George has been commenting about the network having a meeting with him, and one of the questions that came up was "Do you actually believe in this stuff?" Those were not the exact words, but it expresses the view of what a network exec. might think.
Imagine working on Wall Street where your life is dictated by the opening bell, although trading has become non-stop with all of the communication and technology available to us. One night due to the worries of the housing bubble, and losing on your investment on your second home in Fort Lauderdate you have insomnia and you accidentally turn into this show that says it is Coast to Coast. Two people are conversing about hybrid aliens. What would the reaction be? Could it be that you overdosed on your prescipton Ambrien and you are not really hearing what you are hearing? This is just an example, but the topics on the show are not so ordinary to someone living on an average street of America.
Even exposed to these topics and listening at least one night a week, it does beg the question, "Do You Really Believe In This Stuff?" Have you ever had conversations with co-workers, relatives, friends that were insightful or totally quashed your beliefs? Do you find that with the increase and exposure with the internet that folks are more open-minded in general to the paranormal, metaphysical, ufology and other topics covered by Coast? Do you listen to Coast in secret, in a closet, in the deep woods, or do you listen with your son or daughter while you are helping them with their homework, openly, letting them by mystified and inspired to new topics that are normally not discussed in the classroom. Do you fear that social services might remove that child for educational neglect for exposing them to this heresy and misguided nonsence?
True, this may be a skewed sample to ponder this question, but I just wanted to open a thread for general commentary and experiences. It could be ridicule for taking a weeks vacation for tracking Bigfoot, or it could be support for taking a broader view of this vast universe.