Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


The Orwell Follies

Original Air Date: August 12, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:14

The modern political landscape looks like an Orwellian comedy, or at least Sam thinks so. Josh and Tom sit at the table to discuss Saudi Arabia and Canada, the works of Winston Churchill, and reactions to the ridiculousness of “Religious [...]



Original Air Date: August 5, 2018

Runtime: 00:54:58

Becky, Tom, and Mike study up on changing demographics of American religiosity. Becky has it out for Jeff Sessions, who has it out for her. Sam joins the fun in explaining the Hero’s Journey according to Steven Seagal.


Atheist Heatwave

Original Air Date: July 29, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:00

Luke and Josh join Becky for discussion of religious animus disguised as nationalism, and vice versa, plus some fun with linguistics. Becky sits down with Susan Gerbic to learn about Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia.


Power Kink

Original Air Date: July 24, 2018

Runtime: 00:53:53

Sam puts on his tinfoil hat while Wes and Meredith stand agast discussing politics, neologisms, anti-medicine churches, and religious bigotry.


Nature, uh, Finds A Way

Original Air Date: July 17, 2018

Runtime: 00:55:49

Sam and Dave spend some time talking sports, cars, and videogames, but also manage to be erudite and reflective about dogmatic government. Becky is incensed by kids being harmed. All three remark at nature raging against the machine.


Inappropriate Laughter

Original Air Date: July 9, 2018

Runtime: 00:55:11

Sam and Wes ask Luke about how he explained a religious funeral to his 8 year-old son.  They also discuss the late Harlan Ellison, a Japanese doomsday cult, Pruitt’s resignation, the futility of anti-bullet charm necklaces, fish, and trucks.


Sustaining the Note

Original Air Date: July 1, 2018

Runtime: 0:56:57

Becky and Meredith discuss participating as Humanists in immigration protests and migrant solidarity events; with Josh, they pick apart racist/antisemitic candidates, “accidental” racist/antisemitic retweets, and being distracted by beauty on [...]



Original Air Date: June 25, 2018

Runtime: 00:53:26

Sam’s back from a week at Camp Quest Northwest and is excited to talk to Tom and Meredith about everything he missed! Turns out, not much has changed. Jesus is still everywhere and Trump still has the Best Words.



Original Air Date: June 17, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:59

Sam, Dave, and Wes talk about the intersection of religiosity and immigration.  Sports and Scifi make an appearance. Call to Action: Help Detained Immigrants and their Kids.


Risen Lord Jesus RefinesFire Christ

Original Air Date: June 10, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:00

Becky, Meredith, & Josh express alarm at religion can normalize ethnic supremacy, justify hurting children, and shield mental disturbances. Also, we want to build a ziggurat in Tacoma.