32 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

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    • 5.0 • 11 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 30 - Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

    Episode 30 - Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

    In this episode, Zoe tells us about the strange case of a woman who's body was found stuffed into a hollow tree. Who put Bella in the Wych elm was scrawled in graffiti on a wall in nearby Birmingham, UK. Who knew who she was, and did anyone really know what happened to her?

    We also talk about satanic hippos, the rise of international cuisine in the UK in the 80's, and whether prostitutes would wear ruffles.

    • 48 min
    Episode 29 - Numbers Stations

    Episode 29 - Numbers Stations

    In this episode, Mike tells us about the odd shortwave radio stations that broadcast seemingly endlessly repeating, random numbers, spoken by odd, automated voices and we get to listen to some snippets from a couple of well known ones.

    • 45 min
    Episode 28 - The Black Dahlia Murder

    Episode 28 - The Black Dahlia Murder

    In this episode, Zoe tells us about The Black Dahlia Murder. Not the metal band, but the murder of Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia. Fair warning - there are some graphic descriptions in this one, due to the horrific nature of the crime.
    We also get sidetracked talking about chess, chickens and mermaid bras.

    • 51 min
    Episode 27 - The Betz Sphere

    Episode 27 - The Betz Sphere

    In this episode, Mike tells us about the mysterious Betz Sphere - a ball that seemed to have a mind of its own! We also talk about cooking hedgehogs, decorative canonballs, and the difficulties with hurdles.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:36 - Hello!
    01:14 - Presented Piece: The Betz Sphere
    14:44 - Promo - I Have A Strange Story
    15:54 - Discussion
    43:38 - Thanks and Where You Can Find Us
    47:50 - Fun Fact: Dunce Caps
    48:56 - Bye!
    Total Runtime: 49:37
    LinksPromoOur promo partner this week is the https://www.facebook.com/Ihaveastrangestory/ (I Have A Strange Story) podcast, one of our partner shows on the http://www.paranormalityradio.com/ (Paranormality Network). Go check them out!
    Research Linkshttps://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/04/the-betz-mystery-sphere-alien-artifact-or-doomsday-device/ (https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/04/the-betz-mystery-sphere-alien-artifact-or-doomsday-device/) - Mysterious Universe on the Betz Sphere
    https://www.astonishinglegends.com/al-podcasts/2019/01/13/ep-130-the-betz-sphere-part-1?rq=betz (https://www.astonishinglegends.com/al-podcasts/2019/01/13/ep-130-the-betz-sphere-part-1?rq=betz) - Astonishing Legends Podcast on the Betz Sphere - go here for x-rays pics of the ball!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betz_mystery_sphere (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betz_mystery_sphere) - Wikipedia on the sphere
    http://www.educatinghumanity.com/2017/02/extraterrestrial-metal-sphere.html?m=1 (http://www.educatinghumanity.com/2017/02/extraterrestrial-metal-sphere.html?m=1 ) Educating Humanity on the Betz Sphere
    Our Linkshttps://storiesofstrangeness.com/ (Website) - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.
    https://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness (Instagram) - Where we hang out the most.
    https://facebook.com/storiesofstrangeness (Facebook) - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    https://twitter.com/sostrangepod (Twitter) - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our https://www.redbubble.com/people/ZoeandMike/shop?asc=u (Redbubble) page, where you can find all of our designs and illustrations on loads of products.
    Our https://www.patreon.com/storiesofstrangeness (Patreon) page, if you'd like to support the show. We're starting with 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.37, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.11, that will enable you to listen to minisodes, outtakes, timelapse art videos and other bonus content. More tiers may follow.

    • 49 min
    Episode 26 - Medusa and Perseus

    Episode 26 - Medusa and Perseus

    In this episode, Zoe tells us about Medusa and Perseus - how the Clash of the Titans film differs from the original myth - and we also discuss how Hermes the delivery company has disappointed us, golden rain, artifacts of power, and pink dolphins.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:36 - Hello!
    01:50 - Presented Piece - Medusa and Perseus
    09:05 - Promo - Sinister Suitehearts
    09:45 - Discussion
    32:04 - Thanks and Where You Can Find Us Online
    36:24 - Fun Facts About Us
    Total Runtime: 41:18
    Links:

    Promo
    Our promo partner this week is https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sinister-suite-hearts-podcast-1344970 (Sinister Suite-Hearts), where two Michigan girls discuss the paranormal, true crime, conspiracy theories, and all things weird, creepy, and sinister!


    They're also one of the shows on our podcast network, Paranormality - Check out all the shows on our network and browse the directory of other paranormal-themed shows over at http://www.paranormalityradio.com (http://www.paranormalityradio.com)


    Research Links
    Books:
    The Golden Age of Myth and Legend by Thomas Bulfinch


    Websites:
    https://study.com/academy/lesson/stheno-euryale-in-greek-mythology.html (https://study.com/academy/lesson/stheno-euryale-in-greek-mythology.html)
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Medusa-Greek-mythology (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Medusa-Greek-mythology)
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/Stheno (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Stheno)
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/legend-medusa-and-gorgons-002773 (https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/legend-medusa-and-gorgons-002773)
    https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/medu/hd%5C_medu.htm (https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/medu/hd\_medu.htm)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medusa)
    https://austinhackney.co.uk/2016/10/26/the-medusa-myth-and-its-meaning-the-real-story-of-medusa/ (https://austinhackney.co.uk/2016/10/26/the-medusa-myth-and-its-meaning-the-real-story-of-medusa/)
    https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Medusa/medusa.html (https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Medusa/medusa.html)


    Our Links
    http://storiesofstrangeness.com/ (Website) - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.
    https://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness (Instagram) - Where we hang out the most.
    https://facebook.com/storiesofstrangeness (Facebook) - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    https://twitter.com/sostrangepod (Twitter) - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our https://www.redbubble.com/people/ZoeandMike/shop?asc=uandref=account-nav-dropdown (Redbubble) page, where you can find all of our designs and illustrations on loads of products.
    Our https://www.patreon.com/storiesofstrangeness?fan_landing=true (Patreon) page, if you'd like to support the show. We're starting with 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.37, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.11, that will enable you to listen to outtakes and other bonus content. More tiers may follow.


    Thanks for listening, and we'll see you in four weeks for season 2!

    • 41 min
    Episode 25 - Bob Lazar

    Episode 25 - Bob Lazar

    In this episode, Mike tells us about Bob Lazar, the physicist who worked on alien crafts trying to reverse engineer their exotic propulsion systems and who is the reason we know Area 51 even exists!
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:36 - Hello!
    01:34 - Presented Piece: Bob Lazar
    07:25 - Area 51
    22:40 - Promo - Paraunity Podcast
    24:00 - Discussion
    45:18 - Thanks and Where You Can Find Us
    47:48 - Random Fact: The Longest Word In The English Language
    48:48 - Bye!
    Total Runtime: 49:23
    Links

    PromoOur promo partner this week is the https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-paraunity-podcast-1369789 (Paraunity Podcast), one of our partner shows on the http://www.paranormalityradio.com/ (Paranormality Network). Go check them out!


    Research Links

    Film: Bob Lazar, Area 51 and Flying Saucers - available on Netflix etc, By Jeremy Corbell
    The Joe Rogan experience - Ep 1315
    Dreamland - Bob’s autobiography
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lazar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lazar)
    https://www.history.com/news/area-51-top-secret-spy-planes-u2-blackbird (https://www.history.com/news/area-51-top-secret-spy-planes-u2-blackbird)- History.com on spy planes and Area 51
    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18233/f-117-program-used-these-futuristic-hand-scanners-while-highly-classified-in-the-80s (https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18233/f-117-program-used-these-futuristic-hand-scanners-while-highly-classified-in-the-80s)- the Drive on the Identimat 2000
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1985-01-13-8501030421-story.html (https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1985-01-13-8501030421-story.html) - Chicago Tribune on the hand scanners
    https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/iqbxhx/lets_not_forget_bob_lazar_a_man_who_worked_on/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/iqbxhx/lets_not_forget_bob_lazar_a_man_who_worked_on/)- Reddit link to the Bob Lazar episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast
    https://www.livescience.com/41424-facts-about-ununpentium.html (https://www.livescience.com/41424-facts-about-ununpentium.html)- Live science on element 115


    Our Linkshttps://storiesofstrangeness.com/ (Website) - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.
    https://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness (Instagram) - Where we hang out the most.
    https://facebook.com/storiesofstrangeness (Facebook) - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    https://twitter.com/sostrangepod (Twitter) - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our https://www.redbubble.com/people/ZoeandMike/shop?asc=u (Redbubble) page, where you can find all of our designs and illustrations on loads of products.
    Our https://www.patreon.com/storiesofstrangeness (Patreon) page, if you'd like to support the show. We're starting with 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.37, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.11, that will enable you to listen to minisodes, outtakes, timelapse art videos and other bonus content. More tiers may follow.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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.

Pauliboy23 ,

Sounds of Greatness

If you find yourself attracted to darker or spooky things you’ll love this.
The lovely voices of Zoe and Mike will take you through the fantastical, delivered with a real love for the subjects and a critical eye.
Wonderful stuff.

Johners51 ,

Great format, great content, great podcast.

Settle in and let Mike and Zoe take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful. Great stories and excellent, informative, insightful banter as they take it in turns to present their story which is then discussed. As a fellow podcaster of the spooky kind, I thoroughly recommend subscribing.

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