Resources - Broadcasting - Video
This is a list of video broadcasters who promote critical thinking and are tailored to the interests that are inclined to atheism, often with a focus on science, skepticism, freedom, and rational thinking. If you know of a web site that should be included in this list, please share it with us or add it to the "atheist Blog Roll" at: http://www.atheistblogroll.com/blogs/submit.pl.
- An Atheist Reads The Bible (43 Alley)
- This is a cartoon video series that takes particular stories from the Bible, puts it into a silly animated format that was common in the 1970s, but then asks some serious questions. The author was raised in The Southern United States and encountered fierce devotion to the Christian religion for most of his life.
- Anthony Magnabosco
- Anthony Magnabosco asks random people he meets on the street how they arrived at their God belief, and if they are using a possibly unreliable method to arrive there. The techniques he's using are known as Street Epistemology, which were originally promoted in Dr. Peter Boghossian's book entitled "A Manual For Creating Atheists."
- Apostate Chick
- An apostate from the Jehova's Witness (J.W.) religion produces a series of videos about her experiences, and some of the pressures she encountered that arose from leaving the religion. In one of her videos she puts on a wonderful performance of a "rap" (follow this link) that focuses on the religion she left behind ("jay-dub" is a shortened form of the initials J.W.).
- Armoured Skeptic, The (Sir Skeptalot)
- Sir Skeptalot, the Armoured Skeptic, produces videos that mostly focus on refuting theistic criticism of, or claims about, atheism. His credo is "I'm no political activist. I do not belong to any movements or groups. I merely like to share my opinions on those who do." His videos tend to be both educational and entertaining.
- Atheist Analysis
- Atheist Analysis is an atheist activism organization (registered under 501C3 in the USA) that is committed to delivering entertaining, educational, quality, and effective atheist content that is 100% free, and its funding comes from the generous support and contributions of others.
To learn more, get involved, or support Atheist Analysis, please visit the official web site at http://www.atheistanalysis.com/.
- Atheist Experience, The
- The Atheist Experience is a weekly cable access television show in Austin, Texas, USA, that is geared at a non-atheist audience. The show is produced by the Atheist Community of Austin, which is organized as a non-profit 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 also: The Atheist Experience web site
- Atheist Minority
- A former Christian who was indoctrinated at an obscenely early age, Atheist Minority has since broken the chains of religious dogma. A long journey of questions, logic, and free-thinking has ultimately led her to atheism, and she firmly believes that it's the best thing that's ever happened to her. She hopes that something she says in her videos will plant a seed for others, too.
An example of the wisdom and encourage she imparts: "I know it's scary to stop believing in something you have always been convinced is the truth, but all you need is an open mind and a little bit of courage. Think for yourself - don't be afraid to question what you've always been told, and don't make decisions based on fear and fantasies."
- Autopsy 87
- Autopsy 87 dedicates his videos to telling religion to "go elsewhere" (to put it diplomatically), and metaphorically kicking crazy conservatives in the nether regions while also attempting to spread reason and rationality to a world that seems to be entranced by ignorance. In a nutshell, Autopsy 87 is seriously tired of religion, and is speaking out against it in a clear and brutally honest style.
- Bible Skeptic, The (Brett P. Palmer)
- In a professional documentary style, Brett Palmer, a secular biblical scholar popularly known as The Bible Skeptic, hosts a number of his articles detailing and exposing the unreliability of the Bible on YouTube.
Through his articles and videos, The Bible Skeptic examines and critiques in rich, deeply researched detail and sober rationality, the many claims of biblical inerrantists, Christian apologists, and creationists.
- Bill Nye, the Science Guy (official videos)
- Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life.
- Bobby Allison - The Preaching Atheist
- After 30+ years of dedicated Christian service, Bobby Allison's life's dedication has become to help free as many people from the shackles of religious tyranny as he possibly can and hope, that in some small manner, he can be partly responsible for its extinction. Though, at times, he is quite caustic in his approach in his videos, he works on the premise that the only way to fight a bully is to bully them back. He also attempts to show them [Christians in particular] the errors, fallibility, and utter nonsense that is in their Bible and hence, the lunacy that pervades throughout all Christianity.
- Christina Rad (ZOMGitsCriss)
- Christina Rad is a YouTube video producer who takes her productions very seriously. She is a free thinking skeptic with integrity because she has demonstrated that she values improving or correcting information when errors are brought to her attention (and the better information or the refutations can be verified). Her videos cover an interesting variety of psychological and philosophical topics, many of which pertain to human emotions or atheism.
- This deeply philocophical cartoon comedy series is famous for "roasting" religion over the firey coals of skepticism. The author doesn't address religion because of God; he addresses it because of the people who believe in God. He doesn't want them to believe in a fantasy; he wants them to believe what is true.
From the author: "If most of the world believed in Harry Potter and based life decisions - that affect everyone - on that belief, then I'd spend my time addressing Harry Potter, and I want you to get this straight: I don't know if a deity exists, but I do know the Abrahamic God doesn't exist, for He is an illogical concept, rife with contradiction - a square circle of loving wrath."
- Discern4 - Skeptical Bible Videos from an ex-Pentecostal
- This series of videos details the author's experiences with Pentecostal Christian religious fundamentalism, and he shares his many thoughts on Christianity since leaving the Pentecostal faith. The more he looked for the real Jesus Christ, the more problems he found, which he reviews and explains in these videos (which include support for Closed Captions).
- God Hates Brick Stone
- Brick Stone (comedian Dave Sirus) questions the lunacy of religious extremists, such as the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), througout the United States, and showcases his stand up and comedy sketches. His entertaining interviewing style, which asks all the right and "very wrong" questions, is not inhibited by cultural taboos.
- Keane Vlogs by Brett Keane
- Controversial videos (which are deeply offensive to some) by Brett Keane, the host, who questions and criticizes the violent and otherwise peculiar virtues and tradition practices espoused by many different religions, particularly Christianity and Islam.
- Jaclyn Glenn
- Jaclyn Glenn produces videos about social issues and atheism. She is active in many atheism communities, and is also featured on AtheistTV (which was started by the American Atheists in July 2014). In many of her videos, Jaclyn presents logical perspectives in fun an interesting ways when applying skepticism to a wide variety of theistic claims.
- Dr. Kristi Winters
- Dr. Kristi Winters (a.k.a., "dr km winters") is a self-described "liberal, atheist, feminist, social scientist nerd," and she is also a sharp skeptic who also happens to have an academic background in qualitative and quantitative research. On numerous occasions she has used neutral applications of skepticism to critique, dismantle, and debunk flawed, fraudulent, or simply illogical [so-called] "research" by others who don't understand the fundamentals of statistics and/or fail to apply scientific methodology correctly.
- KT45's atheist channel
- KT45 explains his transition from Christianity to atheism and shares these life experiences with interesting commentary and insightful perspective. These pleasant and rational presentations are often complimented by KT45's simple and fun cartooning style.
- Living Dinosaur, The
- An atheist and ardent anti-crationist who believes that people are and should be entitled to believe anything they like as long as they allow others the freedom to do the same and represent their positions honestly. This series of videos is presented beautifully and with class, and expresses thought-provoking ideas at a gentle pace.
- Mrs. Betty Bowers - America's Best Christian
- Award winning parody of America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, gives compassionate Christian advice, operates a blog and an eMail newsletter, and features a number of satirical yet educational videos about Christianity.
- Mr. Greycoat (Greycoat's Teapot)
- According to Mr. Greycoat, "outrageous claims require outrageous satire," and he pours the satire on thick in this wonderful collection of informative and humourous videos on his YouTube channel called "Greycoat TV." Famous people in the theist, atheist, and anti-theistic spheres are regularly featured using a variety of fun enhancements that make these videos truly entertaining.
- Non Stamp Collector
- In a series of insightful critical thinking cartoons this author examines various religious stories and ideas in a fun and critical manner. The cartoons also occasionally examine alternative endings to some religious stories that, in the end, often seem more probable.
The philosophy of not collecting stamps is a reflection of it not being a hobby because atheism is not a religion, just as not playing football is not a sport and "off" is not a TV channel, etc.
- Plenty O' Material by Bogumil Vatra
- Plenty O' Material is a YouTube video channel featuring a series of cartoons by Bogumil Vatra that focuses on animating various absurd aspects of religion.
A small variety of other videos is also included on this channel that are not cartoons.
- Qualia Soup
- Qualia Soup is a professional video cartoon series that teaches important logic and critical thinking concepts. This wonderful collection of videos is highly recommended for teenagers and adults of all ages, and is presented in a pleasant style that makes it easy to learn how to apply logic or improve critical thinking skills.
- Real Science (C0nc0rdance)
- "Concordance" means "harmony between all the parts," and in scientific use it means "arriving at the same conclusion by multiple methodologies." The goal of this broadcaster, who uses the pseudonym "C0nc0rdance," is to show, through the use of solid evidence and rational argument, what is junk science and what is real.
- Science UK
- A contemporary collection of skeptical presentations, speeches, debates, and animated cartoons that focus on dispelling the myths prepetrated by religions and their adherents.
- SecularTv - A Network where Free Speech is taken seriously
- The goal of SecularTv is to help promote unique and interesting content while focusing on a variety of diverse ideas that appeal to various groups in the secular community. In short, SecularTv's goal is to provide a springboard for producers -- assisting in the production of quality secular shows without dictating or censoring content.
- Steve Shives
- Steve Shives is an atheist who provides commentary on atheism and related topics while applying skepticism primarily to theist claims. He is particularly well known for his "an atheist reads..." series of videos (which can be viewed directly at http://www.youtube.com/user/stevelikes2curse/videos?shelf_id=11&sort=dd&view=50).
- The Amazing Atheist
- The Amazing Atheist is a professional ranter who yells loudly in empty rooms (often with swearing), and publishes videos of it on the internet. Occasionally he reads a book or watches a movie, but mostly he just yells about things for your amusement and/or disgust.
- The Atheist Voice
- The Atheist Voice provides a virtual discussion platform for atheist leaders, authors, bloggers, activists, and everybody else who is passionate about atheism, and secularism. Everyone is encouraged to join the discussion by commenting under the videos or submitting video responses. The channel operators are also open to collaborative interests, and welcome other atheists to appear in their videos.
- The Thinking Atheist
- The Thinking Atheist is a series of professionally produced videos that employ satire, psychological and scientific research, and common sense. (There is a particular emphasis on the exploration of common-sense questions about the origins of deities.)
- Thunderf00t - Science and Education for the win!
- These videos are about the true beauty of a self-inquiring sentient universe that is lost on those who elect to walk the intellectually vacuous path of comfortable paranoid fantasies.
Phil Mason, the author of these videos and advocate of skepticism, is particularly famous for his various science demonstrations and his "Why Do People Laugh At Creationists?" video series, his exchanges with other YouTube video bloggers, and public interviews with various theists (most notably Ray Comfort).
- Tom Leeds - your friendly neighbourhood atheist
- Tom Leeds produces a wonderful series of short philosophical videos about atheism wherein he asks questions like "Being an atheist is easy, so why isn't it more common?" and "Holding onto your belief when there is no actual reason to believe seem hard, so why do so many do it?" His philosophy is simple and unimposing, and he codifies it as follows: "I don't want to change anyones mind; I want to give them a reason to change their own mind."
- Unicorn & Toast - Yeast be with you!
- Unicorn & Toast is a community-donation-fueled video series based on two interspecies homosexual deities who fell in love making the universe. Peachy, the main character, is the Earthling friend of the gods who is a logical and very stubborn girl (the videos often showcase a key attribute of her character wherein nothing really gets to her no matter what life throws her).
- WildwoodClaire1 (Coffee with Claire)
- Coffee with Claire is a weekly YouTube video show, which is usually uploaded on Sundays. It consists of a series of short subjects of interest, including science education, Creationism, human rights, and politics. Regular features like "Mixed Nuts" (which is a commentary on the most idiotic and/or insane comments by politicians), "Creationist Greatest Hits," "Geology Minute," "Claire's 'Shout-out of the Week,'" and "Claire's 'Dim Bulb of the Week.'"