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One Strange Thing

English, History, 1 season, 120 episodes, 2 days, 1 hour, 18 minutes
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Searching the nation’s news archives for stories that can’t quite be explained. One Strange Thing unfolds regional tales of the mysterious, the paranormal, the unexplainable, and the delightfully weird.
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Classic Episode: The Bunny

Laurah’s traveling all month — so while we cook up some strange new offerings for you, please enjoy this episode from our archives. Whether presented as urban legend, murderous maniac, or ghostly avenger, the Bunnyman of Virginia has haunted a certain overpass near Fairfax--Colchester Bridge--and its residents for more than fifty years. This week, we delve into the origins of the twisty rabbit’s tale.  Order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laurah-norton/lay-them-to-rest/9780306828805/ Hosted, written, and researched by Laurah Norton Additional research by Bryan Worters Produced by Maura Currie Engineered by Brandon Schexnayder  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing You can also subscribe to premium episodes on Apple Premium and Supercast! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2023 ------------------------------ Sources Brian A. Conley, “The Bunny Man Unmasked” Fairfax County History 2009 N/A, “Man in Bunny Suit. . “ The Washington Post, 1970.  N/A, “The Rabbit Reappears . “ The Washington Post, 1970.  Richard Spong, “A Male in a. . .” The Beckley Post-Herald, 1970.  N/A, UPI, “Antics of ‘Bunny Man’. . .” The Minneapolis Star, 1970. Matthew Kortan, “A Hare-Raising Tale. . .” The Flat Hat, 2020. Kari Pugh, “Beware Bunnyman Bridge. . .” The Manassa Journal Messenger, 2010. Staff, “Ghosts, Spirits, Witches. . .” The Arlington Sun Gazette, 2014.  Amelia Heymann, “Haunted Virginia. . .” CBS - 11 WJHL, 2021. Ally Schweitzer, “The True Story. . .” WAMU, 2017. Kari Pugh, “Bunny Man Bridge. . .” Inside Nova, 2021. Don Oldenburg, “Boo! It’s the Bunny Man!” The Washington Post, 2003. Atlas Obscura, Bunnyman Bridge Google Maps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202428 minutes, 41 seconds
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Premium Preview: The Bureau

In the 1960s, one hopeful British psychiatrist hoped he could prevent disaster—not with science, but with the supernatural. For a number of years. Dr. John Barker’s “Premonition Bureaus” collected psychic visions with a single goal: stopping tragedy before it could strike.  Hosted by Laurah Norton  Researched by Anna Luria  Edited by Laurah Norton and Maura Currie  Produced and Engineered by Maura Currie  Works Cited: Bastian, Jonathan. “Predicting the future: The true story of the Premonitions Bureau.” KCRW [Santa Monica, California], 16 Jul. 2022, Accessed May 2023.  Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Nicosia.” Encyclopedia Britannica, 18 Jan. 2023, Accessed May 2023. Cope, Michael. “Premonition: Royal Family to Face Scandal?” The Des Moines Register, 21 Nov. 1972. Accessed May 2023.  Cummins, Anthony. “The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight review - the press, psychiatry and the paranormal.” The Guardian, 03 May 2022. Accessed May 2023.  Freeman, Sue. “A woman’s intuition…” Liverpool Echo, 05 Feb. 1973. Accessed May 2023.  Gladstone, Bill. “Future Watch.” The Gazette [Montreal, Canada], 12 Jan. 1980. Accessed May 2023.  Harrison, Dave. “Does Mr. Spock figure in your dreams?” Leicester Chronicle, 01 Jun. 1979. Accessed May 2023.  Irwin, Theodore. “Can Some People See into the FUTURE?” The Pantagraph, 04 May 1969. Accessed May 2023.  Knight, Sam. “The Psychiatrist Who Believed People Could Tell The Future.” The New Yorker, 25 Feb. 2019. Accessed May 2023.  Mail Reporter, Evening. “The ‘early-warning premonition bureau.’” Birmingham Evening Mail, 06 Feb. 1968. Accessed May 2023.  Post Reporter, Birmingham. “A Bureau to avert disasters?” The Birmingham Post, 28 Feb. 1968. Accessed May 2023.  Spraggett, Allen. “Was the premonition a dream or truth?” The Victorian, 06 May 1974. Accessed May 2023.  “4 Britons among 124 dead in plane crash.” Birmingham Evening Mail and Despatch, 20 Apr. 1967, p. 18. Accessed May 2023.  “Hitching Hopes To the Stars.” Muncie Evening Press, 10 Jun. 1969. Accessed May 2023.  “Miss Future…” Evening Post, 06 Feb. 1973. Accessed May 2023.  “Peering into the future - some just have the knack.” Calgary Herald, 13 Dec. 1972. Accessed May 2023.  “Royal Puppies.” Evening Standard [London, Greater London, England], 23 Sep. 1971. Accessed May 2023.  “Soyuz 1.” NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive, NASA Official, 28 Oct. 2022. Accessed May 2023.  “The future is theirs to see.” Evening Post, 07 Jan. 1975. Accessed May 2023.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202427 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Missouri Monster

The Thing, The Missouri Monster, Momo—whatever you might call the shambling sasquatch that tore through the small town of Louisiana, MO, this lesser-known Bigfoot was, for a few weeks in 1972, the frenzied focus of locals and paranormal researchers alike. Head to factormeals.com/ost50 and use code ost50 to get 50% off! Check out NetSuite.com/STRANGE to get your own free KPI Checklist. Hosted and Written by Laurah Norton Researched by Laurah Norton and Bryan Worter Produced and Engineered by Maura Currie Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing You can also subscribe to premium episodes on Apple Premium and Supercast! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing LLC 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202426 minutes, 19 seconds
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Premium Preview: The Mystery Mansion

Please enjoy a preview of the great premium content we offer with the first half of our episode on The Mystery Mansion. You can hear the entire episode and nearly 50 other premium episodes on Patreon or via Apple Premium.  The Winchester Mystery House, or Mystery Mansion, is infamous in paranormal circles; after all, Sarah Winchester is purported to be a haunted woman who was compelled to continue never-ending construction at the behest of ghosts. But this is One Strange Thing, and strangers know that there’s always more to the story than what first appears. . . or apparates.  Hosted by Laurah Norton  Written by Liv Fallon  Researched by Bryan Worters  Edited by Laurah Norton and Maura Currie  Produced by Maura Currie  Engineered by Brandon Schexnayder  Sources: Bacon, Betty. “The Winchester Mystery House.” San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Dec. 1931. Accessed Apr. 2023.  Brown, Gary. “Widow Fails to Prolong Life By Building House.” San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Aug. 1976. Accessed Apr. 2023. Custer, Joe. “Rich Widow Builds House On Orders Of Watchful Wraiths Who Dictated Plans.” The Peninsula Tribune, 16 Jan. 1946.  Doss, Patterson Margot. “House of Imaginary Ghosts.” San Diego Union, 08 Dec. 1968. Accessed Apr. 2023.  Gray, H. Merle. “‘The Workshop’ of a Woman Architect.” Bakersfield Morning Echo, 07 Sep. 1922. Accessed 2023.  Hunter, Stephen. “Out With a Bang.” The Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2006. www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/19/AR2006011903278_pf.html. Accessed Apr. 2023.  Library of Congress. “The Winchester Rifle: ‘The Gun that Won the West.’” Science Reference Services, United States Government, Jan. 2006. www.loc.gov/rr/scitech//SciRefGuides/winchester-rifle.html. Accessed Apr. 2023.  Loughrey, Clarisse. “A HOME TO DIE FOR.” The Independent, 11 Feb. 2018, 77. Accessed Apr. 2023.  Pizarro, Sal. “Exploring the History of the Winchester Mystery House.” The East Bay Times (California), 26 May 2017. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “Court Confirms San Jose Sales of Big Estates.” The Fresno Bee, 22 Nov. 1924. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “History of Winchester.” The Winchester Arms Collectors Association, The Winchester Collector, n.d. winchestercollector.org/history/. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “How Would You Like to Live in This House for Homeless Ghosts?” Monrovia Daily News, 31 Jul. 1926. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “Insurance Engineers Blueprinting Fantastic Winchester Mansion; Four Month Project to Cost $5,000.” The Dunsmuir News, 25 Aug. 1950. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “Mystery House Monument to Woman’s Fancy.” Evening Tribune, 16 May 1936. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “San Jose’s Manse of Mystery.” The San Francisco Chronicle, 05 Nov. 1967. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “Sarah Winchester, Philanthropist, Dies.” The Peninsula Times Tribune, 02 Dec. 1922. Accessed 2023.  “Soon you will be able to spend the night at the Winchester Mystery House grounds.” San Jose Mercury News (California), 17 Mar. 2014. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “The History.” The Historic Lizzie Borden House, US Ghost Adventures, n.d. lizzie-borden.com/history/. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “The Sarah Winchester Story.” Winchester Mystery House, Winchester Mystery House, n.d. winchestermysteryhouse.com/timeline/. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “Visit Winchester Mystery House.” Oakland Tribune, 13 Jul. 1928. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “Winchester House Cost Fortune, But is Now Valueless.” Oakland Tribune, 16 Dec. 1922. Accessed Apr. 2023.  “Winchester Millions Go to Charity.” The San Francisco Examiner, 07 Oct. 1922, 3. Accessed Apr. 2023.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202414 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Hog

The world has already considered the perils of facing 30-50 feral hogs—but has perhaps forgotten the terror and excitement that struck South Georgia in the early 2000s, when folks had to deal with one very large one: Hogzilla.  Hosted and Written by Laurah Norton Researched by Bryan Worters and Laurah Norton  Produced by Maura Currie Engineered by Brandon Schexnayder Listen to The Dead Files anywhere you get podcasts!  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing You can also subscribe to premium episodes on Apple Premium and Supercast! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing LLC 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202428 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Symphony

Classical music composers throughout time have envied Beethoven’s output — and the fact that his ninth symphony, with “Ode To Joy,” was such a juggernaut. But there’s an old superstition about composing ninth and tenth symphonies in Beethoven’s wake… and there’ve been enough deaths involved that the prospect of a curse is worth considering. Hosted by Laurah Norton Researched by Anna Luria, Bryan Worters and Maura Currie Written and Produced by Maura Currie Engineered by Brandon Schexnayder Head to factormeals.com/ost50 and use code ost50 to get 50% off your first box and 2 free wellness shots per box while subscription is active! Check out NetSuite.com/STRANGE to get your own free KPI Checklist. Check out The True Crime and Paranormal Podcast Festival: https://truecrimepodcastfestival.com/ Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing You can also subscribe to premium episodes on Apple Premium and Supercast! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing LLC 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202419 minutes, 18 seconds
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Introducing It's Haunted... What Now?

Our friend Lanie hosts a show that we think you'll love, Strangers. We'll let her take it from here — but if you like what you hear, find It's Haunted... What Now? wherever you listen. Or, connect with the show on Twitter @podcast_haunted, Instagram: @Itshauntedwhatnow, or at hauntedpod.com. The Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie, is one of the world’s most elusive and intriguing creatures. The first written account of the monster dates back to 564 A.D., and sightings have continued to be reported throughout the centuries, with the most famous being the 1934 “surgeon’s photograph.” Despite numerous investigations, the mystery surrounding the Loch Ness Monster persists, with conflicting theories about its identity and existence. In this episode, we delve into the history and lore of the Loch Ness Monster, exploring the various accounts and scientific theories surrounding this elusive creature. Research & writing by Olivia Homsley Writing assistance by Sherilyn Reyes  Production assistance by Jesse Hawke The show’s official composer & audio engineer is Nico at We Talk of Dreams. Check him out on Twitter @wetalkofdreams or wetalkofdreams.com Until next time…did you hear that? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202311 minutes, 51 seconds
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Re-Release: The Genius

Laurah’s out sick; please enjoy a re-release of one of our favorite episodes.  A Washington man named Jason Padgett loved partying, muscle cars, and getting buff at the local gym, and would have been content to live his life singing karaoke and chasing girls--until a fateful attack changed his worldview. . . quite literally. When he woke up the next day after receiving serious blows to the head, Jason realized that he could see things that others couldn’t. And he didn’t know what to make of them.  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Written and Hosted Laurah Norton Researched by Laurah Norton and Bryan Worters Produced and Engineered by Maura Currie  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing You can also subscribe to premium episodes on Apple Premium and Supercast! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing LLC 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Van Meter Visitor

In 1903, the residents of tiny Van Meter, Iowa, were faced with a terrible and fascinating sight: a strange and glowing creature—a visitor, perhaps—that seemingly manifested from the abandoned mines.  Order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laurah-norton/lay-them-to-rest/9780306828805/ Hosted and written by Laurah Norton Researched by Laurah Norton and Anna Luria  Written and Produced by Maura Currie Engineered by Brandon Schexnayder  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing You can also subscribe to premium episodes on Apple Premium and Supercast! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
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Listen Now: New Podcast “Ghost Story”

Tristan Redman is a journalist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. But weird things happened in his teenage bedroom – weirder than normal. When, years later, he discovers subsequent occupants of his family home say they have been visited by the ghost of a faceless woman, he’s curious. It just so happens that the house Tristan grew up in is right next door to the house where his wife’s great grandmother, Naomi Dancy, was murdered – killed by two gunshots to the face. Could there be a connection? Tristan decides to investigate and soon finds himself where no son-in-law should ever be: delving deep into his wife’s family history asking questions no-one wants answered.  Wondery and Pineapple Street Studios present Ghost Story — a seven-part podcast series about family secrets, overwhelming coincidence, and the things that come back to haunt us. Follow Ghost Story on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. You can binge all episodes of Ghost Story ad-free right now by joining Wondery Plus. Listen now: Wondery.fm/GS_OST Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20239 minutes, 17 seconds
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Introducing Southern Gothic

Step into the world of the unknown and unravel the dark history, and infamous legends of the American South. Join our friend Brandon as he journeys into the heart of this rich and fascinating region, uncovering its ghostly stories, haunted places, and eeriest tales through captivating storytelling, in-depth historical research, and an immersive audio soundscape. From the Bell Witch of Tennessee to the haunted Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the ghostly tales of the Myrtles Plantation, the Curse of Lake Lanier and beyond, get ready for an unforgettable experience that brings history to life and uncovers the truth behind classic tales of the paranormal. We're thrilled to share part of an episode of Southern Gothic with you today, and we think you'll love it: The Baynard Mausoleum is the oldest surviving structure on Hilton Head Island, but eerily, the family once interred inside is no longer there. Now, after a century of vandalism and treasure hunters has taken its toll, we attempt to explore the local lore that has sprung up to give this unique tomb a romantic origin story. Find Southern Gothic on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen: https://podfollow.com/southern-gothic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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Classic Episode: The Lizardman

A release of our 2022 episode featuring the Lizardman: A rural South Carolina town is struck by cryptid fever in the form of a seven-foot-tall lizard with a taste for cars. . . specifically, for chewing on them. Once a local teenager is chased down by the Lizardman, locals all over Bishopville and the greater Lee County area spot lizard tracks and possible Lizardman attacks. But is it all just a hoax? Or, perhaps, the work of another cryptid altogether?  Pre-order Laurah’s book, LAY THEM TO REST: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laurah-norton/lay-them-to-rest/9780306828805/ Written, Hosted, and Researched by Laurah Norton Additional Research by Bryan Worters Produced and Engineered by Maura Currie  Sources on our website: https://www.onestrangethingpodcast.com/ Join us on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, exclusive stories, and bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing You can also subscribe to premium episodes on Apple Premium and Supercast! Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OSTPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onestrangethingpod/  and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/One-Strange-Thing-114307627035607 Interested in advertising on our show? Contact Glassbox Media: https://glassboxmedia.com/contact-us/ Copyright One Strange Thing Podcast LLC 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202331 minutes, 41 seconds
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Introducing The Conspirators

Leap Castle in Ireland is considered by many paranormal investigators to be the most haunted castle in the world, and it’s easy to see why. In this clip, Nate tells you all about Leap Castle’s bloody history, and about the terrifying discovery that was made in its walls.  Join The Conspirators on Patreon for early release and ad-free episodes, as well as an ever-growing library of Patron-exclusive mini episodes.  http://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast Website: http://www.theconspiratorspodcast.com Follow us on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/theconspiratorcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theconspiratorspodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theconspiratorspodcast/?hl=en Music: The following music was used for this media project: Music: Lucid Nightmare by Tim Kulig Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8492-lucid-nightmare License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20237 minutes, 26 seconds
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Introducing The Fall Line: The Case of Chairo Garibay

Introducing our podcast, The Fall Line, which focuses on cold cases that have not received enough attention—a clip from our recent three-part series on the case of Chairo Garibay. On December 11th, 2005, 20-year-old Chairo disappeared; she’d planned on attending church with her family in Olivehurst, California, but she never showed. She was reported missing to the Yuba County Sheriff, and both her family and law enforcement began a search that extended through Christmas. It would be five weeks before Chairo was found. Though there would eventually be a 50,000-dollar reward authorized in Chairo’s case, no one has been arrested for her murder.  Pre order Laurah’s book LAY THEM TO REST: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/laurah-norton/lay-them-to-rest/9780306828805/ Listen wherever you get podcasts.  Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-murder-of-chairo-garibay-ferreyra-part-1-i-know/id1244959034?i=1000593665540 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/40Sez4ld5ttmQmXYVlUPVr?si=mror2bfoRLaflSDaUaQHdA Written, researched, and hosted by Laurah Norton, with research assistance from Bryan Worters, Kyana Burgess, and Michaela Morrill/Interviews by Brooke Hargrove/Produced, scored, and engineered by Maura Currie/Translation by Guadalupe Lopez/Content advisors are Brandy C. Williams, Liv Fallon, and Vic Kennedy/ Theme music by RJR/Special thanks to Angie Dodd, Liz Lipka, and Sarah Turney  Sources at our website: https://www.thefalllinepodcast.com/sources 2023 All Rights Reserved The Fall Line® Podcast, LLC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202312 minutes, 19 seconds
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Introducing Persona: The French Deception

Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now — the golden age of scammers — and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away? For all that and more, follow “Persona: The French Deception” wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app: http://wondery.fm/OST_Persona Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20224 minutes, 57 seconds
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Wondery Presents: Call Me Curious

Is sugar really more addictive than cocaine? Does intermittent fasting work? Should I buy crypto? We’re all on 24-7 information overload, on our news feeds, in our inboxes, on TikTok… it’s hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Every week on CALL ME CURIOUS, Nikki Boyer (Dying for Sex, The Daily Smile) and friends like Mr. Malone are going to dive into all the things you’ve heard about, but don’t really know about. That’s right - No more nodding along at parties or running into the bathroom to Google, “Why do people get nipple rings?” We’ll learn and laugh as we explore life’s little mysteries, the internet’s hot topics, and burning gotta-know questions. Listen to Call Me Curious: http://wondery.fm/OST_CallMeCurious Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20224 minutes, 7 seconds
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Introducing Twin Flames

Two Youtubers promise their followers the secret of true love. But when some of their believers cross the line from love to obsession, the Youtubers are accused of running a cult. As they fight for their new way of life, their followers face a choice too. They have been promised a chance to find The One, but how far is too far? Listen to Twin Flames: wondery.fm/OST_TwinFlames  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/20227 minutes, 21 seconds
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Introducing: What Was That Like

This is a special brief episode to introduce you to a podcast that we recently discovered, called What Was That Like. It’s quite different from any other show you listen to. Each episode is a conversation with a regular person who has been through some type of extremely unusual situation, such as being shot in a mass shooting, surviving a plane crash, getting bitten by a rattlesnake, or getting a deal on Shark Tank (those are a few of the past episodes). The guest comes on the show and tells the story of what happened, first hand. For many of the episodes, in addition to the person involved telling the details, you’ll also hear the 911 calls and police radio communication that happened during that situation. With 100 past episodes, you’ll be bingeing this show for a while. Some of the episode titles: Ramon’s wife hired a hit man to kill him Marina was stalked Kasey married a wrong number Westin survived a boat propeller Henry was attacked by an alligator Dave won big on Wheel of Fortune James was crushed by a tree Liz discovered a suicide In the trailer today, you’ll hear a few clips from past shows to give you an idea of what to expect. If you like bizarre, true stories, told first hand by the person who experienced it, we think you’ll like this show. You can find What Was That Like on any podcast app, including Spotify, or at the website – WhatWasThatLike.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202210 minutes, 29 seconds
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Introducing This Is Actually Happening

What would you do if a singular moment changed your life forever? This is Actually Happening is a weekly podcast from Wondery that brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. You’ll hear from an Indian-American woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by a masked man, and then assaulted by her kidnapper and an accomplice. Then, almost a year into her healing process, she finds out that her kidnappers were people that she knew, which sets her on a new life path and vocation. Her harrowing ordeal has an inspiring ending that you won’t want to miss. This is just a preview of This is Actually Happening, but you can listen to the full episode at http://wondery.fm/TIAH_OneStrangeThing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20218 minutes, 31 seconds
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Introducing Suspect

A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse. Listen to SUSPECT: http://wondery.fm/Suspect_StrangeThing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/20216 minutes, 10 seconds
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Patreon Preview: The Poet

Every student of literature has studied the work of American romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe--but no one, so far, has fully unpacked the truth behind his mysterious death. Enjoy this bonus Patreon-exclusive episode from One Strange Thing, and join our Patreon to binge eight other premium episodes—plus experience a fresh one each month! You’ll also get premium blogs and plenty of other fun content.  To sign up for our feed--which also offers early, ad-free access to regular episodes, visit: https://www.patreon.com/OneStrangeThing Works Cited:  N/A, “Chronology of the Life of Edgar Allan Poe.” Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore Snodgrass, Joseph E. “Sketches of Eminent Men. Edgar Allen Poe.” The Saturday Express,1855.  N/A, “Poe’s Tragic Death.” Morristown Gazette Mail. 1933. Davis, Jack F. “Did Election Mob. . .” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1949.  Davis, Jack F. “Some Biographies Claim. . .” Democrat and Chronicle, 1949.  N/A, “Death of Edgar A Poe.” The Baltimore Sun, 1 Francis, Roger A. “The Final Days . . .” Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, vol. 60, no. 2, Aug. 2009, pp. 165–173. Crenson, Mat. “Master of Macabre. . ” The Monitor, 1996.  N/A, “DEATH OF EDGAR A POE.” The Baltimore Sun, 2018.  N/A, “Edgar A. Poe.” Vicksburg Daily Whig, 1849. Gelling, Natasha. “The (Still) Mysterious Death. . .” Smithsonian Magazine. “mania a potu.” Oxford University Press. Lexico.com.  Want to advertise/sponsor our show? We have partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email [email protected] or click the link below to get started. https://www.advertisecast.com/OneStrangeThing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202118 minutes, 59 seconds
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Introducing In God We Lust

A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. Listen at http://wondery.fm/IGWL_OneStrangeThing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20218 minutes, 13 seconds
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Trailer: Introducing One Strange Thing

One Strange Thing digs deep into the forgotten experiences of everyday Americans... with a single unexplainable element: a house that bleeds, or a lost ring that turns up on another continent, or a mysterious hum. This isn’t true crime, or tall tale, or dry history. It’s whimsy — with a hint of edge. Real stories of entirely normal people, save for one strange thing. Subscribe now to get Episode 1 right when it releases on September 8th, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/20203 minutes, 2 seconds