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Spark My Interest

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Be shocked. Be thrilled. Be sparked! Debra, Diana and Jesi compete each week to bring you the most interesting true stories from every corner of the universe. Kick your week off right with a new episode every Monday and get sparked!
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124. Endless Hole

124. Endless Hole

2021-10-1837:52

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the deepest hole, ghosts of Disneyland, and a mysterious silent man... and two rare human body conditions. This episode's story time is sponsored by: Picture by Fulgent Genetics - picturegenetics.com Listen to the episode for a promo code worth a 30% discount on a Picture by Fulgent Genetics test kit (PGx and COVID kits do not qualify for the discount). 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Superdeep_Borehole https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-destinations/haunted-disneyland-ghosts-in-the-happiest-place-on-earth https://www.ranker.com/list/real-nurse-doctor-ghost-stories/jamaal-armstrong
123. Twin Strangers

123. Twin Strangers

2021-10-1142:47

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about an invisible monster, a case of unexplained amnesia, and twin strangers... and foods once sold as medicine. This episode's story time is sponsored by: Picture by Fulgent Genetics - picturegenetics.com Listen to the episode for a promo code worth a 30% discount on a Picture by Fulgent Genetics test kit (PGx and COVID kits do not qualify for the discount). 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.mentalfloss.com/article/24691/10-snack-foods-originally-sold-medicines https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Restless-Spirits-Haunted-Places/dp/1578594014 https://unsolved.com/gallery/pierre/ https://youtu.be/i1nz5Bkpmcw https://twinstrangers.net/
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about metallic water, a found milk carton girl, and cave-painting women... and killer handwriting. This episode's story time is sponsored by: Picture by Fulgent Genetics - picturegenetics.com Listen to the episode for a promo code worth a 30% discount on a Picture by Fulgent Genetics test kit (PGx and COVID kits do not qualify for the discount). 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: http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1578074,00.html https://www.livescience.com/water-into-metal-experiment.html https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02065-w https://unbelievable-facts.com/2018/04/missing-children-milk-carton.html https://www.inspiremore.com/bonnie-lohman-milk-carton-missing-child/ https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/article/131008-women-handprints-oldest-neolithic-cave-art
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the brain of JFK, The Kiss of Life, and a very determined mother... and the world's tallest statue. This episode's story time is sponsored by: Picture by Fulgent Genetics - picturegenetics.com Listen to the episode for a promo code worth a 30% discount on a Picture by Fulgent Genetics test kit (PGx and COVID kits do not qualify for the discount). We also announce the winner of the drawing for a free test kit! 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.historicmysteries.com/jfks-missing-brain/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitzer_Prize https://historydaily.org/story-behind-iconic-kiss-life-photo  https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbv4a/mother-rescue-trafficked-daughter-bangladesh-india
Debra, Diana, and Jesi are joined by Becky Tsai from Fulgent Genetics to talk about the hosts' genetic test results, a relay baby, the smallest DNA sample to solve a crime, and a prison doctor who experimented on inmates...and some interesting facts about the human body. Listen to the episode for a promo code worth a 30% discount on a Picture by Fulgent Genetics test kit (PGx and COVID kits do not qualify for discount) or leave a like and comment on our social media post for episode 120 on TikTok or Instagram by September 27, 2021 to be entered to win a free test kit of your choice! This episode was sponsored by: Picture by Fulgent Genetics - picturegenetics.com 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.factretriever.com/body-facts https://abc7news.com/two-moms-mothers-pregnancy-carry-same-baby/4576470/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/23/cold-case-vegas-stephanie-isaacson/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57947785 https://www.sfgate.com/sfhistory/article/leo-stanley-gland-rejuvenation-surgery-14298920.php
119. Lady Death

119. Lady Death

2021-09-1336:32

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the Wife Swap murders, a phantom whistler, and Lady Death... and Winona Ryder's middle school bully. This episode was sponsored by: Picture by Fulgent Genetics - picturegenetics.com 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://people.com/style/winona-ryder-bullied-middle-school/ https://popculture.com/trending/news/wife-swap-double-murder-jacob-stockdale-shotgun/ https://973thedawg.com/louisianas-disturbing-unsolved-mystery-of-the-phantom-whistler-video/ https://www.the-sun.com/news/3550775/sniper-lady-death-world-war-2-nazis/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Pavlichenko
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the oldest living bird, a forbidden fruit, and the strange world of cryonics... and whale hearts. 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_(albatross)  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/when-tomatoes-were-blamed-for-witchcraft-and-werewolves https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/why-the-tomato-was-feared-in-europe-for-more-than-200-years-863735/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2019/06/11/arizona-cryonics-facility-alcor-life-extension-foundation-houses-head-baseball-legend-ted-williams/1146880001/
117. Is It Too Far?

117. Is It Too Far?

2021-08-3033:53

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about spiders on drugs, Syndrome K, and the only person hit by a meteorite... and the hobo union.  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: http://www.hobo.net/touristunion63.html https://www.businessinsider.com/how-powerful-is-caffeine-nasa-spider-web-study-2019-5 https://www.historynet.com/syndrome-k-the-disease-that-saved-lives-in-wwii.htm https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/1954-extraterrestrial-bruiser-shocked-alabama-woman-180973646/
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about children sent by mail, the origin of humans, and a woman who heard helpful voices... and strange pills being sold online. 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.foodandwine.com/news/chocolate-fart-pill https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/05/24/mail-that-baby-a-brief-history-of-kids-sent-through-the-u-s-postal-service/ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50210701 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/voices-told-woman-she-had-brain-tumour-1.138853
115. Murder & Gas

115. Murder & Gas

2021-08-1635:51

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a rare Olympic medal, the giggling grandma, and parachuting beavers... and the first promotional t-shirt. 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.mentalfloss.com/article/19350/13-gold-medal-worthy-olympic-stories https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Coubertin_medal https://allthatsinteresting.com/nannie-doss-giggling-granny https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/why-76-beavers-were-forced-to-skydive-into-the-idaho-wilderness-in-1948/
Debra, Diana, and Jesi are joined by Arielle Nissenblatt (Instagram - @ariellethisandthat), creator of Earbuds Podcast Collective and Outlier Podcast Festival, to talk about a fire that has burned since 1962, a dog who freed his owner, flexing with a double arm transplant, and the effect of city folk on a suburban ecosystem... and the state with the fewest escalators. 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.history.com/news/mine-fire-burning-more-50-years-ghost-town https://www.timesnownews.com/the-buzz/article/loyal-dog-walks-into-police-station-persuades-officers-to-free-his-owner-watch/673062 https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/human-interest/world-first-double-arm-transplant-patient-545610.html https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/science/suburbs-wildlife-deer-owls.html
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a confused AI camera, a special thumbprint, and some backyard bowling balls... and a looming cola war. 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.theverge.com/tldr/2020/11/3/21547392/ai-camera-operator-football-bald-head-soccer-mistakes https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/07/16/italy-michelangelo-fingerprint/9751626458547/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/07/11/michigan-bowling-ball-home-renovation-discovery/7933631002/ https://twitter.com/i/events/1415428026700111875 https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/yellow-cap-coke/
Debra, Diana, and Jesi are joined by Christina from My Worst Date podcast to talk about a woman's strange last words, the greener Empire State Building, choreomania, and the ghost that got away... and zits vs dry lips. 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.businessinsider.com/erin-valenti-death-remains-mystery-2019-11 https://housely.com/energy-efficient-buildings/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/climate-solutions/empire-state-building-emissions/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_mania https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12143150-real-ghost-stories
111. Fart My Interest

111. Fart My Interest

2021-07-1937:17

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a modern-day Jonah, a fartiste, and a sole survivor... and Jesi's treacherous road trip. 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.npr.org/2021/06/12/1005918788/humpback-whale-swallowed-lobster-diver-cape-cod-michael-packard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%A9tomane https://allthatsinteresting.com/survival-stories/6
110. Is This the Day?

110. Is This the Day?

2021-07-1233:06

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about an accidental balloonist, the Lover's Lane murders, and the lost city of St. Louis... and the pink drink effect. 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.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210512083416.htm https://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/priest_shoots_photographer_out_of_sky/ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/cold-case-justice-dna-solves-022458933.html https://www.livescience.com/29319-gallery-strangest-places-earth.html https://www.legendsofamerica.com/il-cahokia/
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about the handless ghost of Flatbush, the cola wars, and cyborg cockroaches... and the company that has employed the most people in the US. 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.nytimes.com/1896/04/21/archives/flatbush-has-a-ghost-it-has-returned-for-its-hand-which-mr-norton.html https://www.coca-colacompany.com/company/history/the-birth-of-a-refreshing-idea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cola_wars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsi https://www.newscientist.com/article/2280057-cyborg-cockroach-with-camera-backpack-can-be-steered-remotely/
108. Nasal Cycles

108. Nasal Cycles

2021-06-2827:32

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about an asinine assassin, the unluckiest man with lightning, and severed legs in Montana... and nasal cycles. 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.factinate.com/things/33-hilarious-historical-facts-brighten-next-history-lesson/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nedeljko_%C4%8Cabrinovi%C4%87 https://historyofyesterday.com/the-man-who-was-struck-by-lightning-4-times-8b2149e8783d https://www.montanaoutdoor.com/2013/07/a-pair-of-severed-legs-found-by-butte-hikers-still-baffles-detectives/ https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/6ka1pc/a_5_year_old_montana_mystery_still_no_closer_to/
Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a barefoot hero, a dead bulb that caused a plane crash, and a stranded astronaut... and some 700-year-old Danish barrels full of the unexpected. 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.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/03/Medieval-poop-barrels-that-still-smell-discovered-in-Denmark/1581396527372/ https://abcnews.go.com/US/hamptons-plane-crash-hero-craig-schum-pulls-fiery/story?id=17088250 https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1992-12-29-9203090325-story.html https://www.12up.com/view?id=astronaut-stuck-history-12u https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spaceflight_records
106. Lose Her

106. Lose Her

2021-06-1439:33

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about an asteroid defense system, a time-travel ghost story, and the disappearance of Brandon Swanson... and Jesi's prank on Diana. 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.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/dart https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12143150-real-ghost-stories https://www.newspapers.com/clip/32418156/c-c-white-clara-dies-in-classroom/ https://thetruecrimefiles.com/brandon-swanson-disappearance/
105. The Only Key

105. The Only Key

2021-06-0735:33

Debra, Diana, and Jesi talk about a haunted ranch, a Roman girl in London, and a twisted doctor... and a cat mayor. 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stubbs_(cat) https://bestlifeonline.com/weird-amazing-facts/ https://www.outsideonline.com/2412517/real-ghost-stories-for-campfires https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/tomb-of-the-unknown-london-girl https://allthatsinteresting.com/carl-tanzler
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