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This week, the World-Weary women peruse tales on the pursuit of perfection. Cassiopeia tells the Bengali fable of the Perfect Prince and his encounters with a cannibalistic demon and an extremely suspicious old man. From rampaging pottery children to rebellious golems, Violet investigates the ancient origins of the Gingerbread Man and cautions agai…
 
This week, the World-Weary women devour frightening accounts of fabled and ferocious beasts. Despite the best efforts of France's top wolf hunters to kill it, by 1767, hundreds of Gévaudanian peasants had been savagely mauled and eaten by a mysterious creature: Violet wonders if the true identity of the Beast of Gévaudan will ever be solved. Cassio…
 
This week, the World-Weary women take on the amazing and ancient origins of much-loved games. Cassiopeia looks at the epic past of Lacrosse and its spiritual and ceremonial importance in Native American history. Violet introduces backgammon's ancient ancestor, The Royal Game of Ur: learn how historians solved the puzzle of mysterious 4500 year old …
 
This week, the World-Weary women try their luck at strange stories of fortune and misfortune! Violet presents the tale of a cursed Irish farmer and his search for a cure to his decade long string of bad luck. Cassiopeia delivers freaky coincidences in the incredible account of a flight attendant who defied all the odds to survive.Music: "The Red Fo…
 
This week, the World-Weary women experience a Claus encounter of the Father Christmas kind. Cassiopeia presents Santa's evil twin, Krampus, and his contemporaries: horrific folkloric creatures that strike terror in the hearts of children every Christmas. Violet lifts the lid on the OG Santa's ancient tomb, explains why Christians have been pinching…
 
This week, the World-Weary women deliberate over dinosaur stumpers. Violet asks important questions such as why have dinosaur remains been shot into space, do advanced reptilian lifeforms exist on distant planets and are alien reptoids haunting an Irish castle? Cassiopeia uncovers the fossil mysteries of Deinocheirus, the "terrible handed" dinosaur…
 
This week, the World-Weary women recall tales of nightmares turned real! Cassiopeia talks true "trouble in paradise" stories and cautions against day-dreaming at sea. Violet discusses the verified case of an office manager who accurately foresaw a plane crash in his recurring nightmares as well as the unlucky Flight 191 mystery(plus a bonus haunted…
 
This week, we hop aboard the World-Weary express and journey into the fascinating realm of railway mysteries. Violet explores the St Louis Ghost Train: legendary phantom lights that illuminate an abandoned Canadian trackbed at night. Cassiopeia explains how a ghostly encounter led to the discovery of a mass grave of 19th century Irish railway labou…
 
In this Special Episode from the World-Weary Bunker, Cassiopeia & Violet unlock their secret podcast vault and read mysterious true accounts that were never meant to see the light of day: A police officer attending to a suspected burglary makes a chilling find, a couple camping by a river are spooked by a strange creature in the water, a prospectiv…
 
This week the World-Weary women drop into the dark realm of true theme park tragedies. Cassiopeia explains how a day out at Dreamworld, Australia became a nightmare when a malfunctioning river ride caused the death of four adults. Violet looks back at the 1922 electrical storm that caused a crowded Ferris wheel to fall into the estuary waters off o…
 
This week, the World-Weary women seek ancient secrets buried long ago and hidden in caves! Violet inspects the fabled "hieroglyphic" Dropa stones: were they evidence of an ancient alien crash-landing in Mongolia or is there a more archaeo-logical explanation? Cassiopeia explains the fascinating research that has been conducted on Stone Age cave art…
 
This week, the World-Weary women unlock their archives of terror. In 1883, a children's variety show in Sunderland, England resulted in a tragic stampede: Cassiopeia discusses how the Victoria Hall disaster led to the invention of push-bar emergency doors. Violet reopens the 1930's case of the Halifax Slasher: Were random razor-blade attacks on the…
 
To celebrate their second Halloween, the World-Weary women dig up dead and buried tales. Violet explores the origins of England's Screaming Skulls and cracks open the case of the haunted skull kept at Bettiscombe Manor, Dorset. Cassiopeia unboxes true accounts of premature burial and the coffin gadgets that may come in handy if you find yourself bu…
 
This week, the World-Weary women re-enter the traumatic realm of fire. Cassiopeia investigates the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and explains how safety code violations led to one of the deadliest nightclub fires in US history. Violet introduces the Flat Rock Haunting; could a poltergeist be responsible for a series of mysterious fires in a Newfou…
 
This week, the World-Weary women comprehend the most curious cavern chronicles. Violet introduces the life of Yorkshire's legendary soothsayer, Mother Shipton, and explores the mystery of the magical cave where the witch was said to be born. Cassiopeia explains how the masterminds behind an extreme treasure-hunting venture took "The Game" too far, …
 
This week, the World-Weary women research rites and rituals with a slightly morbid twist. Cassiopeia explores the history of human sacrifice among the Khonds of Northern India. Violet prepares us for the Day of the Dead by introducing a fascinating approach to death: the famous afterlife rituals of the Toraja people who live with their dead.…
 
This week, the World-Weary women unravel reptilian rhapsodies. Violet seeks a three-clawed reptoid with a penchant for vandalising motor vehicles in her investigation of the 1988 Scape Ore Lizard Man sightings. Cassiopeia describes deadly encounters with Komodo Dragons and tips on how to dodge the venomous bite of the world's largest lizard.…
 
This week, the World-Weary women sort through sinister stalking crimes. Cassiopeia looks at the dark story behind an attempted murder and the celebrity stalkers who targeted actress, Sandra Bullock. Violet details the unsolved case of The Westfield Watcher: an entire neighbourhood comes under suspicion after creepy anonymous letters threaten the ne…
 
This week, the World-Weary women chase down hair-raising hunting tales. When a former paratrooper disappears without a trace, a weird cracking sound is the only clue: Violet investigates the perplexing case of missing deer hunter, Tom Messick. Cassiopeia gets "Tiger Queen" vibes from the unbelievable encounter between an escaped big cat and a surpr…
 
This week, the World-Weary women investigate ominous abandoned dwellings. Cassiopeia relates the eerie experience of an ill-prepared urban explorer in the disused Big Horn mine. When trespassers ventured into the ruins of Volterra Psychiatric Hospital, they found a mysterious code carved into 180 metres of exterior wall: Violet presents the disturb…
 
This week, the World-Weary women cross-examine creepy canyon chronicles. Violet explores unsettling events at Ape Canyon: could a 1924 "ape-man" attack on a remote miners' cabin be connected to the unsolved disappearance of skier, Jim Carter? From tragic accidents to possible murders, Cassiopeia investigates missing persons cases that'll make you t…
 
This week, the World-Weary women consider captivating creatures of myth and legend. From maidens' bosoms to Korean caverns, Cassiopeia leaves no stone unturned in her search for the elusive Unicorn. The Ancient Greeks spoke of a tribe of one-eyed warriors who battled giants and gold-hoarding griffins in the mountains of Scythia: Violet seeks the tr…
 
The World-Weary women invite you to their clandestine clinic to slice open shocking surgeries. Violet examines the ancient practice of Trepanation: from "stones of madness" to higher states of consciousness, find out why humans have been drilling holes into their skulls since the Neolithic period. Cassiopeia probes tooth worms, bejeweled fangs and …
 
This week, the World-Weary women go a'hunting in the bayou for spooky swamp critters. When Hurricane Andrew destroyed a python breeding facility, nobody was prepared for the devastation that would be caused by the escaped serpents: Cassiopeia fishes for super-snakes in Florida's marshes. From indigenous folklore of man-eating giants to a terrifying…
 
The World-Weary women explore England's most enigmatic paranormal hotspots. Violet presents the world's spookiest pub; a home to demons, witches and the spirits of sacrificial victims. Built in the 12th century on a pagan burial ground, the Ancient Ram Inn's reputation is so sinister that even the pub's car park is said to be cursed. Cassiopeia gui…
 
This week, the World-Weary women take a flight of fancy to the realm of Ufology! Cassiopeia investigates the case of Robert Taylor, who returned home disheveled and injured following a UFO encounter in the woods of Dechmont, Scotland. Violet presents the strange spacecraft sightings made by the crew of Japan Airlines Flight 1628. Did a radar glitch…
 
This week, the World-Weary women picnic at their peril in the wildest of woods! Violet presents the grim events of August 12th 1967 at the Glacier National Park and how irresponsible park management caused trash-addicted bears to invoke "The Night of the Grizzlies". Cassiopeia follows the quest of geothermal scientist, Andrés Ruzo, to find a fabled…
 
This week, the World-Weary women investigate diabolical pacts. Cassiopeia presents the story of Robert Johnson, a blues musician and member of the "27 Club" who was said to have sold his soul to the devil prior to his mysterious death. Violet investigates the demonic origin legend behind the Codex Gigas: a spooky medieval manuscript so large and co…
 
This week, the World-Weary women uncover strange and startling stories behind museum pieces. Restoration work on a 19th century taxidermy diorama reveals a ghastly skeletal surprise and unravels a dark history of colonial exploitation as Violet examines the infamous work of the Verreaux brothers. Cassiopeia investigates the man who turned his bedro…
 
This week, the World-Weary women survey strange and spooky townships. Cassiopeia explores the weird phenomenon of Duplitecture and the famous foreign cities that China copy-pasted. Violet investigates how a series of bad decisions turned a Pennsylvanian coal mining settlement into a burning, toxic ghost town, now dubbed "The Real Silent Hill".…
 
This week, the World-Weary women voyage through perilous, pirate infested waters. Cassiopeia looks at a case of modern piracy and human trafficking in the story of The Snakehead Empress, Sister Ping. Violet explores the mystery of a 17th century privateer, Captain James Misson, and his legendary pirate utopia, the land of Libertatia.Music by Darren…
 
This week, the World-Weary women sift through stories of strange stones. Violet examines legends of petrified snakes and sacred spirals in the fascinating realm of fossil folklore. Cassiopeia explores the mysterious history of Avebury Henge; an ancient standing stone complex that has attracted its fair share of paranormal activity.…
 
This week, the World-Weary women review a few of history's most mind-boggling mechanical inventions. From flying wings to ferris wheels, Cassiopeia looks at the armoured tank designs that didn't quite make it to the battlefield. Violet presents Zhang Heng's Lost Seismoscope: a sophisticated ancient earthquake detector that has baffled experts for a…
 
This week, the World-Weary women wade into the weird waters of freshwater folklore. Violet gets deep with the Kappa: hailed as the most perverted folkloric creature of all time and Japan's creepy answer to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Cassiopeia plunges into the mythology of the Naiads and discovers unexpected sides to the beautiful water nymp…
 
This week, the World-Weary women travel far back in time to explore some of humanity's most enigmatic lost cities. Cassiopeia investigates the incredible remains of Mohenjo-daro; an early city that shows advancements and sophistication ahead of its time. Violet explains the rise and fall of Ancient Merv; once the most populous city on Earth, now mo…
 
This week, the World-Weary women invite you to their School of Sorcery to investigate ancient magic. Violet travels back thousands of years to search for the origins of the Evil Eye and the protective charms used to ward off its malevolent gaze. Cassiopeia explores the magical practice of Rainmaking, from ritual dances to weather witchery.…
 
If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a Sasquatchy surprise! To celebrate our first podcast anniversary, Cassiopeia hosts a hair-raising episode and presents the spookiest Sasquatch sightings from Maryland. A photograph of a mysterious carcass renews interest in a 1970's cryptid phenomenon: Violet investigates Bigfoot's beloved Japanese …
 
This week, World-Weary Podcast goes underground to scrutinise subterranean secrets! Violet enters the old sewers beneath 19th century London to investigate ferocious beasts that were said to dwell in its darkest depths (plus a bonus sewer zombie). From claims of alien portals to gigantic humans, Cassiopeia looks at the astounding stories that have …
 
This week, the World-Weary women blow the cobwebs off the ancient scrolls and prepare for an hour of mythology. Cassiopeia invokes her inner Greek goddess to discuss the terrible story of Tantalus and a heavenly dinner date gone wrong. Violet talks age-old chronicles, giant catfish and massive swords in the legend of Japanese warrior deity, Takemik…
 
This week, the World-Weary women search the "lost and found" for story-time treasure. Violet imagines what it would have been like to experience New Zealand's missing geothermal wonder, the Pink and White Terraces. Cassiopeia channels spring-cleaning vibes with a look at the dangerously high-speed spatulas and lost satellites of Space Junk.…
 
This week, the World-Weary women discuss creepy cases that were caught on tape! In 1992, a VHS tape is found containing footage of a terrifying alien abduction: Cassiopeia reveals the truth and conspiracy behind The McPherson Tape. Violet tunes in to unsolved signal hijackings and the cyberpunk mystery of the Max Headroom broadcast intrusion.…
 
This week, the World-Weary women are not fooling around... as they introduce an entire episode dedicated to Clowns. Violet teaches us the history of the traditional circus clown, the origins of the evil clown trope and the truth behind Wrinkles: a sinister Florida joker for hire. Cassiopeia explores the 2016 Clown Sightings, starting with the appea…
 
This week, the World-Weary women conjure up thrills and chills in this magical masterpiece of an episode! Mistress of Magic, Cassiopeia, discusses the lavish lifestyle of the Great Lafayette, a diamond-encrusted dog and the magician's untimely end. Violet tells a story of romance, tragedy and illusion in her tribute to 19th century bicycle trick-ri…
 
This week, the World-Weary women batten down the hatches because a perfect storm of weird weather is heading their way! Violet smells something fishy whilst investigating "Lluvia de Peces"; a rainy-day mystery that occurs annually in Yoro, Honduras. Cassiopeia tells the story of the Great Tri-State Tornado; the second deadliest twister of its kind …
 
This week, the World-Weary women suit-up to discuss scandals of the corporate kind. Cassiopeia investigates a suspicious death that unraveled the Carrian Group fraud case. Violet unearths a case of "fowl" play behind a luxury Ostrich farm and the unbelievable pyramid scams pulled off by a Yorkshire hairdresser known as "The Man with the Golden Tong…
 
This week the World-Weary women discuss the mind-blowing power of fire. Violet investigates the Hartford Circus Fire; a big-top inferno that killed 168 attendees and injured over 700. Cassiopeia reads the diary of 17th Century Naval Administrator, Samuel Pepys, and explains the great lengths that were taken to rescue cheese and wine during the Grea…
 
The World-Weary women take a flight of fantasy into the realm of the Fay and reveal their inner imps and gnomes! A Devonshire man returns home with his jacket on the wrong way and a buxom maiden loses her suitor after a run in with Pixies: Cassiopeia deciphers ancient accounts of fairy mischief from Dartmoor. Anyone fancy an "eggshell brew"? Violet…
 
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