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We are joined by Robert M Laurence to talk about his recent departure from religion as he was studying to be an apologist, how this went over with his family, how the atheist community helped him out, and more.

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We're back home now and here's an update on how the past two days have gone. 

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Another update on Dustin's search for information about his late father. It was a day of dead ends, no pun intended, but there was a little progress. 

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My father who I have not seen in 22 years died last month and I found out on Friday. I'm in LA now, where he died and want to share the experience. 

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DUSTIN' OFF THE DEGREE - The Weirdos: Mormons, Adventists, and JWs

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - August 18
* 1920 - The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage
* 1963 - American civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi

US News
* Kennedy sues Bremerton School District
* Beck claims Barton has a Doctorate in Education
* Trump says that Obama founded ISIS
* Idaho Legislative committee investigating faith healing exemption | Statesman | Spokesman

World News
* Priest who was been working for Mother Teresa’s canonization explains her miracles | Via Friendly Atheist
* Rabbis are raising money to keep kids with their religious parents | Via WWJTD
* Swedish Church to drop Bibles over ISIS controlled areas

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* The Stubby Squid

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We are joined by Moe Spencer a marijuana lawyer in Everett, Washington and former Adventist of Afro-Caribbean decent. We talk about his background, experience as a black Adventist in Texas, and of course drug laws.

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DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - Conscientious Objection | Desmond Doss

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - August 4
* 1958 - The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time
* 1987 - The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues "fairly"
* 1993 - A federal judge sentences Los Angeles Police Department officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights

POLITICS AND RELIGION
* DNC officer wanted to use religion against Sanders | Not an atheist | email text | Resignations
* Trump wants to allow pastors to endorse candidates | Pledge | Full speech
* Trump doubles down against the Khan family | Khan | Huckabee | Nose Dive
* Jim Bakker fears his show would be shut down if Trump loses
* Phil Robertson will go into hiding if Trump loses
* Dr. Jill Stein questions vaccines and warns of the dangers of wi-fi
* Franklin Graham wants schools to not allow Satanist clubs
* Saudi Clerics don’t want people playing Pokemon Go in Mecca

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
* Possible genetic link found for depression
* Purple blob found in the Pacific

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Episode 157 - Formerly Fundie with Nate Crawford

We are joined by Nate Crawford and discuss his fundamentalist home church, home school upbringing and his escape from fundamentalism.

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DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE - Religion and Tribalism

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - July 21
1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100

POLITICS AND RELIGION

LGBT Issues and the GOP Platform with Callie Wright of the Gaytheist Manifesto
Cops killing black men and black men killing cops with Ishmael Brown of Angry Black Rant

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We are joined by Hayley Stevens, a UK paranormal investigator and ghost hunter. We talk about her investigations, background, psychics, and more.

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