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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

Aug 31, 2018

Encore release August 31, 2018.

Encore release May 24, 2017.


Controversy at the National Prayer Breakfast! Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) walked out during President Obama's sermon. Gingrey is shocked--shocked!--to find that there's politicking going on at the NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST.

"Rabbi" Ralph Messer has...

Aug 30, 2018

Encore release August 30, 2018.

Encore release May 23, 2017.


We interview Cullen Murphy, editor-at-large for Vanity Fair and author of God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World. For more on Cullen visit

John also recommends Wanted Women: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia...

Aug 29, 2018

Encore release August 29, 2018.

Encore release May 22, 2017.


We look at the aftermath of highschooler Jessica Ahlquist's First Amendment victory in Rhode Island. After winning a lawsuit to have a prayer banner removed from a public high school, Ms. Ahlquist has received threats and harassment--even local florists...

Aug 28, 2018

Encore release August 28, 2018.

Encore release May 21, 2017.


We'd barely shouted "Happy New Year!" when 2012's first religious controversy reared its ugly head. In this case, Cee Lo Green changed the lyrics to John Lennon's classic "Imagine" during the NBC broadcast.

Tim Tebow has been catching a lot of flak...

Aug 27, 2018

Encore release August 27, 2018.

Encore release May 20, 2017.


We mourn the death of journalist and activist Christopher Hitchens, who died December 15th after a long battle with cancer. We'll read from some of his recent work, share our favorite stories and Hitch quotes, and read what others are saying about him.