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This week we interview author Mike Damante and talk his newest book- Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction. Is there a connection between Punk Rock and UFOs? Is there a connection between organized religion and Bad Religion (still love 21st Century Digital Boy)? And is a band actually a band if there are no members of the band in the band? We go deep this week. Plus, the fellas discuss their favorite songs for space exploration, Conspiracy Bot digs into Brent’s old CD collection (yikes), and we play some more tunes from Majungas. All of that and more on the podcast who’s hosts read a lot of books, but the same cant be said for the head researcher– Hysteria 51.

Guest Bio: Mike Damante is the author of the non-fiction trilogy of the paranormal “Punk rock and UFOs” series “Punk rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction,” “Punk rock and UFOs: True Believers” and “Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy.” In 2019 he released his first YA fiction novel “Pumpkin Spice and Nothing Nice.” Damante worked for the Houston Chronicle as a copy editor, writer, reporter and web producer. He currently produces their “MIKED” music blog and has interviewed bands and musicians like Bad Religion, blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Tom DeLonge, Tegan and Sara, Aerosmith, B.o.B and countless others. He is an award-winning educator, and teaches Journalism, English and Creative Writing in Houston, Texas.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Punk Rock and UFOs: Stranger Than Fiction | Mike Damante
Punk Rock and UFOs: True Believers | Mike Damante
Punk Rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology Meets Anarchy | Damante Mike and Cetina Alex
Pumpkin Spice and Nothing Nice | Mike Damante

Heavy Metal – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_Metal_(film)
Punk Rock And UFOS – https://www.punkrockandufos.com/

And Huge thanks to Majungas for our music this week!
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