Thoughts On Experiences Of Skeptic Podcasting

About six years ago I was asked by a friend if I’d contribute to a podcast he’d had the idea to start. There was a real lack of British skeptical podcasts at that time – especially those that focussed on weird news stories. We were both paranormal researchers who had come to the dark side (skepticism). I said yes, we recorded an episode and the Righteous Indignation Podcast became a thing and, to our great surprise, it became a thing that people actually liked and even mimicked in their own podcasts. Neither of us had expected that but there we were with a steadily growing number of listeners and interviews with people we’d never imagined we’d speak to lined up into the future. Continue reading Thoughts On Experiences Of Skeptic Podcasting

My Top Reads of 2014

This post is inspired by a similar one written by Samanta Stein. I received a Tablet for Christmas 2013 on which I have the Kindle App which saw the amount of books I got through in 2014 rocket. There are so many books that I have read as  result of this kind gift. Below are some that I enjoyed the most. Continue reading My Top Reads of 2014

Ghosts For Christmas

Note: This was written in 2014 with updates made in subsequent years.

A self-confessed ghost geek, I am really interested in modern paranormal phenomena of all shapes and sizes. I also love reading ghost stories, with The End of The Line being one of the best books I read in 2014. It’s an anthology of horror stories based on or around underground railway systems which I bought because the real life ghost stories from the London Underground are scary and have always fascinated me. Click on the London Underground link to watch a fascinating documentary about the ghosts. Continue reading Ghosts For Christmas

The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2014

Since 2010 I have been writing an end-of-year summary of the five ghost stories that made me grumpy or angry because of their rubbish nature and 2014 is in no way different. Technically there are still eleven days left in the year at the time of writing this but I think (read ‘hope‘) it’s safe to assume that Christmas and New Year will keep rubbish ghosts out of the news until 2015. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to… Continue reading The 5 Worst Ghosts of 2014