Ep. 23 – Dispatches from the War on Christmas

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Despite our best intentions, we just can’t seem to muster the will to defeat Christmas once and for all! Could it be our love of Egg Nog? Is it our enduring affection for Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman? Is it because we’re too distracted by red coffee cups and preparations for our ‘(H)assault on Hanukkah’? Who knows. In any event, have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Kick-Butt Kwanzaa, and a Satisfying Saturnalia. Or don’t. Recorded at Judith and Mark’s house on December 19, 2015 – check it out here or grab it on iTunes, Sticther, or the Podcast and Media page.

Ep. 21 – Frankly Freaked about Franktown

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Yea, though we walked through the valley of tech and scheduling issues, we feared no evil: for perseverance and technology were with us. Dale takes us through the news, including some out-there apologetics in our own back-yard. Mark and Judith describe a visit to another local church, and Mark relates his recent visit to the 2015 PA State Atheist/Humanist Conference, where he walked among the awesomeness of Ra, Dillahunty, Carrier, et al. Check it out via iTunes, Stitcher, or our own, humble Podcast and Media page!

Ep. 20 – Accommodation Nation

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News, Little Questions, and another conference report from Mark and Judith. Will county clerk Kim Davis accommodate same-sex couples practicing their right to marry in Kentucky? Will Newfoundland professor Ranee Panjabi accommodate a student with a hearing impairment despite her religious objections? Can David Fitzgerald, author of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All, resist a hug from Judith? The answer to all these questions is… no. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, and the Podcast and Media page!

Ep. 19 – Summer 2015 Conference Review

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Sure, we talk some news and ponder Dale’s patented ‘Little Questions’, but this episode is really big on two conferences attended by members of our team this summer: The Amazing Meeting  #13 in Las Vegas (Artie) and the second annual Non-Conference in Kitchener, Ontario (Artie, Mark and Judith). We dig deep on what we liked and loved about these awesome free-thought conferences. Check out the Podcast and Media Page, or download (and RATE!!) us on iTunes and Stitcher. Recorded Aug 29, 2015 at Mark and Judith’s house in Brockville, ON, Canada.

Episode 17 – Keeping up with the Wesleyans

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This month, we play catch up with some extra recorded material we had laying around. By co-incidence, it all relates to the Wesleyan movement in one way or another. We review our visit the Centennial Road Church, and re-visit our interview with Pastor Aaron. Then, we look at Brockville Wesleyan Church and their Bible Study program. Check it out here or visit the Podcast and Media page (or grab it on iTunes or Stitcher – you know the drill)

Episode 16 – When God(s) Attack!

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Episode 16 of the podcast is up, available on iTunes, Stitcher, and (of course!) this site’s Podcast and Media page. Dale’s ‘Little Questions’ look at several Old Testament examples of God killing people for less-than-compelling reasons. We take a run at recent news, including Michael Coren’s controversial floor-crossing from Catholicism to Anglicanism, and Judith introduces us to some Celebrity Atheists. Then, Mark and Judith take us along on their recent visit to the Open Doors Fellowship Church just outside of Brockville. Recorded May 17, 2015 at Judith and Mark’s house in Brockville, ON!

Episode 15 – Pastor Aaron Perry Drops In

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We had a very nice, and sometimes spirited (see what I did there?) discussion with Pastor Aaron Perry of Centennial Road Church on the outskirts of Brockville. Centennial might be the very largest church in town, and the Rationalists were guests there a couple weeks back, so we returned the favour. Aaron was more than equal to the task. Grab it from iTunes, Stitcher, or the Podcast and Media page.

Recorded April 19, 2015 at the Brockville Public Library.

Episode 14: Pope-ing Ain’t Easy

We covered a lot of news, including a not-so-helpful assist from Pope Francis on the most dignified way to hit your child, politicians not having any of that evolution stuff, and the horrific murder of an atheist blogger in Bangladesh. Dale hit us with more Little Questions, Mark reported on his recent visit to Centennial Road Church, and then Dale led us through his thoughts on Bart Ehrman’s ‘Did Jesus Exist?” Recorded at the Brockville Public Library on March 15, 2015. As always, you can download it from our Podcasts and Media page, or from iTunes or Stitcher. Enjoy!