Jun 29, 2007

6.29.7 : BoA : Audio season finale text preview

This week on BoA : Audio ::

The season finale of BoA : Audio, Season Two promises to be a landmark episode, as we welcome a true icon in the world of esoterica, the venerable Brad Steiger.

In this lengthy and in-depth conversation, we'll be discussing what it was like for Brad to break into esoteric studies, over 50 years ago, at the young age of twenty years old. We talk about the lessons he's learned from all these years studying the paranormal, the evolution of his journey as a researcher, the explosion of esoterica from niche market to veritable cottage industry, his thoughts on the lack of cohesion in esoterica, the role of the media in covering the unknown, the hopefulness of the 1960's, the problem with today's newcomers to esoterica, and tons and tons more.

It's truly the culmination of many of the big picture themes from Season Two, posed to a bonafide first ballot esoteric Hall of Famer, Brad Steiger.

The audio preview of the BoA : Audio season finale is available now on MP3 or in Streaming Audio

Additionally, we have a special BoA : Audio, Season Two audio recap / finale teaser on MP3 or in Streaming Audio

Brad Steiger's website is http://www.bradandsherry.com/


Jun 22, 2007

6.22.7 : Lisa Shiel on BoA : Audio ::
text preview

This week on BoA : Audio,

The penultimate episode of Season Two sees Lisa Shiel, author of Backyard Bigfoot, join the program to discuss her first hand research into strange elements of the Bigfoot, including an in-depth look at stick signs and braiding the manes of horses. We'll also be talking about problems with the evolution theory and why the popular Gigantopithicus theory for Bigfoot has serious issues too. Plus, cryptozoology's infamous "natural v. paranormal Bigfoot" debate, UFOs and Bigfoot, Lisa's take on being a woman in cryptozoology, big picture speculation on what the Bigfoot might be, and much, much more.

The audio preview of this interview is available now, either on MP3 or in Streaming Audio

Lisa's website is www.upbigfoot.com


Jun 16, 2007

6.16.7 : BoA : Audio to be posted tomorrow ... details.

At this point, we ought to just start billing BoA : Audio as being posted "on the weekend" or something.

I've kind of lost my voice here, literally. It's more scratchy than anything and seems to come and go as it pleases, but its definitly troublesome and seems to get worse as I talk longer. It started last week, around Wednesday. It sounds like it is getting better, but today was pretty bad.

Being that it is @ the very end of the day now, my voice has taken a beating. And, being that I haven't taped the intro or outro for this week's show, we're kind of shit out of luck for now.

I'm going to get a good night's sleep and will take a stab at it tomorrow morning, when I hope that my voice has been rested enough to do all that talking (which is actually quite a bit, when you add both ends of the program together).

1000 apologies, of course, and thanks for your patience.

A strange observation, but I have been rather sick all month, since about June 1st. I'm beginning to wonder if my body was thrown out of whack by the month long adrenaline rush and overall stress of May and is now just self-regulating and, as such, I am taking a beating here in early June. There may be something to that, me thinks.

That said and aside from the lost voice, I've felt physically better the last two days than I have since around the beginning of the month, so perhaps I am nearing the end of this "course correction".

Again, sorry for the delay and thanks for your patience.

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Jun 13, 2007

6.13.7 : binnall's running time commentary on "Into the Unknown"

11:06 pm

It's on ! It's on ! It's on !

And ... so far ... it's rather lame.

More boring than embarassing.

Upon further inspection, Khyron is quite right ... Noory has a face for radio. His awful dye job on his hair doesn't match the age that shows in his face. A more dignified "salt and pepper" look would really do wonders. But, I'm sure his ego won't allow that.

For the record, tonight's "Burning Question" (according to the special) is "Do you believe in ghosts ?" Yeah, that's ... fuckin' lame.

11:08 pm

Noory talks with his hands. A lot.

Joshua Warren is jerking off a pipe. Seriously. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it and it is awful.

Still wondering why there's a studio audience, though I do like the "in the round" set.

11:12 pm

Here we go, questions from the audience.

So far so good, but it's from a creepy looking self-billed paranormal investigator.

11:14 pm

Okay. Just one question from the audience.

I'd love to see the ones that didn't make the cut for the special.

11:18 pm

Busey is on now. Save the "best" for last, I guess.

11:20 pm

Wow. Busey has been excellent so far.

11:21 pm

Whoops, there he goes.

Nice yelp from Gary.

And now he's babbling.

11:22 pm

Wow. It's almost over already.

11:24 pm

I don't quite know what Khyron was talking about in this week's K-Files. Ice Spiders looks to be a keeper.

11:26 pm

And ... it's over.

Initial thoughts : In a word, "flimsy". It felt like having sex with an escort.


I'd say the special is worth checking out, especially since it is so short. But, as noted above, there wasn't much to it.

Detailed review to follow at some point in the not too distant future @ binnallofamerica.com.

Jun 8, 2007

6.8.7 : BoA : Audio preview & In-House Notes

In-House Notes ::

Probably no "binnall report" again this week. I just haven't gotten back into the C2C habit in the last month or so. I literally haven't heard any Coast since 5.5.7 (except for a brief half hour of Art Bell around the last weekend of May or so). I find myself altogether ... disinterested. And I'm finding it hard to get back into the habit of listening to the program after such a long time away.

I'm not sure if that means a hiatus for "tbr", outright retirement of the column, or a morphing of its format to feature less focus on C2C and more focus on other esoteric matters. Either way, I suspect an answer will be forthcoming in the not too distant future.

Rest assured, I will be glued to the TV set next Wednesday night @ 11 PM for Noory's big Sci Fi show, "Into the Unknown", and plan on writing a review of the program soon after it airs.

And, of course, you can always check out Lesley's C2C Rewind for all your Coast recap needs. Lesley does an excellent job of keeping tabs of Noory and company, which makes me feel a lot better about my lack of attention to Coastly matters.

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Text preview for tomorrow's BoA : Audio featuring Chris Styles ::

The man who put the Shag Harbour Incident on the map of Ufology, Chris Styles, joins BoA : Audio to discuss this tremendously strong UFO case. Chris gives us an in-depth look at what went down that fateful night in October of 1967, including what people thought the UFO was and how that contrasted with the government's interpretation of events, the myterious and skeptical Fr. Gafney, and the role of the media in covering the SHI as it happened.

Then we'll fast forward to 25 years later, as Chris ressurrects the Shag Harbour Incident. We'll find out why he decided to investigate it, who and what were the key elements in his investigation, and the fascinating new details he discovered about the Shag Harbour Incident, including a simultaneous secret search, testimony of "beings" working on the downed craft, and Canadian X-Files. This is a richly detailed edition of BoA : Audio, with the man who essentially discovered the Shag Harbour Incident, one of Ufology's best cases.

Chris Styles on BoA : Audio preview :: MP3 or Streaming Audio


Jun 5, 2007

6.5.7 : BoA : Audio season finale teaser

I literally just got off the phone, taping the Season Finale interview for Season Two of BoA : Audio.

Just to be a clown shoe, I am holding off on the name for a few more days.

So ... for now ... I will simply reveal some teasers ...

This hour and a half long interview will serve as the culmination of many of the themes of Season Two, with an absolute, bonafide, hands down, first ballot Hall of Famer in the world of esoterica.

Over the last two years, BoA : Audio has played host to up and coming researchers, leading figures at the top of present day esoteric fields, fringe students of obscure high strangeness, and legitimate legends in paranormal study. But ... we reach beyond all that, in our Season Finale, when we welcome a true icon of esoterica.

6.30.7 ... the season finale of BoA : Audio, Season Two

Guest TBA soon.


Jun 1, 2007

6.1.7 : BoA : Audio preview

No binnall report this week. I'm just not feeling it, because I know what a large portion of the content will be and I just not "there" yet, as far as distilling this past month in text. I expect "tbr" will show up, in some form, early next week, after I get through the work load of the weekend and Monday. For the voyeuristic and morbid folks in the audience, rest assured, I will address my father's passing in tomorrow's BoA : Audio. Speaking of which ...

Text preview for tomorrow's BoA : Audio ::

BoA : Audio, Season Two kicks off the final five episodes of the season, with guest Gary A. David, author of The Orion Zone to discuss the strange correlation between monuments and settlements of the Native American Hopi tribe and the stars of the constellation Orion. We'll discuss the logistics of such a connection, how and why the Hopi settled the way they did, their God, Masau, who just may have been a Grey alien, the "Ant People" who helped the Hopi throughout their history, the lost city inside the Grand Canyon, the global Orion connection, Hopi prophecy for the future and much, much more.

His website is theorionconnection.com

Gary A. David on BoA : Audio preview :: MP3 or Streaming Audio