Longtime friends Nile and Kyle are the leading conspiracy, cryptozoology, and paranormal experts in their fields. Well, at least in their apartment. Join them and a revolving door of friends every Sunday for a deep dive into the curious, the unexplained, and the outright weird.
Episode 262 - If Job Was a Race (Fairy UFOs)
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one, we learn about the synthesis of fairy mythology and the UFO phenomenon! Was a 17th century minister whisked away to the realm of the fairies for divulging their secrets? Why might so many historical tales of fairies appear eerily similar to the experiences of contemporary UFO abductees and exeriencers? We turn to some familiar names of ufology to explore these ideas!
Episode 261 - Russian Yeti (FYD)
Hey there friends and weirdos! We can hardly believe it, but it's been five whole years of It Gets Weird Podcast! To celebrate, we got Garrett on the show to discuss a "documentary" covering the topic from episode one: the Dyatlov Pass. Does the Discovery Channel do the story justice? Is this thing even a real documentary?! What does Dyatlov Pass fanfiction look like? Also, we bring up WikiFeet for some reason. All this and more!
Episode 260 - Prestige Drama Format (William Sadler)
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one, Kyle teaches Nile all about the legendary Dr. William Sadler. We get into Dr. Sadler's life story, his experience with a sleeping man dictating him prophecies from another planet, and how these prophecies came to form a religious text followed by a small number of devout believers. We also talk about how a couple of these believers get into the health food game, inspired by these UFO prophecies...All this and more!
Episode 259 - A Guy But Small (Gnomes)
Hey there friends and weirdos! We're back this week discussing a funny little cryptid you might know as a gnome! Or, if you're in Argentina, we call them the 'duende.' Who are these mischievous little creatures and what are their origins? Are the malevolent little freaks or funny little pranksters? Why do Argentinians keep capturing extremely crappy footage of these guys running across their kitchen floors? We try to answer all these questions and more!
Episode 258 - It's Just a Snake (Yokai Part 3)
Hey there friends and weirdos! It's the return of the yokai in this episode! This will be the third episode of yokai coverage, with episodes 44 and 151 being the previous parts. Y'know, if you wanna catch up. In this one we talk oil-flinging potato-heads, pillow-flipping tricksters, and a funny chunky li'l snake guy. Did Japanese cryptid-hunters uncover a yokai skeleton? Have you ever had your soul trapped inside a dream? Listen and find out!
Episode 257 - Back in the Saddle (Soviet Ancient Aliens)
Hey there friends and weirdos! In this one, Nile gives us a new angle on the Ancient Aliens theories, this time from the perspective of Soviet Russia. We learn about Matest Agrest (yes this is his real name) and some of his alternate takes on Ancient Aliens, mostly involving alternate explanations for events in the Bible. Did Ancient Alien theory end up serving as anti-American propaganda? Can we use aliens to push an agenda? Listen and find out!