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 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

Episode 340: Alternative Facts  

Thanks to Andre, from The Atheist Candidate Project for stopping by the studio. The Atheist Candidate Project is designed to connect people who are thinking about running for office as an atheist with individuals who can offer mentorship, guidance, and web skills. How can you help? Contribute. Donate at Share online Sign up to volunteer - Need skilled volunteers to help with data analyzation and various ways of marketing online In this episode, Cecil and Tom talk about the Women's Marches throughout the U.S.  During the Women's March, Nazi Richard Spencer was punched in the face on air. Cecil and Tom discuss the problem with using violence and how we can't give up our moral high ground. Donald Trump has been busy during his first week in office. Trump signed a number of executive orders including The Sanctity of Human Life Act that declares the right to life is guaranteed in the constitution, and it begins at fertilization aka "Make America get coat hangers again" - Cecil. They also discuss a story about how some creationists are claiming Beowulf proves humans and dinosaurs coexisted. Stories we covered in episode: Father and son accused of raping 13-year-old girl only want to be judged by the laws of the Bible H.R.586 - Sanctity of Human Life Act Rick Joyner: Women’s March Was ‘A Blatant Manifestation Of The Jezebel Spirit’ Jim Bakker: Trump’s Critics Look ‘Demon-Possessed’ Donald Trump Reinstates Ronald Reagan’s Abortion ‘Global Gag Rule’ Rick Joyner: Rain During Trump’s Inauguration Was A Sign Of ‘A Blessing From God’ Creationists Claim Beowulf Proves Humans and Dinosaurs Coexisted Kellyanne Conway: WH Spokesman Gave ‘Alternative Facts’ on Inauguration Crowd Extra Stories: A National Pizza Chain Has Introduced an ‘Alternative Facts’ Zero-Calorie Pie Are scientists going to march on Washington? Death Metal Rooster ft. Drumming Washing Machine Inauguration Live Show:  Inauseation. Apocalypse. Live Show. Live Stream. Livestream After the Inauguration - Youtube A shout out to Camp Quest! Registration is now open for our mid-west listeners.  Register at: Not from the Michigan area? Find your local Camp Quest at

Episode 339:  Tiny Hands Across America  

In this episode, Cecil and Tom discuss a couple of stories including one about a politician allegedly inappropriately grabbing a woman in her genital area, a story about how we will all become Muslim because of atheism and paganism, a priest files a complaint with Irish Government after comedian calls Communion "Haunted Bread", and how Prayer Warriors descend on Washington to provide a prayer shield for Donald Trump. Stories covered in episode: ‘I no longer have to be politically correct’: GOP politician arrested after grabbing a woman in her genital area Cardinal: ‘Soon we’ll all be Muslims because of atheism’ After Comedian Refers to Communion As “Haunted Bread,” Priest Files Complaint with Irish Government Marriage equality will lead to gender confusion, Australian Christian Lobby claims Hundreds of Prayer Warriors Descend on Washington to Provide Prayer Shield for Donald Trump Rick Joyner: Common Core Is ‘Treason’ And Will ‘Absolutely Destroy America’ OB-GYN doctor blasts Gwyneth Paltrow for claiming jade eggs in your vagina are a good idea  Check out our live show in Chicago with the God Awful Movies Crew:   Right To Believe Live In Chicago 

Episode 338: Your Son Would Have Been a …. Veterinarian  

Thanks to everyone who came to the show this weekend. We had a blast. This episode, Tom, and Cecil discuss how Scientology is being used as drug prevention in London schools. Hillbilly God is back to review some sex devotional slides from BYU.  Tom and Cecil end the show with another David Icke quiz. Stories covered in episode:  Revealed: How thousands of London children are exposed to Scientology group in schools Jeff Sessions Rejects Separation of Church and State General Assembly Approves Anti-Abortion Bills, Awaiting Signature Of Governor David Benham: ‘We Saw The Inside Of The Devil’s Lair’ When We Became Victims Of ‘The Thought Mafia That Targets Christians’ BYU sex devotional slides Women die because of religion in Saudi Arabia Bible study cancelled after group claims doughnuts used to lure kids to class Youtube: PINK GUY - FLEX LIKE DAVID ICKE Alex Jones Remix: Renai Circulation

Episode 337: Bullet of the Month Club  

This episode is a special episode in that it is the first show of 2017. We are finally out of the garbage dump that was 2016.  In this episode, Tom and Cecil start by discussing what’s been ruining Jim Bakker’s week.  They move on to a story about Donald Trump's misconceptions and tweets about vaccines. Tom and Cecil review a couple of other clips and articles about ridiculous things Michael Savage says, the psychic and astrology world predictions for 2017, and how superstition prevents action against children drowning in Bangladesh. Stories covered in episode: Televangelist Jim Bakker Praises Donald Trump for Supporting (Illegal) Bible Readings in School Christian Couple Australia Plan Divorce if Same Sex Marriage is Legalised Michael Savage: Trump Saved White Children From Slavery One in three Donald Trump supporters believe vaccines cause autism - so does the President-elect ‘Superstition’ prevents action against children drowning in Bangladesh Will the Alt-Right Promote a New Kind of Racist Genetics? Atheists Helped Homeless People Over Christmas… But Christians Online Are Giving Credit to God Psychic and Astrology World Predictions for 2017  

Episode 336: Toaster Shakins 2016  

Episode and stories covered in episode: Episode 273: Verb to Noun recorded on January 25, 2016 Women putting herb balls in vagina to 'detox their wombs' have been warned of dangers Episode 277: Thank You Sky! recorded on February 11, 2016 ‘Here am I Lord, use me’: Ted Cruz’s dad says Holy Ghost authorized White House run Episode 285: Never Go Full Alex Jones recorded on March 28, 2016 Alex Jones Will Save Humanity From Satan Episode 291: Ye Olde Crooner recorded on May 1, 2016 Pat Boone: The Government Should Outlaw Blasphemy And Punish Saturday Night Live If It Blasphemes Again Episode 292: Ted Cruz Pulls Out recorded on May 9, 2016 Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gays Will ‘Demand To Have Sex In Your Guest Bedroom’  Episode 296: Victoria Gettman recorded on May 30, 2016 Televangelist Jim Bakker: Buy My Giant Buckets of Mexican Food Because “Things Are Coming” Episode 306: Juggle my Poké Balls recorded on July 18, 2016 Bryan Fischer: ‘It’s Not Okay For Christians To Have Diverse Opinions’ Episode 308: Say Super PAC! recorded on August 1, 2016 Michael Savage: Hillary Clinton ‘Looks Like Stalin’s Housekeeper’ Episode 316: José Can You Sí… recorded on September 19, 2016 KY Gov. Matt Bevin: Election Of Hillary Clinton May Call For Shedding Blood Of ‘Tyrants’ And ‘Patriots’  Episode 320: What Would JT Do? recorded on October 10, 2016 Bryan Fischer: Diversity And Multiculturalism Are God’s Curse Upon America Because We Have Become Utterly Evil Episode 322: Ishmael Brown recorded on October 24, 2016 Ted Cruz Tries To Justify Trump Endorsement To A Furious Glenn Beck Episode 334: Googly Eyes recorded on December 26, 2016  ‘Cum Rags for Congress’: Satanists Protest Texas Abortion Law with Semen Socks  

Episode 335: Mad Gainz Bro!  

Happy New Year! Tom and Cecil have a flashback to their old podcasting days while reading off the Tupac rap lyrics that the Sri Lankan church printed by accident. Tom predicts the end of the world while discussing news that the Pakistani Minister directed a nuclear threat to Israel based off of fake news and the guys review the many Donald Trump conspiracy theories. Stories covered in episode: Sri Lankan church service prints Tupac rap lyrics by accident Reading Fake News, Pakistani Minister Directs Nuclear Threat at Israel 58 Donald Conspiracy Theories Attacks Were Orchestrated By The CIA To Prevent Trump From Becoming President Theodore Shoebat: National Geographic Publishers Should Be Burned At The Stake For Featuring Transgender Child Gordon Klingenschmitt: Gays In US Like ISIS, ‘Metaphorically’ Throw Christians ‘Off A Roof’ Twitter makes merry over RNC’s ‘bonkers’ Christmas greeting welcoming their ‘new King’ Nearly 50% of Donald Trump voters believe Hillary Clinton is involved in pedophilia ring: poll Alex Jones is a Sick Death Metal Vocalist A Finder's Guide To Facts  See us live with the GAM crew on January 13, 2017. Tickets are selling out fast:    

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