Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


No Yelling At Funerals

Original Air Date: March 3, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:21

Becky, Tom, and Luke get into what’s supported in “natural” remedies and “chiropractic,” and what’s bunk. They reflect on religious funerals, religious accommodations for employment, legal protections for [...]


Heavy buzz

Original Air Date: February 25, 2019

Runtime: 00:57:01

Sam aims to avoid existential dread, and fails to do so when he, Josh, and Dave talk about giant bees, white supremacists embedded in police and military, the Deep State, and whataboutism. They also talk a bit of pop culture in a way that relates to [...]


Low Battery, Getting Dark

Original Air Date: February 17, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:55

Becky, Justin, and Luke dissect good and bad legislation at municipal and state levels, comment on the national “emergency,” and warn about our Jenga-tower social discourse. We also celebrate the human ingenuity that brought us 15 years of [...]


Icy Reception at the Pancake Breakfast

Original Air Date: February 11, 2019

Runtime: 01:18:23

Sam, Josh, and Justin question why anyone still support the Vatican– distinct from Catholicism.  They also wonder to what degree our union is crumbling at the hands of Christian dominionists.  They answer a listener’s request to delve [...]


Predictive Pierogis

Original Air Date: February 3, 2019

Runtime: 00:57:00

Becky does not have measles, but 47 other Washingtonians do. She, Luke, and Dan explore the predictive powers of woodland creatures, Christian-led bills in our state and others, creepy anti-drag library patrons, sneakers, oaths, and a church what [...]


Shot Through The Heart

Original Air Date: January 27, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:57

Becky, Luke, and Josh react to Washington’s current measles emergency, investigate pro- and anti-vax bills in the state legislature, and share scary personal experiences with communicable illnesses. They also talk music and driving safety.


Bacon Chauvinism

Original Air Date: January 20, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:19

Sam, Kristi, and Justin examine bacon, McRibs, and McJesus, the conduct of activist marchers of all varieties in Washington State and Washington DC, and the buzz about Trump possibly suborning perjury.


Chewing the Fat

Original Air Date: January 13, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:47

Becky, Dan, and Josh ponder personhood for non-human animals, and the meaning of justice. Josh gets irate over Operation Carwash that set the scene for Bolsonaro in Brazil, and Becky and Dan sway him from a biblically inspired diet. Becky fails to [...]



Original Air Date: January 6, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:15

WARNING: Squid Ink may cause congressional diversity, government shutdowns, vice presidential embarrassment, or Stephen Miller’s receding hair line. In this episode, Sam, Luke, and Justin decry northwest white supremacists and make fun of [...]


Walden -5000

Original Air Date: December 30, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:00

Sam, Tom, Dave, and Ramtho close out the year by responding to listener inquiries about AI, cloning, and genetic modification. They also try to make sense of tone-policing preferred reactions to Nazis,  the problems inherent in a heresy snitching [...]