Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


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.


ABX Testing On Potatoes

Original Air Date: June 3, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:58

Sam, Becky, and Meredith dissect the technology behind homeopathic soundwaves, highlight unlikely atheist candidates abroad, and decry the drowning small animals.


Two Words

Original Air Date: May 27, 2018

Runtime: 00:46:19

This previously unaired episode, recorded on December 19, 2016, was part of our “Gritty Reboot” series. Sam, Bridget, and Josh go back to basics to explore “What is an atheist?”, while also defining what an atheist is not.


Floating Frogs, Copper Bracelets, & Quantum

Original Air Date: May 19, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:59

A previously unaired episode from  “Lost in Diskspace!” of the Gritty Reboot: What is Pseudoscience?  From toxin removal to magnetic bracelets, Dan leads Sam and Becky through understanding why pseudoscientific explanations can be so [...]


Norman Borlaug’s Popcorn Balls

Original Air Date: May 13, 2018

Runtime: 00:41:55

From the “Lost in Diskspace” files! A previously unreleased episode from August 2, 2015 featuring Sam, Dan, and Bridget talking discussing baseball, myth and fantasy, snakes, “new” atheism, and a variant on Pascal’s [...]