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SFR 486: Into the Fog

–Strange Frequencies Radio is back in your life, and as the show kicks off, Bobby is looking for Avenger spoilers. Why in the world would he want to know what happens in a movie before he sees it? He explains.
–Much to Jason’s chagrin, Bobby can’t wait any longer to talk about the Star Wars teaser trailer. Jason explains the “Star Wars Fog,” and how once Bobby goes into it, you can’t ever fully get him out. Nevertheless, he relents and Bobby goes on and on about Star Wars. Jason really only has one question: why did so many guys tear up watching a goddamn teaser trailer?
SFR_Eye–Next, we talk about the Notre Dame fire and how, despite our objections with religion, we can’t deny how much amazing art and architecture it has inspired. Bobby talks about how seeing Notre Dame in person has been on his bucket list. Jason thinks many people only pretend to care and, besides, he has already seen and done so much via the magic of Google Maps. This segment descends into laughter.
–Since we’re winging it, Bobby brings up the story of a girl with an obsession for the Columbine massacre and how she traveled to Colorado and bought weapons, intending to create a massacre of her own. Speaking of Columbine, neither of us can believe it has been 20 years! Jason doesn’t even remember a decade of his life.
–Jason brings up the arrest of Julian Assange, and Bobby instantly says “fuck that guy,” which makes Jason want to get into it even more! Bobby gives a bit of insight as to why he hates him. Jason thinks people’s opinions of Assange are greatly influenced by whose political tribe he has hurt recently.
–Emeritus Pope Benedict released an essay of sorts, blaming the church’s child sex abuse scandal on the hippies! Okay, maybe that’s an oversimplification, but not by much!
–Jason can’t help himself. He needs to tell you a story he read about Mini Mothman!
-THE END TIMES:
Bobby saw that Trump is irritated at Fox News because they had Bernie in a town hall format on his favorite network. Jason gives respect to Bernie for bringing his ideas to the rival side, something he thinks Democrats should do more often. Bobby also gives his opinion on what the Mueller Report will or will not show upon its release Thursday morning.
–That’s all, folks!!

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SFR 485: Drinking The Woo Woo

–Strange Frequencies Radio is back, and we’re making up for lost time by getting right into the Timmothy Pitzen story, whose resolution we missed the chance to cover last week.
-RECOMMENDATION: Bobby, who has been on a bit of a true crime kick as of late, has been watching “The Act” on Hulu, a dramatization of the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and her mother, Dee Dee. Jason prefers documentaries, and says if you’re interested in this wild story, check out the HBO documentary Mommy Dead & Dearest
–Scientists release the first images of what a black hole looks like, having photographed it in a galaxy some 50 million light years away!
–Ghost Hunters, the show that helped launch us into paranormal investigation ourselves is back…sort of. Three of the former cast members are moving to Travel Channel in a new series called Ghost Nation. Bobby vows to not watch.
-SFR MAILBAG: One of our favorite segments, this week we answer a couple of questions from the audience. First, Zach wants to know how to express his doubt to his girlfriend about ghosts, a topic of which she is very passionate, without being too pushy. Plus, Chris wants to know if Bigfoot can still be considered “woo” if the stories are as big in pop culture as they are.
–Next, we discuss the ongoing college admissions scandal, and talk about the possibilities when it comes to sentencing for Felicity Huffman who, along with a group of others, has agreed to plead guilty.
-THE END TIMES: During this round of political conversation, Bobby delves into the Barr testimony before Congress, what the coming Mueller Report will mean, and talks a bit about the candidates who are running for president,including who he thinks can beat Trump. Spoiler: He really, really hates Bernie now!  Jason brings up some of the lesser known candidates in Buttigieg and Yang, and how the idea of a Universal Basic Income is worth discussing more.
–That’s it! See you next time!

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SFR 484: All Killer, No Filler

–Strange Frequencies Radio is back with a show entirely about true crime and serial killers. Jason is so excited.
–Why got us interested in true crime, and why does society seem to have a fascination with serial killers?
–Bobby heard about Adam Walsh as a youngster, and has since passed the fear on to his own kids. Jason says stranger abductions are rare, but asks if having a “spook story” to keep your kids in line outweighs the lie that there is danger at every turn?
–Beloved SFR listener Bryce asks what makes killers acceptable to be interested in, particularly when some are much more vile than others.
–Bobby is reminded of the German cannibal killer Armin Meiwes, who put out a personal ad in search of a victim, and found himself a willing participant.
Silence-of-The-Lambs–Always intriguing listener Mr. Chicago asks who the first serial killer was. While Jason thinks it is tough to know for sure, we do talk a bit about the first to obtain a large level of attention.
–Our former producer Egon wants us to talk about Lake and Ng. Jason gives a bit of their backstory, as well as a creepy chant that Ng was fond of, in case you need nightmare fuel.
–Passionate SFR listener Michael asks us to discuss modern serial killers, and we touch on a few that have captured a bit of the public’s imagination, including the possibility of one in Chicago.
–The Midnight Man himself, Tony Werewolf, asks us to talk about unsolved Delphi murders of young friends, Abby Williams and Libby German. While Bobby is frustrated at the lack of info released by authorities, Jason talks about the need to preserve the integrity of an investigation even if it irritates true crime nerds. However, there are two interesting pieces of evidence, brought to the public’s knowledge because of the girls themselves. We run quickly through a few of the major suspects.
–The Real and True O’Reilly, SFR Listener Chris, asks for our perspective on the Rhoden family massacre, where 8 members of the same family were executed in their home. The suspects arrested are all members of a family the police believe were involved in a child custody dispute with.
–We finally touch on the Mosque attacks from a few weeks ago, not so much to recap the crime itself, but to talk about how it was streamed live on the internet. Bobby makes the point that while serial killers aren’t breaking out into stardom the way that the classics did, the new wave of mass killers and spree killers are taking advantage of technology to increase their notoriety.
–Finally, at the instance of film buff AJ, we talk about our favorite serial killer movies, be they fictionalized or not. He brings up “10 To Midnight,” a Charles Bronson flick Jason now definitely wants to check out. We toss out modern day classics like Silence of the Lambs, American Psycho, and Zodiac. Jason recommends a slightly more obscure Boris Karloff flick called “Targets” that he thinks folks may enjoy.
–That’s all, folks! We hope we kept you interested and entertained. See you next time!

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SFR 483: Slash and Grab

–Strange Frequencies Radio is back from another week away, this time because Bobby’s computer crashed moments before our recording was set to begin.
–New DNA analysis points the finger at Aaron Kosminski as the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. While certainly intriguing, there are still reasons to be skeptical.
JTR–Bobby goes over a recent “psychic reading” he received from an old guest of ours. You’ll want to hear it, even though it was a spectacular failure.
-We open the SFR mailbag, and dish a bit on what the Freqs want to get our opinions on: On tap for today, what are our thoughts on mentalism? Is Elvis still alive? And why don’t the Irish and Mexican people seem to mind cultural appropriation of their holidays so much?
–Jason quickly recommends the documentary Behind the Curve & says people should check out Sharon Hill’s review right here.
–Charges against Jussie Smollett in the hate crime hoax story have been dropped and people are angry. Jason thinks it’s the one story that has united the left and right wing.
–Bobby has been waiting days to talk about the Mueller Report/Barr Memo, and he can barely contain himself.

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SFR 482: The Great American Breakfast

–Strange Frequencies Radio is back, but recording a little later in the evening than normal. Why? Bobby is late, drunk, and needs support. Plus he really wants to know what Tic Toc is.
–Jason is told that he has a sinister sense of humor. He approves of this.
–Bobby’s back on the burger issue.
pigandwolfSFR–What, in your opinion, is “The Great American Breakfast”? We have some thoughts, but we also want to hear from you. If you’re outside of the United States, what is your country’s great breakfast?
–Jason combines Bobby’s questions and asks if a fried egg ever belongs on a burger.
–The Freqs love it when we talk woo. Well, the “Fake Melania” conspiracy is back, and we almost sort of totally believe it!
–The celebrity college cheating scandal is all over the news, and we have so many questions and concerns about it all.
–We open up the SFR Mailbag and answer questions. First, Tony wants to know why paranormal investigation is mostly done by white people, and why there are so few ethnic investigators.
–Bryce asks if skepticism is like religion in that it provides meaning, and if so, why is one any better than the other?
–The Strange Boys dish on the current political landscape.

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SFR 481: Perchance To Dream

–Strange Frequencies Radio is underway and, what? No announcements? Jason is too happy because he has finally gone mobile, just now realizing after nearly a decade that his iPhone earbuds have a built-in microphone. He’s hands-free like the rest of the world.
–Bobby is cooking for himself and the kids at home recently, and this leads us to those infuriating philosophical debates, such as: what is a sandwich? Is cereal a soup? But it also ends up with us talking about the perfect burger.
–We discuss competitive eating, and talk about our favorites. Like Youtube star Randy Santel, and Jason’s personal favorite chugger, also on Youtube, Badlands Booker.
SFR_Eye–Have you ever had a peanut butter bacon burger?
–Now, as if Jiffy on a burger isn’t weird enough, what’s happening in the world of the weird? Well, our listeners told us some stories involving dreams they’ve had that have come true, and other weird deja vu type of moments. Bobby shares a couple of his own from his family. But Jason doesn’t often remember his dreams, so can’t add much.
–We learn that Alex Trebek has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. As the saying goes, there is no stage 5. Have people beat it before? Yes. But it’s rare, and we wish Mr. Trebek all the best in what will truly be the fight of his life.
–Jason solved an unsolved mystery! Well, kind of. In his recent rewatching of old Unsolved Mysteries episodes, he came across an old favorite involving a story called the Circleville Writer. With a little bit of googling, he has an (obvious) suspect.
–Bobby and Jason have been to West Virginia about 6 or 7 times for the Mothman Festival. Will they travel back to the state again someday for the Flatwoods Monster museum? It’s possible..
–What do the Freqs want us to talk about on the show? A variety of things, as usual, from Bigfoot erotica (as usual) to a documentary on Netflix about Flat Earthers called Behind the Curve. Well, we haven’t seen it, but since a few people have mentioned it to Jason, he’s going to check it out. Bobby says he is not interested.
–As promised, we delve into the topic of toxic masculinity. Jason was surprised to find out Bobby isn’t too keen on the label, because neither is he. It seems we just kind of feel like masculinity, like femininity, are necessary in the world because they create balance. And just like there is no such thing as toxic femininity, or toxic blackness, there is no such thing as toxic masculinity. Instead, there are just bad people doing bad things, and it has nothing to do with with their gender, color, or otherwise.
–Also as promised, we finally get a chance to delve back into fake hate crime reports, and answer some of the criticism we got from two weeks ago. Jason talks about how hate crimes are technically up, but they’re way down since ‘96. But are there really more hate motivated attacks as media reports say? Maybe not. The fact is, about 1000 more agencies are collecting and reporting hate crime data now, which obviously would lead to higher numbers. Bottom line: hate crimes happen, but so do fake hate crimes. And the fake ones are more interesting to us from a psychological perspective at the moment.

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SFR 480: Be Blessed

–Strange Frequencies Radio kicks off with Bobby wishing Jason was in-studio so he could force a Guiness on him. But there’s only one beer he likes, and that isn’t it. This leads to us discussing the weird and funny things beer and wine lovers say about the smells and tastes of their favorite beverages.
–Bobby has been watching Unsolved Mysteries with his daughter, which Jason thinks can be a great teaching tool. Jason watched several episodes the night before, too, and is enjoying the detail paid to the reenactments.

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Don’t feed us after midnight!

–Bobby talks about a UFO experience of his own he had right around December. Did he ever come up with an explanation?
–Jason talks a bit about the famous Hudson Valley UFO sightings, and discusses how UFO cases in particular often end up having very mundane explanations.
–Bobby shares some of his favorite ghost stories featured on Unsolved Mysteries, including the Heidi Wyrick/Haunting in Georgia case.
–Super cool listener Eric asked up to talk about recent flying humanoid/possible mothman sightings in the news, and we discuss a couple out of Indiana. We love the stories, but give a skeptical analysis of the reports just the same because that’s what we do!
–A World War 1 memorial in Maryland is under fire from humanist and Jewish groups who believe it violates the separation of church and state. We discuss the Supreme Court case that is ongoing, and give our reasons why we think the memorial should be left alone, even if it is shaped like a cross.
–Neither Jason or Bobby have a faith-based belief system. So would it surprise you to learn that they have each recently told someone that we are praying for them?
–That said, it can be tough sometimes not to lash out when the topic of religion comes up. Particularly, like Bobby, when during foster parenting classes, someone asked what to do if they get an atheistic child or, as they called them, a “devil baby.”
–Jason ends the show vowing next episode to discuss the topic of “toxic masculinity” as asked to by loyal friend and listener Bryce. He also said he will respond to critiques we received over our recent hate crime hoax discussion from last week. So make sure to stay tuned in next time for more on those topics!

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