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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!

Dec 20, 2012

We interview Ed and Michael Buckner, authors of the new book In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty (paperback or Kindle). Plus: We look at the shameful response by some religious conservatives to the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...

Dec 5, 2012

We look at the mostly overhyped controversies surrounding the holiday season: a Loudoun County (VA) politician calls atheists "terrorists" and "fanatics," while Bloviatin' Bill O'Reilly calls us "fascists." Plus: The American Family Association has issued a "Scrooge Alert," urging the faithful not go give their holiday...

Nov 20, 2012

We interview entertainer and skeptic Penn Jillette, author of the new collection of essays and anecdotes Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday (hardcover or Kindle). He also has a new podcast called Penn's Sunday School. For more about Penn (and longtime partner Teller) visit

Plus: We celebrate the...

Nov 12, 2012

We look at selected results of the 2012 election cycle. Overall, a good year for secular voters!

Recorded November 11, 2012. Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

Oct 28, 2012

Author, filmmaker, Christian apologist, debater and all-around moralist Dinesh D'Souza has been forced to resign his post as president of The King's College after getting caught sharing a room with his "fiancee" at a Christian conference. Nevermind D'Souza was already married and tried to lie his way out of it....