The Strange and Unusual Podcast
About This Show
The unknown, it lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, folklore, superstition, mythology, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in our lives, as we continue to keep fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast, a podcast with a focus on dark history.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Ep 13: The Affair of the Poisons, Part 2
In February of 1677 the 'Affair of the Poisons' was launched in Paris, France. And King Louis XIV, who had named himself the Sun King, after the Greek god, Apollo, was being faced with possible poisoning murder attempts within his own royal court, as well as realizing that those within his own circle may have sought the services of the magical underworld of Paris. Fortune-tellers, alchemists, diviners, conjurers, magicians, and those accused of practicing both white and black magic were rounded up, as well as so many who were now being of accused of murder by poison within the highest ranks of Paris. King Louis would be faced with his childhood fear of betrayal and rebellion, all while building up the grand palace of Versailles. For the next several years those practicing magic and those within the Church said to be holding black masses, as well as sacrificing babies and more to the devil, would become the focus of fascination and horror of those within French society.Read more »
Episodes of This Show
Oct 28, 2017
Aug 8, 2017
Rated 3 out of
Room for improvement
I was excited to find this podcast and really wanted to like it. I've listed to a few episodes, because the subject matter and research are great, but I don't think I can take much more because of the delivery. The host speaks as though she's trying to emulate Aaron Mahnke of the Lore podcast, and I literally went into this thinking, "oh, cool - a podcast that's like Lore, but surely minus the weird, affected, pausing style of speech!" It's somehow better and worse in this one at the same time, because Allison doesn't sound like she always speaks so choppily, so on the one hand, it feels like she's forcing an unlikable quality into her show, but on the other, at least I don't find myself regularly wondering if this is an actual robot narrating. It's a new enough show that I'm sure I'll tune in again a little down the road to see if she's found a voice that's more natural and unique to her, but if it continues as is, I won't be a regular listener.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of
Looking forward to more!
Really love this podcast and I'm looking forward to more. I binged at work the other day and loved it. The Elfrieda Knaak episode gave me chills. And I really enjoyed the Catacombs of Paris episode with the host's friend, it was really great.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of
I absolutely love creepy, unsettling stories! Allison is a great host and carries out her show very well. The flow of the podcast is smooth. If you like Lore, Unexplained Mysteries or Pleasing Terrors, you'll like this too!
Date published: 2018-05-03