Everyone's Agnostic Podcast (humanism)
Cass Midgley interviews people you don't know about a subject no one wants to talk about--losing faith in the supernatural.
Episode 100 Bart Campolo

Bob and Cass interview Bart Campolo, Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. Bart is the son of reknown evangelical preacher and author, Tony Campolo. Bart’s vision for creating community and helping other’s live their best lives through loving relationships is exciting and inspiring. Although this is our first time to interview Bart, we featured an interview he did with Hemant Mehta back in episode 58.

We taped this episode on May 9th, 2016. If you’re liking the show, please subscribe to it, rate it with stars and shit, and/or leave a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Also, you can support us monetarily through our Patreon page. That’s patreon.com/eapodcast. 

Credits:
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

Thanks for listening and be a yes-sayer to what is.

More about Bart Campolo: http://bartcampolo.org/

 

Direct download: Ep100_Bart_Campolo.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 8:52pm CDT
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Episode 97 Neil Carter (the sequel episode)

Cass had an opportunity to converse on tape with Neil Carterwhen he came to speak at a special Secular Student Alliance eventat Vanderbilt University in April.  Neil was featured on CBSSunday Morning along with former guest on this podcast, MandisaThomas, about the Openly Secular campaign.

Neil blogs as Godless in Dixie on Patheos. He was our guest onthis podcast back in January of 2015, episode 27. That was a reallygood talk if you want to go back get some background on Neil. This is our first time to have a repeat guest.

Neil’s latest project is a blog called “Removing the Fig Leaf.” Guest writers blog aboutpost-Christian issues around sexuality. We taped this talk April16th, 2016. Subscribe, rate us, and/or leave a review of ourpodcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen topodcasts.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast,Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

Credits: 
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson
The segue music on this was performed by Cass Midgley

Thanks for listening and be a yes-sayer to what is.

Removing the FigLeaf blogsite

Neil’s Godless in Dixie Blog

Neil on CBS

 

Direct download: Ep97_Neil_Carter.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 2:21pm CDT
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Episode 94 Jeff Bates

Cass and Bob interview Jeffrey Bates, author of the children’s book, “The Little Bucket: A Little Story of Hope for Anyone Who Feels Empty.” Jeff believes in the power of story to change us and give people hope. Jeff goes into schools and presents the story, including a theme song and it’s even being made into a play. Jeff was a Christian minister in the Disciples of Christ early on, but the last 20+ years were largely influenced by the teachings of Joseph Campbell. Jeff is focused on helping people achieve emotional intelligence, to find their power within, and the self-awareness of whatever hole you find you have in your bucket—that emptiness can be a teaching moment. He writes, “once we become aware of the hole in our bucket we begin to sense how and IF we are a drain on the world OR, functioning out of our universe, a vital source of inspiration, reflection and consciousness.”

We taped this talk April 3rd, 2016. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn  and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work. That’s patreon.com slash ea podcast.

Credits:
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson
The segue music on this episode is Duke’s Lullaby by Steve Gadd
Thanks for listening and be a yes-sayer to what is.

http://www.jeffreybates.net/
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Bucket-Jeffrey-Bates/dp/1457527510/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460350061&sr=8-1&keywords=the+little+bucket

 

 

Direct download: Ep94_Jeff_Bates.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 7:27pm CDT
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Episode 87 Adam Gonnerman

Cass and Bob interview Adam Gonnerman. Adam was raised Catholic, but took a personal interest in his late teens in more aggressive and devoted versions of Christianity by way of Presbyterianism then Church of Christ and became a missionary in South America—all on his own. He had a passion for finding meaning and purpose. After earning a Bachelors in Bible at Church of Christ colleges and serving in the mission field, he took a shot at ministering in American churches and bumped into the complexity and politics of small town Christianity. They have a tendency (nationwide) to get in fights over the most banal issues like whether to stand up during the singing or not or how to landscape the front yard of the church. 

Adam Gonnerman an organizer and board member for Sunday Assembly NYC and is also an active participant in The Clergy Project. Raised Roman Catholic in rural Missouri, Adam became evangelical at age 17 and went to college to be a minister. He met and married his wife, Christiane, while doing church planting mission work in Brazil. After serving a church in New Mexico Adam quit full-time ministry and moved his family to the New York City area in 2005, eventually transitioning into IT Project Management. The last of his faith evaporated in late 2013, and he has since considered himself a Humanist.

We taped this talk on Feb 7th, 2016. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

Credits: 
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU 
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson 
The segue music on this episode is “Duke’s Lullaby” by Steve Gadd

Remember to consider joining us at the Nashville Nones Conference the afternoon of Saturday March 5th. Go to www.Nashvillenones.com for more info and to pre-register. David Silverman is our key note speaker.

Adam’s Facebook 
Adam’s Twitter @awgonnerman 
http://adamgonnerman.net/

Thanks for listening and be a yes-sayer to what is.

 

Direct download: Ep_87_Adam_Gonnerman.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT
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Episode 81 Kristi Kiger

Cass and Dr. Bob converse with Kristi Kiger. Kristi is one of those that doesn’t have a book or a blog, she’s a nurse with a big heart for people broken on the wheels of life and an avid social justice worker. Kristi only left Christianity 6 months ago so the feelings are still pretty fresh. Like many good-hearted people, she found Christianity attractive as a vehicle by which she could make the world a better place. It was not shoved down her throat as a child; she chose it as a young adult through high school and college and worked 10 years for a Christian non-profit outreach in Washington DC. But people who enter religion in pursuit of love and justice will often find that pursuit hitting the wall of conditional love and justice for which the Christian church is infamous. 

Credits:
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson
All other music is by Cass Midgley

Thanks for listening and be a yes-sayer to what is.

Ryan Bell’s site: http://lifeaftergod.org/
Ryan’s podcast w/ Bart Campolo
Julia Sweeney’s “Letting Go of God.”

 

Direct download: Ep81_Kristi_Kiger.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 10:16pm CDT
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Episode 75 David Buchanan

Cass & Bob converse with philosopher David Buchanan. He is a personal acquaintance of Robert Persig, the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. He wrote a Master’s thesis on how Persig’s work aligned with the theories of early 20th century philosopher, William James, and how they both turned conventional Platonic philosophy on its head. Like Joseph Campbell, Buchanan endorses the power of myth and story-telling to convey morals, existential framing, and, most poignant in this conversation, the reality of personal mystical experiences that are beyond explanation.

We taped this talk on Nov. 8th, 2015. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com/eapodcast is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

Credits: 
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU 
Intro music "Never Know" by Jack Johnson 
All other music is by Cass Midgley 
Thanks for listening and be a yes-sayer to what is.

 

Direct download: Ep75_David_Buchanan.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 9:46pm CDT
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Episode 73 Hugh Mann

Cass Midgley presents an impromptu interview with fan of the show, Hugh Mann (not his real name). Hugh is not out as a non-theist for fear that his employment would be threatened if he were. 

Hugh has a doctorate in the arts and teaches. He also volunteers for the Recovering from Religion Hotline, which is a great outreach for people deconverting from their childhood faith, and we all know lonely and difficult that can be. That number is 1-84-I-Doubt-It  (1+ (844) 368-2848).  Unfortunately, Bob was not in on this talk. 

We also feature Dr. Suess’s “Star Bellied Sneetches. It’s 12 minutes long.

We taped this talk on Oct 31st, 2015. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

Credits:
"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU 
Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson 
The audio of Star Bellied Sneetches was extracted from the YouTube presentation of the same.     

Unbuckling the Bible Belt Podcast https://unbucklingblog.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/ 

Gaytheist Manifesto Podcast http://gaytheistmanifesto.secularmediagroup.com/

Direct download: Ep73_Hugh_Mann.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 3:27pm CDT
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Episode 68 Rondale Williams

Dr. Bob Pondillo and Cass Midgley talk with Rondale Williams--a young, black atheist man living in Atlanta; ex-Mormon, programmer, co-host "Angry Black Rant" podcast.

We taped this talk on Oct 3rd, 2015. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

http://angryblackrant.com/category/podcast/

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

All other music is written and performed by Cass Midgley. 

 

Direct download: Ep68_Rondale_Williams.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 3:46pm CDT
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Episode 67 Gretta Vosper - Canadian Pastor, out atheist

Cass Midgley & Bob Pondillo talk with Gretta Vosper, pastor of West Hill United Church in Scarborough, Ontario. She’s also founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity back in 2004. Over the last decade, she has written about the rejection of an interventionist god and the impervious idea that the Bible is the ultimate authority for all time and people and yet remained the pastor of a Christian church. You heard me right: an “out” non-theist pastor still in the pulpit.

 

We taped this talk on Oct 3rd, 2015. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

 

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

All other music is written and performed by Cass Midgley

 

Direct download: Ep_67_Gretta_Vosper.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 11:12am CDT
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Ep 64 Jim Mulholland, ex-Quaker

Cass & Bob interview Jim Mulholland, a former Methodist and Quaker minister. Jim is the author of “Leaving Your Religion” and blogs at leavingyourreligion.com. He has a great youtube talk called “Leaving My Religion.” Today, he’s non-religious but he saved the baby after draining the bathwater. This conversation was taped on September 12th,2015.

http://leavingyourreligion.com/

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

All other music written and performed by Cass Midgley

 

 

Direct download: Ep64_Mulhollland.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 5:41pm CDT
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Episode 61 Wayne Rumsby

Cass and Bob interview Canadian Wayne Rumsby. Wayne is a craftsman. His heart is enormous. He is so genuinely human. He and his wife are some of those unfortunate parents who’ve had to bury a child—a special needs child with a degenerative disease that was never diagnosed in his short 18 year life. Wayne’s heart for social justice survived his Christianity and today he holds out hope to be able to continue his work with people broken on the wheels of life by creating quality furniture in the retreat center he calls home. 

This conversation was taped on August 22nd,2015. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a per episode tip jar for our work.

Wayne's woodwork: http://waylyn.ca/whoa-creative-works/whoa-gallery/ 

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

All other music written and performed by Cass Midgley

 

 

Direct download: ep_60_Wayne.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 2:19pm CDT
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Episode 35 - Dr. Marlene Winell

Guest: Dr. Marlene Winell , author of “Leaving the Fold,” and founder of journeyfree.org.  Marlene was the daughter of Christian missionaries in China with the Assemblies of God.  She left Christianity later in life due to the sexism, the notion of original sin, the dichotomy of saved and damned, and the broken promises within scripture.  She now counsels people and leads retreats for those damaged by religion.  She calls it Religious Trauma Syndrome or RTS.  

Leaving one's religion can be a difficult, painful and lonely pilgrimage, but the payoffs are great.  As Marlene writes in her book, “…there was no turning back. The mental and emotional doors to the future had been opened. The honesty and gut-level confrontation with my humanness - the good, the bad, and the ugly - was delicious.”  

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most podcast platforms.  Support us at Patreon.com  

 This show was taped on February 28th, 2015. 

 Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" introduction by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU
"Never Know" by Jack Johnson
“Fix You” by Coldplay
 
We discussed:
Religious Trauma Syndrome
Christian Fundementalism
The Jesus Movement
Calvary Chapel
The perpetual urgency of the return of Christ
(aka Bad Prom Date)
The pain of leaving religion is correlated to the degree in which one was invested in it
Shattered Assumption Theory
Walt Whitman – Song of Myself
Quote from Charles Eliot Norton: “One may sigh for all that one loses in giving up the old religion…but the new irreligion is the humaner, honester, and simpler thing, and a affords a better theory of life and a more solid basis for morality.” 
 
extra:
Direct download: Episode_35_Marlene_Winell.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 1:43pm CDT
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Episode 27 - Neil Carter

Former Baptist zealot, Neil Carter, now blogs as "Godless in Dixie."  Hear his story and the great cost of being openly secular in Mississippi.  

Direct download: Episode_27_-_Neil_Carter.mp3
Category:humanism -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT
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