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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 14th – Aaron Gulyas – Origins of Modern Conspiracy Culture


Aaron Gulyas

Since 2017, Aaron Gulyas has produced and hosted The Saucer Life, a podcast which explores the history, lore, and culture of flying saucer belief. He is the author of several books including Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist (“A significant contribution to the body of literature on the UFO phenomenon in general and the contactee movement in specific”- Journal of Popular Culture), Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives (“an updated and well researched genealogy of some of the most enduring tropes of conspiracy lore”- Nova Religio), and The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television (“a helpful volume, and one that should be appreciated by scholars”- The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts). He has also written or edited a vast number of articles and books on much more boring subjects. Gulyas teaches history in Michigan, where he lives with his very, very patient family.


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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 7th – Chris Semtner – Edgar Allan Poe


Chris Semtner

The Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, Chris Semtner has written several books and chapters on topics including Edgar Allan Poe, visual art, crime fiction, and cryptography in addition to contributing articles to, Resources for American Literary Studies, Crime Writers’ Chronicle, and The Edgar Allan Poe Review. He has curated critically acclaimed exhibits for museums and galleries across the country with his Library of Virginia exhibit Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster earning the praise of The New York Times.

As curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, his exhibits for the Poe Museum brought that institution recognition and honors from TIME Magazine, USA Today, and several others. Semtner has collaborated on Poe-inspired performances with groups including the Latin Ballet of Virginia, the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, and the Garth Newel Music Center. Semtner has been interviewed on BBC4, PBS, Travel Channel, Military History, NPR, CNN, and other networks and featured in The New York Times, American Road Magazine, and several other publications.

He regularly speaks about a variety of unusual, obscure, and macabre subjects to groups of all ages at a variety of venues around the United States, from the Steampunk World’s Fair to the Library of Congress, and as far away as Japan. Chris Semtner is an internationally exhibited fine artist whose paintings have entered numerous private and public collections including the Virginia Historical Society, the City of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland.


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Monday, April 20th – Guest: Alan R. Warren

Alan R. Warren -Doomsday Cults and True Crime

Alan Warren will discuss the reality of cults and how they are still around now more than ever. He will also talk about the characteristics of the leaders and followers of them, and our fascination with true crime.


Alan R. Warren has his Masters Degree in Music from the University of Washington in Seattle, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and a Recording & Sound Engineering Diploma from the Juno Award-winning Bullfrog Studios in Vancouver B.C. Canada. Alan started writing for articles in True Case Files Magazine and is still a contributor to Serial Killer Magazine. Since then he has completed 16 true crime books for two different publishers, RJ Parker/Vronksy Publishing in Toronto, Canada and WildBlue Press in America.


Doomsday Cults: The Devil’s Hostages

In Chains: The Dangerous World of Human Trafficking

The Last Man Standing Is Jack David McCullough

The Killing Game: The True Story of Rodney Alcala

Above Suspicion: Russell Williams: A Canadian Serial Killer


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