Marc Hartzman

Marc Hartzman

Biography: has called Marc Hartzman "one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre," and George Noory said he's "as bizarre as Robert Ripley." Hartzman considers both these statements to be high compliments since his passion for the unusual started with Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the annual Guinness Book of World Records during his youth.

In addition to his books about ghosts, Mars, Oliver Cromwell's embalmed head, weird things on eBay, sideshow performers, and unorthodox messages from God, Hartzman has written for Mental Floss, the Huffington Post, AOL Weird News,, The Morbid Anatomy Online Journal, and Bizarre magazine. He's discussed oddities on CNN, MSNBC, Ripley’s Radio, and the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum. Outside of these projects, Hartzman earns a living as an award-winning advertising creative director.



Past Shows:

  • Space Exploration / Weird History

    Space journalist Rod Pyle discussed the latest developments in space exploration. Followed by author Marc Hartzman on weird history.More »
  • Alien Abduction / History of UFOs

    Bruce Rapuano shared his incredible story of alien abduction. Followed by writer and historian Marc Hartzman providing a comprehensive tour through UFO history.More »
  • Search for ET Life / Weird Alien Tales

    Astrophysicist  Adam Frank shared his latest research on the search for alien life. Followed by Cheryll Jones' interview with author Marc Hartzman on weird alien tales.More »
  • Alternative Health / Supernatural History

    Pharmacist Ben Fuchs discussed natural health remedies and the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals that our bodies need to maintain good health. Followed by author Marc Hartzman on the history of ghosts and mediums.More »
  • Oracle Cards / Fascination with Mars

    Colette Baron-Reid discussed her Oracle cards and how they provide insight and divination. Followed by Marc Hartzman with fascinating historical lore of Mars.More »
  • History of Autism/ Tales of the Bizarre

    In the first half, science writer Steve Silberman discussed the history of autism, and his work challenging some of the presumptions about the condition. In the latter half, one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre, Marc Hartzman, talked about his latest work...More »
  • 'Fortune Cookie' Hotline

    During Open Lines George offered a 'Fortune Cookie' hotline for people who have received a fortune that has come true. The Coast host also cracked open a couple of cookies and read some of his fortunes ("Practice is the best of all instructors." and "You outdistance all...More »