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 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:    

Episode 334: Googly Eyes  

Between the laughter, Tom and Cecil discuss recent and disturbing news about the death of a girl banished for menstruating and the Satanist 'Cum Rags for Congress' political statement. Lastly, we get to hear quizzes from the next chapter in David Icke's book, The Biggest Secret. Stories covered in episode:  Nepal police investigate death of girl banished for menstruating Man behind Satanic pentagram in Boca Raton is a middle school teacher 'Cum Rags for Congress': Satanists Protest Texas Abortion Law with Semen Socks New York man jailed for 30 years over X-ray weapon designed to harm Muslims Tom DeLay: God Has Given The Religious Right A ‘Clean Slate’ To Reshape America Via President Trump Jesse Lee Peterson: ‘Evil’ LGBT Rights Are Destroying America Alex Jones: Kanye West Met With Trump To Escape The Illuminati

Episode 333: Suspect Convictions with Scott Reeder  

We interview Scott about his latest project "Suspect Convictions"   The show will be available in early January.

Episode 332: Thomas and the Apocrypha  

Thanks to our guest, Thomas from Thomas and The Bible, Atheistically Speaking, Comedy Shoeshine, Opening Arguments....and probably ten more podcasts we can't remember... Congrats to Thomas for finally finishing The Bible, check out his video here: Stories covered in the episode: Women's Groups Challenge New Texas Abortion Restrictions  Alex Jones: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Personally Murdered And Chopped Up And Raped’ Children Kevin Swanson: The Movie ‘Moonlight’ Is A ‘Sinister, Evil, Demonic Work’ Aimed Aimed At ‘Prepping Boys For Pederasty’ Scientists are frantically copying US climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump Letters to the Editor Were the stories about Japanese internment during World War II unbalanced? Two letter writers think so Sen. Cruz talks up Texas queso before cheese competition    Join us and the GAM crew in Chicago Jan 13th. The show is selling out fast!  Li'l Despots - Thanks Kernan! How to actually drink Eggnog:   

Episode 331: Upper Decker  

"There is no such thing anymore as fact because it's all subjective"....what!?  Tom and Cecil talk about a recent episode of The Diane Rehm Show where guest Scottie Nell Hughes discusses her ideas on facts. They also discuss Alex Jones and "Pizzagate" and why Math only works because Jesus created it. RWW News: Alex Jones On Pizzagate, Coprophilia And Fake News The Comet Ping Pong Gunman Answers Our Reporter’s Questions How Journalists Are Rethinking Their Role Under A Trump Presidency Christian Homeschooling Advocate: “The Only Reason Math Works Is That Jesus Created It” No-Bake Eggnog Cream Pie for serious eggnog lovers only

Episode 330: Post Truth with Cara Santa Maria  

Tom and Cecil have Talk Nerdy host Cara Santa Maria on the show. They talk about the rise of “fake-news” and how personal biases can influence how we consume media.   About Cara:  Cara Santa Maria is a Los Angeles Area Emmy and Knight Foundation Award-winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster.

Episode 329: Lashes for Some...  

We had the honor of having Dan Arel on the show last week. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties we lost the recording. Thankfully Dan was super cool and understanding and agreed to come back on the show in January. Tom and Cecil cover some of the stories they recorded with Dan from his blog Danthropology. Stories:  Homeschooling Christian Mother Can’t Handle Her Son Seeing a Male CoverGirl Model on TV The men who claim to be Africa's 'miracle workers' Planned Parenthood has received more than 50,000 donations in Mike Pence’s name Televangelist Jim Bakker: God Will Punish Counties That Voted for Hillary Clinton With Earthquakes Saudi court sentences poet to death for renouncing Islam No, Hillary Clinton did not try and ban flag burning in 2005 Minority President-Elect Trump claims ‘millions of people’ voted illegally Civic Online Reasoning A Scientific Approach To Distinguishing Real From Fake News Check out info on our live show with GAM in Chicago:

Episode 328: Fat Eyes  

Tom and Cecil discuss The Atlantic's article about the alt-right event in Washington. And how, surprisingly, slap therapy may not work and why going to the Chiropractor may be more harmful than it seems. We Transfer link: KING: The alt-right movement goes full Nazi as Steve Bannon prepares to enter the White House   'Hail Trump!': White Nationalists Salute the President Elect   Facebook's Fight Against Fake News Was Undercut by Fear of Conservative Backlash   Mystery solved: Chiropractic manipulation of the neck did cause Katie May’s death from stroke   Police investigate grandmother's death at Chinese slap therapy course   Mary Colbert: Trump’s Border Wall Is OK Because Heaven Has Gates   Pat Robertson: Black Families Were Better Off In The 1930s -   Curt Schilling Gripes About Liberal ‘Wussified’ ‘Ebonics,’ Defends Use Of Torture

Episode 327: Atheist Debates  

Thanks to Matt Dillahunty for joining us! Kenneth Copeland Now Has A Direct Line To Deliver Messages From God To President Trump   Jim Bakker: Trump’s Election Is ‘The Greatest Miracle I Have Ever Seen’   Michele Bachmann On Donald Trump’s Victory: ‘The Lord Did This’  

Episode 326: I’m So Thirsty  

  Jim Bakker: Nuclear War Is Coming Soon…Maybe   John Guandolo: Muslim Cab Drivers, Airport Workers, Convenience Store Owners Part Of Coordinated ‘Insurgency’   Rick Scarborough: Pedophilia Will Be Renamed ‘Happy’ And Legalized   Jesse Lee Peterson: ‘Radical Homosexuals’ Making ‘A Perverted Lifestyle A Civil Rights Issue

Episode 325: The First 100 Days  

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

Episode 324: SPLC - Add Me Too [With Seth Andrews]  

Special Guest: Seth Andrews from The Thinking Atheist  A big thanks to Elvis for creating the song that starts this episode!  Southern Poverty Law Center: Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz Are “Anti-Muslim Extremists” I’m A Muslim Reformer. Why Am I Being Smeared as an ‘Anti-Muslim Extremist’?   Listener Submissions:  Alex Jones is really a Super Saiyan: Ever want to own a bunch of absurdly creepy wax Amish children? Well now you can:

Episode 323: Gloryhole Studios Manchester  

This is our live show from Manchester at QED this year. There are some sight gags in the beginning that don’t translate well, but that doesn’t go on throughout. Stay after the outro for some pre-show mic check with the crowd. Some of it is a little hard to hear but it was fun.

Episode 322: Ishmael Brown  

Ken Ham: Christians Who Believe In Evolution Follow A ‘Pagan Religion’ & Invite God’s Judgment Pastor kills himself after mistakenly sending his nude photos intended for his mistress to church members instead Birmingham street preacher guilty of abusing woman over 'tight jeans' Ted Cruz Tries To Justify Trump Endorsement To A Furious Glenn Beck Jesse Lee Peterson: 'Any Man Who Has Anger Is A Woman' Angry black rant:

Episode 321: Modest Needs  

Jim Bakker: Supporters Of The Constitution Are Mysteriously Dying Tom DeLay And J.D. Hayworth Worry Internet Transition Will Be Used To Hack The Election Rep. Louie Gohmert: Democrats Rely On Votes Of 'Them Who Have No Regard For The Law,' 'People That Can’t Speak English' Gordon Klingenschmitt: Demonic Spirits At ABC Are 'Bringing Sodomy' Upon America   Modest Needs: Scathing Atheist:

Episode 320: What Would JT Do?  

  Catholic Church’s top exorcist passes away before ridding the world of Harry Potter. Bryan Fischer: Diversity And Multiculturalism Are God's Curse Upon America Because We Have Become Utterly Evil Jesse Lee Peterson: Intellectuals Are 'Absolute Nutcases' Robert Maginnis: Witches 'Advise The Senior Leadership Of The Country'   JT’s Bog:   Tactical advice from the Dami Lama:   Thanks to Joseph for this image.  And a big thanks to Mike for creating this amazing illustration of The Donald as a dental doll bobble head in reference to our previous episode with Chris Matheson. 

Episode 319: Vulgarity for Charity 2  

Thanks to Noah, Heath and Eli  and the Scibabe for joining us. Thanks to Chris Matheson, author of the Story of God.   Scibabe:   Edinburgh Meetup: Glasgow Meetup: Story of God on Amazon:

Episode 318: Phone a Jew  

Right-Wing Outlet: Donald Trump May Be A Messiah Bryan Fischer Says 'There's No Question' That Hillary Clinton 'Has Opened Her Life Up To Demonic Influence' God Tells Jim Bakker Not To Believe The Polls Showing Trump Losing Trump To Attend Ohio Pastors' Meeting Hosted By Tsunami-Stopping Prophet Bryan Fischer Decries Name-Calling, One Day After Calling LGBT Activists 'Bigots' And 'Haters' Joseph Farah: Hillary Clinton's Election Will Lead To God's Judgment On America

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