Be Your Own Boo

February 12, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Happy almost Valentine's Day! We're celebrating this sweet holiday with the sour side of love: the ghosts and haunting tales of jilted lovers. Learn why we don't deserve Anne Boleyn, the similarities between roosters and women scorned, the upsetting circumstances around Evelyn Nesbit's love triangle, the legend of La Llorona, and more.

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Oh No a Ninja Assassin

February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Courtney is back from Japan! She recaps her adventures, both spooky and otherwise, to Sasha. Learn about probable haunted spots like Nijo Castle and Kinkakuji, secretly haunted places like Fushimi Inari and Gridley Tunnel, and the spoopiest restaurant in the world, Yurei Izakaya. Also find out why Sasha has to dethrone Courtney as the queen of Kingdom Hearts.

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Hypno-Sis and Hypno-Bro

January 22, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Wash your brain, we're talking about cults this week! We give the skinny on MK Ultra, the Family, and more. Join us for a discussion of why Courtney gets mad about cults and what happens when we forget the word hypnotist.

 

(CW/TW: Child abuse discussion from 35:07 to 44:16)

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I’m Gonna Fight the Psychic

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 am

Better late than never! It's the recap you've been waiting for: Courtney details her trip to California, including her time with the ghosts of the Queen Mary, like Jackie the pool ghost, Henry the scratcher in the boiler room, and Linzi of 33% Pulp. Then get the details on the ongoing feud between Sasha and psychics, why Courtney needs new friends, and why you might need a candle for an unexpected reason.

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Ouija Redux: Beware the Tongue

January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 am

While Sasha recovers from a nasty sinus infection, enjoy this sneak preview of Courtney's California adventures! Here, listen to Linzi (of 33% Pulp) and Courtney attempt to contact the spirits on the notoriously haunted Queen Mary, discuss the appliance most likely to be haunted, and more. (We're hoping to release a proper episode later this week!)

 

[please note: towards the end of the episode there is minor discussion of body horror in terms of childhood accidents]

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The Chair Don’t Care

January 8, 2019 @ 6:00 am

We tried a new kind of spoopy self care this week: sound energy massage! Learn some of the history behind the practice of sound healing, discuss the joys of 111 Hz, and hear about our first hand experience of the magic chair.

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Spoop Half Hour: The Unicorn in the Teacup

January 1, 2019 @ 6:00 am

We're spilling the tea on each other's tea leaves this week! Find out what 2019 holds for your Spoop hosts, meet our new (temporary) intern Rachel, and learn a little bit about how to read loose leaf tea. Happy New Year!

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Merry Christmas Ya Fachan Fairies

December 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am

Join us on a festive joy ride through the world of fairies this week! We explore both naughty and nice fairies from the sugar plum fairy to all the ones that want to eat you (spoiler alert: it is many). With a listener story exploring a near miss at the Coconut Grove, a quiz to see which Christmas monster we are, a game about what is or is not a bloodthirsty fairy, unwrap some fun this holiday. Happy holidays from your spoopy hosts!

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Gritty Reboot of Toy Story

December 18, 2018 @ 6:00 am

We're unwrapping tales of horrible dolls this week Find out why you should keep the gift receipt on dolls Robert, Charley, and Mandy, the pros and cons of wara ningyo, and more.

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Elf Care for All

December 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am

It's time to take a closer look at those tiny creatures that help Santa maintain his reputation: get to know elves this week! We discuss early Norse mythology surrounding the mythical beings, including why you shouldn't pee in an elf circle, before traveling to Japan to peek in trees and see who lives in there.

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