March 23, 2022
This episode had a shitty beginning (literally) and then got better as we talked about the importance of modern medicine and the threats to it from culturally sanctioned superstitions.
March 16, 2022
Shahbaz Ansar is a journalist and quite open about being an atheist. We chatted about what that makes his life next to Hindus, Muslims, and even other atheists. We also talked about the Indian religio-political landscape.
March 5, 2022
This episode had us talking about religious morality, morality of killing animals, morality of foul-mouthed "saints", and other interesting topics.
March 2, 2022
This episode was about how many people define god in many ways and as an atheist having conversations about claims of god, how we should abide by rules of logic.
Feb. 26, 2022
In this episode, conversations with listeners spanned the multiverse. We talked about agnostic atheism, why people fall for baba claims, and whether scripture says caste is assigned at birth.
Feb. 12, 2022
Girls in some Indian schools are not being allowed to enter their classrooms because they are wearing Hijab. Some call it the "Hijab controversy". But it's not that. It's just another dangerous Hindutva diversion designed to…
Feb. 9, 2022
Cartoonist Sumit Kumar is the founder of Bakarmax and one of the most original voices in the ICU (Indian comics universe). He was recently on the TV show Shark Tank and we are going to talk about that. And more generally, ab…
Feb. 5, 2022
Nakul Shenoy is a magician as well as a critical thinker. In this session, we will talk about how people sometimes say that hypnotism reveals knowledge of one's previous lives. We talked about the ethics, efficacy, and effec…
Jan. 27, 2022
This episode is about how sometimes religious people think testimony about supernatural claims is sufficient evidence. And about how they sometimes deflect genuine questions from atheists by changing the meanings of words.
Jan. 22, 2022
Harris Sultan goes by Pakistani Mulhid on YouTube and dedicates his time to debunking dogma, fighting faith, and countering callous defences of religion. I sat down with him, in my capacity as an Indian atheist with far fewe…
Jan. 21, 2022
A single man spreading hate pretending to be many people is a problem, but it is also a symptom of a much bigger problem. And that bigger problem has to do with a much older strain of cultural damage we have suffered when ad…
Jan. 15, 2022
We think our identities are natural and that conversion or leaving religion is an unnatural act that is brought about through brainwashing. But was the so-called natural religious identity not a product of brainwashing as we…
Jan. 3, 2022
Many people, including many atheists, like to have a sterilized version of atheism around. They say the real fight is against irrationality and we should let religion be. I talk today, about why that is a misguided attempt a…
Nov. 26, 2021
The reason farmers can't bring themselves to trust this government is because this government never asked for their trust. It has only ever wanted obedience. Trust can't be gained with violence and oppression.
Nov. 20, 2021
We keep talking about free speech without considering the social climate that is necessary for it to flourish or even exist. I talk about free speech the concept as well as free speech the phrase and the context it needs to …