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PostThe ParaPod: hilarious paranormal-debunking podcast
by rinks » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:14 pm

(Originally started as part of the Conspiracies thread, I've spun this off into its own thread, as the podcast mostly deals with paranormal stuff too.)



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If you like conspiracies, you HAVE to check out The ParaPod. They've done three series (Ghosts, Mysteries, and most recently Conspiracies).

Each episode, lovably daft Barry Dodds presents tales that he truly believes in, and Ian Boldsworth (formerly known as Ray Peacock) thoroughly debunks them. The stuff Barry believes is amazing, and Ian crucifies him for it. It's the funniest thing I've heard in years.

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Episodes on Soundcloud
Episodes on iTunes

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Poser » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:37 am

rinks wrote:If you like conspiracies, you HAVE to check out The ParaPod. They've done three series (Ghosts, Mysteries, and most recently Conspiracies).

Each episode, lovably daft Barry Dodds presents tales that he truly believes in, and Ian Boldsworth (formerly known as Ray Peacock) thoroughly debunks them. The stuff Barry believes is amazing, and Ian crucifies him for it. It's the funniest thing I've heard in years.

http://www.theparapod.com/


Cheers, sounds good, I'm going to give that a go on the drive home tonight.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Preezy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:06 am

Thanks rinks, just subscribed to that :D

3 episodes in (started from the beginning) and it's hilarious :lol:

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by rinks » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:46 pm

Preezy wrote:Thanks rinks, just subscribed to that :D

3 episodes in (started from the beginning) and it's hilarious :lol:


Glad you like it. It only gets better too.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:49 pm

rinks wrote:
Preezy wrote:Thanks rinks, just subscribed to that :D

3 episodes in (started from the beginning) and it's hilarious :lol:


Glad you like it. It only gets better too.


I listened to the first conspiracy one (moon landings) and laughed harder than I have for a while. I’m going to start properly now from series 1.

Cheers for the recommendation!

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Poser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:38 am

rinks wrote:If you like conspiracies, you HAVE to check out The ParaPod. They've done three series (Ghosts, Mysteries, and most recently Conspiracies).

Each episode, lovably daft Barry Dodds presents tales that he truly believes in, and Ian Boldsworth (formerly known as Ray Peacock) thoroughly debunks them. The stuff Barry believes is amazing, and Ian crucifies him for it. It's the funniest thing I've heard in years.

http://www.theparapod.com/


I too can now +1 this.

It's very good, thanks for the recommendation. I started at the very beginning, too, and it's a great listen. Ideal as the evenings get dark as I can't let the dog off the lead so we need to walk much further :lol:

I really can't believe that poor guy's name is Ray Peacock, though :slol:

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Preezy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:44 am

Poser wrote:I really can't believe that poor guy's name is Ray Peacock, though :slol:

Stage name, and he's no longer using it in the current present-day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Boldsworth

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Poser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:45 am

Preezy wrote:
Poser wrote:I really can't believe that poor guy's name is Ray Peacock, though :slol:

Stage name, and he's no longer using it in the current present-day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Boldsworth


Ahhh, ok. Explains it. Cheers.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Preezy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:47 am

Poser wrote:
Preezy wrote:
Poser wrote:I really can't believe that poor guy's name is Ray Peacock, though :slol:

Stage name, and he's no longer using it in the current present-day.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Boldsworth


Ahhh, ok. Explains it. Cheers.

Or perhaps that's all part of the conspiracy :shifty:

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:49 am

P D files :lol:

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Poser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:53 am

I do find he interrupts a little too willingly, which I find a touch grating, but it's not detracting too much. I also realise that's kinda the whole point of the podcast.

(But he does that angry BBC presenter 'quirk' of asking a question then immediately interrupting the answer. These are the very early podcasts mind, so he may have smoothed out his style a bit later on.)

Either way, it's very, very entertaining stuff so far.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Preezy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:56 am

I've also started listening from the very beginning, but I sadly note that the latest episode is from March this year - have they stopped doing it or is this just a hiatus?

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Advent7 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:06 am

Is there a non iTunes link? Sounds like it may be a Karl Pilkington grade moron so I want to listen :toot:

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PostGrcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Poser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:16 am

Ad7 wrote:Is there a non iTunes link? Sounds like it may be a Karl Pilkington grade moron so I want to listen :toot:


Are you on Android? I use Podcast Addict (totally free and non-spammy) and it works fine on that.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Advent7 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:25 am

Spot on. Thnx bbz

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:48 am

Ad7 wrote:Is there a non iTunes link? Sounds like it may be a Karl Pilkington grade moron so I want to listen :toot:


He’s not really like Karl, more somebody desperate to believe. A geordie Fox Mulder. ;)

The website is here: http://www.theparapod.com

No idea if they support non-Apple devices.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by rinks » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:51 pm

Preezy wrote:I've also started listening from the very beginning, but I sadly note that the latest episode is from March this year - have they stopped doing it or is this just a hiatus?

They're not planning any more series, BUT they are working on a film, which promises to be amazing.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by rinks » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:54 pm

I'm not used to things I recommend being so well received. I might ask for this to be spun off into its own thread so more people get to see it.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by Preezy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:58 pm

Let's not get carried away now, rinks. You've done well but don't let it go to your head.

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PostRe: Grcade Solves: Conspiracies
by rinks » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:18 pm

If it crashes and burns, all will be right with the world again.

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