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A journey into the things we love: D&D and other RPGs, tabletop games, wargames, video games, comics and comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, fan films, movies, TV, books, sci-fi, fantasy, more! Hosted by a fellow geek that supports and encourages geeks and our fandoms in all of their various splendor! Come along and get your geek on (or maybe even discover you inner geek)!
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Jun 3, 2019

Tribute to Art Bell, paranormal talk radio host extraordinaire who challenged what the medium could be, gained millions of listeners, and was an interesting guy in his own right (while being surprisingly down to earth). Also: unexplained explosions and dead birds in an Arkansas town, and the US government admits they investigate UFOs. Wanna take a ride?

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/25/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Music used:
Giorgio Moroder - Chase
From the soundtrack for 1978's Midnight Express
Art Bell’s opening theme for Coast to Coast AM

Topic Notes:

Art Bell’s Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72 | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

According to the New York Times, once had the third-largest radio audience among talk-show hosts, after Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

Cost of Y2K Bug Fixes (Over $300 Billion with a B!):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem#Cost

Explosive sound that rattled windows in Beebe remains a mystery; probably not aliens, professor says | Arkansasas Online
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/feb/25/explosive-sound-beebe-mystery-residents-say-probab/

Beebe, AR: Repeated blackbird death incidents
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beebe,_Arkansas#Repeated_blackbird_death_incidents

Where are they now: Beebe Blackbirds | THV 11
https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/animal/where-are-they-now-beebe-blackbirds/91-614965981

Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town | Boston.com
http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/12/31/dead_blackbirds_fall_again_in_arkansas_town/

Scientists say mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft | NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/amp/ncna931381

'Oumuamua Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'Oumuamua

Washington Post news service removes story about Harvard astronomer's theory | Chicago Tribune
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-harvard-astronomer-aliens-20190204-story.html

Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO | ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/newly-released-dod-video-purportedly-shows-navy-pilots/story?id=53671546

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs | FOX News
https://www.foxnews.com/science/pentagon-finally-admits-it-investigates-ufos

'Wow, What Is That?' Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects | The New York Time
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. UFO Hunters Are Thrilled | Vice
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea4pk/the-navy-says-ufos-are-real-ufo-hunters-are-thrilled

What We Know About the Navy’s UFO Problem | Foxtrot Alpha
https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/what-we-know-about-the-navy-s-ufo-problem-1835071834

Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: Navy Pilots Reported UFO Sightings on Almost 'Daily Basis' | Rolling Stone
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/ufo-navy-pilots-840902/

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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

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