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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

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Episodes

Faded Giant: UFO Incident at Malmstrom AFB | MHP 10.12.21.

10/13/2021
On March 24, 1967, ten ICBMs at an underground launch control facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana became inoperable, while the security personnel aboveground observed a UFO hovering near the facility's gate. Joining us to discuss the Malmstrom UFO incidents and similar events involving UFOs at nuclear sites is Robert Salas, who was the on-duty commander of the launch control facility that evening. For decades, Salas has campaigned for greater government transparency about "Faded...

Duration:01:22:57

Phenomenon: The Brazilian UFO Mystery | MHP 10.04.21.

10/5/2021
In the heart of Brazil's Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park exists one of the most biologically diverse regions anywhere in the world. However, along with the unique plants and animals found here are a prevalent interest in unidentified aerial phenomena, along with countless reports of Brazilian UFO sightings by local residents. During his recent travels to Brazil, Micah visited Alto Pariaso de Goias, a village whose many shops, restaurants, and hotels are decorated with imagery of aliens,...

Duration:01:19:39

The Experiencers: UFOs, Government, and Claims of Alien Contact | MHP 09.27.21.

9/28/2021
For decades, many people who have claimed to observe UFOs have also said they saw the occupants of these crafts. Even more incredibly, some of these purported "experiencers" have made extraordinary claims about their interactions with such beings, and even abductions where they were taken aboard UFO craft. How reliable are these claims, the likes of which the late Harvard psychiatrist John Mack attempted to explore and understand until his untimely death? Joining us to discuss the cultural...

Duration:01:30:15

Mysteries of the Sphinx: Search for the Forgotten Civilization | MHP 09.21.21.

9/21/2021
The Great Sphinx of Giza is among the most widely recognized monuments in the world, and arguably one of the most astounding testaments left to us by past cultures. Archaeology has revealed many details about the way of life in Egypt at the time of its construction, although a number of questions remain. Robert Schoch, Ph.D., is a Boston University geologist who has studied the Sphinx for decades. His work there beginning in the 1990s led him to believe that the age of the monument may be...

Duration:01:40:22

On the Trail of the Tic Tac | MHP 09.13.21.

9/14/2021
In 2004, the U.S. Navy's Carrier Strike Group 11 was conducting training off the California coast when radar operators began to detect unusual aerial objects nearby. Over the next several days, the objects would be repeatedly observed, culminating in a close encounter between one of the objects and a pair of fighter pilots. Known today as the "tic tac," the object described by the pilots during the 2004 USS Nimitz incident has become one of the most widely-recognized descriptions of a...

Duration:01:31:40

The Hunt For Alien Intelligence: UAP, Probes, and Alien Signals | MHP 09.06.21.

9/7/2021
Many astronomers believe we are closing in on the hunt for proof of life on other worlds... but where will it be found, and how will we find it? Among the methods being used are searches for technosignatures, biosignatures, and even interstellar probes that might have been "delivered" to various parts of the galaxy by an alien intelligence. In the search for alien life, how does UAP fit into the equation, and what are the perspectives of scientists on how it should be studied? Joining us...

Duration:01:21:11

The Extraterrestrial Controversy: UFOs and the Debate Over Earth Visitation | MHP 08.30.21.

8/31/2021
It is among the greatest questions humans have ever asked about life and our place in the cosmos: are we alone in the universe? While scientists believe they are closing in on answers to this long-standing question, many UFO proponents throughout the years have argued that the evidence for alien life can be found right here on Earth. On this week's edition of The Micah Hanks Program, we wade into the debate over UFOs and the "extraterrestrial hypothesis," and why some scientists think that...

Duration:01:22:51

UFOs Over Canada: Aviation Incidents and the Military | MHP 08.23.21.

8/24/2021
With all the attention put toward the U.S. government's recent interest in UFOs, the fact that similar incidents involving unidentified craft frequently occur in Canadian airspace is often left out of the equation. Joining us to discuss the Canadian UFO situation is investigative reporter Daniel Otis, who in recent months has been chronicling aviation incidents and military responses from the Canadian government regarding UFOs. Otis joins us to explain why the bulk of UFO data remains...

Duration:01:27:54

UFOs: Truth, Lies, and Conspiracies | MHP 08.16.21.

8/17/2021
Since 2017, the UFO debate has undergone an unprecedented renewal in interest. Following the publication of a landmark article in The New York Times, questions--and controversies--have surrounded the topic, as the debate over the origins of UFOs, and what level of involvement the U.S. government has had in collecting data about them, has continued. With the recent release of a new Showtime series, UFO, which examines the debate and its controversies, more questions than answers arise with...

Duration:01:29:53

The Galileo Project: The Astronomers Who Hunt For UAP | MHP 08.09.21.

8/10/2021
Following the release of a June 2021 report by the Navy's UAP Task Force, many scientists have now felt compelled to pursue ways science can now be applied to the subject of UAP. Among them is Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb, who returns to The Micah Hanks Program to discuss The Galileo Project, an effort by Loeb and a team of astronomers to attempt to obtain high resolution imagery and other data about UAP. According to the project's website, "the scientific community now needs the...

Duration:01:27:38

The Men Who Stare at UFOs: John Alexander on the Record | MHP 08.02.21.

8/3/2021
Much of the modern discussion about UFOs revolves around the Pentagon’s AATIP program, which looked at aerospace threats and culminated in the Navy’s current UAP Task Force. But before any of this came along, several years ago the existence of a group called the Advanced Theoretical Physics Project was disclosed with far less fanfare. John Alexander, Ph.D., the group’s founder, has been a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons since he created renewed interest in the...

Duration:01:30:31

UAP Analysis: Studying Anomalous Aerial Vehicles | MHP 07.26.21.

7/27/2021
With the recent release of a government report on UAP detailing the U.S. Navy's efforts in studying unidentified objects in U.S. airspace, questions remain about the nature and possible origins of the technologies being observed. What are they, where are they from, and how might science be applied toward resolving the questions that remain about them? One organization has continued to apply science toward answering these questions, and that is the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU)....

Duration:01:41:05

UFOs and Science: An Astronomer's Perspective | 07.19.21.

7/20/2021
Why don't astronomers see UFOs? If there are indeed unidentified aerial phenomena in our skies, shouldn't the scientists tasked with watching the stars see them more often? In truth, some astronomers actually have seen UFOs... although many, if not most, are fairly dismissive of the idea that intelligently controlled objects of unknown origin are coasting around in our skies. That's not the case with Chris Impey, a University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean of the...

Duration:01:39:56

Ayahuasca: Alien Intelligence & Inner Paths to Other Realms | MHP 07.12.21.

7/14/2021
Answers to the question of whether we are alone in the universe are one of humankind's oldest pursuits. Many astronomers think that the discovery of intelligent life from other worlds may happen in the decades ahead, while UFO proponents believe the evidence of their existence could already be found closer to home. However, for centuries South American shamanic rituals have told of the unique properties of a ceremonial brew called ayahuasca, and how its potent effects appear to render...

Duration:01:31:56

The Future of UAP Studies: An Assessment | MHP 07.05.21.

7/6/2021
With the recent release of a U.S. government report on unidentified aerial phenomena, we are left with more questions than answers about the enduring mystery of UFOs. Where do we go from here, and how will the U.S. military proceed with its studies in the years ahead? This week, in addition to reviewing the United Kingdom's response to the UAP Task Force report, we look at what the future of UFO studies may entail, and what government agencies can--and should--do in the years ahead, in...

Duration:01:26:55

The Report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: A Complete Analysis | MHP 06.28.21.

6/29/2021
A widely anticipated U.S. government report on unidentified aerial phenomena has been delivered to Congress, representing one of the most significant assessments on unusual encounters logged by the American military in recent decades. Although the public version of the report, titled "Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," comprises only nine pages, it offers a summary of the findings of the Navy's UAP Task Force after it analyzed 144 incidents that occurred between 2004 and...

Duration:01:43:59

UFOs on Capitol Hill: Classified Briefings & Congressional Hearings | MHP 06.21.21.

6/22/2021
Last Wednesday, lawmakers on Capitol Hill received a classified briefing by the Navy and the FBI, which detailed some of the findings of a report on UFOs expected to be delivered this month. Some members of the House have even said that future Congressional hearings on UFOs might result from the report and the details it provides on unusual aerial encounters our military has reported. However, this would not be the first time efforts to get Congress to look seriously at UFOs have been...

Duration:01:34:15

Life Before: Children Who Remember Past Lives | MHP 06.14.21.

6/15/2021
Do some children possess the ability to recall memories that fall beyond their own living experience? If so, where do these memories come from, and could they be related to phenomena recognized by various cultures throughout history such as reincarnation, which involves the idea of the rebirth of a soul into a new body? Joining us to discuss scientific efforts to evaluate such claims and understand their possible relationship to the enduring mysteries of the human mind and consciousness is...

Duration:01:33:39

The UAP Report: Leaked Details and Analysis | MHP 06.07.21.

6/8/2021
According to a recent bombshell New York Times article, the United States military has found "no evidence that aerial phenomena witnessed by Navy pilots in recent years are alien spacecraft," but adds that the Department of Defense "still cannot explain the unusual movements that have mystified scientists and the military," nor can it rule out the possibility that some unidentified aerial phenomena witnessed by members of the military might even be "alien spacecraft." This week on The Micah...

Duration:01:33:24

Sasquatch: Science and the Apes Among Us | MHP 06.01.21.

6/2/2021
For many decades, stories about large apelike creatures in the remote forested regions of America have persisted. Commonly known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot, many would rule out the possibility that a creature so large and similar to humans could have evaded detection by humans, let alone exist in the modern world at all. Is this prospect really so unlikely? While many are very accepting of the notion that UFOs exist and represent a credible pursuit for science, Sasquatch is far more often...

Duration:01:52:47