128 episodes

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

Unexplained Richard MacLean Smith

    • Society & Culture

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

    S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay

    S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay

    SEASON 4 SEND-OFF

    All of us will die and even for those who believe we are somehow more than a bundle of cells and flickering synapses and that something else awaits us beyond this mortal realm – there are few who consider the preservation of the body or its final resting place to have any significant bearing on that.

    So why does disturbing a grave site make us so uneasy?  Perhaps because our relationship with death has never really been about the dead...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 12 min
    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)

    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)

    Part Two of S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight 

    In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards. 

    It was a decision, they would soon come to regret...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 21 min
    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)

    S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)

    In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards. 

    It was a decision, they would soon come to regret...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

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    • 24 min
    S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom

    S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom

    Many say that if a genuine alien spacecraft really had appeared on earth, there would be incontrovertible photographic or video evidence to prove it. And yet, there are countless videos and photos purporting to reveal exactly that. More often than not, however they are dismissed as cases of mistaken identity or simply fakes.

    In reality, unless a craft were to land on a busy high street in full view of a live news feed and collectively witnessed by everyone you knew – any photo or video evidence can easily be dismissed. Perhaps that is, with the exception of one...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 13 min
    S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 2 of 2)

    S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 2 of 2)

    Part Two of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming 

    Travis Walton has been missing for five days after his six co-workers claim to have seen him being attacked by a UFO.  And now, Travis has returned...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 31 min
    S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)

    S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)

    Part One of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming 

    In November 1975 seven forestry workers headed into Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves national forest for a routine day's work.  Only six of them would return that night, with one hell of a story to tell...

    Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Duke Brutus ,

Hot Dogs

This show is as good as prizza.

All musician ,

A must listen

Every episode I listen to makes me immediately imagine a whole film in my mind? The descriptions and narrative is so superb and the accompanying musical score set the stage for awesome enjoyment. Richard Smith is a truly gifted writer, story teller, producer and this list goes on. It is such a well done podcast that it really sets the bar high for others to follow.
One of the things I like best about it is how it draws you into each story. You think one week you heard the best one and then the following episode grips you perhaps even harder than the previous one. I love how one story can involve supernatural events and then another is based on historical non fiction. I mean I’ve never been so entertained by true historical events ever before!!
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I’ve listened to many podcasts and this one goes immediately into the top five of them.
Mr Smith I really enjoy your work and I hope you continue at it, thank you.

Choochalert ,

Best of its kind!

Unexplained sets the bar for similar podcasts. Unfortunately there isn’t anything else out there like it. I keep searching but no luck. When I first found it last year, I was immediately drawn in and completed all episodes in just a few months and have re-listened to dozens of favorites a couple of times. The only problem is I honestly can’t wait until a new episode is released and they don’t come fast enough. As soon as there is a new one, I immediately have to listen to it no matter what I’m doing. It is that compelling! Richard Smith is a master story teller, as well as researcher and writer. The best in my opinion. Please don’t ever stop making episodes Mr. Smith.

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