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 ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 329

TGA Podcast: Episode 329

This week, Jeff joins me as we review the disasters that are "Noah" and "Heaven is Real". We watched these terrible movies so you never have to. So don't miss out on this spoiler-a ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 328

TGA Podcast: Episode 328

After a relaxing vacation, we're back to regular podcasting! This week, we discuss the tragedy of Jonestown and the familiar political situation that created it! Also on the show, ...

TGA Podcast EP:327

TGA Podcast EP:327

This week, Ryan joins me as we talk about the Pope excommunicating the Mafia, and how the Vatican Bank (more correctly known as the Institute for the Works of Religion) and its lon ...

TGA Podcast EP: 326

TGA Podcast EP: 326

This week, both Ryan and Jeff join me for an off-the-cuff episode about the Vatican and it's pathetic attempt to "punish" child rapists with a life of luxurious prayer. Apologies i ...

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