170 episodes

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is…

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

Unexplained Richard MacLean Smith

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 6K Ratings

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is…

More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

    S05 Episode 17 Extra: Dark Dreams and Fairytales

    S05 Episode 17 Extra: Dark Dreams and Fairytales

    Many are fascinated by Heinrich Himmler and the National Socialist German Workers' Party's (NSDAP) association with the occult.  It is an association that in ways, along with the term 'Nazi,' has clouded one of the fundamental truths about Himmler and the NSDAP. 

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    • 16 min
    S05 Episode 17: The Wondering

    S05 Episode 17: The Wondering

    By all accounts, Robert Taylor wasn’t a man prone to exaggeration. Certainly, encounters of the strange were the furthest thing from his mind when he headed out to work on the outskirts of Livingstone, in Scotland, one chilly morning in November 1979. 

    Soon, it would be all people would want to talk about...

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    • 26 min
    S05 Episode 16 Extra: Through a Glass Darkly

    S05 Episode 16 Extra: Through a Glass Darkly

    The issue of relying on the memory of individuals to recall events in criminal matters, particularly eye-witnesses to a crime, is one that continues to plague the criminal justice system.

    Pioneering psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, who's spent the last fifty years looking into the subject, has arguably done more than anyone to help us understand why. 

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    • 17 min
    S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands (Pt.2 of 2)

    S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands (Pt.2 of 2)

    Part Two of S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands

    The discovery of George Jayne's phone number among the belongings of Pat Blough, Ann Miller, and Renee Bruhl, found at the Indiana Dunes State Park, takes the story of their disappearance on a wholly unexpected path...

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    • 28 min
    S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands (Pt.1 of 2)

    S05 Episode 16: Built On Shifting Sands (Pt.1 of 2)

    In July 1966, a Park Ranger for the Indiana Dunes State Park came across a blanket of sandy belongings that had been left behind on the beach by three young women.

    And so began one of the greatest mysteries the American Midwest would ever know.

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    • 27 min
    S05 Episode 15 Extra: Feeding Off the Scraps

    S05 Episode 15 Extra: Feeding Off the Scraps

    In 1975 in Ukraine, a quarry worker found a strange, black spherical object buried in a seam of clay eight meters below the surface.

    Some believe it was nothing more than a gallo - a type of antiquated ironing tool made of glass. Others however believed it was something a little more interesting...

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

Tess Nicholls ,

One of my favorites

This podcast is like a warm cup of tea on a cozy rainy day. I’ve been listening for years and will as long as it goes on! Amazing story telling and so soothing, it truly enjoy every episode.

alongtheway ,

Better than Lore ..imo.

This podcast easily outshines others in its genre. Richard Maclean Smith’s writing is top tier and his voice is well suited to telling such mournful and spooky tales. His scoring is uniquely eerie and haunting, and evokes a sense of deep melancholy which accents his stories perfectly. I have listened to every episode and wait with bated breath for each new release. Do yourself a favor and listen to every episode!

Lifelong Murderino ,

So so good!

Hosts presentation and voice is just perfect and the stories are chilling! As a true crime/horror/paranormal aficionado, I can’t recommend this highly enough.

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