Podcast Host: Tom and Cecil
Podcast Owner: cecilxx
Podcast Location: Chicago
Website: http://dissonancepod.com
Episodes: 82
Cognitive Dissonance
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

11/05/2012 | Download File 82.06 MB -right click to download

Christian preacher blames gays for Hurricane Sandy Some Muslim clerics say Sandy is God's punishment Louisiana parents fear school palm scanner is 'Mark of the Beast' Court rules against Polish rocker who tore up Bible Poll: Most Republicans believe in demonic possession Girl, 15, killed with acid f

11/16/2012 | Download File 68.57 MB -right click to download

Special Episode this time. We talk the entire show with George Hrab from the Geologic Podcast:http://about.me/georgehrabhttp://www.geologicpodcast.com/http://www.cdbaby.com/all/geologic We review the film “Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure”Spoiler - we hated it. All cl

11/09/2012 | Download File 66.18 MB -right click to download

Hagee: Gay Equality and Abortion Rights are 'Demonic Forces that are Attacking our Nation' Kirk Cameron: Defeat Obama to 'hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil' Paul Ryan: Obama policies threaten ‘Judeo-Christian values’ Beck: If Americans are 'So Dead Inside' That They Re-Elec

11/24/2012 | Download File 64.70 MB -right click to download

Uganda Passes ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill Christian Teacher Burned Crosses onto Students' Arms and Pushed Creationism -- Now He's Claims His "Free Speech" Was Violated? We don’t have all the answers, evolution is a theory Here Is What Louisiana Schoolchildren Learn About Evolution Texas p

12/02/2012 | Download File 79.29 MB -right click to download

Special thanks to Chuck from http://www.irreligiosophy.com/ for being our guest. Bill O’Reilly: ‘Christianity is Not a Religion; It’s a Philosophy’ If arrested for child porn, don't e-mail threats to rape, kill a federal agent TRASHES 'TWO AND A HALF MEN'  It's Ungodly F

12/16/2012 | Download File 70.78 MB -right click to download

Bill Donohue: American Atheists Wants to ‘Draw Blood’ with Its Latest Billboard China fears end of the world is nigh Bill O'Reilly Responds To Haters Who Don't Think 'War On Christmas' Modern-day Noah rebuilding Ark in Maryland Audible - God Delusion Atheists provide answer to big Obama

12/22/2012 | Download File 87.41 MB -right click to download

Special thanks to David Siverman from https://twitter.com/MrAtheistPants, from American Atheists http://atheists.org/ Donate to the legal fund for the American Atheists Legal Fund.50th Anniversary American Atheist Convention - Learn More

12/10/2012 | Download File 69.27 MB -right click to download

Christian School Kicks Out Disabled Student for Needing a Service Dog Lawyers to ask Supreme Court to rule in prayer death case Mother and stepfather 'beat to death her seven-year-old son for not reading his Bible' Conservapedia - Noah’s ark Audible Pick - Denialism Texas Church Offers Firearm

01/04/2013 | Download File 63.86 MB -right click to download

Intro: Gay Marriage Will Cause a War From eating placenta to rubbing coffee on your skin: how celebrities went to war against science Saudi labor minister faces ‘deadly prayers’ from angry clerics Scientology 'Alien Space Cathedral' Reportedly Revealed In New Mexico Relics said to

01/12/2013 | Download File 67.03 MB -right click to download

Priest's 911 call after getting stuck in handcuffs goes viral Pope says Catholic Church must stand firm against “intolerant agnosticism” Grieving Family Shocked To Learn Of 2nd Service They Never Planned For Uncle Iowa Church Blesses Missouri River Asaram Bapu adds to shame, says vi


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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