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Colin Dickey On Our Obsession With The Unexplained


In a world fully mapped and explored, a world where rational, scientific answers can be made for basically everything, some people are left disenchanted.

Where’s the mystery, they ask. What is left to be discovered? As the writer Colin Dickey proposes in his new book, that’s where fringe theories come in. Bigfoot. Aliens. The lost continents of Atlantis and Lemuria. They give people reason to believe in a world of wonder, but belief in the unexplained can also lead people to doubt fact, and to disregard the very real and important methods of science. Dickey joins us to explore the role that these outlandish ideas play in the lives of so many Americans.

Colin Dickey’s book is The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters and Our Obsession with the Unexplained. [IndieBound|Amazon|Bookshop|Audible].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.