Recommended Podcasts

I get a lot of my news and entertainment through podcasts these days. I wanted to take a moment to recommend two I’ve been enjoying that readers of this blog might also appreciate. Both of these podcasts are nicely produced and include a wide variety of engaging guest interviews.

Living After Faith

Pentecostal preacher-turned-atheist Rich Lyons and his wife Deanna Joy Lyons co-host this playful, often touching, and occasionally deeply personal show. Their podcast is designed to help you as you leave religion and move forward with your life. It is the official podcast of, a recovery group founded by Dr. Darryl Ray, author of The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture.

The Secular Buddhist

Ted Meissner is an atheist and naturalist who also finds value in the study and application of early Buddhist thought to help find peace and meaning in everyday life. As someone interested in “inner practice” such as meditation and everyday mindfulness myself, I have long thought it would be interesting to explore the philosophical, psychological, and scientific aspects of Buddhism apart from supernatural assertions such as rebirth and karma. Ted and his guests make great guides in this journey.

Have you discovered a helpful podcast? Leave a comment and let us know about it!

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