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Squaring the Strange

Squaring the Strange brings evidence-based analysis and commentary to a wide variety of topics, ranging from the paranormal to the political.


Investigating ghosts. Debunking conspiracies. Dodging chupacabras.

If a claim seems strange, Ben and Pascual will try to square it with the facts.


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Jun 15, 2018

First, Celestia is skeptical of a certain effect we've all been privy to in the internet age. Then, our team dives into the world of film legends and myths. Everything from time traveling silent film extras to Elvis sightings, our crew takes a lighthearted and skeptical look at some fun stories.

Jun 8, 2018

First we look back at an alien theory of the 90s, then we revisit our old pal Alex Jones’s legal troubles. Then we carefully peel back some layers on the tragedy that occurred two years ago at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. At the time, it was the worst mass shooting in modern American history, and it seemed...

Jun 1, 2018

After a quick revisit to the History Channel’s sidestepping, the gang dives into pseudo-experiments. We see them almost every day, often aimed at making a social point or sometimes carefully contrived in order to sell us something. From the Pepsi Challenge to the Dove ad to reality TV, we pull up some examples to...

May 24, 2018

This week, our crew is joined by Pascual's good friend Kyle of the band Bad Wolves, the heavy metal band currently topping the charts with their cover of the Cranberries classic "Zombie". Kyle steps in to help us break down famous (and infamous) music myths that you may or may not have heard of. We also discuss Kyle's...