Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance


Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It’s skeptical, it’s political and there is no welcome mat.


Episode 360: Raining Pepe the Frogs  

Stories covered in episode: Malnourished seven-month-old baby dies weighing just 9lbs in Belgium after his parents fed him a gluten-free diet which included quinoa milk   Likely Vatican Ambassador Callista Gingrich's Company Hawked Biblical Cancer "Cure" Jon Robberson: A Satanic Pedophile Ring Blackmailed Robin Williams Into Making ‘Patch Adams’ Jim Bakker: Trump Opponents Have Triggered The Apocalypse Just Another Day On Trunews: Queen Elizabeth Is A Satanist Lizard And Bill Clinton Is A Cannibal

Episode 359: 10,000 Servings  

  Lance Wallnau On The Anti-Trump Resistance: ‘The Only Thing They Are Resisting Is God’ Jim Bakker: Bill O’Reilly’s Firing Part Of Dangerous Plot To Silence Conservatives Rick Wiles: Trump Is Being Blackmailed To Do The Bidding Of The Satanic ‘Dark State Dutch Sheets: ‘Evil Spirits’ Are Manifesting Because Christians Are Experiencing A ‘Breakthrough’ Under Trump Dave Daubenmire Wonders If Recent Storms Were Really ‘Weather Terrorism’ Cindy Jacobs Is God’s Prophetic Air Conditioner Joel Richardson: People Who Protest Trump Are Really Protesting God

Episode 358: Sackcloth and Ashes  

Stories covered in episode: Anti-vax activists cause record measles outbreak among refugees GOP rep: ‘Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare’ Alabama congressman: “People who lead good lives” don’t have preexisting conditions Televangelist Ernest Angley closes the Cathedral Buffet Kevin Swanson: The Goal Of Public Schools Is To Turn Kids Into Transgender Communists(video) Rick Wiles: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Will Just Be ‘Producing More Little Dark State Devils’(video)  Livestream: Our New Podcast Citation Needed:

Episode 357: Shark Tank Idea  

Stories covered in episode: Trump now agrees with the majority of Americans: He wasn’t ready to be president Bill Nye mocked gay ‘cure’ therapy and now he’s getting online death threats Rick Wiles: ‘They’re Building A Global Brain That Will Embody Lucifer’s Mind’ Dave Daubenmire: The ‘Leg-Crossers’ At Fox News Are Titillating Men Into Sexually Harassing Them Dave Daubemire Warns Christians To Prepare For the Arrival Of ‘Extra-Dimensional Beings’ And Giant ‘Cloudeaters’ Have ALIENS lived on Earth before? Ancient 'technological species' may have existed on our planet billions of years before humans, scientist claims Rick Wiles: Ivanka Trump Is ‘A Kabbala Practicing, Evil Woman Whispering Evil Things In The Ear Of Her Father’

Episode 356: Offsetting the Bigotry Footprint  

Stories covered in episode:  Polygamous Mormon Church Allowed to Keep Its Police Force Former Ohio mayor who called himself ‘dedicated’ Christian admits to molesting girl, called her ‘willing participant’: court docs San Antonio Mayor Says Atheism Causes Poverty 3 Pakistani women confess to killing man over blasphemy Chechnya’s President Vows To Eliminate Gays By The Start Of Ramadan Hidden files reveal plight of the boys 'made into slaves' Michael Reagan: Men Should Sue Women For ‘Sexual Arousal’ Charisma Author: Nine-Year-Old Boy’s Vision of Asteroid, Nuclear War ‘From The Lord’  Jesse Lee Peterson: The Firing Of Bill O’Reilly Was ‘A Modern-Day Lynching’  Your Grammar Would Be As Weird As Trump’s If You, Too, Saw the Future  

Episode 355: MooveOn.Org  

Stories covered in episode:   An Idaho sheriff's daunting battle to investigate when children of a faith-healing sect die Her 11-year-old daughter was shot. But she believes ‘God directed that bullet’ Anatomy of a Lynching 208 ‘Extraordinary, good man’: A Utah judge’s description of a former Mormon bishop convicted of rape Alex Jones’ Lawyer: It’s All An Act! Alex Jones: I Am Not Fake! ‘I Am Completely Real And Everybody Knows It’ Rick Joyner: It Is Trump’s ‘Destiny’ To Subdue Ungodly Nations To Allow For The Spreading Of Christianity Kevin Swanson Blasts ‘Beauty And The Beast’ For Promoting ‘Inter-Species Breeding’ Jim Bakker: Conservatives Never Marched Against Obama Wayne Allyn Root: Trump ‘Solidified’ His Re-election By Dropping The ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ On Afghanistan

Episode 354: Easter Livestream  

Sound issues clear up at 6:46 on the recording.    Stories covered in episode: Top 10 Bizarre Easter Traditions from Around the World Crucifixion of Jesus Christ re-enacted in Philippines Nine Of The Weirdest Easter Traditions Around The World Jury finds pastor Kenneth Adkins guilty of 8 charges in child molestation case Church took my goblins, I want them back Video Links:  Livestream  Facebook Live Youtube

Episode 353: Gift of Doubt with Anthony Magnabosco  

Thanks to Anthony for joining us.    Stories covered in episode:  Dave Daubenmire Blames Trump’s Jewish Daughter And Son-In-Law For U.S. Airstrike On Syria Rick Joyner Can’t Understand Why People Get So Worked Up Just Because Putin Has ‘Had Some People Knocked Off’    David Silverman Debating But Also Incorporating SE: Aron Ra Learns Street Epistemology Near-Death Experience Convo Using SE Woman Drops From 100 to 75 to 50 on God Twitter: YouTube and Facebook:    

Episode 352: Can You Nair Down There?  

Stories covered in episode: Christian activist: ‘God will curse the children and grandchildren of those who opposed Trump’ , Rape victims can have a good life if they marry their rapists: Tasek Gelugor MP Lakewood mall plan opposed because it would allow non-Jews and ‘hanging out’ Pat Robertson: We Have Been ‘Dominated’ By ‘Homosexuals’ Right-wing preacher justifies Trump’s Access Hollywood tape as God’s work Lawmaker: Miscarrying women must carry dead fetuses to term The religious reasons Mike Pence won’t eat alone with women don’t add up Rick Joyner Recounts The Eight Hour Visit He Made To Heaven Extra Content: Webtoons: Adventures Of God Livestream:

Episode 351: Another Pocket  

Stories covered in episode: Pat Robertson Yesterday: Mark My Words, The Lord Will Give Trump The Votes To Pass Trumpcare [VIDEO] Tamil Nadu youth killed for being an atheist, father says he too will become one Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint One Priest Is Worth More Than 20 Physicians WATCH: Oklahoma State Rep says rape and incest are the ‘will of God’ in abortion bill hearing (video) Brazilian Soccer Star: God Forgave Me for Torturing My Girlfriend and Feeding Her Body to Dogs This Bus Is On A Road Trip To Convince You That Transgender People Aren’t Real Another Reason Christians Are Boycotting Beauty and the Beast: The Beast Looks Like Satan Lance Wallnau Thinks His Prayer Effort Is Saving Trump From Leaks And Witchcraft (video) Wayne Allyn Root: Trump Should Ignore Those Who Will Lose Health Care Under His Plan Because ‘None Of Them Are Voting For Trump Anyway’ Rick Wiles: The Government Is ‘Going To Send A Robot To Your House To Eat You For Lunch’ (video)  Other stories: Goblins (Alex Jones REMIX) Donald Trump And The GOP As A Terrible 'Dungeons And Dragons' Team Is Hilariously Accurate Donald Trump's Speeches Re-Imagined As An Early 2000s Emo Song Wiretap Sassy

Episode 350: Hooker Cakes  

Islamic Cleric: The Simpsons Episode “Predicting” Trump’s Presidency Is a Plot to Discredit Allah This GOP Lawmaker Wants Christian Doomsday Militias To ‘Restore The Fabric Of America’ (VIDEO) The Texas AG sued to keep a Bible quote in school. Now he’s troubled by Muslim prayers. UPDATE: Idaho Senate Kills 'Faith Healing' Bill, 11-24  City Council vows action on controversial circumcision Pakistan asks Facebook and Twitter to help identify blasphemers Former Trump Campaign Adviser Says God Warned Him About Bugging Of The White House Wayne Allyn Root: Trump Is Like ‘A Wife Who Makes Passionate Love To You Every Day, Seven Days A Week’  Lance Wallnau Recounts How An ‘Anointed Cake’ Freed A Man From Homosexuality Read President Trump's Interview With TIME on Truth and Falsehoods Adam Reakes: Angry Black Rant: Franco Soup: 

Episode 349: Beta Males  

Thanks to Adam Reakes for coming on the show! You can find his work below! EPA chief Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming Christian group event ‘sabotaged’ by thousands of obscene RSVPs ‘I will break your neck’: Alex Jones challenges ‘scumbag’ Alec Baldwin to a bare-knuckles fight Texas men would face fine for masturbating, need rectal exam for Viagra under proposed law FILED UNDER Gordon Klingenschmitt: Exposure to the Ten Commandments Would Free Atheists from Demonic Influence Instantaneous Healings And ‘Noteworthy Miracles’ Are Occurring Regularly At Rick Joyner’s Church Check out our live show:

Episode 348: Marissa Alexa McCool  

Thanks to @RisMcCool for joining us. You can find her work below! Inciting Incident - The Podcast The PC Lie: How American Voters Decided I Don't Matter   Stories covered in episode:    Church blames 'consumerism' and 'temptations of body' after Catholic priest 'rapes 15-year-old girl' Dozens Say Christian Leader Made British Boys ‘Bleed for Jesus’ GOP congressman thinks poor people don’t want health care, ‘just like Jesus said’ S. Dakota Bill Lets Christian Adoption Agencies Deny a Child to Gay, Atheist, and Single Parents Watch: Creepy Christian Pastor Moans ‘Daddy, Please Fill Me’ ABORTION REVERSAL BILL: INDIANA HOUSE REJECTS SCIENCE Dave Daubenmire Isn’t Going To Take Advice From Rachel Maddow, Who Doesn’t Even Know She’s ‘Supposed To Love A Man’ This Person Matched With Jesus On Tinder And It’s Too Damn Funny 2017 SSA Annual Conference, Where Love Trumps Hate Alex Jones wants you to know he’s sorry for his outbursts SSA Annual Conference 2017 Media for Movement Allies

Episode 347: Clap On...  

In this episode, the guys start by reviewing Donald Trump's speech to congress. Then they discuss several news stories including: Stories covered in episode:  Rick Wiles: Flynn Forced Out By ‘Devil-Worshiping, Luciferian, Demon-Possessed Maniacs’ Behind Global Child Molestation Ring Rick Wiles: If Hillary Clinton Won, We Would All Be Dead From Nuclear War Franklin Graham: Supporting Planned Parenthood is Like ‘Raising Money to Fund a Nazi Death Camp’ Alex Jones: Witches Are Coming After Donald Trump ‘Because He’s Good’ Pat Robertson: Stop Witches From Cursing Donald Trump Churches Are Readying Homes And Underground Railroads To Hide Immigrants From Deportation Under Trump 100 Headstones Toppled At Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia Muslims raise over $91,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri

Episode 346: Liveshow: Trump Conference Debacle  

Here's a mid-week show to help all of us process the Trump Conference debacle.  Livestream Trump Conference Debacle Youtube Trump Conference Debacle 

Episode 345: Bad PR / Fake News  

Special thanks to Michael Marshall for joining us @MrMMarsh. You can find his work: Merseyside Skeptics Good Thinking Society Bad PR Stories covered in episode: RELIGION Creationist Ken Ham claims dinosaurs and humans fought in gladiator battles Court sentences main suspect in deadly Frankfurt exorcism to jail time Josh Bernstein: Obama Is A ‘Saul Alinsky Jedi Knight Trainer’ Organizing The Protests Against President Trump Pat Robertson: People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting Against God Extra Clips:  Alex Jones Is Definitely a Human and Not a Reptilian | Super Deluxe Super Cuts Infowars' Alex Jones Is Trump's CAPS LOCK Advisor | Stephen Colbert

Episode 344: Second Hand Store  

This week on Cognitive Dissonance, Tom and Cecil cover more disturbing articles from recent news. The first story on the block, Pakistan bans Valentine’s Day for being Un-Islamic. No more heart shaped burkas for your sweetie. Faith-based organizations from Christian News express opposition to a St. Louis proposal adding Women who’ve aborted to the Non-Discrimination Ordinance. According to these groups: “This horrible piece of legislation will now force city residents to be unwilling participants in the abortion business by requiring business owners and individuals to tacitly approve any ‘reproductive health’ decisions made by their employees or tenants.” Did you know that pregnant women’s bodies aren’t their own because they are “hosts?” Oklahoma lawmaker states, “pregnant women’s bodies aren’t their own because they are “hosts.” Yup, we are still having the argument in 2017 that half of us are people. The cognitive dissonance that comes out of this story is astounding: “I believe one of the breakdowns in our society is that we have excluded the man out of all of these types of decisions,” he said. “I understand that they feel like that is their body,” he said of women. “I feel like it is separate — what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.’ More disturbing stories from the news: Malaysia opening endorses “Gay cure” therapy through fasting. Serial pedophile priest Raymond Cheek gets his three-year sentence reduced to two years, so it was not a “life crushing life sentence.” Dave Daubenmire says “Public schools are engaged in The Spiritual Raping of Children...whatever that means… Lance Wallnau: Donald Trump evicted witchcraft from The White House Alex Jones: Lady Gaga is 'The Goddess Of Satan.' Stories covered in episode: Pakistan bans Valentine's Day for being UIslamic - Pakistani court issues nationwide ban on Valentine's Day St. Louis Passes Proposal Adding Women Who’ve Aborted to Non-Discrimination Ordinance Oklahoma lawmaker: pregnant women’s bodies aren't their own, because they are “hosts” Malaysia openly endorses 'gay cure' therapy Paedophile priest Raymond Cheek: Anglican Church 'surprised' by two-year jail sentence Dave Daubenmire: Public Schools Are Engaged In ‘The Spiritual Raping Of Children’ Lance Wallnau: Donald Trump Evicted Witchcraft From The White House Alex Jones: Lady Gaga Is ‘The Goddess Of Satan’

Episode 343: Pillow Hands  

Thanks to @angryblackrant for joining us. Tom, Cecil, and Ishmael talk about Jesse Lee Peterson’s opinion that if there were no black people in America, we wouldn’t have as many murders and riots.  Cecil and Tom then discuss how and why the Republican side was so much better at cock blocking than liberals are. Hillbilly God comes back to talk about the apples of Gods eye, aka his scrotum. Lastly, a Philadelphia woman is married to Jesus and is considered an extra fancy virgin by the Catholic Church.  Stories covered in episode: Jesse Lee Peterson: If There Were No Black People In America, We Wouldn’t Have As Many Murders And Riots Rick Joyner’s Friend ‘Had A Revelation’ That The Obama Administration Bugged Trump’s Oval Office And Is Leaking Information Cindy Jacobs: 2017 Will See Christian ‘Media Revolutionaries’ Replace Liberal Media Outlets That Are Persecuting Christians Philadelphia Woman, Now Married to Jesus, Consecrated By Catholic Church As Extra Fancy Virgin Extra:  Demanding An Answer: Jeremy Paxman & Michael Howard – BBC Newsnight 1997-05-13 Adam & Eve Promo We will be doing a live show next Sunday the 19th at 3 pm central. Here is a link to our Livestream page: 

Episode 342: Dan Arel - Secular Activist  

Thanks to Dan for coming on the show! You can find Dan's blog Danthropology, on Patheos You can also follow him on twitter at @danarel   Stories covered in episode:  Priest tells anti-Trump protesters to commit suicide Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch is a Disaster for Church/State Separation Joseph Farah: ‘Sin, Not Carbon, Causes Climate Change’ ND House Defeats Blue Law Change Because Wives Spend Too Much And Should Bring Husbands Breakfast In Bed  Mat Staver: Rain During The Inauguration Was God Cleansing Away The ‘Chaos And Harm And Blood’ Sowed By Obama  Alex Jones: Quebec Attack Was A False Flag The Fix Fox News falsely reported that the Quebec terrorism suspect was Moroccan. Then Canada got mad Tony Perkins: Media Under Obama ‘Silenced’ And ‘Intimidated’ Americans Tony Perkins: Our Culture ‘Has Been Emasculated By Feminists And By The Left,’ Endangering Western Civilization Trump Thinks Frederick Douglass Is Still Alive And Twitter Won’t Let Him Live It Down

Episode 341: The First Week  

Stories covered in episode: Here's a list of everything President Donald Trump did in week one. #TheProjectTV When even men who risk their lives for the US are denied entry, the dream of America is dead Politics Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare House Republicans’ Permanent Ban on Federal Abortion Funding Would Affect Private Insurance, Too

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