UTBB Episode 28 : Atheist Superhero

Joe graces us with his presence once again for this episode as we make some announcements, such as a new review on iTunes and Tucker Drake being on Zachrilege Cast. We then give our thoughts on the Supreme Court ruling on Marriage Equality, mostly saying how fucking awesome it is! Oh, did I mention Joe became an ordained minister online? We also play a voicemail from the mysterious BJ Saylor, a new fan and potential interviewee.

We then go on to the interview, which this week is with Steven Hewett, a war veteran and certified atheist activist action hero. We talk about how he sued to get the veteran’s memorial in his hometown of King, NC changed to represent all veterans, not just Christians, as well as getting the Christian flag taken down over the monument. We also talk about his current effort to get E Pluribus Unum put on the Stokes County Courthouse, as well as trying to get permission to give secular invocations in KIng and Stokes County.We also talk about his reception of the Atheist in the Foxhole award from the FFRF. He also tells us about his path to atheism, as well as the harassment he receives for his activism. A fascinating man and an awesome interview. Tune in and check it out!

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Show Notes

Zachrilege Cast #22 — Tucker of The Atheist in the Trailer Park Podcast

The Beautiful Closing Paragraph of Justice Kennedy’s Gay Marriage Ruling

In God We Trust?

Hewett v. City of King

Stokes commissioners to consider adding second motto to courthouse

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UTBB Episode 27 : Godless Courtney

Joe was unavailable this week, so the Seethin’ Heathen is flying solo this episode! First, I recognize some Twitter love we got from our awesome fans. I then talk about getting to have dinner with Neil Carter and the guys from the Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast, as well as Joe, Tucker, and I seeing him speak. Hijinks then ensue as we all three get drunk and act like complete idiots at two establishments. Great fun!

I then get serious with the new UTBB News Roundup, where I briefly talk about the Charleston shootings and also the issue of taking the Confederate flag off of public grounds, not to mention the irony of “Christian” politicians caring suddenly about the divisive nature of the flag, when they used that very same religion to justify the slavery it came to represent in the first place. I then play local podcaster and friend of the show Tucker Drake’s hilarious new promo for his podcast, Atheist in the Trailer Park. If this promo doesn’t make you want to listen to the show, I don’t know what will!

For the interview, we have atheist author and illustrator Courtney Lynn. She writes and illustrates books for children including It Is OK To Be A Godless Me, Sketti Tales, I’m An Atheist And That’s OK, and I’m A Little Thinker. We talk about her books; her path to atheism; her son; her experience with religion; as well as many other topics. Courtney is as straightforward a person as you will ever speak to, and she certainly was not afraid to express her thoughts on some fairly controversial topics. I know y’all will enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed conducting it!

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Show Notes

Confederate flag debate sweeps South: South Carolina, Mississippi

Dylann Roof, the Charleston Murders and Hate in the Mainstream

Larry Wilmore rips conservative response to Charleston shootings: Fox ‘makes my f*cking head explode’

Whistling Dixie? Here’s an invitation to join the 21st century

Jon Stewart Addresses Charleston Shooting in ‘Daily Show’ Monologue

The Atheist In The Trailer Park Podcast

Atheist Children’s Books

Atheist Children’s Books Facebook Page

Courtney Lynn Amazon page

Atheist Children’s Books Gofundme page

UTBB Episode 26 : A Taste of Eli

After a nearly month-long hiatus, the Terrible Tennessee Twosome come back strong with an interview with magician, comedian, and frequent Scathing Atheist guest Eli Bosnick! We talk about his day job; his guest appearances on Scathing Atheist; his performances at a sold-out Madison Square Garden; and much more! Oh, and Seethin’ whines and whinges on why it took him a month to finally put out another episode. I hope y’all enjoy the new direction we’re taking, and thanks as always for the support!

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Show Notes

The Scathing Atheist

Eli Bosnick’s Twitter

A Taste of Magic’s Twitter

A Taste of Magic’s Facebook page

Eli Bosnick’s Not Just Any Magician’s Facebook page

A Taste of Magic’s website

A Magician Happy to Reveal the Secrets of His Tricks (on Mondays)

Eli Bosnick’s profile on backstage.com

Roast of God at ReasonCon 2015