This week on The Gralien Report Podcast, we enjoy a bit of temporal displacement as a time slip occurs right here in the bunker. One strange traveller of space and time who has been missing for weeks suddenly appears again, with no memory of ever having disappeared. Meanwhile, our listeners write to report similar odd occurrences, including time anomalies with wrist watches, and altered (or expanded) states of consciousness described by Tyler’s doppelganger. We also reach a few hours into the past… or at least into a separate time zone, to synch for a live meetup with our friends at Grimerica for a chat on podcasting, the war on drugs, and a number of other things.

The Gralien Report Podcast for November 26, 2013

Then in hour two, we spend a bit of time examining the labeling of delinquents who burned down a historic building in Louisiana as “ghost hunters.” Will this be used as fodder for “Big S Skeptics” who wish to criticize the haphazard way modern paranormal investigators enthusiasts can cause more harm than good? The important point here is that criticizing paranormal researchers in this case is difficult… because the perpetrators weren’t researchers of any kind. All this and more will be discussed on this week’s episode of The Gralien Report Podcast.

Below are show notes, plain an’ simple.The Latest Release By Caleb Hanks, as “The Clerk”

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

2 Replies to “The Gralien Report Podcast for November 26, 2013

  1. Micah, your critique of many in the self-proclaimed ‘skeptic community’ was right in line with a radio show i’d listened to earlier in the day (before my ablutions). Our local public broadcasting station, KQED, hosts a weekday call in program called ‘Forum’ and they address everything from current affairs, to developments in science and tech, to the arts.

    Tuesday’s program focused on the FDA’s recent letter to 23skiddoo ordering it to halt sales. (linke below) One guest was against the letter, citing first amendment concerns. Another was not sure either way, but emphasized the need for more genetic counselors in order for people to be able to interpret these results accurately.

    As the go-to person for friends and family with medical questions, i can tell you that even a cholesterol test can be cause for interpretation and confusion. So i have been wondering, lo these many years, why these ‘skeptics’ do not spend their time and energies providing general education for people on how to interact with and understand the medical industry?

    I seriously doubt whether anyone spending money on a psychic will be convinced to stop based on an article on the web, or whether teenagers will stop sneaking out at nite to get wasted and do stupid things because ‘omg a blog post!’ (from some middle aged person i don’t even know and never heard of).

    But i do know that many many people who have just received a nasty diagnosis are starving for easy to read and understand current information on treatments, how they work, side effects, rates of success, etc. They would appreciate such a service tremendously.

    But i don’t know if this type of skepticism lets a person feel smug and superior (ha, like i get to feel by writing this post – eeek, busted me own self!)

    anyways, just a thought and a plea. Happy indigenous people’s day everyone! steph

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