35 episodes

Searching the nation’s news archives for stories that can’t quite be explained, One Strange Thing unfolds regional tales of the mysterious, the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the delightfully weird.

One Strange Thing One Strange Thing

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    • 4.6 • 300 Ratings

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Searching the nation’s news archives for stories that can’t quite be explained, One Strange Thing unfolds regional tales of the mysterious, the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the delightfully weird.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Lights

    The Lights

    Nearly every region of the United States has its own lore surrounding supernatural “lights” that have no clear source—the Ozarks are no exception. Unlike most other phenomena, though, the Spook Lights of the Ozarks resist the usual explanations. 

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    Hosted by Laurah Norton 
    Written, Researched, Scored, Engineered, and Produced by Maura Currie
    Special thanks to Leroy Luna of Excuse Me, That’s Illegal! for lending his voice talents. 

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    • 24 min
    The Chase

    The Chase

    Two small-town deputies’ encounter with the unknown takes them on the ride of their lives. 

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    Written and Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Researched by Bryan Worters with additional research by Laurah Norton 
    Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie 

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    • 25 min
    Concerning the Unidentified Audio Object sightings near your Podcast Feed

    Concerning the Unidentified Audio Object sightings near your Podcast Feed

    A clarification as to a new Apple Podcasts feature; past and present perks for the paying; and an assurance that, YES: our main feed remains free, open, and strange as ever.

    Title a sideways Sufjan Stevens reference... and a hint at next week's topic, perhaps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_tcyQbfRo8

    The Beast

    The Beast

    The residents of small-town Elkhorn, Wisconsin, have a very hairy problem. When a local reporter stumbles across rumors of a strange creature feasting on roadkill, her interest is piqued—but soon, Beast fever grips the town, and everyone—possibly even the Beast itself—wants in on the action. 

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    Written and Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Researched by Bryan Worters with additional research by Laurah Norton 
    Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie 

    Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/

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    • 30 min
    The Cadet

    The Cadet

    A West Point Cadet receives a mysterious visitor. . .and then vanishes. Despite the full force of the US government behind a multi-year search, missing cadet Richard Colvin Cox seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Or has he? 

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    Written and Hosted by Laurah Norton
    Researched by Bryan Worters with additional research by Laurah Norton 
    Engineered, Edited, Scored, and Produced by Maura Currie 

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    • 29 min
    Patreon Preview: The Poet

    Patreon Preview: The Poet

    Every student of literature has studied the work of American romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe--but no one, so far, has fully unpacked the truth behind his mysterious death.
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    Works Cited: 
    N/A, “Chronology of the Life of Edgar Allan Poe.” Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore
    Snodgrass, Joseph E. “Sketches of Eminent Men. Edgar Allen Poe.” The Saturday Express,1855. 
    N/A, “Poe’s Tragic Death.” Morristown Gazette Mail. 1933.
    Davis, Jack F. “Did Election Mob. . .” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1949. 
    Davis, Jack F. “Some Biographies Claim. . .” Democrat and Chronicle, 1949. 
    N/A, “Death of Edgar A Poe.” The Baltimore Sun, 1
    Francis, Roger A. “The Final Days . . .” Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, vol. 60, no. 2, Aug. 2009, pp. 165–173.
    Crenson, Mat. “Master of Macabre. . ” The Monitor, 1996. 
    N/A, “DEATH OF EDGAR A POE.” The Baltimore Sun, 2018. 
    N/A, “Edgar A. Poe.” Vicksburg Daily Whig, 1849.
    Gelling, Natasha. “The (Still) Mysterious Death. . .” Smithsonian Magazine.
    “mania a potu.” Oxford University Press. Lexico.com. 

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
300 Ratings

300 Ratings

charlese26 ,

Recently Discovered

Recently discovered this podcast from a promo on another podcast. I have really enjoyed the indepth story telling of everything from the frightful to the quirky. A good mix of topics and the host's voice is stunningly soothing.

HeartsOfMachines ,

Pretty Good!

The stories are interesting and it’s great to hear a story without multiple hosts talking over each other about a bunch of stuff no one cares about. I can tell the host has a nice voice, but I don’t love the delivery. It goes from somewhat normal to weird whispering and back again. Still worthwhile overall, good episode length, ads aren’t too obnoxious.

Kissander ,

Too short to be a paid podcast

15 min is too short to charge a premium. I don’t spend real money on digital content that is not Above and Beyond. I dumped premium on much better content when the quality dropped and this never rose high enough to hit the mark of paid. Hard pass.

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