UTBB Episode 31 : Skeptically Yours, Kentucky

We’re up to our usual tomfoolery this week! In the intro we plug Not Another Atheist Podcast; delve into two stories, one about a reality show getting it completely and utterly wrong about atheists, and one about Charlie Hebdo apparently waving the white flag, though no one can blame them. We then talk briefly about the Confederate Flag march in Columbia, SC, and how the KKK and White Supremacists are really just total assholes.

Chris then interviews Bluegrass Skeptic, a blogger and activist hailing from a redneck town in Northern Kentucky, mere miles from the bridge over the river into Cincinnati. She talks about her struggles being atheist in a small town; her philosophy on atheism and humanism; her experiences as a mail truck driver for U.S. Postal Service; her activism; and even her views on the failure of Capitalism as an economic system. It’s a wide-ranging interview, but ultimately a great conversation with an intensely interesting personality. Listen, enjoy, and share!

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Show Notes

Not Another Atheist Podcast’s home page

Not Another Atheist Podcast’s Facebook page

Not Another Atheist Podcast’s Twitter

ABC’s What Would You Do? Features Angry Atheist Yelling at Praying Family in a Restaurant

Charlie Hebdo waves the white flag

In South Carolina, a tale of two rallies

The Bluegrass Skeptic

Ex-Christian.net

Bluegrass Skeptic’s Facebook page

Bluegrass Skeptic’s Twitter

Tri-State Freethinkers

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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