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Join us Sunday at 3pm Eastern 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.

It should be a fun and entertaining program, and hopefully the chat room will be hopping. If you want to join in on the party, and exchange ideas along with us, simply click on “Listen Live” button at showtime to listen, watch, and, if you would like, chat.  See ya then!


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SFR 402: And The Band Played On

–Bobby has another stinky cheese for us to sample and review. After our previous reactions to the very stinky limburger, and the much more pleasant aged cheddar, how will our palates appreciate Jasper Hill Farms’ harbison cheese?
–Donald Trump is officially President of the United States. We have lots of thoughts about the inauguration, the protests, the riots, the Women’s March, and more. This is going to be a wild four years.
presidentelect–Hacker group Anonymous has threatened Trump, saying that he will “regret” these next four years. But this same group “declared war” on Trump just about a year ago, threatening to dismantle his campaign, and now he is president. So, really, what good are they?
–In one of his last acts in office, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army intelligence analyst convicted of violations under the Espionage Act. Manning is now set to be released in May, after serving 7 of the 35 year sentence.
–Wikileaks founder Julian Assange once vowed he would accept extradition to the United States if Manning’s sentence was commuted. Now that it has happened, there is lot of conflicting information about whether or not he will live up to that promise.
–Jason shares a quick story about confronting misinformation in a chain letter he received.
–Before we sign off, we alert people who may not be aware that a genealogy site called Family Tree Now could have access to their personal information. We will give you the information you need to get it removed.


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SFR 401: Stay Gold

–Continuing the stinky cheese series, this week we take a whiff of cheddar. But not just any cheddar: this stuff is ten years old! How stinky was it? How delicious? Could it top the limburger from last week? Find out!
–Meryl Streep used her Golden Globes moment to trash Donald Trump, all without using his name. Trump reacted characteristically: by saying she was a Hillary flunkie and an overrated actress! Ha! We’ll weigh in with our thoughts on the speech, and discuss the reactions it elicited from differing sides of the political spectrum.
SFR_Eye–Speaking of Mr. President-elect, he has allegedly asked a vaccine conspiracy theorist, Robert Kennedy Jr., to chair a committee on autism and/or vaccine safety. Kennedys and conspiracies just don’t mix, because this is a bad, bad, bad, bad idea.
–Buzzfeed publishes a “secret dossier” of information Russia uses to blackmail Trump into doing their bidding. Allegations of Trump’s sexual proclivities involving “golden showers” are funny, but unproven, and the dossier is unverified. Is the real victim here journalism?
–Ohio man who previously got in trouble with a zombie Nativity scene is back in trouble after he helps stage a prank involving zombie bodies in a local pond.
–12yo Katelyn Davis commits suicide by hanging, all while livestreaming it on the internet. While most reports have focused on her allegations of being a victim of sexual abuse, there’s another part of the story that has gone largely unreported – her romantic feelings for a Creepypasta meme.
–Fox executive reports that the network is “very close” to continuing The X-Files into an 11th season with new episodes.
–This is our last episode of Strange Frequencies Radio that will see President Obama in office. We spend a few minutes talking about some of his failures, but mostly we speak about how we appreciated him and what we will miss as he leaves the White House.
–Bobby closes the show talking about losing yet another friend to heroin, and implores those with loved ones in a similar state to seek help.


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SFR 400: An Unexpected Journey

–It’s our 400th episode of SFR, and we kick off the show with a new series in which we sample and review various stinky cheeses. First up: limburger.  We are surprised by its odor.
pigandwolfSFR–Four black suspects are being charged with a hate crime after binding and restraining a white mentally disabled young man, beating and cutting him, yelling racial insults, and streaming it all live on Facebook.
–Can (or should we?) separate art from the artist who creates it? For instance, is it okay to enjoy the Cosby Show, even though Bill Cosby is probably a rapist? Does Casey Affleck deserve Oscar consideration despite settling a sexual harassment lawsuit?
–Popular YA novelist SE Hinton has come under fire for not having black or gay characters in her books, with “regressive leftist” types saying she is racist and homophobic, and Hinton now feeling as if she is under attack for being heterosexual.
–The cable news landscape shifts a bit as former Fox News personalities Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren have left for NBC and MSNBC, respectively.  Tucker Carlson will be moving his show to fill Kelly’s timeslot.
–We look back at the beginnings of Strange Frequencies Radio, and talk about the 8 year journey we have taken to get to where we are. Also, a few thoughts on where the show will go from here.


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SFR 399: Killing Baby Hitler: The Minisode!

–We are back with another SFR Minisode before resuming regularly scheduled programming this coming Sunday, and again we play the theme song over Skype from Jason’s computer miles away from Bobby’s home studio.  We figure the crappy quality will signal that it’s another Minisode.
photo–Did everyone have a good New Year celebration? A few people in pop culture most certainly did not. Mariah Carey had a disastrous lip-syncing mishap, Ohio State laid an egg in the College Football Playoff, and Don Lemon got drunk and had his ear pierced on live television.
–Julian Assange is interviewed by Sean Hannity of Fox News, and Bobby doesn’t even need to watch to know he really dislikes the Wikileaks founder for his smugness. Jason finds it curious that, while Assange accused President Obama of using “lawyerly” tactics in his comments about Russian hacking and Wikileaks, Assange himself used a bit of the same careful wordplay to conceal his source.
–House Republicans vote to severely weaken the ethics committee’s independence, then reverse course the next day. Did a tweet from PEOTUS Trump have something to do with that? Perhaps so, but it’s a good move regardless.
–Bobby is very excited to present a list of ethical conundrums to Jason, and Jason has no idea at all what is coming. Listen for yourself and decide what you would do when you have a chance to kill 3 year old Hitler, save one of your children to your other children from dying, as well as taking part in the execution of a loved one to save the lives of innocent strangers. All those, and a few more, are discussed at the end of this special Minisode!


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SFR 398: An After Christmas Minisode

goofymugs–It’s our first SFR Minisode!
–We all sat here trying to enjoy the holidays while celebrities who have added value to our lives were dropping dead all around us, with Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and George Michael being among the latest. But is 2016 really an extra bad year for celebrity deaths?
–“So, aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy your Christmas?”
–**SPOILERS** Jason actually saw Rogue One, but didn’t enjoy it much. Bobby has a few insights as to why, and specific plot points are discussed.  Beware!
–With Carrie Fisher gone, but her filming apparently completed for Episode VIII of Star Wars, would Bobby prefer her being written out, recast with a different actress, or maybe see a CGI Leia in Episode IX? His answer may surprise you.


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SFR 397: To the Victor

–We kick off the show with Jason receiving his Christmas gift from Bobby.
–Bobby moves us forward with an enthusiastic review of Rogue One, which he loved beyond belief. Jason tries to keep him from spoiling too much for other fans that haven’t watched it yet.
–If the likeness of dead actors can be used in modern movies, what is to stop a young Marlon Brando from starring in an upcoming feature? Could living actors and actresses be going the way of the dodo? Are all-CGI films the future of cinema?
SFR_Eye–The next two Sundays are Christmas and New Years Day, so we won’t be getting together to record a full-length podcast until January 8th. In the meantime, we’re planning to do mini episodes by Skype or phone to keep the conversations going.
–The Electoral College meets on Monday to cast their votes for the next President of the United States. Will Trump’s victory be made official? Will allegations of Russian interference cause something else to happen entirely? The world awaits!
–Each week on the SFR Facebook page we ask, “What’s weirding you out?” This week, Phil is bummed about people defending “fake news,” and Sharon has concerns about the penalty phase in the Dylann Roof trial.
–Great news for Jason: Unsolved Mysteries, the show that helped launch his fascination with “weird stuff” and true crime, is coming to streaming services near you. However, he does have concerns about the pseudo-skeptical nature of the program, and hopes for a reboot with a new host.


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