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The unknown. It lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, superstition, folklore, customs, hysteria, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in almost every facet of our lives. Whether it be in the form of religion, urban legends, pop culture, ghost stories, superstitious rituals, and so much more we are still just fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast.

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The unknown. It lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, superstition, folklore, customs, hysteria, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in almost every facet of our lives. Whether it be in the form of religion, urban legends, pop culture, ghost stories, superstitious rituals, and so much more we are still just fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, PT 8

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, PT 8

    In this episode, we cover chapters 17 through 19, when the creature confronts and begs his maker to build him a new companion. Victor then goes on a journey to perform his dreaded task.

    The Evil Eye and Witchcraft Murder in Kalamazoo

    The Evil Eye and Witchcraft Murder in Kalamazoo

    On this week's episode we delve into the superstition of the evil eye and a case of witchcraft murder in Kalamazoo in 1929

    • 43 min
    RE-RELEASE: Strange and Unusual Headlines | Kept Dead Child In Their Home

    RE-RELEASE: Strange and Unusual Headlines | Kept Dead Child In Their Home

    This week's headline comes from St. Louis Post Dispatch, published on December 23, 1900

    • 51 min
    Nymph of the Woods, The Vanishing of a Child Prodigy

    Nymph of the Woods, The Vanishing of a Child Prodigy

    Barbara Newhall Follett was considered a child prodigy when her first novel "The House Without Windows" was published at age 12 in 1927, and then she had vanished forever when she was 25 in 1939. What happened to Barbara? And what does her disappearance possibly have to do with another woman who vanished in New Hampshire in 1936, Elsie Whittemore?

    • 57 min
    Strange & Unusual Headlines |Catch Jersey Devil

    Strange & Unusual Headlines |Catch Jersey Devil

    This week's headline was published by Escanaba Morning Press on July 6, 1911. In this episode, we get into Jersey Devil lore, a trolling Benjamin Franklin, a mysterious Irish creature, frozen hoof prints, a Philadelphia Dime Museum, a doctored kangaroo, and more!

    • 57 min
    Invasion of the Flying Saucers

    Invasion of the Flying Saucers

    Beginning in June, 1947, when a news article reached millions about a UFO sighting over Mt Rainier, flying saucer mania began, and lasted through the 1950s. Intensified by an alleged invasion of saucers over Washington DC, nuclear war, and the newly began Cold War, it was a time when the world feared that we may be overtaken by little, green men.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

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Soothing, but interesting. I love it.

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This podcast is a total rip. If you want to listen to a
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Perfect mix of fiction and non fiction. Soothing and unsettling.

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