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 ...

TGA Podcast Ep: 325

TGA Podcast Ep: 325

This week, I'm proud to announce the completion of "Bible Stories"! After years of talking about it, the book is finally available for sale. So after listening to the show, be sure ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 324

TGA Podcast: Episode 324

This week, we review the movie "God's Not Dead". I would warn you about spoilers, but this isn't so much a fruit as it is a total corpse. All that's left are the bones of criticism ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 323

TGA Podcast: Episode 323

This week, my guest is Catherine Dunphy, former director of 'The Clergy Project,' and now working on an outreach project along the same vein called 'Rational Doubt' on Patheos. We ...

TGA Podcast: Episode 322

TGA Podcast: Episode 322

This week, Ryan joins me as we talk about a new study that links Internet use with the decline in belief, a scientist weighs in and says debating creationists is a waste, and final ...

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 ...

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