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A word on the future of “Ask an Atheist”

As you may have heard on our most recent episode, we’ve seen the writing on the wall for SCAN public access, the network that broadcasts our show – and it’s not good.

Barring some sort of deus ex machina, SCAN will go black on January 1, 2011. When this happens, obviously, “Ask an Atheist” will no longer be broadcast on Seattle public access television.

Despite a rather herculean effort by SCAN staff, show producers and viewers to secure funding for the network, the Seattle city council has decided to defund Seattle public access to death.

Where does this leave “Ask an Atheist”?

Repeat after me: we’re not canceled.

The producers of our show are dedicated to keeping our award-winning little heathen show alive and well, in another form. They make strike us down, but they’ll only make us more powerful than they can possibly imagine.

We’re exploring a number of really exciting options right now. We can’t talk about anything until it solidifies, but expect some big announcements in the near future.

In the meantime, we will continue to produce new episodes of the show as long as SCAN keeps the lights on. We have scheduled more topics and episodes through the end of the year and a lot of ideas for shows after that.

We’re not dead, folks. Far from it. Stay tuned for big news.

About the Author: Mike Gillis

Mike Gillis is co-creator, and co-host of Ask an Atheist. He hosts the Radio vs. the Martians! and Mike and Pól Save the Universe! podcasts. He also enjoys comic books, the Planet of the Apes, and the band Queen.

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Glad you’re not dead. Exciting options? Let me guess…… you’ve got a 1-hour slot every weekday on Fox News?


I’ll be sad to see you go off the air. As I’ve mentioned before, you are the only game in town and it’s a shame to lose your show (let alone the other shows on SCAN ) to budget issues. Good luck with the new forum, I hope you’ll be revealing it before your final episode. Thanks for the hours of entertainment so far, my DVR will never be quite the same.



Or, perhaps a “Soros ex Machina”


What a shame. I just discovered you guys and now your network gets cancelled. Let’s hope this isn’t the last of Ask an Atheist 🙁


And I always think of Seattle as one of those places where things like this don’t happen. I’m trying to convince myself that budget decisions have always existed. But when I look at the things so many cities can’t afford and I worry what things will look like in the future. We’re becoming so regressive.


Well, crap. I’ll be moving to the Seattle area from Orlando, FL in early January and was really looking forward to watching the show. Bummer.

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