091 Skeptics Day with Freak of the Week

Do these Celebrities Haunt this Earth?

Do these celebrities haunt this earth? Join Ghostly for a special Skeptics Day episode with guests Dr. David Hickney (not Nick Mataragas) from Freak of the Week and Dr. Simon Scumbajay (not Al Morgan) from From X to Z talking about celebrity ghosts. Our guests have a very different take on these potential ghosts and not everything is as it seems.

Questions Explored in this Episode

How did Lucille Ball become famous? What are some interesting facts about the life of Alan Rickman? Who was Jim Varney?

Listener Mail

This week’s listener mail is about a mysterious voice. Have a spooky story or question of your own (or someone you know)? Send your story or question to info@ghostlypodcast.com and we might read it on the podcast. You could be on a future episode of Ghostly!

History of the Celebrities

Pat and Rebecca both give an overview of the life stories of this episode’s celebrities: Lucille Ball, Alan Rickman, and Jim Varney.

The Debate

Pat and Rebecca are joined in this week’s debate by Dr. David Hickney and “celebrity ghost expert” Dr. Simon Scumbajay. What will the believers and skeptics say?

Poll Results

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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Rickman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Varney

Thank you to our special guests

Freak of the Week: https://memoriamdevelopment.com/category/podcasts/freak/

From X to Z: https://memoriamdevelopment.com/series/x2z/

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann

“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com