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About Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic

Bobby Nelson is a skeptic, writer, and co-host of Strange Frequencies Radio. His personal blog can be found online at www.porkrhine.com At one time, Bobby was what could be called a "true believer" in paranormal phenomenon. Having been an active investigator of the paranormal for 12 years with several different Toledo based teams, he has examined countless claims of activity. But years worth of research and investigation proved to him that the evidence for these claims are generally lacking and, furthermore, the vast majority of so-called scientific paranormal investigators were using improper methodologies which caused them to draw both false and misleading conclusions.

Repeat of Episode 216 – Mark Edward Exposes Psychic Secrets

We are back and in reasonably good spirits because our first hour free-talk segment was full of fun stuff.  First, the social media skeptic assassin known as MABUS was arrested again this past week for harassing people again.  We talk … Continue reading

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Episode 233 – The Easter Special with Richard Carrier and Dr. Robert M. Price (Repeat of Episode 197 – Did Jesus Really Exist?)

Episode 233 – Dr. Richard Carrier and Dr. Robert M. Price Today on Strange Frequencies Radio we broached a pretty controversial topic in religious and historical circles – that on the historicity of Jesus with guests Dr. Carrier and Dr. … Continue reading

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Episode 200 – We Celebrate 200 Episodes of SFR

Episode #200 – 200th Episode Special Today we celebrated our 200th episode in the only way we know how:  by stuffing our fat faces, making fun of ourselves and telling our tales of woe. We kicked off the first hour … Continue reading

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Episode 199 – We talk about the horrible movie Ted, The Higgs Boson particle, Joe Nickell on Coast to Coast, Scientology, Obama in Toledo (Maumee) and we welcome back Fortean enthusiast Nick Redfern

Episode #199 – Nick Redfern Today, in the aftermath of celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, Strange Frequencies Radio spoke with Fortean author Nick Redfern about the government’s pursuit of mystical relics and lost civilizations. In the first hour, we discussed … Continue reading

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Episode 198 – We recapped last weeks show, Steve Hill on Science!, NATGEO’s new show Chasing UFO’s, We cover Roswell with Dave Thomas and Ghosthunters behind the scenes with Lynn Tedeschi

Episode #198 – Dave Thomas & Lynn Tedeschi Today on Strange Frequencies Radio we celebrated the 65th Anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident by welcoming on a physicist who can explain it from a scientific perspective and a woman whose … Continue reading

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Episode 197 – Did Jesus Exist? We are Joined by two Biblical Scholars…Dr. Richard Carrier and Dr. Robert M. Price

Episode #197 – Dr. Richard Carrier and Dr. Robert M. Price Today on Strange Frequencies Radio we broached a pretty controversial topic in religious and historical circles – that on the historicity of Jesus with guests Dr. Carrier and Dr. … Continue reading

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Episode 196 – We talk Haunted Survivors, Bible crap, Facebook meltdowns, MMA and Skepticism with Matt Thornton and A Universe From Nothing with Dr. Lawrence Krauss

Episode #196 – Matt Thornton & Lawrence Krauss We broadcasted today on Father’s Day and have a very atheist type show lined up.  Not intentionally.  It just sort of worked out that way.  (Wait until next week…oh boy…).  We talked … Continue reading

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Episode 195 – Bible discussion and moon landings…

Episode #195 – Bible discussion, Moon landing We were supposed to have Lawrence Krauss today but, unfortunately, he wasn’t at his Skype account when his assistant confirmed that he would be.  Oh well, life goes on… We were jam packed … Continue reading

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Episode 194 – We talk about Casinos, Miami Zombies, Moldy Jesus, Watson vs. Grothe, Orbdog recap and other disgusting things we have done throughout the years…People we are not embarrassed by what you see or hear.

Episode #194 – OPEN TOPIC DISCUSSION Because our guest list was guest-less, we decided to throw caution to the wind today and instead discuss a few of the biggest stories from the World of the Weird on today’s episode of … Continue reading

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Episode 193 – Kenny Biddle joins us live in studio and He and Bobby talk about their trip to Cedar Point, we cover objective morality quickly and let Kenny debate Orbdog ( explicit content )

Episode #193 – Kenny Biddle vs. OrbDog For only the third time in the history of Strange Frequencies Radio, we had an in-studio guest to interview.  But this was slightly different.  Patrick Doyle was our first, coming all the way … Continue reading

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Episode 192 – We talk about how Bobby met a Bible Thumper named Chad, gay marriage, star gazing, Bible Prophecies vs. Bible Contradictions and we welcome Ryan Buell to the show

Episode #192 – Ryan Buell Today during our extended free talk period, we discussed how Bobby met a Bible thumper named Chad recently on Right Left Turn Radio and ended up inviting him to appear on today’s show to continue … Continue reading

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Episode 191 – We discuss Star Wars, 6 year old sexual harassment, Dan Savage talk on anti-gay bullying, Sam Harris on racial profiling and we play our interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

SFR #191 – Neil deGrasse Tyson In this special Monday interview, Bobby left work early and Korbus blew off work altogether in order to have a chance to interview Neil deGrasse Tyson. Aside from broadcasting it live, we also recorded … Continue reading

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Episode 190 – We talk about legal problems happening at cryptomundo, how Larry Flaxman is a baby, Patrick Doyle’s possible work on a Paranormal TV Show, James Randi makes a return followed by Matt “The Tube” Crowley

Episode #190 – James Randi & Matt “The Tube” Crowley Today during our shortened free talk segment, we discussed the recent legal issues that have sprung up inside the Cryptomundo bubble.  A recent run in Bobby and Nick Callis had with … Continue reading

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Episode 189 – Impressions, Secret Service Sex Scandal, American Airlines support Anti Vaxers And we have a good time with Doubtful News creator Sharon Hill

Episode #189 – Sharon Hill Today during our free talk hour, Bobby did impressions of Gilbert Gottfried and Robert Price that had Korbus laughing like a baffoon.  We discussed how the Secret Service’s inability to keep prostitutes quiet is a … Continue reading

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Episode 188 *FIXED* – We discuss how we met Michael Shermer, Magical thinking experiment, Anomalist Sociology, Orbs, Rods and ectoplasm with Orbdog

Episode #188 – Orbdog Kw During our jam-packed first hour, we discuss a great many things.  First, we talk about how the show we planned to do, with James Randi and Ryan Buell, fell apart in the most spectacular way … Continue reading

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Episode 187 – PARAPA-LOU-ZA!!!

SFR 187 –  THE PARAPA-LOU-ZA!! Strange Frequencies Radio was invaded by mexican forces from the west today.  No, it was not a race riot.  And we were not taken captive by a foreign legion.  Instead, we welcomed the arrival of….WEST … Continue reading

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Episode 186 – We talk about Telescopes, million dollar challenge, Ryan Buell and we speak with John Tenney

Episode #186 – John EL Tenney During our free-talk first hour, Bobby talked excitedly about his new telescope – an Orion Starblast 6 Astro Reflector telescope, to be exact.  But it’s been so cloudy lately, he hasn’t been able to … Continue reading

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Episode 185 – We are Joined with Erich Goode

Episode #185 – Erich Goode During our free-talk first hour, we talk about doing the show live from Ravenwood Island.  Why “island,” you ask?  Because where we sit was completely surrounded by water recently when the basement flooded.  We also … Continue reading

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Episode 184 – We speak with JW Ocker

Episode #184 – JW Ocker During our free-talk first hour, we celebrated the arrival of Bobby’s new daughter, Nora.  And who else but Korbus would complain about it?  We also went yet another round regarding Loren Coleman, who can’t seem … Continue reading

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Episode 183 – It is Bobby’s Birthday and he talks about his Steak Challenge, He recieves an awesom present from Korbus, we talk homophbobia and slavery, then we get crazy with Sherry Shriner and conspiracies

Episode #183 – Sherry Shriner It’s Bobby’s birthday today and, in our first hour’s free talk segment, Korbus presents him with the gift that he purchased for him.  And guess what?  It’s a book.  We also discuss the return of … Continue reading

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Episode 182 – We spend the first hour discussing the not so great Grant Wilson and his announcement to leave Ghost Hunters and then we are joined by Nigel Kerner to talk Grey’s and 2012

Episode #182 – Nigel Kerner In our first hour’s free talk segment, we talked about the “big announcement” on Ghost Hunters, and how it ended up being what most people expected.  In other words, yes, Grant Wilson announced his departure … Continue reading

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Episode 181 – Star Wars Episode 1 3D, RIP Bill Hinzman, Jenny Stewart hates us and we are joined with Dr. Scott Bonn to talk serial killers

Episode #181 – Dr. Scott Bonn In our first hour’s free talk segment, we discussed Bobby’s trip to see Star Wars Episode 1, the return of the Walking Dead, and also mourned the loss of “Cemetery zombie,” the first zombie … Continue reading

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Episode 180 – Technical Difficulties and True Crime Memorabilia (Murderbilia) with William Harder

Episode #180 – William Harder/True Crime Memorabilia On today’s show, we spoke with William Harder, the owner and administrator of one of the internet’s most controversial websites, Murder Auction.  Here, users can buy, sell and trade true crime memorabilia.  Do … Continue reading

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Episode 179 – We talk ASSCRACK OF THE PARANORMAL, our talk with Dustin Pari and things get heated with our guest Jenny Stewart

Episode #179 – Jenny Stewart In our first hour free-talk segment, we talked about what we are going to start referring to as the “asscrack of the paranormal.”  The worst parts.  The shittiest parts.  The parts that make you just … Continue reading

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Bonus: Bobby and Jason have a face to face interview with former Ghosthunters cast member Dustin Pari

On Friday evening at 7:30pm, Dustin Pari took the stage at Owens College outside Toledo, OH to lecture about the paranormal.  We had a chance to sit-down with him before the show to discuss his thoughts on God and ghosts. … Continue reading

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Episode 178 – We discuss true crime, cover a few paranormal related stories and welcome Steve Hodel to talk about the Black Dahlia murder

Episode #178 – Steve Hodel In our first hour we discussed our interest in true crime and serial killers such as John Wayne Gacy and the Zodiac.  What drew us in?  Why do we read these types of books?  We … Continue reading

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Episode 177 – We discuss the death parapsychologist (Bobby’s old mentor) of Dr. William Roll and how he directly effected Bobby to become a skeptic and we welcome Frank Joseph Hoff on the show to talk about Atlantis

Episode #177 – Frank Joseph Hoff In our first hour we talked about the recent passing of the legendary parapsychologist Dr. William Roll.  Aside from discussing his legacy, we also reminisced about his appearances on SFR, and Bobby shared some … Continue reading

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Episode 176 – 3rd Annual Listener Awards

The Strange Frequencies Radio Listener Awards were created in 2009 as a fun and satirical jab at the self-importance so often seen in the paranormal community.  “Organizations” like the IPAA (International Paranormal Achievement Awards) were recognizing paranormal reality television stars … Continue reading

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Episode 175 – We talk about the death of Christopher Hitchens, Paranormal Pooches, human faced lambs and Nick Edwards talks to us about Pyramid Power

Episode #175 – “The Pyramid Man” Nick Edwards In our first hour’s free talk, we gave our thoughts about the recent passing of Christopher Hitchens.  We also had a few weird stories to share which included a lamb with a … Continue reading

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Episode 174 – We talk Cannon Ball misfire by the Mythbusters, DB Cooper solved?, Jason talks about his talk with Jeff Mudgett and we welcome Guy P. Harrison to talk about his newest book “50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True”

Episode #174 – Guy P. Harrison In the first hour, we talked about a few silly things.  One, Bobby got cowboy boots and this confused Korbus.  Secondly, we discussed solving a mystery at a local sub shop which will convince … Continue reading

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Episode 173 – Serial Killers, Arsenic in apple juice, Yoga and Satan and we speak with Jeff Mudgett about H.H. Holmes and Jack the Ripper

Episode #173 – Jeff Mudgett In the first hour, we discussed our individual levels of fascination with serial killers,  the recent uproar over arsenic levels in apple juice and why it is likely still safe and the chief exorcist claims … Continue reading

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Episode 172 – Assisted Suicide, Atheists and Gelato, Man appeals to the paranormal in court and we are joined with Derek Humphrey to talk about the right to die

Episode #172 – Derek Humphry In our “free talk” hour, we touched on a recent incident involving atheists and ice cream (okay, gelato..) that happened at Skepticon when a gelato shop owner briefly barred Skepticon attendees from his store because … Continue reading

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Episode 171 – 3 Year Anniversary Blowout!!!

Episode #171 – 3 Year Anniversary Blowout! It was roughly three years ago today that three paranormal warriors took to DarkSide Studios in Toledo OH to record a podcast blazing the trail for all future enemies of the paranormal status … Continue reading

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Episode 170 – We talk about Paranormal groups and confidentiality, homeopathic crap, UFO 999 call, James Van Praagh and the Zombies and then we are joined by Linda Godfrey and she talks about the Michigan Dogman

Episode #170 – Linda GodfreyIn our opening Free Talk segment, we talked about the common claims of “confidentiality” ghost hunters refer to in dealings with their clients.  But are they really as confidential as they say?  We also touched on … Continue reading

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Episode 169 – The End of the World that wasn’t…again, Alchemist tries turning poop into gold, global warming is true and God

Episode #169 – Free Talk In our opening Free Talk segment, we discussed the end of the world that wasn’t, again!  We also discussed how Loren Coleman thought jokes on a parody site were real, how a drunken alchemist tried … Continue reading

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Episode 168 – Patrick HT Doyle is in Toledo and we don’t know why, we speak about God and other crap

Episode #168 – Patrick Doyle In-Studio!!! Strange Frequencies Radio had a guest cancellation, so we had our good friend Patrick HT Doyle, author of the Edgar Font series and host of Haunted Hoax, fly in from Portland Oregon to save … Continue reading

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Episode 167 – Power Band Knock Off, Psychic BS and Early Werewolf Folklore with Professor Kathryn Edwards

Episode #167 – Professor Kathryn Edwards Strange Frequencies Radio stayed up late and did a special Saturday night broadcast.  In the first hour, we talked about Power Balance bracelets, discussed the continued bullshit posturing from fake psychics, and also touched … Continue reading

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Episode 166 – We talk about S.H.C., Things dont happen for a reason, bigots in Toledo who think being gay is wrong and we are joined with Jay Smith to kick off Werewolf October with what really happend in Gevaudan

Episode #166 – Professor Jay Smith In our first hour’s “Free talk” segment where anything goes, we discussed how spontaneous human combustion has been offered as an official cause of death in Ireland, why the mantra “things happen for a … Continue reading

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Episode 165 – We Talk about how The Bent Spoon took Loren Coleman to War and won and we are joined with Ian Petrella of “A Christmas Story”

9/25/11 Episode #165 – Ian Petrella of “A Christmas Story” In our first hour’s “Free talk” segment, Bobby and Jason spent a great deal of time shit talking Loren Coleman.  In fact, as Bobby says, “We took Loren Coleman to … Continue reading

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Episode 164 – We talk about our trip to Mothman Fest. 2011, The Men in Black, The UFO Issue of The Bent Spoon and Nick Redfern joins us to talk about the “real” Men in Black

Episode #164 – Nick Redfern on “The REAL Men in Black” In our free talk segment, Bobby and I discussed our recent trip to the Mothman Festival, including the fun, the stupid, and the just plain weird.  We also mentioned … Continue reading

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Episode 163 – The 10th anniversary of 9/11, how memories change over time, Doubful Newsblog and we talk TRUTH about the REAL terrorist attacks of 9/11 with physicist Professor Dave Thomas

9/11/2011 Episode #163 – Dave Thomas on 9/11 Conspiracy Theories In our free talk segment, we discussed the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news, how memories … Continue reading

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Episode 162 – We talk about how Loren Coleman is back begging for money, psychics cant foretell their own health problems, a metaphysical “university” and The Mothman Legend with Jeff Wamsley

9/4/11 Episode #162 – Jeff Wamsley In our free talk segment, we discussed how cryptozoologist Loren Coleman loves to beg for money, how psychics can’t even seem to foretell their own health problems, and Bobby’s invitation to a metaphysical “University.”  … Continue reading

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Episode 161 – We talk about Stanton Friedman’s distaste for The Bent Spoon and chat with Dirk Manning about his horror comics

Episode #161 – Horror comics writer/creator Dirk Manning In our free talk segment, we discussed Stanton Friedman and how he has been on a campaign of assholery, as well as the East Coast’s recent onslaught of earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes…and … Continue reading

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Episode 160 – Greg and Dana Newkirk w/ Jason Gowin

Episode #160 – Guest:  Greg and Dana Newkirk w/ Jason Gowin In the first hour free talk segment, Bobby and Jason talked about last week’s Ouija tests with our friends Steve and Shawn of Into the Dark Radio and how … Continue reading

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Episode 159 – Battlefield Banter frued ends but another rises from the ashes, A call to Brian Harnois and we talk shop with Jim Malliard

8/14/2011 Episode #159 – Guest:  Jim Malliard In our first hour, Bobby and Jason discussed how one dispute was settled while another, with Brian Harnois of all people, was then created.  We punk him out and call him live on-air.  … Continue reading

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Episode 158 – Join us as we talk about Battlefield Banter, Fossils and We speak with Shawn Halpenny on his paper about how Quantum Physics proving EVP and NDE

8/7/2011 Episode #158 – Guest:  Shawn Halpenny In our first hour, we discussed the ongoing attacks and misinterpretations the Battlefield Banter girls have of Bobby, as well as got into a discussion about how a picture of a fossil sparked … Continue reading

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Episode 157 – We Talk PSI with Mark Boccuzzi

7/31/2011 Episode #157 – Guest:  Mark Boccuzzi In the first hour, talked about a recent interview Bobby did on Haunted Voices, as well as a trip to see Paul McCartney in Detroit.  Jason described a conversation he had with a … Continue reading

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Episode 156 – the recent death of Amy Winehouse, Sanni Ceto’s fears about her “real human name” getting out, an incident over a BLT, and…a trash talking idiot who hates Bobby.

7/24/11 Bobby and Jason had no guest today, so they used this much shortened show to talk about some recent news.  They discussed the recent death of Amy Winehouse, Sanni Ceto’s fears about her “real human name” getting out, an … Continue reading

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Episode 155 – Lost in the Vault

Episode 155 – Lost in the Vault

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Episode 154 – Holy Hybrid, Sanni Ceto Returns!!!

7/10/2011 Episode #154 – Guest: Commander Sanni Ceto In the first hour, Bobby and Jason discussed how the skeptic and atheist community’s have gone bananas over an incident in an elevator. Listen here – Direct download (just right click and … Continue reading

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