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Comedian Matt Kirshen Joins Us

Matt Kirshen has been a stand-up comedian since the tail end of 2001, has performed in over 20 countries, and has been seen on such television shows as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Nerdist on BBC America and Last Comic Standing, where he was a Season 5 finalist.

With his British accent and his "maths" degree from Cambridge University, Matt Kirshen lends some much-needed gravitas to the proceedings. Matt is currently writing for the Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central and co-hosts the very funny and intelligent Probably Science podcast. Follow Matt on Twitter to get a daily dose of very funny original jokes.  

Skeptical Paranormal Investigation w/ Joe Nickell

Joe Nickell on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

Joe Nickell, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 1987), is Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) - an international scientific organization - and investigative columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine.

A former professional stage magician (he was Resident Magician at the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame for three years) and private investigator for a world-famous detective agency, Dr. Nickell taught technical writing for several years at the University of Kentucky before taking the full-time position with CSI at its offices at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York.

Utilizing his varied background, Nickell has become widely known as an investigator of myths and mysteries, frauds, forgeries, and hoaxes. He has been called "the modern Sherlock Holmes," "the original ghost buster," and "the real-life Scully" (from "The X-Files" ). He has investigated scores of haunted-house cases, including the Amityville Horror and the Mackenzie House in Toronto, Canada. Nickell was an inspiration for Hilary Swank's role as a miracle investigator in The Reaping (2007).

On this special skeptical edition of the Mythicist Milwaukee Show, Joe Nickell joins us to discuss his storied career and how to approach paranormal investigation from a scientific perspective. Hear a critical take on the shroud of Turin, the miracle of Fatima, lake monsters, the Nazca lines and much more. Truly, a can't miss episode featuring a legend in the field of scientific investigation!