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Oct 13, 2018

Encore release October 13, 2018.

Encore release July 6, 2017.

We interview linguist Karen Stollznow, author of God Bless America: Strange and Unusual Religious Beliefs and Practices in the United States (available in paperback and for Kindle). Also check out her ebook Haunting America.

Karen has spent two decades writing about a diverse array of topics, including language, culture, religion, science, pseudoscience, and the paranormal. She pens the “Bad Language” column for Skeptic magazine and is a Research Fellow of the James Randi Educational Foundation.

For more about Karen and her work, visit