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Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie

Ain't It Scary? with Sean & Carrie

He’s skeptical. She’s spooky. Together they explore the unknown, unsolved, unbelievable, and just plain weird.

With a shared passion for history and the truth, Sean & Carrie realized they could bring their different perspectives to the world of crime, the paranormal, and the inexplicable.

Sean’s sharp eye on the logical and Carrie’s open mind to the unexplainable combine in every episode for an informative hour with a lighter touch.

Recent Episodes


Ep. 112: A History of Human Sacrifice

Dec. 1, 2022

Listener beware: beheadings and heart-rippings abound in this week's tour through the history of human sacrifice! Ritual murder to please the gods or stave off disaster may stretch back as far as human civilization. Every ci…

True Crime

Ep. 111: Graveyard Love - Zack Bowen & the Murder of Addie Hall

Nov. 24, 2022

New Orleans, one year post Hurricane Katrina. A man is found dead after jumping from the roof of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. In his pocket is a note directing police to go back to his apartment. There, the note says, they'…

History Just Plain Weird

Ep. 110: Eternal Hunger - The Life of Tarrare

Nov. 17, 2022

Can you imagine a hunger so deep it can never be filled, no matter how you try or what you eat? Cravings wracking your whole existence, pushing you past the limits of biology, decency and morality? That was the constant cond…

Paranormal History

Ep. 109: The Haunting of the Presidents

Nov. 10, 2022

Could America's most famous house also be its most haunted? That's what many think of the White House, the United States' office, residence, and seat of the Presidency. Inhabited by the most powerful men in the world since 1…

History Just Plain Weird

Ep. 108: Famous Last Words

Nov. 3, 2022

What would your last words be, if you knew you were about to die? Would you go out with a joke, a last "I love you"...or an expression of regret? This week, Sean takes us on a tour of his favorite last words throughout the a…


Ep. 107: The History of Halloween

Oct. 27, 2022

We're all familiar with the trappings of Halloween that we know and love today: trick or treating, jack o' lantern carving, costume parades, witches and skeletons and ghosts and black cats...but why are those Halloween tradi…


Ep. 106: The Enfield Poltergeist

Oct. 20, 2022

This week we take a long, hard look at one of the most publicized hauntings in British history - and the inspiration for the 2016 hit The Conjuring 2 - the Enfield poltergeist. As a single mother with four kids in 1977, Pegg…


Ep. 105: The Connecticut Witch Trials

Oct. 13, 2022

We're checking out some witch trials this Halloween season, just like we did last year - only this time, we're investigating the story of the Connecticut Witch Trials, the first and longest span of witch trials in New Englan…