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Watch us on ustream, or you can directly stream Public Access Ch 16 from Channel Austin's server without IRC here. We are on 4:30 to 5:30 pm Central US Time. See the clock below.

Join us at El Arroyo for the after-the-show meetup at 1624 W 5th St around 6:00pm.

The Atheist Experience TV Show

Atheist Experience #895: Secular Christmas

Matt and John talk informally about the evolution of Christmas into a secular holiday.

This episode aired on December 7, 2014.

What is the Atheist Experience?

The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas geared at a non-atheist audience. Every week we field live calls from atheists and believers alike, and you never know what you're going to get! Sometimes it can get quite feisty indeed! You don't want to miss it.


The Atheist Experience is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin. The Atheist Community of Austin is organized as a nonprofit educational corporation to develop and support the atheist community, to provide opportunities for socializing and friendship, to promote secular viewpoints, to encourage positive atheist culture, to defend the first amendment principle of state-church separation, to oppose discrimination against atheists and to work with other organizations in pursuit of common goals.

See Frank's "You're the Devil!" promo, right, or all our promos.

If you'd like to check out other "bite sized" nibbles of The Atheist Experience, check out our fan appreciation page which has lots of clips extracted by our fans.


"You're the Devil" Promo

How do I catch it on TV?

The Atheist Experience airs Sundays, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Austin area broadcast from Channel Austin Channel 16. This channel can be found in the Austin area on Time Warner Cable digital channel 16-10 or Grande Communications channel 16. We are not on TV outside the Austin area.

Upcoming episodes:

Can I see or hear the show some other way?

Yes, We have a number of our episodes on YouTube and Google Plus. We also provide MP3 and OGG audio files of our shows for download. You can even subscribe to these via RSS audio syndication (e.g. Podcast). We also sell DVDs of the show and audio compilations in the ACA's products area. See our show archive page for more information.

Run a live Internet stream on ustream.tv with IRC. Also, Channel Austin is streaming CH 16 all the time. Tune in Sundays 4:30 to 5:30 pm Central US Time. Check the clock at the right for Austin's current time.


Austin Time

Want to help us continue our work?

Consider making a donation to the general fund of the Atheist Community of Austin. The donation will help keep the show on the air (and your computer) with high quality content each week.

Can I meet the cast and crew?

Yes! Typically the cast and crew goes to a meet-up after the show. Atheist and atheist-friendly people are welcome to join us. We really enjoy meeting our viewers!

Where is the dinner meet-up after the show?

We have the meet-up after the live TV show on Sunday at:

Restaurant:
El Arroyo (Mexican food)
Location:
1624 W. 5th (near Mopac). Look for the blue bus.
Time:
Sundays around 6:00 pm. Note: We won't be there if the show isn't live!
More information:
Map and El Arroyo's web site

We change restaurants periodically and we try to meet at various locations around Austin. We're always looking for suggestions for good places to eat. If you have a favorite spot you would like to meet, send us an e-mail.

Dinner at IHOP
Dinner after the September 9, 2007 show

Viewers and listeners, give us your feedback.

E-mail us your feedback or questions. We will try to respond to you in e-mail or on the air. Due to our now international audience, we're sometimes not able to respond to all e-mails. All e-mails to us are read by the hosts and crew.

ACA members, want to help?

The Atheist Experience can always use extra helping hands in the studio. Tasks involve screening phone calls, manning the communication with the host so Matt will know who the heck's on the phone, running Camera 2, or just being a cheering supportive studio audience member (we love those!). Talk to Matt, Steve, or any ACA board member at one of our gatherings if you'd like to help us on the show, and they'll give you directions to the studio.

Still have more questions?

See our technical FAQ page or the ACA's atheism FAQ (frequently asked questions).