Category Archives: radio

My podcast with Radio Live

When I was in New Zealand I was unable to do a podcast with reader Graeme Hill for the podcast Radio Live, but I did it from my home in Chicago a few days ago. I was on my landline, so the sound quality on my end isn’t optimal. The interview is about 40 minutes […]

The religiosity of National Public Radio

One of our readers, Thomas, has a website called Airbag Moments, which seems to be devoted to cogent critical review of the U.S.’s National Public Radio (NPR). For years I’ve been harping about the organization’s pro-religious stance (see some of the posts at this search), and not just from unctuous Krista Tippett, either. In his latest […]

Reminder of two appearances

Just a reminder: I’ll be on National Public Radio San Francisco (KQED) at 9 a.m. Pacific Time today, discussing the March for Science with some of the organizers, some scientists who are dubious, and journalists. You can find the announcement and the livestream link here. And, on May 24 at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C., […]

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 […]