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The best short fiction, handpicked by the best voice in podcasting. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath...
 
Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing ...
 
Some of the world's leading inventors and researchers share demos, breakthroughs and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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On this episode Jim discusses the politcal battle that is shaping up to be one of the biggest of all time over the nomination of a replacement to the seat of deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Democrats threaten to add more seats to the court in retaltions, even float the possibility of another impeachment to block any nomination p…
 
Matt Drudge has been labeled everything from “the Walter Cronkite of his era” to a “dangerous menace” and the “country’s reigning mischief-maker.” Political tastes aside, no one disputes Drudge’s influence: a single link from his website, The Drudge Report, has the power to move news cycles, shape front pages, and send television producers into a d…
 
On this episode Jim discusses the horrific ambush of two Los Angeles County Deputies left in critical condition and protesters attempting to block entrance to the hospital while chanting 'I hope they die.' Weather Underground terrorist, Bill Ayers, says the civil war has already begun, for the first time in a decade California has a net loss of pop…
 
In the late summer of 1969, the nation was transfixed by a series of gruesome murders in the hills of Los Angeles. Newspapers and television programs detailed the brutal slayings of a beautiful actress - 26 years old and eight months pregnant with her first child - as well as a hair stylist, an heiress, a small businessman, and other victims. The C…
 
Jim asks if we will still be wearing masks during the Christmas holiday season this year. The real reason people are staying out of restaurant and retail establishments, allegations that Trump called soldiers that died in World War I suckers and losers, Fox News and Drudge both go after Trump, the first presidential debate scheduled for September 2…
 
"James Ray's debut in the film, The Secret, thrust him into the spotlight. . . appearances on Oprah and Larry King Live... 'Tragedy in Sedona' is a behind the scenes look at the rise and fall of the James Ray Empire, through the eyes of an ultimately disenchanted follower. Connie Joy takes you on her personal and authentic journey-from being a devo…
 
In the continuation of our interview with the mastermind behind the infamous and legendary Alien Autopsy film, director, producer, conceptual artist, and magician, Spyros Melaris, we learn more about the process of its creation and the aftermath of its release upon the world. But if you think this is just one more case of "Mystery Solved! Nothing t…
 
Is former president Barack Obama quietly pulling the strings behind the scenes on all of these protests, boycotts, and riots? Does Kyle Rittenhouse have a solid case of self defense after the release of several new videos? Former Chicago Bears player Brian Urlacher said this week, "Brett Favre played the (Monday Night Football) game the day his dad…
 
An Inside View into the Dark Side of a Music Icon He was the King of Pop, a superstar without equal, the idol of millions of young people around the world. But was Michael Jackson also a sexual predator without equal, someone who preyed on the very fans who adored him? Bad is the revelatory untold true story of the strange and larger-than-life care…
 
Jim's guest, Winton Churchill, shares how easy it is to leave the United States and live like a king in any number of other countries. Churchill also shares step by step how to make money online after you have left the United States. Live like a king for $1,500 a month in any number of foreign countries. As a contributor to InternationalLiving.com …
 
Jim discusses the announcement of a new blood plasma treatment for Coronavirus, Trump's unconventional convention plans, two hurricanes headed to New Orleans, Chicago Mayor lets city burn but makes sure her home is protected by 100 police officers, Lori Loughlin gets 2 months in prison for college admissions scandal, Delta bans Navy Seal that kille…
 
Indeed, there is no shortage of debatable evidence and probable hoaxes when it comes to the subject of UFOs and aliens. Yet as with any cultural phenomenon, there are those prime examples that rise to the top to become forever cemented into our collective consciousness. One such artifact is a 17-minute black-and-white film that became so iconic it …
 
Jim shares his bizarre experience staying at a well known hotel chain. The strange and developing story of the arrest of Millie Weaver of InfoWars, the Robocall settlement checks have arrived, Chicago now facing nightly riots and looting and top downtown hotels drop to less than $100 a night, and the exodus from California picks up even more steam.…
 
In the continuation of our interview with esteemed UFO and paranormal investigator Stan Gordon, he relays case studies that indicate that the event at Kecksburg may have been merely one incident in a long and continuing saga of High Strangeness. In his 61 years of research so far, beginning in 1959 at the age of ten, Stan has interviewed thousands …
 
Collision Course demonstrates that the United States was founded by Christians seeking religious freedom and economic opportunity a grand experiment that made the common man king. Those new world immigrants brought with them a Christian worldview marked by a robust Protestant work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit that prospered in the wilds of A…
 
Jim discusses the news this week that Hunter Biden was hit with two tax liens for unpaid taxes totaling $450,000. Mysteriously, the allegedly broke dead beat dad was able to come up with nearly a half million dollars to pay his delinquent state income taxes. Whatever happened to the investigation into Hunter Biden and Burisma and China? Jerry Falwe…
 
Tonight's show will be a special treat for those listeners who've been patiently awaiting a revamping of our coverage of the Kecksburg UFO incident. Those unfamiliar with the case but entertain a curiosity with mysterious, non-organic objects falling from our skies meeting an equally mysterious fate will also find this episode fascinating. In the l…
 
You heard that correctly -- we're coming back for a new season starting August 11! So make sure to hit subscribe if you haven't already, and check out LeVar's recent conversation with James McBride, author of "Goat" from our very first live show. This virtual book tour stop was presented by Linda McLoughlin Figel of {pages} a bookstore, and by Eso …
 
Filmmaker and Bible prophecy expert, LA Marzulli, joins Jim Paris Live. Marzulli discusses speculation that a Coronavirus vaccine could include a microchip and a gateway to the Mark Of The Beast. Also, the mysterious connection between America's Stonehenge in New Hampshire and Stonehenge England. Marzulli also discusses the scenario that he believe…
 
The request to simply wear a mask or a 'face covering' is not so simple anymore. More and more businesses are banning certain types of masks and subjectively deciding what face coverings are 'good enough' to comply with their rules. Jim shares the story of being kicked out of a Florida State Park after being told that a scarf covering the nose and …
 
For children, the world is still new and full of wonder. Every day is a chance for an adventure, discovering exciting possibilities, and meeting interesting people. Sadly, today's world is a little less safe for kids to explore on their own than it was in the nostalgically idyllic year of 1973. In early May of that year, two kids would make a new f…
 
Author of Case Files Of The Golden State Killer, Keith Komos, joins Jim with an update on the case. On June 29, 2020, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. pled guilty to multiple counts of murder and kidnapping. As part of the plea bargain, DeAngelo also admitted to numerous crimes he had not been formally charged with, including rapes. As a result of the gui…
 
Jim discusses a protest in nearby St. Augustine in which protesters were demanding that a Civil War Memorial remain despite plans for its removal, Disney strictly enforcing mask policy in near 100 degree heat in Florida, the challenge of taking a vacation this year - can you go anywhere?, creative mall owners are turning their parking lots into dri…
 
In the second & final part of our Question & Answer interview with the inimitable Rich Hatem, Scott & Forrest continue to babble & blather on & on about everything from UFOs & Ghosts to vampires & Yetis, and everything in-between. Because, you know, everything is connected. And if everything is indeed connected, then is anything really, a long, dra…
 
Actor Danny Masterson has been charged with rape, but there is a lot more to the story according to Scientology blogger Tony Ortega. The Church Of Scientology is also being sued by the women for allegedly harassing and attempting to intimidate them in an effort to drop their sexual assault claim. Ortega also discusses the odd way that Scientology h…
 
The headline on the pandemic should be the plummeting death rate not the number of new cases. Jim shares his thoughts on why the media can't help but spin the facts and ignore what is the major good news about Covid-19 in the United States. Government officials in Texas have gone off the deep end even suggesting that masks should be worn inside you…
 
Believe it or not, we've always viewed this podcast as a journey. Initially, we wanted the feel of the show to embody the spirit of why we wanted to start a podcast in the first place – because we enjoyed discussing the strange and mysterious stories of this weird and wonderful world of ours with good friends. We hope that spirit of camaraderie, cu…
 
This week the bombshell arrest of Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell. The secret New Hampshire real estate deal, the FBI raid on her home, will her testimony lead to a prosecution of Prince Andrew and countless other elites? Does she know the secrets that Jeffrey Epstein took to his grave? Special guest Dylan Howard, author of Epstein: Dea…
 
The incredible true story of one of America’s largest ransom cases—and the massive FBI and police manhunt to bring the radical captors to justice. The New York Times described what happened to New York businessman Jack Teich as a “front page horror.” Two hundred FBI agents and Nassau County police officers combined forces to form a dragnet, hunt fo…
 
Jim discusses reporting anomalies in Coronvirus totals. Are we looking at a second wave or is the reporting skewed? African dust storm reaches the U.S., the price of beef skyrockets, Trump posts 'white power' video and then deletes it, why Parler is the new great social media alternative to Twitter, and NBA players will be allowed to put social jus…
 
We're working on new episodes of LeVar Burton Reads right now(!) -- and while you wait, here's a preview of Imani State of Mind. It's a new podcast from Stitcher that demystifies mental health and wellness in an accessible and approachable way. Dr. Imani Walker (from Bravo’s Married to Medicine) equips listeners with the right language and tools to…
 
Can technology create a democracy that's fast, fair ... and even fun? Digital minister Audrey Tang shares how Taiwan avoided a COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020 through innovations like developing apps to map mask availability, crowdsourcing ideas that could become laws and creating a "humor over rumor" campaign to combat disinformation with comedy. …
 
Why masks make no sense scientifically, how to boost your immune system naturally, how beets can turbocharge your workouts, the new water that everyone is talking about, the four keys to better health, and the number one thing we can do to improve our health. Nutritional pharmacist Ben Fuchs joins Jim Paris Live.…
 
The Atlanta prosecutor in the Rayshard Brooks case is running for re-election, did he overcharge the officer? Was a charge of murder warranted? What will happen when the case goes to trial? The incredible indiscriminate destruction of historical monuments continues, 56 shot and 9 dead in Chicago, why were there empty seats at the Trump Tulsa event?…
 
We are sharing 2h45m uninterrupted audio file of heavy surf at high tide from February 14th, 2020 late evening at Carolina Beach. Recorded with a Zoom H4N at a high sample rate. Use it for sleep, meditation, ambience or don't use it at all. Share with anyone you'd like, but not for profit. All rights reserved by Astonishing Legends Productions, LLC…
 
The 1986 murder of Hare Krishna devotee Steven Bryant (Sulochan dasa) was arguably the darkest moment in the fifty-one year history of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness—a new branch of the Chaitanya-Bengali-Vaishnava religion founded in New York City in 1966 by an Indian spiritual teacher and guru, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktived…
 
On this episode Jim discusses the shooting of Rayshard Brooks by an Atlanta Police Officer. There are distinct differences between this case and the death of George Floyd, but it appears that the use of deadly force was not be justified as the death of Brooks has been ruled as a homicide. Protesters returned to the scene of the Wendy's restaurant S…
 
On this episode Bible prophecy expert Pastor Paul Begley discusses news and current events. Are the riots and lawlessness mentioned in Bible prophecy? How the system for control by the antichrist is already in place. What can we expect in November if Trump is re-elected? Is the Earth's magnetic field being affected by Planet-X (Nibiru)? How close a…
 
In a shocking turn of events, the City Council Of Minneapolis has announced a plan to defund and dismantle their police department. The NFL reverses its policy and says that players can kneel during the Anthem going forward. UCLA professor out on leave for not canceling final exam after George Floyd death. NYC district attorney says that the man th…
 
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