|UFO journalists Jason McClellan, Maureen Elsberry and Alejandro Rojas.|
Jason McClellan, Maureen Elsberry and Alejandro Rojas talk with me about their roles as full time UFO journalists at Open Minds. We also dig into some of the challenges of putting on a UFO conference as well. I asked them their thoughts about the divide within the UFO community of researchers and enthusiasts, the divergence between the "love and light" crowd and the "nuts and bolts" crowd. Those might seem strong terms, but there is a whole lotta truth in these caricatures. I really noticed this tension when I was at this years conference as a speaker, my talk was decidedly on the "love and light" side of that divide.
You can get a DVD copy of my talk at the conference HERE.
one-click audio download HERE
We talk together for about an hour. At the end I've added about an excerpt from an interview with Richard Dolan that happened in March of this year. The extra clip is about twenty minutes long, and we address some of the same issues that showed up in the opening part of the podcast. This interview with Rich is recommended, linked HERE.
I have some strong opinions of the modern cable TV reality show that is framed as a documentary, it is a form of filmmaking that I find difficult to watch. That said, I'm including an episode of Uncovering Aliens (featuring Maureen Elsberry) that I found to be pretty good. One thing that is interesting (and funny) to me is the "Odd Couple" of Darryl Simms and Steve Jones. Felix and Oscar for the 21st Century.