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Our Weird World

Each week, host John Hinson takes a look at weird, crazy, and forgotten stories from the history of humankind. He covers true crime, paranormal, and other strange stories and tries to put some humor into it, or maybe he's just an apathetic dick - that's up to you to decide.

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213 - Mysterious Deaths
If you hate unresolved stories, this episode isn't for you! We're looking at the mysterious and mostly unsolved deaths of Roland T. Owen, Elisa Lam, LeRoy Carter, and Alfred Loewenstein.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
31:22 4/15/24
212 - Tamara Samsanova and Marcus Wesson
This week, we're covering two giant piles of human trash who killed a lot of people. Tune in and learn about the lives of Tamara Samsanova and Marcus Wesson!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
36:36 4/8/24
211 - Terry Rasmussen
This week, we're looking at the incredibly strange story of Terry Rasmussen, AKA Bob Evans. What does this serial killer have in connection to a massive restaurant chain? Tune in to find out!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
25:48 4/1/24
210 - Karma!
This week is all about people who got what was coming to them! We're covering the stories of Ken McIlroy, Grace Olive Wiley, Kay Grayson, Peter Reyn-Bardt, and William Burke.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
38:06 3/25/24
209 - An Assortment of Weirdos
It's the start of year 5 of this dumb little show! Today, we're looking at the stories of three weirdos from history with the lives of John Birges, Richard Snell, and Terry Thompson.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
34:16 3/18/24
208 - Pathetic Politics!
This week is all about politics...as if you weren't going to get enough of it this year. We're looking at the stories of the Battle of Athens, the Congressional Brawl, Kisimba Ngoy, and Jack Fellure.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
35:05 3/11/24
207 - Joseph Duncan and Westley Allan Dodd
This week we're looking at two gigantic piles of human dumpster juice with the stories of Joseph Duncan and Westley Allan Dodd. If you have kids, this might be a tough episode to listen to.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
35:46 3/4/24
206 - North Carolina!
This week is all about my home state of North Carolina! We're looking at four obscure stories from the state's history: Alma Petty Gatlin, Tom Dula, Archie Kinsauls, and Leon Hollomon, Jr.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
30:42 2/26/24
205 - Race Riots, Part 2
This week we're recognizing Black History Month the only way we know how—by highlighting race riots from history. We're covering the Wilmington Insurrection, the Perry Race Riot, and the murder of Arthur McDuffie.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
24:15 2/19/24
204 - An Assortment of Airplane Stories
Got flight anxiety? Then maybe skip this episode! We've got the stories of Albert Guay, Jack Gilbert Graham, British Airways Flight 5390, and the Miracle of the Andes to give you all kinds of nightmares!Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
32:40 2/12/24
203 - Lesser Known Stories from World War II, Part 3
We're back with another edition of some lesser known stories from World War II. This week, we're looking at the lives of Alistair Urquhart, Saburo Sakai, Calvin Graham, Franz von Werra, and Lyudmila Pavlichenko.Check out Part 1 in episode #38 and Part 2 in episode #138.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
37:49 2/5/24
202 - Con Artists
This week we're looking at a few con artists from history who put way too much work into getting away with their crimes. We're covering the lives of Lord Gordon-Gordon, John Schmidt, and Juan Carlos Guzman-Betancourt.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
35:27 1/29/24
201 - Native American Stories
Why are you here after last week's disaster of an episode?Well, either way, thanks for coming back! This week, we're covering some tales from the Native American people. Learn all about the Unnamed Catawba Warrior, Swift Runner, Jack Fiddler, and Joe Medicine Crow.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
26:10 1/22/24
200 - Florida, the Sequel! (And the BIG 200th Episode Celebration!)
It's here! 200 episodes of this dumb show.Like we did for 100 episodes, we get destroyed and try to record something that resembles a podcast. For legal reasons, we were definitely totally sober during this recording and it was all an act.This week, it's all about stories from the dumpster fire that is Florida! In the second version of this show (check out episode #66 for the first part), we're covering the stories of Linda Ducharme, Linda Keath, Jayson Laughman, Kenneth Haskins, and Christian Radecki.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
40:48 1/15/24
199 - Amnesia!
Can you actually get hit on your noggin so hard that you completely forget everything about your life? Well, it happened to the people on today's episode! We're covering the stories of Benjaman Kyle and Lawrence Joseph Bader.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
26:04 1/8/24
198 - Faking Your Own Death
Happy New Year! It's 2024 and what better way to celebrate than to fake your own death and disappear from the hellish life you've created for yourself! Learn from some notable people from history who tried it for themselves (and kinda succeeded). This week, we're covering the stories of James Washington, David Friedland, and Raymond Stansel.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
27:47 1/1/24
197 - Urban Legends
Merry Christmas! There's an old Christmas tradition to tell scary stories and urban legends rather than stuff about Santa Claus and reindeer and whatever. So this week, we'll keep the tradition alive with some urban legends from around the United States. We're covering the stories of the Melonheads, the Bunny Man, and Charlie No Face.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
21:22 12/25/23
196 - Weird Crimes
This week we're looking at weird crimes from history! Check out this episode where we cover the stories of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, The Brassiere Brigade, the Kissing Case, Dwarf Tossing, and the Hatton Garden Heist.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
38:42 12/18/23
195 - Awful Women in History, Part 2
There's been an awful lot of talk about terrible dudes on the show lately, so I didn't want you ladies to feel left out! This week we're following up on Episode #106 with the stories of Christine Falling, Juana Baraza, Catherine Monvoisin, and Lavinia Fisher.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
37:18 12/11/23
194 - The Voices in My Head!
Every week seems to be full of crazy stories here on the pod, but this week is actually dedicated to legitimately crazy people. We're covering Richard Chase, Herbert Mullin, and Charles Ray Hatcher—three men who did a lot of REALLY terrible things because the voices in their head told them to.*This is an explicit episode warning...if you care about that sort of thing.*Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
42:10 12/4/23
193 - More Cannibals!
This week we're following up on Episode #123 with four more stories of cannibals from history. Listen in to learn about Leonarda Cianciulli, Zhang Yongming, Stephen Griffiths, and, Issei Sagawa.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
31:54 11/27/23
192 - Serial Killer Sampler #7: Robinson, Sobhraj & Sutcliffe
This week it's the 7th edition of our Serial Killer Sampler series. We're looking at the lives and crimes of John Edward Robinson, Charles Sobhraj, and Peter Sutcliffe.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
43:28 11/20/23
191 - Funny Fails
This week, we're looking at some funny fails in history. Whether it's a hoax, a plot to overthrow a government, or to exact revenge, our subjects this week did not succeed. We're looking at the story of Operation Red Dog, as well as the lives of Louis Dethy and Billy Meier.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
27:54 11/13/23
190 - Lesser Known War Stories
On this week's episode, we're traveling through several years of history to look at a handful of lesser known stories from various wars. We're covering the Battle of Karansebes, St. Clair's Defeat, the Sandbar Fight, and the story of David Fagen.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
34:33 11/6/23
189 - Demons! Part 2!
We're wrapping up our spooky Halloween themed month with more stories about something that legitimately scares a lot of people -- Demons! This week, we're looking at the stories of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, Michael Taylor, and Elizabeth Knapp.Also, check out Part 1 of this series back in episode #84.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
29:46 10/30/23
188 - Aliens! Part 5! (Contactees!)
We're continuing our spooky month with another set of stories about aliens, this time with people who claimed to have been contacted by them. We're covering the stories of Elizabeth Klarer, George van Tassel, and Gloria Lee.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
27:45 10/23/23
187 - Monsters! Part 4!
Who's ready for more stories about cryptids that probably aren't actually real? Then this week's episode is for you. We're looking at the Bear Lake Monster, the Loveland Frog, the Mogollon Monster, the Enfield Monster, and the Fouke Monster.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
29:34 10/16/23
186 - Ghosts! Part 2!
Spooky month continues with a follow up to episode 83 with three more stories about ghosts! We're looking at the stories of Bill Sketoe, Alexander Campbell, and Desmond Arthur.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
26:56 10/9/23
185 - Aliens! Part 4! (More Alien Encounters!)
We're on to October, which means a month full of spooky and paranormal topics! This week, we're back with our 4th installment of alien topics. (Apologies beforehand because I don't take these people seriously at all.)Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
32:10 10/2/23
184 - Jacksonville, FL Serial Killers
Does Jacksonville, Florida, produce more serial killers per capita than anywhere else in the country? I have no idea, but to wrap up Serial Killer September, we're looking at four serial killers who spent time in the city at some point. Learn about Paul John Knowles, Gary Ray Bowles, Paul Durousseau, and James Latham today.Listen on Podurama!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinsonFollow the show on Instagram @OurWeirdWorldPodWant more John? Everyone wants more John. Visit www.johnhinsonwrites.com for all the books, podcasts, waterfalls, and more!
33:58 9/25/23