"God and Cosmology." This week we are happy to report four state/church victories around the country: one in Florida, two in Pennsylvania, and one in Arkansas, dealing with the Pledge of Allegiance, "In God We Trust," hotel bibles, and crosses on football helmets. After hearing Dan Barker's freethought song, "Life is Good," we talk with physicist Sean Carroll, author of The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World, about "God and Cosmology."

Direct download: FTradio_437_091314.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00 AM

IN THE NEWS: FFRF complains about Clemson University's proselytizing football coach. Saudi Arabia declares "atheism = terrorism" and other countries threaten the death penalty for nonbelief. After hearing many freethought connections to Shakespeare and Prokofiev (born April 23), we talk with activist and philanthropist Todd Stiefel of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation.

Direct download: FTradio_416_041914.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00 AM

Highlights from Dan Barker's historic debate on religion with Cardinal George Pell, archbishop of Sydney, Australia, will be featured. Dan, along with cohost Annie Laurie Gaylor, will talk a bit about freethought "Down Under" and then interview Ryan Valentine, deputy director of the Texas Freedom Network, about the latest fundamentalist incursions on textbooks in the State of Texas.
Direct download: FTradio_205_032710.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37 PM

State/church separation and controversies will be discussed with Law School Prof. Jay Wexler, author of the entertaining new book, "Holy Hullabaloos — A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars." Bonus: Excerpts of an ode to Wexler's book, written and performed by Mike Newdow.
Direct download: FTRadio_203_031310.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM

Guest Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of "Infidel," will talk about her escape from an arranged marriage in Somali, about becoming an atheist, and how religious terrorism has changed her life. The entire show will be devoted to the harm of religion to women, in honor of International Women's Day.
Direct download: FTradio_202_030610.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM

This weekend's guest, Prof. James Coors, will talk about evolution in tribute to Charles Darwin, born in February. Jim is the Foundation's newest officer and a retired professor of agronomy. Also featured: A clip of Dan Barker's opening remarks in a recent debate, "Can you be good without God?"
Direct download: FTradio_201_022710.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30 AM

A lively show dedicated to the contributions of African-American freethinkers during Black History Month will include an interview with Norm Allen, editor of "African-American Humanism: An Anthology," and will feature music and movie clips.
Direct download: FTradio_199_02202010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM

Professor Richard Dawkins discusses his latest book The Greatest Show on Earth.
Direct download: FTradio_198_020610.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM

Nonbelief relief for Haiti and the biblical roots of Islamist brutality toward rape victims will be discussed. Guest Jerry Coyne is professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, where he speciallizes in evolutionary genetics. His new book, Why Evolution is True, has been much praised by Richard Dawkins, next week's guest!

Direct download: FreethoughtRadio013010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39 PM

Saturday's program features interviews with Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation over "Jesus rifles" and with freethinking novelist and MacArthur Fellow Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, whose new book, Thirty-Six Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction, was just released (and was reviewed yesterday in The New York Times). Goldstein is married to evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker, who serves on the Foundation's new honorary board.
Direct download: FTradio_196_0123010.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09 PM



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