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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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Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Show Notes:

Interview #1 (Dale McGowan)

Website: http://dalemcgowan.com/

Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Dale-McGowan/e/B001JS5YU8/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Foundation Beyond Belief:  https://foundationbeyondbelief.org/

Callie Wright’s Listener's Story:

The Gaytheist Manifesto is a podcast: http://gaytheistmanifesto.secularmediagroup.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGaytheistManifesto/?pnref=lhc

Interview #2 (Anthony Magnabosco)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/magnabosco210

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/user/anthony_magnabosco

Twitter: https://twitter.com/magnabosco

Upcoming Secular Events:

 ReAsonCon 3  April 21th & 22nd  Hickory, North Carolina


Imagine No Religion 7  June 2nd-4th Toronto, Canada


American Atheist 2017 Convention August 18th - 21st North Charleston, South Carolina


Freedom from Religion Foundation National Convention  September 15th - 17th Madison, Wisconsin


Mentioned In The Episode's Closing Remarks:

Recovering from Religion Blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/excommunications/

Blog Submissions: rita@recoveringfromreligion.org

Secular Therapy Project: https://seculartherapy.org/

Recovering from Religion Support Groups:  http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/support-groups

Hotline Project phone number:  1-84 I DOUBT IT (1-844-368-2848)

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New episodes of the podcast will be published every other Sunday.

Scott Smith was raised Southern Baptist and has been identifying as an atheist since 2009.  He is a retired U.S. Army intelligence analyst who served in West Germany, Fort Drum, NY, Haiti, Somalia, Hawaii, Iraq, Washington D.C., and San Antonio, TX where he also resides now.  Prior to that, he attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. 

He has been with the Recovering from Religion Hotline Project since September 2015. Scott is currently an agent, mentor, and supervisor with the Hotline Project as well as the co-host of the Recovering from Religion podcast. His hobbies include marathon running, bass guitar, and golf.

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Emily Karp was raised in Catholicism, and has extended family who are Jewish. She has been identifying as an atheist since 2010 and has been volunteering with the Recovering from Religion Hotline Project since it launched at at end of February 2015. She is currently an agent, mentor, and supervisor with the Hotline Project as well as the co-host of the Recovering from Religion podcast.

Emily currently resides in Maryland. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from Boston University, MA and works in Washington DC at the Department of Interior's Document Management Unit. Her main hobbies are fanvideo editing, writing fanfiction, and blogging about asexuality.