I was really excited to listen to your podcast. It sounded so good. I have listened to quite a few episodes, including the series on Skinwalker Ranch. I am from Utah, in particular the area around akinwalker ranch, and was so excited to listen and hear more about skinwalker ranch. As I listened I felt like there was too many tangents and it was incredibly hard to follow. I felt like I heard more rambling than actual stories about skinwalker ranch. I was really disappointed.
Thanks for providing a new outlet for one of my favorite subjects since I was a kid
You guys are great and really do your homework! Unfortunately, some of the subjects get way too much time. I suggest going back and listening to The Betz Sphere podcasts, as an example on how things you talk about are repeated over and over again.
I really used to love and look forward to this podcast but I feel like the material is so repetitive. They used to do more paranormal material or story telling but now itâs a lot of interviewing experts or authors talking about cryptozoology or ufos. Not that that stuff isnât interesting as well but I loved when it was an even mix of everything. Some of my fav episodes are Devil in the Diner, Amelia Earhart, Dyatlov Pass, Oak Island and The Sallie House. They also used to do sound effects in their episodes during the story telling and I loved it but now they donât and itâs a bummer! Itâs hard to stay focused with the experts/authors they interview. I donât want to give them a bad review tho because I do love them, just bummed that itâs changed so much.
Love the content and the hosts! This is my all time favorite podcast. So much variety!
2 years ago I gave this show 5/5. I love diving into a topic, but recently, episodes are becoming too long for me. I miss the days of consistent 2-parters (maybe 3!) with episodes about an hour in length. But thatâs just me. Sticking around hoping things become more balanced, because theyâre awesome hosts and the topics are really cool!
I am throughly enjoying this podcast! Itâs become my favorite. I especially love how intensive and detailed each episode delves into each subject. When you think youâve heard everything there is to know about a topic you guys come up with something Iâve never heard of or considered. Keep doing what you do!
Love the podcast but the last few episodes (the Patterson and sphere casts) are so long winded they become boring I miss the days of quick and concise episodes that are sharp and too the point
Love listening to you guys! Been listening for a few years now, and donât miss an episode! Keep it up!
Astonishing Legends is my favorite podcast, and I listen to a lot of podcasts. The amount of research that goes into each and every episode never fails to impress me, and the chemistry between hosts Scott and Forrest is pure magic.Between their witty banter, thorough research, and passionate delivery, this show â regardless of your belief in the strange, unusual, or supernatural â is consistently thought-provoking and exceedingly entertaining. I canât recommend it enough.(Special shoutout to Tess Pfeifle and the Astonishing Research Corps for their contributions to the program)
Love Astonishing Legends. The banter is perfect. Really enjoyed the longer, multi-part episodes, especially Betz Sphere, and Patterson Gimlin. The guys are so thorough! Keep up the excellent work!
This is the podcast that got me hooked on podcasts. I love these guys and their content is so good. I appreciate that there is nothing pretentious about the delivery, just honest research that allows the listener to embark on their own quest after listening. Thanks for such an awesome show!
Favourite pod cast ever! I love the topics they cover, and the overall production value of the show in general. The dynamic between the hosts is light hearted and funny and not at all awkward or ego driven which has put me off a lot of other shows like it. I see a lot of people here complaining about the PGF series being too long, but I disagree. I think you always have the option of switching to another show if a topic is not your thing (not sure why youâd take the time to complain online instead of just not listening- but thats people for you right?). I really like the fact that they go into crazy depth and detail to cover every possible angle, and at no time do I feel like they are trying to sell it to you. They let the extensive research they cover speak for itself.
I have been listing to this podcast loyally since the beginning and itâs one of the best out there in this subject matter. I REALLY enjoyed the deep deep dig into the PGF...I thought I knew everything about it but boy was I wrong! Thank you for taking the time and making the commitment to do the most thorough analysis possible!
I really loved this show when it first started. Iâve been a loyal fan ever since. However, lately the series episodes seem to be getting out of hand. The Patterson-Gimlin series has gone on WAY too long. 6 episodes on Bigfoot? Seems incredibly redundant and has been, in my opinion, their most boring series yet.
Iâve been listening to the show for a long time and hope I can add those last two stars back on. Echoing some of the other complaints about the more recent format from the show - spending 10+ hours on these topics over the course of months feels a little excessive and not what reeled a lot of us into the podcast in the first place. Also, I have real problems with this Bigfoot âseasonâ of the show. Iâm usually able to suspend disbelief with you guys, but the way that you present information in this is very obviously skewed by your beliefs. Anything skeptic is silly and unrealistic and not even dug into with an unbiased eye. Thereâs a lot of faulty logic here that made it very hard for me to buy into anything you were saying at all because it seemed so opinionated.
Please, please, please stop treating the listeners like weâre idiots. You come off as condescending and heavy-handed and itâs so disappointing bc your topics are great.Side Note â Forrest most recently spends 2 mins explaining that a Big Foot is possibly a escaped gorilla, as if people believe that. Stop, man.
Love the show!
I give this podcast my highest recommendation â it is hands down the best podcast for coverage of paranormal (broadly defined) issues. The hosts are pros, they are quite intelligent, serious and appropriately skeptical, and very reasonable (unlike certain other shows there are no crazy guys calling in to claim they are diving their Cessnas into Area 51 while being fired upon by the U. S. military or similar shenanigans), and they are fantastically well-researched (I say this as a college professor). They are also humble, so they never preach at persons being interviewed though they always ask insightful questions, and they are beautifully adept at interviewing guests in general. I wanted to post right away since it is showing up in the amazon reviews that the ENTIRE PGF SERIES (âBIGFOOT FILMâ) IS UTTERLY FANTASTIC. Listen whether you care about Bigfoot or not as I can promise you, as a person who has never been into Bigfoot or yeti, that the research and depth of analysis are worth the time. No one (compared to other paranormal-focused podcasts) puts in the amount of effort they do to review all of the relevant material and prep for interviews as well as the show. Their highly intelligent approach to the subject is fascinating on its own â no matter what you decide about the film and its very famous subject. You can decide that the film is âwooâ but still find the discussion enriching intellectually, which is exactly what a good analysis should do! Listen to the shows that cover just the topics that interest you if you wish but I would recommend listening to shows that explore unfamiliar territory as well. For example I have never been a âBigfoot personâ â I never was a âsquatch believerâ or really put any mental energy into it other than appreciating reruns of the old âIn Search Ofâ episodes when I was a child. But the AL series on the Patterson-Gimlin film is amazing. I love the in-depth investigation of the film itself, the expert analysis of Hollywood-level costume work that was available in 1967, the details about the location, the analysis of the film and its quality, the evaluation of the subjectâs muscle movement and primate biomechanics, etc. Other aspects of paranormal phenomena are much more interesting to me â I am an academic and at different points in my career I dived deeply into subjects such as the creation of the Society for Psychical Research in England. So I appreciate very much the Astonishing Legends approach to a difficult subject (the paranormal), and I feel like I actually learned something. Bravo gentlemen!!
Iâm a fan of these types of podcasts! The hosts jive well with each other and the stories are interesting, well thought out and researched. Thank you for keeping politics out of podcasts and giving me a place to escape from the daily drama of news with a good story or two. Keep up the good work!
I just recently discovered this podcast and Iâm hooked. These guys are good. Very thorough and entertaining to boot. Love the current PGF discussion. The guests are great. I will keep listening.
And they shall crawl upon their bellies into the kingdom of darkness
Wow I love you guys and have been a loyal listener since your debut but I sure am tired of seeing this ....what episode 5 now of the bigfoot film?? Sorry really not that interesting. I loved the lighthouse sries and many others Lately you guys seem a little off track and need to go back to your earlier style. You seem to be getting obsessed with some boring topics and overdoing the episodes on particularly mundane topics. Ditto for the 4 episodes on a metal ball. Câmon fellas you have a ton of talents, donât bore us now.
Great work guys and gals
Informative, interesting, and funny. Such a perfect mix! Love the choice of topics.
just found these and started with the early episodes. very well told, very interesting. i hope the sound effects end as this progresses...kinda kills the flow and adds very little.
Let me just start by saying I love these guys and have been listening since the first episode. The Skinwalker Ranch series are some of my all time favorite episodes, and I love how theyâre always able to find the human side of urban legends and tall tales...but these multi-part deep dives are getting a little out of hand. I definitely donât mind a 2 hr episode, especially when itâs a topic I find interesting, nor do I mind a 2 or 3 parter to help split things up. But 4 parts on the Bigfoot film? Most of them 2 hours long? The newest being FOUR hours long, and itâs not even the conclusion (seriously within the first 20 seconds they teased another installment on the same topic next week). Perhaps some listeners enjoy this and Iâm just being a jerk, but that kind of podcasting is not for me. Iâve found that if theyâre covering a topic Iâm not interested in, I wonât be able to tune in for another month or two since theyâll be on that exact same topic for multiple episodes and donât release episodes every week. (That last part isnât a complaint â I know these things take time, I was just pointing out the fact.) Again, I say this with love because Iâve been a fan for a while and donât want to sound mean or tell people how to run their show, but please reign it in a little. Keep the topics to 3 or 4 (shorter) episodes max, and keep the content relevant and engaging. Not only will this make current fans happier, but it will make it much easier for a potential new fan to dive right in and not feel daunted.
When I listened to my first podcast it was so interesting and it is now the only podcast I now listen to!!!ðððððð it was about Amelia earheart and it was well organized and very high details. Would highly recommend!!!!!!!ðððððððððð¤ð¤ð¤ð¤
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I really like this podcast and listen to it pretty frequently. Some are soooo creepy, conspiratorial, or just bizarre. I enjoy the mix between these categories. However, like many have said, these dudes go on a tangent and follow it way out into the weeds. I started out LOVING mothman but didnât end up finishing it because somehow we got into men in black. While interesting, it just kept bouncing around so much that I gave up. Same happened with Sally House. I also only listened to one Patterson Grimlin part because it seemed to cover it all and I didnât really know what more they had to say about it in three additional parts. I donât mind long episodes. I actually prefer it. But only if itâs relevant the entire time.