Ask Jim

If you have a been listener to The Malliard Report for any length of time,
one name you are most certain to recognize is Dave, better known as the one
and only “German Town Runner.” A staple in the chatroom, a
steady source of fantastic questions for the rapid fire, and an all around pillar
within the Malliard community Dave is not the guest this week, but rather the
host! Yes, the table has turned and Jim is in the hot seat.
This is an episode that has been in the works and talked about for quite
some time. For this special, Dave (Germantownrunne) is interviewing Jim so as
to give us a little more insight into the host that we’ve come to know and love.
Dave digs into Jim’s past so we get to know a little more about Jim growing up,
his ventures in reaching the elite Eagle Scout status, his first foray into ghost
hunting, and his first experiences with the paranormal.
One of Jim’s big achievements is that of reaching the level of Eagle Scout.
Obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout is no small matter. Only four percent of Boy
Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements
necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its founding, the Eagle
Scout rank has been earned by almost 2.5 million young men. Requirements
include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must
demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law,
service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout
plans, organizes, leads, and manages.
One of the prominent stories told on this episode is Jim’s first real
experience with the paranormal. On a family outing to Gettysburg (an absolute
hot bed of activity to begin with) Jim was touring the Devil’s Den area (…” a
boulder­strewn hill on the south end of Houck’s Ridge at Gettysburg Battlefield ,
once used by artillery and infantry (e.g., sharpshooters) on the second day of the
1863 Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War ”) when he saw what he
thought was an actor in a picture perfect setting. When Jim tried to catch up to
the actor to get a shot, he was gone.
If you have wanted to know how Jim got his start, this episode is certainly
the one for you. Jim also shares how he got into podcasting, shares his most
“creepy” experience during an investigation and answers a barrage of rapid fire
questions. To keep up with all things Malliard make sure to head over to or follow via Twitter @Malliard. Also, to follow Dave you can
find him via Twitter as well @Germantownrunne.


Predictions For 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, boy and girls, paranormal fans of all ages; it is that time of year again. Yes it is the annual tradition that we have all come to love, marking its 5th year of existence, The Malliard Report prediction show. Join us as Jim (along with members of the Duck Pond) gives predictions and thoughts of what to expect in the upcoming year.

With the highly volatile political climate that we find ourselves in, it is no surprise that a number of the predictions for 2018 are tied to these uncertain times. With news events constantly creating a greater divide, the situation finds itself ever more unstable than before. Along that line of thought, one of the predictions made is that there will be significant splits within the parties themselves. The rift growing within the DNC has been well known for almost a year due to the issues tied to the Clinton/Sanders debacle however, the rapid growing split within the Republican Party is quickly coming to the forefront. Many of the dissenters are coming within the President’s own circles. Is this truly a division of the people that are becoming fed up with the elements that they are used to, or is this a divide and conquer tactic used by higher powers to continue to divide us? Who is to say? One thing is for sure, it does seem like a very likely possibility that this scenario could play out.

Another common theme that plays itself out within this episode is the prediction (from both Jim and the Duck Pond) is that there is a major technological breakthrough that is just on the edge of the horizon. Some speculate that this will be a cure for one of the major diseases, others say that it will be in the field of genome manipulation and understanding. There is the possibility that it could be both. The genome understanding could lead to advancements in the cure for various maladies. Either way, very exciting things in the future if these do come true.

There are a number of other predictions that are put out there within this episode, but you’ll have to listen to get those. All of which are VERY possible for coming true along with a “death pool” of who may pass on to the hereafter in the upcoming year. Make sure to spread the word about The Malliard Report through the many different online outlets and let us know what you think! Follow Jim on Twitter @Malliard to get all of the latest for all things duck.