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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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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 www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast.

Ghost Music

 https://hearinglosshelp.com/blog/apophenia-audio-pareidolia-and-musical-ear-syndrome/

Dead Eyes, Can't Lose https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2948372/#:~:text=The%20eye%20attempts%20to%20limit,of%20local%20and%20systemic%20mechanisms.

 https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/uvfyht/has_there_ever_been_a_known_case_about_your_bodys/

Tooth Explosion

 https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160301-the-gruesome-and-mysterious-case-of-exploding-teeth

Cold War Homophobia

 https://www.cbc.ca/arts/the-fruit-machine-why-every-canadian-should-learn-about-this-country-s-gay-purge-1.4678718

 http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/06/when-the-canadian-government-used-gay-detectors-to-try-to-get-rid-of-homosexual-government-employees/

 

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?  
 
Check out some links below if you want to do some FURTHER reading into all of this madness.  Please follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast and LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel if you love us long time.  
Also consider becoming a patron of the show by visiting www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast-- you'll get a TON of BONUS EPISODES, discounts on merch, and a newsletter every single month.  Not a bad deal for the price of a coffee at Starbucks, amirite?
 
Clownin' Around
https://www.tonopahnevada.com/clown-motel/
https://www.uniqhotels.com/clown-motel
 
Psychic or Profiler
https://www.themidwestcrimefiles.com/post/murder-in-wood-river-the-karla-brown-story#:~:text=He%20went%20to%20the%20basement,socks%20tied%20around%20her%20neck.
https://allthatsinteresting.com/john-douglas
https://crimereads.com/john-douglas-on-his-lifes-work-talking-with-killers/
 
Gloomy Sunday 
https://www.savagecontent.com/post/the-spooky-history-behind-cursed-songs
https://www.treblezine.com/gloomy-sunday-hungarian-suicide-song/
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.  

Check out the links below for your own personal reasearch!  Head over to our youtube channel at www.youtube.com/keepitweirdpodcast and SUBSCRIBE to our channel to help us get that beast monetized, follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast and check out our patreon at www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast to find ways you can help produce our show and get goodies in return like BONUS EPISODES, AD FREE EPISODES, DISCOUNTS ON MERCH and a MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

TWIW: Con Man Goes to Jail... again

https://fortune.com/2023/08/05/escaped-fraudster-alan-todd-may-found-living-large-in-florida/amp/

ZED WE HAVE A BUG:

Sedge Masters: 

https://www.reddit.com/r/UFOs/comments/15fk7al/sedge_masters_details_from_the_1998_articles/

https://richarddolanmembers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sedge-Masters.pdf

https://richarddolanmembers.com/articles/rdm/

 

Mystery Biologist:

https://www.reddit.com/r/aliens/comments/14rp7w9/from_the_late_2000s_to_the_mid2010s_i_worked_as_a/

 

Antarctica Problems:

https://www.howandwhys.com/eric-hecker-testimony-disclosure-project/

https://www.sott.net/article/339039-Nazis-E-Ts-Deep-States-the-Admiral-Byrd-Expedition-and-the-Exposure-of-Antarcticas-Hidden-Realms

 

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