Episode 3 – Local Community


Think of podcasts like software development. The alpha builds are out of the way, now we’re moving into beta testing.

We then geek out for a bit talking about how Skype for Linux has finally made it out of beta and jumped from version 2.2 beta to 4.0. Dustin then rambles on about his current KDE setup.

0:04:15 THIS DAY IN HISTORY: June 21

0:16:09 SCIENCE

I guess we never stopped geeking out…

0:24:13 OTHER NEWS

0:38:31 Dustin contacted Samuel Pipim, but he hasn’t responded yet. You can contact him too.

0:39:47 Dustin talks about how he ditched cigarettes.

0:46:31 We then talk about our local groups, Wesley’s Kitsap Atheists and Agnostics and Kitsap County Skeptics and Dustin’s West Valley Freethinkers, Cosmos Coffee Club, and Idaho Atheists.

If you’d like to contact us, you can email us at contact@atheistnomads.com or leave us a message at (541) 203-0666.

On a side note, I edit the podcast using Audacity. After I split the stereo recording into two separate mono tracks I take a 5-10 second segment where that track is virtually silent to generate the noise profile for noise removal on that track. I then do the same thing to the other track. Then after cleaning things up I’m now trying a few new things, including truncate silence with a compression ratio of 4:1 and minimum and maximums of 200 ms and 500 ms, respectively, although next time I’m thinking about possibly 100 ms and 250 ms. I then added 4 db of base boost at 200 Hz, then normalized both tracks together. I also tried splitting high and low level editing into separate passes, but I don’t know that it really helped, although the fact I made two passes definitely allowed me to catch more ums, stutters, mouse clicks, etc. Any suggestions from the pros out there?

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Episode 2 – Featuring Teresa MacBain

We are very pleased to have Teresa MacBain as our guest! You can find more about her below.

Sorry about the sound quality, we’re still learning and fine tuning things.

You can now contact both of us at contact@atheistnomads.com, Wesley at wesley@atheistnomads.com, or Dustin at dustin@atheistnomads.com. You can also leave us voice mail at (541) 203-0666 and we may even play your message on the show.

This Day in History

Samuel Pipim


Other news


Teresa MacBain is the Executive Director of the Clergy Project and joins us for the second half of the show. She is a former Methodist pastor and the first woman to graduate from the Clergy Project.

You can donate to the Clergy Project’s fund through the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Connect with Teresa at her blog, follow her on Twitter, or like her on Facebook.

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Episode 1 – The Pilot, featuring Roy Zimmerman

Welcome to the first episode of the Atheist Nomads.

  1. Why we are starting this podcast.
  2. News, including:
  3. Wesley tells his story.
  4. Dustin tells his story.
  5. Dustin interviews Roy Zimmerman
  6. Ted Haggard is Completely Heterosexual” by Roy Zimmerman (used with permission)

Yes, this episode sucks, but hang in there and we’ll get better.

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Coming soon

Atheist Nomads episode 1 is currently in editing. If all goes according to plan it will be released here on Thursday and in the iTunes Store and Zune Marketplace no later than Saturday. I’ll also try to have a Facebook page set up and the website finished this coming weekend.

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