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

Season 2 Episode 8

Episode 02.08 03/04/2018
Hosts: Eric Murphy and EJ Sorrell/Jamie and EJ Sorrell
S2 E8
6:10 McKinley (2nd time caller) theist discussing morals and instincts
13:13 Felipe atheist discussing global atheism and what religion sells to people
26:00 Victor (3rd time caller) theist/flat earther debating about flat earth and satellites not being real.
46:45 Tom (2nd time caller) responding to previous callers and the allure of religion because of the promise of an afterlife where they can see their loved ones again
53:44 Pat discusses the difficulty of being a black atheist in the community
57:35 Damon (3rd time caller) atheist caller talking about a guru that allegedly heals you with his gaze
1:04:52 Damon continues the call (after a brief hold)
1:17:48 Hamish (5th time caller) theist discussing the propagation of atheism in culture and gender issues as well as morality
1:46:29 Olin atheist caller discussing the differences in generations between the hosts and others

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 7

Episode 02.07 02/25/2018
Hosts: Eric Murphy and Jamie
S2 E7
0.04 McKinley theist young man who wants to talk about the relationship between religion and conspiracy theories
22:54 Mr. Atheist discussing social Darwinism being used as a religion by critics and misrepresenting evolution.
33:54 Bailey (2nd time caller) atheist calling in about April 1st being considered “Atheist Day” by theists because of the biblical quote “A fool in his heart says there is no god” and it happens to fall on Easter Sunday this year.
46:52 Victor (2nd time caller) theist/flat earther has proof of intelligent design via DNA coding
1:07:35 Skyler (2nd time caller) atheist discussing bisexuality being repressed by religion
1:18:04 Amine atheist discussing the connection between conspiracy theory and religion including CDC study

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 6

Episode 02.06 02/18/2018
Hosts: Eric Murphy, Jamie and guest, Ray Blevins
S2 E6
8:21 Damon (2nd time caller) atheist discussing conspiracy theorists and flat earthers
21:49 Nick atheist asking because theists react badly to the word “atheist”, why not just say you’re agnostic?
32:43 Simon atheist discussing gender and LGBTQ+ issues and street epistemology
47:13 Victor theist/flat earther calling to discuss that atheists base claims on the same amount of evidence that theists do
1:10:42 Kendall (3rd time caller) atheist discussing the fact that prayer is not effective
1:22:57 Josh (2nd time caller) theist discussing the handiwork of god in nature and his child.

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