December 23, 2009
The Voice of Reason Broadcast Network is pleased to announce “Science Sunday” — a series of weekly broadcasts on science and skepticism. Science Sunday will consist of four individual programs not directly hosted by VoR, but rather rebroadcast by VoR with the kind permission of the program creators. The programs will air every Sunday starting December 27, 2009, and will run from 9:00pm to 12:30am, Eastern U.S. time. Science Sunday broadcasts will not be archived by VoR; the podcasts are available at the respective web sites of the individual programs (linked below).
Science Sunday is a first step toward providing a much more extensive and varied schedule around the clock to inform and entertain VoR listeners. Please stay tuned for more changes in the schedule in early 2010.
The four Science Sunday programs scheduled to air on VoR are:
9:00 PM: The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe
The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe is a weekly podcast talk show discussing the latest news and topics from the world of the paranormal, fringe science, and controversial claims from a scientific point of view.
10:30 PM: Skeptoid with Brian Dunning
Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture.
Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you may have heard of and that you might believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief in non-evidence based phenomena, and more importantly, explains the factual scientific reality.
11:00 PM: Are We Alone?: Science radio for thinking species
Could there be life-forms on worlds far beyond the bounds of Earth? The search for life as we don’t know it begins with understanding life as we do.
Are We Alone? is a one-hour program, produced by the SETI Institute. From amoebas to androids to antimatter, Are We Alone? weaves together humor and compelling interviews into themed programs about the biggest ideas in evolutionary biology, genetics, paleontology, technology, and physics – as well as cosmology and astronomy.
12:00 AM: Astronomy Cast
Astronomy Cast takes a fact based journey through the cosmos as it offers listeners weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology. Hosted by Fraser Cain (Universe Today) and Dr. Pamela L. Gay (SIUE), this show brings the questions of an avid astronomy lover direct to an astronomer. Together Fraser and Pamela explore what is known and being discovered about the universe around us.