A multifaceted Mexican-born freethinker, actor and author is the guest on the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters” TV show this Sunday.
Indra Zuno has appeared in movies such as “The Virgin of Juarez” and on television. She is best known for her characters in the telenovelas “Mi Querida Isabel” and “Camila.” Zuno’s true love is writing, however. Her award-winning debut book released last year is called Freedom Dues, a sweeping historical novel about white indentured servitude in early 18th-century Colonial America. Zuno is also an outspoken freethinker and hosts the Facebook page La Morena Esceptica — The Dark-Haired Skeptic. The granddaughter of the progressive atheist and artist Jose Guadalupe Zuno, who served as governor of the state of Jalisco, she grew up in Mexico but now lives in California.
“By the time I was 28, I could no longer reconcile all the horrible things in the world by thinking that it’s all part of God’s plan,” she tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. “That’s when I decided, there’s no one out there. And at that time, it didn’t cause me any anxiety; it was actually a weight off of my head.”
If you don’t live in the quarter-plus of the nation where the show broadcasts on Sunday, you can already catch the interview on FFRF’s YouTube channel. You can also receive notifications when we post new episodes of "Freethought Matters" by subscribing to FFRF's YouTube channel.
This is the fall/spring season’s 39th episode of “Freethought Matters,” being telecast in over a dozen cities on Sunday, May 23. The season’s final episode is airing next week.
“Freethought Matters” airs in:
- Chicago, WPWR-CW (Ch. 50), Sundays at 9 a.m.
- Denver, KWGN-CW (Ch. 2), Sundays at 7 a.m.
- Houston, KUBE-IND (Ch. 57), Sundays at 9 a.m.
- Los Angeles, KCOP-MY (Ch. 13), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
- Madison, Wis., WISC-TV (Ch. 3), Sundays at 11 p.m.
- Minneapolis, KSTC-IND (Ch. 45), Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
- New York City, WPIX-IND (Ch. 11), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
- Phoenix, KASW-CW (Ch. 61, or 6 or 1006 for HD), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
- Portland, Ore., KRCW-CW (Ch. 32), Sundays at 9 a.m. Comcast channel 703 for High Def, or Channel 3.
- Sacramento, KQCA-MY (Ch. 58), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
- San Francisco, KICU-IND (Ch. 36), Sundays at 10 a.m.
- Seattle, KONG-IND (Ch. 16 or Ch. 106 on Comcast). Sundays at 8 a.m.
- Washington, D.C., WDCW-CW (Ch. 50 or Ch. 23 or Ch. 3), Sundays at 8 a.m.
Previous guests from the fall season include: pundit Eleanor Clift, whose interview you can watch here, actor and FFRF After-Life Member John de Lancie of “Star Trek” “Q” fame, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse, the country’s leading analyst of the U.S. Supreme Court, and legislative stalwart and feminist and civil rights pioneer U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton. One of the most eminent public intellectuals in the world, Professor Steven Pinker, was interviewed a few episodes ago talking about his new course on rationality. Legendary TV host, actor and singer John Davidson was the guest in early December. Recently, the show featured Ann Druyan, the co-creator of “Cosmos,” possibly the most acclaimed TV series of all time. A.C. Grayling, a prominent British philosopher and the author of about 30 books, grappled on the show with philosophy and the pandemic, and discussed how he himself dealt as a nonbeliever with a personal tragedy. Feminist icon Robin Morgan has been the latest marquee name on the show.
Watch previous seasons here, including interviews with Ron Reagan, Julia Sweeney and Ed Asner, as well as U.S. Reps. Jared Huffman and Jamie Raskin, co-chairs of the Congressional Freethought Caucus.
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