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Unexplained

By Richard MacLean Smith  

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is… More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast

 

#142

S05 Episode 5 Extra: Coming Down Fast

Leading on from S05E05, this week's Extra takes a closer look at how a group of otherwise ordinary people were inspired to commit murder on behalf of Charles Manson. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

20 Nov 2020

14 MINS

14:10

20 Nov 2020


#141

S05 Episode 5: When Love Breaks Down (Pt. 2 of 2)

Part two of S05 Episode 5: When Love Breaks Down In 1965, Sharon, an aspiring actor had a terrifying experience one night while staying alone in the former home of Hollywood producer Paul Bern. With her journey to stardom just beginning, elsewhere in California, another young women's life was heading on a very different trajectory. Unbeknownst to each other, however, both women were destined to collide in the most devastating of circumstances. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

13 Nov 2020

34 MINS

34:46

13 Nov 2020


#140

S05 Episode 5: When Love Breaks Down (Pt. 1 of 2)

In 1965, Sharon, an aspiring actor had a terrifying experience one night while staying alone in the former home of Hollywood producer Paul Bern. With her journey to stardom just beginning, elsewhere in California, another young women's life was heading on a very different trajectory. Unbeknownst to each other, however, both women were destined to collide in the most devastating of circumstances. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

06 Nov 2020

28 MINS

28:56

06 Nov 2020


#139

S05 Episode 4 Extra: The Great Unravelling

It’s been speculated that before heading off to the hills to hide away, the Gulf Breeze Six had hoped to meet up with Milton William Cooper, otherwise known as the godfather of modern conspiracy theory. In 2001 Cooper was shot dead by police after drunkenly initiating a shoot out on his property, or as many of his followers might tell you, at least, that’s what they want you to believe... Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

30 Oct 2020

19 MINS

19:10

30 Oct 2020


#138

S05 Episode 4: How the End Always Is

1990 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, in the early hours of Saturday, July 14th, a young man is pulled over for a routine traffic stop. Little could anyone have predicted it would begin the unravelling of one of the most bizarre cases of desertion in the United States Military’s entire history. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

23 Oct 2020

33 MINS

33:36

23 Oct 2020


#137

S05 Episode 3 Extra: Ghosts in the Machine

Following on from the last episode, some psychologists have speculated that Cindy James' troubled life may have been due to her suffering a form of dissociative identity disorder. In this week's Extra episode we take a closer look at the extraordinary possibilities of such a condition. Go to twitter@unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

16 Oct 2020

17 MINS

17:16

16 Oct 2020


#136

S05 Episode 3: Endgame (Pt.3 of 3)

In June 1989, the body of forty-four-year-old Cindy James, who had been missing for two weeks, was found lying in the tall grass behind a derelict property in the suburbs of Richmond, Vancouver. Cindy's hands and feet had been tied behind her back and she appeared to have been drugged. A coroner confirmed that Cindy died shortly after she went missing. That her body had been found only a short walk from a major road suggested however that it had been placed there quite recently, meaning this was almost certainly a murder. But then again, nothing about Cindy’s bizarre and tragic story had ever been certain... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast ] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com ] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

09 Oct 2020

23 MINS

23:18

09 Oct 2020


#135

S05 Episode 3: Endgame (Pt.2 of 3)

In June 1989, the body of forty-four-year-old Cindy James, who had been missing for two weeks, was found lying in the tall grass behind a derelict property in the suburbs of Richmond, Vancouver. Cindy's hands and feet had been tied behind her back and she appeared to have been drugged. A coroner confirmed that Cindy died shortly after she went missing. That her body had been found only a short walk from a major road suggested however that it had been placed there quite recently, meaning this was almost certainly a murder. But then again, nothing about Cindy’s bizarre and tragic story had ever been certain... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast ] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com ] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

02 Oct 2020

24 MINS

24:28

02 Oct 2020


#134

S05 Episode 3: Endgame (Pt.1 of 3)

In June 1989, the body of forty-four-year-old Cindy James, who had been missing for two weeks, was found lying in the tall grass behind a derelict property in the suburbs of Richmond, Canada. Cindy's hands and feet had been tied behind her back and she appeared to have been drugged. A coroner confirmed that Cindy died shortly after she went missing. That her body had been found only a short walk from a major road suggested however that it had been placed there quite recently, meaning this was almost certainly a murder. But then again, nothing about Cindy’s bizarre and tragic story had ever been certain... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

25 Sep 2020

29 MINS

29:34

25 Sep 2020


#133

S05 Episode 2 Extra: Breaking Bonds

A closer look at the radical and tragic life of Clara Immerwahr, chemist and first wife of Fritz Haber. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

18 Sep 2020

18 MINS

18:36

18 Sep 2020


#132

S05 Episode 2: The Unceasing Cloud

Back in 1802,brilliant Prussian naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt was introduced to guano, a natural fertiliser comprised of bat and bird excrement that had long been considered an extraordinarily effective fertiliser, used even by the ancient Incas. Humboldt’s subsequent promotion of guano to agriculturalists in Europe set in motion a chain of events that would not only change the world as we knew it, but change it in ways that we may struggle to ever recover from... Featuring the mysterious Phantom Gasser of Botetourt County. Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

11 Sep 2020

38 MINS

38:48

11 Sep 2020


#131

S05 Episode 1 Extra: A Useful Fiction?

The importance of truth is frequently stressed without recognising that much of our day to day lives are governed by fictions, some more useful than others. But where, if at all, should we try to draw the line? Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

04 Sep 2020

10 MINS

10:00

04 Sep 2020


#130

S05 Episode 1: You, in There

Early 2012 in Gary, Indiana, Latoya Ammons and her young family arrived at their doctor's looking tired and distraught. When she was asked what the matter was, however, few could have predicted what she was about to say next. 'It's the demons in our house,' she said. 'They're attacking the children...' Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, [facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast] (https://facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast) or [unexplainedpodcast.com] (http://www.unexplainedpodcast.com/) for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

28 Aug 2020

24 MINS

24:38

28 Aug 2020


#129

SEASON 5 POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Announcement: It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the postponement of Season 05 of Unexplained, which was due to launch tomorrow. Despite the series being ready to go, the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 has unfortunately led to the pausing of my advertising agreement for the time being. It has taken months of work to prepare for the launch and with Unexplained being my full-time job and livelihood I simply can’t afford to release the episodes without being able to monetise them. It goes without saying that your support is hugely appreciated and I’m so sorry to disappoint all you incredible listeners in this way; I feel hugely disappointed at having to postpone. What this does mean though is that you can rest assured that when things return to a relative state of normality, the full series of Unexplained will be ready to launch with a bang. I will release more info as I have it, in the meantime stay safe and stay spooky, Richard MacLean... Smith. ... Read more

02 Apr 2020

01 MINS

01:14

02 Apr 2020


#128

S04 Episode 21 Extra: Echoes in a Shallow Bay

SEASON 4 SEND-OFF All of us will die and even for those who believe we are somehow more than a bundle of cells and flickering synapses and that something else awaits us beyond this mortal realm – there are few who consider the preservation of the body or its final resting place to have any significant bearing on that. So why does disturbing a grave site make us so uneasy?  Perhaps because our relationship with death has never really been about the dead... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

03 Jan 2020

13 MINS

13:45

03 Jan 2020


#127

S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.2 of 2)

Part Two of S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight  In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards.  It was a decision, they would soon come to regret... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

27 Dec 2019

23 MINS

23:09

27 Dec 2019


#126

S04 Episode 21: The Under Weight (Pt.1 of 2)

In 1980, Harris County's Newport subdivision housing development in Texas, put its newest set of plots on the market. The Williams and Haneys were just two sets of couples who moved into the area shortly afterwards.  It was a decision, they would soon come to regret... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

20 Dec 2019

24 MINS

24:55

20 Dec 2019


#125

S04 Episode 20 Extra: Outside the Darkroom

Many say that if a genuine alien spacecraft really had appeared on earth, there would be incontrovertible photographic or video evidence to prove it. And yet, there are countless videos and photos purporting to reveal exactly that. More often than not, however they are dismissed as cases of mistaken identity or simply fakes. In reality, unless a craft were to land on a busy high street in full view of a live news feed and collectively witnessed by everyone you knew – any photo or video evidence can easily be dismissed. Perhaps that is, with the exception of one... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

13 Dec 2019

15 MINS

15:27

13 Dec 2019


#124

S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 2 of 2)

Part Two of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming  Travis Walton has been missing for five days after his six co-workers claim to have seen him being attacked by a UFO.  And now, Travis has returned... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

06 Dec 2019

33 MINS

33:16

06 Dec 2019


#123

S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming (Pt. 1 of 2)

Part One of S04 Episode 20: The Homecoming  In November 1975 seven forestry workers headed into Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves national forest for a routine day's work.  Only six of them would return that night, with one hell of a story to tell... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

29 Nov 2019

33 MINS

33:22

29 Nov 2019


#122

S04 Episode 19 Extra: Touching from a Distance

In the early hours of March 14th 1928, below deck of an ocean liner just off the coast of West Africa, former RAF pilot Colonel George Henderson reportedly experienced a 'crisis apparition' of his friend and fellow pilot, Captain Raymond Hinchcliffe saying he was lost and in great danger. What Henderson is said not to have known at the time, is that Hinchcliffe, and his co-pilot, Elsie Mackay were 3000 thousands miles away, high in the clouds, and fated never to be seen again... Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

22 Nov 2019

16 MINS

16:25

22 Nov 2019


#121

S04 Episode 19: A View from a Hill

For any regular listener of this show, as you may have gathered, Unexplained is rather fond of a good old haunted house story.   The story of the Cooneen ghost house of Ireland is just one such tale,  often regarded as one of the most compelling supposed true-life hauntings of all time...  Go to @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast or unexplainedpodcast.com for more info. Thank you for listening. ... Read more

15 Nov 2019

25 MINS

25:43

15 Nov 2019