Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode 28 40 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

In this slightly shorter than usual episode, I read from chapter 19 The Temptation, and Fast Of Forty Days from TW Doane's work Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions.  I also announce the winner of the cover art for the contest I'm planning on launching later on this month.  Its Steve at Hudson Media from Columbus, OH.  You can see his entry below.

I blather on a bit in the podcast about how Doane admits that there's a significance to the number 40, which is common in a considerable number of religions, but gives no explanation as to why that might be.  I think that I might have figured it out.  Forty is double the number of fingers and toes a human being has, so in societies where numeracy is limited, this would seem to be a very large number, and would be something common in all societies.  The speculation about Venus that I talk about in the podcast is likely to have come later, once societies had become literate, I think.  I'll blather more about it in the next episode.

I'd also like to give a big shout out to Tom and Cecil over at the Cognitive Dissonance Podcast for playing my voicemail.  They rock, and for anyone who found me thanks to them, I want to thank you for listening, and apologize in advance for not being the least bit funny.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Episode 0026 Blue Genes and Baby Killin'

I've really got to work on getting these show notes posted earlier in the day.  Anyway, here's the links I mentioned in the latest episode.

Wikipedia article on the Elephanta caves

Official website of the Elephanta caves.

Shrine to Jesus' time in Egypt.

Peter's Evil Overlord List.  If you click no other link on this post, make sure that its this one.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Episode 0024 I Gots Lots of Internet!

You might a redneck, if your mayor sends out campaign literature featuring her holding a shotgun.

Groups threaten to sue over recently passed amendment in TN.

Tibetan monks build artificial glacier to combat global warming.

Peru paints mountains to stop global warming.

Ethiopia promotes green economic growth.

Saudis deny plan to allow some women to drive.

ISIS publishes a cookbook. For food.

Followers of John the Baptist try to flee genocide in Iraq

3D printed laptop exceeds crowd funding goal.

Compact, portable 3D printer in the works.

A short episode this week, because I'm a bit rusty at doing a news episode.  I'm holding a contest to develop iTunes cover art for a new podcast I'm planning on launching next month called "Bootstrapping the Planet."  Artwork needs to be 1400x1400 pixels, and ideally in .PNG or .JPG format.  Winner gets a dead tree edition of Doane's "Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions."  Send your entry to me at my email address.  Next episode should feature my interview with Dr. Price.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Episode 0019 The Miraculous Birth of Christ Part 2

You can hear the latest episode here.

Not too many links with this episode, the official home page of Dr. Robert M Price is here.  If you haven't listened to his The Bible Geek podcast, you might want to give it a listen.  I will let you know if and when I hear from Dr. Price about doing an interview on the podcast.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Episode 14: Who Wrote the Old Testament, Part Two

Professor Fuzznuts assisting with the editing of the episode.

I'll be the first to admit that this episode is a bitch to get through in spots.  (You can listen to it here.)  It is actually kind of important when you're trying to understand Biblical history and how the myths came to be.  Respected scholar Irving Finkel, in January of this year, talking about the discovery of  the oldest account of the Flood myth.  Finkel's book about the discovery The Ark Before Noah, which is well worth a listen.  Finkel's book on ancient board games.

Plum ketchup recipe I mentioned in the episode.  Here's the BBQ sauce recipe I mentioned.  In addition to the use of corn starch, the other variation I used was Smoked Chipotle Tabasco sauce.

Previous episodes can be found here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Episode 12: Jonah Gets Circumcised!

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A bit of a bonus episode this week!  Its chapters 9 and 10 of Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions by TW Doane.  Chapter 9 details Jonah and the whale, and how Jonah was most likely a sun god, while chapter 10 discusses circumcision in Judaism and other societies.  The Tale of Little Golden Hood, another sun god (or in this case, goddess) myth.  Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex