Exposing PseudoAstronomy

March 2, 2013

Podcast #67: Russian Meteor Conspiracies


I first said I wouldn’t do it, then I did it: Chelyabinsk meteor conspiracies! The episode is just a tad longer than the last one at a bit under 25 minutes.

The topics covered, besides setting the scene and what’s really known about the meteor, I talk about the coincidence of time; the coincidence of location; the conspiracies of missiles, UFOs, and Planet X; whether it was sent by some p—ed off deity; and the unfortunate scam that’s cropped up.

Besides all that, there’s a bit of feedback that lends itself to one of the (yes, of the two!!) puzzlers. And a quick announcement or two (depending on how you count ’em) rounds out the episode. One of those announcements is that I will only be doing two episodes this month. Somehow I managed to put out 4 last month despite writing 3 grants, but this month is just insane along with 8 days of travel in the latter half. Sorry.

Remember that Expat will be on the next episode talking about some of the conspiracies related to politics, secrets, and engineering of Richard C. Hoagland. If you have something you really want me to ask him, feel free to send it in (or comment below).

3 Comments »

  1. Great episode, I’ve emailed a question for you to ask Expat about something Hoagland wrote in the late 70s. God he can go on, it took some time to work out just what was relevant to what I wanted to ask. Looking forward to the interview when it comes out.

    Comment by Graham — March 9, 2013 @ 1:45 am | Reply

    • I’ve run your question by Expat, and unfortunately, he knows nothing about that. Unfortunately you tend to ask some highly specific historical questions that very few people have the expertise to answer.😉

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — March 9, 2013 @ 11:52 am | Reply

      • It was worth the attempt. The article in question is Hoaglands last appearance in Analog Magazine prior to him taking up the cause of ‘The Face On Mars’, which formed the subject of his next Analog article in 1983. The one thing that comes across very strongly is that Hoagland wanted to see Humans on Mars, presumably in his lifetime.

        Comment by Graham — March 9, 2013 @ 3:10 pm


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