Keep It Weird

Keep It Weird is a podcast about all things strange, unusual, paranormal, supernatural, scary, spooky, gross, sticky, and all around weird! Going beyond ghosts, aliens, and true crime, Lauren & Ashley research the strange side of artificial intelligence, nature, human anatomy, religion, relationships & much more. (Music: Intro Tunes: Aurora Borealis by Jon Wright Outro Tunes: Mystical Music Box by Erick McNerney Artwork: Stephanie Weitekamp)
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Sep 15, 2023

Mirror Mirror on the Wall!  Please don't show me a haunted doll!

Welcome to another episode of KEEP IT WEIRD- your one stop shop for all things strange and unusual!

This week we are answering the universe's most unusual question... what the f*ck is going on with mirrors?!

What if you could replace all of your pill bottles full of anxiety and depression meds and just look into a mirror for a few minutes a day?  What if you could see your past self and heal your trauma?  What if you could travel to another dimension?

It may sound crazy, but "crazy" is our middle name so buckle up!  This week we are diving into all things reflective as Ashley teaches us about the Kozyrev Mirror experiments from the 1950s & the 1990s wherein physicists placed hundreds of subjects into a device that not only opened up their third eye but also caught the eye of extraterrestrials!  We're also going to touch on the Chronovisor, a smiliar experimental device created by a priest, a physicist and a Nazi scientist that supposedly showed them the actual crucifixion of Christ that is being held at the Vatican, never to be seen again. 

Don't worry, Lauren brings us back to reality with some TRUE CRIME TIME as we look into the unsolved Tara Leigh Calico missing persons case and we question whether or not the famous photo of the two bound children helped or hindered the investigation.  

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Are Mirrors Even Real?

Tara Calico Disappearance


Sep 8, 2023

Welcome Weirdos, one and all!  Young and small!  Step right up and test your PSI Strength!

This is a very special episode of Keep It Weird, the podcast for all things strange and unusual– because we have the king and queen of the strange and unusual joining us this week!

This episode feels like it’s been seven whole years in the making and it’s finally here.  Synchronicities may have brought us together but our anti-hypnotism stance is what will keep us friends.  This week Ashley and Lauren are joined by Planet Weird’s very own GREG & DANA NEWKIRK!! 

Greg and Dana are the owners/operators of the Newkirk Museum of the Paranormal & Occult.  You may have seen their appearances on shows like Kindred Spirits, Paranormal Lockdown, The World According to Jeff Goldblum or Finding Bigfoot.  Or maybe you know them from their very own podcast The Haunted Objects Podcast where they discuss the history, folklore and supernatural significance of some of their most treasured haunted items.

And if you don’t know them from any of those amazing things, you will know them as the driving force behind one of our all time favorite documentary series Hellier where they, along with Karl Pfeiffer and Connor Randall, take a trip to Hellier Kentucky to investigate some high strangeness and try to find some goblins.

Well they are here today to talk about ALL kinds of strange phenomena, paranormal entertainment, the fact that hypnotism is just PLAIN RUDE, witchcraft, Hellier drinking games, the times they’ve been the most scared and so much more. We even get to gush a bit about their BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARY that is out TODAY September 8th THE UNBINDING.  It’s the perfect way to start your spooky season right so head over to and check it out now!

Without further ado– enjoy this episode, it was a dream come true for us and we hope that we didn’t just squeal our way through this interview.

Make sure you hit like and subscribe if you’re watching us here on YouTube.  Follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast to stay up to date on what we have coming up.  Check out our merch store at and grab yourself a tshirt or better yet- a HOODIE- for this upcoming spooky season.  And if you would please check out our patreon at– it’s how we make the money to produce this show and you can donate as little as $1 one time to $10 monthly or even $50 whole bones to get yourself a sponsored segment on the show.

No links this week, but once again make sure you check out to find ALL things Greg/Dana/HighStrangeness/Hellier/HauntedObjectsPod/TheUnbinding. 

 Keep It Weird!


Sep 1, 2023

Hey Weirdos!

Or should I say SEARDOS!?   Production schedules got a little wonky here at the end of September and I didn't want to leave you without an episode this Friday--  THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER!  Which I think we can all officially, collectively agree is the EVE OF SPOOKY SEASON!! 

I decided to rerelease an episode of Keep It Seared from 2021 because relistening to it made me laugh out loud and also it's HIGH TIME we hear Handsome Joe's voice on this podcast!  He's obviously had a very busy (and stressful) year between work and family and surgeries so we haven't gotten to hear him get angry in so long!  Well... I have... but you guys haven't!

This week I share some interesting/strange/intriguing/lesser known facts with Joe and honestly... he keeps a pretty level head.  Dare I say I'm proud of him?  

Check out the link below for photos and videos of my last weird item in the episode, and make sure you join us next week where we will have two VERY special guests join us for an hour of high strangeness..

Aug 25, 2023

Scary up front but OK in the end!

That's the accidental theme for this week's episode of KEEP IT WEIRD - The podcast for all things strange and unusual - and therefore our working title... But REAL Weirdos know the official title of this one...

Hey, kids! If you're new here this is the show where Ashley & Lauren get together each week to talk about something WEIRD and this week had way too much body horror involved. We apologize to most of you but for some of you freaks: you're welcome?

Ashley starts us off by taking us on a Magic School Bus ride for BODY TIME! Have you ever heard of Musical Ear Syndrome? Well some people are blaming this phenomenon for witnessing paranormal activity! But don't worry, we've got some alternative theories to compete with the skeptics.

 Lauren takes us into a JEEPERS CREEPERS that's all about our PEEPERS. Did you know that our eyeballs have something called "immune privelage?" It means that our eyes have a special relationship with our immune system that help protect them from inflammatory responses... but it also does horrible, terrible things.

Ashley couldn't let our eyes get all the glory, she comes in next with another JEEPERS CREEPERS but this one is all about TEEFERS. Teeth, as adults call them. Did you know they could EXPLODE?! I don't need to say more about this, watch the ep to unlock new dental fears.

Finally, Lauren wraps up the episode with a good old fashioned CONSPIRACY THEORY!! Only this time the conspiracy came true. The cold war made all of us a little cuckoo-- but possibly none moreso than the Canadian government who decided they needed to build the world's first "GAYDAR" to try to rid themselves of homosexual employees. But all it really did was prove that we just don't shame straight white men enough.

 Check out some links below if you'd like to do some more reading on today's topics! Follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook). SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel and LIKE & COMMENT on this episode to give us a nice little boost! (Internet boost AND emotional boost) And finally, if you are fortunate enough to have $5-$10 extra this month, consider donating to our patreon at

Ghost Music

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Tooth Explosion

Cold War Homophobia


Aug 18, 2023

Rollin' down the street smokin' indo, sippin on bug juice.  LAID BACK! With my mind on those clowns and those clowns on my mind.

Right?  Anyway, hello and welcome to another episode of KEEP IT WEIRD!! The podcast for all things strange and unusual.  We are the luckiest gals alive because each week we get to sit down and gab about something WEIRD! 
We hope you're not turned off by the Trigger Warning at the beginning-- it seems like this episode is going to be VERY heavy but it's surprisingly tame... except for all the death.
This week Laura starts us off with one of our favorite new segments WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KEEP IT WEIRD!!  Just like our hero Carmen Sandiego, we go ALL over this planet (in our hearts) in search of the world's weirdest places and boy we found a doozy.  I'm surprised it took us seven years to talk about this place but HERE WE ARE.  The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada!   Located directly across the street from a very spooky cemetery, this place has more clowns than one man or woman could possibly handle.  Maybe that's why there's so much paranormal activity??  Orrrrr maybe they're trying to sell you a ticket.  We will never find out, because we will not go.
Ashley cuts in because she HAD A THOUGHT! Could it be that criminal profiler and FBI Agent John Douglas wasn't just ahead of his time and good at his job?  Could he have been... psychic?  It's just a thought OKAY!?
And Lauren brings us home (or to hell?) with one of our newest segments, a SPONSORED segment called CURSED CROONERS AND SPOOKY SONGS (Sponsored by Melanie Vartabedian) as she shares with us possibly the most cursed song of all-- "Gloomy Sunday" by Rezso Seress.  Did this song CAUSE suicides?  Or was it the widespread famine and war in Hungary that pushed them over the edge?  Is this song just too damn sad?  
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Clownin' Around
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Gloomy Sunday
Aug 11, 2023

The good guys dressed in black, remember that Weirdos!

Welcome to another week of weird with your two favorite freaks!  Each week we have the pleasure of hanging out and chatting about something WEIRD and it's the greatest honor to do it with YOU!!

This week Ashley has an ENORMOUS alien update in a new segment we are calling ZED WE HAVE A BUG!  Obviously you all know that congress just held a hearing about UAP and UAP disclosure but what you may not know is whats happening on the DL.  Ashley checked the tabloids, reddit and other dark corners of the internet to find out what was happening in the world of UFOs outside of congress.  Starting with SEDGE MASTERS - a three article series from UFO Magazine in 1998 that is getting some new attention, a MYSTERY MAN posting on Reddit claiming to be a molecular biologist who worked on EBOs (aliens) from 2000-2010 and supposedly knows exactly what they are and where they come from, and finally we are taken on a bumpy ride by ERIC HECKER a firefighter and plumber (it will make sense when you listen) who was contracted to work on a base in Antarctica by none other than RAYTHEON-- and he claims that they are up to no good down there.

Now, all of that is pretty heavy.  Which is why we are grateful to have Lauren here to bring us a THIS WEEK IN WEIRD about the final capture of a con-man who escaped from prison FIVE YEARS ago and was just arrested last week.  And she brings a fun GO QUESTIONS question about whether or not we'd help our loved ones cover up a murder.  

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TWIW: Con Man Goes to Jail... again


Sedge Masters:


Mystery Biologist:


Antarctica Problems:


Jul 28, 2023

All hail our sky daddies!

 Welcome to another episode of KEEP IT WEIRD - the podcast for all things strange and unusual-- and this week we are looking to the stars QUITE A BIT NOW AREN'T WE?!

This week we have a new SPONSORED SEGMENT called ANCIENT ARTIFACTS with Addie Rife! For our first trip we're making our way to Egypt and Ashley is teaching us about King Tut, his very short reign, why he is so so famous and also what the hell he was doing with a DAGGER FROM SPACE?!

Lauren takes us into another new segment called WE DON'T CLAIM THEM which is where we chant "Shame" and throw rotten fruit at self proclaimed "weirdos" who do bad, bad things. This week she's fueling our hate fire for Cedric Lodge, his wife Denise and their slew of friends across the United States who have been trafficking HUMAN BODY PARTS. Worst of all, Cedric (was) the Harvard Medical School Morgue Manager. Boo Cedric. Shame!! SHAME!!

And Ashley brings it right back around to our alien overlords in A BIT OF BIOLOGY as she discusses some CROP CIRCLES found in the perfect molecular makeup of Melatonin and Niacis (Vitamin B3) - What are our Sky Fathers trying to tell us about these chemicals? That we need to take better care of ourselves? Or that we are being oppressed by the powers that be by clouding our third eye and thus our spiritual judgement? Or maybe it was two farmers after a bar crawl... will we ever know?

Check out some LINKS below if you want to do some continued reading. Make sure you LIKE this video on YOUTUBE and SUBSCRIBE to our channel-- it just makes us look good. Follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast. And if you're feeling generous head over to our patreon at and donate a few bones to our show to keep us running. You'll get bonus episodes, a monthly newsletter and discounts on merch as a treat!


 King Tut's Space Dagger

 Creeps Selling Body Parts's,Goffstown%2C%20New%20Hampshire%2C%20and%20Mathew

Sleepy Crop Circles


Jul 21, 2023

Hi Weirdos! 

Welcome to our very first FLASHBACK EPISODE!! We asked you what you thought our funniest moments were and in this episode we are bringing you TWELVE clips from past episodes that made you LOL

Six and a half full seasons of episodes and hundreds of bonus episodes made it VERY difficult to narrow down but we just took our MOST REQUESTED moments and compiled them here, for your listening (and viewing) pleasure.

From interrupting cats to getting lost on boats, spashal affax to WUTUHH and even a time I almost set my apartment on fire (Not the same time as when I *actually* set my *house* on fire)

Take a scroll if you want a breakdown of the episodes included in this episode, make sure you check the episode out on our YOUTUBE channel at if you want to see a handful of old photos and our DIY video and while you’re there hit up that SUBSCRIBE button so that you can be the first to know when a new video has been uploaded.

We’ve had a BLAST these past seven years and we hope to keep having fun with you for many to come.

Clip 1: Season 3 Episode 6 "Ayy Bobby New York" Guest: Steven LaChioma

Clip 2: Season 2 Episode 19 "OPP: Oscillating Poo Platform" Guest: Bret Correll

Clip 3: Season 3 Episode 25 "Lagawho, LagaWHAT" Guest: Billy Roach - Cohost: Joe Ochs

Clip 4: Season 4 Episode 13 "Turn Around Bright Eyes" Guest: Joe Ochs Special Guest Appearance: Gabby Goob

Clip 5: Season 3 Episode 40 "A Night with the Queen" Guest: Tyler Schuelke

Clip 6: Season 3 Episode 16 "My Friends Call Me Whiskers" Guest: Kate Alden

Clip 7: Season 2 Episode 3 "Lifestyles of the Rich & Suspicious" Guest: Blair Gorman-Diaz

Clip 8: Patreon Bonus Episode- Special 420 Episode "Allicin My Aim is True"

Clip 9: Patreon Bonus VIDEO - Season One - Curl Up and DIY

Clip 10: Various - Patreon Bonus Episodes with Keep It Beard Cohost Amy Hanselmann

Clip 11: Season 2 Episode 2 "A Joespiracy Theory" Guest: Joe Ochs

 Clip 12: Season 1 Episode 17 "A 90's Spooktacular Spectacular" Guest: Jimmy Heisner

Jun 30, 2023

Knock Knock, Weirdos!

If someone asks you "What is the scariest sound ever?" And your answer isn't a KNOCK ON A COFFIN then you are LYING

Welcome to another WEEK of WEIRD with your ghostesses Ashley and Lauren! Each week we get together to share stories that are STRANGE and UNUSUAL and this week you'll have to meet us at the crossroads....

Ashley starts us off with an "I HAD A THOUGHT" where she discusses the difference between inner dialogue and channelling and how we should all be leaving offerings for our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on

 Lauren has a THIS WEEK IN WEIRD where she tells the worst story imaginable about a funeral that couldn't have gone worse. I don't want to spoil anything for you but lets just say the deceased.... wasn't.

Ashley takes us into an AUSSIE NEWS where "news" is stretched to it's absolute thinnest as we travel back in time to 1935 when a murder was solved with evidence found in the most unlikeliest of places... the belly of a shark.

And finally Lauren finishes out the show with a brand new segment CURSED CROONERS AND SPOOKY SONGS (Brought to you by friend and former guest Melanie Vartabedian) where we discuss Robert Johnson who may have sold his soul to the devil! And also might be the very first to be inducted into "Club 27" an informal list of famous musicians who died at abruptly at that oh-so-mysterious age.

Check the links below for MORE info on today's stories!

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 And if you would, check out our patreon at to find ways that you can help financially support this show we love so much.

NO NEW EPISODE next week due to travel/holidays but we'll be back the following week with our Flashback episode-- Keep It Weird's funniest moments!

Offerings for the Dead

World's Worst Funeral

 Shark Crimes

 Crossroads with Robert Johnson


Jun 23, 2023

Hear Ye, Hear Ye weirdos! 

Welcome to another WACKY episode of your favorite WEIRD show!  On Keep It Weird, each week we get together to talk about something strange and unusual and this week we have monsters of all shapes, sizes and species.

You never know where we will go or what we will find so it’s best to be extra prepared.  Grab your thickest gloves (Trust me) make sure you’ve got your sleep masks ready and fire retardant clothing wouldn’t hurt.

Lauren starts us off with a MISS FRIZZLE as we take our magical school bus into the human body to answer the question “Can humans hibernate?”  We discuss whether or not ancient man ever slept for months at a time, if there is a chance we can make it happen again, and would it be used for space travel or just for those of us who want to skip the hot sticky summer?

Ashley takes us back in time for an ancient MONSTER WATCH as we discuss the existence of DRAGONS!  The legend of a dragon has existed all throughout history– within cultures who had no contact with each other.  Did they actually exist at one point?  Are they a creation shared through a collective consciousness?  Or are they just the scariest thing we can think of?

Then it’s time to solve a crime in a super depressing TRUE CRIME TIME where nobody dies!  But honestly, maybe it would have been better if they did.  Lauren tells the story of Carlos- a man who was held captive by his own brother and sister for over TWENTY YEARS in what we now know… is a giant bird cage.

And finally we wrap it up with some immersion therapy that literally makes things worse.  A JEEPERS CREEPERS (God I hate this so much) featuring TARANTULAS.  Everything you never wanted to know about God’s most creepy creature.  


Check out the links below for more details on today’s topics!


Human Hibernation


Dreaming of Dragons


Birdhouse from Hell


Terrible Tarantulas

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Jun 16, 2023

Grab your tin foil hats and your barf bags, you're in for a rough one! 

Hi weirdos welcome to another episode of KEEP IT WEIRD, the podcast for all things strange and unusual. Each week we get together to chat about something WEIRD and sometimes GROSS and this week it's GROSS!

Ashley starts us off with a REAL OR HOAX segment featuring the sad, strange and especially sick story of Mary Toft- a servant who lived in the 1700s who tried to make it out of her impoverished life with a fraud so vile it's hard to even type it up. Let's just say it involves innocent bunnies being shoved up a vagina. There's no way to beat around that bush.

Lauren swoops in to save the day with a CONSPIRACY THEORY that Queen Elizabeth I wasn't quite herself. In fact, she was so much so not herself that she was a man. Sure, part of the reasoning behind this conspiracy theory is misogynistic AF - but it's interesting nonetheless.

Debbie Downer brings us down again with a new segment called JEEPERS CREEPERS (I hate this so much) in which we discuss an incurable genetic disease called Fatal Familial Insomnia that kills you in less than a year by ENSURING you never enter REM again. And REM is my favorite part of sleep!

And finally, Lauren fails to cheer us up by taking us on a trip for a WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KEEP IT WEIRD GOING segment-- and Back to Tokyo we go! But this time there is no delicious Ramen. There is only hell. Meet us at the hottest date spot in Japan- the Meguro Parasitological Museum! Or you can call it by it's shorter name-- THE PARASITE MUSEUM. Home of the world's longest tapeworm!

Check out the links below if you want to read more about today's WEIRD stories. Please like this video and subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast (Instagram/Twitter/TikTok) and if you REALLY love our show head over to to give us some $$money$$ and help us continue to grow 

Mary Toft 

Queen Elizabeth Conspiracy 

FFI: Fatal Familial Insomnia 

Tokyo's Parasite Museum

Jun 9, 2023

They’re here, weirdos

And hopefully they come in peace because we are S.O.L. if not.  Hi!  We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled program to bring you up to speed on all things UFO!

This week Ashley is breaking down the latest UFO news including the whistleblower, David Grusch, who claims that not only are UFOs real but that the US government has PHYSICAL EVIDENCE and gosh darnit we deserve to know about it! 

We also breakdown WHY it is important for us to know about the UFOs– important for ALL humankind, not just ET enthusiasts– and we take a look back at some important UFO and Extraterrestrial moments throughout our show that may give us an idea of what is going on behind the scenes… and what we may have to look forward to.

And because I can't get enough high strangeness, I've sprinkled in some REAL audio clips of UFO encounters, as a treat.

A link to every episode referenced in Unidentified: Eyes on the Skies here just in case you can’t get enough.

Friends in High Places:

Baa Baa Blacksheep Incident:

The Greatest Discotheque in the Universe:

The Truth Is Out There (Close Encounters of the Joe Kind Part 2):

Clips used throughout include:

St. Helens, Washington/March 1, 1981 - St Helens Police Officers

Levelland, Texas/November 7, 1957 - Bob Pierpoint, CBS News, reports on the Levelland, TX UFO incident

Exeter, New Hampshire/September 3, 1965 - Officer Eugene Bertrand, Jr. and Officer David Hunt observe craft and strange animal behavior

Highland, Illinois/1982- Police dispatch regarding "huge" UFO


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Jun 2, 2023

Happy June, Weirdos!

And welcome to another strange and unusual episode of KEEP IT WEIRD! Each week we get to hang out and chat about some of the weirdest things we know.

This week Ashley starts us off teaching us about the CARRINGTON EVENT! An electromagnetic storm that took place in 1859 that sent the US and parts of Europe into the dark(er) ages.  What are the chances of it happening again?  And what will happen to us when it does?

Then Lauren dives into one of the strangest unsolved mysteries we've ever heard-- The Tromp Family road trip.  A seemingly normal family in Australia up and vanishes and slowly return one by one... and no one... can say WHY?!  What is going ON with these Tromps?!

And finally we take a trip to the open ocean as we find out the freaking KRAKEN IS REAL!  Ok, maybe not, but in 1978 a US NAVY destroyer was rocked by a squid that is calculated to be over three times bigger than any we've ever found...


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Carrington Event

Tromp Family Road Trip

Kraken vs US Navy


May 26, 2023

Good day, weirdos!

Your girls are back for another week of WEIRD and this week is all over the place.

From psychic visions to sex trafficking, killer weather to kidnapping, and even some terrifying technology to keep you awake at night.

After we get our Vanderpump excitement out of the way Lauren starts us off with a TRUE CRIME TIME teaching us about the strange disappearance of Theresa Ann Bier.  Her uncle took her camping one day in 1987 and she hasn’t been seen since…  I wonder… who did it.

Then Ashley takes us into the way WAY back machine with a little history lesson on King Richard III.  This is a new segment called CALL MISS CLEO where we discuss PSYCHIC visions and after 500 years of looking for the lost King’s remains - he was found.  But the only explanation for his discovery may lie in the paranormal.

Lauren swings us forward juuuuust a tad as with an IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT as we venture into 1948 when the small steel town of Donora Pennsylvania was nearly choked to death by a killer fog.

And finally Ashley wraps it up with a TERRIFYING TECHNOLOGY update where we learn that we currently have the ability to READ MINDS.  And no that is not a euphemism… we can read actual thoughts. 

Check out some LINKS below if you want to read up on today’s stories!  Follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast and join our Facebook Group to join in on our online fun!

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Also, hey, check out the Macabre London podcast, would ya?  It’s freaking fantastic.


Disappearance of Theresa Ann Bier


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Donora Death Fog


Terrifying Technology

Tech that aims to read your mind and probe your memories is already here | MIT Technology Review



May 19, 2023

Hey Weirdos!

This episode isn't JUST weird organ stories.... but it kind of is.  Welcome back to KEEP IT WEIRD your main source of the strangest of the strange.  Each week we get together to chat about something WEIRD and this season we are ramping it up- Helter Skelter style.  Only a true weirdo knows what that means...

This week the girls start by giving some LISTENER GHOST STORY UPDATES along with TWO new chilling tales of terror for your listening pleasure. 

Lauren clues us in on some recent COW MUTILATIONS happening in the US of A and we recall a case we covered recently that looked an awful lot like the human version of these cruel bovine murders.

Then Ashley closes us out with a piece on CELLULAR MEMORY-- and if that is what is the cause of inheriting the attributes of your ORGAN DONOR.  Some people receive a new heart and just get to live another day.  Others receive a heart and start enjoying different food... different music... different genders??  Is it possible that memories are stored in our cells??  Or is there something else going on...

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Check out these links if you want to read more from today's episode!

Cow Mutilations

Organ Transplant/Memory Transferrence:

BONUS LINK: 1988 San Paolo Mutilated Man



May 5, 2023

Get out your paranormal sticks, weirdos!  It's time for some SCARY STORIES! 

This was a wild bunch, let me tell you.  Two stories left us speechless and that is RARE.

This week is a fan favorite: LISTENER GHOST STORIES! Ashley & Lauren get together to share sometimes terrifying, sometimes sweet, but always creepy REAL life scary stories sent in by YOU, the listener.

On this LGS we have ghosts, we have vampires, we have zombies, we have missing time, we even have tears in the fabric of our very UNIVERSE.

Thank you to everyone who wrote in to us and/or allowed us to share your personal tales of terror!  If anyone ever wants to send us your story please do so by emailing us at with the subject line LISTENER GHOST STORIES OR you can call us at 626-686-1821 and leave us a voicemail.

As usual, THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MUSIC AND SOUND EFFECTS THAT MAY BE JARRING TO SOME LISTENERS. There is a music/sound effect free version of this episode available for free at

(Also, PS: This episode will not be featured on our YouTube channel as we believe LGS is a more enjoyable soundscape but you can check out clips from the video version of this episode by visiting our social media @keepitweirdcast on Instagram & Twitter)


Apr 28, 2023

Who knew Hell was so fashionable?!

Hey weirdos, welcome to another episode of Keep It Weird; the podcast for all things strange and unusual, stylish and sultry, electronic and psychic and everything in between.

This week Lauren teaches us about WANG SAEN SUK; a Buddhist HELL GARDEN located in Bang Saen city, Chonburi province, Thailand!  It’s also known as Thailand's Hell Horror Park and it is FULL of some of the most disturbing statues you may ever see!  Yay!

Ashley is diving into the mystery of the DODLESTON MESSAGES- a year and a half long unhinged prank?  A hoax to drive up book sales?  Or was it actually a ghost from 1546 talking to a couple via their 1985 computer?

Lauren finishes off the episode with a couple CONSPIRACY THEORIES - One being PROJECT SUNSHINE which sounds so light and fun but actually has to do with dismembering the corpses of babies?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! HELP. And then the gals tear apart the CHALLENGER Conspiracy that appeared online a few years ago claiming that the victims of the space shuttle challenger disaster of 1986 are actually alive and well and just decided to start new lives and abandon everyone they ever loved for no reason.

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Apr 21, 2023

You have to every once in a while, right? Maybe not in the way our titular character did it but in your own.. special... safe.. and consensual way.

Hey weirdos! Welcome to another FANTASTIC episode of Keep It Weird; the podcast for all things strange and unusual, apocalyptic and dystopian, creepy, kooky and all things BUCKWILD.

This week Lauren tells us the story of a man in Australia who is looking for dead bodies in all the wrong places for an ART INSTALLATION of all things. She also takes us to a spooky train track in Arkansas that has been haunted by a bouncing light for over fifty years.

Ashley is bringing us a kidnapping where not all was as it seems... but the kidnappers motives aren't surprising to the gals at all. And we're ending the show with THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT kind of. Apocalypses happen all the time-- this particular apocalypse took place in Serbia in 1908 and we all it the Tunguska Event. To this day no one knows what caused it... or if it could happen again.

Check out some links below if you'd like to read more on the stories featured in this episode.

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Dead Body Art

The Kidnapping of Julian Buchwald & Carolynne Watson

Gurdon Ghost Light

 Tunguska Event


Apr 14, 2023

Greetings Gotham City!

It's me, the classic character, Joker-Riddler-Penguin! And I'm here to wreck all your trains!

This will all make sense in approximately 45 minutes to an hour but in the meantime HELLO and welcome weirdos to another episode of KEEP IT WEIRD with Ashley Casseday & Lauren Ogle.

Each week we get together to teach each other strange science, tell creepy stories, and share magical thoughts and this week we've got quite the variety for you.

Ashley is starting us off with a WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US by teaching us the Gospel of Mary Magdanele and how her ideas of the Christian faith shifted by her own reading of these amazing biblical books that didn't make it into the final draft of the bible.

Lauren TRIES to lighten the mood by talking about how plants in A BIT O' BIOLOGY might be able to talk and hear but it ends up being kind of depressing because we realize how many plants we've killed over the years.

Ashley brings us around to an UNSOLVED MYSTERY as we try to solve the case of the runaway train in Hoboken New Jersey in 2016 and the ominous evil Dr Seuss message that preceded the crash.

And Lauren finishes us off with an (as usual) very special DERP CORNER where we try to understand why a man in a high speed chase would choose the slowest getaway car in history. Check out some links below for further education! 


Gospel of Mary Magdalene


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2016 Hoboken Train Crash


Derp of the Week: Tony Saunders


Apr 7, 2023

Welcome to the wonderful world of weird!

This week we have an extra CREEPY episode for you that may make you rethink that old radio you still keep in your garage.

This week Ashley is detailing the history of the discovery and research of ELECTRONIC VOICE PHENOMENON otherwise known as EVPs

A lot of people don't realize that the study of these strange voices coming through our radios and showing up on our recordings has existed since we discovered Radio Waves!  And since radio waves are a natural part of our world... how do we know they aren't carrying voices from beyond the grave?  From another dimension?  From our own MINDS?!  

We cover past research into who is working on this study today and we even share a handful of our OWN EVPs we've captured over the years so you can hear them again (or for the first time!)  Be aware-- you may need headphones to hear these bad-boys clearly.

Lauren rounds out our episode with a brand new segment where we travel to RUSSIA to find a city thats all about.... chess?  And an alien told them to build it?  What is happening?

And of course we end our episode with a thought provoking WEIRD question that we'd love you to answer by calling 626-686-1821 and leaving us a message! 


Mar 24, 2023

Hello Weirdos and welcome to episode 2 of season 7!

As we covered last week- this season EVERY episode is a Helter Skelter and we cover a VARIETY of weirdness for you each episode!

 This week Ashley and Lauren have a conversation about the idea of past lives and how they could potentially effect the lives we live today.

 Lauren teaches us about how our sense of smell is our strongest sense tied to memories and how losing our ability to smell can lead to a variety of mental health and neurological problems. Yikes

Ashley brings a handful of (failed) government experiments and weapons involving our furriest friends - pigeons, cats and bats!

Make sure you check out this episode on our YOUTUBE channel to watch all the gags/videos/pics you missed while only using your ears by heading to

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And most importantly, until we meet again-- Keep It Weird!

Mar 17, 2023


Ho-Ly Sn-ap-ple season seven, can you believe it?  After six full years of content... we think it's time to shake things up a bit. This season we're trying something a little different- as opposed to the episodes being "themed" every episode will be a Helter Skelter.  EVERY episode is going to be chock full of the weirdest of the weird.  Weird news, spooky stories, monsters, murders, aliens, mysticism, things in butts, you name it... we've got it.

This week Ashley and Lauren have a theological history lesson, we find an awesome law enforcement program in Australia, a kitten almost KILLS a guy, we trash talk some (honestly probably very sweet and undeserving) celebs, and we finish it off with the big Kahuna-- Murphysboro Illinois' BIG MUDDY MONSTER.  A bigfoot-like creature who terrorized a small midwest town in the 1970's and could possibly still be there today....

Check out this episode on YOUTUBE if you want to see photos, video clips and some very silly sight gags you may have missed by only enjoying this episode with ONE of your senses.

Feb 24, 2023

Here is a clip from our latest episode of KEEP IT BEARD presents: Sacré Bleu, Lásagneu! 


Keep It Beard is just ONE of the series featured on our patreon- each month Ashley and Amy Hanselmann get together to play games and share silly, spooky, strange stories!


This month Ashley brought a collection of strange stories featuring NAMES YOU KNOW. We'll hear a story about Dan Rather & REM that ends in a murder, a very dark smudge on the history of Jameson Irish Whiskey, and we find out how Garfield became the friendly face of beach cleanup in France

Amy is telling us all about the ACID BATH KILLER which is as horrifying as it sounds, truly.  We discuss his crimes, how he was caught, and how some people just aren't cut out to be criminals.

If you want to hear the rest of this episode, are a fan of our show or just want to help an indie pod out on their journey, please consider joining our patreon at!


Jan 25, 2023

Here's a clip of our latest episode of KEEP IT BEARD presents: A Very Suspicious Log

Keep It Beard is just one of the series featured in our patreon- each month Ashley and Amy Hanselmann get together to play games and share silly, spooky, strange stories.

This month Ashley is bringing some NYE stories!  Hauntings that ramp up on December 31st, Murders that took place right around the New Year and even NYE Party Monster.

Amy brings along a NYE heist along with some other heists this same (dare I say brilliant?) crew pulled off before eventually getting caught (womp womp)

If you want to listen to the full episode (along with close to 100 other bonus episodes) head over to and donate to Keep It Weird!  Every penny we make goes to producing the show and ensures that we come back season after season.

We can't wait to see you for more FULL eps of Keep It Weird in 2023!

Dec 9, 2022

Auld Lang Syne Weirdos!

It's time to say goodbye to 2022 AND season 6 of our show!  I know I know, that's a huge bummer BUT we still have a Christmas/New Years special AND you can join our patreon at to get ahold of all of our BONUS episodes AND you can check out our YouTube channel at where we have a ton of bonus material! 

Before that though it's time for a 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW where we leave no stone unturned on all the strangest, coolest, wildest, scariest, grossest things that happened this year that we haven't talked about on the show yet.

Ashley is bringing us the year's most fascinating ARCHAEOLOGICAL finds- The golden city of Luxor, The Endurance ship, Saqqara's necropolis, a brand new Egyptian Queen and even an ancient Roman fast food restaurant! 

Lauren's main drag this week is TRUE CRIME- We touch on the Idaho College murders and give updates to the Delphi murders, Gabby Petito's family, the Murdochs, Bobby Durst, Lori Vallow, and even our old friend (or foe??) Adnan Syed!

We cover some things we learned on TikTok this year and some CRAZY discoveries in the world of SCIENCE!  This episode really has it all.

You can also WATCH this episode on YouTube if you like seeing our faces and want to support our channel!

Okay, kids.  This is Ashley and Lauren signing off.  We'll see you in 2023!

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