A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

July 15, 2021

Host Swap: The Science Behind Ghosts, Phantoms, and Apparitions

Is it reasonable to believe that ghosts actually exist? From a scientific standpoint, are there any credible explanations for ghost sightings? In the latest MFFI host-swap episode, Duncan debunks his own sketchy theories and then regales Shane with some of the world's earliest ghost stories. 


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In this episode: 

  • SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device)
  • Franz Mesmer
  • Animal Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • David Cohen and Heart Magnetism
  • Ghost Tale from Ancient Egypt
  • Ghost Tale from China (Mo-Tzu, Emperor Hsuan and Tu-Po)
  • Ghost Tale from Pliny the Younger
  • Ghost Tale from Plutarch (Damon and the Bath House)


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