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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 170: "Jilly Juice:" The New "Poop Cult"
Oct 1, 2018 7:30pm EDT

This week, are going to look at a cult leader who espouses some very dangerous wellness advice - Jillian Epperly and her poop cult. While recently many vloggers, bloggers, and even Dr. Phil have focused on the dangers of the salt content, it's been noticed that Epperly's actions are very cult like. That is what we are going to focus upon tonight using Boze Herrinton's "signs of a cult" parameters.

One point to note, there is no overt religious overtones to what Epperly promotes which makes this exploration interesting. As atheists we are generally concerned with overt harms caused by religion but here, there are none. What is demonstrated is the lack of critical thought or education and devotion to a collective that makes some pretty outlandish promises based on virtually nothing.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brl14T9oa44
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Atheists on Air: Beyond The Trailer Park Ep. 169: Falun Gong
Sep 24, 2018 7:30pm EDT

Many of you may be asking, what the hell is Falun Gong? Some of you may have heard of the unusual cult before, but few people outside China will know much about them.

If you happen to see them in a park, they look like they are just practicing a variation of Tai Chi or perhaps they are sitting in quiet meditation. They certainly seem pretty innocuous.

However, they are just as wacky as Scientology and potentially just as dangerous, if not more so. Famously persecuted in China, tonight we take a look at what Falun Gong is and why it might actually be dangerous.

From claims of superpowers to the creation of government bodies with names right out of a James Bond adventure, we look at the history of the cult, it's claims, it's problems an it's people.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIjXTsi4v3g
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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 168: NXIVM Update
Sept. 17, 2018 7:30pm EDT

So when we last talked NXIVM, it was just a strange blip known for branding women. Today it's a full blown sex cult with 5 defendants facing time in prison. It encompasses at least 3 countries and some big name players potentially culpable in the possible illegal activity. It has turned into a "bizarre world of messianic pretensions, idiosyncratic language and ritualistic practices."

Tonight Deb, Beth, and Morgan revisit NXIVM to try and sort out what has transpired
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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 167: What You CAN Do
Sep 10, 2018 7:30pm EDT

The last while, we've had some heavy discussion about clergy abuse, stories that have angered and outraged many of us. Many of us have felt frustrated and helpless to do anything about the problem, especially as it seems to be a more egregious and widespread problem daily.

So what can we do? Well tonight we are joined by Thomas of Holy Koolaid and Scott Ladoucier to tell us what they've been doing to help the victims and shine a light on the continuing cover-up perpetuated by abusive clergy. We'll learn what they've been up to and how you can help.

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Holy Koolaid
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzvoUDoDu-cKIb11rg4ODDQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMwahnTbUqk
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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 166: The Secular Lobstah
Sep 3, 2018 7:30pm EDT

This week, we lighten things up a bit with a visit from the Secular Lobstah. Lobstah spends his time making fun of religion and some of the more ridiculous YouTube theists out there on his Lobstah' Ministries channel. So bring your bong and your Motorhead albums and we'll have some fun!

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Lobstah' Ministries
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIBvCWMoKTAK--Sq8NVAwA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4AAYjwyh1o
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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep, 165: Mormon or Not Mormon, That's the Question!
Aug 27, 2018 7:30pm EDT

This week, Bryce Blankenagel joins us to talk about the Mormon church’s current identity crisis. Specifically, what's with the want to be called "The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" and NOT Mormons.


While a bizarre issue, its actually one fraught with a we bit of history,,,


The church has had a complicated relationship with the term Mormon since its restoration
in 1830. Church leaders long chafed at antagonists calling them Mormons and, early on,
Mormonites, but in recent decades they have been more accepting of the nickname.


Joseph Smith received the full name of the church by revelation in 1838. Before that, it
had gone by the Church of Jesus Christ and, from 1834-38, the Church of the Latter-day
Saints.


As the new guidelines state, "the term "Mormonism" is inaccurate and should not be used,,,"
But why? Hopefully Bryce will be able to answer our query.

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Where to find Bryce:
https://www.facebook.com/Naked-Mormonism-370003839816311/
http://nakedmormonismpodcast.libsyn.com/
Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgZx9R_9HTs

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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 161: Chat with Matt Gilmore
July 23, 2018 7:30pm EDT

This week, we sit down to chat with Matt Gilmore. Matt is one of the hosts of "Packard Pokes At..." a YouTube show and podcast that "pokes" at various topics concerning atheism and skepticism. Matt has also appeared on Skylar Fiction's channel, as well as many hangouts with our friend Atheist Ranger.

We're looking forward to hearing about Matt's experiences as a show host and commenting on religious nutters with Skylar. Who knows where the conversation will go!

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Packard Pokes At|
https://packardpokesat.wordpress.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x75f_mkhGsY
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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 160: Steve DeMarco with More Atheist News
Jul 16, 2018 7:30pm EDT

So this week we play catch up with Steve DeMarco of Atheist News. If y'all remember on episode 97 we first met Steve; his channel numbers have grown since then.

Join the girls as we talk with Steve about how his channel has grown, what are his plans for the future? We will discuss what as atheists we should be paying attention to - besides the obvious. Should we all be learning Russian? Or should we focus on the more mundane things within our own communities?

There are many hot topic issues to delve into - minimum wage, abortion rights, contraception, SCOTUS, etc. Do we have an overload on those issues? Steve presents a matter of fact manner when looking at issues but many forget there is a man behind the desk - we'll get into that as well.
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Atheist News:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfXfbjzt3Ae_p-WFjF-hnOg/featured

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5pdtK2bIY8
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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 159: Skylar Fiction Talks Debating the Ridiculous
July 9, 2018 7:30pm EDT

“As far as homosexuality goes, you know, I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it.”

That wonderful line was spoken by Matt Powell, an anti-homosexual preacher-man interviewed by our guest tonight, Skylar Fiction. Oh and Matt is good with stoning disobedient children as well. But as Skylar maintains, we need more conversation and interaction, less rudeness and anger.

Part of the Great Debate community, Skylar has an interesting channel on YT were he talks with current online apologists - Matt Slick, G-man, Wolfbitin etc. Some how keeping his cool while the apologist maintains the earth is flat, atheists can't be moral, abortion is bad or any other numerous topics. But it is Powell's notion to "kill the gays" that is most interesting. How does one react to such a statement?
Especially since Powell has felt the need to double down.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgDdeIJncmk

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Hemant Mehta's take on Skylar's conversation:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendly...

Where to find Skylar:
https://www.youtube.com/skylarfiction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgDdeIJncmk
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Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park Ep. 158: The Bible Says What? With Michael Wiseman
Jun 18, 2018 7:30pm EDT

This week, we are joined by Michael Wiseman, host of the new podcast “The Bible Says What?” We’ll let him tell about himself in his own words:
“I was raised in a Christian home. Left religion in my late teens but held onto the fear I was indoctrinated with for a long time. One day I picked up the bible and read it and research it. I started writing down the questions that came up as I was reading which turned into a book, that is almost finished and eventually the podcast. I am new to all of this. I have never hosted a show or debated someone before I started the pod. I have a blunt sometimes inpatient style. I rarely say the right thing at the right time and I hate the sound of my own voice. But I will not go quietly into the night. I have this uncontrollable urge to talk with every pastor about their beliefs and what the bible actually says. I am not an expert in biblical studies or the English language. On the show I have talked with Pastors, assistant pastors, church leaders, theologians, doctors, authors and anyone else who believes the bible to be true. The show launched mid may and has surpassed all of my expectations. I never thought the pod would be listened to by more than 100 people, let alone the almost 200 subscribers we have right now.”

We have to say, for someone who is new to debating, he’s doing a great job! He’s even managed to use ‘80s Japanimation as a reference point! We are looking forward to finding out how he chooses his guests and more about him and his show!

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Michael’s Show:

http://thebiblesayswhat.podbean.com


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-_4bPplo5g
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