Armchair Atheism is the official podcast of GodlessHaven.com, exploring subjects related to religion and non-belief through interview discussions with a variety of scholarly and thoughtful voices.
AA016 – The Ebony Exodus Project, with Candace Gorham23/10/2018 Duration: 51min
In this episode, I speak with Candace Gorham about her book The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion – and Others Should Too. Candace is a licensed professional mental health counselor, a former ordained minister turned atheist activist, as well as a researcher and writer on issues relating to […] The post AA016 – The Ebony Exodus Project, with Candace Gorham appeared first on Godless Haven.
AA015 – Atheism, #MeToo, and Men’s Rights, with Caroline Matas - Armchair Atheism03/05/2018 Duration: 49min
For this episode, I speak with Caroline Matas about a handful of subjects revolving around New Atheism, the #MeToo movement, and Men’s Rights Activism. Caroline is currently a doctoral student in the Religion in the Americas subfield at Princeton University. She is also the news editor and social media manager at the Harvard Religious Literacy […] The post AA015 – Atheism, #MeToo, and Men’s Rights, with Caroline Matas appeared first on Godless Haven.
AA014 – Can Humanists Have a Savior Complex? with Rajani Gudlavalleti - Armchair Atheism07/03/2018 Duration: 37min
Rajani Gudlavalleti is a community organizer, consultant, and writer. For over a decade, she has worked at the intersections of social justice, public health, and the legal system. Rajani has conducted this work through the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore City Health Department, and Open Society Foundations. Currently, her primary passion is as […] The post AA014 – Can Humanists Have a Savior Complex? with Rajani Gudlavalleti appeared first on Godless Haven.
AA013 – What is a God? with Jaco Gericke - Armchair Atheism21/02/2018 Duration: 01h16s
What was a god assumed to be, according to Hebrew scripture? How do our cultural contexts and philosophical assumptions impact the way we conceive of ancient religious concepts today? Can philosophy help us to understand how these issues have served to shape the very question of what a god is down through history? In this […] The post AA013 – What is a God? with Jaco Gericke appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 12 – What is Religion? with Kevin Schilbrack25/08/2017 Duration: 58min
How should we understand the concept of religion? How does our understanding of it impact the way we see different traditions, communities, and practices? What are the ways religion has been understood in the past and in the academy? For this episode of the podcast, I speak with Kevin Schilbrack about his contribution to the […] The post AA012 – What is Religion? with Kevin Schilbrack appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 11 – Evolution: Only a Theory? with Ken Miller27/06/2017 Duration: 01h08min
Is evolution just a theory? Why is creationism unscientific? In this episode of the podcast, we look at some of the common questions and problems in the creation-evolution debate. Ken Miller is the Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University. He was the lead expert witness for the plaintiff […] The post AA011 – Evolution: Only a Theory? with Ken Miller appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 10 – Life After Religion? with Gayle Jordan16/02/2017 Duration: 37min
Leaving religion behind can have real life consequences for many people, some of them frustrating or even traumatic in nature. When one first walks away from a religious tradition, or stands up to the dominant tradition within their own community, a variety of challenges and questions may present themselves. Where do we turn to for […] The post AA010 – Life After Religion? with Gayle Jordan appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 9 – Is There an Afterlife? with Keith Augustine30/01/2017 Duration: 01h04min
Is there evidence of life of death? What should we make of claims about near-death experiences, apparitions, and psychic encounters? For this episode of the show, I talk with Keith Augustine about these questions and more. Mr. Augustine is the Executive Director and Scholarly Paper Editor at Internet Infidels. He holds a Master’s in Philosophy […] The post AA009 – Is There an Afterlife? with Keith Augustine appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 8 – What is Faith? with John Bishop24/01/2017 Duration: 01h22min
For some religious believers, faith is one of the most important things a person can have in their life. But what is faith? Common theistic definitions say that faith is belief or trust, while a number of atheists argue that faith is an irrational claim to knowledge. In this episode of the show, I talk […] The post AA008 – What is Faith? with John Bishop appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 7 – How Ancient is Atheism? with Tim Whitmarsh13/02/2016 Duration: 38min
How long has atheism been around? In this seventh episode of the show, I talk with Tim Whitmarsh, the A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge, about atheism in ancient history. Professor Whitmarsh works on all areas of Greek literature and culture, specializing particularly in the world of Greeks under the […] The post AA007 – How Ancient is Atheism? with Tim Whitmarsh appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 6 – What is Naturalism? with John Shook19/08/2015 Duration: 46min
What is naturalism? For episode six, I take up this broad topic in conversation with John Shook, a research associate in philosophy and instructor in science education for the University at Buffalo. Dr. Shook holds a Ph.D in philosophy from the University at Buffalo, served as professor of philosophy at Oklahoma State University from 2000-2006, […] The post AA006 – What is Naturalism? with John Shook appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 5 – How Did the Universe Begin? with Aaron Adair06/07/2015 Duration: 01h36s
For episode five, I speak with physicist Aaron Adair about the Big Bang, the origins of the universe, and the relationship of modern cosmology with religion. Adair is Assistant Professor of Physics at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, earned his Ph.D and Masters from Ohio State University, his Bachelor’s from Michigan State University, and is the […] The post AA005 – How Did the Universe Begin? with Aaron Adair appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 4 – Morality Without God? with Erik Wielenberg02/03/2015 Duration: 59min
In episode four, I am joined by moral philosopher Erik Wielenberg as we discuss a popular version of the moral argument for god, as well as the plausibility of a non-theistic objective morality. Dr. Wielenberg is Professor of Philosophy at DePauw University in Indiana, a fellow of the Center for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs […] The post AA004 – Morality Without God? with Erik Wielenberg appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 3 – What About Science? with Massimo Pigliucci16/01/2015 Duration: 01h12min
This third episode focuses on the nature of science, broadly speaking, with Massimo Pigliucci. What is science, how does it work, and where do certain phenomena fall in relation to it? Dr. Pigliucci is both a scientist and a philosopher of science, is currently Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, and co-hosts the Rationally Speaking […] The post AA003 – What About Science? with Massimo Pigliucci appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 2 – Why Philosophy of Religion? with Graham Oppy - Armchair Atheism23/07/2014 Duration: 46min
For this second episode of the show, the issue of philosophy of religion is under discussion with Dr. Graham Oppy. What is philosophy of religion and why should non-believers, or any of us, care? Is it just a fancy brand of Christian apologetics or is there perhaps more to it? Dr. Oppy is a well-known […] The post AA002 – Why Philosophy of Religion? with Graham Oppy appeared first on Godless Haven.
Ep. 1 – What is Atheism? with Dan Barker - Armchair Atheism23/06/2014 Duration: 01h01min
This inaugural episode briefly covers the intent of the show, a little info on its creator/producer, and features a nearly hour-long conversation with Dan Barker on the question, ‘what is atheism?’ Mr. Barker is a former preacher turned atheist activist who currently serves as co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated […] The post AA001 – What is Atheism? with Dan Barker appeared first on Godless Haven.