We get WILD this week with a discussion of spooky animals! Learn some fun facts about the most commonly held animal phobias, like sharks, bears, and snakes (oh my!) Then listen to a pilot episode for Courtney's spinoff podcast Spoop Owl with an exploration of the mythology behind everyone's favorite murder bird. With a listener story about ghostly laughs in the shower and spooky dreams, there's something for everyone!
Shhh, if you aren't quiet, you might scare the ghosts in the haunted libraries of this episode! We browse the shelves of history for spooky tales of ghostly bibliophiles, including the ghost of Lord Combermere, Phyllis Parker at the Bernardsville Library, and the butter churning dog enthusiast of Cra at the Houston Public Library.
What do the Berenstein Bears, Avril Lavigne, and Nelson Mandela have in common? They're all the subjects of conspiracy theories! We get to the bottom of what is an actual historical event and what is just a conspiracy theory, like the Denver Airport, the defenestration of Prague, and more.
Celebrate one full year of spoopin' it up with our anniversary episode! We test how well we know each other after one year of podcasting/14 years of friendship and recount our anniversary ghost tour of Old Town Alexandria (including the Female Stranger, the tale of Short Jack, and a possibly murdered dentist). We are also joined by Maxwell of Relic: The Lost Treasure Podcast and Everything is Crystals for his firsthand account of ghostly encounters on his recent trip to the UK. Thanks for hanging out on our podcasting couch with us for a whole year!