving the Witness" @amberscorahTelltale (Owen Morgan), host of TellTale Atheist @telltaleatheist
03/12/19·1h 7m

The Case Against Miracles: with John W. Loftus

John W. Loftus is editor of the new anthology, "The Case Against Miracles." Loftus joins Seth Andrews to define "miracle," and to talk about why claims of miracles fail at every level.The book is available now at
26/11/19·40m 18s

Vulgarity For Charity: Let's Do Some Good (for goodness' sake)

The Scathing Atheist and Cognitive Dissonance crew have once again teamed up to raise money (over $100,000!) for, and you can be a part of it. Details on this short podcast with Modest Needs president Keith Taylor.
25/11/19·13m 30s

Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews in Phoenix: Faith, Family, and the Future of Humanism

In an event sponsored by, Matt Dillahunty and Seth Andrews took the stage in Phoenix on November 9, 2019 for a candid (and often very personal) conversation about atheism, humanism, religion, family, and more.YouTube VIDEO of this conversation:Part One: Two: LINKS:Part OnePart Two
23/11/19·1h 55m

Dave Warnock: Dying Out Loud

In January of 2019, Dave Warnock was diagnosed with ALS and given 3-5 years to live. He refused to take the news lying down, and has traveled the world on a campaign called "Dying Out Loud."Dave has pledged to make the most of his remaining time, and he wants to encourage others to maximize their brief, precious moments on this earth. Dave speaks with Seth Andrews about death, life, and so much more.Dave's website: Dave on Twitter: @dwwarnock
19/11/19·53m 19s

The Cult of Trump: with Steven Hassan

Steven Hassan is a mental health professional, author, and expert on cults, and he's convinced that President Donald Trump exhibits many of the same characteristics of famous cult leaders like David Koresh, Jim Jones, and Sun Myung Moon.Hassan talks about cults, their leaders and influence, and the President of the United States.BOOK: The Cult of Trump on Amazon at
12/11/19·45m 53s

Basic Evolution (for Creationists): with Dr. Donald Prothero

Dr. Donald Prothero is a renowned paleontologist, geologist, educator, and author of over 40 books. He speaks with Seth Andrews about common misconceptions about evolution, refutations to common Creationist claims, and the best resources for legitimate science education in the Internet Age.Berkeley's website "Understanding Evolution:" Prothero's website: http://www.donaldprothero.comSupport our sponsors.The Great Courses Plus
05/11/19·54m 15s

The Devil's Chord (and other listener calls)

This is a variety show of listener calls, including questions about a demon-summoning musical chord, atheist funerals, agnosticism, slavery, and more!Support our sponsor and get a free Harry's trial set at
29/10/19·54m 24s

Take The Secular Survey is a scientific survey designed to help the non-religious achieve better representation in the United States. Seth Andrews talks about the survey and more!
22/10/19·48m 4s

What Scares You? Listener Fears & Phobias

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, our listeners call in to talk about the things that give them the creeps. Enjoy the show!Support this broadcast by becoming a patron at
17/10/19·41m 58s

Ghost Stories 2019

It's our annual October tradition. Get in the Halloween spirit with an entire broadcast of ghost stories read by Seth Andrews.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus: Seth's "Ghost Stories" audiobook at
15/10/19·1h 28m

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs (with mortician Caitlin Doughty)

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, host of the "Ask a Mortician" video series, and author of the new book, "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death."Here in the Halloween season, Caitlin speaks candidly about death, rituals, funeral practices, and the frank questions often posed to her by viewers and readers.Follow Caitlin's work at http://caitlindoughty.comSupport our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus
08/10/19·51m 5s

Polyamory: When Three is Not a Crowd

Polyamory is a growing phenomenon in the United States, especially among the non-religious. This show is an exploration into "ethical non-monogamy," the often religious protests against it, and how these often complex relationships operate.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial set from Harry's at
01/10/19·1h 0m

Trae Crowder: A Godless Liberal Redneck

Comedian Trae Crowder gained international fame in 2016 with his back-porch, cell phone, political commentaries. He's tackled everything from Trump to transgender bathrooms to the Ark Encounter.Trae joins Seth for a candid talk about commentary, comedy, and being a liberal redneck.VIDEO of this exchange is at this broadcast by becoming a patron at
24/09/19·59m 32s

Why Religion is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life (with Phil Zuckerman)

Atheists hear this question constantly: How can you be moral without God (or religion)?Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies, and he's author of the new book, "What it Means to be Moral: Why Religion is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life."Phil talks about morality far beyond the narrow religious boundaries, explaining in plain language why no religion is required or desired for humankind to be moral.
17/09/19·42m 17s

The Handmaid's Tale: Could It Happen Here?

Margaret Atwood's famous book (and the smash HULU television series) paints a stark portrait of a dystopian future that brings the worst verses of the Old Testament - and the worst aspects of human nature - to life.The fictional story is laced with social commentary...warnings about theocratic regimes and the harm done in the name of God. But could it ever happen for real? We discuss.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus:
10/09/19·1h 0m

Be Your Authentic Self

Seth Andrews takes several listener calls from people struggling with religion's influence on their homes, families, careers, identities...their everyday lives. These conversations are a reminder that our lives, loves, values, and goals are not the property of another. LINK to Seth's book: Deconverted - Second Edition: (NOTE: There's a pricing glitch on the Hardcover. Make sure you click the $21.95 option. Working to get it fixed.)Support our sponsor, and get your free Harry's trial set at
03/09/19·1h 10m

Rachel Oates: Makeup, Mermaids, and the Mind of Kent Hovind

Rachel Oates is a Youtuber and activist whose diverse subjects range from Creationism to anti-vax to superhero makeup. She speaks about her recent online exchanges with Kent Hovind, "cancel culture," science, and the authentic self.Find Rachel online at http://www.racheloates.meVIDEO of this interview is at show is made possible by your support at
27/08/19·59m 47s

Blame the Games: Shooter Scapegoats in the Wake of Real-World Violence

President Trump and many others are blaming violent video games for the American mass shooter phenomenon, citing the "moral decay" of our society (and often using religious language). Wal-Mart just banned violent imagery - but not guns - in its stores. And it seems that the whole planet is either desperate for a cause or scrambling for something to blame.We discuss video games and violence, with your calls and perspectives.Support our sponsor and get $80 off your first week of Hello Fresh at (promo code: sethandrews80)
20/08/19·1h 4m

Final Exit: My Life, My Death, My Choice

In the United States, the majority of states have made it illegal for terminally ill patients enduring great suffering to end their own lives on their terms. Most of the opposition is fueled by religion. In this broadcast, we explore Death With Dignity issues, we talk about various organizations assisting those who wish to take some control over their life and death, and we finish the show with special guest Dan Diaz, husband of the late Brittany Maynard, who's story (and partnership with gained international attention.Support our sponsors:Get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus via a free 7-day Blinkist trial via resources and links:http://www.deathwithdignity.org
13/08/19·1h 29m

Unthinking Atheists: I Can't Believe I Did This When I Was Drunk!

This is a lighthearted show filled with anecdotes (and cautionary tales) about alcohol-related antics. We also get a little bit into the science of inebriation, so we can better understand why those who are drunk aren't really "thunk."Support our sponsor, Blinkist, with a free 7-day trial at
06/08/19·57m 12s

Brian Dalton: That's MISTER Deity to You!

Brian Dalton is a producer, satirist, and performer best known for his portrayal of Mr. Deity, a bumbling "God" whose literal interpretation of the Bible gets him into terrible trouble.Brian joins Seth for an exploration into Mr Deity, The Way of the Mister video series, and Brian's often hysterical responses to the videos of Prager U. Enjoy!Support our sponsor and get a free Harry's trial set via of this conversation is on YouTube at
30/07/19·58m 32s

Body is Tired. Brain is Wired.

In this totally free, bonus podcast, Seth spends a half-hour shambling through his own sleep-deprived (and typically random) thoughts.
26/07/19·26m 24s

The Version of You That No Longer Exists

This is a largely caller-driven show, with an especially interesting segment exploring how people change in the various chapters of their lives. Lots of good stuff in this one. Enjoy.Patreon supporters get this early, and commercial-free. Become a patron today at
23/07/19·57m 28s

Classic Christian Album Covers

Join former Christian broadcaster Seth Andrews for a wild romp through some of the most bizarre, tragic, and/or fascinating album covers and music clips from the archives of Contemporary Christian Music.Watch the VIDEO version of this at our sponsors:Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus via a free 7-day trial at Blinkist via
16/07/19·1h 17m

Sarah Haider: Extremism and Liberal Values

Sarah Haider was born in Pakistan. She is a former Muslim, co-founder of, and a human rights activist. She speaks candidly with Seth Andrews about Islam, the hijab, atheism, extremism, and the critical need to regain our humanity in the examination of ideas.VIDEO of this conversation is at our sponsor and get a shaving trial set from Harry's at
09/07/19·43m 17s

The Supreme Court and The Cross: with Monica Miller

The U.S. Supreme Court just handed down a sobering 7-2 decision to protect the Bladensburg, Maryland "Peace Cross," a 40-foot religious symbol erected as a memorial to the veterans of WWI.The Court's majority opinion declared that the cross' removal would constitute "hostility" to religion.Monica Miller is Senior Counsel at the American Humanist Association. She actually argued the case at the Supreme Court. She joins Seth Andrews to talk about the implications.Watch the VIDEO of our conversation here:'s @americnhumanist
02/07/19·51m 20s

What the Hell is ASMR? (with Heath Enwright)

The phenomenon is sweeping the planet, sending some into bliss, others into rage and escape. But what is ASMR, and how scientific is it? I discuss this with friend and ASMR fan Heath Enwright (co-host of God Awful Movies).VIDEO of this exchange is on YouTube at: Support Seth's work on Patreon at
25/06/19·43m 5s

Patriotism, Protest, and Plenty of Listener Calls

Many evangelical Christians hold to an authoritarian model for patriotism. In their eyes, leaders (appointed by their God) should be followed and rarely - if ever - questioned. In this broadcast, we explore patriotism and protest, plus a potpourri of listener calls on whatever subjects they want to talk about.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus via
18/06/19·55m 19s

God, Incorporated: The Big Business of Religion

In the New Testament, Christ tossed the money-changers out of the temple. What might that same Jesus have said about today's marketplaces for the literal selling of salvation?Support our sponsors:Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus via a free trial set from Harrys via
11/06/19·54m 22s

A Tower That Reaches The Heavens

In this short-form audio vignette, Seth Andrews explores this wondrous time of human discovery...and asks a critical question about the biblical God.
04/06/19·18m 36s

Apostate Prophet: Banned by Twitter for Criticizing Islam

Ridvan (Apostate Prophet on YouTube) has been the target of a concentrated flagging of his anti-Islam videos, and Twitter has banned both of his accounts: @ExMuslimProphet and @ApostateRidvanPlease consider petitioning Twitter to reinstate these accounts. If you wish, you may paste the following into your Twitter post:To the team at @Twitter and @twittersupport, please reinstate the accounts of @ExMuslimProphet and @ApostateRidvan, which have been unfairly targeted for unpopular but legitimate criticisms this case, Islam.VIDEO of this conversation is at
29/05/19·18m 34s

Zara Kay: The Defense of Women in the Islamic World

Zara Kay is an ex-Muslim activist with first-hand perspective and strong opinions about Islam. She joined me for a candid conversation about Muslims, feminism, "Islamophobia," the Left, and the important work we must do to fight the fundamentalists.Follow Zara on Twitter at @zarakayk Faithless Hijabi is at VIDEO of this discussion is at our sponsor. Get a free trial at
28/05/19·37m 22s

Sweet Home Talibama: A Southern State Bans Abortion

Christian theocrats in Alabama just passed an almost comprehensive abortion ban, setting up an attempt to reverse Roe VS Wade and restrict the reproductive choices of women nationwide.Seth Andrews talks about the story and speaks to our listeners, many of whom live in the South and express real concerns about Christian privilege and the overreach of religious people who seek to control the lives of others.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial of The Great Courses Plus at
21/05/19·1h 10m

The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American (with Andrew Seidel)

Andrew Seidel is author of the new book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American ( He speaks with Seth Andrews and takes listener calls.Support our sponsor, with your free trial set at
16/05/19·51m 8s

Atheists at 39,000 Feet

Seth Andrews share the short story of a skeptical meeting in the sky, then takes listener/viewer calls from a YouTube livestream via Support our sponsor Hello Fresh with $80 off your first month. Go to (promo code: sethandrews80)
13/05/19·1h 33m

Christian Privilege: A License to Discriminate (with Alison Gill)

Alison Gill is an attorney and Legal and Policy Director at American Atheists, and she's on the front lines in the fight against violations of church/state separation and Christian privilege. She speaks with Seth Andrews about some important legal battles of the day, and how we can help promote Constitutional equality for all.Find our more about American Atheists at http://www.atheists.orgLink to Hemant's Pledge of Allegiance project: our sponsor: Start your free trial at The Great Courses Plus at
12/05/19·42m 33s

I Escaped the Nuwaubian Cult

Hanna was once a member of The Nuwaubian Nation, an American cult founded and led by a Dwight York, a self-anointed god figure who dominated the lives and attitudes of his followers, and who is now serving a life sentence in federal prison. Hanna speaks candidly about her years inside the cult, her liberation, and her personal journey as a (now) atheist and skeptic. Support our sponsor. Get $80 off your first month of Hello Fresh at (promo code: sethandrews80)
07/05/19·39m 46s

Flash Gordon Loves Jesus (and other observations)

Seth Andrews - a geek fan of the 1980 film "Flash Gordon" - explores the proud faith of the actor behind the hero. Plus, other musings and plenty of listener phone calls.Link to help Athena while she job-hunts: Seth on Patreon at
30/04/19·1h 2m

Hail Satan (the documentary): with Lucien Greaves

"Hail Satan?" is a new documentary by director Penny Lane that's getting glowing reviews across the country. Lucien Greaves, co-founder of The Satanic Temple, is featured in the film, and he joins me for a candid discussion about the film, TST, and his fight both for religious liberty and against religious privilege in the United States.FILM WEBSITE: Video profile explaining The Satanic Temple:
23/04/19·54m 30s

Can We Talk About The Sex Robots?

In the year 2019, we're seeing more and more discussions about sex robots, the possibilities and implications regarding Artificial Intelligence designed for the bedroom (or dungeon, etc), and the cultural attitudes about these synthetic sexual companions.Seth Andrews takes listener calls, shares an email from an actual sex doll owner, and caps the broadcast by speaking with Dr. Marty Klein, a world-renowned expert on sexuality.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus (free trial at's (free trial kit at
16/04/19·1h 22m

We Found Jesus (on Pureflix!): with Hugo and Jake

Hugo and Jake are probably best known for their YouTube series, "The Bible Reloaded," but they've made a global splash as activists, skeptics, comedians, and (yes) reviewers of religious movies.Hugo and Jake spend and hour with Seth Andrews to talk about religion, Christian films, Jordan Peterson, and so much more. Enjoy! Support our sponsor: Get a free trial and unlimited access to The Great Courses Plus via this link:
09/04/19·1h 2m

The Nones Are Coming!

Seth Andrews speaks about the recent General Social Survey revealing that the "nones" (non-religious) are now statistically tied with evangelicals and Catholics in the United States. Plus...we preview upcoming discussions about Satanism and sex robots, we explore new evidence about the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs, we tackle some Trump "hot wind," and a few of your phone calls.Support our sponsor, and get a $13 value trial set from Harry's with this link:
02/04/19·1h 1m

You Pick The Topic: Listener Calls & Comments (March 2019)

This is a show where the listeners decide what we talk about. Lots of interesting stuff in this one, including conversations about religious summer camps, the "abuse" of indoctrination, and the difference between skepticism and anti-science self-deception. Get this show early and commercial-free by becoming a patron at
26/03/19·49m 52s

Sarah Rocksdale: Women, Religion, the Hijab, & Hot Yoga

This is the audio of a recent YouTube conversation between Seth Andrews and activist Sarah Rocksdale. Until recently, Sarah was known for her videos about health and lifestyle, but lately (to the chagrin of many of her original fans) she has been speaking boldly as a critic of religion and atheist.The YouTube video version of this conversation is at
25/03/19·40m 4s

What They Don’t Know Won’t Kill Me: One Man’s Secret in the Shadow of Islam

Jimmy was born into a Muslim family and the Islamic faith. Jimmy also carried a that threatened to destroy him if it ever came to light.Seth Andrews tells Jimmy's true story, a difficult yet important example of how religions oppress, and why we should work together to create a future of freedom.Discover more about Jimmy at @Geemme, or https://www.freeheartsfreeminds.comSupport our sponsors:
19/03/19·1h 21m

A Candid Conversation About Christianity: Seth Andrews & Pastor Caleb Moore

Caleb Moore is a Baptist pastor who expressed interest in talking with Seth Andrews about God, Christianity, atheism, and more. Their conversation - unedited - is releasing both here and on Pastor Caleb's podcast in the hopes of furthering discussion on both platforms and providing an example of how strong disagreement doesn't have to make us enemies.Pastor Moore's website is http://www.calebmoore.tvSupport our sponsor: Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus with this special URL.
12/03/19·1h 59m

The Righteous & The Woke: Purity Cults in the Struggles for Justice (with Dr. Valerie Tarico)

In this crazy world, how often has a passionate desire for justice caused us to oversimplify complex problems, ignore details that don't validate us, and vilify all who dare to disagree? Has "Woke Culture" sometimes exhibited a dogmatic, even religious, attitude toward the worthy and the unworthy? And is it even possible to have a reasonable conversation about this in the Era Of Online Outrage?Psychologist Dr. Valerie Tarico joins Seth Andrews for just such a conversation.Dr. Tarico's article "The Righteous & The Woke:" our sponsor:
05/03/19·1h 7m

Listener Calls: Mormons, Meat, & "Secular Religion"

Seth Andrews takes listener calls on a variety of subjects, including horse meat, Mormon baptism, "First Stage Atheism," and "secular religion." The comments sections will have much to chew on.Support our sponsor: Postmates (Download the Postmates app and use code sethandrews for $100 delivery credit in your first seven days)
26/02/19·55m 39s

Street Epistemology Workshop: Challenging Beliefs Through Friendly Conversation

Street Epistemology is a tool for engaging everyday people in conversations about beliefs and truth claims. In this broadcast, Seth Andrews speaks with four active street epistemologists about their methods and experiences, and he plays recordings from several SE encounters so that listeners can hear street epistemology in action.Find out more about SE at https://streetepistemology.comSupport our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus:
19/02/19·58m 41s

Ken Ham Quotes Seth Andrews (and it's the comedy event of the year)!

Ken Ham quoted Seth Andrews in an article shilling for Ham's new book. It's gold...and Seth couldn't help but do a little monologue about it.
13/02/19·24m 7s

YouTube Atheism is (NOT) Dead!

Is YouTube atheism dead? Not remotely. Join Seth Andrews as he connects with six rising YouTube activists who are not only injecting fresh blood into the conversations out there, but who are committed to fostering dialogue, compassion, community, and humanity.YOUTUBE SEARCH TO FIND:Genetically Modified SkepticTelltale AtheistHoly KoolaidShannon Q.Talk HeathenMr. AtheistSupport our sponsor: of this conversation:
12/02/19·1h 24m

Tribes, Trump, & the Masculine Male (with Dr. Hector Garcia)

Evolutionary psychologist and author Dr. Hector A. Garcia speaks candidly about men, masculinity, leaders, followers, attraction, and how evolution informs it all.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORSThe Great Courses Plus: Get a free 7-day trial at Garcia's website: https://www.hector-garcia.comVIDEO of this conversation at
05/02/19·1h 3m

Remembering Tootsie (Rat Dog)

Little Tootsie left us on February 3rd, 2019...less than three weeks after we lost Henry. For those who wish to hear the story, and to take the journey, Seth Andrews speaks about "Rat Dog" and the community that loved her.ARTICLE: "Why Losing a Dog can be Harder than Losing a Relative or Friend"
04/02/19·28m 32s

The Silent Witness

Throughout our greatest suffering, our most horrific experiences, our worst fears come true...the world's dominant religions declare that we are being watched. Seth Andrews explores this idea.
29/01/19·37m 17s

The Faith Healers

They're the self-proclaimed agents of God's supernatural power. And...they want your money! Join Seth Andrews for a romp through the wild, weird, and often damaging world of evangelical faith healers, and learn some of the tricks they use to con the vulnerable, the hurting, and the desperate.Bob Larson exorcism: (Video REMOVED by Bob Larson)John & Ryan commentary on the exorcism: & Ryan commentary on Peter Popoff: our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.comBlinkist:
22/01/19·1h 34m

A "Thank You" from Seth & Natalie

A personal word of thanks for your amazing support and love during a difficult time.
19/01/19·10m 22s

Remembering Henry

We lost Henry on January 15th, 2019. Seth Andrews tells the story of his rescue, his unexpected passing, and how he and Natalie wish to memorialize him. Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support.VIDEO of this is at The Henry Van at link:
17/01/19·18m 28s

John de Lancie: The Truth & The Lie

John de Lancie is a veteran actor whose credits on television, stage, and screen range from Star Trek TNG to Breaking Bad to Assassin's Creed to My Little Pony. John is also an outspoken humanist and science advocate. In this show, he speaks with Seth Andrews about life, storytelling, Trump, religion, humanism, and (hopefully) a more reasonable future.
15/01/19·46m 52s

Islam & The Future of Tolerance: with film director Jay Shapiro

Jay Shapiro is director of the new documentary film, "Islam & The Future of Tolerance." The film stars Maajid Nawaz and Sam Harris, and it's available on Amazon, iTunes, and at http://www.islamandthefutureoftolerance.comJay speaks about the film, and we play several clips.
08/01/19·46m 16s

Shannon Q: The Sham of Religious "Deliverance" Ministries

YouTuber and atheist advocate Shannon Q. sounds off on atheism, activism, and the disturbingly awful practices of Above & Beyond, a religious "deliverance" ministry more interested in superstition than science.Shannon's YouTube channel: video of this conversation is at
02/01/19·49m 41s

2018: The Year in Review

Seth Andrews counts down some of the biggest and most entertaining stories of the past year. Happy New Year, and thanks for listening!
28/12/18·57m 28s

A Skeptical Christmas with Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty

Friends and activists Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty mark the holiday with observations about Christmas, religion, agnostics, philosophy, politics, and Mormon porn. Enjoy!VIDEO of this conversation is at Seth on Patreon at
23/12/18·1h 19m

Phone Calls to Strangers: a Secular Christmas Surprise

Seth Andrews calls various people in need with gifts, help, and charity made possible by his audience. The show is releasing a few days early, so that recipients can get their gifts sooner.Help Kristy get back home after an electrical fire. Fundraising link is by Casper. Get $50 off select mattresses at (promo code: thinkingatheist)
16/12/18·52m 55s

A Merry PAGAN Christmas! (with Aron Ra)

Seth Andrews and Aron Ra talk about Christmas, paganism, the gods, tradition, religion, and much more!Video of this conversation is on YouTube at: Ra is at our sponsor:
11/12/18·58m 21s

Unskeptical: Finding the Real Story in a World of Half-Truths

What happens when we have facts, but not context or perspective. Seth Andrews explores the issue in his November 11th, 2018 speech given for the Central Florida Freethought Community.Support our sponsor: of this presentation is here:
04/12/18·46m 10s

John Chau: A Suicide Mission

We explore the bizarre and tragic story of Christian missionary John Chau, killed by the very people he was trying to evangelize. We also explore the larger questions about missions work, boundaries, mockery, God's Will, and the senseless loss of life.Support Seth's work on Patreon at
26/11/18·28m 28s

Happy Friendsgiving!

Seth Andrews speaks about the friends, family, religion, tradition, and Humanism in the holidays.Support Seth on Patreon at of this livestream at
21/11/18·48m 51s

Just Stop with the Christmas Music

Seth Andrews on Christmas music, physics, apologists, and the "Answering Atheists" conference coming in 2019.YouTube version at Facebook Live version at
14/11/18·39m 28s

Seth Andrews on Atheist Talk 950 Minneapolis

Seth Andrews was the featured guest on Minneapolis' KTNF AM950. This is the recording of that interview.Support Seth on Patreon at
13/11/18·42m 10s

Rambles, Royals, and the Red Light District

Seth Andrews recently returned from a multi-city European trip, and he has questions. Join him for a romp through the Queen's Guard, the chocolate shops, and Amsterdam's Red Light District.Facebook video of this at Seth on Patreon at
08/11/18·37m 35s

The Changing Face of Jesus

Seth Andrews explores the many faces of Jesus (and other gods), and the strangely coincidental resemblance to human faces and desires. VIDEO of this presentation is here (link coming soon).Support our sponsor at
06/11/18·30m 26s

Seth Andrews: From Religion to Reason (Audience Q&A)

This is part 2 of Seth Andrews' recent presentation in Minneapolis, featuring questions and comments from the live audience. See the speech here (video link coming soon):Support Seth on Patreon at
31/10/18·32m 34s

Seth Andrews: From Religion to Reason

Seth Andrews chronicles his personal story for a live Minneapolis audience, the event sponsored by Minnesota Atheists. You can watch this speech on YouTube at our sponsor:
30/10/18·1h 0m

The Weak and The Strong

Seth Andrews explores the notion of dominance philosophy in relation to Trump, religions, and Humanism. Plus, comments and questions from the livestream chat room. VIDEO of this livestream at Seth on Patreon at
23/10/18·45m 42s

Ghost Stories 2018

It's another October around the virtual campfire for our annual Halloween tradition: the telling of ghost stories! Turn down the lights, crank up the volume, grab onto a loved one, and enjoy!Support our sponsor  and get a free trial today. The Great Courses Plus: Seth's "Ghost Stories" audiobook on Audible (also available on iTunes):
16/10/18·1h 17m

Alexa: Stop the Insanity!

If Amazon's Alexa can answer many of life's probing questions, could she restore political and cultural sanity to the United States? Seth Andrews dreams the dream.Support our sponsor, and grab Seth Andrews' "Ghost Stories" as your free audiobook with an Audible 30-day trial via (or text sethandrews to 500500).
04/10/18·54m 59s

A Secular Perspective on Suicide

Join us for a respectful and critical conversation about suicide from a secular perspective.Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus RESOURCESCrisis Text Line - text "HELLO" to 741741zNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255For friends and family National Alliance on Mental Illness suicide info - training, how to handle suicide issues at a lay-level.
02/10/18·1h 38m

The Kavanaugh Question: with Katherine Stewart

Investigative journalist and author Katherine Stewart joins Seth Andrews for a look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, his track record, and the allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding him.Follow Katherine on Twitter at @kathsstewart
28/09/18·33m 12s

Silence, Suffering, Sex, and Stupidity

Seth Andrews gives commentary on a celebrated religious film, unnecessary suffering, secular sexuality, and - again - the insanity of humanity.The Secular Sexuality Survey:  https://secularscience.orgSupport Seth on Patreon:
25/09/18·44m 56s

Cats, Death, and the Religion of Football

Seth Andrews' YouTube livestream (on a loose range of topics) is this week's podcast. Watch at THE "GHOST STORIES AUDIOBOOK" (3 options):Free book with 30-day Audible trial via on Amazon with no Audible membership: use Audible credit
18/09/18·56m 3s

I Went to Facebook Jail

Post something "offensive," and social media is likely to give you a temporary - or permanent - penalty. We talk about Facebook Jail, whether it's fair, and what to do about it.Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus. Get a free trial at
11/09/18·1h 0m

Our 400th Show!

Another show, another milestone. Join Seth Andrews for the 400th episode of The Thinking Atheist podcast.Support our sponsor and get a free trial: The Great Courses Plus STORIES audiobook free with Audible 30-day trial at  To get the book without an Audible trial or membership, simply use your Amazon membership and  Add to Cart (desktop site) or Buy for $X.XX (mobile site).
04/09/18·1h 20m

It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church

Another child abuse scandal rocks the Catholic Church. We explore the reports coming out of Pennsylvania, and the Church's long, ugly track record of abuse and coverup. Freedom From Religion Foundation's Andrew Seidel joins the conversation.Articles:CNN ARTICLE: SEIDEL'S ARTICLE: ATHEIST'S ARTICLE: GRAND JURY REPORT: FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION:
26/08/18·26m 57s

I'm Gregory, and I'm Afraid of Hell

This is a candid conversation with Gregory, a man who logically rejects Christianity, but who can't shake his fears about Hell. Seth Andrews walks with Gregory through his religious conversion, his doubts, his fears of torment, and what the future might hold.Support our sponsor, and get $60 off your first three Hello Fresh boxes ($20 off each) with (promo code sethandrews 60) 
21/08/18·42m 21s

Texts From My Religious Dad

Seth Andrews shares a recent text exchange with a religious father, and speaks candidly about family, boundaries and respect...and how religions so often damage them.VIDEO version of this show at
15/08/18·49m 3s

I Used To Believe Weird Things

From the Sunlight Diet to flat-earthers to kitchen seasonings that repel demons, we explore some of the more bizarre (and entertaining) things our listeners once held as Truth.Prepare yourself for some strangely entertaining beliefs submitted by our listeners, and an exploration into why we so often embrace the irrational.Support our sponsor, and get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus:
14/08/18·1h 10m

Christianity, Crimes, and the Constitution (with Andrew Torrez)

Andrew Torrez, an attorney and host of "Opening Arguments," joins Seth Andrews for an in-depth conversation about the law, the Constitution, the Supreme Court, church/state separation, and the Religious Right in the era of Trump. Opening Arguments podcast: https://openargs.comSupport our sponsors.Get a free trial at The Great Courses Plus with this URL: $50 off select Casper mattresses (promo code thinkingatheist at checkout) 
07/08/18·1h 36m

God, Guilt, Political Correctness, and Trevor Noah (a Seth Andrews Livestream)

Seth Andrews fields comments and questions on a wide variety of topics, including the recent Trevor Noah controversy, religious guilt, political correctness, and (yes) the ice cream man.Support Seth on Patreon: longer, unedited YouTube stream is here:
26/07/18·46m 17s

Noah Was A Plonker

From Ken Ham's Ark Encounter to Jenny McCarthy to Egyptian curses to 3D-printed handguns, Seth Andrews brushes up on the weird, wonderful world of British insults as he monologues about some of the stranger headlines of the week.Support our sponsor. $20 off your contact lens order at (promo code: sethandrews20)
24/07/18·56m 35s

Cults Part Two: The Trouble with Totalism

From the Moonies to Scientology to Heaven's Gate, we continue our two-part series on cults, their methods, their abuses, and the stories of some who escaped. Chris Shelton's Scientology blog: helpful resource. The International Cultic Studies AssociationSansu the Cat: our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus ($20 off contact lenses with code sethandrews20)
17/07/18·1h 26m

Cults Part One: Mind-Control Ministry

"Leon," a former cult member, speaks candidly about his own brainwashing, extreme cult tactics, his escape, and the tools for understanding - and exposing - how cults oppress and enslave. His story was featured in the book, "Fortney Road: Life, Death, and Deception in a Christian Cult." Other resources:"Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert CialdiniInternational Cultic Studies AssociationSupport our sponsor:  Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus
10/07/18·41m 32s

Second Civil War Letters

In this short holiday broadcast, Seth Andrews reads some of the best hashtag responses to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' warnings about The Second Civil War.
05/07/18·15m 9s

Civility, Speech and Stroopwafels

Seth Andrews does an extended monologue about free speech, bad movies, friendship, and Stroopwafels. Plus answers to chat questions.Support our sponsor: (promo code sethandrews for $30 off your contact lens purchase).VIDEO of this live stream podcast: Atheist Experience link:
03/07/18·1h 6m

Seth Andrews Live Stream June 2018

This is the audio of a YouTube live stream from June 21st, 2018, where Seth Andrews responds on-the-spot to chat room comments and questions. Video version also available at our sponsorSimple Contacts: (promo code sethandrews)
22/06/18·1h 9m

Scott Clifton: Secular Soap Star

Scott Clifton is an Emmy-winning actor from "The Bold and the Beautiful." He's also an atheist activist on YouTube, nown for the popular channel Theoretical Bullshit. He joins Seth Andrews for an entertaining conversation about both.There is VIDEO of this exchange at (link coming soon).Support our sponsor, Simple Contacts:  promo code seth andrews.
19/06/18·51m 46s

This is Twitter, and You're Trash

The show title is (obviously) somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but the struggle is real. How do we engage, defeat bad ideas, and promote good ideas online without losing our humanity in the angry noise? Seth Andrews shares his own experience as a communicator in the age of the Rage Tweet.This is a presentation given before a live audience June 2nd at the annual fundraiser for the Northeast Ohio Freethought Society. There is no video version, but the slides shown to the live audience are described in the audio.Support our sponsor:
12/06/18·1h 4m

The Trouble with God (with Chris Matheson)

Author and screenwriter Chris Matheson is one of the people behind the "Bill & Ted" films, and authored the 2015 humor book, "The Story of God: a Biblical Comedy about Love and Hate." He's back (and so is God) for a follow-up. He joins Seth Andrews for a discussion about "The Trouble with God: a Divine Comedy about Judgment (and Misjudgemnt)."Support our sponsor:
05/06/18·32m 48s

Jordan Peterson, Royal Confusion, and the Miracle of the Angel Moth

Join Seth Andrews for a lightheated romp through a few recent headlines and his own (skeptical) observations about Jordan Peterson, the recent Royal Wedding, the miracle of the "angel moth," and more!Support our sponsor:
29/05/18·37m 9s

The Earthbound Parent: Raising Kids Without Religion

This broadcast addresses secular parenting, education VS indoctrination, and features a conversation with author Richard A. Conn Jr. about his book, "The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise your Little Angels without Religion."More links:David G. McAfee: https://davidgmcafee.wordpress.comCouple of Atheists: Thinkers books:  http://tinythinkersbooks.comParenting Beyond Belief:  https://parentingbeyondbelief.comCamp Quest: http://www.campquest.orgSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:
22/05/18·1h 20m

Naked Mormonism

"Secular Mormon" Bryce Blankenagel speaks with Seth Andrews about the dark and often bloody foundations of the Mormon church.VIDEO of this interview:'s page: http://nakedmormonismpodcast.comSupport our sponsorThe Great Courses Plus:
15/05/18·54m 40s

Stories of the Strange

This show departs from its usual subject matter for a romp through some weird headlines from around the world. Enjoy!Support our sponsor: (promo code sethandrews)Seth Andrews, Cara Santa Maria, and Matt Dillahunty in Los Angeles May 15th. Info and tickets at:
30/04/18·50m 26s

Be Fruitful and Multiply: The "Sin" of Being Child-Free

In some fundamentalist cultures, the decision to not have children is considered a violation of God's edict to "be fruitful and multiply." We discuss being child-free against the expectations of others.Support our sponsor Simple Contacts: ($30 off contact lens purchase with promo code sethandrews)
24/04/18·1h 18m

The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (with Dr. Abby Hafer)

Biologist, professor and author Dr. Abby Hafer gives specific examples of "Intelligent Design" that isn't intelligent at all.Dr. Hafer's Book, "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not:" our sponsor The Great Courses Plus: Angeles event with Matt Dillahunty, Cara Santa Maria, and Seth Andrews:
17/04/18·57m 33s

Seth Andrews Turns 50: from the 2018 American Atheists National Convention

Seth Andrews joins a live audience to celebrate his (approaching) 50th birthday at the 2018 American Atheists National Convention.Video of this speech is here: our sponsorsThe Great Courses Plus: Contacts: (promo code: sethandrews) 
10/04/18·52m 55s

When Christians Are Losing The Argument

A recent internet meme asks users to "Name something a Christian says when they're losing an argument to an atheist." We explore some all-too-familiar responses.---Support our sponsor:Simple Contacts (promo code: sethandrews)Brew City Benefit link: Koolaid's website:
03/04/18·44m 14s

Leona Stucky: Surviving My Impotent God

Leona Stucky suffered abuse and shame as a Mennonite teenager. This is the story of her survival, escape, and liberation.Dr. Stucky's website: http://www.leonastucky.comBook: The Fog of Faith: Surviving My Impotent God: our sponsor: (promo code: sethandrews)
30/03/18·42m 0s

Could You Forgive a Killer?

This bonus broadcast explores the story of Malala Yousafzai, her forgiveness of a Taliban assassin, and a much larger conversation about ideologies, tribes, oppressors, victims, division, and our own humanity in this often hyper-polarized world.Support Seth Andrews on Patreon at
28/03/18·42m 3s

A Happy Show about Death

Death is often a taboo subject. But is it subject to be avoided (and an inevitability to be feared)?Join us for a candid, real, and destigmatizing conversation about our mortal and temporary lives. We'll speak with listeners about their own perspective, and a professional mortician will take us into the inner room of the funeral home for a frank yet fascinating look at the processes which happen after we're gone.This is a show about death, but more importantly, it's a conversation about life!Let's raise (at least) $3000 for William, a caller who's had a rought few years and could benefit from our help: our (promo code: sethandrews)Skeptic Magic:
27/03/18·1h 51m

The Triumph of Christianity: with Dr. Bart Ehrman

Author and New Testament scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman joins the show to talk about his latest book, "The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World." Seth finishes the broadcast with a reading from the book.Bart Ehrman's website: https://www.bartdehrman.comSupport our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: Fresh: (promo code SethAndrews30)VIDEO of this interview:
20/03/18·1h 6m

Ian Harris: The Skeptic Comedian

California comedian and atheist Ian Harris joins Seth Andrews to talk about atheism, skepticism, religion, and the punchlines that come with them.Ian's website: http://www.ianharriscomedian.comVIDEO of this interview: our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:
13/03/18·35m 52s

The God of the Gun: A "Divine Right" to an AR-15?

In the wake of the February 2018 Parkland, Florida school shooting, many Christians again claim that the right to own an assault rifle is God-given. We take a fair, candid look at the tragedy, the political maneuvering, the law, and the future of God & Guns in America.Support our sponsor:$50 off at Casper "F...You, I Like Guns:"
06/03/18·1h 28m

An Atheist Insomniac: Musings of the Monkey Mind

Seth Andrews talks about those long nights of sleep-starved contemplation, and he speaks with callers about their own musings and observations.
27/02/18·58m 44s

Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression

Clinical psychologist Dr. Hector Garcia joins Seth Andrews for a candid (and potentially controversial) discussion about the origins and characteristics of man-made gods and the violence which so often defines them.Dr. Garcia's book "Alpha God:" Garcia's website: http://www.hector-garcia.comSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus: of this interview: 
20/02/18·41m 13s

Tactics: How to Change Minds (including our own)

Activists Matt Dillahunty, Sarah Haider, Anthony Magnabosco and Kavin Senapathy join Seth Andrews for a conversation about how to best engage religious people in discussions about God, faith, facts, knowledge and atheism.Matt Dillahunty: http://www.mattdillahunty.comSarah Haider: http://www.exmna.orgAnthony Magnabosco: http://www.streetepistemology.comKavin Senapathy: @ksenapathy on TwitterVIDEO of this interview: our sponsorsThe Great Courses Plus: (click the microphone, promo code sethandrews)
13/02/18·1h 27m

The Brew City Benefit: Humanism and Healing in Milwaukee

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:
07/02/18·29m 16s

Confessions of a (former) Naturopathic Doctor

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:'s blog:  https://www.naturopathicdiaries.comDec 2016 article: at:
06/02/18·37m 40s

Religious Trauma Syndrome

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: http://www.marlenewinell.netJourney Free:  http://journeyfree.orgDr. Winell's book, "Leaving the Fold:" From Religion:  http://www.recoveringfromreligion.orgSupport our sponsor Hello Fresh. $30 off your first week at (promo code sethandrews30)
30/01/18·1h 27m

Humanism and the Challenge of Race: with Dr. Anthony Pinn

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: https://www.anthonypinn.comSupport our sponsor The Great Courses Plus, and get a free 30-day trial: of this interview: (coming soon)
23/01/18·40m 53s

What Dreams May Come

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:
19/01/18·30m 44s

NOprah 2020: The New Age Nonsense of Oprah Winfrey

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: article: Inquirer article: with Diana Nyad:
15/01/18·35m 54s

Skeptics on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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:
09/01/18·46m 5s

Uprising in Iran: with Armin Navabi

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: http://www.atheistrepublic.comAtheist Republic Facebook page: of this interview: our sponsor (enter sethandrews)
03/01/18·37m 55s

2017: The Year in Review

Seth Andrews recaps some of the biggest, best, worst, and weirdest stories of the past year. Enjoy!Support Seth on Patreon:
31/12/17·1h 18m

Bitcoin or Bust? Skeptical Money with Phil Ferguson

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: http://polarisfinancialplanning.comThe Phil Ferguson Show podcast page: Seth Andrews on Patreon: video of this interview:
22/12/17·59m 0s

Joseph: Confessions of an Almost-Invisible Man

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.
19/12/17·37m 45s

An Infidel Christmas with the Secular Jihadists

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 (click the microphone, and type promo code sethandrews)
12/12/17·1h 17m

To Protect and to Serve: Religion in Law Enforcement

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's
05/12/17·1h 18m

A Murder in San Antonio

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: rticle about the crime: Smith's obituary:'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
01/12/17·57m 58s

Race, Science, and Society: with Dr. Eugenie Scott

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's
28/11/17·54m 35s

I Am NOT An Atheist: Conversations about Doubt, Discovery, Good, and the Godless

This broadcast features various conversations with people who - for a variety of reasons - say they are not atheists. Some are simply averse to the label. Others declare that they are "spiritual." Still others are navigating a very personal (and very difficult) road out of religious belief. These are candid and compelling discussions about belief, spirituality, labels, and the search for truth.Support our sponsor Simple Contacts: ($30 off your first purchase with promo code: sethandrews)
21/11/17·1h 43m

The Satanic Panic: The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century

Host Seth Andrews spoke about The Satanic Panic in a humorous (and occasionally shocking) speech at the 2017 Florida Freethought Conference. This is the audio of that speech.YouTube video version: our sponsor:The Great Courses Plus
14/11/17·55m 31s

Henry, Reflexology, and Divorcing the Walking Dead

This is a totally off-topic "bonus" broadcast for those who just want to listen to a non-atheism-related stream of consciousness monologue. Enjoy!Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: donate directly:
08/11/17·42m 30s

Women Beyond Belief: Women and Secular Activism

Seth Andrews speaks with a panel of atheists, secular activists and educators about the opportunities and obstacles women face in the fight against religion.Dr. Karen Garst is author of the book, "Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion" and host of Abby Hafer is an educator, writer, speaker, and author of "The Not-So-Intelligent Designer - Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not."Wendy Marsman is a former believer and missionary who escaped fundamentalist religion and now hosts the "Women Beyond Belief" podcast.Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus's:
07/11/17·1h 27m

A Disagreement Between Friends (with David Smalley)

In the wake of the recent - and extremely controversial - Mythinformation Conference in Milwaukee, broadcasters and activists Seth Andrews and David Smalley have a public conversation about a personal disagreement, with the larger goal of demonstrating how people can disagree without becoming enemies.This is a "bonus" show on the lineup for any and all who'd like to listen in.
05/11/17·1h 7m

Is The Atheist Movement Dying?

Seth Andrews offers his perspective on "The Atheist Movement," its challenges, its opportunities, its evolution, and the warnings about its demise. It's hoped that you'll approach the show with an open mind, a respectfully critical ear, and the desire to build a world free from the bonds of superstition, dogma, and magical thinking.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: (promo code: sethandrews)
31/10/17·1h 19m

Fears and Phobias: What Scares You?

As we approach Halloween, we again explore our (often irrational) fears, why they happen, and what we can do to overcome them. Your calls and emails, and we conclude the show with Dr. Caleb Lack, a clinical psychologist and expert on anxiety disorders.Support Seth Andrews on Patreon:
24/10/17·1h 35m

Ghost Stories 2017

It's an annual tradition. Join us as we gather around the virtual campfire and share spooky stories to get into the Halloween spirit. Turn down the lights, crank up the sound, grab onto a friend, and enjoy!Support our sponsor: Seth on Patreon:
17/10/17·1h 38m

Queer Disbelief: What LGBTQ and Atheist People Can Learn From Each Other

Hemant Mehta of "Friendly Atheist" and author Camille Beredjick speak about "Queer Disbelief," a book (near publication) which links the atheist movement to the LGBTQ movement, exploring the similarities and differences...and what they can learn from each other.Kickstarter Page: our sponsor:
10/10/17·1h 0m

Katherine Ozment: Grace Without God

Katherine Ozment is an award-winning journalist and author, with credits that include National Geographic, The New York Times, and Salon. Katherine navigated her own journey toward secular meaning, purpose and "grace." She speaks with Seth Andrews about "Grace Without God."Katherine's website: http://katherineozment.comVIDEO of this interview: (coming soon)Support our sponsor:
03/10/17·32m 15s

I Am A Superhero

Seth Andrews shares some humorous anecdotes and observations in this largely off-topic show. File this one under, "Something fun to listen to." Enjoy.
26/09/17·54m 46s

Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty: The Ark Encounter Tour

What happens when two atheist activists tour Ken Ham's "Ark Encounter" in Williamstown, KY? They get together and talk about it. Matt Dillahunty joins Seth Andrews for a recap of their experience.Support our sponsor: (code: sethandrews)VIDEO: Atheists at the Ark Encounter -
19/09/17·47m 17s

Those Godless Millennials

The Millennial Generation is increasingly unaffiliated with religion. It's also a generation often described as entitled, coddled, disinterested, and lazy. We explore the label and the people beyond it.Time Magazine - "The Me Me Me Generation": USA Today - "The Malignant Myth of the Millennial": Support our sponsors: The Great Courses Plus: 2017: 
12/09/17·1h 31m

Salvation, Shame and Shunning - The Story of Lloyd Evans: Ex-Jehovah's Witness

Ex-Jehovah's Witness and activist Lloyd Evans tells his compelling story about his introduction to - and escape from - the JWs.Lloyd's website: www.JWsurvey.orgLloyd's book: Lloyd's YouTube channel: Video of this interview (coming soon).SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:
05/09/17·50m 58s

Rage and Funyuns!

Seth Andrews mixes frustration and food in this (unscripted) broadcast about life, religion, activism, faith, and yes...Funyuns. Enjoy!Support Seth on Patreon:
29/08/17·39m 0s

The Myth of New Atheism

Commentary abounds on "New Atheism" and "New Atheists." But what, exactly, is "New Atheism?"  Seth Andrews counters the claims that 21st century critics and criticisms of religion are a new or unique phenomenon.the National Review article "What Ever Happened to the New Atheists?": Seth Andrews on Patreon:
22/08/17·51m 49s

The Science of the Soul: with Dr. Julien Musolino

If humans possessed a soul, could that soul somehow be observed and measured scientifically?  Can science properly speak for/against the claim that supernatural forces influence our minds, actions and behaviors? Is there a "Science of the Soul?"Join us for a conversation with Dr. Julien Musolino, a cognitive scientist who holds a dual appointment in the Psychology Department and the Center for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. Musolino is author of the book, "The Soul Fallacy," which dissects the "soul beyond science" claims so often promoted by religion and religious apologists.Video of this interview: (link coming soon)Dr. Musolino's website:  http://www.julienmusolino.comSupport our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus:
15/08/17·55m 44s

Atheists Believe in Nothing (and other misconceptions)!

Do atheists believe in nothing? Are they really without a moral framework? Are they all angry and spiteful?  This show explores many (often ill-informed) claims about the non-believers in gods.Support our sponsors:The Great Courses Plus: (promo code: sethandrews)Michael Sherlock's article "The Atheist Atrocities Fallacy"
08/08/17·1h 27m

I Am Christ: a Conversation with Michael Sherlock

Spend an hour with Michael Sherlock: an Australian activist and author whose controversially-titled book "I Am Christ" reverses the religious narrative that God created us. Sherlock speaks candidly about biblical "truth," Islam VS Feminism, toxicity within the political Left, violent speech, and the myth of the "New Atheist."Support Seth Andrews on Patreon: Michael Sherlock on Patreon:
01/08/17·51m 34s

God Loves Gluten (and other observations)

Seth Andrews does a (largely spontaneous) commentary about Cardinal George Pell, gluten-free communion wafers, the Flat Earth Society, and...guacamole!Support Seth on Patreon:
25/07/17·57m 21s

Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School

No...these aren't the stories you're used to hearing at Sunday Sermon. These are stories that are often skipped over, ignored, or excused, lest they send Christians into a fit of head-scratching, guffaws and gasps. Let us explore The Good Book. (And if you can, share this episode with your Christian family and friends. They'll love it!)Support our sponsor:
18/07/17·1h 20m

"Praying" on the Disabled

How do those with disabilities feel when religious people declare them sinners, a life lesson, or a miracle just waiting to happen?  We explore this subject, and the stories of various listeners who have been labeled, named, claimed, prayed over, and in some cases, ignored.Link to Washington Post editorial: "What Christians Have Taught Me About My Disability: our sponsor:
11/07/17·1h 13m


What's it like to emerge from a religious belief, and to navigate the complex, difficult and wonderous world beyond?  Seth Andrews has a candid conversation with a young apostate who is currently walking this path. Her name is Sara.  Her story is challenging, occasionally heartbreaking, and ultimately inspiring.Support Seth Andrews on patreon:
04/07/17·38m 3s

The Pensacola Cross and Trinity Lutheran: The Church and the State

Seth Andrews speaks with two secular legal experts about several recent court decisions that reflect (or betray) the United States Constitution's Establishment Clause.  Andrew Seidel is a Constitutional attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Monica Miller is Senior legal Counsel for the American Humanist Association.Video of the Monica Miller interview: Mehta's article on the Pensacola backlash against Monica Miller: Seth Andrews on Patreon:
29/06/17·38m 7s

What is "Radical Islam?"

Is Islam the most dangerous religion on the planet today? Is "Islamophobia" legitimate? What's an Atheist Muslim? How do we address the challenges that come with the world's fastest growing religion?Lots of contributors to this show, including:Ali Rizvi: author of "The Atheist Muslim"Muhammad Syed & Sarah Haider: Ex-Muslims of North AmericaArmin Navabi: Founder of AtheistRepublicYasmine Mohammed: Founder of "Confessions of an Ex-Muslim"Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar: Founder of "Global Secular Humanist Movement"Support our sponsor: (promo code: sethandrews)
27/06/17·1h 42m

Seth Andrews: Christianity Made Me Talk Like an Idiot!

Seth Andrews gave this speech June 3, 2017 in Toronto at the Imagine 7 conference.  It's a humorous (and perhaps therapeutic) romp through Seth's religious past...and the often bizarre words and attitudes that reflected his Christian faith.VIDEO of this presentation: Seth Andrews on Patreon:
20/06/17·39m 42s

Educational Neglect: When Superstition Shackles the Mind

Religious cultures are often distrustful of science and scientists. They're also often bound to debunked mythologies and bad information. We explore mis-education and the celebration of ignorance in the name of God.Support Our Sponsor: to Jonny Scaramanga's articles on ACE:
13/06/17·1h 21m

The House of the Devil

Seth Andrews (apparently) lives in a house infected with dark, demonic power.  In this 30-minute broadcast, the host explains how he came to reside in the Devil's Domain.
09/06/17·31m 1s

The Greatest Story Ever Told (So Far) - with Dr. Lawrence Krauss

Theoretical physicist Dr. Lawrence Krauss has written a new book about "The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far," which examines and celebrates the human exploration of our universe.He discusses his book, and his perspective on the religious ideas of a "Greatest Story," with Seth Andrews in this short conversation.SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Krauss' book is available at of this interview:  
06/06/17·32m 48s

Letter to a Christian Spouse

A former Christian informs his wife that he's now an atheist. She threatens to divorce him. Seth Andrews has a short message for her, and for anyone who finds himself or herself "unequally yoked" with a non-believer.VIDEO "Letter to a Christian Spouse:"
31/05/17·34m 30s

The Devil You Don't Know (with Andrea Garatshun)

Andrea Garatshun is a former Christian fundamentalist.  Now an atheist, she has spent the past decade as a Bible researcher, with a focus on biblical Hebrew, and understanding the gods of the Old Testament – the Tanakh.Garatshun asserts that Christian tradition’s archetypes of Satan are completely missing from the Old Testament, and that an exploration into the Hebrew reveals how Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub and Devil have been completely misinterpreted and misunderstood by cultural Christianity.This is a conversation about “The Devil You Don’t Know.”VIDEO of this conversation is on YouTube:  (coming soon)SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:
23/05/17·40m 36s

When to Punch a Nazi: a Conversation about Free Speech (PART 2 OF 2)

On this 2nd part of a two-part podcast, we discuss the controversial subject of physical violence as a response to hate speech.  Support our sponsor: (promo code: sethandrews)Part 1 of this discussion can be heard here:
17/05/17·1h 26m

When to Punch a Nazi: a Conversation about Free Speech (PART 1 OF 2)

Recent headlines have seen violent responses toward the culture's more distasteful voices. White supremacist Richard Spencer is punched during an interview. Milo Yiannopoulos' Berkley speech prompts riots.  Ann Coulter cancels her own Berkley appearance over security concerns.  Justifiable outrage against outrageous people and ideas seems to spill over into fists, fires, calamity and chaos.  But are these responses appropriate and/or helpful?  Is it ever appropriate to respond to words and ideas with a physical blow?On this two-part episode, we discuss this controversial subject.  Your calls and emails: podcast@thethinkingatheist.comSupport our sponsor:  The Great Courses Plus 2 of this discussion releases May 17th, 2017 at
16/05/17·1h 18m

You Pick The Topic - May 2017

It's an impromptu show where our listeners pick the topics.  Dial in and sound off!
12/05/17·1h 3m

Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias

Apologist Ravi Zacharias claims links to Oxford and Cambridge and education in quantum physics. But activist Steve Baughman (also known as the Friendly Banjo Atheist on YouTube) feels that there are good reasons to doubt RZ's claims. We discuss.LINKS:Ravi on the Run: on Free Will: and Quantum Physics: website:http://www.raviwatch.comVIDEO of this interview:
09/05/17·35m 8s

Noah Lugeons: The Scathing Atheist

Noah Lugeons is an activist, author, and host of "The Scathing Atheist" podcast. Noah joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about religion, atheism, "God Awful Movies," and more.Noah's Book: Atheist: Awful Movies: OUR SPONSOR:
02/05/17·51m 6s

Does Religion Poison Everything?

Christopher Hitchens is known for his famous book subtitle, "How Religion Poisons Everything."  Is this a fair statement?  Is religion always toxic?  We discuss. 
25/04/17·1h 14m

The Most Hated Woman in America

Netflix has a new film profiling Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists and once called "The Most Hated Woman in America." But is the film fair and factual, and does the dramatized story of O'Hair bear any resemblance to the real-life story?In this podcast, we profile this atheist icon, and we discuss the film with Frank Zindler, former interim president of AA and someone who knew Madalyn Murray O'Hair personally.This broadcast will discuss specific plot points, so understand that there might be some spoilers.  If that's a concern, we encourage you to see the film before listening to the show.Support our sponsor: The Great Courses Plus
18/04/17·1h 19m

Addiction Recovery: 12 Steps and Beyond

Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery programs often invoke (or require) a "Higher Power." How effective is this, and are there better alternatives for beating addiction and overcoming ?  We explore 12-step programs, the often religious language they use, and some secular alternatives.Support Our Sponsor:The Great Courses Plus: Stewart’s blog: “Leaving AA, Staying Sober” https://jonsleeper.wordpress.comJon Stewart’s article in The Guardian: resources suggested on the show:
11/04/17·2h 10m

Jesus: Mything in Action (with David Fitzgerald)

More and more every day, the claims of a literal, historical Jesus are coming into question. Many atheists still think the Jesus-as-God story traces back to a literal person, but author Historical researcher David Fitzgerald is among a growing number of mythicists who think that that Jesus never existed in any human form. David joins Seth Andrews for a discussion about Jesus, the claims, the evidence (and lack of), and David's new book on the subject, "Jesus: Mything in Action Volume 1."Support our sponsor:  The Great Courses Plus campaign for Doug Clark: 
04/04/17·56m 25s

Satanic: a Conversation with Lucien Greaves

Lucien Greaves is co-founder of The Satanic Temple, an organization which has gained global attention with its attempts to have its Baphomet monument displayed next to Christian monuments (like the Ten Commandments) on taxpayer-funded property.  It also distributes children's books at various public schools as counters to the distribution of Gideon bibles and Christian literature.We speak to Lucien about his activism, his perspective on the supernatural and the Devil, and the mission and goals of one of the most controversial Satanist organizations in the United States. Support our sponsor: (promo code: sethandrews)
28/03/17·1h 8m

Jesus on a Fish Stick (and other "miracles")

From the Jesus fish stick, to weeping Mary statues, to the staged "cures" sold by self-acclaimed faith healers, this lighthearted show explores some of the bizarre (and often hysterically funny) miracle claims from around the world.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:The Great Courses Plus: (promo code sethandrews)
21/03/17·1h 20m

Let's Talk About Something Else

This is a previously unscheduled, totally off-topic, "bonus" show.  Because sometimes, we just need to take a break and hang out.Of course, this broadcast won't be for everyone, but if you're just looking for something to listen to, crank it up and enjoy.
18/03/17·1h 10m

Ron Miscavige: Scientology and my Son

Ron Miscavige is father of David Miscavige, leader of the Church of Scientology.  Ron tells the story of his son, Scientology, and his escape from the church's controlling grasp.Ron's book, "Ruthless:" OUR SPONSOR:The Great Courses Plus:  
14/03/17·1h 6m

Faking Your Memories (with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus)

How reliable is our memory? Can fake memories be planted through suggestion? Cognitive psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is an expert on memory who has served as an expert witness or consultant in hundreds of memory-related cases, including the famous McMartin preschool trial, the Rodney King trial, litigation involving Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart and others.  She joins Seth Andrews for an exploration of memory and the human brain.Dr. Loftus' TED Talk: Loftus' page at the University of California, Irvine: OUR SPONSOR: (promo code: sethandrews)
07/03/17·38m 49s

Seth Andrews: A Secular State of the Union Address

On the date which would traditionally see the U.S. President's annual State of the Union speech, Seth Andrews gives his own secular State of the Union address...a look at America through the eyes of a private citizen, and an examination of patriotism, protest, the presidency, and the world stage on which this nation stands.Transcript of the speech: our sponsor:The Great Courses Plus: 
28/02/17·48m 11s

Donald Trump's America

Apologist Ken Ham and others have declared Donald Trump's presidency a divine appointment.  But is Trump a true representative of the divine, or of the (secular) U.S. Constitution?This broadcast is the first of a two-part series relating to Trump's America. Today's show features:Steven Newton: geologist and rep for the National Center for Science EducationLarry Decker:  Executive Director - Secular Coalition for AmericaAndrew Seidel: attorney for the Freedom From Religion FoundationAndrew Torrez: attorney and co-host of the Opening Arguments podcastSupport our sponsor / (promo code: sethandrews) (Part two - A Secular State of the Union Address - airs 2/28 at
27/02/17·1h 7m

Bart Campolo: A Life Beyond Belief

Bart Campolo is son of famous Christian evangelist Tony Campolo.  Bart is the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, a community builder, and host of the bi-weekly podcast "Humanize Me."In this candid conversation with Seth Andrews, Bart discusses his former faith, his father, religion, humanism, and his post-Christian "Life Beyond Belief."BART'S WEBSITE:  http://bartcampolo.orgBART'S PODCAST: OUR SPONSORS:The Great Courses Plus
21/02/17·1h 16m

Religious Family / Conditional Love

This broadcast is about atheists and skeptics, and how they deal with the often conditional love on a religious family tree.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:The Great Courses Plus: (code sethandrews)
14/02/17·1h 20m

Never Cry Wolfe: The Popular Pseudoscience of David "Avocado" Wolfe

David "Avocado" Wolfe is a wellness celebrity with a huge following.  But do his claims pass the science test?  What explains his rising popularity?  And what damage might result from the tips, tricks, advise and "wisdom" Wolfe is spreading to the eager masses?Yvette d'Entremont, the SciBabe, is a former analytical chemist, science blogger and activist.  She joins Seth Andrews for a spirited (and strange) journey into the world of David Wolfe.Forbes article: Science Enthusiast article: OUR SPONSOR: (coupon code: sethandrews)
07/02/17·55m 44s

God, Guns & Glory: Religion and the Military

How often is the military colored by religious language and superstitious thinking?  And is a taxpayer-funded military supposed to be promoting God?  This show explores the issue with the perspectives of many listeners, and an interview with Michael L. "Mikey" Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:NatureBox (promo code sethandrews)
31/01/17·1h 21m

Religion Screwed Up My Sex Life

How do religious teachings damage our ideas about sexuality, intimacy, worth, shame, partnership and pleasure?  This show explores the dark side of religious sex education.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:The Great Courses Plus (promo code sethandrews)
24/01/17·1h 50m

My Date With Google (2017)

Why do our eyes get puffy when we're sleepy?  Does premium gasoline actually give us better gas mileage?  Why do dogs stink after a bath?  Why are alcoholic beverages called "spirits?"  Why does it hurt so bad to get kicked in the testicles?Once again, Seth Andrews uses Google (and other resources), seeking answers to the common - and uncommon - questions that so often vex us.  SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:The Great Courses Plus (promo code sethandrews)
17/01/17·1h 17m

Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces

Are trigger warnings a helpful tool for avoiding potentially harmful distress, or the enabling of hypersensitivity and a victim culture?  We discuss trigger warnings and "safe spaces" in this (inevitably controversial) broadcast.  Guests include a few activists in the freethought movement, and psychologists Dr. Caleb Lack and Dr. Valerie Tarico.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:The Great Courses Plus
10/01/17·1h 53m

Christian Radio Cell 53 Interviews Seth Andrews

Maine-based Christian podcast Cell 53 Radio asked Seth Andrews to join them on-air for a discussion about atheism, God, Christianity, belief, and Truth.  This is the audio of that exchange.SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:Hello Fresh (promo code sethandrews)Stamps.com (promo code sethandrews)
03/01/17·1h 58m

2016: The Year in Review

Join Seth Andrews as he recaps the best (and worst) of 2016...from the election to entertainment to sports to pop culture, it's the Year in Review.  Enjoy.SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: (promo code: sethandrews)
27/12/16·1h 23m

Heathen Holidays

How do atheists handle religious holidays (and religious families) every year, and how do many atheists mark an occasion with Christ in the title?  This show features the perspectives of our listeners, advice on how skeptics can (if they choose) enjoy the holiday season and navigate the often turbulent waters stirred by fundamentalist families, and a few holiday anecdotes.SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: (promo code: sethandrews)
20/12/16·1h 17m

Christmas Music by Secular Artists

It's surprising to many, but a lot of atheists and non-Christians enjoy Christmas music...even the tunes that talk about angels singing and the Bethlehem star.  We speak about this (supposed) contradiction, and several special guests join host Seth Andrews for a casual round of holiday songs around the hearth.  This show is glad to welcome:The Fab Four (The Beatles Tribute Band) http://ww.thefabfour.comJonny Miller  http://www.jonnymiller.orgShelley Segal  http://www.shelleysegal.comJames Covenant: Captain Picard “Make It So Fury Henderson Lovecraft Historical Society Minchin “White Wine in the Sun” OUR SHOW SPONSOR:
13/12/16·1h 15m

One Nation: Divisible

The original U.S. Pledge of Allegiance calls the USA, "one nation...indivisible."  Yet it remains a nation splintered and divided, with many of those divisions fueled by religious ideas.  This broadcast welcomes several special guests to talk about America, the rise of secularism, the influence of the Religious Right, and the future of a country that seems unable to agree about anything.Our guests appearing throughout the broadcast:Amanda Knief: National Legal and Public Policy Director for American Atheists, and author of "The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government."Matthew De Dora: Director of Office of Public Policy for the Center For InquiryMatthew Bulger: American Humanist AssociationJustin Scott: Director of Eastern Iowa AtheistsRebecca Markert: Managing Staff Attorney for the Freedom From Religion FoundationLarry Decker: Executive Director for the Secular Coalition for AmericaHerb Silverman: President of the Secular Coalition for AmericaSarah Levin:  Senior Legislative Representative for the Secular Coalition for AmericaSUPPORT OUR SPONSORS:The Great Courses Plus: (promo code sethandrews)
06/12/16·1h 59m

Movie Review: The Atheist Delusion

The hosts of God Awful Movies join Seth Andrews for a review of Ray Comfort's new film, "The Atheist Delusion."  They watched the you don't have to.  Enjoy!God Awful Movies: of this podcast:    
29/11/16·1h 19m

Our 300th Show!

This very special 300th broadcast was recorded in Dallas, Texas on November 19th in front of a live audience at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas-Richardson.  Special guests include:Matt Dillahunty: Haider of Ex-Muslims of North America:  http://www.exmna.orgDavid Smalley of Dogma Debate: http://dogmadebate.comAron Ra: artist Shelley Segal:  http://www.shelleysegal.comVIDEO of this broadcast here:
23/11/16·1h 59m

The Mystery Letter

In the spring of 2016, Seth Andrews received a strange letter in the mail...a letter which has roots dating back over three decades.  In September of 2016, he told his entertaining story about "The Mystery Letter" to a live audience in Riverside, California.  This is the audio of that presentation.VIDEO of the speech: OUR SPONSOR: (promo code: sethandrews)
08/11/16·54m 5s

The Kafir Project

If you enjoy audiobooks, and if you enjoy didactic fiction, you'll like this show.Author Lee Burvine speaks with host Seth Andrews about his sci-fi novel with religious (some would say sacreligious) themes, and Seth plays the first five chapters of the audiobook - read by Seth Andrews in their entirety - on this broadcast.THE KAFIR PROJECT WEBSITE: link for purchase:
01/11/16·1h 19m

Ghost Stories 2016

It's an annual Halloween tradition, as we gather around the virtual campfire, suspend our disbelief in ghosts and spirits, and enjoy some delightful frights together.  Seth Andrews shares various ghost stories, and once again, he finishes the broadcast with an original production that will (hopefully) provide some October thrills and chills.Enjoy!SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free! Suominen's blog: version of "This is my Body:"
18/10/16·1h 37m

Health, Woo-trition, and The Food Babe

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free! do we separate "nutrition" from "woo-trition?"  This show is about the science (and pseudoscience) of food.  We also spend time on nutrition celebrity "The Food Babe," Vani Hari, a best-selling author and activist named by Time Magazine as one of the 30 most influential people on the internet, despite the fact that she has no degree or expertise in the field of health and nutrition.Joining our discussion are actual health and science educators:Yvette d'Entremont (also known as SciBabe), with a B.S. in chemistry and an MSc in forensic science.  Yvette is a public critic of Vani Hari and a science educator.  http://www.scibabe.comMelissa Dobbins MS, CDE, RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist).  www.SoundBitesRD.comLeah McGrath RDN  @LeahMcGrathRDDr. Steven Novella, clinical neurologist and assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Novella is a proponent of scientific skepticism and a vocal critic of pseudoscientific health claims and claimants.
11/10/16·1h 33m


SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free! Buddhism a religion?  A philosophy?  Both?  Something else?  Many Buddhist organizations - physical and online - promote it as a way of "finding peace within oneself.  What about atheists who are Buddhists?  Is this a spiritual journey, or a method for framing a physical one?LINKS:David G. McAfee on Buddhism: Batchelor:  http://www.stephenbatchelor.orgNo Religion Required podcast:
04/10/16·1h 27m

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism (with Aron Ra)

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  ($50 off any mattress purchase with promo code seth andrews)Aron Ra has a new book based on his popular YouTube video series, "Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism."  We talk to Aron about these falsehoods, and the new book.VIDEO of this discussion: link for FFoC book: YouTube video series:
27/09/16·51m 43s

The Superstition Summer Camp Solution

SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR.  Your first month free! has come and gone, but for many of us, our memories of summer camp remain fresh in our minds, partially because those camps were more interested in Christ than they were in campfires, swimming holes, nature hikes, team sports, friendships and fun.In this broadcast, we share some stories from our listeners, highlighting their own "Jesus Camp"-esque experiences, and we highlight Camp Quest, a secular summer camp which is providing a welcoming, woo-free alternative to the church-run (and church-funded) religious camps that sell camp...but deliver church.Help us support a secular solution:  Camp Quest.  Our goal is $15,000 raised by October 15, 2016.  Donate at
20/09/16·1h 29m
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