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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!

Jun 17, 2017

Encore release June 17, 2017.

We interview Susan Jacoby, journalist and outspoken nonbeliever, about her new book The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought. Susan is also the author of (among other titles) Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and The Age of American Unreason.

The Great...

Jun 16, 2017

Encore release June 16, 2017.

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,...

Jun 15, 2017

Encore release June 15, 2017

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...

Jun 14, 2017

Encore release June 14, 2017.

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

Jun 13, 2017

Encore release June 13, 2017.

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.