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Repost: CORRECTIONS TO BRIAN DUNNING’S SKEPTOID PODCAST ABOUT ONG’S HAT

A rebuttal on the site josephmatheny.com regarding a recent podcast and article that ran on Skeptoid, by Brian Dunning.

An excerpt:

There’s a podcast/website called The Skeptoid that is run by one Brian Dunning. The website seems to consist of a collection of transcriptions of the Skeptoid podcast, links to the podcast and a personal vita for Mr. Dunning. I learned that recently, Brian Dunningran an episode of the Skeptoid titled: Ong’s Hat, which was, predictably about the Ong’s Hat literary game.

Brian Dunning claims that his podcast, “Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena is an award-winning weekly science podcast. Since 2006, Skeptoid has been revealing the true science behind popular misinformation and urban legends.” His words.

While I haven’t sampled any of the other offerings on that Skeptoid website, I did read the text transcription of Mr. Dunning’s “investigation” into the Ong’s Hat urban legend and found it dismissive and misinformed in the following areas.

Link to full article: https://josephmatheny.com/2019/03/18/corrections-to-brian-dunnings-skeptoid-podcast-about-ongs-hat/

The tl;dr version

 

DOWNLOAD THE AUTHORIZED EDITIONS OF ONG’S HAT BOOKS AND ASSORTED EPHEMERA

Media

The original interactive ebook: On Archive.org

PrintAmazon (exclusively)

DigitalKindle or Free

Audiobook: A professional version of The Incunabula Papers: Ong’s Hat and Other Gateways to New Dimensions is currently available for Audible.comAmazon.com and iTunes.com. Also, see the free version below, The Incunabula Papers- Platinum 20 Year Anniversary Audio Book Edition.

OtherFree versions and other ephemera

Etc

Previous versions of this website here.

False Documents

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat

Wikipedia

Various other related


AUDIO

Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers
What lies at the heart of Ong’s Hat?

ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon

The Incunabula Papers- Platinum 20 Year Anniversary Audio Book Edition

Incunabula: Ong’s Hat- Joseph Matheny on Art Bell

The Digital Underground and FAKE LORE, DARK MEMES’ with Joseph Matheny

Ong’s Hat Ashram Survivors?

Transcript of Survivor’s Interview. (PDF)

Episode 160 – A Seedless Sandwich (Ong’s Hat)

 

MORE AUDIO AT JOSEPHMATHENY.COM 


VIDEO

Right Where You Are Sitting Now: Authoring Reality with Joseph Matheny

https://youtu.be/3SOEfui7aYA

Ong’s Hat & Inter-Dimensional Portals

Conspiracy Theory and Chill: The Story Of Ong’s Hat

THE MYSTERY OF ONG’S HAT

Ong’s Hat: The Original ARG – Sex, Drugs & Quantum Physics

The Grimerica Show #335 – Joseph Matheny – Denny Unger

Dead Rabbit: Eggless Travel

Ong’s Hat: An Early Internet Mystery

MORE VIDEO AT YOUTUBE


MORE MEDIA AT JOSEPHMATHENY.COM 

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A collection of Ong’s Hat reviews, interviews and theories.

An entire site full of interviews can be found at josephmatheny.com here’s a selection of the latest:

Playlist of YouTube videos about Ong’s Hat

 

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