Coast to Coast AM (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As I have mentioned numerous times in past posts, I am a Coast to Coast AM listener. For those who don’t know, Coast to Coast AM is a late night radio show (in my area, it is broadcast from 1 to 5 am) running seven days a week. The subject matter on the show varies from one night to the next night, from political to open lines. The one thing that is consistent is that the subjects covered by the show tend to fall in the fringe. That’s the nice way of saying that they talk about a lot of weird stuff.
Shows can vary from ghosts to alien visitations to shadow governments to prophesies. In most cases, there is a guest or two talking about these subjects. In most cases, these guests tend to be knowledgeable about the subject. Even if you don’t believe in the specific topic, you cannot fault the guest for not knowing what he is talking about, or at least seeming credible. You may not believe Richard C. Hoagland‘s claims of ancient civilizations on Mars and the Moon, but at least he backs it up with an impressive resume (consultant for CBS during the Apollo program, consultant for NASA, etc.)
But then, every once in a while, there is a guest that comes up with something so out there, it becomes nigh impossible to take them seriously. You listen to what they say and only come up with one conclusion: they are crazy. The real task is to somehow figure out which are the guest with some degree of legitimacy, and which don’t have a leg to stand on. In some cases, it’s extremely easy to do so.
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