Tag Archives: skeptic podcast

SFR 548: Hanging With the Boys

–Bobby’s animals are destroying his microphone and mixing board bit by bit, and Jason can totally relate. –Star Wars nerds can rejoice at our May the Fourth and Revenge of the Fifth conversation. Our resident nerd, Bobby, got a very … Continue reading

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SFR 547: Shoe Money Tonight

–Bobby’s basement has prehistoric style wiring, and we had to put off this recording so he could buy adapters that allow him to operate his computer.  –Time is weird. We mark it by how old actors were the last time … Continue reading

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SFR 546: The Foodie and the Fatty

–Jason is getting twisted on hard tea, and we discuss our favorite kinds of tea. –How do we know we are gay? Not because we like tea, no!  Because occasionally we’ll get hooked on lady shows. Jason admits to falling … Continue reading

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SFR 545: King’s Club

–As the show opens, we are awaiting our latest round of stimulus money. Money that, by the way, we acknowledge makes little fiscal sense to have, but that we are going to keep anyway. Bobby is thinking of possibly buying … Continue reading

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SFR 544: It Gets Weirder

–Reminiscing about the old themes, early days of the show, and some of the weirder “paranormal investigations” we did back when we were still kind of believers.–What are our thoughts on the classics of American literature? Some of it just … Continue reading

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SFR 542: Hunting Season

–An Amber Alert test featuring a Chucky doll, inadvertently went public in Texas.–A little Child’s Play conversation and discussion about horror remakes.–What are the best horror movies to introduce kids to?–One thing about Covid is the amount of television shows … Continue reading

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SFR 541: Notes From Underground

–SFR is back! No server, no real iTunes, no fucks given. We’re available on our website via the Dropbox link.–What have we been up to during the time away? Jason considers himself the Universal Constant. If you’re time traveling, use … Continue reading

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SFR 540: Twenty Twenty-Four

–Jason was confused by a text Bobby sent him earlier, so Bobby has to explain about the Nelson’s newest foster child.–Though we don’t exactly do a “paranormal talk show” any more, Jason still hunts for paranormal stories. This leads us … Continue reading

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SFR 539: Renegade Radio

–Where have we been? Well, within the last month, we managed to get suspended from our webhost and server, and Bobby (and family) all got COVID. How has your month been?–After the alternating funny and disgusting stories, we reiterate how … Continue reading

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SFR 407: Saturday Night’s Alright For Podcasting

–We won’t be broadcasting Sunday because Bobby will be enjoying a birthday celebration with his family, so we’re going on-air late on a Saturday night. Bobby received a Bernie Sanders action figure from Jason, and they both just wish it … Continue reading

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SFR 406: London Calling

–We met up with our buddy Tony from Chasing Midnight yesterday for a few fizzy drinks, some paranormal gab, and we learned to give more serious thought to vegetarianism. –Trump talk: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns after concerns about his … Continue reading

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SFR 392: Buzzed

–Bobby breaks out a bottle of Patron XO Cafe, which he enjoys, but Jason predictably does not. Throughout the rest of the episode, Bobby gets more and more drunk. –This past week wasn’t so busy in terms of U.S. election … Continue reading

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SFR 389: Flowers For Cuban

–SFR kicks off with another taste test of a Halloween-inspired beer. This time, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is what gets poured. Bobby rates it a solid 4 Jack-o-lanterns, and Jason does everything possible to get the taste out of his … Continue reading

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SFR 386: Send in the Clowns

–We kick off the show with a taste test of our first pumpkin spice beer of the season: New Belgium’s Pumpkick. Bobby loves it, awarding it 4 Jack-o-Lanterns out of 5. Jason hates the pumpkin spice craze, and this beer, … Continue reading

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SFR 383: Chasing the Green Fairy

–Bobby and Jason crack open a bottle of absinthe and talk about the week in weird.  Bobby has cool glassware and accessories, while Jason thought this stuff was illegal.  Either way, it looks beautiful, the preparation is like sorcery, and … Continue reading

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SFR 376: The End of the Beginning

–This is our last regular live broadcast.  No, the show isn’t ending, it will just be available as a podcast only.  However, it is likely we will still do an occasional live special when time and opportunity permits.  In other … Continue reading

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SFR 375: With Man Gone, Will There Be Hope For Gorilla?

–Next week is the last regular live broadcast of Strange Frequencies Radio. But that doesn’t mean we won’t continue producing episodes or, for that matter, that we won’t pop back in for a live special here and there. –The Cincinnati … Continue reading

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SFR 374: Three Men, Two Mics, and Some Cider

–There are only two live shows left after this one, but damn it feels good to be back on a Saturday night! Sitting in with us tonight is our good friend, Aaron Stein, known popularly in the SFR chatroom as … Continue reading

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SFR 373: Hard Targets

–After today, there are only 3 live episodes of Strange Frequencies Radio left! –Science writer John Horgan calls out skeptics at NECSS for their focus on “soft targets,” like ghosts and homeopathy, rather than what he sees as the “hard targets,” … Continue reading

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SFR 371: Unsafe Speech

–We start today’s show, centered around the topic of “Unsafe Speech,” by talking about the work of social scientist Jonathan Haidt, and how facts can get lost in the midst of orthodoxy. Warning: today’s episode may offend you occasionally, so … Continue reading

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SFR 370: Ghosts R Dumb | Guest: Kenny Biddle

–We return to our roots by doing a full episode of SFR on ghosts. What better way to start off than by talking about how Bobby almost became a ghost a few days ago. –What is the state of ghost … Continue reading

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SFR 369: Criminal Justice Reform | Guest: Michael Griesbach

–Religious freedom bills? Bathroom protection acts? We examine the laws, what they mean for LGBT rights, and why some people may support them. It’s past time this insanity was flushed down the toilet. –Sarah Palin, in an attempt to mock … Continue reading

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SFR 368: Can You Handle The Truth?

–Pope Francis delivers 265 page statement that has a lot to say about love, marriage, and even sexual orientation. But, be careful. While it takes a softer tone, it is not a change in Church dogma with respect to issues … Continue reading

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SFR 366: Uncomfortable Questions

–Violence erupts at recent Trump rallies, and a Chicago event is cancelled due to safety concerns. What is the cause of this aggression? Who is at fault? –Many progressive voters are using conspiracy theories and threats in their support of … Continue reading

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SFR 365: Famous Last Words

–A knife allegedly found on OJ Simpson’s old Rockingham property is getting people excited about its potential. Could it actually be the murder weapon? Maybe! But there are very good reasons to be skeptical of the entire story. –But, just … Continue reading

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SFR 364: Thump Trump

–It was Bobby’s birthday on Friday, and how did he celebrate? By waking up at 4am to do the dishes and take out the garbage. –Bobby has a fear that we’ll be seeing the inauguration of President Trump. Jason would … Continue reading

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SFR 363: Bad Clowns

–Richard Dawkins is re-invited to the NECSS conference, but suffers a stroke shortly after getting the news. –Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia dies, and now conspiracists are saying Obama had him murdered. What can we expect the future of … Continue reading

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SFR 362: Where There’s Smoke…

–Zak Bagans has the infamous “Demon House” he purchased and filmed a documentary at torn down, prompting much speculation as to the reason why. –NASA astronaut and conspiracist Edgar Mitchell has passed away. We talk about his proud legacy of … Continue reading

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SFR 361: Cold Case Squad

–A grand jury convened to investigate Planned Parenthood decides that the evidence warranted indicting a pair who created deceptively edited videos about the organization. Let’s examine the charges, and see what we think. –The X-Files returns after many years away … Continue reading

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SFR 360: No Laughing Matter

–The Richard Dawkins Foundation For Reason & Science has merged with the Center For Inquiry.  Does this mean the organization will continue its mission creep away from skepticism and more towards combatting religion?  If so, is that a problem?  Let’s … Continue reading

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SFR 359: Ashes to Ashes

–We kick off the show by remembering some of the great entertainers who have passed away recently. Included: David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Lemmy. –Does this prove that “celebrity deaths come in threes,” as so many seem to believe? Not … Continue reading

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SFR 357: New Year’s Revolutions

–What were some of the biggest viral hoaxes of 2015? Which did we fall for? Which did you fall for? What is it about certain stories that leads people to be duped? –”Breaking News” is seen by a lot of … Continue reading

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SFR 356: The Myths That Stole Christmas

–Christmas has come and gone.  How did your holiday go? What did you give? Receive? What did you eat? –Jason was sick last week, and try though he might, he can’t seem to convince anyone (especially not his flu vaccine … Continue reading

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SFR 355: The Madding Crowd

–We each went shopping yesterday with our respective families, and basically regret every moment of it. The crowds were outrageous, and the individual people were just rude. –A zombie-themed Nativity scene here in Ohio has caused a fair amount of … Continue reading

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SFR 354: Krampusnacht Cometh!

–In his ongoing attempt to make it into law school, Bobby took the dreaded LSAT yesterday. How did he do? Will he make it into the school right around the corner from his house? –The San Bernardino massacre left over … Continue reading

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SFR 352: Move Over Eddie Murphy

–Bobby spent nearly 2 weeks in Florida, and half of it he was sick, or fighting off the possibility of flesh-eating bacteria. Fun in the sun! –It’s hard for even us to believe, but this is our 7th anniversary of … Continue reading

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SFR 351: The Podcast That Dreaded Sundown

–Last week we talked about where the legend of poisoned Halloween candy comes from. This week we talk about a razor blade found in Trick-or-Treat candy by a 14yo girl in Reynoldsburg, OH. –It’s the season of the pumpkin…and Bobby’s … Continue reading

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SFR 350: Madeira’s Family Reunion

–We kick off by opening a bottle of Madeira, perhaps Thomas Jefferson’s wine of choice. –This was a big week for the biggest trilogy of all time. That’s right, Wednesday was Back to the Future Day! Okay, just kidding…we talk … Continue reading

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SFR 349: Dueling Bernies

–After the first Democratic debate, progressive liberals (as well as others) think a Big Media conspiracy involving CNN and parent company Time Warner is trying to keep Bernie Sanders down. Do they have a point? Not even close. –Has NASA … Continue reading

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SFR 348: Apocalypse and Chill

–News on the future of Strange Frequencies Radio. –Hey, good news, everyone!  The world didn’t end Wednesday like the apocalyptic religious group said! Sooo, what are they saying now? –Shootings you may have missed: gun nut at Northern Arizona University … Continue reading

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SFR 347: Heavy on Homicide

Note:  Somehow or another, we lost about the first 12 minutes of the show’s audio.  What you’ll hear up front is partway through our discussion of the Oregon mass shooting.  There will be no Youtube video for the show this week. … Continue reading

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SFR 346: Dear Weird People

–14yo Muslim student, Ahmed Mohamed, puts a clock in a case that his teacher believed was a bomb, leading to his arrest.  We try to examine this case using the known information, and determine if this kid got a raw deal, … Continue reading

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SFR 345: The Culture of Weird

–A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol to passengers.  Where are the defenders of religious freedom now?   –Speaking to UFOlogists in 1983, Philip Klass said, “No matter how long you live, you will … Continue reading

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SFR 344: Seize the Night

–A Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay people has us thinking about the concept of “freedom of religion,” and how it ties in to a story involving  judge C. Allen McConnell in our hometown. –Have you seen … Continue reading

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SFR 335: Bull Session

After two weeks off, it’s great to finally be back.  While we’ve been gone, we have missed out on talking about some of the biggest stories of the year.  So, for this return episode of Strange Frequencies Radio, we toss … Continue reading

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SFR 333: Summoning Spirits

–We take a skeptical look at the Charlie Charlie Challenge divination game that’s sweeping the interwebs and ask why Mexican demons are taking American demon’s jobs? And what Mexican demon goes by the name Charlie, anyway? –Using an old ghost … Continue reading

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SFR 332: Duggar Family Values

–TLC pulls “19 Kids and Counting” after a sexual molestation scandal is revealed which implicates reality show star, and anti-LGBT campaigner, Josh Duggar. –Has the time come to stop referring to ourselves and others as black, white, etc? An article … Continue reading

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SFR 331: A New Beginning

–We are glad to be back, and recording/broadcasting with a new soundboard. Plus, we have a plan in place to prevent Patches the Button Chewing Cat from destroying it. –Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will receive the death penalty, and Bobby … Continue reading

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SFR 329: Sad Madison Productions

–We watched the Diane Sawyer interview of Bruce Jenner, and it got us talking about a variety of issues involving transgender people. –Dr. Oz is responding to his critics by saying they are trying to silence him, and that his … Continue reading

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