Episode 53: Chickens on your keyboard

BFS 053: Chickens on your keyboard

Episode 53 of the Bigfoot Show — Chickens on your keyboard — has pecked its scrabbly clawed feet across the internet like a technologically disruptive fowl. On the show this time is Scott, Sam, and Brian talking about Joe Rogan’s bigfoot fetish, Cliff Barackman’s summer project, creepy non-bigfooty stuff we’ve experience in the woods and…several other things. Probably. I stopped taking notes at some point.

Snatch this one on iTunes, Stitcher Smart Radio, or by scratching out the direct download.

Show notes after the jump.

Patton Oswalt’s take on the Affleck Batman thing.

Joe Rogan Questions Everything, S01E01: Bigfoot

The Sierra Sounds came up again.

Cliff Barackman took a road trip. Brian liked it. We compared it to Autumn Williams’ Searching for a Living Legend (which you apparently can’t get anymore…?).

We talked about how many people who call themselves skeptics aren’t skeptical.

Then I stopped taking notes for some reason…

The intro music was The Yetians’ YETI (h/t to listener Michael Mattson). Outro is from the theatrical trailer for The Swimmer.

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4 comments on “Episode 53: Chickens on your keyboard
  1. Thanks for the plug for Doubtful News on the show. I try to appeal to all views. It’s hard not to be snarky sometimes. The media take on weird news can be absurd most of the time.

    I’d honestly be very excited if quality Bigfoot evidence came out and would treat it as a big deal. You may or may not know that I did an extensive writeup on the Ketchum project (it appeared in print and HOPEFULLY will be online soon) so I did follow that hoping that it WAS something. Turns out it was “something else”, shall we say.

    Anyway, I wanted to point out a few things. If you are interested in textbook, ideal skepticism (as a process/method/philosophy), I wrote the Media Guide to Skepticism. That should help distinguish between skeptics and pseudoskeptics. You can find it here. http://doubtfulnews.com/media-guide-to-skepticism/

    There have been many times where I’ve been called a “scoftic”, notably by Loren Coleman. That is patently untrue, at least according to your definition in the link. It ignores the fact that at no time have I even been one of those curmudgeon skeptics who growls and says “Bigfoot is stupid, it’s not real”. In fact, I can’t stand when they do that.

    In several places, there seem to be those who just prefer to call me names or pigeonhole me into the idea of a bitchy shrill skeptic because they don’t have a good argument to counteract my questions or position. Or, like on the Bigfoot E***dence blog, they just try to outdo each other with boorishness. Yes, it’s the internet. We have to take the good (community and networking) with the bad (asshattery).

    I like that you noted skepticism is necessary in everything. Just because I’m applying some hard questions to what you may consider your sacred topic (Bigfoot, ghosts, UFOs, God) does not mean it’s personal against you. I do this for everything. It’s how I sort through the nonsense. It may not be the best way to make friends but I still can keep some “believer” friends that aren’t insecure with themselves.

    This is the first time I listened to the show. You guys are pretty damn smart and I really liked the conversation and your take on stuff. I’m a regular subscriber now.

    -Sharon Hill

  2. Great show! Next time you discuss ghosts, remember those links about electro-magnetic waves and brain disruption I sent you.

  3. Sefton Disney says:

    Great show – I really enjoyed it!

    With regards to a “Spanish Bigfoot”, I thought you might find these links of interest:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basajaun

    http://www.bigfootencounters.com/creatures/basajaun.htm

    http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/basajaun/

    From what I can tell, Basajaun seems to play a very similar role in Basque mythology to the role Sasquatch plays in some Native American mythology, and there are similar characters in the folklore and mythology of most European countries, as well. The Iberian Peninsula seems to have been the last stronghold of the Neanderthals, as well.

    How this fits in with broader Sasquatch research, I’m not sure – but it’s certainly food for thought.

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