Cognitive Dissonance
Podcast Host: Tom and Cecil
Podcast Owner: cecilxx
Podcast Location: Chicago
Episodes: 35
Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It’s skeptical, it’s political and there is no welcome mat.

Past Shows

11/14/2011 | Download File 75.28 MB -right click to download

This week: Irish President is an Atheist, Skeptoid on 10 worst websites, Chuck Norris on Vaccines, Chicken Pox and Lollypops, Personhood Amendment, Net Neutraliy, Herman Cain on China and groping, Rick Perry's 3 favorite things, Protester shot with rubber bullets, Gay Nurse preached to, Transgender

12/12/2011 | Download File 71.60 MB -right click to download

Visit Our Website for the show notes: Rick Perry's "Strong Ad" Michele Bachmann On Glenn Beck Calls 8 Year Old Boy's Act "Shameless", One Million Moms, N Korea furious at South's Christmas lights plan, Noam Chomsky's "9/11", Atheists Who Go to Church: Doing It for the Childr

12/05/2011 | Download File 74.77 MB -right click to download

This weeks news items: 6 Dead From HIV from Holy Water Cure, Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Marriage, Bachmann on US Embassy in Iran, VIDEO Bachmann on Gay Marriage, Indefinite Detention for Americans, Therapist and Satanic Cults, Yoga and Harry Potter are Evil, Gingrich and Child Labor, Patrick R

12/31/2011 | Download File 70.92 MB -right click to download

Hugo Chávez hints at US cancer plot, Archbishop of Chicago under fire for comparing Gay Pride parade to Ku Klux Klan , 31 years for 31$ worth of weed, Utra-Orthodox bounty, Gingrich’s Commission On Religious Freedom Caters To NOM/Catholics’ Self-Victimization, Gingrich Puts a Pric

01/16/2012 | Download File 66.14 MB -right click to download

Notes for week 1/ 16/ 12 Former Worldwide Church of God preacher says Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012 and that today marks the end of time and beginning of "half time", White House Denies CIA Teleported Obama to Mars, In Jerusalem, women are voiceless at a decidedly womanly event, My Guant

01/30/2012 | Download File 72.53 MB -right click to download

We have a guest, Reap from Reapsow Radio and The Angry Atheist.PURITY BEAR SEZ: KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS, Pope warns of ‘radical secularism’, Atheist Temple: Nonbelievers To Get Place Of 'Worship' In UK, Rick Santorum: Left uses college for "indoctrination", Rick Santorum On Opposition To A

02/13/2012 | Download File 73.28 MB -right click to download

Notes for week 2/13/12 Poll confirms strong sense of faith in S.C. ,Air Force unit removes 'God' from logo; lawmakers warn of 'dangerous precedent'; Shaul Spitzer, Hasidic Man Admits Burning Neighbor In New York Religious Dispute; Google and Disney are Not Getting Better! ;Miracle Soap claims lead t

02/20/2012 | Download File 72.14 MB -right click to download

Notes for week 2/20/12 Ten Years After Decriminalization, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal Trouble in paradise: Maldives and Islamic extremism Help Saudi writer escape death! Israelis Facing a Seismic Rift Over Role of Women Australia's 'child labour camp' Scientology showdown reveals claims of t

02/27/2012 | Download File 82.81 MB -right click to download

Thanks to our Guest this time, Mike Hall from Skeptics with a K. TWiC #5: Sally Morgan and other frauds Child Drowns In Church Baptismal Pool In Indianapolis Indiana lawmaker urges state Republicans to oppose resolution honoring 'radicalized' Girl Scouts Kids turned away from church Time to bar Saud

01/23/2012 | Download File 78.11 MB -right click to download

Notes for week 1/ 21/ 12 U.K. Men On Trial For 'Death Penalty' Leaflets Suggesting Gay People Should Be Punished, Saudi boy faces death after killing man who raped him, Atheist faces jail after Facebook remark, The Sins of Eve: Baptist preacher thinks women should suffer during childbirth because Go


Foul-mouthed Intelligentsia

The best podcast I've ever heard! Cecil and Tom deconstruct societal, cultural, political and religious mores and issues with sharp tongues and snark, but keep everything in perspective of the sane. I never miss an episode. Highly recommend to critical thinkers.
Reviewed on 09/13/2011

Pretty good

Enjoyed it so far.
Reviewed on 09/26/2011 by comhcinc

Awesome podcast!

This is my favorite podcast- these guys sometimes sound like drive-time disc jockeys, but that's okay because they're brilliantly funny. Listening to this podcast is like a long and satisfying, cathartic belch for skeptics and freethinkers who occasionally need relief from the relentless dogmatic nonsense we are otherwise surrounded by.
Reviewed on 09/27/2011 by chivas3

From Molts

Reviewed on 09/27/2011 by chivas3


Reviewed on 10/17/2011 by chivas3

Top class

These guys are funny, they really appeal to the bastard inside me.
Reviewed on 11/07/2011 by tuxcomputers

Oh hell!

these guys are great,i would even say this podcast is ever better than the non-prophets and the iron chariots.
Reviewed on 11/09/2011 by tuxcomputers

Fantastic podcast!

I recently found this podcast and I have to say, it's awesome! A very refreshing, every-man take on skepticism. You can sense the honesty and passion in these guys. Keep it up dudes, great job.
Reviewed on 12/09/2011 by tuxcomputers

Love the show...

You guys are well informed and make me laugh. Keep up the good work!
Reviewed on 01/17/2012 by tuxcomputers

Great Podcast! Love it!

This guys take no prisoners! it´s a great podcast. Fun, Educative and f****** Awsome!!! But doubt my rating and check it yourself!!!
Reviewed on 01/23/2012 by tuxcomputers

Funny stuff right here.

Started listening fairly recently and I love this podcast. It's vulgar and humorous which is what I look for in a podcast. If you are easily offended this may not be for you; otherwise, LISTEN TO IT!
Reviewed on 01/26/2012 by EngineeringChef

My new favourite

I couldn't be happier now that I've found Cognitive Dissonance. With the loss of Irreligiospohy, it was almost impossible to find a skeptical/ atheist podcast that's hilarioous and informative. Keep up the laughter (even at your own jokes), its infectious! cheers from Canada
Reviewed on 02/18/2012 by Rhetoricalskeptic

Wonderful podcast

Well thought out discussions on a variety of subjects in relation to atheism/skepticism. Keep up the great work guys!!
Reviewed on 03/21/2012 by Rhetoricalskeptic

Hilarious and irreverent

If the religiosity of politics drives you crazy this podcast can help you regain a little sanity.
Reviewed on 04/17/2012 by Kemmer

Hilarious Podcast

This is the best podcast I've heard, period. Even though I haven't got the foggiest about U.S politics or bat-shit crazy religion, it's still a hoot to listen to. The same goes for their older podcast series 'Everyone's A Critic.'
Reviewed on 05/31/2012 by Kemmer

The funniest Americans anywhere

Love it.
Reviewed on 06/02/2012 by Kemmer

Entertaining AND informative

Reviewed on 06/12/2012 by Kemmer


I listen to every show every week.
Reviewed on 06/13/2012 by Mekon

Cognitive Dissonance

Great show, very funny and insightful. Great to hear a couple of articulate guys saying much less incoherently what I often find myself ranting at the TV news.
Reviewed on 07/04/2012 by Mekon

Great show

Tom and Cecil are hilarious. I love this show, I love their attitudes and I love they are male feminists! Plus they manage to use the word "fuck" in almost every sentence... a characteristic I look forward to finding.
Reviewed on 07/11/2012 by Mekon

Awesome show

These guys are super smart, super witty, and super down to earth. Mixing news and views and humor, they cover all kinds of topics with a great perspective. I highly recommend to anyone interested in atheism or skepticism in general.
Reviewed on 08/09/2012 by Mekon

These guys are the BEST!

Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em! They totally make my day! If you're an atheist, skeptic, agnostic, or anywhere in between - you have got to listen to these dudes! They are hilarious!
Reviewed on 08/18/2012 by Mekon

Informative and funny

I love listening to this show! It brings attention to issues and events in the news and casts them in bright, atheistic light that showcases the funny in the situation. I look forward to more pod casts, will continue to listen. Go skeptics!
Reviewed on 08/24/2012 by Mekon

Not bad

I listen to this every now and then :)
Reviewed on 08/24/2012 by Mekon

hilarious and fun

great show.
Reviewed on 08/26/2012 by Mekon

Love you guys

Hope you live longer than me, cause I never want you to leave!
Reviewed on 08/30/2012 by baconavocado


Reviewed on 09/05/2012 by baconavocado

entertaining, but fast fwd thru some areas

Reviewed on 09/06/2012 by baconavocado

Did not like at all

Reviewed on 09/09/2012 by baconavocado

helps keep me sane

The dissonance in our world makes my head explode. I am so glad these guys call BS to it. It helps me recover.
Reviewed on 09/22/2012 by baconavocado

So funny...

By far the funniest show I have listened to. Stand aside Colbert... :)
Reviewed on 09/24/2012 by baconavocado


I fucking love this podcast. Just came across it and already obscenely hooked. If I didn't think the hosts were probably ugly black guys, I would stalk them and have their man-babies without them knowingcrazy ass bunny-boiler style. That's how absurdly awesome this podcast is. If I had friends, I would want them to be like Tom and Cecil (what the fuck kind of name is Cecil?).
Reviewed on 09/25/2012 by jasontheamazing

full of crap

Reviewed on 09/29/2012 by jasontheamazing


Reviewed on 10/08/2012 by jasontheamazing


Reviewed on 11/25/2013 by jasontheamazing

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