214 episodes

Hysteria 51 is a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the World of the Weird - UFOs, Aliens, Mysteries, the Paranormal, the Unusual, and the Unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

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Hysteria 51 is a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the World of the Weird - UFOs, Aliens, Mysteries, the Paranormal, the Unusual, and the Unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

    UFOs in 2020 | 198

    UFOs in 2020 | 198

    Aliens! Amirite? Who knows. BUT we dive in this week to the NYT, the inter webs, and all you hold dear. Cuz….aliens. Plus, Bill and Ted are coming (we’re excited), Brent decides to start on an electromagnetic field disruptor (you can't blame him), and is this Earth - 1? All of that and more on the podcast that loves Tic Tacs, the New York Times and a number of other items from a Circle K – Hysteria 51.


    Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
    Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


    Videos
    UFO News Update: 8/2/2020 - https://youtu.be/UTuuGuyWhws
     
    Websites
    New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/politics/pentagon-ufo-harry-reid-navy.html?searchResultPosition=1
    New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/insider/UFO-reporting.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfq4hkT1UZCybUW8MmohCcwsXh5_kmi2f5NjSUTzkEz_gQB8LI3XbxUpdZRol52SWHFpgGOaUzRfd2w6gBYBE8QVmh-N7awM1ZZng8-dP2D2lr1dfBVu5jrGfkNzPiIuk1jKeysBOnHGrpXaHf03wqNVwl9cMjLQf2rCROkqTVEed128182-MhD_15RDQGYCqIvZr4Gkk0eYXGPlyHtF5AC6wOUirTnNWe97sKbA1RbFrER3546m89g8hOb7e7ovPMHn6JM9TNkehnMg&smid=tw-share&fbclid=IwAR1oB7ykSKJxXDpQI9nu8e9b0RjI7BMd5Lzyeg3Z_llv0SpSEMiFp-KPDJM
    The Washington Times - https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/editorial-ufos-are-with-us-whether-we-like-it-or-n/?fbclid=IwAR1OaKe2DYFydLYWb2LNLmlnDECeKy5aqGeA3zsXuI8SaJLFNIm60095ZDg
    Jason Colvavito - http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/new-york-times-correction-oops-us-didnt-really-recover-crashed-flying-saucer?fbclid=IwAR2M-0XtPfaVjVzNo0tE-ksxAuN8-N5Ue0eSYIMfcqHW8KDddQZHYxNtvig
    Mystery Wire - https://www.mysterywire.com/ufo/pentagon-new-task-force-will-detect-analyze-and-exploit-non-traditional-aerospace-vehicles-uaps-ufos/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&fbclid=IwAR0seTIq4upsze1AN5UdP2cMzOZ6NMxKM6Of2JneERNhuWNvJSP6iH5jVmE
    Vox - https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/5/8/21244090/pentagon-ufo-report-navy-alexander-wendt?fbclid=IwAR07slzXmKfud_1URNQTeziVKqYds1r4RNtVRJ882CyetnANow3BCWggKA8
     
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    Devolution: An Interview With Max Brooks | 197

    Devolution: An Interview With Max Brooks | 197

    Critically acclaimed author Max Brooks joins the fellas to talk about his new Bigfoot book, Devolution. They also get into Max’s time as a SNL writer, why Minecraft might be the ultimate life-skill, and finally settle the ultimate debate of the World War Z book vs the movie. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always interview authors, but when we do they’ve generally written about zombies – Hysteria 51.


    Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
    Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


    Books
    Devolution - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609523/devolution-by-max-brooks/
    World War Z - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/18957/world-war-z-by-max-brooks/
    Minecraft: The Island - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/554254/minecraft-the-island-by-max-brooks/+


    Videos
    World War Z - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/


    Websites
    Max Brooks - https://www.maxbrooks.com/
    Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Brooks


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    Number Stations Revisited | BONUS

    Number Stations Revisited | BONUS

    Brent and John are out this week so Cbot takes the helm to bring back Number Stations for another spin. The boys will be back next week with max Brooks for a cryptid filled ride into his new book, Devolution!


    Number Stations original Description:
    Why are there nearly untraceable radio broadcasts all around the world of seemingly random number sequences? What is their true purpose and who is behind them? Are these vestiges of Cold War spy-craft? A simplistic way for modern day terrorists to communicate? Or simply the most bizarre way to communicate with aliens this side of “Out Of This World” (you realize that was Burt Reynolds)? This week we head that the local RadioShack, get a cipher pad, and get to work. Plus, Conspiracy Bot decides he’s going to win the lottery (he won’t). We talk bad morning FM radio (we hate shows with too many drops and worthless characters). And we question how good Cuba actually is at this whole espionage thing (but man are they good at the sandwich thing). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t in the spy game, but if we were we’d probably be a lot less James Bond and a lot more Austin Powers – Hysteria 51.
     
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    Satanic Panic Revisited | BONUS

    Satanic Panic Revisited | BONUS

    John and Brent are on assignment this week procuring more Bot Booze ingredients for CBot. That means we get to revisit one of their favorite episodes from the past: Satanic Panic!


    Remember that year or two in the 80’s when you weren’t allowed to do anything? Yeah – this week’s topic was pretty much the problem. The “Satanic Panic” was this all too real period mostly during the 80’s that America’s housewives knew their kid’s souls were being stolen by “beelzebub”, Ozzy, and anyone else they were listening to on that “devil machine”. The problem with this joke is real people suffered. Real lives were lost and the “devil” had nothing to do with any of it. We break out our black t-shirts, dye our hair, and get to the HYSTERIA (too obvious?) behind it all this week. Plus, C-Bot makes it as a comedian (he thinks), Brent goes chaotic neutral (an upgrade?), and the boys welcome a “pentagram” of guests (it really was an accident). All of that an more on the podcast that’s never been the victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse, but if they were they’re sure it would be at the hands…check that…pincers…of Conspiracy Bot – Hysteria 51.
     
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Elvis From Outer Space | 196

    Elvis From Outer Space | 196

    We all know Elvis is living with Tupac and JFK under the pyramids. That said, over the years there have been as many stories, theories, and rumors about Elvis’ demise (or lack thereof) as hip thrusts in Jailhouse Rock. And while the debate rages on for some, a new sci-fi flick has a decidedly different angle on what happened. Elvis From Outer Space is a fun take on the Elvis conspiracy world - where the King didn’t die in Memphis, but rather went to live with the Grays in Alpha Centauri. This week we explore the lore behind the Elvis world of conspiracy and interview both the film’s director and star. Plus, Brent tries his best Elvis hip shake, Conspiracy Bot is selling pills to kids, and we go deep on Michael Jackson’s hair fire. All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t actually believe Elvis is still alive…and we mostly blame the robot – Hysteria 51.


    Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
    Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


    Books
    Is Elvis Alive? | Gail Brewer-Giorgio


    Videos
    ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE (2020) Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4In3Yn9dTUQ
    Watch Elvis From Outer Space - https://www.amazon.com/Elvis-Outer-Space-George-Thomas/dp/B0896TPT49


    Websites
    IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12444960/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
    1970Elvis - https://www.jobaentertainmentllc.com/1970s-elvis/
    NME – Elvis Ain’t Dead https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/weirdest-elvis-presley-sightings-conspiracy-2125270-2125270
    Time - Elvis Presley Death Theories: https://time.com/4897819/elvis-presley-alive-conspiracy-theories/


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Punk Rock and UFOS w/ Mike Damante | 195

    Punk Rock and UFOS w/ Mike Damante | 195

    This week we interview author Mike Damante and talk his newest book- Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction. Is there a connection between Punk Rock and UFOs? Is there a connection between organized religion and Bad Religion (still love 21st Century Digital Boy)? And is a band actually a band if there are no members of the band in the band? We go deep this week. Plus, the fellas discuss their favorite songs for space exploration, Conspiracy Bot digs into Brent’s old CD collection (yikes), and we play some more tunes from Majungas. All of that and more on the podcast who’s hosts read a lot of books, but the same cant be said for the head researcher– Hysteria 51.


    Guest Bio: Mike Damante is the author of the non-fiction trilogy of the paranormal “Punk rock and UFOs” series “Punk rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction," “Punk rock and UFOs: True Believers" and "Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy." In 2019 he released his first YA fiction novel “Pumpkin Spice and Nothing Nice.” Damante worked for the Houston Chronicle as a copy editor, writer, reporter and web producer. He currently produces their "MIKED" music blog and has interviewed bands and musicians like Bad Religion, blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Tom DeLonge, Tegan and Sara, Aerosmith, B.o.B and countless others. He is an award-winning educator, and teaches Journalism, English and Creative Writing in Houston, Texas.


    Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
    Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV


    Books
    Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction | Mike Damante
    Punk Rock and UFOs: True Believers | Mike Damante
    Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy | Damante Mike and Cetina Alex
    Pumpkin Spice and Nothing Nice | Mike Damante


    Websites
    Heavy Metal - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Metal_(film)
    Punk Rock And UFOS - https://www.punkrockandufos.com/


    And Huge thanks to Majungas for our music this week!
    You can follow them at:
    https://www.majungas.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/majungastheband/
    https://twitter.com/Majungastheband
    https://www.facebook.com/majungas https://open.spotify.com/album/065UKiYTMYq7xRiEEWP1zI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ_hGGpKDpgF7dY6qy4uvQ


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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
960 Ratings

960 Ratings

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This is great

Tzc2 ,

Great Banter

I look forward to this podcast each week though I have little real interest in the paranormal, ufo’s or conspiracy theories (and I suspect that the hosts don’t have much either). It’s just the easy banter, humor and relationship among the hosts that is worth the price of admission. The best!

lmsefi ,

Review worthy

I’ve never reviewed a podcast before. But, apparently, it’s important to Brent. So, here ya go Brent.

Sophomoric comedy gold. For those of us who enjoy sophomoric comedy. Keep up the good work!

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