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David Ames / Graceful Atheist

Here’s our interview with David Ames, the host of the Graceful Atheist podcast.

David is trying to be a “graceful atheist”. After twenty-some years of being a Christian, his faith broke down in 2015. He could no longer sustain belief. Having had faith he still respects and cares for those who remain in their faith. Having lost it, he is interested in finding evidence-based truth. He seeks to examine why some believe, why some don’t, and why some change their minds.

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David Ames / Graceful Atheist

How many episodes have you published?


Describe your podcast in 2 or 3 sentences

The Graceful Atheist Podcast, explores life after deconstruction and deconversion from the perspective of “secular grace”, recognizing the very human need to experience awe, belonging, connection…and most of all love.

We are trying to be a safe place to land for those questioning, doubting, and deconstructing, as well as those who have embraced secular life for some time.

Hear weekly stories told by regular people who once had a life-altering faith and have come to learn and grow beyond their bubble. Join us as we all try to embrace our own humanity and the humanity of others and become graceful human beings, together.

Why did you start this podcast and what do you love about it?

I started it for selfish reasons. I needed a secular community. It has grown to help others. I love hearing people tell the story of their lives.

Who is your target audience?

Those questioning, doubting, and deconstructing as well as those who have embraced the secular life for some time.

What’s the number 1 thing listeners love about your podcast?

Hearing their own life story in other people’s stories.

Are you monetizing this podcast? If so, how?

Patreon and Ads

What advice would you give a new podcaster?

Be consistent

What’s your favorite podcast you listen to?

The Ezra Klein Show

Anything else people should know about you or your podcast?

Where can people follow you?

The best place to follow me is on Twitter @gracefulatheist and Instagram @gracefulatheist

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