This podcast gives me hope for humanity. These guys are the irreverent voice of reason that the world needs. I listen to them on my commute to work here in the Bible Belt and I can actually laugh while being reminded that I'm not alone.
Not only extremely comical, but very informative in the logic behind atheism and the breaking down of opposing arguments. Each episode attempts to tackle a specific topic with well researched and articulate arguments, interlaced with a myriad of dick jokes to lighten the mood.
Or at least 5 stars. The original irreverent to religion podcast. I've listened for years. Never donated a dime. Can't sleep right now so I might as well write this review. But seriously, you guys do a great job with your research / prep for the show, or maybe you are just divinely inspired. Who cares. (Athoughtfuldissenter)
You will find that this irregularly posted podcast is worth the wait. Chuck and Matt fill that niche between the hilarious atheist news shows (Cognitive Dissonance, The Imaginary Friends Show, The Scathing Atheist) and the more serious secular guest shows (The Thinking Atheist, Reasonable Doubts, Point of Inquiry). Well-researched topics + dick/vagina jokes = Irreligiosophy. Or perhaps you will hate it. If you are in this latter camp, you are probably either a tedious secular sexist or your name ends in "-vind," "-tings," or "ingle."
I have enjoyed this program since I took a chance on it a few months back, and now when a new episode becomes available it makes me look forward to the next day's drive to work so I can enjoy listening to it. The term "Skunkdick" has now been added to my everyday vocabulary (listen and you'll get it). They approach topics with an intial irreverance that almost makes the more in depth discussions they get into seem out of place, but the two hosts (Chuck and Matt) play off each other well and really do make an entertaining pair.
I'm on the road quite a bit for my job, so I have been binge listening to your podcast. Your disscetion of the Gospel of John had me laughing so hard, I could barely see to drive! Likewise with your review of God's Not Dead! I love you guys! Keep up the good work!
One of my favorite podcasts (or podcat if you prefer). Could use more dick jokes/references, though (I'm looking at you, Matt). Otherwise wonderful. Keep up the good work, guys!
If you love PC Myers, Groupthought Blogs, Atheism Divided, or being skewered rectally by broken fluorescent lightbulbs, you may enjoy this podcast. It's like all the bad things about religious dogma and all the bad things about the atheist visibility movement combined! It's the audio equivalent of a rusty El Camino that doesn't even have a v8 or a radio or a windshielf and the seat have been replaced with a pile of broken bottles of hot sauce.
I am now caught up. The banter reminds me of a few popular podcast out there, BUT the guys on Irreligiosophy take their time with topics and headlines. When stories are rushed through i am left feeling cheated. I have to point out that I like Chuck and Matt. Chuck and Matt must go into a celestial marriage contract. I am a 34 stay at home mom who does the PTA, Girl Scouts, play dates thing and some times it's good to put on my headphones while I clean up glitter and legos all morning. It reminds me that i am still that rebel who hung out with the atheist foul mouthed nerdy bad boys in school.
I have thoroughly enjoyed both versions 1.0 & 2.0 Chuck is an awesome host and comes prepared to the episodes. My only complaint is that there are not more episodes. Thanks for the great podcast.
These guys are my only friends, please give them your money.
Irreligiosophy: A great podcast, funny, informative, and very willing to challenge b.s. where it needs to be challenged. One of the hosts sounds just like Eugene Mermin from Bobs Burgers. The hosts sometimes fall into the logical fallacies they protest when observing how stupid religion can be, but it is easy to forgive because more likely than not, I am laughing when I notice them. 2.0 is much better than the first set. I hope they keep producing.
These two scathing atheists are the bread and butter of my week. I'm a huge fan of Professor Steven's science segment and the new one hour format. But by far the best part about this podcast has got to be the BIBLE STUDY!
Irreligiosophy is my favorite one true podcast on iTunes. I look forward to listening to every episode. The hosts are hilarious.
I love these guys. Funny, enlightening & entertaining, you really can't go wrong with this podcast if you're interested in religion & have an open mind.
The earlier episodes are amazing. I'm slowly working my way through, and thoroughly enjoy learning about the history of religion. As a budding atheist, it's refreshing to know that other people share some of my core values and it gives me hope for a religion free future! Please keep up the good work you guys, we are here supporting you and looking forward to the next episode!!
I'm glad Chuck restarted the podcat with Matt. He's my second favourite host yet and as dumb as he sounds, he still manages to make some good points. I'll let you figure out which is my favourite. I like the mix of historical vs topical content and I still look forward to seeing this on my iPod.
This podcast is worth every penny I've paid for it. Juvenile penis jokes and inane banter. What more could you ask for? Though, I do love Chuck's hard hitting exposes on the tyrant Yahweh and his evil book.
I love this podcast. Chuck and Matt always make me smile and learn something new. They have moments where I try to contain my laughter because I don't want to burst out laughing in public!
question: are you/can you entertain a show on the “sealed portion” of the BOM? or would that tempt beyond measure terrestrial and/or divine fates?
I love the excoriating, relentless philosophic scrutiny that Chuck uses to expose the completely incoherent insanity that is religious dogma. Matt is pretty cool, too...I guess. Kinda.
Learn while laughing…hard information and penis jokes, its an effective combo.
You weren’t my first, and you won’t be my last, but you’ll aways be my favourite.
I've listened to this podcast since 2011 and what keeps me coming back is Chuck's super sexy voice. I can't actually hear Matt's voice because it's too high pitched, but my dog gets excited whenever he talks so I've always assumed he has a sexy voice too.
Love the podcast, have been listening for a bit over 3 months now and it has been both informative and entertaining. I consider myself "a Christian in recovery" and this has been a great tool in my conversion to Atheism. Keep up the fight
I could listen to Chuck stump and befuddle the evidence for faith idiots on episode 98 and 99 for hours. Their silence after Chuck turns the bible into swiss cheese was perfect. It was almost as if you could hear the E4F guys belief system searching for a place to hide within their vast empty skulls.
this is it the podcast i've looking for very informatitve and funny. Thanks guys please keep it up. send them a dollar. I don't know whats up with the eye of horus but i'm still working through past podcasts.
I am an evolutionary biologist in training who has been listening to this podcast since its first episode, and this is the first time I have bothered reviewing. The quality of this podcast has seen a change of late, leaving me with troubling problem. I can no longer decide which member has the more grating voice, Chuck or Matt. Chuck has always sounded like a cat being thrown into a blender and then being fed to a thai immigrant, but now I have to hear Matt too. Matt's "voice" is like the listening to a yapping Chihuahua that has been trapped in a mountain of cocaine, but it is still somehow unenthusiastic. At least the content of the show is well researched and the comedy has switched away from misogyny and more toward a constant stream of penis jokes, which is just fine with me. If I had some money I would violate the word of wisdom, but it's the thought that counts. Right?
I left the Mormon church in 2011, and this podcast was one of the things that got me through that transition. The discussions about Mormonism on the podcast have always been the most fascinating. Chuck's well-researched topics make the podcast interesting, but his witty, cynical, snarky sense of humor is really what makes it entertaining for me. What fun would Irreligiosophy be without his sarcastic remarks, the exaggerated complaining when listeners demand more episodes, or his humorous way of doing exactly the opposite of what disgruntled listeners suggest? :) Matt, the current co-Chuck, is a welcome changeover from Leighton. (Leighton, while often funny and occasionally insightful, got on my nerves quite a bit.) His main expertise seems to be in the areas of piloting and skiing, but his anthropology degree does come in handy with some frequency. Matt has great chemistry with Chuck and contributes to the witty humor that makes Irreligiosophy one-of-a-kind.
Still going strong. Great Podcast as always!
If you only have time to listen to one ingelligent, rowdy, entertaining podcast on religion founded by ex-Mormons, subscribe to Infants on Thrones! If you have time for two, consider Irreligiosophy!
Leighton was so very annoying. Listening to past episodes a few times now I notice Leighton loved to copy Chuck's laughter and tried unsuccessfully to emulate Chuck's intellect. Leighton tried so hard to sound intelligent he would very often come up with words that didn't even exist and if Chuck nicely tried to correct him, sensitive-defensive Leighton would tell him to "shut up". Leighton is infamous for using, often the same word twice in one sentence, "interestingly enough", "basically", "curiously enough" and it's so obvious he's trying to sound like Chuck. And then there was his pitiful attempt at humor, you'll notice many times he'll say something that has nothing to do with the topic and Chuck rightly ignores Leighton and his phony laugh. No, I do not like Leighton, I do not like fake-pretentious-mysogonists' jerks. Leighton is now a pariah in the atheist community and he did it to himself.
I've never felt the need to write an itunes review before, but I absolutely love this podcast. I work in a really slow paced office so I downloaded a couple different podcasts to listen to to help keep me awake at work. I've been working my way through this one from the beginning for a few days now and not only is it informative, but I've had to really work hard to keep myself from laughing out loud at how funny these guys are! As a former fundamentalist baptist I find their perspective refreshing and insightful. I can't wait to get through all of the podcasts they have up, but I'll be really sad when I'm out of them and have to wait for new ones each week. Keep up the fantastic work guys!
I have been binge listening to this podcast for the last 3 weeks and have to say it's the best atheist/freethinker podcast out there (it's really not even close to the best, I just like the crude humor, misogyny, and the word penis being looped for 30 minutes). Plus you guys get 5 stars for repeatedly skunk dicking my national representative, Michele Bachmann.
A unique blend of well researched material and crass humor. Like hearing a dick joke from your stately old country doctor. People seem to disparage the "bible study" episodes. I find having the cultural influences contextualized this way fascinating. It's a treatment of the material that is so rare. Keep up the great work Chuck and Matt
This has become one of my most anticipated podcasts and I anxiously look forward to each one that comes out. Chuck does his research very well and provides excellent insights into topics that are relevant to skeptics and others wishing to take a more open-eyed view of religious topics. Matt is a great "2nd banana" and ranks up there with Ed McMahon and Andy Richtor as a co-host... OK, maybe that's a stretch but I enjoy his contributions to the show. I've also been very much enjoying their recent "bible study" episodes so please keep them coming! There's so much that people (especially Christians) don't know about the bible that needs to be uncovered and they do a great job.
They have got to come out with more episodes. Love the bible study. Funny show that is also enlighting.
This was the very first podcast I ever listened to and it remains my favorite. It is better with Matt. If you rate this show poorly,well then, you are the skunk dick. Live long and prosper gentlemen.
So informative! Love it.
Wow, where to begin... Perhaps the best podcast avaiIable! I stumbled across this podcast while stuggling to reconcile hopes of theistic faith against the historical/scientific evidence that seemed to completely contradict the various claims of world religions. Wow, my eyes are openned in a way that I would have never expected!!! Hours upon hours of condensed detailed information--highly relevent to our understanding of the historcal perspective of theistic assertions. The information covered in these podcasts is absolutely burried treasure--information that has been burried for a reason--it is dangerous to those with a religous agenda to sell to the populace. Keep up the good work, Irreligiosophy Hosts
Thank you for the entertaining and intellectual breakdown of all religion and dumb-dumbs associated. My brother and I laugh to all of your podcasts..... Keep em' coming!
Hidden underneath the juvenile humor and extensive and creative use of profanity is some very insightful and informative biblical exegesis along with solid discourse on religion in the modern world. I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts about (rather than promoting) religion and they tend to be either incredibly shallow in their coverage or heavily biased in favor of one religious viewpoint or another. Irreligiosophy is equally critical of all religious viewpoints. While I enjoy the podcast, there is a lot of information to absorb. If they produced episodes less frequently that would certainly help.
I feel I have to leave a 5 star review or else they'll come to my house and beat me up, or worse, mock me on the internet! Just not in the face! It's how I make my money!
Chuck and Matt, Thank me, I finally have been able to pick up your signals from the great planet of Colob. Jesus Christ, it's hard to listen to you guys, always tearing me a new one. Anyway, I have a new revelation: gays are now cool with me. As I said often, "Bring-em Young!" Go to hell, you smartypants! Tell Layton that I have saved him a spot next to the water cooler....
I usually don’t enjoy the kind of jokes these guys tell, but they are funny and smart. It is worth a listen if you are willing to keep an open mind. Laugh and learn.
This one of my favorite podcasts. Able to blend humor and intelligent conversation. Wit and wisdom. I love it and I listen to every episode.
Sometimes the topics are interesting, and you could learn something from these guys, but I find it hard to enjoy the podcast. I find the hosts annoying and their jokes rarely funny, at least not in proportion to their laughter!
I've been listening to these guys for a while now, and I thought to myself "no one believes a god doesn't exist" so I've concluded they are doing satire. Clearly the best satire I've ever heard, they are almost believable "non-believers" as if such a thing exists, lol.
This is a smart, funny podcast. They are honest and very informative. Even the silly stuff, like repeating the same word over and over again, is enlightening.
I'm hearing this podcast for the 1st time. I really like it. Will continue to hear it. I was raised S B. Indoctrinated as a child. Led many children to Christ as a v b school teacher. Toured with my youth choir,performing Christian musical drama's at churches around the United States. As an adult I joined a Pentecostal church. Was a worship team member when I left my church and told my wife and church, I'm an Atheist. That was 2 years ago. Now at 48, I rent a room, and marriage is being dissolved. Still, I wouldn't go back to the lie I had for a while about how I really felt. My meet up groups, my local Atheist group, fb, twitter, great podcast like this. We're out there. Waiting for you. Join the fastest movement right now. @p90xkid
Huge fan of this podcast and have listened (and re-listened) to far too many episodes than I am willing to admit. I just wanted to say that Matt is definitely an upgrade host wise and he is far more witty than certain other host.
If you want a podcast where two guys say things about stuff, then this somewhat hard to pronounce podcast should satisfy your need.
Great Resurrection of the old podcast. I will update this review and try to make Chuck and the new guy like me. If only they would come hang out with me. Since I left the mormon church I get shunned an awful lot. Kidding aside if you like to hear the silliness of religion with a little angry athiest thrown in then you should give this a listen.
One of my favorite podcasts. Great combination of science, research and silliness. As an ex-mormon myself, I love the frequent focus on the topic. Thanks guys keep it up!
I've been following this podacst since just about the very beginning, and was sad when it when away. Now the Almighty is backwith a new sidekick! The agents of chaos have been banished and sense has returned to the world. Looking forward to future episodes!
This podcast helps me to be strengthened on why I am a Christian. I like to understand why atheists believe what they believe, and I like to evaluate the arguments for atheism from sources like this podcast. Although I would love to see atheists come to Christ, I respect other views that help me understand my own on a deeper level. Thanks, guys.
Very good podcast .
David- bring me back one hundred Philistine foreskins.
This is an excellent book, and a most welcome read after the disastrous experiences I had with my first 3 miniature donkeys. Poor creatures. I'm only thankful that this wonderful edition has helped me prolong the life expectancy of my current miniature donkey, Gerhardt. Donkies are not something you can just buy to play with and show off to your friends, and then leave unattended with a pet monkey for days on end.
So glad to see the podcast is back. I missed it so much and I often find myself listening to past episodes wishing the show would come back. When I heardyou announce you would be coming back during your interview on Cognitive Dissonance, I could hardly contain myself. Then I downloaded the first new episode on new years, 2013 is looking up already! There are plenty of Atheist and Skeptic podcasts out there, but only a few make me laugh, and none as hard as Irreligiosphy. If I was a praying man I'd say my prayers have been answered, but I'm not so I won't.
Began listening a short while before the hiatus. Was happy when I heard it would be coming back. Great way to kick off the new year.
Happy to see your continuing one of my all time favorite podcasts. Thank you
One of the best podcasts I have ever listened to. I recently found out about Irreligiosophy and have begun from episode 1. Can't wait for new ones to come out.
Occasionally these episodes are well researched and informative.. Well, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was. The rest could have been much better looked into before airing so much ignorance. I still doubt Chuck was ever actually a Mormon. In truth this podcast is the air I breathe. Glad it's once again coming back.
Every night at my boring, would rather kick myself in the balls repeatedly than be there job, the only bit of joy I can accomplish without spending some alone time in the bathroom, is irreligiosophy. This show is a welcomed penetration of my ear holes.
One of my favorite podcasts- great entertainment and very informative
Chuck your laugh is infectious. Thank you for giving more of your time. Clearly the One True Podcast.
I'm pretty stoked that new episodes are coming out again. This is such an awesome podcast.
I just randomly came across this podcast, having left it for dead long ago, and was thoroughly delighted to see it was up and running again. Thank goodness. We need this podcast. So glad you're back.
Thanks for the hours and hours of entertainment while driving and working...I especially love when Chuck talks science. I am also much happier with Matt than the other one.
After being a silent leech on Irreligiosophy's bandwidth for the past few years, I felt I had to at least write a review now that it's come back from the dead. "A charmingly brash bit of informative entertainment that tickles your funny bone and spoons your mind. It's the big spoon, of course." --- I'll miss the old host pairing, but the new one is pretty good. Chuck, Leighton, and now Matt, thanks for the amazing podcast. I hope it sticks around for a while. (Also, I find it funny that searching for this podcast in iTunes returns a certain shall-not-be-named podcast as well.)
Muy bien! Atheist Mormons giving a thorough thrashing to all manners of faith. Hours of driving entertainment.
That tickles me arse-hole!
Welcome back Chuck! Missed you!
I discovered this podcast right as it ended.... these guys are as funny as anything I loved the latest episode. I kind of miss Layton being a giant sleaze bucket though
So glad to hear new episodes. This has become one of my favorite podcasts. Chuck has a great way of explaining principles of logic, science, and reasoning in ways that make sense to average folk like me. Hope to hear more soon!
I found this podcast a few months ago and was saddened to see they stopped uploading new podcasts. Then Hallelujah!! New episodes....there is a god!!! and he's an athiest!!! Great podcast, one of the best in all the universe.
This show is proof God exist's! That's the only way these torturous sounding neatly piled peice's of shXt (Leyton on bottom) could make it to my ears! AAAGGHH!!! THIS SHOW ROCKS!!!
This is the Car Talk of religion!
I love it when Chuck laughs. Wish you guys would come back, but thanks for all the laughs!
This was a great podcast. Too bad Leighton was a douchebag and bailed on Chuck.
I had the sad luck to find you since you've stop podcasting... Whatever happend, let it go and come back! I was listening to this all day and literally LAUGHING OUT LOUD to the point where I looked around at the store and saw people staring at me because I was laughing so hard. I find it so hard to believe that as much fun as you two had talking about all these crazy notions and stupid beliefs, you could just let it go! You two are making me so happy and I feel like I'm just sitting there having a drink with you...laughing with you, it's contagious. I can't remember laughing this hard at anything else. You feed off each other and you say just what I want to say but I don't have the words... Come Back! Please.
A really good podcast covering, sometimes poorly, a pretty wide range of topics on philosophy, religion, and mormonism. It's a real shame they aren't making new episodes.
I love these guys. Educational and entertaining. It is fabulous.
Im a 10 year atheist and always looking for new and enjoyable podcasts. These guys just dont do it for me. They are VERY well informed but the banter between them seems contrived. The laughs at stuff seem fake and forced. Many of the podcasts take forever to get to the subject matter as it sounds like 2 guys cutting up over the phone (to start with). Its not great, its not the worst.
Thank you for the great times. Please make a new episode once in a while.
After awaiting the next podcast, I logged on to discover that, after years of producing tremendous podcasts, they are no more. It is certainly understandable that hard feelings exist after an arduous and committed effort fails, but I certainly hope that the burned bridges between these two hosts can be rebuilt, whether or not the podcast is ever resurrected. Beyond that, the education that I received, intertwined with humor and entertainment, was invaluable, and spurred me to learn much more about many of the topics that were covered here. I now am considered as knowing as much, if not more, about the Mormon religion than the missionaries with whom I have periodic contact. I shall certainly miss this excellent production, and will hope that two long-time friends set aside their hard feelings and reconcile their friendship.
I know this is so late in the game (so late, in fact, that the game is over) but I have gotten hooked on these guys. Despite being one of those ugly as a dog women that should be offended by Leighton's comments, I have developed a minor crush on him--I gues that means I'm a bit of a masochist. I'm tempted to pray that things get better...but what ya gonna do. By-the-way, Chuck's laugh sounds like Pee Wee Herman's.
then I kept on liking. Great information from two obviously knowledgable guys. Now I have to go roll up a new character
You know, if this podcast had been informative without the snarky, hateful vibe I'd listen to more of it. I'm interested in all of the topics these guys cover, but the vibe is seriously lame. Isn't it possible to learn about this stuff and even have some disapproval and criticism of it but do it with some dignity? Could've been so good.....
Please Chuck find another sidekick & your joy in making this podcast. Consider a woman or another bible versed man. Friendships are important make peace with Leighton.
The Podcast is over. There were a million things wrong with it, I think we know which if the two of them were responsible for it's weaknesses. Maybe Chuck will regroup and reapproach the topic of religion with a more moderate and educated cohost.
Halloween is over! That means haunted house season is over! Where the hell is our podcast!!! 0___•
Missing my favorite podcast. Are you ever returning?
This podcast grows on you after awhile, kind of like a fungus. It's a bizarre mixture of humorous juvenile 'angry' atheism and some very good quality historical research on religion and belief systems. You have to give these guys (read: Chuck) credit, they know their stuff when it comes to history. It's clear they have a strong interest in the subjects that they cover and they (again, read: Chuck) do some thorough research. I was quite impressed with their debate against the Evidence For Faith 'geniuses'. I've also learned quite a bit about Mormonism from listening to them and it's interesting to hear their take on other religions. Of course Leighton is quite possibly one of the dopiest human beings ever to get into podcasting. However, there's also an endearing quality about him. He certainly seems to have Sarah Palin-itis and tends to misuse, mispronounce and make up words in attempt to sound more intelligent. That's not say he's an idiot. He's not. (Well not completely.) He does seem to have a strong interest in history and science and he gets credit for his frequent righteous indignation aimed at fundamentalists and other assorted scum. Still, I don't understand his whole fake misogynist/racist act. If you listen to him initially you might think he's being serious with the bigoted jokes, but I've listened to over 20 shows and I don't think he really means any of it. So why does he do it? Because clearly he's an infant. F you, Leighton, F you in the ear! If you're a skeptic or atheist who isn't overly sensitive or a big, whining, liberal, hippy, sissy then you should enjoy this podcast. Hopefully these two morons get their act together and put out a new show one of these days. I guess they are busy building funhouses or something. 5 STARS. PS I demand a Mims Carter Skunkdick Award! F YOU!
The only podcast the I keep the all the episodes of on my iTunes. You guys rock. Keep it up even if it is but once in a while. I can wait. My request, don't stop.
Miss you guys! One of my most favorite podcast!
Where did you guys go?
I love these guys. No apologies. No restraint. Unabashed athiests with nothing to hide. Refreshing and awesome.
These guys are a riot. It is a no-holds-barred critique of all things sacred. I listen to every podcast, sometimes 2 or 3 or 4 times. WIth me they must be up to at least 21 listeners. They also did the impossible - they made me think Mormonism was funny. This podcast is very informative in addition to being very funny. I would not change a thing.
I believe this is the most fascinating and most accurate information on religion. Leighton does what he can. I got my mother listening to you guys and she is now a militant atheist, ex non-denominational christian. Bravo! For leighton, brava! She absolutely must listen to you every day. I think she may have thing for you two. Keep it up!
I started deconverting from evangelical Christianity recently and was listening to ex-believers on all sorts of podcasts when I found Irreligiosophy. Thank the fake Lord! I knew that when I started hearing the bible stories de-bunked that I needed to sit down and pay attention. My future depends on facing the awful truth--that I was raised in a complex web of lies and shame. Chuck and Leighton made me feel strong in my desire to listen to the facts behind the bible. And behind any claim of supernatural powers. Better yet, I could relax and listen. And I could feel very angry and then laugh out loud. It has been a cathartic listening journey. Thanks guys and please continue talking. It's all helpful.
There are many reasons for this for those who may know him, but for those of us who don't and just had to read his worthless review, we only need the one. Love the One True Podcast! Your 19th fan!
I found it extremely vulgar and hateful. I also find it hard to believe that two guys ripping on a charitable portion of the Christian faith can get an almost perfect 5 star rating average. It astounds me that they can live with themselves. Some people's children....
They take all the anger and bitterness you feel when you realize you've been lied to for most of your life and they make you laugh about it. These guys will crack you up for saying the things you wish more people were saying. Utah needs more people like them in that state.
Some good information and occasionally funny if you can sit through it. I wanted to like this, and I have learned a few things, but GD, there is so much F-ing time wasted on rants and one guy restating what the other just GD F-ing said. Um, there is also a lot of swearing--at least in the shows that I grabbed. So much so that it seems gratuitous and even forced at times. You might think these two guys are still working out their childhood rebellion issues and trying to shock their parents. And the sound is really uneven. One minute they almost can't be heard and the next it's full volume.
in my pants!!! (and no, this isn't Leighton pretending to be someone else)
How can a podcast with 469, oopps make that 470 reviews to date only have 10 listeners? Why are the vast majority of reviews 5 star ratings? Why do even the positive reviews take shots at the two hosts? I'll tell you. For thost that love Irreligiosophy, it constitutes a guilty pleasure, like BDSM i suppose for those that are into that sort of thing. The two hosts Chuck and Leighton at once irreverant, offensive, disrespectful, abusive (to their adoring listeners) , instructive, insightfuly and irrestistibly charming. You would hate to be on the receiving end of their brutal wit. I wonder how long they can go on dishing out the abuse on a weekly... uh, biweekly, uh ok monthly basis. Well i guess we'll see when the episodes start coming out every year or so.
All hail the greatness that is ....what's these guy's names again. Hell, it doesnt matter. All hail Irreligiosophy! The ONE TRUE PODCAST. This show keeps taking up so much of my time. Its fun, informative and irreverant. Ha! Great work guys, keep it up.
Excellent and entertaining.
Why has it taken 2000 years Thank you guys for being brave and encouraging us to use what god gave us, our own brains
Whosever shall harketh thine ear unto the evil workings of the incredibly awesome podcast that is Irreliogosphy shall bleed profusely from the ears upon thine own head in the day of thine shame. Thou shalt ignore the truth, insight, intelligence and hilarious mocking of mans pathetic excuse to worship the ONE TRUE GOD! Truth and knowledge are of the Devil!! Unless I say you may have it, then its okay. So repent of your evil desires to have your eyes opened to the world around you and continue eating out of your pastors hand and paying your tithes. Do not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Irreligiosophy, for in the day that you do you shall surely die from laughing and knowing more than you ever wanted to about the Mormons... STOPPIT!!
Beavis and Butthead with Ph.D.'s
This podcast is extremely funny as Chuck and Leighton's back and forth can be quite entertaining. They often focus on discounting religious beliefs and the talks can be a very informative and interesting way to learn of various religious myths. The two are fairly insensitive to all beliefs lacking any credibility, which makes the episodes all the better but listeners should at least be privy to this otherwise they are in for a bit of a shock. If I had more than two thumbs they would all be up for this podcast.
I have been listening for a month now and enjoy not only how enthusiastic you both are but how knowledgable you are on everything you cover. I have lived in salt lake city my whole life and the Mormon influence can be overwhelming. I love it here but you feel helpless at times when you see the church impose it's will and idea of morality on all us citizens. I just listened to episode 55 with Layton's brother as the guest. Chuck completely laid waste to him with one great argument after another. You spoke with such passion and conviction that I felt proud to be an Atheist! Your words moved, inspired, and motivated me like only the big 3 (Dawkins, Hitchens,Harris) had ever done before. Thank you for being such a much needed voice.
i found this podcast about a month ago. i started at the beginning and have made my way to the story of job. love it! usually a podcast starts off rocky and gets better over time but not these guys! they were good from the beginning, and even though i'm a woman, im sure leighton will still accept that compliment! kudos guys for keeping me entertained and teaching me stuff! your atheist pal, julia
Fantastic show, guys! I've been listening for a year and a half or more, and yours is the only podcast I greatly anticipate for my iTunes to update. On that note, get back to making shows more often! Bring back ANN! But for anyone looking to check it out, it's a show with an offensive tone and great analysis of religion. Especially for Christianity and its sects, they delve deeply into religious origins and influences. A must listen for atheists who don't mind ironic political incorrectness (at least I think Leighton is being ironic- if not Charlie usually keeps him in check.) That said, I hereby revoke Leighton's right to use the word "literally." Seriously dude, punishments will be created and enforced if you don't stop using the word in every sentence, for no reason.
Not only is this one of the funniest and most irreverant podcasts on the topic around........it also has one of the smartest , most sexy and best informed minds in these modern times........and some guy named Chuck too..... Boobs
Half the fat and cholesterol of the Evidence 4 Faith podcast, and twice the chocolatey goodness! Satire and sacrilige, made fresh on a somewhat irregular schedule, Irreligiosophy is the perfect podcast to sate sate your craving for freethinking infotainment.
Love the podcast. Hopefully the Korean kid is okay. At least give him Internet access so that he can browse naky ladies. Anyway, thanks for the shows and keep em coming.
This is by far one of the most hilarious, informative podcasts out there! Thanks, guys, and keep up the fun times! More!
This podcast lends further evidence to the fact that atheists don't seem to be capable of presenting their claims without major doses of profanity, a barrage of ad hominem attacks, and an absolutete mockery of people of faith (or for that matter anyone who doesn't agree with them). I found them to be immature, unprofessional, and totally lacking in candor.
This podcast was entertaining for about the first 100 episodes. Now these guys are getting to get on my nerves. They condemn people that don't agree with their beliefs (disbeliefs? whatever) as bad as the ignorant religious people do. I don't beleive in religious garbage, but I'm not going to attack and condemn people that do. It has nothing to do with respect. I hate that they stoop to the level of the people they condemn. These guys are as bad as the Westboro Baptist Church in the way they attack anyone that doesn't agree with them. They could also do without Leighton. He adds nothing at all to the podcast and is more of a nuisiance than anything else.He also needs to fix his audio. Chuck is a doctor and has excellent audio. Leighton professes to be good with electronics and his audio is horrendous. Of course I haven't heard anything useful from him anyway. These are typical bitter atheists and are as intolerant as religious fundamentalists. I guess they are athiest fundalmentalists.
These two on their own or with guests, make the very best of atheist podcasts!
Well I just listened to your entire podcast collection in your itunes collection and I must say that I should be nominated for a skunkdick award just for having so little to do that I had the time to do this. I have learned some very disturbing things about myself and I think I like it. Keep up the good work guy's, wish I could argue as well as you both.
A listener might be put off by all the banter that occurse, but it is an insightful, fascinating, and educated back-and-forth between these two individuals. The guys are both educated, despite (and because of) their fundamentalist upbringings and are actually knowledgeable on issues such as religion, science, and philosophy. There are a lot of dangerous, funny, silly, and eccentric aspects about Judeo-Christian theology that need to be realized, and this duo is adept at exposing these fallacies. I really enjoy their interweaving of evolutionary theory and facts (yes, actual truths) into their discussions, no matter the actual designated topic. It is a humorous, vulgar, and educated critique on the religions of Abraham. Thanks ya'll. From A dude from Texas
Though maybe you trace your born-again experience back some fifteen, twenty, twenty-five years, you have never incubated spiritually. You still do not know how to talk. You still cannot walk. You are still there rattling your crib and demanding that people bow and acquiesce to your wishes and your demands. Feed you when you are hungry. Rock you when you are upset and just to take care of you as a little infant. And you've never grown. You've never developed. That is all right for a stage of your Christian experience when you are first coming to Chris and all. That is fine that you be cuddled and taken care of and be fed and all. However, it is time that you grow up; spiritual immaturity is a great tragedy. Now, relax your mind and stop succumbing to those objections floating in your head. Read this, at your own smooth pace. Drink it like a chocolate shake, but slowly. Moses continued backward to the work God designed him for; there was much of cowardice, slothfulness, and unbelief in him. We must not judge of men by the readiness of their discourse. A great deal of wisdom and true worth may be with a slow tongue. God sometimes makes choice of those as his messengers, who have the least of the advantages of art or nature, that his grace in them may appear the more glorious. Christ's disciples were no orators, until the Holy Spirit made them such. God condescends to answer the excuse of Moses. Even self-diffidence, when it hinders us from duty, or clogs us in duty, is very displeasing to the Lord. Nevertheless, while we blame Moses for shrinking from this dangerous service, let us ask our own hearts if we are not neglecting duties much easier and less perilous. The tongue of Aaron, with the head and heart of Moses, would make one completely fit for this errand. God promises, "I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth." Even Aaron, who could speak well, yet could not speak to purpose, unless God gave constant teaching and help. For without the constant aid of Divine grace, the best gifts will fail.
I love you guys you're show is informative funny and a bit naughty. Also when are we going to get the irreligiosophy playgirl spread I bet you guys are ripped. LOL
This podcast is nothing short of amazing. 5 stars
This is a fantastic podcast. Sure, sometimes I feel like I'm eavesdropping on a couple of 8th grade boys ... but somehow I still learn a lot. They make me feel so much better about my godless heathen ways. Thank you, Charlie and Leighton, for giving me some intellectual ammunition for those times I'm stuck talking religion with mindless Christian drones. You guys rock!
The best f'n podcast iTunes has to offer.
These guys are awesome. Their irreverence is perfectly aimed to do maximum damage to religion's inconsistancies and absurdities. Best of all is the take no prisoners approach.
These guys think they are so smart! WEll, they just take the cake with all their prancing around spouting off crazy stuff to their followers jusst because they can say, "oh, it's backed up by eviudence and proof and science!" Well, i'll tell you somethingd,s you don't know everything, so you can't just dismoiss so much of what people believe, that's being very dismissive. However, I do recommend listening to this podcast, even though they are completely ifnorant of the workings of the metaphysical world, they are seomtiimes funny and also it's good to see one of the hosts is mentally challenged and yet still puts himself out there witht he rest of us normal people, so good for him.
How can you guys even hope for a semblance of sanity after being raised on all that stuff? Not that the stuff I was raised on was less out there, but definetely not as creative. I read on some website comment that lds is like magic the gathering game,a nd it sure sounds like maybe they were right. Maybe there should be a mormon disneyland then the rest of us could expperience all the wackiness, with none of the side-effects.You guys probably wouldn't think it was much fun though since you guys were raised it was all serious. I was dying when I heard the one guy reading from something : "I took a step. Then I took another step. Then I looked around...." I see your Pikachu and I raise you a Charizard!
I like the show and the different points of view you get from it. They can get pretty obsessive about the dick jokes though. I feel like I'm evesdropping on a couple of seventh graders at times.
No bones about it, this podcast delivers the Facts and the Funny. Two maybe three Slightly used podcast hosts Somehow mange to pull off a barley comprehensible Awesome podcast about Atheism. Listen as they act like little school girls Giggling at their own offbeat slapstick humor. At best you could say this podcast has things to do with Atheisms in it, but it's really about a sexist, bigot demanding women to "get back to washing the dishes" and a sexual deviant posing as a doctor looking to get a free feel-up from his unsuspecting victims. But all in all this is a really Great podcast and I highly recommend it. Waffle Bolt ! -Jess M
I've listened to a great deal of skeptic and atheist podcasts. The last three weeks Irreligiosophy has dominated my podcast listening. I jumped in around episode 98 and have stayed current... But I have also worked through the back catalog (so far episodes 1 - 55). I have also skipped around some... I had to hear those Chick Track episodes as soon as I saw them. These two really make it hard to go back to my other podcasts... I guess I can't completely repent of my poly-cast listening habits... I still sacrifice at the altar of the ACA/NPR titans. But Chuck & Leighton make it very difficult to visit those temples faithfully. They have it all... a sense of humor and the information.
just wanted to open with Agreeing with Mims Carter so I could be Skunk dick of the week... great show - first show i listened to was 99.5, the highlight show. that show made me laugh so hard that milk came out of Mims Carters nose.
Definitely one of the best podcasts in this genre, if not all of iTunes. These guys are very knowledgeable and hilarious. Stop reading reviewes and just subscribe!
this turly is the one ture podcast and all others wheep before them. The podcast feature one guy (chuck)and another man starring as an idiot i really have no idea if he accually an idoit but tosum it up he is the funny one.
These guys are great! Very knowledgeable with each topic they discuss. The shows are always entertaining, informative and hilarious! I listen to several atheist podcasts, and these guys are probably the best in the genera. I've just finished listening to the 4 part trouncing they give the fools over at "Evidence 4 Faith" - epic. They took those guys to school and back again, demolishing every argument, and clearly and concisely refuting each and every "evidence" they offered. Their knowledge of the Bible puts Christians to shame. Within 2 months of deconverting from Christianity, I learned more about my former faith, and religion in general than I had in the past 2 decades - I thought I knew a lot - but these guys continue to amaze me!
Even though Mel Gibson is a total brainwashed idiot I think of his movie Braveheart when it comes to these guys. Thank you Chuck and Leighton for helping me to break free of the chains of religion on my mind. I was raised to not question anything when it comes to God but for a long time I have had many questions and flat out refused to believe certain things. Now though listening to you guys laugh about how ridiculous it all is makes me smile about how crazy religious teachings are instead of getting mad. May you keep dodging bullets from rightwing haters and give them the hell they deserve. Let freedom rule instead of closedminded stupidity!!!
Thanks guys for making an entertaining podcast. This really hits home for me seeing that I was born and raised in Utah and in the Mormon church. Most podcasts talking about religion focus on the other christian sects, but for once it was refreshing to hear someone tearing down the Mormon religion and exposing it for the fraud that it is.
...but less filling.
This is a podcast for those who think the Four Horsemen are conciliatory pussies. Thank you for existing.
Best atheist/agnostic/freethinking podcast I've heard. Lots of good info and excellent humor. Leighton's deadpan delivery catches me off guard everytime. They are equal opportunity critics of religion; they don't succumb to political correctness and steer clear of religions that are easily offended.
these two guys are very knowledgeable, this show is extremely funny the way these guys beat religion down where it belongs beaten, used, dried up, and left curled up in the shower crying.
Irreligiosophy is possibly one of the most irreverant podcasts I have ever listened to. Piled with wonderfully crude jokes and delightfully tangentant banter this podcast reminds me of how my friends and I converse about nearly everything, that is it would if we had also included so many footnotes and research into ours. One of you guys once asked if you were actually reaching any non-athiests, well you did, your podcast has been helpful in my struggle with religion and subsequent deconversion pains. Thanks and keep it up.
Well researched and fun.
Love it. Relate to it. Listen to it every week.
Great podcast. I find it always informative, good for a few laughs, and if for no other reason, helps to explain the bat-sH%# stupid stuff glenn beck regurgitates daily.
This is about the only non-sex podcast I listen to. As an agnostic exCatholic I love the info on Mormonism and Evangelicals.
Love the podcast. Just found it and found it very entertaining and informative. My favorite so far is Scientology.
These guys are awesome at what they do, breakdown the craziness that is religion. Keep up the good work.
These guys offer a different voice -- a regular-guy sense of humor -- from the sleek and professional voices of Point of Inquiry, Skepticality and similar institutional podcasts in the atheism/skepticism area. The crude humor obviously isn't for everyone, but the guys are just so damned earnest and likeable that it is hard to stay mad at them! I get the sense that Chuck is the type of guy we have always had in our movement and Leighton is the type of guy that we have to reach more often if we're going to make progress.
I could not stop laughing about the mermaid one, please don't change your format your sarcasm is a breath of fresh air. So keep stroking and enjoy every minute of it.
...These guys need to invest in some production equipment. It sounds like they are on opposite sides of a mountain in a hilly region of Afghanistan using Skype to collaborate. If they are operating in the same room, you could have fooled me. A couple of good Shure mics and a mixing board would go a long way toward making this podcast exceptional.
The show is fun and funny and I look forward to it every week. They have great chemistry, with Leighton playing the role of the band leader and Chuck playing the role of the late night host. But, hate to say it, in some weird way the two of them remind me of the Zorba Paster, On Your Health radio show. Maybe its Leighton's voice. Now for some details, Anyone who listens to the show will cringe at some of Leighton’s comments. But to me, under the influence of Chuck, it sounds like Leighton is awakening from the curse of his upbringing. He actually appears to be quite bright and very funny, except on those occasions when he is trying too hard. Also, he seems like a pretty kind and good-natured soul, save for his weak attempts to show what a tough guy he is. Chuck, quite frankly, seems pretty darn brilliant. I love his insight. He can certainly be a total jerk, especially to Leighton. But he usually keeps his obviously enormous ego under wraps. I wish he would put the time into doing a series of shows devoted to philosophy. You know, summarizing his learning and the views of different philosophers--from Plato to Descartes and beyond. If you want to attack religion, why not offer something to trump it? I would love to listen. I would also love to hear their thoughts on how the non-religious can maintain their cultural indentity. They could build on the ideas presented in the second podcast on Hinduism. My guess is that they would resist this, but I think their view of Mormonism is skewed because they live in Utah. Regardless of whether it is “true" or not, the Mormon tribe seems to produce interesting people, like these guys, who have an enthusiasm for life. A show on culture and religion, addressing the good things that come from it, be you Jewish, Baptist, Muslim, or whatever, might actually go a long way in helping their cause. There are two more failry negative points that I need to address. This might be too harsh, but sometimes it seems like they have been living under a rock, or in the desert, their entire life. Neither of them seem to know anything about pop culture other than some obscure knowledge about dwarfs, elves, and super heroes that they gleaned from playing Dungeons and Dragons. Also, they seem to have known each other since they were 12 and they often act like they are 12. This can be endearing, but it can also be off putting. I fear that by saying this I will now have to endure their wrath, which is another annoying thing about the show. This is getting long, so anyway, even though I can’t always agree with them, I appreciate their efforts and will continue to listen. I hope they can get organized and take it up a notch, because I think this podcast could be really great. I will save the last star for later. Check it out, thanks.
You guys make me want to move to Utah, convert to LDS, and then do something horrible that gets me excommunicated. I've listened to every one of your podcasts - so much better than crappy AM/FM talk radio. Keep up the good work!
These guys are a good time. The skunk d**k of the week is a funny and clever way to introduce the small news stories I usually dont catch. They remind me of a scientist having a conversation with a 13 year old boy. LOL no offense, it's f'n funny!!!
This podcast cured me of cancer, and diabetes, it's better than homeopathy! Chuck and Leighton truly are the one true podcaster. nowhere else will you find the truth plainly layed out about the cults of the world sprinkled in with cracks about starving thai joke writers, poor pahkdi! Also the interviews are extremely mediocre, which is something I for one can respect. bring back the mimms to be mocked by all!
I haven't found any other atheist podcasts I like, but I love these guys. I've listened to nearly every episode. For people who write in that their language is too offensive get one of those machines that will hold your eyes open and watch South Park for a few days straight. P.S. I am due with a half black baby in February. Joke away.
So far the podcast is interesting...I have to comment on your guests perception of the Hitchens vs Sharpton debate. I watched this debate (a few times in fact). In no way am I able to shift the planes of physical reality and find a parallel universe where Sharpton won that 'debate.' Hitchens had a smurk on his face the entire time. It was like a an adult watching their kid pretend he's a super hero.
I've listened for a long time now but I never log on to Itunes so I haven't commented, until now. Weenie and the Butt have nothing on these guys, except maybe a sound effect machine. The banter is unsophisticated genius, although those who lack the sarcasm gene might just be put off by some of the comments. Being inappropriate is one of the strongest points of the show, it acts as a parody of all the inappropriateness perpetuated by the subject matter they are tearing down. Any lunacy of a racist, sexist, misogynistic, or homophobic nature is used in such a way as to show how bad it would be if people actually spoke their evil minds. My guess is if they believed any of that junk they would shy away from it or spend more time trying to buy the forgiveness of their evil thoughts. Well maybe not Leighton (whom I hope is keeping it in his pants if he reads this)... Final thoughts, the SkunkD!(K of the week is a great way to hear of some quasi current events before diving into the week's topic. Guests can be hit or miss but it tends to rely on chemistry with these two characters. This is a show you need to hear if you have an open mind and an off color sense of humor.
Found you guys from the PZ interview, then had to go back and listen to nearly all the rest. Keep it up!
They do a regular podcast AND Atheist News Network podcasts all on the same feed. Most make you subscribe to a seperate feed, but this has them all in one. They go through biblical stories, line by line, and give you the play by play. As a gay atheist, I can tell by all their homophobic comments they have gay desires. But remember, its not gay if you beat them up afterwards.
Because of this podcast, I am considered to be a mad woman! Only these two guys could make a person laugh hysterically while having to mow a golf course 8 hours a day in 105 degree heat. You guys get me through my days. Keep up the awesome job!
I love this podcast. The hosts are knowledgable and funny. The topics are usually interesting. I loved all the insight into LDS. Maybe they can do one on Scientology, if they are not afraid of getting sued and they can find someone who will talk candidly about it. Keep up the great work guys!!!
Have you done a show about "prosperity gospel" like Benny Hinn? They believe that they are rich because god wants them to be rich. Love the show.
As the only true listener, I can say this is a great podcast. Unlike mims carter on Dec 19, 2009, I think they need more skunk dick jokes and less substance. That reviewer clearly misses true meaning of the one true podcast. Take it from a true listener.
I'd hit that.
Great podcast - enjoy the humor and the information shared, realizing some is just for entertainment. The information you provided about the Mormon religion was very interesting. Wondering if you saw the Prop 8 movie and if you had any thoughts, particularly regarding the shock therapy part at BYU. Keep up the great work.
Have learned more listening to this podcast in the last 6 months than I ever did sitting in Sunday School for damn near 40 years. If church had been this much fun I may still be a believer... but probably not. Keep up the great show.
But for Atheists, and taught by two really pissed ex-Mormans.
A rational look at irrational religious dogma. Informative, smart and funny.
Deeply personal, often offensive, but always a force for good, the Irreligosoph... Irrelogi... the One True Podcast rules supreme.
I have listened to many athiest and skeptic podcasts, and this one is frequently the most informative, and always the most entertaining. These guys do a great job. I was born into a devout Jehovah's Witness family, and never realized how much similarity there was between a Mormon upbringing and my own. Having seen the damage that religious irrationality can do, I am glad to find people who do not feel the need to treat it with any respect at all.
If i was a Japanese ad exec. this is what the copy for my Irreligiosophy spot would be: Irreligiosophy show = super-sparkle-pretty-good-happy-fresh-bonus-ultra! Enjoy their yummy goodness today! I just listened to the episode(s) with Leighton's brother, Sean. It ruled. Charles goes on an absolutely brilliant rant in which he positively crucifies the Mormon Church for its involvement in the Prop. 8 campaign--a direct violation of the stipulations to its being a tax exempt institution--the end of the first episode (maybe it was the second one. And it may not even be at the end. Whatever, it's in there somewhere, listen and you'll find it, you lazy god hater!) and positively OWNS his guest, Sean. It was like listening to a young, not-British, alcohol-free Christopher Hitchens. Leighton is awesome too, but due to my prejudice against poorly endowed men, I'm intentionally going to ignore him in my review. Just like I would do if he approached me at a cocktail party. (I'm kidding! I NEVER go to cocktail parties. I only go to "big cocktail parties."*) If you're like most people and you enjoy smart, entertaining and thoughtful podcasts then subscribe. If you're not--then I feel sorry for you. Clearly you lack critical thinking skills. Go listen to a Rick Warren sermon. (**I really am joking. Seriously.)
These guys do what anyone would do when talking about ridiculous things. Poke fun! I love it. They crack me up every time I listen.
These guys are pretty cool. they are well informed. and they do awesome interviews. I do love jokes and fun just as much as the next guy but I feel that jokes and sacarsm rule these guys. just when they are about to make a good point and im focused on hearing it they toss in a crazy joke. And yes its a good joke but I lose my train of though. and sometimes they carry on with the joke for so long that I stop caring what the main point was in the first place. when so much joking is taking place it kinda takes some of the credibility away. but overall two thumbs up.
Refreshing podcast looking at subjects that are often taken too seriously by other podcasts. The only question I have is regarding your giggling...are you both high or are you having a tickle fight while recording? Thanks
So glad they've got a new ep out. When the one true goddess polyandra returns, Leighton gets to keep his place as one of my four husbands. Seriously, while I've just recently discovered the world of skeptical and athiest podcasts ( and there are some great ones out there) these guys are two of the sharpest and funniest around. Advice to young Mormon men is amazing. I listened to it at work and people kept looking at trying to figure out why I couldn't stop laughing. Keep it up guys. After listening to all the fundies it helps to hear some reaso.
This is absolutely the greatest podcast available on gods green earth. Not only are the shows entertaining and informative , they are also revelations from the guru prophet preachers that speak the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So help me god!!! Not having a podcast this week has been hell on earth and I pray that another one is posted soon.
This is my absolute FAVORITE podcast of all time! Well, it's my favorite after "Skeptic's Guide to the Universe" and "Reasonable Doubts".....and "NPR's Science Friday". Oh, and I really dig "Quirks & Quarks", too. BUT you guys are definitely my fave after those! Wait...I guess I do listen to the "Drabblecast" and "This Week in Science" a little more "religiously", but you guys are still probably in my top ten all-time favorite podcasts! More to the point, you guys are funny as hell and I haven't erased you from my iTunes Podcast Folder yet, so keep up the good work! Kindest Regards, Some Guy in Nashville
Love the banter and news, keep up the work.
I haven't seen listening since the beginning, but I have for a while, I have to say that this podcast is one of my favorites out of the ones I subscribe to, if not my most favorite. I find the banter to be hysterical! I know the interview month was out of "spite", but I have to say that rather enjoyed the June interviews. Great work, guys!
You guys are awesome and I really feel you are doing God's work! ;)
These guys are hilarious and I've been going through every episode since I found them. I love skeptical podcasting, and it's awesome that Leighton (skunk dick) wants all teh womenz back in da kitchen because I joke with my lady friend about that all of the time
young guys talking about stuff w/ pre conceived notions. rather than admitting that they may not know everything they take off as though they do. not good.
These two guys are very knowledgeable and helped me understand how a true atheist really views our existence. Sometimes the guy with the deeper voice is quite immature and in my opinion has gone too far in the opposite direction from the "iron rod." It's cool that you put your foot down when you realized your beliefs but why do you let everything upset you so much. Grow up a bit bro. The other guy is a stud though. My favorite episode was fake mormon debate. That guy you had on gave great responses and explanations for everything you threw at him. Great discussion. Overall this is an interesting podcast, very controversial. Keep up the intelligent debates.
Great podcast. The hosts pull no punches, and have little or no concerns with political correctness, which is refreshing. Only thing keeping this from a fifth star is the laugh track they provide themselves every five minutes. Yeah, guys, you heard me, I know you did. And you know where you can take that skunk phallus, arright?
Just love this podcast. I put it right up there with "Reasonable Doubts" for information content and entertainment value, with the added bonuse that these guys put there podcast on a more reagular basis than does RD. If you forced me to make one negative criticism, I would say the hosts laugh at their own jokes a bit too much, and maybe for someone already familiar with, or uninterested in LDS, they spend a bit too much time with them. However, I have gotten used to the almost constant laughter, and have developed a taste for it, and as for the LDS references: I find the mormons one of the most fascinating religious groups ever invented and am intensely curious about it.
Good stuff,nice to hear from the mormon perspective.
Irreligiosophy is a fantastic poscast: funny and informative. The episodes on Kent Hovid's doctoral dissertation and Glen Beck doing anything are particularly worth repeat listenings. I cannot, in good conscience, give Irreligiosophy five stars, though. A word to Charlie: It's pronounced "bow-th". Not "bowl-th". B-O-T-H. There's no 'L'. Get it right!
This is by far the best atheist podcast I've listened to. I'm an atheist, but I had never had the in-depth explanations of the historical underpinnings of Christianity and other faiths. This podcast is a great way to get a real education in religious history, with a heavy dose of humor to boot. And no, you guys are NOT grating...
I'll give this podcast five stars, but I feel like it needs some explaining, most people won't be able to handle this podcast. If you like hearing two jackasses make fun of other people, shred their most deeply held beliefs, tip their sacred cows then mock them mercilessly with biting sarcasm, then this podcast is for you. It's usually funny but at times the hosts share poignant storeis of their lives involving loosing your religion, cheating girlfriends, squeezing blood clots out of hemorrhoids and even anal rape. Fortunately the hosts know how to turn even these touching and uncomfortable moments into good fun. Avoid this podcast if you're uptight, devout about anything, easily offended, don't like this review or are any girl that has dated me when I lived in Oklahoma. After giving such a good review I to such a podcast even I feel dirty. It's as if I made love to a skunk. I'm satisfied, but I've got a stink that I'm not sure I can wash off.
These guys are hilarious. They get some facts wrong from time to time, but who cares? They have me laughing every episode. I wish I would have found this a long time ago, but it's been fun catching up.
If I had to listen to only one podcast, it would be the one. the best of all, you learn and have fun at the same time. what else can you expect from a podcast? Me, the proud 11th listener
I don't know how I found it, but somehow I managed to on iTunes, crazy that. My interest was peaked at the claim of the "One True Podcast..." and I chuckled and had to listen to the deconversion story. I live up in Northern Utah, and am not a part of the predominant religion, but I thought it would be interesting to hear someone's personal experiences and views one why they left "the church". After I heard a few episodes, I had to listen to more. Little did I know, that me continuing to listen would rock what faith I thought I had. Both Charlie & Leighton (and guests!) bring up some great points and uncover and address the stories hiding behind the stories. All that I've listened to so far has left me seriously doubting my beliefs and believing my doubts and wondering if I still belief my beliefs and doubt in my doubts. Um... thanks? I wanted to give 3 stars, but only because you are making me wrestle with stuff inside that is hard to wrestle with, so its more of a vindictive 3 stars, but I gave you 5 because you are doing just that... calling into question and putting out there some other explanations/stories/answers/questions that should be addressed instead of just having blind faith. Keep up the interesting and insightful discussions... even though some I find quite painful, puzzling, and even paralyzing to digest.
I look forward to each new release of irreligiosophy. I am proud to be the sixth fan, so fear no more guys, this podcast is blowing up!
Prepare to be shocked, offended, amused, and entertained. If you're not careful, you might also learn something. This podcast could be a gateway drug to critical thinking about religion. I would not let your livestock listen to it, however.
After downloading a trial run of every religious criticism podcast I could find, this is one of only three to which I've subscribed. I was looking for reliable & accurate criticism and found just that with Irreligiosophy, plus the added bonus of genuine entertainment from a couple of guys who seemed like friends after listening to just a few podcasts. Some with delicate sensibilities might feel a bit abraded by their dark humor but if you have an inner iconoclast that longs to come out & play, better playmates would be hard to find.
I am a new listener to this podcast. It was introduced by my dad a former mormon and devout athiest. This is a great podcast for anyone exploring the limits of religion.
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Very entertaining, educational, and snarky. I really wanted to be listener 69, however I failed. The only thing that would make it better is if they became progressively more intoxicated as the episode progressed.
Leighton and Chuck are certainly capable of thorough research and critical thinking, both of which make their podcast informative and insightful. Unfortunately, their skepticism often leads to ad hom arguments and the flip-side of religious foundationalism. If you can endure the vitriol and snark (which make the podcast either hilarious or offensive, depending on your sentiments), you won't be disappointed.
You can really hear how passionate they are about the immorality of religion, as well as just religious history and truth, but they can cut it with lighthearted (and often rude & crude) humor to keep it from being dry. I've only recently started listing to atheist and skeptics podcasts, but I've sampled quite a few and this one is my favorite by far.
These guys don't just analyze illogical religious beliefs, they torture them. If you have a god, they will water board him, tea bag him, slowly skin him alive, draw and quarter him, and skull F*** the remains. Need to bring Mims Carter back as he clearly doubled the intelligence on the show and provided far more entertainment than jokes from the starving Thai children.
More than likely these guys are conspiring to build an audience of non-believers with the aim of eventually putting out a Pro Mormon hip-hop album to convert us all to their cult. Very clever, guys, but ICP beat you to it.
Very informative, extremely funny, and downright awesome. The only thing is I think Leighton's picture matches Charlie's voice and vice-versa haha
A great and the one and only true podcast about the hidden truths that mormonism hides from its members. It points out the real history of a church that is not honest with themselves and it is good to always spread the real truth wether we like it or not, the truth will always be the truth and the irreligiosophy podcast fills ones need for truth. Download it! You will not regret it!!!
If I'm laughing out loud with earbuds plugged into my head, it's thanks to Chuck and Leighton. Okay, it could possibly be thanks to Ricky Gervais but his podcasts don't come out often enough. So Irreligiosophy wins the laughter contest by quantity at least. We won't speak of quality.
Not for the easily offended or the soft in the head, Irreligiosophy is to podcasting what Forrest Gump was to football -- the only difference being that there's nobody at the end of the field holding up a sign for them to stop. It's college-level reason and research mixed with junior-high humor; like what you'd get if Benny Hill had a doctorate in comparative religion. In brief, this is one-stop shopping for folks looking to fulfill their religion-taunting needs. If you don't enjoy the show you're likely thin skinned, scatologically intolerant, or Jesus. I gave these guys five stars, but if iTunes would let me, I'd give them another 661.
Foiund your podcast about 6 weeks ago- and downloaded all from the beginning--informed and funny-love the ex-morman perspective!--also the historical information( i was a history major and never a religiouis person)
I found this podcast both funny and absolutely fascinating. Applications of the scientific method and hard logic in a place that seldom if ever sees them, but is truly in need of them ORGANIZED RELIGEON. Though at times the humor is just a little bit petty, the vast quantity of otherwise entertaining and well-researched information makes this podcast a force to be reckoned wtih. I started with the most recent episodes a week or so ago and have scince gone through all but about 3.
This is one of my favorite podcast with its irreverent attitude and information relating to Mormons.
I reach up to adjust my earbuds before raising the sights of my carbine speargun to take aim at the narwhal buck 30 meters away. I have to squint because the frosty air bites at my skin. I pull the trigger and hear the unmistakable sound of a meter long razor sharp spear finding purchase in the hide of my prey. The narwhal hunting this time of year is great, perched on the bow of my uncles ice breaker, the S.S. White Oar, listening to the amusing banter of Chuck and Leighton while sawing the helical tusk off of my prize I think to myself...”Thank you Jesus.”
You will not be passing Go, not collecting your $200...just straight to hell. But until you do, keep up the good work. I LOVE this show!
Chuck and Leighten are the funniest skeptics I've heard in a long, long time. In short Irreligiosophy: All hail the one true podcast and the gay penguins. Gotta love those penguins.
Learned more about religion in a funny and constructive way here then I ever did in a christian church. I don't know if that's a good thing since I'm an Atheist, but couldn't hurt knowing this stuff when confronted on my non-beliefs.
I'm so happy I found this podcast when I did. It's been almost a year since my husband and I "heart the light" and let go our Mormon beliefs. We are still smack in the middle of "Fundamentalville" and slowing re-learning how to talk and act. We hope we'll get to the thinking again soon, One of the hardest callenges we are facing right now has to do with my husbands profession as a physician. His partners are in shock. Maybe we'll have to move up to Park City . . . just kidding, we're doing ok . . . but we could sure use some more open minded souls in our area.
Love it! For me, it's right up there with my Real Time w/ Bill Maher podcast - that's saying alot because I wait all week for it - and now your podcast also - Thanks!
Car talk meets LeShow,meets Bertrand Russell, all sans FCC restrictions. It woud be easy to dismiss their always scatalogical approach if their points weren't do damn correct. Like your friend who called you an a---ole in high school, these jerk---s are trustworthy, insightful, and would drive you home when you are so drunk you can no longer walk straight. Keep up the good fight, guys.
A fun combo of humor, critical thinking, and information. As a 35 year old father of 3 who has just recently and painfully shucked a lifetime of Mormon indocrination with a little research and critical thinking, this podcast is just what the doctor ordered. Thank you for all your work! I just wish you didn't use the "F-word" so much so I can have my 12 year old listen too.
Hey guys, As someone who has spent a tremendous amount of time in and around Southern churches, I must say that I really enjoy listening to you lampoon the ridiculous nature of Christianity. One of my biggest problems with the church is the lack of transparency about the churches' history and hierarchy, not to mention the idiots who get put in positions of power (ex. Wylie Drake, whom I believe you mentioned in one of your podcasts) and feel they can speak for Christians as a whole. The categorical dishonesty within all forms of church with which I have been affiliated is what drove me away, and it's nice to listen to your podcasts because you berate and denounce their moronic positions on equality (or lack thereof) and their flagrant disregard for the truth in a way of which I never felt capable. Thanks for putting some truth out there, but mainly thanks for putting some information out so that maybe there will be more people like me who have a fighter's chance of escaping the nonsense.
These guys are filthy filthy filthy and must be punished! The children that are locked in their basement can't write properly and only parrot the low hanging fruit Chuck and Leighton call jokes that they have been teaching them. They both sound like they are audtioning nighttime deejays for a smalltown radio station in the Sandhills. Fortunately the information isn't worthless. The insight they have as former Mormons was enlightening, especially to me who by way of the protestant church is now an atheist. They also talk about other christian sects and if you are a religion geek this podcast is chock full of information on mythology , philosophy, and history. The show is structured and written to teach about the syncretism that has become modern western beliefs and give a mirror to highlight the blind spots that their leaders encourage in their dogma and teachings. The ridicule Chuck and Leighton use is only reserved for terrible people, stupid ideas and themselves with their self deprecating humor.
As I recently wrote, "This is a truly funny, insightful podcast. The 'casters are quite funny, and especially so when they tackle topics related to Mormonism (the two 'casters are/were members of LDS). A must for those who are exhausted by the religious 'right'." That being said, this podcast has been getting better by the episode. However, it is almost criminal that they've gone as "unnoticed" as they have, and more criminal still is that they sometimes concern themselves with insignificant "critics" of their 'cast and pay too much attention to, well, REVIEWS and such. If I had my way (which I won't), I'd prefer that they would stick to what they do best, which is making fun of the nigh-unbelievably naive/"black & white"-minded/pseudoscientific/illogical "arguments" launched toward the rational by the "Religious Right" and friends. Also, they really need to provide us fans with an episode a week (at LEAST), as I've begun to get the DT's when I don't get my Irreligiosophy fix.
The dialogue is often insulting, vulgar, immature, and irreverent. In other words, it's great. They somehow manage to pack a lot of information into their shows. Unfortunately, the guy who seems to know the most sometimes talks too fast and can't be understood. I'd give it 5 stars, but between the fast-talker and the inconsistent production quality, I sometimes have a hard time listening. I almost knocked it down another star because of the dumb jokes and forced laughter, but I'm actually starting to enjoy that stuff.
I must admit that this is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review on any podcast. This podcast is worth it. I've caught up on almost all of the episodes and cannot get enough. Informative and almost witty, yet always entertaining. Recommended listening for any skeptic/agnostic/atheist or even a believer who has some questions.
Leighton’s story was a shock, I'm not Psycho-analyzing you so don't kill me!! You guys are so wonderful and the podcast is awesome! Keep up God's work! Oops! Keep up the GOOD work!!!! hahahaha
Just kidding its freaking great!! My dad introduced me to the SGU my freshman year in high school. With my own grandmother being a crazy naturopathy, critical thinking has always been a breath of fresh air. Now I am a freshman in college and my dad recommended these two fellas. In my opinion, these guys kick the SGU's a*s. Inciteful, very well researched, and "mom can you get the p**s out of my pants" from laughing so much funny. So consider me the 11 listener, I am going to buy each of these guys a beer, no matter how grading chuck is... Just kidding.
I recently joined a gym to put myself through endless torture. Thank the gods I found this podcast. These guys have me laughing and gasping at the horror that is religion. The way they presented the story of Job (aka. God is a d*ck), that one 'Bleep' movie, and "alone time" for young Mormon men, made me completely forget how horrible stairsteppers can be. The two guys play off each other, and bring their own style to the podcast. My lefty left wing friends may cringe at some of the things that come out of their mouths, but hey, it's their loss!
Great show guys! Learned about this one at a meeting of local Skeptics. Been hooked since. I would like to suggest a show topic, if I may. You have mentioned Dan Brown's books, as well as the Twilight series (shudder). I would love to hear an episode with your take on these, from the religious angle. Keep it up! p.s. My name here is just as hard to pronounce as yours is. Sue me. ;-)
When the man's a 12 year old thai child.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Gather round all, the royal lord has decreed that I am sick of hearing Chuck and Leighten moan and whine about how they have no fans. So in an attempt to silence the offenders, I will attempt to ram a review down their gullet, then we will no longer be able to hear their cries for attention. Dont get me wrong, ever sense I heard the one called Charles on the conspiracy skeptic podcast I knew I had to listen to the podcast and loved it (just as jesus told me I would). But if I have any complaints it would be that the show is not daily. p.s.my chrisian torch is running out of feul, can i borrow a few thai children?
*love* this podcast! can't remember how I found it, but devoured the LDS-centric 'casts first b/c I grew up in a town with a lot of Mormons and never understood their faith. now, I have a grasp on their past and present and I still think they're nutters. nice people, but no thank you. move right on along. I had a friend JW-shunned at 17 (she's now 23) so I knew of a personal POV and felt for Tall Penguin's tale. I feel as though I have learned more about religion and ancient history in my brief, but voracious, consumption of your 'casts. while the fundies would not agree, you do a great service to the rest of us by bringing these issues to light. keep up the snark, give us more islam, and never pass up an opportunity to rip on Glenn Beck. Peace.
I am impressed with this podcast. The hosts both exhibit a wildly irreverant sense of humor, but still know how to make cogent, well stated arguments. They offer a variety of topics and manage to present them in an engaging yet entertaining style. I love that they don't take themselves too seriously, but deal effectively with some serious subjects. Way to go!
I don't know how I missed this podcast for so long, but it is smart, funny and has great topics. Irreligiosophy now is first up in my que everyday.
Usually I put on the headphones and head out with the dogs for three to five miles. Listening to one of the episodes takes eight miles or so, and my dogs are enjoying the extra playtime. I annoy the golfers when the trail dips close to the fairway because I'm usually laughing out loud. I'm embarassed, but I just can't help it!
One of the many things I have learned from this podcast is that in a review I should be relatively careful not to critize any specific aspect of the show otherwise they are sure to continue to do it, possibly more often. I grew up in a very relgious home and was pretty involved in an evangelical mega church (one of the first probably). I can really relate to these guys... er.. on some things. I've been an atheist since about 18... and I still have family conversations where I am accused of "wanting to decide whats right and wrong for myself". My family is certainly correct about that at least. I really love the effort this podcast puts into historical research and scripture analysis which is why I will continue to listen it despite some other minor short comings. I listened to the Christian Persecution episode today and I think it pretty firmly solidified why it's getting a 4 not a 5. They took a bit too much pleasure in violence against Christians... yeah, that's right - I am a bleeding heart atheist. The possible sarcasm here may be being lost on me - but I'm probably never going to get a laugh out of people being burned to death regardless of the stupidity of the offender. Otherwise, keep up the good work. The factual information you provide is great and I like the fact you cover a wide variety of relgious beliefs in your criticism. In general I laugh more than often than I cringe at your general banter. On a side note, for people interested in how the Bible was written, I highly recommend 101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History by Gary Greenberg. Oh, and I love the name Irreligiosophy. Don't change it.
You guys crack me up. I love the show, and have had my Mormon wife listen to it a few times, and she is just as amused. No I am not Mormon. I live in Oklahoma, and I truly appreciate hearing like minded people, since they are few and far between here in the bible belt. The more I listen to those bible thumpers around me, the more I come to relize that they do not believe literally. They will not deny that they do, perhaps simply because they were raised that way, and are fearful of disappointing their moms.
I found this podcast by accident and loved it. The right combination of blasphemy, scorn and fun, with just enough scholarship to keep it legit. Perfect!
This is an excellent counter-apologetics show in the tradition of "Reasonable Doubts," except when they have guests. Why all the wishy-washy christian hippies? "I don't have all the answers, I don't really know how to explain it, my faith is a conversation, blah blah blah." Well, if it's a conversation, it sure is a boring, repetitive, and meaningless one. God damn.
This podcast slides into my ears like leather across skin. It tickles very much and makes me laugh. These fellows are very knowledgable, though they may not sound it, and do their research. They have especially interesting guests, from evolutionary evangelists to ex Jehovah's Witnesses. Not only is the information useful, but it is presented in a way that even someone who was dropped as a baby could understand. Their jokes aren't half bad either. Also, I find it very humorous that iTunes suggested that I not use language that can be construed has hateful to religion when writing this review or that is profane or sexual, considering the content of the podcast.
Best free thinking podcast ever!! Awesome! Keep 'em coming.
Hilarious and Rational podcast that doesn't take itself to seriously. Great interveiws with diverse guests, interesting topics, and a great sense of humor make this podcast my favorite! Thanks for the regular (and much needed) doses of humor and sanity!
I stumbled upon this podcast a couple of weeks ago and it has quickly become one of my favorites among many. After listening to the first episode, I downloaded everything and continue to listen to one after the other. The hosts are extremely intelligent, witty and frickin' hilarious. The best is that they speak completely from experience and can give you an insight into Mormonism (and religion in general) that many cannot or will not. Listening to these episodes I laugh, I learn and I continue to want more. Please keep the episdoes coming and I'll turn anyone I can on to your podcast. Thanks!
Love this podcast. I really liked the episode about Babylonian mythology and would love to see more episodes where you guys go through the archaeological evidence and other texts to give the bible more of a historical context. The ones on Mormonism are eye-opening and make me hate Mitt Romney all the more. We here is Mass. are still going through PTSD from having a Mormon as governor. Keep up the great work and most of all keep bringing a completely different perspective than I can find much of anywhere to this wonderful debate.
These guys are great and they keep getting better. The D&D episode is a keeper and the one about gay penguins had me rolling. Keep it up, fellas.
This is your tenth listener saying keep up the good work.
Hei guys, wonderful job, this is the greatest podcast ever. I'm trying not to became addicted, I was addicted to christianity before and that was not good. You guys now mighty have 20 listeners. :) haha. p.s. Can you do a show talking about the seventy day adventist church and their "god" Ellen G. White? Keep up the good work!
What more can I say these guys are freaking awesome and hilarious. Listening to What LDS advise to the young men with Heber Kimball had me laughing so hard I almost peed my pants!
This podcast is great. The hosts take a no-holds-barred view of their former religion, Mormonism, which is very insightful and thoroughly entertaining. This podcast gets me laughing harder than the Mormonism episode of South Park. Great job, guys.
Hilarious. My new favorite atheist podcast. Not only funny but smart and informative.
There are a quite a few really good podcasts dealing with atheism, but I stumbled across Irreligiosophy way back through many pages of other podcasts. Which is a shame, these guys are funny, insightful and a great entertainment. You'll find many witty stories of their times in the LDS church (amongst other topics), which is very enlightening at the same time. Hopefully the guys get a better position on the ITunes page(s). Highly recommended!
The show flows well, the topics are always interesting (I never thought i'd find mormanism so interesting...but omg...) and you end up learning some stuff w/out feeling like you've had a lot of info thrown at you. Keep up the great work guys! - From your lesbofem listener. : )
My request is something on Scientology. I had a friend who is one.....and it's rediculous. Lord Xenu demands it.
As an emergent post evangelical christian, i find the subjects explored and pertinant to my wrestling with God and Christianity. A fresh and honest conversation happens here, check it out.
After listening to the first podcast I was totally hooked. I have listened to every podcast since then. They are hilarious and very knowledgeable.