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PSA Shorts: Ghost Vs. Physics (A)

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I don’t claim to have a working knowledge of every scientific discipline and like most of us, I rely on experts to help shape my opinions. I am, however, good at researching and analyzing material and claims. I like to think I am a good critical thinker and this allows me to analyze material and present it to you here,… Read more »

Bonus: Exorcism Live! (A)

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On the eve of Halloween, Destination America aired a live exorcism. I was not able to catch this thrilling event live but I was able to get my hands on the episode and this is what I will be reviewing on this episode of Paranormal Skeptic Academy. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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 19 – Bigfoot Crossing in Georgia (Finding Bigfoot) (A)

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Finding Bigfoot, where to begin? I could start with the evidence of Bigfoot’s existence or a bio on each cast member or I can just stop right here before going down this rabbit hole but for you dear listeners, I am jumping into this rabbit hole feet first. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

PSA Shorts – Lumosity (A)

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I know this is a paranormal podcast that takes on all claims of all things paranormal but this is also a skeptical podcast so I think any topic relating to skepticism and extraordinary claims are worthy of examination. There is one place that is ripe for skeptical inquiry and that one place is television commercials. If you want to sharpen… 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 »