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London's favorite pirate radio station now available in podcast format. Rinse FM is uniquely placed at the hub of the Capitalʼs thriving British underground music community, demonstrating throughout 18 years of broadcasting that they provide a vital, unique and exceptionally successful, grass-roots gateway into broadcast radio and the wider music industry. Rinseʼs DJs and MCs have won Mercury Music Prize awards, with nominations for numerous others, gold discs in recognition of sales, and wi ...
 
London's favorite pirate radio station now available in podcast format. Rinse FM is uniquely placed at the hub of the Capitalʼs thriving British underground music community, demonstrating throughout 18 years of broadcasting that they provide a vital, unique and exceptionally successful, grass-roots gateway into broadcast radio and the wider music industry. Rinseʼs DJs and MCs have won Mercury Music Prize awards, with nominations for numerous others, gold discs in recognition of sales, and wi ...
 
London's favorite pirate radio station now available in podcast format. Rinse FM is uniquely placed at the hub of the Capitalʼs thriving British underground music community, demonstrating throughout 18 years of broadcasting that they provide a vital, unique and exceptionally successful, grass-roots gateway into broadcast radio and the wider music industry. Rinseʼs DJs and MCs have won Mercury Music Prize awards, with nominations for numerous others, gold discs in recognition of sales, and wi ...
 
Beyond Ghosts is the interactive paranormal radio show which allows anyone and everyone the opportunity to be a “ghost hunter!” By creating a community of openness and truth, both believers and skeptics alike can find a new home with Beyond Ghosts Interactive Paranormal. This is truly the "one stop" for all paranormal enthusiasts, regardless of their level of involvement. Beyond Ghosts works to make the Paranormal accessible, credible, exciting, and of course fun, without separating fact fro ...
 
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As Oscar season approaches, we wanted to take some time to chat about movies we saw that either tripped our skeptical alarms or warmed our skeptical hearts. Some are major motion pictures like Don't Look Up, Nightmare Alley or even Disney's Encanto, but we discuss quite a few lesser known flicks on streaming services: Sasquatch, Seaspiracy, the The…
 
This week Stephanie Quick and A.P. Strange are on the show to talk Humor and weirdness in the Paranormal. We chat about Banana Vampires, remnant sex energies haunting a bedroom, The Job cat from the 2 witches podcast, Dad Joke exorcisms, Steph doing Amish thirst trap pics, Hilarious magic, and more.By Roejen
 
In this final installment of our moral panic series, as well as our final episode of 2021, we go into various banned books, fears about literature's effect on "weaker minds," the hearings on comic books and juvenile delinquency, and what makes a moral panic. Whether it's murders attributed to Catcher in the Rye or the big boss battle between Fredri…
 
This penultimate episode in our moral panic series starts with a discussion of the TikTok worries that interrupted schools last week as authorities braced for possible gun violence. Then we talk cinema and television from old to new, and the themes in moral panicking that jump out repeatedly -- such as worrying about what the fragile minds of child…
 
In part 2 of our 4-part series, we talk about moral panics in music history. Some will seem quaint to our modern ears, while others are a bit more recent. From jaunty tunes interfering with factory work in the 1940s to rock artists in the 1980s defending their lyrics in congressional hearings, we look at a long history of how parent's just don't un…
 
So this week we start by looking at the similarities between Q-Anon fans awaiting JFK Jr. in Dallas and doomsday cults moving their predictions. Then we start our series on moral panics with an overview of what exactly constitutes a moral panic, moving into the many games and novelty items that have caused parents and social guardians to wring thei…
 
Hey, we're back! This week Editor in Chief Greg D'Alessandro from Weekly World News is with us to talk about the return and rebirth of Weekly World News (The Worlds ONLY reliable News). We talk about the history of the Magazine, the Bat Child found in the West Virginia cave, How they get some of their content, Some of the crazy exploits they have h…
 
First Tim Mendham from the Australian Skeptics pops in for a quick visit, then we sit down for a discussion with Vegas magicians Matt Donnelly, R.J. Owens, and Vinny Grosso. Each of them has a perspective on magic and skepticism, and we learn about things like gospel magic; how some of them work "woo" like tarot or ESP into their acts; accidental i…
 
We meet up with investigator and photographic ghost evidence enthusiast Kenny Biddle to discuss The Entity -- a 1982 horror movie in the tradition of the 1970s and 1980s "based on a true story" fare. Content warning, this episode discusses a real, confirmed sexual assault briefly in the opener and then a purported supernatural sexual assault as dep…
 
We all have a few skeptical nuggets to chat about this week, from zebras to the healing power of Satan worship to dangerous rumors. Then we are joined by Robert Bartholomew, mass hysteria expert and author of the book "Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria." He compares the current phen…
 
We begin on somber note, with the passing of friend and contributor Erik Kristopher Myers, who will be greatly missed. Then we take a close look at cards, and how they have been used to foretell, trick, amaze, deceive, and swindle. Learn how racism was "in the cards" for fortune tellers in the early 20th century, and how Tarot seems to be ancient a…
 
First, Ben and Celestia are skeptical of the media representations of vaccination "mandates," as well as chiropractors who believe spinally induced immunity can ward off diseases like covid. Then we are joined by Dave Thomas of the New Mexicans for Science and Reason (NMSR) to talk about Roswell's lesser-known cousin crash, the Aztec "Saucer Swindl…
 
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