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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #450 on: April 21, 2015, 12:56:46 PM »
Expensive book in paper format unfortunately. . . . .Bet impossible to get in the library.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #451 on: April 21, 2015, 01:28:12 PM »
Expensive book in paper format unfortunately. . . . .Bet impossible to get in the library.

Come on. Get with the times. You can get the Kindle version for like nearly almost as expensive.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #452 on: May 26, 2015, 11:56:16 AM »
Just noticed this thread.  One of the original links is broken--a fancy 404.  Is there a convenient list of the episodes that can be streamed online?  Figured I'd ask while I attempt to find something like it myself.  Google can't find everything.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #453 on: June 10, 2016, 02:06:21 PM »
I thought the last Monster Talk on Boggy Creek to be extremely interesting. . . . .One still has to wonder why in 2014 they did not think to take pictures with their cell phones however.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #454 on: June 13, 2016, 08:54:35 AM »
I thought the last Monster Talk on Boggy Creek to be extremely interesting. . . . .One still has to wonder why in 2014 they did not think to take pictures with their cell phones however.

I agree. The guest I gathered did believe in bigfoot. Blake and Karen however do a great job of showing how skeptics and believers can have polite, productive dialogs. Be Reasonable is another such podcast.

Oh, and if you like Kenny Feder you need to catch a podcast he cohosts:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/

I like it has a Clean tag but Kenny swears a bit. I guess swearing only a bit is "clean" for him. Cohost Sarah Head is great too.



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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #455 on: June 13, 2016, 09:07:16 AM »
I should add the episode about the Roswell excavation is interesting. And the episode about giants is fascinating. There's a lot of repetition but I think that is by design. People may only download a podcast or two about something they are interested in. "I know the Kensington rune stones are genuine!" And Ken and Sarah need to remind everyone in each podcast basically archeology isn't about uncovering treaures or one off relics that will re-write history. It's about finding context. If there's a Hebrew tablet maker in ancient Ohio, then there's a village or town or settlement that supports a tablet maker. It buries tablet makers in the style of Hebrews. It makes pottery like Hebrews. It arranges its settlement like ancient Hebrews. If you find some one off "treasure" and you don't find evidence of the culture that supports it, your find is exactly worthless.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #456 on: March 29, 2019, 07:50:39 PM »
Instead of starting a new thread I thought I would comment on this one

Using the Nazis and saying that in effect that was normal or the right thing does not work for me.
There were plenty of Germans who were against the Holocaust. For example Albert Goering, the brother of Hermann Goering, worked to save as many jews as they could. There were also a number of generals who did the same thing. On the other side, it does not look like Hermann Goering had hatred for the Jews but instead persecuting them was just a tool.

Edit: One item I would also like to add is that I think there must have been something like post traumatic stress disorder historically. The Einsatzgruppenwere taught that the Jews were subhuman or other. Still, many soldiers had trouble dealing with just killing captives. They could not just keep doing it. That is why the SS found "cleaner" ways to kill Jews.
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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #457 on: April 01, 2019, 06:49:31 AM »
I found this episode somewhat problematic. I would have preferred for them to interview an anthropologist or historian (or both) than a communication/journalism expert. There were a few statements that are just not appropriate like the purpose of cave art, the reasons for allying with Stalin, ancient PTSD, the "big man" idea that is presented as a generic "tribal" feature when it only applies to parts of the Pacific Islands, and maybe a few more. I wasn't all that convinced about him in general.

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Re: MonsterTalk - Skeptical Cryptozoology Podcast
« Reply #458 on: April 01, 2019, 08:04:17 AM »
Edit: One item I would also like to add is that I think there must have been something like post traumatic stress disorder historically. The Einsatzgruppenwere taught that the Jews were subhuman or other. Still, many soldiers had trouble dealing with just killing captives. They could not just keep doing it. That is why the SS found "cleaner" ways to kill Jews.

My reading of history was, indeed, shooting people in lime-filled pits took a toll. Didn't one of the head Nazis get a live demonstration and after he got some brain splatter on him decide there had to be a more antiseptic method of killing? Killing eastern european Jews, however, was easier than killing Western European Jews. When it came to get Nazis to kill German Jews, people much harder to distinguish as the other, they had to find the truly psychotic killers in their ranks.


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« Reply #459 on: April 01, 2019, 10:56:24 PM »
Edit: One item I would also like to add is that I think there must have been something like post traumatic stress disorder historically. The Einsatzgruppenwere taught that the Jews were subhuman or other. Still, many soldiers had trouble dealing with just killing captives. They could not just keep doing it. That is why the SS found "cleaner" ways to kill Jews.

My reading of history was, indeed, shooting people in lime-filled pits took a toll. Didn't one of the head Nazis get a live demonstration and after he got  some brain splatter on him decide there had to be a more antiseptic method of killing?  Killing eastern european Jews, however, was easier than killing Western European Jews. When it came to get Nazis to kill German Jews, people much harder to distinguish as the other, they had to find the truly psychotic killers in their ranks.

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