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Freethought Radio

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Rank #15 in Religion category

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A weekly show, broadcast live from Madison, Wis., on 92.1 FM, Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents, Freedom From Religion Foundation. Slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews.

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A weekly show, broadcast live from Madison, Wis., on 92.1 FM, Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents, Freedom From Religion Foundation. Slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews.

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410 Ratings
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Great updates

By Dpn121212 - Aug 11 2018
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I like the legal updates on state-church separation cases, the music, and many interesting guests.

Great Show!

By SeanErskine - Oct 25 2016
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Love all the work these guys do. Keep it up!

iTunes Ratings

410 Ratings
Average Ratings
312
46
23
12
17

Great updates

By Dpn121212 - Aug 11 2018
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I like the legal updates on state-church separation cases, the music, and many interesting guests.

Great Show!

By SeanErskine - Oct 25 2016
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Love all the work these guys do. Keep it up!

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Freethought Radio

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A weekly show, broadcast live from Madison, Wis., on 92.1 FM, Saturdays 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents, Freedom From Religion Foundation. Slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews.

Rank #1: Badly Written Bible

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There was a lot of media coverage about FFRF's unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court victory stopping counties from using public money to repair churches. FFRF attorney Rebecca Markert describes the amicus brief we filed in opposition to President Trump's recent travel ban, claiming it violates the Establishment Clause and the "no religious test" provisions of the Constitution. Then we talk with psychologist and author Valerie Tarico, a former fundamentalist, whose cogent article, "Why is the bible so badly written?", was censored by Salon.com.

Apr 26 2018

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Rank #2: Freedom of Conscience

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Clarence Darrow statue (paid for by FFRF) is unveiled in Dayton, Tennessee, at the site of the 1925 Scopes Trial. FFRF attorney Sam Grover testifies before a Wisconsin congressional committee opposing a bill to limit abortion training in Wisconsin schools. After hearing Rupert Brooke’s irreverent poem “Heaven,” set to music by Dan Barker, we talk with Egyptian-American ex-Muslim Noura Embabi, president of Muslimish, which fosters dialogue between current and former Muslims.

Aug 03 2017

49mins

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Rank #3: Why There is No God

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After reporting an FFRF victory removing the Ten Commandments from a Mississippi county courthouse, we announce FFRF’s new “I’m Secular and I Vote!” campaign to impress candidates with the concerns of the fast-growing demographic of nonbelieving voters. We honor the life of freethinking civil-rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois, founder of the NAACP. Then we talk with Armin Navabi, a former Muslim from Iran, founder of Atheist Republic and author of the book Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God.

Feb 22 2016

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Rank #4: Guest: Daniel C. Dennett

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Tools For Thinking.

This week we talk about songwriter Frank Loesser, immigration, the Boy Scouts ban on atheists, and religious symbols on government property. Then we interview philosopher Daniel C. Dennett about his new book, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools For Thinking.

Jul 01 2013

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Rank #5: Freethought Biography and Philosophy

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Two Boston authors! First, we talk with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein about her new book, Plato At The GooglePlex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away. Then we interview Megan Marshall, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life.

May 26 2014

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Rank #6: Enlightenment Now

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Harvard cognitive psychologist, linguist and popular science author Steven Pinker (The Language Instinct, The Blank Slate, The Better Angels of Our Nature) gave his very first public talk about his new book, Enlightenment Now, at FFRF's 40th annual convention in Madison, Wisconsin. His optimistic talk is replayed in full on this week's show while Dan and Annie Laurie are traveling to the Central Florida Freethought Community's cruise to the Bahamas.

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #7: Christopher Hitchens remembered, Guest: Dawn Brittain

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This week we celebrate the April 13 birthdays of two great freethinkers: Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Jefferson. Listen to a hilarious excerpt of Hitchens' 2007 talk to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Then hear Dawn Brittain talk about her efforts to defend Jefferson's wall of separation between church and state, by trying to remove a cross from a war memorial in Coos Bay, Oregon. Bonus music: "Thank You, God," by Tim Minchin.

Apr 15 2013

42mins

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Rank #8: Humor in atheism

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After protesting invitations of the pope by the U.S. Congress and the City of St. Augustine, Florida, we hear some of our favorite atheist comedians, including Julia Sweeney, Leighann Lord, George Carlin, Bill Maher and Roy Zimmerman, as well as irreverent verses by Yip Harburg. Then we talk with Katja Guenther, professor of sociology at UC-Riverside, about her current research into humor in the "New Atheism" movement.

Sep 29 2014

42mins

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Rank #9: Guest: Steven Pinker

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IN THE NEWS: Dan Barker and substitute co-host Andrew Seidel discuss FFRF's freethought display in Daley Plaza and proselytizing Clemson University coach Dabo Swinney. We announce a major FFRF legal victory stopping prayer at city council meetings in Pismo Beach, California. Then we talk with scientist and author Steven Pinker about why he has agreed to become FFRF's first Honorary President.

IN THE NEWS: Dan Barker and substitute co-host Andrew Seidel discuss FFRF's freethought display in Daley Plaza and proselytizing Clemson University coach Dabo Swinney. We announce a major FFRF legal victory stopping prayer at city council meetings in Pismo Beach, California. Then we talk with scientist and author Steven Pinker about why he has agreed to become FFRF's first Honorary President. - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.xZ7XWqzN.dpuf
IN THE NEWS: Dan Barker and substitute co-host Andrew Seidel discuss FFRF's freethought display in Daley Plaza and proselytizing Clemson University coach Dabo Swinney. We announce a major FFRF legal victory stopping prayer at city council meetings in Pismo Beach, California. Then we talk with scientist and author Steven Pinker about why he has agreed to become FFRF's first Honorary President. - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.xZ7XWqzN.dpuf

Apr 28 2014

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Rank #10: Nonbelievers of Color

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FFRF's TV ad featuring Ron Reagan was censored by the major news networks. After celebrating the birthday of freethinking botanist Luther Burbank and hearing “Bread & Roses” in honor of International Women’s Day, we talk with Kimberly Veal, an organizer with Chicago Black Skeptics.

Mar 09 2015

42mins

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Rank #11: Guest: Richard Dawkins

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Julia Sweeney says "OMG, there is no God!" on FFRF's Times-Square billboard, while Oprah Winfrey insults atheist swimmer Diana Nyad by claiming nonbelievers cannot experience "awe." We laugh at the mixing of religion and government with the government shutdown, hear the brave 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai defending education as an antidote to religious violence. Then we talk with scientist Richard Dawkins about his new memoir, An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.

Oct 21 2013

43mins

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Rank #12: Guest: Jerry Dewitt

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Independence From Religion!

On this July 4 weekend, we celebrate our nation's independence from religion. Then we talk with a former pentecostal preacher of 25 years from Louisiana, Jerry Dewitt, whose new book is out: Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor's Journey From Belief to Atheism.

Jul 08 2013

42mins

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Rank #13: Spooky Theocracy

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FFRF's state/church and freethought billboards are generating a lot of interest in Tennessee. FFRF's Steven Pinker TV ad is airing on "60 Minutes," and the Catholic League is angry about our national ads. After hearing the song "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream" from "The Book of Mormon," we listen to Nancy Northup, director of the Center For Reproductive Rights, accepting FFRF's “Forward" Award and warning us to resist the scary Religious Right.

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #14: Happy Birthday, Darwin! Exposing Religious Voucher Failures - See more at: http://ffrf.org/news/radio/shows#sthash.TKvlnTky.dpuf

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In the News: Freethought Radio comments on international blasphemy prosecutions, UN committee evaluation of Vatican failings, and asks you to do your bit and buy Girl Scout cookies! (Antiabortionists have called boycott.) Birthdates honored: Charles Darwin, Philip Appleman and Phyllis Rose. Song: God’s Grandeur, words by Phil Appleman, music by Dan Barker. Guest: Patrick Elliott talks about a North Carolina state/church victory stopping a prayerful school coach that's grabbing national attention, and details shocking details his open records request uncovered about a religious voucher school in Milwaukee that closed its doors after receiving more than $2 million in tax dollars.

Feb 10 2014

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Rank #15: Amanda Scott

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FFRF protests Pulpit Freedom Sunday, a day when pastors are encouraged to break IRS electioneering law. Hear about FFRF’s victory in a Texas elementary school, and more on our complaint of the St. Augustine mayor’s invitation to the pope. We celebrate the birthdays of John Lennon, Guiseppe Verdi, Joe Hill, and Thelonious Monk. The we talk with Alabama student activist Amanda Scott about her efforts to separate religion and government.

Oct 09 2014

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Rank #16: Who is under attack?

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Is Justice Scalia right when he says the human species is 5,000 years old? Can Jesus welcome visitors to a Texas town? Is Jesus the most Googled name on the planet? Is Christianity under attack by the liberal world? After answering those questions, we talk with Michigan activists Holly Huber and Mitch Kahle, who are fighting religious incursions into government, especially the public schools.

Jun 15 2015

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Rank #17: Days of the Theocracy

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Protest the Hobby Lobby decision. We hear the classic "Days of the Theocracy" by Kristin Lems, and pay tribute to atheist Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Then we speak with Dayna Long, president of Wisconsin NOW, about her successful protest against Hobby Lobby, and how you can fight back back against patriarchy.

Protest the Hobby Lobby decision. We hear the classic "Days of the Theocracy" by Kristin Lems, and pay tribute to atheist Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Then we speak with Dayna Long, president of Wisconsin NOW, about her successful protest against Hobby Lobby, and how you can fight back back against patriarchy. - See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.f3MoLbZq.dpuf

Protest the Hobby Lobby decision. We hear the classic "Days of the Theocracy" by Kristin Lems, and pay tribute to atheist Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Then we speak with Dayna Long, president of Wisconsin NOW, about her successful protest against Hobby Lobby, and how you can fight back back against patriarchy.

- See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.ZCOVj8Rd.dpuf

Protest the Hobby Lobby decision. We hear the classic "Days of the Theocracy" by Kristin Lems, and pay tribute to atheist Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Then we speak with Dayna Long, president of Wisconsin NOW, about her successful protest against Hobby Lobby, and how you can fight back back against patriarchy.

- See more at: http://direct.ffrf.org/news/radio#sthash.ZCOVj8Rd.dpuf

Jul 14 2014

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Rank #18: Solstice Tribute

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During this week of the Winter Solstice, we rejoice in a federal court victory. FFRF attorney Patrick Elliott tells us about the positive decision in our legal challenge to bible classes in West Virginia public elementary schools. After hearing some "holiday humor," Christmas jokes, and irreverent seasonal songs (including Tom Lehrer's "A Christmas Song" and Roy Zimmerman's "Christmas is Pain"), we explain the real reason for the season and listen to Tim Minchin's "White Wine in the Sun" and Dan Barker's "Solstice Tribute."

Dec 20 2018

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Rank #19: Freethought is Trending

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FFRF's Ron Reagan ad ran twice during the Democratic debate this week, and is really trending on social media and in the press. We push back against Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's egregious "Christian nationalist" speeches last week. Then we hear U.S. Representative Mark Pocan — a member of the Congressional Freethought Caucus — tell the shocking story that propelled him into activism.

Oct 16 2019

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Rank #20: Away with the manger!

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Away With The Manger! The Winter Solstice is the reason for the season. After hearing news about FFRF's seasonal displays, countering nativity scenes and religious messages on public property, we devote the show to our favorite freethought seasonal music, including Tim Minchin, Tom Lehrer, Roy Zimmerman, South Park's "Merry Frickin Christmas," FFRF's musical albums, and, of course, the agnostic Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. We also hear the radio debut of Dan Barker's children's song "Time Never Stops," honoring the solstice.

Dec 23 2013

42mins

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