Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 44: Daniel Genis, Former Atheist Prisoner

Our latest podcast guest is Daniel Genis, a former atheist prisoner.

Genis (rhymes with “tennis”) grew up in New York City, where he attended Stuyvesant High School and New York University, graduating with a degree in history and French. In 2003, however, he committed five armed robberies, which led to a decade behind bars. During that time, he wrote a novel called Narcotica. Now that he’s out, he’s been writing about the intersection of religion and incarceration for publications like Vice, Deadspin, the Washington Post. New York Daily News, and Newsweek.

We spoke with Daniel about the soul exchange that got him in trouble, why we should feel any sympathy for him, and what he hopes to do now that he’s a free man.

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 43: Ross Blocher, Co-host of Oh No, Ross and Carrie!

Our latest podcast guest is Ross Blocher, co-host of the Oh No, Ross and Carrie! podcast.

On his podcast, the hosts don’t simply talk about the paranormal, but “dive right in by joining religions, attending spiritual events, undergoing “alternative” treatments, partaking in paranormal investigations, and more.”

Jessica caught up with Ross during a recent trip to Los Angeles and they spoke about how the podcast began, along with some of his favorite investigations.

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 42: Peter Boghossian, Author of A Manual for Creating Atheists

Our latest podcast guest is Peter Boghossian, author of the book A Manual for Creating Atheists.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 41: Linda LaScola, Co-Author of Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind

Our latest podcast guest is Linda LaScola, co-author of the book Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind, which will soon be re-released with several updates and additions. LaScola is a research consultant perhaps best known for her work with philosopher Daniel Dennett in which they speak with pastors who may secretly be atheists. (You [Read More...]

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 40: Noelle George, Founder of Secular Avenue

Our latest podcast guest is Noelle George, founder of Secular Avenue. Noelle is a secular activist interested in making a tangible difference in the world, rather than simply arguing about religion behind a keyboard. She founded the SECULAR Center in Houston and is the Director of Special Projects for Foundation Beyond Belief (a group I [Read More...]


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