80 episodes

A weekly show where hosts Alex & Christie chat true crime, conspiracy theories, paranormal stories and more to provide a "weird" distraction from everyday life. New episodes every Sunday at 7 AM EST. Need a distraction? We got you.

Listener discretion is advised.

Podcast by: Alex Underbakke and Christie McCann.

Weird Distractions Podcast Weird Distractions Podcast

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings

A weekly show where hosts Alex & Christie chat true crime, conspiracy theories, paranormal stories and more to provide a "weird" distraction from everyday life. New episodes every Sunday at 7 AM EST. Need a distraction? We got you.

Listener discretion is advised.

Podcast by: Alex Underbakke and Christie McCann.

    Episode 48: Saint Roch Cemetery #1 & #2 (RE-RELEASED)

    Episode 48: Saint Roch Cemetery #1 & #2 (RE-RELEASED)

    This episode has been re-recorded & re-released for your listening pleasures!

    Need to borrow some dentures? How about some roses with a hidden message? This week, the girls go to their favourite city, New Orleans (LA), to chat about one of it's many haunted locations. From a potential hellhound to a love story from beyond the grave - there's something spooky going on at Saint Roch Cemetery #1 & #2. Tune in to hear more about this reportedly haunted location, and why the dead may still be trying to connect with the living. Need a distraction? We got you!

    Podcast promos: Riddle Me That! Podcast (Jacob Landin Special Series), Humble Hauntings Podcast & True Crimes and Weird Times Podcast - check them out!

    Listener discretion is advised. Want to provide feedback? Please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com. We're also accepting listener stories for future episodes! If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing! Find us on Redbubble for merch and Patreon to get even more Weird Distractions.

    Please consider reviewing and signing the petition, "Justice for Jacob": https://www.change.org/p/new-mexico-attorney-general-justice-for-jacob-landin. 

    • 29 min
    Episode 69: The Man From Taured

    Episode 69: The Man From Taured

    "You thought it was weird in the beginning". This week, Alex tells Christie the weird conspiracy theory revolving the  Man from Taured story. Is it real? Is it an online fabrication? Why are we always reverting to aliens when it comes to conspiracy theories? Find out the answers to some of these questions, and more on this weeks episode. Need a distraction? We got you.

    Podcast promo: Reddit on Wiki Podcast - check them out!

    As discussed in episode 62 about the 215 bodies of Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation children recently found in Kamloops (and counting found in other provinces/locations),  please check out: https://truenorthaid.ca/how-to-help-first-nations/. If you have any additional resources you'd like to share, please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com.

    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom & Bailey! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show if you please on Patreon, where you can get bonus content each more! We're also on Buy Me a Coffee. You can also find us on Redbubble for some Weird Distractions merch. If you want to provide feedback or even your own weird story to be read on air in an upcoming Listener Distractions episode - please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing! It's the best way to support the show (for free). Thanks for listening!

    • 45 min
    Episode 68: The Mysterious Death of Deborah Ann Sloss

    Episode 68: The Mysterious Death of Deborah Ann Sloss

    It's not all rainbows and maple syrup in Canada, folks. This week, Alex tackles the unsolved and mysterious death of Deborah Ann Sloss. Deborah was only 42 years old when she was found in her Toronto apartment in 1997. Police and others investigating the case ruled it off as an overdose - but things aren't adding up. Tune in to hear more about Deborah, the lead up to her death, and all the injustices surrounding this unfortunate tragedy. Proceed with caution for this episode as we discuss prejudice against indigenous people, and some awful actions displayed by people we're supposed to trust. Need a distraction? We got you. 

    As discussed in episode 62 about the 215 bodies of Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation children recently found in Kamloops (and counting found in other provinces/locations),  please check out: https://truenorthaid.ca/how-to-help-first-nations/. If you have any additional resources you'd like to share, please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com.

    If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the death of Debbie, you can send an email to Missing and Murdered Indigenous women at: mmiw@cbc.ca.

    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom & Bailey! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show if you please on Patreon, where you can get bonus content each more! We're also on Buy Me a Coffee. You can also find us on Redbubble for some Weird Distractions merch. If you want to provide feedback or even your own weird story to be read on air in an upcoming Listener Distractions episode - please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing! It's the best way to support the show (for free). Thanks for listening!

    • 34 min
    Episode 67: Owlpen Manor

    Episode 67: Owlpen Manor

    Do you "ramamber" what happened a thousand years ago?  This week, Christie is back recording and Alex tries to spook her with the reported hauntings at Owlpen Manor, located in England. Tune in to hear the history of the location, how Alex pronounces Gloucestershire (sorry!), the reported ghosts that reside there, and why once again you should never trust a child ghost. Need a distraction? We got you. 

    As discussed in episode 62 about the 215 bodies of Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation children recently found in Kamloops, here is the course Alex mentioned: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html. Please also check out: https://truenorthaid.ca/how-to-help-first-nations/. If you have any additional resources you'd like to share, please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com.

    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom & Bailey! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show if you please on Patreon, where you can get bonus content each more! We're also on Buy Me a Coffee. You can also find us on Redbubble for some Weird Distractions merch. If you want to provide feedback or even your own weird story to be read on air in an upcoming Listener Distractions episode - please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing! It's the best way to support the show (for free). Thanks for listening!

    • 41 min
    Episode 66: Astral Projection

    Episode 66: Astral Projection

    Please keep your soul, arms and legs inside the vehicle during this weird ride. This week, Alex goes solo and provides a conspiracy theory based distraction around astral projection. What is it? Is it real? What does it have to do with the CIA and the US government? Tune in to hear more about this wild phenomena that has been, "projected" in many recent shows, books, movies and more. Need a distraction? We got you. 

    Podcast promo: Our True Crime Podcast - check them out!

    As discussed in episode 62 about the 215 dead bodies of Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation children recently found in Kamloops, here is the course Alex mentioned: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html. Please also check out: https://truenorthaid.ca/how-to-help-first-nations/. If you have any additional resources you'd like to share, please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com.

    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom & Bailey! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show if you please on Patreon, where you can get bonus content each more! We're also on Buy Me a Coffee. You can also find us on Redbubble for some Weird Distractions merch. If you want to provide feedback or even your own weird story to be read on air in an upcoming Listener Distractions episode - please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing! It's the best way to support the show (for free). Thanks for listening!

    • 29 min
    Episode 65: The Death of Keara Lee Coshow

    Episode 65: The Death of Keara Lee Coshow

    There are so many unanswered questions in this episode, folks. This week, Alex informs Christie about the tragic case of Keara Lee Coshow - a 3 year old identified native girl who mysteriously died in a fire at the motel her step-mother worked at. What happened on July 12th, 1979? Was it an accident? You'll have to tune in to find out - and be warned, this is another troubling case. Need a distraction? We got you. 

    As mentioned in the episode, if you or someone you know has any information regarding what happened to Keara, please contact one of the following:


    Special Agent in Charge Michael Motsinger, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, at (515) 725-6010 or email dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us
    The State Fire Marshal Division at (515) 725-6145 or fminfo@dps.state.ia.us
    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 623-5107 or sheriff@montgomerycoia.us
    The Red Oak Police Department at (712) 623-6500

    Podcast promo: Drunk Theory - check them out!

    As discussed in episode 62 about the 215 dead bodies of Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation children recently found in Kamloops, here is the course Alex mentioned: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html. Please also check out: https://truenorthaid.ca/how-to-help-first-nations/. If you have any additional resources you'd like to share, please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com.

    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to our Patrons Tom & Bailey! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show if you please on Patreon, where you can get bonus content each more! We're also on Buy Me a Coffee. You can also find us on Redbubble for some Weird Distractions merch. If you want to provide feedback or even your own weird story to be read on air in an upcoming Listener Distractions episode - please email: weirddistractionspodcast@outlook.com. If you're listening on Apple Podcasts, please consider rating & reviewing! It's the best way to support the show (for free). Thanks for listening!

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

smccarty84 ,

So good!

I just found this podcast and I’m so glad I did! The hosts keep me interested and wanting to hear more! If you are into true crime then check it out!

Capnaurora ,

Best Paranormal Podcast

I love spending my Sunday mornings with Alex and Christie! I’m a big fan of paranormal and true crime stories, so this show just really gets me. I love how they tell stories, and I love the topics they pick. It’s definitely been a great distraction for me on lockdown, and I really loved the Haunted Quebec stories since I live in nearby Montreal, and this whole area is definitely super haunted!

Davidmwein ,

A great distraction 

Alex and Christie bring great energy to the world of true crime. Unlike other shows in the genre, they openly embrace conspiracy theories and supernatural which helps gives things a unique spin. You won't want to miss out!

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