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    This Week's Episode: May 19, 2024 — Now featuring better audio and fewer ads: Gene and cohost Tim Swartz explore the legends and myths one of the most infamous serial killers of them all, Jack the Ripper. Along for the ride is Paul Begg, who has also written highly acclaimed books about mysterious disappearances, the Mary Celeste, a history of the C.I.D. at Scotland Yard, and several books examining different aspects of the Jack the Ripper case, including “Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History,” “Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten Victims,” “Jack the Ripper: CSI: Whitechapel,” and “Mary Celeste-The Greatest Mystery of the Sea.” Also joining us is Brian Young, our resident skeptic, a friend and colleague of Begg, who will share in the conversation about Jack the Ripper. Brian is a writer, researcher, historian, cigar connoisseur, and co-hosts the Transatlantic History Ramblings podcast along with Lauren Davies, heard on Spotify and other streaming platforms. His book is “The Wrestlers’ Wrestlers: The Masters of the Craft of Professional Wrestling.” Begg has a career background in newspapers and publishing as well as being a freelance writer, as he says, “For far more years than I care to think about.”

    Coming May 26: Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present the return of Kevin D. Randle, who is seen as one of the preeminent experts not only on the UFO phenomena in general, but also with the reported UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947. In this episode, he will discuss such topics as the ongoing research into the Roswell event and other early cases, along with his observations about reported UFO abductions and their cause or causes. Randle is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and in Iraq as a battalion intelligence officer. He began writing for UFO magazines and eventually moved onto books. His writing is not limited to the UFO field. He is the author of more than 100 books that cover not just UFOs, but action-adventure, mysteries, science fiction and even a vampire novel called, cleverly, “VAMPYR.” Randle’s notable UFO-related books include: "Roswell in the 21st Century," "Levelland," and "UFOs and the Deep State." He has been a frequent guest on The Paracast over the years. You can find his blog at: A Different Perspective.

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    After The Paracast: Available exclusively to Paracast+ subscribers: Jack the Ripper explorers Paul Begg and Brian Young rejoin Gene and cohost Tim Swartz to consider whether the mystery of this infamous serial killer from the late 19th century will be resolved in our lifetimes — or ever. Is there a passing connection with the Sherlock Holmes stories? There’s also a brief segue to talk about UFOs and other unexplained phenomena and the level of evidence needed to demonstrate that something weird is going on. Begg has a career background in newspapers and publishing as well as being a freelance writer, as he says, “For far more years than I care to think about.” He is interested in historical mysteries and has written books about mysterious disappearances, the Mary Celeste, a history of the C.I.D. at Scotland Yard, and several books examining different aspects of the Jack the Ripper case, which include “Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History,” “Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten Victims” and “Jack the Ripper: CSI: Whitechapel.” Resident skeptic Brian Young is a writer, researcher, historian, cigar connoisseur, and has a special interest in the history as well as the myths and legends of Jack the Ripper. He co-hosts the Transatlantic History Ramblings podcast along with Lauren Davies, heard on Spotify and other streaming platforms. His book is “The Wrestlers’ Wrestlers: The Masters of the Craft of Professional Wrestling.”

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