This week we start what very well could be the end of us, as Sam and Jason attempt to tackle the massive topic of Alchemy. In this first episode of the series, the emphasis is on context and place setting, with Sam taking us from the creation of the world to the fall of the Ptolemaic dynasty as we search for the truth behind Alchemy’s most elusive and fundamental figure: Hermes Trismegistus. This melting pot of God and Man, Philosophy and Myth serves as our jumping off point as we dive into what may be the deepest rabbit hole yet. We hope you’ll enjoy
This week we highlight a story from the recent release by friend of the show, Linda S. Godfrey. The book is titled ‘I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore’ and our subject this week is just one of dozens of excellent stories that are catalogued within it. The Witchy Wolves of the Omer Plain are one part national tragedy, one part spirit guardian, and 100 percent regional folklore at its finest. However, there very well may be more than meets the eye when it comes to these ferocious Spiritual Beings which are said to haunt the graves of fallen warriors. We hope you’ll enjoy.
Today we look back, reminiscing as friends and partners, over the first 100 episodes of this ridiculous podcast. We field a few questions, and go on a whole lot of tangents. Thanks for 101 excellent episodes. Here’s looking to 101 more.
This week we conclude our two partner on Lunar Conspiracy with some of the most notable theories we’ve ever covered on the show. From attempting to open a channel of communication with a long dead God, to keeping the entirety of humankind under the thumb of our scaly overlords, and so much more, we present a veritable buffet of madness, in honor of that great big, lie in the sky, Moon. We hope you’ll enjoy.
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This week we dive back into one of Sam’s favorite subjects, Jewish mysticism, by way of one of its most fascinating and unique phenomena, The Golem. The clay man, who serves as the supernatural protector of the downtrodden Jews throughout the Diaspora, has long captivated the imagination of the public. We trace it’s lineage through the Hebrew Bible, to the Talmud, and then examine it under the peculiar light of the dark ages and renaissance practices of Kabbalah. By the time we’re done, we cover everything from Quentin Tarantino to King David. We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we wrap up our two-parter on Borley Rectory by examining the ongoing relationship between it and the grand-daddy of all Ghost Hunters, Harry Price! We start by diving into Price’s long and impressive history of debunking suspicious spirits, slandering the good name of one of England’s best known novelists along the way, then we turn our attention back to that blasted manor house, Borley Rectory. By examining Price’s examination, and then the blowback that followed, and finally the Rectory’s tragic, if fitting, demise, we put the whole thing to rest, then unceremoniously dig it back up with more cases of slander. We hope you’ll enjoy!
The Entirety of the Locked Book, for those who really want to spend their lives that way.
This week we explore the history behind the most haunted house in all of England in our first episode on the historic Borley Rectory! From the 11th century building recorded on the site in the Domesday Book, to the stories of haunting that accompanied the generations of Priests who lived in the manor house throughout the 20th century, we’ll be exploring the whole story of Monks, Nuns, Headless Horsemen, Disappearing and Reappearing Objects, and Psychic Writing in this location that has over 2,000 recorded instances of Poltergeist Activity. We hope you’ll enjoy!
The ghost picture we referenced in the episode:
This week, Jason wrestles the microphone back for another of his excellent specials. The target of his scientific ire this time? Fairies. These ancient, ill-defined, intentionally vague creatures which seem to have somehow slipped into the modern world with alarming ease, sneaking in through our childhood and then hiding in the dark places, across the threshold of civilization, where the wild things lurk. Then Sam waxes a little too poetic about the interconnectedness of all things, Jason talks about King Arthur for much too short a time, and both agree that just because the creator of the most famous detective of all time thinks something is true doesn’t mean you should trust him. Then, just like a midsummer’s nights dream, it’s all over. We hope you’ll enjoy!
Join Sam and Jason with special guest Rob (our very good friend and mortal enemy, respectively) as we wrap up the nightmare that is, was, and will forever be Edward Walters and the Gulf Breeze UFO sightings. We begin with Ed surrendering himself to be abducted, finally decided that if you can’t shoot the spacecraft out of the sky, or shout expletives loud enough for it to hear you, ya might as well join them. Jason gives us a lesson on Manipulating Photographs, and Sam talks about the strangest thing to ever happen in Florida (and we know that’s a big claim). We hope you’ll enjoy!
This week we wrap up our series on MKUltra by taking a closer look at some of the less confirmable aspects of it, as well as examining why it ended up being shuttered. However, as we navigate stories of witches and psychics, warlocks and warlords, killing machines and hypnotic assassins, it’s important that we ask ourselves one last question: Is Ultra over and done with? Or has it just, yet again, changed its name and gone underground, waiting to be exposed as the unbelievable stories of those on the fringes of society are finally validated as true? We may never know. But one thing is for sure: We’re sure done talking about it. We hope you’ll enjoy!