58 episodes

Husband and wife team Zoe and Mike look into topics of the paranormal, folklore, cryptids, hauntings, UAP’s and aliens, conspiracies, and all manner of weird Forteana.
Join us as we take it in turns presenting topics to each other, which we then discuss in our own irreverent manner - usually ending up talking about biscuits or something - and get in touch with your questions, comments, and your own stories!

Stories of Strangeness Zoe and Mike

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Husband and wife team Zoe and Mike look into topics of the paranormal, folklore, cryptids, hauntings, UAP’s and aliens, conspiracies, and all manner of weird Forteana.
Join us as we take it in turns presenting topics to each other, which we then discuss in our own irreverent manner - usually ending up talking about biscuits or something - and get in touch with your questions, comments, and your own stories!

    Episode 56 - HMS Terror and Ice Mummies

    Episode 56 - HMS Terror and Ice Mummies

    In this episode, Mike tells us about the HMS Terror and its ill-fated expedition into the Northwest passage in the Canadian arctic. He also tells us about ice mummies, and the circumstances behind their creation.
    We also talk about future telepathy, the fall of Twitter and capitalism, and everyone's favourite topic – cannibalism.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    01:01 - Presented Piece - HMS Terror and Ice Mummies
    13:34 - Discussion
    46:56 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    51:29 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 52:11
    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    Our LinksInstagram - Where we hang out the most.
    Facebook - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    Twitter - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our Redbubble page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our Patreon page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our Ko-Fi page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 52 min
    Episode 55 – Halloween '22

    Episode 55 – Halloween '22

    In this Halloween special episode, Mike tells us about The Devil's Footprints, a series of odd markings that appeared in the snow in a hundred mile area around Devon in one night in 1855.
    Then Zoe talks about doppelgängers - the weird, phantasmal doubles that appear and often portend disaster.
    We also talk about the British government, (or lack thereof,) time travel, and how anyone can be an evil twin simply by donning a pointy goatee beard.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    01:24 - Presented Piece - The Devil's Footprints
    18:08 - Discussion
    32:26 - Presented Piece - Doppelgängers
    49:46 - Discussion
    1:05:37 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 1:06:32
    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.

    Our LinksInstagram - Where we hang out the most.
    Facebook - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    Twitter - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our Redbubble page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our Patreon page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our Ko-Fi page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 54 - Elizabeth Bathory

    Episode 54 - Elizabeth Bathory

    In this episode, Zoe tells us about Elizabeth Bathory – by all means a terrible employer and possibly an inspiration for vampires and Dracula's wife.
    We also talk about Keanu Reeves' acting, Jeffrey Dahmer, and how monks need to be more proactive with their complaints.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    10:13 - Presented Piece - Elizabeth Bathory
    27:50 - Discussion
    41:35 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    45:59 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 47:26
    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258
    Our LinksInstagram - Where we hang out the most.
    Facebook - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    Twitter - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our Redbubble page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our Patreon page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our Ko-Fi page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 47 min
    Episode 53 - The Wickedest Man In The World

    Episode 53 - The Wickedest Man In The World

    In this episode, Mike tells us about Aleister Crowley, dubbed "The Wickedest Man in the World," by a contemporary tabloid. We learn he was more than just an occultist, he was also a mountaineer, poet and lover extraordinaire.
    We also talk about pugilist poets, taking drugs for medical benefits, immortal celebrities' secrets, and why Mike thinks King Henry VIII was a nut job.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    01:19 - Presented Piece - Aleister Crowley
    26:15 - Discussion
    48:00 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    53:10 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 53:51

    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258
    Our LinksInstagram - Where we hang out the most.
    Facebook - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    Twitter - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our Redbubble page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our Patreon page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our Ko-Fi page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 53 min
    Episode 52 - Dreams

    Episode 52 - Dreams

    In this episode, Zoe tells us about dreams - what we understand, (and don't) about them, as well as some of the folklore and myths about beings who bring us those dreams.
    We also talk about our own dreams, how Mike met Freddy Kreuger in one, and Zoe found out how her childhood dog died in another, and how Zoe's dad managed to finally get past a level of the game Lemmings due to his dream.
    And we talk about Archimedes and his shrinkage, Desmond Tutu, and even Spring-Heeled Jack from episode 18 gets a mention!
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    01:25 - Presented Piece - Dreams
    20:52 - Discussion
    34:50 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    37:40 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 38:13
    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258
    Our LinksInstagram - Where we hang out the most.
    Facebook - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    Our Redbubble page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our Patreon page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our Ko-Fi page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 38 min
    Episode 51 - Operation Paperclip

    Episode 51 - Operation Paperclip

    In this episode, Mike tells us about Operation Paperclip, the US government's initiative to repatriate German scientists after WWII, or "Adopt a Nazi" as we've decided to call it.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Spooky

Jolly podcast from an entertaining couple , recommended

johnrenslave ,

Superb!

A lot of effort has gone into this podcast, great audio, chats and research! Most excellent!

Hawkesey89 ,

Fun, Factual, Five Stars

I really enjoy chilling with this podcast on. It's light and fun, while factual and informative. Mike and Zoe's natural back and forth is always entertaining, and the episodes do exactly what they say on the tin. I've enjoyed this on dog walks, while cooking, even while unable to sleep. Very enjoyable.

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