160 episodes

Weird Distractions is a weekly show where host Alex rotates discussing topics of true crime, conspiracy theories, paranormal stories and more to provide what most would consider a 'weird' distraction from everyday life. New episodes every Sunday. Need a distraction? I got you. Proud member of the Cultiv8 Podcast Network.

Weird Distractions Weird Distractions

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 57 Ratings

Weird Distractions is a weekly show where host Alex rotates discussing topics of true crime, conspiracy theories, paranormal stories and more to provide what most would consider a 'weird' distraction from everyday life. New episodes every Sunday. Need a distraction? I got you. Proud member of the Cultiv8 Podcast Network.

    Weird Distractions Presents: Ye Olde Crime - Marie Manning/Bermondsey Horror

    Weird Distractions Presents: Ye Olde Crime - Marie Manning/Bermondsey Horror

    Alex is taking a mini break this week - BUT, have no fear! Linz & Maddy from Ye Olde Crime podcast are here to provide you all a very weird distraction. Join the YOC sisters as they discuss the Bermondsey Horror, as well as why you shouldn’t trust the phrase “going to come into money,” that working for rich people doesn’t mean they got your back, and how NOT to get away with murder.
    Resources:

    2021 Southwark News article by Josh Salisbury

    2020 The Ministry of History article

    2018 Headstuff article by Ciaran Conliffe

    2015 Mental Floss article by Caitlin Schneider

    Capital Punishment UK

    Farnam Street blog article

    Murderpedia

    Wikipedia


    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, Jennifer & Lani! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! You can also find some merch for the show on Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/shop/weird+distractions+podcast). 
    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!
    Weird Distractions & YOC are proud members of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ 
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    • 49 min
    Willard State Hospital

    Willard State Hospital

    Willard State Hospital opened it’s doors with hope to change the way mental and cognitive treatment were provided. Even though it received positive feedback, it’s doors closed in 1995. Now what remains seems to be rumours and reports of paranormal activity. But, is it as haunted as the claims make it seem? Tune in to be the judge. Need a distraction? I got you. 
    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, Jennifer & Lani! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! You can also find some merch for the show on Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/shop/weird+distractions+podcast). 
    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!
    Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ 
    Resource list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 31 min
    The Disappearance of Annie Yassie

    The Disappearance of Annie Yassie

    This week, Alex tackles the unsolved disappearance of Annie Yassie. Annie was just shy of 14 years old when she disappeared from Sayisi Dene First Nation - near Tadoule Lake, in Manitoba. It’s been nearly 50 years since Annie went missing, and it seems as though there are more questions than answers. Tune in to learn more. Need a distraction? I got you. 
    If anyone has information regarding Annie’s disappearance, please contact the Cold Case Unit of the Winnipeg RCMP at 204-983-5461 or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, & Jennifer! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! You can also find some merch for the show on Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/shop/weird+distractions+podcast). 
    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! Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ 
    Resources:

    Stories of the Unsolved website - February 6th, 2021 - https://storiesoftheunsolved.com/2021/02/06/the-disappearance-of-annie-yassie/ 

    CBC news - Annie Yassie - https://www.cbc.ca/missingandmurdered/mmiw/profiles/annie-yassie 

    Historica Canada podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/127UKPIyiwbADySuYV26qK 

    CBC Podcasts - Kuper Island - https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/1062-kuper-island 

    Gadacz, R. (2016). Treaty Day. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/treaty-day 

    CBC article - “Missing: Annie Yassie was 13 when she disappeared over 40 years ago” - by Donna Carreiro - Posted: Jun 12, 2016 - Last Updated: June 13, 2016 - https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/annie-yassie-13-disappeared-over-40-years-ago-1.3618889 

    The Doe Network website - https://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2406dfmb.html 

    Manitoba Crime Stoppers website - https://manitobacrimestoppers.com/missing-person/annie-yassie/



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    • 20 min
    Bachelor's Grove Cemetery

    Bachelor's Grove Cemetery

    It’s been a hot minute since we’ve discussed a haunted cemetery! This week, Alex takes you to Midlothian, Illinois to Bachelors Grove Cemetery. Originally created for the Bachelors Grove settlement, this cemetery continues to reportedly boast unexplainable phenomena. From phantom cars, unsolved homicide cases, apparitions and more - this cemetery continues to breath life into local lore. Need a distraction? I got you. 
    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, Jennifer & Lani! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! Weird Distractions is also on Buy Me a Coffee if you want to support the show with a one-time donation. 
    You can also find some merch for the show on Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/shop/weird+distractions+podcast). 
    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!
    Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ 
    Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 20 min
    The Crimes of Martha Wise

    The Crimes of Martha Wise

    This week, all eyes are on former murderer Martha Wise. Was Martha right to poison those around her? Or, was she out of line? Tune in to learn more about Martha, the case, and why you should always trust your gut. Need a distraction? I got you. 
    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, Jennifer & Lani! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! Weird Distractions is also on Buy Me a Coffee if you want to support the show with a one-time donation. 
    You can also find some merch for the show on Redbubble (https://www.redbubble.com/shop/weird+distractions+podcast). 
    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!
    Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ 
    Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 20 min
    The Murder of Preston Murr / The Boise Murder House

    The Murder of Preston Murr / The Boise Murder House

    Happy Halloween! This week, Alex discusses the murder of Preston Murr from Boise, Idaho, and the lore that surrounds his former home. Need a distraction? I got you. 
    Listener discretion is advised. Shout out to Patrons Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, Jennifer & Lani! Thank you for supporting Weird Distractions on Patreon. You can also support the show on Patreon and get monthly bonus episodes, behind the scenes footage, and more! Weird Distractions is also on Buy Me a Coffee if you want to support the show with a one-time donation. 
    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!
    Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network: https://www.patreon.com/cultiv8podcastnetwork/ 
    Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Amber&Maddie ,

Great Show!

Super intersting topics and very enjoyable show

PokemonGavin ,

Name says it all

Such a fun podcast when you just want to listen to all sorts of interesting topics! Well done and always interesting.

lawgak ,

Great podcast

Love Alex!!! This is a very entertaining podcast that I would recommend to everyone!

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