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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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Apr 19, 2024

Trigger Warnings: mental health disorders, death, incest

 
Hi Weirdos! Welcome back to KEEP IT WEIRD - the podcast for all things strange and unusual, creepy yet casual, funky n' fresh and always a little silly.  Every month we get together to talk about something WEIRD and this week is no exception.
 
Ashley & Lauren have a lot of STUFF to talk about this week.  Ancient stuff, creepy stuff,  'TOO MUCH' stuff.
 
Lauren starts us off with one of our sponsored segments ANCIENT ARTIFACTS (with Addie Rife!)  In it she teaches us about some 100 year old mermaid mummies out of Japan that researchers were able to X Ray to see what the heck was actually going on.  It turns out PT Barnum's Fiji mermaid was much older than we initially thought it was.  But why the heck were they frankenstein-ing these fish monkeys to begin with??
(To learn about how YOU can sponsor a segment of our show head to www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast & check out our donation tiers)
 
Then Ashley brings us into a brand new segment AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL where we discuss stories out of American History that make you scream WHAT?!  Today we're learning about the lives of the Collyer Brothers, their infamous mansion in Manhattan, & their incredibly tragic deaths.  Known as America's First Hoarders, their home was in such horrific conditions that still to this day NYC police officers refer to dangerous hoarder homes & buildings to "Collyer's Mansions." 

Check out some links below for more information on today's topics.
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Fish Monkey, That Funky Monkey
https://www.livescience.com/human-behavior/conspiracies-paranormal/haunting-mermaid-mummy-from-japan-is-a-gruesome-monkey-fish-hybrid-with-dragon-claws-new-scans-reveal
 
ManHoarding in ManHattan
https://creativehistorystories.blogspot.com/2020/08/manhattans-first-hoarders-tragic-story.html
https://www.firehouse.com/home/news/10529720/collyers-mansion-conditions
https://www.christopherroosen.com/blog/2020/10/17/the-sad-story-of-the-collyer-brothers-and-the-question-of-do-we-own-our-stuff-or-does-our-stuff-own-us
 
 
 
Apr 5, 2024
TW: child abuse, murder, sexual assault, poisoning, execution
 
Hi Weirdos! Welcome back to Keep It Weird, the podcast for all things strange & unusual! 
As with our last episode, there is no video for this episode WOMP WOMP our bad but have no fear!! Videos will be back in episode 3.  
 
THIS WEEK HOWEVER, Episode 2 of Season 8, we are getting pretty dark.  Usually we like to balance out the darkness with the light (as above, so below - praise Baphomet) but hey sometimes it doesn't work out that way.
 
Lauren is starting us out with a new segment called REALITY TV CORNER and is introducing us to some REALLY messed up reality tv shows that, not surprisingly, did not make it further than a season or two.  THE SWAN on Fox wherein "ugly" women were given full plastic surgery makeovers to win a chance to compete in a beauty pageant and KID NATION on CBS which should have just been called "Child Endangerment: The Series."
 
Then Ashley takes the lead to teach us about a man named Jolly who was not very Jolly at all.  Louis Joyland West has some of the clearest and most nefarious connections of ANY scientist to the CIA's top secret (now declassified) program MK ULTRA (1953-1973) and one event he is connected to is so horrific... so monstrous... and so suspicious that you will struggle to believe it.
 
Check out some links below if you want to do your OWN reading on the topics we discussed today.  
 
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Reality TV Corner
 
 
 
Jolly West/MK ULTRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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