Superstar Ufologist Richard Dolan returns to the program for an in-depth discussion on his long-awaited study of UFO history from 1973 to 1991, UFOs and the National Security State, Vol. II. Marking his first full-length BoA:Audio interview since 2006, we explore his amazing new book from a stunning array of angles including the evolution of UFO studies from 73 to 91, how crash retrieval and abduction research proved to be a revolution for the field, the APRO v. NICAP v. MUFON feud that was an undercurrent to the era, how plausible the “government-made UFO” concept holds up when looking at the known research of the time frame, the concept of a “breakaway civilization” formed by those “in the know” about UFOs, the controversial Bill Cooper and Richard’s decision to include his “contributions” to Ufology in the book, the perceived “taint” of the Doty-era of UFO studies, the mind-blowing testimony of the all-too-unknown Dr. Eric Walker, and tons and tons more.
This jam packed conversation is a feast of information and insight for any serious student of the UFO phenomenon.
Acclaimed cryptozoologist Linda Godfrey joins us for a discussion about the phenomenon of Bipedal Canine Cryptids (aka “Dogman”). We’ll cover the recent “Gable Film” hoax which was revealed on a recent edition of MonsterQuest and Linda will detail the entire Gable saga as it unfolded. We’ll then cover the “Dogman” enigma from a variety of angles, including how Linda first began investigating the phenomenon, the response of the cryptozoology community to her research, the typical descriptions of the Bipedal Canine Cryptids and how they differ from bears as well as “classic” werewolf descriptions, the connections between the Dogman and water as well as Native American burial mounds, problems with proving the BCC’s existence, and tons more material related to the mysterious Bipedal Canine Cryptids.
It’s a revealing look at a truly unique cryptid with the researcher who helped to put it on the map: Linda Godfrey.
Powerhouse investigator of the connection between rock music and the esoteric, R. Gary Patterson makes his long-awaited debut on BoA:Audio. We’ll be covering the occult influences on Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, the “mind controlled rock star” meme, backwards tracks found in music (both intentionally and imagined), the “Paul is Dead” conspiracy theory, the mysterious deaths of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Jim Morrison, and a ton of other fascinating connections between pop culture and the paranormal.
It’s a wildly entertaining edition of the program which will surely serve as one of our signature interviews for Season V as R. Gary Patterson comes to BoA:Audio.
Wrapping up our big return, BoA:Audio unleashes a 2nd episode this week which centers purely on the esoteric. First, we’ll have a special dual-guest conversation with Bill and Nancy Birnes, of UFO Hunters & UFO Magazine. Envisioned as a fly-on-the-wall look at the UFO power couple, dubbed “Dinner with the Birnes,” we find out about the demise of UFO Hunters, the pair’s entrance into Ufology with The Day After Roswell, their perspective on today’s world of UFO studies, and a whole bunch more as we travel down a number of sideroads that include Jamie Shandera, TWA Flight 800, strange Ufological “sources,” the Birnes family’s remarkable history in the entertainment world, and the duo’s cameo in the recent Dwayne Johnson film Race to Witch Mountain. It’s both a carefree and fascinating glimpse behind the curtain with two of Ufology’s biggest players.
In addition to that, we welcome Micah A. Hanks back to the program for a post-show “stop and chat” to tell us about his new book Magic, Mysticism, and the Molecule.
Just in time for the start of the baseball season, BoA:Audio returns with our epic 2010 Baseball Special, featuring a cavalcade of esoteric superstars talking about baseball and looking ahead to the 2010 season. For our 4th year, we are welcoming a plethora of names to the special including 2009 champion Loren Coleman, 2008 champion Richard Dolan, longtime friends of the program Greg Bishop, Adam Gorightly, and Paul Kimball as well as newcomers Jason Offutt and theusofe.com’s MysteryMan. Each guest brings a unique perspective to the game of baseball, sharing thoughts on hometown teams such as the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, LA Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, and even the Kansas City Royals.
Plus, the prediction contest is as competitive as ever this year as each guest will vie for the 2010 championship and cast their predictions for the upcoming season. As an added bonus prize this year, you can now win a chance to appear on 2011 baseball special if you best the esoteric superstars in the prediction contest. You can enter the contest HERE (deadline to enter is April 11, 2010).
Titan of parapolitical research Kenn Thomas finally arrives on BoA:Audio for a jam session covering a wide variety of conspiracy related topics. Such memes include the UFO phenomenon, Ufology & Exopolitics, Disclosure, 911, the 911 Truth Movement, JFK Assassination research, esoterica’s transition from the ‘zine era to today’s Internet based scene, Mae Brussel, Bob Dylan, and much much more. Along the way we’ll also hear about Kenn’s evolution as a parapolitical researcher, how Steamshovel Press came about, his famous aunt Helen Gahagan, and the economics of esoterica in today’s world.
It’s a fun, fast, loose, and enlightening conversation with a researcher who has observed the ebb, flow, and evolution of parapolitics over the last two decades: the incomparable Kenn Thomas.
BoA:Audio explores the infamous Stephenville, Texas UFO sighting of January 8th, 2008 with Angelia Joiner, the reporter who broke the story and became the veritable “face” of this historic UFO event. We’ll break down the events of 1/8/08, the fallout of the UFO sighting including the media circus which erupted over the event, we’ll find out never-before-heard details on Angelia’s departure from the newspaper in Stephenville, her reaction to the UFO community since entering it two years ago, her podcast series The Joiner Report, and tons more.
It’s a truly unique opportunity to speak with someone who was at the heart of a Ufological hurricane and not only lived to tell about it, but became a fixture of the UFO community.
Our conversation with Christopher Knowles continues as we discuss his epic and increasingly popular blog The Secret Sun. In this jam session style of conversation, we’ll talk about the Vatican and Royal Society recent statements on aliens, the sense that something is looming on the horizon, mythic elements finding their way into our everyday world, the ongoing subliminal references to Sirius in the mainstream media, and tons more.
We also present a series of segments from our original ill-fated interview with Christopher as we cover the esoteric implications of the number 17, ancient astronauts and the secret knowledge of early occult groups, and the water meme that he has noticed over the last few years. Additionally, we’ve got some more tidbits from Our Gods Wear Spandex which include Superman as messiah and symbol for Jewish assimilation, the mutation of the superhero archetype, and a bunch more fun stuff.
It’s a fast, loose and fun conversation with Christopher Knowles, one of the esoterica’s newest emerging stars.
BoA:Audio explores the esoteric influences behind comic books and superheroes with Christopher Knowles, author of Our Gods Wear Spandex. We’ll cover a number of areas of discussion including the evolution of comic books and superheroes, the enormous impact of Vril, The Power of the Coming Race, how Superman ushered in a new era of superhero, the Magical Battle of Britain, Batman as a golem figure, the odd man who created Wonder Woman, comic book titans Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and Alan Moore, the comics code, and tons more. Part Two of this marathon conversation will cover Christopher’s epic and increasingly popular blog: The Secret Sun.
It’s one of the most requested and anticipated editions of the program in quite some time, as the wildly popular Christopher Knowles arrives on BoA:Audio.
Longtime friend of binnall of america, Peter Robbins makes his long-awaited return to BoA:Audio for a discussion on his paper Politics, Religion, and Human Nature: Practical Problems and Roadblocks on the Path toward Official UFO Acknowledgment, which deftly examines issues which may arise in a post-UFO disclosure world. We’ll be discussing the Disclosure movement, Peter’s reflections on working on the UN UFO meeting of 1978, the issues surrounding how UFO disclosure would effect religion, most notably religious fundamentalists, the unique schism which may arise on Earth if UFO disclosure took place, advice for newcomers to Ufology, and Peter’s work with local communities to help them realize the benefits of embracing their “UFO roots.”
It’s an enlightening edition of BoA:Audio with one of Ufology’s great thinkers, Peter Robbins.