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Unspookable

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Unspookable is a family friendly look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Parisian digs into the history, brain science, and power dynamics behind such topics as Bloody Mary, Charlie Charlie, and Ouija Boards to find the stories behind the scares. (Recommended for ages 8+) Unspookable has been called one of the "Best podcasts for kids of all ages" by Time Out New York, one of the “7 Podcasts Big Kids Will Love” by T ...
 
We search for the truth on a wide variety of topics. Molly and Rachel ask the tough questions and look for the answers out there. If there is something too good to be true, suspicious, or spreading lies, we'll be there to expose them!
 
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Have you ever heard of The Backrooms? Maybe you've come across this strange never-ending series of liminal spaces on TikTok or on YouTube or maybe some games that you've played. The Backrooms are one of our most frequently requested topics and we were curious to explore why their flickering fluorescent lights, yellow walls, and endless mazes have c…
 
Have you heard the name Mary Shelley before? If not, we're sure you've heard of her book Frankenstein or the creature born within its pages. Did you know that Shelley's book is often referred to as the beginning of modern day science fiction? Or that it's original title was Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus? We're going to be digging into thi…
 
Many of us have smart devices in our homes. Siri, Alexa, robot vacuums, and more have become a part of our daily lives. They learn our tastes and preferences, our routines... but what if that wasn't where the learning stopped? What would happen if these devices could learn just like humans, replicate our behaviors, and maybe, just maybe, become sma…
 
Have you heard of the Netflix series Stranger Things? If so, have you ever thought about the experiments that happened at Hawkins National Laboratory and what purpose they served? Government experiments have always been the source of conspiracy theories, from the Philadelphia Experiment and MK-Ultra to the Montauk Project and beyond. We're separati…
 
What is reality? Are we living in a simulation? Big questions, right? This season Unspookable is listening to your suggestions on some truly mind blowing topics inspired from games, TikTok, and beyond. We're digging into quantum physics, philosophy, dreams, and more this week as we set out to answer the question "What is a glitch in the matrix?" Ho…
 
Spooky season is almost here and we're excited to share that we’re bringing you an all new season of Unspookable beginning Tuesday, September 27th. We've been hearing your requests for topics and are thrilled to present episodes based on The Backrooms, Glitches, the story that inspired the Netflix series Stranger Things and much, much more. Unspook…
 
Have you ever heard of the Bermuda Triangle? If you have, it's hard not to have also heard some of the strange theories as to why this area within the Atlantic Ocean has claimed so many ships and airplanes over the years. Could it be aliens? A rift in both space and time? The remnants of the lost city of Atlantis? Or is there a possibly a less exci…
 
The month of December brings a whole host of traditions for people all across the world. For us on Unspookable, this time of year brings some of the strangest creepy creatures we get to see. After all – it wouldn’t be the holidays for us if we didn’t get to throw in something spooky. So consider it your gift to us to countdown some of the weirdest,…
 
Have you ever laid awake, watching the minutes on the clock pass by, just wishing there was a magical way to fall asleep to pleasant dreams? Well, you maybe surprised to hear that throughout time and many cultures that there are all kinds of men and beasts that could do just that. We're taking a walk through the land of slumber to discuss The Sandm…
 
Some urban legends are so unique that our brains want them to be true. That is certainly the case with Trevor Henderson's 2018 creation of a cryptid that has captured our imaginations and infiltrated such games as Minecraft and Roblox. What makes this creature so scary, yet so appealing? We're talking all things Siren Head on this episode of Unspoo…
 
Video games have become a big part of our lives. They exercise our motor skills and problem solving abilities, help us build community and relationships, and more than anything...they're just fun! But did you know that in the early days of gaming technology many people actually feared video games and the arcades that housed them? There were rumors …
 
There are many tales of monsters throughout history - stories that come and go. But, in the Scottish Highlands, there is a legend of a creature whose first recorded sighting in the sixth century A.D. has only grown larger and gained more interest as the years go by. When we asked our listeners what stories we should tell this season, the single mos…
 
Have you ever heard a story about your hometown that you questioned whether or not it was true? Maybe there's a story about a famous person, or something that was invented in your hometown... or maybe there's a legend of a creature that has lurked in the local woods for over one hundred years. If you've ever heard of the New Jersey Pine Barrens ,th…
 
This week, Unspookable is excited to share the first episode of Of Fae & Fiends. New episodes released weekly starting March 23, 2021. You can find Of Fae & Fiends wherever you get podcasts. Lizzie (10) returns to her ancestral home in Maine to make an amazing discovery: the woods behind the farmhouse contain a doorway to the mystical realm of Faer…
 
After a break last week (and who didn't need a break last week...) we are rounding out our supernatural themed podcasts with a trip into Tarot readings! Get out your cards because you're going to want to try it for yourself! We tell you the history of these all-seeing cards, plus a bonus session at Madame Molly's Tarot Parlor! Rachel and Jesse get …
 
Have you ever heard of Area 51? What about Roswell, New Mexico? What if the supposed alien-related events and conspiracies surrounding these two locations were actually true? As we close out our time looking at the existence of aliens, it's time to look at what we believe versus what we want to believe - all of that on the season finale of Unspooka…
 
This episode is filled with scary stories! Our final installment in our Halloween Trilogy, we have some beverages and share some tales that might make you keep the light on tonight. Also, we're together for the first time since March....which means this is a little bit more informal than usual ;) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easie…
 
Think about the last time you saw an alien. Was it in a book? Watching a movie? What did it look like? Now, it’s impossible to say exactly when the idea of aliens first occurred to humans on Earth and even more impossible to trace exactly how we conjured up the little green humanoid creatures with big eyes that you're most likely imagining, but tod…
 
Brushing up for a trivia night? Love Halloween? Just like being a smarty pants? Check out this episode, which delves deep into the four thousand year history of one of our most beloved holidays. Get our take on scary movies and trick or treating, as well! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.f…
 
You see a crew-less vessel approaching through the fog on a moonless night at sea.. can you trust that your eyes were telling you the truth? Is there really a ship sailing with no one aboard? We've talked about the creatures that lurk in the ocean's depths, but what about the traces of the humans that have crossed those same waters? We'll look at t…
 
Boo! Feeling spooky? So are we! Impress your friends, be the smartest ghoul in school with this week's episode. We are talking monsters, and we've got some spooky stories about where, why and how some of your favorite Halloween characters came to be. Spookify yourself!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. htt…
 
A lot of us have heard the word Illuminati, but what does it mean? Is there really a secret group of people controlling society from the shadows? There are conspiracy theories in the world today about these very questions and so much more, but where do these ideas come from? And why do people keep spreading them? Finding and agreeing on the truth c…
 
Whether you find them cute or creepy, it's hard not to have a strong feeling about this week's topic...Spiders. Why are so many of us afraid of these arachnids? And what does it say about us as humans that something so small can be so terrifying? We'll unravel this web and more on this episode of Unspookable. Host: Elise Parisian Written by: Elleno…
 
What do you think of when you hear the word mummy? Some of us may imagine a bandaged figure, arms outstretched, stumbling through the desert, but did you know that mummification of the dead served another purpose? Mummification is just a small part of a sacred ritual of Going Forth By Day as captured in something we call The Egyptian Book of the De…
 
Just like the title says, we're keeping it real about reality TV this week. Just how much of your favorite guilty pleasure is not as real as it appears? Why do want want to watch people living their lives instead of just living our own?? We've got the deets, along with a healthy dose of reminiscing about all the trashy reality TV we've watched over…
 
This week Unspookable presents REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids a weekly, family friendly exploration of our galaxy (and beyond!) with hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien. Built for kids and based on questions from kids, REACH educates with entertaining segments, fun at-home experiments, and interviews with subject matter experts & thought partn…
 
The novel coronavirus has affected all of us, and this week we take a closer look at how it has played out for recent college graduates. Our two guests, Mathew Grisham and William Musgrove, talk with Molly about their experience finishing out their final college year in the time of COVID. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way t…
 
At the mention of the dark web, most people picture terrible crimes: hit men for hire, drug lords, arms dealers. And sure, there are some appalling things there. But how many of the rumors about the dark web are true? What can you really find if you open the portal to the anonymous internet? Find out! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The …
 
Have you ever heard of a Chupacabra? Legends of this creature that attack goats and other livestock exist in Puerto Rico, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, and the American southwest. On this episode of Unspookable we look to uncover the origins of these legends and the thoughts that aid in shaping our fears. Host: Elise Parisian Written by: Ellenor Riley-Con…
 
Ever wonder why you spend half of your waking hours at a job? Why do we work 40 hours a week? Who decided this? And...do we need to? We did some research to hopefully answer these questions and talk about how work is viewed differently around the world, what are the limits to our productivity, and what really is the ideal work schedule. Enjoy! --- …
 
The lines between fact and fiction are little blurred this week as we dive into the world of Reptilian conspiracy. Is there a race of human-suit-wearing lizards pulling all the strings? How do we spot them out in public? Are we lizard people ourselves? Find out all this and more....and don't forget to laugh because you shouldn't be taking yourself …
 
Ever have the feeling you're being watched? Or maybe just that your phone has a freaky sixth sense about what you were JUST talking about? We settle the question of whether or not your phone is listening to your every word....for now. We also bring the truth to you about Facebook ads, smart home devices, and...is someone selling footage of you on t…
 
On this special episode of Unspookable we look back at The Black Plague and other historical pandemics to see how working together and trusting science can help in times of confusion. We also hear from our child contributors who discuss social distancing and how they're handling being home from school. Host: Elise Parisian Written by: Ellenor Riley…
 
With the coronavirus keeping people indoors, Rachel is sadly absent this week. But a guest drops by (well, drops by the pod room anyway) to help Molly out! This is Will's first episode, so let's welcome him to the Expose crew. He listens to Molly talk about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, occultism in general, some fun segments, and finishes…
 
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