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We ask strange, hilarious, paranormal, tough, and mysterious questions — then laugh our way to the best answers we can muster. Join us for the ride.

The What If? Podcast Spencer Wirth-Davis & Ryan Kopperud

    • Society & Culture

We ask strange, hilarious, paranormal, tough, and mysterious questions — then laugh our way to the best answers we can muster. Join us for the ride.

    Ep. #169 - What If You Heard A Weird Sound?

    Ep. #169 - What If You Heard A Weird Sound?

    In February 2016, Forest Grove Oregon residents started hearing an odd whistling sound late at night. There were dozens of reports, an official investigation, and national news coverage, but the source of the sound was never found. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. #168 - What If Your Bunk Beds Were Haunted?

    Ep. #168 - What If Your Bunk Beds Were Haunted?

    In 1987, the Tallman family brought home a bunk bed to their Horicon, Wisconsin home. Soon after, they began hearing voices, seeing a three-foot tall witch, and generally being haunted af. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. #167 - What If You Were Abducted Out Your Window? - Manhattan Transit Alien Abduction

    Ep. #167 - What If You Were Abducted Out Your Window? - Manhattan Transit Alien Abduction

    We bring you one of the most bizarre cases we've ever encountered this week, as we head to New York in the late '80s. The story of Linda Cortile Napolitano is a wild and winding one that originates deeply in her relationship with the one and only Budd Hopkins. CIA agents, kidnappings, cars stalling on the Brooklyn bridge, alien abductions out of apartment windows, and so much more we can barely cover it. Dive in and get weird with us this week, as we laugh our way through one of the weirdest topics us weirdos have ever weirded out over, on The What If? Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. #166 - What If Weird Al Made You a Satanist? - (Backmasking)

    Ep. #166 - What If Weird Al Made You a Satanist? - (Backmasking)

    In the 60's, 70's, and 80's, a new recording technique came into vogue - the recording or discovery of audio clips recorded in one direction and laid into a final track in reverse. The result was one of mystery, confusion, and well - satan? Backmasking and phonetic reversal took the world by storm and caused listeners to hear music in a whole new way looking for secrets, clues, hidden messages, and well - satan... Dive in with The Sweary Boys, this week on: The What If? Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. #165 - What If You Never Existed? - (Karel Novak)

    Ep. #165 - What If You Never Existed? - (Karel Novak)

    In the early 1950's a man in the woods with nothing but knives and lint in his pockets was discovered along the borders of Poland and Czechoslovakia who would become an international mystery for decades to come. Knowledgable in many languages, with a variety of origin stories, no true knowledge of where he came from, and a deep well of strangeness, Karel Novak became one of the most strangely unknown humans of all time. Who was he? Why did he tell different stories of who he was? Pretend he was deaf and mute? Run from the police? We investigate this week on The What If? Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. #164 - What If You Made The Largest Piece Of Art On Earth? - (The Marree Man)

    Ep. #164 - What If You Made The Largest Piece Of Art On Earth? - (The Marree Man)

    In 1998 an Australian Outback pilot flew over a remote portion of South Australia, and looking down, uncovered a shocking sight. What he saw was what came to be known as The Marree Man. An engraving in the arid earth, some 17 massive miles in perimeter. Who made it? How? And when and why? The Sweary Boys are on the case, this week, on The What If? Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 16 min

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