Author / Podcaster Toby Ball

Toby Ball writes crime noir novels, believes in small library fines and wants you to hear “Strange Arrivals” on unidentified phenomenon. Time for a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Welcome Toby:

We’re joined on the Starline by the author, podcast creator and host of “Strange Arrivals”. You might have read his noir crime novels “The Vaults”, “Scorch City” and “Invisible Streets”. It’s time for Toby Time with Toby Ball.

Toby, let’s go Beyond the Mic. September 19th, 1961 Betty and Barney Hill saw a light in the sky begins the tales you tell on “Strange Arrivals”. As you researched each episode, what did you discover that unnerved you other than Betty & Barney drove by where your house stands on September 20th 1961?

We’ve talked with Dr. Travis Taylor about the events you cover in Season 2 of Strange Arrivals, the Rendlesham Forest Incident. How did this story change you?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite fiction writer you like to read?

2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

3. How has your focus on podcasting changed since “Toby

Ball’s Deep Dive Book Club Podcast”?

4. Best place in Syracuse?

5. Favorite author other than yourself at “Noir at the Bar”?

6. How does a noir crime novelist get pulled into the world of the X-Files?

7. Do you believe in library fines?

8. One of your first social media posts was “If my furnace were a high school senior it would get into no colleges.”

How do you go from editor for the Congressional Quarterly to history teacher to community organizer to author to podcaster on UFO’s and unexplained phenomenon?

One Big Question:

This season on Strange Arrivals you look at UFO researchers who developed theories to explain the phenomenon. Do you believe that alien life has visited or are on Earth right now?

The Wrap:

He believes in library fines, but not UFO’s, loves the Carrier Dome. Toby Ball wants you to enjoy Season 3 of Strange Arrivals wherever you find podcasts. Toby, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic Conversations with Authors here.

Check out Toby at his website here.

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