What?! Ridiculous Notions Talked About On Z Talk Radio?
First off, sorry for the delay in posting the show notes. It was a pretty busy last few days.
Z Talk Radio is an internet radio station with programming that primarily appeals to believers in the paranormal. Psychic, ghost, UFO, cryptid, and lots and lots of energy talk fill the day at Z Talk Radio. Except when Big Picture Science or Dimland Radio are playing. That’s when a skeptic can breathe a little easier.
As Z Talk’s resident skeptic, I hear a small amount of the usually eye-rollingly unsupported by science claims on the station, but I don’t listen very often. Those claims tend to get tiring, but what can I do? I’m just one lone skeptical voice in a paranormal crowd. I try to tell it the way it is, at least, the way that is as supported by science.
So, when I get to the chat room on a Saturday night, minutes before my show, I’ll hear some pretty silly stuff. (Unless I’m lucky enough to have the Auto DJ playing Big Picture Science or my show, that is.) The previous Saturday, I heard something quite upsetting.
I don’t recall what show it was. I believe it was an old show no longer being produced on Z Talk. I, also, don’t recall the names of the hosts, not that I would say them if I did. I heard something that made my jaw drop.
The two hosts had just wrapped up an interview and “reading session” with a “psychic” when I tuned in. The hosts talked about how interesting the guest was and the male host mentioned that the guest had addressed his co-host’s missing cat. The co-host acknowledged that the guest was probably right about her missing cat not coming back because it was likely dead.
This host said she lived in a rural area with predators such as coyotes. Her missing cat probably came to a bad end from a meeting with a coyote. That’s sad and I was starting to formulate a thought in my head about not letting cats outside, when she let loose with this goodie: This missing cat was the FOURTH cat she’d lost in this manner.
My wife, who is way more of an animal person than I am, summed it up best. She said, “This lady should stop feeding her cats to the coyotes!”