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We are a hybrid paranormal/science podcast - examining paranormal topics from both the perspective of a believer and a skeptic.

We are a hybrid paranormal/science podcast - examining paranormal topics from both the perspective of a believer and a skeptic.
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We are a hybrid paranormal/science podcast - examining paranormal topics from both the perspective of a believer and a skeptic.

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@ZeroScared

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English


Episodes

30: Mad (Cool) Scientists

9/13/2019
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Nobel laureates totally dig the paranormal!! Ok maybe just a few of them do...but still. We talk about Francis Crick’s love of panspermia, Charles Richet’s devotion to extrasensory perception, and Ray Kurzweil’s tech predictions and commitment to immortality. Also we are going on vacation for two weeks, so don’t cry (too much). As always, keep the emails coming! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Directed Panspermia Missing Molybdenum Speigleman's monster Venter...

Duration:00:38:02

29: Kristina Semos, Astrologer Extraordinaire

9/5/2019
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We have a real astrologer with us today, Kristina Semos! Kristina specializes in astrology and essential oils and schools us on the planets, the truth about daily horoscopes and getting all your energy crap “on sale”. Note: Episode was recorded in July 2019, astrological comments may no longer apply! Check more about her here: www.astrooils.com We love hearing from you, so email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com And tell your friends, we love friends (but we love you...

Duration:00:28:25

28: Gingers == Atlanteans

8/29/2019
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Get ready for more agreement on a topic then you’ve ever heard. And Mendelian genetics. Also red heads. And aliens. Red headed aliens. On this week's episode we discuss the evidence pointing to the truth of Atlantis!! We love hearing from you, so email us, peeps! stories@zeropercentscared.com And tell your friends, we love friends! References and links: Plato's Atlantis Madam Blavatsky and Atlantean sex slaves The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Help Oxford on this one, guys! Atlantis rising...

Duration:00:53:00

27: The Scariest, Deviliest Triangle!

8/22/2019
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Whats a vile vortex, you ask? It's a triangle where crazy stuff happens! You thought it was just the Bermuda triangle but there are SO MANY MORE TRIANGLES. But not really, most of them seem pretty normal. Or maybe it's aliens. Probably aliens. Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com And tell your friends, we love friends! Links: Vile Vortices! Kavanaugh's Devils Triangle Columbus in the Bermuda Triangle What happened to the Mary Celeste? Mohenjo Daro, city of...

Duration:00:43:23

26: Incompetent Floor Ghosts

8/15/2019
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Ever found a Jesus on your grilled cheese? Toast with your mom's face on it? Well, these small-town Spaniards have faces popping up on their freaking floor! Just throw a rug on it people. Throw a rug on it. Very special thanks for today's topic suggestion to Michele W (paranormal investigator specializing in Chupacabras and Things That Go Bump In The Night). Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Calm Meditation App Co-Star Horoscope appFaceblindness Virgin Mary Grilled...

Duration:00:47:45

25: Tinder for Vampires

8/8/2019
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We've talked about pop culture vamps, and old school vamps, but what about modern-day blood drinkers? Well, good old Stephen Kaplan delved into this back in the 1970s in his Vampire Research Center, which really just seemed like a vampire dating service. Are you a vampire who found love through the VRC? Share your love story! Let’s make a rom com! Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Stephen KaplanSandvik and Baerheim. Does garlic protect against vampires? (1994) Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen...

Duration:00:42:03

24: Rad Listener Stories

8/2/2019
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Today we talk about our favorite listener stories! Guys, you’re THE best. Keep sending us your scary and paranormal experiences and Kelly will keep ranking the best things to haunt. Dolls, dogs, footballs, doors, lamps.

Duration:00:25:39

24: Rad Listener Stories

8/1/2019
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Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Today we talk about our favorite listener stories! Guys, you’re THE best. Keep sending us your scary and paranormal experiences and Kelly will keep ranking the best things to haunt. Dolls, dogs, footballs, doors, lamps. So much thanks to our amazing listeners!

Duration:00:28:48

23: Vampires, corpses, and our freaky AF circulatory system

7/22/2019
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Does anyone actually believe in vampires? No, right? Well if you do, don’t worry, eBay and goop have you covered with vampire hunting kits and anti-vamp elixir! Thanks Gwyneth! On this episode we discuss the insane vampire panics in Eastern Europe! FYI this is the last episode released Monday mornings -- we are moving to Thursday mornings! Keep it in mind and get pumped people. References: Vampire bats in Brazil Vampire moths Gwyneth's dumb anti-vampire elixir Vampire hunting...

Duration:01:00:10

22: Buffy vs Twilight (answer: Buffy)

7/15/2019
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This went from a conversation about TV to a giant feminist rant so get excited people. Main question for the listeners: Are straight women actually super into being stalked by pasty emo dudes? Please tell us, we want to understand you! Reminder: We're going to be changing our release schedule, from Monday mornings to Thursday morning. Buffy top list: Kelly's Faves: Sarah's Faves: References: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/homehttps://vault.fbi.gov/...

Duration:00:42:15

21: Taurus Rising (whatever that means)

7/8/2019
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Who doesn't love a newspaper horoscope? You know you read them. Don't even pretend. We're all bff here. Once you're done reading your horoscope, make an opposite friend! Also, Evangeline Adams is the podcast's official queer role model, so get on board. ---- The People's Choice Podcast Awards - click here (https://www.podcastawards.com) to register and vote for a ton of cool casts. ---- References: Astrology.com Buzzfeed astrological quizzes - go crazy people! Birth Season...

Duration:00:57:08

20 - Tarot, like Carrot

7/1/2019
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We all know by now that Dr. Kelly loves a good tarot card reading. And being a "gifted psychic", she can tell you that your future holds a lighthearted overview of tarot cards AND a heated fight about statistics. Oh and also, you're all going to have a super awesome life. Promise. The cards told her. Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com Full show notes at www.zeropercentscared.com References: p-values and statistics! Wasserstein RL, Schrim AL, Lazar, NA.Moving to a World Beyond "p...

Duration:00:40:48

19 - Slenderman Mania!

6/24/2019
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Guys. Middle school is the actual worst. Slenderman, a creepy suit-wearing string bean, has apparently figured out how to fill the middle school emotional void causing full on murder-spree inspiring obsessions. Join us to hear all about the darkness lurking just over...wait what's that behind you???? Email us! stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Gentlemen Episode Beware the Slenderman HBO Documentary The Slenderman Murders Kitchen knife Slenderman mom...

Duration:00:52:21

18 - Even haunted elevators are very safe (mini 8)

6/16/2019
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On this mini-episode, we discuss several haunted elevators across the nation, what the deal is with skipping floor numbers in elevators, and Kelly's secret weirdo love for elevator engineering. Conclusions: Apparently, elevators are really safe although they are also creepily haunted. Bonus material: We talk through the Elisa Lam mystery death, and the super creepy elevator footage right before she disappears. Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Eerie Haunted...

Duration:00:28:22

17 - Ghosts, mold, and those gd physicists

6/10/2019
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Most people believe in ghosts, but is it just wishful thinking? Or are we all just living in moldy, infrasound ridden houses with a creepy neighbor who pops in to freak out children? Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com References: Massapequa Hell House The super duper haunted Borley Rectory "The most haunted house in England" Has the Large Hadron Collider Disproved the Existence of Ghosts? The Ghost in the Machine Villisca Ax Murder House EVPs from the Ax Murder House Fear...

Duration:01:02:54

16 - You can curse anything, especially dolls (mini 7)

6/3/2019
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Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com This is more of a medium-sode but whatever, right? There are a lot of cursed things out there, people. Dolls are creepy AF. Apparently so are giant diamonds. Kelly will take all the cursed diamonds off your hands (but none of your haunted dolls! Send those to Sarah). References: The Busby Chair: Sit in the chair and DIE! The cursed Hope diamond The cursed Dehli purple sapphire Valentino's cursed ring The curse of the Ice Man! Annabelle (the...

Duration:00:42:00

15 - The Curse of Bathsheba Ruggles

5/26/2019
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Has Kelly been cursed by her murderous ancestor, Bathsheba? And if so did her over the top witch ceremony lift the curse for her and all the Ruggles women? For once we both agree - definitely real! Also, we spill the tea on epigenetics! References: Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner! Noah the creepy drunken grandpa Nepalese royal family curse - seriously WTF!! The Kennedy Family Curse Lore (the TV version) lobotomy episode (Season 1, Episode 2), "Echos" Bruce Lee's Curse Transgenerational...

Duration:00:49:39

Luck of the Irish...and that one Croatian dude (ep 14, Minisode 6)

5/19/2019
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Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com Do you think you're a lucky person? Apparently, we both think we are! Sarah is clearly lucky because of her commitment to superstitions and lucky charms and Kelly's luck is I guess is just because she's Irish? Stuff we discuss: Irish people and luck: Apparently it comes from the fact that many of the most successful minors during the gold and silver rush were Irish and Irish American. Also apparently the phrase is meant to ridicule Irish folks since...

Duration:00:28:51

13 - Riot Girls at Sea

5/13/2019
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GUYS. This is SO exciting. Mermen, mermaids, dugongs, manatees. This is the topic that started it all people. Join us today as we discuss Sarah's real life Merman sighting, plus all the evidence for or against aquatic humanoids!!! Email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com Little St. Simons Island Merpeople folklore Mermaids & Mermen: Facts & Legends by Benjamin Radford Are Mermaid's Real? By Joseph Castro Myths in the Museum: The Dugong and the Mermaid Marine Mammals FAKE DOCUMENTARY:...

Duration:01:08:35

Watch Bray Road Beast with us (ep 12, Minisode 5)

5/6/2019
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This experimental minisode has us live watching the documentary "The Bray Road Beast". We have a cute dog in attendance and wine on hand, so listen up then go get the dang thing and watch! We'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode (like it, hate it, love it, never do it again?) so email us: stories@zeropercentscared.com Link to the documentary: https://smile.amazon.com/Bray-Road-Beast-Lyle-Blackburn/dp/B07H9C6BHL Lyle Blackburn, kind of a big...

Duration:00:32:48