Sinisterhood

Sinisterhood

Sinisterhood is the comedy podcast about all things sinister, covering true crime, cults, cryptids, unsolved mysteries, and strange phenomena. Join Dallas-based comedians and best friends Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney each Wednesday as they bring you weekly episodes with plenty of research, lots of laughs, and legal insight from Heather, a licensed attorney. Plus, catch all new odd but true tales submitted by listeners every Friday.

Episodes

May 24, 2024 59 mins
See Something, Say Something, Help Someone, Humiliate Drunk Frat Boys: How to Survive as a Woman; Bowling Alley Douche Canoe; Onion Glitch in The Matrix Story?; Is A Made-Up Cryptid Actually Real?; The Ouija Board Almost Got Me Expelled for Accidentally Starting an Elementary School Cult; and A Different Sort of Ouija Board Story

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For over a century, the Oujia board has been both a silly slumber party game and a portal into the unknown. But in 2009, one man conjured a supernatural force that has since been experienced by countless others the world over. Is this just the case of a viral urban legend, or has something more sinister been unleashed? This week’s episode is Zozo the Ouija Board Demon.

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May 17, 2024 63 mins
A Dark and Rainy Night in Lyttleton; Dad Might Have Pissed Off The Mob; It’s Raining Concrete; The Time My Car Got Broken into And I Sounded Like The One The Police Should Be More Concerned About; Bigfoot Next Door; and "The White Bluff Screamer" My Town's Own Cryptid? Or Haunting?

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The crime made headlines around the country: destruction and mayhem at a holiday parade. But no one knew the trial would also be chaotic - a self-represented defendant, a judge with endless patience, and a long list of victims hoping they’ll see justice. And now, the perpetrator has gotten an attorney and is looking to appeal. This week's episode is The Waukesha Parade Attack Trial with Updates.

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May 10, 2024 71 mins
My Mum's Casual True Crime Stories; I Am Trapped in a Foreign Country Due to My Abuser; Misery of Uncertainty; The Vanishing Onion and a Glitch in the Matrix; My Grandpa's Bigfoot Story, Tall Tale, or Did it Happen?; and My Dad's Bigfoot Encounter

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May 8, 2024 89 mins
Imagine you open your favorite box of cereal, but instead of a prize inside, you find a folded-up note detailing how secret societies control the population. This has been the reality for residents of Pennsylvania and neighboring states for nearly a decade. They’ve been disturbed by these messages delivered via sealed food products, retail clothing, and trees in public parks. Who is sending these messages and what do they want...
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May 3, 2024 71 mins
I Had an Anonymous Stalker. Then I Discovered Who He Was.; Just Culty Things; Favorite Customer; My Mother-In-Law Tried to Kill Me; Sliding Glass Moment and the Value of Community; and The Time We Should’ve Just Kept Driving.

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There's nothing like a long walk on the beach but over the past decade, a few beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest were met with a grisly surprise. Detached human feet. Dozens of them. And no bodies along with them. Scientists think there is an answer. Is there a simple scientific explanation or is something more sinister to blame? This week's episode is The Salish Sea Feet Mystery Revisited.

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April 26, 2024 72 mins
I Walked to Lunch with Two Boys Who Murdered a Woman 24 Hours Prior; That Time I Hung Out with A Murderer; Catfish Cryptid, Ghost, Killer, Or Alien????; A Witch in The Swamp (And an Alligator or Two); My Old Classmate Was Caught with His Pants Down at a Park; and I Was Jeff and Shaleia’s Massage Therapist.

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By the late 1970s, the once heralded haven for those struggling with addiction had turned into a multi-million dollar corporation. With its sights set less on saving lives and more on cashing in and accumulating guns, the formerly sterling reputation of Synanon began to tarnish. As soon as they began acting on their violent threats, the thin thread holding the whole group together frayed into oblivion. But the group’s legacy i...
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April 19, 2024 74 mins
Horror Movie Meet Cute; A Man Let Himself into My Apartment While I Was Taking a Bubble Bath; Girlies, Trust Your Gut; "Honey, I Think You Got Scammed"; Dreams and Feelings from the Other Side; and My Friend is DEFINITELY Not a Psychic.

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Charles Dederich’s sanctuary for those fighting drug addiction had morphed in its first decade of existence. It expanded from helping those with substance issues to becoming a utopian community with a growing list of business assets and resources. With its leader running things like a corporation, Synanon residents soon found their every hour accounted for, but they had no idea what was in store for their own futures or the fu...
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April 12, 2024 54 mins
My Ex Stalked Me with Astral Travel; Your Friends at "And That's Why We Drink" Got My Ass Haunted; Motel Robber Caught by Resident Ghost; "Sir, That is Not an Acceptable Form of Payment": A Night Shift Hotel Employee Story; It's a Twin Thing; and Sky Trumpets?

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What began as a drug rehabilitation program soon transformed into a controversial community. Its unconventional methods gained nationwide coverage, attracting celebrity interest and political support. But over time, its boisterous leader shifted the group’s focus towards profit-making endeavors to fund his vision for a utopian society. This week’s episode is The Cult of Synanon - Part 1

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April 5, 2024 69 mins
Who is Uncle Scott; Bloody Relations or Modernesque Greek Tragedy; Did I get PunchTok'd?; Forestry Intern Brush with True Crime; My Brush With Remote Viewing, a.k.a, The Time I Stole My Twin Sister's Memory; and Two Times I Called Out of Work

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April 3, 2024 91 mins
Among the wild beasts of Australia, one has captured the attention of cryptozoologists who search tirelessly for proof of its existence. Is there truly a large hominid lurking in the mountains and forests down under? Or have these monster hunters got us all stitched up? This week’s episode is The Yowie.

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March 29, 2024 55 mins
My Dad Worked for John Wayne Gacy; My Friend Was Almost on Flight MH370; My Husband's Search for MH370; My Mom the Ladybug; My Brother-in-Law's Sasquatch Story; and Alaskan Bigfoot Encounter?

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March 27, 2024 107 mins
In the mid-1950s, an unassuming radio executive accidentally made an amazing discovery - he could travel outside the confines of space and time using only his mind. But once agents from the US government got wind of his methods, they wanted to use it to spy on enemies. Are you willing to detach from your physical self and travel through space and time? Follow the instructions in this declassified CIA report and try it for your...
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March 22, 2024 65 mins
The 3rd And 4th (And Hopefully Last) Homicide in My Hometown; My “Ex” is a Murderer; Don't Let the Weird Old Lady Distract You at the Gas Station; A Story About a Slightly Unstable Pilot; Legal Advice for Vigilante Shit; and STFU, a WEREPANTHER?!

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A full scale, multi-million dollar search for MH370 was in progress, but there was no sign of the lost jet in the wilds of the Indian Ocean. Then, by chance, a piece of the aircraft was located on a French island. More debris was found along an enormous expanse of coastline. But the physical evidence only seemed to spur on more theories, and now, 10 years later, the search might begin again. This week’s episode is The Disappea...
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