BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast is a podcast that delves into strange and humorous phenomena including simulacra (seeing Jesus on your toast), supernatural sightings, crypto-zoology, and so much more. Cody and Chris have created a platform on which they discuss both sides of the phenomena (real or bulls**t) while sipping on booze and spirits that represent their chosen topic. They hope to entertain, enlighten, and maybe even educate you on all things fun and weird. Whose side will you be on? Are you a believer or a skeptic?
For a Goat Time, Call...
In this episode, Cody and Chris cover different goatmen cryptids (or are they the same one?!). First, Cody shares the story of the famous Goatman of Bowie, Maryland, who was said to be the creation of a mad USDA scientist. Then, Chris talks about the goatman known as the Popelick Monster from Louisville, Kentucky, who lives under the Popelick Trestle Bridge. Next, Cody discusses the haunting story of social injustice surrounding what is now nicknamed Goatman’s Bridge near Denton, Texas. Finally, Chris talks of a Mesoamerican goatman creature, the Huay Chivo, who ripped off his head to terrify a village. Creep of the Week comes from loyal listener Sarah. Drinks/food this week are a non-alcoholic Mint Julep and Peanut Butter M&M’s.
Lamb Plants and Creepers
In this minisode, Cody and Chris talk about demon cottages and weird plants. First, Chris tells a creepy AF story about a cottage nicknamed “The Cage”, that is home to malevolent spirits and goat demons. Then, Cody entertains us with a story about a plant - one that many people believed in for 400 years!!! - that actually grew lambs for cotton. Can you guess our upcoming topic?
Lost and Unfound
In this episode, Cody and Chris discuss crazy mysterious disappearances (mysterappearances?). First, Cody talks about one of the most massive and modern baffling cases: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Then, Chris shares a little-known case from Chile about two cousins who disappeared, years apart from each other, in similar circumstances. Next, Cody discusses three children from the 1800s who disappeared...into the sky (you read that right). Finally, Chris talks about a crazy fascinating case in which a town receives a thousand threatening letters from an anonymous writer. Creep of the Week is the conclusion of Lern’s St. Brigid story (eek!). Drinks this week are Hawkstone Cabernet and Surreal Kolsch.
Lost in the Storms
In this minisode, Cody and Chris talk about people vanishing during crazy storms. First, Chris shares the story of the Flannan Isles in Scotland, where three lighthouse keepers mysteriously vanished during a storm that may or may not have occurred. Then, Cody dives into the crazy circumstances surrounding the Yuba County 5, a group of five men who went missing during a snowstorm. It has more twists and turns than a twisty, turny road. Have any ideas about next week’s topic? Don’t overthink it!
In this episode, Cody and Chris put you in a deep trance and talk about hypnosis (content warning: these stories involve murder and suicide). First, Cody talks about an insane case in Copenhagen where one man hypnotized another into robbing a bank and committing murder. Then, Chris tells the unfortunate story of three students who mysteriously died following hypnosis sessions with their principal. Next, Cody shares a bizarre story in which a lady has full gastric bypass surgery...via hypnosis. Finally, Chris discusses the murder of Augustin Gouffé and the resulting case where the murderer used hypnosis as a defense. Creep of the Week comes from friend of the Podcast, Lern. Drinks this week are Tart Cherry Spritz and Blood Orange Cider.
In this minisode, Chris and Cody tell stories about Pavlovian response and crazy sleep talking. First, Cody shares several examples of things you do everyday that are the result of years of mental conditioning. Then, Chris tells a story about a sleepover party game that may have led to one girl’s demonic possession. Can you guess next week’s topic? Y’all, it’s going to be a tough one.
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I can’t get enough of this podcast. Lots of interesting content and the hosts are hilarious and okay really well off one another. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this pod so you won’t miss an episode. Keep up the good work! 🤘🏻
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Keep these two in your ears
What a fun and interesting show this is. I discovered BSP over the summer and quickly fell in love with their conversations surrounding various phenomena topics. I really get a kick out of the supernatural sightings episodes and discussion because I've had some weird experiences in my life, so this pod validates my curiousity. Get into it, people! - Jamal, Thanks for Coming Podcast