ISP Riffs #1: Brother White

On April 5, 2015, I (Mike McElroy) and Jon Ownbey sat down to watch the 2012 Christian comedy Brother White, from David A. R. White, the producer of the simply awful God’s Not Dead. As we watched, we riffed on what we were seeing, not unlike a completely unprepared and unprofessional version of RiffTrax.

As of September 13, 2015, the movie is still available on Netflix. If you want to subject yourself to a truly horrible film and even worse commentary, get the film loaded up, pause it right at the beginning, and give our snarkiness a listen!

ISP #29 – Lake Monsters!!

From July 19, 2014. We talk about lake monsters, octopodes, plesiosaurs, and all manner of nonsense. As a bonus, we talk about stupid politicians who think that AIDS is caused by sperm chemicals and who think women are magical rape detectors.

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ISP #27 – George Orwell’s ‘1984’ and other dystopian stories

From July 12, 2014. We talk about 1984 and a bunch of other dystopian novels. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

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A Public Service Announcement from the Irreverent Skeptics

As you probably know by now, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that bans on same sex marriage are unconstitutional. We applaud the bravery the Supremes made in actually reading the constitution and defending the rights of all people to marry as they so choose.

But there are those who oppose the ruling – for example, Texas Southern Baptist pastor Rick Scarborough. Dr. Scarborough made a very serious promise while talking about just how much he opposes marriage equality despite public condemnation of his position:

“We are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and if necessary we will burn.”

As skeptics, we care about honesty and integrity, and we know Dr. Scarborough does, too. So we wish to encourage our listeners to help him keep his promise. You can do this by sending matches and lighters to him via the PO Box of his organization, Vision America:

Rick Scarborough
C/O Vision America
P.O. Box 10
Lufkin, TX 75902

If you want to help but don’t want to spend a lot of money, we suggest a 3-pack of refillable lighters for just $4.98 with free shipping. Or, if you really want to be thrifty and make sure that he catches fire and stays caught, there’s always the 300-count package of strike-on-box matches for just $4.32, also with free shipping.

Thank you for your attention on this important matter. We now return you to your regular programming.


ISP #26 – Social Justice Warriors Unite!

From June 28, 2014. We talk about the difference between social justice activists and “social justice warriors” – the people who make being outraged a hobby. We find points of agreement and disagreement. We make dick jokes. This was a mostly free-form discussion, so… enjoy!


Shit Internet Apologists Say: Father Dwight Longenecker (originally broadcast 10/25/2014)

I read this rant on our Environmental Activism episode, one of our many backlogged recordings. Dwight Longenecker has apparently been at it again recently, so I thought I’d share this text for posterity rather than make you wait for the audio. Enjoy!

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ISP #25 – What the F#@K are we Talking About?

From last June! We’re so timely!! Here are the show notes…

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Reverent Believers #1 – Those Darned Atheists!


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ISP #24 – Mind Your Own Bees-ness



Originally broadcast June 14, 2014, here’s our conversation about colony collapse disorder – what’s up with that?
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