Christopher & Eric Podcast: What’s Science Episodes

A guide to the What’s Science? episodes of the Christopher & Eric podcast.

  • Ep. 224 – What’s Science? Vol. 11 featuring “Paranormal Witness – The Good Skeleton/Hollywood Haunting”
    Christopher and Eric have done their fair share of snickering at famous paranormal hucksters. This time the joke’s on them. After visiting their respective hometowns, this final installment of Mortality Month pokes at the veil between the living and the dead in not-so-sunny Southern California, the place your hosts have called home for decades. In the process, they rustle up some genuinely terrifying entities. In episode 11 of season 2 of PARANORMAL WITNESS entitled “The Good Skeleton/Hollywood Haunting”, we’re transported to the night-dark hills beneath the Hollywood sign and the dusty and dangerous backgrounds of rural California. Your hosts are set back on their heels by these compelling and disturbingly believable accounts from real people who’ve brushed up against terrifying events they can’t fully explain. (Actually, Eric only believed about 40% of the second story, but you can’t win ‘em all.)
  • Ep. 223 – What’s Science? Vol. 10 featuring “Ghost Chasers – Heidelberg”
    Mortality Month continues. After visiting the haunted happenings in Christopher’s birthplace, it’s time to rustle up some spirits in the Medieval German town in which Eric Shaw Quinn took his first breath — and barked out his first highly detailed tea order. Welcome to Heidelberg, Germany. Here your hosts are introduced to a band of high-strung ghost chasers for whom every breeze, shadow, snapping twig or leafless tree is the stuff of a complex and frightening supernatural narrative for which they present not a single shred of compelling evidence. In this episode of GHOST CHASERS, entitled “Heidelberg”, Eric decides the secret gay romance he’s dreamed up between two of the handsome ghost hunters is a far more interesting avenue of exploration than the team psychic’s ceaseless and absurd proclamations.  It’s his birthday, so we’ll let him roll with it. Word to the wise — if you watch the episode on Tubi, it’s actually episode 6, not episode 7. Be advised we don’t recommend watching either.
  • Ep. 222 – What’s Science? Vol. 9 featuring “The Haunted Bay – Episodes 1 and 2”
    Christopher likes to say he’s a man with two hometowns, and the City by The Bay is the first of the two. That’s why Eric suggested they serve up this special about Bay Area hauntings. Or was it Christopher who suggested it? One thing’s clear, after watching episodes 1 and 2 of THE HAUNTED BAY, neither host wants to take blame for bringing it to the table.  Despite the profoundly amateurish filmmaking and incomprehensible interviews, these two episodes of — we’re not sure what to call it, exactly — left your hosts tackling some hard hitting questions. Can ghosts fry camera batteries? Was a nightclub employee who was crushed to death by a prop piano during an act of lovemaking the victim of a grisly accident or murder? You know, the important stuff that keeps everyone up at night.
  • Ep. 221 – What’s Science? Vol. 8 featuring “Haunted USA – New Orleans”
    It’s Christopher and Eric’s birthday month. And what have these dark lords of the podcastverse unleashed at this time of celebration and reflection? Mortality Month, of course. In part thanks to you. Our beloved Party People asked us to take a break from grisly murders and return to the world of the paranormal (and it’s “occasional” fraudsters and cranks.) To give it a birthday theme, your hosts cut a path through the states they’ve called home, starting with the boot-shaped one at the mouth of the muddy Mississip. Follow along as they serve up episode 1 of season 1 of HAUNTED USA, entitled “New Orleans”.  In the City That Care Forgot, Christopher and Eric face off with rampaging spirits (and tourists), night vision cameras and haunted houses where everyone seems a little too eager to make a quick buck.
  • Ep. 150 – What’s Science? Vol. 7 featuring “The UnXplained: Vampires & Werewolves”
    Are vampires real? Do werewolves enjoy their hairy gifts? Speaking of hair, would Christopher and Eric be able to recognize William Shatner in public if he didn’t have his wig on? And why did William Shatner block Christopher on Twitter?! These are the thrilling, urgent and scientific questions your hosts tackle as they serve up episode 15 of THE UNXPLAINED, a show that mixes green screens and questionable scholarship with a side of the stomach turning. In addition, Christopher and Eric recall the creative process that first shaped Anne Rice’s bestselling series “The Wolf Gift Chronicles”.
  • Ep. 137 – What’s Science? Vol. 6 “UFO: Episode 1”
    Are we alone in the universe? Did countless residents of Phoenix, Arizona all lose their minds on the same spring evening in 1997? Do the makers of the JJ Abrams produced Showtime documentary series “UFO” care about the answers to these questions as much as Christopher and Eric do? Listen to this out-there episode to find out. It’s capped off by a frightening close encounter of the absurd kind with incompetent critic-at-large Jordan Ampersand whose views on outer space are limited by the great volume of space between his ears. Beam him up, Scottie. Please.
  • Ep. 115 – What’s Science? Vol. 5 featuring “The Curse of the Highgate Vampire”
    Christopher and Eric are both writers, and so it’s often their duty to bring you the real story they see hidden behind TV’s smoke and mirrors. Never has that been more true than with THE CURSE OF THE HIGHGATE VAMPIRE on Discovery +. As its stars seek out a supposed vampire inside a Victorian London cemetery, this overwrought and scattered ghost hunter’s tale wants to dazzle you with night vision trickery and talk of ley lines. Eric would prefer to focus on the tale of two feuding egomaniacs who created a supernatural hysteria in 1960’s London, and whose manipulative antics were all too human and more unsettling than any ghost story.
  • Ep. 45 – What’s Science? Vol. 4 featuring “What On Earth? – Island Of Alien Ooze & Who Built Supervillain Island?”
    When satellites go high, TV producers go low. That’s the basic flight path for WHAT ON EARTH? the latest victim…er, subject of Christopher and Eric’s special series, “What’s Science?” Eric takes to the skies of Episode 3, Season 8, and ultimately crash lands on an “Island of Alien Ooze”. In Episode 4 of Season 2, Christopher peers down through the clouds to see “Who Built Supervillain Island?” even though the answer’s pretty obvious and he’d rather talk about that blood waterfall in Antarctica. These dubious outings inspire Eric to retitle the series in question, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING? But the real question is, will the producers employ any form of scientific method to find an answer? (Spoiler Alert: Probably not.) (If this episode sounds different from our others, that’s because it was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in our usual studio space as soon as public health advisories allow.)
  • Ep. 43 – What’s Science? Vol. 3 featuring “Forbidden Mysteries – Ancient Knowledge & Lost Worlds: Anomalies on The Moon & The Nephilim Watchers, Will They Return To Earth?”
    In this new edition of WHAT’S SCIENCE?, Eric takes a conspiracy-driven trip to the moon that never quite sticks the lunar landing. Or anything else, for that matter. Meanwhile, Christopher tries to keep track of the hundreds of names that have been given to mysterious giants throughout the centuries, and ultimately puts his pen down somewhere around name #342. Welcome to the world of FORBIDDEN MYSTERIES – ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE & LOST WORLDS, in which nothing is at it seems. Or accurate. Or comprehensible. Eric tries (and ultimately refuses) to give himself to Season 1, Episode 2, “Anomalies On The Moon” and Christopher measures himself against all the giants supposedly on display in Season 4, Episode 3, “The Nephilim Watchers – Will They Return To Earth” and finds he’s taller by a mile. There’s bad and then there’s…Forbidden Mysteries. (If this episode sounds different from our others, that’s because it was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in our usual studio space as soon as public health advisories allow.)
  • Ep. 39 – What’s Science? Vol. 2 featuring “Forbidden History: The Mystery of the Giants and Bloodlust: Real Vampires”
    Christopher and Eric put down their magnifying glasses and pick up their Botox needles so they can get rid of all the furrows in their brows they developed after sitting through these alleged trips into the paranormal. Eric breaks down Season 2, Episode 6 of FORBIDDEN HISTORY, entitled “Bloodlust: Real Vampires”. It sheds plenty of blood, for sure. But no one seems that interested in drinking it. Especially Eric. Christopher heads to the island of Sardinia for “Mystery of the Giants,” Episode 9 of Season 2. There are giant tombs aplenty and strange guys offering to sell suitcases full of mysterious bones and archaeologists aplenty who seem to have better things to do than be interviewed by this show. But are there giants, though? Christopher and Eric want to believe, but you gotta bring them more than just tall tales. (If this episode sounds different from our others, that’s because it was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in our usual studio space as soon as public health advisories allow.)
  • Ep. 33 – What’s Science? Vol. 1 feat. “Mysteries at the National Parks: Land of the Lost & Flight To Hell”
    Our fearless hosts take a break from the grueling True Crime TV beat to consort with the lunatic fringe! They’ll each explore a different mind-bending episode of MYSTERIES AT THE NATIONAL PARKS. Then, in a TDPS first, Christopher and Eric face off as each man recounts his walk on the weird side and tries his best to describe…whatever the hell it is he just watched.  In Episode 4, “Land of the Lost”, Christopher’s hike up Mt. Shasta turns up a race of very tall, very robed alien beings while Eric’s boat ride through the haunted Everglades in Episode 8, “Flight to Hell”, lands him on a series of haunted airplanes. Christopher and Eric love a good paranormal mystery. But sometimes the line between science and fiction has a few too many potholes. (If this episode sounds different from our others, that’s because it was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to be back in our usual studio space as soon as public health advisories allow.)
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