22 episodes

Marie D'Elephant picks up the conversation where Everyone's Agnostic left off. We discuss how then shall we live and reclaim our lives after religion.

Everyone's Autonomous Marie D'Elephant

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

Marie D'Elephant picks up the conversation where Everyone's Agnostic left off. We discuss how then shall we live and reclaim our lives after religion.

    Episode 21: Karl & René - Pornstars

    Episode 21: Karl & René - Pornstars

    Today I interview Karl and Rene, porn stars and hosts of a new podcast entitled Enthusiastic Consent. I have been good friends with Karl for about a year now and I had the privilege of meeting Rene this February at Dave Warnock’s beach week in Florida. In this episode we talk about their passion to destroy sexual shame narratives in our culture. They both have very different stories. Karl guzzled the kool-aid whereas Rene never took it too terribly seriously. We discuss the madonna/whore complex, juxtaposing the experiences of Rene with mine. I get pretty vulnerable in this interview as I share about a lifetime of never feeling safe sharing and showing my sexuality in a culture that is ready to be disgusted by you or to objectify you. This is another interview that had me reeling for a few days afterwards and so I’m very excited to share it with you and hope you find it challenging as well. Much love to Karl and Rene. Thank you for the work you’re doing.

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    Now that we’ve begun to process our history with toxic religion, we seek to regain autonomy over our minds and bodies from residual narratives, whether cultural or religious; while working towards respecting and empowering the autonomy of others. Together, we seek to rejoin the human race and participate in this chaotic experience of existence Thanks for listening and remember: You are autonomous and so is everyone else.

    Please subscribe to my podcast and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Your financial support, if you are willing and able, can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on EA's website.

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    *** Marie's Links ***
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    *** MarKei Photo & Video Links ***
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    *** Credits ***
    Produced by Marie D'Elephant
    Edited by Post Christian Podcasting (Caleb Rowe)

    *** Time Stamps***
    1:15 Monologue
    23:08 Intro
    25:00 Interview
    2:13:07 Announcements

    • 2 hr 18 min
    Episode 20: Mandisa Thomas - Black NonBelievers, Inc.

    Episode 20: Mandisa Thomas - Black NonBelievers, Inc.

    Today I speak with Mandisa Thomas. Mandisa is a native of New York City and is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. Although never formally indoctrinated into belief, Mandisa was heavily exposed to Christianity, Black Nationalism, and Islam. As a child she loved reading, and enjoyed various tales of Gods from different cultures, including Greek and Ghanaian. “Through reading these stories and being taught about other cultures at an early age, I quickly noticed that there were similarities and differences between those deities and the God of the Christian Bible. I couldn’t help but wonder what made this God so special that he warrants such prevalence today.” she recalls.

    Mandisa has many media appearances to her credit, including CBS Sunday Morning, CNN.com, and Playboy, The Humanist, and JET magazines. She has been a guest on podcasts such as The Humanist Hour and Ask an Atheist, as well as the documentaries Contradiction and My Week in Atheism. Mandisa currently serves on the Boards for American Atheists and the American Humanist Association, and previously for Foundation Beyond Belief, and the Secular Coalition for America. She is also an active speaker and has presented at conferences/conventions for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Secular Student Alliance, and many others.

    In 2019, Mandisa was the recipient of the Secular Student Alliance’s Backbone Award and named the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s Freethought Heroine. She was also the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association’s 2018 Person of the Year.

    As the president of Black Nonbelievers, Mandisa encourages more Blacks to come out and stand strong with their nonbelief in the face of such strong religious overtones.
    "The more we make our presence known, the better our chances of working together to turn around some of the disparities we face. We are NOT alone."
    *****
    Now that we’ve begun to process our history with toxic religion, we seek to regain autonomy over our minds and bodies from residual narratives, whether cultural or religious; while working towards respecting and empowering the autonomy of others. Together, we seek to rejoin the human race and participate in this chaotic experience of existence Thanks for listening and remember: You are autonomous and so is everyone else.

    Please subscribe to my podcast and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Your financial support, if you are willing and able, can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on EA's website.

    *** Podcast Links***
    www.everyonesautonomous.com
    facebook.com/everyonesautonomous
    twitter.com/s_autonomous
    instagram.com/everyonesautonomous/

    *** Marie's Links ***
    mariedelephant.com
    fb.me/mariedelephant
    twitter.com/MarieDElephant
    Instagram.com/mariedelephant

    *** MarKei Photo & Video Links ***
    markeiphoto.com
    www.facebook.com/markeiphotography/
    www.instagram.com/markeiphoto/
    twitter.com/markeiphoto

    *** Credits ***
    Produced by Marie D'Elephant
    Edited by Post Christian Podcasting (Caleb Rowe)

    *** Time Stamps***
    1:08 Monologue
    6:53 Intro
    9:36 Interview
    2:03:15 Announcements

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Episode 19: Amanda

    Episode 19: Amanda

    Today I interview the power house that is Amanda. Amanda deconverted just a year ago. She was raised by her mom and is half Puerto Rican. Her mom exposed her to religion at the age of 10 with the intention of it being a positive influence. When Amanda attended bible camp at the age of 15 she was given the god ultimatum and prayed the prayer of salvation. She became an unapologetic bible thumper, even praying for her own mom who wasn’t religious enough in Amanda's estimation. She met her husband and her religious community became very, very involved in their relationship. She was 24 and they got married within 6 months. We talk about the influence of purity culture on their relationship. Her husband has recently deconverted as well and they’ve opened up their relationship which has resulted in more honest and openness with each other.
    As a content warning, we do touch on Amanda’s experiences of sexual abuse and how it has impacted her later on in life.

    *****
    Now that we’ve begun to process our history with toxic religion, we seek to regain autonomy over our minds and bodies from residual narratives, whether cultural or religious; while working towards respecting and empowering the autonomy of others. Together, we seek to rejoin the human race and participate in this chaotic experience of existence Thanks for listening and remember: You are autonomous and so is everyone else.

    Please subscribe to my podcast and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Your financial support, if you are willing and able, can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on EA's website.

    *** Podcast Links***
    www.everyonesautonomous.com
    facebook.com/everyonesautonomous
    twitter.com/s_autonomous
    instagram.com/everyonesautonomous/

    *** Marie's Links ***
    mariedelephant.com
    fb.me/mariedelephant
    twitter.com/MarieDElephant
    Instagram.com/mariedelephant

    *** MarKei Photo & Video Links ***
    markeiphoto.com
    www.facebook.com/markeiphotography/
    www.instagram.com/markeiphoto/
    twitter.com/markeiphoto

    *** Credits ***
    Produced by Marie D'Elephant
    Edited by Post Christian Podcasting (Caleb Rowe)

    *** Time Stamps***
    00:58 Monologue #1
    15:30 Monologue #2
    20:19 Intro
    21:53 Interview
    1:44:21 Announcements

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 18: Kayla Jo

    Episode 18: Kayla Jo

    Today I interview Kayla Jo. Kayla Jo grew up in a very conservative Christian home. She met her husband and they were engaged within a week. Since they were engaged long distance, she had a moment during the wedding where she couldn’t identify her husband among the guests. They both felt a passion for foster children. It was a god thing. Over time, they ended up having 3 kids of their own and adopting 3 more. Then, practically overnight, god went silent for Kayla Jo. We talk about what it’s like for her to raise 6 kids that god told her to have now that god has died and there is a pandemic. I deeply enjoyed my interview with Kayla Jo. We had great chemistry and she kept me laughing. I hope you enjoy it, too!
    *****
    Now that we’ve begun to process our history with toxic religion, we seek to regain autonomy over our minds and bodies from residual narratives, whether cultural or religious; while working towards respecting and empowering the autonomy of others. Together, we seek to rejoin the human race and participate in this chaotic experience of existence Thanks for listening and remember: You are autonomous and so is everyone else.

    Please subscribe to my podcast and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Your financial support, if you are willing and able, can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on EA's website.

    *** Podcast Links***
    www.everyonesautonomous.com
    facebook.com/everyonesautonomous
    twitter.com/s_autonomous
    instagram.com/everyonesautonomous/

    *** Marie's Links ***
    mariedelephant.com
    fb.me/mariedelephant
    twitter.com/MarieDElephant
    Instagram.com/mariedelephant

    *** MarKei Photo & Video Links ***
    markeiphoto.com
    facebook.com/markeiphotography/
    instagram.com/markeiphoto/
    twitter.com/markeiphoto

    *** Credits ***
    Produced by Marie D'Elephant
    Edited by Post Christian Podcasting (Caleb Rowe)

    *** Time Stamps***
    1:05 Monologue
    5:54 Intro
    7:00 Interview
    1:35:21 Announcements

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 17: Abigail

    Episode 17: Abigail

    Today I interview Abigail. Abigail’s parents converted to Christianity during the Jesus movement. They put their children into homeschooling, following the Dare to Discipline approach. Her parents were so passionate about their faith that they often had a rotating cast of homeless people and battered spouses staying in their home with their children for the express purpose of sharing Christianity with them during a vulnerable period of their lives. Abigail’s education suffered under this structure. Growing up, Abigail had to force herself to learn how to relate to other people given her extremely sheltered upbringing. She was galvanized in her faith by joining her brother’s revival work in Toronto but then was shocked when her parents abandoned her on Canada and returned back to the UK without her. Abigail had to figure out how to survive on her own.
    One final note, just for context, this interview was recorded before COVID19.
    I hope you enjoy this episode. See you in 2 weeks
    (sorry for the crappy audio for the monologue... something's up with my equipment. Will fix!)

    *****
    Now that we’ve begun to process our history with toxic religion, we seek to regain autonomy over our minds and bodies from residual narratives, whether cultural or religious; while working towards respecting and empowering the autonomy of others. Together, we seek to rejoin the human race and participate in this chaotic experience of existence Thanks for listening and remember: You are autonomous and so is everyone else.

    Please subscribe to my podcast and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Your financial support, if you are willing and able, can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on EA's website.

    *** Podcast Links***
    everyonesautonomous.com
    facebook.com/everyonesautonomous
    twitter.com/s_autonomous
    instagram.com/everyonesautonomous/

    *** Marie's Links ***
    mariedelephant.com
    fb.me/mariedelephant
    twitter.com/MarieDElephant
    Instagram.com/mariedelephant

    *** MarKei Photo & Video Links ***
    markeiphoto.com
    facebook.com/markeiphotography/
    instagram.com/markeiphoto/
    twitter.com/markeiphoto

    *** Credits ***
    Produced by Marie D'Elephant
    Edited by Post Christian Podcasting (Caleb Rowe)

    *** Time Stamps***
    1:00 Monologue
    26:43 Happy Birthday me!
    28:42 Intro
    30:10 Interview
    2:18:20 Announcements

    • 2 hr 26 min
    Episode 16: Leah

    Episode 16: Leah

    Leah is a former Pentecostal Christian who is now an English teacher. I was really surprised by this interview. I hadn’t put much thought into how an English class could change minds and perspectives. Leah really showed how powerful education is to appreciating this situation of living together on a planet. She talks about how she teaches that everyone is an expert. We talk about how to “love” others by being open to the knowledge of everyone’s empathetic story. We also talk about how to apologize in a context without religious ritualistic mantras, indulgences, murdering god men, or killing cattle and sheep. We talk about what being an ally can look like even if you don’t picket or march ever. I loved speaking with Leah and learned so much from her perspective and experience. One final note, just for context, this interview was recorded before COVID19. I hope you enjoy this episode. See you in 2 weeks.

    *****
    Now that we’ve begun to process our history with toxic religion, we seek to regain autonomy over our minds and bodies from residual narratives, whether cultural or religious; while working towards respecting and empowering the autonomy of others. Together, we seek to rejoin the human race and participate in this chaotic experience of existence Thanks for listening and remember: You are autonomous and so is everyone else.

    Please subscribe to my podcast and leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts. Your financial support, if you are willing and able, can make a huge impact on my ability to continue in secular activism. You can become a Patreon supporter or make a one-time donation via PayPal. Links are on EA's website.

    *** Podcast Links***
    www.everyonesautonomous.com
    www.facebook.com/everyonesautonomous
    www.twitter.com/s_autonomous
    www.instagram.com/everyonesautonomous/

    *** Marie's Links ***
    www.mariedelephant.com
    www.fb.me/mariedelephant
    www.twitter.com/MarieDElephant
    www.Instagram.com/mariedelephant

    *** MarKei Photo & Video Links ***
    www.markeiphoto.com
    www.facebook.com/markeiphotography/
    www.instagram.com/markeiphoto/
    www.twitter.com/markeiphoto

    *** Credits ***
    Produced by Marie D'Elephant
    Edited by Post Christian Podcasting (Caleb Rowe)

    *** Time Stamps***
    1:07 Monologue
    13:27 Intro
    14:53 Interview
    01:43:59 Announcements

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Awesomhahsdys ,

Nana Berkey loves this podcast!

Marie is an awesome voice added to my podcast line up and I look forward to each new episode. Love her monologue at the beginning, always something interesting for me to ponder on and I know she puts a lot of thought into it. I enjoy her conversations with her guests always impressed by the questions she thinks to ask. Thanks Marie!

Alaine E ,

Newly deconverted and this is the place for me

I recently discovered her on Everyone’s Agnostic, which has ended, and was super excited to discover she was starting her own podcast. I’m healing from a ton of religious trauma and have been listening to as much as can to learn what’s out there for me now and who I can be. I LOVE that she’s creating a unique space for women and honestly that adds a feeling of safety for me. Marie’s awesome speaking voice combines with her intelligence and vulnerability to bring meaningful, challenging content. Looking forward to what’s ahead!

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