SFR 503: A Little About A Lot

–Fresh off Oktoberfest at the Nelson family abode, Strange Frequencies Radio is back. We’re still full from the beers and brats, but dammit we’re ready to go!
–Let’s start off light. Stranger Things has been renewed for season 4 (no shock there) and we’re not in Hawkins anymore. Plus, the Duffer Brothers have signed a fat deal to continue producing content for Netflix. What wonders might we have in store?
–Let’s talk fake hate/bias crimes again. We mention two, one involving a 6th grade black girl who lied about three white boys cutting off her dreadlocks, and another here local to us about a black mother blaming a “white bitch” for an attempted kidnapping.
–Bobby, an unabashed Star Wars nut, is very upset after seeing Mark Hamill took a big dump on Ivanka Trump after she shared an image of her young child in a stormtrooper costume. Jason bemoans the divisiveness, where not even images of kids are safe from rage due to political squabbles.
–Bernie Sanders suffers a heart attack on the campaign trail, and we discuss whether or not he should drop out of the race.
–The trial of Amber Guyger for the killing of Botham Jean is over, with the former Dallas police officer being sentenced to 10 years, with the possibility for parole in 5. But Jason was moved by the act of true humanity and forgiveness on display from the Jean family, and wishes the more sanctimonious among us could take a lesson from it.
–Bobby showed Jason the Sandy Hook Promise “back to school” commercial that debuted a couple weeks back, and we discuss whether ads like this, as well as the “active shooter drills” going on in American schools do far more harm than good.
–We end the show with a report and video of a UFO sighting in North Carolina, and break down the likeliest explanations. Is it aliens? Or flares?

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SFR 502: An Uplifting Ending

–SFR is here again, and we’ve recorded for back to back weeks for the first time in what feels like months. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Bobby holding a kid again.
–Okay, we can’t ignore it. The Trump impeachment inquiry is underway. We recap the basics of the story, and hope most everyone can at least agree that what the president did was wrong. But, should he be removed from office over it? Was the act severe enough (at least based on what we know now) to nullify the results of an election? We give our answers, and we hope you’ll contact us to give us yours.
–We despise Cancel Culture, and yet it has reared its ugly head again in the case of Carson King, a young man who raised millions for a children’s hospital, only to have his good deed tarnished by a reporter who dug up a couple inappropriate tweets he made around 8 years ago, when he was a teenager.
–The Des Moines Register reporter who helped “cancel” Carson King, is now out of a job after his own bad tweets were dug up. He seems to think he is the real victim as well.  Where does the madness end?!?
–Swedish teen Greta Thunberg becomes the face and voice of a climate movement, which is amazing. But Jason has serious concerns whenever adults task their children with the responsibility of being the leaders of a movement.
–We touch on how activists have to have more substance to their argument than just emotion. Know your facts, know your history, and at least know the science or mechanics behind what you’re being an activist for. Because your opponents probably will, and they’ll kick your ass if you aren’t careful.
–We end the show this week with a powerful and uplifting email from a listener who has been with us a lot longer than we ever knew. Listen, and hear Bobby and Jason not only be touched emotionally, but encouraged to keep evolving, growing, and challenging ourselves and others.

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SFR 501: Punching the Clown

–SFR is back in your life! And with another week away, there’s a lot to get into. Where to begin?
–The “Storm Area 51” event, that morphed into AlienStock, that morphed again into an all things extraterrestrial free for all happened over the weekend, and we give the scoop on what went down. Good news: it doesn’t appear anyone had to be vaporized for trying to see ‘dem aliens.
–Justin Trudeau had a bad week. Some old photos of the Candian PM donned in “brownface” were uncovered and he had to make a few apologies. Bobby laments that liberals focus on these kind of scandals. Jason says that, while he is pretty sure Trudeau is not a racist, he does enjoy when someone who positions themselves as ultra progressive and “woke” has to grovel before the politically correct elite.
–Benny Hinn is renouncing the prosperity gospel, in what Jason thinks is almost assuredly a new version of the same scam he has been pulling for years. Bobby warns to heed the words of James Randi about these “unsinkable rubber duckies.”
–Bobby attends a friend’s diaper party, and shoots an AR15! How did he, someone who admits he is uncomfortable with guns, feel about shooting the most despised firearm of the political left? Well, it sure sounds like he enjoyed it…
–We went to the theater to see IT and some creepy guy offers us his children. A weird little event we just had to share with you.
–Finally, we give our fully detailed review of IT: Chapter Two, and yes there are *spoilers* involved. Bottom line: neither of us liked this movie, and we left very disappointed. But we want to hear what you thoughts, so please let us know.

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SFR 500: The End of the Beginning

–It’s episode 500 of Strange Frequencies Radio, and we can’t believe it ourselves! But we’re glad to be together in-studio once again recording this milestone moment.
–How do we celebrate such a momentous event? By drinking something Jason didn’t even know existed until a month ago, and that Bobby has grown to actually like: White Claw!
–Why stop there? Next up, we each enjoy a cognac glass of straight fernet, which Bobby says reminds him of mint toothpaste, but Jason says tastes like Robitussin. Well, hey, you only record your 500th episode once.
–Bobby wants to take some to discuss how he has changed from the start of SFR until now, and he goes from a guy who believed in God and ghosts, to a guy not so sure about ghosts, but who sends his kids to a Catholic school.
–Jason, on the other hand, likes to think he is basically the same person. Just one who has shed some paranormal beliefs.
–We play the one EVP we have never been able to explain. The one that Jason thinks is interesting, but which keeps Bobby wondering “what if?”
–Looking around our humble basement studio full of “Bobby’s Oddities” and other paranormal books and curiosities, it dawns on Jason that there’s a part of each of our 500 episodes in every item down there. That the story of Strange Frequencies Radio is on the shelves all around us. That leads us to grabbing a few items off those shelves, and telling a few stories about them. Included: an original Ouija board, a book signed by an “original ghost hunter,” and a few monstrous footprints.
–This leads us down memory lane, and talking about our time long ago filming for a self-produced documentary called SItuation: Paranormal that unfortunately never saw the light of day. One of the highlights of filming was our interactions with a person we feel was simply a self-deluded “psychic” whose so-called powers totally dissolved under scrutiny. Wait until you hear this.
–Bobby gives a quick review of the movie version of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
–We end this episode with a couple recommendations: First, Bobby recommends the Spooked podcast if you like paranormal stories, and Jason, ever the crime nut, recommends Chase Darkness With Me by Billy Jensen.
–Where do we go from here? Episode 501, of course! See you then…

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SFR 499: Darker Than Dark

–SFR kicks off with Bobby crunching on sea weed, and Jason trying to make sense of the White Claw craze. Spoiler: He never does.
–Bobby makes Jason the first invitation to his Oktoberfest party.
–A South Carolina coroner kills the rumor that Dairy Queen was serving human meat in their burgers.
–Bobby gives a review of the Impossible Whopper!
–Jason does a public service of his own, by watching Ghost Hunters so you don’t have to! He catches up on some old episodes and one particular cast member, and then reviews the new episode.
–Okay, let’s finally talk about the Epstein suicide, and the many conspiracy theories that have surrounded it.
–Bobby is hyped about new Star Wars streaming programs, and makes three prediction possibilities for the upcoming film. Meanwhile, Jason is all about the Breaking Bad movie coming soon to Netflix.
–Our next episode in #500, and we can hardly believe it. We plan to be together for our next recording to properly celebrate the momentous occasion.

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SFR 498: Full Circle

–It was a dark and stormy Sunday night, and Jason and Bobby are recording SFR through power outages aplenty. Listen as they have to reset the program multiple times.
–Ghost hunters is about to come back and Jason has set his DVR, all the while lamenting that SFR feels, in some way, as if it has come full circle.
–One show we are looking forward to, however, is the Nick Frost and Simon Pegg series Truth Seekers, a comedic send up of paranormal investigation shows. Sounds fun!
–Bobby and Jason plan to attend the Toledo Bigfoot & Paranormal conference, which is just a short walk up the street from where Bobby lives. It’s only $10, and is apparently just planned for 5 hours. Plus, we have a couple buds potentially coming in to visit!
–IT Chapter Two is coming up faster than we thought.
–The streaming wars are heating up, and how we watch television is rapidly changing.
–Neighbors aren’t always so neighborly, Jason says, while recounting times he has helped neighbors out only to to be kind of screwed over in return. Bobby tells a story about a friend who wants to rip off Nike.
–Flashback to a couple Fridays ago, as Bobby’s son Gino becomes Mr. Glass. An incredible story.
–Jason showed up at the annual pig roast, and makes an amazing escape that baffles everyone.
–The show ends with Bobby tripping balls.

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SFR 497: The Ghosts We’ve Known and Loved

–SFR is back in your ears, and recording on a new day: Sunday nights! But does that mean the old familiar tech issues would be a thing of the past? Ha! Think again, junior.
–We start off thinking out loud about the recent mass shootings that have taken place in the United States this past week, including one just a couple hours from our hometown.
–Next, a real disgusting story involving a body donation center that includes a cooler full of genitalia, a “Frankenstein monster,” and an exploding grandma.
–Kramer warned Jerry, and Alex Jones warned the rest of us. But the pigmen are coming! Okay, so it’s really just Japan approving human-animal embryo experiments, and the ethical and technical hurdles that must be overcome. Still, the prospects could be incredible if it all works out.
–Zak Bagans buys everything Jason wants! This time, it’s the LaBianca-Manson Family murder house. We talk a bit about Bagans’ Haunted Museum, and how if we were ever in the area, we might be tempted to go even though we don’t want to line his pockets any further.
–A Bigfoot “sighting” and a shooting disrupt a perfectly lovely camping trip for one couple in the Mammoth Cave National Park area of Kentucky.
–SFR Mailbag
Eric asks us about our favorite ghost stories. While for many that might lead to discussions of celebrities haunting their old stomping grounds, or even touching on some of the more famous ghost photos ever published, for us it leads to reminiscing about our own ghost hunting days. While we can’t say we ever actually saw a ghost, we were there when some pretty interesting things happened. Some of them funny, some frustrating, but all entertaining in their own way. And we end the show talking about a number of those experiences.

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