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Episode 39: Spooky Michigan
It's Spooky Season folks! Today we get in the mood by sharing spooky legends and lore from Weird Michigan, authored by Linda Godfrey, and part of the Weird US book series created by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman. Turn down the lights and settle in to hear about the Ghost of Little Grace, the Witch's Chair, Hell's Bridge, and the haunted Jeffers High School. For images and notes related to this episode click here.Resources: Weird Michigan by Linda Godfrey, the Weird US Series from Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman _____________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 38: Kenneth Rex McElroy
Today we have a special announcement about a local event up top - then Danielle gets into a truly unique true crime case. Listen as she tells us about the crazy life and death of local jerk, Kenneth Rex McElroy, and the entire town that was complicit in his murder.  For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: In Broad Daylight by Harry N.MacLean, AEtv.com, InsideEdition.com _____________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 37: The Man From the Train - Revisiting Villisca
At the beginning of this episode we recap our road trip to Cryptid Con and various adventures along the way, as well as hit you with some super fresh juggalo news. Then, Sara revisits some details from Episode 5. Could the Villisca Axe Murders have been committed by a traveling serial killer? According to Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James, you betcha.  For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: The Man From the Train: Discovering America's Most Elusive Serial Killer by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James _____________________ Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 36: Mothman of Point Pleasant
Though he isn't the most midwest of cryptids - he's definitely one that's close to our hearts. As we prep to go to Point Pleasant and Cryptid Con this weekend, Danielle tells us all about our favorite lepidopteran boogieman, The Mothman himself. For images and notes related to this episode click here. Resources: All That's Interesting, Ranker, Weird US, Cryptozoology.fandom.com, VICE News, Chicago Reader   Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 35: Scary Stories
We can have a slumber party Monday, right?! In honor of the new Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation (directed by André Øvredal, and screenplay by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, and of course, Guillermo del Toro), this week we are reading you some of our all time favorites from the classic novels. Originally released in 1981, written by Alvin Schwartz, with bone-chilling illustrations from Stephen Gammell, these spooky stories made us into the creepy ladies we are today.Resources: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (movie), Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, all images and illustrations by Stephen Gammell For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 34: I Hate Mondays
You made it! Thank you for sticking out the first bi-weekly release! This week we have something super fun coming at you. We're chatting about the Midwest's favorite lasagna-eating feline Garfield, and the man behind the cat, Jim Davis. Grab a cup of coffee, maybe your favorite teddy bear, and join us for a laugh as we all try to abide by the fat-cat credo: Life, Laziness, and the Pursuit of Pasta. For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 33: Daisy Zick
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are going to be switching to releasing episode bi-weekly for the rest of the summer. This is just to play a little bit of catch up, and ensure that we continue putting out quality content. But never fear, we're not going anywhere!  This week Sara is back in action with another Michigan cold-case - the mysterious 1963 murder of Daisy Zick in Battle Creek.  For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 32: The Good Hart Murders
This week we're sans Sara due to a gross summer sickness - so Danielle's husband Jacen stands in as she recounts a northern Michigan cold case from the late 60's: The Good Hart (or Robison Family) Murders.  For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 31: Monster F**ker
Mary Meyer, aka Hobo Shojo, is a bisexual, biracial, and bilingual artist located in north central Ohio. She's also a witch, a wife, and mother of two gorgeous cats. Oh, and she also wants to fuck monsters.  This week we are bringing you one helluva guestisode. We interview Mary about her definitions of teratophilia/xenophilia, where you can find more information about the community, key artists, and other sex-positive themes.  Goes without saying for this one, but CONTENT WARNING. We discuss explicit sexual themes for pretty much the whole episode, so hold on to yer boots.  For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Relevant Links for This Episode:  Find and follow Mary on:Her websiteInstagramTwitter Vice: Slutever with Karley SciortinoAlien Egg EpisodePrimal Hardwere ToysCoey Kuhn:  His SFW Twitter: http://twitter.com/coeykuhn His NSFW Twitter: http://twitter.com/xxxenokun   Shy Custis: http://www.shycustis.net/gallery.html Her twitter: http://twitter.com/ShyCustis   Coey and Shy's joint etsy shop:  https://etsy.me/2Yoo6r8   Cloud Meadow: https://www.patreon.com/CloudMeadow   HowToBangYourMonster: https://my.w.tt/nUZDsyJuVX  And their tumblr too: https://www.tumblr.com/search/howtobangyourmonster   The good smutty demon fic: https://archiveofourown.org/works/16710790/chapters/39193528   Bad Dragon: https://bad-dragon.com ------------------- Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 30: Gitchie Girl
We've been light and fluffy for a few weeks around here, so it's about time to bring it down a few notches. In this weeks episode Sara talks about the 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders, and the 13 year old girl who survived it all - Sandra Chesky. Resources: Gitchie Girl: The Survivor's Inside Story Behind the Mass Murders That Shocked the Heartland by Phil & Sandy Hamman For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 29: Spooklights
This week we chat about a popular mysterious occurence in the Midwest - Spooklights. What are these strange orbs that appear in the same place over and over again? We learn the lore behind the Paulding Light, Brewery Hill Ghost Light, The Hornet Spooklight, and the Maple Lake Lights.   Approximate Locations: Paulding Light: 46°21′08″N 89°10′43.5″WHornet Spooklight: 36° 56.62´ N, 94° 47.227´ W For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 28: A Great Big Man
Today we talk about the Midwest's most well known tall (literally) tale - Paul Bunyan. Danielle recounts the history of this most exaggerated gent, while we debate his birthplace, and his relationship with his life-long pal, Babe the Blue Ox. For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram  
Episode 27: New Hope Pet Rescue
We're back with another PAWsitively awesome Guestisode this week! If you've ever listened to a single episode of Mysterious Midwest before, you know that we both have a huge soft spot for animals. Join us for a chat with Patience, who is the Foster Coordinator for New Hope Pet Rescue - a local animal adoption agency whose mission is to provide a means to place unwanted, adoptable animals into appropriate, loving homes. We talk about what it takes to become a foster family, the highs and lows of working with dogs, and how you can help make a difference in your community. We also learn that interviews are a bit ruff when they're with your pals because you just get really excited to talk about dogs - but who can blame us? Visit New Hope Pet Rescue on all the things: www.newhopepetrescue.comAmazon WishlistFacebookInstagramYou can also find Patience on instagram at bentle67 and doggienamedfish For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram  
Episode 26: The Hodag is Family
This week we kick things off with a local story about a man from Perry, Michigan, who re-created the MK-1 Integrated Moon Suit just for funsies. Then we bring it back to the mysterious by diving into the origin story of the infamous Rhinelander Hodag - one of the Midwests most popular cryptids! Plug your nose, and hug your white bulldogs tight - this is a fun one! City Pulse article on Dave Busch: lansingcitypulse.com For images and notes related to this episode click here.  Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 25: Super Fresh Ninjas Part II
We're back for Part II on Insane Clown Posse! This week we kick things off with the ultimate Faygo taste test, learn about all the albums on Deck 1, and do a deep dive on Juggalo culture. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 24: Super Fresh Ninjas Part I
Woop Woop! This week we have Part 1 of our very first two-part episode! Danielle takes a deep dive into the most hated band in America - Detroits own Insane Clown Posse. Part 1 covers the childhood history of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, and the criminal heavy beginnings of ICP. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 23: Daytrippers - Michigan Edition
This week we do something a little bit different! Strap in while we go for a ride and tell you little bit of background on 4 of our favorite Michigan day trip haunts. These (mostly) abandoned spots make for an interesting visit for any respectful urban explorers or those just seeking something a little more peculiar.  For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 22: Don Miller
Things take a turn for the darker today as Sara tells the case of Don Miller, a serial killer from East Lansing, MI who was active in the late 70’s, and ultimately will be up for parole in August 2021. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 21: Hell's Princess
You asked for it, we're doing it! This week Danielle covers the story of aninfamous sturdy Norwegian woman named Belle Gunness, who butchered an outrageous number of men in the early 1900's. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Become a patron of Mysterious Midwest for as little as $1 month! Earn our endless love and devotion while ultimately feeling really good about your choices: patreon.com/mysteriousmidwest As always, the most amazing way to support us without giving a dime is to rate and review us on Itunes! If you post a review, DM us on social media or email us at mysteriousmidwestpod@gmail.com for a SUPER RAD FREE STICKER! Visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com/shop to get dope merch for your body and abode.  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 20: Get Rid of the Bears
This week we're ready to get down and spooky! Sara tells the story of The Sallie House Haunting from Atchison Kansas - one of the most well documented hauntings in the history of the US. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 19: They Need the Blood to Keep Their Human Shape
This week we recap our experience at Motor City Furry Con before Danielle tells us about the MASSIVE conspiracy theory that roughly 12 million Americans believe in - freaking Reptilians. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 18: Waxy Women
 It's time for a Spring BONUS EPISODE! We are so stoked to release our first guestisode featuring two amazing local makers, Colleen Conrad of WaxxWitch and Briana Holmes of DickWicks! Join us for a conversation about the ups and downs of working with wax, sex-positivity, and some great local love. Follow Colleen on Instagram at @waxxwitch, and on Facebook at WaxxWitchFollow Briana on Instagram at @dick_wicks For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 17: We Need More Hammers
This week we discuss an upcoming Field Trip to a particularly cuddly convention, then Sara recounts the story of the infamous Bloody Benders, America's first mass-murdering family. For images and notes related to this episode, please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com  Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 16: The Beast of Busco
We start out this week recapping our March du Nain Rouge experience and a recent field trip to Cleveland. Get ready for some cacklin’ as Danielle then graces us with the magnificent legend of the infamous Beast of Busco, the a gigantic turtle that made national headlines when it rocked the small town of Churubusco, IN in 1949. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
Episode 15: Meat Connections
Our episode this week starts out with whale dicks and energy healing before we dive into one more meat connection. Sara tells us about the case of Chris Regan, who went missing in Iron River, MI in 2014, and how his manipulative co-worker Kelly Cochran is at fault for one of the weirdest cases we’ve heard of in the U.P. For images and notes related to this episode please visit mysteriousmidwestpod.com Follow Mysterious Midwest on Facebook, Instagram, and TwitterFollow Sara on InstagramFollow Danielle on Instagram
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Podcast Details
Started
Dec 26th, 2018
Latest Episode
Sep 30th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
40
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes

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