Podcast Episodes

#160 – Building a Better Relationship with Social Media

Something that’s been on my mind a lot lately is my relationship with social media. Its honestly not the healthiest, and I’ve been trying to make it better. Our friend Eli...

#159 – Mandy Manning, US National Teacher of the Year

Mandy Manning is the US National Teacher of the year. We think she's pretty awesome...

#158 – Good News! Callie’s Okay!

Every once in awhile, we do an episode where we only talk about happy things. Here’s one that’s long overdue. We hope it makes you smile <3   Got a thing for...

#157 – Raised By Unicorns

This week we have a chat with Frank Lowe. Frank's a gay father and has compiled a list of essays written by folks who have LGBTQ parents....

#156 – Transing At Work

Being trans in the workplace kinda sucks sometimes....

EXTRA: Let’s Talk

I've been working through some stuff. Let's talk about it....

#155 – Geeks OUT

Had a super awesome conversation with Tom and Ben from Geeks OUT. Geeks OUT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rallying, empowering, and promoting the queer geek...

#154 – Muh Freeze Peach w/Amanda Marcotte

Yeah, another conversation about free speech on college campuses. But we think we did a better job than a lot of folks on this one...

#153 – Demolish Your Shame

There are lots of ways society weaponizes shame against us. I'm tired of it....

#152 – Journalism and Community Building w/ Zack Ford of Think Progress

Journalism's gotta be a weird gig nowadays right? So we thought we'd talk to one and get the scoop...

In Conversation with Stephanie Zvan and Matt Dillahunty

Matt Dillahunty has taken a lot of heat in the wake of the Buzzfeed article about Lawrence Krauss. He agreed to talk to Stephanie Zvan and I about the situation and his response....

#151 – Building A Better Movement

Our movement has issues. How do we fix them?...

#150 – What Does it Mean to be a Man?

Its a fraught and complicated question but our guest is trying to answer it....

#149 – Are Gamers All Terrible People?

Sometimes it seems the gaming world is a pretty unfriendly place. Let's figure that one out!...

#148 – Proper Transing

Most of us know what its like to be pressured into fitting a narrative. It kinda sucks shit. Let's have a talk about it....

#147 – How Do We Grieve? w/Eli Bosnick

Eli Bosnick lost his dad 5 years ago this week. Here's how he coped and what he learned....

#146 – Can a Universal Basic Income Work?

We're super excited by the idea, but we have questions!...

#145 – Addiction and Recovery

Our dear friend Trav Mamone takes us through their journey of addiction and recovery....

#144 – Not Queer Enough, Not Trans Enough

This one's for anyone who's been made to feel not queer or trans enough....

#143 – John Pavlovitz and the Bigger Table

A few social justice minded atheists sit down with a progressive Christian. Are we really so different?...

Blog Posts

Allies: Your Good Intentions Are Necessary, But NOT Sufficient

Cis folks, we need to have a talk. Especially if you are offended by these words. In the last few days I’ve been a part of and witnessed a number of worrying conversations...

In an Era of Chaos, Find Your Safe Place

If you’re a member of any marginalized group–whether it’s due to your race, sexuality, gender, national origin, ability, socioeconomic status or any other factor–the world...

Finding an Evidence-Based Therapist: A How-To Guide

So you’re an atheist, skeptical, science-minded, secular and/or non-woo-believing person, and you need a therapist. You’ve heard the horror stories of friends who have gone to...

Gender Dysphoria: A Day In The Life

I often find myself trying to explain to cisgender folks what gender dysphoria feels like. On one level it’s a futile exercise. If you don’t feel gender dysphoria, there is...

Eulogy For a Lost Daughterhood

Friday, October 28th, I was on my way to the last stop of my speaking tour in Atlanta at Kennesaw State University. I had stopped for gas and saw a Facebook message from my aunt...

6 Valuable Skills I (Inadvertently) Learned As an Abuse Survivor

NOTE: This article contains discussions of emotional and psychological abuse and their effects on victims. It references characteristics of and tactics used by abusers and briefly...

Eli Bosnick Wants ALL Your Skittles

On September 19th, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted this image… Picture: a bowl of skittles candy in a white bowl on a white background. The text of the meme reads, “If I had a bowl...

Who Says The Atheist Movement is Being Ruined?

Prominent atheist voice David Smalley recently published a now widely-circulated blog post (and companion podcast episode) addressing inter-atheist disputes. A few minutes ago I...