Comedian Matt Kirshen Joins Us

Matt Kirshen has been a stand-up comedian since the tail end of 2001, has performed in over 20 countries, and has been seen on such television shows as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Nerdist on BBC America and Last Comic Standing, where he was a Season 5 finalist.

With his British accent and his "maths" degree from Cambridge University, Matt Kirshen lends some much-needed gravitas to the proceedings. Matt is currently writing for the Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central and co-hosts the very funny and intelligent Probably Science podcast. Follow Matt on Twitter to get a daily dose of very funny original jokes.  

Mythicists and Prophets Part 2

Seamus and John from the Free Thought podcast joins us for part two of our conversation on religion, politics and entertainment. Part one of our conversation can be heard on their channel. We delve into many topics that surround secularism and the separation of church and state. We discuss the importance of entertainers and how main stream media can help promote normalizing Atheism. 

Seamus is a former law enforcement officer turned atheist activist. He grew up as a believer in Christianity and became a member of the Church of Christ. After having a moment of clarity (which involved having to be medically revived from death), Seamus found his way to reason and a secular view of the world. He then created his own podcast to promote free thought and positive atheism known as ‘The Free Thought Prophet.’ Seamus is also a member of Secular Student Alliance. He has a BA in Criminology with a minor in Psychology, a musician and is a proud single father.

John Hamill grew up in Belfast but now lives south of the Border in the Republic of Ireland, with his wife and four children. He is currently a member of the National Executive at Atheist Ireland and he has previously served as Secretary of Atheist Alliance International. His work at Atheist Ireland has included a number of campaigns, including bringing to an end the practice of Irish universities in awarding without tender, millions of €uros in public money annually to the Roman Catholic Church for chaplaincy services. He also participated in the first ever formal meeting between the sitting Irish Prime Minister and an atheist advocacy group.

The 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Fest w/ Debra Wilson and Jill-Michele Meleán

Debra Wilson and Jill-Michele Meleán join us for a preview of what to expect at the Milwaukee Comedy Fest on August 8th, 2017 as well as the release of "This is Meg" on ITunes the same weekend. Debra also talks about her extensive voice over and live action work in the video game industry. She has been feature in many of the top rated games. We also got a snippet of the very funny Oprah Winfrey and Brittany Spears impressions. 

We are extremely excited to have Jilly, Debra and Lahna Turner performing live in Milwaukee. Come out and watch them live! Tickets are only $20! 

 

Catching Up w/ Scott Clifton aka Theoretical Bullshit

Scott Clifton aka Theoretical Bullshit shakes off the YouTube cobwebs and joins us for a fascinating discussion on many areas that he has covered in his videos throughout the years.  

Scott Clifton is a Daytime Emmy award-winning actor, best known for his work in the long-running American soap operas, General Hospital, One Life to Live, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Also recognized for his YouTube persona, "Theoretical Bullshit", he has cultivated a growing following in the online world of critical thinking and debate, which has earned him invitations to speak at multiple conventions for skepticism and freethought. In 2014, 

Clifton released a music album titled “Girl Go Home,” which he wrote and sang, “because nobody else would”. It was truly an honor to have Scott on the show! Don't miss this interview. 

Armoured Skeptic and Shoe0nHead Post Vid Con '17

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Greg aka Armoured Skeptic is a well-known Canadian atheist YouTube content creator who focuses mainly on religion and often debunks many statements made by religious fundamentalists and apologists. June, aka Shoe0nhead, is a popular YouTube content creator from New York who enjoys ranting about the bizarre world we live in today.

We were extremely honored to have two very talented and well informed entertainers on the show. We discuss many topics that surround secularism and the social climate. This is a must listen interview! Make sure to buy your tickets today to meet Greg and June live in Milwaukee on Saturday September 30th, 2017!

Author Mike Lawrence: The Jesus of the Gospels Did Not Exist

Author Mike Lawrence is an atheist author and activist that is a proponent of the separation of church and state and opposes childhood religious indoctrination. Mike also writes and produces videos on the mythicist position arguing that the Jesus of the gospels did not exist. We discuss his work in the UK as an atheist activist as well as hes many years of research into whether or not Jesus existed. Mike has a slightly different take on the mythicist argument than we have heard from the likes of Dr. Richard Carrier, Dr. Robert Price and David Fitzgerald. Don't miss this interview!

Carlos' Modern Life

 

Carlos Alazraqui is a stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, singer, impressionist, producer and screenwriter possibly best known as Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911!. His extensive voice-over work includes the role of Bobbi Fabulous on Phineas and Ferb, the Taco Bell chihuahua in the Taco Bell commercials, Denzel Crocker and Juandissimo Magnifico on The Fairly OddParents, Rocko and Spunky on Rocko's Modern Life, Lazlo and Clam in Camp Lazlo, Grandpapi Rivera in El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, and as Mr. Weed in Family Guy.

He is a weekly contributor on "The Stephanie Miller Show" where he discusses politics and shows off his Donald Trump impression. 

Carlos joins us to discuss everything from his legendary voice acting to his take on the current political and religious climate. Carlos is an outspoken agnostic that does not shy away from taking on taboo topics in his comedy and through his various media platforms. We were extremely honored to have Carlos on the show. Don't miss this interview! 

A Muslim Atheist w/ Ali Rizvi

Ali A. Rizvi is a Pakistani-Canadian writer, physician, and musician who resides in Toronto. He has recently completed his first book, The Atheist Muslim.

Ali grew up in Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, as part of a progressive Muslim family, before he moved permanently to Canada in his twenties. As a physician, he trained in pathology (with fellowship in oncologic pathology) at SUNY Buffalo and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and also holds a master of science degree in biochemistry from Ontario’s McMaster University. In 2011, he switched his career to medical communications so he could focus more on his writing. Ali is an avid and vocal advocate for secularism, science, and reform, particularly in the Muslim community. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and also plays with a rock band in Toronto.

Drinking the Limeade w/ Lahna Turner

Lahna turner is one of the hottest comedians working the comedy circuit. With her hilarious songs and sharp wit Lahna holds nothing back as she shares insights and observations from her life as an ex-wife, mother, and the uncensored inner voice of millions of women.

Her one hour special titled “So.... I wrote a song about it” is available on Hulu and Amazon. She has appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, Animal Planet, Netflix, VH1, CMT, and truTV." she made her big screen debut in the award-winning indie film "teacher of the year."

Lahna has performs in top comedy venues and theaters nationwide and abroad including many tours for the USO.

Her three comedy albums, "If These Lips Could Talk" and "D!@k Jokes and Other Assorted Love Songs," and "Limeade" have received airplay at top radio stations across the country as well as national lampoon’s top 40 comedy countdown, and are currently in rotation on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Lahna will be performing at the 2017 Milwaukee Comedy Film Festival with Jill Michele Melean and Debra Wilson on Saturday August 5th at Shank Hall

Dr. Richard Carrier: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

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Richard Carrier is a world-renowned author and speaker. As a professional historian, published philosopher, and prominent defender of the American freethought movement, Dr. Carrier has appeared across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., and on American television and London radio, defending sound historical methods and the ethical worldview of secular naturalism. His books and articles have received international attention. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University in ancient history, he specializes in the intellectual history of Greece and Rome, particularly ancient philosophy, religion, and science, with emphasis on the origins of Christianity and the use and progress of science under the Roman empire. He is also a published expert in the modern philosophy of naturalism as a worldview.

He is the author of On the Historicity of Jesus, Proving History, Sense and Goodness without God, Science Education in the Early Roman Empire, Not the Impossible Faith, Why I Am Not a Christian, and Hitler Homer Bible Christ, and a contributor to The Empty Tomb, The Christian Delusion, The End of Christianity, and Christianity Is Not Great, as well as copious work in history and philosophy, online and in print. He is currently working on several projects, but also teaching affordable online courses in secular philosophy, history, and methodology at The Secular Academy, and blogging and speaking about history, philosophy, feminism, and other moral causes, as well as his past in the military and his current life in polyamory. To learn more about Dr. Carrier and his work follow the links below.

Scientology and the Aftermath Season 2 Recap with Ron Miscavige

Ron Miscavige joins us to recap the two hour special of "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" that aired on Memorial Day. We touch on topics that were raised in the special and dig deeper into firsthand knowledge of events that took place inside of the church from Ron's perceptive. Don't miss this interview! 

 

 

Ardent Atheists w/ Emery Emery and Heather Henderson

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Ardent Atheists Emery Emery and Heather Henderson talk with comedians, actors and friends about atheism, deism and the effects of religion on us all. Guests of the show are a mix of atheists, agnostics, deists, scientists, humanists and the occasional god-loving, scripture-quoting crusader. Discussions are deeply impassioned, mostly respectful and always funny. You can find out more about them on their website here.

Emery is a filmmaker, director, producer, and comedian. He's worked with Penn Jillette, and was the editor of film The Aristocrats and The Green Room with Paul Provenza. He directed "Jake Johannsen: I Love You", Chris Porter's, "Screaming From The Cosmos" and produced "Doug Stanhope's, "Oslo: Burning The Bridge To Nowhere" as well as Teller's film, "Play Dead". Emery is a former evangelical Christian whose religious studies, instead of bolstering his faith as he intended, led him to become a skeptic of all things woo.

Heather is a singer, actress, editor, producer, and burlesque veteran. She got her start at the age of 16 as a co-host and mini dancing superstar of the nationwide television show “Dance Party USA”. She has also appeared on Sesame Street and in “Mannequin 2” and the Disney film “Annapolis”. She is currently the lead vocalist of Penn Jillette's No God Band in Las Vegas.
 

The Conceptual Penis Interview w/ James A. Lindsay

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James A. Lindsay joins us to discuss the “The conceptual penis as a social construct” paper that he co-authored with Peter Boghossian. James is an author and outspoken atheist voice who holds degrees in physics and mathematics, including a doctorate in the latter. Motivated by a love of knowledge and learning, along with his life experience of growing up and living in the Southeastern United States--on the buckle of the Bible Belt, as they say--he writes and speaks in an attempt to clarify our religious and cultural landscape and by doing so to help heal the related harms.

He is the author of the detailed book God Doesn't; We Do: Only Humans Can Solve Human Challenges, self-published in 2012, and Dot, Dot, Dot: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly, and Everybody is Wrong About God. 

Mel Talk w/ Melissa Shoshahi

Melissa Shoshahi is an Iranian-American stand-up comedian and writer based in Los Angeles. Performing across the country and Canada, Melissa brings her witty personality to the stage and knows no limits when it comes to comedy - culture, politics, race and gender are all fair game. Melissa also offers insight and humor regarding her unique upbringing.

Melissa’s creativity and writing are showcased on Nickelodeon’s NickMom channel, her stand-up has been featured on the TV show Laughs on FOX, she is a NACA showcase artist performing at universities throughout the country, has her weekly podcast Mel Talk on iTunes and can currently be seen in the upcoming indie flick Lost in Austin. Festival credits include the San Francisco Comedy Competition, She Devil Comedy Festival in NY, Westside Comedy Competition and Desi Comedy Festival in San Francisco.