Cognitive Dissonance

Hugo Chávez hints at US cancer plot, Archbishop of Chicago under fire for comparing Gay Pride parade to Ku Klux Klan , 31 years for 31$ worth of weed, Utra-Orthodox bounty, Gingrich’s Commission On Religious Freedom Caters To NOM/Catholics’ Self-Victimization, Gingrich Puts a Price on His Family Values : He sheltered his $4-million book bonanza from his struggling, non-trophy ex-wife, Gingrich Floats Sarah Palin As Possible Vice President Pick, Psychic Predictions for 2012, Why Dr. Oz will not save pharmacy practice, Celebrities and Science 2011, Mars visitors Basiago and Stillings confirm Barack Obama traveled to Mars.

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Psychic Fails: 2011 Failed and Forgotten Predictions, The $37.6 Million Dollar Fine HE Doesn’t Want You To Know About, 2012 Presidential Candidate Scorecard, Pope Benedict Peace Message Calls For Wealth Redistribution, Vatican Declares Boy's Recovery A 'Miracle', Dad who botched circumcision loses court appeal, Baby’s death shocks parents, EXPERIENCE HOW PROFESSIONAL BIGFOOT TRACKERS OPERATE IN WEEKEND EXPEDITIONS

Clips: Kevin Trudeau, Ghost Busters, Jesus Camp, A Few Good Men.Michelle Bachmann.

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Contest: Want two free plane tickets to the Reason Rally? Social Media Contest: Ten Point Vision of a Secular America.

Christopher Hitchens' 'God Is Not Great' Trends on Twitter, Christians Threaten Violence, Police shave mohawks off punks at Indonesia concert, Saudi Woman Beheaded for 'Witchcraft', The nightmarish SOPA hearings, American public to Congress: Get out. All of you, Rival Campaigns Seize On Romney’s $10,000 Bet, Gingrich: I’ll ‘ignore’ any Supreme Court ruling I disagree with, Biology test omits creation theory, complains Kentucky educator, Anti-Gay Alabama GOPer Secretly Donated Sperm To Lesbian Couples In New Zealand, Jorge Santini, Mayor Of San Juan, Baffles Public With Astoundingly Strange Christmas Photo.

Email stories: AFA Spokesman Bryan Fischer Says People Who ‘Disliked’ Rick Perry’s Anti-Gay Ad Approve Of Bestiality, Bradley Manning's gender identity comes up in testimony.

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Rick Perry's "Strong Ad" Michele Bachmann On Glenn Beck Calls 8 Year Old Boy's Act "Shameless", One Million Moms, N Korea furious at South's Christmas lights plan, Noam Chomsky's "9/11", Atheists Who Go to Church: Doing It for the Children, Followup -Afghan Rapist, Mercy for the drunk Muslim girl gang who attacked woman, Islamic cleric bans women from touching bananas, cucumbers for sexual resemblance, Police: Suspect in Christian pamphlet hit-and-run turns self in, We were interviewed by Patrick Redmond, Skeptics in the Pub Birmingham, it came out last week.

Clips: Bachmann talking about gays from Daily Show, The Simpsons, We wish You a Merry Christmas - by Kevin MacLeod (, President Bush speech after 9/11, Atheists are Parasites - Fox News, Three Stooges, Blood of Jesus - Jesus Camp.

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This weeks news items:
6 Dead From HIV from Holy Water Cure, Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Marriage, Bachmann on US Embassy in Iran, VIDEO Bachmann on Gay Marriage, Indefinite Detention for Americans, Therapist and Satanic Cults, Yoga and Harry Potter are Evil, Gingrich and Child Labor, Patrick Redmond - Skeptics on the Pub Birmingham blog and Podcast.
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James Randi on God, Gingrich on American Exceptionalism, Bugs Bunny Hypnosis, Three Stooges, Bachman on Jehova and Gays, Gingrich on CNN, Ghostbusters.
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Obama leaves god out of Thanksgiving address, Sweat lodge sentencing, 12 years for being raped - or marry your attacker, blinded woman asks for mercy for her assailant, Australia tax breaks if you vaccinate, Pepper spray is delicious, occupy shooter, groping ghost.

Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub

Clips used: Jesus camp / Blue Swede hooked on a feeling mashup, Princess Bride, Quackery PSA, Bill O'Reilly and Megan Kelly, Michelle Malkin on Fox and Friends, Ghostbusters.

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Sean’s 10 point plan.

Sean’s book: Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All- —and What We Can Do About It


Shocking! Will keep you on the edge of your seat! Sean Faircloth is doing such important work. There’s not a doubt in my mind that if he was (suddenly, inexplicably) zapped back in time to meet Thomas Jefferson, that the Founding Father would clap him on the shoulder and say ‘Thanks.’”

Adam Savage, MythBusters co-host and executive producer.

“Faircloth paints a sobering picture, but fortunately, as anyone who has heard his speeches knows, he also has an inspiring and invigorating vision to offer. . . . Readers will finish the book exercised, energized, and eager to join Faircloth in a bold rediscovery of the secular dream of the European Enlightenment and America’s enlightened Fathers.”

– Richard Dawkins, from the foreword to Attack of the Theocrats!

“I’ve devoted the last twenty years of my professional life to pointing out unscientific assertions that harm or swindle innocent people. It becomes particularly insidious when unsound reasoning is used to justify and apply unjust laws. This book describes this very real problem in American today, then offers a bold plan to do something about it.”

James Randi, Founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation

“What does the erosion of America’s noble separation of church and state the basis of the first secular government in the world have to do with your everyday life? In this lively and historically grounded survey of the way we live now, the author explains why the thirty-year-old assault on church-state separation affects all of us from children who are not getting a world-class education in science because of fundamentalist interference with the teaching of biology to soldiers subjected to evangelical proselytizing on military bases. Nothing could be more timely than this reminder that the founders left God out of the Constitution to provide citizens of every faith and no faith the freedom to act on their consciences. We ignore this historic liberty, the gift of America’s founding generation, at our peril.”

Susan Jacoby, Author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and The Age of American Unreason

“Faircloth makes a compelling case for people everywhere to steadily reestablish Thomas Jefferson’s fundamental idea and keep religions out of politics. Read this, and you’ll become a Constitution thumper.”

Bill Nye the Science Guy

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This week: Irish President is an Atheist, Skeptoid on 10 worst websites, Chuck Norris on Vaccines, Chicken Pox and Lollypops, Personhood Amendment, Net Neutraliy, Herman Cain on China and groping, Rick Perry's 3 favorite things, Protester shot with rubber bullets, Gay Nurse preached to, Transgender burned alive, Burn an evolution book petition.



Clips used: Irish National Athem, Quackery PSA, Walker Texas Ranger, Anderson Cooper 360, Ted Stevens, Rick Perry get's played off by Keyboard Cat, Cspan on OWS, The Simpsons, Bachmann on homosexuality, Huckabee on Evolution,




Skeptics with a K


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Bankrupt Church wnat's food for pastor's sick wife, Faith healing kills again, Climate denyer changes mind, Bullying law passed in MI, Funny petition 1, Funny petition 2, Can't give you tea party story - it has been taken down, Reafirming In god We Trust, More damage to protesters at Occupy Oakland, Obama stimulus rebuked then taken, Rumpology.

Clips: Richard Feynman on nutrition and knowledge, Christian asks people for their grocery money, Jesus Camp, Thing a Week 5 – Baby Got Back -Jonathan Coulton, Senate TV Michigan.

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Christian parents beat child to death - again, counter Westboro baptist church protest win, medical myths of huff po, rhino goes extinct, white house responds to online petition, candy and halloween myths, jesusween, occupy oakland, Wall street isn’t winning it’s cheating, gay nurses make kids gay, welfare boardgame.

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Clips: Orson Wells on Cold Reading, Herman Cain on WSJ, Sarah Palin on Fox News, Herman Cain and Uzbekistan on Think Progress, Anonymous, A Few Good Men.

Stories: Rapture again, Rick Santorum and Abe Lincoln, Dan Savage wants Herman Cain to suck his dick, Herman Cain said Jesus was killed by a Liberal Court, Herman Cain 999, Michelle Bachmann doesn't know where Libya is, Herman Cain and Uzbekistan, Anonymous takes down child porn on Darknet, Tea party suggests business owners don't hire to spite Obama, Woman Beaten with frozen armadillo.

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Praying 24 hours a day, Bill 358 hates women, New date for the rapture, Bishop indicted, Rick Perry is being persecuted for his faith, Herb Cain, 999 Plan, Bachmann wants to go back to Reagan Era taxes, Gay Male Cheerleader, Human Sacrifice for wealth, ultra orthodox vs. orthodox, Fake Raki, 99% and Occupy Wall Street, Glen Beck thinks protesters are going to kill people, Indisputable proof of Yeti, Emails. 

Clips: BBC debate, Jesus Camp, Blue Suede - Hooked on a Feeling, Fox News interview with Sarah Palin, Simpsons, It's Magic - Pilot, Quackery PSA, Bachmann on Taxes, Glenn Beck, A Few Good Men.

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This Episode covers the week of Oct 3rd - 10th, 2011. Steve Jobs followed natural medine, Creationsts caught on camera, Occupy Wall St, Bill O'Reilly says people who need jobs should just get them, Herman Cain is delusional, Conservative infighting, Conservapedia: Border Patrol, Invisible man rapes girl. Clips used: The Nightline Face-Off: Does God Have a Future?, Creationism propaganda for children caught on camera, CSPN, Entertainment Tonight, Keep Conservatives United, A Few Good Men.

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Mid Week Short: Sarah Palin

This is a very acerbic look at the failed political career of Sarah Palin. In celebration of her refusal to run for office in 2012 we have pasted together some of our favorite past news items that focus on her. These recordings are from our other show - Everyone's a Critic.

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News items for the week of 9/26 - 10/3

B-Shoc gives a Christian prayer rally in South Carolina, Neutrino could go faster than light, Faith healing parents let son die, American secularism on the rise, Refusing to Kill Daughter, Pakistani Family Defies Tradition, 11,000 kids in California enter the school system without being vaccinated, Skeptic book reccomendations, Obama's class warfare, Huge support for the "Buffet Rule," Elizabeth Warren kils it, Santorum asks google for help, Whale found 800m on shore.

Clips: "The Moon, the Tides and why Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Colbert's God," The Science Network. Ali G on Science, Jesus Camp, Fox News, In the Stone - Earth, Wind and Fire, Anderson Cooper 360, A Few Good Men.

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Miracle babies aren't much of a miracle. Pat Robertson advocates divorce of Alzheimers patients. Criminals in Alabama can go to church instead of jail. Bad call by an atheist. Pledge of Allegiance petition to take Under God out. Bill O'reilly threatens to quit. President Obama will make guns illegal. Rick Perry and the crazy people who work for him. Syrian girl mutilated. Troy Davis is executed. Ann Coulter is a jackass. Audience boo's a gay soldier. A teen contributor to "It Gets Better" kills himself. Excommunicated gay Mormon kills himself.

 Clips Used: Patton Oswalt, 700 club,  Jail or Church, Fox News, The Simpsons, Entertainment Tonight, Lou Reed, Jesus Camp and Blue Suade Hooked on a Feeling, News World.

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This Podcast is for the Week of September 12 through September 19, 2011.

Stroies this time: The number 13. UFO’s: General’s, Pilots and Government Officials go on the record. Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann are fatalistic. Bachmann and the HPV vaccine. Rick Perry and the death penalty. Ron Paul talks about motivations for 9/11. Tea Party debates and healthcare. Paul Ryan wants to increase payroll taxes. Christians against Porn. Little People pornstar and Gordon Ramsey lookalike dies.

Clips: David Cross on Terrorism, Jesus Camp, Onion News Network - Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Is 'Totally Badass', CNN Tea Party Debate, A Few Good Men.

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This podcast is for the week of 9/5/2011 to 9/11/2011. 

News Items for this Week: Three homosexuals murdered in Iran for being Gay. In Uganda, AIDS patients pray for a cure instead of taking medicine. A statue of the Virgin Mary is credited with preventing a home from burning in the Texas wildfires. The jobless are encouraged to take their resume to church and put it on the altar to help them get a job. Rick Perry has a pray for rain weekend backfire, emphasis on FIRE. Perry cuts budgets for protecting against wildfires. Bachmann wants to get rid of the Department of Education, citing the constitution. Ron Paul wants to eliminate all funding for Planned Parenthood. New photos of the moon landing from the Lunar Orbiter. Clergy not admitted to 9/11 ceremony. Rick Perry cites Galileo when asked about climate change. 
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Intro clip: Steve Hughes: the "straightness" of gay men, and the "gayness" of straight men. Segment clips: Jesus Camp, “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen, “What Ever Happened to Mary,” Chumbawamba, Apollo 11 recording.

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What do atheists do in a crisis; National Atheist Registry; Bachmann on hurricanes and earthquakes; Texas budget crisis; gay republicans; Gitmo; Terrorism costs a lot; how to argue; vaccines and hatred; dawkins teaches evolution to the very small; magic.

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Episode 10: Strategic Level Crackpot Warfare
  • The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare
  • Vaccine Cleared Again as Autism Culprit
  • Deliberate ignorance
  • GOP: No tax hikes -- except for the poor
  • Attention Governor Perry: Evolution is a fact
  • Michele Bachmann Takes Issue With 'Radical Environmentalists,' Signals Stance On Minimum Wage
  • Nuclear Explosions hit vast USZ military tunnel network
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  • North Korea's Kim Jong-il in rare Russia visit 
  • Rick Perry: Illegal Immigrants Who Serve In The Military Deserve Citizenship
  • Girl Spanked to Death - Ungodly discipline 
  • Court: Teacher can't be sued over anti-Christian remarks 
  • Perry To Boy: Evolution 'A Theory' With 'Gaps'; Equates It To Creationism 
  • Seven ways Rick Perry wants to change the Constitution 
  • Rick Perry's College Transcript: A Lot Of Cs And Ds 
  • Sarah Palin's Husband Admits on Video That His Wife Quit Being Governor So She Could Make More Money 
  • US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024
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Horror Stories From Tough-Love Teen Homes

‘Family Guy’ Creator Part of ‘Cosmos’ Update

E.T. Researchers Say 'Cowboys & Aliens' Distorts Truth About Aliens In Wild West

Nothing 'mindless' about rioters

United States loses prized AAA credit rating from S&P

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

False messiah

What I Learned in Two Years at the Tea Party

A Christian Plot for Domination?

Rachel Maddow Outs MSMs Downplay of Rick Perry’s Extremist Supporters

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  1. Harrisburg Hoping God Can Help Balance the Books
  2. In U.S., 22% Are Hesitant to Support a Mormon in 2012
  3. Atheists sue over bus ads on God-free lifestyle
  4. Senator Dan Coats Demands NBC Explain Its 'Under God' Omission From Pledge Of Allegiance
  5. Scientists hit back amid fresh death threats
  6. State Of The Ocean: 'Shocking' Report Warns Of Mass Extinction From Current Rate Of Marine Distress
  7. Strychnine for your child's cold - courtesy of your friendly homeopath
  8. The wrong John Wayne
  9. Leader of May 21 doomsday movement suffers stroke
  10. Anthony Weiner Resigns: Congressman Announces Resignation At Press Conference
  11. Federal judge’s refusal to overturn Prop 8 judge’s ruling appealed
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  • Tracy Morgan is an idiot
  • The Sissy Experiment
  • Bush tax cuts fail
  • Depak Chopra video game
  • Faith healing parents charged with neglect
  • Peter Popoff scams people
  • War on drugs is an epic fail
  • Mass graves reported by psychic
  • Guy kills two people and writes a check to get out of jail time.
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Episode 1: Shut Down

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