226 episodes

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?

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 101 Ratings

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?

    Episode 118 - Update-isode

    Episode 118 - Update-isode

    In this special update-isode, Chris and Cody give everyone an update on what's been going on in their lives. Chris is busy as ever being a fancy schmancy director. Cody's been traveling, and his travels have included some fun paranormal stuffs, so he shares stories and info about his friend's haunted house and also Chichen Itza, the wonder of the world where people were sacrificed and their ghosts are said to haunt the place to this day. Tune in to find out what's going on!

    • 28 min
    Seances R Us

    Seances R Us

    We have a very special live episode for you recorded for the Arizona Theatre Matters 2022 Festival. In it, we talk all about seances (as if it wasn’t obvious from our last minisode). First, Cody talks about Helen Duncan, the last woman tried as a witch in Britain for talking to dead soldiers during WW2. Then, Chris discusses Mae West, the Hollywood starlet fascinated by seances. Next, Cody shares the story of a man who sets up a fake seance only to have the real thing thrown in his face. Finally, Chris talks about a crazy seance set up in a haunted Toys R Us…You read that right. Our drinks were whatever the heck we wanted to make for this special.

    Advisory: 0:00s-0:18s
    Intro Music: 0:18s-0:46s
    Topic: 0:46s-7:27m
    Drinks: 7:27m-10:37m
    History: 10:37m-20:24m
    Helen Duncan: 20:24m-32:40m
    Mae West: 32:40m-41:37m
    Trailer: 41:37m-42:32m
    Gross Pointe: 43:32m-51:30m
    Sylvia Browne: 51:30m-59:23m
    Ouija: 59:23m-1:04:50h
    Believer: 1:04:50h-1:07:46h
    Skeptic: 1:07:46h-1:13:40m
    Creep of the Week: 1:13:40m-1:15:35m
    Sign Off: 1:15:35h-1:28:16h
    Exit Music: 1:28:16h-1:28:33h

    Original Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at https://www.purple-planet.com

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    Links

    History-
    https://coolmomsusa.com/the-history-of-the-seance/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9ance#:~:text=The%20word%20s%C3%A9ance%20comes%20from,%22a%20movie%20session%22).
    https://www.history.com/news/flu-pandemic-wwi-ouija-boards-spiritualism
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/seances

    Helen Duncan-
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/history/727844/Britain-last-witch-Helen-Duncan-exoneration-60-years
    https://www.ranker.com/list/scary-stories-from-seances/melissa-brinks

    Mae West-
    https://www.classicmoviehub.com/blog/lives-behind-the-legends-mae-west-spiritual-vixen/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_West

    Gross Pointe-
    http://www.castleofspirits.com/ghoststories/stories99/November1999_4.html

    Sylvia Browne and the Haunted Toys ‘R Us:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Browne
    https://www.jmplumbley.com/2015/09/03/clean-up-on-aisle-15-the-haunting-of-toys-r-us-sunnyvale/
    https://www.strangerdimensions.com/2016/07/03/haunted-toys-r-us-sunnyvale-california/
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/651670/haunted-toys-r-us

    Ouija-
    a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/Paranormal/comments/20mq5c/to_those_who_played_with_a_ouija_boarddo_tell/cg4ykgm/"...

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Boos and Spirits

    Boos and Spirits

    Boy do we have a minisode for you! First, Cody tells the story of a freaky Ouija board experience that unleashed a famous demonic force known as Zozo. Then, Chris shares an equally freaky story in which people play what they thought was a harmless “game” only to get more than they bargained for. This may be the easiest guess ever, but you’ll be in for one hell of an episode next week! If you want to watch the very special episode in all its glory (it will be a video episode!), check out the 2022 Arizona Theatre Matters Festival, going on May 19 - 22. You can find all the details at https://arizonatheatrematters.org.

    Links-
    https://www.trueghosttales.com/paranormal/zozo-the-ouija-demon/
    https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=14428

    • 14 min
    Important Announcement

    Important Announcement

    Please check out this important announcement from the hosts of BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast.

    • 7 min
    Easter Eggtacular

    Easter Eggtacular

    BSP is blooming into Spring with a new Easter episode. First, Cody talks about Passover and a possible explanation for all the plagues that came with it. Then, Chris tells a creepy story where two little girls hear their names called by a ghost while eating Easter candy. Next, Cody discusses the Lazarus Syndrome, a phenomenon where someone can appear to be dead for hours and then suddenly come back to life. Finally, Chris shares a gruesome true crime story, the Easter Massacre, where one man took the untimely lives of 11 victims. Creep of the week is all about a fun Easter tradition in Norway. This week’s drinks are Strawberry-Cucumber Limeade and Truly Wild Berry.

    Advisory: 0:00s-0:19s
    Intro Music: 0:19s-0:46s
    Topic: 0:46s-4:38m
    Drinks: 4:38m-7:20m
    History: 7:20m-13:40m
    Passover Plagues: 13:40m-21:35m
    Easter Voices: 21:35m-26:57m
    Trailer: 26:57m-27:18m
    Lazarus Syndrome: 27:18m-32:00m
    Easter Sunday Massacre: 32:00m-38:43m
    Skeptic: 38:43m-41:37m
    Believer: 41:37m-43:10m
    Creep of the Week: 43:10m-44:34m
    Sign Off: 44:34m-46:24m
    Outro Music: 46:24m-46:42m

    Original Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at https://www.purple-planet.com

    To find other strange podcasts, follow our network: https://podmoth.network/

    Links-

    History:
    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter
    https://theconversation.com/why-easter-is-called-easter-and-other-little-known-facts-about-the-holiday-75025#:~:text=The%20naming%20of%20the%20celebration,seventh%20and%20early%20eighth%20century.
    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/easter-symbols

    Passover Plagues:
    https://time.com/5561441/passover-10-plagues-real-history/
    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103001423
    Easter Voices:
    https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=17372

    Lazarus Syndrome:
    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317645#What-might-cause-Lazarus-syndrome?
    Easter Voices:
    https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=17372

    Easter Sunday Massacre:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Sunday_Massacre
    https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/easter

    Believer:
    https://medium.com/unscientific/never-respond-to-a-whisper-of-your-name-when-no-one-is-there-1275bd1c8f6c#:~:text=From%20a%20psychological%20perspective%2C%20hearing,or%20in%20a%20dreamlike%20state.

    Creep of the Week:
    http://realscandinavia.com/celebrate-easter-like-a-norwegian-read-a-crime-novel/

    • 46 min
    Easter On Ice

    Easter On Ice

    This miniside is (sorta) all about Easter. Well, half Easter, half you-gotta-wanna-see-it. First, Chris tells the amazing story of Steven Kubacki, who was thought to be dead, only to reappear 15 months later. Then, Cody shares some fun and interesting Easter traditions from around the world, including one that turns into a massive water fight. Help us decide next week’s topic :)

    Links

    Steven Kubacki-
    https://nahanara.medium.com/strange-disappearance-of-steven-kubacki-9d90d7614af0
    https://ellenkilloran.substack.com/p/the-misappearance-of-steven-kubacki?s=r

    Easter Traditions-
    https://easyguide.biz/content/weird-and-wonderful-easter-traditions-around-the-world/

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Lillandyr ,

Loooove

Love the dynamic of the hosts and the take on my favorite topics. I’m a sucker for the paranormal and this podcast scratches that itch! — Lillian from Cruel Tea Pid

Téa (The Offbeat Worm podcast) ,

Amazing

I love this show! The hosts are so fun and entertaining, and the topics are always very interesting! Keep it up!
- Téa (The Offbeat Worm Podcast)

KateeRosee ,

So interesting

The topics are very interesting. Such a fun podcast, there’s something for everybody.

Kathryn
(Saturdays are for the Ghouls)

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