Fate Magazine Radio
Airing LIVE Every Sunday at 9:00 pm EST
Fate Magazine is a U.S. magazine about paranormal phenomena. Fate was co-founded in 1948 by Raymond A. Palmer (editor of Amazing Stories) and Curtis Fuller. Fate magazine is the longest-running magazine devoted to the paranormal.
Promoted as “the world’s leading magazine of the paranormal”, it has published expert opinions and personal experiences relating to UFOs, psychic abilities, ghosts and hauntings, cryptozoology, alternative medicine, divination methods, belief in the survival of personality after death, Fortean phenomena, predictive dreams, mental telepathy, archaeology, warnings of death, and other paranormal topics.
Fate Magazine Radio brings these subjects into the realm of broadcast radio with interviews by the one and only, Vance Pollock.
Vance grew up in central Florida, spending summers in the mountains of North Carolina where, at 45, he now lives with his wife, two kids and a mean black cat named “Bitey.” He holds a BA in journalism from Florida Southern College and his self-taught specialty is regional history, with a focus on common folks with decidedly uncommon stories.
He hosts a vintage rock ‘n’ roll show on Asheville community radio, unearthing neglected records and interviewing musicians who have often been performing for 50 years, most practically unknown just a hundred miles away.
Vance is quite obsessive when it comes to finding the devil in the details of a good tale. Family trees and graveyards are his favorite hang-outs. Colleagues remind us that his “Aw, shucks” demeanor is not always quick to betray the gears grinding ever so finely in his head. He’s smarter than he looks.
He spent four years in Iceland before returning to the U.S. with a renewed faith in the unseen. Critics of the paranormal, so he thinks, have simply never had that one personal experience that would make believers of them. He had that experience many years ago when he watched a doorknob turn, calmly and deliberately back-and-forth for several seconds, in the house where he grew up, knowing he was the only person there… at least in the flesh. Such unexplained phenomena are merely outside the current grasp of popular science. Reading FATE magazine for many years has always been reassuring. Millions of people are having such transformative “believer” experiences and sharing them is a comforting gesture and welcome escape from the ordinary, which mistakenly demands that we’ve got it all figured out.
Life without mystery is boring.