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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 25, 2020

Am I in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come?

We would answer you but traditionally this spirit is the strong, silent type.

You've made it to your final ghost-- the scariest ghost of all.  BUT.. the good news, as I'm sure you know, is that all is not lost.  You decide what to do with your future and who better to help guide you than our favorite medium AMY GOLDENBERG!! 

In this episode Ashley, Lauren and Amy chat about life. What to think about this crazy year and is there a big change on the horizon?  Or has it already happened?  How do I connect with my ancestors?  Do the dead really care about what happens to their body? Are TV mediums full of bologna?

This spirit teaches us that in order to change the world you have to start by changing yourself.

And with that our Christmas, and our season, comes to a close.  We hope we made you laugh, made you cry, and maybe even scared you a bit this year.  We will be back in a couple months to bring you more strangeness but until then...

Merry Christmas!  And God bless us, everyone!

 

Dec 25, 2020

Come in and know me better, man! 

One ghost down and two to go, Ashley and Lauren now get to hang out with the ghost(s) of Christmas Present-- and boy is it a present, indeed.

This episode we are joined by STEVE LACHIOMA (Hometown Haunts: New York, CollegeHumor) and MARIA LACHIOMA (Glitch in the Maria, The Young and the Restless) and they are bringing us some of their all time favorite topics.

Steve, as you may remember, LOVES cryptids.  So he's bringing us a monster straight out of the Sierra Nevada mountains - The Lone Pine Mountain Devil!   Is it a bird?  Is it a dinosaur?  Is it a tall tale to keep people out of the pass?  Or is it just a drunk orgy hallucination? 

 

And Maria is fascinated by demons so she brought us a different type of demon that we haven't talked about on the show yet - DYBBUKS! We learn about the first recorded "dybbuk box" - how it came to be, who created it, and who has it today! 


Only one ghost to go and it's the scariest one of all, but you won't be going it alone - we'll be there with you! 

 

(((This episode was recorded over ZOOM so the audio quality is a little different.  This episode will ALSO be featured on our YouTube channel as a video exclusive so if that interests you head over to www.youtube.com/keepitweirdpodcast)))

Dec 25, 2020

Weirdos... Tonight you will be visited by three ghosts

No it isn't an undigested bit of beef that brought you here. Today your hosts Marley and Marley... ope.. I mean Ashley and Lauren... are going to teach you the true meaning of Christmas!

This episode, the Ghost of Christmas Past - you can call her BLAIR GORMAN (Yaaachts, Queen - Robot Chicken) is going to be bringing us three unsolved mysteries!

Blair is going to be teaching us about the case of the Monster with 21 Faces (EXCUSE ME!?) from Japan in the 1980s, a BRAND NEW unsolved mystery straight out of Peoria Illinois that involves the Cookie Monster and Russia?? And we're going to ask the question-- who drugged the entire cast and crew of Titanic with LSD?

One ghost down but you've still got two to go... will you learn your lesson?  Or continue to be a scrooge?

 

Dec 18, 2020

Good Riddance, weirdos!! 

At last this year is coming to an end.  We all vacillated between "Will 2020 ever be over?" and "DECEMBER?!?!?!" for at least 9 months and now it's time to remind ourselves that it wasn't all bad and that even the bad things were full of learning opportunities.  So lets spend the rest of this month focusing on the positives.

We begin this episode with a rapid-fire recap of all the events that took place this year - from fires to floods, pandemics to presidential elections, and even from MURDER HORNETS to monoliths - we've got it all.

Then we get to talk about our favorite 2020 addition: TIK TOK-- Lauren and I are going to share with you all of our FAVORITE things we learned on the app this year.

And we finish out the episode with a conspiracy and a doomsday prophecy - as a treat.

We wish we could express how grateful we are for how you've all inspired and motivated us this past year.  Next week we have a very special finale for you, and then we say goodbye- but only for a while.

Have a very Merry Christmas, a lovely Hanukkah, the warmest holidays, and a Happy New (thank God) Year.  

Dec 11, 2020

Batter Up! Hear that Call!  The time has come! For one and all!  To play ball!

Gosh A League of their Own is just... It's just the best movie.  Hi Weirdos, welcome to another HERSTORY lesson!  This is week two of women throughout history that you should know!  But probably don't... womp womp.

This week our main focus is Betty Pack the WWII MI6 spy who foiled the Nazis, ensured that the Allied forces made safe passage into Hitler's territories, and even helped crack the enigma machine and she did it all with her BODY!  That's right, Pack was a SNACK and she did what we see men do in film and television all the time-- but are we taught about her in history class?  No.  Because what she didn't isn't "lady-like."  But she is a queen, she's my hero, and I can't wait for you to meet her!

We're also going to sing our praises for Princess Diana, Sybil Ludington, Barbara Lee, Josephine Butler, Mary Edwards Walker, and NATURALLY Geena Davis and the entire cast and crew of A League of Their Own.

This episode is FULL of women we adore... and one woman we just hate.  Stay tuned to the very end to find out who that is.

 

Warning: This episode contains foul language, descriptions of sexual acts, and brief mentions of HIV/AIDS, abusive relationships, and Nazis

Dec 4, 2020

WHO RUN THE WORLD

Hi Weirdos, welcome to one of my favorite episodes of all time.  One: It's so much fun.  Two: It's all about the LADIES!! 

This is definitely going to be a new thing for the show- talking about PEOPLE throughout history that did incredible, amazing, badass things and yet... you've probably never heard of them. 

This week Lauren is starting us off with Fe Del Mundo; the cutest filipino woman of all time who is the founder of the very first pediatric hospital in the Philippines.  A pioneer of medicine and the first female president of the Philippine Pediatric society-- Fe... freaking... rules.

And SURPRISE GUEST and cheerleader for strong women everywhere Amy Hanselmann is teaching us about Claudette Colvin.  Now a retired nurses aide; once a 15 year old girl who was arrested because she refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus.... 9 months before Rosa Parks protested in the exact same way.  So why don't you know her name?  

Warning: This episode contains foul language, depictions of racism, and mention of rape.

There is also some discussion that could be considered "political" in nature regarding gender and race.

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