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John Goforth

Host of Hysteria 51 & Voice Actor on Larkspur Underground
John is a speaker, writer, and expert in the podcast field. He is also co-host of the “Hysteria 51” podcast on the iHeart Podcast Network which was recently picked by POPSUGAR as one of the best conspiracy-theory podcasts in the field. John and “Hysteria 51” have also been featured in the Huffington Post, Discover Pods, and Podcast Movement among many others.
Recent episodes featuring John Goforth
Phrenology | 160
Hysteria 51
Never judge a book by is cover, judge it by the bumps on its head!  Or so Franz Joseph Gall would have had you believe when he developed Phrenology in the 1700’s.  That’s right, it's pseudoscience week this week as Kevin Crispin stops by to help us take a peek at Phrenology and how it was used for racism, sexism, classism, and all sorts of other crappy isms.  Plus, Cbot claims he collects skulls (he might), Kevin loses sleep over a mole (those boarders do look irregular), and Brent claims men at work is the greatest movie of all time (it is).  All that and more on the podcast that asks, if you can judge people by the bumps on their head, how do you judge robots… - Hysteria 51. Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV   Books How to Read Character: Hand-Book of Physiology, Phrenology and Physiognomy | Lorenzo Niles Fowler Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science | James Poskett    Videos Men at Work - Django Unchained - Phrenology -   Websites Wikipedia - Wikipedia - Scientific Racism - Encyclopedia Britannica - Victorian Web - Phrenology - Cultura Colectiva -
The Death of Azaria Chamberlain | 159
Hysteria 51
The death of your child has to be one of the worst things a parent ever has to face.  Now imagine everyone blames you, you go to prison for it, and the event becomes the butt of a world wide joke.  FUN! Yeah, probably not, but that is what happened with the death of Azaria Chamberlain, the story that created the phrase “Dingo Ate My Baby”.  This week Brent heads back down under to try and get to the bottom of this story with the help of Mr. David Flora of Blurry Photos (they probably fail), Cbot tries his hand at poetry (he definitely fails), and Vegemite makes an appearance (it fails David’s taste test).  All that and more on the podcast that wonders if Dingo’s will eat people, will they also eat irreverent and boorish robots - Hysteria 51   Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV   Books Dingo Baby Case: Death of Azaria Chamberlain | Richard Shears Heart of Stone: My Quest for Justice for Azaria | Michael Chamberlain   Videos Dingo meets a Coyote! - A Cry in the Dark - Coroner rules dingo killed Azaria Chamberlain - ABC News Australia -   Websites IMDB - Wikipedia - Wikipedia - Infogalactic - The Guardian - NY Times - Adventist Today -
Extraordinary: The Seeding | 158
Hysteria 51
This week Brent takes over host duties as John is on assignment in... Delaware... But have no fear, David Flora of Blurry Photos Podcast steps up and channels his inner Goforth.  Plus CBot throws his hat into the hosting ring(don't worry, we won't let him), David talks about his Hypnotic Regressions sessions (He may or may not have been Joan of arc in a former life), and we sit down with the creators of the Documentary Extraordinary: The Seeding to talk Alien-Human Hybrids!!  All that and more on the podcast that asks if someone is a human / alien hybrid – aren’t they technically a GMO? - Hysteria 51 Extraordinary: The Seeding Abductions. Reproduction experiments. Memories of seeing children off-planet. The idea of humans participating in an alien hybrid program sounds absurd until you talk to people who have experienced it. Thousands of women and men around the world have had reproductive experiments carried out against their will. The most harrowing? Unexplained pregnancies that terminate without explanation. In many cases, the memories of what happened remain suppressed and fragmented, leaving experiencers confused, depressed and with a profound sense of loss. In others, the memories are visceral and emotionally disturbing. Thanks to increased public acceptance and regression therapy, more and more people are coming forward with stories of abductions and strange fertilization procedures that occur during their frightening experiences. Are aliens involved in a complex hybridization project where human females are used as vessels to carry hybrid fetuses and human males have their sperm harvested until they're ready to be transferred "elsewhere?" And if so, to what end? "Extraordinary: The Seeding" is a riveting documentary that tells these stories through one-on-one interviews with abductees-brave individuals willing to share intensely personal and emotional stories with the rest of the world. Through analysis with global ufology experts, the film also explores hybridization, why it's happening and what the impact on humanity is and will be. The information presented is intended to educate, entertain and encourage audiences to ask one simple question: What if this is all true?   Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Videos Extraordinary: The Seeding - Websites J3 Films - Doc Site - Mayo Clinic - US National Library of Medicine - University of Virginia - Live Science - Live Science - Blurry Photos - Quiz Quiz Bang Bang -
The Shaver Mystery: Ancient Robots, Evil Aliens, and the Caves They Live In | 157
Hysteria 51
We’ve all been there – you’re on the job and something goes wonky with your welding gun. Next thing you know you’re telepathic and can not only read the thoughts of your co-workers, but also an evil race of robots living underground. You know, that old yarn. Well, it also happened to Richard Shaver and afterwards he sent his account of living with them to a magazine. When the magazine’s publisher received it, he did the logical thing: re-wrote it to be 3 times longer and published it. And if this sounds wild, that’s just the tip of the stalactite. This week we grab our ray guns and pick axes as we go in search of The Shaver Mystery. Plus, Conspiracy Bot thinks you can podcast through a ham radio (actually might improve this show), he also thinks he smells burnt toast (weird for a robot with a toaster for a head), and the fellas turn a fake language into a treatment for irregularity (I’d love to tell you this makes more sense when you listen, but I don’t want to lie). All of that and more on the podcast that has solved the greatest of shaver mystery of all – yes, your significant other did, in fact, use your razor - Hysteria 51. Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV Books The Secret world | Ray Palmer Richard Shaver: Reality of the Inner Earth |Richard Shaver/Tim R. Swartz/Tim Swartz I Remember Lemuria | Richard S. Shaver The Shaver Mystery, Books One - Seven | Richard Shaver The Hidden World Volume 1: The Dero! The Tero! The Battle Between Good and Evil Underground - The True Story Of The Shaver & Inner Earth Mysteries | by Richard Shaver/Raymond A. Palmer/Timothy Green Beckley Videos Beyond Lemuria - The Return of the Dero: The Shaver Mystery Revisited - Hollow Earth: The Shaver Mystery - Websites Wikipedia - Wikipedia - Mike Dash - Rational Wiki - Mysterious Universe - Shavertron - Pulp.Net - SFE -  
Mongolian Death Worms: Acidic Annelid or Nomad Nonsense? | 156
Hysteria 51
We’re back in the cryptid cornucopia this week with Mongolian Death Worms. We know, we know….they sound cuddly, but we wouldn’t suggest snuggling up. These enormous worm-like creatures allegedly live in the Gobi desert and snack on locals for sport. They spit acid, shoot electricity, and will kill a man by a mere touch (yeah, we’re surprised it isn’t Australian too). But are Mongolian Death Worms the surreptitious stalkers from legend, or are they merely a campfire tale passed down through generations? We grab the spice, call Kevin Bacon, and escape the Great Pit of Carkoon this week as we investigate. Plus, Kyle seems to be MIA (at least its quieter), Conspiracy Bot predicts Brent’s demise (is it a prediction if you cause it?), and the fellas discuss the weird stuff they did with bugs as a kid (magnifying glasses anyone?). All of that and more on the podcast that wonders, if you cut a Mongolian Death Worm in half do you get two Mongolian Death Worms? Hysteria 51.Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IVBooksHidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures | Michael NewtonOn the Trail of Ancient Man | Roy Chapman AndrewsThe New Conquest of Central Asia: a narrative of the explorations of the Central Asiatic expeditions in Mongolia and China, 1921-1930 | Roy Chapman AndrewsVideosMongolian Death Worm - Is The Mongolian Death Worm Real? - National Geographic - WebsitesLive science - - - - Thought Catalog - Gizmodo - Science Rumors -  Learn more about your ad-choices at
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1 week, 21 hours