Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Podcast, Old Podcast

The new podcast featuring Edward Readicker-Henderson is up in the podcast links at left. I think our audience will be interested in his views on ghosts, bigfoot, elves, and the Loch Ness Monster -- among other things.

I've also reloaded the podcast of our 2nd show, featuring Nick Redfern (his first appearance) -- which had gone down, probably due to lack of downloads. (It being one of our oldest shows.)

Just as a reminder, the free service we use for podcasts only keeps the shows up if they continue to be downloaded. So, please check out the early shows and others you may have missed, just to help us keep them online. We know that the audio quality of the earliest shows isn't as good as the current ones (I've learned a lot about running the studio equipment since then), but they still have some great material and we're sure our audience will enjoy them.

Keep the comments coming and thanks for all your support!


Edward Readicker-Henderson is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Traveler, Sierra, and Art & Antiques; other publication credits include AARP: The Magazine, Budget Travel, and -- despite his polar fleece aesthetic -- Modern Bride. He believes in ghosts, bigfoot, and even elves, but not the Loch Ness monster. Listen to the show and find out why.

In 2007
Best American Travel Writing honored Edward for "The Quietest Place on Earth," as well as "Uses for Dirty Underwear." In 2003, the book noted "Why You're Here Now," and the next year, he won a Lowell Thomas Award for "Under the Protection of the Cow Demon." He's also recipient of a Northern Lights Award, for the best magazine travel story on Canada, in 2007.

U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove remarked that his reflective style was "like watching a particularly elegant sleight-of-hand." The compliment was especially apt, since Edward can also juggle five balls and eat fire.

A book collecting his work,
Under the Protection of the Cow Demon is available from Walkabout Publishing and

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Dave Schumacher, Science & Technology Advisor for the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group is also head of the SWPRG¹s research wing known as the Anomalous Research Department. "As a result of my commitment to the field, I have investigated, researched, and documented hundreds of reports of ghosts and hauntings using a combined investigative and scientific approach. While with the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group, I developed and built the unique Direct Environmental Acquisition Data logging system (D.E.A.D.) to detect and record environmental changes that occur during paranormal activity. I have co-authored a book with Jennifer Lauer titled, Investigating the Haunted: ­ Ghost Hunting Taken to the Next Level.

Jennifer Lauer, Founder & Executive Director of the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group says, "I founded the SWPRG in 1999 and today it is considered to be one of the most respected, credible, and knowledgeable paranormal research organizations in the country. I've been interested in ghosts and the paranormal for as long as I can remember. In 2007 I co-authored a book with Dave Schumacher entitled, Investigating the Haunted: ­ Ghost Hunting Taken to the Next Level. The group was also cast in a new paranormal movie entitled, Ghosts of Door County produced by Spot Productions and Practical Illusions Television. The movie is slated for a June 2008 release. Recently the SWPRG has been deemed the "Professionals in the field of Paranormal Research and Investigation" and are being featured in a new monthly segment on the "Daybreak Morning Show" on WTVO Channel 17 in Rockford, IL. More information on the Southern Wisconsin Paranormal Research Group can be found at

Uncanny radio enjoyed having Jen & Dave in the studio so much, we postponed Howls & Growls this week so we could talk to them longer. Be sure to catch this fascinating, in-studio interview.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

NICK REDFERN - Sea Monsters - May 14 Guest

If you've listened to our May 7 show, you know that Nick Redfern is just too much for one episode -- especially when he's talking about sea and lake monsters. Last time, we barely got past Loch Ness, and that's just one lake in Scotland! What to do? There seemed only one solution: have Nick back the next week to talk about all the stuff we didn't have time for in the previous show.

That almost worked. Nick's stories about sea monsters (and hunting for sea and lake creatures), turned out to be so fascinating than even a second consecutive show couldn't contain all the cool stuff we wanted to talk about. So, I guess we'll have to have him back again soon. First, though, I think he deserves a couple of weeks off for performing above and beyond the Uncanny call of duty. Thanks, Nick! And, to the rest of you, be sure to leave comments on the blog and tell us how you like these shows. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

NICK REDFERN - Loch Ness - May 7 Guest

Uncanny Radio proudly presents a conversation with British (now Texas-based) author and former co-editor of Phenomena Magazine Nick Redfern . With summer coming it seemed a great time to talk about water monsters, and we begin by tossing around Nick's theories ... and experiences... at Loch Ness, Scotland.

Is the Loch Ness monster, or Nessie as it is best known, a flesh and blood animal or some sort of spirit water guardian? Is it possible to "conjure up" a water monster? Nick discusses his attempt to do so, along with sorting out many other theories about the creature's possible origins. It was impossible to cover the entire topic in 40 minutes, so we will be having Nick back again very soon for Water Monsters Part II.

Some of Nick's other books include Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, Body Snatchers in the Desert, and a new book coming out this summer titled "Something's in the Woods" based on his popular blog of the same name.