Podcast Ep. 103: The Moderators of Reddit Atheism April 17, 2016

Podcast Ep. 103: The Moderators of Reddit Atheism

Our latest podcast guests are two of the moderators of Reddit Atheism (r/atheism), arguably the largest online community in the world for atheists.


Whenever you have a community with millions of anonymous users, bad things may happen. And the site certainly has a reputation for low-brow memes, smugness, anger, and a disdain for the religious. But they’ve also used their power for good, raising money for groups like Doctors Without Borders.

We spoke with two moderators of the “subreddit,” Feinberg and LurkBeast, about the positives and negatives of the site, the power of the ex-religious subreddits, and why r/atheism isn’t as bigoted as one research paper claimed.

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