Author Archives: John C. Snider

Podcast #271 – A Brief History of Muslims in America

I read my presentation about Muslims in America, from colonial times to the present. (Image is the portrait by Charles Wilson Peale of Yarrow Mamout, a freed Muslim slave who was born about 1736 in West Africa and died in … Continue reading

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Podcast #270 – Catherine Nixey (The Darkening Age)

I interview Catherine Nixey about her new book The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World, which explores how the early Christians, once they gained power, did everything they could to eliminate the architectural, artistic and literary heritage … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: When I Spoke in Tongues

For those interested in reading along with me, I’ve just started Jessica Wilbanks’ When I Spoke in Tongues: A Story of Faith and Its Loss. I’ll likely discuss it in some detail during a future podcast, so if you want to … Continue reading

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Podcast #269 – Seven Types of Atheism

I discuss John Gray’s latest book, a critique of 21st century mainstream secularism. Gray argues that Western liberalism is just Christianity warmed over, and it’s wrong anyway. Plus: It’s Darwin Day! We celebrate the 210th birthday of Charles Darwin. Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Podcast #268 – Monica Miller on Bladensburg Cross at SCOTUS

I interview American Humanist Association Senior Counsel Monica Miller about the upcoming hearing at the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the “Peace Cross” in Bladensburg, MD. Plus: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Forrest Gump. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: The Darkening Age

For those interested in reading along with me, I’ve just started Catherine Nixey’s The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World. I’ll likely discuss it in some detail during a future podcast, so if you want to add … Continue reading

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Podcast #267 – Dan Barker (Mere Morality)

I interview Dan Barker (co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation and co-host of the weekly show Freethought Radio) about his new book Mere Morality. What’s the minimum requirement to be considered a decent human being? Can morality be boiled … Continue reading

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The Last Hangover

If you’ve got 45 minutes to spare and want to bolster your chances of going straight to hell, you could do worse than watching the new Netflix-distributed comedy short “The Last Hangover.” This Brazilian production (in Portuguese–I assume–with English subtitles) … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Seven Types of Atheism

For those interested in reading along with me, I’ve just started John Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism. I’ll likely discuss it in some detail during a future podcast, so if you want to add your thoughts here, please feel free. … Continue reading

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Podcast #266 – RESURRECTION

The American Freethought Podcast is back to continue the fight for separation of church and state, reason-based living and secular culture! Find out why we’re back and what to expect in the coming weeks. To listen to this episode click … Continue reading

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