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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!

Jul 6, 2017

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 writing about a diverse array of topics, including language, culture, religion, science, pseudoscience, and the paranormal. She pens the “Bad Language” column for Skeptic magazine and is a Research Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation.

For more about Karen and her work, visit