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Welcome to American Freethought, an atheist podcast hosted by John C. Snider. If you'd like to support the podcast, you can send funds via PayPal to sniderishere@gmail.com.

Feb 23, 2020

I recount my experience as one of two guest atheists at an adult education class at First Baptist Church of Decatur, moderated by Paul Wallace (who I interviewed in Episode 290 of this podcast). The congregation could not have been nicer, and made both me and Allison feel right at home. When audio of the conversation...


Feb 9, 2020

I interview Anne Nelson about her new book Shadow Network, a frightening but illuminating exposé on the Council for National Policy and the connections linking conservative media, fundamentalist Christianity and billionaire families that have led to the manipulation of public opinion and ultimately to Donald Trump.

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Jan 26, 2020

I interview Victoria Smolkin, author of A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism. State-enforced atheism is just as bad an idea as state-enforced religion, and the defunct Soviet Union is a perfect case study in just how badly it can go.

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Jan 12, 2020

I interview Dave Warnock, former minister now atheist, on dealing with a diagnosis of ALS, facing death, and embracing life.

For more about Dave visit DaveOutLoud.com.

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Dec 29, 2019

I interview Nick Fish, president of American Atheists, about efforts to combat Project Blitz, the nefarious campaign orchestrated by the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation to flood state legislatures with bills that promote fundamentalist Christian views on issues involving separation of church and state. We...