About Us

Humanists Take on the World is a podcast produced out of Boise, ID with discussions on topics of church/state separation issues, human rights, science, history, interviews, and other topics of interest to Humanists, Atheists, Skeptics, and Freethinkers.

From May 23, 2012 to January 31, 2022 the podcast was known as Atheist Nomads.

The Hosts

Dustin – Dad, tech geek, and host of Humanists Take on the World. He graduated from Walla Walla University (formerly Walla Walla College) with a BA in Theology and minors in History and Biblical Languages. He was raised SDA, went to college to become a pastor, but lost his faith after getting a BA in Theology from Walla Walla University and completing three semesters in the M.Div. Program at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. He now works in IT for a medical lab.

Lauren – Mom, science enthusiast, college dropout, and lifelong atheist via growing up in Unitarian Universalism. She was previously Vice President of Idaho Atheists.

Past Cohosts

2012 – 2017 Wesley @WesleyDNomad

2019 Erin Riley – Local comedian with a degree in Biology and love of otters. @lifeoferinriley

Technical Details


  • Tascam MixCast4


Microphone Stands



Dustin does post production on a Lenovo Thinkpad X260 running Arch Linux. Ardour 7 is the DAW and final encoding, tagging, thumbnail generation, and uploading is handled by a script I wrote that pulls in FFMPEG, ImageMagick, s3cmd, Discount, and WP-CLI.

The website is powered by WordPress with the Graphene theme. The website is hosted on a Linode with 2 GB of ram running a Debian 12 LAMP stack. Media Files and the RSS feed are hosted on Buzzsprout.

The logo was designed by Lauren. The text is using the TTF-Ubuntu Medium font and the image was edited using GIMP.

Tag Line

The tagline is taken from a poem from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Rings:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.