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Pulitzer-winning atheist interviewed on FFRF Sunday TV show

Natalie Angier

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning exponent of science and freethought is the guest on the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters” TV show Sunday.

Natalie Angier, who received the Pulitzer Prize in 1991, is the author of a number of fascinating books. These include an amazing work called Woman: An Intimate Geography, a celebration of the female body and of biology that’s been translated into 24 languages. Her The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics for Science won the Robert Peebles Prize for Critical Thinking. Angier wrote an article, “Confessions of a Lonely Atheist,” that appeared in the New York Times Magazine on Jan. 14, 2001, in which she outed herself as an atheist when that was rare. She accepted FFRF’s Emperor Has No Clothes award, reserved for public figures who make known their dissent from religion, back in 2004.

“I do feel that now, when we’re talking about misinformation and all the bad information that’s out there, well, I hate to say it, but a lot of the religious tenets are also misinformation,” she tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor.

If you don’t live in the quarter-plus viewership of the nation where the show broadcasts on Sunday, you can already catch the interview on the “Freethought Matters” playlist on FFRF’s YouTube channel. New shows go up every Thursday. You can also receive notifications when we post new episodes of “Freethought Matters” by subscribing to FFRF’s YouTube channel.

“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, KIAH-CW (Ch. 39), Sundays at 11 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, Digital Channel 5.5), Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (Digital channel 5.2 has been dropped.)
  • New York City, WPIX-IND (Ch. 11), Sundays at 10 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.

Upcoming shows will include interviews with U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Christians Against Christian Nationalism organizer Amanda Tyler, illustrious illustrator Edward Sorel and freethinker and sculptor Zenos Frudakis, who is creating a memorial to “Forgotten Founder” Thomas Paine. “Freethought Matters” is now in its sixth season. To watch earlier shows, including an interview with freethinker and feminist icon Gloria Steinem, visit the “Freethought Matters” playlist on FFRF’s YouTube channel. Please tune in to “Freethought Matters” . . . because freethought matters.

P.S. Please tune in or record according to the times given above regardless of what is listed in your TV guide (it may be listed simply as “paid programming” or even be misidentified). To set up an automatic weekly recording, try taping manually by time or channel. And spread the word to freethinking friends, family or colleagues about a TV show, finally, that is dedicated to providing programming for freethinkers!

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