Carl "Sargon of Akkad" Benjamin is a popular independent Vlogger with over 700,000 subscribers on YouTube. A skeptic of ideologies both theological and political, his channel is dedicated to rational arguments backed by evidence. Sometimes a polemicist, at other times soft spoken, Sargon of Akkad has created a considerable amount of content regarding skeptical thought.
Allie Jackson is the CEO of Atheist Republic which is the largest atheist page on Facebook and reaches over 16 million people per week. Allie is also the host of many podcasts and is the head of the Atheist Republic publishing house. Allie will be on stage at Mythcon V in Milwaukee, WI on Saturday September 22, 2018.
In this interview we discuss many faucets of free speech including Hannibal Buress getting his mic cut at Loyaola University and Count Dankula being found Guilty in the UK for a joke video that may lead to jail time.
Derrick is both a recovering alcoholic and an independent student of comparative religion and biblical criticism--an amateur philosopher of religion, so to speak, who's dedicated over a decade of study to the field. Having extensive experience with both addiction and religious studies, he felt that he was in a unique position to share his story of secular redemption in "Addictus: A Nonbeliever's Path to Recovery."
Lalo Dagach is a Chilean Palestinian that does commentary on international politics, religion and culture . He is the host of @LaloPodcast, and does weekly interviews with religious people and atheists.
We also discuss the upcoming "Science Moms" film that will start screening in October of 2017. Make sure to check out Natalie on the Science Enthusiast Facebook page and all of the otehr media that she contributes to.
We had the honor of interviewing Tim Urban on the Mythinformed podcast. Wait But Why is a site founded by Tim Urban and Andrew Finn and written and illustrated by Tim Urban. The site covers a range of subjects as a long-form blog. Content has been syndicated on The Huffington Post, Lifehacker, as well as being referenced on other sites. Typical posts involve long form explanations of various topics, including artificial intelligence, outer space, and procrastination using a combination of prose and rough illustrations.
In June 2015, Elon Musk asked Urban if he would be willing to write about his companies and their surrounding industries, leading to a four-part series of Wait But Why posts on Elon Musk and his companies. Urban interviewed Musk multiple times, and the two discussed the importance of sustainable transport, solar energy, and the future of space exploration. On April 20, 2017, Tim Urban posted the first deep insight into Elon Musk's transhumanist brain-machine interface company, Neuralink. Musk had asked Urban to write an explanatory article about a month and a half before.
You can watch Tim’s TED talk on procrastination here: https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_urban_inside_the_mind_of_a_master_procrastinator
Scott Clifton is a Daytime Emmy award-winning actor, best known for his work in the long-running American soap operas, General Hospital, One Life to Live, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Also recognized for his YouTube persona, "Theoretical Bullshit", he has cultivated a growing following in the online world of critical thinking and debate, which has earned him invitations to speak at multiple conventions for skepticism and freethought. In 2014,
Clifton released a music album titled “Girl Go Home,” which he wrote and sang, “because nobody else would”. It was truly an honor to have Scott on the show! Don't miss this interview.
Greg aka Armoured Skeptic is a well-known Canadian atheist YouTube content creator who focuses mainly on religion and often debunks many statements made by religious fundamentalists and apologists. June, aka Shoe0nhead, is a popular YouTube content creator from New York who enjoys ranting about the bizarre world we live in today.
We were extremely honored to have two very talented and well informed entertainers on the show. We discuss many topics that surround secularism and the social climate. This is a must listen interview! Make sure to buy your tickets today to meet Greg and June live in Milwaukee on Saturday September 30th, 2017!
Carlos Alazraqui is a stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, singer, impressionist, producer and screenwriter possibly best known as Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911!. His extensive voice-over work includes the role of Bobbi Fabulous on Phineas and Ferb, the Taco Bell chihuahua in the Taco Bell commercials, Denzel Crocker and Juandissimo Magnifico on The Fairly OddParents, Rocko and Spunky on Rocko's Modern Life, Lazlo and Clam in Camp Lazlo, Grandpapi Rivera in El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, and as Mr. Weed in Family Guy.
He is a weekly contributor on "The Stephanie Miller Show" where he discusses politics and shows off his Donald Trump impression.
Carlos joins us to discuss everything from his legendary voice acting to his take on the current political and religious climate. Carlos is an outspoken agnostic that does not shy away from taking on taboo topics in his comedy and through his various media platforms. We were extremely honored to have Carlos on the show. Don't miss this interview!
Ardent Atheists Emery Emery and Heather Henderson talk with comedians, actors and friends about atheism, deism and the effects of religion on us all. Guests of the show are a mix of atheists, agnostics, deists, scientists, humanists and the occasional god-loving, scripture-quoting crusader. Discussions are deeply impassioned, mostly respectful and always funny. You can find out more about them on their website here.
Emery is a filmmaker, director, producer, and comedian. He's worked with Penn Jillette, and was the editor of film The Aristocrats and The Green Room with Paul Provenza. He directed "Jake Johannsen: I Love You", Chris Porter's, "Screaming From The Cosmos" and produced "Doug Stanhope's, "Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere" as well as Teller's film, "Play Dead". Emery is a former evangelical Christian whose religious studies, instead of bolstering his faith as he intended, led him to become a skeptic of all things woo.
Heather is a singer, actress, editor, producer, and burlesque veteran. She got her start at the age of 16 as a co-host and mini dancing superstar of the nationwide television show “Dance Party USA”. She has also appeared on Sesame Street and in “Mannequin 2” and the Disney film “Annapolis”. She is currently the lead vocalist of Penn Jillette's No God Band in Las Vegas.
Shelley Segal wrote and recorded the song that appears at the end of our Mythinformed podcast. We are in love with this song and wanted to post it to our RSS feeds. Enjoy!
During this podcast interview John Loftus takes us through his career and the current projects that he is working on. He explains in depth how he came to atheism from being ordained as a minister and how that has changed his life.
John Loftus earned a bachelor's degree from Great Lakes Christian College in 1977. He later earned two master's degrees, M.A. and M.DiV., from Lincoln Christian University under the teaching of James D. Strauss and a Masters of Theology degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He became ordained as a minister in the Church of Christ and taught apologetics for Great Lakes Christian College and Lincoln Christian University, as well as teaching philosophy and ethics for College of Lake County, Kellogg Community College and Trine University.
He is the author of "The Outsider Test for Faith," and the editor of two books, "The Christian Delusion," and "The End of Christianity." John also co-wrote a debate book with Dr. Randal Rauser, "God or Godless."
His self-published book, "Why I became an Atheist: Personal Reflections and Additional Arguments," contains chapters not to be found in his books or Blog. In this honest appraisal of his journey from believer to atheist, John carefully explains the experiences and the reasoning process that led him to reject religious belief. The bulk of the book is his "cumulative case" against Christianity. Here he lays out the philosophical, scientific, and historical reasons that can be raised against Christian belief.
Outside of his books, John also founded and manages a blog entitled “Debunking Christianity”, where he shares original writings as well as developments on the various projects that he has in the works.
Cappadonna on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show
Cappadonna has known the Wu-Tang Clan members since grade school in Staten Island, and he had even decided at the age of 15 that he could write and perform lyrics. It wasn't until 1995, however, that he made his recorded debut, appearing on Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx album.
With that album, he became an official member of the Wu-Tang Killa Beez, and from there on out, he frequently appeared on Wu records. In 1996, he played a large role on Ghostface Killah's Ironman.
During 1997, his Wu affiliation continued, as he rapped on the Clan's second album, Wu-Tang Forever.
Cappadonna's solo debut, The Pillage, finally appeared in March 1998. Like any Wu project, the record featured RZA as the executive producer and cameos from a number of other Wu members, including Method Man, U-God, and Raekwon. Cappadonna has just released the sequel to his solo debut album entitled ”The Pillage 2”
The legendary MC remained active in the following years releasing mix-CDs, doing tours and joining Ghostface Killah’s Theodore Unit. Cappadonna inked a deal with new indie label Chambermusik Records/Koch in 2008.
Cappadonna joins us to discuss the creation process of his music. We discuss the challenges that he has faced in his life and how he used his music to overcome these obstacles. He shares some insight into the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan and how their music has evolved over the years. We discuss the Reason Rally 2016 and what that means for atheism as well as the Wu-Tang Members that will be performing at the event. Don’t miss this interview!
Professor Kenneth L. Feder on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show
Kenneth L. Feder is a professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University. Professor Kenneth Feder is the founder and director of the Farmington River Archaeological Project which studies the prehistory of the region in northwest Connecticut.
He gained his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 1973 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, his Master of Arts in anthropology from the University of Connecticut in 1975 and his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1982.
In 1993, Feder published an account of his archaeological investigation into a 19th-century historical site in Barkhamsted, Connecticut entitled A Village of Outcasts: Historical Archaeology and Documentary Research at the Lighthouse Site, in which he detailed a case study of a group of Native Americans, emancipated African-American slaves, and European settlers who formed a settlement that lasted from 1740 to 1860.
Feder's work can be found in various media sources and even text books for undergraduates. He has been involved in many projects that focus on debunking outrageous archaeological claims such as but not limited to, lost civilizations, ancient aliens, Atlantis etc.
Ken joined us for a fascinating interview on his work in the field of archaeology. He explains why he has been fascinated in this field of study since he has been a child. He takes us through many of the projects and dig sites that he has worked on, that have debunked many false claims such ancient aliens, giants, forged relics, and ancient Israelites existing in America prior to the Native American tribes. Do not miss this fantastic interview with Kenneth L. Feder.