Coming up on SFR…


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!

Posted in Articles | 8 Comments

SFR 414: Smorgasbord

–We’ve been gone for two weeks, and there is a lot to catch up on. Let’s start with this: why did a couple of non-believers like us take Easter off?
–Bobby recounts his trip the 40th anniversary Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, meeting Mark Hamill, seeing John Williams conduct his orchestra live, and much more. Along the way, we learn the benefits of having MS.
Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News after ongoing sexual harassment scandals. We talk about the statement from 21st Century Fox, why it’s complete bullshit, and lament that it took sponsors dropping out before anything was done.
–We missed a few viral news stories while we were gone. One of the big ones was the United passenger being dragged off his flight. We also talk about how any viral star, whether they ask for it or not, will have their past investigated.
Ghost hunters were arrested after breaking into an old middle school building in Union, SC. But instead of EMF detectors and digital recorders, the ringleader “Woo Woo” brought a gun and weed. Party on, dudes!
–As if there were ever any doubt, The X Files is coming back for another 10 episode run. We reminisce about interviewing “The Cigarette Smoking Man” last year.
–In a custody battle with his wife, Alex Jones’ lawyer argues that Jones is a performance artist. We don’t believe that, but nor do we think his wacky views are enough for him to lose his son over. Jason hates this story for making him defend Alex Jones.
–This past Thursday night, Bobby and his old partner reunited onstage as their horrorcore rap alter-egos Skitz and Alchemy. This was the first performance by The Sycoz in 17 years, and Jason not only got to experience it, he even filmed some! You can check it out by clicking here.


Posted in Downloads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SFR 413: The Missiles Are Flying

–The U.S. launches 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria airfield in retaliation for Assad’s chemical weapon attack on civilians earlier in the week. When Bobby first heard the news, he was concerned about Russia reacting and kicking off WW3, but now he and Jason talk about the wisdom of seeking congressional approval for such actions. Also, we look at how President Trump and other American politicians responded to aggression against Syria in 2013 and now.
missilesflying–Feedback on our last episode, including The Burbs movie review and song, has been positive. Still, we are hoping to streamline the next movie party podcast we do to make it a little less “all over the place.”
–A biographer of Ed and Lorraine Warren is suing Warner Brothers for infringing on his exclusive rights to produce content with the Warrens. Warner Brother responded to his earlier legal claim saying that the Conjuring films are based on historical fact, and now the biographer, Gerald Brittle, is saying the events can’t be considered factual since the Warrens fabricated stories.  Will Warner Bros. be forced to prove prove ghosts and demons exist? Get your popcorn ready!
–Reports have hit the news about Bill O’Reilly and Fox News settling multiple claims against him involving sexual harassment and verbal abuse, and now advertisers to The O’Reilly Factor program are dropping like flies. Will Fox be forced to part with their flagship star?
–A Toledo pastor, along with a second man, have been arrested on charges related to the sex trafficking of children.


Posted in Downloads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SFR 412: Movie Party – The Burbs!

–Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn requests, but is denied, immunity in exchange for his testimony by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
theburbs–Noam Chomsky thinks that, in an effort to maintain his popularity, Trump could soon create a “false flag” terrorist attack to rally support around him.
–A woman in Idaho blames her car crash on Bigfoot.
–The trailer for the upcoming remake of IT has been released. As usual, opinion vary. But forget that. What do YOU think?
–The remainder of the show today is taken up by an in-depth and (hopefully) humorous discussion of one of our favorite movies: The Burbs. Written by Dana Olsen, directed by Joe Dante, and starring Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, and more, The Burbs revolves around a group of stressed-out suburbanites who believe their oddball neighbors are part of a murderous cult.
–Conversation is all over the place about this movie. Jason remembers the first time he ever saw it. Bobby dazzles with his obscure knowledge of set design, while Jason counters with other interesting factoids. It all builds to a dramatic conclusion where we do a live performance of a song we wrote inspired by the movie called “Ricky Butler Says.”



Posted in Downloads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SFR 411: Directory Assistance

–Another Saturday night broadcast! This time, before we got together in-studio, we hit the bookstore for our first hangout in at least a few months.
–President Trump, the great deal maker, the man who was going to fix Obamacare, and make sure everyone was taken care of…utterly failed to do any such thing. Why? Because he doesn’t understand the policy, is full of hubris, and is a terrible leader.
–Think it’s only the political left that has snowflakes? Think again! Right-wingers across the country were triggered and in need of safe spaces when conservative commentator Tomi Lahren said she was pro-choice on The View. Tomi has been suspended from her show in the wake of her comments.
–Jason recently told Bobby a story he had never heard about a huge conflict that occurred between America’s most beloved scientist, Carl Sagan, and America’s most beloved technology company, Apple, back in the early 90s. If you didn’t know about it, it involves hurt feelings, buttheads, and lawsuits.
–SFR listeners Bryce and Jeanne have a unique challenge for us. Bryce wants us to name things we like about each other, while Jeanne wants to hear more about topics that we disagree on.
–Rob Lowe is going paranormal! That’s right, this fall on A&E, Rob Lowe and his sons will be starring in a television show where they travel to paranormal-themed hotspots and investigate mysteries. Is this a new lowe for Rob’s career? Is he trying to get exposure for his kids? Maybe it’s brilliant, who knows? We’ll probably be watching.


Posted in Downloads | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SFR 410: Chicken Riddle

–So much crazy Trump news this week! We almost don’t know where to begin. Do we start with the news that TrumpCare (or is it Weathcare?) is going to leave millions uninsured? Do we talk about Trump standing by this “wire tapping” nonsense? And what do we make of his foreign policy adviser, Sebastian Gorka, who may have strong ties to a far-right group with Nazi ties in Hungary? Our heads are spinning.  Do we need President Oprah?
wolfpig–Rachel Maddow bumbles bigtime by hyping Trump’s 2005 tax returns, and then having it not show much of interest. Did the president himself leak the return and pull one over on liberals? We wouldn’t be surprised.
–Bobby reviews the second episode of Reza Aslan’s CNN series. This entry had Aslan hanging out with an apocalyptic cult in Hawaii led by a guy with a familiar name.
–Memphis Meats, a Silicon Valley-based food tech company, announced that they have created “clean meat” chicken tenders. That is, meatless chicken created in a lab that was never hatched and never slaughtered. So, is it really chicken? Would you eat it? Either way, this may be the beginning of a big step forward in human ethics.
–This past week was the 20th anniversary of “the Phoenix Lights,” one of the most talked about events in modern UFOlogy. We recap the sightings, and give our skeptical interpretation on the available evidence.


Posted in Downloads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SFR 409: She’s Real Fine

–It’s a short notice late-night recording of Strange Frequencies Radio here on a Saturday.
–This past Wednesday was International Women’s Day. Did everyone survive the “Day Without A Woman”?
–Wikileaks releases “Vault 7,” a collection of thousands of files and confidential documents from the CIA that detail efforts to spy on people through smartphones, televisions, and other household technology.
rezabrains–RECOMMENDATION: Jason highly recommends a documentary called Accidental Courtesy, about a black man, Daryl Davis, who befriends klansmen and nazis in an attempt to talk them out of their racism. And he has succeeded! Meanwhile, Bobby enthusiastically recommends the new CNN program Believer with Reza Aslan, and talks about watching Aslan interact with a fringe Hindu sect known as the Aghori.
–Backlash to the Reza Aslan program was swift, with Hindus and others saying Aslan’s depiction was unfair, and deeming him “Hinduphobic.” Bobby defends Aslan, and Jason can’t help but recognize the irony, since Aslan himself so often paints critics of his own religion as Islamophobic.
–Word is that President Trump likes his steak cooked well-done and doused in ketchup. Bobby and Jason once disagreed on the right way to eat a steak, though they both laugh at how outraged some are over this.
–Bryce emails to ask why ghosts seem to so often haunt white people, and shares a few thoughts of his own on the matter. Jason and Bobby wonder if it isn’t that black people and others don’t believe they’re haunted, it’s just that you don’t often see them on television trying to talk to and play with the ghosts.
–Bobby is curious if gravesites that are no longer visited should be dug up and the interred removed to make room for the newly deceased. Jason says no. But we also wonder about each other’s wishes for our own bodies after we die.
–Spring ahead!


Posted in Downloads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment