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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!

Dec 31, 2013

We interview Troy Fitzgerald, founder of Secular Safe House, a new organization devoted to providing a voice, support and safe refuge for those coming out of religion, cults, or as LGBT. Troy shares his personal account of leaving a cult AND coming out as gay in his book Cults and Closets: Coming out...


Dec 18, 2013

Recent Supreme Court rulings on Ten Commandments displays on government property have opened the door to all kinds of groups (including Satanists, Hindus, and even American Atheists) wanting to clutter the landscape with their own monuments.

Oy! Now there's a War on Hanukkah. A Florida minister is in hot water...


Nov 26, 2013

Not much of a war this year, and if there is one it looks like Christmas is winning. The American Family Association's "Naughty or Nice" list features far more companies that are Christmas-friendly than not. Sarah Palin has a new book out: Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. It's more...


Nov 16, 2013

A high school track-and-field athlete in Kentucky decides to skip the state championship rather than run with race number 666.

We discuss Denise Spellberg's book Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders, which explores what Enlightenment thinkers thought about Islam and how that influenced the Founding...


Oct 27, 2013

We discuss the puzzling sideshow of Diane Reidy, the stenographer who works for the US House of Representatives, who grabbed the microphone after the vote to end the government shutdown, ranting about the Freemasons, the Constitution, and how this was never One Nation Under God. Why did she do it? And what is a...