America Is Not A Christian Nation Freethought Radio features southern secular activist Ed Buckner, Ph.D., talking about how to combat the myth that America is a Christian nation. Ed has a chapter in the new book, "Everything You Knew About God Is Wrong." The show also features some timely news updates and commentary. (MP3, 51 min, 23.5 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_70_082507.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09am CST

Religion Writer Loses Religion Dan and Annie Laurie Gaylor interview Bill Lobdell, whose page-one article for the Los Angeles Times in July announced he is retiring from the Los Angeles Times religion page because his beat turned him into an atheist. The show also covers developments exposing the Christianization of the U.S. military, and advance word on a major legal victory for the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (MP3, 53 min, 24.1 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_69_081807.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46am CST

When God Sanctions Violence Freethought Radio features an interview with Prof. Brad J. Bushman, of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, about his studies linking religious belief and scriptural reading with violence. The show reports on the related attack this week upon atheist author Taslima Nasrin by Muslim lawmakers in Hyperabad, India. The show, airing on the birthdate of Robert G. Ingersoll, takes a look at this 19th century freethinker's illustrious life. A new song, "Adrift on a Star," words by the lyricist Yip Harburg ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow"), music by Dan Barker, debuts. The weekly show is hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. (MP3, 50 min, 22,8 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_68_081107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51am CST

Special Guest: August Brunsman, director of the Secular Student Alliance Guest is August Brunsman, whose Secular Student Alliance works with 80 campus affiliates and provides support and ideas to freethinking students around the country. The show debuts a new song by lyricist and atheist Yip Harburg ("Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "It's Only a Paper Moon"), music by Dan Barker, who set to music a number of Yip's clever rhymes from "Rhymes for the Irreverent" (FFRF, 2006). Ongoing censorship and discrimination against freethinkers are discussed. Dan's Pagan Pulpit challenges churches with say tithing is biblically-ordained. The show is co-hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. (MP3, 50 min, 22.9 MB)
Direct download: FTradio_67_080407.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53am CST





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