Season 2 Episode 18

Host: Eric Murphy and EJ Sorrell

4:47 Karl (3rd time caller) from Vista, California a/theist?? calls back to talk about gender pronouns and wants to play the devil’s advocate. EJ explains the difference between gender roles and gender identities.

26:57 Colonel Phil (3rd time caller) in North Carolina, an atheist from North Carolina, shares his good news, that his lovely wife has completed her deconversion.

32:01 Hakiem (2nd time caller) from Alabama, a theist briefly comments about identification of genitalia or sex organs. He is also following up on the last week conversation of intelligent design until call is dropped.

44:16 Mr. Atheist (5th time caller) discusses a Svengali of atheists who is pimping a recycled catchphrase of “you are not really an atheist” or the “no true atheist.”

58:26 Duane in Philadelphia atheist and Daoist in the philosophical sense, expresses his problem that a lot of cosmology and particle physics sounds dogmatic in their claims.

1:07:13 Cathy aka Booger, Colonel Phil’s wife, an atheist shares her deconversion process and her disillusioned with Christianity.

1:16:43 Andreu from Spain, a/theist?? talks about skepticism and mental illness.

1:25:21 Kendall from Seattle, Washington, an atheist talks about gender pronouns, identity and effortlessness of re-routing one’s language. She also asks the hosts’ perspective on being an open atheist in her proprietorship or business venture.

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 17

Host: Eric Murphy and Jamie

4:20 William from Tacoma, atheist asks about morality that is not covered in theological mindsets. And also discusses artificial breeding of animals towards more cognitive traits.

16:27 Thomas from Atlanta, Georgia, theist?? calls in to ask about the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA) views and formal process in creating an official stand on an issue or view. And also discusses how a member’s action reflects on a group.

40:33 Hakiem from Alabama theist wants to discuss atheist perspective. He expressed his belief in a god who created all things based on faith alone and asks how atheist thinks the universe came into existence.

1:23:21 Hakiem on hold and a call from Katie in Lincoln is push through but accidentally cut off

1:24:32 Katie connects and explains that human observed exploding stars in the sky. In Sung dynasty, there were Chinese astronomers had observed stars exploding. They had noticed that there was a new star in the sky. And it was extremely bright and very much noticeable even when the sun is out, during sunrise and sunset. Later on, human were able to observed crab nebula. In the 18th century, scientists were able to say the crab nebula was created by the supernovas that had been observed in 1049.

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