Jimmy Akin Podcast

We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

The 1st Doctor encounters an 11th-century monk who is more than he seems. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's encounter with a time traveler and Vikings in 1066 England along with new companion Steven.

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Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including the Cuban missile crisis; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Urim and Thummim; Robert Righi; Kabbalah; Eucharistic Miracles; and more.

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Be yourself. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest episode of Prodigy, including its message of self-care and being happy with you are created to be, plus the surprise reveals about several characters and Okona's outrageous behavior.

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It's the day after Thanksgiving, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin more weird questions from listeners, including lucid dreaming and morality; whether aliens would worship Jesus; would you die if you touched the Blessed Mother; time travel to the future and presumption; and more.

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The 4th Doctor is joined by his new Companion, Romana. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this heist caper that involves grifters, a deposed dictator, and a part of the Key of Time.

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Outrageous! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Protostar crew's much-anticipated encounter with Admiral Janeway and her crew that goes horribly wrong and their escape with the help of Thadium Okona, aka the Outrageous Okona.

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Lee Harvey Oswald is most famous for the official conclusion that he was the lone assassin of John F. Kennedy. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at the claim that Oswald may have made an earlier assassination attempt on a public figure, including who it was and why.

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The 8th Doctor in a story about aliens and preconceived notions. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss how effectively this audio story deals with darkness and blindness in a typical base under siege tale.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including Art's Parts, Time Travel Prayer, Patron Questions, the Haunted House of Marin County, Harriet Tubman, Bilocation, and more.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Beware the Gallow! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest episode of Prodigy, in which a primitive society has structured itself around its garbled knowledge of the James T. Kirk's Enterprise and the Protostar crew has to help them.

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A group of nuns in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the late 1800s needed a special staircase built for their chapel, so they prayed a novena and a mysterious workman came and built it. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what makes the spiral staircase special, who built it, and whether it could have been St. Joseph himself.

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At the end of the 13th Doctor era, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha assess the Doctor, the Companions, the stories, and showrunner Chris Chibnall and then look forward to what's next.

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Resistance is NOT futile. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest episode of Prodigy, in which the crew encounters a Borg cube and hope it offers a solution to their problem without making a worse, new one.

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In 1964, when Officer Lonnie Zamora heard an explosion outside Soccoro, NM, what he found was an egg-shaped craft that took off into the sky. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what the police officer saw that day and why this is one of the most intriguing UFO cases of the 1960s.

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Prodigy is back! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the the return of Prodigy and the crew of the Protostar, including the emphasis on action and the return of biological Janeway in addition to her holographic counterpart.

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California vs. Texas! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the season finale of Lower Decks, season 3; it's slightly more serious tone, the state rivalry mined for comedic effect, and the maturation of some of the characters.

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Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 11:27am PST

Seventh-day Adventist founder Ellen White reported receiving more then 2,000 visions from God and that her writing were divinely inspired. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask whether Ellen was a genuine prophetess and if her visions were really from God.

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The 13th Doctor regenerates! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss all the classic Who Easter eggs; the Master's evil plot; and the surprising result of the Doctor's regeneration and what it could mean for the future.

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Lower Decks tells us not to trust the media. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha also discuss the story's subtext of a parent having to change how she sees her child, plus the great callback to a TNG episode and a set up for the season finale.

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Ellen G. White was co-founder and prophetess of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at the life of this woman and what her visions disclosed and then ask whether she was a genuine prophetess.

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Missy and River together! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story that brings together the Doctor's two women in his life who gave him a run for his money ... without the Doctor present.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Boimler's holomovie gets derailed by a search for the meaning of life. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha all the Easter eggs and references to nearly every star Trek movie as well as the existential angst over the meaning of life when can seem meaningless.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 is well-known, but as Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss it was followed in November by a second, secret Cuban missile crisis that the Soviets hid from the world.

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After the Night at the Museum, the trees! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this 12th Doctor story, which has a completely implausible premise and sees the Doctor completely give up. In fact, is this a Raiders of the Lost Ark story in which nothing our heroes do matter not at all?

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When a rogue exocomp stumbles on a primitive world, it can find redemption with Starfleet. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha look at the funny situation that brings up Castaway and Moana, and a multi-layered scheme that's mathematically perfect.

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In the 1970s and 80s, spoon bending and metal bending using your mind became a sensation. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss how the phenomenon began and search for the truth. Is it really mind over matter or is it a hoax?

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Viking, Soviets, and sea monsters! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 7th Doctor story that sees this Doctor at his sneakiest and includes a vicar going through a crisis of faith, all set during World War II.

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In this mysterious bonus episode, Jimmy Akin and Cy Kellett discuss the origins of astrology, what it is and isn't, and whether it's permissible for Catholics to follow astrology.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Back to Bajor! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Lower Decks' return to Deep Space 9, including appearances by Kira and Quark. They also discuss why this episode appeals to Trek fans so much and the many Easter eggs found in it.

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It's a fifth Friday so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin more weird questions from listeners, including secret societies; binding demons; reenacting Catholic history; killing vampire-human hybrids; Neanderthals in the afterlife; and more.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

We're 300! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha celebrate reaching the 300 episode milestone by discussing all the many Companions the Doctor has had over 6 decades and giving them tier rankings. Plus, who qualifies as a Companion?

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Do AI have a soul? In this mysterious bonus episode, Jimmy Akin and Cy Kellett discuss recent claims about artificial intelligence programs, including one at Google, that have a soul.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

In a mirror, funny. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the humorous variation on a Trek mirror episode, but this one has bigger series implications. Who is the sinister power behind it all. Plus, Starfleet recruiting booth!

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Continuing their discussion of Edgar Cayce, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk about his startling claims to have genuine psychic abilities and what the evidence says about the famed "Sleeping Prophet."

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Dimensions! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 12th Doctor story which imagines a unique species that exists in only two dimensions and sucks dimensionality out of the Tardis.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

God had a wife? In this mysterious bonus episode, Jimmy Akin and Cy Kellett discuss recent claims by some on social media that God originally had a wife, but that she was eventually removed from the Bible.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

It's an old-fashioned room lottery! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the latest episode of Lower Decks in which our crew faces off with more rivals in a slapstick adventure reminiscent of Galaxy Quest and the captain forces the engineers to take a spa retreat.

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In the mid-20th century, Edgar Cayce became known as the Sleeping Prophet for the psychic readings he gave while in hypnotic trances. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss Cayce, called the most famous pyshic of the 20th century and father of alternative medicine and of the New Age movement.

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Farewell Sarah Jane. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 4th Doctor story that sees the departure of popular companion, Sarah Jane Smith; and talk about this story that deals with nuclear power and rock-based super aliens.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

When you think you've got a bad reputation, but it's the opposite! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest Easter eggs and self-referential nods in Lower Decks, including what the crew thinks is a reputation for being screw-ups.

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In 19th century London, residents reported a ghostly figure in outrageous costumes would accost them, sometimes bellowing blue flame in their faces, and then vanish in the night. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask who was Spring-Heeled Jack and did he really exist.

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Throw the mummy from the train! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 12th Doctor's turn in an Agatha Christie-like story as he contemplates the nature of certain impending death and how to make choices when all you have are bad ones.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including the Green Children of Woolpit, Blue Panic Orbs, animal afterlife, Isdal Woman, How We Found the Universe, UFO/UAP Hearings, and more.

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Boimler is the least dangerous game. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the latest episode of Lower Decks that has Mariner trying to prove she isn't insubordinate all the time and Boimler that he's willing to take risks.

Direct download: SST224.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 12:07pm PST

We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience.

Direct download: MYS222.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 3:30am PST

The 3rd Doctor is in a story that addresses the 1970s' concerns about the end of colonization and empire. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this unique story that's also about metamorphosis and transformation.

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Lower Decks is back for season 3. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this follow-on to the season 2 cliffhanger that includes plenty of Easter eggs and side trips to familiar locales from other Trek series, plus some fun cameos.

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Ever thought you saw a shadowy figure out of the corner of your eye? Or the shadowy silhouette of a person directly in front of you? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the Shadow People, what they are, and where they come from.

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River, the Doctor, and the Quantum Vatican! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish story featuring the 10th Doctor and River and their flirty second date through time on their way to rob the Apocalypse vault.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Was this the inspiration for Star Trek V? Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Animated Series story that posits a human-friendly Lucifer alien at the center of the galaxy whose race puts the Enterprise crew in the Salem witch trials.

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People have reported witnessing miracles involving the Holy Eucharist for centuries, including the Eucharist appearing to turn into visible flesh and blood. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the truth of these reports and what we should make of them. Do they represent genuine miracles?

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Victoria's final journey! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this 2nd Doctor story that exists only in animation now and features a tense base-under-siege story of sentient seaweed attacking gas drilling rigs.

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The Gorn! Dom Bettinelli and Jimmy Akin discuss the Original Series episode that introduced the Gorn, including Kirk's nearly fatal assumptions and whether you really could build a cannon from the materials he found.

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Kabbalism is a school of Jewish mysticism that's made a celebrity splash. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli continue a conversation Dr. Justin Sledge about the controversial millennia-old teachings about God, the creation of the world, the origin of evil, and the afterlife.

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Return to the Moon Egg! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha revisit this 12th Doctor story that presents a more implausible and less scientific than usual plot contrivance to create dramatic tension between the Doctor and Clara. Our commentary may be more entertaining the episode itself.

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Jimmy has been contacted by the Vatican's Dicastery for Communications and was asked to ask for your help with a brief survey.

https://mysterious.fm/vatican

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Hunting bad! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Enterprise episode, including the morality and ethics of hunting, including semi-sentient creatures, and the science of rogue planets.

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Kabbalah is a school of Jewish mysticism that has been around for centuries, experiencing a revival in popularity. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss with Dr. Justin Sledge the controversies surrounding Kabbalah and its origins and history.

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Goodbye Ian and Barbara. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the departure of these Companions and the arrival of a new one in this story that takes the Doctor through a bunch of mini-adventures pursued by Daleks.

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Klingon culture! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this episode that not only gives us more Klingon background, but also explores the mercurial B'Elanna Torres and her budding relationship with Tom Paris, as well as the ways 7 of 9 disrupts the ship's routine.

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Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

It's a fifth Friday so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin more weird questions from listeners, including will we be frozen in time in heaven; did Lazarus have a Near Death Experience; why is the night sky dark; ship of Theseus; and more.

Direct download: MYS217.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Fourth Doctor Lord President. Jimmy akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that sees the 4th Doctor become Time Lord President only to seemingly turn traitor, plus we get to see a lot more of the Tardis interior.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Bye Opaka. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this DS9 story highlighting the good Kai and her role as a peacemaker; the recurring Trek trope of wars that never end; and the morality of causing people's deaths to end their suffering.

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Psychic medium Robert Righi has a dramatic life story, including psychic abilities as a small child and helping in Catholic exorcisms as an adult. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine Righi's claims and reveal the results of Jimmy's investigation.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Time loops within time loops. Jimmy Akin and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this 8th Doctor Big Finish story, including a character who says he kills the Doctor in his future; the Roman cult of Mithras; and loose threads connecting to later stories.

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Ultimate power! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this Q story in which the powerful being plays with the Enterprise crew and lets Riker experience what it's like to have ultimate power. The results are somewhat cringey.

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The Bible tells us that the Jewish high priest had two mysterious objects known as the Urim and Thummin to help him receive messages from God. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what they were, how they worked, and what we know about them.

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Close Encounters launched the UFO craze of the late 70s and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Salerno, and Mike Denz discuss the cultural impact, the idea of alien contact, and the connections to reported real world UFO encounters.

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All about Missy! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this Big Finish audio story featuring Missy, the Doctor's female nemesis, in which she becomes part of a TV true crime documentary ... or does she?

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Crossover! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Strange New Worlds season finale that essentially remakes one of the best Original Series episodes and features some of our favorite characters, plus they discuss their take on the season as a whole.

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In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brough the world the brink of nuclear war, 3 times just on one day. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss how we can to the edge of Armageddon and avoided it, as well as the aftermatch and ramifications of the crisis.

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The Doctor goes back to school and meddles in Clara's love life. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the Doctor's animus toward soldiers, Danny's controlling behavior, and the enduring presence of Coal Hill School.

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Star Trek does Alien and Predator! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that looks very familiar to scifi fans, and includes characters confronting their internal conflicts and a major sacrifice among the crew.

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Sixty years ago, the world was locked in a 13-day crisis between the USA and Soviet Union. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis and the little-known details about how the world came within a whisker of a global nuclear war.

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The 6th Doctor's finale! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the end of the 6th Doctor on TV and the Trial of a Time Lord, including how they see him at the end of his tenure compared to the beginning.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including Bill Ray, Our Lady of Kibeho, Steven Greer, Poltergeists, Dr. Edwin May, Inflation, and Ghost Bride.

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It's two stories in one! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this episode that focuses on Dr. M'Benga and his daughter; about rewriting your ending; and how to let go of a loved one for their own good.

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Bilocation is a mysterious phenomenon in which someone appears to be in two or more locations at once. It's been reported for thousands of years, including among some Catholic saints. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what bilocation is and what is really going on.

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The 12th Doctor has an Oceans 11-style bank heist with a time travel twist. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the plot misdirections and story twists as well as the moral and ethical questions that arise.

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Spock confronts his identity and Pike confronts a pirate. Jimmy Akin and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the show's attempt a cultural issue discussion in the midst of a pirate attack and also mention the re-introduction of controversial character from the movies.

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Harriet Tubman is famous as the escaped slave who became a conductor on the Underground Railroad to freedom. But Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli also explore her reported visions and paranormal experiences and what could have caused them.

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Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

The 5th Doctor's farewell to Nyssa. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 2nd story of the Black Guardian trilogy, the connection to Norse mythology, and what really caused the Big Bang.

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What if a civilization would thrive for as long as one person had to suffer on their behalf. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this story that includes moral absolutes and a challenge to Pike's conscience.

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Is TV ghost hunting anything like the real thing? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli are joined by parapsychological investigator Loyd Auerbach to discuss his work and in particular about a haunted house in Marin County, California.

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Sssshhhh! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 12th Doctor's obsession with a theoretical creature capable of perfect hiding, how Danny Pink and Clara fail to listen, and the elephant-in-the-room loose thread of Orson Pink.

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Freaky Friday, Star Trek-style! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss Spock's body swap with his fiancée in which hijinks ensue; plus Enterprise bingo and other fun comedy bits.

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We regularly give Patrons the opportunity to ask Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli their mysterious questions and make them available exclusively to Patrons first and then later to the whole audience.

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The 4th Doctor and Sarah Jane are in Renaissance Italy. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the court intrigue, the pagan worship in Catholic Italy, and how the Doctor thwarts an alien presence from conquering Earth.

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Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including Marian apparitions, D.B. Cooper, aphantasia and synesthesia, Pearl Harbor, demons, and the Hindenburg.

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Dive, dive, dive! Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss this submarine battle episode that explore more of La'an's background, brings back the Gorn, and shows all the ways that broken Starfleet tech can contribute to a plot.

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Prayer is a human universal, but can you pray for something that's already happened? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at prayer and time and God's relationship to time, with a big twist in the reason perspective.

Direct download: MYS208.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

The Doctor and Clara meet Robin Hood. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the 12th Doctor's acerbic encounter with the fictional(?) character, including impossible trick shots and boastful competition and a resolution of questionable morality.

Direct download: WHO282.mp3
Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

A loose virus is followed by a lockdown on Enterprise. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the clever plot device of a virus that spreads by light, the character revelations, especially about Una, and what we learn about M'Benga.

Direct download: SST209.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 12:47pm PST

For as long as people have seen UFOs in the sky, they've claimed to have salvaged materials from them. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask what these materials are, where they come from, why is the government studying them, and what tests have revealed.

Direct download: MYS207.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

Our introduction to Peladon. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha dig into this 3rd Doctor and Jo Grant story of a primitive planet on the edge of joining the galactic neighborhood; overcoming preconceived prejudices; and the perils of pretending to be a princess.

Direct download: WHO281.mp3
Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

In a special bonus episode, Jimmy Akin gives a brief overview of Congresisonal hearings in May 2022 on UFOs/UAPs and then includes the entire hearing for listeners to hear for themselves.

Direct download: MYS206.1.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:47am PST

Introducing Uhura. Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss the re-introduction of our favorite communications officer; the use of faith in the story; Pike's foreknowledge of his fate; and Sam Kirk's mustache.

Direct download: SST208.mp3
Category:Secrets of Star Trek -- posted at: 1:56pm PST

How did humanity come to know the world around us, the structure of our planet, our solar system, and the universe. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the mystery of the nature of the universe and the historical figures who found the answers we have today.

Direct download: MYS206.mp3
Category:Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World -- posted at: 7:30am PST

The story that brought the 9th Doctor back wraps up and Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Fr. Cory Sticha discuss its highs and lows. Was the story too omplex for audio? Should it have been three parts? And does Christopher Eccleston step right back into the iconic leather jacket?

Direct download: WHO280.mp3
Category:Secrets of Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:00pm PST