Episode 66 – Finale

This will be the final episode of Miami Valley Skeptics. For a number of reasons, which we discuss on the show, we have decided to pursue new projects.

Arick & Matt will be creating & working on a new documentary-style podcast, while Jacob & Brad will provide some behind-the-scene support. Be sure to follow our Facebook page to find out more when that launches. This is certainly be a project to keep an ear out for.

We would like to sincerely thank all of our guests & listeners for going on this journey with us. While we certainly had our disagreements, we all grew much closer together as friends and family. It has been a pleasure working together & providing (what we hope) to have been a quality, educational, thought-provoking, and informative podcast.

Thank You,

Arick, Brad, Jacob, & Matt

Episode 65 – Dale Martin

We hope that everyone had a great holiday season and wish you the best in 2016.  We’ve been on a hiatus since The War On Christmas episode, while we were busy traveling and celebrating with our families.  We will be together next week in the studio for a regularly formatted show.
This week’s show is as pre-recorded interview Matt conducted with Dr. Dale Martin from Yale.  Another guest of our show, Daniel Gullotta, hooked us up with the connection.  Dr Martin specializes in New Testament and Christian origins and he and Matt had a very interesting discussion about the Gospels and the letters of Paul.
We plan to release the next episode in a week. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Episode 64 – War On Christmas 2.0

In the first segment, we discuss a few recent news items that fall under the perceived “War On Christmas”.

Next, we chat with Jim Helton, of The Tri-State Freethinkers. Tri-State Freethinkers recently put up a “secular” nativity scene on government property. Jim talks about the goals & purposes of putting up such a display.

Finally, we talk with Aaron Adair. He is the author of the book “The Star of Bethlehem: A Skeptical View”, which has been internationally recognized by scholars in the field of religious studies.  

We plan to release the next episode in a few weeks. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Episode 63 – Turkey, Dave Churvis, and Quickies

In the first segment, we talk about if turkey actually makes you sleepy.

In the second segment, we chat with Dave Churvis, Program Manager for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science.

In the final segment, we have quickies!

We plan to release the next episode in a week. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Below are links to references from the topics discussed on this show:

Richard Dawkins Foundation

Episode 62 – Interview with Rachel Brown

In the first segment, guest co-host Stephen joins us for another episode as we discuss cryotherapy and carcinogenic meat. Will bacon really give you cancer?

In the second segment, Matt interviews evolution junkie, Rachel Nanon Brown.

We plan to release the next episode in 2 weeks. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

We will be taking next week off for Thanksgiving, see you in 2 weeks!

Episode 61 – Blake Giunta of BeliefMap

In the first segment, Arick & Matt talk with Blake Giunta. Blake is the creator & organizer of BeliefMap.org. Blake has debated Dan Barker, Matt Dillahunty, and more. They discussed evidence for the existence of God.

We plan to release the next episode in a week. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Below are links to references from the topics discussed on this show:

BeliefMap.org

Episode 60 – Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist

In the first segment, Matt talks with Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist. They talk about Hemant’s deconversion, his blog, his podcast, and having a sense of identity and purpose within the Atheist community.

We plan to release the next episode in a week. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Below are links to references from the topics discussed on this show:

Friendly Atheist Blog

Episode 59 – Is the FFRF Wasting Its Energy?

In the first segment, we talk about the concept of First, Second, and Third Death and if it bothers us that one day we will no longer exist in anyone’s memory.

In the second segment, we chat with Stephen regarding various FFRF lawsuits regarding complaints against religious displays on public property. Is the FFRF wasting its time & energy on these? We have a great discussion sharing our conflicting viewpoints.

In the final segment, Adam Collins tells us about an upcoming online convention, called Atheists of Facebook Online Convention. This convention will feature many great speakers & is streaming online so anyone can watch it.

We plan to release the next episode in a week. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Below are links to references from the topics discussed on this show:

Freedom From Religion Foundation

FFRF asks Wilmore, KY to Remove Cross

Atheists of Facebook Online Convention Event

Atheists of Facebook YouTube Channel

Episode 58 – Jersey Devil and Danielle Muscato

In the first segment, we talk about the recent Jersey Devil sightings and the history of the urban legend.

In the second segment, we have an interview with Danielle Muscato. This interview was recorded back at the Secular Student Alliance Conference, and is about Danielle’s de-conversion story.

We plan to release the next episode in a week. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Below are links to references from the topics discussed on this show:

 

Jersey Devil Sighting

Episode 57 – An interview with Paul Ingraham of Pain Science

In the first segment, we discuss a school that changed a Halloween event so that certain students wouldn’t feel excluded.

In the second segment, we chat with Paul Ingraham. Paul is the Assistant Editor of SCIENCE BASED MEDICINE and editor of PAIN SCIENCE. He studies the science behind aches, pains, and the therapies used to treat them.

 

We plan to release the next episode in a week. The mp3 file will be posted here. You can subscribe to the podcast and find more episodes on this site, on Stitcher, and on iTunes.

Below are links to references from the topics discussed on this show:

Halloween “Ban”

Ken Ham’s Halloween History

Pain Science

Science Based Medicine