With my subscription to Streamlink, I can listen to Coast to Coast AM shows from years ago. I am listening to a show right now where the guest says he has had visions that Yellowstone will blow any day now then. It never did. This is a common theme with Coast to Coast AM – calamities. With 2012 growing ever closer, more and more programming is being devoting to the so called end of the world. I am far too cynical to believe such tripe. 2012 is just simply the end of the Mayan calendar. Nothing more. Nothing less. My analytical mind tells me that scientists today are far more likely to predict a major change in the earth than some ancient culture that didn’t even have electricity or the ability to fly. Of course, this gets the wackadoos all stirred up and they will call into the show with their opinions on the subject. I will probably get flamed, but these people are most likely mentally ill to a degree. I find a lot of the callers sound mentally ill more so than I do on a bad day.
Another common theme with Coast to Coast AM is the paranormal. I just don’t believe in extraterrestrial UFOs or ghosts. My ex-wife swore she saw a UFO once. “It was floating lights in the sky,” she would say. She was a believer and had me build a fast computer just to run SETI@Home – a mass computer project years ago devoted to the search for extraterrestrial signals in the sky. “Just because it was an unidentified flying object didn’t necessarily mean it was from another world,” I would tell her.
That said, I still love the show. It is fascinating in a way to listen to these people go on and on about things that aren’t real – much more fascinating then listening to Glenn Beck bitch about “Obama Care”. My favorite shows are when they discuss science, space, or physics. You just can’t find this type of deep science related material on popular radio without the help of Coast to Coast AM.