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Hey guys.

I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

Other folks have offered to take over but I don't really feel comfortable with that. Quit while you're ahead, sez I.

Anyhow, I payed for another year of hosting, so the archive of podcasts will be available for at least that long.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

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Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Ireland: Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 2 Replies

The offense — controversially re-introduced in 2009 — states that a person found guilty of the publication or utterance of “blasphemous matter” can be fined up to €25,000.…Continue

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 5 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Not Just the Adults – Secular Kids’ IQs also Higher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 28. 2 Replies

Not one major news outlet has brought attention to the fact that peer-reviewed studies have been ongoing and consistently show the IQs of Atheist to be higher than those of Christians.…Continue

GOP candidate claims fossil record proves humans lived with dinosaurs

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 25. 5 Replies

Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards.…Continue

N. TX Atheist group makes appeal to Hispanic non-believers

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Tomberlin Jul 25. 1 Reply

The group behind the billboard, the DFW Coalition of Reason, has targeted Christians and African Americans in the past, but it’s especially making an appeal to Hispanic non-believers now.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 6 Replies

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to Atheist programming will launch on July 29th.…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Future Jul 25. 4 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Atheists End Teacher-Led Prayer in Indiana School District

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 24. 1 Reply

A prominent Atheist organization has convinced an Indiana school district to end teacher-led prayer at area public schools following a complaint from an anonymous parent.…Continue

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 23. 2 Replies

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.…Continue

Calvary Chapel Creation Conference Starts Today But Draws Atheist Protesters Thursday

Started by Joe Jul 23. 0 Replies

Stirring things up, according to "Orange County's most famous atheist" Bruce Gleason, will be members of his group Backyard Skeptics, Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers (RAFT) and the Freethought…Continue

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Comment by Joseph P on May 4, 2011 at 10:45am
I'd like to think it will happen before that, if the change of the past decade is any indicator.  The liberal, quasi-believing Christians in this country are beginning to see the harm that religion causes, and ... well, honestly, I think the media has had a lot to do with it.  Shows like House and Family Guy ... outspoken media personalities like Bill Maher (even if he is a shitty skeptic) ... they're all helping shift the public perception of atheism.
Comment by ROMAN ROMACH on May 3, 2011 at 2:11pm
Good-bye, Sites.
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 8:49pm
Most likely, yeah.  The two shows are a bit incestuous.  The fact that Matt is regularly on both of them adds to the fact that they're both done by the same group, in the first place.  The Atheist Experience is public outreach, and Non Prophets Radio is aimed at atheists.
Comment by Paula T. on April 26, 2011 at 8:38pm
Thanks, Joseph, I will check out Non Prophets Radio....I still have a lot to learn about atheism.  I credit my sons with guiding me to rational thinking and if I'm not mistaken, NPR is a podcast my older son listens to, as well.
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 8:12pm

Yeah, there's certainly some repetition with the callers, over time.  I can understand how if you're short on time, it can be a bit of an issue.  The topics that they cover aren't repeated as much, though.  In many episodes, half of the show is taken up by the topic.  That doesn't happen as much, anymore, now that they're cut down to an hour-long show.

 

If you have much driving time, you might want to look into Non Prophets Radio, too.  Of course there's no shortage of atheist podcasts.  NPR was just one of the first.  And of course the POINT of The Atheist Experience is the interaction with the callers.

Comment by Paula T. on April 26, 2011 at 7:57pm
Much of it IS repeated....not if :P
Comment by Paula T. on April 26, 2011 at 7:56pm
My son only suggested that because of the somewhat poor video quality and said that so much if repeated - can't get away from that - so he suggested what he thought I would enjoy with limited time to view the episodes. After watching clips from older episodes, I can see they are worth watching. I'm enjoying myself!
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 7:43pm
Huh?  Why wouldn't you watch anything before that?  They got a much higher percentage of fundies calling in, back then.  Hell, you'd miss a lot of good material, such as Tracie's presentation of the pantheon from which the Christian god evolved, in episodes #464, #466, and #483.  I'd definitely ignore your son's advice.
Comment by Paula T. on April 26, 2011 at 7:32pm
My son has watched nearly every episode - has been watching the weekly show, but has also gone through the archives.  I try to watch the clips on YouTube to save time.  My son told me not to bother watching anything prior to episode 545 or so.  I find some of them the most entertaining  lol
Comment by Joseph P on April 26, 2011 at 7:18pm

Cool.  There are random videos of some of the material, here and there, but the videos he makes are separate from his books.  He did a series for the BBC, a few years ago.

 

http://www.atheist-experience.com/archive/

 

They go back to 2004.  If you want more nonsensical Christians calling and making asses of themselves, you want the older episodes.  You get the occasional apologist with half a brain, but most theists are ... a little inane.

 

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