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The world is more mysterious than most people are comfortable imagining. We cross paths with the mystical from time to time and may not even notice it. If we do, we quickly return to our usually mundane daily existence. But what if we not only acknowledged the unknown, we investigated it and spoke with those in the know? That’s what co-hosts Scott & Forrest, and their producer Tess Pfeifle do at Astonishing Legends. With the power of the well-vetted Astonishing Research Corps, they have acce ...
 
Proudly brought to you by the fine folks at the Astonishing Legends Podcast- Not just another show but a place you can go: The Midnight Library. You alone, can climb the stairs of the strange, old Victorian mansion and be somewhat welcomed by your Hosts, Miranda Merrick & Mr. Darling. Curl up in a window seat or beside the grand fireplace and hear a tale of times long ago. Be transported to forgotten lands, learn about ancient customs and mysterious happenings… all in the company of your unu ...
 
WHAT FLOATS YOUR BOAT? We dig deep into people’s dreams, passions and desires in an effort get to the bottom of that age old question; a question that has initiated a world-wide phenomenon known as the Self-help industry. On Float your Boat you will hear real people sharing their phenomenal stories of tragedy and success and back again. We interview the well known and the not so well known. Anyone with a great story really! Your hosts George Sabados and Brett Pattinson use their uniquely lai ...
 
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In tonight’s Part Two of our discussion of Joe Fisher’s book, The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts, with Special Guest Rich Hatem, we continue to examine the narrative of Fisher’s interactions with Spirit Guides through Channeling and their troubling results. With the messages and guidance becoming increasingly confusing, frustrating, and seemingly misl…
 
Docents, volunteers, tour guides, whatever you want to call them, have been and remain an important part of the museum visitor experience. As the world and demographics change, how do museums make sure volunteers keep up with the change and remain relevant to modern audiences and concerns? On this episode we chat with journalist Sophie Haigney abou…
 
From being a wedding organist at the age of 13 to a 10-year career running a successful performing arts company and three reputable pop choirs in Melbourne to publishing her first #1 Amazon Best Seller, The Voice Factor, in 2013 a ‘how to sing’ basic book compressed in 5 easy steps, Dene has always worked on projects that connect people and that br…
 
Sure, maybe most of us would find it enticing to receive "inside information" from a mystical plane, our very own oracle of knowledge beyond what's possible in our earthly human existence. Who wouldn't want access to a Spirit Guide, one that could lend us valuable insight to better our lives and give a glimpse of what awaits us on the other side? P…
 
We understand. These are desperate times. But we caringly caution you…that you may not want to stoop so low that you let your soul go! Let us entertain you in the safety of The Midnight Library Reading Room, as we learn of those who struck the ultimate deal...with The Devil. (No devils were harmed in the making of this story) Special Thanks to Soun…
 
In tonight's continuation of our conversation with author and paranormal researcher David Weatherly, we discuss the rest of the creatures from the remainder of his book, Strange Intruders. This unholy host of insidious beings include such wide-ranging descriptions as reptoids appearing as aliens or disguised as humans, black-eyed kids and adults, t…
 
Agnes Gund is a legend in the art world for her collection, her philanthropy, and her decision in 2017 to sell a painting by Roy Lichtenstein for $165 million and launch the Art for Justice Fund. She’s also the subject of the new documentary, AGGIE. The film was directed by Agnes’ daughter and acclaimed documentarian, Catherine Gund. The film is av…
 
In this episode, Fabian talks about Season One coming to an end, the importance of having Core Values, and then dives into what's inspired/motivated him this week. Resources: Read: The Road Back To You Watch: Whiplash Listen: Culture Collaborative Vibes Playlist Core Values Conversation from Moments to Momentum Show Check out the songs we played du…
 
Happy Halloween, Spooky Lovelies! Tonight’s reading in The Midnight Library is all about Our Friend, Jack! Mr. Jack O’Lantern, if you will. Just where did he come from and why are we all so very fond of him? Hear all about his glowing personality tonight! We can hardly wait to get carving… Special Thanks to Sounds Like and Earful Music Supply for t…
 
With many hard lessons learned throughout his 30+ years in the stock market (including the 1987 crash), his expertise in global markets and future trends is renowned as being insightful and realistic.Despite leaving school at 15, by the age of 27, David Novac was the Financial Controller of a $6 billion Merchant Bank. With a solid background in Mer…
 
Visiting a spooky location can be scary because of the spirits and monsters which may await you there. However, one can avoid these horrors by merely not going to these places, right? But what if these frightening creatures came to visit YOU? What if they knew where you lived, your secrets, what terrified you the most, then used that knowledge and …
 
We miss movies. Due to the pandemic, the latest Wes Anderson movie has been bumped to 2021. But fans aren’t leaving 2020 empty handed. One of our favorite Instagram feeds the past few years is the gentle escapism of ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON, a curated selection of crowdsourced photos/stories of buildings, landscapes, and other aesthetically pleasi…
 
Last week's episode on the Ouija board's history and sociological context illustrated that its use was regarded mostly as a virtuous parlor game for over half its life. But then, in the later period of the 20th century, the board's reputation changed from being an innocent way to contact the deceased to often being an oracle and instigator of super…
 
Your favorite spooky library reopens just in time for the Spooky Season! And YOU have a front-row seat by the fire while your haunting host, Ms. Miranda Merrick tells you all about Ancient Books & Their Curses! (After all, she would know) And just when you’ve relaxed as you listen…then, the torture begins. Special Thanks to Sounds Like and Earful M…
 
The world is more mysterious than most people are comfortable imagining. We cross paths with the mystical from time to time and may not even notice it. If we do, we quickly return to our usually mundane daily existence. But what if we not only acknowledged the unknown, we investigated it and spoke with those in the know? That’s what co-hosts Scott …
 
Aaron Brockett is the lead pastor of Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis. Since he joined the church in 2007, it has grown from 1,500 people in one location to more than 9,000 people in four locations, earning recognition as one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. from Outreach Magazine. Aaron has contributed to several books and…
 
In this episode, Fabian talks about an app that's helping to get out of a fitness funk then dives into what's inspired/motivated him this week. Resources: Read: The War of Art, Steven Pressfield Watch: Song Exploder on Netflix Listen: Alfredo, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist Check out the songs we played during this episode V1rgo - Ambre Jaune Watert…
 
On this episode we explore the groundbreaking exhibition, "Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists" with Philbrook Curator Christina Burke. The first of its kind and years in the making, this show honors the achievements of over 100 Native women artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years. On view at Philbrook through Jan…
 
The story of Arthur Leggett, a young man growing up in Australia's developing years, patriotically serving his country in World War II, and surviving four and a half years in the hands of the Germans as a Prisoner of War.Australian larrikanism shines throughout Arthur's journey from boyhood to manhood, through his war ordeals and on into his senior…
 
Chickin’ Lickin’ was Lindsay Holliday’s first reading memory that started a life-long love for funny characters and good stories. Reading kept her company through boarding school and backpacking through-out Asia. She read War and Peace and Shantaram while solo trekking the Annapurna circuit in Nepal in flips flops! Her travels from England ended in…
 
What has six arms, six legs, two beards, and a witch hat?? A CROSSOVER EPISODE! - between The Midnight Library & The Loremen Podcast!! You’re invited to witness the weird as our own Miranda Merrick holds captive...er...captivates England’s own Alasdair Beckett-King and James Shakeshaft with a water-logged tale of Great Lakes Sea Monsters! Put on yo…
 
In Part Three, the commercial-free final "mega-sode" of our D. B. Cooper series, we continue with the FBI's profiling of the infamous skyjacker and learn of their Lead Agents' conclusions, Ralph P. Himmelsbach and Larry Carr. While the FBI investigation would practically come to a dead-end stalemate with their inability to "prove culpability beyond…
 
What is a museum? We know it's more than a big building with paintings on walls and objects in cases. But could our own homes be museums about us? On this episode we speak with author Rachel Morris about her new book, THE MUSEUM MAKERS, a fascinating true story that begins with boxes under a bed and leads to an exploration of imaginary museums, why…
 
Jennifer Broxterman is a Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist. She’s a successful entrepreneur and founder of NutritionRx, offering in-person and online nutrition coaching that encourages people to build a happy and healthy relationship with food through habits-based behaviour change. She’s worked with thousands of clients over the past 10 ye…
 
What makes the legend of D. B. Cooper so enduring is not so much the crime itself, but everything that happened after. Cooper's skyjacking was just one of many during a wave in the era. His method of escape was only somewhat novel. Although he seemed to know about some commercial jet aviation aspects, a few of his choices left authorities questioni…
 
In this episode, Fabian talks about procrastination and fear then dives into what's inspired/motivated him this week. Resources: READ: The Daily Dad, 'Send Them A Postcard' WATCH: Everybody’s Everything LISTEN: Dissect Podcast Season 7: Because The Internet by Childish Gambino Check out the songs we played during this episode Kendrick Lamar, Fear R…
 
A prominent figure in the Australian music industry, Andrew McManus has garnered attention both locally and internationally as an enduring music promoter and his name is synonymous with some of the biggest tours to have come through Australia and New Zealand over the past 25 years. Andrew’s foray into the music industry began in Sydney where he man…
 
On the afternoon of Thanksgiving eve, November 24, 1971, a smartly dressed man approached the flight counter for Northwest Orient Airlines at Portland International Airport and purchased a one-way ticket to Seattle. The name he gave was "Dan Cooper" as he paid cash to board Flight 305, a short 30-minute trip that would turn into one of the longest …
 
Scott Stulen is the CEO and President of Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He’s also an artist, curator, programmer and DJ. Previously he was the first Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Director of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers and Project Director of mnartists.org at…
 
Michael Adams, a Sydney-based journalist, author and television producer.Michael got the idea for the podcast while writing the biography Australia’s Sweetheart, about a forgotten movie star who went from Sydney to Hollywood and London in the 1930s. During his research he kept finding this amazing stories that no one had ever heard of, like an Auss…
 
In the continuation of our interview with the mastermind behind the infamous and legendary Alien Autopsy film, director, producer, conceptual artist, and magician, Spyros Melaris, we learn more about the process of its creation and the aftermath of its release upon the world. But if you think this is just one more case of "Mystery Solved! Nothing t…
 
In this episode, Fabian talks about his struggle to decide what this podcast channel will be used for moving forward and then dives into what's inspired/motivated him this week. Resources: READ: Atomic Habits WATCH: Baby Driver *bonus baby driver content LISTEN: Chelsea Handler, Life Will Be The Death of Me Check out the songs we played during this…
 
Chris Cooper believes hard-working business owners are the heart and soul of the economy, and he’s dedicated his life to supporting them through mentorship. His goal: help 1 million entrepreneurs find success. After starting Two-Brain Business on Feb. 13, 2016, Chris grew the company into the largest gym mentorship company in the world. The busines…
 
Indeed, there is no shortage of debatable evidence and probable hoaxes when it comes to the subject of UFOs and aliens. Yet as with any cultural phenomenon, there are those prime examples that rise to the top to become forever cemented into our collective consciousness. One such artifact is a 17-minute black-and-white film that became so iconic it …
 
In this episode, Fabian explains the concept behind the Motivation Chaser Podcast and how it started, then dives into what's inspired him this week. Resources: Joe Rogan Experience Read - The Daily Dad Watch - David Goggins on Instagram Listen - Congratulations, Post Malone Thank you to our sponsor, Full Stack. Learn more about Full Stack at www.fu…
 
In the continuation of our interview with esteemed UFO and paranormal investigator Stan Gordon, he relays case studies that indicate that the event at Kecksburg may have been merely one incident in a long and continuing saga of High Strangeness. In his 61 years of research so far, beginning in 1959 at the age of ten, Stan has interviewed thousands …
 
Welcome to the debut of our new show, Motivation Chaser, a show about finding inspiration in the books we read, movies we watch, and music we listen to. Ian Chang is the acclaimed drummer for the band Son Lux. I had the chance to talk to Ian about Son Lux’s new Record, Tomorrow’s. On our show today, we find out what Ian reads, watches, and listens …
 
Steve Plarre is the CEO of the century old Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses retail bakery chain. He is a 4th generation Aussie retailer in a business that has navigated two World Wars, The Great Depression and his own multi-generational family challenges…and now a global pandemic! His forefathers count the Queen of England and the President of the USA as…
 
Tonight's show will be a special treat for those listeners who've been patiently awaiting a revamping of our coverage of the Kecksburg UFO incident. Those unfamiliar with the case but entertain a curiosity with mysterious, non-organic objects falling from our skies meeting an equally mysterious fate will also find this episode fascinating. In the l…
 
For children, the world is still new and full of wonder. Every day is a chance for an adventure, discovering exciting possibilities, and meeting interesting people. Sadly, today's world is a little less safe for kids to explore on their own than it was in the nostalgically idyllic year of 1973. In early May of that year, two kids would make a new f…
 
Duncan McNab is an award-winning and bestselling investigative journalist, television producer/documentary maker and author of 11 books sold in Australia, UK and North America including the best selling Dead Man Running (Allen & Unwin 2007; Atlantic Books UK 2010), Roger Rogerson (Hachette 2016), and the 2017 Ned Kelly Award winner Getting Away Wit…
 
In the second & final part of our Question & Answer interview with the inimitable Rich Hatem, Scott & Forrest continue to babble & blather on & on about everything from UFOs & Ghosts to vampires & Yetis, and everything in-between. Because, you know, everything is connected. And if everything is indeed connected, then is anything really, a long, dra…
 
Believe it or not, we've always viewed this podcast as a journey. Initially, we wanted the feel of the show to embody the spirit of why we wanted to start a podcast in the first place – because we enjoyed discussing the strange and mysterious stories of this weird and wonderful world of ours with good friends. We hope that spirit of camaraderie, cu…
 
We made the trek to Carmel to meet with Scott Abbott at his new Traction Optimization Studio. Scott describes himself as an architect, builder, and custodian of prosperous (and resilient) companies, leadership, and growth. With over 25 years of experience and expertise launching, operating, buying, and selling successful tech companies he has lead …
 
Born in a London taxi in 1958, Charles Staunton emigrated to Sydney with his family in 1965. He joined NSW Police in 1978 but was drummed out in 1987 after refusing to 'grass' on colleagues. Charles built a career as a private investigator and Mr Fix-It in Sydney and then a globetrotting money smuggler for the Pacific Mariner Cartel. In 1997 in Mon…
 
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