I was recently listening to an episode of the Dogma Debate podcast by David Smalley when I was shocked to learn that Jeremiah Bannister, former Atheist activist was now a self described Christian. I had listened to Bannister’s podcast several years ago and stopped listening for various reasons. David Smalley learned of this and brought him on his Dogma Debate podcast. A very interesting episode I urge you to listen to.
It’s time to briefly share another great podcast out there that all Atheists/Skeptics should follow. The title of this podcast is ‘Skepticrat’. It’s a great podcast that looks at issues from a skeptical viewpoint that also throws a great deal of humor at their audience. Profanity is used quite often as well, so if you like that, you’ll really enjoy this podcast. If profanity is not your thing, I still encourage you to check it out, but fully understand if you don’t like it. If you like this podcast, add it to your regular Atheist podcast listening list!
I previously posted my review of the Dogma Debate Podcast about two years ago here. At that time I wrote about the quality of the podcast and how it’s at the very top of my podcast list. In the two years since I posted this review, the podcast has changed in many ways. David Smalley, the host of Dogma Debate, has always been there, but other co-hosts have come and gone. The podcast location moved from Texas to California and is now part of the PodcastOne network. Because of this, there have been other changes related to podcast length, live interviews, etc.
With these changes, there has been quite a bit of talk in the Dogma Debate groups on Facebook of the show’s decline. Hogwash! Yes, there have been changes. Yes, there are aspects of the show I miss. Yes, there are some areas in which I feel the show has declined. However, there are new aspects of the show I like. There are new aspects I feel have added to the show’s quality. For example, David becoming more vocal about politics makes the show more interesting, in my honest opinion. I don’t agree with him on everything, but he brings a constructive voice and honest dialogue to political debate on the show.
My point in posting this is that all podcasts change over time. That’s natural and to be expected. Change is not necessarily bad. I’m not tossing Dogma Debate out the window simply because there are a couple of changes I don’t like. It’s not my show. Plus, there are changes I do like! In the end, it’s a podcast. If you’re going to get extremely upset over changes to a podcast, well, maybe you need to re-evaluate what’s important in your life!
An excellent Atheist themed podcast you should add to your queue and listen to is the Phil Ferguson Show. Phil Ferguson is an Atheist activist but also a financial planning advisor. His show, as he describes it, is one third finance and two thirds Atheism. It’s a neat twist that adds something new to the Atheist podcast community. I really enjoy the one third finance as he always has excellent information to share and really gets me thinking about how I handle my own finances.
On the Atheism side of the podcast, Phil does an excellent job bringing in quality guests and bringing to the fore front issues that affect the Atheist community today. I really appreciate the effort he puts in to producing a quality show. To learn more about the Phil Ferguson Show and to listen to an episode, go here:
Sorry, no meme today. Today I want to share another excellent Atheist themed podcast titled Cognitive Dissonance. This podcast comes with an explicit tag, so be prepared. This podcast is produced by two Atheists, Tom and Cecil, and it is HILARIOUS!!! That is the best word to use to describe this podcast. Some podcasts are very serious. Some podcasts focus on Christian vs Atheist debates. Not this podcast. This podcast focuses on the issues, but throws a humorous slant into it. There are multiple times each week when I find myself laughing to this podcast!
I highly encourage you to check out this podcast and add it to your list. You will NOT be disappointed. I repeat, you will NOT be disappointed!
Happy Sunday! I hope you enjoyed sleeping in, not going to church, and not wasting money on donations to organized religion. If you haven’t already, add the Utah Outcasts podcast to your play list. I discovered this podcast a few weeks ago and it made it on to my must-listen to list. This is a group of podcasters living in Utah, a state dominated by the LDS church (Mormons). Check them out here:
Let me take just a few moments of your time today to share with you another wonderful Atheist themed podcast that is out there in the podcast world. I’ve been listening to the Zachrilege Cast podcast for several months now and thoroughly enjoy it.
This podcast is hosted by a guy named Zach…I assume. Actually, as I write this I can’t remember his name! Yikes! Go to the link above to listen to his podcast episodes and you’ll learn his name! Anyway, he puts together a great podcast. Most episodes involve him interviewing and chatting with another Atheist or two, often within the podcast community, but not always.
I don’t know Zach but he sounds like a great guy who is genuinely interested in promoting positive Atheism and making the world a better place. You can help him by listening to his podcast!