Recovering from Religion

This is the official broadcast of the nonprofit organization Recovering from Religion (RfR), hosted by Emily Karp and Scott Smith, two volunteers on RfR's Hotline Project. Every aspect of leaving, questioning, or changing one's faith is explored.
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Dec 2, 2016

In this episode, we discuss how nonbelievers handle the Christmas season. We interview 5 of today’s most popular secular podcasters. You’ll learn about a unique way to reduce stress during the holidays & hear from a former Jehovah's Witness.

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Nov 4, 2016

In this episode, we discuss everything humanism. We interview Rebecca Hale, President of the American Humanist Association. You’ll learn about what “7 Cups of Tea” has to offer as a resource and hear two important stories about humanism.

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Oct 7, 2016

In this episode, we discuss the ways in which religions such as Christianity and Islam teach shame and guilt around human sexuality. Dr. Darrel Ray, the President of the Board of Directors of Recovering from Religion itself, joins us to help us cover topics ranging from masturbation to polyamory. LGBTQ topics are also explored.

Sep 2, 2016

Co-presidents of the Freedom from Religion Foundation Dan Barker and his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor discuss the ins and outs of FFRF as well as an in-depth analysis of the separation of church and state.

Aug 5, 2016

Volunteerism and Charity is something Secular Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics, and other non-religious people can participate in, as we explore in this episode. Phil Session talks about his new role as a co-host on The Atheist Experience and potential callers and instant messaging clients also learn more about The Hotline Project.

Jul 1, 2016

There is so much to talk about in regards to secular community! Non-religious people of all types find community via the Reason Rally in Washington DC, online Facebook groups, local groups found through The Secular Directory and, the Air Force base they happen to be at for their Basic Training, Camp Quest, and of course Recovering from Religion Support Groups as well.

Jun 3, 2016

In our second episode, we discuss the huge topic that is revealing yourself to be a non-believer to your friends, family, and other people in your life. We interview David G. McAfee, author of Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer.  You'll also learn about what Openly Secular has to offer as a resource, and hear two powerful stories from people who came out as atheists to their own families.

May 6, 2016

In our very first episode, we talk about why we're starting a podcast! We discuss our mission and goals. We establish our main segments - Interviews, Resource of the Month, Listeners' Stories, and Upcoming Secular Events.

We interview Gayle Jordan, the Executive Director of Recovering from Religion, about everything Recovering from Religion has to offer, and we also talk to her about her personal journey out of religion to get to where she is today.