Episodes
Welcome to episode 311 where we're having a very Drew Barrymore moment and we're basking in it! We hope you enjoy our cool and crazed energy today as Em brings us tales of the Tower of London, a spooky call-back to 10 year-old Christine. Then current Christine covers the second part in her two part series on the case that originated Stockholm Syndrome. And are you telling us Lady Grey and Early Grey are married?? ...and that's why we drink! We're hitting the road again next month! Check out...
Published 01/22/23
It's episode 310 and despite the movie-magic of our recording schedule we actually haven't recorded in a month! Tune in as we catch up on anxiety and nose piercings as well as all things creepy. First Em covers the wild history of the Banshee, who uses she/her pronouns, thank you for normalizing pronouns, Banshee. Then Christine breaks down Stockholm Syndrome for us and brings us part one of the case the term originated from. And get Ireland on the horn, because we've got some questions about...
Published 01/15/23
Published 01/15/23
It's episode 309 and there continue to be no hinges to speak of in the new year! First Em kicks off 2023 with the many UFO encounters of Terrell Copeland in their home state of Virginia. Then Christine covers the tale of Cordelia Botkin, the first murder by mail and a story of people with way too much privilege. And be sure to tune in if you've ever wanted to know how the different alien close encounters relate to sea monkeys of the 90s... and that's why we drink! New year, new live show!...
Published 01/08/23
Happy New Year!! We're still committed to not making any predictions because of how terribly that's gone in the past (it's a moot pursuit) but we're wishing all you boozers and shakers the absolute best this new year! We're also bringing you some of your own creepy submitted stories - no theme this time around, just general creeps, from a cursed Christmas ornament and a haunted plane to a Watcher House suspect and a celebrity mountain cult. And for February, we're calling everyone who ever...
Published 01/01/23
Happy episode 308! We mean, New Year! We recorded ahead so we don't have any predictions for the new year yet but we're still bringing the creeps this week. First Em tells the folklore of the Dullahan, from the Irish Otherworld. Then Christine brings us murders along the Appalachian trail. And, for now, we are at peace in the Troll Hole... and that's why we drink! Don't miss out on our brand new, spooky live show: On the Rocks! andthatswhywedrink.com/live P.S. Here's the link to the video...
Published 01/01/23
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Episode 307 is our official holiday episode where Em is bringing us a smorgasbord of creepy Christmas lore with Frau Perchta (Krampus's gal pal), Mari Lwyd, and Hans Trapp (a Christmas Scarecrow). Then Christine covers the brutal and tragic case of the murders of Ed and Minnie Maurin right before their own holiday party. And tune in for Christine's AP Music Theory class confessions... and that's why we drink! We're going back on tour! If you need last...
Published 12/25/22
It's episode 306 and since it's earlier for us than usual and we just saw each other in person, we're a little extra unhinged! But we're here to bring you some holiday season creeps: first Em covers the Mackenzie Poltergeist and Greyfriars Cemetery. Then Christine brings us a very "Nightmare Before Christmas"-esque story with the extremely sad and perplexing Napa Valley Halloween Murders. And are we here to hook up Bumble BFFs who live next to cemeteries? ...and that's why we drink!
Published 12/18/22
Welcome to episode 305, where we're reading the f*****g room! This week Em brings us a story we covered on Sinisterhood, the Greenbrier Ghost, the tale of a spirit who helped solve her own murder. Then Christine covers the chilling case of the stalking of Laura Black. If you take away anything from this episode, please let it be that "No" is a full sentence... and that's why we drink! If you or anyone you know is experiencing stalking or would like to learn more, please visit the Stalking...
Published 12/11/22
In episode 304, Mommy comes back to get you... Em passes on a family tradition in the form of an out of tune song from traveling moms. Then they bring us the story of a Wisconsin werewolf, the Beast of Bray Road, the absolute last dog you want to cuddle. Then Christine brings us the lukewarm, we mean cold case of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley, who's murderer was pretty obvious to everyone except the people set to solve it. Also, keep an eye out for Christine who just might come to find you in your...
Published 12/04/22
Happy unhinged Honda-days! Christine is channeling multiple demons to bring us another rendition of "Christmastime is here" but we're all about helping you celebrate any and all holidays you partake in! We've got some wild, spooky "home for the holidays" themed stories because 'tis the season for chill-inducing caroling trips, heartwarming haunted Christmas lights and a rock collector turned under-the-bed bone collector who's holidays have been haunted ever since. Merry Chremit to all! ...and...
Published 12/01/22
In episode 303, the floor of Christine's lucid dream is covered in mouse traps set by Em! And what are your intentions for our daughter, we mean, aircraft because Em is covering a UFO sighting this week in the story of the disappearance of Fred Valentich, a gemini through and through. Then Christine covers the case of Mandy Stavik and the power of women and their instincts. And stay tuned to see if Christine's next lucid dream can reveal the note Em wrote for her that's hidden in their...
Published 11/27/22
It’s episode 302 and Christine has another ghost story she’s been waiting to tell Em on the podcast! Then Em brings us the dramatic, Victorian paranormal story of the Berry Pomeroy Castle, which could have been the first McMansion? Meanwhile, Christine covers the wild and plot-twisty story of Stacey Castor. And we’ve cried once and we’ll cry again that our Here for the Boos shows are over! We’ve been performing it for a 10th of our lives! …and that’s why we drink! Be sure to check out our...
Published 11/20/22
Trick or treat! We're trying to prove that it's always spooky season for us, so today Em is bringing us the history of Halloween traditions. Then Christine covers the wild, harrowing and empowering tale of Susan Kuhnhausen. And FWIW (for what it's worth), we think Mondays are out and Cabbage Nights are in... and that's why we drink! If you want check out one of many great self-defense programs with us, check out Gracie University, gracieuniversity.com
Published 11/13/22
It’s here, it’s happening, it’s our 300th! We can’t believe we’ve been here for 300 years, we mean episodes. We wanted to do something special to celebrate and since we’ve covered the Winchester Mystery House twice, once at the beginning of the podcast and once for the 200th episode, we thought, why not go record there in person this time! So today we’re coming to ya from Sarah Winchester’s carriage house and talking all things ghost and paranormal equipment. First Em gives us a rundown on...
Published 11/06/22
Happy two days after our Atlanta costume contest live show (we mean November)! Christine has her celebratory headband on today and Em's costume hasn't even been mailed to them as we record this but we're just happy to be back reading your spooky stories. This month we've got trucker, road trip and vehicle related stories that give us quite the goosecam. And all of a sudden Em might have to learn how to cook a turkey... stay tuned to find out how that goes! And that's why we drink! Don't miss...
Published 11/01/22
Happy Halloweekend, boozers and shakers!! We can't believe we missed a Halloween/300th celebration crossover by one episode but we'll take it. Episode 299 is a spooky doozy in and of itself! On our favorite holiday Em lets Christine pick the paranormal topic in real time so she requests the haunted San Diego staple, Hotel del Coronado. Then Christine brings us a creepy cold case in the story of Jane Marie Prichard. And do you happen to know what Mothman's fanbase is called? We're going with...
Published 10/30/22
In episode 298, the mighty have fallen... Christine has gotten Covid. But spooky season is lifting our spirits so this week we're bringing you two creepy tales to help with all that may ail you as well. First Em tells us terrifying tales of haunted coal mines both in the U.S. and abroad. Then Christine covers the disturbing case of Pamela Smart. Is the Maiden of Heavy Metal the new Bad Boy of Podcasting? ...and that's why we drink! Don't forget to join us this spooky season for the last few...
Published 10/23/22
Hello Hocus Pocus community: It's episode 297 and Em has some thoughts! Including giving all the awards to the actor and/or CGI artist behind Book. We also challenge you (and Blaise) to count how many times we say "lore" this episode because Em is covering the Selkies, a magical seal-folk who can shed their skin and turn into humans. Then Christine brings us the chilling but wildly resolved story of the abduction of Shawn Hornbeck, also known as the Missouri Miracle. And don't forget to tune...
Published 10/16/22
Welcome to episode 296 where Eva had a doctor's appointment so we're fending for ourselves, Lord of the Flies style! As promised, Em brings us the wild tale of Manresa Castle and we learn not to expect the toxic spirits to respect our boundaries. Then Christine covers the short but disturbing case of the Alexander family and the Lorber Cult. Tune in to join us for the mystery of why bells are ringing in Christine's neighborhood at 2:11pm est... and that's why we drink! Spooky season is upon...
Published 10/09/22
It's episode 295, let's get into some spookiness! This week Em thought you were owed enough ghost stories to fill a whole town so is bringing us the tales of the ghosts of Port Townsend. Then Christine covers the accurate telling of the abduction of Denise Huskins, who's case was wrongly termed "the real life Gone Girl". And did we just discover a new floofy ASMR fixation? ...and that's why we partake! We only have a few shows left of our Here for the Boos tour! Don't miss out on the last...
Published 10/02/22
Happy Halloween season!! We've got some extra scary listener stories this October to get you in the spirit: everything from demons in church camp Polaroids and a terrifying black-eyed deer to a murder Christine might have inadvertently helped solve. This episode also inspires us to start a spiritual hotline for all of us who need paranormal cleansing because we just might have hit our creepy quota, in our creepy coat-as... and that's why we drink! Don't miss our Halloween season Here for the...
Published 10/01/22
It's episode 294 and it's been 105 degrees in Los Angeles, meaning it's more important than ever to commit to our wildest autumnal dreams! This week Em does Ohio proud and brings us the story of the Crosswick Snake/Monster, who's four forearms are four feet long each. Then Christine takes us to Australia to cover the Scarlet Letter murder, a story with so many characters Em uses their desk gargoyles to keep them all straight. Thanks for the word hummingbird... and that's why we drink! Don't...
Published 09/25/22
Welcome to episode 293 where we're lighting safe-ish "good-bye" candles for spooky show and tell! Join us for a thoroughly unhinged episode and a monster kick. This week Em brings us the story of the Enfield Monster, not to be confused with the British poltergeist. Then Christine covers the wild, western tale of Alfred Packer, America's favorite cannibal. That's the vibe we're working with today... and that's why we drink! Don't miss our last Here for the Boos tour dates! Check out...
Published 09/18/22
It's episode 292 and we're being very brave about tummy aches! This week Em brings us the lore of U.S. Highway 66 and learns, yet again, about Christine the killer car. Then the not-so-Stephen-King-character Christine brings us the unsolved case of Angela Hammond. And does anyone have any caveman ghost stories? ...and that's why we drink! Don't forget to get your tickets to our final Here for the Boos shows! andthatswhywedrink.com/live
Published 09/11/22