Paranormal Underground Radio: BJ Barretta - Filmmaker of Surviving Death: A Paranormal Debate

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In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio: In The Dark, we talk with BJ Barretta, an award-winning television producer. He currently produces the DIY Network’s I Want That. Previous credits include producing for TLC’s Toddler Bowl, creating content for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, editing for CBS News, and producing/editing the Webby Award-winning interactive episode Whale Wars: Blood and Water for Animal Planet.

When it came time to choose a topic for his thesis film for his master’s degree in Film and Television Producing from American University, he was drawn to a topic he was very interested in: the paranormal. Besides being curious as to why the paranormal was dominating pop culture, his mother, Lisa Barretta, is a famous astrologer.

BJ also attended Catholic school from first grade through college. Surviving Death: A Paranormal Debate is BJ’s personal exploration of the afterlife based on his unique upbringing. The film has been shown on PBS member stations and is available on iTunes and Amazon.

You can learn more about BJ and Surviving Death: A Paranormal Debate at

Air Date: April 16, 2015

Topic: Paranormal Research, Paranormal Investigation, Paranormal TV

Guest: BJ Barretta

Hosts: Karen Frazier and Chuck Gotski

Producer: Cheryl Knight