- May 24, 2006
Very good. Some of our skeptical posters should take a look at it.
Robins' style reminds me a little of Will Storr's in the excellent, Will Storr vs. the Supernatural. Both are happy to entertain other theories, but neither automatically falls back on them - for me, that is the perfect balance. I binged on ghost story podcasts for a while, but very quickly became frustrated with the complete lack of enquiry that tends to accompany them. I mean, I like to hear the stories - and some of them really do stand alone as memorable tales - but, for me, without enquiry most lack any sort of depth, and the repetition of the same box-ticking motifs and memes can become depressingly tiresome. I'm not a hardened sceptic, but I think its reasonable to apply a little balance - I believe in elephants, but if you tell me that you've got one in your handbag then I reserve the right to go into the subject a little deeper. I kind of feel that's how Robins (and Storr) approach the issue.