Atheism on Your iPod

by Luke Muehlhauser on July 1, 2009 in General Atheism,Resources

Here is a long list of atheism audio talks and lectures, provided as a counterpart to pages like the Ultimate Apologetics MP3 Audio Page. Obviously, I do not endorse all the views given here.

I love to fill my head with knowledge and perspective whenever I am driving, walking, biking, etc. I like to make the best use of my time. This is the kind of stuff I usually listen to, though I do occasionally pass the time with Adams’ Harmonielehre or Glass’ Violin Concerto.

Of course, all this audio will play on any media player. I just use the term “iPod” as shorthand for “portable media player.” My personal favorite is the Sandisk Sansa e200. See Why I Love My Sandisk Sansa e200.

Please comment with your own links, suggestions, and favorites. New links will be added to the bottom of each section’s list.

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See 500+ Atheism vs. Theism Debates.

Podcasts / Radio Shows

Thousands of hours of atheism audio here!

Audiobooks (free)



(not including those from the above podcasts)

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Taranu July 1, 2009 at 9:40 am

Thanks Luke. Since I started to read the posts on your blog I acumulated so much material that I don’t have the slitest ideea when I’ll have time to check it all out.


Taranu July 1, 2009 at 9:42 am

Sorry for the typos but I’m in a hurry.


Ryan July 1, 2009 at 11:17 am

I like listening to William Lane Craig’s debates:

The debates with Richard Carrier, John Shelby Spong, and Paul Draper are especially interesting.


Yair July 2, 2009 at 12:31 am

With all due respect to atheistic apologetics, I like to listen to scientific courses. MIT OpenCourseware offers many courses with video or audio. I’m listening to courses on psychology and the evolution of the brain, mostly. Also, Stanford offers lots of excellent videos on physics by Susskind; I’m listening to those on youtube, to get the graphics, but just listening to them on an ipod would be nice too.


Matt M July 2, 2009 at 1:21 am

iTunes U used to have a series of lectures by Thomas Sheehan on the historical Jesus, which I’d recommend. They should still be on there (under Stanford University), but I’m using a Linux OS at the moment, so can’t actually check.


lukeprog July 2, 2009 at 7:48 am


The scientific courses available online are superb, but of course they are not the topic of this post.


lukeprog July 2, 2009 at 7:49 am

Matt M,

Do you mean just this?


Matt M July 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

No – it’s the same guy, but there’s an actual 10-part course: Historical Jesus, by Thomas Sheehan in the iTunes U section of the UK (and I assume US) store. Can’t seem to link to it though.


CharlesP July 2, 2009 at 10:54 am

Alas both of the recommended Teaching Company sets aren’t on sale… and their prices when not on sale are… painful.  Anybody looking at them should keep that in mind as they rotate what’s on sale every month or two and you can usually pick up the courses in the $69-129 range during those sales instead of the $250-$600 price they are “normally”.  I think I’ll be picking up their comparitive religion one next time it goes on sale so I can go through it with my eldest (he’s 12), though I’d like to get one of Ehrman’s too.


Rick July 18, 2009 at 3:23 am

I have found an extensive selection of Teaching Company courses available free at our county public library, including several of Bart Ehrman’s as well as a long list of philosophy, science, and literature titles. The audio versions make great company on the commute to and from town each day.


John April 20, 2010 at 7:20 am

this list of podcasts is really comprehensive!


Thomas May 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

I just started a podcast where I am going to go through the entire bible in a year and point out it’s absurdities. Here is the RSS Feed:

Please listen!


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