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On the Show: Phyllis Galde

Gene Steinberg

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Screen Shot 2021-08-23 at 8.23.48 PM.pngPhyllis Galde is the Editor and Publisher of FATE magazine. After teaching school for a number of years, Phyllis changed careers. She worked at Llewellyn Publications, a metaphysical company, for a dozen or so years. In 2001, she purchased Fate magazine from them.

Although many magazines have sadly gone by the wayside, Fate remains the longest continually published paranormal magazine in the world. Six decades before the AMC’s Walking Dead, SyFy’s Paranormal Witness, late-night radio’s Coast to Coast AM, and countless websites, blogs, books, and movies began captivating audiences with true tales of the paranormal — there was FATE — a first-of-its-kind publication dedicated to in-depth coverage of mysterious and unexplained phenomena.

FATE was a true journalistic pioneer, covering issues like electronic voice phenomena, cattle mutilations, life on Mars, telepathic communication with animals, and UFOs at a time when discussing such things was neither hip nor trendy like it is today. Recently, FATE celebrated the 65th anniversary of its founding and the publication of its 776 issue, a rare feat of longevity achieved by only a select few U.S. periodicals.

Where it all began: The birth of the modern UFO era

The year was 1948. The Cold War was in its infancy, and the Space Age was still a dream…but across the nation and around the world, people observed strange objects flying through the skies.

Two Chicago-based magazine editors, Raymond A. Palmer and Curtis B. Fuller, took a close look at the public’s fascination with flying saucers and saw the opportunity of a lifetime. With help from connections in the worlds of science fiction and alternative spirituality, they launched a new magazine dedicated to the objective exploration of the world’s mysteries. They gave their “cosmic reporter” the name FATE.

We'll also be joined by special guest cohost (and staff announcer) Bob Zanotti.

Updated Session Time: Thursday August 26 | Noon MDT | 11:00 AM Pacific

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Gene Steinberg

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Recently, Phyllis sent along a "care package" of vintage Fate issues that included the reprint of the very first issue. When you read that one, and print quality is actually better than the original because better paper is used, you'll see how remarkably little the UFO field has changed over the years.