Tag Archives: James Taylor
A Man with 3 Eyes and 2 Noses & the Home of Winnie the Pooh– all on January 13 Episode of Ripley Radio

A Man with 3 Eyes and 2 Noses & the Home of Winnie the Pooh– all on January 13 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (Jan. 13, 2014) – One of the strangest men to ever work the circus sideshows of the U.S. is Bill Durks, who was billed as the man with three eyes and two noses. This week on Ripley Radio, the official radio program of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, sideshow historian James Taylor talks about […]

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A Very Fat Man, a Slender Man Monster & a Strong Woman – all on January 6 Episode of Ripley Radio

A Very Fat Man, a Slender Man Monster & a Strong Woman – all on January 6 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (Jan. 6, 2014) – Happy New Year and may it be as Weird, Wacky and Wonderfully strange as you wish it to be.  A good place to start that journey is by listening to Ripley Radio, the official radio show of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! every week in 2014! It’s Wacky guaranteed.  This […]

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A Half-Lady & the Man Who Knits When He Runs – all on November 25 Thanksgiving Edition of Ripley Radio

A Half-Lady & the Man Who Knits When He Runs – all on November 25 Thanksgiving Edition of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (Nov. 25, 2013) – It’s Thanksgiving week and we pay homage to that wonderful family holiday on this episode of Ripley Radio, the official program of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! We start off with a bunch of weird and wild facts about the holiday, and then Susan Porter of St. Augustine Historical Society […]

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Audrey Graduates High School at 99, Sideshow Talker Ward Hall active at 84 – all on the November 18 Episode of Ripley Radio

Audrey Graduates High School at 99, Sideshow Talker Ward Hall active at 84 – all on the November 18 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (Nov. 18, 2013) – The elderly rock this week on Ripley Radio. 76-year old Dr. Stanley Paris, already a record setter in several categories, is setting out to be the oldest and the fastest person to ever sail around the world – solo!; Ward Hall, the King of the Sideshow, is still on the […]

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UFOs, Pickled Punks & The Worst Song Titles Ever – on September 9 Edition of Ripley Radio

UFOs, Pickled Punks & The Worst Song Titles Ever – on September 9 Edition of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (Sept. 9, 2013) – This week on Ripley Radio, the official radio program of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, we celebrate our fourth year anniversary of broadcasting. We begin our fifth weird and wacky year hearing from Don Donderi, a scientist who believes in the research that crews from UFOs landed on Earth and […]

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The Tanning Mom Action Figure & How to Train Fleas – all on July 1 Episode of Ripley Radio

The Tanning Mom Action Figure & How to Train Fleas – all on July 1 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (July 1, 2013) – It truly is a scary thought. Believe It or Not!, the woman who became notoriously known as the Tanning Mom is now an action figure! A toy and doll company in Connecticut is now selling the figure for $29.95.  And what’s more, the company president tells Ralf, that his company […]

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Ball of Twine Controversy, UFO Phil, and is it Real or is it Fake? – all on June 10 Episode of Ripley Radio

Ball of Twine Controversy, UFO Phil, and is it Real or is it Fake? – all on June 10 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (June 10, 2013) – We take a look into the great American Hoax this week on Ripley Radio, the official radio broadcast of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  Sideshow historian James Taylor talks about the great fakes of all times that were presented as real in museum and circus shows, Ripley archivist Edward Meyer […]

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Leeches, Mermaids & a Sword Wielding Bishop – all on May 27 Episode of Ripley Radio

Leeches, Mermaids & a Sword Wielding Bishop – all on May 27 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (May 27, 2013) – Summer 2013 traditionally and officially begins at the grand conclusion of Coney Island’s Infamous Mermaid Parade, set to bedazzle the crowds again on June 22. Coney Island expert James Taylor drops by and tells us that the R-rated parade is the best thing outside of Mardi Gras and should not […]

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Biggest Catfish, Largest Organism & the Smallest Park – all on May 20 Episode of Ripley Radio

Biggest Catfish, Largest Organism & the Smallest Park – all on May 20 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (May 20, 2013) – This week on Ripley Radio, the official radio program of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, we laugh along with Flathead Ed of Arizona as he tells us how he landed the largest catfish ever caught in that state, and Mark Ross explains the International tension that has built up around […]

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Unbelievable Volcanoes, Dinosaurs & Whales on Tour – on May 6 Episode of Ripley Radio

Unbelievable Volcanoes, Dinosaurs & Whales on Tour – on May 6 Episode of Ripley Radio

ORLANDO (May 6, 2013) – Believe It or Not, during the 20th century, frozen whale carcasses were big draws on the circus and carnival midways!  Historian James Taylor visits this week and talks about frozen whales, live whales and exploding whales.  Mike Oswald wraps up his series on natural oddities and unbelievable sights at US […]

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