Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


Less Dr. Doolittle, More Dr. Moreau

Original Air Date: December 5, 2016

Runtime: 00:36:11

This week Becky and Bridget talk with Sam about animal forces in the War on Christmas.  In the second segment we discuss the Satmar community and their traditions regarding gender, education, and children in the context of a recent UK joint custody [...]


The Ugliest Part of Your Body

Original Air Date: November 29, 2016

Runtime: 01:00:59

Sam talks with Carol in this episode, who has been on before, but is now introduced because Sam failed to keep his studio entropically consistent. We talk about Christian fiction! Where it is awesome, where it is terrible, and where it is [...]


Let’s Dance!

Original Air Date: November 21, 2016

Runtime: 01:34:10

This week, Tyson and Ranjan join Sam in a wide ranging discussion. We follow up our discussion from last week, talk about the similarities between students and prisoners, the importance of David Bowie in international politics, and hanging out in [...]


Something More Difficult

Original Air Date: November 15, 2016

Runtime: 01:45:17

Satan, coming to a Tacoma elementary school near you! Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are risen! Muslims in space! Also, an election happened. I hadn't expected to hear terms like "political arsonist" and "racist adjacents," but Sam, Ranjan, and Josh [...]


Sam, God, and Green Apples

Original Air Date: November 6, 2016

Runtime: 01:33:34

How do we start this episode?  We could go with “CUBS WIN,” or “Cubs win the Series!” or even something like “Chicago-Style Holy Cow.”   We don’t know.  In this tumultuous episode, Becky and Dave help [...]


Pascal’s Wager My Abs

Original Air Date: October 30, 2016

Runtime: 01:00:52

This week’s continuation of the Gritty Reboot Series has Sam and Dave taking down the most annoying argument atheists hear: Pascal’s Wager.   In the second segment, Carol (who might be new or not) and Becky handle some listener [...]


Climate Change & Elves

Original Air Date: October 23, 2016

Runtime: 00:39:00

This week, Bridget and Dan join Sam with a “For Science!” about the unexpected effects of climate change. In the second segment, we talk about elves, Iceland, and how we track stories down.


Describing What We Are

Original Air Date: October 16, 2016

Runtime: 00:41:17

In the next installment of our ‘Gritty Reboot Series,’ Sam talks with Becca and Nathan about Humanism, a philosophy held by many atheists, including today’s hosts.



Original Air Date: October 11, 2016

Runtime: 00:31:20

Becky and Dan welcome Jonathan Tweet back into the studio.  They discuss the second edition publication of “Grandmother Fish” as well as the upcoming kickstarter for Jonathan’s evolution-based card game “Clades.”  


Art Creation in Tacoma

Original Air Date: October 2, 2016

Runtime: 00:57:38

Continuing our discussion about the destruction of art in Tacoma by zealotry, we talk with Amy McBride, the Arts Administrator for the City of Tacoma.   We also talk about art programs in general in the city, as Sam tries to get people to move [...]