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Occams Razor- Podcast about the unexplained

Occams Razor- Podcast about the unexplained

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An irreverent look at the paranormal and the unexplained. Join host Jim Birchall and guests as they examine topics ranging from UFOs to Ghosts and the worlds greatest unsolved mysteries, all with the aim of determining fact from fiction.
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Occam's Razor #45- UFO disclosure documents with researchers Julien La Cave and Roger Stankovic

Occams Razor- Podcast about the unexplained

Occam's Razor #52 - Nazi Billionaires :The Dark History of Germany's Wealthiest Dynasties with David de Jong
Jim is joined by former Bloomberg Journalist David de Jong, author of a new book that delves into the ties between Germany's biggest business families and Nazi Germany. Listen to how many of the brands used by millions of consumers around the world were built in collaboration with the Third Reich, and how the patriarchs of these invested families escaped prosecution and the consciousness of today's Germany. Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany's Wealthiest Dynasties “A provocative group portrait of five industrialists who expanded their fortunes by colluding with Hitler and then, after World War II, walked away with minimal punishment and barely a dent in their bottom lines... In this meticulously researched book, Mr. de Jong, an investigative journalist and former reporter at Bloomberg News compels us to confront the current-day legacy of these Nazi ties."—The Wall Street Journal Buy David's book here: Listen to us at
June 05, 2022
Occam's Razor #51- Congressional UAP hearings and meeting Bob Lazar
Jim is joined by a man identified only as Tom, who made his acquaintance with legendary UFO figure Bob Lazar while working at Los Alamos in the 1980s. We discuss Lazar, and Tom's impressions of him as they relate to his integrity. Roger Stankovic from MUFON also joins in and adds his summary of the remarkable congressional UAP hearings held last week. Are we being readied for immediate disclosure? 
May 23, 2022
Occam's Razor #50 - Has MH370 been found? with Richard Godfrey
Retired aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey joins Jim and Sam from Frankfurt after a busy week speaking with world media concerning his theory on the whereabouts of doomed Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in 2014. Has Richard solved one of the most enduring mysteries of the last decade? Will the plane wreckage be recovered at the pinpointed site? Did an act of terrorism from pilot Zaharie Ahmed Shah end the lives of 239 people?  Please view Richard's, and a number of independent scientists research on MH370 at  listen to older episodes at 
December 05, 2021
Occam's Razor #49 Cryptozoology for kids with author Lija Fisher
Jim is joined by former actress-turned children's author Lija Fisher to discuss her involvement in the cryptozoology movement via fantasy books aimed at getting children interested in the outdoors, in reading, and involved in other life sciences. Her debut novel. THE CRYPTID CATCHER received a starred review from Booklist and was a Junior Library Guild Selection. The sequel, THE CRYPTID KEEPER, was written while Lija was the Writer in Residence with Aspen Words and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in juvenile literature. Lija is also involved with a retail store and Sasquatch museum located in Bailey Colorado.  Listen to older episodes at
September 05, 2021
Occam's Razor #48 - The hunt for D.B Cooper with Eric Ulis
In this episode, Jim is joined by historian Eric Ulis. Eric is one of the world's leading experts on the infamous skyjacker DB Cooper. He has researched, investigated, and written extensively about the case over the last dozen years.  On Thanksgiving Eve 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper skyjacked a Northwest Orient flight travelling from Portland to Seattle. Upon landing in Seattle, Cooper ransomed the passengers for $200,000 and four parachutes. He then directed the jet to take off and head to Mexico City by way of Reno for a fuel stop. Approximately 36 minutes after departing Seattle, somewhere just north of Portland, Cooper parachuted out of the back of the jet never to be seen or heard from again. Recently, Eric has been involved in searching for evidence in an area around the Columbia River in Washington, where in 1980, a boy found $6000 of Cooper's ransom money. Eric maintains a theory that Cooper buried the parachutes, an attache case and the money at the same time, but dug smaller holes instead of one large one.  We also discuss suspects advanced over the last five decades, including the curious case of Sheridan Petersen. Visit Eric at 
August 16, 2021
Occam's Razor #47- How long have extraterrestrials been visiting earth?
In this episode, Jim is joined by hauntedauckland's Sam Collier and Julien Lacave from to discuss the working hypothesis of alien visitation. The alleged events at Roswell meant 1947 is often given as an arbitrary date for the start of human/alien interaction and the UFO phenomenon, but do ancient astronaut theories show the inter-species co-operation is far from recent? Were advanced ancient civilisations like the Mayans and Egyptians the benefactors of knowledge passed down from visitors? or can the evidence for pre-history symbiosis be explained away as a twisting of indigenous folklore? Please listen to older episodes at  *This episode originally aired live on 2 August 2021 
August 03, 2021
Occam's Razor #46 - Haunted Auckland
Jim is joined live on by regular contributor Sam Collier, plus Mark Wallbank and the team of paranormal researchers from We revisit sites of paranormal interest around the Auckland region including mysterious goings-on at the Massey Homestead, creepy dolls at Waiuku Museum, the very active Parnell School and the former employee spirits that occupy the Pumphouse Theatre in Takapuna. The newer team members share what got them interested in the evolving science of paranormal investigation and discuss the need to maintain a scientific-based approach to anomalous phenomena. Listen to older episodes at 
July 27, 2021
Occam's Razor #45- UFO disclosure documents with researchers Julien La Cave and Roger Stankovic
Jim is joined by Julien Lacave of UFO and Roger Stankovic from MUFON Australasia to discuss whether we are any further towards mainstream acceptance of the UAP phenomenon after the release of the much-anticipated Pentagon task force report. We ask whether the current glasnost is a sign of things to come, the first piece in a larger disclosure puzzle, or are we being led down an unending path once again? Is the world ready for the reality of Alien visitors or would the perceived instability of financial markets and organised religion continue to be a roadblock to the truth? Listen to us at 
June 28, 2021
Occam's Razor #44 The Silver Man photo and famous ET images- with MUFON Australasia Director Roger Stankovic
Jim is joined by Roger Stankovic to dissect famous evidence and imagery relating to the UFO phenomen.'We cast an informed eye over the famous Silver Man photos, Alien autopsy footage, the physical evidence provided by Alyshenka and Atacama humanoids, and the sketch that started it all from the Betty and Barney Hill incident in 1961. Listen to us here! 
April 14, 2021
Occam's Razor #43 - 'Ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims and the 10 Bells Pub' with Lindsay Siviter
Jim is joined by historian and researcher Lindsay Siviter to discuss the ghostly legacy of the victims of Britain's most notorious serial killer. We also examine claims of paranormal activity at the 10 Bells Pub in Spitalfields, known to be frequented by many 'unfortunates' of the day, and hear about Lindsay's own time slip experience at the popular nightspot.  Listen to us at 
March 15, 2021
Occam's Razor #42- Great British Ghosts-with author John Fraser
Jim is joined by well-respected author and paranormal researcher John Fraser, author of the book Poltergeists- A new investigation into destructive haunting. In this episode, we take a look at famous and not so famous UK ghosts, including discussion on the anniversary ghosts of Goodwin Sands, roadside spectres on Blue Bell Hill, black dogs at Leeds Castle, and notorious London pub spirits.  Send us your videos Listen to us at Visit us at Cheers! 
February 28, 2021
Occam's Razor #41 - Dragons with Richard Freeman
In the first episode of season 3, Jim is joined by Richard Freeman, to discuss Dragon legends and their consistency among many cultures. We learn St George was actually from Libya, talk about flying snakes in Namibia, Lambton worms, and Richard recounts his adventures in search of the Ninke Nanka and Thai serpent deity The Naga.  Richard Freeman is a cryptozoologist, author, zoological journalist, and WebTV Presenter. He is also the zoological director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology. Freeman has written, co-written, or edited a number of books, and has contributed widely to both Fortean and zoological magazines, as well as other newspapers and periodicals, including Fortean Times and Paranormal Magazine. Buy Richard's book here! Find us at youtube:
February 15, 2021
Occam's Razor episode #40- Ghosts of New Zealand
Back after a hiatus, Jim is joined by Sam Collier from to discuss recent investigations by the team, and to examine NZ's most notorious haunted spots. We scrutinize claims of a ghostly boat-load of nuns in Takapuna, a resident ghost named Bernadette in Balmoral's Capitol Cinema, spectral projectionists, residual v intelligent hauntings and reports of cloven-hoofed 'holy trinity' scratches allegedly suffered by investigators.  First heard on 23/11/20  Listen to us at Visit us at
November 23, 2020
Occams Razor #39- From the MUFON case files:New Zealand UFO reports
Roger Stankovic from MUFON Australasia joins Jim to discuss five unidentified cases gleaned from reports filed by people in New Zealand.  We discuss craft seen in the Manawatu that were marked with strange hieroglyphics.We also hear an expert’s account in Palmerston North, and discuss a triangular spinning object that entered a like-sized ‘portal.’ Listen to us at
September 21, 2020
Occam's Razor#38- Wicca from a witch's perspective
Wiccan practitioner Karen Tibbets Williams joins Jim to explain the origins, rituals and the true meanings behind neo-pagan witchcraft, and the influence on theoretical structure by Gerald Gardner and Aleister Crowley.  Karen also explains how her coven has placed a 'bind' spell upon Donald Trump, popularised by the  #MagicResistance hashtag First aired on 28/8/20 YouTube Listen to us at
August 25, 2020
Occam's Razor #37- Paranormal investigation update with Marc Coppell of
Experienced paranormal investigator Marc Coppell returns to discuss his latest findings in the hunt for New Zealand's Bigfoot- The Moehau Man. We also touch on cryptids, UFOs, and Marc's 20 years experience uncovering the truth in the Nevada Desert. First broadcast on 17/8/20 Listen to us at 
August 18, 2020
Occam's Razor #36- Critique of famous paranormal images and videos
Jim is joined by Sam Collier from to dissect the most well known 'paranormal' videos and images. We discuss footage from Deer Park School, Hampton Courts' Skeletor, the mystery of Elisa Lam, Chucacabra's that look like dogs, and take a look at classic photos including Lord Combermere and the Brown Lady.  First aired on Listen to us at Youtube Channel
August 05, 2020
Occam's Razor #35- Waverley Hills, Witchcraft & Warren Files with
Jim is joined by Barbara & Karen from to discuss visiting Waverley Hills Sanatorium, recent ghost investigations, Wicca, and the legacy of the Warren Foundation.  First aired 27/7/20 on Listen to us at visit us at or Youtube
July 29, 2020
Occam's Razor #34- Secret Societies and the presence of Illuminati in the music industry
Jim is joined by Sam Collier from to discuss whether secret societies exist in the form suggested by conspiracy theorists and whether they are as nefarious as claimed. We also discuss the alleged influence of the Illuminati in the music industry, playing special attention to the claims that Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Michael Jackson are devotees.  Originally aired on 13/7/20 Visit us at YouTube channel 
July 21, 2020
Occams Razor #33- New Zealand mysteries with author Scott Bainbridge
Well-known crime author Scott Bainbridge speaks with Jim about his new book New Zealand mysteries'. The book examines well known NZ paranormal events including the Kaikoura lights UFO in 1978, Crop circles in Ngatea, NZ's bigfoot-like creature, the Nelson St Ripper- a yet unsolved murder case from the early 20th century, theatre ghosts, and South Island cryptids.  Originally aired on 7/7/20 Buy Scott's new book here: listen to us at YouTube
July 10, 2020
Occam's Razor episode 32:The absence of god from the paranormal- with author Darrin Wedlock
Jim is joined by Sam Collier from and author Darrin Wedlock to discuss the absence of god in a paranormal world dominated by tales of Angels & Demons. We also touch on Darrin's recent capture of a 'ghost' in the window of a notoriously haunted hotel in New Zealand's South Island, and Sam updates us regarding a recent night investigation at the old Helensville Courthouse. Buy Darrin's book here! Listen to us in the UK on Visit us at:
July 03, 2020
Occam's Razor #31- Aviation mysteries
Jim is joined by Sam Collier of to discuss the biggest mysteries in aviation, on the back of the well-received episode #29 on maritime mysteries.  We touch on the disappearance of Avenger bombers from Flight 19, Amelia Earhart, the on-going search for MH370, and the alleged subterfuge surrounding the death of wartime bandleader Glenn Miller.  Originally aired on 8/6/20  Listen to us at
June 12, 2020
Occam's Razor #30 - NZ Skeptics chairman Craig Shearer
Jim is joined by Sam Collier of, and the chairman of NZ Skeptics, Craig Shearer. We discuss popular paranormal theories and get a skeptics' perspective on unexplained phenomena and the popular hype around it.  Send us your videos Listen to us at Visit us at
June 08, 2020
Occam's Razor #29-Maritime mysteries
Tonight Jim is joined by Sam Collier from to discuss maritime mysteries ranging from ghostly canoes in New Zealand to The Devil's Triangle, and the disappearance of Royal Navy Frogman Buster Crabb.  Originally aired live  18/5/2020 on
May 21, 2020
Occams Razor #28- Hunting for the Orang Pendek with researcher Richard Freeman
Jim is joined by Richard Freeman from the UK to discuss his expeditions to uncover evidence of bi-pedal cryptid, the Orang Pendek, said to inhabit the jungles of West Sumatra. He also shares his research and investigations into Orang Kerdil, big cats, giant anacondas, and the Mongolian death worm. Richard is a cryptozoologist, author, zoological journalist, and WebTV Presenter. He is also the zoological director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology. Freeman has written, co-written, or edited a number of books, and has contributed widely to both Fortean and zoological magazines, as well as other newspapers and periodicals, including Fortean Times and Paranormal Magazine.…Ape/dp/1905723822 Send us your videos Listen to us at Visit us at
May 11, 2020
Occam's Razor podcast #27- Reptilians
Jim, Sam Collier and guest, reptilian researcher Dan Bagnall, delve into the theories put forward by the likes of David Icke, that humans are being controlled by a master race of reptilian humanoids at every level of society.  *apologies for the audio, lockdown causing havoc. #reptilians #davidicke #paranormal #occamsrazorpodcast  Send us your videos Listen to us at visit us at Cheers!
April 09, 2020
Occam's Razor podcast #26- Poltergeists and author John Fraser
Jim is joined by John Fraser, author of a new book titled Poltergeists- A new investigation into destructive haunting. We touch on the Enfield hauntings, a talking mongoose, Borley Rectory, and the mysterious Witches Prison known as 'The Cage' in St Osyth. Send us your videos Listen to us at visit us at Also follow my friends at  Cheers! 
March 31, 2020
Occam’s Razor episode #25- Did a UFO cause a fatal accident in New Zealand?
Jim is joined by Australasian director of The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), Roger Stankovic,  to discuss a bizarre case in New Zealand where a 22 year old was killed by an unknown projectile whilst driving. The investigation failed to determine what caused the accident, and the object was never found. Roger’s contention is the object may have been of extraterrestrial origin.
March 27, 2020
Occam's Razor episode 24- Cursed movies and productions
Tonight we talk about cursed and haunted films, or those with a reputation for strange goings-on during production. Legendary tales like Brandon Lee in The Crow, the cast of the Omen meeting strange demises, and the explained, like Ted Danson's 'Ghost' in 3 men and a baby.  Originally aired on  16/3/20 and heard through
March 22, 2020
Occam's Razor episode #23 -UK Paranormal roadtrip
Jim and Sam are joined by Mark Wallbank, the founder of New Zealand-based paranormal group,, to recount Mark's recent paranormal road trip to several haunted hotspots in the UK. Featuring accounts of his investigations at The Ancient Ram Inn, Chillingham Castle, The so-called 'Genesis House', and perennial favourite Loch Ness. First broadcast live on  9/3/20 #ghosts #occamsrazorpodcast #ancientraminn #hauntedauckland #hauntedbritain #lochness #aleister crowley
March 11, 2020
Occam's Razor episode #22 - Corona Virus Conspiracies
Tonight we examine the topical Corona Virus and the hype and mass hysteria around it. We also look at examples from history highjacked by conspiracy theorists.  First broadcast on on 2/3/20
March 02, 2020
Occams' Razor Episode #21 - Shadow people
Jim and Sam discuss alleged sightings of so-called 'Shadow People' by paranormal investigators and everyday people. We delve into asking what these things are, demons? Ghosts? or 'corner of the eye phenomena'?. First broadcast live  on 24/2/20  Listen to us at  #shadowpeople #paranormal #occamsrazorpodcast #ghosts # Demons #jinn #podcast #podcastlife 
February 25, 2020
Occam's Razor episode #20-Giant skeletons
Jim is joined by Sam Collier to discuss the revelations a New Zealand-based group is excavating an area of the Waikeretu Valley, Waikato New Zealand on the back of rumors of giant skeletons being buried. We carry this theme on to looking objectively at the great international giant skeleton hoaxes of the past.  Originally aired on also, listen to us at
February 20, 2020
Occams Razor episode 19- Lesser-known cryptids
Tonight we show some love for the lesser-known cryptids out there. From Honey Swamp Monster's to giant Brazillian worms, and everything in between.  Originally broadcast on 10/2/20 Don't forget to listen to the show via @thepodcastradio in the UK
February 11, 2020
Occam's Razor Episode 18- The Mandela effect
Jim is Joined by Sam Collier from to discuss false memories and The Mandela Effect Originally aired as part of Occam's Razor Radio Show on  broadcast 3/2/20
February 04, 2020
Occams Razor episode 17-How fears and apprehensions influence paranormal experiences
Tonight Jim is Joined by Sam Collier from haunted Auckland to discuss how fears and apprehensions can influence paranormal experiences. We delve into the Philip experiment and see how traditional cautionary tales and the power of suggestion impact an individual. Originally broadcast on 27/1/20 #occamsrazorparanormal #occamsrazor #paranormal #ghosts #urbanlegends #slenderman #philipexperiment 
January 28, 2020
Occam's razor podcast episode 16- The men in black phenomenon
Sinister government agents or Alien mis-informers?  In this episode, Jim is joined by paranormal investigator Marc Coppell from to discuss the MIB phenomenon.  #thetruthisouttheremaybe
December 16, 2019
Occams razor Episode 15 - Connections to the esoteric world
Jim is joined by Devon Wolley who is an expert in lost civilizations, and New Zealand indigenous myths and legends. Devon accompanied Marc Coppell to his Moehau Man (NZ bigfoot) research site and joined us to provide commentary and objectivity to the alleged anomalous evidence collected.  Originally aired on East FM NZ 9/12/19. 
December 10, 2019
Occam's Razor Episode 14- The techniques of Ghosthunting and paranormal investigation
Sam Collier from Haunted Auckland visits Jim to present a balanced view & common-sense approach to the techniques used in paranormal investigation. Visit 
December 06, 2019
Occam's Razor- A Podcast about the Paranormal & The Unexplained episode 13- Voices from the unseen world
Jim is joined by Marc Coppell and trans communication researcher and author Darrin Wedlock to discus science and the afterlife. You can buy Darrin's book here
November 26, 2019
Occams Razor- A Podcast about the Paranormal & The Unexplained- Episode 11-UFO/Psychic connections
In this episode Jim is Joined by Mark Coppell and Roger Stankovic from MUFON to discuss UFO/Psychic connections and the released 'Gimbal' UFO film, and the 2004 evidence from the U.S.S Nimitz encounter.
November 26, 2019
Occam's Razor A podcast about the paranormal episode 12-Ghosthunting
Jim welcomes Barbara Caisley from, and discusses the techniques of Ghost hunting. Also featuring Marc Coppell from 
November 24, 2019
Occam's Razor- A Podcast about the Paranormal & The Unexplained-episode 10 Cryptids
Jim is joined by Marc Coppell to discuss cryptids on the very first Occam's Razor radio show, Originally broadcast live on November 4 2019 on
November 05, 2019
Occam's Razor- A Podcast about the Paranormal & The Unexplained-episode 9
Jim is once again joined by paranormal investigator Marc Coppell to discuss his latest evidence collection at the purported lair of NZ's own Bigfoot, the 'Moehau Man'. We also examine the theory of Bigfoot and UFO's being related , and whether the cryptids are trans-dimensional beings.
October 06, 2019
Occams Razor Episode 8- MUFON, Bob Lazar and Area 51
Jim is joined once again by Paranormal Investigator Marc Coppell, and special guest Roger Stankovic, Australasian Director for The Mutual UFO Network. We concentrate upon the recent Bob Lazar revelations and speculate on his claims.
July 21, 2019
Occam's Razor Episode 7- Skinwalker Ranch
Jim is again joined by Marc Coppell who recounts his field visits to the mysterious Skinwalker Ranch.
July 12, 2019
Occams Razor Episode 6 - New Zealand's Bigfoot,The Moehau Man
Jim is joined by paranormal Investigator Marc Coppell  who talks about his search for the Moehau man, New Zealand's very own Bigfoot.
July 11, 2019
Occam's Razor Episode 5- Nazi Science and the Occult
Tonight Jim is joined by WW2 aficionado Matthew Barrie to discuss the  strange and macabre experiments conducted The Nazi's, and their belief in supernatural forces guiding them to victory over the Allies.
July 03, 2019
Occams Razor Episode 2-Slenderman
Jim is Joined by Nile Thompson to discuss similarities between internet sensation Slenderman, and tales of a omnipotent being in Native American folklore.
June 26, 2019
Occam's Razor- A Podcast about the Paranormal & The Unexplained: Episode 4-GHOSTS
In tonight's episode, Jim recounts his recent tour to Europe and discusses visiting supposedly haunted battlefields, landmarks, pubs as well as timeslips, and a photo taken of an apparition? at Versailles.Special guest Shaun Baker
June 19, 2019
Occams Razor- A Paranormal Podcast Episode 3 Part 2 MUFON
   What is MUFON and what do they do? In part 2, Jim is Joined from Sydney Australia by Roger Stankovic who is the Australasian Director for The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) We cover how Roger became involved in the organisation, his thoughts of UFOlogy, disclosure, whistle blowers, and describes his own UFO encounter in Australia 40 years ago
April 29, 2019
Occam's Razor - A Podcast about the Paranormal.
Episode 1- Psychics
September 10, 2018