TO BE A STUDIO AUDIENCE MEMBER
Since we get a lot of requests from people traveling through Austin hoping to visit, here is what you can do to attend a live taping of The Atheist Experience.
The show airs every Sunday from 4:30 to 5:30 PM Austin time. Check the schedule to see who is hosting on the day of your visit, or whether there is a cancellation. Unfortunately, since we are subject to the scheduling concerns of the public access studio, sometimes cancellations are out of our control.
Assuming that there is a live taping that day, plan to show up by 4 PM, so you can sit in the studio without disrupting the show. The address is 1143 Northwestern Avenue. Here is a map. You can also get this information at the Channel Austin website.
The show is currently being taped at the ACA Freethought Library, 1507 W Koenig Ln. Here is a map.
After the show we go to dinner; the current location is usually El Arroyo at 1624 W 5th St (map) Threadgill’s North, 6416 N Lamar Blvd. We meet around 6pm.
If it fits in your plans and the group’s schedule, you can also plan to visit for brunch or a lecture the morning before the show. Check the front page of atheist-community.org for details and current location.
CALLING/BEING ON THE AIR
The Atheist Experience uses a cable access studio that is used during the week by other programs. Do not attempt to call us at any time other than our scheduled air time, which is 4:30-5:30 PM CST on Sunday afternoons. The number is 512-472-2255.
Update: Beginning 8/2/2015, we have been doing new shows from the ACA Freethought Library. Instead of calling the phone number, please try to begin a skype chat during the show with “theatheistexperience.” They will set things up for you to call. At this time, we do not have way to take regular phone calls in the new studio. Please continue to check this page for updates about the best way to contact the show. The contact info should also be visible on screen during each episode.
To increase your chances of getting on the air, as the phone lines fill up quickly, trying calling beginning around 4:15-4:20. If you are a theist, your call will be placed higher in the queue. The phone screener will ask what your question or topic is, and this information is made available to the hosts before they answer you. If you are an atheist calling, please have a clear and succinct question ready for the hosts. While we appreciate kudos and compliments, we discourage fans from calling just to tell us that they enjoy the show. Kudos are best sent as emails, and please take it as understood that we appreciate your kind words, even if we don’t respond to you.
The show does not place outgoing calls, nor are we able at this time to take Skype calls.