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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 23, 2018

Encore release October 23, 2018.

Encore release July 16, 2017.

We discuss the pilot episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of Carl Sagan's classic 1980 documentary miniseries. It airs on FOX TV Sundays at 9PM Eastern.


Former Tennessee Judge Lu Ann "You Can't Name Your Kid 'Messiah'" Belluw is in more trouble. Not only has she been fired for letting her religious beliefs get in the way of her judicial obligations, now she's been censured by the state Board of Judicial Conduct.

Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film Noah is under fire. Fundamentalist Christians (including Ken Ham) are upset it's not a literal interpretation of the Old Testament story, and some Muslim-majority countries are banning the film because it dares to depict one of the prophets of Islam.