Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


Becky is George

Original Air Date: November 19, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:50

Ranjan returns after more than a year to yell with Sam about inane politics, the nature of relationships when spouses publicly disagree, and how to measure mass.  Sam asks Ranjan and his partner Myisha about their parenting perspectives regarding [...]


The Cats Are Alright

Original Air Date: November 11, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:43

Sam and Tom welcome newcomer Justin to the show to give some post-election perspective, celebrate secular moves in Greece and Scotland, and debunk some myths about kitties and Halloween.


Are they Cosplaying?

Original Air Date: November 4, 2018

Runtime: 00:59:23

Sam, Becky, and Luke broadcast LIVE, just after returning from a Patriot Prayer rally in downtown Tacoma. They delve into WA State legislator Matt Shea’s “Biblical War” manifesto, and his scary brand of evangelism and separatist [...]


Please Stop Hoarding Kindness

Original Air Date: October 28, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:25

Josh and Tom help Sam make sense of the Khashoggi killing, while he yells his strong feelings about the pipe bomber and synagogue shooter.


The Sky Is Penguins

Original Air Date: October 21, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:01

Becky, Becca, and Dan explain how “natural instincts” are often quite wrong. We dissect some of the devil’s major victories (acronyms) and explore our preference for religious pluralism over religious or atheist supremacy. We welcome guest [...]


Rubber Chickens for Truth!

Original Air Date: October 14, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:59

Sam returns for a whole episode with Dave and Josh as we fight the forces of anti-semantics!   We discuss Chelsea’s new policies for racists, the (new) lack of a death penalty in Washington state, and woo among the Atheists.   We also talk [...]


Camping, Panama, & Insubordination

Original Air Date: October 10, 2018

Runtime: 00:55:38

Sam’s back! He, Josh, and Luke try and make sense of the Kavanaugh confirmation.  Some state legislators want to ban porn at libraries, Becky provides insight on a Spanish religious offense case with Bridget, and “Ding dong, Harold [...]


Archaic & Arbitrary

Original Air Date: September 30, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:52

Becky, Bridget, and Luke are unnerved by Christian forgiveness, swearing to god, and sexually explicit questioning of children. But we love India’s court rulings that eliminate adultery and homosexuality as crimes!


Rebutting Goodnight Moon

Original Air Date: September 23, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:58

Becky, Luke, and Josh discuss how religious freedom, including freedom not to be religious, balances with secular law in the case of libraries, schools, parking lots, zoning, and medicine; they dissect how misguided zealots or conspiracy theorists [...]


Illegal Eggs Over Easy

Original Air Date: September 16, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:00

Becky and Nathan highlight similarities between Saudi religious sensibilities, Ultra-Orthodox Israel, and Mike Pence. David Diskin talks up California Freethought Day. And we ponder what perfumes and beauty accessories atheist starter kit might [...]