Gralien Report with Micah Hanks
Coming to Anomaly Radio – Schedule To Be Announced!
Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades.
“I think my primary goal is to help people as much as possible,” Micah says, “and learn as much about our world, and the universe, as I can. I think that sums up my primary goals in life.”
Podcasting became a hobby for Micah in early 2011 after a six-year stint working in radio as a producer and on-air talent. Since then, he has continued to pursue his passion for information-driven talk programming through a variety of podcasts, including The Micah Hanks Program and The Gralien Report, a science and unexplained mysteries show, as well as an “unfiltered” current events podcast, Middle Theory, cohosted with longtime friend and fellow commentator, Christopher McCollum.
Information science, as well as learning, productivity, business and economics also rank among Micah’s areas of study. Similarly, the controversy surrounding artificial intelligence, surveillance, and the broadening of human knowledge through the World Wide Web have all become similar areas of focus, which have prompted Micah to interview leading thinkers in the field, such as Benjamin Goertzel, Ph.D. about forecasts for the future of humanity.
Micah has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Caravan to Midnight with John B. Wells, the History Channel’s Guts and Bolts, CNN Radio, and many others. He has also lectured on a variety of subjects, including consciousness studies, technological singularity, aviation history, and historical mysteries.
He is author of several books, including The Ghost Rockets, a survey of drone-like technologies of unexplained origin, reported since the Cold War era; Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intelligence from Other Worlds, a book which focuses on continuities between various altered states of consciousness described throughout history; Reynolds Mansion: An Invitation to the Past, an historical overview of one of Asheville, North Carolina’s oldest Antebellum homes; and his 2012 New Page Books release, The UFO Singularity, which focuses on purported “exotic” aerial phenomena, and how anecdotal reports of such observations mirror some technological innovations occurring in the present day, along with those expected for tomorrow.
Micah lives in the heart of Appalachia near Asheville, North Carolina, where he makes a living as a musician, web designer, and writer.
Matthew Oakley Bio
Matthew Oakley is a podcaster and writer whose articles have been featured at The Gralien Report and Intrepid Magazine, in addition to regional publications in Western North Carolina that include The Asheville Tribune. He is fiercely independent, and is outspoken with his writing regarding political topics and happenings both in the United States and abroad. With background in management and the health care industry, Oakley’s approaches to the study of media and the unexplained are practical; he is also well known as a purveyor of fine cocktails. But perhaps most of all, Oakley is also renowned throughout the underworld for his calm, accepting gaze, having earned him nicknames that include “The Reverend” and “Kind Eyes” by the denizens of the cavernous Hollow Earth.
Follow Matt on Twitter: @GralienReverend