Hi there Everybody.For those who aren't familiar, R.S. Lancaster is the creator of http://www.stopsylvia.com/ (and http://www.stopkaz.com/) - the site that inspired http://www.stoprobbie.com/. We are excited about his new show and hope that it brings the skeptical message to a wider audience (he's bringing it to their doorstep by being a part of para-x.com).
Robert has reached a new phase of his work as a 'skeptic.' Since about 2001, he has been joining message boards and chat rooms online which support various aspects of the paranormal in an attempt to discover what makes a 'believer' believe. He has been 'bridging the gap' between belief and skepticism with kindness and respect, which has earned him the trust of many believers, even though they know he doesn't agree with them. Some have dubbed him 'the nice skeptic' or 'the respectful skeptic.' He found an online radio station called Para-X and has ingratiated himself into their community of psychics, ghost hunters and the like. He has been interviewed on a few shows on the station in the last several weeks. Due to his winning style of discussion, he has been given a time slot on the station - a station devoted to the paranormal - in which to do a show about his skepticism on various paranormal topics. It's called The Resident Skeptic, and it airs on Saturdays at 7pm Eastern time, which is 4pm Pacific, for one hour, beginning March 5th, 2011.
Click on the link below to listen to the show, or whatever show is on at the time of your visit. When the page and chat room load, scroll down the list on the left side of the page and click on the link Resident Skeptic to see the info page about the show.
The owner of the station, and guy who gave Robert the time slot, said he thought the show would become enough of a hit that it may even get picked up by their 'parent' station, CBS Radio. That remains to be seen. But this is indeed a new phase of his outreach efforts to find common ground with believers for the purpose of discussions about the paranormal. Hope you have the chance to give a listen.
Much love, Susan