Coming Up On Strange Frequencies Radio…



If last week’s show was about weird things, this week’s episode will be about weird people:  mostly politicians.

Okay, mostly Donald Trump.  And Alex Jones.  Probably some Hillary, too.

It will be a freewheelin’ episode, with a few topics, but wide-ranging conversation.  We’ll need your opinions to help keep the show moving forward, so join us live Sunday at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific.

See you there!

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SFR 381: Conventional

–The Republican Convention included a lot of interesting moments, but it’s overall theme was basically fear. Fear immigrants, fear terrorists, fear your neighbors. Just be afraid, and then vote for your Savior, Donald Trump.
–Alex Jones crashes the set of the Young Turks, which eventually leads to Cenk Uygur hulking out.
–Stuff We Like, a new segment where we talk about something we enjoy that isn’t normally discussed on SFR. Bobby kicks it off by talking about his obsession with shaving soaps, and how much he enjoys a good manicure. Jason briefly discusses his love of Young jasonbobbyAdult novels, and how he is currently reading RL Stine’s Fear Street series, as well as some choice selections from the catalog of Christopher Pike.
–Hillary Clinton chooses the safest possible pick, Virginia senator Tim Kaine, as her Vice Presidential nominee. What are the pros and cons of this decision?
–Looking ahead to the Democratic Convention, we can foresee a couple spots where Trump will attack Hillary. When the dust settles, will she stop Trump’s momentum?
–A few unplanned thoughts on a recent publicized police shooting and Black Lives Matter.
–A local abduction and murder touches Bobby’s family. What happened in the case of Sierah Joughin?
–What are you up to tonight? Bobby will be watching Preacher, which Jason hasn’t embraced yet. Jason does, however, have a big night of television ahead of him, watching WWE Battleground and checking out the new episode of HBO’s The Night Of.


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SFR 380: Back To Being Weird

–The last couple weeks of SFR have been big downers, with mass shootings, terrorist attacks, and the death of our friend. This week we change all that, and get back to the business of being weird. Let’s have some fun.
Pokemon Go has completely dominated smartphones and headlines, with some folks thinking it’s ridiculously stupid, and others saying it’s the best thing ever. So where do we come down? Is this the next stop on the Matrix?
pigandwolfSFR–Bobby saw the new Ghostbusters movie, and gives it a fairly positive review. Jason thinks it’s a shame that a silly movie has become so incredibly politicized.
–We are geeked about a new series on Netflix called “Stranger Things.” It’s a little bit X-Files, a little bit Goonies, but mostly just has that cool 80s vibe we dig so much. Check it out!
–Entertainment Weekly released a photo of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise in the new “It” movie. Reactions were mostly positive. Why does Jason generally not like remakes, but is excited for this?
–The Bernie Sanders revolution has begun…or at least a revolution to create air pollution, as some of his supporters are allegedly planning a “fart-in” during the upcoming Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
–The FBI has closed the book on the DB Cooper mystery for now, citing a lack of new leads, and the necessity of focusing on more fruitful cases.
–We dig deep into their personal archives and spend the remainder of the show poking fun at our old ghost hunting days. Among the items we show are old team meeting notes, early team name ideas, and Dear Sweet Christ we have ghost rap lyrics you’ll have to hear to believe.


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SFR 379: For Rachel

–Our friend Rachel Wolf, affectionately known as SFR’s “Creative Consultant,” passed away on Friday after a long illness. We spend the first part of the show remembering her with laughs and sadness.
–During a rally in Dallas over police brutality, an anti-white gunman opened fire on police officers, killing five and wounding others, before ultimately being killed himself.
–Two shootings of black men by police officers, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, are creating further outrage and division.
–Take the Cake, a bakery right here in our hometown of Toledo, OH, accepts an order for a birthday cake, then rescinds it later after finding out the customer is gay.
–Hillary Clinton has either had the best past couple weeks, or the worst. There may be “no new evidence” of wrongdoing in the House Benghazi investigation, and no charges filed over the email scandal, but she has definitely not come out of this unscathed.


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SFR 378: Of Founders and Fathers

–Adnan Syed, the subject of the Serial podcast’s first season, has been granted a new trial. This may well be the right decision, and yet feelings are mixed.
jasonbobby–Pope Francis says that the Church should apologize to gay people, and others who they have marginalized. But is this gesture of goodwill being inflated and misunderstood?
–Did someone try to break into Bobby’s house in the middle of the night? Or was it a dream? Perhaps a phantom? And what was that guy Jason saw outside up to?
–Justin Timberlake is the latest victim of the Culture Police after his simple tweet sends an internet mob into a frenzy over the issue of “cultural appropriation.”
–We asked, you answered: Why are you voting for Donald Trump? We’ll go over some of the reasons that were sent to our inbox and see if we can figure out the allure.
Independence Day is upon us here in America, and we end the show by sharing a little history, as well as some prescient words from a Founding Father.


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SFR 377: We’ll Do It Live, F-ck It!

–Former WTAE news anchor Wendy Bell, whose Facebook post about a mass shooting in her community led her to speculate about the race of the perpetrators, is suing for racial discrimination, claiming she would not have been fired if she was black. This oughta be interesting.
–Three trials, three “not guilty” verdicts for the officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
jasonbobby–RECOMMENDATION: Jason recommends the “Killing Them Safely” documentary about the use of TASERs in law enforcement.
–CNN’s Libertarian town hall special, featuring Gary Johnson and William Weld, had to have been a disappointment for Libertarians everywhere. Presidential candidate Gary Johnson looked out of his depth, while his VP candidate William Weld seemed far more polished and knowledgeable.
–Here’s something new: Muslim apostates are denied service at a bakery, apparently when employees balked at having to put the “Ex-Muslims of North America” logo on the cake.
–Atheism+ activist and Jesus mythicist Richard Carrier has been barred from future Skepticon events after repeated accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior.
–A few updates on the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.


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SFR 376: The End of the Beginning

–This is our last regular live broadcast.  No, the show isn’t ending, it will just be available as a podcast only.  However, it is likely we will still do an occasional live special when time and opportunity permits.  In other words, you haven’t heard the last of us!
–The largest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred early this morning, when a radical Islamist who had pledged allegiance to ISIS opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
–Shockingly, Ghost Hunters star Jason Hawes announces that the upcoming season will be their last on SyFy. What do we expect will happen from here?
Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman in history to become the likely nominee of her party for the office of President of the United States. We think that’s pretty cool. She will face off against Donald Trump in the general election, and boy are we in for a crazy ride.
3306_05–Stanford rapist Brock Turner receives a light sentence, as the judge feels a longer prison sentence would “have a severe impact on him.” There is no end to how pissed off we are about this.
–New horror flick, “The Conjuring 2” digs up the story of the Enfield poltergeist. The true events, of course, are surely much more banal (and predictable) than they will appear in the film.
–RECOMMENDATION: Jason recommends “The Fear of 13,” a documentary now streaming on Netflix about the life and imprisonment of former death row inmate Nick Yarris.  He also gives a “heads up” about an Investigation Discovery channel special on the Adnan Syed case.
–We end our last regular live broadcast with a few closing thoughts, and touch on some issues listeners asked us to speak about today. Strange Frequencies Radio will be off next week, but will return Sunday, June 26th in podcast form.


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