Eric Dwinnells is back to tell you about some haunted and/or cursed objects. Ever hear about the doll that came to life and threatened to kill children? What about the world famous movie star who bought a cursed ring that ultimately lead to his doom and continued to cures subsequent owners? How about the painting of a crying boy that is said not only to survive any household fire, but CAUSE them?!?! Have you ever wondered if your daughters' bunk bed may contain the demonic spirit of a witch bent on destroying your family? Then this is the episode for you!
Discussed on this episode:
Robert the Doll
The Crying Boy Paintings
The Tallman's Ghost
Also on this episode, Eric has more to say about women and creeps in a followup to last week's episode and he lets us know about the podcast he enjoys listening to in honor of #trypod including Uhh Yeah Dude, My Favorite Murder, and Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast.
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Eric Dwinnells is joined once gain by guest cohost Fatima Elmi for a discussion about CREEPS! Sure, you probably feel like you'd know one if you saw one, but what is a creep? What makes someone "creepy"? Turns out there was a study done recently about what exactly people all over the world find creepy and the answers may surprise you. Did you know most people consider it more creepy to be extremely skinny than extremely fat? Or that a clown is considered far creepier than a funeral director? If you enjoy collecting dolls or birdwatching, you just might be a creep!
We'll also discuss how modern tech and social media has made it easier than ever to be a creep and spot a creep. Eric will share his concern that he may, in fact, come off as a creep and tell some true life stories of sexual harassment (#yessomemen), and a scary encounter with two men who followed him home one night. And of course, we'll discuss the song "Creep" by Radiohead!
All this and more on tonight's Spooky A S!
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Host Eric Dwinnells has been waiting for years to finally confront his guest cohost/older brother, Dan Dwinnells, about all the scary stories he terrified him with as a child. Eric ponders the impact it had on his psyche while Dan tries to defend himself. Family disfunction at it's finest! But this discussion segues perfectly into the real topic of tonights show: The Gates to Hell. Specifically we're going to take a look at The Seven Gates to Hell in Hellam, PA and the infamous Spider Gates of Leicester, MA.
Deranged escaped mental patients, mad doctors, invisible passages, strange disappearances, lonely country roads, suicide, murdered children, rune stones, satanists, and a talkative spirit all figure into the tale of these two alleged gateways to the beyond! You won't want to miss this episode of Spooky A S!
Eric Dwinnells and guest co-host Tom Cole are back and this time they are focusing all their energies on revealing the life and crimes of the world's worst yet possibly most famous psychic, the late Sylvia Brown!
Sylvia Browne is probably most famous for her numerous appearances on the Montel Williams talk show. She would go on and spew nonsense about angels and spirit guides and then give overwhelmingly false predictions about the future to grieving relatives of missing persons or the recently deceased. The biggest mystery is how she remained a star in the paranormal field while being so amazingly inaccurate! The woman charged over $700 for a 20 minute phone call and reportedly earned 3 million a year...
We'll look into her early life, the religion she invented, why the FBI was keeping an eye on her, the frauds she committed, and of course, her false predictions and why they were so harmful. And, master impressionist that he is, Eric will premiere his Sylvia Browne impersonation for the first time!
Also discussed: Naming our fans, cheese-based snack foods, and Eric's attractive friends
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