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Freethought Radio -- May 16, 2019

Unfriendly Faith
Janet Heimlich

The Alabama abortion bill, motivated by religious dogma, is in the news this week. FFRF's legal fellow Chris Line tells us about a state/church victory in Pennsylvania stopping "God Bless America" broadcast in a public school, and about a Texas county that displays Christian crosses on its courthouse. Then we speak with author, activist and award-winning journalist Janet Heimlich, founder of Child-Friendly Faith and co-host of the "Parenting Beyond Belief" podcast, about her book Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, and about the "horrific" abuse at a Christian Texas ranch for at-risk children occurring over many decades.

Listen to the podcast here.


Freethought Radio -- May 9, 2019

The Founding Myth
Andrew Seidel

What happened in Poland could happen here. Christian Nationalists are proposing and passing laws to outlaw abortion in many states. We listen to part of Georgia State Sen. Jen Jordan's impassioned remarks in opposition to the fetal-heartbeat bill, and Governor Brian Kemp's anti-choice remarks when he signed the bill into law. After hearing the 1941 song "One Life To Live," written by freethinking songwriters Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, we talk with constitutional attorney Andrew Seidel, who is FFRF's Director of Strategic Response, about his new book The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American.

Listen to the podcast here


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Radio from the Secular Point of View

Freethought Radio, from the secular point of view, broadcasts weekly and is hosted by Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The show offers programming for nonreligious listeners, as well as countering the religious-right domination of our public airwaves. Freethought Radio features music and interviews with authors and activists. Check out Freethought Radio's illustrious list of guests, including Richard Dawkins, Julia Sweeney, Janeane Garafalo, Ron Reagan, Betty Rollins, Christopher Hitchens, Steven Pinker, Ursula K. Le Guin and so many other fascinating freethinkers, newsmakers and thinkers.

Podcast

Podcasts are available here. Or listen to Freethought Radio on iTunes. As of February 2017, the podcast of Freethought Radio has been downloaded more than 7 million times.

OTHER BROADCASTING STATIONS

Bellows Falls, Vt./N.H.: WOOL 91.5 FM, Fridays at midnight
College Station/Bryan, Texas: KEOS 89.1FM, Tuesdays 6 p.m.
Columbia, MO, KOPN: Wed. 1 p.m.
Ithaca & Watkins Glen, NY: W201CD, 88.1 FM, Secular Sunday, 8 am, WRFI, 91.9 FM, Sun. 8 a.m.
Geneva Community Radio: online, Sun. 10 p.m., genevacommunityradio
Janesville Community Radio, Wis: 103.5FM WADR, Sundays at 10am, Wednesdays at 7pm, and Thursdays at 5am, or online
Madison, WI: 99.1 WIDE FM in Madison, Wisconsin, Friday at 10 a.m. and Friday at 5 p.m.
WMUU-LP, 102.9, Thursdays 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

And on various online stations & podcasts such as tunein.com, stitcher.com, and learnoutloud.com

Archives

Listen to podcasts dating from April 2006 (arranged by year) here.

About the Show and Incidental Music

Announcer ("voice deity") is Buzz Kemper, of Audio for the Arts, Madison, Wis., a member of the Foundation. Incidental music is performed on the piano and/or arranged by host Dan Barker. Listen carefully to the "intro" and "outro" music to pick out Dan's arrangements of strains from the ballad "Annie Laurie," from Dan's "Friendly Neighborhood Atheist," "Salt Lake City Blues," Gershwin's "It Ain't Necessarily So," Irving Berlin's "Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil in Hades," Dan's improvised "freethought gospel" music, and the famous 16th century freethought ballad, "Die Gedanken Sind Frei" ("Thoughts Are Free"). Other incidental music was created especially for the show by Dan. You can listen to yourself! Hundreds of freethought members have recorded greetings to air on Freethought Radio at FFRF conventions.

Get Freethought Radio on Your Local Station!

Ask your local radio station to carry Freethought Radio, which is available without cost. Counter the 24/7 domination of our public airwaves by religious proselytizers with some rational radio and blasphemous broadcasting. Phone the Foundation at 608/256-8900 if you have questions.

Biographies

Find out more about co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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Air America History

Freethought Radio's partnership with Air America, which made the broadcast available to all of its affiliates, ended on Jan. 25, 2010, with the demise of Air America Radio. Freethought Radio enjoyed being part of Air America while it lasted and working with various Air America talents. (See News Release.) (See broadcasting stations above.) Podcasts will also continue.

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