Reviews
Even though everything is bad and will continue to be that way. I look forward to listening to Hemat and Jessica.
Batou sonkai via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/22
I’m not sure how I discovered this podcast, but I was an occasional listener and then I became a weekly listener and Patreon subscriber. I’ve quit going to church and honestly look more forward to the new episodes of Friendly Atheist than I ever did a church service. Hemant and Jessica are a...Read full review »
Milme Slash via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
I love this podcast. It has two intelligent and witty hosts. Their personality differences make them a great duo. I am very sad whenever Jessica is absent. I love her laugh! Keep up the good work!
TrekProf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/22
Love this podcast. Love both hosts- I admit the first few times listening I got annoyed when Jessica interrupted the flow but now I miss it when she’s not there. She represents our excitement, disbelief and or anger with the stories and it isn’t the same without her.
Skellarik via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/22
I look forward to listening every week. Hemant and Jessica are a great team, tackling a range of news topics from an atheist perspective with compassion for the underdogs (both atheist and religious) and punch-up humor for the oppressively pious. Jessica Bluemke is at least half the reason I...Read full review »
Monkbmat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/22
Brilliant show can’t get enough of it.
adam fontana via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/20/22
Such a wonderful podcast. I’m so glad I discovered it. Smart, funny, etc. Love the hosts!
DNOCKing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/22
I really enjoy this podcast. Great discussions!
dalow20 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/22
I tried to like this podcast. I really did. As a huge fan of The Thinking Atheist and a former fan of the Friendly Atheist on Patheos, I really wanted to like this podcast. For starters, this is just a snarky recap of the week’s news. Not much in the way of atheist content with a lot of “f” bombs...Read full review »
MehereinTN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/22
Hemant is a pillar of the atheist community. He acts as a source of information for most other atheist podcasts. By doing so, the nonbelieving community is in debt to him. Listening to his thoughtful insight is almost like getting a preview of all the other atheist podcasts I will listen to...Read full review »
Paul Auger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/08/22
I absolutely love Hemant and Jessica. The pace of the show and the stories is perfect and I never lose interest in what they’re talking about. I often wish episodes were longer! While I love Hemant’s even-keeled approach to topics of discussion, it’s Jessica’s passion that resonates with me. Her...Read full review »
Stinja24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/22
Meh
I love the idea of this show and usually listen to most of it. I really like both hosts but I feel like Jessica always speaks over Hemant so I never can get fully into the story. It becomes chaos and I feel like I have enough of that already. I will continue to listen when I feel up to it but...Read full review »
Rescuek9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/22
After listening to 20 or so episodes, I’ve come to one conclusion. Jessica needs to stop interrupting. The content is exceptional but hard to follow when Jessica interjects and steers the conversation away from the current topic.
gunner6287 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/22
I came across this podcast by happenstance and wanted to listen out of curiosity because I have always wanted to learn more about this point of view that broadly opposes mine. I would struggle to call this atheist view friendly, I feel very condescended while listening. I will listen a bit more...Read full review »
Kmhendricks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/22
Love the show! Always listen but can Jess stop whistling in the mic? The “s” whistle literally makes me want to rip out my ear drums. BUT I STILL LOVE THE SHOW
Skardycatt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/22
Respectfully begging Hemant to stop saying “basically” so frequently!
timnekuza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/22
Love y’all, Hemant is like, the go-to guy for majority of youtube & podcast atheists (telltale, mr.atheist, scathing atheist, cognitive dissonance, ect) and the balance of him and the bubbly, quirky craziness of Jessica makes for an awesome show! Jessica, you are my spirit animal! Keep up the...Read full review »
nlaboehvfjwbdu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/22
Jessica is my favorite podcast host, hands down. I listen to dozens of podcasts a week while I work and in the car, and this is the one I look forward to the most. Since I’m caught up, I’ve been going back and listening to old episodes while my baby feminist humanist daughter sleeps during rides...Read full review »
Kristen TM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/22
If you think religion is mostly harmless, this podcast is a real eye opener. The hosts compliment each other very well, with interesting stories that I find relatable. Keep up the good work!
MachoAvacado via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/01/22
I enjoy the topics of discussion. Can’t agree with the bashing of the opposition, it makes you look as bad as them.
Babies first teacher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/22
No offense to Hemant, but "the woman" is the best part of this podcast. You're really knowledgeable, and a great host, but without Jessica this would be the audio equivalent of a dry piece of toast. Seriously though, this is a great podcast. Keep up the great work guys!Read full review »
DrPhil#7 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/22
Hemant researchers, examines and presents the stories and articles in a well structured manner. Generally the content is excellent and on target. Which is awesome! Occasionally the co-Host Jessica interjects with petty personal responses to the topics and often comes across as condescending and...Read full review »
RedMothSteve via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/22
Love this alternative to the dominance of white men in atheism and political podcasting. I get that Jessica B. offers high energy and enthusiasm, but she is often not well informed, even childish in response to news and issues. Still, I’m listening.
Mokomokosama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/14/22
I’m a fairly recent ex-Christian with an (unsurprisingly) extremely conservative political background. I don’t always agree with Hemant and Jessica’s take on things, but I love listening to them both and learning their perspectives. It helps widen my understanding of the world. Also, just to...Read full review »
Darin Austin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/22
I love listening to Hemant and Jessica talk about the world of atheism and politics. They are a bundle of joy and share their views of the world. I had a backlog of episodes to get thru this holiday season - and they helped me repaint my home office! Thanks for being part of all my brush stokes...Read full review »
-ElizS- via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/07/22
The first time it’s funny then it’s quickly boring. Its an atheist show yet they won’t talk about Muslims or Buddhism. It’s all about Christianity and look alike, so it’s more like a witch hunt digging old bones.
jbsancey via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/03/22
This is a great show,on my regular playlist!!
Pappa666 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/29/21
Jessica’s constant posing as a victim is exhausting. If you put as much effort into lifestyle changes as you do your complaints your life would change for the better.
sameheretoday via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/21
Truly love this podcast, it is one of my Must listen” every week. Hemant has this amazing capacity to somehow stomach following/paying attention to what the evangelicals and alt-right crazies are doing, thus sparing the rest of us from having to dig through it ourselves… I love the energy and...Read full review »
DigitalSorceress via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/21
Dear Jesica, Hemant is getting far too excitable and loud. It is as though I were listening to Alex Jones’s atheist counterpart Xela Senoj. /s Love you both and all the wonderful work you do! Happy Holidays!
SSchirack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/21
Love both hosts. Great content. Always happy to find a new episode in my podcatcher. Thanks for everything and happy holidays!
kritiker:in via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/23/21
The atheist media space is heavily white and male and this podcast gives a refreshingly different perspective. Could not love Jessica and Hament more!!
Lucyaudley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
Hemant is great. Jessica gives me life.
Ramkoff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
I look forward to this every week, as a non American I want to keep up with the religious craziness in the US , as it often travels to U.K. religious groups . Jess and Hemant compliment each other brilliantly and I almost feel like I am sitting in the studio with them listening to two mates...Read full review »
GemaNorth via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/20/21
Hemant is an articulate and informative advocate for skepticism and leaving religion. However, Jessica, while well meaning, adds neither information nor help in advancing the argument. Instead of listening, I now mostly simply read the show notes to understand the topics Hemant covers. This way I...Read full review »
Ambiverbal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/03/21
Love the content and the show.. hate the constant reminder that white men are trash. Sorry I had no control over what race I was born Jessica. If this hate keeps up I will stop listening.
joe.Jay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/21
I have been listening to this podcast from the beginning! There’s something very comforting about it— a feeling of camaraderie for me. I’m very grateful for Hemant and Jessica’s consistent presence on my podcast feed.. I don’t know what I’d do without them every week! Thank you, Friendly Atheist,...Read full review »
stexanie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/21
Love Hemant Mehta and Jessica. They play off each other—Hemant is intelligent, reasonable and has a dry humour and Jessica is spirited, full of passion and has a huge heart. If I could listen to only one podcast, it would be this one
nickel 17171717 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/10/21
This podcast is one of my favorites! Hemant always has interesting and infuriating stories to share and Jess somehow seems to say everything I’m thinking in response to them. They have nuanced conversations about how religion has woven itself into our society. Recommend it for any atheists or...Read full review »
Fancy Watermelon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/21
First time I heard this podcast I hated it. Now it’s the highlight of my week. Funny, smart and opinionated. Great news commentary. Jessica makes me laugh!
Farm Librarian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/21
I’ve been a fan of Friendly Atheist for a long time. However, when they start bashing people with a different opinion than they do, I lose interest pretty quick. The leftist ideology (and I am a liberal) seems to cloud their ability to be critical of their own thoughts and stances. The most...Read full review »
HotRod-1979 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/21
Love this podcast and look forward to it every week. Jessica has the most infectious laugh and a melodious voice.
MellieSaysSoItIs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/27/21
I’ve been a listener for more than two years and didn’t realize I’d never left a review before! I’m a huge fan of FA and Im always excited to see a new episode pop up in my subscription feed. Hemant and Jessica are a great duo- funny, informative, and insightful…both are really wonderful and I...Read full review »
SingItBack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/21
I have listened to two episodes and this is my suggestion. The conversations flow better when Jessica knows when Hemant is explaining the backstory. Sometimes Jessica unknowingly derails the set up and H has to bring it back. I suggest that H try to shorten the backstory (if possible) and...Read full review »
Resalovestimetravalfiction via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/21
Jess, Dotty, and Helmet, Been listening for awhile. Love the banter back and forth. I thought I would address Jessica’s “post-vaccination guilt.” As 30 year veteran of Fire and Emergency Services, I thought I would try to alleviate some of Jessica’s moral dissonance about getting the vaccine....Read full review »
Schwanzy71 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/21
I came to this podcast as it was recommended as a funny, discussion-based podcast that shines light into what common atheist thoughts/feelings are on topics of the world, religion, etc. while maintaining the integrity of the other side. This has been a complete waste of time. Every episode is...Read full review »
NFladdy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/31/21
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