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Dave Schrader

This week on The Malliard Report Jim welcomes a guest that is truly a legend in the paranormal field. One that was part of the meteoric rise when it saw its launching point some fifteen or sixteen years ago. Someone that has done it all within the field; radio, television, podcasting, the whole spectrum. From Coast to Coast, to The Travel Channel, this week Jim welcomes truly a legend, Dave Schrader to discuss life as a ghost hunter, radio host, working on television, and what the future of the paranormal field looks like.

“Dave Schrader is a long time radio show host that delves deep into the realms of the strange, fringe and bizarre in the paranormal field. Dave and co-host Tim Dennis started off with Darkness Radio in 2006, which grew into a widely popular radio show. He became a regular fill-in host for George Noory on Coast to Coast AM that is heard world-wide with millions of listeners. Dave now hosts Midnight In The Desert, formally hosted by the radio legend Art Bell on Dark Matter Digital Network along with Darkness Radio Presents: BEYOND the DARKNESS on PodcastOne and True Crime Tuesday on Patreon.

Dave co-wrote the book The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal, was the lead judge on the Travel Channel hit mini-series Paranormal Challenge and has appeared onscreen on Travel Channel’s #1 series, Ghost Adventures numerous times, Paranormal State on A&E and Haunted Hospitals. Mr. Schrader also worked behind the scenes on Ghost Adventures for 3 years as a location scout and researcher. Beginning in October 2019 he we be a featured cast member of a new paranormal reality series on Travel Channel.

Originally from Illinois, Dave has been a resident of Minnesota since 1988 when he attended Winona State College and fell in love with the beauty and people of this great state. With the growing interest in the world of the unknown on TV, film and literature building each day, Dave decided to bring his unique views and experiences to the radio as the host of Darkness Radio. Dave has had an active interest in the paranormal since early in his childhood when he was visited by the spirit of his deceased grandmother. Continued activity and experiences has kept this passion alive.”

Tune into The Travel Channel every Thursday night to catch Dave on The Holzer Files, or over on Darkness Radio. He can be found on all social media platforms or by simply heading over to For all things Malliard head over to where you can catch up on past shows, subscribe to the newsletter, snag some sweet merch, and even join in on the discussion live every Tuesday night at 9 PM EST. Connect with Jim on all social media platforms @malliard and make sure to rate and subscribe on your favorite podcasting app!