Jimmy Akin Podcast (Jimmy Akin's Mysterious World)

After reviewing the history of unicorns from pre-history to today, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the reality that unicorns have existed and still exist; the basis for the historical accounts; and what the future holds for them.

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Pop culture imagines unicorns as horses with a single horn in their forehead and associates them with cartoons and rainbows and social movements. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore their deep roots in history and long association with the Christian faith and whether there could be real unicorns.

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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. This time the questions cover Jesus' suffering; demons protecting us; Adam's wife, Lilith; and more.

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It's a fifth Friday, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin weird questions from listeners, about topics like getting married after civilization collapses; what is Sh'ol; can Padre Pio still absolve living penitents; and more weird questions.

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Some skeptics say that if God were real, then we'd see miracles of amputated limbs regrown and we don't. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine a reported of just that, where a young main 17th-century Spain regrew his leg.

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Sometimes, near death, a person with dementia will suddenly regain clarity and lucidity and give loved ones a chance to say goodbye. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the phenomenon called terminal lucidity, what could cause it, and whether it tells us anything new about the brain, soul, and consciousness.

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Last time, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discussed Joe Fisher's mid-1980s experiences with spirit guides, and they continue to look at what he learned as he researched the guides and their claims and come to their own conclusions about what had entered Joe's life.

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Joe Fisher research into spirit guides led him to past life revelations and even a spirit romance. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss how Joe was encouraged to investigate these paranormal claims, the evidence he found, and what he eventually concluded.

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It's a fifth Friday, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin weird questions from listeners, about topics like how Adam and Eve relate to other early human ancestors; could dark matter and energy be angelic or demonic; can you pray for souls in hell; and more weird questions.

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Some are convinced that an ancient clay pot found in Iraq is an electric battery made 2,000 years ago. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the claim and whether it might be advanced, ancient technology or even evidence of extraterrestrial contact.

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After hearing many stories of people reporting After Death Communications from deceased loved ones, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the reports from the faith and reason perspectives. Are they just imagination? Is it the grief talking? Could it be demons?

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Millions of people report spontaneous experiences of contact with departed loved ones, hearing their voices, seeing their faces again. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what After Death Communications are, what they are like, and whether they really could be forms of contacted with our lost loved ones.

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In 1909, G.E. Kinkaid found a cave in the Grand Canyon containing Egyptian and Asian artifacts. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the excavations that began at the time and then how the story vanished from the media. What is the truth of Kinkaid's cave and what did it really contain?

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It’s time for another set of weird questions posed by Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers to Jimmy Akin, including this time: should Elrond have killed Isildur?; reported time travelers; teleportation clones and confession; Klingon baptisms; Gulf War syndrome; and more.

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In 1972, a book purported to tell the tale of a Communist infiltrator at the Vatican dedicated to bringing down the Church. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss who this mysterious agent was, where he came from, and whether he really did what the books says.

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When a Satanist recently asked Jimmy Akin for help with whether he might be possessed, Jimmy offered his best advice. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss that advice and explore how one could approach a similar situation with empathy, charity, and reason, while taking this kind of situation seriously.

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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. This time the questions cover why God created dinosaurs; Dom & Jimmy's own mysterious experiences; foo fighters; and more.

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We're celebrating our 300th numbered episode and so Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli are discussing more of our listeners' and viewers' mysterious experiences and what Jimmy makes of what you've shared with them.

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In 1972, an Italian newspaper published a photo it said was the face of Christ as shown by a machine that could view any point in history. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask whether the photo and the machine, the Chronovisor, was real; who was the priest who claimed to create it; and who has it now.

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Some pet owners feel a special bond with their pets and at times they even seem to know what their owners are thinking. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine whether people really can have a telepathic connection to their pets and look at what the scientific evidence says.

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France, 1764. A terrifying and unknown beast roams the countryside killing more than 100 men, women, and children, and injuring 200 more. A royal reward is even issued for its capture or death. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask what made the beast so ferocious, why it attacked so many people, and what kind of beast it actually was.

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The 2012 announcement of a papyrus fragment called the Gospel of Jesus' Wife caused a huge media sensation over the claim that Jesus did have a wife. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine what this fragment is, what it says, and whether it is an authentic, early Christian document.

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One of the most pivotal poltergeist cases involved a Catholic family in New York in 1958. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the strange events, including popping bottle caps, and explore why this poltergeist case was so pivotal and what may have been responsible.

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In 1982, 7 people suddenly died in Chicago, having taken Extra Strength Tylenol just before, and police learned the pills had been tampered with. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what happened, who was responsible, and how these events changed American permanently.

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Each Holy Saturday, the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem emerges from the tomb of Christ with the Holy Fire that goes out around the world. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask if the fire is lit by God or does it have a natural source and what we can learn about this historic rite.

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Many reports of near-death experiences sound positive and uplifting and blissful. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss those that are reported as distinctly negative and distressing. What happens in them, what do they mean, and what are their implications?

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It's almost New Years, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin weird questions from listeners, about topics like can you marry an alien; baptizing faeries or unborn babies; what the Soul Gem or the Borg do to your soul; time travel and alternate universes; and more weird questions.

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One of Jimmy Akin's favorite Old Time Radio shows is Lum and Abner, featuring the general store owner in Pine Ridge, Arkansas, and his employee. Every Christmas they did a special episode that gets at the true meaning of Christmas and so Jimmy wanted to share it with the listeners in a bonus episode.

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In what has become an annual tradition, Jimmy Akin spends a few hours on Christmas in a livestream, hanging out and answering questions, in particular for those who don't have anyone to be with for the holiday.

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In a Christmas special episode, Jimmy Akin and Cy Kellett discuss the mystery of the very first Christmas, what we really know about Jesus' birth, and how we know it.

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In this bonus episode, Jimmy Akin is a guest on the Pints with Jack podcast hosted by David Bates, where they discuss C.S. Lewis' scientific mistakes and the consequences for Christianity of finding intelligent life on other planets.

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Jesus of Nazareth is most pivotal figure in world history and after his crucifixion he was buried for 3 days and rose from the dead. But where was he buried? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the various claims, look at the evidence, and identify the most likely place.

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When you see a written word, do you also see colors in your mind? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the mystery of synethesia where colors, sounds, letters, and numbers can all mix together in perception. What is synethesia? Who has it? And what is responsible for it?

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Jimmy Akin has a special message as we approach the Christmas season. We need to hear from Mysterious World listeners this Advent and Christmas at sqpn.com/give today.

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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. This time the questions cover Jesus' suffering; demons protecting us; Adam's wife, Lilith; and more.

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It's time for another set of weird questions posed by Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers to Jimmy Akin, including this time: what if mankind fell after Adam and Eve; did Jesus know how to build an airplane; what happened with Balaam's donkey; Ed and Lorraine Warren; and more.

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In 1964, the US Air Force was conducting tests of nuclear weapons off the coast of Big Sur, California. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the claim that a UFO shot down one of those missiles designed to carry nuclear devices, whether aliens were responsible, and whether it was meant as a warning to humanity.

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The tales of King Arthur are filled with mysterious creatures, including one called the Questing Beast. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss this strange and mysterious cryptid, whether it was just a creature of Medieval imagination or if it could have a basis in the real world.

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Christianity has a long and fruitful history in Egypt, and when witnesses reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at a coptic church in Cairo suburb of Zeitoun in 1968, thousands of people came to see. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what happened there and whether the apparitions were genuine.

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Some mothers and fathers report having dreams before the birth or even conception of their baby in which they are told about the child or even talk to the baby himself. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the phenomena and what could be causing them.

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Some claim that UFOs and extraterrestrials are always manifestations of demonic activity. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine the prominent hypotheses supporting this view and consider the question of whether it's always alien-demons.

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In 1896 and 1897, Mystery Airships were reported from California to the Mississippi, which some believed were alien ships. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli eliminated many theories about the airships, and now address the final mystery: what were the airships, who made them, and was the government involved?

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In the late 1890s, there was a wave of sightings over the US of mysterious airships displaying unusual flight characteristics. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss these unusual airships and the theories that they were aliens, hoaxes, or maybe something else.

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In this bonus episode, Tyler McNabb of Furthering Christendom welcomes Jimmy Akin on his show to discuss the topic of alien life and its implications for Christianity.

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It's time for another set of weird questions posed by Cy Kellet of Catholic Answers to Jimmy Akin, including this time: Could an alien be pope; the Omicron variant; could Bigfoot be an alien; conjoined twins and marriage; evolution and morality; ball lightning; and more.

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In this bonus episode, Jimmy Akin is a guest of Jay Aruga and Unboxing Catholicism to discuss the Book of Revelation, the anti-Christ, the number of the Beast, and more.

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Jimmy Akin will be teaching a course on an Introduction to Parapsychology at the Rhine Institute starting October 2023 and you can be part of it! Check it out at http://rhineedu.org

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The kidnapping of Victim F was like something out of a movie. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the bizarre details of the case and how it riveted the nation; the police investigation; and the ultimate, confounding truth behind what happened.

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Last time, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli looked at what parapyschologists have found in studying reincarnation and this time they examine the question of reincarnation. Do we truly live again or is there another explanation?

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Dr. Ben Carson has Jimmy AKin on his show to discuss UFOs and recent claims by retired Air Force officer David Grusch about a secret gov't UFO recovery program, as well as Jimmy's perpsective on the existence of extraterrestrial life and its compatibility with religious beliefs.

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Belief in reincarnation is found in multiple world religions, but it is also studied from a scientific perspective today as well. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what parapsychologists have found about case of the reincarnation type and ask what could explain their findings.

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In this bonus episode, we bring you this discussion between Emerson Green and Jimmy Akin about ten common objections to UFO phenomena and alien visitations. Thank you to Emerson for letting us share this show with our audience.

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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. This time the questions cover the blood of St. Januarius, ultraterrestrials, Mary Suratt, RPGs, the Beloved Disciple, and more.

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In this bonus episode, we bring you this discussion between Michael Lofton of Reason & Theology and Jimmy Akin about the idea of the three days of darkness, where it comes from, and whether it is a legitimate prophecy. Thank you to Michael for letting us share this show with our audience.

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Some ancient sources reportsnakes that had wings and could fly, including Herodotus and even the Bible. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the ancient Greek historian's reports, what Isaiah had to say, and whether there really could have been ancient flying snakes.

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In 1885, when Leo Taxil, a former Freemason, reverted to the Catholic Church, he made some startling revelations about Freemasonry. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli examine who Taxil was, what he revealed, and how he was embraced by Church leaders, including Pope Leo XIII.

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It's our 5th anniversary and to celebrate this milestone, Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli have collected amazing mysterious experiences from our listeners to share some of them and then discuss them from the faith and reason perspectives.

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Can we speak with the dead? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli look at the question of speaking with departed human souls; whether it is permitted by Church teaching; and what cautions we must consider; and they ask if Fr. Nathan Castle's unique ministry to "stuck souls" is permissible.

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Here's more of Jimmy Akin's conversation with Fr. Nathan Castle that didn't fit in our previous episode, but which Jimmy thought was interesting enough to offer as a bonus to our audience.

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Suppose you had a dream of a stranger who died and is calling out to you for help from the afterlife? This is. the situaton that confronted Fr. Nathan Castle. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk to Fr. Castle about how he began receiving these dreams and what he has done about them.

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A woman in London began hearing mysterious voices and what they told her changed her life. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the story of Annabelle and the mysterious voices in her head that probably saved her life.

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Two popular books held Lakota medicine man Black Elk as an icon of native American spirituality. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the truths those books suppressed about Nicholas Black Elk, especially his conversion and devout Catholic faith.

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Black Elk was a Native American medicine man who had paranormal visions in participated some of the pivotal events in the 19th century US history. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss his remarkable life and the hidden truths about him.

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It's time for another set of weird questions posed by Cy Kellet of Catholic Answers to Jimmy Akin, including this time: The Nephilim and Og; asking obscure saints for intercession; Padre Pio and time travel prayer; Captain Kirk, transporters, and the sacraments; Agents of Shield, AI, and the soul; and more.

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Cameron Bertuzzi invited Jimmy Akin on his show recently to discuss the latest UAP whistleblower, David Grusch, and all things related to Christianity and UAPs. Now Cameron has graciously allowed us to bring this video to you.

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Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including patron questions, Rudolph Hess, Guadalupe tilma, Thylacines, theistic evolution, Emperor Norton, and more.

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The DC Beltway Snipers case in 2002 resulted in the capture of the perpetrators, but there was another side to the case that the public didn't know. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk to Pam Coronado, the psychic detective who helped police solve the crime.

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A year after the 9/11 attacks, the Washingon DC area was rocked by a series of random sniper attacks that left 10 people dead. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the shootings, the men behind them, how police caught them, and why they went on their murder spree.

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Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including fan art, private revelations, the Versailles Time-Slip, the Big Bang, dowsing, and more.

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The Rosenhan Experiment rocked the psychology profession 50 years ago. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the study's look into how mental health patients were treated, why the study was so important, and what it revealed about the human mind.

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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. This time the questions cover Angelic possession, Hollow Moon, Genesis flood, Younger Dryas, Philadelphia experiment, Ouija boards, King Arthur, Nation of islam, and more.

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In 2013, an 11-year-old by was having an inexplicable effect on electronic devices around him, including poltergeist activity. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli interview John G. Kruth who was called in to investigate and dubbed the case the "21st century poltergeist."

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Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including fan art, the lost planet Vulcan, weight loss, Dyatlov Pass, lie detectors, Ehyptian afterlife and nummies, rainmaker Charles Hatfield, giants and more.

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Could the human soul ever be scientifically detected? Could it even be weighed? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss a series of experiments that claimed to detect the departure of the soul at death, whether that's even possible, and what other researchers have found.

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In early 1933, a group of men dubbed the "Murder Trust" conspired to kill Irishman Mike Malloy, who proved very difficult to kill. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the aftermath when they were finally able to kill Mike after 9 attempts, including whether they were ever brought to justice for the murder of Iron Mike.

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Michael Malloy was a mysterious Irishman living in NYC in the 1930s who left a mysterious legacy. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss his unbelievable death-defying story that earned him the nickname "Iron Mike" and "Mike the Durable."

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St. Toribio Romo was born to a poor family in Mexico and became a priest in a time when the Church was being persecuted. He was eventually martyred. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the saint's life and death and the strange mystery that surrounds him today.

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In the 19th century, secret societies were all the rage and the Knights of the Golden Circle were among the most famous. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss their origin and aims, their role in the Civil War, and the mysterious surrounding them.

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In 1980, two women and a boy had a frightening encounter with a UFO blazing light and fire. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinellil discuss the event, the health effects it had, the women's battle with the US gov't over it, and what could be responsible for it all.

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It's time for another set of weird questions posed by Cy Kellet of Catholic Answers to Jimmy Akin, including this time: whether time travel interferes with God's plans; could an alien 2,000 light years away see Jesus on Earth; the origin of coal and the Great Flood; ghost hunting TV shows; and whether vampires could commit suicide to protect others.

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Joshua Abraham Norton had an amazing life and was a titan among men. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the story of Norton's life in the 1800s, with his rise from humble circumstances to wealth and power to humility and back again, and learn what made him so amazing.

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Can Catholic believe theistic evolution? Michael Lofton welcomes Jimmy Akin onto his show to discuss this topic, as well as old vs. young earth and monogenism vs. polygenism, all from a Catholic perspective.

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The Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger lived in Australia for thousands of years, but went extinct in 1936. Or so they thought. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore the reports that there are still thylacines in the wild as well as efforts to bring them back through DNA technology.

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Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including a sestina; AI songs; spherification; Loch Ness; Tobit; Santa Claus; the tilma of Guadelupe; hurting God; Captain America; and evolution, plus more.

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After World War II, Nazi leader Rudolph Hess was imprisoned in Germany's Spandau prison. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss whether the man in Spandau was Hess or an impostor and whether he died by suicide or was murdered and who would have done it.

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During WWII, Rudolph Hess, a close aide to Hitler, made a secret flight to Scotland, where he was imprisoned. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss who Hess was, why he crossed enemy lines, and the allegations of conspiracies involving British and Nazi leaders.

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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. We cover topics such as cryptoterrestrials, crop circles, demoniacs in the Gospels, and more.

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After discussing the history and concept of dowsing with Dr. Paul Smith, Jimmy Akin, Dom Bettinelli, and Dr. Smith talk about what the Christian faith has to say about it, what science studies have shown, and what we should make of it.

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Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including the Lonnie Zamora UFO incident, the spiral staircase of Loreto; Lee Harvey Oswald's 1st assassination attempt, and more.

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The practice of dowsing has been used for hundreds of years, at least, to find water, gold, oil, and more. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli talk to an expert on dowsing to ask what it is, what we know about it, and how it works.

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In the 20th century, scientists began to theorize what Christians have long held: that the universe had a definite beginning. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli ask what is the Big Bang, what evidence points toward it, and what are its implications.

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In 1901, two Englishwomen visiting the French palace of Versailles had a strange experience. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss their encounters with strangely dressed people in what has become known as a time-slip and what could explain it.

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Giants have been part of history and mythology all over the world. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss what giants are, how big humans can get, what's responsible for giants, and the report of giant people in legends and the Bible.

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In 1915, during a particularly bad drought, San Diego hired rainmaker Charles Hatfield, who gave them more than they bargained for. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli get to know Hatfield, how he tried to make it rain, and what happened in San Diego.

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Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including astrology, spoon bending, the secret Cuban missile crisis, and 7th Day Adventist prophet Ellen G. White, plus fan art and a poem.

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Mummies have long been an object of fascination, but how they were made has been a mysterious trade secret of the "men of Anubis." Jimmy Akin continues his conversation with Dr. Bob Brier discuss what he's learned about mummies as one of the world's foremost experts.

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The idea of the afterlife is universal in human history, ancient Egyptians incuded. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli welcome famed Egyptologist Dr. Bob Brier to discuss what the ancient Egyptians believed, including it was similar and different from Judeo-Christian beliefs.

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It's the New Year, so Cy Kellett of Catholic Answers Live is asking Jimmy Akin weird questions from listeners, about topics like Capt. America; Johnny Cash; St. Patrick and snakes; did Mary have two spouses?; Jesus' wounds; and baby Jesus' umbilical cord.

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In a new Christmas tradition, Jimmy Akin welcomed everyone, especially those who might alone, to join him for a livestream festive gathering on Christmas day where he answered many questions for four hours. We're making the audio available as a special bonus.

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It's another bonus episode, this time of Jimmy Akin's guest appearance on The Catholic Talk Show to discuss the Book of Revelation, how to interpret, and what most people get wrong about it. Check out the The Catholic Talk Show podcast.

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