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Feb. 16, 2023

Ep. 120: Gloria Ramirez, "The Toxic Lady"

On February 19th, 1994, 31-year-old Gloria Ramirez was rushed to Riverside General Hospital after suffering severe heart palpitations, possibly caused by her advanced cervical cancer. In the ER, hospital staff began to work t...

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Dec. 8, 2022

Ep. 113: Gef the Talking Mongoose

After a few weeks of brutality, Carrie returns with a slightly silly tale from pre-WW2 Britain: the story of Gef, a trickster entity (or spirit? or poltergeist? or cryptid? or...) who presented himself as a talking mongoose t...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Ep. 110: Eternal Hunger - The Life of Tarrare

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 …

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Nov. 3, 2022

Ep. 108: Famous Last Words

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 …

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Aug. 25, 2022

Ep. 99: Andrew Basiago & Project Pegasus

From 1962 to 1972, the U.S. government ran a top-secret program that teleported child spies through space and time. At least, that's the claim of Andrew Basiago, former time traveler and holder of the hotly contested title of...

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April 28, 2022

Ep. 82: TV Mysteries - The Max Headroom Incident & Other Signal Hijac…

In November 1987, one of the weirdest moments of TV history happened right underneath the noses of the Chicago viewing public. That night a mysterious figure wearing a full-head "Max Headroom" mask invaded the broadcasts of l...

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Sept. 2, 2021

Ep. 50: Roast 2 Roast AM

If you're looking for a well-researched, yet grisly story told with a wink and a laugh...well, we have 49 other episodes we can recommend. To celebrate our big 50th episode, we wanted to do something a little different. Coast to …

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June 3, 2021

Ep. 38: The Dark Side of Disney

Walt Disney built an empire on family-friendly entertainment that’s grown into a modern titan of the industry - and today we’re climbing all over its seamy underbelly. Gross! Sean zig-zags us through rumors about Walt Disney’s involvement with Nazis,...

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May 27, 2021

Ep. 37: The "Crying Boy" Curse

In 1985, U.K. tabloid The Sun started a frenzy of fear when they published a series of articles about a cursed mass-produced painting - dubbed "The Crying Boy" - that had been found at the sites of dozens of house …

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March 4, 2021

Ep. 25: The Kennedy Curse & the Chappaquiddick Incident

Is it possible for a whole family to be cursed? Some people think so. In fact, there's one particular family in United States history many have asserted IS the victim of a curse - the Kennedys. From political assassinations to …

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Jan. 21, 2021

Ep. 19: Count von Cosel & His Mummy Bride

In this episode we’re taking a trip to pre-WWII Key West, Florida - a place beyond laws, full of unbelievable characters. One of these characters is Count Carl von Cosel (born Karl Tanzler), an eccentric x-ray technician that falls head-over-heels …

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Sept. 22, 2020

Ep. 2: Connecticut Legends and Lore, Pt. 2

On part 2 of our series, we chat about 4 more legendary locations and people in the CT area worth discussing—the spooky Dudleytown, the unsettling Fairfield Hills State Hospital, the tragic Leatherman, and the just plain weird Headless Horseman of...

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Sept. 15, 2020

Ep. 1: Connecticut Legends and Lore, Pt. 1

On our very first episode and part 1 of our series, we dive into two of the most intriguing legends from the state of Connecticut—the legendary “mutants” The Melonheads, and the notoriously haunted Remington Arms Factory in Bridgeport. Carrie finds...

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