Podcast Ep. 127: Dr. Karen Garst, Editor of Women Beyond Belief

Our latest podcast guest is Dr. Karen Garst, editor of a new book called Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion.


Garst is the former executive director of the Oregon Community College Association and Oregon State Bar. She also writes at the website Faithless Feminist.

We spoke about how women are uniquely affected in a negative way by religion, what’s stopping more women from leaving their faith, and why we don’t see more women celebrated as atheists.

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A Jehovah’s Witness Watchdog is Writing a Book About the Religion and His Own Apostasy

Lloyd Evans, who left the Jehovah’s Witnesses and now writes about the problems within the religion, is publishing a book about his journey out of faith. It’s a book you’ll want to read no matter what your religious background is.


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A Revised and Expanded Edition of Richard Dawkins’ Brilliant Book The Ancestor’s Tale is Out Today

More than a decade after it was first published, today marks the release of a revised and expanded edition of Richard Dawkins‘ brilliant book The Ancestor’s Tale.


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Former NFL Player Recalls Wearing Wedding Band Before Marriage to Avoid “Temptation of Sexual Sin”

Ben Utecht, a former NFL player with the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals, is on the road to promote his new book about losing his memories after suffering multiple concussions in the game. He also talks about how he stayed abstinent until marriage and wore a wedding band before the big day just to avoid temptation. But it’s worth noting that the same God who allowed those concussions to damage his brain receives nothing but praise throughout the book.


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Evolution is More Beautiful and Accessible Than Ever in a New Children’s Book

The best children’s books are the ones that an adult not only enjoys reading to a child, but also teaches them something new. That’s the case with the evolution-themed Annabelle & Aiden: The Story of Life. As an avid collector of children’s books, this is the most scientifically thorough and visually satisfying example I’ve ever seen in an under-represented category.


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