Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 47: Wendy Thomas Russell, Author of Relax, It’s Just God

Our latest podcast guest is Wendy Thomas Russell, author of a new book called Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious.

Wendy began her career as a journalist who spent years covering criminal justice. In 2008, she began writing books for and about children, including three books for the Girl Scouts. In 2011, her focus shifted to secular parenting. She now blogs on Patheos at Natural Wonderers and her new book, Relax, It’s Just God, will be released next week.

We spoke with Wendy about whether or not it makes sense to raise your child as an atheist, why the “sex talk” is easier than the “God talk,” and what she learned from the authors of other books about atheist parenting.

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The Protagonist in This New Graphic Novel is Trying to Evade His Religious Siblings

Eric Adams has written a lengthy graphic novel that might interest readers of this site. It’s called Lackluster World and he’s raising money for it on Kickstarter:



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Where Can I Find Killing Jesus?



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 46: Nancy French, Best-selling Author and Ghostwriter for Bristol & Sarah Palin

Our latest podcast guest is Nancy French, a four-time New York Times best-selling author who has written books with Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin, The Bachelor star Sean Lowe, and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson.

We spoke with Nancy about whether liberals misunderstand Sarah Palin, why she came to support Mitt Romney (who doesn’t share her faith), and how all of her collaborations have the same starting point.

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Paleo Cookbook for New Moms Indefinitely Delayed After Health Officials Point Out the Recipes Could Kill Babies

The Paleo diet is one that’s high in protein, meat, and fiber… and light on carbs. There’s plenty of reason to criticize it, but the latest one is pretty damning.

Australian author Pete Evans is a proponent of that diet and he was going to release his latest book, Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way, this Friday. It’s a Paleo cookbook for new mothers and their babies.

Just one problem: The recipes could kill them.

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