Coming Up On Strange Frequencies Radio…


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.

–If mass murderers crave attention, what can we do as a society to limit access to what they desire?
–Was Mars really the size of the moon in the sky recently?
–Reviewing episode 1 of “Fear the Walking Dead.”
–And, of course, much more!

paranormalannaIn Hour 2, we’re very excited to be speaking with independent paranormal investigator Anna Hill! We’ll be talking with Anna about the state of the paranormal community today, as well as all things creepy and macabre.

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, 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 342: Oh, the Horror!

–Our pal Ian Stewart sent us some Saskatoon berries, as well as a host of other goodies, that we cram into our mouths at the beginning of the show. Thanks, Ian!
–Our own Bobby Nelson is now the proud recipient of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. It has been a long time coming!
–Jared Fogle accepting plea deal related to charges of distribution of child pornography and sex with minors that will land him in prison for multiple years.
–User data from the Ashley Madison hack is being revealed, and some hypocritical public moralists, like Joshua Duggar, are being exposed.
SFR_Eye–Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter is murdered by her boyfriend in an apparent exorcism. While drugs and alcohol have been a problem in the offender’s life, we’re curious to know more about his mental state.
–A giant red ball in Toledo gets us talking about modern art.
–Recommendation: Jason recommends a terrific biography about psychologist Stanley Milgram called, “The Man Who Shocked the World,” which was written by Thomas Blass.
–We’ve talked before about living in “haunted” houses, or homes where tragedies have taken place. But what about movie filming locations? The house where Buffalo Bill lived in “The Silence of the Lambs” is for sale. We think it would be kind of cool to live there!
–Somehow (and we have no idea how) we end up talking about Bill Cosby again.
–TWD spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead” begins its 6 episode first season tonight. What can we expect?
–What are the best horror films of the 21st Century? The internet has voted, and the results are in. We weigh in with our thoughts, and expect you’ll have some of your own. Igniting debate is what these lists are meant for.

YouTube:  (Coming eventually…)

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SFR 341: Off to Lily Dale!

–It’s great to be back! We have a few stories from the week we missed to catch up on.
–The two girls involved in the “Slenderman” stabbing case will be tried as adults.
–The Mormon church, in an apparent effort to be more transparent, are releasing artifacts from its history. Photos of Joseph Smith’s “seer stone,” as well as the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon are two items released recently.
–An “animal psychic” reveals the last words of Cecil the Lion.
–The rest of the show focuses mainly on the day trip we went on with our friend Nick Callis to Lily Dale, NY on Saturday. Lily Dale is a whole community of psychics and mediums, so you might be able to imagine a bit of what it is like. Still, we have a few stories about the sights and sounds, the “healings” we experienced, and all the metaphysical woo we bought along the way.


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SFR 340: Classic Skepticism

Cecil the Lion is shot and killed by a Minnesota dentist. We’ll discuss the reaction.
–A sex worker kills a man who police believe is a serial killer. Incredible story. But how much do we really know?
–Right to privacy? Kentucky man shoots down a drone he says was hovering over his backyard, possibly spying on his sunbathing daughters, and is arrested for it. We’ll continue the privacy discussion we’ve discussed before regarding wiretapping, police cameras, and live-streaming apps like Periscope.
SFR_EyeA movie about the Fox Sisters is now in development. We discuss the role the sisters had in the Spiritualist movement, and why they are still relevant today. Plus, we wonder if this movie will be “based on a true story,” or more fact-based. There is, unfortunately, a difference.
–A recent newspaper article about a local paranormal team has us scratching our heads. But it wasn’t all bad! We get into EVP, disembodied voices, and “matrixing.”
–“I know what I saw!” Do you really? We discuss a fun personal memory test you can do at home.
–Currently streaming on Netflix in the United States is a movie called “Compliance,” which recounts the real-life horror at a fast food restaurant where a female employee was strip searched and sexually assaulted, all because someone on the phone led them to believe he was a police officer who needed their help in an investigation. We get into the Milgram Experiments, and how often people say things like “that wouldn’t happen to me.”
–We received a pretty brutal post on our Facebook page that blatantly accused us of bigotry and gross insensitivity towards transgender people. We take that pretty seriously, and reviewed the complaint. Personally, we found it pretty baseless. But we’ll tell the story, including the exact words of the complainant, and you can let us know.


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SFR 339: Guns and Pedophiles

Another shooting at a theater has us angry and exhausted again.  Bobby speaks about reaction from his co-workers, while Jason reminds us how he said we could cover a new mass shooting each week if we chose to.  (Skip 40mins if you don’t wanna hear it)
–This past week was TAM 13, and it feels like the end of an era. Only time will tell.
SFR_Eye–Jason explains last week’s screw up regarding the “Guess the Religion!” game we attempted to create.
–Viral weird news story about a “Demonic 666 cake” purchased at Costco was reportedly a hoax created by the Paranormal Examiner writer John Albrecht Jr., who published it, and his girlfriend.
–Comedian Andy Kindler posts tweet saying he contacted the Southern Poverty Law Center to have Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Bill Maher designated as a hate group.
–The dating site that encourages married people to have extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison, was hacked, with the hacker group threatening to release the private info of its users. Jason is against this idea, and explains why.
–Bobby ends the show with an amusing anecdote about chasing down suspected pedophiles who took pictures of his daughter. No, seriously, it turns out funnier than it sounds.

YouTube: (Not coming later…)

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SFR 338: Don’t Forget Your Ointments!

–We open with a discussion about the mass shooting in Chattanooga that has currently left 5 dead. Bobby gets into how people he knows use topics like this to validate their anti-Muslim views, while Jason admits he is just sick and disheartened over yet another mass shooting.
–We play “Guess the Religion!” using a 2006 case of a Saudi woman being gang raped, then being sentenced to 200 lashes and 6 months in jail for a violation of sharia law as punishment. There are disputing accounts of whether this woman had been pardoned, or whether the case had new developments. Either way, our opinion is that stories like this are a regular news item in Saudi Arabia, and are worth talking about whether new or old.
SFR_Eye–Speaking of news items we missed, we update the Jared Fogle story to discuss whether him allegedly telling someone that “middle-school girls are hot” warrants people assuming he trafficks in child porn.
–A Loch Ness Monster hunter, who has spent 24 years chasing the elusive beast, has recently decided what people are seeing is probably just an enormous catfish. While we disagree with that, and offer what we think are more likely explanations, we do think it is nice he is currently looking for a more reasonable hypothesis.
–Bobby gets physically uncomfortable when humiliated over his past ghost hunting beliefs. Being his best friend, Jason is delighted to read from an old article Bobby wrote that talks about the tools you need to be a great paranormal investigator.
–We end with a quick segment of “Bobby’s Bible Study,” in which he talks about how and why Christians he knows deny the reality of evolution when it comes to humans. Jason wonders how you can even have a productive conversation with someone who admits that  when facts contradict their belief, they choose to willfully ignore the facts.
–Goodnight Citizens of Earth!


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SFR 337: Eat Fresh!

Bill Cosby admits in 2005 deposition that he obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. Cosby, and the programs he has created over the years, are now being wiped from history.
shingledecker–Feds raid the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in connection with child pornography investigation of the former head of his foundation. People jump the gun and say “they’ve known all along” Jared is a pedophile.
–This October, on live television, Chip Coffey and a merry gang of ghost hunters will perform an exorcism on a St. Louis house which influenced the book and film, “The Exorcist.” We talk about the silliness of exorcisms, and about the story of “Robbie Doe,” which actually began in Maryland.
–Can we please have a minute to bitch about people who flake out on those who sell things on Craigslist?

In Hour 2 of the program, we speak with Christian writer Chuck Shingledecker about the current state of his faith, as well as his fellow Christians’ reaction to recent news, including the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling, and the Ten Commandments defeat in Oklahoma.


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