About This Show
Not Alone is a weekly podcast covering all things mysterious and unexplained. Your hosts, Sam and Jason, have been called 'the Siskel & Ebert of things strange', and others with interest in the paranormal saying that 'as a fellow believer in the weird, it's like coming home'. Join us as we reveal to you the hidden realm of the paranormal, nestled within the so called Real World. From stories you've never heard of, to ones you know by heart, we hope our variety of topics, from Curses to Cryptids to UFOS and back again, will provide something for the True Believer and Diehard Skeptic alike. And until next time, remember. We are Not Alone.
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Sixty-Three: The Toynbee Tiles I -RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER
2 days ago
This week we examine one of the most perplexing and enduring mysteries of the modern day. The convoluted story of the Toynbee Tiles mix fantasy, science-fiction, religion, organized crime, and the promise of eternal life to create one big pie of crazy. It is a gift that keeps on giving. In part one, we tell a brief story of the appearance of the tiles all over the world, and decode the message found within. Next week we’ll be working to unveil the identity of the tiler. We hope you’ll enjoy!
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Rated 4 out of
A bit of a mix, but overall an enjoyable show.
The show has two generally likable hosts, Sam and Jason, and with each episode they tackle some paranormal topic, Sam the true believer vs Jason the dedicated debunker. I think most of the time it's a good juxtaposition though both may tend toward being a bit inflexible. As someone who enjoys the paranormal from a strictly entertainment point of view I appreciate the rational explanations that Jason offers, something a lot of shows just kinda gloss over.
The stories are interesting and they make an effort to talk about some lesser known stories/phenomena like Gef the Mongoose (excellent episode), and it's clear that Sam, who seems to be the one doing most of the research puts in a lot of effort, and try to tackle all the parts of a story, even doing multi-part episodes when it's warranted, which is nice.
The main flaw, I think, is lack of focus. Lots of asides, lots of jokes and quips, (often interrupting/derailing the process of explaining of the topic) lots of beating around the bush. Not to say these things should never be there, I get that it's a "buddies shoot the bull about something" kind of format, but it just goes over the top sometimes, which I think is part of the reason that episodes typically are near two hours long.
Also if you turned the use of the phrase "that's fair" into a drinking game, those playing would probably be dead by the end of most episodes, but that's a minor quibble. :P
That said, it's a good show overall, and for fans of the paranormal definitely one worth listening to. Keep it up guys!
Date published: 2017-11-15