–Strange Frequencies Radio is underway and, what? No announcements? Jason is too happy because he has finally gone mobile, just now realizing after nearly a decade that his iPhone earbuds have a built-in microphone. He’s hands-free like the rest of the world.
–Bobby is cooking for himself and the kids at home recently, and this leads us to those infuriating philosophical debates, such as: what is a sandwich? Is cereal a soup? But it also ends up with us talking about the perfect burger.
–We discuss competitive eating, and talk about our favorites. Like Youtube star Randy Santel, and Jason’s personal favorite chugger, also on Youtube, Badlands Booker.
–Have you ever had a peanut butter bacon burger?
–Now, as if Jiffy on a burger isn’t weird enough, what’s happening in the world of the weird? Well, our listeners told us some stories involving dreams they’ve had that have come true, and other weird deja vu type of moments. Bobby shares a couple of his own from his family. But Jason doesn’t often remember his dreams, so can’t add much.
–We learn that Alex Trebek has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. As the saying goes, there is no stage 5. Have people beat it before? Yes. But it’s rare, and we wish Mr. Trebek all the best in what will truly be the fight of his life.
–Jason solved an unsolved mystery! Well, kind of. In his recent rewatching of old Unsolved Mysteries episodes, he came across an old favorite involving a story called the Circleville Writer. With a little bit of googling, he has an (obvious) suspect.
–Bobby and Jason have been to West Virginia about 6 or 7 times for the Mothman Festival. Will they travel back to the state again someday for the Flatwoods Monster museum? It’s possible..
–What do the Freqs want us to talk about on the show? A variety of things, as usual, from Bigfoot erotica (as usual) to a documentary on Netflix about Flat Earthers called Behind the Curve. Well, we haven’t seen it, but since a few people have mentioned it to Jason, he’s going to check it out. Bobby says he is not interested.
–As promised, we delve into the topic of toxic masculinity. Jason was surprised to find out Bobby isn’t too keen on the label, because neither is he. It seems we just kind of feel like masculinity, like femininity, are necessary in the world because they create balance. And just like there is no such thing as toxic femininity, or toxic blackness, there is no such thing as toxic masculinity. Instead, there are just bad people doing bad things, and it has nothing to do with with their gender, color, or otherwise.
–Also as promised, we finally get a chance to delve back into fake hate crime reports, and answer some of the criticism we got from two weeks ago. Jason talks about how hate crimes are technically up, but they’re way down since ‘96. But are there really more hate motivated attacks as media reports say? Maybe not. The fact is, about 1000 more agencies are collecting and reporting hate crime data now, which obviously would lead to higher numbers. Bottom line: hate crimes happen, but so do fake hate crimes. And the fake ones are more interesting to us from a psychological perspective at the moment.