RONALD BRUCE MEYER
Ronald Bruce Meyer is an American radio broadcaster, actor, and small businessman. Born in Baltimore, Meyer received his education almost entirely from public schools, which he believes is the foundation of a democratic republic, just as he believes religion is the death of democracy.
Meyer graduated from Towson High School in 1972, then graduated in theater and public speaking at Baltimore County Community College-Essex in 1975. He earned two degrees at the University of Maryland, in the Washington, DC, suburbs: a BA in broadcasting in 1977 and an MA in government and politics in 1989.
In addition to voice-over work from 1975 through today, Meyer narrated about 100 books on tape for the Library of Congress program for the blind from 1989-1995 and about a dozen books so far for Audible.com. Meyer worked at several commercial broadcast radio stations over the years in a variety of formats: easy listening, country, pop/rock and classical.
Meyer began with FreethoughtRadio.com in early 2003, creating and recording the “Freethought Almanac,” a series of 365 days to remember in the history of Freethought. It was at Freethought Radio that Meyer created his alter ego, John Mill (since retired).
In the summer of 2005, Meyer first met RJ Evans, creator of Shocknet Radio and host of the “American Heathen”® Internet radio show (since revived and rebranded as a weekly YouTube video series, "American Heathen Redux"). The text of Meyer’s writings for Freethought Radio and “American Heathen” can be found (sometimes revised, updated and expanded) throughout this blog. Other postings are chiefly on political and religious topics.
Although he has had serious doubts about religion and God since a teenager, Ronald Bruce Meyer is an atheist and a materialist, and has been since his deconversion in the summer of 1971. He doesn't much care to debate religion because there have been no new arguments since at least the time of Thomas Paine or Robert Ingersoll.
In her biography of her father, Mary Ellin Barrett refers to her father's "agnosticism," and describes him as a "nonbeliever."