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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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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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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

https://www.secondshistory.com/home/dining-with-dead

World's Worst Funeral https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/18/americas/ecuador-woman-alive-in-coffin-dies-intl/index.html

 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ecuador-woman-revived-funeral-died-rcna89998

 Shark Crimes

 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/648979/shark-arm-murder-case-australia

 Crossroads with Robert Johnson

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/robert-johnson-myth-devil-crossroads-story/

https://www.savagecontent.com/post/the-spooky-history-behind-cursed-songs

 

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

https://www.healthline.com/health/can-humans-hibernate

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25634080-400-human-hibernation-is-a-real-possibility-this-is-how-it-might-work/

 

Dreaming of Dragons

https://allthatsinteresting.com/dragon-legends

 

Birdhouse from Hell

https://medium.com/true-horror-stories/boy-trapped-in-large-birdhouse-for-20-years-150c2809ade6

 

Terrible Tarantulas

https://ansp.org/about/press-room/releases/2015/tarantulas-facts/

https://kissagator.com/blog/11-nearly-unbelievable-things-about-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 www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast to give us some $$money$$ and help us continue to grow 

Mary Toft

 https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/07/05/an-extraordinary-delivery-of-rabbits/ 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mary-toft-gave-birth-to-rabbits 

Queen Elizabeth Conspiracy

 https://www.historicmysteries.com/queen-elizabeth-man/ 

FFI: Fatal Familial Insomnia

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_insomnia 

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160118-the-tragic-fate-of-the-people-who-stop-sleeping 

Tokyo's Parasite Museum

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/tokyos-museum-of-parasites-will-make-your-skin-crawl/?amp=1

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:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-in-high-places/id1204749824?i=1000473959418

Baa Baa Blacksheep Incident:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-baa-baa-blacksheep-incident/id1204749824?i=1000575853182

The Greatest Discotheque in the Universe:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatest-discoth%C3%A9que-in-the-universe/id1204749824?i=1000525982473

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

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-truth-is-out-there-close-encounters-of-the-joe/id1204749824?i=1000389637642

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

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/are-we-ready-for-the-next-big-solar-storm

Tromp Family Road Trip

https://medium.com/@matt1199/the-bizarre-tromp-family-road-trip-8268896e0c27

Kraken vs US Navy

https://www.iflscience.com/the-uss-stein-monster-in-1978-a-massive-creature-attacked-a-navy-frigate-shredding-parts-of-its-hull-65325

https://creativehistorystories.blogspot.com/2020/12/when-kraken-attacked-united-states-navy.html

 

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