Cognitive Dissonance

Thank you to our guest Steven Novella for joining us. Find out more about their new book The Skeptics' Guide to the Future at

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Taliban Impose Head-to-Toe Coverings for Women - The New York Times

'Hurricane Gun:' Trump Asked if China Was Launching Storms at US - Rolling Stone

OAN Finally Admits 'No Widespread Voter Fraud' After Settling Defamation Suit

U.S. police trainers with far-right ties are teaching hundreds of cops

Alex Jones explodes at caller over 'damn' QAnon: 'I have to put up with the Q people all over the place!' 

The QAnon Queen Told Followers They Didn't Need to Pay Bills. It Didn't End Well.

Opinion | I Lost My Baby. Then Antivaxxers Made My Pain Go Viral. - The New York Times

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10 key passages from Alito's draft opinion, which would overturn Roe v. Wade - POLITICO

Scoop: Esper says Trump wanted to shoot protesters

Madison Cawthorn Says 'Blackmail Won't Win' After Nude Thrusting Video Leaks | HuffPost Latest News

How Alex Jones' Conspiracy Empire Has Kept Itself Going Even While Being Banned From Social Media

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Thank you to Knowledge Fight for joining us today. Go follow them! 


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Preacher: Teachers "grooming" kids should be beheaded on live TV

Elon Musk says he wants free speech, but his track record suggests otherwise

California MAGA Candidate Claims God Will Commit Voter Fraud on Her Behalf to Help Her Win

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill creating new Florida election police force - CNNPolitics

Marjorie Taylor Greene: Christians who help immigrants and refugees are being 'controlled by Satan' – DeadState

Florida Atheist Uses State's New Book-Banning Law To Object To The Bible | HuffPost Latest News

Right-wing pastor: I will never criticize Trump 'because God chose the man' – DeadState

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Thank you to our guest Dave Warnock for joining us!

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Show Notes

Health Care Sharing Ministry Sharity Leaves 10K Families with Millions in Unpaid Bills

'ChristoFascism in a Nutshell': DeSantis Mocked for Banning Nearly Half of All Math Books Claiming CRT Indoctrination



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Six Years Later, A Creationist Theme Park Is Not Paying Off For Kentucky

Lawsuit: Tennessee Ex-Cop "Forcibly Baptized" Woman After Pulling Her Over To Search For Drugs [VIDEO] - Joe.My.God.

Hatchett job by House extremists presages trouble for our secular republic - Freedom From Religion Foundation

Christian evangelist Kenneth Copeland is still spreading lies about COVID



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This Group helps those that need help paying for their abortion.

This organization is based in Texas, but they connect teens with legal aid groups all over the country. They help teens that need access to abortion get a Judicial Bypass:

Access To abortion pills when one can't reach a clinic:

Prochoice Options Hotline. This group helps fund abortion and does diaper drives:

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Votes Against Capping Insulin Prices, Says People Should Just Lose Weight – Mother Jones

Marjorie Taylor Greene says women “are the weaker sex… our husband’s wife”

Lauren Handy Claims to Have Actually Had 115 Fetuses | Washingtonian (DC)

Tennessee bill seeks marriage class for 'one man and one woman,' protects clerks | WZTV

Chelsea Doss Rose, Congressman John Rose' Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

MAGA Candidate Mark Burns Urges Christians to Smash the Windows of Antifa Activists' Cars | Right Wing Watch

South Carolina House passes bill for doctors to deny care that violates 'conscience' – The Hill

Democrats unveil bill to impose ethics, recusal standards on Supreme Court | The Hill

Trump's trashing of Ukraine pays off for Russia: Republicans vote to reject NATO — and democracy |

Marjorie Taylor Greene Echoes QAnon, Calls Democrats 'Party of Pedophiles'

Paul Gosar blames staff for his appearance at white nationalist conference for the second year |

Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls LGBTQ Movement 'Predatorial,' Promises Alex Jones Legislation | Right Wing Watch



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Guttmacher Institute

Bizzare 'diet cult' that lives without food and water caught its leader eating McDonald's - SCREENSHOT

Opinion | What the Ginni Thomas text furor warns about an outsize role of faith in politics - The Washington Post


JP cries again


* they asked me to do TWO things! what do you think I'm made of thoughts?

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Republican Senator Lashes Out at Marriage Equality in Supreme Court Hearing – Mother Jones

California MAGA Candidate Says She's Running Because Jesus Spoke to Her Son in a Closet

NC's anti-abortion lieutenant governor once paid for an abortion, according to old Facebook posts - Axios Charlotte

GOP Senator Mike Braun Claims He Didn't Mean to Say States Should Be Able to Ban Interracial Marriage, Despite Saying It Multiple Times | Vanity Fair

Marjorie Taylor Greene backs Madison Cawthorn and calls Zelensky a 'thug' despite outrage within own party | The Independent

Ketanji Brown Jackson: I Was Standing Up for the Constitution by Representing Guantánamo Prisoners | Democracy Now!

AOC exposes 'perfect' edges on book Cruz brandished at Ketanji Brown Jackson hearing 'proving he hasn't read it' | The Independent

Ted Cruz Had Some Important Questions About Racist Babies for Ketanji Brown Jackson

As GOP Blocks Funds, Federal Agency Ends Covid Coverage for Uninsured

Federal funding for COVID testing and treatment for the uninsured has run out


Satanic Pizza




Best Pizza


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Thank you to Seth Andrews for joining us and check out his book - paperback, audiobook, and signed copies available. 

American Atheist Convention 



Show Notes

Idaho passes Russian-style gay propaganda law that would jail librarians for “objectionable” books / LGBTQ Nation

Florida House passes 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Alabama becomes the 22nd state to allow people to carry concealed guns without permit - CNN

Garland says Jan. 6 investigation won't end until everyone is held accountable : NPR

Infamous Russian Troll Farm Appears to Be Source of Anti-Ukraine Propaganda — ProPublica



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Show Notes Using Facebook's Own Data to Understand the Platform's Role in Jan. 6 — ProPublica

Florida High School Student Suspended After Handing Out Pride Flags | HuffPost Latest News

Pandemic school lunch waivers to deal with supply chain crunch are at risk in spending bill | CNN Politics

God Fail: QAnon Texas Cultist Loses By 40 Points After Declaring That Jesus Had "Appointed" Her To The Seat - Joe.My.God.

Mark Meadows Put Mobile Home as His Residence When Registering to Vote - Rolling Stone

How Ordinary Lithuanians Are Fighting Russian Disinformation | Time

The launch of Trump's Truth Social app is not going well

Trump “Admired” Putin's Ability to Kill Whomever He Wanted: Ex-Staffer | Vanity Fair


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AUDIOBOOK (is gonna be out on monday which is now - ill add a link. i swear IM WORKING ON IT!!! i should probably delete this part and just leave a link)

Show Notes

CPAC 2022: Majorie Taylor Greene, Candace Owens Get Crazy in Orlando - Rolling Stone

Tucker Carlson Claims Democrats Don't Allow Dissent

Tucker Carlson can't understand why Democrats say he's promoting Putin after he promoted Putin - Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism

Joe Rogan is spreading misinformation again and the internet is LOLing

Pat Robertson Insists Putin 'Compelled by God' to Invade Ukraine and Kick Off 'End Times'

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Thank you to our guest Dr. Kenneth Camargo 


Also OUR BOOK! The Grand Unified Theory of Bullshit available now! 

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Colorado could become 3rd state to ban police from lying to kids during interrogations

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Paraguay: Colony Built to Escape the 'Matrix' Draws COVID-19 Anti-Vaxxers

Ottawa residents are using a heavy metal song about gay cowboys to get rid of anti-vaxx truckers / LGBTQ Nation

Christians argue First Amendment doesn't protect Satanic Temple as they try to cancel it / LGBTQ Nation

Conservative Christians start petition because they're “disgusted” by Super Bowl Halftime Show / LGBTQ Nation

Republicans Express Unease Over Trump Accounting Firm Rift

QAnon conspiracy theorist invents new conspiracy theory to explain why QAnon predictions never happened – DeadState

MAGA author shares cringey thoughts on Super Bowl halftime show and Twitter just can't with him / Queerty

A pastor baptized people for decades using one wrong word. Now those are all considered invalid - CNN

Tennessee preacher Greg Locke says demons told him names of witches in his church


Goddammit Newegg

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And listen to Citation Needed 


Show Notes

Right-wing pastor: I’ve studied the bible for 175,000 hours and ‘I’m 100% certain we’re in the last days’

AOC Says MTG 'Banned All Books From Her House' After 'Gazpacho' Gaffe

Fitness-Turned-Christianity Influencer Brittany Dawn Has Been Sued By The State Of Texas Over Her Fitness Programs

Air Force Denies Over 3,200 Religious Exemption Appeals for COVID Vaccine

Faith Healer Convinced Pregnant Woman That Hammering a Nail in Her Skull Would Result in Baby Boy

Tommy Tuberville: 'Ridiculous' to Ban Lawmakers From Trading Stocks

Trump took White House records. Is that the same as Hillary's emails?

Archives Found Possible Classified Material in Boxes Returned by Trump - The New York Times

Ted Cruz: 'Mistake' for GOP to Call January 6 an 'Insurrection'

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Joe Rogan Shares Incorrect Coronavirus Story Just 24 Hours After Apology | HuffPost Entertainment

'Word salad of nonsense': scientists denounce Jordan Peterson's comments on climate models | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Spotify support buckles under complaints from angry Neil Young fans | Ars Technica

Forensic investigators develop tools they say can find bodies |

Exclusive: Trump advisers drafted more than one executive order to seize voting machines, sources tell CNN - CNNPolitics

MAGA legal bombshell: Trump admits he wanted Pence to steal election

Garrett Soldano, Michigan Republican governor candidate, said rape victims shouldn't have abortions - The Washington Post

Trump’s Words, and Deeds, Reveal Depths of His Drive to Retain Power


Book Club Wrapup

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Show Notes

'I'm a Full Anti-Vaxxer Now': How the Conspiracists Are Winning Over Fresh Converts

Polish church says it's wrong to ask if abuse victim is gay | CTV News

Ending religion lessons in schools leads to overall decline in belief but not morals | Torsten Bell | The Guardian

Sean Hannity Sent Kayleigh McEnany A Post-Riot 'Playbook,' Newly Released Texts Show | HuffPost Latest News

Glenn Youngkin Sets Up Tip Line To Report Teachers And You Know What Pranksters Did Next | HuffPost Latest News

Psaki says Biden stands by pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court | The Independent

GOP Rep Claims Without Irony That No President Has Attacked Press More Than Biden | HuffPost Latest News

Americans' trust in science now deeply polarized, poll shows | The Independent

Pritzker vetoes COVID-19 sick leave bill for school employees - Chicago Tribune

Book banning fever heats up in red states |

US House speaker Pelosi's stock trades attract growing following online | Reuters


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Episode 564 31:29 - 35:00
Episode 558 25:23 - 32:29
Episode 570 54:25 - 1:00:09
Episode 575 56:32 - 1:02:05
Episode 581 49:04 - 57:35
Episode 585 17:37 - 26:41
STOP SENDING IAN P**N 13:40 - 20:36
Episode 597 16:28 - 20:41
Episode 603 38:34 - 44:10
Gentlemen, you can't declare holy war in here! This is a Church! 24:25 - 35:37

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Show Notes Arkansas inmates who were given ivermectin to treat COVID in jail file federal lawsuit: "They used us as an experiment" - CBS News

Florida Department of Health confirms Dr. Raul Pino put on leave for encouraging Orange County Department of Health employees to get vaccinated | 90.7 WMFE

DirecTV Dumps OAN, Leaving It With No Major TV Distributor

Praying for a Victory: Packed Supreme Court Takes Up Yet Another Christian Nationalist Cause | Religion Dispatches

California sues Christian "health care sharing ministry" for preying on consumers

Bojack Horsemen 


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Show Notes

Black Lives Matter Protesters Were Overwhelmingly Peaceful, Our Research Finds | Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

Fauci heard on hot mic calling Roger Marshall 'a moron' after heated questioning | The Independent

Dr. Anthony Fauci's Spit-Roasting of Rand Paul Was Utterly Refreshing

Trump Hangs Up on NPR When Host Pushes Back on Election Lies - Rolling Stone


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Retract dangerous anti-vaxx religious advice, FFRF tells Sen. Ron Johnson - Freedom From Religion Foundation

Ted Cruz says GOP will impeach Biden if it retakes Congress — whether it's “justified or not” |

Pope Francis denounces “selfishness” of adopting dogs instead of kids / LGBTQ Nation

GOP Group Calls Out Trump's Enablers In Congress By Name In Scathing Fox News Ad | HuffPost Latest News


Please provide feedback on the segment of our show where we read Carl Sagan's "Demon Haunted World."
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Show Notes

Candace Owens: Trump Is Pro-Vax Because He's 'Too Old' to Understand the Internet

Ghislaine Maxwell Is Found Guilty of Aiding in Epstein's Sex Abuse - The New York Times

A Divided World United to Launch the James Webb Space Telescope - The New York Times

Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls It 'Wise' to Bar Democrats Who Move to Red States From Voting

Rand Paul Inadvertently Tells The Truth About Republican Voter Fraud Claims | HuffPost Latest News


Shoutout to the band Good Thyme, "Those Without"

Ruined New Years Eve 

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