TGA Podcast: Episode 342

TGA Podcast: Episode 342

I'd be sad to announce the last episode of The Good Atheist, but I've actually started a brand new show called "Sketchy MAG", and there are already 25 episodes for you to enjoy, so ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 341

TGA Podcast: Episode 341

Apologies to those of you still tuning in. The site was down for a while after a misplaced password, but i'm happy to report that the trouble has passed and the bills have been pai ...

TGA Podcast EP:340

TGA Podcast EP:340

This week, Mr. B. joins me as we talk about the general dumbing down of America. Stay tuned for 45 minutes of discussion. ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 339

TGA Podcast: Episode 339

TGA is back, and while we might be a little rusty, I'm happy to announce that we're going back to a bi-monthly schedule. So be sure to update your subscription to make sure you get ...

TGA Podcast Ep:338

TGA Podcast Ep:338

This episode is a very special double feature with my guest Matt Facciani, and we also introduce the very first episode of "Sketchy Podcast." You won't want to miss out. Remember, ...

TGA Podcast EP: 337

TGA Podcast EP: 337

This month, I'll be talking about vaccination and the recent outbreak of measles in Disney World. We also announce the launch of my exciting new project: Sketchy Magazine...or shou ...

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! ...

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