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!
It’s a new year and time to starting checking out a few new podcasts, right? Well, at least new to you. If you haven’t already, I definitely recommend checking out the Cellar Door Skeptics podcast. It’s a skeptic/atheism/political podcast focusing on a number of issues. Much of the latter half of 2016 focused on politics given the 2016 elections in the U.S.
The show is hosted by Christopher Tanner and Chris Hanna. They do an excellent job discussing the issues facing the world today and apply skepticism to every minute of their show. To learn more about this show and to check out the latest podcasts, go here:
Here’s another Atheist podcast to add to your listening collection. There are never too many Atheist podcasts to have in your list. This one is called Danthropology and hosted by Dan Arel.
This a new podcast Arel started in late October, so there are just a few episodes out at this time. Arel has a blog (see link above) called Danthropolgy and has written a few books, including Parenting Without God. You can see his list of books here:
The first few episodes have focused on the separation of church of state and have had several good interviews. Dan Arel is also known for his work in fighting against Ken Ham and the tax breaks the state of Kentucky eventually gave him to build “Noah’s Ark” near the Creation Museum.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and am very happy to see Arel add podcasting to his list of Atheist outreach activites!
Don’t ask me how I’m able to listen to all of these podcasts. I’m not sure myself! I listen at 1.6 times normal speed, so that allows me to listen to more podcasts in a day. J Crazy? Probably, but I don’t care because there are so many awesome Atheist podcasts out there!
One such podcast I recently discovered in the last month is the American Freethought Podcast.
The mission of this podcast is, as stated on their website, to:
“The purpose of American Freethought is to serve freethinkers of every stripe: atheists, agnostics, skeptics, secular humanists, brights, rationalists, or whatever else you wish to call yourselves. This publication casts a wide net. In addition to perennial concerns like reason vs. religion and separation of church and state, it will also cover topics that any thoughtful reader should find interesting: science, politics, philosophy, the arts, and social issues.”
Can’t argue with that. I’m on board. It looks like they release a new episode about once every 2 – 3 weeks. Not a lot, but that’s perfect for me given my already too long list of what I consider to be must listen to podcasts!
If you are aware of the work the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) does than you may already be aware of the Freethought Radio podcast. If not, this is a freethought/humanist/atheist podcast you should definitely add to your list. The FFRF does some amazing work and you should definitely become a member if you believe in the strong separation of church and state. If you’re not quite familiar with the FFRF, please check out their website or check out one of their podcasts.
The Freethought Radio podcast is hosted by Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker. They do an amazing job promoting freethought and discussing issues related to the separation of church and state. This is a MUST on your podcast listening list!
Another great Atheist themed podcast you should listen to is the Hope After Faith podcast hosted by Bobby Cary and Jerry DeWitt. Both Cary and DeWitt are former Christians who de-converted in the past several years. Jerry DeWitt was a former pastor before de-converting. Both are familiar to the podcast community. Bobby Cary co-hosts the No Religion Required podcast and Jerry DeWitt has appeared as a guest on several Atheist podcast episodes.
In the last year they came together and started the Hope After Faith podcast which focuses on life after a de-conversion. Depending on the circumstances of the de-conversion, it can be a very difficult process. Leaving a church community can leave one feeling lonely without friends or others to talk to. The Hope After Faith podcast discusses some of these issues and ways to help.
This is a fantastic podcast to listen to, in particular if you have recently de-converted from a religion. Even if you’ve been an Atheist from the beginning with no religious upbringing, this podcast is helpful in getting a feel for how the formerly religious may feel after de-converting. Check it out!