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.
Assuming that there is a live show that day, plan to show up by 4 PM, so you can sit in the studio without disrupting the show. 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 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
As of August, 2015, we have begun doing the show in the ACA Freethought Library, using the
Internet for broadcast and calls. See the Atheist Experience web site for the schedule and the technical FAQ for the current procedure for calling. Note that we are phasing out skype calls due to the clumsy nature of switching calls.
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.
We appreciate your patience as we improve the technical quality of our show.