From a very young age Christie has had a fascination with the dark side. She would be the one at a slumber party to bring the Ouija board or suggest everyone crowd into a pitch black bathroom, stare into the mirror, and say Bloody Mary three times. Book reports on the Bermuda Triangle and the JFK assassination were not uncommon. Fast forward 20 years and her love for true crime, the paranormal, and anything involving cults and witchcraft has blossomed into a weekly podcast with her good friend, and fellow comedian, Heather. The only thing she loves more is her husband, daughter, and their pet pig, Petal.
Christie has been performing and teaching long form improv for 10 years. She can be seen performing regularly at Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum.
July 8th, 2020 | Season 1 | 50 mins 38 secs
cryptid, mongolian death worm
Many animals live across the vast expanse of the Gobi Desert, but locals and visitors alike are warned to avoid this dangerous beast. Though its odd appearance may make it seem innocuous, it’s actually poisonous, aggressive and some say even electric. Are the warnings about its danger nothing more than legends? Or is this slithering beast a true deadly threat?
July 1st, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 14 mins
brittany murphy, sharon murphy, simon monjack, true crime
A beautiful actress was suddenly dead. Rumors swirled about what caused it. Was it drugs? Her diet? Or did she die at the hands of someone she trusted? Then suddenly – another death. Just months later, her husband died under suspiciously similar circumstances. Was this all an unfortunate coincidence, or was a single culprit to blame?
June 24th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 5 mins
brittany murphy, simon monjack, true crime
She began her career as one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars in blockbuster roles. But suddenly, out of almost nowhere, she died. What led this once-promising and charismatic actress to her ultimate demise? Was it drugs, health problems, or something more sinister at play?
June 17th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 49 secs
cryptid, mothman, urban legend
Glowing red eyes, an enormous wingspan, and a feeling of fear and dread. The residents of this sleepy West Virginia town knew something was afoot. Was it a visitor from another planet, an undiscovered species, or was something even more sinister to blame?
June 10th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 16 mins
cults, joseph di mambro, luc jouret, the order of the solar temple
While cults sometimes prey on the vulnerable, this exclusive and esoteric group attracted the wealthy and successful. Was this in order to build an elite new colony of people in another dimension, or was their money used to fuel the lavish lifestyle of their leaders? When it all came crumbling down, the results were deadly.
June 3rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 48 mins 27 secs
amplify melanated voices, anxiety, mental health awareness, the why you podcast
Hey guys. Christie and Heather here. As you may have noticed from the title of this week's episode, we're doing something different. After talking about it, we decided that given the renewed focus on racial justice, criminal justice reform, and the violent actions of the government against protestors and the black community, we wanted to step back from the mic and instead amplify the voices of black creators and create space to share their show with you.
The Why You...? Podcast is a brand new podcast by fellow Texans, and husband and wife duo, Mikayla and Alfonso Davis. Their first three episodes dropped June 2 and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify. We're bringing you their first episode which focuses on anxiety and how they have coped with it throughout their lives. They are funny, charming, and inviting. We are so grateful that they're letting us share their first episode with you and know you'll love it just as much as we do.
Like, subscribe, share, and follow them on social media on Instagram at WhyYouPod_ and on twitter at WhyYouPod. Also head to their feed where you'll find two more episodes. Links are in the show notes.
If you're like us, you have spent a lot of time this week wondering how you can show your support to the black community and protesters. We have compiled a list of resources we hope you find helpful. Head to our website and click “Justice Resources” in the top right corner to find ways to help. Please enjoy this episode. Thank you so much and stay safe!
Thank you so much and stay safe!
May 27th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 25 mins
bohemian grove, conspiracy theories, human sacrifice, satanic rituals, secret societies
Once a year, America’s wealthiest and most influential men descend on a collection of cabins in the lush forests of Northern California. They claim the retreat is a break from business, meant to recharge and relax their minds. But some people believe the true plans are something more sinister. Are these titans of politics and industry meeting to perform satanic rituals in an attempt to take over the world? Or is that even necessary since they already run it?
May 20th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 12 mins
hbo talked to death, jonathan schmitz, scott amedure murder, the jenny jones show murder, trial by media
A man’s life was taken at the hands of an enraged murderer. But once the first verdict was thrown out on a technicality, the killer got another shot to present his case to a jury. The victim’s family then decided to take on the production company and very show that they believed had a hand in their son’s death. The outcome would have an impact on television and the legal system that would last for decades.
May 13th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 18 mins
hbo talked to death, netflix trial by media, the jenny jones show murder, the murder of scott amedure
Talk shows in the 1990s focused mostly on the outrageous - family drama, out of control teens, secrets, and surprises. But one secret set off a chain of events that tragically took a life. That crime started a national conversation that left the country searching for where to place blame. Was it the talk shows' fault or was the one to blame the man who pulled the trigger?
May 6th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 14 mins
to the stars academy of arts and sciences, ufo sightings, unexplained aerial phenomena
For centuries, humankind has seen objects in the sky. For every report they’ve made, those who have claimed to see unidentified flying objects have been mocked and brushed off by skeptics. But with the advent of modern technology, those sightings have now been recorded, and some have been released to the public. Were the US’s most elite pilots witness to a visitor from another planet? Or was this merely an encounter with a highly advanced Earth-based foe?
April 29th, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
haunting, paranormal, the dybbuk, the dybbuk box
Tales of possession have endured since ancient times, warning the faithful of what may happen if they turn toward sin. But while most possessed souls are inhabited by a demon, this phenomenon of Judaism shows just what happens when one restless spirit takes up residence in another.
April 22nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 1 hr 32 mins
mystery, rick and marty lagina, the oak island treasure
For centuries, treasure hunters have dug deep into the depths of this small island searching for the supposed treasure that lies beneath the earth. Hopeful searchers have sunk millions of dollars into the quest, with each hunt bringing back only fragments of the booty the legend promises. Is there a treasure chest waiting for them at the end of the hunt, filled with riches beyond their wildest dreams? Or will the search turn up nothing more than fool's gold?