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Each week, host John Hinson takes a look at weird, crazy, and forgotten stories from the history of humankind. He tries to put some humor into it, or he's just an apathetic dick - that's up to you to decide.

Each week, host John Hinson takes a look at weird, crazy, and forgotten stories from the history of humankind. He tries to put some humor into it, or he's just an apathetic dick - that's up to you to decide.

Location:

United States

Description:

Each week, host John Hinson takes a look at weird, crazy, and forgotten stories from the history of humankind. He tries to put some humor into it, or he's just an apathetic dick - that's up to you to decide.

Language:

English


Episodes

050 - Whacky Wars, Part 1 - American Wars

3/1/2021
War can be pretty stupid sometimes, but humans will come up with any reason to start fighting each other. In the first of this two-part series, we'll talk about some of the dumbest conflicts in American history. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:22:12

049 - Nathaniel Bar-Jonah

2/22/2021
You know those people who just want to be ridiculously evil just for the sake of being ridiculously evil? Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was exactly that kind of person. Get a full dose of his story with a heaping side of police ineptitude on this week's episode! Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:18:50

048 - Fred West

2/15/2021
This episode is not for the faint of heart. Fred West was a terrible father and all around awful human being. His wife wasn't great either, and you'll find out why on this week's episode! Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:29:38

047 - Richard Kuklinski

2/8/2021
"The Iceman" Richard Kuklinski was either one of the most prolific serial killers in American history or one of the mob's most talented hitmen depending on how you like to categorize your murder. Learn his fascinating story this week! Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:21:12

046 - Celebrating Black History Month

2/1/2021
Remember how I did Japanese July last year and it definitely was not a celebration of Japanese culture? Well, this is kinda like that. Just to be clear - there is no racism behind this episode, but it is a look at some lesser known figures from black history, some of which weren't exactly great. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:35:50

045 - Silly Stunts

1/25/2021
Stuntmen are incredibly fascinating to watch, mainly because we secretly hope it goes horribly wrong on live television. This episode covers a few examples of when that actually happened. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:20:11

044 - Ridiculous Riots

1/18/2021
Obviously riots are nothing new, and for the most part, the people who do the rioting have a logical reason to be angry. These stories are not from the most logical people. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:23:22

043 - The Sodder Family

1/11/2021
The mysterious events surrounding the Sodder family launched one of the longest private investigations in history, but the family never got close to any answers. We're covering the facts of this story to see if you can come to your own conclusion. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:17:58

043 - The Sodder Family

1/11/2021
The mysterious events surrounding the Sodder family launched one of the longest private investigations in history, but the family never got close to any answers. We're covering the facts of this story to see if you can come to your own conclusion. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:17:36

042 - Stories from the Crusades

1/4/2021
Happy New Year! Let's hope 2021 is better than 2020. To start the year, we're looking at some of the dumb things Christians did during the Crusades. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:20:20

041 - The Dole Air Race

12/28/2020
This short episode looks at the Dole Air Race, a real live version of Wacky Races that obviously didn't end well. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:13:03

040 - Carl Tanzler

12/21/2020
This is either the most Florida story ever, or the most German story ever. Or maybe it's both. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:13:23

039 - Rodney Alcala

12/14/2020
Rodney Alcala was known as The Dating Game Killer because he appeared on the game show "The Dating Game" because background checks used to not be standard protocol. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:17:55

038 - Lesser Known Stories from World War II

12/7/2020
In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, we're looking at a few lesser known tales from the biggest war in human history. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:24:07

037 - Sinkable Ships

11/30/2020
The term "unsinkable" has been used to describe many huge ships throughout history. These are the opposite of that. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:22:04

036 - Early Popes

11/23/2020
Not surprisingly, the early Christian church wasn't exactly going by what Jesus taught. It was full of corruption and other acts Jesus would've frowned upon. We look at several of these early Christian leaders on this week's episode! Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:21:51

035 - Gertrude Baniszewski

11/16/2020
This one isn't for everyone, but if you made it through the David Parker Ray episode, this one will be a walk in the park. If you skipped all the explicit episodes, this might be another one to sit out. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:20:03

034 - Ed Kemper

11/9/2020
It's time for another serial killer story! This time it's the story of Ed Kemper, who's zapples really got him into a load of trouble....so did his hatred for his mother. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:23:21

033 - Ralph Lael

11/2/2020
Last month was scary! Let's change gears and dive back into the paranormal with the story of Ralph Lael, a North Carolina man who swears he had an alien encounter at the mysterious Brown Mountain. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:17:21

032 - David Parker Ray

10/26/2020
WARNING - this is the worst story, maybe ever. Don't let your kids listen to this one. Don't listen to this one out in public where people can hear it. This story is highly disturbing. Seriously. You may even just want to skip it. For real. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:27:58