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What's the strangest thing that's ever happened to you? An indie podcast from journalist Christopher Wynn. Often creepy, sometimes funny, always thought-provoking. Tell your story: christopher@strangepod.com

Strange Strange

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 111 Ratings

What's the strangest thing that's ever happened to you? An indie podcast from journalist Christopher Wynn. Often creepy, sometimes funny, always thought-provoking. Tell your story: christopher@strangepod.com

    Love Hurts

    Love Hurts

    Relationships are complicated. Sarah Hepola, Davy Rothbart and Robb Armstrong explain why. 

    “Falling in love is wonderful,” says host Christopher Wynn. “And awful.”

    Sarah Hepola recounts an unlikely romance that is set into motion in New Orleans’ French Quarter at gunpoint. She is the author of the New York Timesbestseller Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, and she created and hosted the Texas Monthly podcast "America's Girls" about the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

    Davy Rothbart faces off with an intruder in the middle of the night. Relationships are complicated. Davy is the editor/publisher of Found magazine, a contributor to This American Life and an Emmy award-winning filmmaker. Check out Davy’s documentary 17 Blocks.

    Robb Armstrong finds his life — and marriage — begin to unravel the day a strange visitor shows up on the lawn. Robb is the creator of the syndicated cartoon “JumpStart” and he is a mentor for The Armstrong Project from Peanuts Worldwide, which helps develop Black artists. “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulznamed the Black “Peanuts” character “Franklin Armstrong” after Robb. 

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    Strange was created by Christopher Wynn and Jason Reimer

    The show is edited and co-produced by Jeff Whittington

    Jason Reimer writes our music. Additional music courtesy of Talented Friends. Heard in this episode:

    Christopher Wynn – “Require”
    Mauritzio Merli – “Cities on Fire”
    Majestic Fitzel – “Majestic Theme”
    Zemog Otrebor – “Light Blonde”

    Additional audio by Spoke Media

    Artwork and logos by Rob Wilson

    Special thanks to Edward Medeles

    Strange is independent. Support the show and get a T-shirt, coffee mug or ballcap at patreon.com/strangepod.

    Got a strange story? Email christopher@strangepod.com. He responds to all messages. He also loves voice memos.

    Follow Strange on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    More about the show at strangepod.com. 

    • 37 min
    Hearing Things

    Hearing Things

    Hollywood actor Stephen Tobolowsky's strange "tones." Singer-songwriter Sudie's melodic nightmare.

    • 30 min
    The Mysterious Sound of Nighttime

    The Mysterious Sound of Nighttime

    “I don’t know how else to say this, but I was kind of a weird kid …” Indeed. 

    Host Christopher Wynn digs into his “shoebox of cassette tapes” for this special mini-episode to try and explain his fixation with sound, his love of all things strange and why he grew up to become a professional storyteller and make this podcast. 

    Also, there’s a séance. And some “thirst for blood.” But it will all make sense. 

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    Strange was created by Christopher Wynn and Jason Reimer 

    The show is edited and co-produced by Jeff Whittington 

    Jason Reimer writes our music. Additional music courtesy of Talented Friends. Heard in this episode: Myopic’s “II Master” and “Home.” 

    The old-time radio shows mentioned in this episode are The Shadow, Suspense and Inner Sanctum Mystery. You can stream compilations on Audible.com. 

    Logo by Rob Wilson

    Strange is independent. Support the show at patreon.com/strangepod. 

    Got a strange story? Email christopher@strangepod.com. He responds to all messages. He also loves voice memos. 

    Follow Strange on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

    More about the show at strangepod.com. 

    • 7 min
    Atlas Obscura shares strange stories from around the world

    Atlas Obscura shares strange stories from around the world

    In a 'Strange' collaboration with Atlas Obscura, the online magazine about the world's hidden wonders, Atlas’ David Plotz, Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton share weird, true tales from across the globe. 

    You’ll hear about the Japanese monks who mummified themselves while still alive; and the deep, booby-trapped pit on Nova Scotia’s Oak Island that may hold secret treasure. You’ll learn how the crew behind the hit ‘70s TV show 'The Six Million Dollar Man' discovered a corpse in Long Beach, California, with a bizarre past; and about an ‘island of the dead’ south of Venice where an allegedly haunted mental hospital still stands. We’ll tell you how you can sleep in the Massachusetts house where Lizzie Borden may have swung her hatchet or get up close to the real 'Amityville Horror' in New York. 

    And, yes, you’ll even hear about the psychoanalyst in Maine who believed orgasmic energy could control the weather. 

    Learn more about 'Strange' at strangepod.com. Find more weird stories from around the world at atlasobscura.com, including information on Atlas' debut book.

    • 43 min
    A Dallas murder solved, stalker in the woods of Austin, dark forces in Whitley Strieber's NYC apartment, the Cliburn curse, the Seattle shooter

    A Dallas murder solved, stalker in the woods of Austin, dark forces in Whitley Strieber's NYC apartment, the Cliburn curse, the Seattle shooter

    Mom-turned-private-investigator Sheila Wysocki helps solve her friend’s murder after a shocking twist. Former Hollywood digital-effects artist Russell Koonce is stalked by a maniac on a lonely Austin road. Whitley Strieber, the best-selling author of 'The Hunger' and 'Communion,' faces unexplained forces in his Manhattan apartment. Music critic Scott Cantrell reveals the bizarre curse afflicting one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions. And Eli Sanders, the Pulitzer-winning writer and associate editor of 'The Stranger' newspaper, comes full-circle with the shooter who terrorized Eli’s Seattle high school.

    • 52 min
    The Boston Strangler, Manson's 'creepy-crawling,' the night fisherman, 'Welcome to Night Vale's' Jeffrey Cranor

    The Boston Strangler, Manson's 'creepy-crawling,' the night fisherman, 'Welcome to Night Vale's' Jeffrey Cranor

    In this debut episode, four Texans tell their true stories about an encounter with the strange. Author Virginia Savage McAlester reveals for the first time her chilling brush with the Boston Strangler. Investigative journalist Jeff Guinn takes us “creepy-crawling” with Charles Manson’s deranged Family. Novelist Merritt Tierce meets a very personal threat on her own front porch. And Jeffrey Cranor, co-creator of the hit podcast and novel, 'Welcome to Night Vale,' reminds us why we fear the woods at night.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Zungz ,

It’s alive again!

I loved this podcast and I can’t believe it’s back after, what, 6 years? The best weird podcast

How did this come back? What’s the story of its revival?

mybabyhasbipolar ,

How strange.

I found a copy of Virginia McAlister’s book about homes and remembered the story she told about the Boston strangler. Decided I should listen to it again. I couldn’t believe it NEW Episodes, Virginia just wanted me to know you were back, I guess?
Thank you!!!!

Rogue Medievalist ,

Captivating Storytelling

I’m so excited to see a new season of Strange! I’ve relistened to the old episodes, multiple times, and shared them with others. I hope that new episodes keep coming!

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