Best Unusual podcasts we could find (Updated January 2019)
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I’m smart at getting to where I want to go, and I can teach you how to do it! I had 22 jobs before starting my real estate company with a $1000 loan and built it into a $5 billion business. Today I’m a ’Shark’ on ABC’s hit show "Shark Tank." It didn’t take a fancy degree to get here but took street smarts and a lot of courage. Life is too short to waste your time practicing someone else’s fancy theory on success. I give you the straight talk and the confidence to get there. Follow Business U ...
 
Series Podcast: Unusual Sources Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:47:33 PST
 
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Unusual Network
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We love podcasting and we bring you ours for your listening pleasure.
 
Host Michael Sheehan's ability to help people communicate at the highest level was dubbed by New York Magazine as "the Sheehan effect." With breaking news happening constantly, Sheehan looks outside the 24/7 news cycle to wonder what politicians can learn from professional wrestlers. How politicians can get laughs, intentionally, with advice from renowned comedians. And how losing candidates can be turned into winning ones with insight from legendary professional sports coaches. It's politic ...
 
The unknown, it lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, folklore, superstition, mythology, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in our lives, as we continue to keep fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast, a podcast with a focus on dark history.
 
Mystic Systers is a female hosted podcast about off beat and out of the ordinary topics. Shannon and Brooke are two millennials who met through Instagram and bonded over their love for all things strange and unusual like true crime, the paranormal, conspiracy theories, and more.
 
Paranormal conversations with the world's leading researchers of the strange and unusual.
 
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Fave This
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A new show about fandom, internet culture, and the unusual things people do in video games - hosted by Gita Jackson and Patricia Hernandez
 
You spend a quarter of your life at work, so shouldn’t you enjoy it? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside some of the world’s most unusual workplaces to discover the keys to better work. Whether you’re learning how to love criticism or trust a co-worker you can’t stand, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.
 
An in-depth look at unusual cultural and historical events
 
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The Backstory
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Telling the human stories that are happening all around us - stories that may be unusual but could be happening to your neighbour or the person next to you on the bus.
 
A podcast in which we journey through history to discuss the unusual, the fascinating and often unpleasant human relationship with food.
 
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Rabbit Hole Motel
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Welcome to Rabbit Hole motel. You can check out any time you like.Weekly we peer into Rozie’s obsessive brain to cover a story that doesn’t quite add up. We like odd people in history, unusual beliefs, unexplained happenings, and the occasional conspiracy theory. Also, it usually winds up being pretty funny.Since we’re all a little bit crazy, our goal is to have fun without making fun. We embrace the odd people in the world, and hope you’ll fall a little bit in love with them too.
 
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Convince Me
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Each week a different guest from the comedy world tries to convince a couple of skeptics of get on board with their distinctive, sometimes downright unusual obsessions. Hosted by Ben Cassil and Thayer Frechette.
 
Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing ...
 
Therapy for the strange and unusual.
 
Wasting your time is our strength. Matter of Laugh is the comedy talk show for all things nothing. Hosts Shev and Schab, two college friends, invite you to join conversations on everyday activities and discuss the good, the bad, and the unusual experiences of the average person. We are young, down to earth engineers taking on the world of comedy. Join us every two weeks for an hour of goofing off with occasional surprise specials.
 
New podcast A radio show hosted by Seth Breedlove and Mark Matzke of Small Town Monsters focusing on the strange and unusual. Recorded live and re-broadcast on 97.1 FM in Wadsworth, OH.
 
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Good Job, Brain!
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Part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Play along and laugh along as Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris school each other on some of the weirdest and most interesting facts about our funny little world.Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? And don't you just loathe badly worded questi ...
 
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Mysteries Abound
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A podcast about mysteries from anywhere and everywhere - the unusual, the strange, the perplexing and the down-right odd.
 
Alien abductions! Strange monsters! Paranormal encounters! Fringe Science! Myths and legends! Comedians Brian Frange and Phoebe Tyers explore the strangest, weirdest, and most unusual stories in our universe as well as the people behind them.
 
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Hitch
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Hitch is a collection of unusual stories. Get on your Hitch app and take a ride with Bryan as he tells you about his scary, bizarre, and mysterious encounters while working at Hitch.
 
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Digging Deeper
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Digging Deeper, explores a variety of thought-provoking and unusual subjects including history, archaeology, the occult, Gnosticism, paranormal phenomena, extraterrestrials, conspiracy theories, Illuminati, and more. Part story-telling, part lecture; Digging Deeper challenges you to go beyond the accepted narrative to push the boundaries of what you think you know. Using legitimate academic sources, author, historian, and renegade archaeologist, Dr. Heather Lynn, builds a solid framework to ...
 
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STAT!
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This podcast is about strange medicine. I will use my experience as an ER nurse to explore the world of medicine. True Crime, coroners cases, medical mysteries, bizarre treatments from around the world, scary diseases and medical breakthroughs. Real life stories from the Emergency Room. Sometimes it's the cure that kills you!
 
There's a handsome young man about town in London, whose unusual good looks hint about a scandalous ancestry. On a visit to a tiny East European principality, he decides to take a walk through a dense forest. He falls asleep under a tree and is discovered by the king and his entourage who are out hunting. Both are stunned by their startling resemblance to each other. The king who is days away from his grand coronation invites the Englishman back to his castle and here the visitor becomes emb ...
 
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Welcome to the Strange Land Podcast! We will upload content every Tuesday. On the 1st and 3rd week of the month, we will upload podcast episodes about Serial Killers, Mysteries, Unsolved Crimes and all things strange and unusual.On the 2nd and 4th week of the month, we will upload episodes of horror story narrations.
 
RelicRadio.com presents tales of the strange and bizarre, the weird and the wicked. Stories not necessarily of the supernatural, but of the unnatural. Join us for Strange Tales, featuring radio drama at its most mysterious and unusual. Abnormal old time radio!
 
Therapy for the strange and unusual.
 
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Hysteria 51
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Hysteria 51 is a weekly “odd-cast” that takes an every-man approach to conspiracy theories, aliens, mysteries, paranormal, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.
 
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Buried
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In the spring of 1991, a young woman named Carey Mae Parker went missing from the Lake Tawakoni area of northeast Texas. Her disappearance devastated a family and still hasn’t been solved. But there’s something unusual about Carey’s case. After years without answers, family members made a shocking discovery: Police had never investigated. For nearly 20 years, no search was conducted, and no one was questioned. And Carey isn’t the only one missing.
 
A sex educator and private investigator.
 
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Lo-Fi Story Time
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Lo-Fi Story Time is a microstory micropodcast, offering unusual and always original fiction stories (and some music) since 2014. Stories are written spontaneously and recorded live by Todd Mauldin.
 
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MisanthroPlay
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AMisanthroPlay is a video games podcast that approaches the medium from a leftist perspective. Frequently comedic with an appreciation for unusual narrative, unique mechanics, and underground weirdness, as well as big spectacle.
 
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Clutter Chronicles
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This podcast series is an ongoing conversation with Mary, who calls herself a recovering hoarder. She is willing to share her up-til-now very private life in an effort to be helpful to others, may they be packrats, someone who loves a hoarder or those who just want to understand something that's mystifying to them. We go step by step through the muck, the stuck places, the victories. We don't know when and if she will recover from her "unusual relationship with stuff." Come along with me and ...
 
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Bailey Jay Show
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Bailey Jay (@baileyjaytweets) and Matt Terhune (@oldyorkmatt), talk about Bailey's week and their weird lives in Florida. They also get into strange and unusual things like cryptozoology, demonic possessions, UFO's and more. They read stories from viewers and play cool music too. Send all questions for the air to baileyjayshow@gmail.com Call the show live at 682-2FELTCH or via skype - BaileyJayRadio
 
Alien abductions! Strange monsters! Paranormal encounters! Fringe Science! Myths and legends! Comedians Brian Frange and Phoebe Tyers explore the strangest, weirdest, and most unusual stories in our universe as well as the people behind them.
 
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Rough Giraffe
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Join Mum and Stacey for a comedy trivia podcast full of weird news, unusual facts, and a wonky cat! Twitter @RoughGiraffePod.
 
A Chief of Police hosts a dinner party for an American millionaire wishing to will his entire fortune to the Church of France. Jewels that have been stolen and recovered so many times that they're known colloquially by thieves as The Flying Stars. A murder committed by an invisible man. These and many others are the mysteries that are presented to the lovable, bumbling, stumpy Man of God, Father Brown. The Innocence of Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton is a collection of eleven stories which ...
 
A hypnotist and a psychologist on different sides on the globe share their knowledge and experience with mysteries of all forms. Mysterious World is a place for lovers of all things unusual and magickal. Pablo Amira and Stuart Palm are also both performing Mentalists.
 
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Inside The Untold
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Welcome to the podcast of conspiracies and alternative facts. We talk about UFO'S, the paranormal, and unusual headlines and events.
 
A semi-regular podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales written and read by your host, Seymour Jacklin. Each episode is from 8-18 minutes long and takes the listener on an imaginative and thought provoking journey. Aimed at adults but very suitable for children, too.
 
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What Was That
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What Was That, the podcast that discusses the Paranormal, Unexplained and all things strange. Every week Adam, Ben and Kate discuss everything from weird news, ghost stories, true crime and unexplained occurrences. Add a little bit of "Strange" to your weekly listening and join three everyday people discussing the more unusual side of life.
 
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Where ATL meets NPR
 
Vancouver-based comedian, Mark Hughes (featured on CBC, Vice; opened for Doug Stanhope and Kenny vs. Spenny), interviews interesting, unusual, and controversial people. No subject off limits, uncensored.http://www.markhughescomedy.com
 
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Creepy Stories
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Strange bizarre and unusual. And that's just our fans.
 
Don't Quit Your Daydream is a new weekly podcast featuring interesting people with cool and/or unusual hobbies.
 
Follow reporter Davis Dunavin as he travels the road from New York to Boston, looking for unusual stories and fascinating histories.
 
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This week, Mark and Seth sit down for a lengthy discussion about the infamous, Project Blue Book. They talk about the history of this shadowy chapter in American history, as well as how it may have impacted UFO research moving forward. Find Monsteropolis on nearly all social media platforms!Facebook is facebook.com/monsteropolisTwitter is @mons ...…
 
Updated at 6:57 p.m. ET President Trump appears to be retaliating against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for suggesting he postpone his State of the Union address amid the ongoing partial government shutdown by postponing at the last minute her planned trip to Afghanistan. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In l ...…
 
There’s a place in Manhattan that makes you feel like you just took a trip on the Wayback Machine – to the 1600s, when European settlers first arrived. And you can find it all the way up on the northern tip of Manhattan Island in Inwood Hill Park.By carrie@wshu.org (Carrie Frank).
 
In its quest to blunt the effects of the partial government shutdown, the Trump administration is using broad legal interpretations to continue providing certain services. Critics argue that the administration is stretching — and possibly breaking — the law to help bolster President Trump’s position in his fight with Democrats over funding for ...…
 
Updated at 11:00 a.m. ET On Friday, as they have for decades, anti-abortion rights activists are marching through Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Supreme Court – a location that symbolizes the long-held goal of reversing the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973. Vice President Mike Pence phoned into the rally Frida ...…
 
The longest running Drag Queen troupe in the United States will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend. The Armorettes began with the original six performers: Thelma, Julie Garden, Justa Tish, Kitty Carlisle, Ginny Tonic, and Liz Helen. The drag shows began in 1979 at the Armory in Atlanta. The show was an effort to help raise money f ...…
 
Want to reduce your risk of dementia in older age? Move as much as you can. We’ve all heard about techniques to get us more physically active — take the stairs, park the car a bit further from your destination, get up and march in place for a minute or two when standing or sitting at a desk. Now a study finds even simple housework like cooking ...…
 
Just weeks ago, Lifetime released a documentary series called “Surviving R. Kelly.” The series details allegations that the singer has operated a sex cult out of his homes in Chicago and Johns Creek in metro Atlanta. The response was immediate. Celebrities who worked with Kelly began submitting statements to distance themselves from him and a c ...…
 
Angie Beem used to be a woman who, at most, would read the voter pamphlet before Election Day, cast a vote, and consider her duty done. She didn’t pay attention to politics much because she didn’t think it affected her life. But that all changed ahead of the 2016 presidential election when she noticed Facebook posts that deeply troubled her. “M ...…
 
For a preview of the weekend concert lineup in Atlanta, music contributor Mara Davis joins Steve Goss with “Mara’s Music Mix.” Brent Cobb at Terminal West: Thursday, Jan. 17 Devil Makes Three at Variety Playhouse: Friday, Jan. 18 Daniel Hardin at Red Clay Theatre: Friday, Jan. 18 Greensky Bluegrass at the Tabernacle: Saturday, Jan. 19 Pavlo at ...…
 
While the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, President Trump’s approval rating is down, and there are cracks showing with his base. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds Trump’s approval rating down and his disapproval rating up from a month ago. He currently stands at 39 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove — a 7-point ...…
 
Vandad Kardar is a producer, performer, podcaster, and a political agitator based in Toronto by way of Iran (thanks to US backed Sadam the Dog) he is yearly co host of 420 Toronto now at Nathan Phillips Square, has a podcast with Amish Patel called White Mans Burden & is currently trying to fuck your christian evangelical brainwashing up out of ...…
 
Can we forgive the unforgivable? That question is central to the story of “Dead Man Walking,” a true account by Sister Helen Prejean about her time counseling a death row inmate. You may recognize the title from the 1995 film adaptation starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. The Atlanta Opera is putting the story onstage. “The nun was in over h ...…
 
Grady Memorial Hospital has called in reinforcements to help its emergency room handle high patient volume this flu season. The hospital will start seeing patients in a 14-bed, temporary ER Thursday morning. “We have a lot of patients who are coming into the emergency department who are in need of medical care. In order to get to our patients a ...…
 
This story was produced in collaboration with the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Newmark School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Around the country, many workers started the year off with a raise. The minimum wage went up in a total of 20 states. But not in Georgia. When it comes to the minimum wage, Georgia is one of ...…
 
As the standoff between President Trump and Congress continues over funding for Trump’s proposed border wall, the partial shutdown of the federal government means workers will go weeks without a paycheck. That has some looking for temporary jobs to pay their bills. In Boise, Idaho, Chris Kirk says he’s worked for the federal government for 19 y ...…
 
Sriracha sauce. It’s everywhere. Even beer and donuts. The fiery chili paste concocted by Vietnamese-American immigrant David Tran has conquered the American market and imagination in the past decade. But the original Sriracha is actually Thai — and comes from the seaside city of Si Racha, where most residents haven’t even heard of the U.S. bra ...…
 
As Georgians get used to a new Gov. Brian Kemp, we wanted to take a look back at now former Gov. Nathan Deal and his legacy after eight years in office. Longtime Georgia political reporter, former WABE “Morning Edition” host and “Political Breakfast” host Denis O’Hayer covered most of the Deal administration. He spoke with WABE reporter Emma Hu ...…
 
Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and soon rose to international stardom. Widely recognized as Alvin Ailey’s muse, Ailey created roles for Jamison which remain as iconic works of 20th century dance. “We’ve all been through the same stuff. Period. And yet we are here to tell the tale,” she said. “Of wading through ...…
 
There’s a new player in metro Atlanta’s health care market offering doctor house calls with the click of a button. Heal announced its expansion into the region Tuesday. The health care startup says it can send a doctor to a user’s door within two hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., any day of the year. All users have do to is order the visit via the ...…
 
The overuse of technology has overtaken drugs, sex and bullying as the biggest parental worry, according to the annual Brigham Young and Deseret News American Family Survey. But what are we actually supposed to be doing about it? Jordan Shapiro, a Temple University professor whose background is in philosophy and psychology, has a prescription t ...…
 
While working as an orthopedic surgeon in Hawaii, Dr. Diane Payne had treated one person with a gunshot wound in three years. But when she moved to Atlanta in 2013, Payne said it was like treating gunshot victims was suddenly all she was doing. “I was shocked by the number of gun-related injuries that we’re seeing and taking care of here,” said ...…
 
In the second installment of Closer Look’s “Open for Business” series we take a trip to Auburn Avenue’s For Keeps bookstore. The store, which recently opened, specializes in rare, African-American literature. >> Read more from Closer Look’s “Open for Business” series here. While many of the books are on sale for as little as $5 dollars, some ar ...…
 
In perhaps its first nonceremonial action of the 2019 legislative session, Georgia’s Republican-controlled Senate on Monday put new restrictions on ethics and sexual harassment complaints. The changes to the Senate’s official rules make it more difficult for accusers to get a complaint heard by the Senate Ethics Committee and put in place legal ...…
 
New at business? You’re silly to do it alone when you can hire the absolute perfect partner to help you carry the ball and build a bigger success. Listen in and I’ll tell you how to do it. Plus, I answer more of your questions about why naivety can prove your best asset and how to decide what to pay your employees. Got a business question you w ...…
 
As the government shutdown enters its fourth week — becoming the longest in United States history — federal workers around the country are struggling to make ends meet. But according to Jamiles Lartey, a reporter with The Guardian, the shutdown is having a disproportionate effect on black workers and their families. African-Americans make up a ...…
 
Georgians on food stamps should prepare to do some extra budgeting of their SNAP, or food stamp, benefits. The partial government shutdown is causing the state to release February’s benefits this week. The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services says next month’s SNAP benefits have already been added to electronic benefit transfer (EBT ...…
 
When Joshua Mezrich was a medical student on the first day of surgical rotation, he was called into the operating room to witness a kidney transplant. What he saw that day changed him. After the donor kidney came out of ice and the clamps on it were released, he says, “it turned pink and literally, in front of my eyes, this urine just started s ...…
 
Jen accidentally wrecked her vagina for a couple of weeks, and Elle's life feels like a satire sketch.
 
The union representing 15,000 of the nation’s air traffic controllers and their support staffs are set to ask for a temporary restraining order tomorrow in a D.C. federal court. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) filed suit on Friday against President Donald Trump and others within the federal government arguing that becau ...…
 
There’s a part of Fulton County, the city of Chattahoochee Hills, where more than 60 percent of residents don’t have access to reliable internet. State and city leaders are now trying to increase broadband access in rural Georgia. Just 30 miles away from downtown Atlanta, you’ll find lots of horses, rolling hills and rural, one-lane dirt roads. ...…
 
Long-time federal contractor John Woodson arrived at an unemployment office in Washington, D.C. early Thursday morning. Ordinarily, Woodson would be receiving a paycheck, but because of the partial government shutdown, Woodson spent his day filing an unemployment claim instead. “We should still be at work right now,” said Woodson. “Politicians ...…
 
If you like this article, you should check out Life Kit, NPR’s new family of podcasts for navigating your life — everything from finances to diet and exercise to raising kids. Sign up for the newsletter to learn more and follow @NPRLifeKit on Twitter. Email us at lifekit@npr.org. Follow NPR’s Maria Godoy @mgodoyh. I have become the type of pers ...…
 
At 10 o’clock in the morning, Austin Lanham should be working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center routing satellite communication. But with the partial federal government shutdown, he’s not working, deadlines are slipping, he’s not getting paid and the preschool his two sons go to is shut down because it’s on NASA’s property. “Now I’m just a ...…
 
Bob Lazar is on the Mount Rushmore of names in the UFO world. He (virtually on his own) brought the existence of Area 51 to the forefront by telling his story of working on real UFOs in the 80's. If a podcast, website, or movie is covering UFOs they can’t do a complete job without mentioning Bob. The challenge is he pretty much STOPPED talking ...…
 
Bob Lazar is on the Mount Rushmore of names in the UFO world. He (virtually on his own) brought the existence of Area 51 to the forefront by telling his story of working on real UFOs in the 80's. If a podcast, website, or movie is covering UFOs they can’t do a complete job without mentioning Bob. The challenge is he pretty much STOPPED talking ...…
 
Sometimes people come into our lives that change everything. Sometimes that change can come from an object. In March of 1974, the Betz family of Fort George Island, Florida found such an object, while investigating their property for wildfire damage. It appeared to be a shiny steel ball, measuring 7.96 inches in diameter and weighing 21.34 poun ...…
 
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12019/StrangeTales470.mp3 This week on Strange Tales, we’ll hear two stories from Theater Five. First, A House Of Cards, which aired August 4, 1964. That’s followed by Your Time Is Up, from August 20, 1964. Download StrangeTales470
 
Here is a re-release of our very first episode. Mum has re-edited it to take out some of the bits that were very of the time (how things can change in just 2 years). See how far we've come! In this episode Mum talks about a girl with half a brain, and reveals who she wants to donate a body to her, should body transplants ever become possible. S ...…
 
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