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Slade Roberson of Shift Your Spirits – Big Seance Podcast #125

An Interview with Slade Roberson, Professional Intuitive Counselor, Author, and Producer & Host of the Shift Your Spirits Podcast - Big Seance Podcast: My Paranormal World #125


Slade Roberson is a professional intuitive counselor, author, and producer & host of the Shift Your Spirits Podcast. He joins Patrick in the parlor to discuss his origin story, reconnecting with spirituality, the fantastic titles from his archives, his thoughts on spirit guides, and the 2-part Stranger Angels podcast episodes that you MUST check out!


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It’s Official. I am a Podcast Junkies Junkie.

PJ072-Patrick-Keller-BoxGreetings, Paranerds!

Recently Mr. Harry Duran, host of Podcast Junkies, invited me on his show. I am thrilled to announce that this week our conversation went live! Since it is truly one of my favorite podcasts, this was a big moment for me. I had NO idea we would go down so many nerdy roads. You aren’t surprised though, right? If you are curious as to how I became such a big paranerd, you may be interested in giving it a listen.

Check it out! –> PodcastJunkies.com/patrick-keller-interview/

Or listen via iTunes –> PodcastJunkies.com/itunes

And if you’re ever just looking for new podcasts, Podcast Junkies is a show to add to your podcast app of choice. Every week is a different podcaster.

Thanks so much, Harry! You ROCK!


P.S. – I want to thank you ALL for being such great paranerds and supporting the show in the last year and a half. You ALL rock!





In Search of the Paranormal with Richard Estep – The Big Séance Podcast #44

Richard Estep, paranormal researcher, Interview on The Big Séance Podcast with Patrick Keller, BigSeance.comParanormal Researcher, Richard Estep, gives us a peek into his book, In Search of the Paranormal: The Hammer House Murder, Ghosts of the Clink, and Other Disturbing Investigations. We also talk about the paranormal field in general, theories, favorite gadgets, and an interesting behind the scenes look at his Boulder County Paranormal Research Society (BCPRS).


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Jim Harold: My Interview with America’s Top Paranormal Podcaster – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #14

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Jim Harold, host of The Paranormal Podcast and Jim Harold’s Campfire, is America’s top paranormal podcaster! In my interview with Jim, he shares stories from his journey, and he gives us a glimpse of his latest book, True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold’s Campfire 3.



For More on Jim Harold:

Visit: JimHarold.com

Twitter: @ParanormalPdcst

Facebook: Jim Harold

Jim’s Podcasting Course: PodcastWithJim.com

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Thanks, Jim!




The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherGoogle Play Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

15 Ways to Celebrate National Podcast Day! What Is It? When Is It?

Teach the world about podcasts. National Podcast Day. Big Seance Podcast.

National Podcast Day is September 30th, this year! What is it? How should you celebrate it? What can you do to promote it? Should you go ahead and order a turkey or relish tray? Absolutely! Get the invitations ready! Plan now to avoid the rush!

Need ideas of ways to celebrate?

  1. National Podcast Day Social Media Profile Picture Replacement Big Seance Podcast

    For your social media profile picture!

    Listen to a podcast!

  2. Produce a podcast!
  3. Share a podcast!
  4. Change your profile picture to the National Podcast Day logo!
  5. Introduce the world of podcasts to someone who isn’t addicted yet!
  6. Give feedback or call in to your favorite podcast!
  7. Write a song about podcasting!
  8. Write poetry about podcasting!
  9. Teach your dog or cat to podcast!
  10. Call Anderson Cooper at CNN and tell them to promote podcasting!
  11. Does your friend have a headache? Offer them a podcast!
  12. Visit your local cemetery and share a podcast with friends.
  13. Rent a billboard on the nearest interstate highway for 1 month. Promote your favorite podcast on that billboard.
  14. Do you have rotten kids who are grounded? Find a really boring podcast…
  15. Call your neighbors, order a turkey and a relish tray, and have a dinner party while listening to a podcast!


Need other realistic ways to celebrate? Visit NationalPodcastDay.com!


Pets and the Afterlife: An Interview with Author, Rob Gutro – The Big Séance Podcast #13

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Author, medium, and scientist, rob gutro. Pets and the Afterlife. Interview for The Big Séance Podcast.


Author, Medium, and Scientist, Rob Gutro, talks to us about his book, Pets and the Afterlife: How they communicate from the other side and more.



For more on Rob Gutro, visit http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/.

Facebook: Rob Gutro – Author/Ghost Hunter/Medium

Twitter: @GhostMediumBook

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Author, medium, and scientist, Rob Gutro. Books. The Big Séance Podcast Interview.


  • What is the difference between a “ghost” and a “spirit”?
  • What are the signs of afterlife communication from our pets?

Other items in this episode!

  • I share the BIG news that Jim Harold, of The Paranormal Podcast and Jim Harold’s Campfire, will be my next guest for episode #14 of The Big Séance Podcast! Don’t miss it!


Thanks, Rob!


You might also like:

Comfort From Beyond to Grieving Pet Parents (Guest blog by Rob Gutro at Big Séance.com)


The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherGoogle Play Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

What is a podcast? Why you need to check them out!

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to a roomful of wonderful parents of some of my students. I was explaining a new course that I am helping to write and create, and mentioned the fact that students in this future class would possibly have the opportunity to design or create a podcast episode as a part of the curriculum. I talked about how I was excited to be a new podcaster and how I loved podcasts, having listened to them since 2008! I talked about the potential of how music, technology, and creativity could come together to create a really cool learning experience! Everyone showed signs of thinking “How cool!”, but when I asked the group of parents in my room just how many of them listened to podcasts, probably two hands went up out of the 30 adults in my room. Now the question I asked was not “Do you know what a podcast is?”, but I will admit to being a little shocked at just how many of the parents seemed lost in my podcast discussion. Whenever I’ve talked to some of my students about podcasting, I get some of the same blank stares. I had no idea!

This all made me realize that people don’t know what they’re missing by not knowing about podcasting. They need to know how they can benefit from a podcast, and how easily accessible they are in this mobile day and age!


What is a podcast?

According to Wikipedia, “a podcast is a digital medium consisting of an episodic series of audio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.”

There are certainly people who have more knowledge about the history and tech of podcasts, but I can tell you that since around 2004 to 2005, podcasting has been a hugely popular medium for consuming free content (mostly), like entertainment, comedy, news of all kinds, inspiration, how-to, business, and the list goes on and on. And with the popularity of smart phones and other mobile devices, podcasting continues to grow at a fast pace!

Depending on what kind of podcast you choose to listen to, you might be able to think of it as like a talk show, a radio show, a comedy show, how-to, book discussions, or any kind of programming that you may be used to finding on television or the radio, and all delivered to your phone or device.

And anyone can create a podcast! This also means that, in most cases, we don’t have a producer or company telling us what we can and cannot do or talk about. When you tune in, you choose where you listen from, when to listen, if you need to pause or rewind, etc… and for FREE!

Once you subscribe to a podcast, you can sometimes find hundreds of great back episodes to listen to for days! Tired of endless top 40 hits? Annoyed by the endless commercial breaks on TV and radio? (I haven’t listened to the radio in years!) There’s almost sure to be podcasts out there for you! Have a favorite series that you watch on TV? There’s probably a fan podcast devoted to nothing other than that show! You’ll quickly find that you can listen to podcasts while you drive to work and back, take that nightly walk, go to the gym, work at your desk, or whatever task that you would normally participate in during your day. You’ll be able to gain a wealth of knowledge, or be entertained for weeks without running out of content.




Where can you find them?

  • The Big Séance Podcast in the iOS Podcast App

    The Big Séance Podcast in the iOS Podcast App


  • Stitcher

  • Your Mobile Device

  • Podcast Apps


You can find most podcasts on places like iTunes or Stitcher. Also, almost any podcast has a home on the web. Take The Big Séance Podcast, for example. There are many different places that people can find my show, but BigSéance.com, the page you’re reading right now, is the online home of my podcast and can be found by clicking “The Big Séance Podcast” above. You could listen right from your laptop or desktop computer. For each episode, you’ll see a player like this. (You didn’t think I’d let you get away without trying to get you to listen to my most recent episode, did you?)


Psychic Techniques to Save Time, Money, and Sanity – The Big Séance Podcast #9

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The Overcast Podcast App

The Overcast Podcast App


Listening to The Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold on my Overcast App!

Listening to The Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold on my Overcast App!


Many smartphones, like the iPhone, come with its own podcast player app, but there are also other podcast apps that you can download, such as Overcast, which is my favorite app to use when I’m on the go. Simply search for a keyword or the name of a podcast, and lots of options will pop up for you to try! When you’re subscribed to a particular podcast, new episodes are automatically downloaded to your app as producers publish them. It’s that easy!


Your Assignment!

Find and listen to a podcast today! It doesn’t even have to be mine! (But gosh, I would be honored if it were mine.) 🙂 


Props to some of my favorite podcasts!

The Paranormal Podcast (The first podcast that I was introduced to, which had a big hand in the forming of Missouri Spirit Seekers, and all things Big Séance.)

The Voices Podcast (Hosted by EVP researcher, Randall Keller, who was recently a guest on The Big Séance Podcast!)

And several podcasts about podcasting (really nerdy… I know), like The Feed, Audacity to Podcast, Podcasters’ Roundtable, Podcast Answer Man, Podcast Talent Coach, and Podcast411.


Andrea Perron finally wraps up her real Conjuring story in Volume 3 of House of Darkness House of Light

A little more than a year ago, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a ticket to an advanced screening of the then upcoming film, The Conjuring. In doing my research for the review that I wrote for the movie, I discovered the first two volumes of Andrea Perron’s House of Darkness House of Light, the books that tell of the author and family’s very real story that inspired the movie. The first two volumes of Andrea’s books are not light reads, but I consumed them as quickly as I could and blogged several times with my thoughts as I made my way through them. If you read any of those posts (that are some of my most popular, by the way), you know that I very much enjoyed the books, though there seemed to not be a large amount of connection to the movie. As you probably know, The Conjuring ended up being a huge success, and so it seemed that I was immersed in all things The Conjuring and House of Darkness House of Light for an entire summer and fall. 

Andrea’s first two volumes were published two years apart, and many of her readers and fans only discovered her due to The Conjuring, and so for a year she has been experiencing lots of pressure to complete and release the third and last volume. 

This weekend I share great news with you! Just days ago, the third volume was released, and on her Facebook page, Andrea Perron says “This last book was the most emotional and the most difficult.” She also says “The third volume is the best of the three books because it brings with it the gift of hope. Resolution. Perhaps even revelation.”

Book Description for all three volumes, from the publisher’s site:

Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a seance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba; a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be the mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.


The book does not appear to be on Amazon right now, but can be purchased HERE

My “To Be Read” shelf has never been more full, but I look forward to getting this one on the doorstep and finishing the story! 



My previous The Conjuring and House of Darkness House of Light posts (most recent first): 

The Current Owner of The Conjuring House Speaks Out!

House of Darkness House of Light, Volume Two, by Andrea Perron, and more on The Conjuring

Children who have spirit friends

House of Darkness House of Light, Volume One, by Andrea Perron

The Conjuring Sequel and the Enfield Poltergeist?

Flies and Hauntings: “You can’t really kill what’s already dead.”

Andrea Perron’s House of Darkness House of Light Trilogy

The Conjuring Movie Review



Some exciting improvements for The Big Séance Podcast!

The Big Séance Podcast has had a few exciting updates and improvements this week!


  1. I’ve updated some new equipment and toys and kicked my recording capabilities up a BIG notch! (You can hear an exciting new sound in the new 30-second promo below.)
  2. Listeners can now call the show on our new feedback line! (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME)
  3. You can now also record your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! This link can also be found in the main menu here at BigSéance.com, and will also be included in the show notes to each episode.
  4. To show off the new equipment, and to get the word out about the show, I’ve created a brand new 30-second promo, which will sound slightly familiar to you if you’re a regular listener. Intros and outros will also be new in upcoming episodes. The promo is below. Check it out.


The Big Séance Podcast 30-Second Promo!

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One last update. In case you didn’t know, it’s Autumn. No really. It’s here. How do I know? I just finished my first week of school with students. And so no matter how many people are splashing in the pool as I drive by, since I’m back at school, it’s Autumn! I don’t think I’ve ever been so worn out and tired from adjusting back into a normal schedule and a new year, which is why you’ve seen mostly podcast content and less “blog” this summer. But I’m super excited, because as The Paranormalist reminded us this weekend, the Halloween countdown has begun… and I’m excited to share some great content! Stay tuned!


The Big Séance Podcast is finally up on iTunes with Annie Wilder as my latest guest! – Episode #3


It’s an exciting day for me! My podcast, including a brand new episode with author Annie Wilder, is finally up on iTunes! Episodes are FREE! Please help me make a big splash on iTunes by subscribing, listening, and maybe even leaving a rating! And don’t forget to share with other fellow paranerds! Thank you!


Author Annie Wilder talks to us about ghosts, dreams, Ouija boards, and gives us an update on her very haunted house, which is featured in her book, “House of Spirits and Whispers”.


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For more on Annie, visit:
Annie’s Facebook Page
Annie’s Amazon Page
Monsters in America — Badlands episode


Thanks, Annie!


The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn RadioStitcherGoogle Play Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe, submit a rating, or share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!

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