Milwaukee Atheist Podcast

Brittany Simon on Consent, Sex Education, Mythcon V and More!

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Brittany Simon joins us on the Mythinformed podcast. Brittany Simon is an alternative lifestyle educator focusing on BDSM, polyamorous and queer relationships. She helps others balance political, religious and cultural pressures while trying to live authentically happy lives. She can be found on YouTube and most social media platforms.

Poisoning the Well Join Us to Discuss YouTube Culture and the Atheist Community

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So Fain and PhatPat are entertainers that have a popular YouTube channel entitled Poisoning the Well, where they create videos that cover topics in the atheist community, skeptic YouTube community and other popular online content. 

During this interview we discuss the inspiration behind the Poisoning the Well channel's initial launch and where they have taken it over the years. So Fain gives us the low down on his sun glasses and why he doesn't take them off for pictures. We get into some topics that are trending in the skeptic community currently and the guys share their thoughts on Mythcon V. This is a really fun interview. Don't miss it! 

Part 2: What to Expect at #Kilroy w/ Based Mama and Sister Danger

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Based Mama and Sister Danger join us to discuss the #Kilroy event. We discuss how Vidcon 2017 inspired them to organize Kilroy and what type of conversations and panels we can expect to see on stage as a result. 

The Kilroy Event is an international free-speech advocacy conference.

Kilroy is focused on exploring the social, academic, political and legal intersections of free speech and censorship, with an emphasis on protecting constitutionally enshrined rights.

This event is taking place at Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel in Phoenix, Arizona on the 21st & 22nd of April 2018. 

Part 1: What to Expect at #Kilroy w/ Based Mama and Sister Danger

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Based Mama and Sister Danger join us to discuss the #Kilroy event. We discuss how Vidcon 2017 inspired them to organize Kilroy and what type of conversations and panels we can expect to see on stage as a result. 

The Kilroy Event is an international free-speech advocacy conference.

Kilroy is focused on exploring the social, academic, political and legal intersections of free speech and censorship, with an emphasis on protecting constitutionally enshrined rights.

This event is taking place at Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel in Phoenix, Arizona on the 21st & 22nd of April 2018. 

Part 1: #Mythcon IV Review w/ Brian Edward Dmitry K Thomas and Eli


Hosts of the Mythinformed podcast, Brian Edward and Dmitry K talk with Thomas Smith and Eli about Mythcon IV. Many points that have been brought up on "both sides" after Mythcon IV took place. We try our best to speak to two of the critics of the conference in this interview.

A Muslim Atheist w/ Ali Rizvi

Ali A. Rizvi is a Pakistani-Canadian writer, physician, and musician who resides in Toronto. He has recently completed his first book, The Atheist Muslim.

Ali grew up in Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, as part of a progressive Muslim family, before he moved permanently to Canada in his twenties. As a physician, he trained in pathology (with fellowship in oncologic pathology) at SUNY Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and also holds a master of science degree in biochemistry from Ontario’s McMaster University. In 2011, he switched his career to medical communications so he could focus more on his writing. Ali is an avid and vocal advocate for secularism, science, and reform, particularly in the Muslim community. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and also plays with a rock band in Toronto.

The Gospel of Atheism and Freethought According to Michael Sherlock

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Michael Sherlock on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Michael A. Sherlock is an atheist author who, was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and spent many years in Tasmania. He studied social Anthropology and Sociology, Political Science, and Law at the University of Tasmania and became fascinated by the myths of our ancient ancestors. This fascination led him to study comparative mythology, which in turn led him to investigate the non-Judaic origins of the Bible. 

Sherlock's aim as an author is to expose the "sacred" lies, frauds and forgeries of religion. Sherlock says: "Before we can clear a path to finding truth, whatever that may be, we must first neutralize the filth which has infected the minds of so many...supernaturalism, superstition, pseudo-science, and religion, all embody this mental filth, and the scientific method, with its humble, honest and evidence-based approach to questions of probable truth, represents the neutralizer." He is the author of the 3 part book series “I am Christ”, and “The Gospel of Atheism and Freethought: according to Sherlock”. His new book is entitled “Blasphemy” and was published by our friends at Atheist Republic.

Michael takes us through some of his new book and explains why he states “ISIS is Islam or Islamism”. He also explains what the “atheist atrocity fallacy” is and why it is used to make atheism look like a negative ideology. We put to bed the nasty and very false accusation made by CJ Werleman that Michael Sherlock influenced the Chapel Hill shooter to kill three Muslims over a parking spot, because the Chap Hill shooter liked Michael’s Facebook page. We cover all of this and more! Don’t miss this interview! 

Click here for Michael's blog hosted by Atheist Republic

Click here for Michael's blog hosted by Atheist Republic

How did the "Pagan" Religions Influence Christianity? w/ Jordan Anthony Burich

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Jordan Anthony Burich Joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Jordan Anthony Burich holds an Anthropology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is beginning his PhD track this fall at the State University of New York-Buffalo. His focus is on archaeology, mainly an archaeology of religion, ritual, and cultural transmission. He is a dedicated skeptic who will--more often than not--opt for the simplest answer. He also enjoys discussions such as the following.

Jordan joins us on air and discusses his research into how ancient cultures and religions have set the foundation for what we view as the modern day religions ie. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Jordan has been onsite on various archeological digs in Cypress and has extensively researched ancient cultures.

During this interview we discuss how the Roman Emperor Constantine utilized the Mithras cult to further the political campaign of Christianity. We touch on how various scientists have challenged the religious claims of how the world works, and why their bravery was so important in progressing society. We touch on the ridiculous claims of the ancient alien theories and how nature inspired many of the myths that we know today. Don’t miss this fun and informative interview! 

The Faithless Feminist w/ Karen Garst

Author Karen Garst Joins us on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Karen Garst is an atheist and a feminist. She started focusing on her atheism in 2014 when the U. S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. In this decision, the Court decided that the owners of Hobby Lobby, because of their religious beliefs, were not required to provide certain forms of birth control to their female employees under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Karen writes about women's issues and the role religion has and is playing in inhibiting the progress toward full equality. She strongly believes that the time has come for women to be able to openly and freely express their atheist views without shame and ridicule in our society. She has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Karen Garst is currently editing a book entitled “Women Beyond Belief: Discovering a Life Without Religion” which will explore  stories of women who have left religion coming from diverse religious backgrounds. This book is scheduled to be out sometime in the Fall of 2016.

She has also created a blog and a YouTube Channel. You will find topics that vary from separation of church and state issues to well researched pieces on the mythological roots of modern day religions. One of our favorites is her blog that shows the evolution of the divine nature goddess into an Abrahamic figure. Make sure to check out her incredible blog and subscribe to her YouTube Page. 

A Tribute to the Life and Work of DM Murdock aka Acharya S

D.M. Murdock, aka Acharya S was an independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology She was classically educated at some of the finest schools, receiving a degree in Classics and Greek Civilization, from Franklin & Marshall College. DM Murdock was also a member of one of the world's most exclusive institutes for the study of Ancient Greek Civilization, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece.

Murdock served as a trench master on archaeological excavations in Corinth, Greece, and Connecticut, USA, as well as a teacher's assistant on the island of Crete. Murdock was proficient in English, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese just to name a few.

DM Murdock is the author of several books, including The Christ Conspiracy and Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection  among many others. She was a proponent and leading scholar of the Christ myth theory. Her latest Book “Did Moses Exist?” provides a massive amount of information from antiquity about the world's religious traditions and mythology, including how solar myths, wine cultivation and fertility cults have shaped the Bible and Judaism. This book is revered as the most comprehensive study to date on the subject of Moses.

She was all of this and much more to many. She was a leader in the freethought movement and challenged the status quo. She showed us that it was okay to speak out against the unfair treatment of women in heavily religiously indoctrinated cultures. She challenged us to question everything including Jesus’ historicity. She inspired many people to learn more about the mythological origins of modern day religions. The Mythicist Milwaukee team will miss her very much.

To pay tribute we wanted to reflect on what she meant to others and listen to their stories and experiences with this amazing individual who has passed away on December 25, 2015. To honor her legacy, a panel made up of Aron Ra, David Fitzgerald, Miguel Conner, and Dr. Robert Price along with the Mythicist Milwaukee team, discussed the impact that Acharya’s work and friendship had on their lives.

If DM Murdock has inspired you throughout the years please consider donating to her family. Her immediate family is in need of support to cover funeral costs and many more expenses. You can donate here by purchasing her e-books. Her family will get 100 % of your donation and you will receive digital copies of her e-books. 

Who is the Popular Atheist Youtuber Known as TheraminTrees?

TheraminTrees on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"

Link aka TheraminTrees, is a popular YouTube user who makes very high quality videos on a variety of topics including religion and atheism. His videos do a wonderful job of keeping the audience engaged and learning many critical skills and arguments throughout the experience. His videos highlight his eclectic background in publishing, illustration and psychology.

You may have seen his videos, but you may not know a lot about him and why he creates them. We were honored to have Link make his podcast interview debut on our show.

During this interview we discuss how Link transitioned into atheism and what inspired him to start his video series that he never set out to create initially. He shares his take on the terror attack on Paris that took place on Friday November, 15 2015.  Link also shares with us his perception on the negative prejudice that atheists experience in the US and how that is contrasted in the UK.

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We get into great detail on many of the videos that can be found on the TherimanTrees YouTube page including “Losing Faith”, “Instruction Manual for Life”, and “Respecting Beliefs” and many others!

You can help Link continue to make his incredibly researched and well produced videos by supporting his Patreon page here:

Where Myths Go To Die w/ Shelley Segal (Live in the Studio!)

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Shelley Segal is an up and coming singer and songwriter based out of Melbourne, Australia.

An artist, an activist and an explicit storyteller. Shelley uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world, but to create the world that she wants to see. In addition to her art Shelley is an outspoken secular advocate and is very involved in the secular community.

Shelley has performed for many large crowds including the Reason Rally in Washington DC. Shelley's newest EP "Strange Feeling" is available on her website at

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During Shelley’s tour of the US this year, (2015) we had the pleasure of meeting with her live while she was in Milwaukee. Shelley honored us with a live podcast interview where she shares the many things she had experienced on her tour. She also performs some of her songs live during the interview! 

On the spot, Shelley also wrote and performed a custom song for us while she was in the studio! We put together a video of this incredibly beautiful song. Give it a listen and you will be hooked. 

Writing for Little Thinkers w/ Courtney Lynn

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Courtney Lynn is a children's book author who mainly focuses on science and secular issues. She received her bachelor's of science degree in business marketing and has a minor in psychology. 

Her own path to atheism and raising her son, made her realize that there are probably other children and parents out there going through the same struggles. As a parent to a freethinker, she realizes the importance of letting kids learn in their own way, all the while letting them know it is okay to be who they are. 

She has written many books including: 
"I'm An Atheist And That's Ok", 
"It Is Ok To Be A Godless Me", 
"I'm A Little Thinker",
"Please Don't Bully Me", 
"Through Space and Time", 
and "Sketti Tales".

You can purchase Courtney's books here: Her mission is not to give children the answers, but to provide them with the stepping stone to learn to ask questions and find answers.

The Tireless Efforts of the Atheist Republic w/ Allie Jackson

Allie Jackson joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show".

Allie Jackson is the PR Director blogger and designer for the secular international juggernaut known as the Atheist Republic. The Atheist Republic advocates against religious and dogmatic teachings that promote violence and oppression. Their mission is to invite people that are already atheists to join each other and help lessen misery and suffering around us.

Allie works tirelessly around the clock on various initiatives that provide a safe and welcoming community for secular individuals across the globe. Outside of editing and writing books, blog posts, supporting consulates etc. she manages the Atheist Republic social media and their admins. Their Facebook site alone has over 1.1 million likes.

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During this interview Allie discusses the Atheist Republic consulate initiative that offers a safe haven for secular individuals around the world. She also discusses the work that Atheist Republic is doing to support the secular individuals in Bangladesh, which has been a very dangerous place for atheists bloggers in the wake of the brutal murders that have taken place. Allie discusses how everyone can help change the stigma that is tied to the word "atheist" and how and why people should get involved. We talk about the above mentioned items and so much more.

Like Allie and Atheist Republic, we at Mythicist Milwaukee want to create an open and inviting environment for atheists and nonbelievers, too, through the work of our Mythinformation Conference - coming up on September 26. Get your tickets - $35 online and $40 at the door - today and join us to meet like-minded others at this great event!