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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!

Oct 17, 2018

Encore release October 17, 2018.

Encore release July 10, 2017.

Recent Supreme Court rulings on Ten Commandments displays on government property have opened the door to all kinds of groups (including Satanists, Hindus, and even American Atheists) wanting to clutter the landscape with their own monuments.

Oy! Now...

Oct 16, 2018

Encore release October 16, 2018.

Encore release July 9, 2017.

Not much of a war this year, and if there is one it looks like Christmas is winning. The American Family Association's "Naughty or Nice" list features far more companies that are Christmas-friendly than not. Sarah Palin has a new book out: Good Tidings...

Oct 15, 2018

Encore release October 15, 2018.

Encore release July 8, 2017.

A high school track-and-field athlete in Kentucky decides to skip the state championship rather than run with race number 666.

We discuss Denise Spellberg's book Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders, which explores what Enlightenment...

Oct 14, 2018

Encore release October 14, 2018.

Encore release July 7, 2017.

We discuss the puzzling sideshow of Diane Reidy, the stenographer who works for the US House of Representatives, who grabbed the microphone after the vote to end the government shutdown, ranting about the Freemasons, the Constitution, and how this was...

Oct 13, 2018

Encore release October 13, 2018.

Encore release July 6, 2017.

We interview linguist Karen Stollznow, author of God Bless America: Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States (available in paperback and for Kindle). Also check out her ebook Haunting America.

Karen has spent two decades...