53 episodes

The show where we watch the 1970s TV show "In Search Of..." and look at possible explanations the producers didn't consider.

In Research Of William Blake Smith

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8 • 145 Ratings

The show where we watch the 1970s TV show "In Search Of..." and look at possible explanations the producers didn't consider.

    The Coming Ice Age

    The Coming Ice Age

    A look back at the controversial episode "The Coming Ice Age" on the TV show "In Search Of." In the 1970s some climatologists thought we were moving into a new ice age. Science has since shown the opposite, but we discuss the evidence for this episode as well as the nature of climate change denial with Dr. John Cook - author of "Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Deadly Ants

    Deadly Ants

    Jeb and Blake discuss IN SEARCH OF coverage of fire ant invasion of United States in 1970s.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Butch Cassidy

    Butch Cassidy

    Blake and Jeb watch the "Butch Cassidy" episode of "In Search Of" and wonder why it was created. Did Butch Cassidy die in South America? Or did he go to Wyoming and tool around in a Model-T Ford? What does Torgo have to do with this? Tune in to find out.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Witch Doctors

    Witch Doctors

    Jeb and Blake watch the Witch Doctors episode of IN SEARCH OF and find it's not as bad as they feared. Guinea Pig magic, and lots of other surprises await.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Troy

    Troy

    Jeb and Blake tackle the history of Heinrich Schliemann's legendary search for the ancient city of Troy.  

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Haunted Castles

    Haunted Castles

    The IN SEARCH OF episode on Haunted Castles is examined by Jeb Card, Blake Smith and Alex French. Many reenactments. Most ghosts are in Dorset.

    • 2 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

Puffletiri ,

I hope these guys tackle other shows!

I listen to pretty much everything these guys produce. I really enjoy this and have also been revisiting the original show. I enjoy all the weird tangents they go on - gives me all sorts of little research journeys of my own. I hope they tackle other similar "spooky" mystery shows on tv - I'll definitely be subscribing. Keep up the good work, guys!

Nick Barczak ,

Don’t need to be an “In Search of” fan to enjoy!

I’m on the youngish side, so before listening to this podcast my only In Search of experience was History Channel reruns. However, you don’t need to be a fan or have watched the original show to learn. Blake and Jeb are entertaining (even with the puns!) and do an excellent job diving into each episode’s topic and the good, bad and (sometimes) ugly ways In Search of presented its subjects. A great podcast for anyone interested in the weird or paranormal as well as history or anthropology.

hanibl ,

Pretty good podcast

Good back and forth between the hosts. I grew up with “In Search Of”, which I really liked, but it did turn me into a skeptic.
Also, not enough puns.

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