Atheist Nomads Episode 26 – Bouncing Around with Jay Novella

Atheist Nomads Episode 26 – Bouncing Around with Jay Novella

0:00:25 INTRO

  • Wesley’s report on Reason Fest
  • Contest
    • Prize – Autographed copy of Shelley Segal’s An Atheist Album
    • The Rules – Tell us why it’s important to be an out atheist in no more than 500 words if written or 3 minutes if it’s audio. May be submitted by email or on the voice mail line at 541-203-0666
    • Deadline is 05/11/13

0:07:35 FEEDBACK – Vance

0:11:37 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden killed


Foundation Beyond Belief now has 1386 members, help them reach their goal of 2500!


0:42:36 INTERVIEW – Jay Novella

Jay has been a skeptical activist for 15 years who serves as a co-host and producer of The Skeptics’ Guide To The Universe, a popular science podcast. Jay is also the producer and director of SGU Video Productions whose videos can be seen on the SGU YouTube channel. He also is the Director of Marketing and Technology for The New England Skeptical Society, a not for profit organization focused on promoting higher standards of education, especially in the areas of science and critical thinking. For the past 3 years, Jay has served on the board of directors for the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, a yearly conference held in NYC. Jay also is a regular contributor to The Rogues Gallery, a popular science and skepticism blog.

1:55:33 MUSIC – Bleak Harvest by Scott Williams (used by permission)

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Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.

Recorded 04/22/13 and 04/27/13 for release on 05/02/13

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    • Tara Ford on May 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    It’s important to be out so I can share my beliefs as an Atheist. To teach others that the only Heaven and Hell is what you create it to be here on Earth. Not some place floating in the clouds. There is good and evil in all of us! It is Religion that causes Hate, War, Non Equality and a world torn apart because of a book that no one truly knows how to read or interpret. For all we know the author could of been insane or was just killing time when he wrote his fairytale? Would you believe in God if a Caveman wrote the Bible? Probably not, but at least we know that they really existed! What is real is, the fact we are from the same World and we are all Human. I look at facts not a book that forced and feared people to believe in what they wanted them to. The mind is a powerful thing and easily influenced by the power of suggestion. To be an out Atheist for me is to show others like myself that there’s no reason to hide from the rest of the world but to embrace them with your knowledge of it. In hope’s one day everyone can believe we should all be able to think freely for ourselves and the greater good of all human kind. Thanks for reading

    Tara Ford, KS

    • Amy on May 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    You talked about just needing to be a lawyer to be elected; you don’t even need that. Oklahoma has a representative (in the US Congress!) who is a plumber. No college degree, just ran his father’s (not even his own) plumbing company. You can tell when he talks (yes, that was mean, but he’s not very articulate).

    1. You are correct that you don’t have to be a lawyer, but it is by far the easiest route to go.

        • Amy on June 7, 2013 at 9:36 am

        Oh, I know you were being general. It just amazes me some of the people in Congress today. There are many smart people out there without any degrees, they’re just not in politics. Thanks for the show!

    • Jon Lewis on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 am

    SGU led me to you now listening to all your stuff loving it thanks for having a voice and speaking for me

    1. Thank you and be sure to tell your friends, family, and enemies so that we can speak for you to them.

  1. Great episode! (First norwegian fan?)

    1. As far as I know you would be. We now have evidence of fans in half of the Scandinavia, talk about awesome!

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