At Dr. Sprankle

This week for a special bonus episode I got to sit down with Dr. Eric Sprankle. Dr. Sprankle is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Sexuality Studies At Minnesota State University, a licensed clinical psychologist with the Secular Therapy Project and an AASECT-certified sex therapist with the Minnesota Sexual Health Institute. Most importantly you know him from instagram and twitter as @DrSprankle. Check out our conversation below.

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Recovering Your (Secular) Sexuality

In the wake of The God Virus psychologist Dr. Darrel Ray lead a small group therapy session around the loss of faith and the pain of religious trauma. When that quickly filled up he started a path towards the Recover From Religion Foundation that now offers a number of incredible services to people all around the world. Gearing up for the first ever Fall Excursion, Dr. Ray gives us a sample of his Recover Your Sexuality Workshop. Join Vi and I while class is in session, 9/5 7p CDT and check back here afterwards for footNOTES!

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THE Kevin Garcia

This week Vi and I explore the sometimes confounding world of liberal christianity with our tour guide Kevin Garcia. In the past we’ve shied away from conflict and debate with theists, leaving the crossfire to other ACA programs but tonight we just had to know, how can you be christian and queer? Kevin describes themself as a digital pastor and life coach, clothier and tarot reader. We’ll uh… see how it goes.

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Designing Relationships with Marie D'Elephant

Everyone’s Favorite Agnostic, Marie D’Elephant joins us August 8th for a conversation about the relationship escalator and how to negotiate the relationship of your dreams. Catch us tonight at 7 CDT as we discuss all things sex and love and how to custom build the love of your life. Take a look and be sure to come back afterwards for some footnotes.

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Following up on Facebook 'Facts'

This week Serafina joined Vi and I to sort through the ongoing struggle of learning just enough to stay informed but not too much as to feel paralyzed. In our complex, controversial world of memes and soundbites we endeavoured to dig just deep enough on the summer’s most perplexing taglines, and somehow ended up doing an hour long Netflix review. Have a look.

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Keep America Queer

Earlier this summer Pastor Tommy McMurtry of Liberty Baptist Church, along with a slew of others, gathered in Florida for the ‘Make America Straight Again’ conference, deliberately drawing attention to themselves during pride month and the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub attack. McMurtry, who hasn’t shied away from internet backlash and tomfoolery, spoke with a producer at the Atheist Community of Austin explaining his rationale. That conversation is the subject of heavy analysis via the AEN channel Atheist Vanguard, who invited me to offer some insight.

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Toxic Pop

For the Fourth of July we sat down with Dr. Darrel Ray to discuss the real or imagined threat of toxic love in pop culture. We dive into our favorite pop songs and highschool heart breaks to bring you this secular take on love, lust and power ballads. We promise to never give you up, let you down, run around or desert you so be sure to take a look.

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Recovery From Religion with Dr. Darrel Ray and Matt Dillahunty

This week I actually get to meet, in person, for really reals, the Dr. Darrel Ray, creator of the original Secular Sexuality. We’ll be talking about his work across various platforms including Recovery from Religion, the Secular Therapy Project and this history of the show. Joining us is one of the faces of the ACA, the highly esteemed Matt Dillahunty.

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One's and Two's- Comparing Perspectives

This week we are joined on Secular Sexuality by our creator and producer emeritus Dr. Darrel Ray, author of the exquisite Sex & God and The God Virus as well as our very own Jenna Belk. It’s an ACA homer’s episode where we address the gender binary and life path of atheism. Catch the episode at 7p CST and check back here afterwards for some FOOTnotes.

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