Philosopher A.C. Grayling on FFRF’s Sunday TV show

A C Grayling interview on TV

A highly esteemed philosopher is interviewed on the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s TV talk show this Sunday.

A.C. Grayling, a legendary British thinker and the author of about 30 books, grapples in the interview with philosophy and the pandemic, and discusses how he dealt as a nonbeliever with a personal tragedy. Grayling’s books include What is Good? The Search for the Best Way to Live, The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life, The God Argument and The History of Philosophy — Three Millennia of Thought from the West and Beyond. In 2011, he founded the New College of the Humanities in London. Before that he was a professor of philosophy at Birkbeck University in London. A publicly outspoken atheist, he’s vice president of Humanists UK and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society. He frequently appears in British media discussing philosophy and public affairs.

Grayling tells “Freethought Matters” co-host Dan Barker, “And I have a book called The Frontiers of Knowledge, which actually addresses just the question you’ve been talking about: Why is it that people don’t really understand science? Why is it that there’s such a big gap between the scientific worldview and other worldviews?”

Alas, the number of stations broadcasting “Freethought Matters” has reduced this year due to budgetary constraints. 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, KICU-IND (Ch. 36), Sundays at 10 a.m.
  • Washington, D.C., WDCW-CW (Ch. 50 or Ch. 23 or Ch. 3), Sundays at 8 a.m.

Upcoming shows include one that is all about a recent debate at Oxford Dan Barker took part in. You can catch interviews from past seasons here, including recent ones with Gloria Steinem, Ron Reagan, “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead, author John Irving, actor John “Q” de Lancie and award-winning columnist Katha Pollitt. Past interviews 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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