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Attention Seattlites (and the rest of you, too)!

My pilot public radio show, Curiosity, Aroused, is now available on PRX.org. That means that public radio stations across the country can log on and purchase a license to play the show on air, filling some air time for practically nothing in time and money. Everybody wins!

A very cool, forward-thinking listener already wrote a letter to KUOW in Seattle, asking them to run the show. I’m not sure if that’s what did it, but the affiliated NPR station, KXOT, bought the show and will air it this Sunday, December 23, at 1pm! So, tune in if you live nearby. Another station in Gainsville, Florida has asked for the pilot as well — I’ll let you know when that will air.

If you have the time and inclination, let your local station know that you want to hear the show! Send them to this link right here: http://www.prx.org/pieces/22589. I’ll post updates if any other stations pick it up!

In other skeptical news, the latest Skeptics’ Circle is now online. What a nice way to spend a blizzardy Thursday (if you live in Boston. Where it is currently blizzardy.)!

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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15 Comments

  1. Wow, very cool! So what does this mean for (potential) future episodes?

    Also: the shades are down where I am…thanks for warning me about the blizzardiness of the day up here. Dangit, are the sidewalks here covered with enough snow and ice already??

  2. I sent a note to the programming department at High Plains Public Radio in the hopes they might play it. If they actually played the program it would be broadcast all over southern Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.

  3. Rebecca,

    Good memory…that WAS the case until September. I got back to the US and have been looking for housing in Boston since late October (and, finally may have found it!). So my handle is now, technically, a lie. But figuratively, well, I'm always an expat regardless of the physical country I'm in :-D

  4. So can international stations pick up the show from PRX.org or is it only a USA thing? Wondering if it is worth emailing any Sydney stations.

    Here is isn't cold or wet :-)

    It is quite sunny and a little hot :-)

    Please don't kill me, snowed in Americans.

  5. Yes Monika. Any station can license a show off of PRX as long as they're a member station. Last year a station in Ireland aired a piece I produced that they got off of PRX. The sign-up instructions to become a member station are at the site. They also have to pay a fee to become a member. That's how Rebecca gets paid. When stations become members, they get a cache of points. They use those points to buy shows.

  6. I submitted a request to WFYI Indianapolis. I quickly received the typical "I will share your request with programming" response. I'll keep my fingers crossed for some Indy coverage. Ford knows we could use a dose of Rebecca in this hotbed of credulity.

    The station's email response also mistook me for a woman. I suppose my mother never anticipated how frequently this might happen when she named me 'Jamie'.

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