Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


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 [...]


YOU are the Alien

Original Air Date: December 23, 2018

Runtime: 00:52:34

Becky, Josh, and Luke reflect on the Winter Solstice, blasphemy, tornadoes, ghost pirate marriages, misguided fundraising campaigns, food seasons outrage, and extraterrestrial life.


Hanukkah Bush

Original Air Date: December 9, 2018

Runtime: 00:57:00

Justin, Tom, and Becky review the legacy of GHW Bush, especially with respect to atheists and LGBTQ folks. We interview atheist, healthcare provider & advocate, and ACT UP participant Ingrid Nelson about her activism with the group against Bush [...]


Holidays Hurt My Feelings

Original Air Date: December 2, 2018

Runtime: 00:53:33

Becky, Luke, & Josh rip apart the ADF for supporting Christians’ assumed right to discriminate. We revisit the harm of anti-blasphemy laws, introduce our fear of Brazilian Hitler, and hope everyone has a Supercalifragialistic holiday [...]


The God of Petroleum

Original Air Date: November 25, 2018

Runtime: 00:56:55

Sam, Dave, and Tom weigh the stupidity and/or malice of colonial, religious, and biological warfare on isolated peoples.  They also weigh the stupidity and malice of “Western Chauvinism” (aka white supremacy), dissing on enjoyment, [...]


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 [...]