TGA Podcast EP:336

TGA Podcast EP:336

This week, Tbad joins me as we discuss the history of Christmas, and even showcase some original holiday songs for all of you. Don't miss out on the Yuletide fun! ...

TGA Podcast EP:335

TGA Podcast EP:335

This week, my cohost TBAD and I talk about time travel and the movies that feature this poorly used trope, and we'll also talk about the future of space exploration. It's one hour ...

TGA Podcast EP:334

TGA Podcast EP:334

This week, I interview Eiynah, of the blog Nice Mangos. She recently wrote an open letter to Ben Affleck, which went viral. So I had her on so we could talk about the hot subject o ...

TGA Podcast EP: 333

TGA Podcast EP: 333

This week, Jony Scaramanga joins me to talk about his latest project, the Pope and all the fuss people make about him, and finally we talk about my new Patreon campaign! Be sure to ...

TGA Podcast EP: 332

TGA Podcast EP: 332

This week, my special guest is Vyckie Garrison who joins us to discuss her latest talk (see video below). We also chat about her recent project to save her home. You can easily con ...

TGA Podcast EP: 331

TGA Podcast EP: 331

This week, Ryan joins me as we casually take down a "philosophy" professor and his pathetic arguments for the existence of suffering as evidence of God. We also talk about free wil ...

TGA Podcast EP: 330

TGA Podcast EP: 330

This week, my guest is former Rev. Bob Ripley, who was a Senior Minister of Canada's United Church. He's written a new book, and joins me on the show to talk about his recent exper ...

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