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Patrice Anderson & Marleah Blades swap unusual, bizarre, creepy, & uniquely Southern stories, personal & historical, from three-legged ghosts to female serial killers & Appalachian UFOs.

The Strange South Podcast Patrice Anderson & Marleah Blades

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 97 Ratings

Patrice Anderson & Marleah Blades swap unusual, bizarre, creepy, & uniquely Southern stories, personal & historical, from three-legged ghosts to female serial killers & Appalachian UFOs.

    Episode 162B: The Devil's Toybox

    Episode 162B: The Devil's Toybox

    The Grand Finale of the story of the Devil's Toybox, a haunted attraction in Northern Louisiana! Plus, martini baths, chicken heads, and what would YOU do in a room full of mirrors?

    • 29 min
    Episode 162: The Devil’s Toybox

    Episode 162: The Devil’s Toybox

    In this episode, Patrice, Marleah, and Courtney discuss cat houses and a beloved childhood musical featuring the iconic Dolly Parton while drinking a delicious springtime lavender lemon drop. Oh, and Patrice tells a disturbing story about a mirrored box and the Devil's toys.Content Warning: This episode contains discussions about suicide, which some listeners may find distressing. Listener discretion is advised.* Text 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US): 1-800-273-8255

    • 36 min
    Episode 161B: Southern Must See Movies?

    Episode 161B: Southern Must See Movies?

    After having talked through Song of the South, Patrice, Marleah, and Courtney discuss Country Living’s 2019 list of the 21 movies every Southerner needs to watch. We have opinions. What are yours? 

    • 44 min
    Episode 161: Disney and the South

    Episode 161: Disney and the South

    Unpacking the Controversies of 'Song of the South'This episode delves into the misconceptions and controversies surrounding the Disney film 'Song of the South,' exploring its historical context, racist undertones, and the folkloric origins of its stories. The hosts discuss the film's reception, its depiction of African American characters, and the implications of re-releasing such content in modern times. Through examining key elements such as the Br'er Rabbit stories and the infamous 'Tar Baby' scene, they shed light on the complexities of race, representation, and memory in American media.00:00 | Welcome to The Strange South

    • 51 min
    Episode 160B: Man in the Yellow Tent

    Episode 160B: Man in the Yellow Tent

    Welcome to the B-Side, where every week we'll dig a little deeper, drink a little longer, laugh a little harder, and share insights and itty bits you've never gotten to hear before.In this podcast episode, Patrice, Marleah, and Courtney discuss their recent trip to New Orleans, including the celebration of Patrice's birthday during Mardi Gras, their adventurous outing in the rain and flooded streets, and the mishaps and highlights of their journey. They give recommendations for places to visit, like Felix's Oyster House and the Harvest Grill, and share their experiences with the vibrant culture, delicious food, and lively parades they encountered. The episode also delves into a serious issue faced during the trip when Patrice's phone was stolen, leading to a broader discussion on pickpockets active during Mardi Gras, the effectiveness of phone insurance, and strategies to protect personal belongings in crowded settings. The hosts share personal anecdotes, safety tips, and reflect on the overall impact of these events on their trip, emphasizing that despite the challenges, their experience in New Orleans remained positive and memorable.00:00 Opening 00:52 Recapping the New Orleans Trip: The Good, The Bad, and The Mardi Gras02:51 Dining Recommendations and Unexpected Adventures07:57 A Close Call with Pickpockets and Exploring Bourbon Street13:17 The Aftermath of a Stolen Phone and Continuing the Adventure15:21 Exploring Oak Alley Plantation and Reflecting on the Trip19:07 Biscuit Debate and Bloody Marys: A Culinary Adventure Begins19:31 Rainy Day Explorations: Oak Alley, King Cake Hub, and Sausage Store Misadventures21:19 Floods, Funk Bands, and French Quarter Nights23:00 Drag Brunch and Dog Parades: Celebrating in Style28:35 Recapping the Trip: Favorite Moments and Lessons Learned29:05 Pickpocket Warnings and Phone Safety Tips

    • 36 min
    Episode 160: Man in the Yellow Tent

    Episode 160: Man in the Yellow Tent

    In this episode, Patrice, Marleah, and Courtney drink hot tea with a wee dram and who was the mystery man found in the yellow tent in Florida?A mysterious body was discovered in July 2018 in the Big Cypress National Preserve, with no immediate identification. Through the determined efforts of online communities and sophisticated DNA analysis, his identity was eventually uncovered. Listen to hear how!

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Jenny The Little Red Hen ,

My favorite of all time !

This is the best podcast ever ! These ladies are truly amazing, they make me laugh ! I’m from Texas ( we are not all bad ) and listen all the time. I tell everyone to listen. My husband and I just took a fishing trip to Tennessee and it was so much fun looking up and then listening to stories from the area. Or just remembering ones I had heard before. Keep it up. Life long fan here !

Gothbassoonist ,

Love You Ladies!

I’m from California, but my bestie is from Columbus GA. We’re both huge paranormal fans and I told her about your show. She’s excited to hear it!

madisonv61 ,

Awesome and hilarious

I discovered y’all’s podcast a few weeks ago. So I started from the very beginning and I listen through out work,it’s great. You two are super funny and just thank you for taking the time to make these podcast!!

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