This podcast is one part history and one part spooky. Cohost Clark Canez and Jen Curcio explore the history and ghost stories inside a variety of buildings and often find that history is scarier than any haunting.
The Disappearance of Jean Spangler
Jean Spangler was a triple threat in Hollywood, she could sing, she could dance, and she could act.
On October 7th, 1949, Jean disappeared. She was last seen at the Farmer’s Market near The Grove and her purse was found at the entrance of Griffith Park on Fern Dell Drive with a note inside that led police to question Hollywood heartthrob Kirk Douglas about the woman’s disappearance.
The Drum Barracks With Jonathan Bradley Welch
This week we talk to storyteller, and producer, Jonathan Bradley Welch of The Stonewall Democrats about the Drum Barracks, LA’s only Civil War era fort. We also talk about The Unsolved Mysteries tv show, trinkets from beyond and the 2020 U.S. election.
Spooky Stories with Trance Medium, Anousha Hutton
For so long, we have wanted to talk to a trance medium and this week we finally did it! We spoke to Anousha Hutton about her time as a medium and the very unique encounters she’s had with spirits. The most beautiful takeaway from this interview is what she learned after moving from London to Los Angeles. She speaks about moving to stolen land and how we need to respect those spirits and have empathy for the tremendous trauma they went through.
Haunted Mansion in Philadelphia with James Bradford
We talked to the very funny comedian and storyteller James Bradford about his experience renting a room in a beautiful mansion in Philadelphia and learning that the catch was a ghost. Plagued by strange events, the home owner decided to hire a ghost hunting crew to investigate. Listen now to hear about the findings!
The Frightline: Bela Lugosi's Funeral Procession
Brought to you by A Touch from the Past Podcast via Google Voice, The Frightline will feature a new story written and produced by Jen Curcio and based on a SoCal urban legend each week. This week, we tell the tale of Bela Lugosi's haunted funeral procession. We hope you enjoy and have a spooky Halloween! Call 323-744-4879 for a scare.
Disney Ghosts with Rachel Chapman
Greetings Ghoulies! Join us as Rachel Chapman tells tales about the Disney parks. She gives us the rundown on which ghosts are shutting down which rides. Also did you know there was an abandoned Disney water park? Did you know there is a ride where they used real skeletons? Listen to what else we uncover in this episode.
Love the mix of spooky and true crime
Every time I listen I feel like I’m having a super fun, dorky chat about haunted places, history and true crime. Clark and Jen are a great “Mulder/Scully” like team.
Fantastic Podcast for Fans of Spooky and Strange Stuff
I’m a big fan of spooky and scary pods and this one fits the bill. Jen and Clark make a big effort to research their stories and have such an entertaining way of recounting the unexplained, creepy, and sometimes horrifying tales.
They also immediately pull you in with their charm and humor. You can tell they really enjoy working together and can hear the warmth in their voices.
Spook and Educational
I like that they go into the history, while being respectful of the cultures and people they talk about. It’s both spooky and educational.