Podcast Panelists

A few of your favorite atheist podcasters talk about the business and workings of podcasting and what its like to have your voice be heard in the atheist community!

Jen Aldrich

Jen Aldrich


Jen Aldrich is half of the dynamic, in your face duo of Not Another Atheist Podcast. After her relocation from New York to the south, she was stunned at the level of bigotry, hate and exclusiveness of the religious community, she vowed to speak out and stand for those who found themselves without a voice and become an advocate for those who have been left without a voice in their own communities. Along with her co-host, Keith Spielman, the resident Canadian, their unapologetic, controversial and often in your face views on the most pressing topics of secularism and humanism have been aimed to educate and force those who have wronged those in our community, and others, to reflect on themselves and ask why they feel they need to hate and oppress those they feel they aren't aligned with, from very different ends of the cultural and national spectrum


Cass Midgley

Cass Midgley


Cass Midgley is the co-host of the Everyone's Agnostic podcast that "interviews people you don't know about a subject no one wants to talk about." Namely, deconversion. This represents a unique demographic within the atheist community whose arrival there was a painful, courageous journey that cost them greatly. Cass earned a Masters in Theological Studies from Vanderbilt in 2013 as an atheist, aspiring to critique Christianity with credentials. He is a former evangelical pastor. In 2004, at age 38, he left the church and began thinking and reading things he would not allow himself to while a Christian because Christians are afraid of the very thing that happened—a departure from the faith. Today, he looks squarely in the face of a life that is chaotic and absurd in the absence of God. Cass is a Humanist Chaplain who performs non-religious weddings for all genders and orientations. He counsels students on the Vanderbilt campus as the Staff Adviser to the Secular Student Alliance.


Callie Wright

Callie Wright


Callie Wright is an activist, speaker, and host of The Gaytheist Manifesto podcast, which explores the intersection of the atheist movement and the LGBTQ rights movement. Callie came out as a transgender woman in the summer of 2013, and her mission is to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in the atheist movement, and a voice for secularism in the LGBTQ community. Callie is a regular on the convention circuit in the atheist community, educating and advocating for the LGBT community and the trans community in particular.


Patrick and Jenica Crail

Patrick and Jenica Crail


Patrick and Jenica Crail are the hosts of the podcast Real Life Beyond Faith were a formally Christian, currently atheist couple takes a deep dive into the experience of life after deconversion.


Tucker Drake

Tucker Drake


Tucker Drake is the host of "The Atheist in the Trailer Park" podcast, which splits its episodes between reading forgotten texts of Biblical Apocrypha and the host ranting about news stories which show just how insane our world can be at times. He is joined by occasional cohost Skullbeard and his cats, Professor Fuzznuts, Jr. and Buttons dePants.


Rissy Alexa McCool

Marissa (Rissy) Alexa McCool


Marissa (Rissy) Alexa McCool, 32, is a multiple podcast host, author, speaker, performer, and activist. She's married and partnered, a parent, and autistic. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with degrees in English, Cinema and Media Studies, and Anthropology.

She started the Inciting Incident Podcast in February 2016, and has since added a co-host (Bethany Futrell), and recorded over 130 episodes.

In April 2017, she added a second show that has a niche but loyal following, The Cis Are Getting Out of Hand!, with Ari Stillman of the Gaytheist Manifesto. That show is specifically for trans people, by trans people. including all guests who come on the show. By NanoCon, they will have hit their 50th episode. She has authored five books since coming out, including a firebrand piece "The PC Lie: How American Voters Decided I Don't Matter" immediately after the election. Since then, she has published two more books of essays: Silent Dreams, and her most recent book, Passing Cars: The Internal Monologue of a Neurodivergent Trans Girl; and two novels: False Start, and Voice in the Dark.

She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband, partner, and children.


Zach Law

Zach Law


Zach Law is the host and sole proprietor at the Zachrilege Cast. This is a weekly interview program bringing in mostly atheists slash secularists slash make up your own label. It’s live on youtube then goes out to the podcast catchers raw and unedited. I may be lazy.