Storytelling is so good for us, the speakers and the hearers- thank you David and Arline for facilitating this journey. I’m learning so much
ktnice_14 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/01/24
A lot of great podcasts have come out in the last few years, fortunately, on the subject of leaving the Christian faith. I have spent countless hours taking in all the amazing stories and expert advice, as I unravel all the tangled knots and threads of my own past and path from faith. Within...Read full review »
justin forkix via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/11/23
I have been a faithful listener since 2019, I just just moved to a new town, struggling with my beliefs and the devastation (still) over the evangelical support of Trump. I was questioning everything and looking for answers. I somehow stumbled upon this podcast and heard stories of people...Read full review »
Notita C via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/23
This podcast has been a lifesaver for me. I’m a former missionary, pastor’s kid and committed Christian who built my identity around the church for the last 40 years, and I am now nearing the end of a prolonged and sometimes painful Deconversion. David’s guests reassure me that I am not alone, I...Read full review »
S.S.Williams via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/16/23
I appreciate your work
emim05 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/05/23
This podcast saves my sanity on a daily basis. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
EEC-Free via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/23
This podcast is fantastic for where I am in life. I’m enjoying learning how to be a graceful atheist - as opposed to the angry, obnoxious one I’ve been, haha.
umbertojose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/22
A great podcast that has helped me to feel less along in this world. The sincerity and earnestness of the host fosters a respectful environment while still acknowledging the crazy and traumatizing experiences many of us have had with religion. I am sure I’ll continue listening for a long time to...Read full review »
Chama6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/14/22
I find this podcast extremely helpful in my life. David has a ton of interesting guests who share their stories of moving from the shackles of religion into a truly open, loving space. David really focuses on the human connections we all need, and can all have, regardless of belief or...Read full review »
ManuAndrew via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/22
David does a wonderful job giving space to his guests to share their story. The over all theme isn’t to do anything but just that, allow them to share. He really is showing grace in a way that most of the listeners need during their “deconversion.” Fabulous job!
ABPotts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/22
David does an excellent job of letting people tell their stories, both of deconstruction and deconversion. People wrestling with leaving their faith will find this podcast helpful and comforting.
Shivan Bear via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/22
I started listening to this podcast at the beginning of my deconstruction and it has been my favorite so far. I’m thankful to have this podcast to make sense of what I’m going through!
sandymk5 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/22/22
I have listened to many podcasts over the years, and The Graceful Atheist is one of the few I come back to often. It is focused, well-produced and judiciously edited. David speaks well, provides a nice spectrum of guests, and definitely epitomizes what it means to be a graceful atheist.
ThisTexan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/15/22
One of my favourite podcasts. I like David’s approach.
Только Жила via Apple Podcasts · Ukraine · 07/05/22
I didn’t know where to turn when I had that “I think I’m out” moment and googled podcasts about people leaving their faith. I found this one two weeks ago and am on my 24th episode. This podcast has given me language to understand my journey and has given me hope for the future and so much...Read full review »
Keith7545689643 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/01/22
I love this podcast! David treats each guest with kindness, compassion, and grace. It’s fascinating to hear everyone’s deconversion journeys. Thank you to David and his guests for a wonderful podcast!
JakMagSeb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/22
Look forward every week for new podcast
snabag via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/21/22
I think that I listened almost every episode. Which means that I very much appreciate rhis podcast. Dave is a repectfull interviewer with real interest in his guests. They get all opportunity to tell there story. The community from the graceful atheïst is a great supplement to this podcast.
Reedz55 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 06/06/22
Thank you for sharing these stories. We need more voices like yours and Bart’s... I love the intro music. Keep it!
Ruby from Alberta via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/02/22
Hearing other people on the deconstruction journey share their stories has been comforting and reassuring at a time when everything feels upside down. This podcast has been a huge boost for my mental health and I find something in common with every guest’s story.
FreeAtLast52 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/22
Refreshingly honest and graceful. The space David holds for people to share their stories is so wonderful. This podcast is one of a kind and I’m sure glad to have found it. It’s like a giant hug during a lonely time and reassurance that we’re not alone! Thank you David
alabamasmommy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/22
First time listening and this is WONDERFUL! Assembly of God background, attendee, church staff & some Bible college. I know! Nothing is more freeing than enjoying life without some bizarre guilt constantly buzzing in the background.
j8gille via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/21
I can see why these stories of deconstructed atheists are so important for those of us who are deconstructing. We were taught to believe through the testimonies of others. Now we can learn to think for ourselves and figure out all the harm and trauma we’ve gone through by hearing the stories of...Read full review »
Sabetha77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/21
Love this podcast. Insightful, kind, interesting. Love all the interesting interviews.
Suzie Baloozie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/21
David is one of the best interviewers in the post-Christian space. He does a good balance of driving the show by asking thoughtful questions while also allowing the interviewee to respond in full. My favorite thing about the show is the focus on being genuine and having an 'honesty...Read full review »
Olegrrl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
I look forward to listening to this podcast each Sunday evening after it drops. I went through a decade long period of doubt and clinging to my faith and ultimately deconverted in early 2020 (right before the pandemic hit). I relate to so many people’s stories on this podcast and it helps me know...Read full review »
ExFundie-Pro Reason & Logic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/21
Anyone who has gone through a deconversion experience of “loosing their faith” can attest to the myriad of emotions and challenges that come with it. David takes the time to talk through those stories with guests. If you’ve doubted your faith or lost it completely and would like to find some...Read full review »
Tom - ThoseCrazyKerns via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
Fairly new to the show, but it immediately grabbed me. It is encouraging to hear deconstruction stories from all different walks of faith. As someone who is deconstructing myself, it helps to hear such stories! David is a great interviewer and you can tell he really listens to his guests!
Zgriff94 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/21
I left my religion/belief a couple of years ago and my long time friends didn't like it at all, so I have been pretty lonely. I love this podcast because David has great and interesting interviews that I can relate to in one way or another and at the same time learn something new and helpful....Read full review »
tandeefrann via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/21
I really enjoy this podcast. I appreciate how fair and humble David is and how intellectually stimulating the conversations are, while allowing each guest to truly be themselves and tell their stories. Every episode leaves me feeling validated in some way that I didn’t know I needed.
Lizz19734 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/21
It’s been a lonely journey for me post-religion (evangelical Christian), so hearing these personal stories has been a real boost. A much-needed kind voice in an often conflictive space!
Alaine E via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/21
I’m glad I found this podcast. It’s so comforting to know we are not alone in what can be a very difficult journey. David’s compassion and non-judgmental attitude make him graceful indeed. His guests come from a variety of life and religious backgrounds. Thank you David, along with production...Read full review »
Reet Stepper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/21
No anger and hateful disrespect that you find on some other atheist podcasts. Just thoughtful regard and appreciation for the guests and their journeys, wherever they may have landed.
Trevor92112 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/21
I’ve been deconverting for the past couple of years. I’m lucky to be going through this process with so many amazing resources like this one! Thank you David!
rachael ps via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/21
It is so good to hear all the different stories and perspectives of people who, like me, find they have lost their faith. It is not something anyone chooses and it brings up many issues which this podcast covers with authenticity and sensitivity. I would like to hear more stories from people who...Read full review »
JoannaG248 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/31/21
I’m really grateful for this podcast. It’s been very affirming to listen and relate to other people’s stories of deconversion and I appreciate David’s empathy and perspective of secular grace.
Blushing beetle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/21
This podcast is a lovely example of how you can leave the faith but still be a graceful and empathetic person.
Irish Heretic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/19/21
This podcast has helped me immensely this past year as I continue to explore my deconversion, especially in these difficult times. We need more safe places like this where we can try to find new ways of expressing that part of us that used to find a voice through organised religion.
IMR66 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/12/21
This is an amazing podcast. Great guests and interviews. Keep up the great work.
parjop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/21
I came across this podcast during the end of my deconversion process, and it really helped me to feel more at home and grounded in my secular views, hopes, values, morality, community…I can’t affirm this podcast enough! Thank you, David, and thank you to all the people telling their stories and...Read full review »
Troy MH via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
I listen every week and really enjoy the respectful conversations you have. Keep up the good work! James from Canada.
Grobe34 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/04/21
I’ve been going through the deconversion process over the past few years and I love how you take non-belief in a different direction than the norm.
GG McGuillicutty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/20
This podcast is an awesome resource for those who no longer believe but want to live a life full of secular grace. So well done!
jsgajdvd via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/20
This is an excellent pod cast, and the host is truly graceful and pleasant . Many good discussions with other pod castors . Dave of the graceful atheist has a unique ability to have honest discussions and talks. Had many people on his show that too have lost faith in faith. It’s really...Read full review »
dongding via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/20
As I’m deconverting myself, this is one of the podcast that has been very helpful for me. With diverse and interesting guests, the host asks great questions and I’m consistently impressed with it each week.
Shea27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/20
This podcast is amazing. I found it in a moment of my life where desperately needed to feel less alone and each episode has done exactly that. David talks with variety of guests that share their stories in and out of faith with sincere honesty and genuine humility. David is such a great host,...Read full review »
FilmWatcher0211 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 09/22/20
I am learning so much from listening to this podcast. It has given me a deeper understanding of my experience of losing my faith. The podcast has given me greater insight into what I believe and how to communicate that to others.
Marie56 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/20
I’ve been binging this show for the past few days - it’s so great to hear others with similar experiences. Deconverting can be such an isolating experience. Although I have lots of non Christian friends, I don’t have many who have gone through this process. I have so enjoyed hearing the stories...Read full review »
hkamps02 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/31/20
I look forward to these episodes so much. David is such a great podcast host and I can relate to so many of the guests and their stories. I highly recommend this podcast!!
SusanBell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/20
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