SFR 310: The Frequency Awakens!

–The CDC now says that the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks, sparking outrage and debate from many.  We talk about the science behind their decision, and weigh in with our thoughts on the report.
Rolling Stone magazine partially retracts story of a gang rape they published last month in the wake of new information which casts doubt on the accuser’s story. We discuss why, meldrumeven in sensitive cases, it is important to value evidence over outrage.
–A teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 7: the Force Awakens is released and fan reactions are split. Resident Star Wars geek Bobby breaks down what he saw, while Jason puts forth a hypothesis about certain elements of Star Wars fandom.
–We recommend the documentary, “Twist of Faith.”
–James Randi challenges the incoming head of an Australian science agency on the topic of dowsing, offering the $1 Million prize if it can be proven to work under properly controlled conditions.
–Pope Francis promotes a man who once helped cover up child sex abuse to a position of prosecuting child sex abusers within the church. We ask why people continue to admire this pope so much despite stories like.

In Hour 2 of the program, we welcome Dr. Jeff Meldrum to discuss the past, present, and future of Bigfoot research.  We ask about the “skookum cast,” the Patterson-Gimlin film, and if there is anything that will make him change his mind.

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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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