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Thank God I'm Atheist

Frank and Dan's off-the-cuff conversations focus on current events cast through the lens of their shared atheism. Episodes include a rundown of six news stories from the prior week, and the show occasionally features interviews with writers, thinkers, and leaders in the atheist community. As former Mormons, the hosts provide insight into the often misunderstood religious minority.

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"Going Clear" #169

Controversial new “third parent” fertility treatment, Iceland to build temple to Nordic gods, Average Mohamed calls out ISIS with cartoons, Val Kilmer goes to the hospital, making money in the service of the Lord, rabbi won’t leave, and Frank and Dan talk about “Going Clear” the new HBO documentary about Scientology.

1hr 30mins

8 Feb 2015

Rank #1

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"Breaking News" #176

Muslim medical students sue school to change curriculum, California lawyer proposes ballot initiative to kill gays, Catholic high school approves prom dresses, Bob Jones III, happy Wiccans and Georgia's RFRA, patriotic Georgians, and CNN special report: Atheists!

1hr 17mins

29 Mar 2015

Rank #2

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"Beef Vigilantes" #206

Sheik Fagin, Museum of the Bible under federal scrutiny, Hindu cattle patrols, praying football coach, city council prayers, LDS church redefines their words, and what do you do when the shoes on the other foot.

1hr 14mins

1 Nov 2015

Rank #3

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"Kind Atheists" #184

Creationist discovers fossils, Muslim high school soccer team refuses to play against team with two girls, Ireland votes for equality, atheists as a voting block, ice cream, college entry, and we continue our conversation about civility.

1hr 12mins

30 May 2015

Rank #4

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"Day of the Dans" #152

HIV+ minister has sex with congregation, Bill Maher has a message for liberals and their outrage, US seminaries granted $1.5 million to teach science, pulpit freedom Sunday, Justice Scalia, “science” teacher, and gays get married (again…).

1hr 21mins

11 Oct 2014

Rank #5

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"Lost at Sea" #92

Brains of dying mice reveal details about near death experiences, PBS set to air series on Islam’s Muhammad, unable to focus on sermons church goers turn to e-devices, court orders child’s name changed, archbishop rejects persecution, Switzerland changes national anthem, and family lost at sea doesn’t find God.

1hr 14mins

17 Aug 2013

Rank #6

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"The Opposite Bible" #131

Pope Francis welcomes Martians into the fold, Mormon teens in New Jersey hold their own prom, conservative Bryan College loses 25% of faculty over Adam and Eve controversy, Alabama chief justice in the news again, a very special inmate finds Jesus in jail, South Carolina budget cuts, and the openly gay Michael Sam is drafted into the NFL.

1hr 20mins

17 May 2014

Rank #7

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"Can of Worms" #149

Airmen no longer required to say “so help me god” when reciting USAF oath, Satanic Temple provides educational materials to Orange County public schools, ISIS changes school curriculum in Iraq, China cracks down on Christianity, Muslim headscarves and body image, new way for ebola to move about, and our war on Christmas.

1hr 3mins

20 Sep 2014

Rank #8

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"Muslims in Space" #119

Adam guest hosts with Frank: Denmark bans religious animal slaughter, Utah lawmaker claims atmosphere needs more carbon-dioxide, snake handling preacher dies from snake bite, movie about the rapture, fatwa issued warning Muslims about living on Mars, fired pharmacist sues Walgreens for religious discrimination, and a review of HBO’s “Questioning Darwin.”

1hr 34mins

23 Feb 2014

Rank #9

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"Praying To Walls" #77

Britons trust Google as much as “the church” (meaning not very much), US Muslims more moderate than Muslims worldwide, atheist’s hold “National Day of Reason”, blasphemers punished in Malta, women praying at the wailing wall, atheist pamphlets in Florida school, and this week in gayness.

1hr 13mins

4 May 2013

Rank #10

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"Abortion Prevention Pill" #126

Australia deams homeopathic remedies useless to human health, Captain Janeway duped into narrating geocentric “documentary” trailer, Brandeis University reneges on honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, family sues polygamist town, Oklahoma birth control, spaghetti monsters around the world, LDS General Conference yields more “Ordain Women” news, and atheists organize mass resignation outside Temple Square.

1hr 35mins

12 Apr 2014

Rank #11

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"The Littlest Disciple" #115

Conservative protestants and their contagious divorces, “Tiger Mom” writes book about why Mormons and Jews are more socioeconomically successful, Louisiana parents sue school district, Indonesian President discusses a belief of his, conservative UK lawmaker gets kicked out of his party for saying something his American counterpart would have been praised for, a nun in Italy gives birth, and an example of how the Mormon Church exerts its control over the Utah State Legislature.

1hr 25mins

24 Jan 2014

Rank #12

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Harmful Beliefs #413

Frank and Dan discuss the weeks news and muse about the harmful beliefs they grew up with.

1hr 30mins

2 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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The Memory of Trees #263

Santa vs. Jesus board game ruffles Christian feathers, Catholic priest prevents gay man from singing at own grandmother’s funeral, Norway fines Catholic church for falsifying membership numbers to get more taxpayer money, Pope Francis advocates for the climate (and science), new study shines positive light on psychedelic drugs in fighting depression, and sneaky ways Christian types try to block abortions.

1hr 19mins

5 Dec 2016

Rank #14

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"Good Riddance" #123

Louisiana man wants to make Bible the official state book, scientific proof of the Bible, photos of Mormon women leaders on display for the first time in the LDS Conference Center, Salvation Army forced to pay damages to former employees, Mark Driscoll apologizes, Muslim family kicked out of Empire State Building for praying, and Fred Phelps of “God Hates Fags” fame dies.

1hr 28mins

22 Mar 2014

Rank #15

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"Public Prayer" #130

Hobby Lobby owner succeeds in getting bible curriculum into schools, “Days of 47” parade rejects float from Mormon LGBT advocacy group, Alabama chief justice claims 1st amendment only applied to Christians, Presidential candidate, Mississippi and school prayer, Catholic Cardinal scolds nuns, and the US Supreme Court hands down major decision regarding prayer at public meetings.

1hr 23mins

10 May 2014

Rank #16

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"Mormon Family Tree" #84

Crucifixion images no longer command auction prices, conservative moms slam Kraft over “zesty guy” ad campaign, atheist woman being denied citizenship because her morality doesn’t come from religion, pagan Oklahoma license plates, religious leaders arrested, masturbating fetuses, and the vast number of Mormon denominations you’ve never heard of.

1hr 39mins

22 Jun 2013

Rank #17

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The Power of Prayer #260

Self-appointed bishops, pope says no to female priests, China lures children away from church, Michelle Bachmann uses graph to show power of prayer, priest posts video with dead fetus, Oklahomans vote down constitutional amendment, and Dan and Frank take a moment to reflect on the election.

1hr 22mins

14 Nov 2016

Rank #18

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God's Chosen People #264

Vatican repeats itself about gay priests, German court rules that Muslim girls must take swimming class, Marriott makes big decision about the Bible, the world’s largest nativity, the world is ending (again), Orthodox rabbis and converting to Judaism, and neuroscientist Michael Ferguson joins us to talk about faith and the brain.

1hr 27mins

12 Dec 2016

Rank #19

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The Gay Episode #373

Pence and the Christian school, guru in jail, Greek Orthodox owns a lot of property, Chechnya orders LGBT people killed, Egypt fines TV host, and an anti-gay therapist comes out of the closet.

1hr 13mins

27 Jan 2019

Rank #20