Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ROBERT DAMON SCHNECK - February 27 Guest

Robert Damon Schneck, America¹s Historian of the Strange, is the author of The President¹s Vampire, Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America Anomalist Books 2005, Barnes & Noble 2007) as well as several books for young readers including Detective Notebook: Are You Psychic? He is freelance writer who contributes to Fate the Fortean Times and other magazines. Robert has carried out parapsychology experiments, participated in ghost hunts and visited odd places in search of stories. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, in an apartment full of books and silverfish eating the books. Friends describe him as a loveable, nocturnal, monomaniac.

On Uncanny Radio, enjoy a smattering of Robert's best stories, including one about a poltergeist that converted to Catholicism, Pedro the Mummified Tiny Person, an electric machine intended to be God, a US president's connection to a vampire...and perhaps Bram Stoker, and a Wisconsin tale so creepy it defies description.

The God Machine: "October 1853, on a hilltop in Lynn, Massachusetts, a group assembled to create the New Messiah. They had not come to pray or to praise God: they were actually going to build Him out of metal and wood under the supervision of spirits." - Robert Damon Schneck

Saturday, February 23, 2008


In case you hadn't noticed, Uncanny Radio podcasts are now available in the links at left. Expect a new podcast every week, shortly after the show airs on WBSD FM. Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

MARK MORAN - February 20 Guest

Take a trip on the Weird side with Uncanny Radio as we pick the eerie brains of Mark Moran of Weird US (in cap on right), who together with Mark Sceurman started the Weird New Jersey newsletter that morphed into the whole Weird series of books published by Barnes & Noble, the Weird US TV show on History Channel, a Weird US YouTube channel and much, much more. We will ask him about the ultimate Weird thing, his own experiences with Weirdness, and the best-kept Weird secret. A rare conversation with this man of many talents...not to be missed!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Testing the Podcast

We're testing our podcasting ability with this post.  If it works, the link below should take you to the download of the first part of our first show:

Stan Brown: Part 1

Drop Linda or Manwolf a line -- or post a comment -- and let us know how it works.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Nick was great - Blogging about the show

Our show with Nick Redfern went well last night.  We hope you caught it live on WBSD or streaming.  If you didn't, we hope to have podcasts available soon.

And if you're interested, I'm doing a bit of blogging about producing the show on my own blog.  And, of course, you can find more comments by me on Howls & Growls, too.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ready . . . Set . . . On Air with Nick Redfern

Everything worked out, and our Nick Redfern interview should be on the air as planned from 8-9 PM Central time tonight, Wednesday, February 13, 2008.

Listen live on -- tune in early and make sure your plug-ins are properly updated!  (You may have to use Internet Explorer.)  We hope to have podcasts of the first two shows available very shortly.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NICK REDFERN - February 13 Guest

The weather is dodgy and the studio is overbooked, but assuming everything works out, we've got a great guest lined up.

Uncanny Radio proudly presents a conversation with British (now Texas-based) author and former co-editor of Phenomena Magazine Nick Redfern on our second show, February 13. We will be focusing on one of his latest books about an unidentified primate in Great Britain, Man Monkey.

I would buy Man-Monkey: In Search of the British Bigfoot, for the title and charming British place names alone: Grubstreet, Cannock Chase, and Shugborough Hall. Sounds like a landscape straight out of Harry Potter. But the hairy, apelike creature that has haunted this part of the British Isles since 1879 is anything but kid-stuff. Sightings that included a giant "chimpanzee", a large and hairy, upright bear, a werewolf-like "Moon Beast" and more became the targets of Redfern's five-year, on-site investigation. In the course of his work, Redfern scrounged up forgotten old files, interviewed dozens of witnesses, and quaffed endless flasks of tea in his hunt for the truth about this furry fiend. Redfern examines explanations from the natural to the Fortean, allowing that the ancient myth of the shape-shifting Kelpie just may play a part in these strange appearances.

Some of Nick's other ground-breaking books include Body Snatchers in the Desert, Three Men Seeking Monsters, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, A Covert Agenda, The FBI Files, Strange Secrets and Cosmic Crashes.

-- Check out our Guest List (at left) for more of our upcoming guests!

Stan! Comes Through in the Storm

One last special thanks (and his own post on the blog) to Stan Brown -- a.k.a. Stan! -- for helping us out and being our first guest amid last week's snowstorm "crisis."  Stan did a great job, and if you didn't hear him live, we hope to have a podcast of the show up in the very near future.  We also hope to have him back as a guest again very soon.  Thanks, Stan!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Uncanny Radio on the Air

Despite the great Weather-Controlled Snowstorm conspiracy, Uncanny Radio made its premier Broadcast on February 6, 2008 from 8-9 PM (Central time).  We'd like to thank our intrepid engineer, Dave, for braving the drifts to get the episode on the air.  We owe you one, buddy!  We'd also like to thank our special guest, Stan Brown (otherwise known as just Stan!), who recorded this "special edition" show with us beforehand, just in case.  Little did we know that we'd need that backup episode immediately!  Thanks, Stan!

Hopefully, those of you who couldn't catch the broadcast over the air heard it streaming on the internet over WBSD.  A few people reported trouble streaming, and we now believe that to get the stream to work properly you may have to use Internet Explorer (and download a simple add-on).  We're talking with the station about updating their streaming compatibilities, though we suspect this may be another conspiracy to keep UR out of the brainpans of eager listeners!

For those of you who missed the premier, we're hoping to have a podcast available soon.  Watch the Uncanny Radio blog for more info.

Thanks for listening, and we hope you'll join us next week when our guest is British bigfoot hunter Nick Redfern.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Uncanny Radio: Snowed Out, or Not Snowed Out?

Now's a great time to test your online streaming ability!

Tune in to live streaming on  from 8-9 tonight and see if the Special Emergency Edition of Uncanny Radio made it through the snow storm and onto the air.  Manwolf and Linda don't know for sure, but even if UR is not on, you'll hear some fine Adult Alternative Album music on WBSD.  And, with tonight's practice, you'll know what you have to do next week, when we go live!

Remember to check (and its companion blog) for our upcoming guests and features!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Uncanny Radio - Snow Alert

Linda and Steve (Manwolf) hope that the premier Uncanny Radio show will kickoff as planned tomorrow evening, Wednesday, February 6, 2008, from 8-9pm Central time.

However, the storm now moving through our area is expected to dump 12-18 inches of snow on us between now and airtime.  So it's entirely possible that no one will even be able to make it into the studio.  If we're lucky, production on our "backup" show (taped earlier) will be finished before the snow closes things down.  If that gets done, there will be a show, even if no one's in the studio.  If not....

Well, we'll all just have to tune in and find out what happens.  We didn't mean to generate this kind of suspense, but sometimes events intervene.  WBSD -- -- streaming live.  Thanks for your enthusiasm and support!