Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide

36.4

Goats’ Blood For Everybody

Original Air Date: April 29, 2019

Runtime: 00:57:00

Sam, Luke, and Josh are all back in the studio to distinguish Hell from Heck, and atheism from Humanism. They comment on the Poway Synagogue shooting, address atheists’ electoral motives, and exorcism.

36.3

Enough.

Original Air Date: April 21, 2019

Runtime: 00:57:00

Bridget and Justin help Becky wade through rough news of people doing harm in the name of religion. Focus: Sri Lanka Easter bombings, a huxter selling the “sacrament” of drinking bleach, domestic terrorists and kids inspired to target [...]

36.2

I’m a Huge Fan

Original Air Date: April 14, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:52

Becky asks Dan & Paul a series of pre-exorcism questions. Dan makes “clean” energy understandable, and explains the carbon footprint of having children (or cats). Paul describes his offbeat Easter decorations.

36.1

Evangelical Thrusting

Original Air Date: April 7, 2019

Runtime: 00:57:00

Sam, Josh, and Luke analyze whether listener questions are actually propaganda. They celebrate small steps of the LDS church, and legal 5% beer in Utah. Also: windmills.

35.13

Uneven Barrs

Original Air Date: March 31, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:45

Justin, with Dave’s help, unwinds pushpin string from the bulletin board so Becky can make sense of what the Mueller Report/Barr Letters mean. We also answer charges of waging a new “religious war” and bop the heads of perennial [...]

35.12

Becky Under Heat

Original Air Date: March 24, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:59

Sam challenges Becky on cancer statistics, her early teen history, and sci-fi themed Jewish rituals, while Dave questions Sam’s political aspirations. We follow up on concerns about egging political enemies.

35.11

Political Double Dare

Original Air Date: March 17, 2019

Runtime: 00:55:37

Sam struggles to make sense of the New Zealand mosque massacre with the help of Josh and Warb. They analyze Trump’s place in the rhetoric of violent white supremacy, celebrate a teenage hero from Oz, and re-examine the Card Line in light of an [...]

35.10

Ashwipe

Original Air Date: March 10, 2019

Runtime: 00:56:23

Becky, Josh, and Dan talk about how irrational belief can disadvantage children and impact public health.  They also discuss the potential benefits of atheist holidays and pan-humanity brain dump truth revelations.

35.9

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 [...]

35.8

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 [...]