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Episode 20 – Altoona (Ghost Hunters) (A)

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We are introduced to Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, co-founders and lead investigators for The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Their Technical Manager, Brian, tells them of an interesting case. The home they are to investigate is in Altoona, PA which is several hours away, but because of the dramatic nature of the case they decide to make the long drive…. Read more »

Episode 17 – Fogarty (Paranormal Home Inspectors) (A)

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The Paranormal Home Inspectors are called to a home by Catherine, the new homeowner. She claims that strange things started happening right after she moved in and started renovating. Are powers from the beyond at work, or are the occurrences explainable? This is Paranormal Skeptic Academy! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Episode 16 – Kuhn State Hospital (Ghost Asylum) (A)

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The Tennessee Wraith Chasers head south to Vicksburg, Mississippi to investigate the massive Kuhn State Hospital. Due to the size of this asylum, the team will have to think outside the box in order to trap the spirits within. This is Paranormal Skeptic Academy! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

PSA Shorts – Motivated Reasoning (A)

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What makes seemingly otherwise intelligent people believe some wild things? What makes people not only believe in conspiracies and alternative histories but defend them tooth and nail? Motivated reasoning is a key component in these justifications and rationalizations. In this PSA Short, I’ll examine motivated reasoning and its impact on cognitive biases. This is Paranormal Skeptic Academy. Podcast: Play in… Read more »

Episode 15 – Vegas (Paranormal State) (A)

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PRS travels to Sin City to investigate a 14-year old medium who claims to be visited by the spirit of a dead girl she calls “Emily”. When Ryan discovers that “Emily” is in fact a real-life murder victim from San Antonio, he dispatches Katrina to the scene of the crime and recruits psychic Chip Coffey to mentor the budding teenage… Read more »

PSA Shorts – Critical Thinking (A)

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The purpose of this podcast is to entertain, to inform and to educate. In the intro to my show, I say “using critical thinking and scientific evidence to analyze your favorite ghost hunting shows.” I think the skeptical movement as a whole, prides itself as a movement made up of critical thinkers. But what is critical thinking? What does it… Read more »

Episode 14 – Springfield State Hospital (Ghost Stalkers) (A)

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Chad and John investigate the abandoned Springfield State Hospital, a former mental hospital that mistreated the mentally insane. The town sits on underground springs, which may be a conductor of all the paranormal activity on the complex, as well as forming a portal or doorway to another world. Chad and John go on an investigation in the Warfield “W” Buildings… Read more »

Bonus: Interview with John Tenney (A)

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Welcome Paranormal Skeptic Academy listeners! I have a special guest with me today, John Tenney, co-host of the Destination America show Ghost Stalkers. As most of you know, I reviewed the first episode of Ghost Stalkers in episode 13. John listened to some of it and commented on the episode at the paranormalskepticacademy.com website. I invited John on the the… Read more »