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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
What do you get when you add a teenage gay boy, a life full of drama, and some wacky guests? You get Strangely Familiar, a new podcast about teenage life and the outlook on everything (and everyone) that goes on in the world. The show covers an arrangement of subjects, from Hollywood Entertainment, to some serious topics, to what opinions teenagers have on the world today. With the help of my guests, this show will be sure to make you laugh and put a smile on your face.
 
A suspect sits across the table from a detective. Tension and accusations hang in the air. It’s a familiar scene. An investigator hunting for the truth. Determined to solve the crime. Maybe even get a confession. But getting to the truth can take years of training and practice. What do these seasoned investigators know that we don’t know? What are the tactics they use to get someone talking?From the team behind Bardstown and The Officer’s Wife, Anything You Say goes inside those rooms and di ...
 
Welcome to Flyts of Fancy, a booze-laden mythology podcast by Cate and Trish! We're best friends of nearly 20 years with an intensely strange and strangely intense love of mythology. Join us while we continuously subject our livers to alcohol and your ears to hot takes on classic stories you may or may not be familiar with. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/flytsoffancy/support
 
The second of four books about the fictional crimefighting team known as Checkwolf picks up directly after the first. The members of Checkwolf get a chance to meet a childhood idol, expand their team, and encounter new strangeness as they work to make the city they live in safer, one criminal at a time. The Checkwolf series is a collection of stories chronicling the activities of Checkwolf's third phase, from its mainstream recognition to its full integration. Book 2 features a mix of differ ...
 
A mysterious door-way, an incident of ferocious violence, a respectable and popular scientist, well-known for his enjoyable dinner parties who suddenly changes his will, the brutal killing of an elderly Member of Parliament, a diabolical serum that can transform one person into another – truly the ingredients of a fast good thriller! Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has captured the imaginations of readers ever since it was first published in 1886. It met wi ...
 
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This week we’re diving into the world of Reborn dolls and celebrating Social Sciences week! Familiar Stranger Carolyn kicks us off by giving us an introduction into the world of reborn dolls, or dolls that have been “reborn” to mimic human babies. The familiar strangers ask about the uncanny valley, the various uses for treatment and where the judg…
 
Guest: Shi En Kim Science journalist Shi En Kim joins Mike to read their StarTrek.com article about how scientists are transplanting tardigrade genes into human cells à la Stamets in Star Trek: Discovery. Then, Kim joins Mike to share some science stories from her AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at Smithsonian Magazine and their connections to Star Trek…
 
For our continuing High Strangeness in Hellam segment Dillon tells of a shadow being that transformed into an orb. Next, Seth shares his story of a glowing-eyed entity staring in his window, and another from a friend about a wolf creature which followed him home then appeared in his dreams. Finally, we welcome Joshua Cutchin as well as Adam and Ser…
 
From the historic White Horse Saloon in Spirit Lake, Idaho; I sit down with Sasquatch experiencer Nate Rudd. We toss back a few pints in a mellowed-out corner and delve into Nate's past and present dealings with Sasquatch. The mainstay of which is near his remote hunting area NE Idaho, a place where suspected shadows watch and wait for his arrival …
 
We continue our series, High Strangeness in Hellam with Dillon, who tells of waking up to find his front door open as well as an encounter with a MIB. Next Kori shares a story about a frightening howl she heard on her property, and presents audio of another she recorded. Finally, Sam relates her sighting of a large bat-like creature. If you would l…
 
Guest: Basem Al-Shayeb Special Co-Host: Elise Cutts Scientists recently announced the discovery of Borgs (yes, Borgs), which they describe as giant genetic elements that assimilate DNA from their archaeal hosts. We speak to the lead author of the Borg paper—UC Berkeley graduate student Basem Al-Shayeb—about finding the Borgs, their global implicati…
 
We continue our series, High Strangeness in Hellam with Dillon, who tells of some threats and visits from sinister characters after he published a UFO documentary. Next Kris tells stories of Flannel Man, a black panther sighting, and an encounter with a demon on a hunting trip. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bo…
 
Luke Tower is a high school student with a passion for science and engineering who is trying to figure out what he wants to study. As part of this journey, he's been interviewing different kinds of STEM professionals on his podcast, Atomic Interviews. On this BONUS episode of Strange New Worlds, we're listening to an interview that Luke did with Mi…
 
This week is familiar stranger Jarrod’s first interview! For this episode, Jarrod sits down with Dr Nicholas Ng from Western Sydney Uni’s Institute for Culture and Society. Dr Ng is a person of many hats, from co-directing the Sydney Conservatorium's very first 30-piece Chinese Music Ensemble to composing works for the likes of QL2 and the Melbourn…
 
First, we present the first installment of our new series, High Strangeness in Hellam with Dillon, a witness who has encountered multiple oddities in the area. Next we talk with Kaene who saw shadow figures which seemed to be composed of black clouds and Frank who saw simian-like entities which seemed to be composed of smoke. If you would like to h…
 
This episode was recorded 3 years ago with an anonymous witness who has been edited out by name and identity. His story is a fascinating look into his chosen worldview of Satanism. You may think you know what a devil worshiper is, but do you know why people chose to be one? This is one of the more thought-provoking and challenging SBR episodes, tha…
 
Guests: Prof. Myriam Telus, Dr. Jessie Christiansen, Dr. James T. Keane, and Dr. Tiffany Kataria Mike hosts a panel discussion about diversity in science & Star Trek, which initially aired live on July 18, 2021, at the IDIC Podcast Festival hosted by Women at Warp. Rewatch all of the IDIC Podcast Festival sessions: https://www.womenatwarp.com/idic-…
 
Brother Richard returns to discuss the Nephilim. These “giants” of the Bible are said by some to be connected to bigfoot. What were the Nephilim and what do we actually know about them? We also discuss some other hairy figures from the Bible, the antichrist, fallen angels, and much more. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familia…
 
Meet Kate Adams, a previous employee of Janet Airlines. The exclusive employee shuttle for those that clock in at Area 51. Kate's experiences while working for Janet Air was a positive one, but what secrets were kept from her as she landed on one of the most secretive government bases on the planet?Di Tobe Johnson
 
This week we’d like to introduce you to our newest Familiar Stranger, Ruonan Chen! Ruonan is currently doing her fieldwork around hospitals and healing practises in the Tibet autonomous region. In this episode, the strangers dive into Ruonan’s work and learn more about how “healing” can take on many different forms. Ruonan describes her work and de…
 
Dale shares stories of Flannel Man, goblins, and a very odd shadow figure which may be tied to a ritual. If you would like to help us continue to make Strange Familiars, get bonus content, t-shirts, stickers, and more rewards, you can become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/StrangeFamiliars If you would prefer a one-time payment to help us out, her…
 
Guest: Dr. Maddie Stone Can Star Trek help us solve climate change? Science journalist Dr. Maddie Stone joins Mike to recap specific instances of environmentalism in Star Trek—TNG: “Force of Nature,” VOY: “Thirty Days,” and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home—and imagine how contemporary Star Trek can more directly address our present-day climate crisis.…
 
Jim shares stories starting in his youth in Ireland - beginning with faerie folklore told to him by elders which seemed to weave into his own experiences. A faerie tree, a terrifying woman who haunted Jim for years, a black dog, poltergeist activity, orbs, missing time, and much more… including a story of “the big man,” who knocked on windows, clim…
 
What happens when an 8 foot tall Sasquatch and Vampire share the same sidewalk? Well, soon you'll find out. Make sure to listen to this episode so you can find out where to hang during the twilight hour. Also, soon you will be able to pre-order your advance copy of my immersive and interactive book THE OWL MOON LAB: A Paranormal Experiment. Learn j…
 
Before we dive into today’s episode we’d just like to add a content warning for this episode for mentions of slavery and sexual assaultThis week, we’re bringing you an extra special interview/panel.Familiar stranger Alex Zoomed in with Dr Caroline Schuster, Dr Sarah Abel and Dr Catherine Frieman to take a deeper dive into the dark side of genetic t…
 
Guest: Thea Weiss According to one line of thought, the emergence of robots and artificial intelligence has engendered a brand-new category of being. How should we flesh-and-blood creatures treat these synthetic entities? In part two of an interview with University of Washington psychologist and astrobiologist Thea Weiss, we discuss a study that ex…
 
Alison and Timothy continue to present audio clips collected from our various on-site episodes. Hear sounds from Toad Road, Hairy Springs, Big Pond Furnace, Gazoo’s Woods - and a short preview of sounds captured for The Witch Cloud (our 300th episode). Next, Kelly stops by to tell us about a blue light she observed in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey…
 
Guest: Thea Weiss As technology becomes increasingly pervasive, more and more people are perceiving the natural world through screens and simulated experiences. One day, astronauts on long-duration missions may only know natural environments through virtual reality...or perhaps the holodeck. What does this mean for our mental and physical health? I…
 
Now that we have passed 250 episodes, Timothy and Alison take a look back at some of the audio we have collected on various on-site expeditions. Revisit Seven Valleys, Site 7, Pond Bank, and Pandemonium with us as we replay some of the strange sounds we’ve recorded - unknown voices, low droning groans, EVPs, wood knocks, and more. If you would like…
 
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