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Feb 10, 2019

I look at John Gray's latest book Seven Types of Atheism, in which he argues that modern mainstream secularism is nothing more than monotheism rebranded. And it's all wrong anyway.

Plus:

Happy Darwin Day! February 12th is the 210th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

In less celebratory anniversaries, February...


Nov 20, 2018

Encore release November 20, 2018.

Encore releast August 13, 2017.

Ryan Cragun makes his fourth appearance on the podcast, discussing his new book How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps: A Toolkit for Secular Activists. His broadranging suggestions include taxing religious institutions (and thereby unshackling them...


Nov 14, 2018

Encore release November 14, 2018.

Encore release August 7, 2017.

President Obama disappoints (again) with his attendance at the "National" Prayer Breakfast, but... his observations on Christianity's checkered past and comments urging tolerance and humility have conservatives in a snit. Yay.

Plus:

Now that a federal...


Oct 26, 2018

Encore release October 26, 2018.

Encore release July 19, 2017.

Whoohoo! It's taken nearly seven years, but we finally crossed the 200 mark.

For this special episode, we interview biblical scholar Bart D. Ehrman, whose latest book is How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from...


Oct 25, 2018

Encore release October 25, 2018.

Encore release July 18, 2017.

We look at the controversy in some Christian circles regarding the recent "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Is it a sign of the End Times? (Probably not.)

Plus:

Parents in Oviedo, Florida claim a public school teacher stopped their kindergartener from praying...