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Paulogia Joins Us on the Mythinformed Podcast

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Paulogia is a former Christian that takes a look at the claims of Christians, wherever science is being denied in the name of ancient books.

Checkout Paulogia's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIS4cWaXgWpznjwovFYQBJQ

Identity Politics in Atheism w/ Courtney Heard aka Godless Mom

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Courtney Heard aka Godless Mom is a blogger, podcaster, and YouTuber that covers atheism and all of the topics that surround the community. 

Courtney discusses how she was first introduced to the atheist community and what she has done since she has been involved. Courtney has a fascinating and impressive story. Don't miss this interview! 

Hugo and Jake from The Bible Reloaded Join Us

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Hugo and Jake from “The Bible Reloaded” web series and the new “The Quran Reloaded” web series join us on the Mythinformed podcast. Jake and Hugo are very successful public personalities that blend information on religion and atheism with comedy and satire on their platforms. It was truly an honor to get a chance to talk with them. Don’t miss this interview!  

Bearing: The Story Behind the YouTube Bear

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Bearing is a popular and entertaining Aussie You Tuber with over 400 thousand subscribers. This Youube star, lovingly referred to as "Bearing," makes videos which cover socio-cultural topics, feminism, social justice, and politics. His videos feature a good bit of biting satire and hysterical commentary.  He's also known for being the world's biggest cunt ... errrr ... we mean he wrote a song, called "The World's Biggest Cunt" ...because he's also a musician.


Bearing discusses his channel and how it has developed over time. We also get an insight into Bearings successful professional life before his You Tube success. Bearing explains how Sargon of Akkad was one You Tube creator that inspired him to create his channel originally. If you love Bearing’s content, you will love this interview. 

Checkout Bearing's You Tube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwW_vaMPlq8J4weKDsfeJzw

MythCon the Gathering w/ Jeremy aka TheQuartering

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Jeremy aka TheQuartering and UnsleevedMedia on YouTube, joins us in the studio for an in person interview. Jeremy discusses his time in the Magic the Gathering community and the tweet that generated controversy for no reason. He explains how this introduced him to Sargon of Akkad.

We discuss social justice over reach and highlight how this has influenced the Magic and atheist community.

Jeremy attended MythCon 2017 and is very familiar with the controversy that surrounded the event as well as the bad actors involved. We touch on the hype leading up to the event and the discussions between various individuals since. If you are familiar with MythCon 2017 you will enjoy our deep dive into firsthand inforomation from the orginizers and someone that has covered it for months.

Part 2: #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 Reformers Post Traumatic Growth w/ Asra Nomani

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Asra Nomani is a journalist who taught journalism at Georgetown University and is also co-director of the Pearl Project, an investigative-reporting project looking into the kidnapping and murder of her former colleague, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. The project was published by the Center for Public Integrity.

Nomani is the author of two books, Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam and Tantrika: Traveling the Road of Divine Love. She is also the author of numerous articles, including "Islamic Bill of Rights for Women in the Bedroom", the "Islamic Bill of Rights for Women in the Mosque."

She was a friend and colleague of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was staying with her in Karachi with his wife when he was abducted and later murdered by Islamic militants in January 2002.

Nomani has been hailed by the New York Times for her "Rosa Parks-style activism" standing up for women's rights to pray and lead prayer in typically male-only or male-led environments. 

In this interview Asra shares her last memory of Daniel Pearl and how that event changed her life. She covers her visit to the senate in hopes to shed light on Islam extremism with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She also shares for the first time her encounter with Seth MacFarlane and her time on the Bill Maher Panel

Asra will take part in the Islam in the age of Trump debate at the Mythinformation Conference IV #Mythcon, in Milwaukee Septeber 30th, 2017. 

Jesus Mything in Action w/ David Fitzgerald

David Fitzgerald is a writer, public speaker and historical researcher who has been actively investigating the Historical Jesus question for over ten years. He has a degree in history and was an associate member of CSER (the former Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion). He is the author of “NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All”, “The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons” and "Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. I" (The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion) (Volume 2)

David is an LGBT activist, feminist, and a voice for others to feel stronger about themselves in this harsh world we live. David Fitzgerald has been called "one of the busiest atheist activists in the Bay Area." In addition to serving on the board of San Francisco Atheists and Center For Inquiry-SF, he is also the Director/Co-Founder of both the world's first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco's oldest annual Darwin Day celebration.

Drinking the Limeade w/ Lahna Turner

Lahna turner is one of the hottest comedians working the comedy circuit. With her hilarious songs and sharp wit Lahna holds nothing back as she shares insights and observations from her life as an ex-wife, mother, and the uncensored inner voice of millions of women.

Her one hour special titled “So.... I wrote a song about it” is available on Hulu and Amazon. She has appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, Netflix, VH1, CMT, and truTV." she made her big screen debut in the award-winning indie film "teacher of the year."

Lahna has performs in top comedy venues and theaters nationwide and abroad including many tours for the USO.

Her three comedy albums, "If These Lips Could Talk" and "D!@k Jokes and Other Assorted Love Songs," and "Limeade" have received airplay at top radio stations across the country as well as national lampoon’s top 40 comedy countdown, and are currently in rotation on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Lahna will be performing at the 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Film Festival with Jill Michele Melean and Debra Wilson on Saturday August 5th at Shank Hall

Why do People Believe What They Believe? w/ Ben Fama Jr.

Ben Fama Jr. is an award-winning filmmaker, freethinker, and entrepreneur, noted for his work on his short film A Virus Called Fear, the new documentary Reasons To Believe, host of the podcast Reality Trip with Ben Fama Jr., and owner of Fama Media Productions, LLC.

As a graduate of the Zaki Gordon Institute for Filmmaking and the Sedona Film School (where he won Best Director both years), he has been featured in Huffington Post and his films have been featured on PBS, Medibiz.tv, and IndieFlix. Ben’s films and talks reflect the social and psychological behavior of humans and their social constructs on society.  His goal is to challenge the way we think and see the world, as well as what we believe.

Ben is an open advocate for mental health, science and education. Ben loves psychology, music, film, art, nature, science, and knowledge.

Foundation for Reason and Science w/ Robyn Blumner

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Robyn Blumner joined the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science as Executive Director in February 2014 and a year later she was promoted to President & chief executive officer. 

Prior to working for the foundation Robyn’s career was as a nationally syndicated columnist and editorial writer at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper. 

Robyn is an expert on civil liberties and civil rights. She has written extensively on church-state separation, free speech and privacy issues as well as economics and the diminishing power of the middle-class. In 2012, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

Robyn was the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida from 1989 to 1997, and executive director of the ACLU of Utah from 1987 to 1989. In that role she led efforts to protect abortion rights, student free speech rights and to prevent the adoption of school vouchers, among dozens of public policy battles.

Robyn attended Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, graduating with honors in 1982. Her law degree comes from New York University School of Law where she graduated in 1985 and is a member of the New York State Bar.

Jesus has a Nazareth Problem w/ Rene Salm

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Author René Salm's controversial analysis of Christian origins started with his 2008 book "The Myth of Nazareth: The Invented Town of Jesus," an archeological exposé showing that the town of Nazareth did not yet exist in the time of Jesus. His recent book "NazarethGate: Quack Archeology, Holy Hoaxes, and the Invented Town of Jesus" is the fact-based sequel that was released in 2015. René has lived in nine countries from Sri Lanka, to Lebanon, to the United States.

His universal approach to religion emphasizes our common spirituality over differences hardened by dogma and simple names. Besides being an author, he has worked as a composer/musician and also as a mental health technician caring for those severely disturbed. René considers himself among the "New Atheists" and also among the growing number of "Jesus Mythicists," that is, scholars who believe that Jesus of Nazareth did not exist as a human being but was invented by the early Church. 

During this podcast interview, Rene shares his insight into why he feels the location known as Nazareth did not exist when Jesus would have lived. Rene has scrupulously combed through a vast amount of archaeological reports to prove out his hypothesis. He also has a unique stance on Jesus mythicism. He not only feels that Jesus did not exist, he has an alternate explanation of a figure in antiquity that may have been the model that was used in the Gospel narratives. Don’t miss this incredible interview! 

"Atheist Nerd Girl" Alyssa Joins Us on Air

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For the past couple years Alyssa has been writing her thoughts and opinions on things related to atheism and occasionally other interests at her blog https://atheistnerdgirl.wordpress.com/  and tweeting under the handle @pooroldkilgore. She has a Bachelors degree in sociology and also has a strong interest in history, philosophy, the arts, and politics. She sites some of her biggest influences as Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Douglas Adams, Matt Groening, and Woody Allen. Her main driving passion is being a positive voice in the atheist movement.

Alyssa explains where she got the Twitter handle Pooroldkilgore. She discusses how and why she became an atheist and why she has to learn about religion early on in her childhood. She tells us about her interest in sci-fi and various cartoons. We discuss various topics on body image and where how feminism and women being depicted in media such as video games and movies intersect. We talk about all of this and much more. Alyssa elaborates on many very important topics that revolve around the secular world. Don't miss this interview! 

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests w/ Peter Isely

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Peter Isely is a founding member and longtime Midwest Director of SNAP, The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, the world’s oldest organization of survivors of childhood rape and sexual assault by clergy, with over 18,000 survivors in hundreds of chapters worldwide.

A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Peter is a psychotherapist in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he established the nation’s only inpatient hospital program for victims of clergy sexual trauma.

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A frequent spokesperson and media guest, Peter's story and work has been featured nationally and internationally, including in several award winning documentary films. His current project is the Milwaukee based Survivors and Clergy Leadership Alliance or SCLA, an innovative partnership of survivors and clergy working to end sexual violence in the church.

Peter was the 2014 recipient of Harvard University’s Rev. Peter J. Gomes Distinguished Alumni Honors, the 2012 Public Service Award of the National Association of Social Workers, and the 2010 Thomas P. Canon Equal Justice Award of the Legal Aid Society.

Peter joins us in the studio for a two hour discussion on what SNAP has been doing to help bring justice for the survivors of sexual abuse. We cover the Milwaukee bankruptcy case and why this has been taking a long time to finalize. 

Enter the Red Goddess Blogs

Greetings all mythicists and mythicist-curious! My name is Megan and I'm glad you're here.

I met Mythicist Milwaukee at their first conference in  April 2015. I had been out of the athiest loop since moving to town a few years ago. I was deconverted by Richard Dawkins whilst living in England. The mythicist position was unfamiliar to me, but learning about it has strengthened my feeling of godlessness. 

Luckily, my university (Mount Mary University) allowed me to intern as a new media (English) student. I write the newsletter and now you will be seeing more of my work.

Here are some shots from today's broadcast at the  the newly-renamed Milwaukee Cooperative.

P.S. I love Asherah.