I enjoy listening to podcasts while I am driving and working around the house. Below I have listed the five podcasts that I listen to most often. I would also love to hear which podcasts you enjoy.
My favorite podcasts:
This podcast is the audio from The Atheist Experience public access TV show in Austin, Texas run by the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA). Two atheist hosts (volunteers from the ACA) take calls. The goal of the show is to have religious people to call in to have a discussion with atheists. If the caller is cordial, the hosts are cordial to the caller. However, if the caller wants to debate or argue, they will debate or end the call. Not all of the callers are religious and sometimes they get prank calls.
How good an episode is often depends on both who is hosting the show and what callers happen to call in. However, it is always worth listening to because they discuss a lot of interesting issues.
What I dislike about the show is that the sound quality sometimes has issues and some of the hosts use explicit language more often than I would prefer. Because of this, I would not listen to this program around children. However, it is a really good show and worth listening to.
Find the Atheist Experience on the Web: http://www.atheist-experience.com
Bible Skeptic Podcast
I have only recently discovered this podcast, but it has already become one of my favorites.
This podcast is has an atheist and a theist discussing the Bible. Neither of them had read the Bible previously. Starting with Genesis, they agree on a number of verses to read each week. After they have each read and studied the passage, they come together to have a discussion about the material on the air. It’s very interesting to get each of their views on what they read.
Overall, I really like the podcast. But, there are a few things I dislike about it. Sometimes they yell. This can be difficult when you are listening with headphones. The hosts do use explicit language and some of the humor could be considered offensive. Because of this, I would not listen to this program around children. However, the main content is worth listening to.
It looks like they have either stopped their podcast or are taking a break from it. Their last episode is on Job chapters 23-42 from September of 2014. My hope is that they start back up by the time I catch up.
Find Reasonable Doubts on the Web: http://bibleskepticpodcast.com
The Non Prophets
The Non Prophets is an Internet-based radio show sponsored by the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA). It is hosted by three atheists from the ACA who discuss news, current events, and other issues related to atheism. Their discussions are very interesting and often funny.
This podcast also has some explicit language but not as much as many other podcasts. Personally, I would not listen to this program around young children.
The Non Prophets website: http://www.nonprophetsradio.com
The Reasonable Doubts
This podcast is a discussion between the hosts on current events and issues related to religion, philosophy and psychology. The discussions are very interesting.
Occasionally, this podcast will discuss topics that are inappropriate for young children and use explicit language, it is far less often than many other podcasts. This is one that I have listened to in front of children.
Find Reasonable Doubts on the Web: http://freethoughtblogs.com/reasonabledoubts/
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe is a popular science and skepticism podcast. The hosts discuss science and other issues related to skepticism. This show is interesting and very informative. It is well worth listening to.
This podcast is generally appropriate to listen to around children. However, once in a while there may be some inappropriate content.
The Skeptics Guide to the Universe website: http://www.theskepticsguide.org/
If you also enjoy listening to podcasts, I would love to hear from you. Which podcasts do you listen to? What do you like about them?
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Update: I have added a new favorite podcast to my list.
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