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The Science Enthusiast Podcast
51 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 072 - Andrew Seidel Returns (again!) to sex up the Johnson Amendment!
Episode 072! We talkde to Andrew Seidel (for the fourth time!) about the importance of the Johnson Amendment and how to #MakeTheJohnsonAmendmentSexyAgain! Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewLSeidel Andrew on FB: https://facebook.com/AndrewLSeidel FFRF: https://facebook.com/4ffrf Get an ad-free version of the show, and early access to every episode, by becoming a patron at: http://patreon.com/tSEpodcast Why we love the internet: HOBBY HORSES! http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/the-buzz/article/19336629/yes-hobbyhorse-championships-somehow-real-thing https://horsenetwork.com/2017/03/welcome-world-competitive-hobbyhorse/ BONUS CONTENT: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-only-with-15364584 Full show archive: http://ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com
62 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 071 - It's just us.
Episode 071! This week, it's just us. We talk about a lot of things, including harassment, cyberstalking, and social justice that's surrounded Dan, Natalie, and others over the past year, that seemed to spike in intensity subsequent to us making the radical suggestion in episode 035 that you probably shouldn't punch people due to ideological reasons. Irony, thy name is extremist "social justice" advocates. Get an ad-free version of the show, and early access to every episode, by becoming a patron at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/15286058 Or, shop using our Amazon affiliate code (at no cost to you!) by clicking this link: http://amzn.to/2y78ak5 Why we love the internet: Skull Artwork - I love skulls! Dan can't get past this one - we might have to do an investigative dive into the nexus of skull-loving culture with Trump supporters with racism. It's absolutely fascinating (and the memes pretty funny). Full show archive: http://ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com
80 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 070 - Writer & Storyteller, Jenny Splitter! (And Author JR Becker, too!)
Episode 070! Jenny Splitter writes about parenting, science, health, and food for Slate, Salon, Parents, Refinery29 and other outlets, and is featured in the documentary Science Moms! http://jennysplitter.com https://twitter.com/jennysplitter Get an ad-free version of the show by becoming a patron at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/15066893 Or, shop using our Amazon affiliate code (at no cost to you!) by clicking this link: http://amzn.to/2y78ak5 Bonus interview: JR Becker, creator of the Annabelle & Aiden book series! https://facebook.com/AnnabelleandAiden https://annabelleandaiden.com Check out 'Medium Talk' podcast - https://facebook.com/pg/Medium-Talk-511307269244777 Full show archive: http://ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com
95 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 069 - Ron Miscavige!
In this episode, Natalie talks to Ron Miscavige about his escape from the Church of Scientology after over 4 decades as a member. We, along with our fellow podcasters from The League of Nerds, are putting a call out to our listeners to help fund our friend Dr. Chad Hayes’ trip to a conference of quacks (Mercola! Wakefield!) in Florida. (Note: Extra funds raised from the campaign will go Voices for Vaccines, not the Gates Foundation, as stated in the episode.) And, finally, Nat shares her QED experience, which includes the life lesson, “Burger King is no place to find what you’re looking for.” Links ?A Doctor Says Quack: https://gofundme.com/doctors-who-rock Debunked by Haiku: https://twitter.com/DebunkedByHaiku Ron Miscavige on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiscavigeRon Ron Miscavige: https://therealronmiscavige.com Be sure to check out Ron’s book: http://amzn.to/2l0v0Ui tSE on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tSEpodcast
63 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 068 - Philosophy of Rick and Morty with Real Atheology Podcast!
This week, we talked to Justin Schieber and Ben Watkins of the Real Atheology Podcast about the philosophy behind one of our favorite TV shows ever, Rick and Morty! Full archive: http://ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com Real Atheology: http://realatheology.wordpress.com & http://patreon.com/RealAtheology Full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iBHMy2B7tI0 Bonus content for this episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/rick-and-morty-14133190 tSE on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/tSEpodcast Nat on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ncnewell Dan on Patreon: http://patreon.com/aScienceEnthusiast
57 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 067 - MythControversy: Part II
Tonight’s episode of The Science Enthusiast podcast is brought to you by the need for the CDC to be allowed to actually research gun violence. Because we just experienced the worst mass shooting in the United States. And because of the state of things, I almost typed “so far” at the end of the previous sentence, as if there’s inevitably going to be something more terrible. Because this is how fucked it feels - how much worse does it need to get before something is done to prevent future tragedies? Dan attended the much-discussed Mythcon, and shares his thoughts with Nat. Quote of the Week: "We are our only chance in the world." (Bayside) Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tSEpodcast Links: http://ascienceenthusiast.com/gun-violence-public-health-crisis/ https://www.facebook.com/BatmanandJesus/ https://www.reddit.com/r/mowerthoughts/top/?sort=top&t=all
69 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 066 - Mary Mangan talks science activism!
We welcomed one our favorite people in the Twitterverse, Mary Mangan, to the show to discuss science activism in the age of Trump. Quote of the Week: "Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception." (Carl Sagan) Relevant Links: Mary Mangan on Twitter Why We Love the Internet: Terribly Weird Fashion Note: This interview was recorded on May 31, and our beginning and ending banter was recorded a couple weeks ago. We ended up posting our "Mythcontroversy" and Thomas Smith episodes before putting Mary's online because those other two seemed more timely, and our interview with Mary falls under the umbrella of "evergreen content," in our opinion.
78 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 065 - Thomas Smith
We welcomed Thomas Smith to the show, and discussed skepticism, Mythcon, and who's deserving of platforms. Plus, we tell a new God of the Week story, and finish off by talking about the radness of Eli Bosnick. Like what we're doing? Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tSEpodcast Other relevant links: Embrace the Void: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceTheVoidPod/ Zachrilege Cast episode with Nat: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ayghi-7464c9 Nat’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ncnewell And remember: "You need other people." (Eli Bosnick)
79 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 064 - MythCon... Troversy!
On this week's episode, we talked to Sean Fracek (Co-Founder) and Brian Edward (Director) of Mythicist Milwaukee, specifically regarding the controversy around one of their guests, Sargon of Akkad. Check out more about the conference at: http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com Become a patron and get access to our wrap-up conversation with this week's guests at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-only-wrap-14428270!
77 minutes | 3 years ago
063 - Dr. Michael Shermer, Editor-in-chief at Skeptic Magazine!
This week for The Science Enthusiast Podcast: Dr. Michael Shermer! But before that, you should donate to Foundation Beyond Belief (http://foundationbeyondbelief.org) to aid the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. Relevant links: https://twitter.com/michaelshermer https://skeptic.com/reading_room/conceptual-penis-social-contruct-sokal-style-hoax-on-gender-studies http://patheos.com/blogs/accordingtomatthew/2017/05/sociologist-reviews-conceptual-penis-social-construct https://scientificamerican.com/article/the-unfortunate-fallout-of-campus-postmodernism http://scibabe.com/chicken Why We Love the Internet: Unspirational! (https://www.instagram.com/unspirational) Natalie and Dan have *over* half an hour of bonus content talking about our talk with Dr. Shermer for our patrons at https://patreon.com/posts/patron-only-wrap-14036438!
92 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 062 - Armin Navabi of Atheist Republic & Secular Jihadists Podcast!
tSE 062 with guest, Armin Navabi of Atheist Republic and Secular Jihadists of the Middle Relevant links: Dickwhistle pastor - http://bit.ly/2wiDyLk GoTW - http://bit.ly/2waYcMC http://www.atheistrepublic.com/blogs/armin-navabi https://twitter.com/ArminNavabi/status/854368619857195008 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/08/06/a-picture-of-malaysian-atheists-has-led-to-a-government-crackdown-on-ex-muslims https://www.change.org/p/facebook-facebook-prevent-religious-extremists-from-censoring-atheists-and-secularists http://www.atheistrepublic.com QoTW: You can't be a bigot against an ideology. Bigotry is against people, not ideas. If an idea can't stand up to scrutiny, logic, or reason, it shouldn't be upheld at all. Faisal: facebook.com/faisalsalmutar/posts/707547902670610
99 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 061 - Jessica Bluemke Greiff, co-host of the Friendly Atheist Podcast!
Sponsor: http://bit.ly/2wqn2Vo Guest: Jessica Bluemke Greiff of Friendly Atheist Podcast! http://friendlyatheistpodcast.com https://etsy.com/shop/BitchesGetStitchDone Support the show and get early access to an ad-free version at: http://patreon.com/tSEpodcast! WWLTI: https://facebook.com/wholesomememers QoTW: “There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others.”? Tom Robbins Follow the podcast on YouTube- https://youtube.com/c/ScienceEnthusiastPodcast! Contact: podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com Twitter: @SciEnthusiasts & @aSciEnthusiast & @ncnewell
25 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 060 - LIVE from Gateway to Reason with David G McAfee!
We talked about skeptics and atheists in popular culture LIVE from the Gateway to Reason 2017 conference! Follow David G and check out his new book, 'No Sacred Cows'! http://davidgmcafee.com https://twitter.com/DavidGMcAfee https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDavidGMcAfee Thank you to our incredible patrons for continuing to support our work! We get to do cool stuff like road trip together to St. Louis because of that support. So if you like what we did here today, please consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/tSEpodcast just like Michael, Trevor, Nathan, Alice, Cynthia, Michael, Michael, Magnus, Sav-Hannah, Felix, Kris, James, Sarah, and Josue! Also, follow our podcast page on Facebook, follow me at A Science Enthusiast,follow Natalie at as Skeptical Parenting page or on Twitter as @aSciEnthusiast and Natalie as @ncnewell. Or, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU to Thomas and Sarah for making this happen. And we’re sorry.
103 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 059 - Former Scientologist, Chris Shelton!
We talk about Christians who are butthurt over butt stuff, then to former Scientologist Chris Shelton (http://mncriticalthinking.com & https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF326xyA0QHI7Z5xAwKQDJg) about his experience in the 'Church of Scientoogy,' then close out the show discussing the... pastor? Facebook personality? Something? That is Joshua Feuerstein (https://www.instagram.com/p/BWpdcAqFDBu). Support the show and get early access to an ad-free version at: http://patreon.com/tSEpodcast! QoTW: One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away. (Stephen Hawking’s advice to his children) Follow the podcast on YouTube- https://youtube.com/c/ScienceEnthusiastPodcast! Contact: podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com Twitter: @SciEnthusiasts & @aSciEnthusiast & @ncnewell
48 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 058 - Scientists & Skeptics in Pop Culture LIVE from the 2017 Indy PopCon!
We talked to a an audience comprised (generally) of non-skeptics about what skepticism is, then gave some examples of scientists and skeptics in pop culture, such as our 'god' of the week ('Doubting Thomas'), and also Dr. House, RIck (and Morty!), Andrew Ryan (from Bioshock), Batman/Iron Man, and more! Support the show: http://patreon.com/tSEpodcast! Why We Love the Internet: Skeptical Podcasts, YouTubers, and Facebook Pages George Hrab for the inspiration behind this episode Skeptics Guide to the Universe Skeptics with a K (Michael Marshall) Science-Based Medicine Blog League of Nerds/Myles Power on YouTube Facebook: Scibabe, Credible Hulk, Debunking Denialism, Do you even science bro Friendly Atheist/Hemant Mehta, Tracey Moody, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (now we’re just listing our friends I guess) Atheist Republic Andrew Seidel/FFRF David Silverman/American Atheists FOR US: A Science Enthusiast & Skeptical Parenting (and a bunch others at http://patreon.com/aScienceEnthusiast) Science Moms Thank our incredible patrons for continuing to support our work, and give an extra-special shoutout to Jeff (social media director for the #NormalizeAtheism campaign) who actually drove six HOURS to see us to this thing today!
77 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 057 - Callie Wright of Gaytheist Manifesto & Queery!
Sponsor: Hobby Lobby (http://bit.ly/2tBYiuX) YOU can sponsor the show at http://patreon.com/tSEpodcast! God of the Week: Erebus! Guest: Callie Wright! We talked about Callie's backstory and the importance of of storytelling in atheist activism, LGBT activism, and science communication. https://twitter.com/gaytheistcallie https://patreon.com/thegaytheistmanifesto http://queeryshow.com Why we love the internet: Good news! (and no, not that stupid fucking club) THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!! Follow the podcast on YouTube- https://youtube.com/c/ScienceEnthusiastPodcast! Contact: podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com Twitter: @SciEnthusiasts & @aSciEnthusiast & @ncnewell
79 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 056 - Musician Jon Stewart talks about secular alternatives to AA
Intro- Reza Aslan/NECSS recap (YOU can sponsor the show on Patreon!) GoTW - Eros! Interview - Jon Stewart! jonsleeper.wordpress.com Failure of AA the-sinclair-method.com aabeyondbelief.org aaagnostica.org Why we love the internet- Indy PopCon (Our first-ever live show!) QoTW - That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes. (Albert Einstein, in a letter to his son) THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! Contact: podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com Twitters: @aSciEnthusiast @ncnewell
85 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 055 - The Ark Encounter's First Anniversary w/Andrew Seidel & Jim Helton!
Sponsor: Reza Aslan! (YOU can sponsor the show at http://patreon.com/tSEpodcast JUST LIKE: All 3 Michaels, Trevor, Nathan, Alice, Cynthia, Magnus, Savhannah, Felix, Kris, James, Sarah, and Josue!) GoTW: God: Old Testy version. Interview: The Arkaversary with Jim Helton (of Tri-State Freethinkers/American Atheists) & our favorite FFRF attorney, Andrew Seidel! Why we love the internet: Well, this EcoWatch email. (And this) QoTW: My desire is to know what I have lived, that I may know how to live henceforth. -Henry David Thoreau Next week: Jon Stewart to us about addiction and secular recovery treatments! Follow the podcast on YouTube (http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast)! Contact- podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com Music- AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC ©2017, all rights reserved.
69 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 054 - Guest co-host and ex-Muslim Hira Shabbir talks about Islam!
Sponsor: Global warming! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40339730 (YOU can sponsor the show at http://bit.ly/tSEpodcast JUST LIKE: All 3 Michaels, Trevor, Nathan, Alice, Cynthia, Magnus, Savhannah, Felix, Kris, James, Sarah, and Josue!) GoTW: Guest co-host Hira Shabbir (https://twitter.com/hirashab) talks about Muhammad and her pilgrimage experience! Why we love the internet: https://reddit.com/r/TreesSuckingOnThings QoTW: 'God works in mysterious ways' is a euphemism for 'Stop asking hard questions.' -Hemant Mehta Next week: Jon Stewart (of the band Sleeper [FOR REAL THIS TIME]) talks to us about addiction and secular recovery treatments! Follow the podcast on YouTube (http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast)! Contact us- podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com! Music: AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC ©2017, all rights reserved.
82 minutes | 3 years ago
tSE 053 - Surgical Oncologist Dr. David Gorski!
Sponsor: Fried chicken pizza (http://bit.ly/2skwzfP) or... A chiropractor (http://bit.ly/2rArl2g) (YOU can sponsor the show- be a patron at http://bit.ly/tSEpodcast JUST LIKE: All three Michaels, Trevor, Nathan, Alice, Cynthia, Magnus, Savhannah, Felix, Kris, James, Sarah, and Josue!) GoTW: Whatever this (http://bit.ly/2tc2n6z) post is Interview: Dr. David Gorski! Follow Dr. Gorski on Science Based Medicine (http://bit.ly/2tbKlS3), his blog (http://bit.ly/2tx2Wax), and Twitter (bit.ly/Gorkson)! Why we love the internet: Because Dan got 'deflated' by Deflating Atheism (http://bit.ly/2satLDM)! QoTW: The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it. -Neil deGrasse Tyson Next week: Jon Stewart (of the band Sleeper) talks to us about addiction and secular recovery treatments! Follow the podcast on YouTube (http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast)! Contact us- podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com! Music: Adam Johnson (AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com). This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC ©2017, all rights reserved.
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