Recovering from Religion

A Religion, Spirituality and Other podcast
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We interview G.R. Pafumi, author of Clergy Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church and founder of VictimsSpeakDB.org. And Emily highlights eleven upcoming secular events.
We interview Lloyd Evans, author of The Reluctant Apostate: Leaving Jehovah's Witnesses Comes at a Price. Alexandra James explains her resource for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses JWvictims.org. And we have four powerful listeners’ stories.
We interview David G. McAfee, author of No Sacred Cows: Investigating Myths, Cults, and the Supernatural. We pass along secular hurricane disaster recovery updates from Foundation Beyond Belief and Humanists of Houston. And we have a listener’s
We interview Rebecca Vitsmun, Humanist Disaster Recovery Coordinator with the Foundation Beyond Belief; and Debbie Williams, President of Humanists of Houston. We also have a listener’s story from a mother and her daughter who both volunteered
We interview for the second time Dan Barker, author, speaker and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation - this time specifically about his book, Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning. Emily highlights one of the RfR re
We interview Guy P. Harrison, award-winning author of six highly acclaimed books that promote critical thinking.  Emily highlights the resource of the month. And we have a listener’s story.
We interview John Follis, writer, director and producer of the award winning film Leaving God.  Emily highlights four secular events. And we have a listener’s story.
We interview Adam Wadi, Author of Atheism For Muslims: A Guide to Questioning Islam, Religion and God for a Better Future.  Three listeners tell their stories about Islam.  And Emily highlights a resource.
We interview Dr. Caleb Lack, Associate Professor of Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Secular Therapy Project.  Emily highlights three resources.  And Scott announces the Justin Bieber project.
We interviewed Dr. Eugenie Scott, Author of Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction.  We also interviewed James Krupa, Biology professor at the University of Kentucky.  We tell you about the resource of the month.  And we have three listener
We interviewed Greta Christina, Author of Coming Out Atheist How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why.  We also interviewed Gayle Jordan, Executive Director of Recovering from Religion. We read an email from a listener.   And we have three
We interviewed Drew Bekius, President of The Clergy Project & Author of The Rise and Fall of Faith.  We have two listeners’ stories.  We share some social media comments and an iTunes review.  And we highlight four upcoming secular events.
We interviewed David Fitzgerald Author of The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons.  We have five listeners’ stories.  We highlight three ex-Mormon resources.  And we celebrate the one year anniversary of the podca
We interview atheist Singer-Songwriter Shelley Segal, and we highlight three upcoming secular events.
We interviewed Elaine Stehel, Certified Humanist Minister and Vice President of Humanists of Utah, who talked to us about how humans and other animals can be Good Without God. We also have personal stories from Karen Jungwirth and Nathan. Scott
Emily interviewed Dale McGowan, author of In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families. Scott interviewed Street Epistemology proponent Anthony Magnabosco. We also have a listen
On this episode, we discuss death from a secular perspective.  We have two interviews. The first is with Margaret Downey, President of the Freethought Society. She discusses doctor assisted suicide/euthanasia, secular humanist chaplains, and ab
We have 2 interviews, first with Dr. Caleb Lack, Director of the Secular Therapy Project, then with Dr. Marlene Winell, Director of Journey Free - Recovery from Harmful Religion & author of Leaving the Fold. Counselor Becky Fox shares her insig
Our longest episode yet! Two interviews: author Jefferson Hawkins, who is a former Scientologist, and then "Indy Scientology" podcast host Andy Nolch. We have two listeners who shared their experiences in the Church of Scientology. Finally we t
We interviewed David G. McAfee, author of The Belief Book and The Book of Gods. Scott interviewed Amanda Metskas, former National executive director of Camp Quest. Four listeners explain their challenges being secular parents.  Upcoming secular
In this episode, we discuss why some women leave their faith and others stay in their faith.  We interviewed Karen Garst, author of the book Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion.   A listener tells her powerful story that led
In this episode, we discuss how nonbelievers handle the Christmas season. We interview 5 of today’s most popular secular podcasters. You’ll learn about a unique way to reduce stress during the holidays & hear from a former Jehovah's Witness. Em
In this episode, we discuss everything humanism. We interview Rebecca Hale, President of the American Humanist Association. You’ll learn about what “7 Cups of Tea” has to offer as a resource and hear two important stories about humanism. Email:
In this episode, we discuss the ways in which religions such as Christianity and Islam teach shame and guilt around human sexuality. Dr. Darrel Ray, the President of the Board of Directors of Recovering from Religion itself, joins us to help us
Co-presidents of the Freedom from Religion Foundation Dan Barker and his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor discuss the ins and outs of FFRF as well as an in-depth analysis of the separation of church and state.
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