Art Bell returns with new paranormal podcast

A legend of late night paranormal talk radio is returning to the air waves, although in these modern times, most will probably hear him online. However, for those nostalgic for yesteryear, shortwave radio will be one of many mediums the show will be broadcast.

Art Bell is a founder and original host of the late night paranormal show Coast to Coast AM. Bell went into semiretirement in 2003, with occasional guest host appearances up until 2010. Bell’s fans were excited for his return when he began a new show on SiriusXM radio. However, the show only lasted six weeks.

The satellite radio show must have gotten Bell’s creative juices flowing, because it has been announced that he will be returning to paranormal radio with an internet streaming show that is set to begin on July 20, 2015. The show will be called Midnight in the Desert, and like the name implies, will begin at midnight and run until 3 am eastern; 9 pm to midnight for those on the west coast in the pacific time zone.

Unlike his last show, which could only be heard on SiriusXM, the new show will be broadcast on many mediums, allowing listeners several options in which to hear the show. As mentioned earlier, this even includes shortwave radio. The show’s website says they made a deal with a shortwave station out of Tennessee, WTWW on 5,085 khz.

The live show will be broadcast for free. However, listeners will need to purchase a monthly subscription to listen to the archives. The starting fee for the subscription service will only be $5 a month.  The subscription will also provide access to something they will call the “Wormhole,” which will allow users to send Bell message during the show.

Guests will also be able to use Skype to call in or use good ole’ phone lines.

The show is going to run on Dark Matter Digital radio network, where they currently run several UFO and paranormal related podcasts. They even rebroadcast Open Minds UFO Radio.

Dark Matter Digital currently has a TuneIn app that allows listeners to listen to the network. Art Bell fans will be able to use that app to also listen to Midnight in the Desert when it launches. Dark Matter Digital is also planning a sneak peak preview show for Sunday, July 19, to test Bell’s equipment.

Bell will be broadcasting out of Pahrump, Nevada, about 20 miles or so west of Las Vegas on the California border, and not too far from Area 51.

Art Bell’s return to radio has been long awaited, and many have rejoiced to the news of his return. There are even a few fan trailers on YouTube that have been produced heralding his return.

Dark Matter Digital’s shows have been growing in popularity. Their lead techie, Keith, has told me they hold their broadcasters to a higher level of sound quality, and, according to their website, they claim the technology they will be using for Midnight in the Desert should make it one of the best sounding shows online.

[Alejandro Rojas, Open Minds]


A while ago I had the pleasure to be on Bree Noble’s Podcast called “Female Entrepreneur Musician”, talking about building my own career as an indie artist. I’ve found so much inspiration and community through her show and she’s had some amazing guests on with so much good wisdom. If you’re a young musician or artist, and are dreaming about starting you own career, I hope and think you can find some guidance and advice in this little episode with me :) –>

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This  week on Red vs. Blue; Carolina offers Sharkface a way out, the Reds and Blue try to get everyone out, and Wash and Kimball head to the nuclear generator.

This weeks cast of people with no chill are PinkAura ( rooster-teeths), Typer ( typertyme), Dougss ( drunkendougss), Church ( churchepsilon), Kaden ( nonegenderwithleftbeef), rane0

Also, don’t forget to listen to the end of the podcast for this week’s trivia question, and send your answer to Congratulations to last week’s trivia winner, anonymous!



Today we look at nudity no one could enjoy and brood about being dark and mysterious and also a cheetah.

A movie gem to stream this weekend: The Last Stand

With the release of Terminator: Genisys, Arnold Schwarzenegger has reprised his most iconic role yet again. But while Schwarzenegger may be known for big, blustery Hollywood blockbusters, a closer look at his filmography reveals a surprising number of lesser-seen detours. This week: His 2013 action comeback, The Last Stand.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger’s term as governor of California ended — at a dismal 23 percent approval rating — he must have thought long and hard about the kind of movie he’d use to relaunch his acting career. Should he win America’s love back with a sequel to one of his many popular franchises? Or show some range, and take his career in a whole new direction, by popping up in a drama or an indie flick?

In the end, he split the different with The Last Stand: an original action flick that would have fit right in with the kinds of movies he used to make. At the time, The Last Stand must have seemed like a safe choice: A clever, refreshingly small-scale action flick, produced for a relatively thrifty $45 million. Unfortunately, The Last Stand flopped hard, grossing just $12 million in the United States — but that’s all the more reason to give it a chance now.

The Last Stand stars Schwarzenegger as Ray Owens, the sheriff of a sleepy Arizona border town. On an average day, his biggest problem is making sure the town’s sole fire lane is clear — but when Gabriel Cortez, a legendary drug kingpin, escapes from maximum-security prison and makes a run for the border, Owens and his team of inexperienced deputies are forced to hold the line.

Utilizing the considerable talents of director Kim Jee-woon, The Last Stand confidently combines elements of the action, comedy, and western genres. Unlike many recent action flicks, both the stakes and the geography of the climactic standoff are crystal-clear: Gabriel Cortez wants to rendezvous with his henchmen across the border, and the sheriff and his deputies want to stop him. Clever action set pieces — including a bloody extended shootout in a school bus and a tense car chase through a corn field — consistently surprise and entertain.

But while The Last Stand certainly stands on its own, it also plays well as a cheeky commentary on Schwarzenegger’s ongoing insistence on being an action star in his mid-60s. The movie repeatedly riffs on Schwarzenegger’s decades of experience as an action star, and the limitations of his age:

The Last Stand may not have scored with audiences in 2013, but I wish we got more action movies like it: breezy, witty, original, and well-crafted from start to finish. Watch it this weekend, and enjoy the chance to see Arnold Schwarzenegger transition back to his days as an action star.

Casting Call

Jim Robbie and the Wanderers is a Podcast Looking for Voice Actors! We’re looking for voice actors in our area (Gainesville, FL and surrounding cities). Currently we are looking to get a list of interested parties so that we can audition for the first episode, and e-mail people for future auditions. Parts will be released as episodes are finished and ready for performance. The first recording will be on August 22nd.

The podcast is about two female musicians and a robot traveling a surreal america, entertaining and sticking their noses where they don’t belong. The United States that the Wanderers inhabit is full of all sorts of strange and wonderful surprises, from zombies, cactus people, underwater kingdoms to vampires, messed up physics and mad scientists.

We are a comedic podcast aiming at 20 minute episodes. Our main target audience will be young adults, and though we plan to cover darker topics at times, the podcast will maintain around a PG-13 rating. We also aim to be queer friendly and racially diverse.

Most roles will be one time roles with a possible call back in the future. We plan on running for a couple years at the least. The work will be unpaid for now. Roles will vary and all sorts of characters will be available.

We’re currently auditioning for the first episode. There are three characters currently, two male, one female.

You can find more information and keep track of future auditions for future episodes at our google group.!forum/jim-robbie-voice-actors

Auditions should be in by Thursday August 6th

Our latest episode on Summerhall is out! You can access the audio & video on our website here, or iTunes if you prefer that.

The Tragedy of Summerhall was a spectacular attempt by Aegon V to hatch dragon eggs, and it failed spectacularly, killing most to all of the participants plus at least some, probably most of, the witnesses. Summerhall has some really surprising aspects to it, and explains quite a lot more than we could’ve hoped it would, despite so much of it still remaining mysterious. Not just in what happened, but in how it impacts the more recent, and even the current, ASOIAF storyline.

This episode will have a second (shorter) part focusing on the aftermath of Summerhall, examining the effects on Aerys, Rhaegar, and the realm.

The primary topics in this first episode:

  1. History of Summerhall
  2. The Realm of Aegon V, Treason & Turmoil
  3. Dragon Dreams
  4. Enablers: The Wisdom & the Ghost
  5. The Ritual
I Hate to Say it But...

I think my love and enthusiasm for Night Vale is starting to waver. Don’t get me wrong, I do adore my strange desert town and all its loveable oddness but the most recent season just didn’t give me the same sense of excitement and surreal mystery that made me love the series so much. And today’s episode just felt a bit..weak.

I do hope this season proves be more interesting, hopefully to the Strex arcs level of suspense and the later half of the desert other world arc in emotion. It seems as if the writing is becoming more reliant on just being bizarre and not much else. Good writing nonetheless, but the same formula is still there and even the best pair of shoes will become hollow and weathered if we don’t swap them out for something new every once in awhile.

As seen in my Podcasts and Pacing editorial, I do feel Night Vale is strong in its lore and style but Kakos Industries, what I personally consider to be the new generations favorite podcast if people are willing to give it a listen, is stronger in story structure and focus.

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How to Create Suspense: A New Freakonomics Radio Episode

by Stephen J. Dubner

Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “How to Create Suspense.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) In this episode, we try to answer a few questions: Why is soccer the best sport? How has Harlan Coben sold 70 million books? And why does “Apollo 13” keeps you enthralled even when you know the ending?