52 episodes

Husband and wife team Zoe and Mike look into topics of the paranormal, folklore, cryptids, hauntings, UAP’s and aliens, conspiracies, and all manner of weird Forteana.
Join us as we take it in turns presenting topics to each other, which we then discuss in our own irreverent manner - usually ending up talking about biscuits or something - and get in touch with your questions, comments, and your own stories!

Stories of Strangeness Zoe and Mike

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Husband and wife team Zoe and Mike look into topics of the paranormal, folklore, cryptids, hauntings, UAP’s and aliens, conspiracies, and all manner of weird Forteana.
Join us as we take it in turns presenting topics to each other, which we then discuss in our own irreverent manner - usually ending up talking about biscuits or something - and get in touch with your questions, comments, and your own stories!

    Episode 50 - Trolls

    Episode 50 - Trolls

    In this episode, Zoe tells us about Trolls, those mythological creatures that we all know and… wait, do we really know them? After struggling to find stories where people actually meet them and describe them, Zoe delves into the folklore surrounding these mysterious creatures that may not look the way you think.
    We also talk about how horribly hot it is here in the UK at the moment, How Moomins upset Mike, and how Zoe is a rubbish witch, and Mike is an overcooked sausage.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    05:21 - Presented Piece - Trolls
    22:49 - Discussion
    33:56 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    35:54 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 36:26


    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258 (https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258)
    Our Linkshttps://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness (Instagram) - Where we hang out the most.
    https://facebook.com/storiesofstrangeness (Facebook) - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    Our https://www.redbubble.com/people/ZoeandMike/shop?asc=uandref=account-nav-dropdown (Redbubble) page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our https://www.patreon.com/storiesofstrangeness?fan_landing=true (Patreon) page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our https://ko-fi.com/storiesofstrangeness# (Ko-Fi) page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 36 min
    Episode 49 - The Oak Island Money Pit

    Episode 49 - The Oak Island Money Pit

    In this episode, Mike tells us about the possible buried treasure on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, and all the attempts to recover it over the last 200 years.

    • 53 min
    Episode 48 - Lizard people

    Episode 48 - Lizard people

    In this episode, Zoe tells us about the conspiracy theory of shape-shifting Lizard people, who secretly control the Earth.
    We also talk about Humpty Dumpty, what topping we think the Queen prefers on a jacket potato, and a strange language from the Pyrenees that *might* be Welsh.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    01:02 - Presented Piece - Lizard People
    15:54 ish - Discussion
    39:25 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    41:08 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 41:46
    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258 (https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258)


    Research Linkshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian\_conspiracy\_theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian\_conspiracy\_theory)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David\_Icke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David\_Icke)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The\_Secret\_Doctrine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The\_Secret\_Doctrine)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperborea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperborea)
    https://www.gaia.com/article/rh-negative-blood-type-alien?utm\_source=google+paidandutm\_medium=cpcandutm\_term=andutm\_campaign=1-INTL-DYNAMIC-SEARCHandutm\_content=UFOsandgclid=EAIaIQobChMIqrKNia3u-AIVSu7tCh2t9AjCEAMYASAAEgL9V\_D\_BwE (https://www.gaia.com/article/rh-negative-blood-type-alien?utm\_source=google+paidandutm\_medium=cpcandutm\_term=andutm\_campaign=1-INTL-DYNAMIC-SEARCHandutm\_content=UFOsandgclid=EAIaIQobChMIqrKNia3u-AIVSu7tCh2t9AjCEAMYASAAEgL9V\_D\_BwE)
    https://www.gaia.com/article/david-ickes-famous-reptilians-conspiracy-do-they-walk-among-us?utm\_source=google+paidandutm\_medium=cpcandutm\_term=andutm\_campaign=1-INTL-DYNAMIC-SEARCHandutm\_content=UFOsandgclid=EAIaIQobChMIqrKNia3u-AIVSu7tCh2t9AjCEAMYASAAEgL9V\_D\_BwE (https://www.gaia.com/article/david-ickes-famous-reptilians-conspiracy-do-they-walk-among-us?utm\_source=google+paidandutm\_medium=cpcandutm\_term=andutm\_campaign=1-INTL-DYNAMIC-SEARCHandutm\_content=UFOsandgclid=EAIaIQobChMIqrKNia3u-AIVSu7tCh2t9AjCEAMYASAAEgL9V\_D\_BwE)


    Our Linkshttps://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness (Instagram) - Where we hang out the most.
    https://facebook.com/storiesofstrangeness (Facebook) - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    Our https://www.redbubble.com/people/ZoeandMike/shop?asc=uandref=account-nav-dropdown (Redbubble) page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our https://www.patreon.com/storiesofstrangeness?fan_landing=true (Patreon) page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our https://ko-fi.com/storiesofstrangeness# (Ko-Fi) page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 41 min
    Ep 47 - Dark Water: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

    Ep 47 - Dark Water: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

    In this episode, Mike tells us about the mysterious disappearance and death of Elisa Lam, and how it mirrors the story of the film Dark Water, released 8 years prior.
    We also talk about the best ways to hide a body, why people agree to tell their darkest secrets on tv, and why metal musicians aren't all satanists.
    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    01:24 - Presented Piece - Dark Water: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam
    12:20 - Discussion
    42:30 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    32:45 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 33:11
    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258 (https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258)


    Research Linkshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death\_of\_Elisa\_Lam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death\_of\_Elisa\_Lam)
    https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81183727?s=iandtrkid=13747225andvlang=enandclip=81241995 (https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/81183727?s=iandtrkid=13747225andvlang=enandclip=81241995)
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2021/02/10304444/what-happened-to-elisa-lam-cecil-hotel-timeline (https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2021/02/10304444/what-happened-to-elisa-lam-cecil-hotel-timeline)
    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2021-02-10/netflix-the-vanishing-at-the-cecil-hotel-crime-scene-elisa-lam (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2021-02-10/netflix-the-vanishing-at-the-cecil-hotel-crime-scene-elisa-lam)
    https://globalnews.ca/news/395438/timeline-the-mysterious-disappearance-of-elisa-lam/ (https://globalnews.ca/news/395438/timeline-the-mysterious-disappearance-of-elisa-lam/)
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/elisa-lam-death (https://allthatsinteresting.com/elisa-lam-death)


    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a35555848/cecil-hotel-timeline/ (https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/a35555848/cecil-hotel-timeline/) - For more on the Cecil Hotel and Stay at Main.


    Our Linkshttps://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness (Instagram) - Where we hang out the most.
    https://facebook.com/storiesofstrangeness (Facebook) - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    https://twitter.com/sostrangepod (Twitter) - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our https://www.redbubble.com/people/ZoeandMike/shop?asc=uandref=account-nav-dropdown (Redbubble) page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our https://www.patreon.com/storiesofstrangeness?fan_landing=true (Patreon) page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our https://ko-fi.com/storiesofstrangeness# (Ko-Fi) page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 33 min
    Ep 46 - Gef the Talking Mongoose & Universe 25

    Ep 46 - Gef the Talking Mongoose & Universe 25

    We're back!
    Sorry it took so long, but y'know… life.
    Anyway, because we had a long break, we're considering this as the start of season 3 of Stories of Strangeness, and to start things off with a bang, we're doing an extra large episode consisting of a normal episode from Zoe, and an included minisode from Mike.
    In this episode, Zoe tells us about Gef, the talking mongoose, and Mike talks about Universe 25, the mouse utopia. So a bit of a rodent-y episode.
    We also talk about bad ventriloquists, the American cheese caves and European butter mountain, and how people tied things together before the invention of string.


    Here's a rundown of the episode:
    00:28 - Hello!
    03:25 - Presented Piece - Gef the talking mongoose
    17:41 - Discussion
    36:33 - 2nd Presented Piece - Universe 25
    45:12 - Discussion
    57:47 - Where You Can Find Us Online
    1:02:46 - Bye
    Total Runtime: 1:03:39


    Links:PromoWe're looking for new promo partners!
    Got a podcast? Think it will work well with ours? Drop us a line at storiesofstrangeness@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a promo swap.
    We're also on Audrey.io - https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258 (https://app.audry.io/publisher/discover/1515122258)


    Research LinksGef the talking mongoose:
    https://creativity.fandom.com/wiki/Gef\_the\_Mongoose (https://creativity.fandom.com/wiki/Gef\_the\_Mongoose)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gef (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gef)
    https://hyperallergic.com/411197/uncanny-images-from-an-investigation-into-the-case-of-gef-a-talking-mongoose/ (https://hyperallergic.com/411197/uncanny-images-from-an-investigation-into-the-case-of-gef-a-talking-mongoose/)
    https://www.isleofman.com/welcome/history/mythology-and-folklore/the-dalby-spook/ (https://www.isleofman.com/welcome/history/mythology-and-folklore/the-dalby-spook/)
    https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Dalby\_Spook (https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Dalby\_Spook)
    https://medium.com/illumination/the-bizarre-case-of-gef-the-talking-mongoose-df4c69131755 (https://medium.com/illumination/the-bizarre-case-of-gef-the-talking-mongoose-df4c69131755)


    Universe 25:
    https://www.iflscience.com/universe-25-the-mouse-utopia-experiment-that-turned-into-an-apocalypse-60407 (https://www.iflscience.com/universe-25-the-mouse-utopia-experiment-that-turned-into-an-apocalypse-60407)


    Our Linkshttp://storiesofstrangeness.com/ (Website) - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.
    https://instagram.com/storiesofstrangeness (Instagram) - Where we hang out the most.
    https://facebook.com/storiesofstrangeness (Facebook) - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
    https://twitter.com/sostrangepod (Twitter) - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
    Our https://www.redbubble.com/people/ZoeandMike/shop?asc=uandref=account-nav-dropdown (Redbubble) page, where you can buy merch of all of our designs and illustrations, including our logo, on loads of products.
    Our https://www.patreon.com/storiesofstrangeness?fan_landing=true (Patreon) page, if you'd like to support the show. We have 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.38, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.13, that will enable you to listen to outtakes, minisodes and give you access to other bonus content, bi-weekly.
    Our https://ko-fi.com/storiesofstrangeness# (Ko-Fi) page, where you can donate on a one-time basis, (or more if you wish,) which is perfect for people who would like to help us keep creating, but can't, or don't want to, sign up for a subscription.
    Thanks! See you next time - Mike and Zoe.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 45 - D. B. Cooper

    Episode 45 - D. B. Cooper

    In this episode, Mike tells us about the only unsolved case of air piracy - the strange case of D. B. Cooper. Who was he? Did he survive his jump from the plane? Why did most of the money never turn up?

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Dean Batchelor ,

You’re missing out

For anyone tired of current events, COVID, or politics, give them a listen. Well structured episodes, interesting topics and all delivered by that quintessentially charming English accent. Every episode is fantastic, regardless of who is telling it. If you like shows such as The Unexplained or Bedtime Stories, you’ll love this one!

S. Herren ,

Top Tier Paranormal Podcast

Mike and Zoe are wonderful story tellers and are incredibly engaging! I love and anticipate every episode!

Doreming ,

Paranormal topics

Zoe and Mike talk about a wide range of paranormal topics that are sure to intrigue their listeners. There’s a lot of unknown in the world, so it’s nice to hear what other people are thinking. I am looking forward to hearing more!

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