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Ask An Atheist wins Four SCAN Awards

The awards we won on top of one of many console radios owned by Sam

As previously posted, Ask an Atheist won four awards at the 2010 SCAN Awards event, held last evening at the Rainer Valley Community Center.

The event was attended by a lot of people, including nearly the entire cast and crew of Ask an Atheist.  The event featured musical acts by local talent including: a gospel choir who did not appear to enjoy our success, a solo acoustic folk act, and some traditional Indian music from the host of another show on SCAN, ‘Bandish‘.

Our success at the event turned us into a bit of a joke about half-way through the show, with Warren Etheredge of ‘The High Bar’ asking if our success was part of “God’s plan”.   I had a quick chat with Warren, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw him around Ask an Atheist in the near future.

Ask an Atheist won awards in each of the four categories it secured a nomination in:

  • Favorite Religious, Spiritual, or Faith Program
  • Favorite Locally Produced Program
  • Favorite New Program of 2010
  • Favorite Studio/Live Program

A huge, industrial shipment of thanks to the cast and crew of Ask an Atheist, for making the show worth watching and worth voting for.

Also, some satellite-deployed thanks to the viewers of the show, both for watching and for voting!

If you would like to watch the awards ceremony, the event will be aired on SCAN this week, and we’ll post more information when we have it.   We’ll also see about including clips of the event on this website as soon as we have access to the video.

Also, a console radio turns out to be a great place to photograph awards.

About the Author: Sam Mulvey

Sam Mulvey is a producer and the technical brain behind Ask an Atheist. He is a collector of vinegar varieties, vintage computers, antique radios, and propaganda.

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Hey Sam

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you. I really do not know how express my admiration for you. You and the entire crew deserve a huge round of applause



Fabulous!! I’d love to see the looks on the faces of the gospel choir. Great job to everyone on the show. You deserved it.



I actually thought the gospel choir was really cool. They slayed their performance — great fun to watch. I preferred it to the other performances, which, while technically very well done, were either too emo or too soporific for the general mood of the awards ceremony (in my opinion). The gospel peeps were good folks.

Thanks to all our viewers/audiofeed listeners for supporting us — we really appreciate it!

And yeah, I want to go drinking with Warren. That dude’s awesome.

Mike Gillis

The gospel choir, while very good, apparently crossed their eyes and glared at us when we won the first award.

Congratulations you guys! We like your show and are glad you got recognition for what you are doing. (I am a former Mormon as well, so I liked the 1st show of Season 2) We also like The High Bar, and hoped it would get more. Warren is great. Keep up the good work.

Lynn Andersen


Congrats to you on your wins, Lynn! “Crescendo!” is awesome.


Congratulations, you guys earned it =)

Dave M

Congratulations on some well deserved awards.

Rob Wolfram

Congratulations, especially the Religious, Spiritual or Faith award is supersweet!


Yea, huge night for the show and it was very exciting to be a part of it! I felt like I was at the Oscars. I liked all the musical acts- yes, the gospel choir was the most fun, and made me wish we had something like that for atheists. I only wish now I’d spent more time introducing myself to other groups and mingling a bit. Lynn- thank you for the congratulations! I haven’t seen your show, but I’m going to make a point to add it to the DVR list. 🙂 Warren’s High Bar program looks compelling too-… Read more »

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Thanks for your comments guys! Last year when we swept it like you did, we also started getting the comments directed at us during the show. The comment Dian made this year about Music NOT being in the Arts category we knew was directed at us. (they removed us from that category) We were actually relieved to not be the focus of the in-show comments this year. The awards show itself improved a lot this year over last, but you should have heard Aaron Daniel last year, he was amazing! You are inspiring us to put some of our shows… Read more »

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