A podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient remains to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity.
Imagine someone close to you, someone you trusted, convinced you that they were being followed. Imagine you became so wrapped up in their paranoia that you followed them into dangerous situations without question, until finally someone got hurt, and it was revealed to you that it was all a delusion caused by mental illness.
With the reputation being a vampire and one of history's most notorious serial killers, Elizabeth Bathory's legend has captured our attention, but is there any truth to the rumors that she bathed in the blood of her victims?
While Hallie moves and gets settled, please enjoy this fantastic psychological story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
During World War II, both the Axis and Allies used spies to gather information and also deceive the enemy. This is the story of one the most unique spies, one whose career began just after he died.
The Mary Celeste is claimed to be the most mysterious ghost ship to have sailed the Atlantic. Find out more about the strange disappearance of the crew and the theories behind what might have happened.
Hallie answers questions from MCP listeners!Hear about her favorite episodes, her background and why she thinks morbid curiosity is healthy.
Many cultures and religions seem to have holidays around this time of year. Without much effort, the layers of the Christian holiday of Christmas can be peeled back to reveal its origins in more ancient pagan traditions from across Europe.
The English language is full of phrases and sayings that reference things from our past. Some of these phrases are rumored to have darker origins than others, and in this episode, we explore the origins of 10 of them.
The Inca people of Peru are known for many things, but one of the most well known things that the Inca produced amongst those of us who are morbidly curious are the mummified remains of child sacrifices. One of the most famous of these, is Juanita the Ice Maiden.
This episode, Hallie interviews Dr. Andrea Kitta about a creepy creature of modern folklore, Slenderman. They touch on his origins, what he represents and what actions he has inspired in those who believe in him.
In celebration of Halloween, Hallie reads the classic creepy poem, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (who we now know, thanks to the previous episode, likely died of rabies).
What condition causes the suppression of fear, heightened aggression, and is transmitted by the bite of an infected creature? Sadly, even though this condition sounds like something out of a horror movie, it's real, and it's called Rabies.
Murder scenes are often messy, but they hold a wealth of evidence in the form of blood spatter, bullets and bodies. Forensic investigators gather all of this evidence, but where do they start their search?
This week, Hallie reads The Red Room, a short horror story by H.G. Wells.
On this episode we discuss the cruel experiments performed by Japan's Unit 731 during World War 2.
Legend tells of a monk who wrote a giant manuscript with the aid of the Devil. This legend is attributed to a real artifact, a huge bible called the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible.
he Lusitania; a ship that was just as luxurious as the Titanic and its demise just as tragic. It's demise set things in motion that brought the US into World War 1.
These fairies stole human children and in their place left a creature known as a changeling. This episode discusses the history of changeling folklore, and the psychology behind the myth
This episode focuses mainly on the historic reports of headhunting in Indonesia and the Philippines, and the preservation of this ritual into the modern era.
Recording a podcast isn't easy, and mistakes are made often, but are also often hilarious. Enjoy these bloopers, we hope they make you laugh as hard as we did.
We have a great horror story to share with you while the show is on hiatus. We are proud to present The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe.
The podcast is going on vacation for a month or so, but we don't want to leave you with nothing! We want to answer some of the questions you sent to us over Facebook, Twitter and our website!
The city of Paris is known for many things; romance, wine, art, culture and more. But Paris is also home to one of the most famous ossuaries in Europe, the Catacombs of Paris. And that is subject of this episode.
From science fiction to actual scientific possibility, transplanting the head of one individual onto the body of another.
In Chicago between 1886 and 1894, H.H. Holmes was rumored to have killed over 200 people by drawing them into his specially built 'murder castle.' In this episode, we discuss the possible truths behind the gory rumors of this prolific con artist.
The civilization along the East Coast of Africa during the medieval age is known today as the Swahili Coast, and one of its grandest cities was Gedi. Sometime in the late 17th century, this flourishing city was mysteriously abandoned....
During the Medieval period in Europe, torture was just a part of the justice system. Therefore, some extremely violent and gruesome methods were developed to punish the worst criminals. In this episode we discuss several these devices.
The Bermuda Triangle evokes a sense of foreboding due to its reputation for swallowing the ships and planes that pass through it and leaving no trace behind. In this episode we discuss the possible reasons for these tales of disappearance.
Generally used as a blanket term for Halloween horrors, the ghoul is actually a creature all its own. This episode we delve into it's origins and learn how the ghoul evolved from a desert scavenger to a cemetery corpse-eater and enemy in all our favorite role playing games.