Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51 is a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the World of the Weird - UFOs, Aliens, Mysteries, the Paranormal, the Unusual, and the Unexplained. Hosts Brent Hand, David Flora, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

Recent Episodes

Steven Kotler: The Devil's Dictionary | 292

June 22, 2022

Brent and David are joined this week by Steven Kotler to talk his new book, The Devil’s Dictionary. Steven is a New York Times-bestselling author; we are talking nine bestsellers out of thirteen books total... How awesome is…

Blurry Hysteria 8: Google A.I. Shenanigans | BONUS

June 20, 2022

We're all going to die!! Or at least that is what the dozens of you who suggested this story seem to think. Surprisingly though, this time Conspiracy Bot is not involved, so we have that going for us. But, A.I. is involved, …

Leap Castle: The World's Most Haunted Castle? | 291

June 15, 2022

If there is one thing we are sure of here at Hysteria 51, it’s that castles are haunted. Scooby-Doo taught us that from the jump and we are not about to forget it. But what makes a castle stake the claim of Most Haunted Cast…

Mad Blurry Hysteria: Raytracing and Wormholes and Treasure, Oh My!! | BONUS

June 13, 2022

Cogswell makes his triumphant return to the show this week as we talk Cyberpunk woes, life in the space fast lane, and honest to goodness treasure hunters. Should you release your name when you strike it rich? Why are scienc…

Hysteria 51: Best of Vol 1 | 290

June 8, 2022

Best Of Time! Or, at least what made us chuckle along the way. You might hate them! As we finish up vacation time, we thought we would hit you with some of our favorite clips of the first 6 years of Hysteria 51. There is som…

Blurry Hysteria 7: Snippy Vampires

June 6, 2022

Quick question, what do you call a gathering of vampires? David and Brent argue that and the finer points of Guinness Book of World Records attempts by vampires this week. Also, Snippy a horse that died 55 years ago by unusu…

Recent Blog Posts

Doing Some Light Reading...

Ryan Sprague was kind enough to let us know we were in a magazine article this month. And Egon Spangler said print was dead! 

Hysteria 51 Podcast’s Co-host John Goforth is Stepping Down

Hysteria 51 Podcast’s Co-host John Goforth is Stepping Down David Flora, a veteran podcaster will be taking over the co-hosting duties Chicago, I…

About the Hosts

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Brent Hand

Host

Brent is an award-winning podcast producer, host, and speaker. He is passionate about taking people on a journey beyond their standard realm of knowledge. His love for the “world of the weird” has been described as contagious, entertaining and informative. He has a knack for presenting concepts related to aliens, conspiracies, and the paranormal in an amusing, often irresistible, and typically educational way to help people gain a better understanding of these topics why staying engaged. Outside of H51, Brent owns and runs ForthHand Podcast Studio in Hillside IL. There he has helped companies and major networks such as iHeartMedia, HowStuffWorks, Podbelly, Dark Myths, Radio Lost Angeles, Patreon, Infirmary Media, Magellan AI, and many more tell their stories more effectively through podcasting.

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David Flora

Host

David Flora is a Kentucky-born, Colorado-based actor, director, narrator, and podcaster. He has a B.A. in Dramatic Arts and Music from Centre College in Danville, KY, and he also has a super-awesome and legit correspondence degree in Astrology/Parapsychology from Stratford Career Institute. He also hosts the Blurry Photos podcast, winner of the Chicago Reader’s 2017 Best Podcast of Chicago. On top of that, because spare time is for chumps, he co-hosts the Quiz Quiz Bang Bang trivia podcast.

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John Goforth

Former Host

John has been an audio nerd since birth. It is said he came out of the womb with earbuds on (ok, they were Walkman headphones). His passion for audio storytelling and the business side of the…business manifests in both his career and his hobbies. His day job is in the podcast world where he’s led podcast monetization strategy for major media companies, headed audience growth for some of the largest shows in the ecosystem, and even built and led sales teams. Currently he’s the Chief Revenue Officer at Magellan AI. His night job however, is where his creativity shines. He co-founded, and is the former co-host and co-writer of Hysteria 51 while concurrently working on other projects. His spare time is spent with his wife, Stacy, two kids (who really like the park and Korean food), rooting for the Detroit Lions (it’s a punishing hobby), boxing (less punishing than being a Lions fan), and writing (he’s penned 1 ½ books he swears will never see the light of day).