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Wednesday, April 22nd – Guest: Dr. John Woolf

Dr. John Woolfe – The True History of Victorian Freak Shows

Dr. John Woolf shares his research about the fascinating world of the Victorian freak shows and their performers. He will discuss many stories of the extraordinary lives of people including Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man), Chang and Eng, Julia Pastrana a.k.a The Bearded Lady and also “The Greatest Showman” himself, P.T. Barnum.

GUEST BIO

Dr. John Woolf is a historian from London. Having read history at the University of Cambridge, John went on to obtain a Ph.D. on 19th-century freak shows. Since then John has developed the BBC4 series The Real Tom Thumb: History’s Smallest Superstar, has been featured in the BBC4 documentary Dwarfs in Art and was Assistant Producer for Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled. He has also co-written the bestselling audiobook Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets and his latest book, The Wonders, was awarded the Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize. He is a professor at Hult International Business School and a local Councilor in Islington, London.

BOOKS:

The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age

WEBSITE/LINKS:

JohnWoolfe.co.uk

TWITTER:

@DrJohnWoolf

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Tuesday, April 21st – Guest: Kevin Randle

Lt. Col. Kevin Randle – Project Blue Book, UFOs and More

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kevin Randle will examine the evidence for alien visitation that is found in the official Air Force investigation. Kevin uses the Project Blue Book files as a basis for a new, better investigation, facts that should have been revealed then but are uncovered now. He will share cases that demonstrate that alien visitation is real and have been upgraded from the poorly-examined facts to a robust argument that some UFOs are spacecraft indeed from other worlds.

GUEST BIO

Kevin D. Randle is a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and aircraft commander, accumulating more than 1100 hours of combat flight time. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq as an intelligence officer. He served on active duty with the Army and later the Air Force. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard on his deployment into the Middle East. He retired from the military with more than 22 years of service in 2009. His interest in UFOs began as a teenager when he investigated a sighting while living in Colorado. His big question then was if the object had been sharply defined or had a been a ball of misshapen light. From that point on he has investigated hundreds of sightings around the country, including nearly three decades researching the events in Roswell. He now hosts A Different Perspective, the No. 2 rated radio show/podcast on the X-Zone Broadcast Network.

BOOKS:

The Best of Project Blue Book

UFO Crash at Roswell

Roswell in the 21st Century

Encounter in the Desert

Crash: When UFOs Fall Out of the Sky

WEBSITE/LINKS:

KevinRandle.blogspot.com