The Strange and Unusual Podcast
About This Show
The unknown. It lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, superstition, folklore, customs, hysteria, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in almost every facet of our lives. Whether it be in the form of religion, urban legends, pop culture, ghost stories, superstitious rituals, and so much more we are still just fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unusual Podcast.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 12: The Affair of the Poisons, Part 1
In 1672, mysterious poisons were found in the home of a recently deceased Frenchman. This discovery would eventually lead to a years-long murder scandal that would come to be known as 'The Affair of the Poisons', and before it done even those in the noble class would be accused of devil worship, human sacrifice, treason, murder and more. In this first part, Mme de Brinvilliers' murder of her father and brothers by poison will be explored, as this was the case that started it all. Also, explored in this episode, in relation to the world view and time period, is alchemy, the philosopher's stone, and the lives of Sir Issac Newton and Nicholas Flamel.
Episodes of This Show
Oct 28, 2017
Aug 8, 2017
Jun 15, 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