Zachrilege Cast #161 — Aron Ra

September 20, 2018

I have never felt worse for shortening the interview portion to 45 minutes than this week. Aron Ra created his nom de plume as a nod to the original monotheistic god of wind, air, but not volcanoes because that’s Yaweh’s corner. He was raised in a family that was Christian and Mormon and never fell for it. He became an activist about 20 years ago and turned a popular youtube series into a book I recently read, Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism. Is Aron afraid of bats? You will find out.

Aron links:

https://www.patreon.com/aronra

https://www.youtube.com/user/AronRa

https://twitter.com/aron_ra?lang=en

Testifying to the Texas State Board of Theocracy (I mean Education)

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/reasonadvocates/2018/09/16/issues-before-and-with-texas-board-of-education/

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Zachrilege Cast #160 — The RFK Tapes

September 14, 2018

For a radical change I thought I would bring on someone to talk about another podcast. The RFK Tapes is a podcast based on some conspiracy theories about the assassination of RFK. Do we believe them? Were there multiple guns? Can I find a polka-dot dress to wear for the live recording? We'll find out.

Shadow Play by William Klaber (co-producer of The RFK Tapes): https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Play-Kennedy-Failure-American/dp/0312153988

A Disturbance of Fate by Mitchell Freedman (alt history book about what would have happened had RFK lived): https://www.amazon.com/Disturbance-Fate-Presidency-Robert-Kennedy-ebook/dp/B006T9Y0PM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1536847137&sr=1-1&keywords=a+disturbance+of+fate

Jonathan Coulton song about George Plimpton who was in the pantry when RFK was killed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYBwGbCNoUI&feature=youtu.be

My guest spot on Cellar Door Skeptics, episode 143

https://cellardoorskeptics.com/2018/09/12/cellar-door-skeptics-143-the-costs-of-wars-with-zach-law/

Utah Outcasts

http://utahoutcasts.com/

Waiting 4 Wrath 200th episode

https://waiting4wrath.com/

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Zachrilege Cast #159 — My 9/11 Personal Journey

September 11, 2018

I wrote something for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in January and since it’s about 9/11, I thought it would be interesting to read it. So check out my whole near-death experience, how it changed me and why not to enter a dirty garage apartment in South Carolina.

AJC article http://specials.myajc.com/zach-law/

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow: https://www.amazon.com/Walkaway-Novel-Cory-Doctorow-ebook/dp/B01FQQ47OC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1536627899&sr=8-3&keywords=cory+doctorow&dpID=41nxhmKA4EL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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Zachrilege Cast #158 — Felicia Entwistle

August 28, 2018

Felicia is the co-host of the Utah Outcasts, feminist, ex-Catholic and her real last name is Stormborn. We talked about her appearance on Serious Inquiries Only last year and if the conservative “center” is as bad or worse now.

Felicia links:

https://twitter.com/feliciaentwistl

https://twitter.com/utahoutcasts

http://utahoutcasts.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy6iOZyRJAP0E8pEv5QL6Fw

Live Read Notes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht3nRFwZkJc

Milo’s u-turn

https://twitter.com/AlexThomasDC/status/1033539002626973696

Zach on the Brainstorm podcast

http://thebrainstormpodcast.com/interviewing-the-atheist-community-with-zach-law?tdest_id=602052

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Zachrilege Cast #157 — Mandisa Thomas

August 23, 2018

Mandisa made the financially dubious decision to become a full-time activist recently, so please go to her patreon and donate. She is the creator of Black Nonbelievers and was recently given the person of the year award by the UU church this year and is a board member for American Atheists. We discussed creating your own community, when it’s a good time to karaoke, and an audio book project with American Atheists that sounds pretty awesome.

Mandisa links:

https://www.patreon.com/mandisalateefah

Dragon Con http://www.dragoncon.org/

The Humanist Magazine https://thehumanist.com/magazine/july-august-2018/

Mandisa on Twitter https://twitter.com/mandy0904

Black Nonbelievers https://blacknonbelievers.wordpress.com/

Black Nonbelievers Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Black-Nonbelievers/?_cookie-check=IH704imM8PUwjR6c

Manidsa wins UU Humanist person of the year http://huumanists.org/blog/201805/mandisa-thomas-receive-uu-humanist-person-year-award

 

Black Nonbelievers youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1mxD1utNjQd2-Ia_bWdDwA

 

Mandisa speaking at AA conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxoUOmXfsy0

Contrapoints:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD2briZ6fB0

Freethought Prophet’s side of the story

https://thefreethoughtprophet.com/2018/08/06/response-to-criticism/

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Zachrilege Cast #156 — Kevin Logan

August 10, 2018

Kevin’s such a weird creative dude that he gave his cat a French accent because his cat is from France. That’s so not #brexit of him. He’s a progressive Youtuber, and I’ve talked to two of them so that’s nice. He lets us know what’s happening in the Manosphere, why we should not eat Kek, and how insomnia led to him becoming a fan of American sports.

Kevin Links

Twitter:https://twitter.com/kflogan

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ploppy111

Latest Let Them Eat Kek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HnjR1mdr00

Cellar Door Skeptics

https://cellardoorskeptics.com/

Atheist creeps

Michael Shermer: https://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2014/09/the-creep-list/

Lawrence Krauss: http://www.statepress.com/article/2018/08/spscience-asu-investigation-states-lawrence-krauss-groped-woman-while-on-asu-funded-trip

Freethought Prophet’s side of the story

https://thefreethoughtprophet.com/2018/08/06/response-to-criticism/

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Zachrilege Cast #155 — Andi Sudler

August 2, 2018

Andi didn’t just escape a religious upbringing, she got in her tiny car and drove across the country getting away from it. She’s a beer lover (woo hoo) and a friend I met at ReasonCon last year so we reminisced about that gathering and talked about her living in a rural area of New Jersey.

Andi links

Untappd app (MsAnn21620)

Live Read

The RFK Tapes

http://rfktapes.com/

Beers from the show:

Sunday Morning Stout

http://www.weyerbacher.com/beers/seasonal/sunday-morning-stout/

Funnel Cake Ale

https://www.forgottenboardwalk.com/funnel-cake-ale

Left Hand Nitro

http://lefthandbrewing.com/about/nitro/

Dragon’s Milk

http://newhollandbrew.com/beer/dragons-milk/

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Zachrilege Cast #154 — Professor Stephen

July 26, 2018

There’s been a serious gap in the atheist podcasting community since we lost Atheists on Air. I talk to Professor Stephen about his Baptist upbringing, his amazing fashion sense, meeting Cash and getting in with AoA and why he had to let it go. Plus he announces a new podcasting venture and you get a special rant and a snake oil woo woo segment on “B-17”.

Professor Stephen links

http://aoa.fm/

https://www.facebook.com/ProfessorStephen/

The rise and fall of Laetrile https://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Cancer/laetrile.html

Cyanide is not good, it’s bad

https://www.thoughtco.com/overview-of-cyanide-poison-609287

Amygdalin, fake cancer cure

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amygdalin

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Zachrilege Cast #153 — Jeff Prebeg

July 20, 2018

Is Yinzer a gender-neutral term? We’ll find out as Jeff tries to get a local freethought group past the angry old white dude phase, explains how he became the atheist bald slash beard stereotype, why are fries on a sandwich and other such nuggets. He’s making a tattoo bet so check that out as well.

Jeff links:

https://www.facebook.com/PittAtheist

https://twitter.com/PittAtheist

https://pittatheist.wordpress.com/

https://pittsburghfreethoughtcommunity.com/

Extra Life https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=297627

Live Read links:

Contrapoints and Jordan Peterson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LqZdkkBDas

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Zachrilege Cast #152 — Gone for Two with Sharona

July 18, 2018

Sharona and I did a show called Going for Two for four years and it recently ended so it was my turn to have an exit interview. We talked about our favorite moments, guests, meeting in person, the ups and downs to being involved in sportswriting of any kind, and one last #overit or #nah.

Sharona links

https://backtalkwithsharona.com/

https://twitter.com/sharonaszn

Going for 2 final show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3KofXG750M

Going for 2 first show (Sharona and the Hater)

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

 

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