I thought Rich came across as quite a skeptic. I don't know his shows and might try and check them out (goof on?) but I felt his cynicism about the consciousness angle and potential connection to Ufology wasn't coming from an evidence based place just personal experience. He literally said he tried for four years to summon aliens and nothing came to visit him! I found that quite funny. Maybe you're not the chosen one Rich. I understand the need and desire to pursue factual evidence based Ufology obviously, I just think he wasn't as clued up on all related topics.
I tend to agree with you. In one case he said he had "this guy" who tells him what to base his opinions on, but we don't have access to "that guy", and "that guy" could be someone like James Randi, with CIA connections and questionable ethics. I'd like to see Rich explain why he believes what he believes, and why he believes who he believes. Because when it came to James Randi, he was a fan boy and didn't really look too closely into the actual history of the guy.