Talk Heathen

Talk Heathen

Talk Heathen is a weekly call-in television show in Austin, Texas geared toward long-form and on-going dialogue with theists & atheists about religion, theism, & secularism. Call 1-512-686-0279 every Sunday from 1-2pm CDT. Talk Heathen is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop & support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing & friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of government-religion separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists & to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

Episodes

June 20, 2021 96 min
Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Johnny P Angel is joined by Jmike. Johnny, keep growing that beard, it is the beard show you know. Just kidding,

Let’s get to calls! Michael from Canada asks if we think he is irrational for believing in a diety. He goes on to argue with Jmike about empirical evidence and the presup nonsense about being cut off when being held to task. Hey Michael don’t be passive aggressive, y...
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Hello everyone, and welcome to another amazing episode of Talk Heathen. This week, please welcome our hosts Kenneth Leonard and Arden of Eden.

First up this afternoon is David from CA who wants to talk about evidence for an omniscient Jesus. The Bible isn’t evidence for the claims in the Bible. The Bible is made up of a series of claims, some of which can be demonstrated to be true, some of which have been demonstrated to be not tr...
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Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, our absolutely fabulous Rudy Bee is joined by the very endearing Lloyd Evans.
Let’s get to calls! Ashley from Colorado has a neighbor and friend who is studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses and is wondering how to best approach her and help her get away from them. She is also wondering how long she has before her friend is fully indoctrinated and ceases communicating with her.
John ...
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Greetings Heathens! Hope you all are continuing to be safe! Things are looking up though, to help us get out of the pandemic, please look into getting vaccinated if you can. In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, JMike is joined by the always wonderful Christy Powell.
Let’s get to calls! Gaither from North Carolina would like to provide something and to help others like him. He was raised Evangelical Christian with the fear of Hell bea...
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Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Truth Wanted… Oh wait, this is Talk Heathen! Today we welcome ObjectivelyDan and Jmike to the hosts chairs! This should be a great show!

Before we get to calls, we get to learn more about ObjectivelyDan and Jmike. As you know, Dan is the host for another ACA call in show called Truth Wanted (It’s one of the show notes writer’s favorites!) Jmike is joining the host roster and really “enjoys” ...
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It’s Sunday folks, it’s time for some atheist church, and our favorite ACA show Talk Heathen! We start today with a brand new intro, neat! In today’s episode, Johnny P. Angel is joined by Kenneth Leonard.
Let’s get to calls! Leo from Wisconsin would like to talk about how he moved to a more conservative area for work and is seeking advice on how to find like-minded people in his new city. He is also curious about how to speak to his...
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Greetings Heathens! Happy Mother’s day to all those moms out there, we hope you have a great Sunday. For all you kids out there, call your mom, she’d probably enjoy talking with you. In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Jim Barrows is joined by Rudy Bee.

Let’s get to calls! Chad in Michigan has a few things to talk about. He was recently kicked out of his dad’s home over the weekend due to listening to an atheist podcast around his y...
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Happy Sunday Heathens! In today's episode, Eric Murphy and Vi La Bianca are here to answer all of our caller’s burning questions.
The first call this afternoon is Brenda from MN who believes that philosophy is objective and constant for everyone, and is not opinion based. They define opinions as beliefs, and truth as a subset of belief. The caller argues that subjective experiences of individuals and groups are irrelevant to the...
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Greetings Heathens! Hope you are still being safe out there! We hope to be a sanctuary for you in this chaotic world. In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Vi La Bianca is joined by Godless Engineer. We are glad you’re here with us today!

Let’s get to calls! Returning caller Scott from South Carolina would like to talk about the problem with evil. He called a couple weeks ago and is calling today to follow up with more discussion abou...
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Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen Mandisa Thomas joins Eric Murphy in the co-host chair. Welcome back Mandisa, it’s great to see you!

Let’s get to calls! Hermer from New York would like to talk about how atheism is useless and how he respects individual atheists but not atheism. He goes on to say he doesn’t like atheist sorcerers, oh myyyy. And he’s gone. He hung up because he didn’t get to talk to Vi. What an i...
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Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen the dynamic duo are back together again, Eric Murphy and Vi La Bianca. #LaMurph

Let’s get to calls! Scott from South Carolina would like to talk about evidence for God and the Problem with Evil. He goes on to explain 5 stanzas that he explains his Christian based beliefs and wonders what we think about evil. Literal alphabet soup (which confuses Scott) and if a jar of evil actua...
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Greetings Heathens! Spring is in the air for the northern hemisphere, and apparently it’s also some Christian holiday of some sort today. Today’s episode of Talk Heathen is brought to you by chocolate bunnies, hidden easter eggs, and weekend zombies. Today, Eric Murphy is joined by Christy Powell from fellow ACA show, Secular Sexuality. Thanks for joining us Christy!

Let’s get to calls! Kale Chip from Kentucky is calling again, they...
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Greetings & Salutations Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Eric Murphy is joined by Thomas Westbrook (aka Holy Koolaid.) Welcome back to the cohost chair Thomas, we are glad you could join us today. Also, Happy Birthday Thomas!
Let’s get to calls! Barry from the UK would like to talk about how to effectively promote skepticism and critical thinking in US schools. We do have an uphill battle here, due to how ingrained ...
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Greetings Heathens! Hope you all are enjoying spring so far. There is light at the end of this tunnel, we just need to continue to be patient. Keep being safe out there. Today’s show is really special, our dear friend Viced Rhino is joining us in the cohost seat. Thanks for joining us today!
Let’s get to calls! Jason from Pennsylvania would like to talk about how fossils are created, how they are found on mountaintops, and how they ...
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Greetings Heathens! We’ve got a special episode for you today, Rasputin has escaped death once again and is joining Eric Murphy on the show! Wooooo! Joking, it’s JMike. Welcome to the co-host seat JMike, we are glad you are here!
Let’s get to calls! Aegir from Iceland would like to talk about why we argue against intelligent design and are justified in calling it random.
Pauly in Germany is up next, asking if you’ve deconverted from ...
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Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Eric Murphy and Vi La Bianca will be taking your calls on this wonderful Sunday!
The first caller of today’s show is Robin from DC. Robin wants to know if atheism is rational. Unfortunately, the caller’s definition is entirely circular as in a world where a god necessarily exists, a necessary god exists. Before you can begin applying attributes to a god, you first have to demon...
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Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Vi La Bianca is joined by Johnny P. Angel. Welcome to the co-host seat Johnny, it’s great to see you again!
Let’s get to calls! Gohan from Texas would like to talk about the rational justification for Theism and the rationality of Theism. Yes, Gohan was discouraged from calling in before, and this is an interesting topic. Does he change his tactics? You be the judge!
Tom in Ari...
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Greetings Heathens! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Eric Murphy is joined by Denis Loubet. Denis is a longtime friend of the ACA and one of the original hosts of the Non-Prophets. Denis has one of the best voices out there. We are so glad you’re joining us today, it should be a good show!
Let’s get to calls! Alejandro from California would like to talk about the definition of Atheism and how to discern if newer atheists think di...
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Greetings Heathens! Happy Valentine’s day to all you Heathens out there. We love you! In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Eric Murphy is joined by Vi La Bianca. #LaMurph
Let’s get to calls! Charismatic Catholic from Texas asks, what is the best evidence for God that we have heard and what is wrong with it. Interesting question, and before you ask, this is NOT Canadian Catholic and this one sounds willing to listen and have a good co...
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Greetings Heathens! Hope you all are doing well today. In today’s episode of Talk Heathen, Vi La Bianca is joined by longtime friend Dave Warnock. It’s awesome to see you Dave, Carpe the F*cking Diem!
Let’s get to calls! Isaiah from Hawaii would like to talk about how the legends of God are like the telephone game and that the original story has evolved over time. (HA!) Interesting take, but why do we need to attach God to origins?
J...
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