Our Weird World

Our Weird World

Each week, host John Hinson takes a look at weird, crazy, and forgotten stories from the history of humankind. He tries to put some humor into it, or he's just an apathetic dick - that's up to you to decide.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 22 min

War can be pretty stupid sometimes, but humans will come up with any reason to start fighting each other. In the first of this two-part series, we'll talk about some of the dumbest conflicts in American history.

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February 22, 2021 18 min

You know those people who just want to be ridiculously evil just for the sake of being ridiculously evil? Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was exactly that kind of person. Get a full dose of his story with a heaping side of police ineptitude on this week's episode!

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February 15, 2021 29 min

This episode is not for the faint of heart. Fred West was a terrible father and all around awful human being. His wife wasn't great either, and you'll find out why on this week's episode!

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February 8, 2021 21 min

"The Iceman" Richard Kuklinski was either one of the most prolific serial killers in American history or one of the mob's most talented hitmen depending on how you like to categorize your murder. Learn his fascinating story this week!

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February 1, 2021 35 min

Remember how I did Japanese July last year and it definitely was not a celebration of Japanese culture? Well, this is kinda like that. Just to be clear - there is no racism behind this episode, but it is a look at some lesser known figures from black history, some of which weren't exactly great.

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January 25, 2021 20 min

Stuntmen are incredibly fascinating to watch, mainly because we secretly hope it goes horribly wrong on live television. This episode covers a few examples of when that actually happened.

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January 18, 2021 23 min

Obviously riots are nothing new, and for the most part, the people who do the rioting have a logical reason to be angry. These stories are not from the most logical people.

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January 11, 2021 17 min

The mysterious events surrounding the Sodder family launched one of the longest private investigations in history, but the family never got close to any answers. We're covering the facts of this story to see if you can come to your own conclusion.

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January 4, 2021 20 min

Happy New Year! Let's hope 2021 is better than 2020. To start the year, we're looking at some of the dumb things Christians did during the Crusades.

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December 28, 2020 13 min

This short episode looks at the Dole Air Race, a real live version of Wacky Races that obviously didn't end well.

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December 21, 2020 13 min

This is either the most Florida story ever, or the most German story ever. Or maybe it's both.

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December 14, 2020 17 min

Rodney Alcala was known as The Dating Game Killer because he appeared on the game show "The Dating Game" because background checks used to not be standard protocol.

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In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, we're looking at a few lesser known tales from the biggest war in human history.

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November 30, 2020 22 min

The term "unsinkable" has been used to describe many huge ships throughout history. These are the opposite of that.

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November 23, 2020 21 min

Not surprisingly, the early Christian church wasn't exactly going by what Jesus taught. It was full of corruption and other acts Jesus would've frowned upon. We look at several of these early Christian leaders on this week's episode!

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November 16, 2020 20 min

This one isn't for everyone, but if you made it through the David Parker Ray episode, this one will be a walk in the park. If you skipped all the explicit episodes, this might be another one to sit out.

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November 9, 2020 23 min

It's time for another serial killer story! This time it's the story of Ed Kemper, who's zapples really got him into a load of trouble....so did his hatred for his mother.

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November 2, 2020 17 min

Last month was scary! Let's change gears and dive back into the paranormal with the story of Ralph Lael, a North Carolina man who swears he had an alien encounter at the mysterious Brown Mountain.

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October 26, 2020 27 min

WARNING - this is the worst story, maybe ever. Don't let your kids listen to this one. Don't listen to this one out in public where people can hear it. This story is highly disturbing. Seriously. You may even just want to skip it. For real.

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October 19, 2020 17 min

Believe it or not, mummies existed in America for a brief time in 1911. Why? Because people generally suck.

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