‘Freethought Matters’ on summer break
“Freethought Matters” is taking a summer hiatus and will be back broadcasting on Sunday, Sept. 6.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch previous episodes at your leisure! In fact, if you haven’t seen it already, watch the final episode of the spring season with special guest Julia Sweeney.
The “Saturday Night Live” alum is currently co-starring in the TV shows “Shrill” on Hulu and “Work in Progress” (of which she’s also a producer) on Showtime. She’s creator of the plays “God Said Ha!” and “Letting Go of God.”
“Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor speak remotely on the program with the cheery comedian from her Los Angeles home, show some clips from her current TV shows and talk to her about her life during the pandemic. There’s a big teaser for viewers, too: Sweeney announces a juicy new role on a hit series with freethinking themes to begin this fall.
You can watch this show (and all the others) on FFRF’s YouTube channel at: youtube.com/user/FFRForg.
The first guest of the season was U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, founder of the Congressional Freethought Caucus. Huffman’s appearance on the show made media waves due to his remarks about his colleague Rep. Liz Cheney’s dogmatic stance on the religious oath.
Others on the show include freethought icon Ron Reagan, world-renowned philosopher Daniel Dennett, acting legend Ed Asner, U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin and Mark Pocan, intellectual power couple Steve Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Katherine Stewart, the leading expert on Christian Nationalism, and agnostic bible scholar Bart Ehrman.
The show is produced by FFRF’s videographer Bruce Johnson, a public television veteran.