Tag Archives: skeptic

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 343: Memento Mori with Anna Hill

–A deranged gunman murders two journalists live on television, then uploads video he recorded of the attack to social media. We discuss the incident from a variety of angles, but also ask, if mass shooters like this crave attention, how … Continue reading

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SFR 337: Eat Fresh!

—Bill Cosby admits in 2005 deposition that he obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. Cosby, and the programs he has created over the years, are now being wiped from history. –Feds raid the home … Continue reading

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SFR 334: Kill Her, Mommy!

—Caitlyn Jenner appears on the cover of Vanity Fair and the reactions run the gamut from kind to kind of disgusting. –Dennis Markuze (aka Mabus) has been ordered to follow psychiatric treatment for 3 years following his ongoing campaign of … Continue reading

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SFR 327: Back From Beyond

–We detail a host of technical difficulties that led to the show going live later than normal. Problems which may or may not be causing the funky sound quality you hear on the podcast this week. –You want a baby … Continue reading

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SFR 325: Something Else

–Baby update: still no baby. —Pastor Dollar asks his flock, and other supporters, to fund his dream of buying a top of the line $60 million jet. –Mexican wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr. dies after in-ring accident involving Rey Mysterio Jr. … Continue reading

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SFR 320: God’s Bankers

–A self proclaimed “anti-theist” has been charged with the murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill. Was this an anti-Muslim hate crime? Something a little more mundane? Either way, why are some media outlets linking the “New Atheist” writings … Continue reading

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SFR 319: Paranormal Pajamarama

–The mayor of our hometown, D. Michael Collins, passes away after suffering cardiac arrest last Sunday.  We use this news to plead with folks to learn CPR. –Recounting an incident at the bookstore Saturday night, where we came across some … Continue reading

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SFR 317: Chewing the Rag

–We kick off the show talking about the issues of the week by sipping on tea brewed with moth poop sent in by SFR listener Brian Atherton.  Strange frequencies indeed! –Chris Kyle, Mr. American Sniper himself, has been quite a … Continue reading

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SFR 307: The Weird, the Whacky, and the Woo

–True Crime lovers went bananas a few weeks back when, despite pleas for skepticism, they thought the Jack the Ripper case was solved.  Now comes word from experts that the case against suspect Aaron Kosminski is fraught with errors and … Continue reading

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SFR 306: A Cornucopia of Clickbait

–All the talk of Ebola, coupled with the nurse who tested positive after flying to the Cleveland area, has Bobby very concerned. Do we need a skeptical intervention? —A Vatican document which includes some softer language regarding gay people has … Continue reading

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SFR 305: From Christian to Atheist

Our names are Jason Korbus and Bobby Nelson.  We are atheists.  We do not hold belief in any Gods.  But, we weren’t always nonbelievers.  In fact, we were both Christians at one point.  So, how did we go from Christian … Continue reading

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SFR 302: A Disaster Waiting To Happen

–An amateur sleuth claims to have solved the Jack the Ripper mystery with the help of a molecular biologist.  Though many have celebrated the news, we think there are plenty of good reasons to stay skeptical for now. –Philadelphia Eagle … Continue reading

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SFR 301: Burzynski Beaten Down By Blaskiewicz

—A big shakeup at the James Randi Educational Foundation leaves their Los Angeles office closed, and President D.J. Grothe out of his position.  What in hell is going on? –A hacking scandal involving nude photos of celebrities hits the internet, … Continue reading

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SFR 300: EVP Listening Party 3!

Today, for our 300th episode, we take an abbreviated look at the “World of the Weird,” then dive right into clip after clip of alleged ghost voices.  Along the way we ask ourselves, “Are we deaf?  Or do all ghosts … Continue reading

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SFR 293: A Triumphant Return!

Welcome back! On today’s episode, we chat about our hiatus, including what kept us busy in the weeks we were away.  Plus, we dug into some great stories that have been bubbling up during our absence.  Included: –The Sykes Yeti … Continue reading

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SFR 292: How the Planet Will Kill Us All w/ guest Sharon Hill

–An update on the recent problems listeners have experienced when attempting to download SFR through iTunes or the website. –Bobby relates a case of “Christian vandalism” to his vehicle. —Two 12yo girls are being charged as adults with attempted homicide … Continue reading

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SFR 291: The Russian Yeti of Dyatlov Pass w/ Benjamin Radford

–Film critic draws ire by insinuating that Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are partially responsible for the UC Santa Barbara mass killing last weekend. –No, the American Psychiatric Society did not classify taking “selfies” as a mental disorder, so stop … Continue reading

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SFR 289: Anomalistic Psychology with Christopher French

–What do reports of sexual encounters with ghosts reveal about human psychology and our desires?  What are the more rational explanations for these stories? –German scientists claim to induce lucid dreaming in test subjects. Have you ever had experiences with … Continue reading

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SFR 282: A Skeptical Look at an Afterlife Experience

—Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westbo Baptist Church, has passed away after being excommunicated from his own church in the summer of 2013. —Kevin Trudeau is sentenced to 10 years in prison for the lies and fraud “They” … Continue reading

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SFR 275: From Believer to Skeptic

For a long time, friends and listeners have asked us how we made the transition from a couple of ghost hunting paranormalists to podcast hosts who actively promote a skeptical viewpoint.  I mean, how the heck do you go from … Continue reading

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SFR 251 – Sex, Scientology, and Sasquatch

–A prominent skeptic is in hot water over allegations of sexual harassment as levied by another prominent skeptic. –The suicide of four engineers in Turkey are being cited as possibly being caused by telekinesis. –Actress Leah Remini leaves Scientology, and … Continue reading

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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 230 – Mark Howitt on Sandy Hook Conspiracies

–Segregated audience at debate at UC London causes participant Lawrence Krauss to threaten a walk-out. –A Tennessee paranormal group does public “reveal” of their unimpressive evidence –Solid explanation offered for Russell Crowe’s UFO video —Hugo Chavez passes away at age … Continue reading

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Episode 228 – Strange Frequencies Radio: After Dark

This late-night special was so big that a guest was not required.  First, is it true we finally have an RSS feed and are back on iTunes?  Yes!  Check us out!  Then, after a few other quick announcements about how … Continue reading

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Episode 227 – Dirk Manning on Creating Comics

Absolutely stacked first hour today so we jumped right into it.   “The Week in Weird” found us talking about Melba Ketchum’s problematic Bigfoot DNA paper and Russian meteor “truthers.”  Also, we tackled the sensationalism over the manhunt and death of … Continue reading

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Episode 226 – Dr. Scott Bonn on State Crime and the Media

Big show today with much to talk about! The “Week in Weird” featured us finding out about Yoga for Dogs for the first time, and talking about yoga and chiropractic for babies. Also, some good news in the world of … Continue reading

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Episode 225 – Bigfoot and UFOs with Stan Gordon

Though it wasn’t a big week for paranormal stories in the news, but still we had plenty of stuff to talk about. Bobby gave an update on the legalities of “Ghost Mine” via his recent chat with star Patrick Doyle. … Continue reading

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Episode 224 – A conversation with Vince Wilson

While we don’t review paranormal “reality” shows much any more, we just had to say a few words about “Ghost Mine,” the new series starring Patrick Doyle, our friend and a guy who has been on SFR a variety of … Continue reading

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Episode 223 – Ben Radford Takes On Lake Monster Mysteries

Lots of news to get to in the first hour today as there was plenty to talk about.  In the paranormal category:  claims of hauntings are often based on the idea that deaths took place on a property.  But a … Continue reading

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Episode 217 – Robert Sheaffer Debunks UFO Sightings

We are back and fresh off one of the most unintentionally controversial episodes we’ve ever done.  Last week, skeptics and psychic proponents alike weren’t quite sure how to feel about mentalist Mark Edward.  Is he a positive skeptical activist or … Continue reading

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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 215 – SFR’s 4yr Anniversary!!!

And they said we wouldn’t last… It’s been a wild 4 years.  Friends, fans, and even co-hosts have come and gone, but we still enjoy doing the live show.  What can we say?  I guess we are attention whores. We … Continue reading

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Episode 214 – Kirby Robinson investigates Paranormal State’s “I Am Six”

Episode #214 – Kirby Robinson It’s the last show before Election Day here in the United States (and also the last show before our one week break) so we talked about a few related issues in today’s first hour.  One, … Continue reading

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Episode 213 – Mr. Deity, Brian Keith Dalton, talks Mormonism

Episode #213 –   Brian Keith Dalton A lot of big stories over the past week that filled our first hour to the brim.  First, we took a few minutes to remember former guest Paul Kurtz, who is in many ways … Continue reading

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Episode 212 – Linda Godfrey on Real Wolfmen

Episode #212 –   Linda Godfrey on Real Wolfmen We’re closing in on Halloween and today’s first hour was full of hot topics.  First up, we gave a few scatter shot reviews of “The Walking Dead,” “Cabin in the Woods,” and … Continue reading

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Episode 211 – Dr. Vic Stenger on God and the Folly of Faith

Episode #211 –   Dr. Vic Stenger Today’s show was mostly about faith.  After reading and discussing a few stories involving the rising number of atheists in this country, as well as harm being down by religious fanatics, we discuss religion … Continue reading

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Episode #210 – Carolyn’s Creepy Corner

We did something we haven’t done in a while this week in the first hour of the show and had a live EVP listening party.  While we don’t believe EVPs are “voices of the dead” anymore, we still like listening … Continue reading

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Episode 208 – The Week in Weird

Episode #208 Join us in the first hour as we talk about the recent death of Father Andrew Calder and how it opened up an important conversation about how people use fear of the paranormal for their own benefit and … Continue reading

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Episode 206 – Mark Bunker on Scientology

Episode #206 – Mark Bunker We are less than a week away from the Mothman Festival, but things are still screwed up here in the studio…we have a blackout!  Bobby talks about an argument he had about atheists celebrating Christmas.  … Continue reading

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Episode 204 – David Fitzgerald speaks about Jesus mythicism

Episode #204 – David Fitzgerald Welcome back to Strange Frequencies Radio!  Can our stories of dumb ghost hunters and cryptozoologists top last week’s?  Melvin Morse responds to the waterboarding story – what does he say?  And get our take on … Continue reading

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Episode 203 – Ghost Box, Science & Water ITC w/ guest Stephen Hill

Episode #203 – Stephen Hill Big news today in the first hour.  After we gave a few updates on our website and the status of our web server, we launched right into the stories of the day: *NDE researcher Dr. … Continue reading

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Episode 202 – Parapsychology with Loyd Auerbach

Episode #202 – Loyd Auerbach Since the last time we took the air, both of us have moved to new places.  Bobby to a $200,000 place in a nice neighborhood and Korbus to…a gated community.  Okay, it’s a trailer park.  … Continue reading

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