This rant will probably be too long for the iTunes blurb so go check out the website for the full spiel.
Matt here. I recently took on a full time third shift job, had a baby and I still do the jewelry thing on the weekend. Oh, and I do this podcast thing, you may have heard of it. So, yeah, I’m busy. Still, I got this episode edited and ready to go three days before the release date! Then it vanished. The file was there but the audio wasn’t. Bummer.
So, like any good podcast host, I re-recorded and re-edited the show and got it ready a day ahead of schedule. But, listening back, it isn’t quite as polished as I would like it to be. I simply don’t have time to fix it. Don’t fret, though, the only reason for the small dip in quality this week is because the file got corrupted.
I deserve an award, really, for everything I got done this week.
I don’t think a Nobel is asking too much. At least a Day Time Emmy, c’mon.
Anyway. I’m tired.
You guys have a good one!
Ps. Due to my new work schedule, I will be releasing the show earlier in the day on Wednesdays as I will be at work when I normally release it.
I hope that’s okay.
Love, Grand Poobah.
In our first paternity leave bonus episode, we talk about what it would take for us to believe in a god. Thanks to Justin Albright and @NC_Atheist for contributing.
Ps. I know that Steven Hawking is an astrophysicist…
Enjoy the first of Matt’s paternity leave episodes. No, the baby isn’t here yet, but the impending birth is making Matt sweat. Your perspicacious hosts decided not to risk being stuck in the lurch without an edited episode and started the paternity leave a week early.
We hope you enjoy it.
Have a good one!
Okay, in the quest for better audio, this episode is twice as large as normal. We had to wait for the site to update its php.ini file in order to upload the larger file. It’s still out on Thursday, so we’re good, right?
Also, Matt has shamed himself into paying attention to politics. Damn.
In this episode, Matt and Tim talk about a few of the Jewish messiah claimants around the time of the first century.
We also babble on about some other stuff and there’s another Tournament of the Gods.
Matt and Tim discuss Logical Fallacies. This episode is long overdue. We hope you enjoy it.
Matt forgot to get in touch with @magnabosco about inserting a link to his videos.
Enjoy the show anyway!
Peter Boghossian joins Matt and Tim to discuss his book, A Manual for Creating Atheists and to give some good advice for how to implement the ideas found in the book.
We will delve into the Socratic method in a later show, so look forward to that, but for now, go read this book. Seriously. Reading Boghossian’s book was a paradigm shift in how your humble hosts will be pursuing our activism from here on out.
If you care about being effective, go read this book now.
Tim talks about being humble when confronted with new, superior ideas. Before that, he talks about our parasitic overlords.
Ps. Matt messed up and only published half of this episode the first time around. If it seemed short, maybe give it a second try. Also, Matt made some sweet new bumper music, so there’s that, too.
Howdy folks! Matt and Tim couldn’t get together this week to record, so they did some fun little bits on their own. They were sad they couldn’t record together, but it’s okay. You know? They’ll get over it.
Here is the long awaited part two of our ongoing humanism series.
We also do another Tournament of the Gods!
Ps. I found the audio of Tim peeing on air. Be warned. Part of it is hanging out at the end of the episode.
Getcha wallets out! It’s time for Matt and Tim to bribe all of you with shiny new skits, silly drawings and the promise that Matt will buy a decent microphone with the donations.
Let us know what you think by donating large wads of cash to the show!
Friend of the show Ed Atkinson joins us to discuss Timothy Keller’s book The Reason for God. It was a fun talk.
Forgive the slightly lower quality of the audio and editing this week. We had so many technical issues that I’m surprised we actually got this one in the bag.
It’s a testament to our patience and eagerness to have such discussions that we did!
One last thing, Ed is an inventor and we talked about his invention in our first attempt at this show. I will add a link to his most recent invention and edit this bit when I hear back from Ed on where you can go look at it.
Matt and Tim talk a bit about Humanism! Whee! Also, there’s a whole lot of jibber-jabber. This episode was recorded months ago and then presumed lost as Matt couldn’t find it anywhere. Well, he found it, so here it is. The audio quality isn’t great, but there are some fun jokes in there.
I don’t think there was anything to link to in this episode. So… no extra stuff for you this week.
Jake Farr-Wharton joins Matt and Tim to discuss anthropology and then they pretty much cover every other subject known to humanity. It was a lot of fun!
A quick side-note, Matt has finally figured out his microphone issue so for the next guest show, he won’t sound like a transformer and a chicken trying unsuccessfully to make love. Drive shafts and cloaca just don’t mix. If you learn one thing from this episode, make sure that what I just said isn’t it.
In episode 10, we learn a bit about the trial and death of Socrates, that Matt is piss poor at running the show and that Tim is more than happy to chide Matt for pronouncing something correctly. We also learn a bit about poop in the bible.
In episode 8, Tim and Matt celebrate Halloween the only way they know how: by telling you everything you need to know about the devil. They also talk about Dante’s Inferno and some other stuff.
Ps. The listener feedback portion of the show will make a comeback next week. I had to cut it from this episode to keep it under the max file size. We still love you, but we figured you’d rather content over us saying your name.
Who am I kidding, right?
Timmy and Matt were in the same town for a few precious hours and they were able to sneak away from their mythical wives in order to raise some hell. This audio was the only thing salvaged from the wreckage.
Also, there’s some farting in the blooper reel. Toot, toot!
In episode six, we learn that there are times when Matt and Tim can’t get together to record. We also learn that Matt writes a blog and that he will read from it on the podcast at a moment’s notice. Enjoy!
Tim takes a fever dream journey with Matt back through Matt’s life. We usually recommend drinking heavily while listening to our podcast, at least one of us is usually drinking heavily during recording, but this time, we think you might want to do it sober or this episode might harsh your buzz.
Also, Matt still hasn’t quite got the hang of this whole editing audio thing yet.
In this inaugural episode of Atheism 101 we learn a couple of things. Firstly, and perhaps obviously, we learn about how co-host Tim became an atheist. Secondly, we learn that co-host Matt doesn’t quite have a grasp on this whole editing thing. Don’t worry, we just recorded episode 7 and he’s had some practice since this episode.