Karen Stollznow is a writer, linguist, and skeptic.
Karen Stollznow and Matt Baxter team up to discuss one of Karen's favorite mysteries: The moving coffins of Chase Vault, Barbados.  Note:  This episode deals with themes of suicide and death. If you're feeling at all suicidal please get help immediately by calling the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255. (TALK) Some links for today's episode: Chase Vault (Atlas Obscura) Transatlantic Sketches (Vol 1) by By Sir James Edward Alexander An article with excellent photos of the tomb & cemetery. Referenced in this episode: Joe Nickell's 2-part coverage of the Chase Vaults in Fate Magazine: Nickell, J. "Barbados' restless coffins laid to rest." Fate. 1 Apr. 1982, Volume 35, Number 4: 50-56.  (story continues in part 2 in the May 1982 issue pages 79-86.) Lang & Payley's folklore "bi-located story" Skeptoid coverage of the case.
I don't think it's a conspiracy per se, but there has long been an effort to (as today's guests call it) "Weirdwash" many unusual features out of Bigfoot cryptozoology.  To mend that gap, they've co-written a book in two volumes: Where the Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon Volume I: The Folklore    Volume 2: The Evidence  Joshua Cutchin is the author of several books covering weird topics including cryptozoological, Fortean phenomena, UFOs and fairies.  These include A Trojan Feast, The Brimstone Deceit, and Thieves in the Night.  Timothy Renner is an author, illustrator and musician living in Pennsylvania.  His work can be found in books, magazines, comics and album covers.  He's also a podcaster - creator of Strange Familiars, and has frequently appeared on the show Where did the Road Go.  His books include Beyond the Seventh Gate, Bigfoot in PA, Bigfoot: West Coast Wild Man,  and Don't Look Behind You.
Whether framed as complaints about cancel culture or as increased awareness of prejudice, stories about offensive language are common in our daily news cycle. In On the Offensive: Prejudice in Language Past and Present (Cambridge UP, 2020), linguist Karen Stollznow explores the history of language that offends, including talk about race and ethnicity, gender, religion, mental health, physical appearance, and age. Her book tells the origin story of how terms come to have the power to offend. It also investigates the euphemism treadmill, the phenomenon of offensive terms being replaced with new, neutral terms which eventually become offensive as well. Despite the large number of terms the book deals with, she argues that it isn’t impossible to keep track of what’s offensive and what isn’t. By explaining the background to our language and its implications for the lived experiences of human beings, Stollznow hopes the book will enable its readers to examine their own language and its power—for harm and for good. Malcolm Keating is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Yale-NUS College. His research focuses on Sanskrit philosophy of language and epistemology. He is the author of Language, Meaning, and Use in Indian Philosophy (Bloomsbury Press, 2019) and host of the podcast Sutras (and stuff). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
We are joined by entertainer Jon Culshaw to talk about the influential children's book UFOs, (affiliate link) part of the Usborne "World of the Unknown" series that was recently reissued.  Jon brings his love of the mysterious and his uncanny ability to do voice impressions as we talk about how UFOs were presented in the 1970s, the wonders of space, and - of course - Doctor Who. Jon's got a Wikipedia page! In addition to his work on Dead Ringers and BBC Radio adaptations of Doctor Who, Jon will soon be taking to the stage in an adaptation of Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island.    BBC Out of this World (1977) segments mentioned are available on YouTube: Orange Light  Nordic Aliens  Attached:I've added a couple of articles by the original author of the UFO book, Theodore Mather Wilding-White, from his 1970s stint as a journalist covering Space.  Also, I attached a contemporary review of the book.
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Aug 12th, 1976
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