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This is radio for the rest of us! It features slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews!
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Sun Prairie, WI

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This is radio for the rest of us! It features slightly irreverent views, news, music and interviews!

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@ffrf

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English

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Freedom From Religion Foundation PO Box 750 Madison WI 53701 608-256-8900


Episodes

Supreme Court: Danger & Hope

7/12/2018
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FFRF Strategic Response attorneys Ryan Jayne and Andrew Seidel describe the dangers to state/church separation and to civil rights of Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. Then we talk with author and The Nation columnist Katha Pollitt about her essay in today's New York Times, "Roe Isn't Going Down Without a Fight," which details exactly what we can do to preserve women's rights and true religious liberty.

Duration:00:49:23

No Health Care For You

7/5/2018
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FFRF's Program Assistant Kristina Daleiden tells us about the new "Secular America" campaign to register voters and how some FFRF chapters are already involved. After listening to Representative Jared Huffman (CA) interview Representative Jamie Raskin (MD) and FFRF's Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel on his "Off the Cuff" podcast, we talk with author and sociologist Abby Scher about her recent article in The Progressive: "No Health Care For You: The Trump team wants to make it...

Duration:00:49:23

The Trouble With God

6/28/2018
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Nonbelief Relief announces charitable grants to combat hunger, oppression, and discrimination around the world. After lamenting the resignation of Supreme Court justice Anthony M. Kennedy, and the recent bad anti-Muslim and anti-abortion Supreme Court decisions, FFRF attorney Patrick Elliott describes our new lawsuit challenging the Ten Commandments at the Arkansas capitol. Then we talk with screenwriter Chris Matheson (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) about his new book, The Trouble...

Duration:00:49:23

Project Blitz

6/21/2018
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For our summer solstice show, FFRF attorney Sam Grover announces two state/church victories in Texas. FFRF's Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel reveals the connection between the White House bible study and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' claim that President Trump's inhumane immigration policy is based on the bible. Then we are joined by FFRF Director of Communications Amit Pal to talk with author and researcher Frederick Clarkson of Political Research Associates about his...

Duration:00:49:23

Secular Wellness

6/14/2018
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We listen to some of Vice President Mike Pence's religious pandering as he spoke (at his own invitation) to the Southern Baptist Convention this week, promising believers that he and Trump "will always stand with you." After covering positive freethought news from around the world, we hear the words of American patriot Thomas Paine in the song "The World is My Country." Then we talk with well-known "Wellness" advocate and multiple triathlon world champion Donald Ardell (79), who, in...

Duration:00:49:23

Death Need Not Be Fatal

6/7/2018
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FFRF attorney Liz Cavell discusses the recent disappointing Supreme Court Masterpiece Bakery decision, explaining that it is not as bad it could have been, and that it is still illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion. After hearing the song "Poor Little Me," written by Dan Barker and Broadway composer Charles Strouse (whose 90th birthday is today), we talk with Irish-American actor/author/politician and radio host Malachy McCourt, whose most recent book is Death Need Not Be...

Duration:00:49:53

Freethought Around the World

5/31/2018
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Jane Donnelly and Michael Nugent of Atheist Ireland tell us about their involvement in the successful May 25 referendum repealing the Amendment 8 abortion ban and the decline of Roman Catholic power in their country. Then we talk with Peruvian ophthalmologist Dr. Hector Guillen, the main organizer of the first international Latin American Freethought Conference, involving 12 countries fighting for secular government, that took place in Arequipa, Peru in May.

Duration:00:49:23

Hard-Fighting Editor

5/24/2018
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After 67 years, James A. Haught, the hard-fighting editor of West Virginia's largest newspaper, the Charleston Gazette-News, is still advocating for reform. Haught, who has authored a dozen freethought books, tells us what it has been like fighting governmental corruption working for a progressive-minded paper in one of the most conservative states in the country. Then we listen to the stories of Samson's wedding and Pinehas's racism excerpted from the audiobook of Dan Barker's book GOD:...

Duration:00:49:23

Earthbound

5/17/2018
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Sarah Haider, co-founder of Ex Muslims of North America (exmna.org) will receive FFRF's "Freethought Heroine" award at our convention in San Francisco in November. She talks to us about the irony that while the number of Ex-Muslims is growing rapidly in the United States, the challenges of leaving Islam are becoming more dangerous. Then we interview international lawyer, chess promoter, and private investment fund manager Richard A. Conn, Jr., about his new book: Earthbound Parent: How...

Duration:00:49:22

Very Funny Lady

5/10/2018
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Rev. Franklin Graham, an evangelical moralist, says the Stormy Daniel controversy is "no business" of anybody. Boy Scouts rebrand their image but still exclude nonbelievers. We listen to Representative Jared Huffman explain on C-Span why he created the first Congressional Freethought Congress. After hearing Irving Berlin's song "Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil In Hades," we talk with New York City standup comedian (and atheist) Leighann Lord, who just made it to the finals (top 5 out...

Duration:00:49:23

The Constitution Wins

5/3/2018
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This week we celebrate the formation of the new Congressional Freethought Caucus, promoting science and state/church separation in government. FFRF attorney Liz Cavell explains our victory declaring a cross on the Lehigh County, Pennsylvania seal unconstitutional. We again protest the National Day of Prayer by hearing the words of the federal judge who ruled it unconstitutional. After hearing Dan sing "Get Off Your Knees And Get To Work," we talk with victorious state/church plaintiff...

Duration:00:49:23

Badly Written Bible

4/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:23

Secular State

4/19/2018
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Breaking news: The New Jersey Supreme Court just handed FFRF a unanimous victory declaring state grants to repair churches to be unconstitutional. FFRF attorney Ryan Jayne gives us the details. Author and researcher Linda LaScola, editor of the Patheos blog "Rational Doubt," congratulates "#MeToo" atheist women for speaking out against sexual harassment in the freethought movement. Then the Peruvian author Ricardo Zavala, president of the Freethinkers of Peru, describes the first-ever...

Duration:00:49:22

Strategic Response

4/12/2018
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FFRF attorney Patrick Elliott describes our lawsuit over the state of Kentucky denying a personalized license plate that says "I'm God." Classical pianist Jarred Dunn performs Debussy and Chopin on FFRF's Steinway piano. Then we talk with FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel, who has become the Director of FFRF's Strategic Response team, about overtly theocratic public officials who don't know where to draw the line between state and church.

Duration:00:49:23

Celebrate 40 Years!

4/5/2018
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Atheists in the Bible Museum! For the first half of the show, we talk with FFRF attorney and Director of Strategic Response Andrew Seidel about our visit to the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Andrew describes many of the inaccuracies and exaggerations in the less-than-objective institution. Then FFRF Director of Communications Amit Pal interviews Annie Laurie and Dan about the 40-year history of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, established as a national group on April 5, 1978.

Duration:00:49:22

Organized Panic

3/29/2018
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We have a fun “April Fool’s” show this week. After discussing the partial (but strong) victory in our Indiana school nativity lawsuit with FFRF attorney Sam Grover, we hear Irish comic Dave Allen rip into the Catholic Church. Then we talk with New Orleans “dark humor” novelist Patty Friedmann about her new book, Organized Panic, which comically explores the challenges of living in a “mashed up” family of believers and nonbelievers.

Duration:00:49:22

Black Nonbelievers

3/22/2018
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We protest Kentucky Governor Bevin's declaration of "Christian Heritage Week." After we celebrate freethinking songwriter Stephen Sondheim's 88th birthday, FFRF Attorney Patrick Elliott tells us about the Ten Commandments plaque that we got removed from a Minnesota County courthouse. Annie Laurie memorializes former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette, a friend to freethought. Then we talk with Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers.

Duration:00:49:23

Forward March

3/15/2018
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We mourn the death of scientist and atheist Stephen Hawking. FFRF attorney Ryan Jayne tells us about stopping a North Carolina County from paying for a church mural. Communications Director Amit Pal warns us about the scary nomination of extremist evangelical Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. Then we talk with Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, about equality, inclusivity, and the importance of secular values in moving women’s rights forward.

Duration:00:49:23

Enlightenment Now

3/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:49:23

Olympic Freethought

3/1/2018
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What’s wrong with evangelist Billy Graham lying in state in the nation's capitol? Nonbelief Relief awards $75,000 in spring grants, FFRF announces four student essay contests, and unveils the new Avijit Roy Memorial Award in honor of the Bangladesh-American freethought author who was hacked to death by Islamic extremists in 2015 for his nonbelief. Then we talk with champion swimmer and freethinking Olympic athlete Rada Owen, who competed for the U.S. Olympic swimming team in Sydney,...

Duration:00:49:23