You can listen to the interview here. The planned subject was ancient astronaut material, but the interview wound up going in all sorts of directions.
Toward the end I talk about the importance of peer-review in scholarly publishing. I mentioned Robert Bauval’s Orion correlation theory as an example of what ought to happen — someone from an alternative perspective submits their ideas to peer review. Experts are smart enough to know if what’s being submitted is worth talking about, and Bauval has been published in journals like Discussions in Egyptology. Bauval is living proof that (in the humanities at least) the peer review process doesn’t just reflexively reject alternative ideas. Most (all?) mainstream Egyptologists don’t buy Bauval’s theory, but it was still published and has drawn a lot of interaction. Most of the interaction has occurred in journals that are not freely accessible to the public (I’ve collected at least thirty articles). But here are two examples that are publicly accessible:
G. Magli, “Akhet Khufu: Archaeo-astronomical hints at a common project of the two main pyramids of Giza, Egypt” (Akhet Khufu = “the horizon of Khufu” in ancient Egyptian)
G. Magli, “On the possible discovery of precessional effects in ancient astronomy”
No aliens needed, by the way. This is all naked-eye astronomy and math.
I leave tomorrow to film an interview with GAIAM TV, specifically the show Beyond Belief, with George Noory. Yes, that George Noory. Beyond Belief is a video/TV counterpart to Coast to Coast AM. It will be nice to see George again, along with other staff that I know (and don’t know).
For those of you who are wondering, I did indeed chat with the producer about my History Channel experience. He was appalled. I’ve known the producer for a number of years (he’s connected with Coast to Coast AM as well). He assured me that the sort of editorial dishonest perpetrated by Weller-Grossman studios on behalf of the History Channel won’t happen. I believe him, given my long history with Coast to Coast AM. They’ve always been gracious and professional.
We’ll film two half-hour segments. I’ve heard they do on-stream a week or so later, but I’ll likely learn more when I’m there. My topic is biblical astral prophecy. For those of you who’ve read The Portent, you know what we’ll be discussing. No blood moon nonsense. Just stuff that you’d find in peer-reviewed academic journals (and more fascinating). I’ll post something about the trip and the topic when I get back.