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

My pilot public radio show, Curiosity, Aroused, is now available on 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: 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 is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor. Twitter @rebeccawatson Mastodon Instagram @actuallyrebeccawatson TikTok @actuallyrebeccawatson YouTube @rebeccawatson BlueSky

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  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. Cool and wet here in Seattle.

    I just emailed the program director of KPLU (our other NPR station here) and asked him to air your show. Good Luck!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. So can international stations pick up the show from 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Somebody just point me to a spot where I might be able to download future episodes. That's all I need. (I doubt any non-English-speaking radio stations are likely to pick up the show).

  8. It's partly sunny and about 66 degrees here in New Orleans (so don't worry about any homicidal thoughts from me, Monika ;) ) and I'm going to write to my relevant local station presently.

  9. 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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