TGA Podcast EP:334

TGA Podcast EP:334

This Week, I interview Eiyena, of the blog Nice Mangos. She recently wrte an open letter to Ben Affleck, which went viral. So I had her on so we could talk about the hot subjct of ...

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 ...

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, ...

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