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Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you've ever heard before. Show schedule is generally 3 weeks on and 1 week off.

Astonishing Legends Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 5.3K Ratings

Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you've ever heard before. Show schedule is generally 3 weeks on and 1 week off.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.3K Ratings
5.3K Ratings
mangocharlie76 ,

Great

Informative, interesting, and funny. Such a perfect mix! Love the choice of topics.

dmack3511 ,

good stuff

just found these and started with the early episodes. very well told, very interesting. i hope the sound effects end as this progresses...kinda kills the flow and adds very little.

kayben91 ,

Fascinating topics, great research, but it’s just too much now. :(

Let me just start by saying I love these guys and have been listening since the first episode. The Skinwalker Ranch series are some of my all time favorite episodes, and I love how they’re always able to find the human side of urban legends and tall tales...but these multi-part deep dives are getting a little out of hand.

I definitely don’t mind a 2 hr episode, especially when it’s a topic I find interesting, nor do I mind a 2 or 3 parter to help split things up. But 4 parts on the Bigfoot film? Most of them 2 hours long? The newest being FOUR hours long, and it’s not even the conclusion (seriously within the first 20 seconds they teased another installment on the same topic next week). Perhaps some listeners enjoy this and I’m just being a jerk, but that kind of podcasting is not for me. I’ve found that if they’re covering a topic I’m not interested in, I won’t be able to tune in for another month or two since they’ll be on that exact same topic for multiple episodes and don’t release episodes every week. (That last part isn’t a complaint — I know these things take time, I was just pointing out the fact.)

Again, I say this with love because I’ve been a fan for a while and don’t want to sound mean or tell people how to run their show, but please reign it in a little. Keep the topics to 3 or 4 (shorter) episodes max, and keep the content relevant and engaging. Not only will this make current fans happier, but it will make it much easier for a potential new fan to dive right in and not feel daunted.

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