When ParaReality was becoming popular, I was receiving a lot of email from listeners who were asking me questions about the paranormal, UFOs, conspiracy theories and other related stuff. At some point, they even began to ask me my opinion on things like politics, education and healthcare. That was probably because of the popular segment on the podcast that I called "News of the Strange," where I read strange and weird news stories from all over the world and then gave my opinion on them. Often times, these stories were non-paranormal in nature.
I was receiving so many emails that I couldn't answer them all in a timely manner, so I came up with the idea to dedicate an entire episode of the podcast to doing nothing but answering emails. I called it "Ask Sandman," and I only intended for it to be a single episode. However, I didn't anticipate the response that I got to it. It seemed that the listeners loved it. In fact, they loved it so much that I eventually made the "Ask Sandman" episodes a regular thing.
Those of you who have followed the podcast for a long time know that I took a little break from things for a while. When I came back on the air, I changed things up a lot and the "Ask Sandman" episodes were put on the shelf. So, it's been a while since I've dedicated an entire episode to answering listener emails. In fact, I can't remember the last time that I did it.
Well, I thought that it was time that I brought "Ask Sandman" out of retirement, so on this episode of the podcast, I'm devoting the entire show to doing nothing but answering listener emails. I never really realized how much I've missed doing this until I began recording it. It's fun and different. It gives me a chance to really connect to those who listen, yet at the same time, keeps within the overall theme of the podcast.
I have reached into the email bag and brought out 8 listener emails. There's one or two that I have already addressed, but the majority of them, I haven't had the opportunity to get to. I've got some very thought-provoking questions that have been asked me, along with a couple of very strange ones that are a mystery - maybe one that the listeners can help me solve. I've even got one from an old friend of the podcast - one that I haven't heard from in a very long time!
So sit back, grab your favorite beverage and maybe a snack and enjoy this very special episode of ParaReality!