Exposing PseudoAstronomy

September 14, 2016

Podcast 146: BONUS: Tracking Failed Planet X Predictions of Marshall Masters


Marshall Masters’ doom
And gloom from Planet X, is
Wrong, false, fake, and dumb.

This is a “bonus” episode which was originally going to be short but ended up being nearly 20 minutes. I document every Coast to Coast AM interview that Marshall Masters has ever given (since late 2011, plus one from 2003) and pulled out clips where he specifically put a time table for when Planet X and doom and gloom would strike. Each time, it’s about a year away. Each time, he’s wrong. Why should his interview from 13 hours ago be any different? And at what point does the interviewer have a responsibility to hold him accountable?

Gallifrey in the Skies of Earth (from Doctor Who episode S04E18)

Gallifrey in the Skies of Earth (from Doctor Who episode S04E18)

6 Comments »

  1. Thank-you, kind Sir, for listening to all of that on my behalf. I no longer have the hair required to pull while listening myself.

    Comment by Stan Rogers — September 14, 2016 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

  2. Thank you for documenting those claims. I hope you’ve got the emails I sent you. I think that documenting the claims made by fear/woo peddlers is critical as it can document how they have changed (or not) over the years.

    Comment by Graham — September 14, 2016 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

    • Yes, it just takes me more than a day or two to get to things … you should remember that.😉

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — September 14, 2016 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

      • That I do remember, looking forward to your reply. Did a little digging on the NTRS and have forwarded the documents to you. I am hoping that the material is doable for an episode, as it would document a ‘pre Face-on-Mars’ claim by Hoagland that may be a key step in his development.

        Comment by Graham — September 16, 2016 @ 2:50 am

  3. Thank you very much for the documentation. Your patience with listening to so many facepalm minutes of this man is impressive!

    I looked up Mr. Masters’ latest book on Amazon — the price tag astounded me. Jennifer Masters is listed as the editor. I’m not sure how the two are related but I’m not interested enough to bother finding out. Both clues strongly hint at a self-published book.

    In the blurb describing the contents, the non-denominational church he co-founded has the name, “Knowledge Mountain Church of Perpetual Genesis”. I think the “perpetual genesis” portion says it all.

    So the book purports to be a “faith-based” guide? Hmm… That pretty much tells us who his target audience is. Maybe the more scientifically-inclined have moved on.

    Comment by Rick K. — September 15, 2016 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

    • He publishes many thing himself, not just his own books.

      Comment by Stuart Robbins — September 15, 2016 @ 3:22 pm | Reply


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