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34 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
100th Episode Extrava-GAY-za
Hello fans new and old alike! We hope you enjoyed your summer break. Cody and Chris are ready to come back in full swing for their 5th year, starting with episode 100!!! But first, we want to present a special minisode with clips and notes from some of our listeners sharing favorite moments, congratulations, and some fun weirdness (we laughed a lot listening to these). You will hear from friends, fellow podcasters, and best yet, fans (or is it stans, we’re not hip with the lingo). Hope you enjoy!P.S. Please go vote for us for best Paranormal Comedy Podcast in the First Annual Paranormal Podcast awards. You can vote by going directly to the link and filling out this form. We appreciate you from the bottom of our old, shrivelled hearts:https://forms.paranormalityradio.com/paranormal-podcast-awards-voting/
129 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Guest Podcast - It Came From a Monster Movie: Spirited Away
BSP is still on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you an episode from our friend, Henry, at the It Came From a Monster Movie Podcast. The show is dedicated to reviewing and discussing the incredible menagerie that makes up the creature feature / monster movie genre. In this episode, Jacqueline Smith (one of our favorite people, and guest host of our Scottish Lore episode) joins Henry to discuss the movie, Spirited Away, the magical Ghibli film that won an Academy Award.
14 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Guest Podcast - Rogue Darkness: The Atlas Vampire
BSP is still on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you an episode from our friends at the Rogue Darkness Podcast. Their podcast talks about how misinterpretations and misinformation surrounding witchcraft, the occult, and other beliefs have led many to do unthinkable crimes. In this episode, they’ll be delving into the mysterious (and still unsolved) crime committed by a murderer known as The Atlas Vampire.
43 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Guest Podcast - ODDentity: Season Finale
BSP is still on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you some fun guest podcasts! Next up is The ODDentity Podcast, where Janine Mercer discusses tales of the paranormal, urban legends, folklore, and (occasionally) true crime, with just the right amount of sarcasm and humor. In their season finale, Janine interviews Jonathan Johnson of West Virginia Paranormal. In her words: I had a great chat! Jonathan and his group have uncovered some pretty amazing stuff. We talk about the team’s investigations of some famous (or rather infamous) haunted places along with a discussion of some lesser-known locations and Jonathan talks about how he got into paranormal investigations in the first place. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about how paranormal investigations actually work, you’re in for a treat.
30 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Guest Podcast - Four's a Crowd: Pilot Episode
BSP is on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you some fun guest podcasts! First up is Four’s a Crowd, a Situation Comedy Podcast. Here’s more about the episode: After Cameron suddenly dumps Bradley, they are ready to part ways until finding out from the endearing, but meddlesome, building concierge that rent is doubling. So to keep the apartment, both of them decide to find a third roommate. Unfortunately, they each try to out-maneuver the other preemptively, resulting in hijinks like you wouldn't imagine.
51 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Island Dreams: Hawaiian Lore
In this episode, Cody and Chris celebrate summer by taking you to Hawaii and talking about the fascinating lore there. First, Cody discusses the Pali Highway, where you can’t bring pork without upsetting Kamapua‘a, the Pig God. Then, Chris shares the story of the Night Marchers, ancient warriors cursed to march the islands for eternity (don’t get in their way, or you might end up joining them). Next, Cody talks about the Manoa Chinese Cemetery, an ornate graveyard that contains a tree with a portal to the afterlife. Finally, Chris shares the fiery goddess, Pele, and the curse she’ll bring upon you if you take anything from her domain. Creep of the week is a creepy (SUPER CREEPY) experience from Christian (from the Glitch Cube Podcast). This episode’s drinks are mango lemonade and Kona beer.
18 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Fireballs and Shipwrecks
In this minisode, we talk about a fireball (containing a lizard) and a curious boating incident. First, Cody shares a man's experience with a lizard in a fireball who gives him a magic pebble that takes him back in time to see the creation of the Easter Island statues. You read that right. Then, Chris discusses the Sarah Joe, a ship that went missing, only to be discovered years later under mysterious circumstances. There's definitely a common thread between the two stories. Can you guess next week's episode?
48 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Relic the Moment
In this episode, Cody and Chris go back to their religious roots, so to speak, by talking about relics. First, Cody tells the insane (and borderline NSFW) story about the lost foreskin of Jesus Christ and its many tasty iterations. Then, Chris gets a little dark and discusses John the Baptist’s severed head, one of the most sought after religious relics in the world. Next, Cody talks about Veronica’s Veil, which was supposedly used to wipe the face of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. Finally, Chris tells the strange and fascinating legend behind the Buddha’s giant tooth that (in one instance) seems to still be growing. Creep of the Week is a current event about Thai relics returned to their homeland. This week’s drinks are Wellbeing Heavenly Body Non-Alcoholic Golden Wheat, and Lunna Rosa Roadrunner Red.
16 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
A Beheading in Rome
In this minisode, Cody and Chris take a paranormal trip to Italy. First, Chris tells a creepy AF story about a guy who went to the Vatican only to have a shadow spider creature follow him. Then, Cody talks about the esteemed St. Catherine of Siena and the search for her divine head (you read that right). Can you guess next week’s topic?
48 minutes | May 31, 2021
In this episode, Cody and Chris pay tribute to Memorial Day by sharing paranormal tales related to soldiers and war. First, Cody talks about the creepiest ghosts that haunt (and protect!) The Alamo. Then, Chris tells a story of one man who ran into an old friend… who might have been dead. He was haunted for life after the encounter. Next, Cody discusses a bunch of children who mysteriously went missing in the Swiss Alps during World War II. Finally, Chris dishes out some weird government information in which they studied psychics in the military for years. Drinks this week are Cherry Kompot and Liberty Creek Moscato.
19 minutes | May 24, 2021
Tunnel Rats & Unsinkable Cats
In this minisode, Cody and Chris discuss a tunnel-explorer and an invincible cat. First, Cody talks about a soldier - assigned to be a tunnel rat during the Vietnam War - and his very strange, cultish discovery. Then, Chris shares the story of a cat that is a good candidate for the “9 lives” award after surviving three sunken ships. Can you guess next week’s topic?
48 minutes | May 17, 2021
For a Goat Time, Call...
In this episode, Cody and Chris cover different goatmen cryptids (or are they the same one?!). First, Cody shares the story of the famous Goatman of Bowie, Maryland, who was said to be the creation of a mad USDA scientist. Then, Chris talks about the goatman known as the Popelick Monster from Louisville, Kentucky, who lives under the Popelick Trestle Bridge. Next, Cody discusses the haunting story of social injustice surrounding what is now nicknamed Goatman’s Bridge near Denton, Texas. Finally, Chris talks of a Mesoamerican goatman creature, the Huay Chivo, who ripped off his head to terrify a village. Creep of the Week comes from loyal listener Sarah. Drinks/food this week are a non-alcoholic Mint Julep and Peanut Butter M&M’s.
19 minutes | May 10, 2021
Lamb Plants and Creepers
In this minisode, Cody and Chris talk about demon cottages and weird plants. First, Chris tells a creepy AF story about a cottage nicknamed “The Cage”, that is home to malevolent spirits and goat demons. Then, Cody entertains us with a story about a plant - one that many people believed in for 400 years!!! - that actually grew lambs for cotton. Can you guess our upcoming topic?
50 minutes | May 3, 2021
Lost and Unfound
In this episode, Cody and Chris discuss crazy mysterious disappearances (mysterappearances?). First, Cody talks about one of the most massive and modern baffling cases: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Then, Chris shares a little-known case from Chile about two cousins who disappeared, years apart from each other, in similar circumstances. Next, Cody discusses three children from the 1800s who disappeared...into the sky (you read that right). Finally, Chris talks about a crazy fascinating case in which a town receives a thousand threatening letters from an anonymous writer. Creep of the Week is the conclusion of Lern’s St. Brigid story (eek!). Drinks this week are Hawkstone Cabernet and Surreal Kolsch.
19 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Lost in the Storms
In this minisode, Cody and Chris talk about people vanishing during crazy storms. First, Chris shares the story of the Flannan Isles in Scotland, where three lighthouse keepers mysteriously vanished during a storm that may or may not have occurred. Then, Cody dives into the crazy circumstances surrounding the Yuba County 5, a group of five men who went missing during a snowstorm. It has more twists and turns than a twisty, turny road. Have any ideas about next week’s topic? Don’t overthink it!
49 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
In this episode, Cody and Chris put you in a deep trance and talk about hypnosis (content warning: these stories involve murder and suicide). First, Cody talks about an insane case in Copenhagen where one man hypnotized another into robbing a bank and committing murder. Then, Chris tells the unfortunate story of three students who mysteriously died following hypnosis sessions with their principal. Next, Cody shares a bizarre story in which a lady has full gastric bypass surgery...via hypnosis. Finally, Chris discusses the murder of Augustin Gouffé and the resulting case where the murderer used hypnosis as a defense. Creep of the Week comes from friend of the Podcast, Lern. Drinks this week are Tart Cherry Spritz and Blood Orange Cider.
15 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
In this minisode, Chris and Cody tell stories about Pavlovian response and crazy sleep talking. First, Cody shares several examples of things you do everyday that are the result of years of mental conditioning. Then, Chris tells a story about a sleepover party game that may have led to one girl’s demonic possession. Can you guess next week’s topic? Y’all, it’s going to be a tough one.
48 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 93 – The Poppet Master
In this episode, Cody and Chris talk about poppets, or dolls - based on people - used for rituals. First, Cody shares some basic spells you can do with your very own poppet. Then, Chris tells a story about the legends behind Guatemalan Worry Dolls. Next, Cody discusses a murderous (and true) story about a voodoo fish doll that may have killed a family. Finally, Chris talks about a pagan celebration called Imbolc, and the related poppets known as Brigid Dolls. This week’s drinks/food are empanadas and Big Wave beer. Advisory: 0:00s-0:20sIntro Music: 0:20s-0:46sTopic: 0:46s-2:56mDrinks: 2:56m-5:19sHistory: 5:19s-10:53mA poppet how to: 10:53m-17:41mWorry Dolls: 17:41m-23:57mTrailer: 23:57m-24:18mVoodoo Fish: 24:18m-31:32mBrigid Dolls: 31:32m-37:24mSkeptic: 37:24m-41:20mBeliever: 41:20m-44:32mCreep of the Week: 44:32m-46:21mSign Off: 46:21m-47:50mOutro Music: 47:50m-48:11mOriginal Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at https://www.purple-planet.comTo find other strange podcasts, follow our network: https://podmoth.network/Trailer from The Offbeat Worm PodcastLinksHistory-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppethttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathetic_magichttps://www.sabbatbox.com/blogs/sabbat-box-blog/what-is-a-poppet-what-is-a-voodoo-dollhttp://www.badwitch.co.uk/2018/11/magical-dolls-history-of-poppets-effigy.htmlPoppet How To-https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-Sympathetic-Magic-and-Working-With-PoppetsWorry Dolls-https://blog.culturalelements.com/guatemalan-worry-dolls/http://blog.shamansmarket.com/the-legend-of-the-worry-dolls/Voodoo Fish-https://fun107.com/the-true-story-of-three-deaths-caused-by-a-voodoo-curse-in-westport/Brigid Dolls-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolchttp://www.unicorngarden.com/brigid.htmhttps://symbolsage.com/brigid-irish-goddess-significance/Debunk-
15 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Minisode 72 – Nailed and Pinned
In this minisode, Cody and Chris talk all things prickly (hence the title). First, Chris tells a creepy story about a group of friends who find tons of puppets nailed to walls in a house. Eek! Then, Cody talks about the Pendle Witches, whose woes began when they tried to buy metal pins. Naturally, they were found “guilty” (we use that term loosely) and executed. Can you guess next week’s topic?
49 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 92 – It's Raining Talismen
In this episode, Cody and Chris dive into amulets and talismans (talismen?), those objects that help protect against evil. First, because Cody loves Thai food so much, he talks about Thailand’s Supernatural Talisman Dolls, a recent, weird trend. Next, Chris discusses the most basic of compounds (and potent protective substances), salt. It’s more interesting than you’d think! Next, Cody talks about Apotropaic Magic, or magic that is used to ward off evil, with a focus on the protective power of gentilia (you read that right). Finally, Chris shares the Ancient Roman belief in Penis Amulets (you also read that right). Creep of the Week is about a recent discovery of an ancient amulet in Israel. Drinks this week are Kobucha and Talisman. Advisory: 0s-:20sIntro Music: :20s-:46sTopic: :46s-4:30mDrinks: 4:30m-6:24mHistory: 6:24m-11:48mSupernatural Talisman Dolls: 11:48m- 16:45mNaCl: 16:45m- 23:46mTrailer: 23:46m-24:17mApotropaic Magic: 24:17m-34:39mPenis Amulets: 34:39m-40:46mSkeptic: 40:46m-43:32mBeliever: 43:32m-46:10mCreep of the Week: 46:10m-47:39m-Sign Off: 47:39m-48:30mOutro Music: 48:30m-48:45mOriginal Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at https://www.purple-planet.comTo find other strange podcasts, follow our network: https://podmoth.network/Trailer from The Supernatural SistersHistoryhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talismanhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amulethttp://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/religion-miscellaneous/difference-between-amulets-and-talismans/Supernatural Talisman Dollshttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35416537https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/luk-thep-thailands-baby-doll-tradition/’Salthttps://www.learnreligions.com/salt-folklore-and-magic-2562502https://occult-world.com/salt/https://www.wisechoicemarket.com/salty-tales/https://www.saltworkconsultants.com/salt-social-standing-and-religious-superstition/Apotropaic Magichttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apotropaic_magichttps://www.
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