Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing you've ever heard before. Show schedule is generally 3 weeks on and 1 week off.
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B114
Dec 31 '19
Rating:   8
Good, but needs some cutting

Love this podcast, especially given how the hosts take a deep dive into some really interesting topics.Regrettably, however, I think sometimes they dive a little too deep into the subject matter. Some of the episodes that wind up being three- or four-part series often seemed filled with certain details that, while interesting, really cause me to lose sight of the purpose of the story. I think there are some things that could be left out. All the same, if it’s a subject I’m interested in, the level of detail is still adequate.

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aulynmac
Dec 30 '19
Rating:   10
A fun conversation in weird!

I love these guys! Their friendship, humor and charm really shine in each episode regardless of the topic. And they DO THEIR HOMEWORK. I like the incorporation of guests who have first hand accounts or more knowledge than them. The episodes are definitely, but, I feel like they make it worthwhile. I’m an open minded skeptic, but their topics really challenge my preconceived notions about the world we live in.

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i❤HK
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   8
Was Great 💁🏻‍♀️

I used to love this Podcast! I would really like the episodes to be more about the actual information of each topic (as it used to be), and less of interviewing someone about each topic (like it’s recently become).

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Ssaarraahh2277
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   6
Sadly going downhill; adverse to constructive criticism.

I’m a longtime listener of this Podcast from the beginning, and since the Sallie House episodes, or a little before that, it has just gone straight downhill for me. The guys used to be very levelheaded and genuinely curious in topics. Now it feels like pulling teeth for them to put out a new episode (every month or so at this point), and the topics just aren’t interesting. It doesn’t even seem like the guys are that interested in the topics at this point.As a longtime listener, I’ve been pretty engaged in the FB group for the show. I try to air my concerns in the most polite of ways. After all, I’ve supported the show and its sponsors for all this time, and I want to see it do well. I’m not entitled to their work, of course, but I would also think my opinion and the opinions of others like me might be valuable. But the Facebook conversation seems restricted to those who worship the podcast unrelentingly, which is really toxic. Any constructive criticism or genuine questions regarding quality or a guest, for example, or even a topic, are immediately rejected and slapped back by the show’s co-producer, who’s on there like 24 hours a day. I have a feeling the guys don’t interact with the page or take their listeners’ feedback very personally at all anymore, which is truly unfortunate. It feels corporate, for absolute no reason.I listen to other pods that have many more listeners, and they’re much more productive and much more engaged with fans. As other listeners know, the Sallie House changed one of the hosts’ outlook on the paranormal, making him (self-admittedly) a believer, by in large, rather than a skeptic. I think it was a little odd, personally, since the event is easily disputed by common sense. There’s no reason to interpret the audio as a paranormal attack. But that’s beside the point. Since then, questioning anything a guest says happened to them is out of the question. It’s, “You don’t know because you weren’t there,” and the stance is now that literally everyone is telling the truth. It’s false and often unlistenable.ALSO the “Astonishing Research Corps” is mind-numbingly terrible at sourcing information. Googling a topic and reading through the first three pages of search results is not research. Neither is reading from some personal blog page that may as well be outright fiction. “Cursory research” would be a massive overstatement.

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BoulderBlunder
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   8
Plays out of order

I like the topics and how lengthy the discussions are but nothing plays in order. Start with the first of four, then 3 plays, then one plays again, then 4, then... Mildy frustrating and not terribly important but why all out of order? Lose a star rating due to this.

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Jra4776
Dec 22 '19
Rating:   10
Great Show but..

I have Loved this podcast since it started. It’s definitely one of my favorites but the past few months of shows have been completely uninteresting to me. I dont know if ur trying a new format or what but I liked what you were doing before. After the Voynich Manuscript it’s like u stopped doing shows about actual subjects & just started talking about anything. I dont know how other listeners feel but I wish u would go back to the way u were doing it. I’m sure some people like guest episodes & don’t get me wrong I do too but not everyone. Is that all ur doing now?

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Breakmaniac13
Dec 21 '19
Rating:   6
I want to love it

I’ve now listened to a total of 3 podcasts of this show. The 2 skinwalker ranch ones and the one about Amelia Earhart. Ivory much liked the Amelia one bcuz the guest speaker was amazing. The other two had about 10 minutes of content total and the rest was you 2 talking about nothing.

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beefclick
Dec 20 '19
Rating:   10
Great show, even for "non-believers"

This show has been one of the only podcasts i have ever listened to. I started about two years ago when my car threw a rod and i had to start walking to work. I have never really believed in ghosts, alien visitations, and so on, but these two are fantastic at telling a story. I remember listening to the episode about Black Eyed Kids while walking home after a 12 hour shift. Half my walk is through some woods, and the whole episode had me looking over my shoulder. I highly recommend this podcast.

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AngryGoogler99999999999
Dec 20 '19
Rating:   10
Love this show

It’s great!

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Katlynn. Brooks
Dec 19 '19
Rating:   10
Question

Do they have records of accounts with the dog? Has anybody seen the dog?

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xjugsjhi
Dec 17 '19
Rating:   4
Too much chatting

Takes 10 minutes or so to start the story. I’m not interested in hearing useless chatter. Wasting time which could be spent on presentation and the actual topic.

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Sarah7891334
Dec 13 '19
Rating:   8
I like the show...but I often lose what they’re talking about

This is tough. I like these guys. Great tone, good banter, excellent topics; however there are so many tangents I start to lose focus as they lose focus and then I’m just lost. Again, great themes, great hosts, but I would listen more often if it were a bit more focused.

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Neptune_Fizz
Dec 11 '19
Rating:   10
A delightful surprise!

I have to say this is a wonderful podcast! I was a little hesitant because I have heard a lot of these stories before, and I thought there are only so many ways you can retell them right? Well I was wrong. So far each episode I have listened to has brought up something new that I hadn’t heard before. It’s so detailed and in-depth I am really happy I stumbled upon this podcast!! Keep up the great work!!

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Billy bob pilot
Dec 11 '19
Rating:   8
Coming Back

I was a huge fan of certain episodes to the point where I’ve listened to them multiple times. The mothman and skin walker. I’m not a huge fan of guest episodes so I’m giving them another shot.

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MairiMoofah
Dec 6 '19
Rating:   10
Great Podcast

Love it, very informative and exceptionally researched.

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JMRVT
Dec 3 '19
Rating:   10
🖤 The Midnight Library 🖤

I love these guys! So committed to the deep dives.The Midnight Library is my most favorite spooky story telling. This little segment could for sure stand on its own, as a podcast.

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Ginger Noel
Nov 26 '19
Rating:   10
My Favorite Podcast!

Deep dives? Yep. Tangents? Sometimes. Rabbit holes? Occastionally! And I love each and every minute. When they cover a topic they leave no paranormal stone unturned. You'll also learn a lot of history along the way. They're thorough, they're fair, they're entertaining. What more could you want? (P.S. No mind-control lasers were employed in the writing of this review. P.P.S. !dellortnoc-dnim gnieb m'I em pleH.)

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chalupa22003
Nov 24 '19
Rating:   4
Used to be good.

Used to love this show, but they seemed to run out of interesting topics.

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cjl2441
Nov 24 '19
Rating:   2
Used to love, now not so much.

This podcast really hasn’t aged well. The guys may think they’ve progressed as podcast hosts but the ‘better fueled’ that their operation has become, I actually think has resulted in the actual quality of the show decreasing significantly. What started out as a show about topics of legends and analysis and skepticism has rapidly moved towards a show on full-on belief and disregarding anything even slightly related to skepticism.The increased number of 3-4 part stories where each episode is 3 hours is just too much. A lot of these topics don’t require a dissection of that magnitude. Getting bogged down in the minutia has not been a good thing for this podcast. And the interviews of people have become a crutch and, in my opinion, don’t increase the overall quality of the shows. The people may have good information but they haven’t been particularly good to listen to. Clips and summaries of the interviews would be much more preferred over hearing hour upon hour of people who aren’t that interesting.Also...I wish they’d stop with the promotion of their secondary show, The Midnight Library. That show is hot garbage and should be abandoned as a premise.

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Wet Works
Nov 24 '19
Rating:   10
Repeatedly binge listen

Just listen. Pick your favorite and listen, you’ll then get to the rest!

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