Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


Comical Gloom

Original Air Date: September 1, 2020

Runtime: 0:53:40

Becky and Josh review a theist’s strawman portrait of our beliefs, a provocateur’s Satanic conspiracies, another provocateur’s Instagram scandal, and everything wrong with a Christian crowdfunding campaign for a domestic terrorist. [...]


Sam Wants to Buy an Ambulance

Original Air Date: July 28, 2020

Runtime: 00:53:17

In this belated (non-)episode, Becky and Sam discuss what they’ve been up to, say hello to our new KTQA listeners, and then actually do something that sounds like Ask an Atheist involving atheist groups, bleach,  and RC cars.  No, not [...]


The Front Fell Off

Original Air Date: May 18, 2020

Runtime: 0:33:44

Sam explains the extended gaps between recording sessions and teeth. He and Becky discuss cognitive dissonance, Roman history, dogmatic thought, and data backups as they respond to listener feedback.


…or I might be full of shazbot.

Original Air Date: April 30, 2020

Runtime: 1:15:02

On the precipice of a full decade of Ask an Atheist, Sam talks about the show and his increasing disillusionment with being a public atheist. Then, we talk about real-life Scooby Doo ghosts.


Sparky On Ice

Original Air Date: April 12, 2020

Runtime: 00:39:16

Sam and Becky talk with Robert Ray, a frequent guest on Ask An Atheist over the years. He’s a Humanist Celebrant, podcaster, father, and electrician who is recently back to the US after spending a year in Antarctica. Then we talk about A Car [...]


Extra: I Can Smell Through Time

Original Air Date: April 5, 2020

Runtime: 0:33:31

We’re doing alright– and we explain a little of that in this Podcast Extra. We talk about what’s going around the house, what projects we’ve been up to, and why we don’t have a show today. How are you?



Original Air Date: March 29, 2020

Runtime: 0:55:47

Sam and Becky remotely welcome Johnathan Arriola as they talk about hotdogs, religion in the era of social distancing, and the mystery of Trump’s religious affiliation.


Era Dust

Original Air Date: March 23, 2020

Runtime: 0:46:07

Sam & Becky, from the safety of their home, welcome remote guest host Shujin Tribble as they contemplate parody ceremonies for cats, criticize craft store antics, and say bye (finally?) to the saga of Coach Joe Kennedy. Also: hotdogs.



Original Air Date: March 12, 2020

Runtime: 00:57:00

Josh and Becky swat down charlatan cures for COVID-19, talk with Thomasin Satanlad about The Satanic Temple’s infernal ritual at the statehouse steps, and answer some listener questions.


Leadership Track

Original Air Date: March 3, 2020

Runtime: 00:57:02

Becky returns from Camp Quest NW’s inaugural teen leadership retreat, Dan previews his tour of summer camp biomes, Justin fills us in on Russian election interference developments, and we all take a look at political perceptions.