Thursday, March 10, 2011

Joe Montaldo interviewed on another podcast

- WARNING -
Dedicated readers of this blog who have attempted to listen to this podcast were concerned their head's would explode (just so y'know)

I am cautiously recommending a podcast called Indigo Children Radio. This show features a two-hour interview with Joe Montaldo on the subject of Alien Contact. You'll get to hear Joe make some claims that may or may not be true, but the tenor of the conversation is none the less fascinating. Proceed with caution.

One-click download HERE.

I have strong opinions about Joe Montaldo. He is a very forthright dude, and he says a lot of stuff with such intense conviction that I am more than a little bit cautious about how much to take in as fact.

But, sometimes I end up listening to him - and if nothing else, I find his conclusions are interesting.

Joe has a way of stating things as fact, with such absolute certainty, that it leaves me wary. There is a line between opinion and fact, and he will state things so conclusively that I am forced to listen with great vigilance.

That said, I feel like he is speaking from some sort of well of experience, so I pay attention. I'll also add that Joe is 48 years old, just like me.

Here's a short bio (LINK), and here's the ICAR homepage (LINK).

Now I'm gunna editorialize:
I have my own website, and I do my own podcasts. I was an art director for over a decade, and I feel strongly that no one is going to pay attention if your presentation is sloppy. Joe, your ICAR website is poorly set up in a way that leaves me annoyed. Simply trying to view the content can be confusing. And, much of your audio podcast series has such poor sound quality that I simply can't listen to (some) of the shows, even if I am truly interested in what the guest has to say. This is my public challenge: Please Joe, I encourage you to improve the standard of your web-presence.

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Follow up:
I just did a proper interview with Joe (on June 5th, linked HERE) and it was really great to talk to the guy. I'm impressed with his dedication, and there is a LOT of really strong information in that three-hour long podcast.



5 comments:

Red Pill Junkie said...

I just managed to bear hearing one hour of it. I fear that my head will explode if I continue.

Brizdaz said...

Re:
"I just managed to bear hearing one hour of it."
That's probably 35 min more than I could RPJ.It was slowly putting me to sleep.I was going to try giving it another go,but in the end couldn't be bothered,sorry Mike.
Maybe there was a message in it for you,but not for me.

Mike Clelland! said...

I am glad nobody's head has exploded.

I posted this because Joe Montaldo was making one claim after another. Oh how I wish he had added some explanation as to how he knows all this stuff.

It just kept getting more and more sensationalistic.

Joe claims he has a LOT of research under his belt, and maybe he does, but PLEASE - it is hard to take seriously when such incredible statements are made in such an offhand manner.

Was this entertainment? Or informative???

Mike Clelland! said...

I am glad nobody's head has exploded.

I posted this because Joe Montaldo was making one claim after another. Oh how I wish he had added some explanation as to how he knows all this stuff.

It just kept getting more and more sensationalistic.

Joe claims he has a LOT of research under his belt, and maybe he does, but PLEASE - it is hard to take seriously when such incredible statements are made in such an offhand manner.

Was this entertainment? Or informative???

Frank Hale said...

I listened to the whole podcast. Now whether it was bunk or not I don't know. What I do know is that Joe speaks this stuff with what I felt was genuine truth. It sounds as though he believes this to be true. It was intriguing regardless because of the tone of the conversation. There was a lot lacking in detail and facts and that was very frustrating but I don't feel he should be dismissed outright. Maybe we need to start asking him to show us the facts and reveal his sources?