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Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!

And That's Why We Drink Christine Schiefer, Em Schulz

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 611 Ratings

Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!

    E304 Hand Paws and Wisconsinners

    E304 Hand Paws and Wisconsinners

    In episode 304, Mommy comes back to get you... Em passes on a family tradition in the form of an out of tune song from traveling moms. Then they bring us the story of a Wisconsin werewolf, the Beast of Bray Road, the absolute last dog you want to cuddle. Then Christine brings us the lukewarm, we mean cold case of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley, who's murderer was pretty obvious to everyone except the people set to solve it. Also, keep an eye out for Christine who just might come to find you in your dreams... and that's why we drink!

    • 2 hrs
    Listener Stories: Vol. 74

    Listener Stories: Vol. 74

    Happy unhinged Honda-days! Christine is channeling multiple demons to bring us another rendition of "Christmastime is here" but we're all about helping you celebrate any and all holidays you partake in! We've got some wild, spooky "home for the holidays" themed stories because 'tis the season for chill-inducing caroling trips, heartwarming haunted Christmas lights and a rock collector turned under-the-bed bone collector who's holidays have been haunted ever since. Merry Chremit to all! ...and that's why we drink!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    E303 A Pumpkin Head and a Biased Bisexual

    E303 A Pumpkin Head and a Biased Bisexual

    In episode 303, the floor of Christine's lucid dream is covered in mouse traps set by Em! And what are your intentions for our daughter, we mean, aircraft because Em is covering a UFO sighting this week in the story of the disappearance of Fred Valentich, a gemini through and through. Then Christine covers the case of Mandy Stavik and the power of women and their instincts. And stay tuned to see if Christine's next lucid dream can reveal the note Em wrote for her that's hidden in their apartment somewhere... and that's why we drink!

    Don't forget to check out our Black Friday merch sale as well as new holiday merch line! atwwdmerch.com

    • 2 hrs 1 min
    E302 An Elbow Eyebrow and an Asparagus Salad

    E302 An Elbow Eyebrow and an Asparagus Salad

    It’s episode 302 and Christine has another ghost story she’s been waiting to tell Em on the podcast! Then Em brings us the dramatic, Victorian paranormal story of the Berry Pomeroy Castle, which could have been the first McMansion? Meanwhile, Christine covers the wild and plot-twisty story of Stacey Castor. And we’ve cried once and we’ll cry again that our Here for the Boos shows are over! We’ve been performing it for a 10th of our lives! …and that’s why we drink!

    Be sure to check out our After Chat this week on Patreon where we're finally able to talk about our ghost hunt at the Queen Mary!

    • 1 hr 58 min
    E301 Jack-o-lantern Moths and Spooky Smiles

    E301 Jack-o-lantern Moths and Spooky Smiles

    Trick or treat! We're trying to prove that it's always spooky season for us, so today Em is bringing us the history of Halloween traditions. Then Christine covers the wild, harrowing and empowering tale of Susan Kuhnhausen. And FWIW (for what it's worth), we think Mondays are out and Cabbage Nights are in... and that's why we drink!

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    • 2 hrs 14 min
    E300 Bougie Ghost Hunting and Wafts of Fog Friends

    E300 Bougie Ghost Hunting and Wafts of Fog Friends

    It’s here, it’s happening, it’s our 300th! We can’t believe we’ve been here for 300 years, we mean episodes. We wanted to do something special to celebrate and since we’ve covered the Winchester Mystery House twice, once at the beginning of the podcast and once for the 200th episode, we thought, why not go record there in person this time! So today we’re coming to ya from Sarah Winchester’s carriage house and talking all things ghost and paranormal equipment. First Em gives us a rundown on how each item works and then Christine dives into the recesses of our gmail to find listener stories and creepy EVPs from times you’ve used each item Em talks about. Be sure to check out our incredible tour of the Winchester Mystery House (jump scares and all) on Patreon. And as we always say, all roads lead to Boo Buddy, but that’s for another day… and that’s why we drink!

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
611 Ratings

611 Ratings

Christopher_Chesar ,

From the Chesars

My wife and I LOVE this podcast we started late and are still catching up but we send you all our support! Keep doing what you’re doing it’s amazing!

Nicknametaken24 ,


I've been listening to ATWWD for a long time now. I love the format of both paranormal stories and true crime. They are both so relatable, and I love their openness with their various struggles. Thank you for being an open book to mental health. You've made me a lot more confident in discussing mine.

the only feedback I can give is to stop apologising that the stories are long. I love it! It shows you've really done the research!

Jessie Barrie ,

I scream in my colleagues faces a lot after this podcast

After binge watching 11 seasons and 2 movies of The X-Files in two and a half weeks I got to talking to my colleagues about cryptids and how I loved watching all the crazy shows about them on the documentary channels. That’s when one of my colleagues, Sara, told me that I should listen to ATWWD seen as she knew I loved podcasts and listened to a true crime podcast. She told me it was the perfect mix of paranormal and true crime and that I would love it. What she failed to remember is that I had told her on several occasions that I am a massive wimp. Imagine Scooby-Doo in human form, well I guess that’s Shaggy, I am the female Shaggy. I can’t handle scary films. I might watch Finding Bigfoot and the Curse of Skinwalker Ranch but you’ll never catch me sitting down to The Conjuring. Anyway, it’s been almost a year now and I’ve kept on listening(out of order because that seems to annoy you both and I’m a menace to society). At first it was during my night shifts at a poorly lit hotel (bad idea) but now I’m on dayshift and it’s still a bad idea. I keep screaming in the faces of my colleagues when they appear out of nowhere and now I’m pretty sure they think I’m insane. Anyway, I’ve given this podcast 5 stars because I’m pretty sure the intent of it was to scare people to death and it has worked a treat on me. Still, I put myself through the trauma because the banter between Em and Christine is sublime and really I just want to believe in the paranormal. So much so that I went on my second Ghost Tour in the Edinburgh Vaults last week but sadly (thankfully) I still didn’t see any ghosts. At least I have the ghosts in this podcast to keep me up at night. Thank you both for the entertainment and I’ll invoice you the bill for the therapy I will most certainly need after listening to this podcast.

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