The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is now a broadcast. We make our debut as such this coming Saturday night on XM Radio’s America’s Channel 158 at 8pm Eastern time, which will be our regular occurring weekly airtime.
To our podcast listeners, I say “Don’t Panic!” We are still releasing the show as podcast through all of the same methods you currently enjoy (our website, iTunes, Zune, etc.) In fact, the radio broadcast will only be 60 minutes, but podcast listeners will still receive the full 80 minutes to which they are accustomed.
We are very excited at this extraordinary opportunity to spread skepticism over the “airwaves” (or in this case, “satellite transmissions”.) We hope to introduce skepticism to a fresh listening audience that is largely unaware of the skeptical movement, especially those that are accustomed to hearing the ramblings of the hosts on shows like “Coast to Coast” or the “Alex Jones Radio Show”. We want to introduce those listeners to other, more rational, more logical, and more critical ways to analyze news, claims, and stories.
We are also looking upon this opportunity as the first step down a much longer and broader path of exposure. There is no reason for us to become content with this newly achieved level of communication. We are continuing to strive forward with goals of achieving a level of mainstream recognition on par with some of the biggest names in broadcasting. There is no reason to aim for anything less – skepticism is that powerful and that important.
Skepticism is going mainstream, and we are proud to help carry that banner into the public’s consciousness and discourse. So if any of our podcast listeners are also XM Radio customers, please tune in each Saturday night and enjoy The SGU on the wireless!