Sydney Atheists Podcast Episode 11 - Addressing Our Critics
Since episodes 9 and 10 appeared, a couple of critics have emerged to question the team. So in this episode, we discuss and respond to our critics. Download episode 11 here First, jokes: What constitutes acceptable subject matter for a joke? An anglican minister from Neutral Bay takes exception to a joke posted on twitter by Jason, and the whole team respond, with hilarious results Second, nuclear medicine: Are the Australian greens pro or anti-nuclear medicine? Does their policy mean what a candidate from QLD says it means? Ian has done the research. Note: The Greens were approached for an interview on this subject but were unresponsive If you're offended by jokes, or have a dogmatic position on nuclear policy, you may want to go listen to another podcast, just until the next episode emerges. As ever, the opinions expressed by the team do not reflect the opinions of Sydney Atheists Inc, a non-profit body registered in NSW. Links: George Carlin: Rape can be funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcFryjunIjw The vagina joke: http://kiplange.com/2010/05/the-p-s-your-vaginas-in-the-sink-joke.html Greens nuclear policy: http://greens.org.au/policies/climate-change-and-energy/nuclear ANSTO http://www.ansto.gov.au/
26 Feb 2011
Sydney Atheists Podcast Episode 10 - Circumcision
Download the episode here This week, The Sydney Atheists' Podcast takes on the knotty subject of Circumcision, with a hearty helping of "stuff you don't need to know about your hosts". This podcast discusses a sensitive issue in an irreverent style. Bring your sense of humour. Also, We should probably apologise to Cormack Murphy O'Connor for Jason mixing him up with Bishop Casey. Cormack, you better not turn out to have a secret family in the US, or this apology will be for naught. Links: For this episode, we're giving you a diet of wikipedia reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumcision_of_Christ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_genital_cutting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Prepuce Please follow the references from each article to get the complete picture.
9 Feb 2011
Sydney Atheists Podcast Episode 9 - The Atheists' Reading List
Download the episode here Hosted By Dave The Happy Singer, with Jason Brown and Ian Woolf Produced by Jason Brown Many of the books mentioned in this episode can be purchased from Embiggen Books www.embiggenbooks.com http://twitter.com/embiggenbooks Books we mentioned and topics we discussed in this episode: The God Delusion (Dawkins) http://embiggenbooks.com/god-delusion-the.html God Is Not Great (Hitchens) http://embiggenbooks.com/god-is-not-great-how-religion-poisons-everything.html 50 reasons people give for believing in a god (Guy P. Harrison) http://embiggenbooks.com/50-reasons-people-give-for-believing-in-a-god.html Godless (Dan Barker) http://embiggenbooks.com/godless-how-an-evangelical-preacher-became-one-of-america-s-leading-atheists.html His Dark Materials trilogy (Phillip Pullman) The Heaven Election, starring Dave The Happy Singer as Jesus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVKFWQXL5uU The infamous NOMA essay can be read in "Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms" by Stephen Jay Gould The Australian Book Of Atheism (ed. Warren Bonnett) http://embiggenbooks.com/australian-book-of-atheism-the.html Jason is probably mistaken about the background of convicts on the first fleet, though details are incomplete http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convicts_on_the_First_Fleet Primary Ethics http://www.primaryethics.com.au/index.html The High Price Of Heaven (David Marr) Marrickville Council joins Israeli Boycott http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/suburb-joins-israeli-boycott-20101220-1935z.html ANSTO and the Lucas Heights reactor http://www.ansto.gov.au/ The Demon Haunted World (Sagan) http://embiggenbooks.com/demon-haunted-world-science-as-a-candle-in-the-dark.html The Blind Watchmaker The Greatest Show On Earth (Dawkins) Why People Believe Weird Things (Shermer) http://embiggenbooks.com/index.php/why-people-believe-weird-things.html Everything You Know About God Is Wrong (Neil Gaiman) Good Omens (Pratchett/Gaiman) Jesus Potter, Harry Christ (pub. Holy Blasphemy) Too bad they never made any sequels to The Matrix http://xkcd.com/566/ Watchmen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchmen Chocolat (Joanne Harris) The Science Of Discworld series Small Gods (Pratchett)
26 Jan 2011
Sydney Atheists Podcast #8 - dragged from the archives
A podcast from the archives while we re-engineer the show: Alan Conradi, Ian Woolf, Fleur Dickinson, Jason Brown and Dave the Happy Singer discuss Jesus All About Life and the NSW Chaplains programme. Download the show hereShow notes/links: Jesus All About Life: http://www.jesusallaboutlife.com/Not Being Silenced By JAAL: http://www.facebook.com/censoredforjesus?ref=tsSkeptics Annotated Bible: http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/Ramadan Salami Sandwich: http://www.news.com.au/national/parents-say-son-was-tormented-for-eating-salami-sandwich-during-ramadan/story-e6frfkvr-1225797140592
24 Jun 2010
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Sydney Atheists Podcast: Jamie Kilstein interview
The Sydney Atheists Podcast is back, with a very special interview with comedian Jamie Kilstein. Download the show here Jamie is a stand-up comedian from New York who co-hosts the Citizen Radio podcast, featuring political comedy and stellar interviews. He is currently starring in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Sydney Atheists members often organise group trips to see Jamie's shows when he visits Sydney. This episode was recorded in Melbourne the day after Jamie's frenetic set at the Rise of Atheism: 2010 Global Atheist Convention. Performing before Dan Barker and Richard Dawkins, the set split sides and raised eyebrows. In an hilarious interview, Jamie shares his experience of gigging at the largest ever gathering of nonbelievers, his own path to atheism, his thoughts on the movement of organised atheists, the reception of his material in Australia, his tattoos and much, much more. This unmissable interview was recorded by Dave The Happy Singer for the Skeptic Zone podcast, who released an edited version in Skeptic Zone episode 76. The full uncut interview was too good to go unreleased so we're proud to release it here at Sydney Atheists by kind permission of the 'Zone. Find out more about interviewing Jamie Kilstein at the Global Atheist Convention on Dave's blog. Shownotes Jamie Kilstein at Citizen Radio Dave The Happy Singer The Skeptic Zone The Rise of Atheism: 2010 Global Atheist Convention AC Grayling PZ Myers on Jamie Kilstein Citizen Radio interview Peter Singer Allison Kilkenny Francis Collins ...and his three waterfalls Alcoholics Anonymous and their 'higher power' Allison Kilkenny 'ripping the vatican' Jamie Kilstein at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
3 Apr 2010
Critical Mass Podcast #6
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26 May 2009
Critical Mass podcast #5
Critical Mass Podcast episode 5 is out! Hosted by Dave The Happy Singer, this hilarious episode features Ian Woolf, Jason Brown and special guest Fleur Dickinson. Topics include: Our enlightening visit to Hillsong Church Creationism in the Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen at Abbotsleigh School The Collect 09 Connect 09 conversion campaign Useful things to do with a former church. Plus music from Dave The Happy Singer and Baby Hammer Death. Show notes and links Separation of church and state in Australia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Australia#Constitutional_Status Hillsong Church: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsong Hypnotoad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recurring_robot_characters_from_Fut... Hell in Matthew's gospel: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/Mt/cr_list.html Lot and his daughters: http://www.thebricktestament.com/genesis/the_seduction_of_lot/gn19_30.html I am the Way, the Truth and the Life: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/jn/14.html#5 Collect 09: http://www.connect09.com Epicurus and the problem of Evil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problem_of_evil#Epicurus SydneyAnglicans.net Posting Policy: http://www.sydneyanglicans.net/help/posting_policy Muhammad's nine-year-old bride: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad%27s_wives#Al-Hijrah Johann Hari on the Islamic Declaration of Human Rights: http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=1439 Unfortunately, I couldn't find a link to Pope Awesome XII's Prostitute Races. Sorry about that.
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Critical Mass podcast #4
Critical Mass podcast episode 4 is out now! This episode is hosted by Ian Woolf, with Alan Conradi, Jason Brown and Dave The Happy Singer. Topics include: Toongabbie Anglican Church on the existence of God The ethics of food, vegetarianism and veganism The Mad Mullah of Melbourne Samir Abu Hamza and his right to freedom of speech Nancy Cartwright's Scientology robocall in the voice of Bart Simpson. Music from Dave The Happy Singer, Baby Hammer Death and Boxxy!
11 Feb 2009
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Critical Mass podcast #3 In the next installment of Critical Mass, Jason Brown, Alan Conradi, Anthony England, Dave the Happy Singer and Ian Woolf discuss: Exorcism in Sydney, Internet censorship in Australia, Calvinist neurology, Prayer in Parliament, and Sydney Atheist News. Presented by Dave the Happy Singer, produced by Jason Brown, with technical support from Ian Woolf. .
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