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, April 30th, 2017
Mentioned In The Episode's Opening Remarks
Scott was recently a guest on the Gift Smartly podcast
Interview with David Fitzgerald
Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/David-Fitzgerald/e/B004ASD9M4
Naked Mormonism podcast
Dan’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/techiedan
Dan’s Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Religinon
Atheists of Utah
Mike Smith & Matt Van Dyke
Poorly Summarized podcast
Atheism 101 podcast
Joseph Smith’s Rough Stone Rolling book
Congratulatory Audio Clips:
The atheist experience
The Phil Fereagerson Show
Band Camp: https://shelleysegal.bandcamp.com/
The Friendly Atheist podcast
No Religion Required Podcast
Hope After Faith podcast
Resource of the Month, Part Two:
Mormon Stories podcast
Open Stories Foundation
Mentioned In The Episode's Closing Remarks:
Secular Therapy Project: https://seculartherapy.org/
Recovering from Religion Support Groups: http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/support-groups
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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.
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.