Globally famous ethicist Peter Singer guest on FFRF TV show Sunday

Peter Singer

Watch the teaser here.

A world-renowned ethicist and philosopher is the guest on the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters” TV show this Sunday.

Peter Singer is the DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. He’s the founding president of the International Association of Bioethics and founding co-editor of the journal Bioethics. Singer became internationally known for his bestselling book Animal Liberation in 1975. His other books include Practical Ethics, A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution and Cooperation and the family memoir Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna. He specializes in ethics in the real world — the title of his 2016 book.

In 2004, Singer accepted FFRF’s Emperor Has No Clothes Award. In the “Freethought Matters” interview, Singer comments on ethics without God, death and dying, abortion rights and animal rights. He also gives advice on the topics of two of his books, “The Most Good You Can Do” and “The Life You Can Save,” the latter of which is also the name of his nonprofit enterprise, which has (impressively) raised more than $65 million in effective giving.

“I obviously don’t think that you need to believe in God for ethics,” he tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor. “I think it has nothing to do with it. I think ethics can come from our capacities to reason and capacity to see that we are ourselves beings capable of suffering.”

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 9:00 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 an interview with Professors Steven Nadler and Lawrence Shapiro about their new book When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People and Nigerian humanist and atheist leader Leo Igwe. “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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