The Apologia podcast was conceived in 2006 by Zachary Moore, with the goal of bringing atheists and theists together in discussion in the hopes of finding areas of common agreement. At the time, the New Atheist sociological movement was beginning to grow, and many atheists were finding themselves engaging with others for the first time online in settings which typically devolved into contentious debate. Zach wanted to create a different kind of discussion experience, and has brought together believers and unbelievers from many different backgrounds to discuss a wide variety of topics.