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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 7, 2017

Encore release June 7, 2017.

We interview Michael Meyerson, author of Endowed by Our Creator: The Birth of Religious Freedom in America (hardcover or Kindle), an analysis of church-and-state from Colonial times through the presidency of James Madison. For more information visit



Jun 6, 2017

Encore release June 6, 2017.

Mitt Romney has picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. Will this have any effect on secular voters? Interesting that Ryan until very recently embraced the libertarian teachings of Ayn Rand, which he now condemns as an "atheistic" philosophy.

Who's to blame in...

Jun 5, 2017

Encore release June 5, 2017.

We interview comic Jass Richards, author of The Blasphemy Tour (paperback or Kindle). For more about Jass and her book visit

In the aftermath of the horrific shootings in Aurora, Colorado, right wingnuts--Mike Huckabee and Republican Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert among...

Jun 4, 2017

Encore release June 4, 2017.

We interview journalist Katherine Stewart, author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children (hardcover or Kindle). For more about Katherine and her book visit


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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.