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Atheist News Podcast Project

Hey guys.

I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

Other folks have offered to take over but I don't really feel comfortable with that. Quit while you're ahead, sez I.

Anyhow, I payed for another year of hosting, so the archive of podcasts will be available for at least that long.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks guys and gals! It was AMAZING.



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Discussion Forum

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 4. 8 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Atheists Become More Visible and Vocal in Zambia

Started by Daniel W Jul 3. 0 Replies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging  Technologies. is a very religious nation... officially declared a…Continue

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 2. 11 Replies

We all know the Catholic Church is a fraud everywhere, and in many ways.  It's nice to see they were caught with their financial pants down, instead of the other kind.…Continue

Tags: Catholic Fraud

Brother Kills Brother Over Ramadan Fasting

Started by Pat. Last reply by Joseph P Jun 26. 9 Replies

Well, the religion of peace has shone its amity and kindness yet once…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 16. 6 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13. 1 Reply

Why Evolution Is True claims to have a 2005…Continue

Tags: Hitchens, Christopher

Humanist Marriage "Demonic?" - Angry Christian Rails Against Humanism — This Atheist’s Polite Response Is Perfect

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9. 7 Replies

British TV Show The Big Questions showed Discuss Jesus founder Taiwo Adewuyi holding forth hilariously on how "humanist marriage," legal in Scotland but not in England, is demonic. He gets his…Continue

Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12, 2014. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12, 2014. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20, 2014. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13, 2014. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3, 2014. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1, 2014. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30, 2014. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30, 2014. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Ireland: Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29, 2014. 2 Replies

The offense — controversially re-introduced in 2009 — states that a person found guilty of the publication or utterance of “blasphemous matter” can be fined up to €25,000.…Continue

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Comment by Daniel W on September 1, 2011 at 5:19pm
I think the podcasts are a lot of work, so I understand that people have other priorities and get burned out.  They did a really good job with them, which is why I miss them.  I will look into your suggestions.  THanks.
Comment by Nancy Norton on September 1, 2011 at 1:53pm

I miss Atheist News and Chariots of Iron, too. I hope they come back at some point, but I realize that a putting out a podcast can take a big bite out of real life.


A couple of suggestions, if you're specifically looking for news with an atheist slant, are The Non Prophets, and Dogma Free America. Both can be be pretty newsy, but are also somewhat intermittent. The Atheist Experience is essential and can include news when they aren't swamped with callers. If you also like skeptical podcasts, there is always the essential Skeptic's Guide to the Universe.

Comment by Daniel W on September 1, 2011 at 1:24pm

Are there any current, viable atheist news podcasts?  Looks like Atheist News podcast on this site is either dead or in a coma.  Same for Chariots of Iron, which apparently have now rusted into oblivion.  RIP.  I listen to American Freethought, which I love, and Irreligiosophy, which is pretty funny, and Point of Inquiry, which suffers with the loss of its prior host DJ Grothe.  


What I would really like is a current events atheist news podcast.  Does anyone else know of one?

Comment by Daniel W on August 30, 2011 at 9:55am
Now that I've wacthed the Fox clip, I feel like I have to take a shower.  The "all powerful, all seeing, all knowing" god who created the heavens and earth and all in it, did not create the hurricane and can't stop it?  WTF?  Silverman rocks.  I would not have the patience to last 5 minutes with that bullying loudmouth crew of 3 spouting their childish assertions.
Comment by Justin Bonaparte on August 30, 2011 at 8:49am
I'm not the biggest fan of Dave, but I think he represented himself well. I also don't think the idea was to change anyone's opinion in a four min segment, but to provide a viewpoint that, hey, atheists aren't spawn of the devil, and do all of the things theists do when disaster is on the horizon, namely, prepare.
Comment by Keith Belmont on August 30, 2011 at 8:05am

RE: Dave Silverman's appearance on Fox News


Four minutes in enemy territory. That's what Dave got. From my perspective, his appearance didn't do much for our cause. Dave got himself trolled. There's a time and a place for combative tactics, but that wasn't it. Here was a chance to point out all the good things being done by atheist groups and people. Instead of spending time stating that the atheists don't need to have the comfort of invisible unicorns, he's dragged into playground "YOU! NO YOU!" arguments. 


I guess I just have a problem with the tactics he chose. I don't think the typical fox viewer changed their opinions of us. 

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on August 30, 2011 at 2:54am
Dave Silverman is the man. Like Ip Man! (bruce lee's mentor great dvd btw)
Comment by Joseph P on August 25, 2011 at 7:48am

Or he's just teasing us.

Comment by Joseph P on August 25, 2011 at 7:48am

He's probably still doing final editing or something.  Chariots of Iron and Atheist News sometimes take a week in editing.

Joe may have just recorded a show and is still working on it.

Comment by John Secular Smith on August 25, 2011 at 5:12am
What a podcast tease.  I see there is a comment from moJoe on Atheist News, run over here, and he says nothing about the podcast...

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