i'm embarrassed to admit, but i feel the same way about knapp. i've only listened to him a couple of times, but there's a reason for that. he's all business, and i don't feel the subject matter discussed on c2c typically deserves to be taken so seriously. there seems to be no release valve with knapp as there was with art. it's only the serious side.
Knapp may be pretty much all business but like him and his interviews, he knows the genre, is a prolific researcher and a brilliant man.
I may come from a different perspective then you MV, I have a passionate interest in Science, physics, ancient archaeology and many of the serious subjects that Art talked about and the guests he had on in the above mentioned fields like Michio Kaku, Dean Radin, Dr. David Anderson , Charles Seife and John Lash. A few more are Father Malachi Martin and Terrence McKenna.
I have followed many of Art’s guests and bought their books over the years, and have also done extensive research on some of these topics, in the past few years my research has focused on the Gnostics aka: Pagans, especially their cosmology and the Archons, John Lash his writings and website at metahistory.org has been a tremendous help.
I like Art but if truth be known if it were not for my interests in the above topics I would not have listened to him all these years. Open lines, Area 51, Mel’s hole and all the nonsense wouldn’t have been enough for me, it is nice to have distractions but not on a daily basis.
UFO’s are another topic I have followed over the years , but that was a long time before I knew Art Bell existed.
MV many of the subjects are serious and should be taken as such in my opinion, this show was much more then entertainment, again I like Art and rarely missed his shows, I have collected over a thousand of his shows, maybe more, one day I should count them.
Bottom line is there are a variety of reasons we love Art.
Yes Knapps Skinwalker is an amazing book.
Edit to add, Graham Hancock is another of my all time favorites, own and have read every book he has written including his first novel called Entangled.