With more than a decade in podcasting, writing and publishing, and the study of history and science, Micah Hanks has more than just a passion for knowledge. His study of world affairs, society, culture and philosophy over the years have helped shape his nonpartisan outlook on current events, and always with a nod to the lessons history can teach us. Micah has been producing podcasts since 2010, after several years working in radio. He is host of the popular current events and history podcast Middle Theory, as well as The Gralien Report, which focuses on science and the mysteries of our universe. He is also co-host of The Seven Ages Audio Journal, a podcast devoted to the study of history and archaeology.
Recent episodes featuring Micah Hanks
12.02.19. Mad Scientists and Metamaterials
This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we lead off with a recap of the debate over alleged samples of “alien” meta-materials, which are currently in the hands of Tom DeLonge’s To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences. The samples were sold to TTSA by UFO researcher Linda Moulton Howe, who obtained them from the late radio host Art Bell. There are a number of odd stories of near-mythic proportions associated with them, and now even the U.S. Army is interested in studying the samples and any unusual properties they may possess. To address this, we are then joined Chris Cogswell, who received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering focusing on the study of nanomaterials for use as catalysts and adsorbents from Northeastern University. He has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. He is the former MUFON Director of Research and is also is one of the hosts of the Mad Scientist podcast, which covers the history and philosophy of science, as well as fringe science claims throughout time. He often discusses UFOs on this program as well, which we are eager to delve into a bit with him here. “One possibility we cannot ignore here,” Cogswell says, “is that our current science may not be able to understand or determine the properties or applications for which a given material has been engineered.” More broadly speaking, we wonder whether the same might not apply to any attempt at observing a significantly more advanced technology. We get Cogswell’s opinions on this, in relation to the controversy surrounding the “alien metal” in the possession of the To the Stars Academy, and much more on this edition of The Micah Hanks Program. Below are links to stories featured in this week's episode:  UFO Researcher Explains Why She Sold 'Exotic' Metal to Tom DeLonge The Mad Scientist Podcast “The science of proving an object was created by an extraterrestrial civilization” BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS. Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more. Like us on Facebook Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter Follow Micah on Instagram
12.02.19. London Bridge Attacks, Redux
This week we look at the recent London Bridge attacks, and why some attempts at regulation may only make problems with terrorism threats more problematic. 
Seven Ages Audio Journal Episode 31: History and Archaeology in the Volunteer State
On this edition of the podcast, we feature interviews with author Tom Poland on the Carolina Bays, David Dean on Tennessee archaeology, and Chase Pipes on historical research and the preservation of our past. The post Seven Ages Audio Journal Episode 31: History and Archaeology in the Volunteer State appeared first on Seven Ages.
11.25.19. Code Burisma
This week we look at an apparent shift toward the center by many 2020 Presidential hopefuls, along with key moments in the recent impeachment hearings and an alleged "code" Burisma.
11.25.19. The Nimitz Witnesses
On this week's edition of The Micah Hanks Program, we continue our discussion of what is widely known as The USS Nimitz UFO Incident, involving events that transpired in 2004 as the U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group 11 began detecting unusual radar returns during training operations off the Southern California coast.  Joining us in the first hour to discuss this is Emmy-Award winning producer and cinematographer David C. Beaty. Dave is a UFO researcher, journalist, and filmmaker, whose career in non-fiction television and documentary spans more than 25 years, with productions having aired on the Travel Channel, History Channel and PBS. Beaty's film, The Nimitz Encounters, features a culmination of his craft, including extensive use of 3D computer animation and graphics as well as electronic music and sound design all crafted by the filmmaker. Then in the second hour, we are joined by Gary Voorhis and Ryan Weigelt, both of whom served with the Navy’s Strike Carrier Group-11, which became involved in this unusual incident while sailing 100 miles off the coast of Southern California in 2004. Voorhis, a former Petty Officer 3rd Class Fire Controlman aboard the USS Princeton, was at the time of this incident one of the only system technicians for the Cooperative Engagement Capability and AEGIS Combat systems, which included the AN/SPY-1 Bravo radar system. Weigelt is former Leading Petty Officer and had been the power plant specialist of the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter. Both men share facts and details with us about the systems they operated during their time in service with the US Navy Strike Carrier Group 11, and some of the possibilities they have considered about the famous USS Nimitz UFO incident of 2004. Below are links to stories featured in this week's episode:  The Nimitz Encounters by Filmmaker Dave Beatty BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS. Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more. Like us on Facebook Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter Follow Micah on Instagram
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Appalachia, VA, USA
Episode Count
648
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
1 month, 2 weeks