Rank #1: Season 2 Episode 22
Jun 03 2018
Rank #2: Talk Heathen 03.02 2019-01-13 with Eric Murphy & Noah Lugeons
0:27:34 Maki: WA: Theist: What is Faith?
0:39:47 Mark: IN: Atheist: A Different Perspective on Faith: The Emotion Appeal
0:50:30 Gabe: MS: Atheist: What is your Star Sign? Taurus-Poo (Bullshit!)
0:59:06 Dean: NC: Theist: Noah Lugeons has Gone Super Saiyan!
1:28:53 Olu: Washington, DC: Theist on the way out: The Bible is a Fictional Literature
Jan 13 2019
Rank #3: Talk Heathen 03.25 with Jamie Boone & Matt Dillahunty
0:10:36 Juan: Los Angeles. CA: Theist: Finding Faith
0:37:50 Anthony: FL: Theist: Atheist and Theist Marriages, and Morals
1:02:15 Steve: AR: Atheist: The Relevant Story and a Weak Ass Pathetic God
1:20:05 Otangelo: Brazil: 6th-time caller: Theist: Onto the Path of Self-Deception
1:37:20 Nat: Houston, TX: Theist: He Wants Evidence That There is No God
1:50:56 Dave: PA: 2nd-time caller: Theist: To Be Less Courteous to Repeat Callers
2:03:36 Jeremiah: TX: Atheist: A Theory to Explain Belief in God/s
Jun 24 2019
Rank #4: Season 2 Episode 35
Sep 02 2018
Rank #5: Talk Heathen 03.13 with Eric Murphy & Matt Dillahunty
0:09:23 Mark: Austin, TX: Atheist: What Atheists Deal with Insensitive Theists in Our Final Days
0:22:49 Stephen: Reston, LA: Theist: Skepticism and Theism, a Contradiction
0:47:19 Mathew: Spokane, WA: Atheist: In Defense of Conservative Atheist
1:04:00 Billy: Austin, TX: 2nd-time caller: Deist/Theist: Science Can’t Affirm Supernatural
1:15:38 Saad: Karachi, Pakistan: 2nd-time caller: Theist: Quran and Doyle’s Fallacy
1:35:45 Steven: Hutchinson, KS: 2nd-time caller: Atheist: Death, Grief, and Negative Thoughts
1:46:58 Alex: Kingston, RI: Atheist: Terroristic Acts Stemmed from Perceived Threats
Archived by: Wyn Owen
Mar 31 2019
Rank #6: Season 2 Episode 1
Mar 20 2018
Rank #7: Talk Heathen 03.21 2019-05-26 with Jamie Boone & Matt Dillahunty
0:15:11 Sergio: Tampa, FL: Atheist: Religion Distorts Love
0:31:28 Andrew: Twinsburg, OH: Theist: Evidence of Biblical Wise Men
1:22:45 Brenda: Minneapolis, MN: Conversation About Difficult Issues
1:57:14 Clay: Euless, TX: Atheist: Religion Can Lead to Bad Thinking
May 27 2019
Rank #8: Talk Heathen 03.01 2018-01-06 with Eric Murphy & Jamie Boone
0:18:50 Jordan: CA: Atheist: God Gets All the Credit
0:33:10 David: Houston, TX: Atheist: Planning to Come Out to My Religious Father
0:50:45 Demi: NJ: 2nd time caller, Patreon call: Atheist: Hurtful Things Theists Do to Atheists
1:09:20 Charles: Fort Worth, TX: Polytheist: Bad Decisions Derived from Fallacious Beliefs
1:52:37 Caroline: Las Vegas, NV: Basically an Atheist: Embrace Correction to Learn and Grow
Jan 06 2019
Rank #9: Talk Heathen 03.05 2019-02-03 with Jamie Boone & Thomas Westbrook
0:23:10 Will: PA: Atheist: Do We Need Faith?
0:46:07 Frode: Norway: 9th time caller: Atheist: Mormonism: Christianity with Extra Bullshit
1:00:32 Sima: Japan: Atheist: Politics and Religion
1:08:50 EF aka Rude Dude: N/A: 3rd time caller: Theist: Sugar Cake Smashed Sugar Muffin
2:18:36 James: Victoria, TX: Atheist: Does Prayer Help Atheist?
2:42:18 Jarred: Houston: TX: Atheist: How to Build an Atheist Community?
Feb 04 2019
Rank #10: Talk Heathen 03.48 2019-12-01 with Eric Murphy & Vi La Bianca
00:05:36 Antonio - Panama - Has a reasonable argument/hypothesis for the existence of God.
00:24:07 Nicolas - Bahamas - What gives us purpose?
00:30:31 Khuzam - London, UK - Feels lost between being a deist and an atheist.
00:42:05 David - TX - Is belief a choice? Don’t we all believe in something?
00:58:11 Dave - GA - Would like to talk about the Great Commission
01:07:22 John - GA - What sort of evidence are we looking for?
01:21:41 Jai - NC - How do you reconcile new age beliefs with atheism?
01:39:07 Freiby - NJ - There is a way to have absolute certainty
In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Eric Murphy is joined by Vi La Bianca. It’s already December folks, the year is almost up. We are thankful for you and we are glad you are a part of this community!
After a couple of announcements, the calls begin. The first caller is Antonio from Panama. Through the use of psychedelics, he claims visions, extra-ordinary consciousness, and personal experiences during a drug trip prove God. The only proof we received during this call was a very smart kitty, meow meow meow!
Next up, Nicolas from the Bahamas would like to talk about purpose. What drives us to do what we do? We give ourselves purpose and we are influenced by our experiences in life. Listen in to hear Eric and Vi break this all down for him.
The following caller named Khuzam from London, UK is concerned about making the plunge into being an atheist. He knows he is using the special pleading fallacy in still being a deist. It’s incredibly freeing to being an atheist. Come on in Khuzam, the water is fine.
The next caller in the queue is David from Texas wanting to discuss whether belief is a choice. He may also be projecting his experiences and trying to use them as evidence. See Vi and Eric explain how belief isn’t a choice and that everyone isn’t born with an inherent faith.
Next up, Dave in Georgia would like to discuss how the “Great Commission” destroys cultures. He has first hand experience in missionary work and is trying to live that down as a current atheist. It still haunts him to this day. Listen in to how Eric provides great insight on how to get through this.
Afterwards we have a return caller, John from Georgia. He wonders about atheists and the evidence needed to prove God. Also wonders if the answers we are searching for will be answered in the future due to better understanding. It is very possible, that is a great question!
Next in the queue, Jai in North Carolina would like to discuss how to reconcile new age beliefs with atheism. It’s totally ok to have some vestiges of your ritual religions, as long as it doesn’t interfere too much. It’s ok to have this placebo in your secular life.
Our last caller of the day, Freiby in New Jersey would like to talk about absolute certainty and how can we be 100% certain of things. There are variables at play within our reality that make 100% capital ‘T’ truth difficult and we cannot presuppose anything. You can though, operate through degrees of certainty and give yourself permission to live that way.
Dec 01 2019
Rank #11: Season 2 Episode 36
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Sep 09 2018
Rank #12: Talk Heathen 03.42 2019-10-20 with Vi La Bianca & Matt Dillahunty
Oct 20 2019
Rank #13: Season 2 Episode 26
Jul 01 2018
Rank #14: Season 2 Episode 25
Jun 24 2018
Rank #15: Talk Heathen 03.43 2019-10-27 with Eric Murphy & Vi La Bianca
00:05 Landon - Atlanta, GA - Ad Hominem alert! Our first hangup in this episode!
00:06 Hiram - NY - Was Jesus a historically real person?
00:11 Tessa - South Korea - Her mom is terrified of being non-spiritual.
00:17 Patrick - MO - Update on his deconversion from earlier this year.
00:29 Richard - VA - Wonders about using the scientific method on the bible.
00:42 Ethan - TN - How to talk about controversial topics with the religious without “outing” oneself.
00:49 Wounded Fox - MA - Repeat caller, continuing to ponder about nihilism.
1:00:01 William - OK - It’s easy to let go of belief, but struggling with fundamentalist sibling.
1:00:13 Dean - NC - What evidence do we need to believe there is a creator?
1:00:43 Dwane - TN - What would humanity be like if…
In this special Halloween week episode of Talk Heathen, Jon Snow is joined by the Mad Hatter. (Their alter egos being Eric Murphy and Vi La Bianca respectively.) Happy fall/Halloween/Samhain everyone!
First up, announcements and show and tell. Talk Heathen regularly gets gifts from fans and we love showing these amazing gifts from our creative fans!
The first caller of the show is Landon from Georgia. First hangup of the show, caller decides to be a troll and uses ad hominem attacks. Goodbye!
The next caller, Hiram from NY wants to discuss whether Jesus/Jeshua actually existed. Listen in and find out how Eric unpacks this and talks about what actually matters!
The following caller named Tessa from South Korea. Her mom is terrified of not being spiritual and is aghast about her daughter being an atheist. Can Eric help Tessa with talking with her mom sincerely and gently.
The next caller in the queue is Patrick from Missouri, a repeat caller. He is a pub owner who had a patron come in asking about his call on the show. He recently joined a like-minded group and seems to be doing well. Congrats Patrick!
Next up is Richard in Virginia steps up to the plate to discuss using the scientific method on the passages within the bible. Tune in and find out if Eric and Vi can figure out if this works. (It doesn’t.)
Afterward, Ethan from Tennessee wants to talks about how to talk about controversial topics with religious people without outing himself as an atheist. This can be tricky and difficult to navigate. Be sure to listen in!
Next, Wounded Fox from Massachusetts calls us back, would like to continue to discuss nihilism. “You’re not special,” but we are glad you are here.
The next caller, William from Oklahoma is struggling with continuing a relationship with his fundamentalist Christian brother. Can Eric and Vi help him? Be better than your Voldemort! William, if you find this later, here’s a link to a group in your area: https://oklahomaatheists.com/
Afterwards, Dean from North Carolina asks what evidence is needed to believe in a creator and what gives us pause about our atheism. “Interesting” apologist questions, listen in to hear how Eric and Vi explain their positions.
Our last caller, Duane from Tennessee. Wonders about an interesting thought experiment about human achievements throughout history and how better to debate theists.
Oct 27 2019
Rank #16: Season 2 Episode 29
Jul 22 2018
Rank #17: Season 2 Episode 27
Jul 08 2018
Rank #18: Talk Heathen 03.47 2019-11-24 with Eric Murphy & Vi La Bianca
00:04:51 Brandon - AZ - Origins + divinity of the bible = the bible code. Is that still a thing?
00:34:03 Anna - Jerusalem - Her father is dying, wonders how to explain death to her child.
00:51:013 Kamal - AL - Troubled by what his sister has said to him after deconverting.
00:59:13 Gohan - TX - Has some questions about the pro-life standpoint on abortion.
01:19:37 Satan - OR (Hell?) - Wants to talk about the cognitive processes of believers
01:29:40 Michael - FL - Was in a cult, having trouble getting out of the religious mindset.
Welcome to Talk Heathen! In today’s episode, Eric Murphy is joined by Vi La Bianca. Sorry about your “squeaky” jacket Vi, I’m sure it is fabulous.
The first caller is a repeat caller, Brandon from Arizona. He would like to talk about the origins and divinity of the bible. Uses the no true scotsman fallacy to explain away both Vi’s and Eric’s history as previous born-again Christians. He also completely disregarded the homework we asked of him last time he called. Eric and Vi investigate his claims and attempt to get to the truth.
The next caller, Anna from Jerusalem would like to talk about how to explain death to her child. She is concerned he will hear of Gan Eden (Heaven) and wonders how best to approach this. Listen in on how Eric honestly delves into this topic.
The next caller is our good friend Kamal from Alabama. He is troubled and concerned with how his sister has been unaccepting of his deconversion. She claims he doesn’t understand love. Kamal definitely knows love and we love and adore him. Good luck Kamal! We will see you soon at the freethought library!
The next caller in the queue is Gohan from Texas would like to discuss the pro-life stance. He posits a couple questions that are well outside and beyond the scope of this topic. He receives an open invitation to call during AXP to discuss this with Matt.
Next up, Satan in Oregon (Hell?) wants to talk about the cognitive processes of believers. After talking tangentially about nothing and both Eric and Vi having a tough time following his train of thought, he finally gets to the point of his call. Tune in to help us understand where his train is going.
Our last caller, Michael from Florida is troubled with letting go of the religious mindset. Is also concerned with finding a partner to share in his newfound agnosticism. He would definitely find some help from the recovering from religion folks: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/
Nov 25 2019
Rank #19: Talk Heathen 03.45 2019-11-10 with Eric Murphy & Lloyd Evans
00:06:11 Connor - TX - Feeling anger due to the lies told by religion
00:17:36 Brandon - AZ - Prophecy proves god is real
00:36:21 Lane - UT - Do outsiders view certain religions as ridiculous
00:44:25 John - GA - What sort of evidence do atheists need for the existence of god?
00:55:44 Mark - Italy - Is not a Christian any longer, can we talk about the trinity?
01:05:57 Jessica - MI - Troubled and scared of completely leaving religious life
01:15:38 Dean - NC - Wondering if we look at a brain, can we visualize thoughts?
01:24:03 Cal - MO - Growing up financially supported by religion, worth thinking about it?
01:31:35 Shalev - WA - Seeking ideas to approach conversations with theistic relatives
Welcome to Talk Heathen! In today’s episode, Eric Murphy is joined by Lloyd Evans. Lloyd runs a youtube channel (John Cedars), wrote an amazing book (The Reluctant Apostate), and a website for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses (www.jwsurvey.org) providing resources to those JWs who are seeking help getting out.
The first caller is Connor from Texas. He would like to talk about how to approach how religions tend to lie to their congregation. He is feeling some anger about this. Listen in to hear how Lloyd explains this and finding perspective.
The next caller, Brandon from Arizona would like to continue to discuss his position that prophecy proves god is real. He has called in before and you may recognize his voice. Listen in and find out how Eric and Lloyd break down his argument.
The following caller named Lane from Utah wants to talk about how the view of certain religions can be seen as ridiculous, specifically Mormonism.
The next caller in the queue is John from Georgia wanting to discuss the evidence needed by atheists to prove the existence of god. Tune in to hear how Eric processes this.
Next up, Mark in Italy is no longer a Christian (possibly an ex-JW,) but would like to discuss Christian apologetics and whether or not the bible proves the trinity.
Afterward, Jessica from Mississippi talks about how scared they are of completely extricating themselves from religion and feeling free from indoctrination. This is something worth listening to as well as visiting Recovering from Religion: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/
Subsequently, Dean in North Carolina ponders if we look at a brain, are we able to see and access thoughts as they occur.
The next caller, Cal from Missouri is struggling with having been financially supported by religion growing up, and wondering if it is worth caring about it now he is an atheist. Lloyd does his magic and unpacks this with care. Tune in to see!
Our last caller, Shalev from Washington would like to discuss how to have conversations with their religious relatives.
Nov 10 2019
Rank #20: Talk Heathen 03.44 2019-11-03 with Eric Murphy & Vi La Bianca
00:05:25 Ethan - CT - Questioning how long it takes to remove rituals from his life.
00:19:30 Fred - FL - How do atheists write off all the religious testimony throughout history.
00:42:40 Ha-Satan - CA - Has proof God is real and is happy to share!
01:02:05 Jeff - PN - What is the difference between confirmation and confirmation bias.
01:14:50 Dylan - TX - Struggling with possibly becoming a believer again.
01:28:52 Becky - KY - Dealing with the upcoming holidays and theist relatives.
In this episode of Talk Heathen, Eric Murphy is joined by Vi La Bianca! Wow it’s already November! We are all ready for the cooler weather and cocoa! Eric, definitely enjoy the salted caramel flavored cocoa, it sounds decadent!
After some announcements, they begin taking calls. The first caller is Ethan from Connecticut. He would like to talk about his recent deconversion and is wondering about how long it takes to get rid of personal religious rituals. Vi has really great ideas on how to transition from religious ritual to something more helpful in secular life.
The next caller, Fred from Florida would like to discuss how Atheists can write off the thousands and thousands of religious testimony throughout history. Listen in and find out how Eric and Vi unpack and process this question and more.
The following caller named Ha-Satan from California has proof that God is real and is willing to share through illogical allegory, incorrect reasons to dismiss others & their struggles, and claims atheists are condescending towards theists.
The next caller in the queue is Jeff from Pennsylvania wanting to discuss how to determine the difference between confirmation bias and confirmation. Tune in to hear Eric’s explanation and many examples illustrating his point.
Next up, Dylan in Texas is troubled with the possibility of going back to Christianity because what if we are wrong as atheists. Pascal’s wager can really cause a lot of problems in life and recovering from religion can help: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/
Our last caller, Becky from Kentucky talks about how to deal with her theistic relatives and in-laws during the upcoming holidays. Needs resources to help her not only being an atheist but also getting out of the bible belt. We have resources for you Becky!
As a last note, if you need to talk to someone and are an atheist or non-religious person, please do visit https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/ or call 1-844-368-2848. They have trained agents at the ready to assist! https://www.seculartherapy.org/ is another wonderful resource ready for you if you need them.
Nov 03 2019