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Episode 51 – Televised Atheism

2013-06-24 :: Geeks Without God

This week’s episode is a double date as Tim’s wife Patricia joins us to talk about atheist characters on television.  We haven’t spent a lot of time on TV shows and this podcast covers a wide range of atheist characters from Sheldon Cooper to Temperance Brennan.  Tim has something of a bug up his butt [...]…

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Episode 50 – National Park Boners

2013-06-17 :: Geeks Without God

We have a week filled with geeky boners of all kinds.  Not your usual geeky topics, mind you.  Rather, we talk about things like marathons and nuclear missle launch facilities.  Because when you talk about what makes you geek out, it isn’t always comics or movies or TV.  Sometimes it’s the stuff that just makes [...]…

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Episode 49 – Comedic Theory and the Atheism of Doom

2013-06-10 :: Geeks Without God

This week’s episode features a conversation with comedian Joseph Scrimshaw, author of Comedy of Doom.  Joseph sat down with us to talk about comedic theory, atheism and his new Kickstarter campaign for Flaw Fest.* Joseph is also a podcaster and Molly will be appearing on a live recording of his podcast, Obsessed: with Joseph Scrimshaw [...]…

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Episode 48 – CONvergence 2013!

2013-06-03 :: Geeks Without God

This week we spend the entire episode geeking out about our favorite convention, CONvergence, where we recorded our first two episodes.  The convention starts exactly one month from the posting date of this episode! We try to talk about all the cool stuff we’ll be doing there this year but there is just too much. [...]…

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Episode 47 – Why are we Atheists so Angry?

2013-05-27 :: Geeks Without God

Waaaay back at Skep-Tech, we had the opportunity to sit down and record a podcast with Greta Christina to talk about her book – “Why are You Atheists so Angry – 99 Things that Piss off the Godless.”  Not only did we have an opportunity to talk about a lot of things that piss us [...]…

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Episode 46 – Beauty and the Beholder

2013-05-20 :: Geeks Without God

This Week’s episode starts off with a story about how Molly got kicked out of class in college because she wasn’t a Christian.  While it sounds like the big problem is that her professor was an asshole, it serves as an inspiration for a conversation about beauty and whether or not the artistic contributions of [...]…

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Episode 45 – Politics and Atheism

2013-05-13 :: Geeks Without God

Way back in January, there was a silent auction at the Fearless Launch party.  One of the items up for bid was a guest spot on Geeks Without God.  Months later, we finally got the winner of the epic bidding war on the podcast.  Eric Jacobson, the big winner, joined us to talk about his [...]…

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Episode 44 – The Left Behind Board Game Drinking Game

2013-05-06 :: Geeks Without God

This week’s episode was recorded live at Omegacon Spring! Friends of the show Brianne Bilyeu, Stephane Zvan and Jason Thibeault joined us this week to play the Left Behind Board Game! We had been operating under the assumption that to do so would be a hoot.  What we didn’t count on was one of the [...]…

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Episode 43 – Too Much Goat Food

2013-04-29 :: Geeks Without God

This week’s episode was recorded in Tim’s hotel room at Omegacon Spring.  Having spent the entire weekend playing games, we talk about some of our favorites before making a lengthy segue into  a story involving Molly’s birthday, a petting zoo and an empty change machine.  We also learn about an epic Japanese game show that [...]…

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Episode 42 – Censorship and the Gay Agenda

2013-04-22 :: Geeks Without God

This week’s episode was recorded live at Skep-Tech 2013.  We sat down for a conversation with Zach Weinersmith, creator and illustrator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.  After talking about reasons that artists shouldn’t charge $.25 per drawing at a comic convention, we moved on to censorship in the arts, Wikileaks and the Hays code. We [...]…

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Episode 41 – Proofreading Boners

2013-04-15 :: Geeks Without God

It has been a while since the three of us have explored our geeky boners!  Molly gets excited about proofreading in ways that will make no sense to people who don’t care about grammar.  Nick runs through a large number of movies that he is looking forward to this year.  Tim talks about all the [...]…

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Episode 40 – Skep-Tech 2013 Panel

2013-04-08 :: Geeks Without God

We were guests at the Skep-Tech conference last weekend and moderated a panel featuring Greta Christina, Zach Weinersmith, Chelsea Du Fresne and Tim Farley (it’s pronounced FAR-lee; sorry for the mispronunciation in the intro, Tim!).  We asked our panelists some questions about skepticism and technology and then opened up the floor for audience questions.  The [...]…

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Episode 39 – Wrath of Cons!

2013-04-01 :: Geeks Without God

It’s been just a few short weeks since Matt Savelkoul joined us to talk about Dr. Who.  We brought him back because we have some convention appearances coming up and Matt has been to a bunch of them.  In one of our longer episodes, we spend a great deal of time talking about conventions geeky [...]…

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Episode 38, Atheism and AA, Part 2

2013-03-25 :: Geeks Without God

This week, we are joined by Zach Nyhus, who was also “background voice #1″ on last week’s episode.  Like last week’s guest Marc (who is our background voice this week), Zach is a recovering alcoholic and an atheist.  He, however, has found a secular chapter of AA.  Atheist & Agnostic AA (4A)is a new movement [...]…

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Episode 37 – Atheism and AA, Part 1

2013-03-18 :: Geeks Without God

This week we talk with Marc Baker about his experiences as a atheist who is also a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.  In something new for us, we recorded with next week’s guest Zach Nyhus in the room because he is also a recovering alcoholic.  Marc shares his feelings about the way AA pushes god as a [...]…

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Episode 36 – Creationist Science Fair

2013-03-11 :: Geeks Without God

Our guest this week is Rob Callahan, writer and journalist.  He joins us to talk about his visit to a Creationist Science fair.  He tells us about the creationist scientific method (yes – there is one) and how well some of these kids did adhering to it.  He tells us about his experience coming out [...]…

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Episode 35 – Religulous

2013-03-04 :: Geeks Without God

Inspired by our talk about asshole atheists, we decided to watch Bill Maher’s film Religulous.  Maher himself is frequently referred to as an asshole atheist and he certainly does his best to rile up several believers throughout the movie.  We’d all seen the movie before but it elicited strong reactions and got us to think about [...]…

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Episode 34 – Who’s an Atheist?

2013-02-25 :: Geeks Without God

This week we are joined by guest Matt Savelkoul, who is quite the expert on Doctor Who.  We begin by discussing his journey to atheism but then we get to the important question – is The Doctor an atheist? Or, rather: Does god exist in the Doctor Who universe?  Both Matt and Nick even prepared [...]…

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Episode 33 – Asshole Atheists

2013-02-18 :: Geeks Without God

This week we explore the idea of the asshole atheist.  What is the difference between an asshole atheist and a plain old normal atheist?  What is the difference between an asshole atheist and a plain old ordinary asshole? We equate the concept with the civil rights movement, feminism and gay rights, which may or may [...]…

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Episode 32 – Unitarianism

2013-02-11 :: Geeks Without God

This week we talk with our friend Bob Alberti about being a Universal Unitarian.  Nick spent time in a Unitarian congregation growing up as well.  We talk about being an atheist who is also a member of a church.  We also talk about what spirituality means to us. Nick manages to associate spirituality with pooping. [...]…

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Episode 31 – Oscar Boners

2013-02-04 :: Geeks Without God

This week, we start by geeking out over the latest Star Wars news for a while.  Then Molly tells us about a comic title that has been holding her interest recently.  Then Tim gets started talking about the Oscars and we spend a very long time talking about Oscar movies, Oscar actors and Oscar hosts. [...]…

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Episode 30 – Godless Zombies

2013-01-28 :: Geeks Without God

In what is possibly the longest delay between recording and posting, this week’s episode features Ronn Bauman from the Tortuga Twins.  We’ve been saving this one up so long, we’ll be talking about movies that we are excited to see coming out in theatres and most of those movies will be coming out on home [...]…

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Episode 29 – Left Behind

2013-01-21 :: Geeks Without God

This week, we delve headfirst into another in-depth movie episode.  Instead of a movie we like, though, this is the absolutely horrible fundamentalist Christian screed, Left Behind.  Molly and Nick gave the movie to Tim as a gag gift and so, to punish them, we all sat down together to watch the thing.  Friends, it is [...]…

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Episode 28 – Rangers Like Buzz Lightyear

2013-01-14 :: Geeks Without God

This Weeks Episode was recorded live at the Fearless Comedy Launch party and featured local podcaster and comedian Aric McKeown.  Aric became a born again Christian in high school and we talk with him about what made him choose that path as well as how he found his way to atheism.  We also talk about [...]…

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Episode 27 – Apropos of Something

2013-01-07 :: Geeks Without God

This week is part II of our epic Fearless Comedy crossover EVENT!  Last week, the three of us appeared on Apropos of Nothing and this week, the hosts of AON appear on our podcast!  With three guests, we didn’t have much time for anything but five questions.  Salsa and Jena answered our five questions and [...]…

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Episode 26 – Twenty Thirteen

2012-12-31 :: Geeks Without God

Happy New Year!  Welcome to an exciting new year of Geeks Without God and – you know – other stuff.  This episode marks our six month aniverssary and we take some time to look back at 2012 and talk about some things we are looking forward to in 2013.  Molly celebrates the end of the [...]…

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Episode 25 – Twelve Hated Birds of Christmas

2012-12-24 :: Geeks Without God

Happy Holidays and, more specifically, Merry Crimbo!  We know that most folks (atheists included) are spending Christmas day unwrapping presents, eating massive amounts of food and assembling shit for their children.  If you feel like spending part of your day listening to our podcast, you will hear us talk about our favorite and least favorite [...]…

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Episode 24 – Dirty Sacks and Classy Bags

2012-12-17 :: Geeks Without God

On this episode, we talk with Brianne Bilyeu, who writes the blog Biodork on FreethoughtBlogs.  We talk with her about her blog and her work on Atheists Talk Radio.  We also talk about her job as a scientist and her volunteer work as a clinic escort. Then she gives some advice to Molly about spreadsheets [...]…

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Episode 23 – Beverly Hills Boners

2012-12-10 :: Geeks Without God

Our December Geeky Boner episode includes conversations about Butt-Numb-a-Thon, cleaning and Molly’s secret shame.  A secret so embarrassing, it is almost worse than the embarrassing thing she is forced to do for losing the WALL-E bet from Episode 21. Then we talk about the Island nation of Malta and that’s because the answers to our [...]…

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Episode 22 – Camp Quest

2012-12-03 :: Geeks Without God

On today’s episode, we talk with Norm Barrett Wiik, contributor to Atheist Voices of Minnesota, about Camp Quest Minnesota, a summer camp for kids that focuses on critical thinking skills.  Norm is on the board of directors and currently serves as Registrar and Treasurer; he  has been working with Camp Quest for several years. We also [...]…

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Episode 21 – Drunk Molly

2012-11-26 :: Geeks Without God

In our second episode recorded live at OmegaCon 2012, Molly is, somehow, even more drunk than she was in Episode 19.  So was Nick, mind you, but he didn’t talk about it as much.  Tim wasn’t drunk so that might explain why he did most of the talking. Tim talked about a trip he was [...]…

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Episode 20 – I Believe in Australia

2012-11-19 :: Geeks Without God

In this week’s episode, we talked with Matt Allex, co-host of the Apropos of Nothing podcast about helping a fellow atheist out of the closet. The story got us launched on the way we choose to talk about our atheism and what we hope to accomplish by doing so.  Matt has some great observations about [...]…

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Episode 19 – OmegaCon Boners

2012-11-12 :: Geeks Without God

This episode was recorded live at OmegaCon 2012.  Molly and Nick had been drinking rather extensively and they brought along a drink for other folks to try, the sonic screwdriver.  Tim even tried it and he hardly ever drinks (there’s a picture on our Facebook page - which you could like if you wanted to)!  He [...]…

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Episode 18 – Atheist Voices of Minnesota

2012-11-05 :: Geeks Without God

This week, we were joined by Bill Lehto, editor of “Atheist Voices of Minnesota,” a collection of essays from Minnesota Atheists.  The book features essays by prominent Minnesota atheists including former guest Stephanie Zvan, PZ Myers, Chris Stedman, and our very own Tim Wick!  Bill talks with us about the process of producing the book and [...]…

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Episode 17 – The Contender

2012-10-29 :: Geeks Without God

Welcome to another in-depth movie episode on Geeks Without God.  We decided to watch The Contender after going over the listener answers we received in Episode 13.  The film stars Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater and Gary Oldman and features an atheist protagonist.  While her atheism is not the central source of conflict, it [...]…

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Episode 16 – Vote No

2012-10-22 :: Geeks Without God

Our guest this week is Tony Miller, who plays Shamus the Insulter at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival (as well as other festivals around the country).  He was raised in the Menonnite church but moved away from it when he was in his thirties, eventually resolving that he was an atheist.  As we talked about his [...]…

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Episode 15 – Halloween Boners

2012-10-15 :: Geeks Without God

For our October Geeky Boner episode, we talked about spreadsheets, Borderlands 2 (oh boy do we talk about Borderlands 2), and Tim’s band, The Dregs.  They just released a new CD (Do it Like You’re Drunk), which Molly and Nick recommend. We also spent a lot of time talking about Halloween because all three of [...]…

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Episode 14 – Helllllllo Islam!

2012-10-08 :: Geeks Without God

In this week’s episode, we talk with our friend Porter about recent protests in the Middle East.  We spend a lot of time talking about Islam – the first show in which we’ve spent a lot of time talking about that particular faith. We talk about the idea of wanting to kill someone in the [...]…

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Episode 13 – Atheism Plus

2012-10-01 :: Geeks Without God

This week is an all atheism episode!  We explore the difference in terminology between “atheist, non-believer,” and “skeptic.”  We talk about how we self identify our own beliefs about god and then we start talking about the atheism plus movement.  We get into very serious conversations about social justice and feminism as part of the [...]…

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Episode 12 – Everything Gets You Soaking Wet

2012-09-24 :: Geeks Without God

This week we interview Ronn Bauman (Scaramouche) of the Tortuga Twins about 12 hours after we first interviewed him because Tim was a dumb fuck and overwrote the original podcast.  So yeah, this whole podcast is us trying to remember how interesting we were the first time we talked about all of this stuff.  You be the [...]…

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Episode 11 – Indiana Jones Boner

2012-09-17 :: Geeks Without God

Another installment of our geeky boners!  Molly geeks about the Renaissance Festival, Nick geeks about his new job and Tim geeks about Indiana Jones.  We talk about the odds of aliens visiting our planet vs. the odds that god exists.  Because we are geeks, we dis on George Lucas for a little while. Then we [...]…

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Episode 10 – The Amazing Meeting

2012-09-10 :: Geeks Without God

Our guest this week is Josh Humphrey from the Twin Cities Theater Connection Podcast, who recently attended The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas.  He Tells us about the psychic challenge, Penn’s Doughnuts and Bacon party and Teller’s movie.  We also talk about some of the harassment concerns that were raised prior to the event and how [...]…

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Episode 9 – Inherit the Wind

2012-09-03 :: Geeks Without God

In this week’s episode, we talk about the 1960 film Inherit the Wind starring Spencer Tracy, Fredric March and Gene Kelly.  It’s one of Tim’s favorite films and had a lot to do with shaping his attitudes about evolution and religion.  Nick had never seen it so we all sat down and watched the movie and then [...]…

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Episode 8 – Zombie Fungus

2012-08-27 :: Geeks Without God

In this episode, we interview Biologist Laura Okagaki-Vraspir, who had the distinction of being our first post CONvergence guest!  We talk to her about what got her interested in her specialty and the challenges of being a woman in her field.  She also educates us on fungi that create zombie ants and reassures us that [...]…

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Episode 7 – Two Year Long Mars Boner

2012-08-20 :: Geeks Without God

The three of us get together to explore our most recent geeky boners including comic books, Mars Curiousity and running with zombies.  Tim also talks a little about his contribution to an essay compilation.  Then we turn our minds to a question a Fundamentalist Christian asked Tim on his blog – is there such a [...]…

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Episode 6 – Archaeologists Are Smart

2012-08-13 :: Geeks Without God

Episode 6 is the last episode we recorded at CONvergence 2012.  We had a chance to talk to Jason Thibeault, whose name is unfortunately pronouned the same as “Teabow,” and Stephanie Zvan, who both blog over at FreethoughtBlogs.  They both attended the ancient alien debate the previous evening and were nice enough to tell us [...]…

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Episode 5 – Geeky Boners

2012-08-06 :: Geeks Without God

No guests on this week’s show.  The three of us talk about the geeky stuff that has been on our minds lately and then we turn our attention to a series of questions that we’ve been told every atheist should answer.  We manage to make it through two of them before we are too annoyed [...]…

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Episode 4 – Fuck You House

2012-07-30 :: Geeks Without God

We were lucky enough to score an interview with Rebecca Watson, founder of Skepchick.org while she was at CONvergence 2012.  We avoided talking about mysogyny on the internet (for the most part) and instead we talked about video games and other geeky obsessions.  There is a considerable amount of conversation about Fat Apollo because how [...]…

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Episode 3 – I’m Batman

2012-07-23 :: Geeks Without God

Episode 3 was recorded prior the to release of The Dark Knight Rises and we decided to ask the question “is Batman an atheist?”  We explore all the evidence that we can remember (and we get some of it wrong) and talk about comic book characters that we know are atheists.  Nick reveals an extensive comic [...]…

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Episode 2 – It’s the Hat

2012-07-16 :: Geeks Without God

Our second episode was also recorded in front of a live audience at CONvergence 2012.  Our guest was Kammy Lyon from Skepchick.org.  She was super nervous about recording in front of real people but she did a great job.  We talked  about SkepchicCON, the party that Skepchick.org hosts at the Convention as well as giving [...]…

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Episode 1 – Prometheus

2012-07-09 :: Geeks Without God

Welcome to Geeks Without God!  Our first episode was recorded at CONvergence 2012 in front of a live audience.    Our first guest was Melissa Kaercher, who managed to sit on more panels than anyone at CONvergence ever has before.  We figure that had more than a little to do with why she said “yes” [...]…

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