46 episodes

Searching the nation’s news archives for stories that can’t quite be explained. One Strange Thing unfolds regional tales of the mysterious, the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the delightfully weird.

One Strange Thing One Strange Thing

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Searching the nation’s news archives for stories that can’t quite be explained. One Strange Thing unfolds regional tales of the mysterious, the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the delightfully weird.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Clowns

    The Clowns

    This Halloween episode, we follow the phantom clown phenomenon to its beginning: the 1980s, where sightings cropped up in cities across the United States, and the fears of children caused quite the stir--and a serious problem for local van owners. 

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    Written and Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Researched by Bryan Worters, with additional research by Laurah Norton
    Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie 

    Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/
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    • 29 min
    The Demon

    The Demon

     In this super-sized October treat, we explore the legend of one of the United State’s more elusive cryptids: the Dover Demon, who made a one-night-only appearance in 1977. 

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    Written, Researched, and Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie 
    Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/
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    • 30 min
    Premium Episode 11: The Tiles

    Premium Episode 11: The Tiles

    In many cities around the world, you’ll see some truly unexplainable art — all you have to do is look down.

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    Written, Engineered, and Scored by Maura Currie
    Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Researched by Jessica Ann

    Sources:
    Arnold Toynbee, “The religious background of the…” International Journal of Environmental Studies, 1971.
    NA, “Odd Toynbee plaques…” UPI, 2006.
    Larry Fish, “Mystery message on global…” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2003.
    Clark DeLeon, “Theories: Wanna Run…” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2003
    Shannon Brown, “The Tantalizing Mystery…” Atlas Obscura, 2017.
    Patricia Madej, “Mystery of tiles…” The Temple News, 2012.
    Steve, “Toynbee Too: Cryptic…” Urbanist, n.d.
    Kevin O’Neal, “2006: A Street Oddity” The Indianapolis Star, 2006.
    Phillip O’Connor, “‘Toynbee tiles’ in…” The Springfield News-Leader, 2009.
    L.A. Johnson, “Mysteries underfoot,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2006.
    Paul Hampel, “St. Louis down to…” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2012.
    Jay Stone, “The Mystery of…” The Ottawa Citizen, 2011.
    Adelina Lacianese, “Look down: how Toynbee…” WESA, 2018.
    S.C. Reed, “The Disintegration of…” Journal of Heredity, 1949.

    The Freeze

    The Freeze

    On one frigid December night in 1980, a stranded Minnesotan named Jean Hilliard earned a title no one would ever want: the Frozen Girl.
    If this is your first episode with us, please take note that our intrepid narrator was dealing with a case of hoarseness, but powered through for recording. Try out a few episodes before you leave a weird review that spoils everyone's day. We love you, in our hearts.
    Written, Researched, and Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie 

    Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/

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    • 27 min
    The Monster

    The Monster

    In Texarkana, it’s said a mysterious creature roams the states’ borderlands; whether you call it The Fouke Monster, It, or The Boggy Creek Monster, this reportedly reticent cryptid decided to stir up some trouble—and excitement—in 1971.

    Written and Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Researched by Bryan Worters with additional research by Laurah Norton
    Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie 

    Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/

    Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing
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    • 27 min
    Introducing Suspect

    Introducing Suspect

    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Anonymity99 ,

Clever and Quirky

Enjoyable podcast. The narrator has a pleasing voice. My children and I pop on Google after listening to expand the episode. It makes for quality family time

MadHatter00073 ,

Twisty

Love it, great story telling with a twist and Laura is fantastic.

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