Posted On:7/29/2008 5:14pm
Style: FMA/Muay Thai/MMA
swear to pete it is the clearinghouse for bullshit topics. Art Bell seems like an interesting guy although he's gotten himself an Asian wife and moved on. George Noory makes me want to slam my head through cinderblock walls. Ian Punnit seems like he might take the show somewhere a little different if he is ever given the reins. The average caller is a gullible nutbag. You guys listen to the show? What do you think?
Posted On:7/31/2008 4:17am
Style: MMA, JKD philosophy
It's some of the worst information ever, but it's entertaining. If you're into that stuff, read Fortean Times like I do. It's a mag devoted to paranormal phenomona that actually outs fakes in order to keep the field honest. I don't see any other ghost hunter or ufo watcher doing that.
Posted On:7/31/2008 5:37am
It was good back in the Art Bell days.
I've got alot of the old radio shows on my itunes.
There's a Massive amount of Bullshit but thats what makes it entertaining IMO.
Posted On:7/31/2008 7:17am
Yeah, I totally listen to the show for entertainment value. I've been a talk radio junkie since I was little. I'm a self-admitted skeptic and I look at a lot of what goes through Coast to Coast as modern folklore. Aliens and the Loch Ness monster are just the modern equivalent
of the satyrs and centaurs of ancient Greece.
What do you guys think about the various hosts? What pisses you off the most about the average caller/guest? Do you guys have any favorite topics? What's the best story you heard on the show?
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Posted On:7/31/2008 11:26am
When my son was a newborn and collicky, he had trouble going to sleep and would cry incessantly.
The only thing that got him to fall asleep was driving 50mph, windows and moonroof cracked open with Art Bell droning on.
Posted On:7/31/2008 12:27pm
Style: JJ of the B variety
When I delivered pizzas on the overnight shift, I always listened to Art Bell.
Posted On:7/31/2008 12:54pm
I listened to the show every night for three years 2002-2005 (as I live on the east coast it does not come on until midnight). It was goofy as hell but it really helped to fend off boredom...and keep me awake. My take is that most of the callers are rediculous and I really fucking hate Uri Gellar and the numbers lady. The conspiracy theory from Alex Jones was the best.
Posted On:7/31/2008 1:18pm
Style: Judo+soon 2b bjj,boxing
I remember one show where they they had a guest on who worked with some japanese scientist who supposedly did studies on ice crystals to see if negative music, abusive language, etc., verses good music, caring language, etc., would have an affect on how the crystals formed.
The whole time I was thinking that no one sane could take a topic like that seriously.
Posted On:7/31/2008 6:04pm
While he is a crackpot, Richard C. Hoagland is always entertaining. The shows that piss me off the most are the ones where they stray into politics and domestic issues like the energy crisis or the economy. Wednesday you're interviewing a supposed "expert" on human-alien hybrids and Thursday you're delving into China's relationship to the oil market? Um. No.
Saturdays, however, have been a consistent treat now that Ian Punnit has taken them over. Generally he stays away from the weirder stuff and delves more into "Ripley's Believe it or Not" rather than "Weekly World News" topics. Last week was Harry Shearer in the first two hours followed up by a woman who has spent most of her life studying cannibalism.
Posted On:7/31/2008 6:20pm
One night I heard a program involving "Weather Wars" claiming governments were waging war on one another using weather phenomenon to create and wreck havoc using tornados, typhoons, hurricanes, tsunamis etc.
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