Category Archives: radio

Matthew on the BBC

Matthew Cobb was too modest to tell me that he was on Radio 4’s episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage (a science/comedy show) yesterday, but reader Kevin called it to my attention. You can download the broadcast by clicking on the screenshot below, and here’s the BBC’s summary: Making the Invisible, Visible Brian Cox and Robin Ince […]

The BBC osculates faith on Sunday morning

Reader Michael called my attention to today’s BBC schedule, which apparently upset him. His note: Hi Jerry. The below is my BBC radio guide for this morning. I’ve supplied exact quotes of the listing descriptions. Please note that item 8 is a different person each week and it’s very rarely an atheist. 06:00 – 07:00[1] BBC Radio 2: […]

My interview with John Larson

John Larson is a student at Portland State who’s just started a radio podcast called “Upstream.” The first guest was Asra Nomani (see below), and I was the second—interviewed just yesterday. You can hear the hour by clicking below. As always, I can’t bear to hear myself, but I know we discussed free will, the […]

BBC has a Prayer for the Day and a religious Thought for the Day

Every morning, BBC Radio 4 broadcasts a “prayer for the day” at 5:45 a.m.; you can see the list at this site, and listen to today’s prayer here. Most of these segments begin by setting up a situation and then ending with a formal petition to the Lord. Reverend Richard Littledale of Teddington Baptist Church gives today’s invocation, which […]

A radio programme about gene editing

by Matthew Cobb I’ve recently made a BBC radio programme about gene editing, a new form of genetic manipulation that generally goes by the name of the acronym CRISPR. Over the last 3-4 years this technique has taken biological and medical research by storm. Clinical trials of therapies for patients suffering blood-born genetic diseases may […]

Krista Tippett annoys me again

The one disadvantage of shopping very early on Saturday morning is that, if I’m unlucky enough to be driving after 7 a.m., I’ll have to listen to Krista Tippett’s “On Being” show on National Public Radio. The show was formerly called “On Faith,” but, probably realizing that the religious overtones might cost her listeners, Tippett changed the name. […]

Radio show on Faith versus Fact

In about 20 minutes, at 9 a.m. Pacific time and 11 a.m. Chicago time, I’ll doing an hourlong interview with Stuart Campbell on his “Consider This” show at KZYX, public radio in Northern California. You can find a link  to the live feed here (click on “listen live” button to the right or tab at upper […]

My podcast on “Religion for Life”

Some time ago I was interviewed by the amiable John Shuck, a Presbyterian minister in Oregon whose show, “Religion for Life,” is broadcast on several stations throughout the U.S. It’s not a Bible-thumping pro-religion show, though, but a thoughtful examination of the intersection of faith with other spheres of life. Some time ago, John interviewed me […]

The Airtalk debate from yesterday

My interview about faith versus fact on KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, has now been archived here (click on “Listen to this story” below the picture). It’s 18 minutes long and, as usual, I can’t bear to listen to it. But I do know that both the interviewer, Larry Mantle, as well as all of the […]

Radio show today

I’ll be appearing on KPCC (a Southern California Public Radio Station) live today; the show is AirTalk with host Larry Mantle, and the topic is, as usual these days, the issue of faith versus fact. The time is approximately 2:30 pm Chicago (Central) time (it could start as late as 2:40), 3:30 pm EDT (i.e., time in New […]