Recommended Media

Several people ask for podcasts, books, and other forms of media that we could recommend to people who are new to skepticism, atheism, and other areas of freethought and science. When asked, these are what fellow students said are their favorites.

ISSA Library


CFI’s Official Podcast: Point of Inquiry


Religion and Philosophy


Science & Human Experience

Misc & Generally Awes


  • Adam Frank The Constant Fire
  • Aldous Huxley Brave New World
  • Anthony Lewis Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment
  • Austin Dacey The Secular Conscience
  • Bart Ehrman Jesus, Interrupted
  • Camus The Rebel and The Myth of Sisyphus
  • Carl Sagan Demon Haunted World
  • Christopher Hitchens Letters to a Young Contrarian and God is Not Great
  • Dale McGowan, Molleen Matsumura, Amanda Metskas and Jan Devor Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers
  • Dan Barker Godless
  • Daniel Dennett Darwin’s Dangerous Idea
  • Darrel Ray The God Virus
  • David Fitzgerald Nailed
  • Frank Herbert Dune
  • George Orwell 1984 and Animal Farm
  • ‎Guy Harrison 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God
  • Isaac Asimov Guide to the Bible
  • J.S. Mill On Liberty
  • Jennifer Michael Hecht Doubt
  • Julian Baggini Atheism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Kramnick and Moore The Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State
  • Michael Shermer Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe
  • Noah Gordon The Medic
  • Paul Kurtz Forbidden Fruit and Affirmations
  • Richard Dawkins, Russ Kick, and Neil Gaiman Everything You Know About God Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Religion
  • Sergey Lukyanenko Nightwatch
  • ‎Susan Jacoby Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and Age of Unreason
  • Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass

If you would like to recommend other media, email your suggestions to CFI On Campus.