Weird Courtship Rituals Throughout History

Sometimes romance is a little weird.

Apples soaked in sweat? So swoony.

Fighting with a pandanus plant? So sexy.

Whipping with pussy willows? Step aside 50 SHADES OF GRAY.

We’ll be talking all about this LIVE at 7 p.m. EST. Come hang out with us. We’ve had a heck of a week and we’d love to see you.

RESOURCES WE MENTION

https://www.dw.com/en/5-weird-courtship-traditions-youve-probably-never-heard-of/a-42563242

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2016/02/102942/old-fashioned-courtship-rituals

https://www.50plus-club.com/magazine/dating/the-history-of-courtship-dating-fascinating-facts-1774.html

https://www.datingnews.com/daters-pulse/funny-courting-rituals/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/28950/9-strange-courtship-rituals-around-world

Spicy Hot Wings Challenge of Doom

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Yes.

It’s back.

The hot wings torture that Shaun subjects Carrie to yearly.

Watch as Carrie’s mouth catches fire, and she loses all ability to converse live Friday 7 p.m. EST LIVE.

Carrie and Shaun tackle and try to answer viewer questions as they eat spicy and spicier and spicier food of doom. Also, please pray for Carrie or send her good energy or something.

She needs it.

Should Aliens Just Take Over

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Should Aliens Just Take Over
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Or maybe they already have?

First contact. No contact. We talk about how some humans are throwing up their hands and hoping for an extraterrestrial invasion to save us all.

LINKS WE MENTION

https://www.the-sun.com/news/3328201/time-traveler-aliens-land-earth-may-2022-war-us/

https://www.planet-today.com/2022/04/professor-claims-aliens-abduct-humans.html

https://www.facebook.com/groups/919260811947448

http://www.ufoabduction.com/straighttalk.htm

Weirdest Songs Ever

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Have you ever heard a song and just been like, “What the what?”

That’s what we talk about. The amazing art that happens sometimes in musical form.

By amazing we mean weird.

Strange and Stupid Reasons People Call 911

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Tomorrow there’s a big storm coming to the coast of Maine (allegedly), but if we have power and internet, we’ll be here talking about the random, strange, stupid things people call emergency services about.

Have you done this?

Dispatcher friends, if you want to share anonymous stories, feel free to message. We know you have some.

See you then, fingers crossed!

LINKS WE MENTION IN THE PODCAST

https://www.police1.com/bizarre/articles/top-5-most-bizarre-911-calls-QToCYgkLEeBW1hwD/

https://www.ranker.com/list/dispatchers-worst-calls/michaelchoi

https://www.somethingawful.com/news/leaked-911-calls/1/

https://people.com/celebrity/911-operators-tell-all-29-of-the-dumbest-calls-theyve-ever-received/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/angelicaamartinez/funny-911-calls

https://www.boredpanda.com/operators-share-most-ridiculous-911-calls/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

The Strange Word of Missing People

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From old settlements to hikers, conspiracy theories abound about the who/when/when/where and why of people going missing.

We’ll delve into this world a tiny bit in our LIVE podcast on Friday at 7 p.m. EST.

RESOURCES WE USED

https://www.thetalko.com/15-chilling-missing-persons-stories-that-are-still-unsolved/

https://www.grunge.com/103829/unsolved-disappearances-will-haunt/

https://www.thefocus.news/travel/feral-people-national-parks/

https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/missing-persons-by-state

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/cold-cases.htm

https://www.pathloom.com/post/national-park-oddities-cannibal-people-conspiracy-or-wildlife

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donn_Fendler

Conspiracy theories: what’s your favorite?

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We all have a tiny bit of conspiracy theory in us? So what actually is a conspiracy theory? And what’s the one buzzing around in your head?

It might be about Tupac’s fate or the Flathead Lake Monster?

It might be about Bigfoot or Truman Capote and To Kill a Mockingbird or a flat Earth?

It might be about the moon landing, Snapple, or Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex?

Let’s talk about your favorite (and ours) and why.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/12-of-the-most-popular-conspiracy-theories-in-american-history.html

https://www.truthcontrol.com/articles/top-100-conspiracy-theories-all-time

https://theweek.com/articles/466777/11-crazy-bigfoot-conspiracy-theories

https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/g35766929/crazy-conspiracy-theories/?slide=8

https://www.verywellmind.com/why-people-believe-in-conspiracy-theories-4690335

Best and Worst Halloween Stuff

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This week’s podcast we are all about the best and worst of Halloween with special guest star Dee Harris!!

Best candy?

Best song?

Best costume?

Best scary movie?

Best drink?

Best food?

Best jokes?

And the worst. It’s all about the worst, too.

Creepy Things That Have Happened to Us and What Makes People Creep You Out

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This week on the podcast, we’re all about the creepy, disturbing, weird, strange things that have happened to you.

Creepy stories are …. fun? Especially when they aren’t about you. So this podcast, we’ll be sharing some of our own creepy stories, some listeners’ creepy stories and some from that magical land called REDDIT. And we’ll be talking a tiny bit about the science which makes some people seem creepy.

SOURCES

Oh, That Florida Man

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Oh, That Florida Man
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Hey, Welcome to LOVING THE STRANGE, where we celebrate the weird and embrace the heck out of it.

This week, in honor of Shaun Farrar, our own Florida man, we are talking about Florida men.

In ancient times, so back in 2013, Florida man became a meme because there were just so many weird and bizarre news articles (mostly police beats) about Florida men doing weird and criminal and often dumb things.

Both CNN and the Miami News Times claim that Florida men aren’t that naughty or bizarre compared to their equivalents in other states, but it’s just because the freedom of information laws in that state make it pretty easy to peruse police beat.

The  Columbia Journalism Review says that Florida Man is “one of journalism’s darkest and most lucrative cottage industries”, because “stories tend to stand as exemplars of the mythical hyper-weirdness of the Sunshine State, but more often simply document the travails of the drug-addicted, mentally ill, and homeless.”

Here are the links we reference during our talk.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Man

https://www.vice.com/en/article/7bmp8a/weird-florida-news-america-florida-man

https://nypost.com/article/crazy-florida-man-headlines-that-made-the-meme/

https://www.boredpanda.com/hilarious-florida-man-headings/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

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