I have decided it’s time to leave The Atheist Experience.
I’m not rage-quitting and there is nothing negative inspiring this decision. Now that I’ve entered a new decade of my life, I am ready to pursue other interests (not the least of which is completing a long-overdue documentary project), and I feel as though I’ve done my bit for movement atheism. Basically, I’m just doing an Ashley Perrien here, and it’s the right move at the right time for me.
I’ll still be around and I’m cutting no personal ties. I may see some of you at after-show dinners or the Bat Cruise when time allows.
My very best wishes go out to Matt and Russell and Tracie and Jen and Don and John, and our superb and dedicated crew as they move forward. I would be only too happy to see my slot in the cohost rotation filled by a younger, fresher voice in whom the passion for atheist activism burns like a tiny sun. A Millennial, and even a PoC, would be fantastic if the group finds someone like that ready and willing.
Thanks to everyone for many awesome and exciting years, and letting me be part of one of the most vital atheist media outreaches there’s ever been.