Category Archives: television

Goodbye, Jon Stewart

As all liberal Americans know, last night was Jon Stewart’s last stint on The Daily Show, which has gone on for 16 years. I didn’t watch the show much, not because I don’t like it (I really do), but simply because I don’t watch much television and don’t get Comedy Central. (I’m in the 0.0001% of Americans […]

The Agenda: Science vs. religion

The Agenda television show broadcast yesterday on TVO is now archived at this site, but you can see the individual segments in order by clicking on the screenshots below. The theme of Steve Paikin’s show was “Science, Religion, and Atheism.” I went first, with the segment described like this: Since Galileo’s lifetime house arrest in 1632 for his […]

Faith v. Fact: Audiobooks and recent broadcasts

I have four business items—the announcement of an audiobook and three broadcasts. First, I’ve signed a contract that will make Faith Versus Fact into an audiobook. For those of you who prefer listening, you will eventually have it on CD (or however they do these things; I’ve never listened to an audiobook). Someone told me that […]

If only life were like this. . . .

That is, a life in which you could win a million dollars without being beheaded. Here’s an amusing skit that was apparently on last week’s Saturday Night Live. Contestants were asked to draw He Who Can’t Be Drawn. And yes, that’s Reese Witherspoon on the left: h/t: Mehul

Larry Wilmore tells it like it is

by Greg Mayer On Tuesday’s Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore and his guest panelists were discussing Ted Cruz’s presidential aspirations, when one of the guests stated that we must have “more respect in politics… for people who believe in creationism”. Larry was having none of it: Someone who’s making the most important decisions in the world […]

Reza Aslan gets his own religious CNN show

Okay, if the Cable News Network (CNN) is really an unbiased and objective news source, they’ll have to counter this program with another. According to MediaIte, the unctuous apologist and atheist-basher Reza Aslan is going to get his very own show. I can’t bear to describe it, so I’ll just copy the announcement: One day after […]

Charlie Brooker mocks religion on Channel 4

Matthew Cobb, who introduced me to the work of Charlie Brooker, describes the man as “a long-standing scabrous British satirist who has an occasional column in the Guardian.” We’ve already encountered one of his associates, the adorable Philomena Cunk, who presents “Moments of Wonder” as part of Brooker’s BBC show Newswipe. (We’ll see more of Philomena […]

Jon Stewart steps down

First Colbert, now Jon Stewart: who is left to make wicked fun of Republicans and their follies? This just in from my CNN News feed: Jon Stewart, whose wit defined “The Daily Show” for more than 15 years, will sign off the iconic Comedy Central program later this year, the cable channel said. Stewart is expected to […]

Jerry on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC tonight

By Grania Jerry asked me to let everyone know that he’s been asked to be on MSNBC’s The Last Word tonight with Lawrence O’Donnell. They’ll be discussing ISIL and its religion. It airs at 10pm, and you can catch up with the show on its website if you miss it. [Note by GCM– that’s 10 PM […]

Cat Watch 2014

by Greg Mayer The BBC has been running a new series Cat Watch 2014, which started on October 7. There are three episodes, all of which have had their first run, but there are still re-broadcasts and the full episodes are available online in the UK. They are not, unfortunately, available in the US, so […]


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