Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Another Goddamned Podcast #13:
May 1, 2008

THIS WEEK - National Day of Prayer, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Madeline Neumann, and Our AGP Medal of Honor

OG finds an atheist editorial in the Faith section of the Kansas City Star. It calls for an interesting response to The National Day of Prayer. Ex has problems with it, then has problems with Evo’s response, then has problems…(0:00)

The Herd talks a little bit about the Ben Stein movie Expelled. Is it worth getting upset about? Maybe not, since Ex hasn’t been pissed off all week over it. Anyway, the Herd has a little fun at the expense of pathetic movies. Ex and OG discuss the whole foofaraw (whatever that means). SI weighs in as if he’s an attorney or something. (18:30)

During a break, Philly gets us all going on the Madeline Neumann case, in which a 11-year-old girl died for no reason, other than that her parents opted entirely for prayer in lieu of science. The Herd is thrilled about the indictment of the parents for 2nd degree homicide. Will the charges stick? (40:25)

Ex cheers us up as the Herd honors another atheist with our Medal of Honor. Find out who the winner is. (56:10)

Opening Music [00:00]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [17:45]: excerpt from "Heathen Boogie"
Bridge Music [38:45]: excerpt from "Disco is Not Dead"
Bridge Music [55:05]: excerpt from "Jesus Loves Me feat. Satan"
Closing Music [1:02:23]: excerpt from "As Jazzy as I Get"
(All music: copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)


Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

OG was right, good episode.

On a technical note the podcast didn't download with the normal titles - on my player it comes up as "Song Title" in the Song Title field.

For half the shof I am trying to workout who O-Chee is until I realised it was Ex's accent and he meant OG. - doh!

Ordinary Girl said...

Sean, I'm glad you liked it.

The technical issue was mine. I was rushed this time and forgot to update the ID3 tag. If you download it again, it should be correct now.

PhillyChief said...

The rest of us have no idea how the magic happens. We chat and a few days later there's a podcast. If something isn't right, we just look helplessly towards OG.

Luckily for me and SI Sean, we speak North East American, so we can follow Ex. How anyone else does is almost as magical to us as how the podcasts come to be. They're both miracles!

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I have some technical questions about how you do the podcast should I direct these toward OG?

I want to do something similar here in Australia.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...


My best friend is from LA, my next door neighbours are from New York and Las Vegas- you'd think I would be covered.

Ordinary Girl said...

Ah, but do you have anyone from Kansas or Arkansas? I never heard anyone complain about understanding us girls.. although I do wonder sometimes how you understand me when my voice goes in and out. Babs, though, has the perfect radio voice.

You can email me if you want. My email address is on my blog (Contact Me link). I'm just fumbling in the dark, but it seemed to work.

Anonymous said...

National Days of Prayer will be with us for quite a few more years, regardless of whether the White House or any other governmental body recognizes them. Since that's the case, I like the idea of co-opting the day and making it a day of action in distinct contrast to Christian inaction masquerading as heartfelt intercession, commonly known as prayer. Observers who are not involved with either endeavor will be able to assess which event is actually accomplishing something. So, yeah, piggyback on the Christian event and steal their thunder.

Re: Expelled, I have not written about it on either my atheist or family blogs, nor have I discussed with anyone I know. I've simply ignored it. The silly piece of garbage doesn't merit any of my time or attention. Besides, the two things that drive fundogelicals nuts (and really get up their dander) are to be a) ignored and, b) ridiculed.

Re: the Neumann case and Ex's question: most Christians believe that God works through medical professionals to heal. They are probably just as outraged and saddened by this case as nonbelievers are. It will be interesting to follow this case. For one thing, OJ's story was boring compared to this one. More importantly, this will cause a serious re-examination of the parameters of religious freedom.

Anonymous said...

Re: Your presidential celebrity poll - It's too bad JFK Jr. died. He was a hottie. I would have jammed the polls and voted for him a couple of dozen times. ;)

Can I go ahead an vote for him posthumously?