Money problems and Science Friday

If you're anything like me, you'll be listening to NPR Science Friday every week (although not necessarily on Friday if you listen to it as a podcast like I do). One of the funding sources for the radio program was the NSF; unfortunately, they've decided not to continue their support. The NSF probably have their own valid reasons to stop their funding (like, there's a lot of pressure to cut the deficit, although I personally think that a public radio program promoting science would still be a very worthwhile cause to fund), but this means that Science Friday is facing financial difficulties. And despite being an NPR program, it only gets 10% of its funding from NPR. Fortunately, the program is in no immediate danger of going off the air, but of course, they could use all the help they can get.

Support Science Friday

I love the show, so I support it. If you're interested in science and have never been a listener of NPR Science Friday, then you might want to give it a listen.

The Infidel Guy Show

The Infidel Guy Show is a great online radio show hosted by Reginald Finley, the Infidel Guy. He regularly conducts live interviews with atheists, agnostics, theists, and all sorts of other people. It's a down to earth look at a wide variety of topics that may be of interest to atheists, among them religion (of course), science, politics, and culture. You could also jump into the show by calling in via phone or Skype.

The Infidel Guy Show supports itself through ad revenue and donations from listeners. Unfortunately, not enough revenue has been coming in recently with the downturn in the economy, threatening the existence of this great program. If you're one of the audience that enjoys this show, please consider becoming a paid Gold Member or even just making a donation.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me is a hilarious podcast where they make fun of the weekly news. It's a quiz show where the questions are hilarious, and you'll discover things that you would never believe happening. The intervening breaks where regular panelists try to guess the answer to a question are also really funny, especially when they don't know the answer.

It's actually a radio show which is also being provided as a podcast. I don't listen to the show through radio since I prefer podcasts, not to mention that I don't even have a radio, which means you'll probably never hear me on the show as a contestant.