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Mike Gillis is co-creator, and co-host of Ask an Atheist. He hosts the Radio vs. the Martians! and Mike and Pól Save the Universe! podcasts. He also enjoys comic books, the Planet of the Apes, and the band Queen.

Take the Peggy Challenge!

by Mike Gillis

  A few weeks ago, listener Peggy from Kent, Washington challenged Ask an Atheist listeners to financially support the program and help keep us on the air. Your response has humbled us and we want to continue to milk this challenge and beg for money. [aaaudio url=”″ title=”S7E11 Fund Raising Call”] So far, we have […]

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The Other A-Word

by Mike Gillis

About a month ago, we asked for listeners to provide us with secular,  non-religious reasons to oppose legalized abortion. We did this for two reasons. First, because we made a similar request last year on the topic of same-sex marriage.  And secondly, our worst kept secret is that we ask because we’re doubtful that you’ll […]

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Debate: P.Z. Myers and Greg M. Epstein

by Mike Gillis

This week’s episode of Ask an Atheist is going to be a bit different. We are joined via phone by P.Z. Myers and Greg M. Epstein in a debate around the question: “How Should the Atheist Movement Talk about Religion?” Instead of taking your phone calls or emails, our own Sam Mulvey is going to moderate a debate on a […]

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Church, State and the 2012 Elections

by Mike Gillis

Politics is getting awfully religious lately. Where do candidates stand on the separation of church and state? What is a church allowed — and not allowed — to do in an election season if it wants to keep its tax exemption? At what point is a candidate making promises that violate the First Amendment’s establishment […]

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Scripture Says…What? for the Week of January 1st

by Mike Gillis

This week’s look at the funny, the scary and just plain weird passages in humanity’s holy texts comes from listener Mark from Kent, WA. This week, we’re steering away from the usual sources like the Bible or the Qur’an and we’re talking about the Raelians. Wait. Who? The Raelians are an atheistic, creationist UFO cult. […]

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