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Welcome to the American Freethought podcast! American Freethought was produced from 2007 to 2016 and ran 265 episodes. We're currently featuring encore releases of all episodes, one a day, starting on January 1, 2017. If you like what you hear, please share with your friends. For more content (blog posts and not just podcast episodes) visit AmericanFreethought.com. Thanks!

Dec 29, 2016

Our final episode! We reminisce about the best (and worst) of the podcast, read listener feedback on our demise, and thank the many, many people who helped make the show a success.


Dec 17, 2016

We interview transgender activist Vandy Beth Glenn. She was the plaintiff and victor in the groundbreaking (and precedent setting) federal lawsuit Glenn v Brumby. She is also the first transgender person to testify before a Congressional committee. For more about Vandy Beth and her projects visit vandybethglenn.com, or...


Dec 3, 2016

A Texas member of the Electoral College has resigned rather than cast a vote for Donald Trump, stating that the president-elect is not "biblically qualified" to hold office. 

Also in Texas, the Republican-controlled government is implementing a new regulation requiring abortion clinics to dispose of fetal tissue only...


Nov 12, 2016

H. L. Mencken said, "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." They (and we) are about to get Donald Trump, a crooked businessman with no governmental experience who channels old-school misogyny, racism, bigotry, and near-complete ignorance on almost every...


Nov 6, 2016

Why has the Southern Poverty Law Center placed Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz on their list of "anti-Muslim extremists"? Certainly both Ali (who was the victim of female genital mutilation and narrowly escaped an arranged marriage before making a success of herself in the Western world) and Nawaz (himself once a...