Benjamin Radford is an award-winning investigator and deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer science magazine. He has written thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, mysterious phenomena, critical thinking, and science literacy. He is author, co-author, or contributor to more than twenty books, including Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries; Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore; Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment; (winner of the Southwest Book Award); and Bad Clowns; (Independent Publisher Award bronze medalist).
Best known as a science-based investigator into unusual phenomena, Radford is a regular columnist for several outlets including LiveScience.com and Discovery News. Radford co-founded two podcasts: Squaring the Strange (2016-present) and MonsterTalk (winner of the Parsec award). Radford has been quoted as an expert by hundreds of media outlets. Radford has a masters degree in education and a bachelors degree in psychology, and is a member of the American Folklore Society.