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Spark My Interest

Be shocked. Be thrilled. Be sparked! Be entertained by the most interesting true stories in science, true crime, history and more from every corner of the universe!

Tracks

175. You Go, Glenn Cocco!
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the smartest man in professional baseball, a crazy journey of a severed leg, and the town that shut down for "the plane people" and inspired a Tony Award winning musical... and some interesting facts about Mean Girls!Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just share it on the show! Articles and other sources:https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/56486/20-fun-facts-about-mean-girlshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berghttps://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/movies/finders-keepers-the-story-of-a-gnarled-leg-and-the-lives-it-altered.htmlhttps://www.transylvaniatimes.com/news/wood-keeping-lost-leg-as-a-memorial---brevard-nc/article_f618a31d-74c9-5777-bc66-ca075afac56b.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finders_Keepers_(2015_film)https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/09/08/gander-newfoundland-september-11-terror-attacks-kindess-come-from-away/631329001/
50:57 10/03/2022
Fireside #24
Debra, Diana, and Jesi read and discuss new listener submissions!Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show! You can even leave us a voicemail on our website!
11:15 09/30/2022
174. Skeleton in the Apartment
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the ghost ship Ourang Medan, the discovery of a vampire grave, and the mysterious death of Joyce Vincent... and some interesting facts behind the Nobel Prize.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just share it on the show! Articles and other sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ourang_Medanhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/polish-researchers-discover-so-called-vampire-skeleton_n_631947f8e4b0ed021dee8844https://allthatsinteresting.com/joyce-vincenthttps://paranorms.com/joyce-vincent/https://youtu.be/QE_RFzXq4Ls
28:48 09/26/2022
Fireside #23
Debra, Diana, and Jesi read and discuss listener submissions!The music video Diana was in:https://youtu.be/nFCuyLwhUzMThe music video Debra was in: https://youtu.be/t2YBw96PsjYSend us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show! You can even leave us a voicemail on our website!
20:09 09/23/2022
173. Number Fever
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the disappearance of Agatha Christie, dangerous and bizarre Victorian beauty trends, and Pepsi's number fever debacle... and some interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth II.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just share it on the show! Articles and other sources:https://www.gq.com/story/queen-elizabeth-ii-cool-facts#:~:text=1.,for%20seven%20or%20more%20decadeshttps://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/The-Curious-Disappearance-of-Agatha-Christie/https://hellogiggles.com/victorian-beauty-standards/#:~:text=Dropping%20poison%20in%20your%20eyes,eyes%20made%20the%20pupils%20dilate.https://www.newser.com/story/294888/how-a-pepsi-scheme-sparked-riots-lawsuits-and-death.htmlhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-08-04/the-inside-story-of-pepsi-s-philippines-bottle-contest-fiasco
33:04 09/19/2022
Fireside #22
Debra, Diana, and Jesi read and discuss new listener submissions!Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show! You can even leave us a voicemail on our website!
11:25 09/16/2022
172. Hiding in Florida
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the disappearance of Lula Hood, a man who chopped down power lines to stay alive, and when Julius Caesar was captured by pirates... and some follow-up facts about hamsters.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just share it on the show! Articles and other sources:https://www.hamstersociety.sg/hamster-care-blog/2019/3/31/can-hamsters-be-kept-togetherhttps://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/crime/2011/07/08/missing-mom-found-jacksonville-4-decades-after-she-left-illinois-home/15897432007/https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lula-cora-hood_n_892282https://www.wqad.com/article/news/local/drone/8-in-the-air/remains-identified-decades-after-being-discovered-in-east-galesburg-brickyards/526-558369af-0355-408f-bc10-637b8fa72633https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/stranded-man-cuts-power-poles-to-draw-attention-1.890115https://www.britannica.com/story/the-time-julius-caesar-was-captured-by-pirateshttps://unbelievable-facts.com/2018/03/funny-stories-from-history.html
30:10 09/12/2022
Fireside #21
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener request for more embarrassing stories from grade school.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show! You can even leave us a voicemail on our website!
13:25 09/09/2022
171. Baa Baa Buttcheek
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about The White Woman of the Genesee, the discussion George Carlin started in 1972 that continues today, and the 9/11 heroes of the water... and a man who has held his right arm up since 1973.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://www.jpost.com/omg/meet-the-man-whose-arm-has-been-raised-for-almost-50-years-688399https://www.instagram.com/p/ChYmPiWL0pe/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Jemisonhttp://www.letchworthparkhistory.com/jem.htmlhttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Mary-Jemisonhttps://www.biography.com/news/george-carlin-seven-words-supreme-courthttps://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/09/the-great-maritime-rescue-of-lower-manhattan-on-9-11.html
40:01 09/05/2022
Fireside #20 (Special Guest Becky Jo)
Debra, Diana, and Jesi are joined by the costar of many of Diana's high school stories, the one and only... Becky Jo! The hosts read some embarrassing stories sent in by listeners and Becky gets to tell her side of some stories and a few new ones!Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
27:21 09/02/2022
170. Worst Time to Be Alive
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the worst year in recorded history, a spiteful neighbor who caused a new law to be written, and the biggest mass kidnapping in US history... and an unusual law in Switzerland.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/worklife/a33367076/fun-facts-random/https://www.science.org/content/article/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alivehttps://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-man-who-built-a-40-foot-spite-fence-around-his-neighbor-s-homehttps://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/us/chowchilla-dirty-harry-kidnapper-denied-parole-trnd
28:17 08/29/2022
Fireside #19 (Special Guest Meagen)
Debra, Diana, and Jesi are joined by Jesi's little sister Meagen to share personal stories about their first jobs.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
19:34 08/26/2022
169. Balls of Steel
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about when Mr. Rogers sued the KKK, the cursed tombstone of Jonathan Buck, and the real boy who inspired The Jungle Book... and kung fu balls of steel.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/balls-of-steel-chinese-man-lifts-80kg-bricks-with-his-testicles-229200-2014-11-30https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-10-11-ca-3231-story.htmlhttps://allthatsinteresting.com/mr-rogers-sues-the-kkkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Buck_(Bucksport)https://wcyy.com/the-eerie-legend-behind-a-cursed-tomb-in-bucksport-maine-will-give-you-goosebumps/https://historyofyesterday.com/this-is-the-real-life-mowgli-c299d04296ddhttps://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20151012-feral-the-children-raised-by-wolves
27:16 08/22/2022
Fireside #18
Debra, Diana, and Jesi read listener submissions inspired by previous firesides episodes!Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
15:59 08/19/2022
168. Where the Wood is Wild
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about an extinct animal resurrected, a backyard find from the Great Depression, and the recently-solved cold case of the first entry in the FBI missing persons database... and some cool facts about Iceland.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://adventures.is/information/iceland-facts/https://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/africa/quagga-project-zebra-conservation-extinct-south-africahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaggahttps://allthatsinteresting.com/buried-depression-era-cashhttps://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/07/28/buried-cash-yard-Wildwood-New-Jersey/7541659035675/https://allthatsinteresting.com/princess-doe-dawn-olanick
27:35 08/15/2022
Fireside #17
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about special favors.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
21:07 08/12/2022
167. My (Beep) Has Been Tainted
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the brain of the best solo climber, the Son of Sam killer, and one of the first known sex tape scandals... and the oldest people in history to be photographed.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://mymodernmet.com/aunty-moser-earliest-born-people-photographed/https://youtu.be/b6OvrRbGU68https://youtu.be/Cyya23MPoAIhttps://nautil.us/the-strange-brain-of-the-worlds-greatest-solo-climber-5011/https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/son-of-sam-arrestedhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Berkowitzhttps://www.upi.com/Archives/1987/10/02/The-Morris-County-sheriff-embarrassed-by-a-home-videotape/9881560145600/https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/accidentally-returned-erotic-tape/
36:08 08/08/2022
Fireside #16
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about dental nightmares.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
12:10 08/05/2022
166. Don't Lick That!
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a dead woman found in a Walmart bathroom, an eyeball licking craze, and a famous sunken house...and some world records that will likely never be broken.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://www.hellaentertainment.com/blog/history/guinness-records-unbreakable/https://nypost.com/2017/06/27/body-found-in-out-of-order-walmart-bathroom-by-employee/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/that-whole-japanese-eyeball-licking-thing-never-really-happened-25643924/https://youtu.be/WquhL8CsLuEhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardner_Lakehttps://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/story-gardner-lake-ct/https://www.norwichbulletin.com/story/news/columns/2019/04/28/historically-speaking-area-is-home/5319642007/
32:19 08/01/2022
Fireside #15
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about celebrity run-ins.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
19:43 07/29/2022
165. Left for Dead
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a lawyer who gave a deadly tour, a dark protocol of Mount Everest climbers, and how aging has changed over time... and albino redwoods.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://allthatsinteresting.com/garry-hoyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Garry_Hoyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holden_Day_Wilsonhttps://allthatsinteresting.com/mount-everest-bodieshttps://youtu.be/vjqt8T3tJIEhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5897168/https://www.tiktok.com/@sugacane22/video/7050305381406575919
34:47 07/25/2022
Fireside #14
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about ridiculous childhood injuries.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
15:57 07/22/2022
164. Rocket Girls
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the rocket girls, unique photographed moments in time, and the man who sold the Eiffel Tower twice... and one of the saddest celebrity photos.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://qr.ae/pvks0Qhttps://www.npr.org/2016/04/05/473099967/meet-the-rocket-girls-the-women-who-charted-the-course-to-spacehttps://www.familyandpets.com/fast-gallery/rare-historical-photos-capturing-a-unique-moment-in-time/11/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=MR_GE_FP_WW_All_HistoricalPhotos_pmax_0621&utm_term=&utm_content=feed&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtvqVBhCVARIsAFUxcRvdrbFOmyOGNP7xOdtEiWa0GDUNjMjwrzex5wPwt5Yslsn-oqsvVtgaAp4QEALw_wcBhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-smoothest-con-man-that-ever-lived-29861908/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Lustig
25:54 07/18/2022
Fireside #13
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about embarrassing moments that happened at work.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
13:20 07/15/2022
163. Thighs Like Airplane Neck Pillows
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the weird world of sports, a cure with a strange side effect, and a curious case of karma... and something humans have in common with koalas.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://www.newscientist.com/lastword/mg24933253-300-do-other-animals-have-fingerprints-and-what-purpose-do-they-servehttps://thenantwichnews.co.uk/2022/06/26/world-worm-charming-championship-wiggles-back-after-pandemic/https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/06/29/Worm-charmer-10-sets-new-record/68561246307679/https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/cystinosis/https://www.avrobio.com/our-views/vector-space-blog/moonlighting-proteins-a-surprising-finding-in-a-clinical-trial-suggests-new-insights-into-gene-therapy/https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/06/experimental-gene-therapy-cystinosis-hair-color/661348/https://youtu.be/SHt7tX-SsHIhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/17/were-fed-up-with-scary-dreams-thieves-return-temple-treasures
32:09 07/11/2022
Fireside #12
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about stories that happened when the camera was rolling.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
13:20 07/08/2022
162. Courtroom Cockroaches
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about how yellow fever once shaped city life in America, how a court case was delayed by cockroaches, and the unsettling search for Frida Sofia... and some bizarre facts about the ole US of A. Happy 4th of July!Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/bizarre-facts-about-america-you-wont-believe-are-true.html/https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2019/01/28/how-yellow-fever-shaped-19th-century-new-orleans-a-qa/https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cockroaches-albany-courtroom_n_629fbe8fe4b0cf43c841f4fchttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/world/americas/mexico-earthquake-trapped-girl.htmlhttps://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-41346787https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Puebla_earthquake
30:49 07/04/2022
Fireside #11
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about quality summer fun stories.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
20:25 07/01/2022
161. Queen Anne's Syringe
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a man who woke up from a coma after an attempted murder, the ghost of Juliet Tewsley, and some items found on Blackbeard's ship... and a few interesting facts about crows.Tell us what sparks your interest on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, and TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast) Send a crazy story or interesting article to sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!Articles and other sources:https://www.womansday.com/life/entertainment/a37170576/fun-facts/https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/after-student-wakes-coma-and-testifies-2-techies-convicted-bid-kill-him-135566https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/10-yrs-after-bid-to-kill-friend-two-techies-get-7-years-in-jail-in-bengaluru/articleshow/78711934.cmshttps://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/haunted-cambridgeshire-pub-grave-under-21871493https://www.qaronline.org/blog/2017-09-05/did-you-know-pirates-were-granted-a-pardonhttps://www.livescience.com/blackbeard-pirate-busted-boat.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Anne%27s_Revenge
30:54 06/27/2022
Fireside #10
Debra, Diana, and Jesi answer a listener question about a time they didn't act their age.Send us your burning questions on twitter (@interest_spark), facebook, instagram, TikTok! (@sparkmyinterestpodcast), or email us at sparkmyinterestpodcast@gmail.com or through our website sparkmyinterestpodcast.com and we might just discuss it on the show!
14:48 06/24/2022