Becky, Dan, and Luke discuss hoaxes, state legislation, college, Salish Sea conservation, rebuffed preachers, and mo(o)re.
Becky, Justin, and Dan ponder the important questions of whether Jesus would beat up Bolton, if witchcraft brought down Kobe’s helicopter, whether your D&D group is a Canadian church, and the extent to which steel melts water fairies. And also coming out to religious parents, and the problematic nature of farmed salmon.
Why do some people think Obama lost the popular vote in 2012? I see this from Trump supporters on social media. -Bradford from Utah
Hello I am a new atheist, I was wondering if you have any advise for me to telling my conservative Christian family. Thank you for your time. -John from NJ
I’m nervous about telling my conservative family that I’m atheist. What would you recommend? -Brian from California
Dave facilitates a discussion between Sam and his father, Sam Sr., who’s visiting from out of town. Topics range from mid-west talk show history, Ed Wood films, pizza, public art, Chicago, travel, automobiles, and Mulvey family history. In short, this is Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey, with Sam Mulvey.
Sam, Luke, and Dave open with politics and sports, talk uniforms of sporting and military natures, laptops, psychics, scammers, grammar, and SPAAACE.
Your show sucks !!!!! Think your funny but your awful If being an Atheist means you have to an idiot No thank you ! -Jeff from Indiana
New to the [show]; love it, it’s informative! -Brian from San Diego
Becky, Josh, and Justin talk pets, snow, Roe v. Wade, and further developments in the gay-Jesus Netflix “scandal.” Justin breaks down the impeachment into something understandable.
Justin helps Dan and Becky make sense of the lead-up to the Suleimani assassination. Becky and Dan interview former CQNW camper Bailey about atheist adolescence, and we all chuckle at holy crop dusting.
What is the atheist view about sin, and about death? Why do you think so? -Jirah from The Philippines
Generalissimo Sam gives his post-battle report from the War on Xmas alongside Dan and Josh. They discuss bird deaths, Trump, the Graham family, and vigilante justice for priest sex abuse victims.
SUBJECT: William Tell’s Tactical Taint Tanner
Hello, I just wanted to say that I like what you’re doing with the show, and I hope you keep doing it. Even if you occasionally go on tangents that can be quite confusing, for those who have missed some crucial details. Happy orbital period index increment to you all. -Odd from Norway
Hey Sam, I recently saw that you follow one of my favourite authors on Twitter, John Scalzi. What are your other favourite authors— maybe there are more similarities? -Aubrey from Illinois
[Those of you] from Christian families, how do you deal with them? I mean, I can easily respect church ceremonies–if I attend, it’s because I choose to, so I have to respect it–but I can’t really choose to stay home and watch Hair on DVD – I either mess up my day and mood, being a fake dummy with everyone else or I mess their mood simply by not being “present”. How is it for you?
In Memoriam: Morgan Lambert. Nick, Luke, and Becky touch on xmas music, predatory tithing, a new biblical theme park, and domestic terrorist Matt Shea. They welcome author David Fitzgerald, who challenges the historicity of Jesus and his sexuality.
I absolutely get the hosts’ hatred for Christmas music. 97% of it gives all of it a bad name. But then, there’s the remaining 3%. Let me just throw out Halford’s (of Judas Priest fame) “Get into the Spirit.” -Arensb from The Internet
Will the guys be singing Dominick The Donkey again on the show? Being Xmas and all… -DJ from Sydney, Australia
Overly aggressive TOOL fans [are really gnawing at me lately].-Libby from The Internet
Becky, Dan, and Josh express alarm regarding assumed entitlement to butts and tabernacles, governmental hand-waving around antisemitism, and religiously-tinged nationality tests in the US and India. Dan clarifies fish grunts for Sam, and we hear from a magnanimous fan in New Zealand.
I know you’ve been having a lot of conversations around Christmas songs. Here in NZ we are obsessed with a track called “Snoopy Christmas” from an American band, called “the Royal Guardsmen”. It was released in 1995 and many kiwis consider hearing this song [as] the official start of Christmas. It even has a music video featuring the Snoopy and Woodstock from the “Peanuts” comics.
The weird thing is no one else in the world really knows this band. But ask a Kiwi and we love it. I admit I LOVE this song, and always shed a tear when I listen to it. Sappy I know, but its message both warms my heart, and disturbs me. And when you listen, remember it’s the German guy who has the Christmas spirit, not our hero.
I’ve enjoyed listening to you over the last 6 months (since I discovered you via Radio vs the Martians), Merry Christmas to you, Becky and the rest of the AaA family from sunny New Zealand. Sam, Kia Kaha – “stay strong” in Maori, though the actual meaning is much deeper than that. We really like having you here. -Kim from New Zealand
Sam, Josh, and Luke follow up on yet another Kentucky license plate rejection, question the “wisdom” of sunning one’s nethers, comment on novel ways scientists are attempting to support dying coral reefs, and marvel at an immigrant’s ingenuity in taking down a terrorist with a narwhal tusk.
Kanye running for president? I’m worried, because your country has far too many who’d vote for him. -Urethramancer from Twitter
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