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Author Archives: Becky Friedman

Becky works on the Ask An Atheist production team, frequently appears on episodes, and lends her voice to commercial announcements. She speaks Spanish, works as an educator in the Seattle-Tacoma area, and sits on the Board of Humanists of Washington.

SEXISM! IT EXISTS AMONGST AND BETWEEN ATHEISTS!

by Becky Friedman

Blogs and podcasts are afire! We’ve seen hedging and hard–lining, demands and ultimatums, compromises, questions, excuses, and judgment all around one issue: the treatment of women in the atheist community. I can’t say I’ve been hesitant to join the conversation. I can say I’ve been repulsed. I am so uncomfortable with the tone of the […]

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Contribute $100 and get a copy of Cross Examined!

by Becky Friedman

Last week’s guest Bob Seidensticker has graciously gifted Ask an Atheist five autographed signed copies of his debut novel Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey.  The first listeners to give $100 in support of  Ask an Atheist by 6 pm Saturday will get a copy! **UPDATE:  4 more books available as of noontime Tuesday!**

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An Atheist Jew Reflects on the Days of Awe

by Becky Friedman

One of the many times I fell in love with Sam revolved around him being head chef for a 22-person seder hosted in my 800 sq ft apartment, attended by 2 Jews, a hindu, a Morman-Pagan intermarried family, some agnostics and buddhists, lapsed Christians, and a whole mess of other folks whose religious predilections are […]

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An Atheist in Brazil

by Becky Friedman

This past Sunday, I had the chance to explore the experiences of atheists outside the United States.  We heard from David, a professor of American History in Qatar; from Zach, an atheist student who studied abroad in Japan; from Martin in Germany; and from several other Ask an Atheist listeners. One listener’s response to our […]

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Freedom of Football?

by Becky Friedman

My senior year in high school I managed to finally earn one varsity letter.  I’d worked hard since seventh grade, practicing skills and drills in short bursts and extended 2-hour sessions.  I suffered callouses, strains, muscle aches, and tendonitis.   Our coaches made us drill and repeat till we got it right.  I went to Districts […]

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