Atheist Roundtable

Atheist Roundtable

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This is a call-in show about atheism, the lack of belief in supernatural deities and gods. The show airs live at 11:00 pm Eastern every Sunday night. Host Andrew Garber was a true believer for years. Now, after a 12 year apostasy journey, he is ...Show More
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The teleological argument used to convince me. It doesn't anymore.

19:00 | May 7th, 2018

Of all the apologetics I hear, the teleological argument, or the argument from design, was the one that used to convince me the most.  I would look at the universe and be in awe of its size, majesty, and wonder.  It really is an amazing universe! ...Show More
But, religion makes me so happy. Why would I give it up?

30:00 | Apr 16th, 2018

Ever heard this, "But my religion makes me happy.  Trying to be more like jesus makes me a better person.  Why would I want to give that up?"  I know you have.  I'll not deny any of this.  Religion CAN make you happy.  People who get better by trying...Show More
A bit of this and a bit of that.

02:00 | Apr 9th, 2018

I don't have a topic, but when has that stopped a show.  Let's hang out together and just talk about whatever comes to mind.  This is a stream of conscience show, and tonight, it will be even more off the cuff than normal.
Super Special Guest: Craig Wells, author of the Blasphemous Bible

31:00 | Mar 26th, 2018

The great and glorious Craig Well, author of the Blasphemous Bible, returns to the Roundtable to announce the official release of his book.  The Blasphenous Bible is a line-by-line re-write of the King James Bible, with a fresh, satirical, satacastic...Show More
When I broke up with god.

25:00 | Mar 19th, 2018

It's not a religion, it's a relationship.  We've heard that before.  Does that mean that when we leave religion behind, we have to break up with god?  And when our parents, friends, and relatives still want to hang out with the ex, that can make for ...Show More
If there is no heaven, is there no hope? Guess my answer.

28:00 | Feb 26th, 2018

I think some of the most difficult beliefs we apostates have to leave behind are those concerning the afterlife.  Hell terrifies people for decades after one becomes an atheist.  The loss of heaven can be mourned like the loss of a close relative.   ...Show More
The Gilded Cage of Belief

25:00 | Feb 12th, 2018

I'm listening to a preacher dude.  He wants to explain why god put the serpent in the garden.  I can't wait to hear what he has to say. Atheists will be familiar with all manner of rebuttals to this story.  From talking snakes to trees that shou...Show More
Anti-theism vs Anti-theist

30:00 | Feb 5th, 2018

Are you an anti-theist?  Are you anti-theism?  Is there a difference?  Does it matter?  I think there is a difference, and it does matter.   Let's talk about the definitions of these terms, what it means to assign these labels to ourselves and h...Show More
My De-Conversion Story, Part 2

31:00 | Jan 22nd, 2018

I needed to find a new religion, since my old Catholic one wasn't going to cut it anymore.  But which one?  How can I choose?  What ever shall I believe?  Let's get back into my deconversion story and pick up where we left off. Spoiler Alert:  I...Show More
My De-Conversion Story

17:00 | Jan 15th, 2018

It's been quite a while since I talked about my deconversion story.  I think it's time to go over that again.  It begins way back when I was going to a private, Catholic, high school... Take a journey with me down memory lane, as I re-visit my r...Show More
The evidence that would convince me god exists

19:00 | Jan 8th, 2018

Every once in a while, someone will ask me what would convince me that god exists.  I guess I nomally respond, "I don't know", and while that's true, I sometimes think I should have a more in depth answer.  This is my long answer. My New Year's ...Show More
The Blasphemous Bible with Craig Wells

33:00 | Nov 13th, 2017

I get to talk to Criag Wells, the author of The Blasphemous Bible.  The book isn't even out yet, and I got to interview him!!  I don't think I've ever had a more enjoyable interview than this one.  Craig is just such an awesome guy.  I can't imagine ...Show More
Conversations with believers (and others who disagree with us)

24:00 | Nov 6th, 2017

I've had a few conversations with people who disagree with me.  Believers, anti-vaxers, etc.  I've even had arguments with other atheists on things like last week's topic.  Often, it's easy to allow these conversations to become nothing but shouting ...Show More
Why I'm not an agnostic

26:00 | Oct 30th, 2017

I think the question, "Does god exist?" isn an answerable question.  Thus, I'm a gnostic atheist.  Yes, I'm taking some license with the term "gnostic", but I think this is acceptable.   What are your thoughts on being a gnostic atheist?  Do yo...Show More
What last week should have been.

28:00 | Jun 5th, 2017

So sorry for the technical difficulties last week.  I think I've got it now.    This is what freethought freestyle should have been.
Freethought Freestyle

07:00 | May 29th, 2017

Kelsey and William join me again for another round at the Roundtable.  We didn't have a topic, but we sure covered a lot of ground.  From atheism vs agnosticism to cults vs. religions, we tackle it all, without a script to hold us back! Enjoy.
Commandments? What commandments?

30:00 | May 15th, 2017

This week, William joins me again.  This time, we talk about the commandments in the bible.  We talk about the commandments we like, and the ones we'd like to have seen in the bible, but are sadly missing. It's a fun conversation about one of th...Show More
Gleb Tsipursky Part 2: Pro-Truth Politics

37:00 | May 11th, 2017

This is part 2 of my interview with Gleb Tsipursky.  Thank you to Gleb for sharing his insights into why post-truth politics is here, and what we can do about it.  Please don't let this interview end without you going to the pro-truth pledge and sign...Show More
Post-Truth Politics with Gleb Tsipursky, Pt 1

29:00 | May 8th, 2017

I get to talk to the one and only Gleb Tspursky, who is on a mission to make things better in a post-truth world.  We talk about what post truth is, how it works and what we can do about it. Gleb is amazing.  His passion is unequalled and his kn...Show More
The first thing a believer says to an atheist

31:00 | May 1st, 2017

My friends Kelsey and William talk about those first things believers say to us, and how we respond.  It was a great time, even though the internet was not cooperating with us. The awesome is so awesome.
The roundtable returns

29:00 | Apr 24th, 2017

In a new format, the Atheist Roundtable is back!  Now, with more of a roundtable format.  Tonight, Kelsey joins me to discuss morals and ethics in atheism, and I bring a story about the separation of church and state. Join in the fun!  The aweso...Show More
Go on then, convince me.

24:00 | Jan 30th, 2017

I've talked about the evidence for god a lot.  And I've talked about how I don't find these arguments convincing.  Tonight, I'll talk about why I am not convinced and perhaps what it would take to convince me. I want to go over a few things I us...Show More
Evidence, do you have it?

45:00 | Jan 9th, 2017

Recently, I listened to an eposode of the Thinking Atheist podcast.  Seth was doing an interview with some Christian radio hosts.  More than once, the Christian hosts asked Seth what evidence would it take for him to be a believer again.  While I tho...Show More
To Hell with Hell

28:00 | Dec 12th, 2016

I got the idea for this show from my friend, Frank, who tweets at @Atheism_Tweets.  He told me to listen to the last caller on a recent episode of the Atheist Expirience.  The caller, Dana, told a heartbreaking story about her sister.  On her deathbe...Show More
An Atheist's Penance

28:00 | Nov 14th, 2016

I've changed my thinking since I was a believer.  Before, penance was something I did to make up for sin.  It was a way to show my desire to heal a broken relationship with the god I thought was real.  Now that I no longer believe, what does the conc...Show More
Making good people do bad things

30:00 | Oct 24th, 2016

I recently listened to the debate between Matt Slick and David Smalley.  The topic was the morality of the god of the Old Testament, but since the topic dealt with morality, I already knew what Matt Slick would say.  He's been saying it for years.  ...Show More
Atheist weddings, and other stories

30:00 | Oct 3rd, 2016

I've been a secular wedding officiant for a while now.  I've done a couple of weddings, even one for a christian couple.  Sometimes, people ask what the importance of getting married is for the atheist. I've been married for 18 years.  I'll tell...Show More
Can you be reasoned out of religion?

28:00 | Sep 19th, 2016

"You can't reason someone out of a position they did not reson themselves into."  Or so the saying goes.  You've heard it over and over from your atheist friends.  Well, I disagree. Not entirely.  I don't think religion is a position one uses re...Show More
The moral mirror in the Bible, plus a brief conversation with a believer

26:00 | Aug 29th, 2016

It's hard to find a conversation with a christian believer that does not involve the bible at some point.  Sooner or later you will have some quote thrown at you.  I find it less interesting in what the quote says, and more intersting what the choice...Show More
Voting in this election

30:00 | Aug 15th, 2016

I think it's about time I talked about this election.  I don't do a lot of politics, but I think this election is crazy enough to talk about it some.  While this may not have much to do woth atheism, it's what's been on my mind lately. I hear so...Show More
Alcohol and religion as social lubricants

24:00 | Jul 25th, 2016

When I talk to believers, one of the "good things" religion is supposed to do is create a social network of people.  It is supposed to bring people together and make families of strangers.  It does this by allowing people to get to know each other qu...Show More
Talking with the Christians at the Reason Rally

32:00 | Jun 13th, 2016

June 4, 2016 was the second Reason Rally in Washington DC.  It was so awesome to be there!!  I got to hug so many of my friends, meet so many new friends, and just hang out with some of the most amazing people on the planet!!   But not everyone ...Show More
Super Special Guest: Robert Burks

29:00 | Mar 28th, 2016

We always hear from so many of the same atheists.  How about a new one?  This is Robert Burks.  Just a guy.  A fellow free-thinker and someone who wants to do more in the atheist movement.  He's a new voice in atheism, and I am honored to host his fi...Show More
Thanks for the Tract!

28:00 | Mar 14th, 2016

From the doctor's office in Indy, to a knock at my front door, I seem to be getting a lot of tracts these days.  Lots of people want to give me small pamphlets that tell me that I need saving. Let's talk about this form of "witnessing" and what ...Show More
The best apologist I ever knew

32:00 | Mar 7th, 2016

I've had lots of conversations with believers.  Some were good apologists, others were just okay.  Who was the best aplogist I ever met?  Who made the arguments that I had the hardest time trying to refute?  Whose arguments drove me off the wall? ...Show More
When people want to pray for me

28:00 | Feb 29th, 2016

My wife recently found out she had ovarian cancer.  Most people just offered support and kindness.  A few offered prayers.  How does an atheist react to that?  How SHOULD an atheist react to that?   I'll give my thoughts, as well as my real life...Show More
If Religion Went Away

24:00 | Feb 1st, 2016

I've gone on record saying religion is a net evil.  That is, the good religion does is outwieghed by the bad.  So does that mean that I think if religion dissappeared things would be better?  The answer may surprise you. I'll talk about what I t...Show More
Super Special Guest: Trav Mamone of the Bi Any Means Podcast

33:00 | Jan 18th, 2016

Trav Mamone is the host of the Bi Any Means podcast.  A humanist, bisexual, genderqueer, powerhouse of awesomeness, Trav brings such a wonderful, amazing voice to the podcasting world.  If you haven't found the treasure that is the Bi Any Means Podca...Show More
Super Special Guest: Ayla Broadnax: Free the Nipple

32:00 | Jan 11th, 2016

Women breastfeed.  It's a fact, and it shouldn't have to be shouded in taboo or under a banket.  At the 2nd Atheists of Facebook Online Convention, Ayla Braodnax presented on the Free the Nipple campaign, aimed at removing the taboo suurounding mothe...Show More
Super Special Guest: Adam Collins, The Atheists of Facebook Online Convention

26:00 | Dec 14th, 2015

January 2, 2016 will be the Second Atheists of Facebook Online Convention.  Adam Collins is the man putting it all together.  The first convention was filled with amazing people, both new and veterans in the atheist movement.  Adam has even invited m...Show More
Awesome Special Guest: Callie Wright Part 2

38:00 | Dec 10th, 2015

This is part 2 of my most awesome interview with Callie Wright.  In this episode, we dicuss everything from atheism to Star Trek and back.  Callie shows why she is an amazing person, and the kind of leader the atheist and LGBT community love. Th...Show More
Awesome Special Guest: Callie Wright of the Gaytheist Manifesto

31:00 | Dec 7th, 2015

At ReasonCon, I was teamed up with an incredibly awesome partner for Skep-ardy.  Callie Wright is an amazing, wonderful, awesome leader of the LGBT rights movement AND the atheist movement.  To know Callie is to love Callie.  She is just so awesome. ...Show More
The Thankful Atheist

30:00 | Nov 30th, 2015

The Thanksgiving holiday is over.  The things for which I am grateful are plentiful.  I'll talk about those things. Sometimes, people ask how the athest finds meaning or purpose in life.  I think this is backward.  It was when I lost religion th...Show More
Anti-theist vs Anti-theism

37:00 | Nov 16th, 2015

When I say I'm "anti-theism", I mean I think theism is bad.  I think any good it does is outweighed by the bad.  But that doesn't mean I'm "anti-theist".  Theists are lovely people.  They just hold bad ideas. Now I realize it's hard to separate ...Show More
Facebook firestorm: When kids being kids isn't about the kids TW:rape

32:00 | Oct 5th, 2015

TW:  rape.  This show will discuss rape culture and other sensitive topics. This past week, I posted a video I found from a friend of the show's wall.  The video is of a couple of toddlers.  One acts inappropriately, but the tag from the origina...Show More
Special Guest Dave Foda: Strong Atheism Part 2

33:00 | Sep 28th, 2015

This is part 2 of my interview with Dave Foda. This is the part you wanted to hear.  We dive straight into strong atheism, why Dave says there is no god, the evidence he has to back that up and so much more awesomeness. After pondering over Dav...Show More
Special Guest: Dave Foda talks about strong atheism

38:00 | Sep 21st, 2015

It was over a year ago when I first heard Dave Foda asserting strong atheism, that is the stance that god does not exist.  Dave finds the idea that he simply lacks a belief in a god does not accurately describe his atheism.  This is Part 1 of about a...Show More
Circumcision, just the tip

28:00 | Sep 7th, 2015

The last religious thing I ever did was I got my son circumcised.  It was weird then,  I wasn't an atheist yet, but I wasn't religious, either.  Still, my wife and I made the choice to have this done.  Was it wrong? By the time my daughter was b...Show More
RE-DO Who hurt you to make you a BELIEVER?

28:00 | Aug 31st, 2015

The first time I tried this show, the audio sucked.  The second time I couldn't login.  I'm doing this show again, damnit!! If this sounds crazy, why do believers reverse it on atheists?  Why do so mant think that it took some tragedy to make us...Show More
Who hurt you to cause you to be a BELIEVER?

29:00 | Aug 17th, 2015

We've all heard the claim that atheists aren't believers because we've been hurt by a believer.  And we all know how crazy that accusation is. But could it work the other way? Have you ever heard of a believer encountering trauma and becoming "r...Show More
Reactions to Gospel Billboards

31:00 | Aug 10th, 2015

You've all heard the conversation I had with Kurt from Gospel Billboards, but I haven't made any commentary yet.  This episode, I'll talk about why I called, and why I think these kinds of discussions are good. You can hear the whole conversati...Show More
A Conversation with Gospel Billboards, Part 3

39:00 | Aug 3rd, 2015

The conclusion on my conversation with Gospel Billboards.  If nothing else, I got to really slam the morality of the god of the bible in this one. All the background noise is me moving to plug my computer in.   The awesomeness CONCLUDES
A conversation with Gospel Billboards, Part 2

25:00 | Jul 31st, 2015

This is Part 2 of my conversation with Kurt at Gospel Billboards.  Prepare for face-palming. In this segment, we talk extensively about patterns, design, and order.  I really try to get Kurt to answer one question. He does an amazing job of dod...Show More
A Conversation with Gospel Billboards: Part 1

33:00 | Jul 27th, 2015

In my town, there is a billboard that says, "There is Evidence for GOD.  855-FOR-TRUTH".  Well, I called.  The whole conversation was just over an hour long, so to get it all, I've had to break it into three parts.  So you don't have to wait, I'll sc...Show More
Atheist parenting

24:00 | Jul 13th, 2015

I've a 10 year old, and a 6 year old.  My son has even appeared on this show before, and it may be that he will make another appearance soon.   I'll talk about the kinds of discussions we have about religion in my house, and outside of it.  I'll...Show More
Marriage Equality makes the Anti-LGBT nuts go crazy!

39:00 | Jun 29th, 2015

At last we have marriage equality in all 50 states!!  Hooray!!  It's time to celebrate!! But not everyone is so happy. I gathered some awesome people who were kind enough to join me for an impromptu recording session.  These people are the sauc...Show More
Super Special Guest: Brian Hinkley, author of Atheism Religion and Life

31:00 | Jun 22nd, 2015

My amazing guest tonight is Brian Hinkley, author of Atheism Religion and Life, a Layman's Perspective.  This book is so awesome, you absolutley MUST get it! Brian has created a book about atheism for real people.  This book reads like a friend ...Show More
Awesome Special Guest: Zach Law of the Zachrilege Cast

35:00 | Jun 15th, 2015

My guest is the amazing Zach Law of the Zachrilege Cast.  Zach and I met briefly at ReasonCon, but didn't get the chance to hang out.  Now, we make up for that! The Zachrilege Cast features interviews with your friendly neighborhood atheist pod...Show More
Listener Feedback: Looking back with disgust

32:00 | Jun 8th, 2015

Last week, I talked a lot about how atheists look back at religion with disgust.  I wanted to make the point that, while many think otherwise, I didn't feel disgust toward religion and then leave; I left religion and THEN felt disgust. I got som...Show More
How I would have answered Rev. Eric Strachan

32:00 | Jun 1st, 2015

Several weeks ago, the Freindly Atheist posted a link to a pastor in Canada who was asking, "How come some don't believe there is a god?"  The article cotained a link to the original piece written by Rev Eric Strachan from the New Life Community Chur...Show More
Awesome Guests: JT Eberhard, David Drake, and Jeremiah Beene - Atheist Gamers

35:00 | May 25th, 2015

You are in for a treat tonight!!  JT Eberhard is coming on the show to talk about Atheist Gamers!!  Joining him will be the hosts of the Game Theory podcast, David Drake and Jeremiah Beene.   Could there be anything more awesome than that?  No....Show More
What does more harm than religion?

21:00 | May 18th, 2015

In the last episode, I talked about the equivocation believers make between being a christian and being a good person.  This episode, I want to talk about an equivocation made by atheists. I'll often point to the harm religion does, but more bro...Show More
More Christian than Christian

42:00 | May 11th, 2015

"Some of you atheists act more Christian than most Christians I know."  Ever heard that before?  Sure, it's equivocation, but it is so common.  I know it's meant to be a compliment, but is it? You'll get my thought, plus your own, but only if yo...Show More
ReasonCon 2015 was AWESOME!!

29:00 | May 4th, 2015

Last weekend, I went to the most awesome convention under the sun.  ReasonCon2015 was so amazing, so incredible, that I can't say enough about it.  But I'll try. Join me for a re-cap of what may have been my best weekend, EVER!! If you were...Show More
If a believer can do all things through Jesus, what can an atheist do?

30:00 | Apr 20th, 2015

I was listening to a preacher talk about this verse.  It's Philippians 4:13.  It was supposed to be an inspiration message; a platform of power and encouragement.  But I heard something different. I'll talk about what I heard, and my take on thi...Show More
Easter: through the looking glass

24:00 | Apr 6th, 2015

My family and I did a whole day of Easter, much of it with religious family.  As I listened to the conversations, I got to refect on how I used to view this holiday, and how I see it today. I'll talk about how my perception of Easter has evolved...Show More
Indiana's new RFRA law

33:00 | Mar 31st, 2015

Last week, Indiana's governor, Mike Pence, passed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  This is a state level version of the national law that gave us the atrocious Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court.  However, that national law doe...Show More
How can life have meaning with no god?

26:00 | Mar 23rd, 2015

Have you ever heard someone ask, "If there is no god, how can there be meaning in life?"  I sure have.  People think that without a divine influence, there is no meaning to life.  If this life is all there is, how does anything we do matter?  If ther...Show More
Do you want to be an atheist?

27:00 | Mar 16th, 2015

"You only want to be an atheist so you can go on sinnng!"  Ever heard that before?  There is so much wrong with this question, I want to do an entire show on it. Do I want to be an atheist?  Is sin the reason?  What sin?  Why would anyone think ...Show More
Atheists believe in nothing?

30:00 | Mar 9th, 2015

A post on Facebook this past week read something like this,"I'm glad I'm a believer.  It's better than believing in NOTHING!" Do atheists believe in nothing?  Do we think there is nothing that merits belief?  Is that so? My perspective on t...Show More
News review with a special co-host

35:00 | Feb 23rd, 2015

My super special co-host this evening is my wife, Felicia.  She joins me for a review of some wonderful news stories that came to us from the Raw Story.   You'll love what Felicia brings to the table!! Let her feel the love!  This show is pre-re...Show More
In the name of atheism: Chapel Hill tragedy

30:00 | Feb 16th, 2015

The horrific murders at Chapel Hill have been on all our minds lately.  What happened there was horrific and sad.  The murderer was an atheist, but did he do what he did in the name of atheism? I'll give my perspective on what we as atheists sho...Show More
Strong and weak atheism

23:00 | Feb 9th, 2015

Atheism is a matter of belief, or more accurately, a matter of non-belief.  An atheist does not believe in god or gods.  But there are some atheists, myself included, that take things at step further.  I believe gods do not exist. Some people call...Show More
That angry atheist isn't helping!! Or is he?

30:00 | Feb 2nd, 2015

I hear so often that the angry atheist isn't helping the movement.  Being angry doesn't help our position or cause.  It doesn't push the conversation forward.  It doesn't help move people away from faith or belief.  It only serves to fortify the reli...Show More
Are religious moderates helpful or harmful?

31:00 | Jan 26th, 2015

In the wake of the tragedy in Paris, a conversation about religious moderates has come up more than once.  Are the religious moderates helping by denouncing such horrific crimes, or are they harming everyone by giving fundamentalists a shield behind ...Show More
A 10-year old's perspective on atheism

27:00 | Jan 19th, 2015

For quite some time now, my 10-year old son, Corbin, has asked to be a part of this show.  Tonight, he makes his debut!  I was a little hesitant to bring him on the show, but then I figured, why not? I'll talk a little about why I was hesitant, wh...Show More
Atheists in the closet

28:00 | Jan 5th, 2015

Being able to be yourself is so very important, but what if you had to hide a part of yourself from those close to you?  What about those atheists who can't be open about their lack of belief because of one reason or another?  Have you ever been in t...Show More
Want to be heard? Be CRAZY!

22:00 | Dec 29th, 2014

Is it just me, or do the theists seem to be getting nuttier?  When pastors can claim that there is semen in your Starbucks latte, when presidential nominees can say the separation of church and state is a Communist idea, it is easy to think all relig...Show More
Call in and be awesome!

37:00 | Dec 8th, 2014

I've got nothing tonight, so call in and help me make this show awesome!  If you don't, I'll have to be awesome and lonesome.
Thou shall not kill, maybe.

27:00 | Nov 17th, 2014

When I think of the harm religion does, I often think of violence.  I think of the killings ISIS does, the brutal, deliberate kind of violence.  I also think of parents who refuse to seek medical attention for their children, that passive, inintentio...Show More
The moral failure of Jesus

26:00 | Oct 27th, 2014

I find the story of jesus is often touted as this wonderful example of love, sacrifice and forgiveness.  I find the story morally vile.  I think this idea of jesus saving us from eternal damnantion to be a distict failure to understand morality and w...Show More
A debate on morality: Objective or Subjective?

22:00 | Oct 20th, 2014

So I did another debate, this time on morality.  Is morality objective or subjective?  I wasn't too impressed with how the debate went down, mostly because I didn't get to do all the talking.  If I HAD done most of the talking, this is what I would h...Show More
Is religion good? A summary of my points on a debate I just did.

24:00 | Sep 29th, 2014

Last night, I did a debate on the topic:  Is religion a force for good or bad?  I've posted the link on the fan page.  In this show. I'll go over my points and why I think religion is bad.   I hope to have someone who should have been in the deb...Show More
Listener feedback

31:00 | Sep 22nd, 2014

It's the Listener feed back episode!  Your calls, emails and voice mails!  This is the participation episode you've wanted forever! Call in with even more awesomeness!!
Why bother talking to believers?

42:00 | Sep 15th, 2014

Is it worth it to even talk to believers?  Will we ever change their minds?  My thoughts plus your calls equals awesomesause!
The Former Believer - a reflection on why I believed

31:00 | Sep 8th, 2014

I was a believer for years.  My deconversion took 12 years.  Now, as I look back on it, the time of my belief seems far away.  At the monthly meetup I have with some fellow non-believers, I was asked what it was like to believe these things I now fin...Show More
100K Challenge, A dragon in my pants, the SMAD, and evidence

26:00 | Sep 1st, 2014

There was a dude recently who challenged atheists to prove god does not exist.  To illustrate the flaw in this thinking, I'm reminded of an old debate blog I did years ago.  A far less charismatic person gave me the exact same challenge.  This brough...Show More
The Problem of Evil: Counter Apologetics

28:00 | Aug 25th, 2014

If there is an argument against god, it is the problem of evil.  Even believers admit this is the strongest argument against god, so that must be so.  If it is, why hasn't it convinced all the believers? Let's talk about the answers to the problem...Show More
The funniest joke in atheism

29:00 | Aug 18th, 2014

I listen to lots of atheist podcasts.  Some are serious, many are funny.  What's the joke that is in every atheist podcast?  What's the line that is said so often, it is rarely repeated out loud?  What is the joke that leaves atheists in stitches, bu...Show More
Interview with Rozz Uryga

33:00 | Aug 4th, 2014

I interviewed Rozz well over a month ago.  But the editing has taken me this long to get it out.  This is why I do a live show. In any case, Rozz is an awesome guy.  He's the son of my best friend, and he's already found atheism.  We talk abotu some ...Show More
Hobby Lobby correction; The power of being wrong

24:00 | Jul 14th, 2014

Last week, while I was frothing at the mouth mad about the SCOTUS ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, I made an error.  I'll correct that error first thing in this show. When I was a believer, being wrong was the worst possible thing that could happ...Show More
Hobby Lobby wins the right to hate women

31:00 | Jul 7th, 2014

So this past week, the Hobby Lobby case brought shame and horror to every woman in America, thanks to 5 Catholic men on the SCOTUS.  I've decieded to rant on this disgusting topic of religious bigotry. Call in and add to the awesomeness!! ...Show More
Gay Marriage in Indiana, or not

28:00 | Jun 30th, 2014

There was some amazing news this week!!  Indiana, my home state, had finally legalized gay marriage!  A federal judge ruled that Indiana's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, and did not order an immediate stay.  For about 48 hours, we had marr...Show More
Father's Day

28:00 | Jun 16th, 2014

On this Father's Day, let's talk about how God ranks as a father.  Let's talk about the parenting advice given in the bible.  Let's go over the difference between that the "good book" says, and how we actually live good lives. Plus, your calls....Show More
Flipping Miracles, how do they work?

23:00 | Jun 2nd, 2014

Ever hear a miracle story?  Ever have someone tell you that if it were not for the intervention of god, they would be dead?  Sure you have. What is the atheist supposed to do with that story?  How do we talk to people who thank god for surviving...Show More
Would the real christian please stand up?

28:00 | May 19th, 2014

Every time I talk to a believer these days, I hear two things:  the believer thinks most christians are wrong and those christans are not following the bible; and the believer to whom I am speaking is right and IS following the bible.   What's u...Show More
Fear, the great motivator

32:00 | May 12th, 2014

When I was a believer, the idea that we should fear god always bothered me.  These days, I see fear as the motivation to be religious that is all so commonly used. Let's talk about these fear tactics.  Let's look at how fear is used in religion...Show More
This life is only a test. Had this been the real life, god would have shown up.

18:00 | Apr 28th, 2014

I hear believers say that this life is only a test, and that one day, we will all be able to understand god's plan once we are dead and in heaven.  Tonight's show will focus on this idea that this life is but a test from the almighty. Plus, your c...Show More
Back from the Dead, like a zombie

31:00 | Apr 21st, 2014

What does the atheist do at Easter?  With all the religious trappings of this, the most important holiday of the Christian religion, how does one stay secular, especially with small children and religious families in the picture? I'll take a look ...Show More
Fred Phelps was better than god.

24:00 | Mar 24th, 2014

He may have been a horrible person. He may have spewed hatred and bigotry.  He may have been one of the worst people ever.  Fred Phelps was still better than god.   Why am I thankful for the Westboro Baptist Church?  Why do I feel I owe a sincere ...Show More
The worst thing about being an atheist

23:00 | Mar 17th, 2014

What's the worst thing about being an atheist?  What really sucks about no t having faith?  What is the worst thing about losing religion? It's not what you think. Plus your calls.  This will be awesome
The Moral Argument for God

29:00 | Mar 10th, 2014

Can morals be grounded without an external source?  If there are standards of morality, from whence do they come?  How can anyone make a judgement of good or evil without a standard? Let's look at the moral argument for god, and condemn the bastar...Show More
The Ontological Argument: by definition this is awesome

17:00 | Mar 3rd, 2014

Can we define god into existence?  Can we use semanitcs to be apologetics?  Is anyone convinced by this?  The Onological Arguement for the existence of god is a complete failure.  We'll explore why. Plus your calls. By definition, this will be ...Show More
The Teleological Argument; the Argument from Design

31:00 | Feb 24th, 2014

The universe appears to be designed.  DNA is a code, and codes come from intelegent minds.  Look at how complex the universe is!  How could the eye possibly have evolved? In this epidose, we'll discuss the design argument.  Is irreducuble complexi...Show More
TAG, you' it! The Transcendental Argument for God

25:00 | Feb 17th, 2014

TAG:  The Transcendental Argument for God.  The biggest bunch of bull ever comprised. This episode will discuss the ways of TAG.  If Chet from New York calls in, it will be filled with awesomeness. Can anyone reason without god?  Can people...Show More
The Cosmological Argument

31:00 | Feb 10th, 2014

Before I get to the meat and potatos of the episode, I want to talk briefly about the Nye vs. Hamm debate that just happened.  Then, the First Cause Argument. Does the Cosmological argument hold water?  What if there is a cause for the universe?...Show More
Awesome Special Guest Ryan Bell, former pastor trying atheism.

33:00 | Jan 27th, 2014

Ryan Bell is a former Seventh Day Adventist pastor who is trying on atheism for a year.  Not yet one month into this expirement, he has gained monumental celebrity for it.  Everyone wants to know why anyone would step into an atheist's world, let alo...Show More
Atheist Gospel

27:00 | Jan 20th, 2014

Is there "good news" in atheism?  Is there a reason to be hopeful without god?  I think so. Let's talk about why it is good news that there is no god.  Why it is so wonderful that there is no afterlife, no grand design, no ultimate purpose.   ...Show More
The last episode of 2013

45:00 | Dec 30th, 2013

No real topic.  Just completely random ramblings from your host. Call to make the magic.
The Mandatory Christmas Episode

29:00 | Dec 23rd, 2013

So there's this "War of Christmas".  Sure there is.  Let's talk about the war, it's battles, victories and losses.  Let's go over that American Atheists billboard in Times Square, and Salvation Army bell-ringers. Plus, I want to talk about what ...Show More
Full frontal freethought

29:00 | Dec 16th, 2013

Back from vacation!!  I can't wait to do another show, and I can't think of a single topic.  So I'll do a whole slew of them!!  I got LGBT issues, Satanists, and other nonsense.  It's been so long, I can't keep all my thoughts straight, and I've give...Show More
Super Special Guest: Chuck Shingledecker

32:00 | Nov 25th, 2013

Tonight it my pleasure to bring to you author, Chuck Shingledecker, whose brand spanking new book, Freedom To Doubt is a must have for theists and atheists alike. Chuck explains why doubt isn't something that believers ought to fear.  There is n...Show More
What the hell?

27:00 | Nov 11th, 2013

When I was a believer, hell was a real place.  Even after leaving faith behind, I found letting go of the fear of hell was hard to do.  I'll talk about the indoctrinating fear I had, and how I let go very slowly. Plus, I'll re-visit my wife's be...Show More
100 Questions for Atheists pt 4

31:00 | Oct 28th, 2013

Whoot!  This is the last in this series!  We end with religion, christianity and some odd-ball questions at the end.  This has been fun! Call in and give your two cents about the list as a whole, or one particular section.
100 Questions for Atheists Pt 3

37:00 | Oct 21st, 2013

Next in the list:  Morality and Evil! Oh, these should be fun! I'll contiunue my trek through the list of 100 Questions for Atheists.  Every answer comes straight from my non-believing heart! Plus your calls.  Make the episode even ...Show More
100 Questions for Atheists Pt 2

30:00 | Oct 14th, 2013

Last time I got through about 20 questions.  Let's keep it going. Yeah, someof the questions are silly, and yeah, my answers to silly questions are silly.  But that is what you get with a silly question.  If I can, I'll try to re-phrase the quest...Show More
100 Questions for Atheists

31:00 | Oct 7th, 2013

This is going to take more than one show.  I've found a wonderful apologetic site that has 100 questions for atheists.  I'm going to answer them all!! Since this is a website, I'd usually respond in written form.  But I haven't bloged in some t...Show More
In or out of the closet?

26:00 | Sep 30th, 2013

As soon as I realized I was an atheist, I came out.  I was lucky.  My wife became an atheist at exactly the same time.  I no longer lived at home.  There was no threat of losing a job.  it was easy, painless, and simple.  Indeed, the easiest part of ...Show More
Raping for god

31:00 | Sep 16th, 2013

The news has lit up this past week with stories of sexual assults at the hands of religious leaders, and some of them are not even catholic!!  I guess everyone saw all the grand press the catholics get for this kind of nonsense and didn't want to be ...Show More
Atheist Redemption

26:00 | Sep 9th, 2013

As a believer, whenever I screwed up, I could turn to god, or jesus, or confess my sins to a priest.  I could pray.  I could turn to the doctrine of grace and forgiveness.   What do I do now that I don't have that?  I still make mistakes, that's f...Show More
The failure of faith

30:00 | Sep 2nd, 2013

How much faith does it take to be an atheist?  Is faith a virtue?  Are science and faith compatible?  Is science a form of faith? I think it's time for a 30 mintue rant about how much I flipping despise faith.   Plus your calls. The...Show More
Super Special Guest: Michael Sherlock

31:00 | Aug 26th, 2013

Michael Sherlock is the author of the three volume series:  I AM CHRIST.  The first volume, The Crucifixion - Painful Truths, has just been realesed.  Get your copy NOW!! Strap yourself in for what is going to be a bumpy ride.  Michael is going to ...Show More
The flipping Bible

31:00 | Aug 19th, 2013

When people ask what book I'd recommend they read to become an atheist, I always say, "Read the BIBLE!"  This is hands-down the best way to become an atheist.  Just read it.  Don't let a preacher read it to you.  Don't use a study guide or concordian...Show More
Freethinking kids

31:00 | Aug 12th, 2013

So what's it like trying to raide freethinking kids in this religious society?  I have an 8 year old and a 4 year old.  My son, the 8 year old, has been dealing with thoughts of the afterlife since his great-grandma died.   I'll talk about how we ...Show More
Bless this mess

30:00 | Aug 5th, 2013

This episode is a request from a fan.  When I was growing up Catholic, it was common for me to take small, random objects to the priest for a belssing.  Mostly religious objects, like crosses, or prayer cards, or rosaries were blessed, but the ocassi...Show More
The church of atheism

29:00 | Jul 29th, 2013

There's a new development in the atheist movement:  churches.  Atheists are gathering in congregations.  We are having secular services.  ls this a good thing, or does it lend too much to the idea that atheism is a religion? Let us reason together....Show More
Religious reaction to Gay Marriage

32:00 | Jul 8th, 2013

I've scheduled a make-up episode with Rob Everhart.  I'm sure he'll show this time. We'll take on the reactions from the religious right to the DOMA and Prop 8 rulings last week. Plus, your calls. Another gay old time!!   http://www.nw...Show More
SCOTUS with guest Rob Everhart

31:00 | Jul 1st, 2013

By the time this show airs, we should have some seriously groundbreaking news from the Supreme Court.  Prop 8 and DOMA are on the table. I'll be joined by my good friend, Rob Everhardt.  Rob's been on the show before, and we usually talk about the ...Show More
Better than god

25:00 | Jun 24th, 2013

Believers are better than their religion.  Christians are better than christ, muslims are better than allah.  We know this.  People are kind, loving, compassionate and wonderful.  The gods of religion are evil, spiteful, vengeful and just plain nasty...Show More
Life After Death After Faith

27:00 | Jun 17th, 2013

Ever have a Near Death Expirience?  It's when you come close to death, but don't actually die.  People see lights, old relatives, or even their entire lives flash before their eyes. People think NDE's are proof of an afterlife.  What if an atheist ...Show More
Abstinence Only Sex Education

28:00 | Jun 10th, 2013

You know what burns my britches?  Abstinence only sex education!  What a load of bologna!!   Tune in for a rant about the dangers of this insane nonsense taught to children about their bodies, and how they should work. Plus, your calls. ...Show More
Up for grabs

31:00 | Jun 3rd, 2013

It could be your host is getting lazy and won't commit to a topic.  Or he is being generous and letting callers set the pace.  You decide. Call in and share your thoughts.   Friend me:  www.facebook/andrewtheatheist Like the show:  ...Show More
Anything goes

46:00 | May 27th, 2013

Unelss you want to listen to me ramble on for 30 minutes, you'll call in and give us all something to discuss.
Proof that God does NOT exist

29:00 | May 20th, 2013

I've touched on the problem of evil.  That is a summarization of arguments against what I call, the "tri-omni god."  That is a god that is omnibenevolent, omnipotent, and omniscient.  But I think the parts of the puzzle pose their own arguments for t...Show More
Unlimited free beer

25:00 | May 6th, 2013

Yup.  I've no idea what the topic of this show will be.  It'd be a great chow for you to call in.  I've got nothing.  why don't you sound off?
#32 Evolution

30:00 | Apr 29th, 2013

Is evolution "just a theory?"  Can evolution be proven?  Were you there?  How do you know the earth is 4.5 billion years old?   Let's take a look at what a theory is, how it becomes a theory and what happens if evidence challenges it. Plu...Show More
#31 Live Nude Freethought

32:00 | Apr 22nd, 2013

I don't think I want a topic for this show.  I want to get a few random things off my chest.  Like the exclusion of atheists from the interfaith ceremony after th Boston bombings.  And some abstinance only sex windbag and the teenage hero who has the...Show More
#30 Is Atheism a religion?

28:00 | Apr 15th, 2013

Does it take more faith to be an atheist?  What is a "faith-eist"?  How come some christians tell me that they do not have enough faith to be an atheist? Is atheism a religion?  Do we have churches and leaders and prophets and such?  Are we mobil...Show More
What's so crappy about Christianity?

31:00 | Apr 8th, 2013

I focus on Chrsitianity because that is my background.  So every once in a while, I get people who tell me that at least Jesus was a great guy, and that even if the rest is nonsense, WWJD is a good idea and we should try to be like Jesus. I think...Show More
Atheist Funerals 2

29:00 | Apr 1st, 2013

I mentioned last week that tragedy struck my wife's grandma.  Let's talk again about funerals and how the atheist deals with death.  Let's look at how we cope with the finality of death without the hope of an afterlife.  Does this leave us without ho...Show More
Is evil a problem for atheists?

32:00 | Mar 25th, 2013

If god is willling but not able to abolish evil, he is not omnipotent. If god is able but not willing to abolish evil, he is not good. If god is able and willing to abolish evil, why is there evil? If god is neither able nor willing, why ...Show More
Gaytheism

31:00 | Mar 11th, 2013

Rob Everhart re-joins the Atheist Roundtable.  In this episode, we'll talk about the LGBT movement, the wins and losses the movement has had, and the parallels with the atheism movement. Plus, I want Rob's take on some of the arguments I hear from...Show More
Andrew visits the Apologists Part II

30:00 | Mar 5th, 2013

This is Part II of my interview with CSRA- Christian Apologetics here on BlogTalkRadio.  We ended last time at slavery, but finally, James admitted he cannot prove the existance of god.  This is the springboard into the last half. Again, Timothy a...Show More
Andrew visits the Apologists

31:00 | Mar 4th, 2013

I've an interview scheduled with the guys over at CSRA - Christian Apologetics.  This episode will feature a portion of the show that features me.  I'll have to break the interview down into parts, as I have a 30 minute show and they have 2 hours. ...Show More
Anti-theism

31:00 | Feb 25th, 2013

An atheist lacks a belief in gods, but may wish a god existed.  I am an anti-theist.  I rejoice in the knowedge there are no gods.  I think it would be terrible if there was a god, particularly the one found in the bible.  That god is a monster. ...Show More
Counter-Apologetics II

28:00 | Feb 18th, 2013

If it ends with "... and we call this god,"  or, "... therefore, god exists,"  you know it's bunk.  Let's talk about the leap it takes to get from a first cause, if there was one, to Jesus. Plus, your calls.   You got a favorite apologetic you want...Show More
Why do people remain believers?

29:00 | Feb 11th, 2013

The "nones", the non-religious people in the nation continue to grow at a huge pace.  But these people are not atheists.  They are a few steps away.  What keeps them there?  So many people are leaving churches, leaving faith, but keeping hold of reli...Show More
Atheist Morality

29:00 | Feb 4th, 2013

Can there be a reasonabe grounding of moral principles without objective moral standards?  If there are objective moral laws, does that not follow that there is an objective moral law giver?  How does an atheist even say that one thing is good and an...Show More
How do Atheists fall in love?

31:00 | Jan 28th, 2013

When my wife and I met, neither one of us was an atheist.  Today we both are.  Even so, our apostasies never really merged.  These were two people who happened to arrive at the same conclusion at about the same time.  We got lucky.  Some people find ...Show More
Atheist, name thyself!!

31:00 | Jan 14th, 2013

What should non-theists call themselves?  What's in a name?  Atheist?  Agnostic?  Bright?  Freethinker?  Pastafarian?  Non-believer?  Non-theist?  Non-religious?  Humanist?  Skeptic?  Rationalist?   How do we choose the label we use? Join...Show More
Atheist Salvation

31:00 | Jan 7th, 2013

Most of the atheists I know were once believers.  if you are or ever were a beleiver, you had a salvation story.  God spoke to you.  Jesus hugged you.  I felt grace flow down my back cleansing me of sin.   What happens to the salvation story once a...Show More
SEX!! That's right, SEX!!

30:00 | Dec 17th, 2012

Let's talk about sex.  I grew up in a super catholic family.  I was a true believer all through high school.  I remember being a teenager and telling my friends they would burn in hell for having sex outside of marriage.  This is my background. Whe...Show More
Forgotten Christmas Lore

30:00 | Dec 10th, 2012

This episode is dedicated to Felicia, my wife.  She graciously introduced me to a whole slew of wacky, crazy, and old lore surrounding the winter holiday that most people have no idea even exists. Sure, you know Santa, Rudolf, and Frosty.  Who ...Show More
Woo, woo, and more woo

29:00 | Dec 3rd, 2012

Homeopathy Acupuncture Chiropractic What do these things hae in common?  They are WOO!!  None of these things are actual medicine.  None really work.  These "alternative" remidies bilk people out of millions of dollars every year.  ...Show More
Free Will

29:00 | Nov 26th, 2012

What is free will?  Do we have it?  Is it imaginary?  What do we do with it? Believe it or not, I've lost atheist friends arguing over free will.  I hope I won't lose you, but I might. Join me as I try to violate my own free will by exercising my...Show More
Episode 12: Counter-Apologetics

30:00 | Nov 19th, 2012

I figure it's time to get to it.  Counter-apologetics.  What do atheists have to say when faced with the arguments we get from believers?  How do we respond to the most common arguments?  Is there even a point to discussing it? I figure I'll start ...Show More
Atheist Roundtable, Episode 11: Feminism

31:00 | Nov 5th, 2012

Can we go a week without some GOP nutcase saying something stupid about women?  By the time this episode runs, the election will be upon us.  How does the religious right view women?  Should the single mother feel hurt or angry about the position the...Show More
Atheist Roundtable, Episode 10: Atheist Funerals

31:00 | Oct 29th, 2012

My aunt died recently.  I went to the wake.  I went to the VERY Catholic funeral and burial.   This episode, I want to look at death.  Is death scary for the atheist?  Does no belief in an afterlife leave us hopeless?  We don't think we will be r...Show More
Episode 9: Politics and the Great Pumpkin

31:00 | Oct 22nd, 2012

I wish I could avoid it, but this being an election year and all, I cannot avoid a show dedicated to me btiching about politics.  There are a few things I just have to vent and this is when I'm going to do it! Plus, your calls. Equals mor...Show More
Atheist Roundtable, Episode 8: Atheist weddings

30:00 | Oct 8th, 2012

I'll be officating my first wedding this weekend.  I'll talk about the expirience, and what marriage means to the atheist.    Plus, other random thoughts that come to mind. Plus, your calls.
Atheist Roundtable, Episode 7: Much ado about nothing

31:00 | Sep 24th, 2012

I hear all the time:  "Why do atheists always talk about god?  For not believing in something, they sure do talk about god a whole lot!!"   Why DO athesists talk so much about god?  What is all this ado about nothing?    PLUS:  other thoughts...Show More
Episode 6: For Real, this time!!

29:00 | Sep 17th, 2012

It's really going to happen!!  A new Episode.  This time, I mean it! Still have nothing in particular to talk about, so call in and give me what for!
Episode 5, The Other "A" Word

29:00 | Aug 27th, 2012

It's time to talk about abortion.  I expect this will be fun.   I've only ever run into one word besides "atheism" that makes people turn white, and that's abortion.  Why is that?  Why is this such a huge deal?  I'll give my perspective, and take...Show More
Atheist Roundtable: Episode 4: Atheist Jabs

30:00 | Aug 6th, 2012

What about those jabs atheists use on believers?  Things like the "invisible all-powerful sky daddy", or my personal dragon in my pants?  Is it worth it to point out all the atrocities the god of the old testement commited?  How are these jabs any di...Show More
Atheist Roundtable, Episode 3: Freedom of Worship

31:00 | Jul 23rd, 2012

Is Freedom of Religion the same as Freedom to Worship?  What, if any, is the difference?  How is this argument framong the debate between the Department of Health and Human Services and the American Catholic Bishops?   This show will focus on the...Show More
Atheist Roundtable, Episode 2: Jabs at atheists

29:00 | Jul 16th, 2012

Ever heard any of these:  "You have to believe in SOMETHING!" or "Why are you mad at god?" or "Your life must have no meaning!" This episode of the Roundtable, we'll talk about these jabs people give atheists and what responses people have had fo...Show More
Episode 1

30:00 | Jul 9th, 2012

This episode will focus on two fascinating news stories.  The first in from Louisiana where Rep. Valarie Hodges was shocked to learn that the vouchers she supported to send children to Christian schools could also be used to send children to Muslim s...Show More
Atheist Roundtable, Episode 0

30:00 | Jul 2nd, 2012

Meet the host, Andrew Garber.   I'll go over my apostasy story, and let you all know how I moved from theim to atheism.   This is going to be a live call-in show.  I'll do my best to answer questions regarding atheism, non-belief and so forth.   ...Show More