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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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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 31, 2020

Surprise Weirdos! 

It's been 1 year and 9 months since we last dove into one of your FAVORITE topics and we figured... it was time.

This week we are discussing CONSPIRACY THEORIES!! Ashley is joined by Handsome Joe as they discuss multiple facets of modern conspiracies and showing you that, in fact, they've been around longer than you think.

Ashley is going to be focusing on the Anti-Vaccine movement and the history of Vaccine Hesitancy while sharing facts and debunking the most famous myths.

Joe is not only bringing a psychological profile of the type of person who gets sucked into conspiracy theories but he's also going to be teaching us WHY conspiracies seem to be running rampant in the world today.  

As usual with these bad boys: WARNING: This episode contains discussions involving politics and can be stress inducing.

Jul 24, 2020

Good Morning Weirdos.  I’m Ashley Strange and this is my cohost Lauren Derp and we’re here to bring you the news!

This week we are bringing our YouTube segment THIS WEEK IN WEIRD to the big stage!  This Week in Weird is where we share with you all the weirdest news stories from around the world that are happening RIGHT NOW!

This week we’ve got missing persons (with a twist) voodoo, true crime stories, scientific discoveries, kooky towns, sea monsters, the GROSSEST STORY EVER TOLD, screaming skies and one wacky case of old DNA!

Join our Facebook Group to access links to all the stories we shared on today’s episode!

Jul 17, 2020

Hey y'all!

Welcome to PART TWO of our Hometown Haunts ILLINOIS episode!! Couldn't you just?

Last week we shared stories about aliens and ghosts and it was REAL SPOOKY.  This week gets a TAD darker with Lauren covering some very disturbing and some very confusing true crime stories.  But don't worry!  All that terror will be broken up by Ashley's kooky tales of crazy characters, the impressiveness of Native American civilizations, and a very strange story about a young girl who's body was taken over by a stranger.

For cryin' out loud, lets get to the show!

 

This week's topics:

Robert Pershing Wadlow (The tallest man in recorded history)

Deaf Bill Lee (An Alton IL legend)

The 1987 murder of the Dardeen Family of Ina Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

The Watseka Wonder (A possession story)

The 1984 murder of the Hendricks Family in Bloomington Illinois

Jul 10, 2020

Ope!  You betcha, weirdos it's time to drink some pop and eat some puppy chow because we're headed to the midwest, y'all!

This week Ashley and Lauren are going to their home state of ILLINOIS for a very special two part HOMETOWN HAUNTS episode! 

The close encounters, murders, spooky old buildings, possessions, Native American landmarks, poltergeists, the most haunted small town in America, the tallest man in recorded history, and so much more!! 

 

This Week's topics include:

The Bartonville State Hospital aka the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane

UFO encounters - Centralia/Mt Vernon/Fairfield & The St Clair Triangle/Southern Illinois Incident

The Macomb Firestarter

John Otto & his transmission from space

The many hauntings of Rockford University

Jane Addams, Hull House, and the Devil Baby

& The Enfield Horror

Jul 3, 2020

Hi Weirdos!

In the last 3-1/2 years of our show Ashley & Lauren have covered a TON of weird objects.  Robert the doll, Annabelle from The Conjuring fame, the antikythera mechanism, even the Betz Sphere when we teamed up with Florida Men on Florida Man.

This week we decided to throw together some of the CRAZIEST objects in the world.  We've got haunted paintings, cursed cars, possessed clothing, ancient mysteries, and even a murderous toy.

Tune in to learn about

The Crying Boy: A painting by Giovanni Bragolin

James Dean's car "Little Bastard"

Anne Baker's Wedding dress

The Ubaid Statues of Iraq

& an Elmo plushie that's out for revenge.

 

 

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