100 episodes

The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

The Micah Hanks Program Micah Hanks

    • Science
    • 4.4 • 1K Ratings

The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

    Missing Pieces: The DoD's 'Perception Management' of UAP

    Missing Pieces: The DoD's 'Perception Management' of UAP

    In 2017, Luis Elizondo, a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and former employee of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, revealed that he had been involved with the U.S. Department of Defense's investigations into unidentified aerial phenomena. Since coming forward, Elizondo has remained a controversial figure, with some questioning his claims, as well as whether the program he said he ran, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, or AATIP, even existed. 

    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we delve into Elizondo's recent claims that he had been made aware of potential threats targeting him, and what the former special agent characterizes as "perception management" being undertaken by the DoD with its assertions about his relationship to the AATIP program, and claims regarding the destruction of his official correspondences. 












    Have you had a UFO/UAP sighting? Please consider reporting your sighting to the UAP Sightings Reporting System, a public resource for information about sightings of aerial phenomena.
    The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials.
    Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started:
    AdvertiseCast: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program
    Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
    NEWS: Brazil floods drive thousands from their homes Brazil Foundation - Donate Today Archaeologists Discover Mysterious Underground 'Anomaly' Near Giza Pyramids This Long Lost Waterway May Hold the Secrets to How the Pyramids Were Built   Congressman moves to declassify UFO docs: 'If you got nothing to hide, release the files'  The Vatican Has Updated Its Guidelines for Evaluating Apparitions and Supernatural Phenomena. Here’s What That Means. ELIZONDO: New FOIA Release Highlights Redactions in Key AATIP Correspondence Elizondo’s response on X Greenewald on X: "The email records of Dr. James Lacatski… have been destroyed."  Elizondo’s response on X BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
    Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more.
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter
    Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

    • 1 hr
    Skinwalkers on Capitol Hill

    Skinwalkers on Capitol Hill

    Skinwalker Ranch in Utah has long remained a focus of intrigue and controversy in UFO research. The famous alleged paranormal hotspot, marked by its geological history and the foreboding shadows of sandstone mesas, is haunted by legends of the Skinwalker—a malevolent shapeshifter from Native Ute lore. Over time, these myths have been joined by contemporary accounts of unexplained occurrences, from strange lights in the night sky to the mysterious disappearance of cattle, reinforcing the ranch's reputation as a nexus for unexplainable activity.
    The ranch's allure has not only captivated the imaginations of those who visit but has also garnered attention from members of the U.S. government. In 2018, a confidential briefing was held on Capitol Hill, attended by notable individuals including the ranch's current owner, Brandon Fugal, and Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, who would go on to become the director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office. This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we discuss these recent revelations, and explore the strange history that showcases the peculiar bridge between governmental curiosity and the enduring legends of Skinwalker Ranch.













    Have you had a UFO/UAP sighting? Please consider reporting your sighting to the UAP Sightings Reporting System, a public resource for information about sightings of aerial phenomena.
    The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials.
    Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started:
    AdvertiseCast: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program
    Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
    NEWS: Most Severe Geomagnetic Storm Forecast in Two Decades Could Mean Aurora Sightings Musk's Starlink satellites disrupted by major solar storm   1600-Year-Old Stone Inscribed in Mysterious Ancient Language Unearthed in Accidental Discovery Future Humans Could be Haunted by Digital “Ghosts” of Their Dead Loved Ones, Researchers Warn  Mysterious Objects in Space Could Be Giant Dyson Spheres, Scientists Say  SKINWALKERS: Pentagon UFO Hunter Reveals What He Knows About Aliens  Brandon Fugal on Twitter MUSIC: Skinwalker Music by De Componist via Youtube BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
    Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more.
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter
    Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

    • 58 min
    The UFO Silencers

    The UFO Silencers

    Over the decades, many people who claim to possess knowledge of UFOs or have even seen these unusual objects themselves have alleged that threats, intimidation, or other efforts to silence them have been undertaken. But who are these mysterious "UFO silencers," and where does the line between fact and folklore fall on this contentious subject? 
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, following an analysis of the latest controversies involving whistleblower David Grusch, we examine his claims of reprisals following his choice to come forward with claims of knowledge about secret UAP-related programs within the U.S. government. We then look at AARO's investigations into potentials means by which those with insider knowledge could be potentially be held accountable, and finally, the UFO folklore involving claims of "UFO silencers" from over the decades.
    Have you had a UFO/UAP sighting? Please consider reporting your sighting to the UAP Sightings Reporting System, a public resource for information about sightings of aerial phenomena.
    The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials.
    Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started:
    AdvertiseCast: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program
    Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
    NEWS: New Fusion Milestone with ‘WEST’ Tokamak Sustains Super-Hot Plasma for Six Minutes 'Lost' satellite found after orbiting undetected for 25 years Siberia's 'gateway to the underworld' is growing a staggering amount each year  Existence of dark matter confirmed by new study  EGLIN UPDATE: Is there a video of the Eglin UAP after all?   GRUSCH: Whistleblower David Grusch refused to meet with Pentagon UFO office FOIA Documents Reveal AARO’s Authorized and Repeated Attempts to Engage with David Grusch BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
    Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more.
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter
    Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

    • 1 hr
    Incident at Eglin Air Force Base

    Incident at Eglin Air Force Base

    In January 2023, a U.S. military pilot reported an encounter with a group of unusual objects flying in a diamond formation over the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin Air Force Base. The incident, which eventually came to the attention of Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, became a matter of public record after Gaetz discussed it during a Congressional hearing in the summer of 2023. 
    Now, the DoD's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office has released its official report on the incident, claiming the case has now been resolved. However, there are several problems with AARO's analysis, and this week on The Micah Hanks Program, we dive into all of the issues that present rationale for why there may be unresolved questions about this alleged UAP incident. 
    Have you had a UFO/UAP sighting? Please consider reporting your sighting to the UAP Sightings Reporting System, a public resource for information about sightings of aerial phenomena.
    The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials.
    Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started:
    AdvertiseCast: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program
    Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
    NEWS: US to test ground beef in states with bird-flu outbreaks in dairy cows  Contact with Non-Human Intelligence of the Aquatic Kind: Will Extraterrestrials be Next?
    A Stunning New AI Has Supposedly Achieved Sentience EGLIN UAP INCIDENT: AARO's official Tweet about the Eglin UAP Incident Matt Gaetz responds    Matt Gaetz Details Shocking UAP Evidence That 'I And I Alone Have Observed'  Congressman Provides Account of Military UAP Image That He Says Matches No “Human Capability” UAP Incident Over the Gulf of Mexico Confirmed in Newly Declassified Files and Images  AARO Has Only “Moderate Confidence” in Findings From Latest UAP Investigation. It’s Easy to See Why. BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
    Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more.
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter
    Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

    • 58 min
    UFOs: A Scientist's Perspective

    UFOs: A Scientist's Perspective

    What do we really know about UFOs, following several decades of studying these phenomena? With the many questions that remain about unidentified aerial phenomena, how can science help us to implement new strategies that may allow us to broaden our knowledge about these aerial mysteries? 
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, former R&D scientist Robert Powell joins us to discuss his nearly two decades of investigation into UFOs, culminating in his new book UFOs: A Scientist Explains What We Know (And Don’t Know). 
    Have you had a UFO/UAP sighting? Please consider reporting your sighting to the UAP Sightings Reporting System, a public resource for information about sightings of aerial phenomena.
    The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials.
    Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started:
    AdvertiseCast: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program
    Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
    FOIA: FOIA Documents Reveal AARO’s Authorized and Repeated Attempts to Engage with David Grusch  CHRISTOPHER MELLON: Another Signal Exchange...  ROBERT POWELL: UFOs: A Scientist Explains What We Know (And Don’t Know)  SCU: Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
    Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more.
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter
    Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Broken AARO: The 'Mellon Report', UAP, and Area 51 | MHP 04.15.24.

    Broken AARO: The 'Mellon Report', UAP, and Area 51 | MHP 04.15.24.

    On March 8, 2024, the Pentagon's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) released its historical report on UAP, shortly after briefing only a select group of journalists associated with seven mainstream media outlets, none of whom seemingly bothered to fact-check the error-ridden report. "The disappointing lack of critical press coverage of this important report prompted me to begin compiling the insights of UAP scholars and experts who have studied the history of UAP and the US government," wrote former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Christopher Mellon, in a recent lengthy rebuttal in response to the report's release. 
    This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we analyze Mellon's response to the AARO report, along with several intriguing revelations it contains, including the purported existence of a secretive UAP sightings program at Area 51 in the 1980s, how the CIA may have once considered whether UAP were extraterrestrial technologies, and much more. 
    Have you had a UFO/UAP sighting? Please consider reporting your sighting to the UAP Sightings Reporting System, a public resource for information about sightings of aerial phenomena.
    The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials.
    Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started:
    AdvertiseCast: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program
    Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
    NEWS: Iran and Israel's shadow war is exposed. What's next? World leaders urge Israel not to retaliate for the Iranian drone and missile attack   Bishop and worshippers attacked in another mass stabbing in Sydney    FBI opens criminal investigation into Baltimore bridge collapse, AP source says  AARO: DOD Report Discounts Sightings of Extraterrestrial Technology CHRIS MELLON: The Pentagon's New UAP Report is Seriously Flawed  BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS.
    Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more.
    Like us on Facebook
    Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter
    Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

SH O'Neal ,

2/12/24

Absolutely concerned! I very much appreciate your comments on current events and concerns.

NatanGK ,

Excellent Pod

Micah is the man! I love this pod. Very centered in logos. Give it a listen.

Deadman02 ,

Political review in a political year hiding as a concern

Mr. Hanks goes on a long rant about the President’s age on the same weekend that former President Trump had made a statement about encouraging Russia to attack an a NATO country if they didn’t pay up and attacked a political rival because her husband is serving in the military. Mr. Hanks never mentions the errors in Mr. Trumps verbal slips. This wouldn’t be an issue if he wasn’t such a false advocate to fair and unbiased reporting

Top Podcasts In Science

Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
Technically Speaking: An Intel Podcast
iHeartPodcasts
Something You Should Know
Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network
Radiolab
WNYC Studios
Science Vs
Spotify Studios
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward

You Might Also Like

Somewhere in the Skies
Ryan Sprague/ Entertainment One (eOne)
Podcast UFO
Martin Willis
Need To Know with Coulthart and Zabel
Bryce Zabel
That UFO Podcast
That UFO Podcast
The Black Vault Radio - Hosted by John Greenewald, Jr.
John Greenewald, Jr.
WEAPONIZED with Jeremy Corbell & George Knapp
Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp