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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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Clarifies and simplifies what it is to be an Atheist and how to respond to pretentious evangelical snarky moral attacks on Atheists etc. Talks about examples of who we are the the roles we play in society.

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Clarifies and simplifies what it is to be an Atheist and how to respond to pretentious evangelical snarky moral attacks on Atheists etc. Talks about examples of who we are the the roles we play in society.

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Please listen until the end.
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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: Seth Andrews Teaches Sunday School

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No...these aren't the stories you're used to hearing at Sunday Sermon. These are stories that are often skipped over, ignored, or excused, lest they send Christians into a fit of head-scratching, guffaws and gasps. Let us explore The Good Book. (And if you can, share this episode with your Christian family and friends. They'll love it!)

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Jul 18 2017
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #2: Those Godless Millennials

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The Millennial Generation is increasingly unaffiliated with religion. It's also a generation often described as entitled, coddled, disinterested, and lazy. We explore the label and the people beyond it.

Time Magazine - "The Me Me Me Generation":  http://time.com/247/millennials-the-me-me-me-generation 

USA Today - "The Malignant Myth of the Millennial": https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/05/11/millennial-myth/100982920 

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Sep 12 2017
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #3: Seth Andrews and Matt Dillahunty: The Ark Encounter Tour

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What happens when two atheist activists tour Ken Ham's "Ark Encounter" in Williamstown, KY? They get together and talk about it. Matt Dillahunty joins Seth Andrews for a recap of their experience.

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VIDEO: Atheists at the Ark Encounter - https://youtu.be/2ln2epbcEao
Sep 19 2017
47 mins
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Rank #4: Christianity: Mystery Faith

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Christianity.  Where did it come from?  Who wrote the books of the Bible?  Is there any evidence for a god or man named Jesus?  Why has Christianity remained so popular over the ages?  

This podcast features two interviews, conducted by Seth Andrews, with historians and researchers who speak about the origins the New Testament Gospels, the ever-changing face of Christianity, history versus myth, and the Jesus story
In separate interviews, David Fitzgerald and Dr. Robert Carrier each tackle the Bible and its deity.  

VIDEO VERSIONS ON YouTube:

DR. CARRIER:  https://youtu.be/WXou9IcH2BE

FITZGERALD:  https://youtu.be/DgPrKHsRpJ8
Oct 06 2015
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #6: 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
58 mins
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Rank #7: Is The Atheist Movement Dying?

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Seth Andrews offers his perspective on "The Atheist Movement," its challenges, its opportunities, its evolution, and the warnings about its demise. It's hoped that you'll approach the show with an open mind, a respectfully critical ear, and the desire to build a world free from the bonds of superstition, dogma, and magical thinking.

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Oct 31 2017
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #9: The Myth of New Atheism

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Commentary abounds on "New Atheism" and "New Atheists." But what, exactly, is "New Atheism?"  Seth Andrews counters the claims that 21st century critics and criticisms of religion are a new or unique phenomenon.
the National Review article "What Ever Happened to the New Atheists?":  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449931/new-atheists-american-left-wing-schism-islam-organized-religion

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Aug 22 2017
51 mins
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Rank #10: 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

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Dec 22 2014
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #11: What You Don't Know About Religion (but should) with Dr. Ryan Cragun

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Dr. Ryan Cragun is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampa, and he specializes in the sociology of religion.  A former Mormon (now atheist), Cragun has released his new book for which this show is titled.  Join us as we talk about religion around the world, its claims versus reality, and the stuff about religion which isn't known (or being taught), but should be.
Link to Dr. Cragun's book:  http://www.amazon.com/What-Dont-About-Religion-Should/dp/0985281537
Dr. Cragun's website:  http://www.ryantcragun.com

Christmas: Behind the Curtain:  http://youtu.be/kenbgMjRvlY
Dec 16 2014
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 59 mins
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Rank #13: Why Smart People Believe Stupid Things (with Dr. Michael Shermer)

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Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and author of several books, including "The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice and Freedom," and "Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition and Other Confusions of our Time."  

In this conversation with Seth Andrews, Dr. Shermer addresses some of the recent (and alarming) statements made by educated and (it would seem) very intelligent public figures, and we explore the relationship between the intelligent and the irrational brain.

Video of the interview with Michael Shermer:  https://youtu.be/jLEQCipy6NM
Jan 19 2016
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #14: The Refining Reason Debate: Sye Ten Bruggencate VS Matt Dillahunty

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On Saturday, May 31st at the Marriot East in Memphis, TN, atheist Matt Dillahunty and presuppositional apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate took the stage before a live audience to debate the topic, "Is It Reasonable To Believe God Exists?"
This is the audio of that exchange.

The video version of this debate can be seen on The Thinking Atheist YouTube channel at:  http://youtu.be/OL8LREmbDi0
Jun 10 2014
2 hours 3 mins
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Rank #15: 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.

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Apr 24 2018
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #16: Salvation, Shame and Shunning - The Story of Lloyd Evans: Ex-Jehovah's Witness

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Ex-Jehovah's Witness and activist Lloyd Evans tells his compelling story about his introduction to - and escape from - the JWs.

Lloyd's website: www.JWsurvey.org

Lloyd's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995669104 

Lloyd's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/johncedars1929

YOUTUBE Video of this interview (coming soon).

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Sep 05 2017
50 mins
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Rank #17: 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
1 hour 58 mins
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Rank #18: Programming

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Religious parents and institutions know the importance of a child's developmental years, and how difficult it is to tell/sell supernatural claims once the child reaches his or her teen years.  

In this podcast, Seth Andrews explores the "programming" of young minds, and explores the difference between education and indoctrination.  Capping the show is the personal story of a young woman named Kaitlyn, whose apostasy prompted her devout Mormon parents to kick her out of her home.

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Nov 11 2015
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #20: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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