Ask an Atheist with Sam Mulvey

Episode Guide


Mulvey Family Variety Hour

Original Air Date: January 8, 2017

Runtime: 00:51:24

Sam, while in Chicago, talks with Dan Daugherty and Charles Mulvey of Annex Radio about social media, politics, racism, and a little bit of religion.  


Arguing with Bad Faith

Original Air Date: January 1, 2017

Runtime: 00:46:05

In yet another installment of our ‘Gritty Reboot Series’, Becky, Dan, and Sam discuss the innumerable guises of creationism.


Deconversion Stories

Original Air Date: December 25, 2016

Runtime: 00:55:30

In the last episode of a tumultuous year, we focus on the individual paths that eventually brought us into the studio.  Dave, Dan, and Becky reveal their personal journeys to atheism.


In the Study Hall of the Mountain King

Original Air Date: December 20, 2016

Runtime: 00:47:14

This week, Sam reads an article he wrote last week regarding the “After School Satan” project of The Satanic Temple.   Wes and Meredith then join in to help unpack the way Sam thinks about the temple, and to discuss a game that pits [...]


Differently Flexible

Original Air Date: December 13, 2016

Runtime: 00:49:39

Sam, Dan, and Dave talk yoga, martyrdom, Irish blasphemy, bee stings, and booze.


Less Dr. Doolittle, More Dr. Moreau

Original Air Date: December 5, 2016

Runtime: 00:36:11

This week Becky and Bridget talk with Sam about animal forces in the War on Christmas.  In the second segment we discuss the Satmar community and their traditions regarding gender, education, and children in the context of a recent UK joint custody [...]


The Ugliest Part of Your Body

Original Air Date: November 29, 2016

Runtime: 01:00:59

Sam talks with Carol in this episode, who has been on before, but is now introduced because Sam failed to keep his studio entropically consistent. We talk about Christian fiction! Where it is awesome, where it is terrible, and where it is [...]


Let’s Dance!

Original Air Date: November 21, 2016

Runtime: 01:34:10

This week, Tyson and Ranjan join Sam in a wide ranging discussion. We follow up our discussion from last week, talk about the similarities between students and prisoners, the importance of David Bowie in international politics, and hanging out in [...]


Something More Difficult

Original Air Date: November 15, 2016

Runtime: 01:45:17

Satan, coming to a Tacoma elementary school near you! Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are risen! Muslims in space! Also, an election happened. I hadn't expected to hear terms like "political arsonist" and "racist adjacents," but Sam, Ranjan, and Josh [...]


Sam, God, and Green Apples

Original Air Date: November 6, 2016

Runtime: 01:33:34

How do we start this episode?  We could go with “CUBS WIN,” or “Cubs win the Series!” or even something like “Chicago-Style Holy Cow.”   We don’t know.  In this tumultuous episode, Becky and Dave help [...]