You’re in for an illustrative treat in an interview with an illustrious illustrator on the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters” TV show this Sunday.
Edward Sorel charts his remarkable life and irreverent artwork in his new memoir, Profusely Illustrated. His art has appeared in prestigious publications, such as The New Yorker, for which he’s drawn numerous covers, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair and The Nation. His drawings have been featured in newspapers, such as The New York Times and even in FFRF’s newspaper, Freethought Today, and as murals, cartoons and comic strips. Sorel has many previous books, including Mary Astor’s Purple Diary, Unauthorized Portraits and Making the World Safe for Hypocrisy. FFRF is proud that Sorel is an honorary director of the organization, and is delighted to feature a visually showcased discussion of his work.
“It’s nice to get paid for making pictures,” Sorel tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. “I can't think of any better way of getting through life than doing what I want to do and getting paid for it.”
The episode is “profusely illustrated,” spotlighting Sorel’s artistic commentary on religion and politics.
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.
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- Washington, D.C., WDCW-CW (Ch. 50 or Ch. 23 or Ch. 3), Sundays at 8 a.m.
Upcoming shows will include an interview with “This Is Us” star and freethinker Jon Huertas, and in the final show of the spring season (before “Freethought Matters” takes a summer hiatus) a special on-location chat with sculptor Zenos Frudakis in his Pennsylvania studio. Among the highlighted sculptures is a memorial to 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.
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