Episode 96 of the Triple Po is upon us. This week the dynamic duo talk about the ending of one podcast, Everyone’s Agnostic, and the beginning of another, Everyone’s Autonomous; everybody’s favorite genocidal maniac Columbus, and how his celebratory day is being rightfully co-opted by Indigenous Peoples’ Day; the issue of clueless Wypipo using blackface for costumes; an innovative new approach to helping those with mental illness that doesn’t include calling the cops so they can murder them; and of course random rambling in between.
Somehow, my voice was recorded a couple of octaves too low, so I sound like Barry White, or I’m under sedation. Anyway, we hope you enjoy!
This episode marks a new phase of the show with the introduction of a co-host! But first, I play the nice song Tony and Maggot Brain, aka God, from Conversations with God Podcast made for me upon becoming a patron (again)
The unveiling the co-host follows. And he is…Lyman Smith! A Facebook friend and fiance of my friend Natalie Newell, I finally got to meet him at the American Atheists Conference in Cincinnati, which was in April of 2019. He is incredibly intelligent, empathetic, and funny, as well as like some sort of hacker guy. We had a mostly rambling discussion about our beers and current events, including the current Turkey invasion of Syria debacle; Trump being an idiot in general; Ellen DeGeneres buddying up with Dubya; grown men being scared of Greta Thunberg; crazy cats; and so much more. Don’t forget if you have a suggestion for the name of the podcast to tweet the show using the hashtag #TPPPNewName, despite it being derided and mocked by a specific listener. I am really excited about this new direction, and I’m ecstatic to have Lyman on board. I hope you agree.
I had the opportunity to go to the abode of Cass Midgley, co-host of Everyone’s Agnostic podcast, to interview Dave Warnock. Dave is an ex-pastor who deconverted to atheism. He was diagnosed with ALS fairly recently, and he made the decision not to just sit around and wait for death, but instead he is, what he calls ‘dying out loud’. We talked about his past life as a pastor; his deconversion and the ensuing consequences; and his diagnosis. He has been traveling the country talking about his experience, and he is inspiring people on the way. I was really honored to speak with Dave. He is helped so many people with his words, and that is a rare trait nowadays. I hope y’all find him as amazing as I did.
Well The Triple Po is back once again after two months. Hopefully I will be around a while, but who call tell?
My good friend and beer provider Zach Law comes on to the show again. We talk about beer, of course, but mostly David Silverman and his re-emergence as a shitty phoenix on to the atheist scene. He’s suing Beth Pressman, Matt Dillahunty, and American Atheists because he was wronged! And he is making the rounds on all the douchebag podcast/YouTube circuit to decry those damn Third Wave Feminists. What a guy!
We also talk about politics and the general state of the world. Zach was fun to have on as always. Enjoy!
This was recorded two months ago, but I just am now releasing it. I was in the process of selling my house and moving, so please forgive me.
This episode I speak with Casper Rigsby. He was briefly in a White Supremacist group, and he speaks of how he got involved and why he got it. This topic is especially timely in light of recent events in El Paso and Dayton. This may be a bit hard to listen to, but I think it’s a conversation worth having.
Welcome to another episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast. I want to go ahead and issue a content warning for abuse, both sexual and otherwise, incest, and rape.
This week I have on my friend Rie to talk about her experience in an extremist Evangelical church with all the characteristics of a cult. She talks about her rape as a child, as well as ongoing abuse by her family and church members. She was only able to escape when she was married, but even to this day she deals with PTSD. Her family for the most part has shunned her because she chose to separate herself from the teachings of their particular sect. It is a difficult listen, but it shines a spotlight on how abuse does not only happen in the Catholic Church, but also in Protestant churches.
Friend and fellow beer connoisseur Nico Dylan joins me this week to talk about the teachers’ strikes that started a year ago and have been picking up steam more lately, as well as her personal experiences as a teacher and the struggles teachers face that are causing these actions to take place We also talk about the #StopTheBans rally we both attended in Huntsville last weekend. I had some issues with my internet, but I will hopefully have those resolved by next episode.