Everyone's Agnostic Podcast
Cass & Bob interview people you don't know about a subject no one wants to talk about--losing faith in the supernatural.
Episode 98 Elizabeth of England

Cass and Bob interview Elizabeth from England. She’s a young mother who played keyboards in her church’s worship team with her brother and loved it. She describes her deconversion as a sink hole that was rotting away under the surface for years until one day, it all came crumbing down…but instead of it being a bad thing, it felt right…at last. Now her life is grounded in her marriage, raising their children, and being engaged with friends and family.

We taped this talk May 1st, 2016. Subscribe, rate us, and/or leave a review of our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Also, you can support through our Patreon page.

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.

Derren Brown the Illusionist’s Youtube channel

Direct download: Ep98_Elizabeth.mp3
Category:christianity -- posted at: 2:15pm CST
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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 CST
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Episode 96 Jeremy from Minnesota

Cass and Bob interview Jeremy from Minnesota. We interview people you don’t know about a subject no one wants to talk about: leaving faith. Two symbolic masks are traditionally associated with drama and they represent the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia (for comedy) and Melpomene (for tragedy). Jeremy’s story reminds us of these dual emotions. He’s a lover and a fighter, in that you’ll see his big heart and he’s a martial artist; he’s happier than ever to be out from under religious tyranny and he’s broken hearted that it’s effects still impair so many lives, including his own; and he’s an engaged homeschooling father who’s children request he sing speed metal to them before bed.

We taped this talk April 16th, 2016. Subscribe, rate us, and/or leave a review of our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  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 includes excerpts from Iron Maiden and Austrian Death Machine.

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

Direct download: Ep_96_Jeremy.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 11:08pm CST
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Episode 95 Anthony Magnabosco

Cass and Bob interview Anthony Magnabosco. Anthony practices and teaches a discipline called “street epistemology.” He investigates the origin and formation of people’s god-beliefs, of those he meets on the street who are willing to talk to him about that on camera. His YouTube channel contains videos of Anthony doing Street Epistemology and has over 10,000 subscribers. He was inspired by Dr. Peter Begosian’s book, “A Manual for Creating Atheists,” which is NOT just about deconverting people, it’s about truly listening, respectfully to another human being’s strongly held beliefs, and investigating the source of their confidence. 

 

We taped this talk April 9th, 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 written & performed by Cass Midgley

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

Anthony’s YouTube
Pete Begosian’s book, “A Manual for Creating Atheists”
Ask to join the private Facebook group here

 

Direct download: ep_95_anthony_magnabosco.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 11:01pm CST
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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 CST
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Episode 93 April

Cass & Bob interview April. She’s not fully “out” so we don’t use her last name or photo. April’s story is about the tragic affect of a literal Hell.  A large portion of Christians read the scriptures literally. And today’s show highlights the dangers of doing so and the damage that is done by those unable or unwilling to approach the text with metaphorically. April was traumatized by the concept of a literal Hell well into her adult years. This is the appropriate reaction by genuinely empathetic people. A strong belief in Hell will eventually rob you of your soul, leaving a shell of a heartless zombie who has no choice but to subconsciously devalue lost people just to maintain the illusion that you’re a decent human being and that your God is not a monster. It has done immeasurable damage to every society it’s ever touched.

We taped this talk on March 21st, 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 JohnsonThe segue music on this episode is Duke’s Lullaby by Steve Gadd

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

April’s blog: https://leavingcanaan.wordpress.com/

April’s paintings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/warmdecember

Direct download: ep_93_April.mp3
Category:christianity -- posted at: 6:11pm CST
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Episode 92 Melinda & Jamin Ellis

Cass & Bob interview Melinda and Jamin Ellis. They are a married couple who originally met in church and one of them has “left the farm” so to speak. Jamin is now an atheist and Melinda remains a Christian. We talk about how that works, the challenges they face, and what they’re doing to keep their genuine love for one another from being short-circuited by religious differences. 

We taped this talk on March 13th, 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

 

 

 

Direct download: Ep92_Melinda__Jamin_Ellis.mp3
Category:spirituality -- posted at: 10:42pm CST
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Episode 91 David Silverman, American Atheists

Cass and Bob interview David Silverman, the President of American Atheists, and author of his new book, “Fighting God.” David comes down hard on the name of this podcast but we work through our differences. I celebrate his firebrand atheism, he celebrates me being a Humanist Chaplain on a college campus. I appreciate David’s unyielding respect for everyone he talks to while not necessarily respecting their beliefs. His devotion to truth is unparalleled. 

We taped this talk on March 5th, 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://reasonrally.org/

https://atheists.org/

http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-God-Atheist-Manifesto-Religious/dp/1250064848

https://atheists.org/fightinggod

 

 

 

Direct download: Ep91_David_Silverman.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 11:25am CST
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Episode 90 Dr. David Dark

Cass & Bob interview Dr. David Dark.David is a Christian but perhaps bears witness to the best Christianity imaginable. He is the author of “The Sacredness of Questioning Everything,” “The Gospel According to America,” “Everyday Apocalypse” and the most recent and the subject of this conversation, “Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious.”

We taped this talk on Feb 27th, 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

David Dark’s Amazon page
Follow him on Twitter @DavidDark
David’s Facebook page
Krista Tippett’s “On Being” w/ guest Lawrence Kushner
The Scathing Atheist ep 161

 

 

Direct download: Ep90_David_Dark.mp3
Category:religion -- posted at: 1:49pm CST
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Episode 89 Dr. David Mathis, Psychologist

Cass and Bob converse with their local friend, Dr. David Mathis. David is a licensed psychologist and provides counseling, consulting and psychotherapy services. He has a special interest in helping families who have special needs children such as autism. He is the author of the book, “Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming: Practical Steps to Overcoming Anxiety.”

David is a Church of Christ PK and was on his way to entering the ministry himself when he began a slow, incremental move away from his childhood faith in his 20s that spread over nearly two decades. Today, we experience a David so far removed from the religious baggage of his youth that having this conversation dug up flashbacks of times long forgotten.

We taped this talk on Feb 21st, 2016.

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.

David’s book: “Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming: Practical Steps to Overcoming Anxiety” Kindle Edition by David C. Mathis, Ed.D. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YG6T1OU

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Ep89_David_Mathis.mp3
Category:psychology -- posted at: 7:03pm CST
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