Re: [atheists-55] For those of you who missed it...

From: Zachary B.
Sent on: Friday, January 23, 2009 1:54 PM
We just started our Boston Atheists podcast this month --  
http://bostonathe...­ -- after deliberating on exactly these 
issues. A cable access show seemed not worth the trouble, considering that 
YouTube is a free venue for videos and the podcast would just as effectively 
meet our needs for broadcasting our own commentary.

A good preliminary to this kind of planning is to assess the resources 
available elsewhere, especially what is being done with atheistic broadcast 
media and rationalist teaching materials. Both of these, as has been said, 
demanding amounts of expertise, time, money, and infrastructure, all of 
which is best delegated to non-redundant projects.

As far as teaching goes, we decided that our time and money would be best 
spent not in duplicating efforts underway elsewhere -- hello, Eugenie 
Scott! -- but in doing fundraising for those other organizations, like the 
National Center for Science Education and the James Randi Educational 
Foundational, that are doing the work to meet our shared goals.

All best,

Zachary Bos
Director, Boston Atheists
(and who spends a lot of time in Frederick County)







----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Malcolm" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Sent: Friday, January 23,[masked]:46 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-55] For those of you who missed it...


> The propositions are pretty ambitious, but I think everyone knows
> that.  I'm not sure if the goal is to target Baltimore specifically or
> just provide another medium for the skeptical/atheist movement.  I'm
> also not sure who the target is, but I would suggest children in which
> case: Instead of a TV show, it might be a good idea to create
> educational material for teachers (such as an interesting video to
> introduce the concepts to young children) accompanied with
> demonstrations by members of the group in person at the schools.  The
> startup costs and effort for a podcast are also relatively small and
> it is easy to reach a large number of people.  The low startup cost is
> also useful in that it can help weed out the good ideas from the bad
> while trying to figure this stuff out.
>
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Greg <[address removed]> wrote:
>> I used to work at the Anne Arundel County Public Access TV studio.  They 
>> have an excellent facility that you can make use of, so long as at least 
>> one of the members of your production team is an AA county resident.  I 
>> doubt I would have time to participate in the production of the show 
>> itself, but I can put you in touch with the guys at the studio and fill 
>> you in on any further info you need about the Public Access production 
>> process.
>>
>> -Greg
>>
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>> From: Kevin Grishkot <[address removed]>
>> To: [address removed]
>> Date: Fri, 23 Jan[masked]:44:53 +0000
>> Subject: [atheists-55] For those of you who missed it...
>> We all had a good time at the Silver Spring Mining co meetup. I'd like to 
>> thank all those who came and to let them in on something i talked about 
>> there.
>>
>> I want to emulate what the people of the Atheist Community of Austin have 
>> been doing for the last 11 years. They have managed to get a public 
>> access TV show on their local cable system. I'd like to do that here, in 
>> the greater Baltimore area. The question I have for the group is: Who's 
>> in? Obviously I can't do it by myself, so I'm going to need LOTS of help. 
>> So, who wants to try and pull this off? I'd like to do a TV show and a 
>> podcast. The format would be some combination of live call in debate and 
>> debates between the local holy rollers and a panel of us. I'd also like 
>> to do youth outreach activities (sorry, I can't be more specific than 
>> that, but I don't have a format in mind yet). So, who wants to have some 
>> fun and kick some ass for rationality?
>>
>> Let the shitblizzard begin.
>>
>>
>>
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