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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
NeoScum is a future-fantasy comedy podcast featuring five Chicago improvisers antagonizing their way through the roleplaying classic, Shadowrun. It follows a group of misfits and outsiders: a chromehead decker, a teenage candy-junky klepto, a kid's show wizard with a petulant thirst for adventure, and the nastiest trucker this side of the robo-Mason-Dixon. Join the irascible NeoScum crew as they make their way across a strange but familiar America in 2077, doling out street justice to every ...
 
What do you get when you add a teenage gay boy, a life full of drama, and some wacky guests? You get Strangely Familiar, a new podcast about teenage life and the outlook on everything (and everyone) that goes on in the world. The show covers an arrangement of subjects, from Hollywood Entertainment, to some serious topics, to what opinions teenagers have on the world today. With the help of my guests, this show will be sure to make you laugh and put a smile on your face.
 
Do you live outside the world of straight white males (or aspire to)? From Hirah Media, each episode of Sample Space is a collection of narratives centered around a theme, like This American Life, for non-white folks. These are our stories, sad and sweet, funny and dramatic, familiar and strange. They are the stories of our lives, the stories of color, gender, abilities, culture ethnicity, age, and poverty. Ideas? Comments? Burning desire to be featured? Reach out at info@hirahmedia.com
 
You're walking down the street with a screaming toddler, barf all over your shirt, carrying a the bike they refuse to ride while pushing a stoller and a stranger stops you to give you some long-winded, well-intentioned advice. Sound familiar? This podcast isn't that. Listen to real life experiences on a variety of topics from parents who have been there and done that. Topics range from the realities of sleep deprivation, being barfed on, mental illness to the day-to-day monotanies of raising ...
 
Can someone whisper Die Walküre in your ear? With opera, you do not think of whispers or sighs but of strong classical voices in grand, spectacular set pieces. But the composer and game designer David Kanaga has turned Richard Wagner’s famous opera into a podcast. In Die Walküre, the second part of Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen, the supreme god Wotan punishes his daughter Brünnhilde for not following his orders. He makes her mortal and locks her up in a mountain surrounded by fire. While clos ...
 
Do you live for the hunt? Do you eat, breathe, & sleep pop culture, fine art, & antiques – or do you just want to know more? Do comic books keep you up at night, do all those unloved antiques keep you tossing and turning, is that dusty old portrait or modern abstract flashing before you when you close your eyes? Is it because they might be worth something, or because they might be worthless… and you just don’t know? Whether collecting & selling as a career or a hobby, find out what’s hot and ...
 
The second of four books about the fictional crimefighting team known as Checkwolf picks up directly after the first. The members of Checkwolf get a chance to meet a childhood idol, expand their team, and encounter new strangeness as they work to make the city they live in safer, one criminal at a time. The Checkwolf series is a collection of stories chronicling the activities of Checkwolf's third phase, from its mainstream recognition to its full integration. Book 2 features a mix of differ ...
 
A mysterious door-way, an incident of ferocious violence, a respectable and popular scientist, well-known for his enjoyable dinner parties who suddenly changes his will, the brutal killing of an elderly Member of Parliament, a diabolical serum that can transform one person into another – truly the ingredients of a fast good thriller! Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has captured the imaginations of readers ever since it was first published in 1886. It met wi ...
 
A life lived backwards, with events happening in reverse order forms the strange and unexpected framework of one of F Scott Fitzgerald's rare short stories. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was published in Collier's in 1927 and the idea came to Fitzgerald apparently from a quote of Mark Twain's in which he regretted that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst at the end. Fitzgerald's concept of using this notion and turning the normal sequence of life on its head resul ...
 
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This week we’re diving into the world of Reborn dolls and celebrating Social Sciences week! Familiar Stranger Carolyn kicks us off by giving us an introduction into the world of reborn dolls, or dolls that have been “reborn” to mimic human babies. The familiar strangers ask about the uncanny valley, the various uses for treatment and where the judg…
 
They say it can't be done. One of the most secure and highly protected vaults in all of Vegas, buried deep within the burial chamber of a gargantuan fortified pyramid. I mean, the only way to get that door open is if they open it for you. Jackpot. Featuring Pat Rothfuss as Patrick Rothfuss. NeoScum is Blair Britt, Mike Migdall, Gannon Reedy, Eleni …
 
From the historic White Horse Saloon in Spirit Lake, Idaho; I sit down with Sasquatch experiencer Nate Rudd. We toss back a few pints in a mellowed-out corner and delve into Nate's past and present dealings with Sasquatch. The mainstay of which is near his remote hunting area NE Idaho, a place where suspected shadows watch and wait for his arrival …
 
We continue our series, High Strangeness in Hellam with Dillon, who tells of waking up to find his front door open as well as an encounter with a MIB. Next Kori shares a story about a frightening howl she heard on her property, and presents audio of another she recorded. Finally, Sam relates her sighting of a large bat-like creature. If you would l…
 
Travis, James, Kevin and Joel are discussing all the tips and trick to deciphering signatues on whatever it is you have signed! If you do have a signed piece, is trying to figure out who signed worth your time? Art, Comics, and even Weapons can all have these signatures, but when are they valuable? Hosted by Travis Landry, James Supp and Kevin Brun…
 
Guest: Basem Al-Shayeb Special Co-Host: Elise Cutts Scientists recently announced the discovery of Borgs (yes, Borgs), which they describe as giant genetic elements that assimilate DNA from their archaeal hosts. We speak to the lead author of the Borg paper—UC Berkeley graduate student Basem Al-Shayeb—about finding the Borgs, their global implicati…
 
We continue our series, High Strangeness in Hellam with Dillon, who tells of some threats and visits from sinister characters after he published a UFO documentary. Next Kris tells stories of Flannel Man, a black panther sighting, and an encounter with a demon on a hunting trip. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bo…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Joel Bohy to discuss an upcoming archaeological dig of the Battle of Saratoga that he will be working on with American Veterans Archaeological Recovery. Learn more about why Joel works with these organizations to do these digs, the historical information that can come of them, and how this organization is helpin…
 
Luke Tower is a high school student with a passion for science and engineering who is trying to figure out what he wants to study. As part of this journey, he's been interviewing different kinds of STEM professionals on his podcast, Atomic Interviews. On this BONUS episode of Strange New Worlds, we're listening to an interview that Luke did with Mi…
 
This week is familiar stranger Jarrod’s first interview! For this episode, Jarrod sits down with Dr Nicholas Ng from Western Sydney Uni’s Institute for Culture and Society. Dr Ng is a person of many hats, from co-directing the Sydney Conservatorium's very first 30-piece Chinese Music Ensemble to composing works for the likes of QL2 and the Melbourn…
 
First, we present the first installment of our new series, High Strangeness in Hellam with Dillon, a witness who has encountered multiple oddities in the area. Next we talk with Kaene who saw shadow figures which seemed to be composed of black clouds and Frank who saw simian-like entities which seemed to be composed of smoke. If you would like to h…
 
Travis, James and Kevin and talking the wide universe of Star Trek collectibles! This is a very unique market in that there is A LOT of Star Trek stuff out there, but not a TON of it is very valuable. The guys take a look at why that is, the more valuable pieces and how the markets can different when its Star Wars vs Star Trek collectibles. Hosted …
 
This episode was recorded 3 years ago with an anonymous witness who has been edited out by name and identity. His story is a fascinating look into his chosen worldview of Satanism. You may think you know what a devil worshiper is, but do you know why people chose to be one? This is one of the more thought-provoking and challenging SBR episodes, tha…
 
Guests: Prof. Myriam Telus, Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. James T. Keane, and Dr. Tiffany Kataria Mike hosts a panel discussion about diversity in science & Star Trek, which initially aired live on July 18, 2021, at the IDIC Podcast Festival hosted by Women at Warp. Rewatch all of the IDIC Podcast Festival sessions: https://www.womenatwarp.com/idic-…
 
To pull off an impossible heist, you need an impossible crew. Rambo. Pender. Purpler. Thatcher. Rothfuss. Sounds like a laugh — I'm in. Featuring Pat Rothfuss as Patrick Rothfuss. NeoScum is Blair Britt, Mike Migdall, Gannon Reedy, Eleni Sauvageau, and Casey Toney. Yeah, daddy. You can find NeoScum on Twitter, on Reddit, and at NeoScum.com. // THE …
 
Brother Richard returns to discuss the Nephilim. These “giants” of the Bible are said by some to be connected to bigfoot. What were the Nephilim and what do we actually know about them? We also discuss some other hairy figures from the Bible, the antichrist, fallen angels, and much more. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familia…
 
Travis, James, Kevin and Joel are taking on a new type of conversation for this episode... Which movies helped shape Travis into the person he is today? Hint: The movies involve fast cars and Nicolas Cage - go figure. Hosted by Travis Landry, James Supp and Kevin BruneauThe Justuff League
 
Meet Kate Adams, a previous employee of Janet Airlines. The exclusive employee shuttle for those that clock in at Area 51. Kate's experiences while working for Janet Air was a positive one, but what secrets were kept from her as she landed on one of the most secretive government bases on the planet?Tobe Johnson
 
This week we’d like to introduce you to our newest Familiar Stranger, Ruonan Chen! Ruonan is currently doing her fieldwork around hospitals and healing practises in the Tibet autonomous region. In this episode, the strangers dive into Ruonan’s work and learn more about how “healing” can take on many different forms. Ruonan describes her work and de…
 
Dale shares stories of Flannel Man, goblins, and a very odd shadow figure which may be tied to a ritual. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars If you would prefer a one-time payment to help us out, her…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Becca Moffatt, Auction Cataloger for Bruneau and Co., about items with a brand name LABEL. Why do we tend to buy things with labels and does it always equal a difference in quality? Hosted by Travis Landry, James Supp and Kevin BruneauThe Justuff League
 
It's a desert showdown in the dark of night! Everybody wants the pod and they'll do anything to get it. Even if it costs their lives. Featuring Stephen Kropa as Rhon. NeoScum is Blair Britt, Mike Migdall, Gannon Reedy, Eleni Sauvageau, and Casey Toney. Yeah, daddy. You can find NeoScum on Twitter, on Reddit, and at NeoScum.com. // THE GOOD STUFF DO…
 
Guest: Dr. Maddie Stone Can Star Trek help us solve climate change? Science journalist Dr. Maddie Stone joins Mike to recap specific instances of environmentalism in Star Trek—TNG: “Force of Nature,” VOY: “Thirty Days,” and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home—and imagine how contemporary Star Trek can more directly address our present-day climate crisis.…
 
Jim shares stories starting in his youth in Ireland - beginning with faerie folklore told to him by elders which seemed to weave into his own experiences. A faerie tree, a terrifying woman who haunted Jim for years, a black dog, poltergeist activity, orbs, missing time, and much more… including a story of “the big man,” who knocked on windows, clim…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome their fellow Antiques Roadshow alum, Rafael Eledge to discuss his expertise in the world of Civil War collectibles. Raef shares how he built his business, what's hot in the market and the longterm outlook. He also talks about navigating fake Confederate items in the market and a Confederate submarine? http://shilohre…
 
What happens when an 8 foot tall Sasquatch and Vampire share the same sidewalk? Well, soon you'll find out. Make sure to listen to this episode so you can find out where to hang during the twilight hour. Also, soon you will be able to pre-order your advance copy of my immersive and interactive book THE OWL MOON LAB: A Paranormal Experiment. Learn j…
 
Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just like to add a content warning for this episode for mentions of slavery and sexual assaultThis week, we’re bringing you an extra special interview/panel.Familiar stranger Alex Zoomed in with Dr Caroline Schuster, Dr Sarah Abel and Dr Catherine Frieman to take a deeper dive into the dark side of genetic t…
 
Guest: Thea Weiss According to one line of thought, the emergence of robots and artificial intelligence has engendered a brand-new category of being. How should we flesh-and-blood creatures treat these synthetic entities? In part two of an interview with University of Washington psychologist and astrobiologist Thea Weiss, we discuss a study that ex…
 
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