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.

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May 3, 2021 31 min

In honor of Mother's Day, we're looking at some horrible mothers from history. What else did you expect?

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What happens when we die? This week we look at three people who died and came back to life to share what they experienced in the afterlife. Don't worry, this episode isn't as deep as it sounds.

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April 19, 2021 27 min

This week we're looking at the scientific achievements (or lack thereof) of some lesser known pioneers of the science world.

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This is one of the most fun episodes we've ever had on this show. This week we're looking at two different cults - The Ant Hill Kids and Heaven's Gate - and things get pretty weird.

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April 5, 2021 28 min

Doctors are great people who save lives. But there are some that don't. And these are their stories.

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March 29, 2021 20 min

We're wrapping up our 2-part series on totally 100% true stories about early Christian martyrs because, seriously, there's no way the church would lie about these stories.

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March 22, 2021 23 min

We're kicking off Year 2 with a 2-part series on some of the more interesting stories of early Christian martyrs. Did they really happen? Why wouldn't they? There's no reason for the church to lie about these, right? RIGHT?!

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March 15, 2021 21 min

Wow - we made it a full year doing this silly show. Thank you so much for listening! We're wrapping up Year 1 with a few stories about animals that did some really cool things!

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Having a dumb reason to fight isn't just for the United States. There have been conflicts all over the world that have been incredibly stupid, and we'll talk about this on this week's episode.

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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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