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Mystic-Skeptic Radio Show

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The Mystic-Skeptic Radio Show/Podcast asks the tough questions and explores different alternatives to today’s pressing issues, theories or enigmas. The podcast is devoted to the exploration of all things mystical, philosophical, scientific, political ?


The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking the Universe and Humanity with God’s Plan
May 22 • 61 min
In this week’s show our guest is Daniel Friedmann, an orthodox Jewish Chilean-Canadian scientist. He is an author of The Biblical Clock: The Untold Secrets Linking the Universe and Humanity with God’s Plan. He is a professional engineer and holds a …
The Impact of Comic Books on our Culture
May 3 • 57 min
In this week’s show our guest is Morgan Ely, who has been reading comic books and graphic novels for past 20 years. He took a Communication course in college focused on studying comics as a genre. For the past several years, Morgan has leveraged his…
Antisemitic Tropes in Christian Thought
Apr 24 • 9 min
Years ago a New Testament scholar told me that every time he went to an Interfaith event, his Jewish colleagues complained that he would say Antisemitic things in their presence. He was so tone-deaf to their concerns that he could not hear his bias …
The Alex Jones Factor 2 Part B
Apr 10 • 34 min
In this week’s show we continue our discussion about many conspiracy theorists and “entertainers” have sprung up all over the AM radio. “The Alex Jones Factor” Part II includes a conversation with Erick Kurlander, a professor of modern German,…
The Alex Jones Factor 2 Part A
Apr 10 • 39 min
In this week’s show we continue our discussion about many conspiracy theorists and “entertainers” have sprung up all over the AM radio. “The Alex Jones Factor 2 Part A” includes a conversation with Erick Kurlander, a professor of modern German…
The Alex Jones Factor 1 Part B
Apr 10 • 18 min
In this week’s show we continue our conversation with Brian Dunning. The host of “Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Media” he shares about how conspiracy shows are supporting flawed thinking for people who already have preconceived notions about so…
The Alex Jones Factor 1 Part A
Mar 26 • 59 min
In this week’s show we are honored to have again our expert on scientific knowledge and inquiry, Brian Dunning. The host of “Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Media” he shares about how conspiracy shows are supporting flawed thinking for people who…
Captain Marvel Controversy
Mar 20 • 60 min
In this week’s show our topic is the controversy around the new Captain Marvel movie. In recent weeks some comic book fans have felt that Brie Larson’s comments were insensitive. We explore if this backlash is well founded or is it just them (who ar…
A Great Evil: The Obstruction of Justice and Ongoing Abuse of Minors in the Roman Catholic Church
Mar 6 • 81 min
In this week’s show we are honored to have world renowned scholar John Dominic Crossan as our guest again. His books include Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography and The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant.&nbs…
Who are the Hebrew Israelites from the Lincoln Memorial conflict? Part 2
Feb 27 • 60 min
In this week’s show we return to our discussion regarding the Lincoln Memorial event that went viral a month ago. In January 18, Native American activists and Catholic teenagers wearing Trump hats had a confrontation. This incident drew national att…
Who are the Hebrew Israelites from the Lincoln Memorial conflict? Part 1
Feb 20 • 60 min
In this week’s show we discuss the Lincoln Memorial event that went viral a month ago. In January 18, Native American activists and Catholic teenagers wearing Trump hats had a confrontation. This incident drew national attention, but what most p…
Expanded “Latin History for Morons” Film, Mexico & American Interventions
Feb 13 • 60 min
In this week’s show we continue the discussion with our guests Jose Figueroa and YAMA COOL-TURE. Jose has a history degree from Rice University in Houston and YAMA COOL-TURE is a YouTuber and Spanish culture expert. YAMA COOL-TURE describes hispanic…
Expanded “Latin History for Morons” Immigration Pros and Cons
Feb 6 • 60 min
In this week’s show we continue the discussion with our guests Jose Figueroa and YAMA COOL-TURE. Jose has a history degree from Rice University in Houston and YAMA COOL-TURE is a YouTuber and Spanish culture expert. YAMA COOL-TURE describes hispanic…
Expanded “Latin History for Morons” Stereotypes and Role Models
Jan 30 • 56 min
In this week’s show we continue the discussion with our guests Jose Figueroa and YAMA COOL-TURE. Jose has a history degree from Rice University in Houston and YAMA COOL-TURE is a YouTuber and Spanish culture expert. YAMA COOL-TURE describes hispanic…
Expanded “Latin History for Morons” Review and Discussion
Jan 29 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guests are Jose Figueroa and YAMA COOL-TURE. Jose has a history degree from Rice University in Houston and YAMA COOL-TURE YouTuber and Spanish culture expert. YAMA COOL-TURE describes hispanics as “A complicated, entertaining…
The Humanitarian Crisis of the Americas Part 2
Jan 23 • 29 min
In this week’s show we present Part 2 of the “The Humanitarian Crisis of the Americas” in which we address what the current president and political provocateur calls the crisis at the U.S. border. Last week a televised speech took place which …
The Humanitarian Crisis of the Americas Part 1
Jan 16 • 30 min
In this week’s show we address what the current president and political provocateur calls the crisis at the U.S. border. Last week a televised speech took place which described undocumented immigrants as criminals, while supporters of migrant …
A Jewish Trinity? Why Michael Heiser and others are wrong about concept of God in the Bible: Part 2
Dec 13, 2018 • 28 min
In this week’s episode continue our discussion about the concept of “the trinity” in biblical theology. This subject arose from the question: is it possible to understand the nature of God from biblical sources? We address this by comparing Jewish a…
A Jewish Trinity? Why Michael Heiser and others are wrong about concept of God in the Bible: Part 1
Dec 4, 2018 • 26 min
In this week’s episode we discuss the concept of God or the so called “trinity” in biblical theology. This subject arose from the question: is it possible to understand the nature of God from biblical sources? We address this by comparing Jewish and…
The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: Commentary
Dec 4, 2018 • 56 min
In this week’s show we continue our study of the book “The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: An Introduction to Early Christianity in its Jewish Context.” Instead of a book narration, we present commentary on the first few chapters and the concepts disc…
The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: Chapter 5
Nov 21, 2018 • 62 min
Raiders of the Unknown Presents: The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: An Introduction to Early Christianity in its Jewish Context Book Narration, we present the first chapter 5 as part of our audio-documentary series on enigmatic subjects. …
The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: Chapter 4
Nov 7, 2018 • 25 min
Raiders of the Unknown Presents: The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: An Introduction to Early Christianity in its Jewish ContextBook Narration, we present chapter 4 as part of our audio-documentary series on enigmatic subjects. The Jewish sect …
The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: Chapters 1-3
Nov 6, 2018 • 53 min
Raiders of the Unknown Presents: The Judaisms of Jesus’ Followers: An Introduction to Early Christianity in its Jewish Context Book Narration, we present the first three chapters as part of our audio-documentary series on enigmatic subjects. The Jew…
The Heavenly Torah: An Introduction to Judaism
Oct 23, 2018 • 31 min
In this week’s show we present a study of Abraham Joshua Heschel’s most important book called “The Heavenly Torah.” The civil rights activist who walked with Martin Luther King in Selma, wrote a series of books on Jewish mysticism and tradition whic…
Democratic Party Successes and Failures 2018
Oct 18, 2018 • 66 min
In this week’s show we discuss the election results and the gains obtained by the National Democratic Party in the Senate with Tennessee delegate Bob Hayes. He is a member of the Lawrence County Democratic Party, a former church community worker and…
Middle East Tonight with Zachary Foster-Part 2 Saudi Arabia
Oct 17, 2018 • 56 min
In this week’s show our guest is Zachary Foster. He is the host of Middle East Tonight a satirical show about the Middle East on YouTube. He discusses the Saudi Kingdom and how timely is his lampooning of the House of Saud based on the latest develo…
Middle East Tonight with Zachary Foster-Part 1 Palestine
Oct 10, 2018 • 46 min
In this week’s show our guest is Zachary Foster. He recently finished his Ph.D in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton and has launched a satirical show about the Middle East, his most recent programs are about Palestine and the Saudi Kingdom. Mr. Fost…
The Vanishing Crypto-Jew at the 39th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference
Oct 1, 2018 • 54 min
This week’s show includes a presentation by me at the 39th Texas State Hispanic Geneological and Historical Conference where I spoke on September 29, this last week end. This presentation is called The Vanishing CryptoJew. Enjoy!
Ayahuasca and Its Properties
Sep 26, 2018 • 60 min
In this week’s show our topic is what is Ayahuasca, its history and the impact it has on those who have experimented with this substance. Our guest is Ryan Ratigan our previous co-host and one of the founders of our program. We delve into the possible …
Singularity and A.I. with Julian Vaughn
Sep 19, 2018 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guest is Julian Vaughn, researcher of consciousness, spirt and technology. He has a very diverse background and is interested in neuroscience, what is known as neurolink, psychology and the relationship between consciousness and…
Raiders of the Unknown Audio-Documentary: James Brother of Jesus
Sep 9, 2018 • 60 min
Raiders of the Unknown Presents: James Brother of Jesus, this is the first audio-documentary of our series on enigmatic subjects. In the past three decades many books have been written about this enigmatic figure and we are still at a loss to …
The Relationship Between Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence
Sep 5, 2018 • 39 min
In this week’s episode our guest is Concepcion Miranda, Prevention Educator for the Houston Area Women’s Center. We discuss the topic the relationship between violent shootings and domestic violence. This bilingual interview addresses the problem of vi…
The Gabriel Revelation Tablet
Aug 17, 2018 • 38 min
In this week’s show we discuss “The Gabriel Revelation Tablet” with Israel Khnol. This stone tablet found in the desert, provides us with insights into the development of Jewish mystical writings. This archeological artifact is a historical document th…
The Lumbrosos CryptoJewish Heritage
Aug 17, 2018 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guest is P. Gabriel Lumbroso. Born in Paris, France, a descendent of a long line of the Lumbroso family who have an extensive Jewish history. Surviving descendants of the Carvajal family killed by the Inquisition in Mexico for p…
Current Affairs Show (Final Episode of Season 3)
May 23, 2018 • 60 min
In this final show of the season, democratic delegate Bob Hayes and I discuss current affairs. Our focus is both the democratic primaries in Tennessee and Texas to gun violence in public places in the U.S. Bob brings his unique perspective as a Hospice…
Bonus Show: Comedy and Cynism
May 18, 2018 • 27 min
In this week’s show we have a special treat for our listeners. Our guest Roy Rodriguez joins us like every year to do a special program for my birthday. We discuss the politics, gangster life, stereotypes and action heroes.In the past years we have don…
An Introduction to Kabbalah
May 17, 2018 • 30 min
In this week’s show our topic is Kabbalah or Jewish Mysticism. Our guest is Jay Castro a student of Judaism and someone who has attended classes at the Kabbalah Center. In this show I share research on Kabbalistic thought. The following is my research …
The Mitras-Christ Cult Part 2
May 10, 2018 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Sid George a native Houstonian, with undergraduate degrees in physics, economics, and an MBA. He has studied Western Civilization and religious study of religions for many years and leads a discussion group on the histo…
The Mitras-Christ Cult Part 1
May 10, 2018 • 58 min
In this week’s show our guest is Sid George a native Houstonian, with undergraduate degrees in physics, economics, and an MBA. He has studied Western Civilization and religious study of religions for many years and leads a discussion group on the histo…
Rabbi Peter Tarlow on Making Ancestral Connections through Genealogy
Apr 26, 2018 • 35 min
holocaust, crypto-Jews, genealogy, latinos, Judaism, Anusim, Sephardic History, Conversos
Maimonides on Crypto-Judaism
Apr 24, 2018 • 40 min
In this week’s show the topic is Maimonides on Crypto-Judaism. This presentation took place in 2010 in San Antonio during the 20th Annual Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference. I presented on this subject to discover some insights on the halachi…
The GMO Conspiracy: A Disgruntle Review of Bill Nye Saves The World
Apr 17, 2018 • 58 min
In this week show our topic is Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Our guest is Joe Balog, who obtained a B.A. in Sustainable Business and took several courses on this subject. In spring 2017 a representative of the maligned conglomerate Monsanto ap…
A Shared Heritage Part 1: Liturgy, Texts and Religious Trends in Judaism, Catholicism and Eastern Christianity
Apr 4, 2018 • 57 min
In this week’s show we present another audio documentary regarding the shared heritage between Jews and Christians. We discuss the different rites practiced by Judaism, Catholicism and Eastern Christianity. Our featured guests Sam Granger, Joe Balog a…
A Shared Heritage Part 2: Liturgy, Texts and Religious Trends in Judaism, Catholicism and Eastern Christianity
Apr 4, 2018 • 64 min
In this week’s show we present another audio documentary regarding the shared heritage between Jews and Christians. We discuss the different rites practiced by Judaism, Catholicism and Eastern Christianity. Our featured guests Sam Granger, Joe Balog a…
Artist Spotlight: AngelaFama.com
Mar 28, 2018 • 36 min
In this week’s show our guest Angela Fama, an interdisciplinary photo based artist. Born in Tennessee, she was raised in Ontario and Zimbabwe, Ms. Fama currently lives in Vancouver, BC. She is interested in exploring the tension inherent in our collect…
Star Wars LatinAmerica (Bilingual Interview)
Mar 21, 2018 • 58 min
In this week’s show we continue discussing the Star Wars saga, this time with the founder of StarWars LatinAmerica Diego Galvan. The title of his site includes the following tag line: Information about the most successful Saga of all time. We discuss t…
Rabbi Peter Tarlow on Crypto-Jews in Central and South America
Mar 15, 2018 • 58 min
In this week’s show our guest is Peter E. Tarlow a rabbi who served as executive director of the Texas A&M Hillel Jewish student group from 1983 to 2013. He is the founder of the center for Crypto-Jewish studies now known as the Center for Latino-Jewis…
Entrepreneur Spotlight: Clutch-City-Cuisine.com
Mar 6, 2018 • 29 min
In this week’s show our guest Alexander Pineda, a culinary chef and founder of Clutch City Cuisine. His goal is to help people understand the diversity of food, pastries and people that are in his hometown. After years working for diverse restaurants …
The Jesus Movement’s Relationship to Judaism
Mar 5, 2018 • 46 min
Many books have been written about Jesus’ heritage, but a few about his followers background. In this narration of Dr. Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez’ book Forgotten Origins: The Jewish history of Early Christianity, I lend my voice to produce an audi…
Political Spotlight: Precinct Chair Candidate Clara Goodwin
Feb 28, 2018 • 58 min
In this week’s show our guest is Clara Goodwin. A candidate for precinct chair in Houston, TX, she is part of the growing number of women who have been inspirited to run for office due to the Trump administration. We start the program with a recording …
Raising Awareness about the Sexual Assault of Minors
Feb 21, 2018 • 68 min
In this week’s show our guest is Candice Holloway, a Licensed Professional Counselor, who is in private practice and a therapist for the University of the Houston. She is a former employee of the Houston Area Women’s Center. During our program we di…
How to Discern Healthy and Unhealthy Forms of Spirituality
Feb 14, 2018 • 27 min
Spirituality, chaplain, pastoral care,
The Efficacy of Protesting Part 2
Feb 8, 2018 • 29 min
In this week’s show we present you with part two of our conversation about protesting and ways to engage in politics including prayer, meditation, legislation, education & exerting pressure on politicians. We delve into this subject as our country is p…
The Efficacy of Protesting Part 1
Feb 7, 2018 • 58 min
In this week’s show we discuss protesting and ways to engage in politics including prayer, meditation, legislation, education & exerting pressure on politicians. We delve into this subject as our country is plunging into a demoralized political situati…
Star Wars’ The Last Jedi Review
Jan 31, 2018 • 57 min
We try to answer questions regarding the latest and divisive StarWars film
The Concept of the Jewish Messiah
Dec 11, 2017 • 29 min
Jewish Messiah, Judaism, Modern Theology, Zionism, Biblical Concepts
Democratic Party Successes and Failures 2016
Dec 4, 2017 • 28 min
In this week’s show we discuss the current state of the National Democratic Party with Tennessee delegate Bob Hayes. As a member of the Lawrence County Democratic Party he explores the difficulty in overcoming the Trump agenda, the struggles within …
Roman Warfare with Jonathan Roth
Nov 22, 2017 • 56 min
In this week’s show our guest is Dr. Jonathan Roth. He received a second lieutenant designation from the Empire State Military Academy and earned a Ph.D. in Ancient History from Columbia University’s History program. He has taught at Tulane University …
Christian Veganism
Nov 15, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guest is Joe Balog our contributor who shares about his pursuit of veganism. We explore the claims of ChristianVeg.org (The Christian Vegetarian Association or CVA) Which is an international,non-denomination ministry of Christia…
Magic in The New Testament Part 2
Nov 7, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Robert Conner author of Jesus the Sorcerer and the website Magic in Christianity. His articles “The Romans meet Jesus” and “Faking Jesus” are featured on disinfo.com and Scribd respectively. In our discussion we focus o…
Magic in The New Testament Part 1
Nov 7, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guest is Robert Conner author of Jesus the Sorcerer and the website Magic in Christianity. His articles “The Romans meet Jesus” and “Faking Jesus” are featured on disinfo.com and Scribd respectively. In our discussion we focu…
Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors
Oct 25, 2017 • 57 min
Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors
Food and Sustainability
Oct 18, 2017 • 57 min
Danica McCants shares about her field research in Kyrgyzstan and their local food system.
Dr. Gerald Horne and the Current State of America
Oct 2, 2017 • 28 min
In this week’s show our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne. He is the chair of the African American Studies at the University of Houston. He is a frequent guest on the following Radio Shows: Democracy Now and Connect The Dots and is a contributor to the Politic…
A Look at Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
Sep 27, 2017 • 31 min
A Look at Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
What the Hippies Got Right
Sep 16, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show we explore the so-called “hippie” movement with Rick Diamond. He shared about his tour of some parts of U.S. speaking about The Digger Movement in Europe and the modern version in California. The counterculture or alternative mov…
2017 Solar Eclipse
Sep 13, 2017 • 31 min
In this week’s show our guest is Theo Wellington, a graduate from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in astronomy. She Joined the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society in 2003 and worked at the Sudekum Planetarium for eleven year…
Mental Health Resources with Tennessee Titan Gerald McRath
Aug 16, 2017 • 43 min
In this week’s show we are featuring an interview one of the presenters at the 30th Annual NAMI Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Our guest is Former Tennessee Titan Gerald McRath. A former linebacker for the Titans he now coaches and mentors youth. …
Mental Health Resources With Jeff Fladen from Tennessee NAMI
Aug 8, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show we interview Jeff Fladen, Executive Director of The National Alliance on Mental Health, Tennessee. NAMI Tennessee is a grassroots, self-help organization dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals with mental illness, th…
The Reluctant Activist
Aug 2, 2017 • 51 min
In this week’s show our guest is Aliza Geretz who is a health care advocate. A progressive who is concerned enough to contact her congressmen and representatives. She was present at Ted Cruz’s town hall meeting which involved defunding and replacing th…
Hitler’s Monsters
Jul 26, 2017 • 58 min
In this week’s show our guest is Dr. Eric Kurlander, author of Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. Eric Kurlander is professor of history at Stetson University. He is an expert in Modern European politics, culture, and socie…
IC Sojourners: A Look at Ecovillage.org
Jul 19, 2017 • 29 min
In this week’s show our guest is Margarita O. Zethelius from Ecovillage.org Margarita Zethelius is a biologist from Colombia with an MSc in Conservation and Rural Development. Her experience includes design, management and implementation of sustainabl…
Curanderos
Jul 19, 2017 • 28 min
In this week’s show our guest is Ryan Ratigan a former host of the Mystic-Skeptic Podcast, he is also an attorney, activist and naturalist. We explore his involvement with the “Curandero” movement. As part of the Sojourners Series we explore Shamanisti…
Rastafarianism
Jul 12, 2017 • 57 min
In this week’s show our guest is Dawait Tafari from Huntsville, Alabama. A Rastafarian since age 15, Mr. Dawait shared with us his experience with the Rastafari movement and discussed its history and members. Developed in Jamaica during the 1930s the c…
Bonus Show: Comedy and Tragedy with Roy Rodriguez
Jul 6, 2017 • 28 min
In this special episode of the Mystic-Skeptic podcast our guest is Roy Rodriguez, a self proclaimed “FB comedian” or “prankster”. He has done prank calls during major Houston radio shows like Stevens and Pruitt and just won a contest last year for “The…
Fake News with Brian Donning
Jun 28, 2017 • 59 min
In this week show our guest is Brian Dunning from the website Skeptic.com. We discuss the phenomenon of “Fake News” including “Pizzagate” and the Sandyhook Elementary shooting conspiracy theory that have been disseminated under free speech. We address …
The Lost History of James Brother of Jesus
Jun 19, 2017 • 58 min
In this week’s show we are honored to have back on the program Dr. Bejarano Gutierrez, a graduate from Siegal College and Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership. Our topic is Reclaiming St. James: A Jewish perspective on Jacob brother of J…
The Thinking Atheist: A Look at the Modern Atheist Movement
Jun 13, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years. He is the host of “The Thinking Atheist” a very popular podcast and an activist of atheist community on the internet. Mr. Andrews shared a brief…
The Amish
Jun 12, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show we have a special guest Jason Haxton a resident of Kirksville Missouri who has been involved in supporting the Amish community in his area. We discussed the world of this 17th century Christian sect which doctrine is to stay se…
Permaculture and Regenerative Farming with Darren J. Doherty of Regrarians
Jun 12, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Darren J. Doherty from Victoria, Australia and Regrarians. He is an expert in Regenerative Agriculture and has extensive experience across the world in project design, development, management & training. Darren is a …
Misconceptions About Mormonism
Jun 12, 2017 • 31 min
In this week’s show, our guest is Trevan Hatch. He is the Ancient Scripture/Studies, World Religions, & Philosophy Specialist in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. Trevan earned a B.A. at Brigham Young University (history), an M.A. …
Is God Violent? An Exploration from Genesis to Revelation with John Dominic Crossan
Jun 10, 2017 • 58 min
“Our bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless exactitude. The portrait is substantially that of a man — if one can imagine a man charged and overcharged with evil impulses far beyond the human limit; a personage whom no …
Archeology and the Bible
Jun 10, 2017 • 116 min
In this week’s show we discuss Archaeology and the Bible, our guest is Dr. Leonard Greenspoon. A graduate of Harvard University, he is currently the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and Professor at Creighton University a Jesuit college Omaha, N…
Demonology Series: Hollywood Satanic Films/Alien Covenant Film Review
Jun 10, 2017 • 28 min
In this week’s show we discuss the new Alien film Alien Covenant with Joe Balog , our expert in Roman Catholic demonology. The new prequels Prometheus and Alien Covenant are under attack on Youtube as demonic and proof that the film industry is made up…
Homelessness in America
Jun 7, 2017 • 31 min
In this week’s show our guest is Sharon Harris, a native of Dallas, TX. Ms. Harris had a first hand experience with homelessness and shares insights from that situation. She is currently an entrepreneur who runs two companies “My Hebrew Roots” and the …
Eastern Orthodox Christianity: Mystical & Religious Trends
May 31, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guest is Sam Granger. Our topic is the history, liturgy and modern trends of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. We discuss their leadership structure, apostolic succession, their different communities and mysticism. Our discussio…
IC Sojourners Series: Koinonia Farm Intentional Community
May 24, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show we interviewed Amanda Moore from Koinonia Farms Community. Founded in 1942 by Clarence and Florence Jordan and Martin and Mabel England, this Christian community emphasized the sharing of resources. Koinonia has been in the forefron…
IC Sojourners Series: Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Intentional Community
May 24, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show we interview Ma’ikwe Ludwig Executive Director of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, she is also a member of the board of directors of the Fellowship for Intentional Community. Another avenue for her work is that of Director and Lead Teache…
IC Sojourners Series: The Farm Intentional Community
May 24, 2017 • 60 min
In this weeks show our guest is Phil Schweitzer a founding member of The Farm Community, he traveled to San Francisco from the east coast in 1967 after hearing news about the burgeoning “hippie” movement congregating there. A weekly class he attended,…
IC Sojourners Series: 12 Tribes Intentional Community
May 24, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show we interviewed Cynthia or Ziv from the 12 Tribes Community. She was previously a member of The Farm Community in Summertown, TN from 1978-1981 and joined the 12 tribes group in North Carolina in 2003. We originally interviewed John …
IC Sojourners Episode 5: How to be Everyday Sustainable
May 8, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Chase Robbins from Everyday-Sustainable.com, originally from Shelbyville, Kentucky (just east of Louisville), Chase and his wife Victoria have decided to take their kids Kendal and Sloan on an adventure in sustainabilit…
IC Sojourners Episode 4: Green in the City
Apr 26, 2017 • 61 min
In this week’s show we interview Danica and Drake McCants a couple from Huntsville, Alabama; who has been searching for an ideal scenario for their family. We discuss intentional communities, permaculture, opportunities for a green life in an urban set…
IC Sojourners Episode 3: Reclaiming the Sacred in Childbirth
Apr 24, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show we interview Khilah Butler who has been practicing as a birth and postpartum doula since April 2015, after feeling a call to serve women through her personal pregnancy and loss journey. She started her practice, Three Moons – Medici…
IC Sojourners Episode 2: The Seven Generations Rule (A Principle of the Iroquois Nations)
Apr 23, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Ryan Ratigan a former host of the Mystic-Skeptic Podcast, he is also an attorney, activist and naturalist. We explore his involvement with movement to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. They not only…
IC Sojourners Episode 1: The Hipnik Generation
Apr 22, 2017 • 60 min
After a three month hiatus the Mystic-Skeptic Radio Show is back on Radio Free Nashville. We start this half season with the first episode of a series called “Sojourners” where we explore intentional living, personal growth and community creation. We …
Trump Dynasty: America’s Fascination with the Trump Family
Apr 17, 2017 • 63 min
In this week’s show we are discussing America’s fascination with the Trump family. Our guest is Frank Morris, a Donald Trump supporter and resident of Lawrenceburg, TN. As Mr. Morris shares the evolution of his perspective, we would like to remind our…
Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel & Dr. Byron L. Sherwin
Apr 16, 2017 • 28 min
In this week’s show our guest is David Wharton. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Greek from Multnomah School of the Bible, studying with Dr. Gary Staats and Edward W. Goodrick. He also attended the American Institute of Holy Land Studies …
The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany
Apr 15, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show we are featuring Dr. Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scho…
Dr. Susannah Heschel on the Normalization of Racism in America
Apr 14, 2017 • 31 min
In this week’s show we are honored to have as our guest Dr. Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the histo…
Dr. Gerald Horne on the State of Black America
Apr 13, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guest is Dr. Gerald Horne. He is the chair of the African American Studies at the University of Houston. He is a frequent guest on the following Radio Shows: Democracy Now and Connect The Dots and is a contributor to the Politic…
The Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory
Apr 13, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show we discuss The Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory with three different guests, Theo Wellington president of the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society, Theologian Michael Heiser and skeptical scientific researcher Bryan Dunning. Most of our…
False Flag Conspiracies & The Illuminati with Brian Dunning
Apr 13, 2017 • 25 min
In this weeks show Brian Dunning returns to discuss false flag conspiracies and the Illuminati. The founder of the website Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena, Brian has a number of posts and audio recordings about different subjects such as p…
Internet Conspiracies About Jews with Brian Dunning
Apr 12, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show we feature an interview with Brian Dunning from the website Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena. The topic we are discussing is the vast number of Anti-Jewish Conspiracies online. Jews are blamed for almost all conspiracies…
Debunking the Ancient Aliens Conspiracy Theory with Dr. Michael Heiser
Apr 10, 2017 • 59 min
In week’s show we discuss the ancient astronaut craze, our guest is Dr. Michael Heiser. He has a PHD from the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also earned an M.A. in Ancient History from the Universi…
Ufology With Joe Jordan
Apr 9, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show we interview Joe Jordan, the President and co-founder of CE4 Research Group, an Alien Abduction investigation and research team based out of Cocoa, Florida. Joe has been a MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) Field Investigator since 1992. He…
The Secret Gospel of Mark with Robert Conner
Apr 6, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show we conclude our discussion of early Christianity, Greco-Roman culture and Gnosticism with Robbert Conner. He is the author of The Secret Gospel of Mark The description of the book is the following: “While cataloging material in t…
Jesus The Sorcerer Part lI with Robert Conner
Apr 5, 2017 • 59 min
This episode is part II of our interview with Robert Conner author of Jesus the Sorcerer and the website Magic in Christianity. His articles “The Romans meet Jesus” and “Faking Jesus” are featured on disinfo.com and Scribd respectively.
Jesus The Sorcerer Part l with Robert Conner
Apr 5, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Robert Conner author of Jesus the Sorcerer and the website Magic in Christianity. His articles “The Romans meet Jesus” and “Faking Jesus” are featured on disinfo.com and Scribd respectively. We discuss the topic Magi…
Ghosts and Resurrection Stories in the Ancient World with Robert Conner
Apr 5, 2017 • 59 min
“I command you, ghost of the dead (nekudaimon), by the powerful and implacable god and by his holy names, to stand beside me in the night to come, in whatever form you had…” Michael A. Morgan Sepher Ha-Razim: The Book of Mysteries., Chico, CA: Scholars…
Jewish Origins of the Jesus Movement
Apr 3, 2017 • 36 min
In this week’s episode we discuss the Christian roots of Anti-Semitism and what history and archeology can tell us about the original Jesus movement. The show comprised of two interviews. One with Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament …
John Dominic Crossan Author of Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography
Apr 2, 2017 • 58 min
In this week’s show we are honored to have a world renown scholar who participated in the Jesus Seminar in the 1990’s. His books include Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography and The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant. During our s…
Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism
Apr 1, 2017 • 63 min
In this week’s show our guest is Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez, a graduate from Siegal College and Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership. He is a rabbi who received ordination from Yeshiva Mesilat Yesharim. He lives in Dallas and is a re…
The Hidden Jews of Spain, Portugal and Latin America
Mar 29, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is David Ramírez, a former Counselor to the Board of Directors for Congregation Ess Hayim – the Spanish and Portuguese Jews of Houston. He is an independent researcher on Sephardic history and currently lives in Mexico. …
The Exorcist TV Series Review
Mar 24, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show we review the Fox TV Series “The Exorcist” which just completed it’s first season and is now available on Hulu. Based on the hit 1973 film by the same name (from a novel by William Peter Blatty), the show follows Father Tomas Ort…
Spotlight Film Review
Mar 24, 2017 • 68 min
In this week’s show we discuss the child abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church and review the film “Spotlight” with our Catholic friend Joe Balog. Why has the largest Christian church not taken this type of abuse seriously? In this episode addr…
The Possession Film Review
Mar 23, 2017 • 3 min
In this week’s show we feature a review of the film “The Possession.” This story about a Jewish exorcist is a new take on the well-known Horror genre. Our guest is the writer of The Dibbuk Box Jason Haxton who offers insider information as he is involv…
Demonology Series: The Dibbuk Box
Mar 2, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show we discuss mysticism with Jason Haxton the owner of the dybbuk box; a wine box surrounded by mysterious events. This item first appeared on eBay and became popular in the 2012 Hollywood blockbuster “The Possession.” Mr. Haxton has…
Demonology Series: Demons and Exorcism
Mar 1, 2017 • 37 min
In this week’s show our guest is Joseph Balog a friend of the show and Catholic theologian in training. We decided to bring him back to discuss demons and exorcism for our All Hallow’s Eve/Day of the Dead special. We delved deeply in the religious tra…
Buddhism and Judaism a Comparison with Dr. Brenda Shoshanna Part II
Feb 16, 2017 • 60 min
In this week’s show our guest is Dr. Brenda Shoshanna, psychologist, author and workshop leader, who provides therapy to individuals and couples who wish to find relief from stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and more.She has…
Buddhism and Judaism a Comparison with Dr. Jay Michaelson Part I
Jan 1, 2017 • 59 min
In this week’s show our guest is Dr. Jay Michaelson author of Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment. The topic of our program is the relationship between American Jews and Buddhism. We also discussed buddhist p…
The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by John Allegro Part II
Nov 2, 2015 • 41 min
“‘Christianity’ under its various names had been thriving for centuries before that. As we may now appreciate, it was the more original cult that was driven underground by the combined efforts of the Roman, Jewish, and ecclesiastical authorities; it wa…
The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by John Allegro Part I
Nov 1, 2015 • 33 min
” ‘Christianity’ under its various names had been thriving for centuries before that. As we may now appreciate, it was the more original cult that was driven underground by the combined efforts of the Roman, Jewish, and ecclesiastical authorities; it w…
Rosemary Gladstar at The First Annual Herbal Synergy Conference
Oct 2, 2015 • 60 min
The Mystic-Skeptic Podcast was present at The First Annual Herbal Synergy Conference last year which featured Rosemary Gladstar. We interviewed her at The WUTZ FM Radio Studio during the Conference held at the Farm intentional community. Ms. Gladstar i…
The Roots of the Hippie Movement
Oct 1, 2015 • 41 min
During our first show we discuss the social and spiritual roots of the hippie movement with our original producer Rick Diamond who shares the fascinating history of The Farm radio station WUTZ 88.3 of the FM dial in Summertown, TN. He also conveys the …