Atheist Nomads Episode 8 – Foxhole Atheists with Justin Griffith and Christopher Herr


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00:00 INTRODUCTION

01:41 FEEDBACK

Kudos from Neil and mixed reviews on iTunes. If you think there’s room for improvement and we know there is, please email us at contact@atheistnomads.com with specifics on what we can do better.

05:27 THIS DAY IN HISTORY – August 16

12:59 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

30:14 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

44:33 INTERVIEW

SGT Justin Griffith, USA, is the Military Director for American Atheists and was the project lead for the original Rock Beyond Belief at Fort Brag and SSgt Christopher Herr, USMC, is the project lead for Rock Beyond Belief 2 that is being planned for Camp Pendleton.

***The views expressed by our guests are their own and do not represent the views of the DoD, US Army, or US Marine Corp.***


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Atheist Nomads Episode 7 – The Atheist Pig puts some STANK on it with Mike Sieber


Okay, this episode was supposed to be released on 08/02/12, but life got in the way. More on that next week. Sorry about that. – Dustin

00:00 INTRODUCTION

Fun on Facebook
Shooting in Colorado

13:10 THIS DAY IN HISTORY

25:15 SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

44:35 POLITICS/RELIGION/CULTURE

59:59 MUSIC

To lighten the mood before the interview, we have Roy Zimmerman‘s Evolution 101 (used by permission).

64:27 FEATURE

Joining us for the second half of the show is Mike Sieber, the artist and blogger behind “The Atheist Pig” comic strip. You can find Mike on his website at theatheistpig.com and on Twitter @TheAtheistPig.

Mike’s take on the BS surrounding the Colorado shooting.

Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.

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About today’s downtime

There were two separate issues.

  1. For about an hour this morning, there was an internal network issue at the data center at the hosting company that resulted in a loss of connection from the virtual private server (VPS) and the MySQL server. Without access to the database WordPress doesn’t work. That was from roughly 8:30 – 9:30 AM MDT.
  2. There have periodically been issues for the last couple of months due to memory allotment overages on the shared hosting plan, so I upgraded to a VPS. Since they charge per MB of RAM I’ve been experimenting with different memory levels so as to keep the costs to a level where I won’t feel the need to start soliciting donations. I will likely continue to fine tune memory levels since memory saturation (using all available memory) is very bad and having to needlessly pay for memory we don’t need is also bad. I was toying with different web server applications immediately before the outage, so it looks like it didn’t go through until the outage was resolved and I was at work. Oops. I learned my lesson. Save stuff like that for days off or as soon as I get home from work.

I will be monitoring resource usage closely for the rest of the evening and before and after work the next two days, but then I’ll be headed to southern Oregon for my brother’s wedding, which by the way I’m officiating.

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Atheist Nomads Episode 6 – Recovering from Religion with Jerry DeWitt


0:00:00 INTRODUCTION

Dustin got a tattoo to commemorate the five year anniversary of his apostasy and talks about that very dark weekend leading up to his freedom.
You can find Dustin talking about some of the sexual issues he ran into on Living After Faith

0:10:04 THIS DAY IN HISTORY July 19

0:17:04 NEWS

0:31:20 – INTERVIEW

Joining us for the feature segment is Jerry DeWitt, Executive Director of Recovering From Religion. Jerry is a former Pentecostal minister and the first graduate of the Clergy Project. We discuss the Clergy Project, Recovering from Religion, how his recovery has gone, Amerigod, and so much more.

You can follow Jerry on Twitter.

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Atheist Nomads Episode 5 – SPECIAL REPORT – Tresure Valley Coaltion of Reason


Announcing the Treasure Valley Coalition of Reason!

Media Coverage:
Boise Weekly
KBOI 2
Christian Post

If you want to find your local coalition or start one, check out the United Coalition of Reason.

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