About

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 John Goforth, Brent Hand, 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.

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).