Cognitive Dissonance

May 11 2020 50k

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 344: Second Hand Store
Feb 20 2017 74 mins  
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: -

Episode 336: Toaster Shakins 2016
Jan 05 2017 91 mins  
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 22: Attack of the Theocrats!
Nov 21 2011 80 mins  
Sean’s 10 point plan. Sean’s book: Reviews: Shocking! Will keep you on the edge of your seat! Sean Faircloth is doing such important work. There’s not a doubt in my mind that if he was (suddenly, inexplicably) zapped back in time to meet Thomas Jefferson, that the Founding Father would clap him on the shoulder and say ‘Thanks.’” –Adam Savage, MythBusters co-host and executive producer. “Faircloth paints a sobering picture, but fortunately, as anyone who has heard his speeches knows, he also has an inspiring and invigorating vision to offer. . . . Readers will finish the book exercised, energized, and eager to join Faircloth in a bold rediscovery of the secular dream of the European Enlightenment and America’s enlightened Fathers.” – Richard Dawkins, from the foreword to Attack of the Theocrats! “I’ve devoted the last twenty years of my professional life to pointing out unscientific assertions that harm or swindle innocent people. It becomes particularly insidious when unsound reasoning is used to justify and apply unjust laws. This book describes this very real problem in American today, then offers a bold plan to do something about it.” –James Randi, Founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation “What does the erosion of America’s noble separation of church and state the basis of the first secular government in the world have to do with your everyday life? In this lively and historically grounded survey of the way we live now, the author explains why the thirty-year-old assault on church-state separation affects all of us from children who are not getting a world-class education in science because of fundamentalist interference with the teaching of biology to soldiers subjected to evangelical proselytizing on military bases. Nothing could be more timely than this reminder that the founders left God out of the Constitution to provide citizens of every faith and no faith the freedom to act on their consciences. We ignore this historic liberty, the gift of America’s founding generation, at our peril.” –Susan Jacoby, Author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and The Age of American Unreason “Faircloth makes a compelling case for people everywhere to steadily reestablish Thomas Jefferson’s fundamental idea and keep religions out of politics. Read this, and you’ll become a Constitution thumper.” –Bill Nye the Science Guy

5 • 10 Ratings

steelswheels Sep 20 2020
Tom and Cecil always make good points, I don't 100% agree with them all the time but they are smart and funny!!

DeenaM Sep 16 2020
Not a podcast I play out loud in the car while driving the kids around, but I love these guys. Their vulgar jokes slay me and I could listen to hillbilly gawd all day. However, what makes this podcast truly great is their friendship. It gives this middle aged mom the warm fuzzies.

ZeeMonster Jul 16 2020
Been listening since some episode prior to their 30th episode, when I was working on a PhD in organic chemistry, dropped out, never got the degree, and I'm still listening to this podcast. I even support through Patreon. I have no idea what I've done with my life, but glory hole studios sucked me in.

Finch Jun 26 2020
Funny guys

Toby Jun 15 2020
Have loved these guys for years. Generally funny and insightful, but their humor at times is not for the faint of heart, and they are absolutely NSFW!

Logical_Falacy May 27 2020
Great - as ever!

rlisu May 11 2020
Hilarious and thoughtful. Didn't like them the first time I listened. Then saw people keep recommending them. On the second go I realized that they are very smart and thoughtful and the dick jokes are just a side thing. But still, they are indeed hilarious

WesHoze May 04 2020

JinHadah Apr 18 2020
Current events from the perspective of two genuine friends. Vulgar, often poignant, never disappointing. Occasionally with added googly eyes

planet bob Apr 15 2020
Awesome podcasts, one of my most looked forward to podcasts of the week. Definitely more adult targeted audience.