Episodes
In this Halloween episode, Cody and Chris go all OG and dive into witches, and it’s super fascinating. First, Cody talks about Mother Shipton, the female Nostradamus who could cause chamber pots to empty on men’s heads. Then, Chris shares a story (from an old book he loved) about a man who takes flight with some naked witches. Next, Cody discusses the witches of Abiquiu, New Mexico, which turned into the last known witch trials in North America. Finally, Chris talks about the witches of...
Published 10/18/21
In this Halloween minisode, Cody and Chris tell stories of a heretic gold digger and a crazy a** owl attack. First, Chris talks about Alice Kyetler, an Irish “black widow” who disappeared after her conviction, never to be heard from again. Then, Cody tells us about a family’s wild experience with a Lechuza (owl) that may have been the cause of one woman’s cancer. Can you guess next week’s topic?
Published 10/11/21
In this episode, Cody and Chris bring on the amazing, incredible hosts of the Box of Oddities podcast, Kat and Jethro, to finally talk about a subject they have been avoiding for sometime: spirit boards. First, Kat tells a reddit story in which a girl and her friends summon a spirit that supposedly moves trees. Then, Jethro shares a story where another group of girls contact a spirit who spews out Heart lyrics that become ominously relevant later. Next, Cody tells us about his own personal...
Published 10/04/21
This minisode is easy to guess, but it’s a fun one about conjuring spirits. First, Cody talks about a Christian reddit user who spoke in tongues to save his family from a demonic attack. Then, Chris shares the story of a little girl who played with a ouija board that suddenly vanished and was never seen again. Can you guess next week’s “subtle” topic? *snicker*
Published 09/27/21
In this episode, Chris and Cody travel to the Middle East to share those supposed wish granting creatures, jinn. First, Cody talks about Hank Wessleman PhD, who details his own super woo encounters with a jinn who told him all about the universe. Then, Chris tells a true story of one Muslim practitioner’s close encounter with a spirit she believed to be a jinn. Next, Cody discusses a specific town, Bahla, Oman, where jinn are said to mess with people like crazy and cause walls to “refuse”...
Published 09/20/21
In this week’s minisode, Cody and Chris have two very different stories about creatures and fantasies. First, Chris talks all about ghouls, beings said to roam where humans don’t, eat children, and carry disease. Then, Cody tells us some strange and fascinating wishes people have made, including our own. Can you find the connection between the two stories?
Published 09/13/21
Welcome back to school! In this episode, Cody and Chris share creepy paranormal incidents that happened in schools. First, Cody talks about Atenio de Manila University in the Philippines, built on a cemetery, and home to a really "poopy" tale. Then, Chris discusses the Westall UFO Incident in Australia, where over 300 people observed a freaky UFO. Next, Cody dives into El Paso High School, one of the most haunted places ever...that happened to house a morgue. Finally, Chris gives a throwback...
Published 09/06/21
In this minisode, we talk about how to get a really strange education. First, Cody talks about strange and hilarious (and unbelievable) courses that you can take in different schools around the world. Then, Chris takes us to Reykjavek, Iceland to tell us about a very unique educational experience, Elf School, where you can learn about elves, dwarves, spirits, and everything in between. Can you guess next week’s topic?
Published 08/30/21
This episode originally aired during Pride 48 in July, but we loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you. The topic is on ghost lights, or mysterious lights...that intend to kill! First, Cody shares lore around Will o’ the Wisps, which (to Cody’s shock) is actually named after a guy named Will! These lights try to lure people to their death in swampy areas. Then, Chris talks about corpse lights, or phantom funerals, which are lights that appear in Wales near the dying to predict their...
Published 08/23/21
This is the first minisode of Season Five, and hopefully the clues are a bit easier (don’t overthink it). Okay, maybe not, we’ll see. First, Chris brings a story from Canada about a woman who sees mysterious lights in her home despite there being no electricity. She also shuts down all of her husband’s crazy theories. Then, we orbit around the world (like the sun) as Cody tells us the origin stories about the sun from different cultures around the world. Can you guess next week’s...
Published 08/16/21
*TRUMPET BLAST* Welcome to our 100th episode! We can’t believe we made it this far, and are so happy to be back for our fifth season! In this episode, we talk about the Satanic Panic from the 1980s. This topic comes straight from our childhoods, and we discuss personal stories as well as absolutely heartbreaking ones. First, Cody shares a bunch of local stories about Screaming Wells, a place outside his hometown where Satanic rituals and animal sacrifices were said to occur. Then, Chris talks...
Published 08/09/21
Hello fans new and old alike! We hope you enjoyed your summer break. Cody and Chris are ready to come back in full swing for their 5th year, starting with episode 100!!! But first, we want to present a special minisode with clips and notes from some of our listeners sharing favorite moments, congratulations, and some fun weirdness (we laughed a lot listening to these). You will hear from friends, fellow podcasters, and best yet, fans (or is it stans, we’re not hip with the lingo). Hope you...
Published 08/02/21
BSP is still on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you an episode from our friend, Henry, at the It Came From a Monster Movie Podcast. The show is dedicated to reviewing and discussing the incredible menagerie that makes up the creature feature / monster movie genre. In this episode, Jacqueline Smith (one of our favorite people, and guest host of our Scottish Lore episode) joins Henry to discuss the movie, Spirited Away, the magical Ghibli film that won an Academy...
Published 07/26/21
BSP is still on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you an episode from our friends at the Rogue Darkness Podcast. Their podcast talks about how misinterpretations and misinformation surrounding witchcraft, the occult, and other beliefs have led many to do unthinkable crimes. In this episode, they’ll be delving into the mysterious (and still unsolved) crime committed by a murderer known as The Atlas Vampire.
Published 07/19/21
BSP is still on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you some fun guest podcasts! Next up is The ODDentity Podcast, where Janine Mercer discusses tales of the paranormal, urban legends, folklore, and (occasionally) true crime, with just the right amount of sarcasm and humor. In their season finale, Janine interviews Jonathan Johnson of West Virginia Paranormal. In her words: I had a great chat! Jonathan and his group have uncovered some pretty amazing stuff. We talk...
Published 07/12/21
BSP is on summer break throughout July. In the meantime, we’re bringing you some fun guest podcasts! First up is Four’s a Crowd, a Situation Comedy Podcast. Here’s more about the episode: After Cameron suddenly dumps Bradley, they are ready to part ways until finding out from the endearing, but meddlesome, building concierge that rent is doubling. So to keep the apartment, both of them decide to find a third roommate. Unfortunately, they each try to out-maneuver the other preemptively,...
Published 07/05/21
In this episode, Cody and Chris celebrate summer by taking you to Hawaii and talking about the fascinating lore there. First, Cody discusses the Pali Highway, where you can’t bring pork without upsetting Kamapua‘a, the Pig God. Then, Chris shares the story of the Night Marchers, ancient warriors cursed to march the islands for eternity (don’t get in their way, or you might end up joining them). Next, Cody talks about the Manoa Chinese Cemetery, an ornate graveyard that contains a tree with a...
Published 06/28/21
In this minisode, we talk about a fireball (containing a lizard) and a curious boating incident. First, Cody shares a man's experience with a lizard in a fireball who gives him a magic pebble that takes him back in time to see the creation of the Easter Island statues. You read that right. Then, Chris discusses the Sarah Joe, a ship that went missing, only to be discovered years later under mysterious circumstances. There's definitely a common thread between the two stories. Can you guess...
Published 06/21/21
In this episode, Cody and Chris go back to their religious roots, so to speak, by talking about relics. First, Cody tells the insane (and borderline NSFW) story about the lost foreskin of Jesus Christ and its many tasty iterations. Then, Chris gets a little dark and discusses John the Baptist’s severed head, one of the most sought after religious relics in the world. Next, Cody talks about Veronica’s Veil, which was supposedly used to wipe the face of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. ...
Published 06/14/21
In this minisode, Cody and Chris take a paranormal trip to Italy. First, Chris tells a creepy AF story about a guy who went to the Vatican only to have a shadow spider creature follow him. Then, Cody talks about the esteemed St. Catherine of Siena and the search for her divine head (you read that right). Can you guess next week’s topic?
Published 06/07/21
In this episode, Cody and Chris pay tribute to Memorial Day by sharing paranormal tales related to soldiers and war. First, Cody talks about the creepiest ghosts that haunt (and protect!) The Alamo. Then, Chris tells a story of one man who ran into an old friend… who might have been dead. He was haunted for life after the encounter. Next, Cody discusses a bunch of children who mysteriously went missing in the Swiss Alps during World War II. Finally, Chris dishes out some weird government...
Published 05/31/21
In this minisode, Cody and Chris discuss a tunnel-explorer and an invincible cat. First, Cody talks about a soldier - assigned to be a tunnel rat during the Vietnam War - and his very strange, cultish discovery. Then, Chris shares the story of a cat that is a good candidate for the “9 lives” award after surviving three sunken ships. Can you guess next week’s topic?
Published 05/24/21
In this episode, Cody and Chris cover different goatmen cryptids (or are they the same one?!). First, Cody shares the story of the famous Goatman of Bowie, Maryland, who was said to be the creation of a mad USDA scientist. Then, Chris talks about the goatman known as the Popelick Monster from Louisville, Kentucky, who lives under the Popelick Trestle Bridge. Next, Cody discusses the haunting story of social injustice surrounding what is now nicknamed Goatman’s Bridge near Denton, Texas. ...
Published 05/17/21
In this minisode, Cody and Chris talk about demon cottages and weird plants. First, Chris tells a creepy AF story about a cottage nicknamed “The Cage”, that is home to malevolent spirits and goat demons. Then, Cody entertains us with a story about a plant - one that many people believed in for 400 years!!! - that actually grew lambs for cotton. Can you guess our upcoming topic?
Published 05/10/21
In this episode, Cody and Chris discuss crazy mysterious disappearances (mysterappearances?). First, Cody talks about one of the most massive and modern baffling cases: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Then, Chris shares a little-known case from Chile about two cousins who disappeared, years apart from each other, in similar circumstances. Next, Cody discusses three children from the 1800s who disappeared...into the sky (you read that right). Finally, Chris talks about a crazy fascinating...
Published 05/03/21