Friday, 17 October 2008

Podcast: Robin Ince introduces Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

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As many of you will be aware, there's a real treat in store for atheists this Christmas in the form of comedian Robin Ince's three-night celebration of science and rationalism, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People. It's taking place at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London as a benefit for the Rationalist Associaton on the 18 and 19 December (both sold out), and also at the gigantic Hammersmith Apollo on 21 December (you can still get tickets for that here). The show's going to be fantastic, featuring a host of Britain's leading comedians, musicians and scientists including, but not limited to, Stewart Lee, Mark Thomas, Phill Jupitus, Josie Long, Ben Goldacre, Richard Dawkins and some very special guests.

One of the other great things about the show is the reason Robin was moved to organise it – last year he ended up on a TV "debate" on "Who's taking the Christ out of Christmas?", alongside Vanessa Feltz, Nick Ferrari and the lovely Stephen Green of Christian Voice. The whole thing left Robin so enraged that, after writing about it for our website, he set to work organising a godless extravaganza for this Christmas. Yesterday we recorded Robin explaining all this, and we've now uploaded it as our second ever podcast. Follow the link below to listen.

Listen to Robin Ince introducing Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

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Father David Heron said...

It's a pity AC Grayling isn't on the list. He could be the Pantomime Dame!

rob a said...

Will it be recorded and put on the interweb for us all to behold?

sarah said...

You may spend a lifetime striving against what your soul knows to be true. Our God in heaven is not shaken by the raging antics of men and women who only prove His being by spending a lifetime trying to convince people otherwise. What is it about Him that makes you so afraid? Is it not the nagging truth that your life is not meaningless but purposeful. And it is only so because the Almighty God has made it so. The soul of all men will acknowledge Him one day. I pray that your day comes this side of eternity.

Tom Wade said...

Robin Ince did an interview talking about the Nine Lessons gigs, and had a debate with a Christian comedian. Well worth a listen: