Coming up on Strange Frequencies Radio…

killinghistoryJoin us this Sunday at 3pm Eastern (12pm Pacific) as we walk among the weird, skeptically examining reports of the paranormal, picking apart pop culture, crime, and other fascinations of those of us who stalk the strange.

We’ll be doing our annual Mothman Festival review in the first hour, so you can look forward to some funny stories there.

In Hour 2 of the program,  we’ll speak with guest Robert M. Price about his new book “Killing History:  Jesus in the No-Spin Zone,” which is, itself, a response to a purported historical look at Jesus’s life by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

See ya then!

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SFR 303: Jesus in the No-Spin Zone

–Uri Geller, the long-age debunked charlatan, pops up to claim that reports of iPhone 6 Plus bending is due to psychic energy.  We analyze his argument, and also delve into which Robert+M+Pricesmartphone held up best in a recent Consumer Reports test.
Rob Schneider is dropped by State Farm for his anti-vaccination views. Now, of course, he is claiming his Freedom of Speech is being violated. We delve into all of the dumb, and try to make sense of it.
–A review of the 2014 Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV.

In Hour 2 of the program, we spoke to Dr. Robert M. Price about his latest book, “Killing History: Jesus in the No-Spin Zone,” which is itself a response to a purported historical look at the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth by Bill O’Reilly. Price spares no criticism for bad scholarship, so expect a solid treatment.

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SFR 302: A Disaster Waiting To Happen

–An amateur sleuth claims to have solved the Jack the Ripper mystery with the help of a molecular biologist.  Though many have celebrated the news, we think there are plenty of good reasons to stay skeptical for now.
–Philadelphia Eagle running back LeSean McCoy leaves a $0.20 cent tip on a $60+ bill as sherry_earth“a statement” against poor service. We talk about the societal norm of tipping, and how we would have handled this issue.
–Parents-to-be create a “bucket list” for their unborn, terminally ill baby, sharing the photos of themselves at sporting events, concerts, and around New York City on their Facebook page.

In Hour 2, we speak with Sherry Shriner, who has gotten a lot of attention on our Facebook page recently. Sherry claims to have fought off the Giants of Lima, battled NWO Death Squads, and kicked the ass of Lucifer himself. We ask her about speaking to the spirit of Joan Rivers, what the Bible codes say about ISIS, her thoughts on the anti-Christ, and much more! We feared this might be a disaster. Let’s just say you have to hear it for yourself.

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SFR 301: Burzynski Beaten Down By Blaskiewicz

A big shakeup at the James Randi Educational Foundation leaves their Los Angeles office closed, and President D.J. Grothe out of his position.  What in hell is going on?
–A hacking scandal involving nude photos of celebrities hits the internet, and what do people do? Blame the victim, of course.
–Pro-gun control group creates intriguing ad campaign in an attempt to dissuade Kroger Blaskiewiczfrom allowing the open carry of firearms in their stores.
–Joan Rivers has died. We talk about how she both pissed us off and made us laugh for decades, and why we really have no time for the people who are dancing on her grave.

“The Conspiracy Guy” Bob Blaskiewicz joins us to update us on the latest involving controversial cancer doc Stan Burzynski. Why has the FDA given him back his clinical trials? How has he been allowed to proceed to Phase III trials despite never publishing meaningful results during Phase II? And what can all of us do to fight back against those that put their patients at risk?

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SFR 300: EVP Listening Party 3!

Today, for our 300th episode, we take an abbreviated look at the “World of the Weird,” then dive right into clip after clip of alleged ghost voices.  Along the way we ask ourselves, “Are we deaf?  Or do all ghosts have laryngitis?”

SFR_Eye–9yo girl accidentally kills gun safety instructor while he taught her to fire an Uzi. We discuss the reaction from firearm experts, and how this story unnecessarily brought out the crazies.
–Amy Bruni gets criticism for posting a Ouija-themed Happy Meal box as a joke. Though Snopes was quick to debunk the McOuija, we still can’t help but wanting one.
–Vic Stenger, accomplished physicist, author, and critic of religion has died at the age of 79. We share a few thoughts about him, including remembrances of his appearance on Strange Frequencies Radio.

The EVP Listening Party returns! Look forward to a brief history of Electronic Voice Phenomenon, our opinion on how recording it is kind of like the modern day seance for the technologically inclined, as well as some likely natural explanations for the “voices” you hear on tape. We’ve gathered a variety of samples from ghost hunting teams and other paranormal organizations, play them and then try to guess just what the whiskey-voiced ghosts are talking about, and attempt to skeptically illustrate that EVP just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be by the average ghost hunter.

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SFR 299: The Science of Tallywacker Size

–Richard Dawkins is in hot water again for comments he made on Twitter about aborting fetuses with Down Syndrome. We try to give some context to the comments, and ask what each other would do if we were carrying babies with this genetic disorder.
–American journalist James Foley is beheaded by Islamic State radicals in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Can someone see this video and still think faith is a virtue? What is the difference between a religious fundamentalist and the average religious person, anyway?
SFR_Eye–The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has its share of doubters and detractors. Despite how many of us are tired of seeing the videos, the fact is, it is succeeding beyond anyone’s expectations. Still…what should people do if challenged?
Henry Rollins wrote a piece for LA Weekly saying he has lost respect for Robin Williams, as well as anyone else who commits suicide. This, of course, led many people to lose respect for Henry Rollins, which eventually led him to apologize.
–Penis size is a subject which both fascinates and troubles many men, with up to 45% of guys feeling their penis is too small. Well, we’ve dug into the science of tallywhackers, and the truth is most men have nothing to worry about.
–How long should sexual intercourse last? We checked out a couple informal polls, and the answers may be surprising to some.
–Korbus relates a story from this past week where he discovered an article he wrote about fraud within the paranormal community was heavily plagiarized by someone else writing about fraud in the paranormal community.
–Facebook is planning to add a satire tag to links from sources like The Onion. This may be very useful. Still, why are so many people so quick to post fake news stories without doing even a moment of fact-checking? We have a few possible answers.

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SFR 298: Mysterious New Mexico

–We mourn the loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams, sharing our favorite moments from a career that spanned comedic and dramatic success.
–Robin Williams’ suicide prompts multiple ignorant responses, from PZ Myers, Shep Smith, and Rush Limbaugh, among others.
mysterious-nm-cover–West Coast Correspondent Lou joins us by phone to talk about a recent incident in which a butthurt paranormalist attacked him with racial slurs.
Frank Sumption, creator of the “Frank’s Box,” which was said to be able to communicate with the dead, aliens, and other discarnate entities, has passed away.

In Hour 2 of the program, we spoke to paranormal investigator and author Benjamin Radford about his latest book, “Mysterious New Mexico.” We gab about ghosts, monsters, and get the inside scoop on the legends and lore from inside the Land of Enchantment. Also, why are so many books on subjects such as these rife with poor scholarship? What constitutes a mystery being “solved”? All this and more are covered in this wild and crazy interview.

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