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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!

Aug 13, 2017

Encore releast August 13, 2017.

Ryan Cragun makes his fourth appearance on the podcast, discussing his new book How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps: A Toolkit for Secular Activists. His broadranging suggestions include taxing religious institutions (and thereby unshackling them from IRS regulations on their...


Aug 7, 2017

Encore release August 7, 2017.

President Obama disappoints (again) with his attendance at the "National" Prayer Breakfast, but... his observations on Christianity's checkered past and comments urging tolerance and humility have conservatives in a snit. Yay.

Plus:

Now that a federal court has cleared the way for gay...


Jul 19, 2017

Encore release July 19, 2017.

Whoohoo! It's taken nearly seven years, but we finally crossed the 200 mark.

For this special episode, we interview biblical scholar Bart D. Ehrman, whose latest book is How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee (available in hardcover, in audio, and for 


Jul 18, 2017

Encore release July 18, 2017.

We look at the controversy in some Christian circles regarding the recent "blood moon" lunar eclipse. Is it a sign of the End Times? (Probably not.)

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Parents in Oviedo, Florida claim a public school teacher stopped their kindergartener from praying before lunch. Is this a...


Jul 17, 2017

Encore release July 17, 2017.

As promised in podcast 198, here's David's reading of an article from the old Secular Nation Podcast, in which Nate Phelps tells of his experience growing up under his infamous father, the late Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church.