TGA Podcast Episode 321

TGA Podcast Episode 321

This week, Jeff joins me once more to talk about the Bill Nye vs Ken Ham debate (better late than never!), and the fallout, as well as Brandeis University and their decision to rev ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 320

TGA Podcast: Episode 320

This week, Jeff joins me as we talk about Christianity making a comeback, we review the movie "God's Not Dead", and we talk about the new 'documentary' "The Principle", and how fam ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 319

TGA Podcast: Episode 319

We are back! Yes, "The Good Atheist" has been resurrected, and what better way to celebrate than by talking about the new Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Also on the ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 318

TGA Podcast: Episode 318

We're back to make a big announcement: a telethon to try and shore up another $3000 dollars in order to finish the book. So to entice you, I've included 45 minutes of the audiobook ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 317

TGA Podcast: Episode 317

This week, I explain the tragedy that has delayed the book, but I also talk about my plans for the near future, a new podcast in the works, and the upcoming free first chapter of t ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 316

TGA Podcast: Episode 316

Due to popular demand, this episode of The Good Atheist Podcast is another Bible Stories to whet your appetite about the upcoming book. My guest host, Tom Badger, was kind enough t ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 315

TGA Podcast: Episode 315

This week, my special guest is Jonny Scaramanga, a talented young musician from England who is one of the finalists in my 'Next Generation' of Good Atheists (or T-Gang for short). ...

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