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Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!

Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!


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Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!




E258 One Titty Out History and Eternal Skinny Dipping

Welcome to episode 258, boozers, shakers and Wine & Crime Coven! We're so grateful to kick off our last month of Christine's parental leave with the Wine & Crime gals, starting with Kenyon! First, Em covers a story close to Kenyon's past with the haunted Castle of Good Hope. Then Kenyon brings us the notorious tale of Lavinia Fisher and the Old Charleston Jail. And P.S. if Timmy gives you a bouncy ball, you just might have given your soul to Timmy... and that's why we drink!


E257 Xandy's Castle Roommate and Spicy Lighthouse Decor

Welcome to episode 257 where we deep dive into all of our hyper-fixations! Most importantly, for Xandy's last episode we have not one, but two lighthouse stories for you. First Em tells the spooky tales of haunted Point Lookout Lighthouse in Scotland, Maryland. Then Xandy takes us across the pond to the country of Scotland for a murder case in Little Ross Island Lighthouse. And don't worry, the Funcles will reunite at some point in the future, so stay tuned... and that's why we drink!


E256 The Quest for Vegan Fried Chicken and Waffles and a Ghost's Nightcap

Happy New Year! It's episode 256 and we're not judging any vegans today but we certainly are judging anyone who loves candy corn as much as Xandy. Buckle up as Em finally takes us to Savannah with the story of the Olde Pink House and some bricks that just wanted, in their soul, to be pink. Then Xandy covers a true crime case he first heard sung about in German by his father, the case of Fritz Haarmann aka the Butcher of Hanover. And please leave our peanuts alone... and that's why we drink!


Listener Stories: Vol. 63

Happy Neutral New Year, everyone! We're trying to keep it low key in terms of expectations for this year considering some of our last predictions... but we are here to read your incredible, spooky stories, as always! Buckle up for some theme-less tales of a haunted Pokémon cartridge, theater ghost lights and a budget ATWWD Immortal Portal poem/song. Stay classy garbage with us in 2022... and that's why we drink!


E255 Holiday Cryptid Friends and a Very Merry Christinemas

Christmastime is here... and so is the original cork-toothed pirate, the unhinged Shifter herself, CHRISTINE! What more perfect time to have an intermission in her parental leave than for the holidays. Don't worry, we sing both of our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas songs to make up for lost time. Then Em covers the Dwight Schrute approved "dirty, worse Santa", Belsnickel. And speaking of Santa, Christine brings us a hilarious, scary and wild set of stories about Santa crimes. And did...


E254 The Bunnyman Bridge 5K and Pre-Halloween Santa Hats

We're going wild with "fun" facts today for episode 254, from Runescape to shoe buckles to the last woman hanged in New York State! For Xandy's second episode, Em covers the second part in their two-part series on the local lore of the Bunnyman Bridge. Then Xandy takes us time traveling through old newspapers and the case of Bathsheba Spooner, the first woman executed by the U.S. government. And please tell us if you know of any pokemon card related heists... and that's why we drink!


E253 The Funcle Takeover and the Crimes of Christine

Who's guest hosting episode 253? Well, let's just say, it's very high and he doesn't like ladders... it's Uncle Xandy! We have the sorry fool who shares blood with America's Hircine Shifter here to tell us a true crime tale from his family's German hometown. But first Em brings us part one in a series on a personal urban legend from their own hometown: The Bunnyman Bridge of Virginia. Then Xandy covers serial killer Jürgen Bartsch and talks way more about castration than he planned. And...


E252 B-List Ghosts and French Diamond Thief Girlboss Energy

Meet us at the floating ghost beer, because it's episode 252 and we're still at the haunted bar! Em finishes their two-part series on the Glen Tavern Inn and the Phillip Experiment that was done there to create a fake (or psychically real?) ghost. Then Eva takes us on a wild heist with French Adventuress Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy aka self proclaimed Comtesse de La Motte, and the Affair of the Diamond Necklace she masterminded and inadvertently helped kick start the French Revolution. Join...


Listener Stories: Vol. 62

Christmastime is here! Join Em wrapped in Christmas lights and Allison for some spiked hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps and wilted whipped cream! We cover all things holiday from haunted snow globes to potentially sitting on the lap of a murderous mall Santa. We also have one of five of Em's menches on benches and some funky fresh ice cubes... and that's why we drink!


E251 Mercury in the Microwave and a Ghost's Attic Speakeasy

It's episode 251 and we've got our carb enhancing oil ready! Em starts the first in their two part series on the hauntings of the Glen Tavern Inn of Santa Paula, California. Then Eva takes us to a wealthy suburb of Sacramento for the wildly traumatic case of Susan Hamlin and a fabricated satanic cult. Also, be sure to take your mad scientist themed Halloween light switch covers out of your passenger side doors otherwise they might terrify you on a casual morning drive... and that's why we...


E250 An Engineer of Good Times and Witches on Speed Dial

This week we're going rogue to robe and hosting bread candle seances, folks! It's Eva's second episode and we're talking paranormal, true crime and AAAHH!!! Real Monsters as humans. First Em pays homage to our 250th episode with a little numerology, then tells the oldest ghost tale they could find aka the Glenluce Devil. Then Eva covers the wild case of the Pillow Pyro. And did we meet great grandpappy Gilbert Bagelbites this week?? If we did, that's certainly why we drink! Big shout out...


E249 The Devil's Timeshare and Sleepwalking Mouths

Welcome, Leona! It's Christine's parental leave, so we're inviting people close to her on the show to guest host until she's back. This week we welcome Inspector Gross... we mean Eva! Em covers the Haunting of Elizabeth Knapp, a wild tale of potential possession and witchcraft only 20 years before the Salem Witch Trials. Then Eva decides to extend Halloween with the Trick or Treat murder, also known as the "bizarre lesbian murder scandal that rocked 1950s LA". We also may be working on a...


E248 Paranormal Preschool Gossip and June's Podcast Calendar Models

Does labor feel like being shot in the stomach? Tune in to Christine's last episode before Leona's arrival!! Em finishes their series on the Perron Family of the real life events behind the Conjuring movie. Then, big trigger warning, because Christine covers a German serial killer so gruesome we're not really sure what to do with ourselves, so Em tries to take the slightest bit of solace in listening to Christine speak German... and that's why we drink!


Listener Stories: Vol. 61

Happy November! We're kicking off Christine's maternity leave with our first special guest host: Allison! This month Em and Allison read your creepy stories together and rehash the last time they were on the podcast together for an iconic flirt session Christine had to edit down. Tune in for a sweet and spooky Día de los Muertos story, a phone call murder confession and a terrifying home invasion that involves more poop than we'd like... and that's why we drink!


E247 Roach Milk and Em-raphobia

Happy Halloween! What a special, spooky occasion that Halloween would fall on the actual day of an episode release. Christine is still with child in our worked-ahead world and she's beside herself at Em's bonnet... tune in to see our costumes and hear all our Halloween trivia (vegan candy corn, anyone?)! Plus Em starts a wildly scary two-parter on the Perron Family aka the true story behind the Conjuring movie. Then Christine brings us the scariest compilation of real life killer clowns....


E246 A Wall of Lava Lamps and Christine the Cackle Burger Witch

Please don't give us salads this week, because Christine is taking us to Burger Chef! But first, Em covers a haunting so wild it's known as the Amityville of Scotland, the Hellfire Farm Haunting. Then Christine covers the brutal and frustrating unsolved case of the Burger Chef Murders, which also happens to include some wild fast food mascots (check our Instagram). And if you need a finger bone returned to a nun, Reneta can help... and that's why we drink!


E245 Napkin Hating Ghosts and an Immortal Pregnancy Portal

Our napkins are on the floor and our wigs are being ripped off by ghosts this week... episode 245 is a doozy! Em takes us to Scotland for the Ringcroft Poltergeist that not only includes some haunted napkins and wigs but also flying chairs. Then Christine covers the wildly sad and brutal case of Moses Sithole aka the South African Strangler. And we hope this week you heed this warning, "thou shalt be troubled til Tuesday" -- our local demon... and that's why we drink!


E244 A Demonic Cricut Cutter and Mercury's Mindflight

It's here! The reunion episode we alluded to on Instagram! We're back together in person for episode 244 to try to make Christine's water break through surprise cryptid baby showers. We may or may not have disturbed every ghost in Christine's home so buckle in for this wild ride. This week Em relives their Denver ghost tour to tell the story of the Peabody-Whitehead Mansion. Then Christine goes to an appointment with her midwife and comes back, still pregnant, to tell us the story of Michael...


E243 A Baker's Dozen No One Invited to the Party and a Bad Donut

Can you pronounce the word for the fear of Friday the 13th? We're not sure we can but we've got some great fun facts for you! This week, to usher in the Halloween season, Em's covering the history of the superstitions behind Friday the 13th. Then Christine brings us the second part in her two part series on Laci and Scott Peterson. And Em might have some not-so-savory things they're giving Christine in their will... and that's why we drink!


Listener Stories: Vol. 60

HAPPY OCTOBER, BOOZERS AND SHAKERS!! Are you ready for some creepy, Halloween stories as well as some millennial commiseration? Our arms are already goose-caming because we've got some wild Halloween tales, everything from a Batman and Evil Robin home invasion to the insider scoop from a doctor who worked the real life Exorcist case. We've also got some updates on the ouija board we used in Christine's haunted house... and that's why we drink!