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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.

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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.

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one of my favorites.

By busfar - Mar 11 2020
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Really enjoy this podcast. Highly recomend it.

Thank you Seth

By sillybabs2570 - Jan 20 2020
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I recently became an atheist and your podcast it’s been a great help to me

iTunes Ratings

1823 Ratings
Average Ratings
1629
93
35
14
52

one of my favorites.

By busfar - Mar 11 2020
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Really enjoy this podcast. Highly recomend it.

Thank you Seth

By sillybabs2570 - Jan 20 2020
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I recently became an atheist and your podcast it’s been a great help to me
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TheThinkingAtheist

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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.

Rank #1: Podcast #500 (with Natalie)

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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: https://youtu.be/QpGmM7LkDi8
DAVID MANNING VIDEO: https://youtu.be/f61zsLFQWRc
KENNETH COPELAND REMIX: https://youtu.be/m2s0nB2VPvs

Apr 12 2020

1hr 22mins

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Rank #2: The Question of Christ

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Is there any evidence for a real Jesus?  Was Jesus' story borrowed from earlier religions and cultures?  Is Jesus really the reason for the Christmas season, which is being celebrated globally this week?

In this podcast, Seth Andrews speaks to three historians who have dedicated much of their lives and writings to the subject of Christ and Christianity: Dr. Richard Carrier, David Fitzgerald and Dr. Robert M. Price. 

Join us for a compelling panel and an enlightening show.  
RICHARD CARRIER:  http://www.richardcarrier.info

DAVID FITZGERALD:  http://www.amazon.com/David-Fitzgerald/e/B004ASD9M4

ROBERT M. PRICE:  http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com

Dec 22 2014

1hr 38mins

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Rank #3: The Triumph of Christianity: with Dr. Bart Ehrman

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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.com

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VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/uDy7TtfLggs

Mar 20 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: The Power Worshippers: The Rise of Religious Nationalism (with Katherine Stewart)

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Katherine Stewart is author of the new book, "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism." Get the book at https://amzn.to/3atDFnw

Apr 07 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #5: A Candid Conversation About Christianity: Seth Andrews & Pastor Caleb Moore

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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.tv

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Mar 12 2019

1hr 59mins

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Rank #6: When Christians Are Losing The Argument

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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.

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Apr 03 2018

44mins

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Rank #7: Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression

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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:" https://www.amazon.com/Alpha-God-Psychology-Religious-Oppression/dp/1633880206

Dr. Garcia's website: http://www.hector-garcia.com

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VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/DiNLUeZGOcI

Feb 20 2018

41mins

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Rank #8: Be Fruitful and Multiply: The "Sin" of Being Child-Free

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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: http://www.simplecontacts.com/sethandrews ($30 off contact lens purchase with promo code sethandrews)

Apr 24 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: Religious Trauma Syndrome

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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.net

Journey Free:  http://journeyfree.org
Dr. Winell's book, "Leaving the Fold:"  http://marlenewinell.net/leaving-fold-former
Recovering From Religion:  http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org
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Jan 30 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #10: God is Messed Up: A Conversation with Tracie Harris

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Sponsored by The Phil Ferguson Show:  http://polarisfinancialplanning.com/polaris-blog/the-phil-ferguson-show-podcast

Tracie Harris is one of the co-hosts of the Austin-based television show, "The Atheist Experience."  She joins Seth Andrews for a conversation about religion, atheism, God, family, boundaries, and the reasons that someone who dislikes debate would host a debate broadcast.

Plus, viewer comments and questions.

The Atheist Experience website:  http://www.atheist-experience.com

WATCH the video of this conversation on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/z4fBE-9O_pw

May 24 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #11: Buddhism

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Is 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?

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David G. McAfee on Buddhism:  https://davidgmcafee.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/buddhisms-lived-and-portrayed-traditions

Stephen Batchelor:  http://www.stephenbatchelor.org

No Religion Required podcast:   https://noreligionrequired.com

Oct 04 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: The Not-So-Intelligent Designer (with Dr. Abby Hafer)

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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:" http://a.co/dUWs4ze

Support our sponsor The Great Courses Plus:http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/seth

Los Angeles event with Matt Dillahunty, Cara Santa Maria, and Seth Andrews: https://www.facebook.com/events/2022525981403467/

Apr 17 2018

57mins

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Rank #13: Who Invented Jesus? (with Robert M. Price)

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Robert M. Price's website:  http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com
Recent headlines have again prompted rabid debate over the origins of the Jesus story, the latest asserting that Christ was an invention of Rome.
In this podcast, and in advance of the holiday that celebrates Jesus' supposed birthday, we speak with Robert M. Price, a former Baptist minister (turned skeptic), professor of religion, and author of a number of books, including "Deconstructing Jesus," "Jesus is Dead," "The Case Against the Cast for Christ," and "The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Hi

Nov 26 2013

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction (with Dan Barker)

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Dan Barker's new book (titled after the famous Richard Dawkins quote) doesn't exactly cast a flattering eye at the biblical god.  Truth be told, the Bible itself doesn't flatter God, either.  Not-so-hidden inside the pages of scripture is the profile of a deity so ugly, brutish, bloodthirsty and petty, he would be condemned by the faithful as a monster in another context.

Join us, as we speak with Dan Barker about his own personal story, and we examine The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction.

VIDEO VERSION:  https://youtu.be/comqy3lQNVM

Dan's book on Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/god-daniel-barker/1122409434
On Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/God-Most-Unpleasant-Character-Fiction/dp/1454918322/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455027296&sr=8-1&keywords=the+most+unpleasant+character+in+all+fiction

Feb 17 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #15: Homeschool Cults (Part 1 of 2)

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The U.S. Department of Education says that over 1.7 million children in the United States are homeschooled.  But what happens when homeschooling stops being about education, and instead becomes insulation?  Isolation?  Inodctrination?

This broadcast isn't a referendum on the concept of homeschooling.  It's an exploration into some of the more extreme religious homeschool environments, and into the lives and personal stories of those who experienced them.

This is part 1 of a two-part broadcast.

Apr 05 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: Religion: The Mind Virus

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Is religion a virus of the mind?  Three mental health experts join us.

Dr. Andy Thomson is a psychiatrist, a trustee for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, on staff with the University of Virginia, and author of "Why We Believe in God(s): a Concise Guide to the Science of Faith."

Dr. Valerie Tarico is a psychologist, columnnist for AlterNet, and author of "Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light."

Dr. Darrel Ray is a psychologist, co-founder of Recovering From Religion, author of "Sex & God" and "The God Virus," and host of the Secular Secuality podcast.

Apr 26 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: Does Religion Poison Everything?

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Christopher Hitchens is known for his famous book subtitle, "How Religion Poisons Everything."  Is this a fair statement?  Is religion always toxic?  We discuss.

Apr 25 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #18: Christian Radio Cell 53 Interviews Seth Andrews

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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.

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Jan 03 2017

1hr 58mins

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Rank #19: A Merry PAGAN Christmas! (with Aron Ra)

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Seth Andrews and Aron Ra talk about Christmas, paganism, the gods, tradition, religion, and much more!

Video of this conversation is on YouTube at:  https://youtu.be/xkvAkljb3p0

Aron Ra is at https://www.patreon.com/aronra

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Dec 11 2018

58mins

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Rank #20: The Faith Healers

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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: https://youtu.be/UJ_moqoE3OM (Video REMOVED by Bob Larson)
John & Ryan commentary on the exorcism: https://youtu.be/bVHD9eHckeU
John & Ryan commentary on Peter Popoff: https://youtu.be/LWxjwLwT-PE

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Jan 22 2019

1hr 34mins

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My Religious Family is Driving Me Crazy

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Frustrated with religious family members trying to convert/save you? This show is therapy.

May 26 2020

1hr 22mins

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

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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: https://bit.ly/35Vexo4
Jimmy Snow: https://bit.ly/35QuMTF
Paulogia: https://bit.ly/2YXPqQm

VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/F65Ep_m8PJ4

May 19 2020

1hr 45mins

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Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian (announcement about autographed pre-orders)

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Get details and pre-order at http://www.sethandrews.com

May 18 2020

8mins

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

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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_Jesus

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May 12 2020

54mins

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Disinfect Bad Ideas

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In this fast-and-loose broadcast, Seth Andrews applies bleach to some of the world's more troubling stains. Plus listener calls!

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May 05 2020

1hr 6mins

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

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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.

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Apr 28 2020

48mins

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

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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: http://drninashapiro.com/
Dr. Shapiro's book: https://amzn.to/353Xjoj

Apr 27 2020

39mins

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Overcoming Isolation: Recovering From Religion

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Dr. Darrel Ray and Gayle Jordan from http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org 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:" https://youtu.be/Jg8JLab1cQM

Apr 21 2020

48mins

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Podcast #500 (with Natalie)

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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: https://youtu.be/QpGmM7LkDi8
DAVID MANNING VIDEO: https://youtu.be/f61zsLFQWRc
KENNETH COPELAND REMIX: https://youtu.be/m2s0nB2VPvs

Apr 12 2020

1hr 22mins

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

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Katherine Stewart is author of the new book, "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism." Get the book at https://amzn.to/3atDFnw

Apr 07 2020

1hr 6mins

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

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We're directing our rational brains toward the subject of health and nutrition...with special guest and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Leah McGrath. (@InglesDietitian)

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Mar 31 2020

1hr 11mins

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Seth Andrews Reads Your Favorite Selections (PART TWO)

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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: https://youtu.be/amRwNeP0QFQ

Mar 27 2020

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Seth Andrews Reads Your Favorite Selections: PART ONE

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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."

Mar 25 2020

1hr 12mins

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Are People Inherently Good?

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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.

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Mar 24 2020

1hr 14mins

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Lets Self-Isolate...Together!

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Another bonus broadcast. Host rants and your calls on any subject.

VIDEO of this livestream at https://youtu.be/FM5mE-8gEec

Mar 20 2020

1hr 48mins

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

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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: https://bit.ly/3b3mrNB

Mar 17 2020

1hr 4mins

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How Should a Humanist Vote?

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Prepare yourself. It's an election year, and we're talking religion AND politics. Special thanks to Rebecca Markert from http://www.ffrf.org for joining the 2nd segment of the broadcast. - Seth

Mar 17 2020

1hr 23mins

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

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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: https://amzn.to/3aDIZ7J

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Mar 09 2020

47mins

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What's WRONG with people???

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Seth Andrews monologues about the insanity of humanity. Plus...plenty of listener calls!

Video livestream of this show is on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/NjMwhwgtLao

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Mar 03 2020

1hr 17mins

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Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church

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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.com

Support this show at http://www.Harrys.com/thethinkingatheist

Feb 25 2020

1hr 7mins

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iTunes Ratings

1823 Ratings
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1629
93
35
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one of my favorites.

By busfar - Mar 11 2020
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Really enjoy this podcast. Highly recomend it.

Thank you Seth

By sillybabs2570 - Jan 20 2020
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I recently became an atheist and your podcast it’s been a great help to me