In this episode we take off our atheism hat’s and put on skeptical hat’s for some Oak Island fun!
Tim and Matt finish up with their first foray into Islam. They also do a retrospective on the past fifty-two weeks.
This is Tim’s first foray into editing a whole episode. He did a job. It was even a good job!
So, this episode is about the book Forbidden Archaeology. Go back and listen to the Hindu Creationism episode for a little background into the type of creation story this book is trying to support.
Anyway. Have a good one and enjoy!
There will be no caption this week because Matt has to go get dog food at eleven o’clock at night…
It’s Islam. Enjoy!
Wait. I lied. One thing. The curse of the Islam episode has been lifted! Allahu Akbar!
Matt and Tim wrap up the flat earth series with only a little confusion over some physics stuff. They get it figured out in the end.
We also plug No Religion Required for having us on their show. Yay!
We also also do a bit on the ten commandments.
Herein you shall find a quite satisfying history of the modern Flat Earth theory.
Satisfying if you have a tendency to enjoy really stupid things.
Justin Vacula joins the dynamic duo to chat about activism and a whole mess of other stuff, including but not limited to: Gambling in small Pennsylvania towns, semi-pro wrestlers from small Pennsylvania towns, newscasters from small Pennsylvania towns, and some other stuff that’s not so Pennsylvania centric.
It was a really fun talk. We hope you enjoy it and also, how about you go check out some of the people we talked about this week? Huh, why don’t you go do that?
Justin Vacula is @justinvacula on Twitter. (In addition to his blog at justinvacula.com and anything else he mentioned.)
No Religion Required is @noreligionreq on Twitter.
Prophet Cast is @Prophetcast on Twitter.
… And Jelsamy is @JayRandomVictim and @amy_chall on the very same Twitter!
In this episode, Matt and that other guy talk about the Mountain Meadows Massacre. It’s kind of gruesome.
Also, Matt has some really weird laughs.
This episode confused the crap out of Matt. Good luck!
And, c’mon guys, will someone else besides Matt complain about Tim playing with bottle caps? It’s driving Matt nuts.
Ed Atkinson was just on Unbelievable? and you should go listen!
Matt and Tim talk about the more personal side of Mormonism with Brent this week.
It’s a good talk.
Also, Matt got poisoned by some food.
Heyo! So, yeah, it’s announcement time. Hold on to your butts.
Sorry this episode is so rough. Sorry, as well, to Brent. I wish I had more time in the day. I just don’t.
We’ll see you on Saturday unless the world ends or some crazy crap.
Matt takes a look at the tools paranormal researchers mis… uh… use when looking for the ghosties. Plus, he says “You know” a lot.
Ps. Mister Pseudologian will be joining us next week.
Oh man, guys. Where do I even start? This was a great show. Mr. Pobanz really knows his stuff.
Plus, unlike Tim, he laughed at some of my jokes.
If you enjoy the show, please let us know so we can pass it on to Bret.
Matt goes off on the misinformation surrounding the placebo effect.
Arthritic Knee Study:
Matt gives you the skinny on trees and why you should know your stuff about them.
Also, sorry about all the sound effects. They’re fun to play with.
We’ll announce the winners of the SkeptiQuiz challenge on Wednesday.
Veritasium: How can trees be taller than 10m?
Veritasium: The most amazing thing about trees
Be the first to correctly guess the names of all four ideas about the origin of species, plus which one is the correct Theory of Evolution and you’ll receive a special shout out on the show.
Matt and Tim, two non-Mormons, dish on Mormon theology and go off on a few tangents. Enjoy!
Here come the Mormons!
Also, Matt mistakenly said the “Fifth Estate” at some point. Mucho apologies.
So, welcome back! We are happy to be here. We are not super happy about Matt’s not-old-enough-to-be-failing computer, but we’ll deal.
We do a Tournament of the Gods, a news quiz, and Timmy tells a story or something.
Have a good one!
Hello, everybody! Welcome to season two of Atheism 101!
We start off with a bang by delving into the issue of Jesus’ divinity or humanity.
Ps. the answer to this week’s homework is Arius. You’re welcome.
BOOM! Matt had the challenge of editing this show all in the space of about three hours. He did it and so can you! Just send three easy payments of $29.95 to MattIsWickedCool.corn
Okay. Have a good one.
Matt goes into some of his more embarrassing thoughts from when he was a younger and slightly dumber man.
Tim is still flexing in a mirror but it’s one of those little two sided ones that distort everything. His teeth look normal size in those mirrors.
Also! Pseudologian stops by to fill us in on ReasonCon! Yay! Thank you so much!
Timmy goes to town on supplements and herbal pills.
Matt is sleeping. Shhh.
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.
Tim talks about how it’s not cool to thank a god when there are actual people to thank.
Matt is probably bribing Lindsay with something to get out of diaper duty.
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…
Matt talks about some crazy shit someone said to him.
Tim is probably looking at himself in the mirror and flexing.
Timmy talks about miracles and what a crock they are.
Matt is trying to take a nap.
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.
Oh, happy day! Matt still doesn’t have a soul, but at least the devil doesn’t own it.
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.
The title says it all this week, folks!
I forgot to mention in the show that we’ve had some great feedback lately, including a few five star ratings on iTunes, so thank you!
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.
Now I feel bad. How about a cute little puppy?
Matt keeps getting bored, so this is his plea for help. Either tell him about some good TV shows he can start watching or you’re going to keep getting these little extra shows. Choose wisely.
Tim and Matt dissect cold reading and wow the shit out of you with their skills.
Dick jokes abound.
Also, this is, like, a super long episode…
Derren Brown Investigates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtlhjsiBEDw
Ian Rowland – The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading:
An honest to goodness image of a real blue cat:
Matt didn’t have anything better to do than make a stupid little episode so, he made a stupid little episode.
Laminin and Louie Giglio video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6ooNcy0agI
… I couldn’t find a link to the Oklahoma Baptist University course I liked, so just search for OBU Critical Thinking in iTunes. Sheesh, I can’t do everything for you!
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.
Help support Jake and the approximately one million children who desperately need saving from the child sex slave ring by following this link: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/12-half-marathons-in-12-months
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While Tim is off not bathing somewhere, Matt revisits homeopathy to give you the full tour.
Justin Schieber from Reasonable Doubts joins Matt and Tim to discuss the evidential problem of evil and skeptical theism. Enjoy!
Matt and Tim have some fun. They do a Skeptical Definition of the Day and another Tournament of the Gods crazy-fest.
In episode 13, we unveil our new segment, The Tournament of the Gods. Brace yourself. We also finish up with Socrates vs. Jesus.
Tim and Matt were in the same town again, so they got together and acted like children. Also, you get to hear their real voices because Matt didn’t want to do too much editing.
In this episode, Tim and Matt continue their marathon series of The Legend of the Lying Lunatic Lord. There’s also a Quick and Dirty Apologetic.
In this special episode, Matt goes off the normal script. He had fun with it and he hopes you do, as well. After he grades your scores, he’ll give a little more info on the topic at hand.
In episode 11 Tim and Matt continue their conversation about the possibly apocryphal nature of ancient texts. Today, it’s the canonical gospels.
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 nine, Tim and Matt interview Ryan Weaver, a high school student who is active in the secular and humanist movements.
Tim and Matt discuss the interview afterwards and when Tim conflates activism with aggression, Matt is too much of a wimp to confront him about it in a public forum.
One more thing, Matt knows what happens during the process of degloving, so let’s just let it go at that.
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 and Matt discuss why it’s kind of dumb of you to think that Mark wasn’t the first gospel written. So not cool, guy. So not cool.
In episode four of Atheism 101, we deal with some more morality stuff and take a morality test from Harvard. It’s time to get personal. Enjoy!
In this episode, Tim and Matt discuss morality with and without a god. We pick on Pascal a bit, too. There are also some dumb jokes and bad accents. Enjoy!
Reciprocal Altruism extra: http://www.ted.com/talks/frans_de_waal_do_animals_have_morals.html
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.