This week, in the second of our Tomboy Tirade Terror Trilogy Special, we spend the night running away from a sasquatch with Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot”, co-host Ranae Holland. It’s the furriest and most rip-roaring ‘science vs myth’ episode we’ve done so far!
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The Tomboy Tirade comedy podcast crew, Joanna, Raven and Persis are escaping the Dirty Cues zombies from Episode 1 of our October Halloween Trilogy Special when they crash into a mysterious woman on the highway that turns out to be science wizard, Ranae Holland from Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot”.
The tomboys find out that Ranae was hunting down a possible Bigfoot across the nearby forest. After making sure Ranae is alright, the crew offer to give her a ride to find the rest of her “Finding Bigfoot” team but their good luck runs out and they need to find a Feng Shui Master to top up on their luck in order to survive this perilous night.
IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
1. ABOUT RANAE HOLLAND, THE SKEPTICAL SCIENTIST [07’49”]
Research Biologist Ranae Holland was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. There, she was first introduced to the Bigfoot craze in the 1970’s by her father. They forged a special connection while watching movies and televisions shows, and reading about Bigfoot. In 2011, Ranae became a co-host of the Animal Planet show Finding Bigfoot.
Though Ranae is not a member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) and does not believe in Bigfoot, she is fascinated by the phenomenon, and is excited to have found a way to combine her scientific knowledge, fieldwork skills, and love of the wilderness to investigate alleged sightings.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, where she was selected for and worked with the distinguished Alaska Salmon Program. For over a decade, Ranae has conducted fisheries research throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
Ranae continues with her efforts as a dedicated field biologist, and she regularly works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as well as private entities. Her most recent field research efforts are focused on steelhead behavior in the Umpqua River basin in South Central Oregon.
In keeping with her enjoyment of the outdoors, Ranae spends her free time Spey and fly fishing, hiking, camping and kayaking. She also enjoys teaching and lecturing to students about critical thinking, science, conservation, and, of course, her search for Bigfoot.
2. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS [23’43”]
a) Haunted Housing
If visiting haunted houses is your thing, then head to Colonial Williamsburg in the US. Market Square Tavern. You get to stay in house more than 200-year-old. even a comfortable canopy bed and crackling fire in the hearth may not be enough to help guests get a restful night’s sleep – especially since the spirits within are often restless. Would you take up the offer? We discuss our all this and our haunting spiritual issues in this first news highlight.
b) Kim Kardashian Paris Robbery
Our next news highlight is also a bit of a horror story, we’re afraid. The Kim Kardashian robbery that took place in Paris recently. It felt like a scene from Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken’ and quite a few of her assets were stolen and we’re not talking about her rump shaker.
3. THE GOOD LUCK QUIZ [29’16”]
The Tirade Crew is running out of luck dodging all these October-fest monsters, ghosts and ghouls. Will Joanna and Ranae’s trusty Feng Shui Master be able to top up their dwindling good luck? Listen to this hilarious Halloween-themed quiz segment to find out.