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The Science Enthusiast Podcast

Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! Hosts Dan Broadbent and Natalie Newell talk about skepticism, religion, and politics as they relate to science, medicine, and rational thought.
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Apr 21, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast!

Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Follow the podcast on Youtube at http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Sponsor: Alex Jones!
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/InfoWars-Alex-Jones-custody-chili-for-lunch-11081124.php

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God of the week: Ogo: African trickster god http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/african-mythology.php?deity=OGO

Interview: This afternoon we are thrilled to be joined by our friend Nathan Dickey. Nathan, who appreciates nihilist memes, discussions of cannibalism, and dad jokes, is a writer and the host of the excellent Trolling with Logic Podcast. Oh, and he used to be a Christian. Like, a Christian apologist type of Christian. So it seems we’ve got a lot to talk about.

Why we love the internet: Bizzarro Senpai, Ken Ham, noticed us! https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2017/04/15/exposing-ffrf-lies-again

Quote of the Week: That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. - Hitchens

Next week:  March for Science recap!

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

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This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC, Copyright 2017, All rights reserved.

Mar 29, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast!

Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Follow the podcast on Youtube at http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Sponsor: Ken Ham. Because Ken Ham.
Here’s a link to the FB post Dan talked about: https://www.facebook.com/aScienceEnthusiast/photos/a.475346705827113.120684.475335342494916/1593480944013678
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God of the week: A story (as always, but this time told by Nat)

Interview: Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by Kevin Davis, the founder of Young Skeptics and the head writer of Secular Voices for Patheos. Kevin is also the author of Understanding an Atheist: A Practical Guide to Relating to Nonbelievers (Get it at http://amzn.to/2oeDlRJ). Kevin’s activism is focused on attacking the social stigma that accompanies being openly nonreligious, as well as advocating for children against the harms that aggressive indoctrination can cause.

Relevant links:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/author/kdavis/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/2017/02/20/child-evangelism-fellowship-isnt-hiding-anti-science/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/21/in-response-to-christian-group-atheists-begin-young-skeptics-club-at-ca-elementary-school/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/2017/02/10/stop-suggesting-school-satan-clubs-answer-good-news-club/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_News_Club_v._Milford_Central_School

Follow Kevin:
https://twitter.com/YoungSkeptics
https://www.facebook.com/SecularVoicesOrg
https://www.facebook.com/YoungSkepticsClub

Why we love the internet: Because our favorite FFRF attorney, Andrew Seidel, continues to come on our show! He talked to us about the FFRF’s newest commercial, shot at Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter!

The commercial: https://youtu.be/1YHUD5-zW5I

Our live video record with Andrew: https://www.facebook.com/aScienceEnthusiast/videos/1594778050550634

Quote of the Week: Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide. (Tom Robbins)

Next week:  Rob Sharkey, aka the Shark Farmer on Twitter (https://twitter.com/sf28430)! He also does *two* podcasts: http://thefarmerandthecitygirl.com/ and http://www.sharkfarmer.libsyn.com!

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Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

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Mar 22, 2017

The Science Enthusiast Podcast!

Just the right amount of not-a-science-podcast! It's not the worst, but thank you for listening (and we're sorry?)!

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Follow the podcast on Youtube at http://bit.ly/SciEnthusiastPodcast!

Sponsor: Clear knee mom jeans because it’s a real fucking thing (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topshop-clear-knee-mom-jeans/4619337)

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God of the week: Baal: Middle-eastern storm god of war (http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/middle-eastern-mythology.php?deity=BAAL)

Interview: Yasmine Mohammed!

Yasmine is an Arab-Canadian university educator, activist, and author who had a blog called Confessions of an ExMuslim, and who has recently written a memoir entitled: From Al Qaeda to Atheism. The book details her journey from being forced into marrying an Al Qaeda operative to being an atheist.

Follow Yasmine on all the places:

http://www.confessionsofanexmuslim.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ConfessionsOfAnExMuslim

https://twitter.com/ConfessionsExMu

 

Why we love the internet: …………………………. Lemon party.

Quote of the Week: “The Earth isn’t fucking flat.” -NDT

Next week:  Kevin Davis! Kevin is the founder of Young Skeptics and the head writer of Secular Voices for Patheos. Kevin is also the author of Understanding an Atheist: A Practical Guide to Relating to Nonbelievers. Kevin’s activism is focused on attacking the social stigma that accompanies being openly nonreligious, as well as advocating for children against the harms that aggressive indoctrination can cause.

(http://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularvoices/author/kdavis)!

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Full tSE archives: ScienceEnthusiastPodcast.com

Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

Have feedback? Suggestions for a topic? Ideas for a new segment? Hate mail? Love letters? Contact us at podcast@aScienceEnthusiast.com!

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Feb 22, 2017

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

Sponsor: Labia lipstick: shove it in your cunt!

God of the week: El!

Interview: Orthodox Jewish rabbis require women to show them their panties. Today in, “what the actual fuck,” we bring you this story, told by the woman to whom it happened - Katia Areyah.

Her article: I Had to Take My Dirty Panties to a Rabbi, and So Has Every Orthodox Jewish Woman

Why we love the internet: Trolley Problem Memes!

Quote of the Week: 

"Believing there is no God means the suffering I've seen in my family, and indeed all the suffering in the world, isn't caused by an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent force that isn't bothered to help or is just testing us, but rather something we all may be able to help others with in the future. No God means the possibility of less suffering in the future." -Penn Jillette

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Next week: Next week we’ll be back with our favorite non-ginger-haired Nerd, Myles Power, who came to the show armed with some favorite swears (and whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about).

Next week's episode: witter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast!

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast is a production of Not Narrow or Straight, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Dec 28, 2016
tSE 031 - Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement

tSE 031 - Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement

 

 

Hosts: Natalie Newell (Skeptical Parenting) and Dan Broadbent (A Science Enthusiast)!

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God of the week: Aphrodite

Interview: Faisal Saeed Al Mutar!

This evening we are thrilled to be joined by Faisal Saeed Al Mutar. Faisal is an Iraqi born writer, satirist, computer geek and a Human rights activist. He is an advocate for secularism, human rights, and the free market of ideas. Faisal is the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement and Secular Post. You can find Faisal on Facebook and also on Twitter as @faisalalmutar!

Faisal also announced his coming book, War After War: Middle Eastern Answers to Middle Eastern Problems. We'll have Faisal back on the show to talk more about it when it comes out.

Why we love the internet: Things that are not aesthetic. Spoiler alert: it's a lot of toenails.

Quote of the Week: The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks. (Christopher Hitchens)

Next week's episode: Discussion about people eating people.

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

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Dec 14, 2016

tSE 029 - Activist and Author, Matthew O'Neil!

 

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Interview: Matthew O'Neil!

Today we are thrilled to be joined by Matthew O’Neil. Matthew is activist, theologian, and teacher. He is the author of several books, including After Life: Solving Science and Religion's Great Disagreement.

Follow Matthew on Twitter as @mwoneiI and check out his Facebook fan page, too!

Why we love the internet:

Quote of the Week: “A belief in an idea doesn’t make it a real thing.” (Matthew O’Neil)

Next week's guest: Dr. Shaun Sellars!

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

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Nov 2, 2016

tSE 023 - Herb Silverman, Founder of Secular Coalition for America  

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Guest: Herb Silverman!

Herb Silverman is founder and president emeritus of the Secular Coalition for America; founder of the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina; and founder and former faculty advisor to the College of Charleston student Atheist/Humanist Alliance. He is a board member of the American Humanist Association; advisory board member of the Secular Student Alliance; an "On Faith" blogger for the Washington Post online. Herb's website is HerbSilverman.com.

Be sure to check out Herb Silverman's new autobiography: Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt!

Quote of the Week: “Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?”― Carl Sagan

Be sure to follow tSE on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast! Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast was recorded using Zencastr, a free podcasting tool that is absolutely fantastic!

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Oct 26, 2016

tSE 022 - Pittsburgh Atheist & The Return of Andrew Seidel!

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God of the week: Chernobog

Interview Part 1: Friend of the show, Andrew Seidel! Andrew is an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation and is quickly becoming a regular guest on the show. We talked to him about the shirt the Westboro Baptist Church loved, the entirely non-0ffensive Nebraska Atheists billboard that was taken down, and about our next guest, Jeff Prebeg.

Follow Andrew on Twitter as @AndrewLSeidel!

Interview Part 2: Jeff Prebeg, aka Pittsburgh Atheist! Jeff recently had a run-in of sorts regarding an atheist slogan on his license plate. Follow Jeff on Twitter as @PittAtheist!

Why we love the internet: The Pope on Twitter. In bed.

Quote of the Week: “Our belief is not a belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely soley upon science and reason, because these are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake.” (Christopher Hitchens)

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The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

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Sep 7, 2016
tSE 016 - Andrew Seidel, Attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation

tSE 016 - Andrew Seidel, Attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation

 

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Sponsor: Mother Teresa! For when you want to make a sadist a saint.

God of the week: Freya

Interview: Andrew Seidel! Andrew is a constitutional and civil rights attorney, activist, atheist, author, former Grand Canyon tour guide, and sometimes photographer. At the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Andrew works to ensure that the government obeys the First Amendment and that Jefferson’s “Wall of Separation” between state and church remains tall and impregnable. Read Andrew's article about RFRA, follow Andrew on Twitter as @AndrewLSeidel, and support the Freedom From Religion Foundation!

Why we love the internet: Bad Realty Photos! Specifically: this, this, this, this, this, and this.

Quote of the Week: "Life is too good to waste on bad ideas." -Andrew Seidel

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Aug 24, 2016
tSE 014 - David Silverman, President of American Atheists

tSE Podcast 014 - David Silverman, President of American Atheists 

 

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Disclaimer: Potty mouthing is better than a history of misogyny and genocide.

Sponsor: The second coming of Jesus! Wait for it...

God of the week: Hermes - Greek Messenger God (also, merchants and commerce, athletics, travel, public speaking)

Interview: David Silverman!

David is the president of American Atheists and is one of the best-known atheists in America. He has appeared on a several TV programs for on-air debates, has served on the executive committee of the Reason Rally, and has written the book Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World.

Quote of the Week: We as atheists do no good for ourselves or for others by hiding in the closet. - David Silverman

Be sure to follow tSE on Twitter at @SciEnthusiasts and on Facebook as @ScienceEnthusiastPodcast!Follow Natalie on Twitter as @ncnewell or Dan as @aSciEnthusiast!

The music you heard tonight was written and performed by Adam Johnson, and was used with his permission. You can contact Adam at AdamJohnsonDC@gmail.com.

This podcast was recorded using Zencastr, a free podcasting website that is absolutely fantastic. 

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