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« Thread started on: May 5th, 2013, 10:26am »

I have been listening to podcasts during the work day on a variety of subjects one of which is the UFO phenomenon since I got my first MP3 player a number of years back. I don't recall how many years it's been now but I'm on my third MP3 player so it has to be going on a decade since I bought my first 512mb Sansa.

Anyways my question is this. I have enjoyed listening to UFO podcasts during that time but notice a drop in the quality of interviews. When I first started listening it seems like there wasn't any problem finding podcasts with good sound quality and interesting discussions about the phenomenon. Today a number of years later and it seems like the quality of the discussions has deteriorated into "he said, she said" name calling sessions about other ufologists. I'm not asking for a lot here, just something that has decent audio quality, is free of charge and concentrates on the phenomenon and is not a name calling session or two hour discussion about documents nobody else has seen or personal attacks on other researchers. In other words I just want something on topic that deals with the phenomenon.

Here are a few of the podcasts I have listened to and my impressions.

Binall of America. Great audio quailty, Tim is an interesting interviewer. Not always about UFO's but when it is it's generally a good show.

Gralien Report. Nobody can accuse Micah of not having a radio voice but I'd like to hear some interviews. Often I'll listen for a couple hours and come away with the impression they talked for a couple hours and didn't say anything. This show has a lot of potential and Micah has given some great interviews on other shows.

UFO Paranormal Network. Good luck finding a podcast that has decent audio and no ten minute dead spots. I used to catch some good shows on this network but it seems like they're never going to figure out how to work with audio (as a former podcaster and musician who has mastered the art of audio editing I'm not saying something that I can't back up myself). It's so simple to get good audio. Save as WAV, import into Audacity, Shift X to remove dead spots. First save as WAV, apply Levelator to WAV, import back into Audacity and final save as MP3. Decent audio doesn't take a rocket scientist. There is some potential with this podcast but in recent years hosts seem to spend a lot of time interviewing each other. There are a few too many shows on this network that by my way of thinking border on the tinfoil hat type content.

Paracast. I used to like this show when the former host was on there and they talked about the phenomenon. Lately it has become more like a two hour survivalist commercial with a little bit of content, usually the hosts drilling their guests to the point they can't get a word in edgewise. Just my take but I think they would do well to get back on topic and I'm not so sure that the network they're affiliated with is a good fit for UFO enthusiasts. Again, there is potential and some of their old shows are all time favorites but I don't like the direction this one has gone in.

I am in my early 60's and have always been interested in the UFO subject since I was a kid in the 50's. I agree that there is something out there and they appear to be having an influence on our planet. I have an open mid on this subject and find it fascinating but have never observed anything myself though I fully accept that others have.

So does anyone know where I might find the type of shows that I'm looking for? I appreciate your input.


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« Reply #1 on: May 5th, 2013, 12:46pm »

A couple other points I should make clear. IMHO there is no reason that the audio quality of UFO podcasts cannot be of the same quality as podcasts posted on commercial radio station websites. Here is an example of audio that I did entirely on my desktop computer by patching a multi effects pedal directly into my sound card. It's an off topic piece but seriously, if a 61 year old guy can put something like this together using an open source audio editing program along with an effects pedal, guitar and bass a world wide "network" ought to be blowing anything I can do out of the water. http://youtu.be/YahVHgfvxkY

Content is important with me as well. I could listen to a Nick Redfern all day as he always gives an interesting and informative on topic interview. On the other hand whatever people that talk about the far out stuff like Obama having lived on Mars by my way of thinking turn the whole subject of Ufology into a joke. Whatever that dude is smoking I want some!

So to sum it up I'm looking for interesting and informative UFO related podcasts with good sound quality that does not sell out to survivalist advertising and wacky tinfoil hat wearing guest they can find. I especially enjoy discussions that center around the ancient astronaut and ancient writings about Gods that came down from the sky and intervened in human history. I also find discussions about muli dimensions, wormholes and other such theories fascinating.

Disclaimer. I still listen to all the podcasts that I have mentioned in my posts on a weekly basis. I should add Jerry Pippin as one of my favorite interviewers as well and hopefully Jerry will recover from his recent surgery and be back on the air soon. If I didn't listen to them I wouldn't have bothered to give my input but I do hope that the content of ufology podcasts can live up to their potential as I think it's an important subject for everyone.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25th, 2013, 08:21am »

It sounds like you are looking for something like Dark Matter Radio. Don Ecker is a well of information and always has high quality guests on unlike some other blogtype shows which use to spread all the same nonsense over and over again. Used to listen to many different shows in the past but Ecker's show is the best so far IMO.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25th, 2013, 09:28am »

on May 25th, 2013, 08:21am, philliman wrote:
It sounds like you are looking for something like Dark Matter Radio. Don Ecker is a well of information and always has high quality guests on unlike some other blogtype shows which use to spread all the same nonsense over and over again. Used to listen to many different shows in the past but Ecker's show is the best so far IMO.


I listen to Don's show. Not too bad but by my way of thinking he's another one that falls into that trap of spending too much time talking about personalities instead of the phenom itself.
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 23rd, 2013, 4:09pm »

Please let us know if you come across one.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 5th, 2013, 9:59pm »

UFO community set for Aug. 8 special online events

Orlando Paranormal Examiner

August 5, 2013

Flying saucers, alleged crashes and related reports of high strangeness will all be front and center Thursday, Aug. 8, when members of the UFO community hold some special online events. Blogger and well known skeptic Robert Sheaffer explained Monday in his post, 'Before the Great Debate: My Review of 'The Aztec Incident'', that he will debate ufology staple Stanton Friedman Thursday at 8 p.m. EST. The event will be carried live by the Revolution Radio Network.

Stanton Friedman is a physicist who has long contended that some UFOs are likely extraterrestrial spacecraft. He is a writer, frequent speaker at UFO conferences and well known for his perspectives supporting ET involvement in such cases as Roswell and the alleged abduction of the Hills.

Robert Sheaffer is a writer, skeptical investigator of UFOs and founding member of the UFO Subcommittee of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The legitimacy of alleged UFO crashes are certain to be addressed during the debate, Mr. Sheaffer wrote Monday.

API and Doubtful News hold a Google Hangout

Prior to the great debate, Antonio Paris of Aerial Phenomenon Investigations (API) and Sharon Hill of Doubtful News will conduct a Google Hangout. The event will be held from 7-8 p.m. EST and include a session for questions and answers. More details are available on the API website.

Mr. Paris is the founder and director of API, an organization set to bring more science to the study of UFOs. He is a former U.S. intelligence officer and author of the recently released book, 'Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century', which offers a look into the API investigative process, summaries of some 50 completed cases and the author's vision for reviving ufology.

Ms. Hill is a geologist, leading skeptic and paranormal researcher. She is editor of Doubtful News and author of a 2010 thesis, 'Being Scientifical: Popularity, Purpose and Promotion of Amateur Research and Investigation Groups in the U.S.'. The thesis was explored along with comments obtained from Hill in a blog post at The UFO Trail, 'Sham Inquiry Run Riot'.

Interested parties might choose to mark their calendars, have snacks on hand and plan on settling in for an evening of special online events. It might indeed prove to be quite interesting.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 12th, 2013, 10:08pm »

Project Archivist: Episode 93 Sleep Paralysis, Wide Awake and Dreaming with Dorian

August 12, 2013

http://www.projectarchivist.com/?p=1450

Greetings Archivists!

We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams…..

In this episode Show listener Dorian joins us to talk about the strange world of sleep disorders. We take a look at Narcolepsy, Sleep Paralysis, Cognitive dreaming, Lucid dreaming, Night terrors and Hypnagogia. All of which she experiences or suffers from!

We also take a look at how these conditions of consciousness could be perceived as paranormal experiences and describe what it feels like to have one. Later at the end of the interview, a few listeners call in with their own experiences. Yes, that other voice in the back ground is Tyler who joins us as a guest host just to add a bit more coolness and logic to the topic.
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 3rd, 2013, 4:54pm »

Hey, all -

Yours truly, Jack Brewer, will be the guest tonight, Thursday, October 3, on Jeff Ritzmann's Paranormal Waypoint from 11pm - 1am EST. We'll be talking about developments in the UFO community, both past and present, as well as much more. Check out the discussion, chat room and more at KGRA Radio.

Jack Brewer: Heading Down the UFO Trail

Jack Brewer's interest in the paranormal and subsequent many years of navigating the UFO community led him to become convinced healthy skepticism was often sorely lacking. His research and writing on his popular blogsite "The UFO Trail" integrates objectivity and relevant facts into assessments of the all too prevalent fantastic UFO dogma.
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 16th, 2013, 8:55pm »

Duke University is offering a free online course beginning in January on reasoning and related skills:


Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Ram Neta

Reasoning is important. This course will teach you how to do it well. You will learn how to understand and assess arguments by other people and how to construct good arguments of your own about whatever matters to you.

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Reasoning is important. This course will teach you how to do it well. You will learn some simple but vital rules to follow in thinking about any topic at all and some common and tempting mistakes to avoid in reasoning. We will discuss how to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and how to construct arguments of your own in order to help you decide what to believe or what to do. These skills will be useful in dealing with whatever matters most to you.


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To learn more about the course, instructors, recommended reading, FAQ and much more, visit the site:

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« Reply #9 on: Oct 30th, 2013, 5:31pm »

Dr. Michael Heiser of UFO Religions recently made a post that many should find of interest. Mars, the Moon, Planet X and Wacky ET Theories: Exposing Pseudo-Astronomy explores work contained in podcasts published by Stuart Robbins. An excerpt from Dr. Heiser:

"Stuart has done excellent (and time-consuming) work exposing lots of nonsense. His show deserves a plug. Here’s a list of his episodes (drawn from his archive) on some of the ET conspiracy ideas related to the moon, Mars, and those alien bases NASA is [supposedly] keeping a secret!"

The post contains over two-dozen links to such podcast episodes as You Can't Know the Distance, Size and Speed of UFOs and Image Analysis for Skeptics: From Faces to Pyramids. Individuals interested in what an actual astronomer has to say about some of the supposed anomalies, as well as a desire to understand actual chains of events of some of the exaggerated stories as demonstrated through quality references and credible sources, might choose to check it out.
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 30th, 2013, 10:44pm »

Thanks Jiflash! I will check them out as soon as I find some free time! cheesy
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on Oct 30th, 2013, 10:44pm, alvaroslash wrote:
Thanks Jiflash! I will check them out as soon as I find some free time! cheesy


You're welcome, alvaroslash! I hope you find some of it to be worth your while and informative.

You and some others may recall that Stuart Robbins is the same astronomer that Sys_Config and I posted some of his work in a thread containing a discussion about a mile-long formation on the surface of Mars. Robbins explained quite clearly and conclusively what it was and how he knew so.
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 7th, 2013, 8:49pm »

Microbiologist Dr. Tyler Kokjohn tonight at 11pm EST on Jeff Ritzmann's Paranormal Waypoint on KGRA Radio. They will be discussing claims of scientific proof of alien contact, how science can validate some of the hallmarks of the UFO issue - such as the mysteriously removed fetus - and more.

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https://www.facebook.com/ParanormalWayPoint
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on Oct 3rd, 2013, 4:54pm, jjflash wrote:
Hey, all -

Yours truly, Jack Brewer, will be the guest tonight, Thursday, October 3, on Jeff Ritzmann's Paranormal Waypoint from 11pm - 1am EST. We'll be talking about developments in the UFO community, both past and present, as well as much more. Check out the discussion, chat room and more at KGRA Radio.

Jack Brewer: Heading Down the UFO Trail

Jack Brewer's interest in the paranormal and subsequent many years of navigating the UFO community led him to become convinced healthy skepticism was often sorely lacking. His research and writing on his popular blogsite "The UFO Trail" integrates objectivity and relevant facts into assessments of the all too prevalent fantastic UFO dogma.

Darn, missed this. And I believe you got to be a (paying) member of the KGRA in order to listen to their archives. Can you find it somewhere else or have you been on another show recently?
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on Dec 17th, 2013, 2:04pm, philliman wrote:
Darn, missed this. And I believe you got to be a (paying) member of the KGRA in order to listen to their archives. Can you find it somewhere else or have you been on another show recently?


Thanks for your interest, philliman. It is appreciated. You are correct that KGRA archives are not easy to access, and, no, I have not been on any other shows. I mostly write at The UFO Trail and Orlando Paranormal Examiner.

I resisted Twitter for a long time but was finally persuaded to check it out. I indeed find it useful for keeping up with people, posting links to my articles and stuff like that, and I've now been active on it for a few months. I can be followed at @TheUFOTrail

I was checking out Stellar Thoughts. Looks good. Is that your blog?
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