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All episodes for 2022, 2023 and 2024 now feature better audio and fewer ads! The Paracast is a paranormal radio show that takes you on a journey to a world beyond science, where UFOs, poltergeists and strange phenomena of all kinds have been reported by millions. The Paracast seeks to shed light on the mysteries and complexities of our Universe and the secrets that surround us in our everyday lives. Join long-time paranormal writer and researcher Gene Steinberg, a team of knowledgeable guest cohosts, and a panel of special guest experts and experiencers, as they explore the realms of the known and unknown. Listen each week to the great stories about the amazing history of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries. When strange things occur that confound traditional scientific dogma, from strange objects speeding across our skies, to frightening creatures in remote areas of the world, and incredible reports of haunted houses, The Paracast will be there to separate the signal from the noise. NOTE: These episodes are the network versions with ads. If you want a commercial-free version of The Paracast, please subscribe to The Paracast+. Check https://www.theparacast.plus for details.

The Paracast — The Gold Standard of Paranormal Radio Gene Steinberg

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    • 3.2 • 587 Ratings

All episodes for 2022, 2023 and 2024 now feature better audio and fewer ads! The Paracast is a paranormal radio show that takes you on a journey to a world beyond science, where UFOs, poltergeists and strange phenomena of all kinds have been reported by millions. The Paracast seeks to shed light on the mysteries and complexities of our Universe and the secrets that surround us in our everyday lives. Join long-time paranormal writer and researcher Gene Steinberg, a team of knowledgeable guest cohosts, and a panel of special guest experts and experiencers, as they explore the realms of the known and unknown. Listen each week to the great stories about the amazing history of the paranormal field in the 20th and 21st centuries. When strange things occur that confound traditional scientific dogma, from strange objects speeding across our skies, to frightening creatures in remote areas of the world, and incredible reports of haunted houses, The Paracast will be there to separate the signal from the noise. NOTE: These episodes are the network versions with ads. If you want a commercial-free version of The Paracast, please subscribe to The Paracast+. Check https://www.theparacast.plus for details.

    Classic Episode: September 2, 2018 — Calvin Parker

    Classic Episode: September 2, 2018 — Calvin Parker

    Now with better audio and fewer ads: On the evening of October 11, 1973, co-workers 42-year-old Charles Hickson and 19-year-old Calvin Parker told the Jackson County, Mississippi Sheriff's office they were fishing off a pier on the west bank of the Pascagoula River in Mississippi when they heard a whirring/whizzing sound, and saw two flashing blue lights and an oval shaped object 30–40 feet across and 8–10 feet high. Parker and Hickson claimed that they were "conscious but paralyzed" while three "creatures" took them aboard the object and subjected them to an examination before releasing them. Gene and Randall presented Calvin Parker to discuss this experience and another, 20 years later, as told in his book, "Pascagoula — The Closest Encounter: My Story." After fighting a long illness, Parker died on August 24, 2023 at the age of 68.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    June 16, 2024 — B-Movie Guru Brian Walker

    June 16, 2024 — B-Movie Guru Brian Walker

    Now with better audio and fewer ads: Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear as Gene and cohost Tim Swartz welcome back Brian Walker, the creator and webmaster of Brian’s Drive-In Theater, where he’s been keeping memories of drive-in films and their stars alive since February 1, 1998. On the agenda: low budget (B-movie) fare, particularly serials featuring super heroes and other popular characters. He also talks about the sad histories of some of the stars that never quite realized their full potential, and others, such as George Reeves (“Adventures of Superman”), whose lives ended tragically. Brian’s love of films began in childhood with his first Super 8mm projector given to him by his grandmother who also bought him his first film, a four-minute excerpt of a W.C. Fields comedy. Over the last 50 years, he has assembled a film collection from such genres as horror and science fiction, comedy, and action. Currently calling Morgantown, West Virginia home, Brian is fortunate to live in proximity of a number of still-operating drive-in theaters in the southwestern Pennsylvania area and loves taking his convertible to the drive-in during the warm summer months.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Classic Episode: July 8, 2007 — Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden

    Classic Episode: July 8, 2007 — Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden

    Now with better audio and fewer ads: The late Stanton T. Friedman was world famous as a lecturer on the subject of UFOs. In this episode, he appeared with Kathleen Marden, both co-authors of “Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience.” Ms. Marden is Betty Hill’s niece and has amassed a huge collection of documents about her aunt’s life and the incredible 1961 UFO abduction experience. She has since gone on to become a prominent researcher and therapist focusing on UFO abductions.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Classic Episode: July 28, 2013 — The Great Aztec Debate with Scott Ramsey and Kevin D. Randle

    Classic Episode: July 28, 2013 — The Great Aztec Debate with Scott Ramsey and Kevin D. Randle

    Now with better audio and fewer ads: Gene and Chris present "The Great Aztec Debate," featuring Scott Ramsey, co-author of "The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon" and long-time UFO researcher Kevin D. Randle. During this debate, Ramsey will argue in favor of reports of a UFO crash in Aztec, NM in March 1948. Randle is a long-time skeptic of the case who attributes the report to two alleged hoaxers who gave the story to the late gossip columnist Frank Scully, author of a 1950 book, "Behind The Flying Saucers." The book was updated in 2008 with additional material from several authors, including Ramsey.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    June 9, 2024 — Author/Medium Gerald O'Hara

    June 9, 2024 — Author/Medium Gerald O'Hara

    Now with better audio and fewer ads: Gene and cohost Tim Swartz explore the histories of mediums and spiritualism, including notable events, with Gerald O’Hara. At age 12, he bought a copy of Alan Bullock’s “A Study in Tyranny” and was intrigued by the biographical process and discovered that writers have different perspectives on the same topic. This intriguing discovery led to a life-long study of biography, religion, and the reading of history. In 2006 he launched his 1st book, “Dead Men’s Embers.” In 2007, the author’s 2nd book “Mrs. Miller’s Gift” was published to mark the 75th anniversary of the Edinburgh College of Parapsychology. And in 2009, the CD and book” Mrs. Miller’s Gift CD” was published. “I Come to the Garden,” 2017 is Gerald’s fourth book, and a new edition is in preparation. "Ethel Post Parrish" is Gerald’s is the fifth book and his latest work is, "Spiritualism's Scandal: Mediumship in America." You learn more about his lengthy study of this scandal, and its implications, in this episode.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Classic Episode: November 1, 2009 — Mac Tonnies Remembered with Greg Bishop, Patrick Huyghe, Paul Kimball and Nick Redfern

    Classic Episode: November 1, 2009 — Mac Tonnies Remembered with Greg Bishop, Patrick Huyghe, Paul Kimball and Nick Redfern

    Now with better audio and fewer ads: In this vintage episode of The Paracast from 2009, Gene and David remembered the late Mac Tonnies, author, futurist and Fortean, with a special tribute episode featuring his close friends and colleagues, including such research notables as Greg Bishop, Patrick Huyghe, Paul Kimball and Nick Redfern. In his brief life, Mac applied an innovative approach to the UFO mystery and other paranormal events. One of his theories was that UFOs may represent visitors from a breakaway civilization on this planet, visitors he referred to as Cryptoterrestrials.

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
587 Ratings

587 Ratings

Rbuck282 ,

Healthy skepticism

I have always enjoyed the Paracast. The bring on guests with all kinds of stories and experiences, giving many theories an opportunity to be presented. At the same time the hosts kindly and respectfully expect evidence to support guests claims.

CheekyCheebs ,

Wait what!?!

This is STILL on the air? Paraturd.

InsultingRetard ,

Such a great show

The dude has spent his life dedicated to this stuff, and the proof is in the amazing depth of knowledge, as well as the truly heartwarming lifelong connections he has with so many of the guests. It’s a fun listen for us fringy weirdos

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