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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: October, 2020
Oct 31, 2020

Happy Halloween, Weirdos!

Are you ready for a spooky tale?  This week Ashley has a special one for you.

Can a house be so haunted that just writing about it can spread evil throughout the world?  Or is it just that reading about the paranormal can open up the possibility of experiencing it?

In 2009 Ashley bought a book called "The Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House."  When she read that book, strange things started happening in her home.  Objects were moved, there were strange sights & sounds and all around creepiness.  Not that big of a deal right?  Well, then she gave that book to someone else... and they began experiencing things as well.  

In total six individuals; some friends, some family, even a stranger had terrifying experiences surrounding this book.  These are their stories.

 

Opening Music : "Evil Behind the Mask" by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio

Music & Ambience: VIVEK ABHISHEK

Oct 30, 2020

Happy Devil's Night, boils and ghouls!

And what a very special Devil's Night it is because Ashley and Lauren are here to bring you some LISTENER GHOST STORIES!! 

Five horror stories ranging from funny to sad and strange to downright terrifying.  Each story submitted by our listeners and various friends across the internet.  Each story incredibly special to us- because YOU shared them.

Lauren is bringing us a story about a haunted apartment, a guardian angel, and the terrifying story we now refer to as "the Big Kahuna." 

Ashley is bringing you a very funny paranormal story, a confusing supernatural experience, and a past life theory that we just can't stop thinking about.

Rarely does this happen but ALL of the music this week was scored by the same person- their name is Vivek Abhishek and you can find their work on YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaeW48X42EwKHsp1n0U-WQQ

We hope you have the happiest of Halloweens.  Please try and put the world's struggles and worries aside this weekend.  They will still be here on Monday.  We love you.

Oct 23, 2020

Hello Kiddies! 

Are you ready for your DEADTIME STORY?  This is a very special edition of Keep It Weird with a very special guest.  Joining me today is one of your favorite good-looking men!  Back from the grave it's Handsome Joe! 

This week we're doing something brand new!  I scoured the internet looking for some fantastic HORROR FICTION stories and boy did I find some great ones.  And I figured what better way to share them with you than to have my own little audience.  So we turned off the lights and settled in for some strange, unusual, creepy, sticky, gross stories from some very talented story tellers.

 

Guardians by /r/DarkAlliGator

Music Credits:

Author: Kevin MacLeod

Website - http://incompetech.com/

Royalty Free Link - http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-...

Genre Link - http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-...

Song - "Aftermath" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

 

There is no Off Switch by /r/sunemma (@sunny_emmala)

Music Credits:

Alan Walker - Fade | Free Download @ http://bit.ly/ALANWALKERfade

Music by youtube.com/hullomynameisalex OR soundcloud.com/alxdmusic

Annoying Neighbor by Gabriel Valdez Oro

Link to Book:

https://www.amazon.com/Flesh-Fiction-Lasting-super-short-stories-ebook/dp/B07XJTNBNM

 

Star Children by B.T. Joy

Music Credits:

Composer: Nicholas Capsimalis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Y2EkhE-kc&list=PLyNjz38eJtj5IAaTD9vCNQJZosTsBTbYs&index=11

Oct 16, 2020

Are you afraid of the dark, weirdos?

Continuing our very spooky Halloween episodes this week we are bringing you an episode about all the things that lurk in the dark corners of the world... or do they?

Lauren is going to be teaching us about the fear of the dark (Nyctophobia) and even the fear of doors (Entamaphobia) Is this a leftover anxiety from our evolution?  Or is there something really there?

Ashley is going to talk about the thing that could be there... hush, hush, hush... here comes the bogeyman.  A creature that's been haunting us since the beginning of time.  How does he evolve every century?  How does he look different depending on who is looking at him?  And what will he look like when you see him?

Grab your nightlight, tuck yourself in and get ready for a submission for the Midnight Society

 

Oct 9, 2020

Hi Weirdos!  What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Welcome to Week two of our horror movie series!  Last week we talked about matters of the flesh--- slicing dicing (and even biting) with slashers and zombies.

This week Ashley is starting us off with a discussion on movie MONSTERS.  Monster movies are filled with allegories and metaphors; so from Cujo to the Babadook- we're going to be discussing the movies AND the creatures and how they mirrored our deepest darkest fears.

Lauren takes us home with one of her favorite genres- DEMONS! The world often has an intense (and sometimes even severe) reaction to movies about demonic possession and that you may know.  What you might not is that a lot of these movies represent real horrors happening in our world that do not have to do with heaven and hell.

So grab your crucifix and get ready to RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!! 

Oct 2, 2020

Lights, Camera, Action Weirdos!! 

Welcome to your first OCTOBER 2020 EPISODE!! It's our favorite month of the year and we're starting out with a bang.  This week Lauren and Ashley are taking a deeper look at horror movies.

On the surface it may seem like it's just a bunch of flesh and blood; but when you look a little closer there might be a whole new movie waiting for you.

Lauren is going to start us off with SLASHERS.  From Halloween to Scream; Slashers have been cautionary tales, they've empowered women, pissed off Christians, and they're totally freaking fun.

Ashley is bringing us into the world of George Romero and talking about ZOMBIES.  From Night of the Living Dead to 28 Days Later; Zombies have been allegories for society, they've mirrored our own fear of death and disease, and serve as a warning for the future if we don't see the error of our ways.

This episode references several horror movies but doesn't give away major spoilers (That aren't well known)  Psycho, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Candyman, Scream, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, The Walking Dead

 

Tune in Next week for MONSTERS and DEMONS

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