Jeff Ritzmann & Jeremy Vaeni provide an in-depth exploration of the paranormal and human consciousness. Show features interviews with guests from inside and outside the paranormal venues.


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  • Paratopia Presents: Citizen Hearing


    The Jer channels his inner Mel Blanc to bring you a very special interpretation of the Citizen's Hearing on Disclosure, in this, the first-ever Paratopia radio play.

  • Epilogue To Epilogues


    The Jer talks to Emma Woods about a recent odd experience involving abduction-related and hallucinatory phenomena. Together they discuss whether one's state of consciousness during an abduction differs if it's physical or nonphysical and if so, do phenomena surrounding an experience differ? All of this is couched in Oliver Sacks' book, Hallucinations. Then, the Jer gets into his meditative experience from just last night and discusses some new twists on the trickster and the abduction scenario.

  • Paratopia Epilogue Part 2


    The Jeff & The Jer run down a brief list of things gone wrong in ufology since Paratopia left the internets. Then, The Jeff looks back on his recent dive back into UFO photo analysis and the public response to it. Next, The Jer tosses out a new hypothesis about the meaning behind the devistating and frightening images and experiences in abductions. Finally, the hosts update us on the strangeness in their lives (are dreamweavers the new puckwudgie?), give a Project Core update, and The Jeff talks about his new radio show, Paranormal Waypoint. Oh, and then something about the unknown and the unconscious. Yep, from bolts to nuts, this one's got it all!

  • Paratopia Epilogue Part 1


    In this part 1 of 2 epilogue to the greatest paranormal podcast in the history of several earths, The Jer is lost at sea without The Jeff. However, he is kept company by some friends with peculiar night lives.

  • Paratopia 173: Get to the Chopper!


    Jeff & Jer run from their past straight into the future with this, the final installment of the weekly podcast. But before they go, they leave you with a high strangeness theory that incorporates some of the concepts Jeff, Jer, and Tiokasin have brought to you over the last few weeks and through the years. This one could turn ufological, paranormal, and psychic research on their ears if researchers had the guts to listen.

  • Paratopia 172: Middle Ground


    Jeff's final solo episode of Paratopia covers where we've been over the long journey of the program - which includes a special mystery guest to talk of the future. But Jeff also delivers a critical message about where communication regarding the ''alien'' encounter goes in moving forward. How it cannot be stopped. Why we have to take the mighty leap of faith, and speak of it as it truly is - and not be coerced by the machinations of the past or present day UFOlogy. No-man's land never stays that way for long. We must all lay claim to the middle ground.

  • Episode 171: Jer Thee Well


    The Jer says his goodbyes on this, the beginning of the countdown to the end of Paratopia, and has one fantastic all-encompassing interview with Tim Binnall about everything from ufology to Bigfoot to remote viewing to what drives the 2 main types of conspiracy theorists.... But not before he exposes Croatian gazer Braco in the greatest story never told!

  • Episode 170: Haunted & Stumped


    Mothman has nothing on what Jeff Ritzmann reveals in the first half of the show. In the second half, Jer and Tiokasin discuss how it's possible that coming from the heart might help us understand hauntings and related phenomena.

  • Episode 169: David Schwab Pt2


    Part 2 of the David Schwab interview about his life of high strangeness. If you thought Part 1 was amazing, you ain't heard nothin' yet. But first, The Jer has some new stories and insights to share with Paratopia. Many, in fact.

  • Paratopia Episode 168: David Schwab


    Experiencer David Schwab goes down the list of truly odd, extremely interesting occurances in his life. This interview is so extensive that it's broken into 2 parts. There are a lot of well-articulated high strangeness experiences here to sink your mind into. If we put it all into one show your brain might snap. So get ready for part 1 of 2!

  • Episode 167: Bravery_Defined


    Lyn, aka ''Piglet Shameful,'' was an active member of the Paratopia message boards and has been a guest on the show as well. When last we heard from her she had called into the live show with an extraordinary encounter. Then she went silent. Where she went and why she's back now is because of a startling discovery she made and is willing to share with us. As you will hear, she is bravery defined.

  • Episode 167: Bravery_Defined


    Lyn, aka ''Piglet Shameful,'' was an active member of the Paratopia message boards and has been a guest on the show as well. When last we heard from her she had called into the live show with an extraordinary encounter. Then she went silent. Where she went and why she's back now is because of a startling discovery she made and is willing to share with us. As you will hear, she is bravery defined.

  • Episode 166: Sea Change


    Tiokasin Ghosthorse joins Paratopia. We mean JOINS Paratopia. The next learning curve for all of us begins here. ''Let's de-colonize the aliens'' is a phrase Tiokasin used. This conversation is bookended with one of Jeff's ''alien'' experiences and Jer's exploration of the Hawaiian perspective on the ''supernatural,'' both of which speak to the need to not only look at this phenomena differently, but to change the nature of the one who looks.

  • Paratopia 165: The Fog


    Steve, aka ''MandoSteve'' on the message board, joins us to talk about his bizarre encounter in the Appalachian Mountains that is a scene straight out of The Twilight Zone. We won't spoil it for you with any more detail than that. This is a riveting story guaranteed to creep you out. Then Jeff shares his adventures in Buddhist meditation. It's not creepy but it's (almost) equally strange. But first, we make the most half-assed announcement about a mysterious new direction for the show you could hope for!

  • Episode 164: Toilet Elf


    The man known as ''Hermitage'' on the Paratopia message board joins Jeff & Jer for another classic listener episode that raises some interesting new questions about how this strange intelligence interracts with experiencers who keep it on the periphery of their lives. We go down a written chronology of his family's and his experiences Joe-Gooch style, beginning with Hermitage's very first encounter as a child with... a toilet elf.

  • Episode 163: Zombie Meat By-Product


    With no guest scheduled for this week, Jeff & Jer take a look to see who's on Skype and ambush them. Turns out the lucky victims are Roejen & Lobo of Project Archivist, who kindly put their own show on hold to do Paratopia! Topics range from the zombie apocalypse to the Makers Movement to secret technology to hand guns to 2012 prophesy to... man, where doesn't this one go? Well, mostly it doesn't go into the paranormal and ufology. Mostly. But it is arguably our most entertaining episode.Video footage discussed: - Amsterdam footage - Austrailia footage

  • Paratopia 162: Nancy Birnes


    Nancy Birnes comes out swinging against the latest shady David Jacobs hypnosis tapes. Then she fields some tough questions from The Jer. Finally, she... takes over the show? Yes, that's right, Nancy Birnes confiscates the show and interviews Jeff about his life as an experiencer. This is one heck of an interesting episode and it is an extended one. Our longest show yet, clocking in at just over 3 hours!

  • Paratopia Episode 161: Ghosthorse


    Lakota activist Tiokasin Ghosthorse goes one on one with The Jer to talk about his people, his childhood, and the uncensored history of this nation. This one is all about exploring the differences in thought process as reflected by language, which circles around to how we misperceive tribal cultures, their sense of what ''prophesy'' means and even the revelations Chief Golden Eagle (then Standing Elk) made about Star Nations. This episode is dense with knowledge and wisdom. If you identify with Ghosthorse, you're going to find yourself coming back to this episode for seconds and thirds.

  • Paratopia 160: Philippe Mora


    Director Philippe Mora joins Jeff & Jer to talk about his soon-to-be-released feature length send-up of remote viewing, ''Continuity.'' Naturally, the conversation about RV takes a turn into other topics. Topics like the SS, Hilter, the Vatican, exorcism, UFOs, and Roswell. Philippe is famous for discovering historically important footage from the WWII era in the National Archive. But has he ever looked for Roswell documents? We'll find out what he knows.Then, in a somewhat sensitive after-chat, Jeff & Jer finally tell the whole story behind their October 25th, 2009 UFO sighting at the Baltimore Travel Plaza. Why didn't they talk about it then? Why are they comfortable revealing it now?Find out and hear what may be the final and amazing Mac Tonnies anecdote.

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