23 episodes

Unpacking the Eerie is a passion project that merges the intersections of our dark curiosities with our deeply held values. Each episode we’ll dig past the surface of morbid fascination, scavenging for unasked questions surrounding the stories that creep the hell out of us. We hope that when you listen, you’ll experience the feels, the enjoyment, the horror and interludes of comedic relief that we do. - 2 politicized social workers based in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Visit our website at www.unpackingtheeerie.com | Follow us on instagram @unpackingtheeerie & Facebook at Facebook.com/unpackingtheeerie.

Unpacking The Eerie Unpacking the Eerie

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

Unpacking the Eerie is a passion project that merges the intersections of our dark curiosities with our deeply held values. Each episode we’ll dig past the surface of morbid fascination, scavenging for unasked questions surrounding the stories that creep the hell out of us. We hope that when you listen, you’ll experience the feels, the enjoyment, the horror and interludes of comedic relief that we do. - 2 politicized social workers based in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Visit our website at www.unpackingtheeerie.com | Follow us on instagram @unpackingtheeerie & Facebook at Facebook.com/unpackingtheeerie.

    Revolutionary Spirit: Palestine Round Table Pt. 2

    Revolutionary Spirit: Palestine Round Table Pt. 2

    Join us for a guest episode and round-table discussion between four Palestinians in the diaspora, Muhamed, Battuul, Firas, Vinny & Michlin. In part two of this two-part conversation, our guests shed light on the brutality of the Israeli occupation and the people's movements to resist it. This episode unpacks zionism, land sovereignty and also offers a window into the 2nd Intifada. We are honored to offer these folks a platform to share their voices & stories with us.
    (Recorded December 2023)

    Guests: 
    Muhamed Abedelhak, Sociology ProfessorBattuul AbdalFiras Helall, writer/organizer, writing to Palestinians back home to a liberated PalestineVinny Mansoor, law student, born in exile, raised in heritage and currently on his way back homeMichlin Mikel, Social WorkerResources:
    Decolonize Palestine Electronic IntifadaPalestine ResistArabs of Canada, InstagramSave Sheikh Jarrah Now, @savesheikhjarrahnow on Instagram Decolonize the Classroom, @decolonize_the_classroom on Instagram———————————
    At the publishing of this episode, at least 33,175 people, including more than 13,000 children have been brutally murdered at the hands of the Israeli Occupation Forces in Gaza. At least 75,886 have been injured and more than 8,000 remain missing. In the West Bank, at least 459 people, including over 117 children, have been killed since October 7th and over 4,750 injured. . (Source: Aljazeera)

    Learn more & take action here: Call to Action & Resource Checklist 
    Outro last updated April 2023FYI: we've recently unpublished older episodes  as we are in process of re-editing for a smoother flow & audio experience. they will be available again as we finish. 
    Support the showThank you for listening to our passion project 3 You can find us on social media here! We're a team of 2 people & have always been ad-free. If you are enjoying, please consider supporting our sustainability on Patreon or by making a one-time contribution via CashApp $unpacktheeerie.

    - your grateful hosts

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Revolutionary Spirit: Palestine Round Table Pt. 1

    Revolutionary Spirit: Palestine Round Table Pt. 1

    Join us for a guest episode and round-table discussion between four Palestinians in the diaspora, Muhamed, Battuul, Firas, Vinny & Michlin. In part one of this two-part conversation, we are given the gift of listening  to our guests talk about Palestine, Palestinian resistance, indigeneity, historical memory, cross-movement solidarity and so much more.  We are honored to offer these folks a platform to share their voices & stories with us. Stay tuned for Part II, coming soon!
    (Recorded December 2023)

    Guests: 
    Muhamed Abedelhak, Sociology ProfessorBattuul AbdalFiras Helall, writer/organizer, writing to Palestinians back home to a liberated PalestineVinny Mansoor, law student, born in exile, raised in heritage and currently on his way back homeMichlin Mikel, Social Worker———————————
    At the publishing of this episode at least 32,782 people, including more than 13,000 children have been brutally murdered at the hands of the Israeli Occupation Forces in Gaza. More than 8,000 remain missing. In the West Bank, at least 455 people have been killed since October 7th and over 4,750 injured. (Source: Aljazeera)
    Learn more & take action here: Call to Action & Resource Checklist 
    Outro last updated April 2023FYI: we've recently unpublished older episodes  as we are in process of re-editing for a smoother flow & audio experience. they will be available again as we finish. 
    Support the showThank you for listening to our passion project 3 You can find us on social media here! We're a team of 2 people & have always been ad-free. If you are enjoying, please consider supporting our sustainability on Patreon or by making a one-time contribution via CashApp $unpacktheeerie.

    - your grateful hosts

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Denounce Genocide - A Call to Action

    Denounce Genocide - A Call to Action

    Ongoing Palestinian Genocide

    content warning: extreme violence, genocide 

    At the publishing of this episode at least 8,306 Palestinians have been killed and over 21,000 injured in Gaza in the past 3 weeks. The current massacre and ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people has left us heartbroken and called to use our platform to uplift Palestinian voices as well as share resources and calls to action. Please listen to this short episode where we will share some of our thoughts & reflections, but mostly help support you in taking some tangible actions to stand up against genocide.

    Call to Action Checklist
    Outro last updated April 2023FYI: we've recently unpublished older episodes  as we are in process of re-editing for a smoother flow & audio experience. they will be available again as we finish. 
    Support the showThank you for listening to our passion project 3 You can find us on social media here! We're a team of 2 people & have always been ad-free. If you are enjoying, please consider supporting our sustainability on Patreon or by making a one-time contribution via CashApp $unpacktheeerie.

    - your grateful hosts

    • 45 min
    MINISODE: An Ancient Underwater Forest

    MINISODE: An Ancient Underwater Forest

    DARK HISTORY: Lake Washington

    cw: brief mentions of slavery

    Ever wondered what lies beneath the lakes you hang out at? Shaena does! And this week she takes us on an exploration under the depths of Lake Washington.  Join us and learn about the ancient frozen forest that has existed deep under Lake Washington for decades. The eerie sunken dwellings of the largest lake in King County is sure to give you goosebumps. 
    Outro last updated April 2023FYI: we've recently unpublished older episodes  as we are in process of re-editing for a smoother flow & audio experience. they will be available again as we finish. 
    Support the showThank you for listening to our passion project 3 You can find us on social media here! We're a team of 2 people & have always been ad-free. If you are enjoying, please consider supporting our sustainability on Patreon or by making a one-time contribution via CashApp $unpacktheeerie.

    - your grateful hosts

    • 25 min
    MINISODE: Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit a.k.a A Feminist Icon

    MINISODE: Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit a.k.a A Feminist Icon

    HAUNTING: The Pontianak Legend

    CW: sexual and domestic violence
    We’re back with another minisode and this time we’ve returned to Malaysia to explore an iconic urban legend and spiritual embodiment of feminine rage, The Pontianak. Join us as Akshi shares about her origin story and how the continuation of her lore offers significant commentary about patriarchal violence and survivor empowerment. She also takes time to discuss the utility of the horror genre as a medium to unpack the above and more. 

    Sources
    Outro last updated April 2023FYI: we've recently unpublished older episodes  as we are in process of re-editing for a smoother flow & audio experience. they will be available again as we finish. 
    Support the showThank you for listening to our passion project 3 You can find us on social media here! We're a team of 2 people & have always been ad-free. If you are enjoying, please consider supporting our sustainability on Patreon or by making a one-time contribution via CashApp $unpacktheeerie.

    - your grateful hosts

    • 34 min
    25. Melancholia, Menstrual Derangement & Bad Whiskey Pt. 2

    25. Melancholia, Menstrual Derangement & Bad Whiskey Pt. 2

    DARK HISTORY: The Weston State Hospital continued
    CW: ableism, racism (including eugenics), gender-based violence, psychiatric trauma, abuse
    Part 2 of Melancholia, Menstrual Derangement and Bad Whiskey continues deep dive into Weston State Hospital and the history of U.S.-based "mental asylums."  In this episode, we uncover the different “treatments” that  used at these institutions, including the famously horrific “Icepick” lobotomy. We’ll also explore the backstory of the DSM, deinstitutionalization and the decline of asylums in America. Tune in to learn how Weston State was transformed into the tourist attraction that it is today and learn about the psychiatric survivors & disability justice movements.
    References


    Outro last updated April 2023FYI: we've recently unpublished older episodes  as we are in process of re-editing for a smoother flow & audio experience. they will be available again as we finish. 
    Support the showThank you for listening to our passion project 3 You can find us on social media here! We're a team of 2 people & have always been ad-free. If you are enjoying, please consider supporting our sustainability on Patreon or by making a one-time contribution via CashApp $unpacktheeerie.

    - your grateful hosts

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Eronnn ,

Mesmerizing, nuanced, brilliant, needed

Mesmerizing, nuanced, brilliant, needed. My favorite podcast of all time!!! This series is a true gift to all listeners. It’s eminently bingeable and full of wisdom. The hosts pour their time, energy, creativity, brilliance, and collective enormity of knowledge to tell captivating stories. By listening, we learn how applying nuance and attention to the roots of violence and trauma gives us the critical lens to bring true healing to community. This show contributes beautifully to witnessing and upholding survivors, who we silence when we try to ignore the violent shadow side of human existence on this planet. Never gratuitous, never for a moment boring, this is the podcast to accompany us on the wild journey that is living.

nancyplus3 ,

Why am I tired of this man

Awesome episode! Thank you for sharing the knowledge.

soosweetlady ,

A must listen!

I’m not an usual podcast listener, but this is the first podcast I could sit fully through! The hosts are amazing and hilarious, and really touch on all the deeper levels of true crime you’ve always wanted to hear. Such fascinating cases too!

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