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In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.

We talked about:

— Come to our in-person meetup in Chicago on August 28!

— The Department of Education plans to rescind Trump-era regulations promoting faith-based discrimination at college. (3:11)

— The Spanish Inquisition still affects Spain today, say researchers. (11:50)

— An anti-vaxxer Catholic cardinal is in the hospital due to COVID. (20:52)

— A Disney Channel actress cited the Bible in a deranged anti-mask rant in front of her TN school board. (29:36)

— How much criticism does former Purity Culture advocate Joshua Harris deserve for offering a course to help people who feel shame about sex? (36:29)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is very mad that you care about trans pronouns. (1:04:05)

— A former Kansas lawmaker is joining the staff of American Atheists. (1:14:59)

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the podcast. If you have any suggestions for people we should chat with, please leave them in the comments, too.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.

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