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The Last of the Atheist Podcasts

Well, that does it.  I have just deleted the last of the atheist podcasts I listened to, and for the same reason as all of the others.  The ludicrous liberal bent has just made it all but impossible to listen to them any longer.  So to Cognitive Dissonance, a not so fond farewell.

And it’s sad because it used to be a really good podcast, but it has gotten more and more and more ridiculously liberal as time has gone on.  I get why they’re doing it, the vast majority of their audience is far left and they want to make money.  But that’s not me and I don’t want to hear it.

You know me, I have no problem criticizing the political right, I spent a lot of time doing it on my podcast, but they’ve crossed the line.  I don’t think they can even see the line from where they are presently.  Anything that isn’t far-left, they make fun of and there isn’t any actual intelligence remaining on their show like there used to be, everything is a joke, but honestly, most of it just isn’t funny.

So if anyone has any atheist podcasts that are strictly anti-religion, let me know because I really don’t know of any.  Lots of them start off that way, then become more and more and more political as time goes on, to the point that they really don’t talk about religion much at all.  It’s all hard left bullshit that I have zero interest in listening to.  I mean seriously, Cognitive Dissonance was, until very recently, a relatively pro-gun podcast when they talked about it.  Tom and Cecil are both gun owners.  Now though, they’re hyper anti-gun because… liberalism.  Sorry, zero interest whatsoever.  But week after week, it just got worse.  I’d struggle to get through an episode and would even find myself just tuning the whole thing out.  Finally, I turned it off in the middle and said enough is enough, that’s it, deleted the podcast and am just finished.  And you know something?  Like Non-Prophets and Atheist Experience and a lot of other podcasts I’ve dropped for the same reason, I honestly don’t miss it.  I used to dread having to sit through another 90 minutes of liberal stupidity.  Now I don’t have to.  I can find a podcast about something I actually care about.  It won’t be atheism, but hey, you can’t have everything.


What Happened to the Podcast?

Yeah, I know it was sudden and I wanted to take a minute to discuss what happened to the podcast.  As anyone who has listened of late knows, we’ve missed quite a few shows due to scheduling conflicts, technical difficulties and honestly, just not having the time to devote to the project that it really needs.

Unfortunately, my free time pretty much evaporated a couple of months ago.  We used to record on Wednesday afternoons, that gave me all night Wednesday, plus whatever time I needed on Thursday to get the podcast edited and uploaded for release on Friday morning.  But lately, Wednesdays have been packed for me so we’ve had to record on Thursday and if something goes wrong, as has happened an unfortunate number of times, I have no buffer for getting it done on time.  One week, Google Drive kept timing out and Charles couldn’t upload his half of the audio.  It only takes a couple of hours delay to make it impossible to get done on time. Then he has things he has to do, I have things I have to do, and with Christmas on the horizon and we knew that we couldn’t possibly do a show either Christmas week or New Year’s week, it just became obvious, once scheduling conflicts once again kept us from getting a show recorded the week prior, that it would  be a full month between shows and January wasn’t looking any better, that this just wasn’t working anymore.

And that gets frustrating and I don’t want to be frustrated.  I want to have a good time doing the podcast and it was becoming more of a chore, something I had to rush through to get it up by the deadline.  So much of my online presence has suffered lately because of lack of time.  I started out putting up 3 YouTube videos a week.  Then two.  Now it’s down to one and even that is sometimes a challenge, but it is easier to do YouTube videos than it is to spend 2-3 hours recording a podcast and 3-4 hours editing it.  I could make half a dozen videos in that time.  The only reason this blog has kept up is because I was so absurdly far ahead on posts, but even that lead time has diminished.  I went from a full month of posts finished to barely a week, again, that makes me frustrated and I hate being frustrated.

So we decided to be honest with our listeners and cut it.  It isn’t fair to people who look forward to the podcast, it isn’t fair to us to keep struggling to produce a show that neither of us has time for and, to be perfectly honest, we’ve said just about all there is to say on the subjects we typically cover.  How many times can you say “oh look, the GOP sucks!” or “oh look, the Muslims are killing people again!”?  It starts to sound like a broken record.  I think that 30 episodes for the second season, 106 episodes in all is a healthy number and if we decide that we want to come back for a third season once things calm down, then certainly we can do that.  I’m not adverse to it, I just want to get back to enjoying the process rather than stressing about deadlines. If we’re not having fun, the podcast won’t be fun for anyone and who wants that?

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.30

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Sometimes It’s Personal

Marco Rubio thinks God is more important than the job he wants, Saudi Arabia desecrates corpses, a girl joins ISIS and dies and the Planned Parenthood shooting and Christian hypocrisy. Then we talk about Turkey and Russia and why religion ruins everything.  Now get over there and listen already!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.29

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Se Juis Paris

A long show this week, we look at intolerant Christians in Texas, 1500 Mormons walking away from their church, a Utah judge tries to deny a lesbian couple their foster child and college safe spaces and why they’re a bad idea.  Then we talk about the terrorist attacks in Paris and whether the world is really ready to deal with ISIS.  It’s a belated episode, get over there and listen!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.28

Bitchspot Report New Icon 500x276Just a bunch of craziness, conspiracy theorists galore, speaking in tongues, Ben Carson making a little sense, Satanic rituals at Planned Parenthood, losing your religion on the football field and creationists running education in Maine.

This week, I’m trying minimal editing, this is what the podcast really sounds like when we record, please let us know what you think!

Go here to listen now!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.27

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The More Things Change…

A priest defends pedophila on TV and pisses off the Vatican, Obama “verbally rapes” a woman by telling the truth, an 8th grade boy is suspended for supporting the military, 15 racist asshats carrying Confederate Flags invade a boy’s birthday party, plus we talk about the speed society has changed, thanks to the Internet, and if we should expect things to keep moving that fast.  Click here to listen now!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.26

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Too Crazy For The Crazies!

We finally get it right, talking about crazy fundamentalist Christian Theodore Shoebat, no more chemotherapy for an Amish girl, anti-Muslim rallies are making Muslims nervous, a woman finds a slave figure in her son’s birthday present and freaks, plus the military doesn’t want to give money to for-profit universities.  So get out there and listen already!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.25

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There’s some serious stuff going on this week as we look at the end of the world.  Again.  Pastor James Manning goes completely insane.  The Pope defends heterosexual marriage after a Polish priest comes out as gay.  We revisit the Satanic Panic of the 1980s and find that it’s still going on today.  A lady is sweat-shamed at a Starbucks and it’s as stupid as it sounds. McGraw-Hill agrees to change a school textbook after a mother complains, and why this might not always be the right thing to do.  Then we talk about why people follow leaders who make them look really, really bad.  All this and more on this week’s show!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.24

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Our 100th episode where nothing special happens. This week, an atheist mom is forced into religious counseling or lose her children, Ben Carson says he might consider religion as a cause for warrants, but only for Muslims, UCLA might give students the right not to be offended, a French animal rights group beats a homeless man and steals his dog, then puts it up for sale.  Then we talk about the resignation of John Boehner and the implications for the future of the House.  Go listen now!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.23

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In a slightly shorter show, we go heavy on Islam with stories about anti-Muslim firearms, the pagan takeover of Catholicism, Ben Carson entirely misunderstanding our secular government, a Muslim boy gets arrested for bringing a clock to school, plus we look at why so many liberal atheists defend Islam.  Time’s a wastin’, go listen!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.22

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A Ukrainian Bishop gets away with breaking the law, a woman gets mad at summer at Auschwitz, an author gets banned in New Zealand, a teenager is charged with expoloiting himself, the GOP is at it again with Iran and we talk about overparenting and how it ruins our children’s lives.  Now march yourself right over and get listening.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.21

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The Aliens Are Coming!

It’s a crap sandwich as we talk about aliens invading from another dimension, both the Qur’an and the Bible not being what they seem, another Republican lawmaker couple are caught in a car together, India sells sand to the Arabs and Kim Davis and her cries of Christian persecution.  Grab a fork and partake in this week’s episode of The Bitchspot Report Podcast.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.20

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This week, Ted Cruz wants pastors to break the law, ISIS destroys Palmyra temple, professors want to control speech on campus, India orders two women raped, plus we talk about birthright citizenship. If it wasn’t so bizarre, it would make you cry, come join us for the show.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.19

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A woman prays behind the wheel, causing grevious harm to a grandmother, Michelle Bachmann celebrates the end of the world, the Duggars want back on TV to counsel sexually abused teens, more religious states are accepting the superiority of secular society and we talk about the stupid names that parents give their kids and why they shouldn’t.

So give it a shot, won’t you?

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.18

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Lots of stupid as a judge orders a couple to get married and write Bible verses or go to jail, 5 women in India are beaten to death as witches, Wal-Mart’s new minimum wage is upsetting workers, as we predicted, two state representatives are having an affair, but they’d rather pretend he was sleeping with a gay prostitute.  Then we look at the Sovereign Citizen movement and just how crazy these people really are.  Get your aspirin ready, you’re going to need it.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.17

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Jewish Cooties!

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are afraid of women, gay-hating Jewish stabber returns to stab again, the secrets of the Reconstructionist Right, a three-year old terrorist and political donors come from a small pool.  Plus, Iran isn’t a monster, stop pretending they are.  So what are you still doing here, go listen!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.16

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Is He In You?

In a longer than usual show, we look at pharmacists who are no longer allowed to deny medications on religious grounds, a Nepalese boy who is murdered by Hindus for magical reasons, the Mayor of Hawkins, Texas is an idiot and doesn’t understand the separation of church and state and Iran is helping fund the fight against ISIS in Iraq and we’re being dicks about it.  Then we have a long talk about increasing the minimum wage and why it’s not such a good idea.  Get him in you and check it out!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.15

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Can You Trump That?

A foodie show, we look at a South African preacher who makes his followers eat live snakes, then crazy theists insist Pepsi is made of dead fetuses, an Australian naturopath convinces a mother to almost kill her baby and the EEOC decides that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LBGTQ from discrimination. Finally, we talk about Donald Trump and his insanity and what it means for the GOP.

Surf, do not run to the podcast!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.14

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Should Auld Stupidity Be Forgot?

Tom DeLay and his tinfoil hat, the truth about the Oregon baker case, evangelicals want to stuff political offices with preachers and the freedom to thread eyebrows.  Then we revisit a bunch of stories that we kept saying we’d revisit and hadn’t.

Yes, the world is a crazy place, listen to us simplify it.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.13

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Oy Vey! It’s Mass Suicide Time!

An orthodox Jewish group hires Mexican migrant workers to hold signs at a gay pride parade, the religious head for the hills to avoid God’s wrath, a liberal professor tells white people to commit mass suicide over slavery and a teacher is fired while teaching about free speech for exercising his free speech.  Then we look at the Supreme Court decision over gerrymandering and the right of American voters to have control over their representatives.

We can’t make this stuff up!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.12

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Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead!

As we celebrate national gay marriage, we pause long enough to talk about a crazy evangelist who wants to send Bibles to starving Iraqi refugees, a teacher who disciplined a second grader for being an atheist, ridiculous southerners standing up for the Confederate Flag and the potential fallout from Greece’s #grexit.  Then we look at the Supreme Court decision and the idiots who pretend they’re not affected.
So what are you waiting for?  Go listen!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.11

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An unplanned south-centric episode, this week we look at a Texas pastor willing to be burned to oppose gay marriage, Louisiana is allowing Bibles in the classroom to oppose evolution, the Confederate Flag is finally getting the boot and it’s about damn time, plus the Supreme Court rules on Americans born in Jerusalem and what they can put on their passports.  Then we example France’s “right to be forgotten” and how Google should tell them where to shove it.  Lots of craziness this week, stay tuned.

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.10

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Jesus Says Give Me Your Wallet!

After missing a week, we come back with another 90 minutes of religious and political absurdity sure to make any rational person shake their heads.  This week, gays make Christians feel bad.  The Catholic Church is finally being held criminally liable for pedophile priests.  The Supreme Court rules in an online threat case.  A family is charged with disturbing the peace and brings up free speech concerns.  Plus, are the religious really more charitable when their religion uses intimidation and threats to extort money from them?  All this and more on this new episode!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.9

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Drive Out the Gay Demons

This week, we look at the fallout from the Irish gay marriage vote, especially those who still oppose it.  Mike Huckabee proves he has no place anywhere near the White House.  The Supreme Court agrees to take on redistricting and what it might mean. Lobster tails and injustice, oh my.  Then we talk about the end of portions of the Patriot Act and whether this is a good idea.
So what are you doing gawking?  Go listen!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.8

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Zombie Hitler!

This week, the guys, with special guest Christian Kemp from the IAmAnAtheist blog, take on abortion stupidity in Ohio, racist nonsense from Pastor Manning, go after the Duggars and the Quiverful movement, look at a Hitler fan in South Africa and revisit the re-opening of relations with Cuba.  Then we take some time to talk about secularism and the misrepresentation and outright lies of the religious.
Go listen.  Come on, you know you want to!

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.7

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Think Stupid, Think Subway

This week, idiot of the week Sierra McCurdy shows why you shouldn’t  be a moron in your work shirt, we take a look at the latest Pew survey on religion that shows a continual decline in religiosity in America, dinosaur faces on chickens, Texas trying to force women to bear dead fetuses and the recent election in England and what this spells for free speech.  Hate to say we told you so but we told you so.
And now we’re telling you to go listen to the show!