Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

A podcast dedicated to exploring stories, theories, histories and conspiracies that sound so bogus you'll think we're making it up.... Show More

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February 3, 2019 1 min

We are sorry to announce that we are suspending our show indefinitely. We’ve had a great time recording and interacting with all of you, however, at this point the show is consuming a lot of our time and energy. As we were reminded a few episodes ago, time is a finite resource and we realized we had some choices to make about how we’re spending ours. We both have wonderful families and friends that we need to focus on right now. Th... Read more

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January 27, 2019 50 min

Hot off the presses is (Not) Fake News - 2nd Edition. We take another look at some stranger than fiction headlines and the stories behind them. If you have a story you want us to hear, let us know! Come troll us on Facebook, Twitter @STFtalk or Instagram @Stranger_Than_Fiction_Podcast. Check out our website, www.stftalk.com, or Patreon www.patreon.com/stftalk!

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January 20, 2019 71 min

Religion or cult? Scientology is a relative newcomer to the religious scene but what exactly is it all about and what do Scientologists believe? In this episode, we take a look at these questions and a lot more. Come troll us on Facebook, Twitter @STFtalk or Instagram @Stranger_Than_Fiction_Podcast. Check out our website, www.stftalk.com, or Patreon www.patreon.com/stftalk! Credit: Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

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January 13, 2019 54 min

Why are stories of survival and close encounters with death so fascinating to us? Is it because it helps us appreciate the fragility of humans and our time on this planet? Maybe it’s because we all seek to understand what happens to us after we die, and we think stories from survivors can provide clues to what awaits us all? Whatever our reasoning, it’s clear we find these stories fascinating. In this episode, we talk about some... Read more

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January 5, 2019 60 min

This episode is all about the concept of time. We explore the measurement of time throughout history, human v. animal perception of time, illusions of time, and the concept of time travel. The vibe of this episode is a little different than what you've heard before, because *spoiler alert* we don't really argue about anything! If you follow us on Instagram, you already know that we've started a new campaign: Cause of the Week. ... Read more

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December 2, 2018 132 min

In the last episode of our first season, we hosted a live stream on our Facebook page. We recap our season highs and lows, add in some new stuff we have learned, and take questions/comments from you! Thanks to everyone for all of the support in our first season. See you in 2019!

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November 18, 2018 69 min

In our final regular episode of the season, we talk about dreams. Not our hopes and plans for the future kind of dreams. We're talking about the manifestations of our subconscious (or our imagination depending on who you're asking). We talk about whether or not our dreams mean anything in the waking world, how to improve memory of dreams, and the elusive and intriguing notion of lucid dreaming. Many thanks to some of our friends wh... Read more

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November 11, 2018 50 min

In this episode, Chase and Adam explore everyone's favorite way to buy used goods, sell your crap, find a job, and fall in love...we're talking about good ole' classified ads. These ads aren't limited to your local paper anymore! For better or for worse, we have at our fingertips an infinite network of fellow consumers (via sites like Craigslist and Ebay) with whom we can execute a variety of transactions. We decided to take a look... Read more

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October 28, 2018 57 min

In our final Halloween-themed episode, we take a look at the staple - Vampires. These beings are main stays in today's popular culture, but do our hosts believe? As with most topics, there is disagreement. Explore the potential origin stories, different types of vampires, and more with us to close out this "creepy" holiday season. Come troll us on Facebook, Twitter @STFtalk or Instagram @Stranger_Than_Fiction_Podcast. Check ... Read more

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October 21, 2018 56 min

Continuing with our Halloween theme, in this episode, we are talking about mummies. While potentially the least scary antagonist portrayed in horror movies, they are surprisingly “creepy” in real life. Speaking of creepy, if you correctly tally the number of times we say creepy in this episode and let us know, we’ll send you a sticker or magnet (while supplies last). Check out our new blog post at www.stftalk.com to learn more abou... Read more

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October 14, 2018 42 min

There are two things in the world that scare Adam, clowns and creepy children. In this episode, Chase and Allison team up to curate a horrifying collection of real-life accounts of creepy kids just to scare Adam. He doesn't know anything about the stories he will be presented with. *Spoiler alert* The plan backfires and Chase ends up being the one sleeping with a nightlight and Adam might just be a believer for once. We hope you en... Read more

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October 7, 2018 61 min

Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Skunk Ape, Abominable Snowman...there are almost as many names for this creature as there are theories on where it exists and how it remains elusive. In this episode, we explore where the Bigfoot stories began, how they’ve evolved over time, and what we think the chances are that the creature does in fact, exist. ***Spoiler alert*** As with most things, we disagree on almost all of this. However, we can ag... Read more

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September 30, 2018 55 min

We’re taking a brief hiatus from some of our more controversial discussions to talk about something we can probably all agree on. Some laws are just plain strange. And by strange, we mean kinda stupid, a possible waste of tax dollars, and a probable waste of lawmaker’s time. In this episode, we explore some of the lesser known strange laws, some of their origins, and possible implications. And let’s just have a come to Jesus moment... Read more

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September 25, 2018 50 min

***LISTEN TO EPISODE 7.0 FIRST*** We couldn’t stop at just an hour on recording night so we kept talking about JFK’s assassination...for about another hour! This bonus content you’re about to hear is the (mostly) unedited conversation that followed after we closed out our last episode. We would love to hear your theory on who assassinated JFK!

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September 23, 2018 77 min

***Please note: we had some audio difficulties on our guest host’s line during the beginning of this episode. Please hang in there because it improves as the episode goes on!*** The assassination of JFK remains one of the most controversial conspiracy topics, even 55 years after his passing. According to author Vincent Bugliosi “At one time or another, those who doubt the lone gunman theory have accused 42 groups, 82 assassins a... Read more

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September 16, 2018 58 min

The mysteries surrounding Oak Island, Nova Scotia are the things childhood dreams are made of. Pirates, curses, prophecies, buried treasure, and medieval knights are just some of the lore associated with this place. In this episode we attempt to provide an overview of what’s happened there over the last 200 years, and give our take on the popular theories presented. We hope you’ll join us on this adventure by sharing your thoughts ... Read more

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September 9, 2018 56 min

Do you remember the Berenstein Bears or the Berenstain Bears? Is it “mirror mirror on the wall’ or “magic mirror on the wall”? Either way, Chase is not the fairest of them all, that’s for sure. Do you remember the 90’s cult classic Shazam starring Sinbad? Would you be surprised to learn this movie was never produced (at least not in this timeline)? In this episode we dive head first into exploring the phenomenon of the M... Read more

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September 3, 2018 36 min

We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty tired of hearing about fake news. We’ve been talking about it for a couple years now and we’ve had enough. So in this episode we wanted to shine some light on a handful of REAL stories that might sound fake. We’re not saying these stories are particularly news worthy, but we find them entertaining and we think you will too. We made fact checking easy for you. All of the links for these ... Read more

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August 23, 2018 52 min

What do lizard people, Beyoncé, and the cast of Boy Meets World have in common? The Illuminati of course, or at least that’s what the conspiracy theorists on the internet tell us. In this episode, we summarize all we’ve learned about the Illuminati and share the evidence (or lack thereof) and our conclusions with you. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject! We hope you enjoy the discussion, but if you don’t, come troll u... Read more

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August 13, 2018 47 min

At some point we’ve all heard about some weird medical practices of the past, right? We’ve heard horror stories about lobotomies, blood letting, and how “humors” were thought to impact mental health. If that’s what you’re here for, sorry, that’s NOT what we are going to be talking about. Don’t get us wrong, we thought this was all fascinating but we wanted to know more about some of the lesser known practices and what impact they’v... Read more

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