Season 2 Episode 24

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 23

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 22

Host: Eric Murphy and Genetically Modified Skeptic, Drew.

9:45 William in Tacoma, Washington (4th time caller), an atheist wants to talk about prayer and the placebo effect. He also commented on a previous caller, Tom, advocating using the term, miracle, in a certain context.

24:30 Cathy from North Carolina (2nd time caller), a newly minted atheist continues the discussion about prayer and its inefficacy. She also shared about her sister and brother-in-law campaign to quit smoking, and her wanting to follow on their progress, at the same time, letting them know how she is believing or non-believing. Lastly, she talked about the love her and her husband, Colonel Phil, shares and the love in the atheist community.

41:33 Josh of San Antonio, Texas (2nd time caller), a theist makes a quick comment regarding smoking. And he also inquired about the distinction between knowledge and belief, in regards to agnosticism and atheism.

55:10 Steve in Minnesota, a theist discusses about truth and value, and shifted to existence and knowledge.

1:30:30 Andrew of Southern California, a communist atheist expresses concern on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), its intellectual property rights and the industry extortionary practices.

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 20

Host: Eric Murphy and Tracie Harris

7:55 Charlie of Florida, an atheist and/or agnostic asks how to bridge the gap between agnosticism and atheism. Call dropped due to the weather.

16:25 William (3rd time caller) from Tacoma, Washington, an atheist shares his near death experience.

31:00 Scott in Queensbury, New York, an atheist discusses human rights for non-human beings. Tracie, guest host, shares distinction between human rights and animal protection. Scott asked final question which is about freewill and justice, using a computer analogy.

52:01 Juan (2nd time caller) from Dallas, Texas, a bible believer but not Christian, believes in magic and pharmacists are witches. He talks about magic in pharmacology and pain as physical or spiritual.  He was asked to define terms like, magic and spiritual. In turn he inquires about emotion and intuition.

1:14:24 Kevin from Pensacola, Florida, (a/theist??) has a separation of church and state concern, where his government representative sent religious newsletters via public office channels.

1:27:46 Colonel Phil (4th time caller and show contributor – animations) from North Carolina, 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 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