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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

065 - Budd Dwyer and Danny Casolaro (and More Conspiracies)

6/14/2021
Two more completely unrelated stories this week. First, the story of the politician who killed himself on live TV, then the story of a journalist who may have gotten in way too deep. We also get into even more conspiracies. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:20:25

064 - Floyd Collins and Peter Woodcock (and Conspiracies)

6/7/2021
We're doing something different this week. Rather than one short story or a series of stories that share a theme, we're covering two completely unrelated tales. First, there's the story of doomed spelunker Floyd Collins. Then, we go to Canada for the unfortunately named Peter Woodcock. We also bust a huge conspiracy wide open. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:28:42

063 - The Lesser Known Side of the Revolutionary War

5/31/2021
Happy Memorial Day! This week we're looking at some lesser known stories from the Revolutionary War. It's all about people who were better than Paul Revere, a woman soldier, and an old man that wouldn't be stopped. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:21:49

062 - Dave Sanders

5/24/2021
Here's a story you almost certainly have never heard. Dave Sanders wanted to be a hero, and he kind of was for a little bit, if only because no one knew he was a hero. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:26:24

061 - Josef Fritzl

5/17/2021
Worst story ever? Perhaps! If you thought David Parker Ray was rough, maybe skip this week and come back to see what silly shenanigans we have for you next week. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:44:14

060 - Joe Exotic

5/10/2021
This week, we're looking at the story that brought us all together during the pandemic lockdown last year. This story has some extra details that the documentary left out, so you should give it a listen! Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:26:50

059 - Horrible Moms

5/3/2021
In honor of Mother's Day, we're looking at some horrible mothers from history. What else did you expect? Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:31:32

058 - Back from the Dead

4/26/2021
What happens when we die? This week we look at three people who died and came back to life to share what they experienced in the afterlife. Don't worry, this episode isn't as deep as it sounds. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:25:50

057 - For Science!

4/19/2021
This week we're looking at the scientific achievements (or lack thereof) of some lesser known pioneers of the science world. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:27:07

056 - The Ant Hill Kids & Heaven's Gate

4/12/2021
This is one of the most fun episodes we've ever had on this show. This week we're looking at two different cults - The Ant Hill Kids and Heaven's Gate - and things get pretty weird. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:42:43

055 - Demented Doctors

4/5/2021
Doctors are great people who save lives. But there are some that don't. And these are their stories. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:28:22

054 - Early Christian Martyrs, Part 2

3/29/2021
We're wrapping up our 2-part series on totally 100% true stories about early Christian martyrs because, seriously, there's no way the church would lie about these stories. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:20:37

053 - Early Christian Martyrs, Part 1

3/22/2021
We're kicking off Year 2 with a 2-part series on some of the more interesting stories of early Christian martyrs. Did they really happen? Why wouldn't they? There's no reason for the church to lie about these, right? RIGHT?! Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:23:29

052 - Animal Heroes

3/15/2021
Wow - we made it a full year doing this silly show. Thank you so much for listening! We're wrapping up Year 1 with a few stories about animals that did some really cool things! Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:21:11

051 - Whacky Wars, Part 2 - International Wars

3/8/2021
Having a dumb reason to fight isn't just for the United States. There have been conflicts all over the world that have been incredibly stupid, and we'll talk about this on this week's episode. Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/ Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson

Duration:00:27:13

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