130 episodes

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

Unexplained Richard MacLean Smith

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 426 Ratings

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

    Unexplained New Season Trailer

    Unexplained New Season Trailer

    Sometimes eerie, sometimes strange, sometimes terrifying, always Unexplained. 

    Join me, Richard MacLean Smith, for a new season of Unexplained. 

    Starts Friday August 28th 2020. 

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 50 sec
    SEASON 5 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    SEASON 5 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Announcement: It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the postponement of Season 05 of Unexplained, which was due to launch tomorrow.

    Despite the series being ready to go, the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 has unfortunately led to the pausing of my advertising agreement for the time being.

    It has taken months of work to prepare for the launch and with Unexplained being my full-time job and livelihood I simply can’t afford to release the episodes without being able to monetise them.

    It goes without saying that your support is hugely appreciated and I’m so sorry to disappoint all you incredible listeners in this way; I feel hugely disappointed at having to postpone.

    What this does mean though is that you can rest assured that when things return to a relative state of normality, the full series of Unexplained will be ready to launch with a bang.

    I will release more info as I have it, in the meantime stay safe and stay spooky,

    Richard MacLean... Smith.

    • 1 min
    S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay

    S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay

    SEASON 4 SEND-OFF

    All of us will die and even for those who believe we are somehow more than a bundle of cells and flickering synapses and that something else awaits us beyond this mortal realm – there are few who consider the preservation of the body or its final resting place to have any significant bearing on that.

    So why does disturbing a grave site make us so uneasy?  Perhaps because our relationship with death has never really been about the dead...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 12 min
    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)

    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)

    Part Two of S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight 

    In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards. 

    It was a decision, they would soon come to regret...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 21 min
    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)

    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)

    In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards. 

    It was a decision, they would soon come to regret...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 23 min
    S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom

    S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom

    Many say that if a genuine alien spacecraft really had appeared on earth, there would be incontrovertible photographic or video evidence to prove it. And yet, there are countless videos and photos purporting to reveal exactly that. More often than not, however they are dismissed as cases of mistaken identity or simply fakes.

    In reality, unless a craft were to land on a busy high street in full view of a live news feed and collectively witnessed by everyone you knew – any photo or video evidence can easily be dismissed. Perhaps that is, with the exception of one...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
426 Ratings

426 Ratings

Mumadigi ,

Excited you’re coming back!

No one this genre of story telling remotely as good as you do RMS! So excited for your new season! Welcome back.

Sleepyjeanie ,

Brilliant storytelling

I’ve been a fan of Unexplained since 2014 and I could listen to Richard all day - his tone and delivery is so calming despite the truly scary and totally unnerving subject matter. This show is one of the rare ones to actually scare me when listening at night (Bangarang and the other episode about Negative Space). I’m so happy it’s coming back for another season! I’ve listened to the entire catalogue twice (since it first launched) due to this pandemic so I’m thrilled to have more episodes.

R. Yates ,

Brilliant

Have listened to entire collection in 2 weeks in hotel quarantine. This is so much better than Lore, it’s wonderful work Richard. Thank you very very much from Australia. Best podcast ever, so well done.

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