We are fun loving, skeptically minded dudes who still like talking about the paranormal, monsters, pop culture, true crime, and a variety of other weird things. Sometimes, even Donald Trump!
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–The show kicks off with Bobby and Jason trying to figure out where they want to begin. Should we talk about Trump and Putin? Bobby says we can’t ignore it. Should we talk about Elon Musk calling a Thai rescue diver a “pedo”? Sure. But first…
–What is a “woo woo” topic that, while you don’t believe in it, you would nevertheless like to explore further and take part in? We had lots of great responses from our Facebook friends, where it ran the gamut from past life regressions to UFO hunting.
–Bobby can’t quite give up the ghost, still being intrigued by the potential of life after death, though he admits he would be a really crappy ghost hunter these days. Jason chose transcendental meditation, not only because of the claims of “yogic flying,” but because so many celebrities (much like Scientology) are proponents of it. But he’s not about to plunk down so much money on something he’d end up snickering at.
–Why did Elon Musk called a Thai cave diver a “pedo”? Because the cave diver told him to shove his tiny submarine up his ass! That sounds like a punchline, but no, that really happened! With the threat of a lawsuit and the loss of investors looming, Musk apologized. Still, we cover the story and decide that, ultimately, people just need to be kinder to each other.
After the break, we are joined by parapsychologist Loyd Auerbach. Though we are admittedly skeptical of paranormal phenomenon, Auerbach is one of our favorites, and a guy we definitely looked up to in our own ghost hunting days. We talk to Loyd tonight about whether popular media depictions of parapsychological research help or hinder respectability, what makes the paranormal so compelling despite many not believing in it, and common mistakes ghost hunters are (still) making, even after all this time. It was a fun, but all too short conversation, and we hope to have him back again someday.
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–Jason kicks off the show by admonishing Bobby, because he’s been bad, and that’s what needed to be done.
–Bobby talks about seeing 4th of July fireworks celebrations four times this year. Jason prefers staying home and just listening to them. But the boys agree that many last too long
–Somehow the guys start talking about how they wanted to beat up a beggar and a woman earlier today.
–Jason harkens back to World UFO Day last week to talk about his silly evidence that he found of alien contact. Bobby tells a terrific story about his grandfather tricking him as a child.
–Are there any cool movies coming out soon? Not sure. But Sam Elliott is in one about killing Hitler and Bigfoot that sounds like a hoot.
–Bobby begins to talk about his recent bug bite, and this causes us to talk about the weird or dumb ways in which we ended up with different scars.
–Bobby has a new passion for baking bread, and Jason just wants to eat it. Bobby shares his bread recipe, and Jason laments not being invited over to his house for SFR this week, preventing him from fulfilling his dreams of butter and cheese.
–If you want a story that reinvigorates your love of the human spirit, and not to mention science and engineering, the Thai cave rescue story should do just that.
–We went almost a whole show without bringing up Donald Trump. But when we did, it was only to briefly mention the giant Trump baby balloon that could be soon hovering over London.
–If we had a million dollars…well, we’d probably blow a lot of it on some really dumb shit.
–Toys R Us is no more and we lament its loss, even admitting how pictures of Geoffrey the Giraffe make us sad.
–We close out the show remembering our old “Creative Consultant,” Rachel, who passed away two years ago this week.
–We attempt to start off the show as our alter egos, Nigel the Cosmonaut and Sammy Spacecraft, on our fictional podcast Cosmic Conundrum (or is it Cosmic Quandaries?), but after we play our cheesy musical intro, it dissolves into a laughing fit.
—Roseanne Barr sent out a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, and all it cost her was her show, talent agency, and syndication revenue. We talk about the repercussions of free speech, and how people of different political persuasions so often end up confused about the concept.
–Bobby went to see the new Star Wars story, Solo, four times. He gives a spoiler-free review, though it is hard to “spoil” a movie that has little surprise about how it all ends up. Doesn’t stop Jason from taking the occasional potshot at the series and its fandom. Fight him!
In our second segment, we interview paranormal author Nick Redfern about his latest books: The Slenderman Mysteries, as well as The Black Diary. But like any chat with Nick, we also end up talking about chupacabras, thoughtforms, and murder mysteries with a supernatural angle. All in all, it was fun reconnecting after such a long hiatus.
–After the interview, Jason brings up Alex Jones again, only to mention how he is being sued by six more Sandy Hook families accusing him of defamation. Bobby agrees that Alex Jones is despicable, but we each wonder if these lawsuits will ultimately end up in victories.
–Do you like our show’s intro theme? Bobby tells its origins right at the top of the show, then struggles to find the song that inspired it. But don’t worry, he gets there eventually.
–We are doing a semi-impromptu recording late on a Saturday night. And we’re actually in our beloved basement studio for the first time in what feels like a month. Probably because it has been.
–Jason finally gets the chance to hold and sample the Budweiser beer based on on an old George Washington recipe. Will he actually enjoy it?
–The royal wedding is all the rave, both here in the States and in England. Bobby is furious that people are so obsessed, especially his wife and daughter. Jason asks who the royal family would be if we had one in America.
–Jason talks about his ongoing desire for a job in a presidential administration. Namely, he wants to be Snack Czar, or Secretary of Snacks. He’s just waiting for the call. Meanwhile, Bobby is angry that things at the Dollar Store don’t always cost only $1.
–Bobby misses doing interviews on the show, and wants to start booking paranormalist guests again. But his desire to “school them” is gone.
–Bobby tells a story about getting robbed at gunpoint back when he was a practicing Christian, and remembers how he didn’t even consider praying while it was all happening. Jason reminds him of the friends that talked tough when they weren’t in danger.
–Back to the idea of booking guests, we reminisce about some of our most famous (and infamous) interviews.
–We are back recording on another Wednesday night! Bobby starts it off by talking about his newfound love of Budweiser’s Freedom Reserve Red Lager. Jason, who doesn’t drink beer, recommended it. Why? Because it’s based on a recipe by George Washington!
–It’s weird not doing live broadcasts lately. What have we been up to? Well, Bobby has to be a “dutiful father,” and attend plays and dance recitals for his kids. Meanwhile, Jason never wanted his parents at his baseball games.
–Fish tacos: do you like them? Because Jason hates them, calling them an “abomination” and “an affront to humanity.”
–Bobby can’t help it. He needs to have a brief political talk segment, and has a few questions about when a president can be indicted. Jason asks if anti-Trumpers believe that Trump’s term thus far has been better or worse than they expected it to be.
–Jason is excited about the prospects of a new Rambo movie. Like, really excited. He’s actually wearing an American flag bandana while recording the podcast. But talk of Rambo leads to the boys bringing up Rocky, iconic characters, and Tommy Morrison’s AIDS denial.
–Bobby, on the hand, is excited about the Solo: A Star Wars Story world premiere at Cannes. He plans to learn all the details of the plot before he ends up seeing it himself.
–We briefly talk about nostalgia as Bobby brings up the Cobra Kai series on Youtube.
–We end the show talking about the recent death of paranormal author Brad Steiger, a man whose books we enjoyed (wooey though they were) and whose company we appreciated during his multiple appearances on Strange Frequencies Radio. Bobby gets a kick out of Steiger’s old book titles. And Jason even quickly recounts an odd Fortean experience he had growing up that he once told Steiger about. See what you think!