Bad Clowns
2016, University of New Mexico Press
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Merchant of Dust

The Merchant of Dust
2015, Rhombus Publishing Co.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Mysterious NM CoverMysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
2014, University of New Mexico Press
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Martians Have Landed! A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes
Co-author with Robert Bartholomew
2011, McFarland and Co.
Jefferson, North Carolina


Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore
2011, University of New Mexico Press
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries
2010, Rhombus Publishing Co.
Corrales, New Mexico
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Lake Monster Mysteries
Lead author, with Joe Nickell
2006, University Press of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
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Media Mythmakers: How Journalists, Activists, and Advertisers Mislead Us
2003, Prometheus Books
Buffalo, New York
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Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias: Why We Need Critical Thinking
Co-author with Robert Bartholomew
2003, Prometheus Books
Buffalo, New York
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Book Chapters

Sundance ReaderThe Sundance Reader (7th Edition)
Mark Connelly
Cengage Learning


Pseudoscience and DeceptionPseudoscience and Deception: The Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims

Bryan Farha, Ed.


Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook

Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook

Contemporary World Issues Series: Science, Technology, and Medicine
David E. Newton, Ed.



Marijuana: A Reference Handbook

Marijuana:  A Reference Handbook

Contemporary World Issues Series: Science, Technology, and Medicine
David E. Newton, Ed.


Life’s Little Mysteries: Answers to Fascinating Questions About the World Around You
Jerry Relato and Emily Anderson, Eds.


Paranormal Claims: A Critical Analysis
Bryan Farha, Ed.
University Press of America


Everything You Know About God is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Religion
Russ Kick, Ed.
Disinformation Company Inc.

Dictionary of Atheism, Skepticism and Humanism
Bill Cooke, Ed.
Prometheus Books

America’s Youth: Opposing Viewpoints
Elizabeth Des Chenes, Ed.
Christine Nasso/The Gale Group


Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience
Kendrick Frazier, Ed.
Prometheus Books


Ethics in the 21st Century
Mary Alice Trent, Ed.
Pearson Education


Science to the Rescue
Benjamin Radford, Ed.
The Committee for the Skeptical Inquiry


The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief
Tom Flynn, Ed.
Prometheus Books


Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head-Hunting Panics: A Study of Mass Psychogenic Illness and Social Delusion
2001, McFarland and Company: North Carolina
Co-written with Robert E. Bartholomew

Bizarre Cases: From the Files of The Skeptical Inquirer
2000, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
Amherst, New York


Opus Maledictorum: Insults, Curses, Slurs, and Other Bad Words from Around the World
1996, Marlowe & Company
Reinhold Aman, Ed.


Books Referencing Ben Radford’s Work

Monster HuntersMonster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators
Tea Krulos
Chicago Review Press


Sharp ThinkingSharp Thinking (in Hebrew)
Gilad Diamant
Sharp Thinking Media

Mammoth Book of ConspiraciesThe Mammoth Book of Conspiracies
Jon E. Lewis
Running Press


Handbook for the Amateur CryptozoologistHandbook For the Amateur Cryptozoologist
Brian D. Parsons
Lulu Pub.


Why Science is WrongWhy Science Is Wrong… About Almost Everything
Alex Tsakiris
Anomalist Books

chupa bookSearching for El Chupacabra
(Mysterious Monsters series)
Jennifer Rivkin
ROSEN / Power Kids Press


Commodifying BodiesCommodifying Bodies
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Ed.
SAGE Publications


RecreatingRe-Creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine
Gregory Pence
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


AshgateThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
Jeffrey Weinstock
Ashgate Publishing



Lying Wonders of the Red Planet: Exposing the Lie of Ancient Aliens
S. Douglas Woodward



Mississippi Folk and the Tales They Tell: Myths, Legends, and Bald-Faced Lies
Diane Williams
The History Press


fashion bookFashion- Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking With Style
Jessica Wolfendale (Ed.)


Beyond the GraveBeyond the Grave: A Paranormal Investigators Journal
A.M. Hill
CreateSpace Independent Publishing


Ape-Men: Fact or Fiction?
Terry O’Neill, 2005, Greenhaven


ChampThe Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America’s Loch Ness Monster

2012, Robert E. Bartholomew, State University of New York Press


Encyclopedia of Urban Legends  Encyclopedia of Urban Legends: Updated and Expanded Edition
Jan Harold Brunvand


What Happens Next?  What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

Gail de Vos
Libraries Unlimited


Paranormal America Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and other Curiosities in Religion and Culture

Christopher Bader, F. Carson Mencken and Joseph Baker
New York University Press

The Best Technology Writing 2010
2010,  Julian Dibbell, Yale University Press


And Justice For Some: An Exposé of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let Dangerous Criminals Go Free
Wendy Murphy, 2007, Sentinel


The Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena
Bob Rickard, John Michell, 2007, Rough Guides


Democratic Communications: Formations, Projects, Possibilities
James F. Hamilton, 2009, Lexington Books


Understanding Biology Through Evolution  (3rd Ed.)
Bruce D. Olsen, 2007, Bruce D. Olsen


Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America
Loren Coleman, 2003, Paraview

Secrets of the Sideshows
Joe Nickell, 2005, The University Press of Kentucky


Adventures in Paranormal Investigation
Joe Nickell, 2007, The University Press of Kentucky


Investigating the Paranormal
Joe Nickell, 2001, The University Press of Kentucky


ESP, Psychokinesis, and Psychics
Joanne P. Austin, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, 2008, Checkmark Books


Regulating Violence in Entertainment
Paul Ruschmann, 2010, Chelsea House


A Beginner’s Guide to Scientific Method
Stephen S. Carey, 2011, Wadsworth Publishing


Contemporary Marketing
David L. Kurtz, 2009, SouthWestern College Publishing


The Witches’ Almanac: Spring 2006-Spring 2007
2006, Elizabeth Pepper, Witches’ Almanac Ltd.

Bigfoot: Fact Or Fiction?
Rick Emmer, 2010, Chelsea House Publications


Mysteries and Legends of New England: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained
Diana Ross McCain, 2009, Globe Pequot


Re-Creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine
Gregory Pence, 2007, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


Brother Paul’s Mormon Bathroom Reader
Paul B. Skousen, 2005, Cedar Fort


Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures
Michael Newton, 2009, Greenwood


Lone Star Spooks: Searching for Ghosts in Texas
Nate Riddle


Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
George M. Eberhart, 2002, ABC-CLIO


Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend
Joshua Blu Buhs, 2010, University Of Chicago Press


The Copycat Effect: How the Media and Popular Culture Trigger the Mayhem in Tomorrow’s Headlines
Loren Coleman, 2004, Pocket

The Skeptic’s Dictionary
Robert Carroll, 2003, Wiley

Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism
Richard Carrier, 2005, AuthorHouse


Environmental Social Sciences: Methods and Research Design
Ismael Vaccaro, Eric Alden Smith, Shankar Aswani, 2010, Cambridge University Press


Addicted to Placebos: Understanding Science and Society
Alan J. Scott, Ph.D., 2006, APP


The Paranormal
Kenneth Partridge, 2009, Hw Wilson


Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine
Susan Merrill Squier, 2004, Duke University Press


Dreaming the Future: The Fantastic Story of Prediction
Clifford Pickover, 2001, Prometheus Books


The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: A True Medical Mystery
Clifford Pickover, 2002, Prometheus Books


Terrorism: Research, Readings, and Realities
Lynne L. Snowden, Bradley C. Whitsel, 2004, Prentice Hall


Essentials of Psychology
Douglas A. Bernstein, 2010, Wadsworth Publishing


Crop Circles
Michael Martin
2006, Capstone Press


Th!ink: Why Crucial Decisions Can’t Be Made in the Blink of an Eye
Michael R. LeGault
2006, Threshold Editions


Amazing Cats: Stories of Intuition, Compassion, Mystery and Extraordinary Feats
2008, Omar Mouallem
Folklore Publishing Ltd.


Ghost Mysteries: Unraveling the world’s most mysterious hauntings
2009, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld


Monstres Des Lacs
2009, Danielle Goyette
Editions Michel Quintin


Uniquely Vermont
2004, Emily Raabe
Heinemann Library


Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things
2007, Madeleine L. Van Hecke, PhD
Prometheus Books


Mysterious Creatures: A Chapter Book
2005, Catherine Nichols
Nancy Hall Inc.


The Window in the Corner: A half-century of children’s television
2003, Ruth Inglis
Peter Owen Publishers