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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 21, 2017

Encore release July 21, 2017.

American Atheists mull their next move after the court turns down their lawsuit to declare religion-based tax exemption unconstitutional. See AA v Shulman.


The son (and grandson!) of snake-handling preachers who died handling snakes has SURVIVED being bitten by a snake. Now...

Jul 20, 2017

Encore release July 20, 2017.

We interview Linda Stephens, co-plaintiff (along with Susan Galloway) in the recent Supreme Court case Greece v. Galloway, in which the court ruled that prayer--even sectarian, predominantly Christian prayer--before city council meetings does not violate the Constitution. Several secular...

Jul 16, 2017

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...

Jul 15, 2017

Encore release July 15, 2017.

We look at the recent rash of legislation (either proposed or actually passed) in several states that try to protect anti-gay discrimination under the banner of religious freedom. Briefly, these broadly-worded bills require the state to show that there is a compelling state interest and...

Jul 14, 2017

Encore release July 14, 2017.

We analyze the recent Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate on the scientific viability of Creationism. While we're at it, we discuss the new HBO documentary Questioning Darwin and Kevin Jackson's e-book Darwin's Odyssey: The Voyage of the Beagle (available for Kindle)And in a related story, we...