Weird Distractions

Weird Distractions

Weird Distractions was a weekly show where host Alex rotated discussing topics such as true crime cases, conspiracy theories, paranormal stories and more to provide what most would consider a 'weird' distraction from everyday life. Ending in February of 2024, please enjoy the back log of this show or check out the other amazing shows through the Cultiv8 Podcast Network.

Episodes

February 25, 2024 11 mins
For the final episode of Weird Distractions, please enjoy this mini trip to learn the history, lore & reported haunts of Moon Point Cemetery. Need a distraction? I got you. Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes can be found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing Listener discretion is advised. Weird Distractions is a proud member of the Cultiv8 network. C...
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Beautiful beaches, relaxing views.. and ghosts? This weeks distraction brings us all to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to learn about the famous Rose Hall. It's hard to believe such a breathtaking place can have such a dark, and mysterious history. Need a distraction? I got you. Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes can be found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=shar...
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February 11, 2024 19 mins
For this weeks episode, tune in to learn about the life and mysterious disappearance of Connie Converse. Connie noted to friends and family she wanted to start a new life - but, where did she go? After decades of asking that question, another one begs to also be asked: what would you do if someone you loved went away, never to be heard from again? Need a distraction? I got you. Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes c...
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February 4, 2024 25 mins
This weeks Weird Distraction takes us all the way back to one of the first paranormal locations covered on the show, being the Hales Bar Dam in Tennessee, USA. Tune in to hear this retelling of this location, as well as a very important show update. Need a distraction? I got you.  Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes can be found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/ed...
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It's been a minute, but Weird Distractions is BACK! This week, host Alex is joined by Ye Olde Crime host Lindsay to discuss two infuriating crimes: the Monster with 21 Faces and the crimes of Antonis Daglis. Need a distraction? We got you. Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes can be found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing Listener discretion is advi...
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Hey there fellow weirdo! While host Alex is away, please enjoy this episode from Cultiv8 Network Show, Ye Olde Crime (https://www.yeoldecrimepodcast.com/). If you enjoy todays feature, make sure to subscribe to this Cultiv8 Network Podcast wherever you stream Weird Distractions. In today's episode, Ye Olde Crime host Lindsay is joined by Alex from the Weird Distractions podcast to see if she can decipher what a couple of Victorian ...
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January 7, 2024 19 mins
This weeks distraction covers the alleged life of Hazel Farris. In 1906, Hazel's short-lived life came to an end after supposedly revealing a dark secret about her past to a new lover. After no one claimed her remains, a local furniture store (and funeral parlour) owner realized Hazel's remains may be a ticket for financial success. Need a distraction? I got you. Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes can be found here...
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December 31, 2023 13 mins
It’s been over 60 years since Adele Marie Wells was last seen alive while on her way to school. Although there was a search of over 1000 people reportedly conducted shortly after her disappearance, no publicly shared evidence has come to light. What happened to Adele? Tune in to learn more. Need a distraction? I got you.  If anyone has information regarding Adele’s disappearance, please contact Flint Police at (810) 237-6945 or the...
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December 24, 2023 17 mins
It's the holiday season - of course this weeks episode is going to be a listener suggested topic! This weeks distraction focuses on the Kallikantzaros, courtesy of Jen! Tune in to learn more about the Kallikantzaros and why you may want to consider burning your old shoes. Need a distraction? I got you. Palestine & Israel resources: Solutions Not Sides (https://solutionsnotsides.co.uk/), Jewish Voice for Peace (https://www.jewishvoi...
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This week is a listener picked distraction courtesy of Amie! Tune in to hear the history and the reported haunts of the former Riverview Hospital located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Need a distraction? I got you.  Palestine & Israel resources: Solutions Not Sides (https://solutionsnotsides.co.uk/), Jewish Voice for Peace (https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/), US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (https://uscpr.org/activist-resou...
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December 10, 2023 32 mins
Sometimes history isn’t always clean cut. Tune in this week to learn more about the King Gillette Ranch located in Calabasas, California (USA), including it’s alleged haunts that may just give you that chilled spooky feeling. Or, maybe give you the urge to visit. Need a distraction? I got you.  Palestine & Israel resources: Solutions Not Sides (https://solutionsnotsides.co.uk/), Jewish Voice for Peace (https://www.jewishvoiceforpea...
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This week, us weirdo’s are joined by the lovely Lindsay from Ye Olde Crime, to discuss the very interesting & perplexing case of Gef - an alleged talking mongoose. Need a distraction? I got you.  Palestine & Israel resources: Solutions Not Sides (https://solutionsnotsides.co.uk/), Jewish Voice for Peace (https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/), US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (https://uscpr.org/activist-resource/boycott-divestment...
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November 26, 2023 27 mins
For this weeks episode, the murder of Dominique Dunne is highlighted. At the age of 22, Dominique was on the path for acting success. Sadly, her life was cut short by someone who once claimed they cared for her. Tune in to learn more about Dominique and what happened before and after October 30, 1982. Need a distraction? I got you.  Palestine & Israel resources: Solutions Not Sides (https://solutionsnotsides.co.uk/), Jewish Voice f...
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While host Alex is away this week, please enjoy this Cultiv8 Network feature from Horror House Podcast! Thirty miles outside of New York City, in the Long Island village of Amityville, stands the house known as one of America's most haunted. On November 13, 1974, Ronold DeFeo Jr. carried out a mass murder on the estate. Thirteen months later, the Lutz family bought the house, but they only stayed for 28 days before being driven out...
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November 5, 2023 22 mins
It's time to get weird in the state of Wisconsin! Tune in to this weeks paranormal episode featuring the Brumder Mansion. Now a bed and breakfast, this historic home seems to have some guests who have refused to leave. Need a distraction? I got you. Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes can be found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing Listener discreti...
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Happy Halloween, weirdo’s! This year to celebrate one of the spookiest days of the year, you get TWO paranormal hot spots with this crossover special. Tune in to hear from Ye Olde Crime host, Lindsay, and host Alex cover some of their local haunted hot spots. Need a spooky distraction? We got you. Enjoy hearing from Lindsay? Check out her show, Ye Olde Crime: https://www.yeoldecrimepodcast.com/  Resources for today’s episode and pr...
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October 25, 2023 11 mins
Here it is, the final episode of this years Mid-Week Mini Spook (MWMS) series. A series that has prepped all you weirdo's for Halloween. This years theme was SInister Schools, and for our final school, we're back in the USA. Need a distraction? I got you. Shout out to previous Patrons of Weird Distractions: Tom, Bailey, Angela, Jon, Alicia, Lynn, Shadow, Courtney, Cheryl, Susan, Jennifer and Kristin! Thank you for supporting Weird...
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October 22, 2023 32 mins
Get ready to dive into the chilling world of Michael Swango: a sinister (now former) medical professional whose twisted actions shocked the nation. Tune in this week to uncover the shocking details of his crimes, hear about his alleged motivations behind his actions, and examine the lasting impact he left on the medical community. This episode will leave you questioning the true nature of those we trust with our lives. Need a distr...
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Welcome to the third episode from this years Mid-Week Mini Spook (MWMS) series. A series that preps all you weirdo's for Halloween. Every Wednesday in October, get your spooky fix as your host Alex tells small tales to surely leave a chill down your spine. Get ready for this years MWMS theme of Sinister Schools - a small trip into some of the haunted schools across the globe. Last week we visited Heidelberg, Germany. This weeks sin...
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October 15, 2023 32 mins
What lies beneath you? This week, we’re wandering down to the Paris Catacombs to learn about their history, lore & alleged haunts. Need a distraction? I got you.  Resources for today’s episode and previous episodes can be found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xm0SZhGt48CKnPqR0HeZtBv-oSWgdHN_pG8zqahhT_8/edit?usp=sharing Listener discretion is advised. If you want to provide feedback or even send in your own weird story to b...
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