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








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