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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Dec 8, 2017

Hi Weirdos! 

Welcome to our FINAL episode of the year!  The season one finale!  It's been a crazy year full of laughter and screams, friendship and drinks, learning crazy new things, and most importantly.. sharing scary stories.

One story you've heard referenced multiple times is that of "Ben."  The ghost that followed Ashley from apartment to apartment when she first moved to LA.  Well this week, we get to sit down and have a chat with Ben.  

Ashley and Lauren are joined by Robyn and Jonathan on their LAST night in their [possibly] haunted apartment in this part interview, part investigation-- all spooky fun.

See you on the flip side, Weirdos!

((PS: There are a couple parts of this audio that is a little echoey-- we were working with multiple sets of equipment because we were ALSO filming this episode for a YouTube collaboration with METHODBOX!  Keep an eye out for that on our Keep It Weird Facebook page!))

Nov 25, 2017

Hi Weirdos!

This is a preview for our VERY SPECIAL TELEVISION episode where we sit down with the men of Best Men Media: Pete, Chris, Jose, and David and we chat about Season 8, Episode 7 of Family Matters: "Stevil."

Take a listen as we review one of the most bonkers episodes of television to ever be aired and keep an eye out for the FULL episode next week on VERY SPECIAL TELEVISION's iTunes! 

As always follow us on Instagram and Twitter @keepitweirdcast and our Facebook page KEEP IT WEIRD!  Give us a 5 Star rating or head over to and donate to the show!

Nov 17, 2017

Buon Giorno, weirdos!

This week Ashley & Lauren sit down with Melanie and discover their roots!  We chat about WEIRD Armenian, Irish, and Italian culture!  The paranormal, the monsters, the ghosts, and the just-plain-wacky tales from our homelands!

Melanie shares some SUPER interesting stories about growing up Armenian, Ashley talks about all the delicious foods her Italian grandmother makes, and Lauren has a love/hate relationship with Leprechauns.  


Join us on this journey of frights, family, and giggles.

Nov 8, 2017

Hello Spooks and Spectres! 

Welcome to part two of our creep-tastic Halloween episode!  This week we're telling some SCARY Halloween stories!  Stories about real life murders, shape-shifters, old lady werewolves, and even some classic GHOST STORIES!! Some even sent in by YOU, our lovely, weird listeners!

If you need a breather after this horror of terror-- revisit "Halloween Part One: Witch, Please" where we just talk about our favorite Halloween things: memories, movies, music, & more!





Oct 27, 2017

Hello Boils and Ghouls!

Welcome to Part One of our VERY SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!! We're starting off the season nice and easy with an episode about the origins of All Hallow's Eve and Día de los Muertos as well as chatting about our favorite Halloween memories, movies, songs and more!

So grab your candy corn, sip your cider, hop on your broom and join us for an hour of reminiscing and celebrating the *actual* most wonderful time of the year!

Oct 20, 2017

It's a FAMILY AFFAIR!! Welcome to this week's KEEP IT WEIRD where Ashley and Lauren are joined by Ashley's sister Jamie and brother-in-law Corey as they are fresh off a plane from across the country bringing you the weirdest, grossest, scariest, craziest, most ridiculous FAMILIES in the world! 

Families who kill, families who do real gross stuff, criminal families, family feuds, a BONUS "This Week in Weird," and much more!

Come join this giggle fest and if YOU know any weird families or have any crazy family stories email us at


**WARNING: This episode contains foul language and stories of rape and incest. It's.... darker than we expected.**

Oct 13, 2017

Welcome Weirdos!

This week on Keep It Weird we're diving into the mysteries of SECRET SOCIETIES!  Joined by actor and (probable) free mason Dakota Kennedy we discuss the Illuminati, Free Masons, and even the Skull and Bones!  The truth, the lies, and boy, oh boy... the conspiracies.

Theres a strange clicking a few times in the episode.  It could be Ashley's bracelets OR... it could be a secret government wire tap.  You be the judge.

Oct 6, 2017

Welcome, Weirdos, to another edition of ASK A WEIRDO!! We take YOUR questions and answer them with our research, thoughts, and opinions.  We get questions sent in by listeners all the time and we LOVE giving you our expert* opinion on all things STRANGE AND UNUSUAL! 

This week we talk about vanquishing demons, whether or not Jesus was an alien, and we actually get pretty personal and have a meaningful conversation-- but don't worry it's only for about five minutes and then we go back to belching.

If you have a question, thought, or opinion-- shoot us an email at to be featured on an episode of KEEP IT WEIRD!! 


*Absolutely not experts.

Sep 29, 2017

Welcome back, ya psychos!  Last week got a bit dark, wouldn't ya say?  Sorry about it, we just couldn't help ourselves! 

This week we are BACK with PART TWO of "OH, for Pete's Sake" as we take a look at MEDIA URBAN LEGENDS.  The internet has spawned some VERY creepy stories; but could real life actually be creepier?

Joined again by PETER LOZANO host of the Very Special Television podcast and his husband Scott; we chat about Slenderman, the Rake, Time Travelers Tweeting, even more creepy YouTube videos, and much more as we continue our trip into the darkest corners of the World Wide Web.

Sep 22, 2017

Hiya Weirdos,

How are you?  Good?  That's great, can't wait to ruin that for you.  This week is PART ONE of our Media conspiracies and urban legends episode!  We are joined by a VERY SPECIAL guest, Peter Lozano-- host of the VERY SPECIAL TELEVISION podcast!! And return guest, Scott Youngbauer, who you last heard in our DOLLS episode! So many CAPS!

Focusing on the "conspiracy" portion in this segment-- we're going to be talking about broadcast signal intrusions, strange youtube channels and reddit threads, internet "gang stalking," and even take a trip through the DARK WEB! 

This week gets crazy and very dark so we've added a couple extra WARNINGS for some of the more disturbing material.

Sep 15, 2017

Strap in for another edition of LISTENER GHOST STORIES!! We get stories about ghosts, aliens, witches, monsters, serial killers, home intruders, and even demons emailed to us weekly and then we feature those stories in a FULL episode every other month!

This week we cover it all: From crocodile close encounters to demon day care, prophetic dreams to bathroom ghouls, and high school exorcisms to.... wait-- what is that in your closet?

Hold on to your butts.


If YOU have a scary, weird, strange, creepy, unexplainable story email it to us at to be featured on a future episode!



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Sep 8, 2017

Welcome Weirdos!  This week we're chatting about TWINS with a TWIN!  Join Ashley, Lauren, and identical twin Logan and learn about a plethora of twin types, how twins happen, killer twins, "whisper twins," twin telepathy, and some absolutely insane, too crazy to be true twin stories.

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube page where you can now WATCH our news segment "This Week in Weird" every week!

Please donate to our Patreon page to support the show and to get us to some spooky locations!

Sep 1, 2017

It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's Keep It Weird! This week we are talking about SUPER HUMAN POWERS!  Real life X-Men, Aquamen, and Daredevils!  Do humans have the abilities that we see throughout comic books?  Is it a mutation that they are born with or did they learn to be "freaks?"  What can they teach us about the human body?  And more importantly, what can they teach us about the human mind?

Telekinesis, Spontaneous Human Combustion, Human Echolocation, The Ice Man, Sea Nomads, a guy who sticks WHAT- WHERE? and so much more.  Come one, come all, you will NOT believe your ears!

Aug 25, 2017

Welcome to another edition of HOMETOWN LORE!  This time we decided not to travel at all as we're joined by CALIFORNIA native Rachel Wilde!  

This episode dives deep into the history of California's famous serial killers, murder mysteries, haunted locations, strange architecture, adorable monsters, and some reeeeaaaally chiiillll California ghosts.

So slap on some sunscreen, open the sunroof, avoid the 405 and join us for an extended episode that's all about Cali, baby! 

Aug 11, 2017

Remember that crazy episode we did about how we could all be a part of a computer program called the Matrix where we talked about multiple dimensions, alternate timelines, and the Mandela effect and you listened and were like... whuuuut?


It's like that but longer/crazier/deeper.  This time around we look at the fabric of the universe through the lens of premonitions and precognition.  Do humans have the ability to see into the future?  Is time a bunch of wibbly-wobbly stuff?  What are we meant to gain from this knowledge?  And who is sending us this information?  Be it God, Xenu, or ourselves from an alternate universe-- buckle up for this wild ride.

Aug 4, 2017

Hello Boils and Ghouls!!

It's another edition of LISTENER GHOST STORIES!! We know, it's been too long!

We travel all over the country from Pasadena, CA to Peoria, IL... we chat about everything from space pickles to haunted DVDs, from IRL indian burial grounds to possessed toilets.  And we try to find an answer to the age old question: Why is everybody being haunted by their uncle?

You know the drill, throw on some headphones and get ready to get spooky.

Jul 28, 2017

What is the creepiest thing you can think of to be the sole focus of an entire episode?  No, not clowns.  Ugh, but you're so right though.  No. it's DOLLS.  Creepy dolls, haunted dolls, possessed dolls, voodoo dolls, island of the dolls, DOLLS DOLLS DOLLS.

This week we ask the questions Why do we find dolls so creepy? Is there really an island full of dolls? Can a doll really become possessed? Why is the horror movie industry obsessed with dolls?

Find your answer to these and more as we sip some cocktails, scream a lot, and get all DOLLED up.

Jul 21, 2017

Warning Weirdos-- this episode is CURSED!! 

Or... I mean, it could be. This week we're going Behind the Scenes of the Damned! The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Omen, Rosemary's Baby, Superman, The Conjuring.  Were these movies  CURSED?  Or was it just plain bad luck?  Is this VERY episode cursed?  Or has OUR luck simply ran out?

Join us as we lift the curtain and go backstage.. how many film/tv references can we fit into this description?

Enjoy!  But also might be cursed so... don't say we didn't warn you.

Jul 14, 2017


Join Ashley and Lauren while they laugh so hard they cry--or maybe cry so hard they laugh-- talking about UNUSUAL CRIMES.  From Demons who LOVE jazz, the disappearance of a family who asked for "ghost bullets," alligator roommates, strange arrests, and even Amish gangs.

Jul 7, 2017

Greetings Weirdo Earthlings.

The good guys dress in black remember that just in case we come face to face and make contact.

Welcome to PART TWO of Close Encounters of the Joe Kind where we revisit Episode 2 and get real into that ALIEN LIFE.  Crop circles, the Goldilocks Zone, Proxima Centauri, ice planets, SPACE SEA MONSTERS, government coverups, sexy sonic the hedge hog, the Men in Black, unnecessary ghost backstories, and so much more!


Check out our Patreon page for behind the scenes goodies!

Jun 30, 2017

Join Ashley, Lauren, and our guest Mike Johnston as we take a trip to beautiful MICHIGAN, USA!  Together we explore the states most haunted locations, strangest serial killers, and even some thousand year old monsters!  We'll make a few stops along the way-- let you out to pee and grab a snack. 

If you've ever thought about visiting Michigan, this episode will tell you where to stop!  Or rather... where NOT to stop.

Check out our Patreon page at to learn more about how to donate to our show and get our newsletter and BONUS episodes! 

Jun 16, 2017

Dear Weirdos,

Welcome to our first ASK A WEIRDO episode!  A compilation of listener questions that have been sent in that we haven't been able to fit in our regular weekly 'sodes! 

We answer questions about clingy neighbors that may be stalkers, undocumented phobias, a brand spankin' new haunted(?) house, and what to do if you are in a relationship with someone who has a paranormal gift! 

We always accept your questions and we're always delighted to answer them!  Message us on Facebook or Instagram or shoot us an email at! 

No question is too weird!

Jun 9, 2017

You know what time it is!!  It's another edition of Listener Ghost Stories!!  This week we talk about a little bit of everything.  From ghost laundry to murder weddings, killer video games to ouija board sessions, and possessed teddy bears to human barbecues.


If YOU have a story about a ghosts, witch, demon, dream, serial killer, psychic, fairy, ufo, medium, gremlin, goblin, or an experience you had that was just plain WEIRD-- email us at so we can tell your tale!! 

Jun 2, 2017

Welcome to the first part of our Cult series!  On today's episode we're going to break it down for you:  What is a cult?  How do cults operate?  How is a religion different from a cult?  Who would EVER join a cult?

Join Ashley, Lauren, and an old Keep it Weird favorite TYLER, as they chat about cult behavior and use details from cults like The Moonies, the Christ Family, the Manson family, Heaven's Gate, Al Qaeda but definitely not Scientology.  

Stay tuned for more of our CULT series next month! 



May 26, 2017

WARNING: This episode contains foul language and extremely graphic descriptions of gore, rape, and murder.  The jokes that are made throughout are not made at the expense of or with disrespect to the victims of these crimes.  If you are sensitive to this material or are sensitive to people taking a light hearted approach when talking about this material we advise you to skip this episode.

Welcome back, weirdos!  This is PART TWO of our super bodacious 90’s episode!  This one…. is just a tad darker.  This week Ashley, Lauren, and Jimmy learn about some 90’s serial killers you have probably never heard of!  The Railway Killer, the Woodward Corridor killer, and the Long Island/Gilgo Beach serial killer!  Join us as we share some gags, some shouts of horror, and a few IPA induced giggles.

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