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Ep. 118: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

8/7/2018
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Captain Charles Moore Interviews Ever since first hearing about the Great Pacific Patch, an island of garbage 3x the size of Texas sitting in the pacific Ocean, I was fascinated. How could something like be accumulated, and what was being done to fix the problem? The answer to the first question is extraordinarily complex, and […] The post Ep. 118: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch appeared first on .

Duration:01:05:59

*Bonus* Spotting Psychic Scams

7/30/2018
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*BONUS EPISODE* – Spotting Psychic Scams Known as “The Street Smart Psychic”, Lisa knows how to spot a fake fortune teller. Listen as she gives some great tips on how to get a great psychic reading, while steering clear of the phonies. Also, learn how her first psychic reading involved the gift of a spaghetti […] The post *Bonus* Spotting Psychic Scams appeared first on .

Duration:00:32:06

Ep. 117: The Mystical Art Of Tattooing

7/24/2018
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Lisa Barretta Interviews: I have always been intrigued by tattoos. While not having any myself, I do appreciate the outward artistic expression. I never really thought of them as more then large, persona, permanent pieces of art. That is, until I talked to Lisa Barretta. She puts forth a paradigm that every aspect of a […] The post Ep. 117: The Mystical Art Of Tattooing appeared first on .

Duration:01:01:55

*Bonus* The Forlorn Hope

7/16/2018
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*BONUS EPISODE* – The Forlorn Hope Every concept has an origin story. Dubbed ‘The Forlorn Hope’, the first attempt at a rescue spawned two of the darkest and most infamous ones of the entire ordeal known as The Donner Party: Cannibalism and Murder. Listen as we discuss the treacherous events that lead this insidious course […] The post *Bonus* The Forlorn Hope appeared first on .

Duration:00:23:35

Ep. 116: The Donner Party

7/10/2018
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Michael Wallis Interviews While the name “The Donner Party” sounds like a good time, it definitely was not. It is a macabre tale from the Wild West that *Spoiler Alert* famously ends in cannibalism. But that is only 5% of the story. Bestselling author Michael Wallis tells the twisted tale of this ill-fated and terribly […] The post Ep. 116: The Donner Party appeared first on .

Duration:01:08:59

*Bonus* Modern Poisonings

7/2/2018
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*BONUS EPISODE – Modern Poisonings* Using poison to gain power and quiet dissidents did not end with the Renaissance. While trying to avoid becoming victims ourselves, we discuss how Vladimir Putin has turned Russia into the modern day center of political poisonings. The post *Bonus* Modern Poisonings appeared first on .

Duration:00:18:53

Ep. 115: The History of Poisons

6/25/2018
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Eleanor Herman Interviews Since the dawn of time, man has clamored for sex and power, hellbent on eliminating of all rivals in this pursuit. Since most cannot be killed outright, the murderous minded had to find more clandestine methods of eradication. The best poisons have to be administered secretly, remain undetected, and appear to be […] The post Ep. 115: The History of Poisons appeared first on .

Duration:01:07:40

Ep. 114: The Robocalypse

6/12/2018
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Our Second Interview: The Robocalypse! It seems like machine intelligence is advancing at an exponential rate. The convergence of advanced artificial intelligence with highly skilled robots is inevitable, and imminent. How will this affect the human race? Where does virtual reality fit into this scenario? Linda and I discuss the ramifications of a robot-filled future, […] The post Ep. 114: The Robocalypse appeared first on .

Duration:00:33:26

*Bonus* The Creatures of Kcymaerxthaere

5/28/2018
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*BONUS EPISODE* After discussing this world, it makes sense to explore all the creatures that inhabit it. We discuss plants that feed on sound, a deer like animal with seven legs, some poisonous, others nutritious, as well as the difference between biologically & culturally aquatic. The post *Bonus* The Creatures of Kcymaerxthaere appeared first on .

Duration:00:15:25

Ep. 113: The Parallel Universe of Kcymaerxthaere

5/28/2018
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Eames Demetrios is an artist and filmmaker, who is best known as the creator of a parallel universe called Kcymaerxthaere. So what is this K word? It is the name of a fictional world that mirrors our own, with its own geography, flora, fauna, cultural identity, languages, and history. Looking to create an interactive story […] The post Ep. 113: The Parallel Universe of Kcymaerxthaere appeared first on .

Duration:01:00:11

Ep. 112: The Mystical Life of Jack Parsons

5/15/2018
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Talk about serendipity: Right after talking with George Pendle about Jack Parsons, “Mystical” Mitch was in town, and chatted with me about the occult side of Parsons. We even did the interview at Manly P. Hall’s University for Philosophical Research! We discussed Aleister Crowley, L. Ron Hubbard, symbolic tattoos, and even the event in Mitch’s […] The post Ep. 112: The Mystical Life of Jack Parsons appeared first on .

Duration:00:42:38

*Bonus* Airport Carpeting and Clown Prohibition

5/1/2018
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*BONUS EPISODE* Much like Jack Parsons and myself, George Pendle is a man of many eclectic tastes. It turns out, he wrote an article on barbed wire! We discuss that, as well as his obsession with airport carpeting, and the alternative history of clown prohibition! The post *Bonus* Airport Carpeting and Clown Prohibition appeared first on .

Duration:00:21:54

Ep. 111: The Mysterious Life of Jack Parsons

5/1/2018
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The Life of Marvel “Jack” Whiteside Parsons is an incredible one. He is the true Godfather of rocket science, for without his drive, imagination and reckless behavior, we might never have gotten to the moon. Well that’s not entirely true, since did import a bunch of Nazi scientists during Project Paperclip who were vital in […] The post Ep. 111: The Mysterious Life of Jack Parsons appeared first on .

Duration:01:07:05

*Bonus* How Barbed Wire Brought a University to DeKalb

4/17/2018
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*BONUS EPISODE* Steve sticks around to talk about how these Barb Wire Barons put aside their differences, and combine their resources to bring a major university to DeKalb Illinois. If that wasn’t enough, we also talk about how Governor John Altgeld thought public building were so unpleasing to the eye that they were an insult […] The post *Bonus* How Barbed Wire Brought a University to DeKalb appeared first on .

Duration:00:16:12

Ep. 110: The Barbed Wire Barons

4/17/2018
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In my days at Northern Illinois University, I learned that DeKalb, IL was ground zero for barbed wire. At the time, I had no idea how historically important this was, but especially after learning about the Wild West, I came to realize that barbed wire made living on the open range possible. No one knows […] The post Ep. 110: The Barbed Wire Barons appeared first on .

Duration:01:03:24

*Bonus* The End of the Wild West

4/3/2018
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Texas State Historian Bill O’Neal sticks around to talk about the end of the west. We get into the Outlaw/Lawman Jim Plummer and how he worked both sides of the law with a group called The Innocents, as well as The Last Gunfight, and the Last Great Stagecoach Robbery. The post *Bonus* The End of the Wild West appeared first on .

Duration:00:14:50

Ep. 109: Personalities of the Wild West

4/3/2018
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I have always loved the Wild West. I don’t know if it is the struggle against lawlessness, vigilante justice, gold prospecting, ghost towns, showdowns at high noon, snake oil salesmen, railroad tycoons, or riding a horse everywhere you go. I am sure it is one of those, or the perfect combination of all. The true […] The post Ep. 109: Personalities of the Wild West appeared first on .

Duration:01:03:54

Ep. 108: The History of the Carousel

3/20/2018
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Carousels are a time honored tradition, stretching back to at least to the 12th century. According to expert and historian Lourinda Bray, they may even date back as far as the invention of the wheel: Fire, Wheel, Carousel. I sat down at her amazing restoration compound “Running Horse Studio” and learned all about their incredible […] The post Ep. 108: The History of the Carousel appeared first on .

Duration:01:01:19

Ep. 107: The Pro Wrestling Business

3/6/2018
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In honor of the 5th anniversary of his passing, I reached into vault for the second interview I did with Paul about his wrestling career. We talked about his secret life as a practical jokester, getting whacked over the head with a cane by an old man in the crowd, and how Michael P. S. […] The post Ep. 107: The Pro Wrestling Business appeared first on .

Duration:00:55:56