An Atheism related podcast hosted by a guy and his cat. I cover news stories and read from the Biblical Apocrypha as well as fend off attacks from my cat.
Episode 0018 The Archbishop and the Porn Collection

Okay a shorter episode tonight, I'll be back with a full length episode next week.

More details on the Grecian tomb mentioned in episode 11 emerge.

Trailer for documentary about Babylonian Flood myth which pre-dates Noah by a couple thousand years.

Boko Haram still running amok in Africa

Map of ebola outbreaks.

Top Liberian health official potentially exposed to ebola.

Many in Liberia worry that this could reignite civil war within the country.

Priest caught with 145K+ child porn images on his computer.

HP planning on 3D printing glass.

Plastic lenses are already being 3D printed.

Direct download: episode_0018_the_archbishop_and_the_porn_collection.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT
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A short episode since I'm running out of storage space this month.  Show notes and contact information can be found here.

Stories include: Kentucky senate candidate has anti-semitic campaign slogan, Hobby Lobby ruled used to justify silence in child labor case, Americans want more religion in their politics, not less, and Ken Ham to headline rascist gathering.

 

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Episode_0017__The_Ham_Bones_Connect.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 12:04am EDT
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Episode 0016: The Miraculous Birth of Christ Part 1

The second news episode will have to wait until Wednesday, I'm afraid.

Show notes and contact info can be found here.

 

This a bit of tough episode to chew through, I'll be the first to admit, and Doane really hammers away at the fact that there's nothing unique about Jesus' supposed virgin birth.

Direct download: Episode_0016__The_Miraculous_Birth_o.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT
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A news episode at last!  I must admit that I got a bit ranty in the beginning of the episode.  You can find links to the news articles along with contact info for the show in the show notes.  Sorry I don't have time to put them here, but I'm tired and need to get this episode posted tonight.  You'll get another episode tomorrow, it'll be a Bible Myths episode, and I may get out a second news episode tomorrow as well.

Direct download: Episode_0015_If_Youre_Happy_and_You.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 2:10am EDT
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Episode 0014 Who Wrote the Old Testament Part Two

Think of this episode like unfastening a bra strap:  Tough to do, but the reward is so, so worth it.  Its tough to process everything (and the fact that 19th Century English could be unnecessarily obtuse doesn't help matters), but it lays out the history of when the books of the Old Testament were written, and the influence that the Babylonians and others had on Old Testament books.

On a related topic, I discuss noted scholar, Irving Finkel, and his book about discovering the oldest known version of the Flood myth The Ark Before Noah.  There's supposed to be a BBC documentary based on the book, if anyone knows if its available, please let me know.

Here's the plum ketchup recipe I mentioned.  As I said, you'll want to add corn starch to thicken it up.  Here's the BBQ sauce recipe I made with the plum ketchup.  I didn't use the standard Tabasco sauce, but the Smoked Chipotle variety.  Best BBQ sauce I've ever made.

Follow the show on Twitter.  You can email me at trailerparkatheist@gmail.com.  Shownotes are at http://tparkatheist.blogspot.com/  The facebook page for the show is at facebook.com/trailerparkatheist  And copies of Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions can be found at Gutenberg.org or Archive.org or books.google.com  Print and Kindle versions are available.

 

Direct download: Episode_0014_Who_Wrote_the_Bible_Par.mp3
Category:atheism -- posted at: 11:12pm EDT
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I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Moses!  Sorry for the delay, but I've had a bit of a hectic week, and couldn't get an episode finished until now.  I'm wore out, so the show notes will have to wait until tomorrow.

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Episode 0012 Jonah Gets Circumcised!

A bit of a bonus episode this week!  I read chapters 9 and 10 of Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions.  Chapter 9 talks about Jonah as a sun god, along with figures from Hindu mythology, as well as Little Red Riding Hood being a sun goddess.  Little Golden Hood is a variant on the story of Little Red Riding Hood that you might not be familiar with.

Chapter 10 deals with the practice of circumcision and how it wasn't unique to the Jews.  Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

Follow the show on Twitter. You can email me at trailerparkatheist@gmail.com  Shownotes are at tparkatheist.blogspot.com  Previous episodes can be found at trailerparkatheist.libsyn.com  The facebook page for the show is at facebook.com/trailerparkatheist  And copies of Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions can be found at Gutenberg.org or Archive.org or books.google.com Print and Kindle editions are available from Amazon.com

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Category:atheism -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT
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Episode 0011 Kentucky Ham's Bigoted Bones

Archeologists in Greece discover massive tomb which dates from 325-300 BC and may have connections to Alexander the Great.

Italian tomb with paintings which look like they're by Neil Gaiman.

Indian province running low on priests as people forgo religion to make money.

Ken Ham's Ark Encounter engages in illegal hiring practices and has ties to a racist organization.

Jordan's LGBT community worries about the possibility of growing intolerance in a region gripped by violence.

1848 The Year of Revolutions in Europe

Allied efforts to sabotage Norwegian heavy water production in WW II

World's first 3D printed vertebra implanted in a 12 year old boy.

Mind blowing 3D printed chess set.

Two teenage Indian girls commit suicide after months of sexual harassment.

Ohio law maker has issue with the scientific method being taught in school.

Foundation Beyond Belief

Rugged bicycles for Africa

Simple adapter turns bicycles into a power source for the poor.

99 year old woman works to sew 1,000 dresses for young girls in Africa.

 

Follow the show on Twitter.  You can email me at trailerparkatheist@gmail.com  Show notes are here.  Previous episodes can be found here.  The facebook page for the show is here.

 Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Episode_0011_Kentucky_Hams_Bigoted.mp3
Category:science -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT
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