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Turn your TV to a random channel and you may well find people in poorly-lit rooms hunting for ghosts. These shows claim to present evidence for the paranormal. How well do those claims measure up?
||ExplicitSV Podcast 029: Rocky Mountain Paranormal||Bryan Bonner and Matthew Baxter are the chief members of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society and hosts of Warning: Radio. Their activities range from appearances on Ghost Hunters and the Larry King Show to reassuring frightened homeowners. Rea||10/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 028: Dreamsinger||Interview with Paul Sherman, AKA Dreamsinger. Dreamsinger is a veteran poster on the SyFy Ghost Hunters Forum and the man behind the web sites paranormal.darkrealmlabs.com and paranormal-tips.com. He is an insightful paranormal media commenter and a para||9/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 027: Karen Stollznow||Interview with Dr. Karen Stollznow. Karen Stollznow has spent over a decade investigating pseudoscientific and paranormal beliefs and practices, including ghosts, psychics, haunted houses, and much more. She has a doctorate in Linguistics from the Univer||9/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 026: Benjamin Radford||Stephen interviews Benjamin Radford, author of Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries and editor of the Skeptical Inquirer magazine.He also does a roundup of recent episodes of Ghost Hunters International and Fact or Fake||8/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 025: Hayley Stevens||Stephen interviews Hayley Stevens, a skeptical paranormal investigator in Wiltshire, UK. Hayley is one of the founders of Wiltshire Phenomena Research and is a co-host of the Righteous Indignation Podcast. He also reviews the GHI episodes "Sweeney T||8/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 024: Don't Be A Don't Be||Stephen, flying this one solo, covers GHI's "The Spirit of Robin Hood" and talks a bit about his experiences at The Amazing Meeting 8. Download the podcast here.||7/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 023: Grey Anatomy||We're restarting the podcast! In this episode, Logisti and Stephen face down those mysterious grey aliens from Zeta Reticuli, discuss the Betty and Barney Hill case, and reveal the most influential American artist of the 20th century (who you probab||7/13/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 022: Doctor Atlantis Interview||Stephen interviews Doctor Atlantis, AKA Blake Smith. Blake is the producer of the MonsterTalk podcast, a member of Atlanta Skeptics, and an Atlanta Skepticism Examiner for the Examiner Online. They discuss Blake's haunting experience and his UFO roa||12/21/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 021: Joe Nickell Interview||Stephen interviews Joe Nickell, the only professional skeptical paranormal investigator in the field today. He has investigated ghosts, aliens, holy relics, and psychics. He's also written over twenty-five books covering everything from how to detec||11/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 020: A Very Bigfoot Halloween||Stephen pays a visit to Michael Rugg at the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Fulton, CA. Logisti gives a review of Paranormal Activity, and they discuss Jay and Grant's new book Seeking Spirits. Read more on SV Podcast 020: A Very Bigfoot Halloween…||10/31/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 019: Bob Lazar — Government UFO Expert, or Fraud?||Robert Lazar claims to have worked in secret government laboratories on reverse-engineering alien technology. Does his story stand up to scrutiny? Logisti and Stephen give Bob Lazar a Skeptical Viewing and try to find out. Read more on SV Podcast 019: Bo||7/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 018: The Amazing Meeting and the Wicklow Gaol||The Amazing Meeting #7 (TAM7 for short), the James Randi Educational Foundation's festival of freethinking and skepticism, has just come and gone. Stephen gives a first-hand report of what he saw there. He pays special attention to the Million Dolla||7/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 017: The Bob White Object||Bob White says that he found a piece of an alien spacecraft in the desert in 1984. Did he? What did he find? Logisti and Stephen do their best to figure it out. Read more on SV Podcast 017: The Bob White Object…||6/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 016: Rendlesham Forest||Logisti and Stephen weigh in on the incident some call "the British Roswell": the UFO sightings at Bentwaters RAF Base in Rendlesham Forest. Was it an encounter with aliens? A series of misidentifications? Or something else? Read more on SV Pod||5/8/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 015: The Skeptologists||Featuring our interview with the amazing Brian Dunning, the skeptical eye behind the Skeptoid podcast and the Skeptologists. Links: Skeptoid The Skeptologists Here Be Dragons Direct download link here. Read more on SV Podcast 015: The Skeptologists…||1/16/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 014: In 3-D||Features the second half of our interview with FORMERGHFAN, creator of the 3-D reconstruction of Grant's movements during the collar tug incident. FORMERGHFAN invites anyone with questions about the video or 3-D animation to contact him at formerghf||12/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 013: Blinking Lights||I interview FORMERGHFAN, who created three videos examining the Ghost Hunters Collar Pull. Then, Logisti and I discuss that amazing piece of blinking-light technology, the K-II meter. We split FORMERGHFAN's interview into two parts, so be on the loo||12/7/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 012: Collared||Logisti and I discuss the live broadcast in all its glory. We present some new evidence on the "Not Supposed To Be Here" voice, consider the collar pull, and talk about the past and future of Ghost Hunters. Read more on SV Podcast 012: Collared||11/11/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 011: Out of the Closet||In this episode of the Skeptical Viewer podcast, we discuss the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel. Why did the closet mysteriously open, and what was the source of the mysterious voice? Plus, I (Stephen) provide us with a musical recap of "Seven Sisters Inn||10/24/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 010: Playing Catch-Up||In this episode, we play a bit of catch-up and review three recent Ghost Hunters cases: Stiteler House, Buffalo Central Terminal, and the Seven Sisters Inn. We were going to include the Renaissance Vinoy in this podcast, but discussion ran so long that w||10/19/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 009: Little Green Men||In this episode, we take a well-deserved break from our normal ghostly doings and "go UFO". We all know the story. In 1947, the United States military recovered a crashed flying saucer containing the bodies of little green men. (OK, we knowR||8/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 008: From the Deep||In this episode, Logisti and I sail into murky waters as we examine the evidence for the Loch Ness Monster. Then, in the freshly-renamed "Sightings" section, we discuss Ghost Hunters' visit to Fort Delaware. Read more on SV Podcast 008: Fr||7/26/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Promo||Mike and I did a promo a while back, but I've been lax in putting it out. Occurred to me that we might as well enjoy it here. If you can think of any podcast whose listeners should hear about our show, please put a link to it in the comments, and we||6/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 007: Funhouse Antics||In yet another long-awaited podcast, Logisti and I discuss infrasound (and swashbuckling ghost hunter Vic Tandy). Then, in Anomalies, we discuss slamming doors and other antics at New Haven House. Finally, in Fresh Hauntings, we enter the funhouse itself||6/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 006: The Third Option||In this long-awaited podcast, Logisti and I discuss the third option– the gray zone between finding a car headlight and a ghost. Then, in "Anomalies", we take on the FLIR footage from Prospect Place. Finally, in "Fresh Hauntings"||5/11/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 005: Objects in Motion||First off, I should probably take a moment to reassure those of you who have been listening since episode one that you're not going crazy, the episodes have been getting shorter. Also, we didn't do it on purpose. Swear! Some topics just make fo||4/17/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 004: Psychics and Flying Bags||Hello all! Hope everyone is continuing to enjoy the podcast. In this episode, Logisti and I discuss psychic phenomena and sensitives. Then we head to the New Bedford Armory to investigate the incident of the falling sound man. Finally, in Fresh Hauntings||3/30/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 003: The Return of TAPS||Before you listen I want to preemptively apologize on two counts. First, if you've been listening you probably noticed that in the first two podcasts I sound like I'm on the phone. Well, we tried to fix that in this episode, but it turns out it||3/15/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSV Podcast 002: Greatest Thermal Hits||Hello all! Hope everyone is enjoying the Skeptical Viewer podcast. In this episode, Mike and I look at the Ghost Hunters' use of thermal infrared cameras. We look at some great moments with FLIR (Nanteos Mansion, Dr. Ellis, Toys of Terror, Charlie C||3/2/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
Debunking for Dummies
These guys are great! I love the podcast. I only wish their older podcasts were available here on itunes. The Skeptical Viewer Podcast tends to focus on the television show Ghost Hunters - pointing out the flaws and folly of the investigations we see on the show. While sometimes viciously honest, this podcast keeps a good natured, humorous approach to debunking the debunkers.
I love this show. They have real discussions and are not overly dismissive of the shows. The show is entertaining and informative.
Absolutely love this show. Please please make more episodes. I used to love ghost hunters but I like to keep an open mind, and this podcast helps you keep a good balance of belief and skepticism.
Update: glad to see the show is back.