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Graceful Atheist Podcast
Graceful Atheist Podcast
Atheists United Studios

A secular humanist podcast about Secular Grace after deconstruction and deconversion. Member of the Atheists United Studios podcast network.The podcast takes an... more

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Matthew Taylor: Why We Podcast

Mathew Taylor, co-host of Still Unbelievable!, returns to the podcast to discuss why we podcast.LinksMatthew on Twitter:https://twitter.com/vteclimeyConfessions of a YEC... more

30 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Sara: Christian Humanism

This week’s guest is Sara. Sara grew up in a Canadian Mennonite community and embraced it wholeheartedly. She was surrounded... more

18 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Beth: Deconstruction from the Moral Majority

This week’s guest is Beth. Beth grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home that revered James Dobson, Jerry Falwell and... more

11 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
Andrew: Dino Dad Reviews

Arline interviews this week’s guest, Andrew. Andrew is a self-named atheist “paleo-nerd.” He grew up home-schooled in a fundamentalist church... more

04 Dec 2023 · 54 minutes
Racquelle: Deconstruction from SDA and Conspiracy Theories

Arline interviews this week’s guest, Racquelle. Racquelle grew up in Canada in the Seventh Day Adventist church. Conspiracy theories were... more

27 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Andy Neal: Andy Films and Hikes

Arline interviews this week's guest, Andy Neal of Andy Films And Hikes fame. He is self described as a "plus... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Natalie: Pentecostal to Mormon to Atheist

Natalie from New Zealand tells Arlene here story. She grew up Pentecostal participating in church. In her young adulthood she... more

13 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Jeff: Deconstruction of a Southern Baptist Minister

Jeff grew up in his words “a very religious household.” He attended a large Southern Baptist church.In college he fell... more

06 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Megan: Catholic to Evangelical to Athiest

This week’s guest is Megan. Megan grew up in a fundamentalist Catholic home with an irrationally religious mother and an... more

30 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Kris: Former Christian Leader to the Least of These

This week’s guest is Kris. Kris grew up in a home with much wounding and suffering, an irreligious home that... more

23 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Jeremy Schumacher: Wellness with Jer

This week’s guest is Jeremy Schumacher. Jeremy’s story begins in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and it was as culty... more

16 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Graceful Atheist Solo October 2023

This week is a solo episode with David talking about the state of the podcast.InteractFor quotes, recommendations, transcripts and more... more

09 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Mandi: Deconversion from Messianic Judaism

This week’s guest is Mandi. Mandi grew up in a mixed Jewish and Christian home, attending a Messianic temple. She... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Jordon: Mennonite to Philosopher

This week’s guest is Jordon. Jordon comes from a long family line of Mennonites but Jordon was bookish and musical... more

25 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
Nora: MK to the USA

This week’s guest is Nora. Nora grew up in Argentina, the granddaughter of Italian immigrants, and Argentina still has her... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Tracey: Focus on the Family to None

This week’s guest is Tracey. Tracey spent her childhood in a white American Christian home where Focus on the Family... more

11 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Mary Justice: Deconstruction From SDA

This week’s guest is Mary Justice, the heart behind the delightful Instagram account, @maryfairyboberry.Mary is an international adoptee who grew... more

04 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
Amanda: Deconversion From An Unnamed Cult

This week’s guest is Amanda. Amanda comes from a rather surprising brand of Christianity she refers to as the “Serpent... more

28 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
MJ: Dissident Daughters

This week’s guest is MJ, the heart and mind behind the Instagram account, @dissident_daughtersMJ grew up in a conservative evangelical... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Darrel Ray: Recovering From Religion

Dr. Darrel Ray is the founder and President of the Board of Directors of Recovering from Religion and the founder... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Mary Burkhart: Religion In Remission

CW: sexual abuse; suicidal ideationThis week’s guest is Religious Trauma Life Coach, Mary Burkhart. See her full bio here.Mary grew... more

31 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Daniel: Psychology of Apologetics

You’re going to want to grab a cozy drink and pull up your favorite note-taking app because this episode is... more

17 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Stephanie Stalvey Artist

This week’s guest is artist Stephanie Stalvey. You can see her full bio here. She is the artist behind... more

10 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Benoit Kim: Discover More

This week’s guest is Benoit Kim. He is a “Veteran, Penn-educated Policymaker turned Psychotherapist, & Podcaster at Discover More.” Benoit... more

03 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Kyler: CPTSD

Content Warning: Sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, severe mental health disordersKyler’s story is one of “beauty from ashes”. He lives with... more

26 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Christian Lomsdalen: Norwegian Humanist Association

This week’s guest is Christian Lomsdalen. Christian is the current president of the Norwegian Humanist Association and a Ph.D. candidate... more

19 Jun 2023 · 52 minutes
Hey There Benji

This week’s guest is Benjamin Faye, also known as @heytherebenji.Benji was adopted when he was young and during middle school,... more

12 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Ben Reed: Deconversion from Church of Christ

This week’s guest is Ben Reed. Ben grew up in the Church of Christ with a cappella music, no clapping,... more

05 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Shifra: Out of Hasidic Orthodoxy

This week’s guest is Shifra Lowen. Shifra grew up in a small, well-controlled Hasidic community in Canada. As a girl,... more

29 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Holly Laurent: The Rise and Fall of Twin Hills on Mega the Podcast

This week’s guest is comedian and writer, Holly Laurent. See her full bio and work here.Holly tells a bit of... more

22 May 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Josh de Keijzer: After God's End

This week’s guest is Josh de Keijzer, PhD. Josh writes at After God’s End: Fragments of a Post-Christian narrativeJosh grew... more

15 May 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Joanna Johnson: Silenced In Eden

This week’s guest is author Jo Lloyd Johnson. Jo grew up in a “non-denominational charismatic commune”. She spent her adolescence... more

08 May 2023 · 58 minutes
Cat Delmar: Former Seventh Day Adventist

This week’s guest is Cat Delmar. Cat grew up in a nominally Seventh-day Adventist family. The SDA churches, however, were... more

01 May 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Stephanie: Deconversion of an MK

This week’s guest is Stephanie, a Deconversion Anonymous group member. Stephanie grew up in the Assemblies of God church as... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Kelly: You Are Enough

This week’s guest is Kelly. Kelly was raised as a daughter in a traditional evangelical household, “indoctrinated from diaperhood.”They grew... more

17 Apr 2023 · 1 hour,
Bart D. Ehrman: Armageddon

This week’s guest is Bart D. Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Grace: Hyssop + Laurel

TW: sexual violence; intimate partner violence; postpartum PTSDThis week’s guest is Grace. Grace was fortunate not to grow up in... more

03 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Matt: Deconversion Anonymous

This week’s guest bares his whole heart. “My story—at the moment—doesn’t end really well, but there’s hope for the future.”This... more

27 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
David Hayward: Naked Pastor

This week’s guest is David Hayward, also known as The Naked Pastor. David is “a pastor turned artist painting, drawing,... more

20 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Four Years of the Graceful Atheist Podcast

This week we are celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Graceful Atheist Podcast!In this episode, you’ll meet everyone who works... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Jennifer Michael Hecht: The Wonder Paradox

This week’s guest is Jennifer Michael Hecht, bestselling author of Doubt: a History plus many other works. Her latest... more

06 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Stacie: Apostacie

This week’s guest is Stacie, the creative mind behind the @apostacie on Instagram and the co-host of @skeptichaven on Youtube.Stacie... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Anne: So I Persisted

This week’s guest is Anne. Anne grew up in an English family whose Christian history goes back generations. As a... more

20 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Audrey: Deconversion of an American Christian

This week’s guest is Audrey. Audrey spent her childhood and adolescence deep in American Christianity.In college, she took a course... more

13 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Taylor Yoder: In the Trenches of Deconstruction and Deconversion

This week’s guest is Taylor. Taylor grew up in a small church in a small town, surrounded by Christianity. She... more

06 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
Rachel Hunt: Recovering From Religion

This week’s guest is Rachel Hunt. Rachel is both the Support Group Director and an Ambassador for Recovering From Religion.From... more

23 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
Troy and Brian: I Was A Teenage Fundamentalist

This week’s guests are Brian and Troy of the podcast, I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. They interviewed David at the... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Evan Clark: Atheists United

This week’s guest is Evan Clark. Evan is the Executive Director of Atheists United. Evan grew up in a partially... more

09 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Ask Me Anything 2022

Arline guest hosts to ask David anything. David tells his deconversion story. He talks about the beginning of the Deconversion... more

19 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Ask Arline Anything 2022

AMA? Try AAA. Ask Arline Anything. This week’s guest is your community manager, Arline. Arline tells us what she has... more

12 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
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Troy and Brian: I Was A Teenage Fundamentalist
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This week’s guests are Brian and Troy of the podcast, I was a Teenage Fundamentalist. They interviewed David at the end of... more