Thursday, March 22, 2018

ISO 206: Rockefeller vs. The Prime Directive

In a fairly historical episode, we discuss what happened to Michael Rockefeller. Did he drown, was he murdered, or was he turned into a meatloaf fit for a tribe? This episode contains a lot of interesting history.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ISO 205: Bouillabaisse of Crazy

Do the positions of the planets and stars have any effect on our lives? No. No they don't. In this episode we look at the pseudoscience of astrology and meet some interesting characters. We also ask, what's your sign?

Intro: Steve Cloutier

Thursday, March 8, 2018

ISO 204: Low-Rent Carlos Santana

The Mayans have always been a source of mystery. Except that that people perpetuating the mysteries seem to skip over some of the obvious causes for the disappearance of their civilization. We meet a character that gives out S2E1 character a run for her money.

Intro: Mystery Voice

Thursday, March 1, 2018

ISO 203: Three-Human Google Search

In an episode that we don't even really have to watch, we are introduced to the "mystical" art(?) of firewalking. Spoiler Alert: There's nothing mystical about it, it's science. We meet some real characters in this episode, including a surgeon who doesn't appear to be a critical thinker at all.

Intro: Dave Brodbeck

Thursday, February 22, 2018

ISO 202: ...And Then Things Got Kooky

So apparently there was this guy who was supposedly a couple thousand years old and he was well liked in the days of Louis XV. We have cosplayers (historical re-enactors) and stories of a man who apparently never died...and that's not the weird part.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

ISO 201: Silly Superstitions

We kick off Season 2 of the In Search Of... series discussing the Lost Dutchman Mine. We discuss the gold rush, greed, and wardrobe choices. There is one story that was the impetus for the mine actually being famous, and we get a fascinating history of Apache legend.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

ISO Season 1 Wrap-Up Show

This week we take the time to talk about Season 1 and reflect on doing a podcast on this series. It's been fun and next week Season 2 will begin (it already has). We hand out awards and even rate the season on our special Turtleneck scale. The spoilers are below.

Kay Hoffman Woo Awards:
Oliver: Psychic Detectives
Steve: Psychic Detectives
Jasen: Ghosts

Worst Episode:
Steve: Inca Treasure
Oliver: Oracle Chamber
Jasen: Oracle Chamber

Carl Sagan Voice of Reason Episode:
Jasen: Martians
Steve: Earthquakes
Oliver: Killer Bees

Ultimate Character:
Oliver: Bevy Yeager (Hon. Mention, the yogurt)
Steve: Creepy Voice Guy
Jasen: Grover Krantz

Best Episode:
Steve: Bermuda Triangle
Jasen: The Magic of Stonehenge
Oliver: Amelia Earhart

Love to Hate Episode:
Oliver: Psychic Detectives
Jasen: Psychic Detectives
Steve: Psychic Detectives

Turtleneck Rating (1 to 5):
Jasen: 3 out of 5
Steve: 3.5 out of 5
Oliver: 2 out of 5