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Welcome to the American Freethought, an atheist podcast hosted by John C. Snider. If you like what you hear, please share with your friends. For more content (blog posts and not just podcast episodes) visit Thanks!

May 19, 2019

Conservative Max Boot writes an excellent op-ed in the Washington Post titled "It's time for us to have an unapologetic atheist in the Oval Office." Amen, brother. If you're interested, check out Boot's latest book The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right.

Televangelist Pat Robertson has said not one but two...

May 5, 2019

I interview filmmaker Penny Lane about her new documentary Hail Satan?, which looks at the surprising growth of The Satanic Temple, a six-year-old organization that engages in confrontational political activism while simultaneously attracting followers interested in their compassionate, rationalist, humanistic belief...

Apr 21, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Clarence "Chatterbox" Thomas raised eyebrows during an apperance at Pepperdine University, claiming that the judicial oath was an oath between man and God, going further to imply that atheists don't take oaths seriously and that religious justices are better at the job anyway.

Muslim terrorists...

Apr 7, 2019

I interview the Brookings Institution's Darrell M. West about his new book Divided Politics, Divided Nation, which explores the exacerbation of America's culture wars during the Trump presidency, and offers suggestions on how both sides might better communicate with one another.

For more about Darrell and his work,...

Mar 24, 2019

I interview Jessica Wilbanks, author of When I Spoke in Tongues: A Story of Faith and Its Loss, a story that starts with her Pentecostal upbringing in rural Maryland and ends with an extraordinary journey exploring the flourishing fundamentalist Christian movement in Nigeria.

For more about Jessica and her work visit