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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Podcast Ep. 126: Britt Marie Hermes, Naturopathy Apostate

Our latest podcast guest is Britt Marie Hermes, a former naturopathic doctor who now speaks out about the pseudoscientific ideology.


Hermes is currently obtaining her Master of Science degree at the University of Kiel. Since her departure from her previous career, she has been working to understand her former biases within naturopathic medicine. She hopes her stories will protect patients from the false beliefs and bogus treatments sold by alternative medicine practitioners.

We spoke about how she went from studying naturopathic medicine to fighting against it, what caused her to change her mind, and what she would say to patients who reject western medicine.

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Podcast Ep. 125: Evan Clark, Consultant for Openly Atheist Politicians

Our latest podcast guest is Evan Clark, founder and creative director of Spectrum Experience, the nation’s first private Humanist consulting firm that has also been behind the campaigns of several atheists running for local, state, and federal office.


Evan’s candidates just had a wildly successful primary day in Arizona this past week. He’s also chair of the Secular Student Alliance and co-host of the Humanist Experience podcast.

We spoke about how he began Spectrum Experience, the most strategic ways for atheists to run for office, and why coming out as non-religious matters in politics.

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Podcast Ep. 124: Brad Levin, Director of FreeBYU

Our latest podcast guest is Brad Levin, the director of FreeBYU, a group whose mission is to “promote freedom of thought and freedom of religion at Brigham Young University.”

We spoke about how BYU punishes students who become ex-Mormons, why BYU’s law school nearly lost its accreditation, and the progress his group has made in changing the Honor Code at the school.


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Podcast Ep. 123: Rob McWilliams, Founder of South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless

Our latest podcast guest is Rob McWilliams, the founder of South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless.


We spoke with him about how his group is different from churches, how listeners can help his cause by buying products on Amazon, and the most amazing love story ever.

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