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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!

Jul 24, 2017

Encore release July 24, 2017.

We interview the Reverend Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. We discuss his (what shouldn't be) controversial position as a Christian minister who advocates for secular government and freedom of all religious--or...


Jul 23, 2017

Encore release July 23, 2017.

A recent Pew Research poll shows that Americans express a (perhaps not so) surprising unhappiness at the prospect of an immediate family member marrying an atheist.

Plus:

The Secular Coalition of America has fired executive director Edwina Rogers, after just two years of service. Rogers...


Jul 22, 2017

Encore release July 22, 2017.

Congressman Louie "Don't Cast Aspersions on My Asparagus" Gohmert has a long history of saying ridiculous things. His latest blatherment occurred during the recent Judiciary Committee hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in the United States," in which we wasted precious time...


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.

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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...