Multiple speakers provide diverse treats on FFRF TV show

Headliners at the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s previous convention provide a diverse range of treats on the “Freethought Matters” show this week.

We’ve rarely had such a brilliant lineup as at the most recent FFRF national convention — and we look at some of the highlights. Among the speakers is Lizz Winstead, a political satirist who received FFRF’s Emperor Has No Clothes Award and is co-creator of Comedy Central’s “Daily Show.” Other speakers spotlighted are Jeremiah Camara, an author and documentary film producer, Kate Cohen, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and an Emmy-winning scriptwriter and author, law Professor Mary Ziegler and Elie Mystal, justice correspondent for The Nation and author of Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution.

“Clarence Thomas terrifies me,” Winstead remarked during her speech at the FFRF convention. “I am sort of obsessed with this Harlan Crow situation. First of all, Harlan Crow has a garden called the Garden of Evil, where you have statues of Stalin and all of these people, and yet he invites Clarence Thomas and Ted Cruz over to his house. It’s like, why do you have these statues? You could just put up mirrors. It’s easier.”

If you don’t live in any of the marquee towns where the show broadcasts on Sunday, you can already catch the interview on FFRF’s YouTube channel. New shows go up every Thursday.

“Freethought Matters” now airs in:

  • Chicago, WPWR-CW (Ch. 50), 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.
  • New York City, WPIX-IND (Ch. 11), Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
  • San Francisco, KTVU/KICU-IND (on broadcast Ch. 36 and Cable 6), Sundays at 10 a.m.
  • Washington, D.C., WDCW-CW (Ch. 50 or Ch. 23 or Ch. 3), Sundays at 8 a.m.

(To view details on channel variations depending on your provider, click here.)

Upcoming shows include an episode that spotlights a recent debate FFRF Co-President Dan Barker and Phil Zuckerman had with religionists at Oxford. You can catch interviews from past seasons here, including with Gloria Steinem, Ron Reagan, author John Irving, actor John “Q” de Lancie and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt. Past interviews also include Julia Sweeney and Reps. Jared Huffman, Jamie Raskin, Hank Johnson and Eleanor Holmes Norton, among many other notable authors, activists, musicians, actors and freethinkers.

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