Ep. 20 – Accommodation Nation


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


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


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!


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


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!

Episode 13 is alive and well!

We covered a lot of news, including kids who didn’t really go to heaven, kids who might not have to take religion classes, and Mormon leaders acting like kids. Dale hit us with some more Little Questions, Joe updated us on the recent conversion of Ryan Bell, and Mark took his atheist necktie to the 1000 Islands Baptist Church to see what he could see. Recorded Feb 15, 2015 at the Brockville Public Library. Enjoy!

Podcast 12.5: Sacrificial Hams

We had some extra material saved up – enough for a whole podcast, as it turned out, so enjoy our look at sacrifice across various cultures, some more ‘Little Questions’, and then join Stephane as he relates his ongoing FaceBook interactions with his friend Pastor Gerald Luck.

Podcast 12: Did Jesus Exist?

We River City Rationalists may all be atheists, but that doesn’t mean we agree on everything. This episode, each of us took a turn explaining where we stand on the growing Jesus as Myth movement, explaining where we stood on the historicity of Jesus and why. Of course, we also took some time to address recent religiously-tinged tragedies in France and Pakistan, and Joe took us through some discussion on assisted suicide. Enjoy the show!