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Searching for the truth about our strange world. A podcast hosted by Ansir and Sophia, providing discussions of an array of topics including: the paranormal, occult, cryptozoology, myths & legends, extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and the strange -- all with a mix of philosophy and psychology.

Searching for the truth about our strange world. A podcast hosted by Ansir and Sophia, providing discussions of an array of topics including: the paranormal, occult, cryptozoology, myths & legends, extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and the strange -- all with a mix of philosophy and psychology.
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United Kingdom

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Searching for the truth about our strange world. A podcast hosted by Ansir and Sophia, providing discussions of an array of topics including: the paranormal, occult, cryptozoology, myths & legends, extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and the strange -- all with a mix of philosophy and psychology.

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English


Episodes

Smorgasbord of the Strange

3/15/2019
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In a break from the usual format, Ansir & Sophia briefly discuss a number of topics in quick-fire style as chosen randomly from the excellent textual reference of Breverton's Phantasmagoria. As Sophia flicks randomly through the compendium, the topics that emerge for discussion in this smorgasbord-esque podcast include: sasquatch, the terracotta army, Atlantis, the Book of Enoch, giant bats, and buried treasure.

Duration:00:42:05

Demonic Possession

3/8/2019
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What is demonic possession? Is it real or is it merely a religious superstition? These are the questions that Sophia asks and Ansir offers answers to. Ansir Levi offers even more depth of insight into demonic possession in his book, 'Towards a Conquest of the Paranormal' out now!

Duration:00:55:39

Inquiry 16: Apocalypse

2/8/2019
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Regardless of theistic position, even if such is atheistic materialism, man has a fascination with the end of times. At core, the apocalypse is an ending of the status quo and the commencement of a new paradigm. There are however, some scenarios in which the end brings more than an alchemical process and results in an end to the existence of the Earth itself. Join Ansir & Sophia in the new format of 'Inquirers into the Strange' and commence your own apocalypse.

Duration:00:52:53

Dark Fragment NEWS ALERT

2/1/2019
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The pending apocalypse (fear not!) will see the Dark Fragment podcast and blog undergo a remanifestation and become... Inquirers into the Strange. Look out for the changes to the blog, the Twitter feed, and the podcast. Your subscriptions should automatically switch, but if not -- search for 'Inquirers into the Strange' and join us (Ansir & Sophia) for an entertaining and educational inquiry into the strange, the paranormal, and the occult!

Duration:00:01:24

Fragment 15: the Loch Ness Monster

1/18/2019
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The Loch Ness Monster, 'Nessie' has a long and storied history. Join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss that history, the transition in form of the infamous cryptid, and the possible explanations as to what is at cause for the sightings and why that also explains the elusive nature of the cryptid.

Duration:00:42:42

Fragment 14: 'Tis the Midwinter, Yule, or Christmas Season

12/15/2018
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With the greetings of the season, join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss the festive season, including the religious and commercial aspects. Your hosts also look at the timing of festivals, the symbolism of Yule trees and gift giving, the concept of Santa, and the notion that Christianity adopted timings simply to aid in the conversion of peoples from other faiths.

Duration:00:49:42

Fragment 13: John Dee

11/24/2018
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Born on 13th July 1527 to Roland and Jane Dee, John Dee became an immensely influential figure within the Elizabethan world. If Dee had lived at a time other than the turbulent period that spanned the Tudor and Stuart monarchies in England, then it is very likely that we would now acknowledge him as one the greatest minds England ever produced. Dee’s peers acknowledged his skills as a philosopher, astronomer, scientist, cartographer, and mathematician and - further observed that he was as...

Duration:01:06:49

Fragment 12: Sounds Strange

11/17/2018
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Sound has an innate power to fuel the imagination. Sudden sounds in horror films are an intrinsic aspect of 'jump' moments. The power of sound is much more, however. In isolation, a sound of unknown origin has the power to induce fear and paranoia. Whilst some instances are mere audio pareidolia, others are possibly objective evidence for something more… Join Ansir & Sophia as they review famous, strange sounds. You can hear the sounds that Ansir & Sophia listen to during the podcast via...

Duration:00:48:41

Fragment 11: Slenderman

11/10/2018
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Slenderman.. a form of urban legend, born of the internet age, and fuelled by the collective psyche as an organic body of lore emerged from out of nothing to terrify thousands… Join Ansir & Sophia as they discuss the origins of Slenderman and the possibility that it may have enabled the creation of an egregoric form -- bringing the fictional being to manifestation through a combination of the psychical energies of the many who believe Slenderman to be real. Further discussion looks at if...

Duration:00:38:08

Fragment 10: Halloween

10/25/2018
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Halloween... a time for candy, a time for a scare - but what is the festival really about? In Fragment 10, Ansir & Sophia look at the development of the ancient pagan rites into their Christianised form and the subsequent commercialisation of such.

Duration:00:37:02

Fragment 9: Zombies

9/22/2018
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What are zombies? What is the origin of the lore around them and what drove the evolution of such? Is there any reality to the concept of the zombie? These are the questions that Ansir & Sophia discuss in Fragment 9!

Duration:00:32:17

Fragment 8: Ouija Boards & Urban Legends

8/28/2018
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What are the most common urban legends? What elements of them are true? What is the mechanism behind ouija boards and those legends which evoke entities via a mirror? Ansir & Sophia discuss this and more in Fragment 8!

Duration:00:45:29

Fragment 7: Aliens

8/3/2018
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Ansir and Sophia discuss aliens, UFOs and abductions in a mix of rational discourse and humour. They ask what are aliens? Why are they so commonly described as little grey men or reptilians? Why are UFOs always saucers or triangular forms?

Duration:00:47:15

Fragment 6: Ghosts and Apparitions

7/7/2018
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What is the difference between a ghost and an apparition? Why do so many descriptions and media portrayals represent entities as either young children or horrific in appearance?

Duration:00:40:33

Fragment 5: Lovecraft and Alien Octopi

6/8/2018
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In Fragment 5, Ansir & Sophia discuss the strange tales of H.P. Lovecraft and the underlying occult philosophy therein. Additionally, there is the monthly summary of strange news from around the world.

Duration:00:45:25

Fragment 4: Mysterious Massachusetts

5/5/2018
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Massachusetts, United States - Home to the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692, werewolves, vampires, mermaids, horned serpents, and the inspiration for much of the work of both Lovecraft and King. Just what is it that makes Massachusetts the centre of so many legends? Join the new hosts of the Dark Fragment, Ansir and Sophia, as they discuss mysterious Massachusetts!

Duration:01:06:48