Category Archives: television

PuffHo: No Muslims should be portrayed as terrorists on television

It would clearly be bigoted, on a TV show about terrorism, to portray only Islamic terrorists. But it would also be tendentious to neglect Muslims on a show about terrorism, pretending that Islamic terrorism simply doesn’t exist. Yet PuffHo (of course) is applauding such a show in its new article: “Here’s why you’ll never see a Muslim terrorist […]

Planet Earth II

Reader Tyler called my attention to the trailer (published yesterday) for BBC’s Planet Earth II, and it looks fantastic. Watch the 3-minutes trailer, as there are plenty of cool animals, with EXTRA FELID. It will be narrated by the legendary David Attenborough, and the Facebook page is here, though I’m not sure when the program […]

An ITV movie on apostate Muslims

I’ve arrived in Pittsburgh for the FFRF convention and, unlike Chicago, it’s sunny and warm. Reader Dom sent me this link along with a note that “it’s a ‘must watch’ for UK viewers.” Sadly, it won’t be viewable from outside Old Blighty. Mark your calendar for October 13 and lay in a few bottles of Sam […]

Philomena talks to Frank Skinner about her favorite BBC shows

We haven’t seen Philomena Cunk (aka Diane Morgan) in a while, but her recent conversation with English comedian Frank Skinner is enlightening—especially if you’re in love with the woman. In this 25-minute clip, she discusses her five best choices for BBC clips archived on the their  iPlayer, although they really only get to three of […]

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 […]