Podcast Ep. 136: Dr. Steven Tomlins, Atheist Bus Campaign Researcher

Our latest podcast guest is Dr. Steven Tomlins, a researcher and graduate of the University of Ottawa who has just co-edited a new academic book called The Atheist Bus Campaign: Global Manifestations and Responses. It looks at the various atheist advertising campaigns — billboards, bus ads, and the like — all over the world.

We spoke about how this idea went viral, which kinds of ads are more successful, and whether the media coverage matters more than the messages themselves.

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Albuquerque Billboard Reads “Keep Religion OUT of Government”

A billboard that just went up in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a timely message:

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Nebraska Atheist Billboard Promoting “The Good Life Without God” Comes Down Following Complaints

A billboard paid for by the Lincoln Atheists in Nebraska lasted one week. Lamar Advertising pulled it down following complaints from people who couldn’t stand the idea of living “the Good Life without God.”

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Nebraska Atheists Put Up Billboard About Living “The Good Life Without God”

The Lincoln Atheists in Nebraska just put up a billboard asking and answering the question: “The Good Life without God? It’s possible.”

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We Fixed Ark Encounter’s Misleading Billboards

Ken Ham just announced that he’d be putting up a couple of billboards to promote Ark Encounter. I figured he could use some help, so I created a few more that he’s welcome to use.

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