Benjamin Radford

Benjamin Radford is deputy editor of the science magazine Skeptical Inquirer, former editor-in-chief of the Spanish-language magazine Pensar, which was published in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine Skeptical Briefs newsletter, Discovery News, LiveScience.com and MediaMythmakers.com. He also co-hosts, along with Blake Smith and Karen Stollznow, Skeptic Magazine‘s audio podcast MonsterTalk, which critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and werewolves.

He has written six books including Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries and Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore. He also has written hundreds of articles on a wide variety of topics, including urban legends, the paranormal, critical thinking, film, and media literacy.

In his work with the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, Radford characterizes himself as one of the world’s few science-based paranormal investigators, and has done first-hand research into psychics, ghosts and haunted houses,  exorcisms, miracles, Bigfoot, stigmata, lake monsters, UFO sightings, reincarnation, crop circles, and other topics.

Radford also writes on many other topics, including world travel, science literacy, jungle hiking, sex offender panics, and popular fallacies. Radford has appeared on CNN, The History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Learning Channel, CBC, BBC, and others.

Radford developed a satirical board game in 2008, called Playing Gods: The Board Game of Divine Domination, allowing up to five players the chance to take over the world as a figurehead of the world’s major religions.