Season 2 Episode 21

Host: Eric Murphy and Jamie Boone

5:45 ‘Objectively Dan’ of Texas, an atheist, co-host of Epistemic podcast with Anthony Magnabosco and Reid Nicewonder,  and a  former Christian shares a brief history of his deconversion thru Street Epistemology(SE).  He also announced his first speaking engagement, a SE work shop at the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) in Ohio.

11:38 Mike from Tampa, Florida, an atheist and a former Lutheran wants to talk about capital punishment and symbology or religious symbolism and iconography, specifically of Christianity.

20:28 Benji of Southaven, Mississippi, an atheist talks about dishonesty of presuppositional apologist. He also shared his religious protestant background starting with his father, a Hyper-Calvinism and bible-literalist preacher.

34:17 Adam from Tennessee, atheist discusses about the principle of charity or charitable interpretation in debates.

56:08 Jon of Oregon, an atheist and a science educator shares about the nature of genetic code. He also commented on a previous caller two-part argument on the existence of god by means of the genetic code. The first part of the argument was the genetic code is a real coding language, and second is only intelligent minds can invent coding language, that concludes as an evidence of an intelligent designer.

1:15:50 Josh from San Antonio, Texas, a theist inquires about virtual particle in physics.

1:20:44 Craig of Las Cruces, New Mexico, an atheist shares his near death experience.

Talk Heathen is filmed in front of a live studio audience every week at the Freethought library of the Atheist Community of Austin. Call the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279

Season 2 Episode 19

Host: Eric Murphy and Jamie Boone

9:05 Tom (3rd time caller) from North Hollywood, atheist calls to talk about miracles under an atheist context.

29:35 Juan in Dallas, Texas, a bible believer but not a Christian asks about vibratory energy. He claims that the bible is scientific and historical evidence.

1:00:04 William (2nd time caller) from Tacoma, an atheist asks if Talk Heathen found another Victor. He is also conveying a question for the previous caller, Juan, if god of the bible would not provide a miraculous faith healing and why not just tell those people to go to the hospital. He also expressed his concern for the current US secretary of state who believes that “the rapture” is a real event that is going to happen and only trusts fundamentalist Christians.

Talk Heathen is filmed in front of a live studio audience every week at the Freethought library of the Atheist Community of Austin. Call the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279

Season 2 Episode 16

Hosts: Eric Murphy and Jamie

3:50 Mr. Atheist (4th time caller) talks about the Catholic pope comforted a little boy about his atheist dad being in heaven.

11:10 John (2nd time caller) in Arkansas, an atheist thanking the show for the life changing advice shared from last call.

28:20 Kyle from Canada, a theist calls in to talk about if the atheist community ignores the effects of religious organization that are outside the church.

48:45 Carlos in Minneapolis, a theist who claim to be a former atheist asks about “Darwinian”- based truth and people are atheist would be a better future for humanity.

1:08:50 Josh from Atlanta, a/theist?? discusses the variety of comments and expects better response from atheist community on gender pronouns discussion.

1:18:57 Eva from California, a theist shares how god communicates to her through dreams.

1:30:00 Derek from California, an atheist asks about mythicism.

Talk Heathen is filmed in front of a live studio audience every week at the Freethought library of the Atheist Community of Austin. Call the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279

Season 2 Episode 15

Hosts: Eric Murphy and Jamie

2:40 Rusty from California, a/theist?? discusses about pronouns and English language.

20:30 Tyler from Las Vegas, an atheist talks about pronouns, androgynous pronoun, and reason of pushback.

34:44 Nathaniel from Mexico City, theist shares how he liked the Atheist Experience show when he was an atheist.  He also talks about morality and argument for god.

53:24 Jimmy from San Antonio, Texas, a/theist?? asks about the experiment in Baltimore where neuroscientist delved into psilocybin mushrooms and mystical experience. (Dropped call due technicality)

1:00:41 Matt in Ohio, atheist discusses about being 6 years sober, AA meetings and higher power. He also briefly talks about a lawyer who asked for secular option for non-believers. He shared Cleveland resources for atheists who seek sobriety, such as a Buddhism recovery road and a cognitive behavioral change, called smart recovery.

1:10:03 Hunter of Lavant, Texas, a recent atheist inquires about how to come out and inform others.

1:18:00 Charles from Cleveland, Ohio, a theist asks about the beginning of the universe came to be.

1:29:50 Karl (2nd time caller) from California, confirms Eric’s inquiry if he heard the conversation from a previous caller, Rusty.

Talk Heathen is filmed in front of a live studio audience every week at the Freethought library of the Atheist Community of Austin. Call the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279

Season 2 Episode 14

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Talk Heathen is a weekly call-in television show in Austin, Texas geared toward long-form and on-going dialogue with theists & atheists about religion, theism, & secularism. Talk Heathen is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin.
The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop & support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing & friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of government-religion separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists & to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.
We define atheism as the lack of belief in gods. This definition also encompasses what most people call agnosticism.

Season 2 Episode 11

Episode 02.11 03/25/2018

Hosts: Eric Murphy and Jamie

S2 E11
15:40 Michael atheist thanking the ACA shows for helping him realize he was atheist. Theists say that “you can’t prove a negative”, but Michael called in to say that he has a way to prove a negative.
39:03 Jose atheist saying his family is Jehovah’s Witness and shunned him after he announced he was atheist. Jose called in looking for answers as to how he might be able to reconnect with his family.
1:00:15 Karen atheist called in to talk about how strange it is for her to be the only atheist in her very Catholic family. She talks about watching the movie “The Bible” as a child and how it set her on the path to atheism. Her family also advised her to have a talk with her priest uncle, but that conversation turned out to further confirm her atheism.
1:06:59 Damon theist called in to try to explain why there is a god and the potential proof of god. He considers himself a “scientific theist” and wanted Eric and Jamie to try to poke holes in his argument.
Talk Heathen is filmed in front of a live studio audience every week at the Freethought library of the Atheist Community of Austin. Call the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279

Season 2 Episode 10

Episode 02.10 03/18/2018
Hosts: Eric Murphy and Jamie
S2 E10
7:13 Mike theist called with a lot of woo that started with a hypnotic experience that led him to a premonition/revelation of abuse of a friend.
41:13 Tom atheist asking why is religion such an important issue
52:30 EJ atheist calling about modeling good behavior that “I don’t know” is acceptable. EJ also said their pronouns are they/them and corrected a small mistake made during their appearance regarding the moon moving away from the earth.
59:38 Kyle theist called in to question if mental health is tied to the moral health of society. Family ideals have decreased. He also discussed “spiritual growth”, “spiritual death” and “spiritual rebirth.”
1:15:36 Mr. Atheist (2nd time caller) called in to discuss EJ being on a future video on his channel. He is also going to discuss Mormonism in a future episode and wants help answering a question. A Mormon said he can’t prove the existence of god to an atheist any more than you can prove a color to a blind mind.
1:24:32 Mason atheist discussing the education in the south/bible belt
1:29:10 Emily atheist discussing how parents can deny medical treatment due to religious exemptions and the harm that religion can do to health
1:40:52 Lawrence atheist asking if theist arguments just play games with language/semantics/definitions

Talk Heathen is filmed in front of a live studio audience every week at the Freethought library of the Atheist Community of Austin. Call the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279

Season 2 Episode 9

Episode 02.09 03/11/2018
Hosts: Eric Murphy and Jamie
S2 E9
3:50 Adam atheist discussing ableism and the secular community
14:10 Sophia atheist discussing lack of community and support wanting to feel less isolated
23:29 Joseph atheist calling to discuss Mexican witch doctors and how believing in these things are dangerous because they don’t seek treatment from doctors
42:10 Kendall (4th time caller) atheist wanting to know if it’s important for atheists to read and/or be knowledgeable about the bible
55:35 Janet (5th time caller) atheist discussing growing up in a family who believed in the supernatural and a “haunted house” where strange things happened
1:10:51 Phil (2nd time caller) atheist discussing the abundancy of empathy and how religion puts god above humanity

Talk Heathen is filmed in front of a live studio audience every week at the Freethought library of the Atheist Community of Austin. Call the show on Sundays 1:00-2:00pm CDT: 1-512-686-0279