The Strange And Unusual Podcast

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Sinopse

The unknown. It lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, superstition, folklore, customs, hysteria, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in almost every facet of our lives. Whether it be in the form of religion, urban legends, pop culture, ghost stories, superstitious rituals, and so much more we are still just fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast.

Episódios

  • The Victorian Ghost Hoax | Ep 38

    04/04/2022 Duração: 26min

    Join me for a journey into the strange Victorian practice of Ghost Hoaxing. Starting with the death of Thomas Flynn, the mystery of the Hammersmith Ghost and it's origins is explored. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • From Cautionary Tales: Death on the Floor

    25/03/2022 Duração: 08min

    Here’s a special preview of the new season of Cautionary Tales from Pushkin Industries. On Cautionary Tales, bestselling author Tim Harford shares stories of human error, natural disasters, and tragic catastrophes from history that teach us important lessons for today. In this preview, you’ll hear about the 1981 Hyatt Regency Hotel collapse, a shocking design failure that resulted in 114 deaths and many more injuries. Hear the full story, and more from Cautionary Tales, at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/ctstrange. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Killer Green and a St Patrick's Day Bonus

    14/03/2022 Duração: 35min

    Join me for a revisit to Killer Green and some St Patrick's Day facts. Thank you for today's sponsors: Magic Spoon. Visit magicspoon.com and use promo code UNUSUAL Microdose Gummies. Visit microdosegummies and use promo code STRANGE See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • RE-RELEASE: A Haunting Winter

    26/12/2021 Duração: 57min

    To end the year, please take a listen to Episode 18: A Haunting Winter, originally released on January 2, 2019. In this episode I explore the old tradition of telling ghost stories in the winter. The custom of telling winter’s tales is not known to most of us today, but it was custom that stretches back hundreds of years. And more often then not, these winter tales turned to horror.  The popularity of these winter ghost tales peaked to an all time high during the Victorian era and became a celebrated Christmas tradition. And this entanglement of ghosts and Christmas, ultimately lead to a ghost story becoming the most enduring Christmas tale of all, Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Carol’, a story in which the ghosts of past, present, and future, change a man’s life for the better.  Join The Strange and Unusual Podcast, as I explore the tradition of winter ghost stories and the reasons they meant to so much to our ancestors, and maybe ought to kept alive today. I decided to release this episode again becaus

  • Playing The Ghost | Ep 37

    13/12/2021 Duração: 26min

    In this episode, I discuss the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian trend of ghost hoaxing and its motivations. Join me for part 1 on this old school, ghost cosplay. Visit the podcast website: thestrangeandunusualpodcast.com Instagram: @thestrangeandunusualpodcast Twitter: @thesandupodcast Thanks to this week's sponsor, Talkspace! Visit talkspace.com and use promo code STRANGE for $100 off. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Haunted Houses: Preview of 'The Shadows of Burton Hall'

    14/11/2021 Duração: 12min

    Join me for a preview of an original haunted house ghost story 'The Shadows of Burton Hall' that I wrote for the upcoming episode(s) on haunted houses. Also, I’d love to hear some questions from you, the listeners. I’m now starting to put together my schedule of new episodes for 2022, and I’d love to take into account what makes you curious, what strange events, stories, myths, urban legends, and more have you ever wondered about. If I use your idea in any way, I’ll give you a shout out. Just let me know if you’d like your name told or kept secret. Email me at [email protected] Visit the podcast website: thestrangeandunusualpodcast.com Instagram: @thestrangeandunusualpodcast Twitter: @thesandupodcast Thanks to this week's sponsors, Talkspace and Vodacast! Visit talkspace.com and use promo code STRANGE for $100 off. Download the vodacast app in the App Store or visit their website at vodacast.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https:

  • A Well of Horror | Ep 36

    30/10/2021 Duração: 38min

    In this episode, beliefs and fear surrounding wells is discussed before a reading of the terrifying tale 'The Well' by W.W. Jacobs. Visit the podcast website: thestrangeandunusualpodcast.com Instagram: @thestrangeandunusualpodcast Twitter: @thesandupodcast Thanks to this week's sponsor Vodacast! Download the app in the App Store or visit their website at vodacast.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Haunted Places and Minds, Tales of Terror with W.W. Jacobs | Ep 35

    03/10/2021 Duração: 49min

    In anticipation of the next episode of haunted houses, I present you with tales of haunted places and minds with Edwardian author, W.W. Jacobs, best known for his story, 'The Monkey's Paw'. Visit the podcast website: thestrangeandunusualpodcast.com Instagram: @thestrangeandunusualpodcast Twitter: @thesandupodcast Thanks to this week's sponsor Vodacast! Download the app in the App Store or visit their website at vodacast.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Off With Her Head | Ep 34

    18/09/2021 Duração: 38min

    Tales of women mysteriously wearing ribbons around their necks, and the secret they keep beneath from their husband have been with us for centuries, perhaps most famously with Alvin Schwarz's "The Green Ribbon" from the book, 'In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories'. In this episode we look into the tale, its meaning, and its origins in the 18th century revolutionary days in France.  Visit the podcast website: thestrangeandunusualpodcast.com Instagram: @thestrangeandunusualpodcast Twitter: @thesandupodcast Thanks to this week's sponsor Vodacast! Download the app in the App Store or visit their website at vodacast.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Halloween's Final Trick | Ep 33

    01/09/2021 Duração: 18min

    In this episode we take a peek into Halloween true horror, from accidental hangings to mistaken corpses, to kick off the spooky season. Visit the podcast website: thestrangeandunusualpodcast.com Instagram: @thestrangeandunusualpodcast Twitter: @thesandupodcast Thanks to this week's sponsor Vodacast! Download the app in the App Store or visit their website at vodacast.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • The Axeman Returneth: The Axeman of New Orleans, Pt 3 | Ep 32

    27/06/2021 Duração: 01h21min

    In the concluding episode on this series on the Axeman of New Orleans, we see the axeman returns after a long break.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • One Summer Day and Premature Burial

    13/06/2021 Duração: 09min

    Taphophobia (tap-oh-phobia), the fear of being buried alive has existed for as long as, well, we’ve existed. In this episode, we touch on the history of this fear and end with Ambrose Bierce's 'One Summer Day', a story of premature burial with a twist. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Horror Stories Bonus: Plethora of Poe - Obsession and Death

    17/05/2021 Duração: 59min

    Join me for 3 Edgar Allan Poe Tales of Obsession and Death - The Oval Portrait, The Premature Burial, and The Tell-Tale Heart. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Horror Story Bonus: The Waxwork

    19/04/2021 Duração: 20min

    Join me for a bonus horror story reading of 'The Waxwork' by A.M. Burrage. In this tale, madness is brought on by the uncanny valley, a concept discussed in Episode 7, Raising the Dead, Part 2. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Horror Story Bonus: The Body-Snatcher

    22/03/2021 Duração: 47min

    Join me for a bonus horror story reading of 'The Body-Snatcher' by Robert Louis Stevenson. If you haven't listened to episode 10, 'Grave Matters in Edinburgh', you may want to listen to that first, to hear the real-story of Burke and Hare, that inspired Stevenson's fiction. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Jazz It: The Axeman of New Orleans, Pt.2 | Ep 31

    08/03/2021 Duração: 29min

    In part two we explore Congo Square, the development of jazz, the culture of New Orleans, and finish coverage of the axeman's first attacks. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Morbid Network Presents: A Chat With Rachael O'Brien From Seven Deadly Sinners (Special Episode Sneak Peek)

    28/02/2021 Duração: 25min

    Ash and Alaina from 'Morbid: A True Crime Podcast' are joined in a discussion with the wonderful and charming Rachael O'Brien from the podcast 'Seven Deadly Sinners'. Take a listen and fall in love with more of the Morbid Network family! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Masking In Darkness: The Axeman of New Orleans, Pt.1 | Ep 30

    25/02/2021 Duração: 29min

    Join me as I tell part 1 of the story of New Orlean's history, it's complicated relationship with race and immigration, its soul and joy, and how one masked himself in darkness to terrorize the city. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Ghostly Winter Tales | Ep 29

    08/02/2021 Duração: 01h36min

    On this episode is a collection of haunting winter tales, some new to the podcast and others are old friends from past episodes. So, get cozy and comfortable, get a roaring fire going, and join me as we revive the old Victorian custom of telling scary ghost stories. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • A Victorian Dark Parade, Pt 3 | Ep 28

    19/01/2021 Duração: 01h38s

    In this conclusion of our journey through the Victorian cult of death, we delve into the rise of post mortem photography, 19th century viewings and funerals, the rise in desire for corpse preservation, the birth of the garden cemetery, mourning wear and widows weeds, and the annoyance and perils of crepe, especially crepe veils. You'll also hear the tale of Percy Shelley's death, cremation and how his heart ended up in the desk of his widow, Mary Shelley. Additionally, we look into how the medieval cult of saints influenced the Romantics and Victorians. Death relics, hair art will also be explored, as well as an odd story of how one woman's dead husband ended up as parlor decor. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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