Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paranormal Podcast

I have been exploring the wide world of podcasts lately.  The selections have been varied, ranging from old time radio drama to trivia to suggestions for writers to topics in the paranormal.  Let me tell you, good Strangers, there is no finer podcast out there than the Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold.
What makes this podcast stand so far above the others?  A number of things.  First of all, there's the breadth and depth of the paranormal subjects covered.  Ghosts and "ghost hunting" seem all the rage these days and indeed those topics are covered but to the exclusion of all else.  One of my recent favorites was an interview Jim conducted with Dr. Bob Curran on the subject of man-made monsters in both myth and reality.  I've yet to listen to it, but the venerable Nick Redfern stopped by to talk about so-called "demonic UFOs."  Can't wait to get to that one.  In addition to UFOs, Jim explores everything from phantom hitchhikers to the highest of high strangeness.
The other factor that makes this podcast so exceptional is how great of a host he is.  He comes off as very personable, down to earth, and treats every single guest with respect.  That may sound like a no-brainer for a host, but in this day and age of "rock star Ufologists" and make-a-buck artists cashing in on ghost hunting and alien abduction, it's an uncommon find.  Jim just seems like a really nice guy, the kind of guy I'd sit and have beers with while talking UFOs.  Additionally, we all can agree I believe, that the field of paranormal research does tend to draw in the lunatic fringe.  I have yet to hear that voice heard on Paranormal Podcast and that is by all means a good thing.  Even if I have disagreed with guests in past episodes, I very rarely doubted their sincerity.

So if this is your kind of thing, and I have to think it is otherwise you wouldn't be reading this, give Jim Harold's Paranormal Podcast a listen.  You'll be glad you did.

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