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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 Thanks!

May 31, 2017

Encore release May 31, 2017.


Finally! President Barack Obama goes on the record in support of gay marriage--but only a day after North Carolina voters approved a state constitutional amendment banning it.

And speaking of North Carolina, pastor Sean Harris of Fayetteville's Berean Baptist Church preached a sermon in...

May 30, 2017

Encore release May 30, 2017.


That's right, 150 episodes. Yay us.

John gives a report on his (and Allison's) recent trip to London and Edinburgh. A good time was had by all.

We received lots of listener feedback on our interview in show 149 with Matthew Bowman, an admitted true-believing Mormon and author of the...

May 29, 2017

Encore release May 29, 2017.


We interview Matthew Bowman; scholar, historian, and author of The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith (hardcover or Kindle). (Oh, and he's a real-live Mormon, which makes for very interesting conversation.) Matthew also contributes to the Peculiar People blog at

May 28, 2017

Encore release May 28, 2017.


David Driscoll reports live from the Reason Rally on the National Mall.


Giveaway! Richard Dawkins will be speaking in metro Atlanta on Tuesday, March 27th. "An Evening with Richard Dawkins" is sold out, but we have a pair of tickets to give away. Join our Facebook group or email...

May 27, 2017

Encore release May 27, 2017.


We interview Dr. Darrel Ray, author of Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality (paperback or Kindle). Dr. Ray is also the author of The God Virus and founder of the group Recovering from Religion. For more visit,, or