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Ben Radford, deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer, joins Thomas and Julie

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Special guest Ben Radford, deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine, joins hosts Thomas and Julie to talk about how he became involved in the cryptozoological arena, and the importance of skepticism in regards to Bigfoot research and investigations.  They also talk about ongoing DNA testing and the problems associated with obtaining samples without proper protocol, and how investigators can raise the bar with their research criteria.  This and much more on this episode of “On the Shoulders of Giants- Talking Old Timers with Thomas Steenburg”.  Brought to you by Monster X Radio.  Thank you for your support!

Benjamin Radford is deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine and a Research Fellow with the non-profit educational organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has written thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, mysterious phenomena, cryptozoology and critical thinking. He is author, co-author or contributor to over twenty books (including Lake Monster MysteriesTracking the Chupacabra, and Scientific Paranormal Investigation) and has won awards for his books, films, and podcasts. He is also co-founder of MonsterTalk and Squaring the Strange podcasts. 

Radford has been quoted as an expert by hundreds of media outlets including CNN, ABC News, BBC, CBC, The New York TimesForbesThe New York Times MagazineFortean Times, and Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared on dozens of television shows including Good Morning America the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the National Geographic Channel. Radford has Masters degrees in education and public health and a Bachelors degree in psychology, and is a member of the American Folklore Society. 

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