Episode 9 – The Jesus Myth with Dr. Robert M. Price

Recorded on 08/25/12 for release on 08/30/12

After issuing a correction, covering this day in history and the latest in science and politics, we talk with Dr. Robert M. Price about the historicity of Jesus, the Q gospel, the future of Christianity, and BBQ.


Kristi – with correction on genetic resistance to HIV

06:08 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – August 30




Dr. Robert M. Price, PhD is Professor of Biblical Criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute as well as the editor of The Journal of Higher Criticism. His books include Beyond Born Again, The Widow Traditions in Luke-Acts: A Feminist-Critical Scrutiny, Deconstructing Jesus, and The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man. Forthcoming titles are The Crisis of Biblical Authority, Jesus Christ Superstar: A Redactional Study of a Modern Gospel, The Da Vinci Controversy and The Amazing Colossal Apostle. He is also host of the Human Bible and the Bible Geek.

You can find us online at www.atheistnomads.com, email us at [email protected], leave us a voice mail message at (541) 203-0666, find us blogging at www.dwnomad.com, and like us on Facebook.

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The test seems to have worked

As a test to make posting the podcast just a little easier and removing redundancy, I embedded both the MP3 and Ogg files into the same post and had it categorized for both the podcast and oggcast feed. Looking at the XML, Google Reader, and my podcatcher, each feed has only the appropriate file, even though it comes from the same post. If you’ve had issues, please let me know.

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Episode 8 – Foxhole Atheists with Justin Griffith and Christopher Herr



Kudos from Neil and mixed reviews on iTunes. If you think there’s room for improvement and we know there is, please email us at [email protected] with specifics on what we can do better.

05:27 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – August 16




SGT Justin Griffith, USA, is the Military Director for American Atheists and was the project lead for the original Rock Beyond Belief at Fort Brag and SSgt Christopher Herr, USMC, is the project lead for Rock Beyond Belief 2 that is being planned for Camp Pendleton.

***The views expressed by our guests are their own and do not represent the views of the DoD, US Army, or US Marine Corp.***

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Episode 7 – The Atheist Pig puts some STANK on it with Mike Sieber

Okay, this episode was supposed to be released on 08/02/12, but life got in the way. More on that next week. Sorry about that. – Dustin


Fun on Facebook
Shooting in Colorado




59:59 MUSIC

To lighten the mood before the interview, we have Roy Zimmerman‘s Evolution 101 (used by permission).


Joining us for the second half of the show is Mike Sieber, the artist and blogger behind “The Atheist Pig” comic strip. You can find Mike on his website at theatheistpig.com and on Twitter @TheAtheistPig.

Mike’s take on the BS surrounding the Colorado shooting.

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About today’s downtime

There were two separate issues.

  1. For about an hour this morning, there was an internal network issue at the data center at the hosting company that resulted in a loss of connection from the virtual private server (VPS) and the MySQL server. Without access to the database WordPress doesn’t work. That was from roughly 8:30 – 9:30 AM MDT.
  2. There have periodically been issues for the last couple of months due to memory allotment overages on the shared hosting plan, so I upgraded to a VPS. Since they charge per MB of RAM I’ve been experimenting with different memory levels so as to keep the costs to a level where I won’t feel the need to start soliciting donations. I will likely continue to fine tune memory levels since memory saturation (using all available memory) is very bad and having to needlessly pay for memory we don’t need is also bad. I was toying with different web server applications immediately before the outage, so it looks like it didn’t go through until the outage was resolved and I was at work. Oops. I learned my lesson. Save stuff like that for days off or as soon as I get home from work.

I will be monitoring resource usage closely for the rest of the evening and before and after work the next two days, but then I’ll be headed to southern Oregon for my brother’s wedding, which by the way I’m officiating.

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