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A remarkable discovery has emerged in astrophysics: key properties of the universe have just the right values to make life possible. Most scientists prefer to explain away this uniqueness, insisting that a number of unseen universes must therefore exist, each randomly different. Astrophysicist Bernard Haisch joined George Knapp in the first half of the show to propose the alternative—that the special properties of our universe reflect an underlying intelligent consciousness.

In the second half of the program, veteran journalist Chris Taylor talked about how the Star Wars franchise has conquered our culture with a sense of lightness and exuberance, while remaining serious enough to influence politics, and spread a spirituality that appeals to religious groups and atheists alike.

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David Skal

Special Guest

Biography:

Touching on everything from chilling urban legends to our society's fascination with ghoulish and ghastly, David Skal examines the fascinating phenomenon of Halloween. He is the author of Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, V is for Vampire, Screams of Reason, and, with Elias Savada, Dark Carnival. With Nina Auerbach, he is co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Zombies: Truth & Legends

Author Dr. Bob Curran explored beliefs, folklore, and truths regarding zombies, the frightening manifestation of the dead returning. Ancient cultures, such as the Viking, Egyptian, and Celtic all believed in the idea that the dead could return from time to time, in physical form. During Medieval England, certain days were set aside for visitations from the "blessed dead"-- who were said... More »

Host: George Noory

Horror Films & Monsters

Touching on everything from chilling urban legends to our society’s fascination with the ghoulish and ghastly, David Skal examines the fascinating phenomenon of horror films and Halloween. He is the author of Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, V is for Vampire, Screams of Reason, and, with Elias Savada, Dark Carnival. With Nina Auerbach, he is co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of... More »

Host: George Noory
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