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The Micah Hanks Program

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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

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Great show

By coopdal - Aug 08 2019
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Thanks for being professional and having great content !

Kaleb

By BookcliffRunner - Aug 02 2019
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WOW, the Watertown episode was amazing! That episode sold me on this show!!! Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

418 Ratings
Average Ratings
303
46
24
12
33

Great show

By coopdal - Aug 08 2019
Read more
Thanks for being professional and having great content !

Kaleb

By BookcliffRunner - Aug 02 2019
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WOW, the Watertown episode was amazing! That episode sold me on this show!!! Thank you.
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The Micah Hanks Program

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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science and the mysteries of our universe. Taking a critically-minded approach to the study of our world, each week Micah presents commentary and discussions with guests on subjects that include mysteries of physics and astronomy, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), UFOs, myths and folklore, archaeology and ancient mysteries, artificial intelligence, futurism, cryptozoology, science fiction, and entertainment. Each week we journey to the boundaries of human knowledge, in search of the most unusual things our world has to offer.

Rank #1: 08.05.19. UFOs and Espionage: The Russian Connection

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This week on The Micah Hanks Program, we bring news of an exciting discovery: a new species of dinosaur was recently unearthed from the depths... of a museum's archives. This reminds us of the strange affair of the "Pangboche Yeti Hand," a portion of which was smuggled out of Tibet decades ago by legendary tracker Peter Byrne, along with the help of actor Jimmy Stewart. The relic met a similar fate, where it languished in a museum archive for decades before its rediscovery.

We then turn our attention to disturbing reports of cattle deaths out of Oregon, which bear all the markings of such "classic" mutilations... apart from the initial reports that indicated the animals had apparently been shot in the head. This was later amended, when further reporting on the strange animal deaths featured supposition by law enforcement that the creatures might have been poisoned, but not by any conventional or unintended means. It's time that we get to the bottom of the mutilations, the senseless killing of livestock, and the destruction of property that their deaths entail. 

Then later in the program, "Russian meddling” is a common term we hear in the news today, many are unaware that for decades, the Russians secretly used the UFO phenomenon as a means to try and destabilize the West. But why did the Soviet Union fabricate tales of aliens and feed them to the Pentagon, and does the UFO meddling still continue to this day?

Joining us to discuss this is Nick Redfern, author of more than forty books that include Area 51: The Revealing Truth of UFOs, Secret Aircraft, Cover-Ups & Conspiracies and his latest book, Flying Saucers from the Kremlin: UFOs, Russian Meddling, Soviet Spies & Cold War Secrets. Nick has appeared on many TV shows, including the BBC’s Out of This World; the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive; the History Channel’s Monster Quest, America’s Book of Secrets and UFO Hunters; the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; and MSNBC’s Countdown.

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Aug 07 2019
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #2: 07.31.19. The Enigma of Our Ancestry

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It’s been a long time in the making… and we’re excited to finally make the big announcement: introducing The Micah Hanks Program, the new weekly podcast and official audio offering from Micah Hanks and The Gralien Report.

Although the name has changed, the newly rechristened podcast will continue to offer even more news and insight into the realms of space, science, ancient mysteries, and the unexplained, along with articles, videos, and other content provided by The Gralien Report, the official website of our long-running enterprise.

And to help break in the new and improved podcast, we kick things off with a journey back in time, as Micah takes us to the mysterious “Cradle of Humanity” in Eastern Africa, where millions of years ago our earliest human ancestors first appeared. Over the course of the next several hundreds of thousands of years, these mysterious early humans spread across the globe, eventually making their way to every continent. But just how early did humans set foot in the Americas, and were anatomically modern humans even the first to do so?

To answer these questions, we look at some of the most controversial archaeological sites in the world, which are also alleged to be the oldest in North America. Disputed by most scholars today, these sites—if confirmed—would dramatically shift our understanding of ancient human migrations. They may also cause us to have to rethink the mobility of ancient early human groups like the Neanderthals, as well as the mysterious Denisovans, each of which is believed to have disappeared nearly 40,000 years ago. But what if these hominid groups, or perhaps even unknown varieties similar to them, existed far more recently? What would this mean in terms of the broader human story… and even claims of sightings of primitive, bipedal primates that persist in modern times?

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Jul 31 2019
2 hours 12 mins
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Rank #3: TGR 04.23.18. MK Ultra, Black Budgets, and Area 51

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On this week's podcast, we look at secret information that was disclosed to the public by accident, including information on the CIA's controversial MK ULTRA program.

This post, TGR 04.23.18. MK Ultra, Black Budgets, and Area 51, first appeared at The Gralien Report.

Apr 24 2018
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #4: 04.22.19. Confirmed: The FBI Raid on Bob Lazar

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This week Timothy McMillan joins us to discuss FOIA documents that provide details on an FBI raid and other claims made by Bob Lazar, one of the most controversial figures in modern UFO studies.

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Apr 23 2019
1 hour 51 mins
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Rank #5: TGR 12.18.17. The Pentagon’s Secret UFO Program

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This week we examine the bombshell New York Times report that revealed a secret Pentagon UFO program which operated until 2012... and may still exist today.

This post, TGR 12.18.17. The Pentagon’s Secret UFO Program, first appeared at The Gralien Report.

Dec 19 2017
1 hour 42 mins
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Rank #6: 05.06.19. Abominable! The Snowman Returns

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This week, in addition to science news we look at the Abominable Snowman, a creature many allege to be more myth than monster, along with several of the most unusual cases involving alleged encounters with them.

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May 07 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #7: TGR 01.02.18. A.I., Occultists, and the Illuminati in Our Midst

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This week we kick off 2018 with discussion of futuristic AI and avatars in films, time travel, absurd Illuminati claims by conspiracists, and a historical perspective on UFO news.

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Jan 04 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #8: TGR 04.09.18. The Astronauts Who Saw UFOs

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This week on The Gralien Report, we examine testimony from four astronauts about their observations of unidentified flying objects during NASA missions and related beliefs.

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Apr 10 2018
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #9: 01.21.19. Project Blue Book

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This week we are joined by Alejandro Rojas for a discussion about a new FOIA release pertaining to the mysterious Pentagon AATIP UFO study, as well as the famous U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book.

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Jan 22 2019
1 hour 56 mins
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Rank #10: TGR 09.11.18. A Mysterious Town, a Mystic Mountain, and Mythic Beasts

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This week on the podcast, Micah recounts his visit to a unique town with a "mystic mountain" and folklore about Sasquatch from the Pacific Northwest.

This post, TGR 09.11.18. A Mysterious Town, a Mystic Mountain, and Mythic Beasts, first appeared at The Gralien Report.

Sep 12 2018
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #11: TGR 01.08.17. Dimensions: UFOs and the New Physics

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This week on The Gralien Report, we look at attitudes among celebrity scientists on the subject of UFOs, and new experiments that may shed light on alternate dimensions.

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Jan 10 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #12: TGR 02.19.18. Underworld: What Exists Below

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This week on The Gralien Report, we explore the myths and folklore associated with caves, caverns, and the underworld, and whether science can teach us new things about the world below ground.

This post, TGR 02.19.18. Underworld: What Exists Below, first appeared at The Gralien Report.

Feb 21 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #13: TGR 08.13.18. Atlantis: Fact, Philosophy, and Fantasy

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This week we examine the strange "history" of Atlantis, an odd passing reference made by Plato which spurred interest in one of the most lasting mythologies of all time.

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Aug 15 2018
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #14: TGR 03.20.18. The Yuba County Five: America’s Dyatlov Pass?

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This week on The Gralien Report, we remember the late physicist Stephen Hawking, in addition to examining the strange disappearance of five men from Yuba County, California.

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Mar 20 2018
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #15: TGR 07.02.18. The Ancient Wonders of North America

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This week on the podcast we explore the ancient wonders of North American archaeology, such as Ohio's Serpent Mound and other enigmatic locations.

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Jul 03 2018
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #16: TGR 08.20.18. Into the Wild: Monster, Myth, or Man?

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On this edition of the podcast, we discuss reports of "wild men" in America, and whether these involve a monster, popular myths, or perhaps most frightening of all... actual men living "off the grid"?

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Aug 22 2018
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #17: TGR 05.14.18. Carl Jung: Archetypes and Alchemy of the Unconscious

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This week on the podcast, we discuss Carl Jung, and the development of ideas such as archetypes, the collective unconscious, and his other great contributions to psychology and psychoanalysis.

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May 15 2018
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #18: 07.15.19. Welcome to Watertown: Area 51 Secrets

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On this edition of the program, the debate over the use of straws continues, as we learn of a bizarre case of “death by metal straw” that occurred in the United Kingdom, while environmentally-minded bans of plastic straws are still in the works. Then, after other news that includes the science behind Hollywood’s latest sci-fi “reboot,” we shift our attention over to one of the be best-kept secrets in American Government: the secretive installation known as Area 51.

The famous facility at Groom Lake has long been the subject of rumors and speculation, particularly after it became a household name in the 1990s, following Bob Lazar’s peculiar rise to fame for having allegedly worked there. During the Cold War, the CIA’s top-secret spy planes were tested at the Nevada site, for use in reconnaissance missions over the U.S.S.R. “Much of the testing took place at the facility at Groom Lake,” a CIA history of the operation reads, “a dry lakebed near Las Vegas, Nevada, in an isolated area that came to be known as Area 51 and Watertown. The area was chosen by top officials of the U-2’s Development Projects Staff who flew to Nevada in search of a site where the U-2 could be tested safely and secretly.”

However, how big a secret was Area 51, also known as “Watertown” and a variety of other things over the years? We look at recently declassified information about the highly-secretive site, and why some historians and aviation enthusiasts would argue that America’s biggest secret was never all that secret, after all.

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Jul 31 2019
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #19: 04.08.19. Time Travel, Anthropology, and the UFO Enigma

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This week we are joined by Michael P. Masters, Ph.D., a professor of biological anthropology and author of the new book "Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the UFO Phenomenon."

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Apr 11 2019
1 hour 52 mins
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Rank #20: TGR 06.18.18. The Owls Are Not What They Seem

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This week's podcast examines the myth and folklore surrounding owls and the prevalence of these birds of prey in a number of traditions around the world dating back to antiquity.

This post, TGR 06.18.18. The Owls Are Not What They Seem, first appeared at The Gralien Report.

Jun 19 2018
1 hour 48 mins
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