Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Episode #072: Precession. Of Course.

After SpaceWeatherNews and a SunProbe update, we read a story about a mystery boom heard at the Serpent Mound in Ohio, and Brenner (returning as a special guest for this special episode) reads a story about the return of the Skull Asteroid of Certain Death this Halloween.
Russ then recounts some personal anecdotes about strange sounds and other "ghostly" phenomena.

We then get to the main topic of the show, which is the Precession of the Equinoxes. Of course. Because 72.

Kyle's Precession Diagrams, showing how the axial wobble shifts the seasons around the orbit of the sun, and thus the zodiacal constellations relative to the sun's position in the sky

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Episode #071: The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries

After our normal SpaceWeatherNews update and some pontificating about quantum mechanics and other things we completely do not understand, we spend the rest of the show going through a selection of fairy folklore tales from the excellent book "The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, and discussing the many connections to other mythologies, both ancient and modern.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Episode #070: A Species with Amnesia

In this episode we have a wide ranging discussion on everything from the philosophy of falsification in science to the ramifications of being a species with amnesia to the similarities between the Samaipata Megalith in Bolivia and the Yonaguni Monument in Japan.

Stonehenge Heel Stone

Uluru (Ayers Rock) 

Temple of Man, Tiahuanaco. Note the many faces protruding from the lower wall

Faces in the wall

More faces

Closeup of some of the odd faces

Puma Punku

Some of the many intricately carved blocks of Puma Punku

Samaipata Megalith, Bolivia

Model of the megalith

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Episode #069: Crop Circles and SciFi

We discuss a wide range of topics on this episode including the mystery of the ever-burning lamps, a new scientific paper proposing that the octopus is an alien species that came to Earth in cometary ice over 200 million years ago, crop circles and stone circles and subtle earth energies, and the role that science fiction has played in the advancement of science.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Episode #068: The Secret Teachings of All Ages

After a SpaceWeatherNews update we discuss a weekend trip to Big Bend National Park and the observations of the geological mysteries there by Russ and The Watcher.
Russ talks about a new Aptronym he discovered, then we move into some follow-up discussion on the Epic of Gilgamesh and how that story may be connected to the mysteries of Viracocha/Quetzalcoatl and the giant basalt heads of the "Olmec".

For the second half of the show, we play a brief clip from a lecture given by Dr. Manly P. Hall, where he touches on many of the topics we talk about, essentially proving that he was, in fact, a SnakeBro. Even if he didn't know it at the time.