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Two libertarian atheists who left The Mormon Church and the Republican and Democratic parties.



Latest Episodes

  • Ep. 49: Part 2 of the BITE Model Applied to the LDS Church
    April 1, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    In this second half of our BITE model episode, we're covering Thought control and Emotional control.  We tally up the numbers of all four sections at the end and see where the LDS Church lands, and we discuss that it all means.  If you think of examples we missed, let us know.  We also announce some changes we're going to make to our podcast!

  • Ep. 48: Cult Control—Applying the BITE Model to the LDS Church, Part 1
    March 31, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    As two ex-Mormons we have a lot of insight into the LDS church, and so we're taking two episodes to apply Steven Hassan's BITE model to the LDS Church.  BITE is an acronym for Behavior, Information, Thought, and Emotional control, the four areas where destructive cults try to control their members.  In Part 1, we're covering Behavior and Information control.

  • Ep. 47: COVID-19, and Irish History with "Black '47" (2018)
    March 18, 2020 at 4:33 am

    This week we cover two topics: the first is the current event that has everyone talking—COVID-19—and the other topic is in honor of St. Patrick's Day where we cover what happened with the Irish Great Hunger, or the Irish Potato Famine of 1847.

  • Ep. 46: Super Tuesday 2020 Results
    March 12, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Super Tuesday was last week on March 3rd, and Adam and Lisa talk about the remaining candidates for the Democratic Party, how they match up against President Trump, and our thoughts on the Libertarian Party and a few of its 2020 candidates.

  • Ep. 45: Libertarian Movie Review—"The Big Short" (2015)
    March 2, 2020 at 2:33 am

    This week, we discuss the informative comedy-drama "The Big Short", based on the true story of a few men who saw that the '07-'08 housing crisis was going to happen and they bet against the market and made a ton of money doing so.  A pretty good companion film to Ron Paul's End the Fed.

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