The Humanist Hour #135: Scientific Paranormal Investigation with Benjamin Radford

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In this episode, Bo Bennett interviews author Benjamin Radford about his book, Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries. Ben is deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and a Research Fellow with the non-profit educational organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has written over a thousand articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking, and media literacy.

He is author of six books: Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias: Why We Need Critical Thinking (with sociologist Robert Bartholomew); Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us, examining the ways in which deception is used in various media to influence decision making and public policy; Lake Monster Mysteries: Investigating the Worlds Most Elusive Creatures (with Joe Nickell), a scientific examination of lake monsters around the world; Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries; Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore and The Martians Have Landed! A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes (with Robert Bartholomew).


  • griffox

    about six minutes in, it cuts to the beginning again.

  • Bye Humanist

    Radford is a rapist and a bully. He shoukd be shunned, not given another platfotm. I just unsubscribed.

    • nnorton

      As soon as I heard who they were interviewing, I deleted the episode. I haven’t unsubscribed yet, but having him on is certainly a mark against The Humanist Hour in my mind.