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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 22, 2023

I don't want a lot for Christmas, there is just ONE thing I need and it's YULE!! 

 
HO HO HO Merry Christmas and Blessed Yule to ALL the wonderful weirdos of the world.  Here is your gift, it's our SEASON SEVEN FINALE! 
 
This episode is ALL about the reason for the season... which is apparently witchcraft.  Joining us for this end of the year party is our resident green witch LAURA LAREAU!! (@leaves_and_lore)  We're going to be discussing the story of the three wisemen (did you know they were PAGAN PRIESTS?!) modern Christmas traditions that had pagan origins and ways to make your holiday season a little more witchy.
 
We're also going to tell some Yuletide Ghost Stories, play FMK (F*ck, MERRY, Kill) with some of our favorite holiday movies & characters and we play a little bit of Christmas trivia to see who is the holly-jolliest of all.
 
We want to thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts for still hanging with us after all these years.  We hope that we taught you a lot this year, made you laugh, creeped you out, gave you chills and brought you peace & joy.
 
Please consider donating to our show at www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast to help us produce season EIGHT next year!   You can donate as little as $1 and as much as $50 ONCE or monthly and in return you'll get discounts on merch AND 2 bonus episodes every month (Including the months we are on hiatus)
 
Follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast to stay up to date with what we're up to over our break
 
LIKE this video and SUBSCRIBE to our channel if you're feeling naughty.
 
Take good care of yourselves, treat everyone you meet with kindness and always KEEP IT WEIRD.
 
Creepy Christmas Music by MYUU
 
Special thank you to all of our cohosts: Amy Hanselmann, Julia Firmand, Laura Lareau & Nyk Sutter-Downs.  And to our special guests this year Greg & Dana Newkirk, Joe Ochs, Billy Roach & Lindsey Brisbane
Dec 15, 2023

It’s a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day and we’re here to F*CK SH*T UP.

Welcome Weirdos to our last REGULAR episode of the season!  It’s time to get a little festive!

This week we have FOUR gruesome, creepy, mind-bending, strange stories for you to feast your ears (and eyes!) on.

Lauren starts us off with a beautiful vacation into a PARANORMAL PARADISE!  She teaches us about the legend of Hawaii’s MOST HAUNTED HOUSE- The Kaimuki House- and the (Japanese??) ghost (cat??) that lives inside it

Ashley swings us around to a CONSPIRACY THEORY that Human Beings could not have been originally FROM planet Earth and the proof of that lies in our wittle babies.  Humans are the only mammals on the planet that need YEARS to be able to care/fend for themselves… but why is that? Is it because this isn’t our planet?

Lauren comes back at us with a TRUE CRIME TIME that has a Christmas twist!  On December 25 1929 in Germantown, North Carolina Charles Davis “Charlie” Lawson murdered his wife and six of his seven children.  What on Earth could have driven him to do such a horrific act?

And finally, to lighten things up a bit, Ashley finishes off the episode with a new segment all about URBAN LEGENDS!  But not the ones we are familiar with here in the US— we’re traveling to Ukraine to investigate the mystery of the BLACK VOLGA and then hitting up South Korea to see if there’s anything behind their fear of electric fans.

Check out some links below if you want to learn more about today’s topics.

 

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Haunted Hawaiian House

https://the-line-up.com/hawaiis-most-haunted-house

https://theoverlyopinionated.com/2018/08/02/the-most-terrifying-haunted-house-in-hawaii/

Human Earth Baby

https://www.livescience.com/54605-why-are-babies-helpless.html

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-humans-give-birth-to-helpless-babies/

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49733888

Christmas Horror Story

https://horrorobsessive.com/2020/12/21/christmas-mass-murder-the-lawson-family/

 

Sub-urban Legend

https://vocal.media/horror/the-black-volga

https://www.bionity.com/en/encyclopedia/Fan_death.html

https://www.tbsnews.net/feature/wheels/black-volga-76333

 

Dec 8, 2023

Hi Weirdos!  Welcome to another episode of KEEP IT WEIRD— the podcast for all things strange & unusual!

Every week we get together to chat about all things WEIRD and this one is a bit of a doozy.

We only have TWO segments for you today as they are a little bit more hefty than our usuals but don’t worry, we’re packing the same punch.

Lauren goes first as she teaches us all about a 66 year old UNSOLVED MYSTERY known as THE BOY IN THE BOX! We learn about the discovery of the body, the autopsy reports, the investigation, the theories and where we are with the case today.

Ashley then heads into TERRIFYING TECHNOLOGY where we attempt to rank and review the technology present in episodes of Black Mirror.  From uploading your consciousness to bringing back the dead with AI to human yelp reviews to killer robo dogs.  We attempt to decide WHICH future tech is the worst case scenario and we look at a few technologies that actually exist or are being created today that seem to have been inspired by this horror sci fi show!

If you want to read more about the subjects discussed in today’s episode check out the links below!

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Boy in the Box

https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/the-boy-in-the-box

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11696709/Inside-65-year-hunt-identify-Philadelphias-Boy-Box-cold-case-murder-victim.html

 

Terrifying Tech/Black Mirror

https://www.ranker.com/list/black-mirror-technology/mariel-loveland?ref=browse_list

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11814423/Five-times-Netflixs-Black-Mirror-predicted-future-tech.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/creepiest-technologies-tech-examples-ai-2019-8

https://www.chinalawtranslate.com/en/sc-punishment-list/

https://medium.com/i-human/9-terrifying-technologies-that-will-shape-your-future-befa688d247

 

 

Dec 1, 2023

WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST, Weirdos!! 

 
A new Titanic Conspiracy Theory is here, hot off the presses! Welcome to KEEP IT WEIRD, the podcast for all things strange & unusual and the BEST place to find fear and fun.
 
This week we've got FOUR strange segments for you starting off strong with a WHERE IN THE WORLD (Is Keep It Weird Going?!) Lauren is taking us to bright and sunny.... Connecticut?  Yep, that's what my notes say.  We're going to Connecticut to check out the world's only (??) CHRISTIAN theme park!  Theme park is... a bit of a stretch, admittedly, but HOLY LAND USA is an American landmark that should probably be torn down for safety reasons.  Built in the 50s and officially shut down in 1984 this abandoned death trap has been sitting on a hill in Waterbury for almost FOUR decades and you can learn all about it here.
 
Next up is ANCIENT ARTIFACTS with ADDIE RIFE!  Ashley is going to be teaching us all about an artifact from the 1800s that has seen more of the world than either of our two hosts.  If you guessed that the artifact was Napoleon Bonaparte's penis then you should play the lottery.  Find out where Napoleon's penis is and where it's been and what it looks like today! 
 
Lauren sings My Heart Will Go On with a CONSPIRACY THEORY all about our favorite boat.  And our favorite banker?  He's basically the only banker we know.  JP Morgan (of Real Housewives fame) MAY have been behind the sinking of this famous ship all in the name of greed.  Find out why "Titanic Truthers" believe this wild conspiracy.
 
And finally, Ashley sends us packing with a brand new segment CREEPY CLOWN WATCH!! Pretty self explanatory, we'll be learning all about a creepy killer clown from Chicago IL!  No not THAT creepy killer clown, a different one!   Charles "Conway the Clown" Cramer (and his wife Mary) for sure killed one woman, but may have killed more, in Chicago in the early 20th Century.  What came of the traveling circus couple after the murder(s)?  Listen to find out....
 
Check out some links below if you want to do more research on today's FASCINATING topics! 
 
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Please consider donating to our PATREON at www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast.  You can donate as little as $1 and as much as $50 to our show and get bonus episodes, discounts on merchandise & sponsored segment opportunities in return!  AND you help us produce our show and ensure many new episodes to come.
 
 
 
Your Move Holy Land (USA)
https://www.ranker.com/list/rise-and-fall-of-holy-land-usa/erin-mccann
https://www.adamquirk.me/blog/2017/9/5/murder-at-holy-land-usa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/roadtripmemories/albums/72157603616821181/
 
Napoleon's Member
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92126411
 
Banker Busts Boat for Banknotes
https://www.businessinsider.com/titanic-sinking-conspiracy-theories-2018-4#jp-morgan-was-behind-the-whole-thing-5
https:/www.washingtonpost.com/news/jpmorgan-titanic
 
Killer Clowns from Chicagoland
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/67075/1912-chicago-had-one-legged-murderous-clown
https://husheduphistory.com/post/155996532703/sentence-the-clowns-chicagos-forgotten-murder
 
 
 
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