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The Confessionals is where witnesses of the unexplained share their stories and encounters with the world. Through long-form conversations, we pull out as much detail about one's experience as possible. Join us as we delve into the unknown side of life, from bigfoot to UFOs to paranormal activity to even conspiracies.
 
An expedition through the ruins of religious dogmas and political ideologies, and toward the goal of finding spiritual, financial, and mental emancipation. Regular hosts are Stacie Mallinson (death doula and yogini) and Jeff Mallinson (D.Phil., Oxford, historian of philosophy and religion). The couple started the show to help people outfox religious wolves, only to realize that they too were entangled in religious ideas that need deconstructing. They now document their life experiences since ...
 
Considered to be one of the books that changed the world and how we view ourselves, On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin was met with incredulous horror when it was first published in 1859. The revolutionary, almost blasphemous ideas it described were seen as antithetical to the existing ideas of Creation contained in the Bible and other religious texts. It was mocked, reviled and the author was personally subjected to vicious persecution by the establishment and theologians. In the ye ...
 
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Jeff, Stacie, and Sydnie sit down with some old timey English ales after a long day’s work to solve a recent family mystery that intersects with a recent urban legend. Enjoy this peak into the whimsical, witchy and mystical conversations that tend to happen on tipsy evenings at the family’s old Portland home. Topics range from demons to tin foil ha…
 
In Episode 517: Police Officers On Duty Encounters we are joined by Tom. He is a retired police officer that has had some extraordinary experiences while on duty. He recalls a time that he had to take a woman to the hospital and while she was there it became very apparent that she was possessed by a least one demon. Once while there was a high-spee…
 
In Episode 516: Blurry Creatures Feature we are joined in the studio by Nate Henry and Luke Rogers from the popular podcast, Blurry Creatures! Ever since moving to Tennessee, I have been talking with them about coming over to my studio to have a fun conversation and we finally made it happen. We talk about how they got into podcasting, why they cov…
 
On Episode 117, we speak with Jim Harold from the Paranormal Podcast, and also Alika from The Confessionals’ artistic design team! First, Jim joins us to share some of the spooky experiences that continue to motivate him to delve deeper into the paranormal realm. After Jim’s experiences, we bring on Alika from Hawaii as he describes seeing a “goril…
 
In Episode 515: Demons Among Us we are joined by best-selling author MR Gorga! - We cover the first fully documented eyewitness account of demonic possession in American history. (Reported decades before the Salem Witch Trials!) Real personal encounters with black spirits, inhuman entities, visions, and terrifying nighttime visitations. And how dar…
 
In Episode 514: Terror In The LBL we are joined by Martin Groves, a retired sheriff, who recently started speaking publicly about his horrific experience in the Land Between The Lakes (LBL) back in 1993. Martin and his hunting partner, who was also a police officer, went on a weekend hunting trip that was supposed to be fun and relaxing. After spen…
 
Stacie helps Jeff and listeners work through some of the important questions we might have and asks questions we ought to ponder about our relationship with our own mortality. She also shares wisdom she’s learned from those who are on the precipice of death that can help us all be present in the life we have right now. --- Send in a voice message: …
 
In Episode 224: Pennsylvania's D.U.M.B. | Raven Rock, we talk with guest Merle, who has spent four years of his life commuting in and out of a Pennsylvanian deep underground military base known as Raven Rock. Merle was contracted in as a truck driver, and - although he didn't gain access to the secretive fifth level of Raven Rock - he had some very…
 
In Episode 513: Trapped In A Barn By A Shaggy Beast we are first joined by Logan from Idaho. He tells us some of his experiences such as when he was a kid he was trapped in the family barn by what he could only call a shaggy beast. He also shares about seeing a "hyena" in Idaho and ghostly figures out his window. Then we bring on Jose who brings us…
 
In Episode 512: we are joined by James, who moved to Hollywood recently to help his career in the film industry after previously working out of Atlanta. One night, James and his friend went out to a bar where they met a guy who wanted to take them to another place to drink. Once they arrived at the new location, James' friend was so weirded out by …
 
In Episode 401: Plasma Blue Alien of the Woods, Nathan joins The Confessionals to tell us about a few of his unexplained paranormal experiences – particularly a very strange sight he encountered in the woods. While enjoying a cabin retreat in Idaho, Nathan was sitting outside at the fire one night when he saw a bright flash of light that lit up par…
 
In 1954, physician and psychonaut John C. Lilly invented a floatation tank that provided sensory attenuation and isolation. It involves a tub filled with loads of epsom salt, with water heated to skin temperature. This allows for an amazing entry into a meditative state. In our experience, an hour in a float tank is like sitting zazen for 8 hours. …
 
In this bonus episode, Surviving An EMP Blast, we are joined by Bobby from EMP Shield to talk about simple things we can do to help our living conditions in the case of an EMP blast. EMP blasts have been talked about more and more in recent years as tensions rise internationally. Fortunately, there are small things you can do to help your survivabi…
 
In Episode 511: Doppelganger Spirits we are joined by Jay. He comes to share his experiences with the paranormal and how there were mimicking spirits popping up in his life. After talking about these things he tells about his encounter with what seems to be a sasquatch while he was hunting. Become a member for AD FREE listening and EXTRA shows: the…
 
In Episode 510: Dogman Interdimensional Portals, we are joined by Hunter. I believe Hunter holds a key to better understanding the depths of the strange topics we cover on this show. Hunter has dreams that he says are more real than the "waking world." During one of these dream experiences, he encountered a dogman that was targeting his family. Whe…
 
Sometimes we fail to get into a rhythm with regular meditation because we think we have to perfect our practice from the very start. We believe it’s better to start with an imperfect practice than to never start at all. Moreover, we discuss various ways to jump into a state of mindfulness so you can taste and see how great it is to get centered and…
 
For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States ha…
 
On Episode 130: The Forgotten Graveyard, guest Norm joins The Confessionals to discuss his many experiences from our own home state of Pennsylvania! Norm shares different events from his life, including his exploration of a haunted graveyard when he was in high school... a graveyard that seems to have a very unusual effect on the animals in the are…
 
In Episode 509: Sasquatch Stalked My Property we have Josh coming on the show. He owned a property in the Roanoke, Virginia area that had sasquatch roaming it for the 7-8 years that he owned it. It hassled him and his family and eventually made him feel like these things are not safe to co-exist with on his property. Become a member for AD FREE lis…
 
Midnight Mike goes over predictions from Nostradamus and Baba Vanga about the year 2023. Warning, things don't look good. Then they talk about an ex-CIA officer, John Ramirez, and his 2026 UFO Disclosure talk. OBDM Podcast Apple: https://apple.co/3Z4UVsU Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3G04bpq YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@obdmpod Website: ourbigdumb…
 
In Episode 508: Nephilim Mind Virus, we are joined by Dr. Laura Sanger. I first heard of Dr. Sanger on the Tin Foil Hat podcast with Sam Tripoli, and when I heard their topic of conversation was about the Nephilim and the Federal Reserve, I knew I had to have a chat with her. Dr. Sanger wrote a book called The Roots of the Federal Reserve: Tracing …
 
A two-part conversation about why evangelical Christian higher education is a project all people of good will should abandon. We aren’t calling for heavy-handed measures from the state but for the voluntary societal decision to treat this project sort of like circuses: by refusing to patronize institutions that don’t align with our ethical values, …
 
In Episode 173: The Faceless Sasquatch, we speak with guest Mo who had an encounter with a sasquatch in Pennsylvania. As he recounts his story, it becomes very apparent that Mo's experience is even rarer than most, when he realized that this monster he was looking at did not have a face! Become a member for AD FREE listening and EXTRA shows: thecon…
 
In Episode 507: The Jinn Of Afghanistan we are joined by the father-son duo, Eli and Jonah. Jonah heard his dad's story told on The Confessionals when we broadcast episode 405: Paranormal Military Encounters with Nick of Tales From The Gridsquare Instagram account. So he decides to reach out to have him and his dad on the show to talk about that st…
 
In Episode 506: Spiritual Attacks and Healing Prayers we are joined by Stephanie. Years ago on Episode 227: Casting Out Demons & Healing The Sick I did an interview with a man named Hector who had a prayer ministry called The Centurion 813 Prayer Ministry. Before that interview, Hector wanted to pray for any bodily ailments Jack and I were dealing …
 
A two-part conversation about why evangelical Christian higher education is a project all people of good will should abandon. We aren’t calling for heavy-handed measures from the state but for the voluntary societal decision to treat this project sort of like circuses: by refusing to patronize institutions that don’t align with our ethical values, …
 
Episode 325: The Underground Reptilians is a two-part show, with Part Two available as an Overtime segment on the website for members! On this episode, we speak with Brian, who describes growing up near a place in Michigan where reptilians lived underground with other creatures! Brian and I first connected when he left a comment on theconfessionals…
 
A half hour of readings from our recent publication, Tao Te Ching: A Playfully Sincere Rendition with some nature sounds in the back. Take some time out from an anxious day to reflect on some ancient wisdom. We pulled out some of the grooviest selections for you this winter solstice. If you dig it, consider purchasing a copy for yourself or a loved…
 
In Episode 505: Slaying Dogman we are joined by Dakota. He wants to share his and his family's stories and encounters. He starts out talking about coming across a UFO with his dad that more than likely was a government craft that doesn't officially exist. He also shares about coming across what can only be described as a "hatman" but it did not act…
 
In Episode 504: Finding Cattle Mutilations and Seeing Santa, we are joined by Brett. He originally contacted the show to share his paranormal experiences, and disclosed that he is a 40-year-old man who still believes in Santa Claus because he claims to have seen him with his own eyes. Brett has kids of his own and knows where their presents come fr…
 
As per tradition on The Confessionals Podcast, we’re bringing you our annual Christmas Eve music show! There will be plenty of holiday music ahead, but instead of reading scary stories this year, we decided to put together an "Ask Tony Anything" show, answering questions from TC fans that were submitted prior to recording. Although we were unable t…
 
In Episode 503: Catskill Mountains Bigfoot, we are joined by Ryan. He discusses some paranormal things that happened to him and his family throughout their lives, and how those experiences ultimately led them to become more spiritual people. Some of their occurrences included the dreams of some family members that turned into physical manifestation…
 
In Episode 502: Lost Treasure and Secret Petroglyphs of Virginia we are joined by Justin, Lance, and Ryan from the Appalachian Intelligence podcast, who reached out months ago regarding some unusual pictures they had taken in Virginia. Buried in the hills of Virginia, there is a huge rock that Justin, Lance, and Ryan stumbled across, with petroglyp…
 
In Episode 244: The Mothman Haunting, we speak with Ryan about his recurring psychological experience with the Mothman as a young boy, just after he visited Point Pleasant, West Virginia. But before Ryan’s interview, we dive into a recent UFO case that is being called "the modern Roswell." In May 2020, the entire town of Mage, Brazil experienced a …
 
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