Exposing PseudoAstronomy

December 22, 2017

Podcast Episode 169: Modern Eclipse Lunacy, Part 3: Richard Hoagland’s Claims

Richard C. Hoagland:
Of course he has claims about
The solar eclipse.

In the final regular episode in the three-part Solar Eclipse of August 2017 series, several of the claims made by Richard Hoagland are addressed. Three types of claims are examined: Whether shadow bands indicate there are glass structures on the Moon, whether the Accutron watch readings indicate there is a hyperdimensional physics, and alleged disinformation.

This is – surprise, surprise – the last episode for 2017, the only episode for December. Just work/podcast balance realities. Of course, if I started selling ad space and had a Patreon like those OTHER podcasts … but this is free and ad-free and I’m keeping it that way.

Anywho, I also finally get to feedback in this episode, and I think I’m caught up on e-mails from 2017 except those of you who responded to my recent responses. Seems like whenever you clear the Inbox, people have a spidey sense of it because that’s when I get another flood of e-mail. Could just be confirmation bias.

Solar Eclipse from August 21, 2017 (©Stuart Robbins)

Solar Eclipse from August 21, 2017 (©Stuart Robbins)



  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

    Comment by Vincent S Artale Jr — December 22, 2017 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

  2. I also don’t remember much of the content a day later, but I don’t have a background in math or physics. But that’s why I listen — it’s often the first time I see concepts I’ve heard of but never understood applied to practical situations. As well as gathering a bit of science, the whole issue of pseudo-science and the abuse of knowledge for private advantage is, as you mentioned in the podcast, at the current time an especially important issue in itself.

    Comment by Yakaru — December 24, 2017 @ 5:29 am | Reply

  3. Good episode. I’ve sent an email with links to audio excerpts of Hoagland’s 1980’s pre-‘Face on Mars’ claims about Saturns rings to you. Hope you find them as interesting as I did.

    Comment by Graham — December 29, 2017 @ 3:51 am | Reply

  4. Lunacy. The Moon. I get it.

    Comment by Lunatic — January 9, 2018 @ 12:56 am | Reply

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