SFR 307: The Weird, the Whacky, and the Woo

–True Crime lovers went bananas a few weeks back when, despite pleas for skepticism, they thought the Jack the Ripper case was solved.  Now comes word from experts that the case against suspect Aaron Kosminski is fraught with errors and is almost completely meaningless.
–A review of the new Destination America series, Ghost Stalkers, starring John EL Tenney and Chad Lindberg. Could we have possibly loved a show featuring a “wormhole detector,” Stone Tape theory rehash, and ley lines all treated as fact?
–Old BS is new again as alt-med woo woos dredge up a “blistering report” about the flu vaccine. We separate some of the popular myths from the facts, and discuss how profitable batman-logothe flu vaccine really is for “Big Pharma.” Hint: not nearly as much as you might think!
–It seems you can’t talk about gun safety, or how Americans are desensitized to gun violence, without lunatics wanting your family dead, you deported, and your right to speak your mind taken away from you. We look at one example where model Chrissy Teigen posted a harmless tweet about the Ottawa shooting, and talk about how the ubiquity of gun violence makes it almost impossible to avoid discussing in the aftermath of a tragedy.
Sam Harris joins Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks to “clear the air” about allegations that Harris is a racist and an Islamophobe when he criticizes the tenets of Islam. We pick apart some of the points of their 3 hour conversation, and try to decide if people are just not understanding the point, or are purposely trying to not understand it.
–We put the question to our Facebook page, and now we discuss it on the show: Is Batman a superhero? We’ll talk about why he is or is not, and discuss some of the comments we received online.

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About Jason Korbus

Friend, family member, possible werewolf. I co-host Strange Frequencies Radio, blog at Confidential Korbus, and generally walk among the weird. When I'm not doing busywork, I can usually be found with my nose in a book, my eyes glued to a glowing screen, or my ears tuned to The Ramones.
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