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. Show topics will include:

–The facts and fictions of the infamous gender wage gap.
–Do black lives matter? Do all lives matter? Does any of this matter?
–False rape allegations. Do they happen more often than we’ve been led to believe?
–Did you discipline your child, or are you a child abuser?
–All that, and much more that will make your sphincter tighten!

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 370: Ghosts R Dumb | Guest: Kenny Biddle

–We return to our roots by doing a full episode of SFR on ghosts. What better way to start off than by talking about how Bobby almost became a ghost a few days ago.
–What is the state of ghost hunting today in the United States? While we think it’s a lot less prevalent than when we got started, it has also gotten more religious, too.
–What better way to illustrate how pathetic paranormal investigation has gotten than by talking about some moron attempting to contact the spirit of Prince before his body is even cold.
thatidiotbiddle–Who is having sex with ghosts, what is being done to them, and how can we get involved? Or, how two women tried to have ghost sex and came away very unsatisfied.
–Put on your headphone, it’s time to listen to some EVPs! We don’t believe these are spirits of the dead, but if they are, do all ghosts have laryngitis?

In the 2nd hour of the program, we talk with our buddy Kenny Biddle about spirit photography, and get his take on the latest viral ghost photo taken at the Stanley Hotel. Along the way, we get into the common mistakes amateurs make to create false positives, and what he thinks the future of spirit photography will be.


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SFR 369: Criminal Justice Reform | Guest: Michael Griesbach

–Religious freedom bills? Bathroom protection acts? We examine the laws, what they mean for LGBT rights, and why some people may support them. It’s past time this insanity was flushed down the toilet.
–Sarah Palin, in an attempt to mock Bill Nye on climate change, says he “is not a scientist.” Is she right? How can Sarah Palin mock anyone at this point?
–Texas teacher in viral video repeatedly hits student, and calls him an “idiot ass.” What happened before the video is not known, but does a teacher ever have a right to strike a student?
griesbach–Jason received an email about an old article he wrote telling him to “keep an open mind” about unproven ideas, because science has been wrong before. He’ll explain why the emailers argument was bunk, while Bobby explains the difference between rats and humans. Seriously, it’ll make sense when you hear it.

In hour 2 of the program, we speak about wrongful convictions, and criminal justice reform with Michael Griesbach. Griesbach is a Manitowoc County prosecutor, Wisconsin Innocence Project board member, and author of the book, “The Innocent Killer,” which focuses mainly on the wrongful rape conviction of Steven Avery. We discuss how he became involved in the case, the different types of wrongful convictions, and how our country can go about reforming the criminal justice system to limit mistakes and misconduct.


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SFR 368: Can You Handle The Truth?

–Pope Francis delivers 265 page statement that has a lot to say about love, marriage, and even sexual orientation. But, be careful. While it takes a softer tone, it is not a change in Church dogma with respect to issues like gay marriage, sexuality, or transgender people.
–Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, says that the American people “can handle the truth” about UFOs.
pigandwolfSFR–ESPN’s Bomani Jones wears a “Caucasians” shirt on television to make a statement about sports teams named after Native Americans. Of course, some white people took to social media to express their outrage, and even ESPN told him to cover it up.
–We dip back into the waters known as cultural appropriation to follow-up on a few arguments directed toward us after last week’s segment.
–Bobby was skeptical that the Rogue One trailer would give him anything to be excited about, but he is admitting he was way wrong. Dude is pumped!
–Has there ever been more nerd anger on social media than when The Walking Dead ended their season on another ridiculous cliffhanger?

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SFR 367: In Honor of Jeffrick

–The show opens on a sad note, as Jason and Bobby announce that their friend, and longtime SFR listener/chatroom attendee James Frederick (aka Jeffrick) has passed away. We remember him with a few fun anecdotes.
–We hate April Fools Day.  Still, we’ve noticed that, occasionally, even news organizations try to get in on the fun.  But, should they?  Knowing how fast bullshit can travel, don’t they have a responsibility to be as factual as possible with the public everyday?
–It’s so great seeing a phony psychic get exposed as a con artist on television. That’s exactly what happened recently when Inside Edition sent one particular grief vampire scrambling for the door.
3306_05–Is it appropriate to refer to someone like this as a “phony psychic,” or is that redundant?
–Even if it’s true that a psychic has never provided key evidence to solve a crime, does that mean detectives should never bother following up on potential psychic leads? We discuss.
–An anti-vax film from a prominent medical fraud has been pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival after public outcry. The filmmakers are saying its censorship. Do they have a point? Or is this just a win for skeptical activism?
–A black female student assaults a white male student at San Francisco State University because she felt his dreadlocks were an example of “cultural appropriation.”
–We’re hours from Wrestlemania as we record this, and Jason is a little tired of hearing from people who tell him that wrestling is fake.  He knows.  And so is your favorite movie, by the way.


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SFR 366: Uncomfortable Questions

–Violence erupts at recent Trump rallies, and a Chicago event is cancelled due to safety concerns. What is the cause of this aggression? Who is at fault?
–Many progressive voters are using conspiracy theories and threats in their support of Bernie Sanders, and Jason thinks they should stop treating this presidential election like its a game.
–Reports abound that Pope Francis “fired” his US ambassador for setting up that infamous meeting with Kim Davis.  Well, Francis isn’t talking, and we think the facts paint a slightly different picture.
–RECOMMENDATION: No true crime books today!  Instead, Bobby is here to tell people to check out the movie, “The Good Dinosaur.” It’s a cartoon, and despite some weird drug references, it’s possible you will cry.
SFR_Eye–We think it is important to reconsider your beliefs, particularly your most closely held beliefs, from time to time. To that end, we are looking at a few newsworthy stories, and attempting to challenge our preconceptions. Some of the questions we ask ourselves and each other may be silly, and others may even be uncomfortable, but they are all intended to help us reflect on what we believe and why.
–Jamie Gilt, a 2nd Amendment advocate who fetishized guns, spoke about them as “toys,” and joked about how good of a shot her child was, is shot in the back by that 4yo child when she apparently left her gun unsecured. Should she be prosecuted, or is being shot punishment enough?
–The parents of a child who died of meningitis have pled not guilty to charges that they failed to provide the necessities of life when they tried curing his illness with olive leaf extract and maple syrup. It’s a sad story when anti-science views lead to anyone’s death, particularly a child’s. That said, should these parents face jail time? Or is the loss of their son adequate to make them change their ways?
–Psychics and mediums are often said to provide hope and comfort to those who have lost loved ones. If we acknowledge that point, should skeptics leave these psychic mediums alone? Should we give a pass to the families that seek their guidance as well? Where do we draw the line between good skepticism and just being an asshole?


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SFR 365: Famous Last Words

–A knife allegedly found on OJ Simpson’s old Rockingham property is getting people excited about its potential. Could it actually be the murder weapon? Maybe! But there are very good reasons to be skeptical of the entire story.
–But, just for argument’s sake, let’s say the knife has OJ’s fingerprints on it, as well as pogoNicole and Ron’s blood. What then? Let’s take a look at Double Jeopardy laws, and whether there is any potential for a federal prosecution.
–Let’s talk about this last GOP debate, where Trump actually referenced the size of his penis. Seriously, can the Republican party recover from the depths to which it has sunk?
–Who has seen the new Ghostbusters trailer? Everyone. Who has a problem with some aspect of it? Apparently still everyone! Some say it isn’t funny, some say it looks dumb, others say it is racist. Let’s discuss.
–We’re taking a look at the last words (and meals) of some of the most infamous killers before their executions. Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, even Timothy McVeigh are among those we profile. It may surprise you to hear what they had to say, as some of them are quite funny. Others are bizarre. But they’re all fascinating.


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