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16. An Unknown Compelling Force - Dyatlov Pass

5/12/2018
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Ten hikers departed for an expedition through the Ural Mountains, and only one returned alive. Their campsite and corpses have forged greater questions than answers - questions that baffle arm chair detectives, investigators, and story tellers alike. The tale of Dyatlov Pass is a captivating mystery that may or may not involve the KGB, Yetis, UFOs, and other Unknown Compelling Forces, a mystery that to this day remains unsolved. Please rate/subscribe/review the podcast on your podcast...

Duration:01:26:31

15. Into the Redwoods Part II - Edmund Kemper

4/23/2018
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California in the late sixties may have been known for its summer of love, hippie communes, and the age of aquarius but by 1970 the picturesque coastal region of Santa Cruz was embroiled in an era punctuated by fear, paranoia, and violence. Thanks to two serial killers and a mass murderer operating in such close proximity to each other, it’s no wonder that the once peaceful coastal community soon became known as the Murder Capital of the World. Into the Redwoods is a three part series...

Duration:01:18:01

Mid-Week Mysteries 2

4/18/2018
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In which a small Alberta town is caught between a rock and a hard place; things heat up at an Edmonton B&B; and a Calgary pub reports some serious monkeying around. If you’re enjoying Weird: A Podcast of Curiosities, please take a moment to rate/suscribe/and review the podcast. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @TheWeirdPod.

Duration:00:09:34

14. Into the Redwoods Part II - Herbert Mullin

4/15/2018
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California in the late sixties may have been known for its summer of love, hippie communes, and the age of aquarius but by 1970 the picturesque coastal region of Santa Cruz was embroiled in an era punctuated by fear, paranoia, and violence. Thanks to two serial killers and a mass murderer operating in such close proximity to each other, it’s no wonder that the once peaceful coastal community soon became known as the Murder Capital of the World. Into the Redwoods is a three part series...

Duration:00:32:29

13. Into the Redwoods Part I - John Linley Frazier

4/8/2018
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California in the late sixties may have been known for its summer of love, hippie communes, and the age of acquarius but by 1970 the picturesque coastal region of Santa Cruz was embroiled in an era punctuated by fear, paranoia, and violence. With two serial killers and a mass murderer operating in such close proximity to each other, it’s no wonder that the once peaceful coastal community soon became known as the Murder Capital of the World. Into the Redwoods is a three part series that...

Duration:01:04:05

12. Ouija: A History

4/1/2018
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The history of the Ouija Board is intertwined with some of America’s most tragic events. Its use was accepted and often encouraged in many instances, until one singular event in the seventies changed the public’s perception of the device forever. Psychology, science and spirtuality all come into play as we examine the history and functionality of Spiritualism’s most notorious device.

Duration:01:43:25

Mid-Week Mysteries 1

3/28/2018
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In which a restaurant is haunted by the grieving wife of a veterinarian in Calgary, Alberta, and a museum in Fort Saskatchewan is haunted by the spirit of the only woman in Alberta to be hanged.

Duration:00:17:08

11. The Sodder Family

3/24/2018
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Christmas Eve, 1945 A house fire burns the home of The Sodder Family to the ground. Five [...]

Duration:01:06:56

10. Rasputin - The Mad Monk

3/18/2018
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Episode 10 is dedicated to one of history’s most enigmatic characters: Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. A man thoroughly integrated with myth, viewed as a monk, a healer, a mad man, a holy man, a con man or perhaps a strange combination of all these things. Set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, the tale weaves mysticism, seduction, betrayal, and murder together forming a narrative that has fascinated historians and story tellers alike for over a century.

Duration:00:35:11

9. The Matamoros Murders

3/10/2018
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An investigation into the disappearance of one man from the Mexican town of Matamoros revealed a greater and darker nemesis than authorities dared comprehend, leading them into a labyrinth of drug abuse, trafficking, and human sacrifice.

Duration:00:30:55

8. The Salem Witch Trials

3/3/2018
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The Salem Witch Trials were more than what happened between 1692-1693, they were the result of a full spectrum of spiritual, social, economic, and cultural factors that would culminate in a year of paranoia, tragedy, and dark superstition. Discover the history, the theories, and the truth behind this tragic event in American History, as well as its surprising tie to your host. On What’s Weird This Week: Science says you can be your own twin, find out how that’s possible in this week’s...

Duration:01:48:48

7. The Romanov Massacre

2/24/2018
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The final days of the Romanov Dynasty is the culmination of centuries of political, social, and civil upheaval. This is a story that has spawned books, movies, cartoons, conspiracy theories, and of course, podcasts. Exactly 100 years after the massacre, interest in what happened that fateful night has not waned, and has even, perhaps, intensified. A story of poverty, resistence, assasinations, mysticism, and so much more - this is a tale that has, and will continue to be, told for...

Duration:00:35:17

6. Carl Tanzler and The Corpse Bride

2/17/2018
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When the ghostly apparition of a long lost ancestor revealed to Carl Tanzler the appearance of his soul mate, he spent his life searching for what he believed would be his one true love. The fairy tale ending, however, was not to be as one man’s love grew into a sinister obsession that even death couldn’t contain.

Duration:00:27:25

Richard Ramirez

2/10/2018
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We’re journeying into the dark world of serial killers for episode 5 as we examine the life, the crimes, and the capture of Richard Ramirez - the Night Stalker. What’s Weird this Week? Find out why some Canadian police forces have been going down the toilet.

Duration:01:56:21

Episode 4 - The Dybbuk Box

2/3/2018
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Centuries of Jewish lore nurtured this famous legend of a box that is haunted by a malicious spirit, possibly responsible for the entirety of the Second World War. Dive into the fascinating realm of Jewish mysticism, ancient folklore, and the crazy world of paranormal eBay buyers as we chat about the Dybbuk Box. What’s Weird this Week? A couple in search of paradise city winds up in parasite city and some unfortunate hitchhikers from the Dominican Republic.

Duration:02:12:56

The Black Donnellys

1/19/2018
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This week on Weird, a story of vengeance, sabotage, and vigilante justice - forever etched into Canadian history: The legend of The Black Donnellys.

Duration:01:16:55

Clifford Olson - The Beast of British Columbia

1/13/2018
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With no less than 94 arrests in his adult life, Clifford Olson terrorized the Greater Vancouver Area with his harrowing crimes. Dive into the sordid details in the opening episode of Weird.

Duration:00:35:18