Just because we disagree doesn’t mean we can’t have a civil chat over beers. On this podcast, a Christian (Ty Gallenbeck) and an atheist (Jay Stooksberry) discuss their unique worldviews (sometimes differing, sometimes not) on a variety of topics—all while sharing an adult beverage or two. The goal is to bridge our religious divide one topic and one beer at a time.
S2E9: College Admissions Scandal
We discuss the recent college admissions scandal, what it means for the big picture of higher education, and Jay offers a “modest proposal” on how to fix it.
S2E8: Sexuality and the Church (Part 2): Getting Over the Hump
Nathan returns for the second part of our conversation about sexuality and religion. We also hilariously tackle keeping unwanted items in the toilet.
S2E7: Sexuality in the Church (Part 1)
Ty and Jay are joined by Nathan Clay to discuss the current debate within the United Methodist Church over the topic of sexuality—a debate so heated that it may create a new schism within the church. This conversation highlights the broader taboo of discussing sexuality in a religious setting, which is why we needed to break it up into a two-part series. The three also problem solve how to address bad parking jobs.
S2E6: MySpace Jesus
Everybody wants to connect something or somebody—regardless of their religious affiliations. In this episode, Ty and Jay discuss the interesting ways people find solace in an increasingly alienated world. We also interview a man who, for many years, went by the name “MySpace Jesus” and his interesting life as an online messiah whose followers confided all sorts of secrets with him.
S2E5: Free Will
Do we have the ability to shape our the conditions that surround us or are we just conditioned to think we can? Were Ty and Jay fated to discuss the topic of free will? And what should be the fate of bad tippers? All this and more in our latest episode.
For a show dedicated to adult beverages, Ty and Jay surprisingly haven’t tackled the topic of drinking yet. So they take a moment to discuss their thoughts about the social stigmas that surround alcohol.
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Where is the magic?!
These two are really hitting their stride. I don’t necessarily agree with them all of the time, but they are informative and it’s good to hear opposing opinions that don’t include, “lib-tard” or “snowflake”. My only complaint is that Ty doesn’t do enough magic. He’s supposedly a magician but he has performed zero magic tricks on the show. What gives?! I am giving them 5 stars, despite the lack of optical illusions.
Well-done show, but oversold the Christian/Atheist gap a little
I was a little disappointed that the Christian was a liberal Methodist. He didn’t seem to believe too strongly that you must believe in the resurrection to be a Christian.
The Atheist was also big on the whole thing about “atheists can be good people.” Of course they can. The thirst argument has always been that they can’t hold objective moral values, not that they can’t follow them.
Anyway, it is well done and civil, but they don’t disagree nearly as much so it is easier to be civil.
Educate yourself on Immigration
Excellent thoughts no matter what side you find yourself on the immigration debate. I would recommend listening. Love the discussion and thoughts. Would highly recommend.