Rah Rah, Sis Boom Bah Weirdos!
Are you ready for some Urban Legends? This week Ashley is joined by Scott Youngbauer and Pete Lozano (from Very Special Television) to talk about some crazy, lesser known Urban Legends from right here in Los Angeles!!
We chat about a spooky high school built on top of an ACTUAL graveyard, a bridge that's popular for an extremely macabre reason, a furnished house left empty for over 50 years, a hill that defies gravity, and a rumored village full of tiny homes.
We explore where urban legends come from and OF COURSE we talk about Jared Leto. I mean, did you even have to ask?
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Hi Weirdos! You are now entering PART TWO of our Unsolved Mysteries episode!! (You do not have to have listened to part one necessarily but we do have some recurring themes so it might be wise to do so)
This week Lauren and Ashley are joined once again by Amy Hanselmann all the way from Denver, Colorado and she is bringing an extraordinary story of conspiracy, mayhem, and ethical dilemmas! Her story is about KEN MCELROY of Skidmore Missouri and a murder that took place over 40 years ago with DOZENS of witnesses that remains unsolved.. to.. this.. day. How?
Ashley brings a story very close to her heart that took place in a building she's dying to investigate-- she attempts to unravel the mystery of ELISA LAM who was found in the water tower on top of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles in 2013.
Help us solve some mysteries!
Are you ready to solve a mystery? Join us for our first edition of our UNSOLVED MYSTERIES series with special guest AMY HANSELMANN! This week Ashley talks about an unsolved Jane Doe from her hometown in 1993 and Lauren tells us all about the extremely mysterious deaths of 9 ski hikers that took place in Russia in 1959 known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident. We discuss what is known about the event, several different theories, and we even make up some new ones. Was it a horror movie soundtrack? Was it Bruce Banner? We may never know.....
You do not want to miss this episode-- this is one of the CRAZIEST unsolved mysteries of all time.
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Como Estas? Welcome to PART TWO of our Hometown Haunts: IOWA episode! This week we are joined again by the beautiful and hilarious small town farm-turned-city girl KARI DIRKSEN (Episode 4: Diary of a Female Serial Kari!) This week gets pretty dark and gruesome and it's not for the faint of heart, so if you are easily spooked, grossed out, or offended by the devil himself-- maybe take a knee on this one.
This week we are discussing the most thoroughly documented and massively witnessed exorcism performed on United States soil. In 1928 the Catholic Church granted permission to expel multiple demons from a forty year old woman in Earling, Iowa. This exorcism was recounted by the exorcist himself and turned into an article in Germany, then a pamphlet for the Catholic Church worldwide, and eventually became the inspiration for the demonic possession in the 1973 film "The Exorcist."
Get your barf bags ready, weirdos. You're in for a bumpy bed.. I mean ride.
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WARNING: This episode contains disturbing content.
Hi Weirdos! Welcome to our first ever LIVE performance! This week we performed at a popup event downtown for an up and coming tea & book shop called "The Swallows Flight."
We had the pleasure of performing along with the podcast "Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist." Three female produced, hosted, owned, and operated businesses working together for a day full of tea, books, murder, mayhem, and girl power.
Lauren and Ashley presented some extra HOLLYWEIRD stories (to go along with Episodes 40 & 41.) Haunted Los Angeles hotels with long-dead starlets roaming the halls as well as a Tinseltown MURDER wrapped up in a conspiracy! It. Gets. Real.
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Do they say "howdy" in Iowa? Are there hills in Iowa? Find out this week as Ashley & Lauren welcome returning guest KARI DIRKSEN (Episode 4: Diary of a Female Serial Kari) to come and talk about her HOMETOWN HAUNTS in IOWA!!
This is part one of our Iowa 'sode and Lauren is going to be teaching us about the spookiest haunted locations (take a wild and crazy guess as to whether or not there is an abandoned asylum involved. Those pesky abandoned asylums...) and Kari will be telling us about some gruesome Iowa murders (Although she assures us that they've REALLY cleaned up their act over there.)
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SORRY FOR YELLING! Welcome to another spooooopy edition of LISTENER GHOST STORIES!! LGS is where we take scary, gross, creepy, sticky, smelly, and weird stories sent in by YOU and share them with the world.
This week we get scared by ghosts, demons, aliens, children, and even teeth. We meet a vampire (?), take a mental trip to the greatest theme park in the midwest, say the Lord's prayer, and even have a close encounter.
If YOU have a story that you want read on an episode send it in! You can write us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or even send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARNING: Listener Ghost Stories episodes are mixed with music and sound effects. Some sound effects may be jarring and some music may cause stress & anxiety.
Good day Weirdos!!
Welcome to PART TWO of our WEIRD HISTORY episode! That's right, this episode is a continuation of episode 54 so if you haven't listened to that one YOU MUST GO BACK. BACK IN TIME.
Last week we talked about ancient Egypt and their bonkers advanced technology and the origins of Nikola Tesla and his amazing career. This week our returning guest, Bret Correll, teaches us all about Teslas... crazier side. As you all know, geniuses usually go a little coo coo for coco puffs and Mr. Tesla does not disappoint.
We also get to learn about the creation of the INTERNET from the lovely Lauren. Who made it? Why did they make it? And how quickly did it grow to rule our everyday lives?
Stay tuned to the end to hear about some of the silliest inventions ever created and make sure to subscribe and rate our show, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @keepitweirdcast and our Facebook page KEEP IT WEIRD.
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Get ready to be history'd! This week Ashley and Lauren sit down with Bret Correll and we're taking a look at crazy technological advancements throughout history.
Starting with the ancient Egyptians and how they set the stage for our entire modern world, the knowledge they gave us AND the vast amount of knowledge we may have lost from them and moving into the 1800's when a man named Nikola Tesla took some of the theories from the Ancient Egyptians and applied it to his study of harnessing electricity.
The insanity of pyramids, the invention of RAMPS, two-thousand year old power plants, coils, x-rays, famous feuds, the first robots, OCD, and general madness.
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Hi Weirdos! Welcome to week two of our Robo-discussion. This week we are focusing on Artificial Intelligence-- Lauren teaches Ashley and her cousin Rachel all about where we are at today and where we are swiftly heading.
We learn about self driving cars, cross country super trains, Sophia the robot, sex-bots, and so much more. We even finish our discussion from last week about digitizing consciousness and what repercussions uploading our "soul" could have.
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Are you ready to hear the most infectious laugh you've ever heard?? This week Lauren and Ashley are joined by the adorable and super intelligent RACHEL THOMPSON as we chat about ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. We talk Cyborgs, Androids, Bionic Applications, the art of Cyborgism, Robot Rights, Digitizing Consciousness, and we even try to answer the question "What is a soul?"
Where did the idea of artificial intelligence begin? How close are we to the reality? What are the questions that need to be answered first? How will it work? What does the future of humankind actually look like? Join us and find out!
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Ashley here. Upon the recent passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I felt compelled to record an honest and open message about what it's like to deal with anxiety and depression and thoughts of suicide on a daily basis.
This is, hopefully, a message that will provide you with a sense of hope that you are not alone, that your feelings are valid, that your disease is real, and that depression doesn't define who you are as a person.
The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. It's free and they are available 24/7. They also have an online chat.
SCREWNAIL! Eh, you'll get it eventually. Welcome to Keep It Weird, the podcast for all things STRANGE AND UNUSUAL!! This week Lauren and Ashley are joined once again by TYLER SCHUELKE for Part Two of our second installment of our CULTS series!
We're going to be talking about brainwashing again and this week Lauren is going to be telling us all about the "Organization" aka "the O." A political cult born and raised in Minneapolis in the 80's & 90's that is mysterious as hell, y'all and will have you shouting along with us "WHO IS THEO SMITH?!"
Ashley is going to be teaching us about political brainwashing and propaganda while using examples from our current Republican POTUS and the GOP. (We get a little riled up but we promise that we do our best to keep it educational and not emotional)
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Hi Weirdos! Welcome to the second installment of our CULTS series! (Check out Episode 17 if you want to hear us discuss what makes up a cult: the leaders, the followers, and what makes a cult different from a religion) Tyler Schuelke, our resident Cult Enthusiast is back with us and this time we're talking about BRAINWASHING.
We discuss the different techniques used to gain a following in a cult and even how those techniques are used in OTHER parts of life; be it relationships, advertising, and even politics.
This episode is actually part one of two, and we are using examples from the brand-spankin' new cult NXIVM (led by Keith Reniere and his protégé Allison Mack)
Welcome to our first HELTER SKELTER episode! We took topics sent in by YOU the listener and threw them all into a single episode and it surprisingly worked out well. By total accident, of course. (Helter Skelter, y'all)
This week Lauren and Ashley chat about Coincidences, Cannibals, and a Cryptid! Did JFK and Abe Lincoln live parallel lives? Did Edgar Allen Poe predict a shipwreck that ended in cannibalism? Why the hell would a person eat another person? Are people just that tasty? Meet a monster in Ireland who ALSO likes the taste of human flesh and just as a bonus-- because we love you-- stay tuned to the very end to hear some LISTENER GHOST STORIES (No one eats anyone... probably.)
Welcome to part two of our TEXAS episode!! Last week we talked about monsters and cults-- this week were talking MURDERS AND GHOSTS. And boy oh boy is there a lot of both in Texas.
Ashley kicks us off with a brief history of the Texas Killing Fields and Lauren takes us on a tour of the most HAUNTED schools, hotels, and restaurants in Texas including the BONKERS halls of El Paso High. Seriously, you won't believe what goes on there.
Stand up comedian Justin Foster joins us again this week-- make sure you stay tuned after the episode again to hear a couple minutes of his debut album DANGERLESS which you can find on iTunes and Spotify and check out his podcast "Foster the Podcast" while you're at it!
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Welcome to another edition of HOMETOWN HAUNTS!! This time were heading south to the Lone Star state. Lauren and Ashley sit down with standup comedian and Texas native JUSTIN FOSTER to talk about the Monsters of Texas. Part rat, part kangaroo, part canine, & all vampire: Chupacabras are mostly seen in Mexico and South America, but did you know Texas has had several run-ins as well? Goat men, haunted lakes, and we even learn that not all monsters have scales and live under bridges: Texas had one infamous monster who resided in Waco.....
Make sure you stick around after the episode for a clip from Justin Foster's debut album "Dangerless" which you can find on iTunes and Spotify and check out Justin's podcast "Foster the Podcast" while you're there!
Hi Weirdos! Welcome to part two of our Obsession Sessions!! Last week we talked about the precursor to serial killers: STALKING. And the precursor to stalking? Obsession. And the precursor to obsession? I don't know, perfume? We didn't go that far back.
Join Ashley, Lauren, and Georges as we continue our discussion of obsessions while learning about the SCORECARD KILLER (he's the worst) and then we turn the lens on OURSELVES while we discover what it is that makes US obsessed with THEM. Why do people LOVE serial killers so much? What makes us obsessed with the macabre?
Tune in to find out!
Hi Weirdos! Welcome to our FIFTIETH EPISODE!! Yeah, I know it says 45 but it's wrong OK!? Joining us for this milestone is an old friend of the show GEORGES!! (Episode 8: Creature from the Georges Lagoon) Today is PART ONE of our Obsession Sessions "Urges & Artwork" and we are discussing Obsessive compulsions, stalkers, cults, and serial killers with a very specific fixation.
We try to understand the impulses and urges behind serial murders, pedophilia, and stalking while using lesser known murderers, the "Happy Face Killer" and even personal stories. I think it goes without saying, but just in case: WARNING: This episode contains disturbing material.
Stay tuned after the episode to hear the promo for the SCI FI DOUBLE FEATURE DRIVE IN podcast and join us next week for PART TWO!
The ghouls are back in town, the ghouls are back in town!
Welcome to another edition of LISTENER GHOST STORIES! In Listener Ghost stories we take YOUR stories, our lovely weirdos, and we share them with the world!
This week we are feeling the love-- many of the stories in this episode are sentimental and heartwarming-- but don't worry. They're still creepy as hell.
This week we encounter MORE BATHROOM GHOSTS (what is going ON in there?) multiple visits from family members, and demons in the closet, demons in the cellar, and even demons in your chest.
You guessed it-- this episode is BONKERS.
If YOU have a spooky, strange, unexplainable, creepy, gross, scary, or sticky story that you want to be featured on a future LGS episode-- email it to email@example.com!
Mattia Cupelli (grandpa Joe story)
I vant to tell you about Vampires! This week is PART TWO of our Vampires episode and Ashley, Lauren, and Billy are all back to chat about modern day vampires!! What do vampires do in the 21st century? Where do they go? What do they eat? Er... drink?
IRL vampies, roleplayers, vampire fanatics, bloodsucking pop culture, and we answer the extra tough questions like "If you could be any fictional vampire, what vampire world would you live in and why?"
Come count the v-word with us (ah ah ah) and be careful listening if the thought of blood (or drinking it) freaks you out!
Good Evening, Weirdos.
I vant to suck your blood from my fingers and toes, for I am the dreaded Yara-ma-yha-who! In this episode you'll learn all about VAMPIRES! Ashley, Lauren, and artist/vampire enthusiast Billy chat about vampires throughout history, vampires from all over the world, and even vampires who still may be living among us today.....
Learn a bout the origins of the vampire legend. Why do wooden stakes kill them? Why don't they have reflections? How do I outrun a vampire?
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*Artwork by Stephanie Weitekamp*
Yaaaaachts, weirdos! We are back for PART TWO of our HOLLYWEIRD episode! This week we are sharing some personal ghost stories from different experiences we've had in Hollywood-- some are even with FAMOUS ghosts! We explore some crazy poltergeist activity in Culver City, take a trip to the beautiful Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, we find out where Rasputin has been hiding, and even hear from Carrie Fisher!
Make sure to stay til the end to hear an original Tales from the Crypt inspired "Keep It Weird" poem written by our beautiful, talented guest BLAIR GORMAN! (SuperMansion, Robot Chicken) And follow us on Instagram & Twitter @keepitweirdcast and our Facebook page KEEP IT WEIRD!
WARNING: AT 1hr 15min INTO THE EPISODE THERE IS A VERY HIGH PITCHED RINGING SOUND EFFECT. IF YOU ARE PRONE TO DIZZINESS, TINNITUS, OR SOUND INDUCED SEIZURES, TURN THE VOLUME DOWN
Meh, see? Welcome to Tinseltown, see?
This week Ashley, Lauren, and the hilarious & talented Blair Gorman (SuperMansion, Robot Chicken)are taking a trip to stalk the stars in HOLLYWOOD!
We're taking you to the notoriously haunted studios, solving some Hollywood murders, and even sharing some extra spooky celebrity AND personal stories! Want to know what happens when everyone leaves Warner Brothers Studios for the night? What actually happened to Natalie Wood in 1981? Or maybe you just want to know which famous celebs have had sex with ghosts? You've come to the right place.
Join us for two hours of laughs and gasps as we talk about HOLLYWEIRD.
"How do you keep something secret-- you hide it in plain sight." -Dr. Steven M. Greer, Unacknowledged
Hi Weirdos! Are you alone? Is anyone watching you? Are you sure?
Welcome to our CONSPIRACY THEORY episode. This week we go off the deep end, and rightly so. Ashley, Lauren, and handsome Joe chat about celebrity murders, secret government facilities, coverups, assassinations, kidnappings, CIA plants in the media, modern day Nazis, giant blue horses with glowing eyes and more.
Believe it or not, this episode is full of FACTS. Facts that will keep you up at night. Facts that will make you question everything. Facts that will make you tape over the camera on your laptop and don a tin foil hat on your head.
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God Bless America
This episode is dedicated to Zack Frost of Centralia, IL who passed on February 8th, 2018. He was my go to guy for conspiracies and one of the most "woke" people I knew. RIP, Zack. Keep fighting the good fight.