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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 3, 2017

Encore release June 3, 2017.

Well, here's a surprise. Snake-handling preacher Mark Wolford died after being bitten by a snake he was handling. Just like his daddy before him.

Qu'ran-burning preacher Terry Jones is in the news again--this time for hanging President Obama in effigy on his church's property.


Jun 2, 2017

Encore release June 2, 2017.

We interview Dr. Ryan T. Cragun, lead author of the study "How Secular Humanists (and Everyone Else) Subsidizes Religion in the United States," published in the June/July 2012 issue of Free Inquiry. Cragun is also the co-author of the upcoming book Could I Vote for a Mormon for President?...

Jun 1, 2017

Encore release June 1, 2017.


We interview Staise Gonzalez, mover and shaker with Houston Atheists, about her recent (and thus far successful effort) to prevent Helen Ukpabio from visiting the United States. For those unfamiliar with Ukpabio, she is an infamous Nigerian preacher/filmmaker whose poisonous teaching...

May 31, 2017

Encore release May 31, 2017.


Finally! President Barack Obama goes on the record in support of gay marriage--but only a day after North Carolina voters approved a state constitutional amendment banning it.

And speaking of North Carolina, pastor Sean Harris of Fayetteville's Berean Baptist Church preached a sermon in...

May 30, 2017

Encore release May 30, 2017.


That's right, 150 episodes. Yay us.

John gives a report on his (and Allison's) recent trip to London and Edinburgh. A good time was had by all.

We received lots of listener feedback on our interview in show 149 with Matthew Bowman, an admitted true-believing Mormon and author of the...