9 episodes

David C. Smalley is an actor & comedian who talks to people he disagrees with, using respectful skepticism of beliefs and world views. He talks with Christians, politicians, psychics, crystal healers, comedians, pro fighters, and even adult film stars, all to make you think.

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    • 4.6 • 71 Ratings

David C. Smalley is an actor & comedian who talks to people he disagrees with, using respectful skepticism of beliefs and world views. He talks with Christians, politicians, psychics, crystal healers, comedians, pro fighters, and even adult film stars, all to make you think.

    #533 - Dogmatic Buddhist

    #533 - Dogmatic Buddhist

    Is Michael Regilio a cat serial killer? From losing a family member to putting pets down, how do non-spiritual people cope? Is atheism becoming a cult? Comedian James Inman is the anti-atheist, atheist. And David almost gets into a fight at a bowling alley. In the extended show: James defends Christians and their science. Available with no ads at patreon.com/davidcsmalley.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    #532 - Christian Bible Scholar

    #532 - Christian Bible Scholar

    Matthew J. Korpman wrote a book titled Say No To God, but he's a Christian graduate from Yale University Divinity School. There's an extra hour on the extended show at Patreon.com/davidcsmalley.
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    • 2 hrs 17 min
    #531 - Libertarian Christian

    #531 - Libertarian Christian

    Peter is a listener who is airing his grievances with David & Michael. A mind is changed in the extended version with no ads: patreon.com/davidcsmalley.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    #530 - Mormon, Comedian, Father

    #530 - Mormon, Comedian, Father

    Seth Lawrence is a very funny LA Comedian. But today, he defends Mormonism with questions from Michael Regilio & David C. Smalley. In the 3.5 hour extended version at patreon.com/davidcsmalley, it's all about Temple secrets, failed prophecies of Joseph Smith, and why mainstream Christians reject Mormons.
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    #529 - Pastor Greg Locke & Bible Contradictions

    #529 - Pastor Greg Locke & Bible Contradictions

    Controversial Pastor Greg Locke, challenged anyone to list a single problem with the Bible. David C. Smalley accepted. An extended hour is available at Patreon.com/davidcsmalley with no ads.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    #528 - Conservative Believer

    #528 - Conservative Believer

    Known only as "SW," he disagrees with "the scientific worldview" and believes the education system is biased against conservatives. Michael Regilio joins David C. Smalley to challenge SW on Climate Change; and in the extra hour on Patreon: women's rights, equality, sex education, and same-sex marriage. Patreon.com/davidcsmalley
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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Zerojae ,

Best atheist podcast

Really makes you think. I highly suggest joining the patreon. The back catalog is worth the subscription to patreon alone plus you can interact with the host.

DingusAbroad ,

Used to be alright...

When David was debating Christians and holding their feet to the fire, he was okay. Was never great at it, but it was at least entertaining. Now? Now he uses the same bad logic and irrational thinking to defend his world view.

He started going downhill when he created an episode that consisted of him crying and whining about how not enough people are donating money to him. He was threatening his fans with shutting the podcast down if more people didn’t start paying. Clown much? The show isn’t worth paying for. I pay for 5 other podcast bonus and patreon content, but what Smalley has isn’t worth $1 a month.

Worst part now is that he’s enabling false victims by setting up fundraisers for them without properly vetting them first. I did my own research on his last charity case and even contacted him to let him know she was scamming him. He insisted that he properly vetted her and got upset at the suggestion. Then when he found out on his own she was scamming him, he shut it down! Not only that, but he never apologized to me for it, and never admitted that he didn’t do a good job of vetting her. Then it turns out that her brother is a low budget film director, which makes complete sense because Smalley wants desperately to be an “actor” and was trying to impress this guy so he could get a role in one of his C movies. Yes I found all of this out on my own and he has a “team of researchers” that vet his fundraisers. Right.

He labels episodes “cult sex slave survivor speaks out” when it turns out the cult was a baptist church and she was never actually assaulted or abused. Nice.

In short, the old episodes were good, the new ones are all garbage. Also, his patreon setup is the worst. He cuts discussions off halfway through and tells people they have to pay to hear the rest. Not very bright... there’s a podcast formula that works for many people and it doesn’t involve splicing discussions, it involves creating new content that only patreon members can get, not just an extra 20 min conversation that already started. He obviously has no clue what he’s doing.

There are so many good podcasts that have logical thinking hosts, better guests and not so much guess work.

Sw7676 ,

Good stuff

Just discovered this podcast. Great conversations. Very fair to both sides of the religious story. As an atheist, I enjoy the theists trying to twist their “truth” to match the real world.

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