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Grant Wilson of Ghost Hunters – The Big Seance Podcast #100

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Grant Wilson of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters joins Patrick to discuss the TAPS influence on the world and the paranormal community. Join us for a very special 100th episode! 

 

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Chuck Gotski, Psychic Medium and Paranormal Investigator – The Big Seance Podcast #75

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Chuck Gotski, psychic medium, paranormal investigator, and co-host of Paranormal Underground Radio: In the Dark, shares his experiences with investigating the paranormal, and his recent journey of mediumship.

 

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Psychic Predictions and Prophecies for 2015 – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #24

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Check out your Psychic Predictions and Prophecies for 2015 from Janice Carlson, Angela Thomas, Rob Gutro, Carole J. Obley, Karen A. Dahlman, Lee Allen Howard, and Marilyn Painter.

 

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In this episode:

Some of the Prophecies and predictions of Edgar Cayce and Sylvia Browne.

Janice Carlson – Janice has been a lovely friend and supporter of the podcast. You can hear my interview with her if you go to episode 10 from August 27, 2014. I wanted to start our special predictions episode with Janice today, because this was actually all her idea… and I thought it was brilliant! For more on Janice, visit janicecarlson.com.

Janice gives us her psychic predictions for 2015.

Psychic-Angela-Thomas-big-seance-podcastAngela Thomas – Next up is a psychic named Angela Thomas. She is a research psychic for the study of precognition with Dr. Vernon Neppe. She’s been a guest of George Noory’s Beyond Belief on Gaiam TV, and in the spring of 2015, she’ll be publishing her book “Three Dimensional Tarot: The Art of Gathering Information”. You can find more about Angela at AngelaThomas.org. 

Angela gives her psychic predictions for the next 18 months. 

Author, medium, and scientist, rob gutro. Pets and the Afterlife. Interview for The Big Séance Podcast.Rob Gutro – Rob is an author, medium, and scientist, and he made his initial appearance on the 13th episode from September 18, 2014. For more on Rob, visit ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com.

Rob joins us today to tell us how we all have the ability to have premonitions, and he shares a very touching story about one of his own premonitions. 

Psychic Carole J. Obley, The Big Séance PodcastCarole J. Obley – A future guest of an upcoming episode of The Big Séance Podcast, Carole has been the bridge between heaven and earth in over 7,000 group and individual readings. It’s no surprise that she is fast becoming a sought-after medium, author, workshop leader and speaker given the startling clarity, specificity and accuracy with which she sees, hears and senses people’s loved ones in spirit. Names, descriptions of loved ones’ personalities and uncanny, validating details as well as grief support and teachings about the Afterlife are typically delivered in her readings. Heartfelt and compassionate in her approach, Carole is also well-known for her practical, down-to-earth guidance and insight into life issues, such as relationships, career and finance. Fore more on private sessions, visit soulvisions.net.

Carole shares the message that coming in 2015, we will have a deeper awareness of humanity and unity.

Karen A. Dahlman, Psychic Predictions and Prophesies for 2015, Big Séance PodcastKaren A. Dahlman – You remember her. She’s been on the show several times already. Her interview in episode 5 from July 23, 2014, remains very popular! For more on Karen, visit karenadahlman.com

Karen shares some predictions for the year 2015 that she received from one of her spirit friends known as “The Moon”, and she received these predictions from the Ouija board. 

Our last two contributions stand out, because they are channeled messages that are recorded as they’re happening. Both Lee Allen Howard and Marilyn Painter have been guests on the podcast, and I’m glad to have them back. 

lee allen howard, medium and metaphysician, the big séance podcast interview, channelingLee Allen Howard – He was with us on episode 12 from September 11, 2014. For more on Lee Allen Howard, visit building-the-bridge.com.  

Lee gives his 2015 psychic predictions, but also leaves us with the recording of him channeling a message that he received from a “watcher” that he talks about on building-the-bridge.com. He received this on November 24, 2014 during a channeling session. 

Marilyn Painter, Psychic Predictions and Prophesies for 2015, Big Séance PodcastMarilyn Painter – She was my very first guest in episode 1. You can also hear her in episode 9 from August 20th, 2014. For more on Marilyn, visit ahtahsanctuary.com

Marilyn also shares a recording of her channeling the energies of 2015.

 

I hope you enjoyed this episode, and I would absolutely LOVE to hear from you if you have any thoughts about any of the messages you heard today. I’m sure all of these folks would love to hear about any validation if you notice anything lining up as they predicted. I hope to hear from you!

 

Happy New Year! Have a GREAT 2015!

 

The Big Séance Podcast can be found right here, on iTunes, and on Stitcher. 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!


Halloween Memories and Traditions with Special Guests – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #19

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Well it is finally here. It is the week of Halloween, and in this final Halloween episode, I invite several past guests to share their favorite Halloween memories and traditions! Hear contributions from Annie Wilder, Sara Wiseman, Lee Allen Howard, Karen A. Dahlman, Janice Carlson, Rob Gutro, and Jim Harold.

 

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In this episode:

A Halloween Housewarming in 1911

A special return visit from Meth Hazel

Returning from episode 2 of the Big Séance Podcast, our next guest, Annie Wilder has a cool story from a Halloween night a few years ago. Now you have to remember that she lives in a haunted house, and when she mentions “the sisters” and “Leon”, those are spirits that are known to reside with her in the home.

Sara Wiseman joined us on October 2, 2014. I really enjoyed that conversation. She may have the sweetest and most calming voice ever, but you might want to briefly turn the lights on for this recent memory.

My friend Lee Allen Howard was with us for the September 11, 2014 episode. He is a medium and metaphysician, but he’s also an author, and he writes some horrifying things. And from his memories, it kind of makes you understand just where it all came from.

Next up is Karen A. Dahlman, who has been on the show twice, July 23, and October 16, of 2014. I absolutely love her story, and Karen was nice enough to send in a very special photo for all of us to enjoy.

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Karen A. Dahlman (right) and friend, Halloween 1977

Medium and psychic, Janice Carlson, joined us on August 27, 2014. She’s really fun to talk to, and she joins us again now to share this thought-provoking memory of a childhood Halloween. She also wanted to share an article she wrote about Halloween. **Janice’s drawing is coming soon!**

On September 18, 2014, Rob Gutro joined us to talk about Pets and the Afterlife. Here’s a memory from Rob.  

If you’re a regular listener of the Big Séance Podcast, you know just how much respect I have for our final guest tonight, a man who has influenced me greatly! I was so very honored to have Jim Harold, of the Paranormal Podcast, join me back on Sept 25, 2014. I invited him to come back to share his thoughts on a favorite tradition on Halloween. If you’re a parent, you’ll relate to this one.

A special credit and “thank you” goes out to the incredibly talented Tim Prasil, for writing the really funny story for Meth Hazel’s appearance tonight. Thanks for playing along with us, and sharing your time and talent, Tim. You’ll actually be hearing from Tim, who is a writer, in a future episode of the podcast. You can learn more about him at timprasil.wordpress.com.

Don’t forget!! Are you a regular listener? Please e-mail (or call, or SpeakPipe) with where you’re listening from, and how you’re listening! I’d appreciate it! Patrick@BigSeance.com

 

Sam Haynes, Spine ChillersSpooky Music featured on this episode is from Sam Haynes. You can find more about Sam and his music at http://www.hauntmusic.co.uk/. Thanks, Sam!

 

 

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The Big Séance Podcast can be found right here, on iTunes, and on Stitcher. 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!

 


Halloween History and a Conversation with the Holiday’s Leading Expert, Lesley Bannatyne – The Big Séance Podcast: My Paranormal World #18

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Halloween is just days away, so what better time to talk about the history of my favorite holiday with the nation’s leading expert on Halloween, Lesley Bannatyne! She’s the author of five books on the topic of Halloween, including Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History, which will celebrate 25 years of being in print in 2015. Click HERE for my review of this book. 

 

 

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Halloween History

Topics discussed in this episode:

Can you guess Lesley’s favorite Halloween candy?

Lesley shares some of her favorite memories from the holiday. 

Where did Halloween come from?

  • Samhain
  • Harvest
  • Darkness and the coming winter
  • Folklore and Superstition
  • “The Other World”
  • All Hallows/All Saints Day
  • All Souls Day
  • Pranks and Mischiefs
  • Guy Fawkes
  • Victorians and Halloween Parties

When did Trick-or-Treating become a part of Halloween? 1940s

  • Kids and mischief around Halloween
  • Adults threw Halloween parties to keep young people from mischief and vandalism. It didn’t work. 
  • Adults learned to offer food and treats (extortion/begging?) in exchange for no mischief or violence on their property. 
  • Trick-or-Treating seen on television for the first time
  • Trick-or-Treat for Unicef (charity)

When did costumes go from being disguises to a way of expression? Costumes then and now. 

Our favorite symbols of Halloween. Where did they come from?

  • The Witch
  • The Black Cat
  • The Bat
  • Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns
  • Are Scarecrows disappearing?

The Victorians and Halloween… how did they celebrate?

  • Parties and Decorations
  • Games
  • “Dumb Supper”
  • Seeing the image of your future love

Lesley shares how she researched and found historic articles and information from Halloweens past from vintage periodicals. 

Urban Myths about Halloween

  • Fear
  • Apples and razor blades
  • Black Cats and Satanic Sacrifice

Church, Religion, and Halloween

How has Halloween changed since Lesley’s book was first released?

What does duct tape have to do with Halloween? (Ha!)

 

For More on Lesley Bannatyne:

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Lesley’s Books

For More Halloween History

Why Halloween Matters

The Literature of Old Halloween

Check out Lesley’s appearance on the BBC on Halloween day!

Check out her appearance on the History Channel’s The Real Story of Halloween

 

Thanks, Lesley!

 

Don’t forget!! Are you a regular listener? Please e-mail (or call, or SpeakPipe) with where you’re listening from, and how you’re listening! I’d appreciate it! Patrick@BigSeance.com

 

Sam Haynes, Spine ChillersSpooky Music featured on this episode is from Sam Haynes. You can find more about Sam and his music at http://www.hauntmusic.co.uk/. Thanks, Sam!

 

 

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The Big Séance Podcast can be found right here, on iTunes, and on Stitcher. 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.

 

 

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Where can you find them?

  • The Big Séance Podcast in the iOS Podcast App

    The Big Séance Podcast in the iOS Podcast App

    iTunes

  • Stitcher

  • Your Mobile Device

  • Podcast Apps

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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!

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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.

 


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

 

In episode 9, Psychic Medium, Marilyn Painter, gives us everyday tips and techniques for using our own psychic ability to help us shop, save money, and even getting a great parking spot!

 

 

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PsychicQuests.com

Facebook: Psychic Medium Marilyn Painter

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Thanks, Marilyn!

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The Big Séance Podcast can be found right here, on iTunes, and on Stitcher. 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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