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Author: John Hinson

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Each week, host John Hinson takes a look at weird, crazy, and forgotten stories from the history of humankind. He tries to put some humor into it, or he's just an apathetic dick - that's up to you to decide.
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You know those people who just want to be ridiculously evil just for the sake of being ridiculously evil? Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was exactly that kind of person. Get a full dose of his story with a heaping side of police ineptitude on this week's episode!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
048 - Fred West

048 - Fred West

2021-02-1529:38

This episode is not for the faint of heart. Fred West was a terrible father and all around awful human being. His wife wasn't great either, and you'll find out why on this week's episode!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
"The Iceman" Richard Kuklinski was either one of the most prolific serial killers in American history or one of the mob's most talented hitmen depending on how you like to categorize your murder. Learn his fascinating story this week!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
Remember how I did Japanese July last year and it definitely was not a celebration of Japanese culture? Well, this is kinda like that. Just to be clear - there is no racism behind this episode, but it is a look at some lesser known figures from black history, some of which weren't exactly great.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
045 - Silly Stunts

045 - Silly Stunts

2021-01-2520:11

Stuntmen are incredibly fascinating to watch, mainly because we secretly hope it goes horribly wrong on live television. This episode covers a few examples of when that actually happened.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
044 - Ridiculous Riots

044 - Ridiculous Riots

2021-01-1823:22

Obviously riots are nothing new, and for the most part, the people who do the rioting have a logical reason to be angry. These stories are not from the most logical people.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
The mysterious events surrounding the Sodder family launched one of the longest private investigations in history, but the family never got close to any answers. We're covering the facts of this story to see if you can come to your own conclusion.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
Happy New Year! Let's hope 2021 is better than 2020. To start the year, we're looking at some of the dumb things Christians did during the Crusades.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
This short episode looks at the Dole Air Race, a real live version of Wacky Races that obviously didn't end well.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
040 - Carl Tanzler

040 - Carl Tanzler

2020-12-2113:23

This is either the most Florida story ever, or the most German story ever. Or maybe it's both.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
039 - Rodney Alcala

039 - Rodney Alcala

2020-12-1417:55

Rodney Alcala was known as The Dating Game Killer because he appeared on the game show "The Dating Game" because background checks used to not be standard protocol.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, we're looking at a few lesser known tales from the biggest war in human history.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
037 - Sinkable Ships

037 - Sinkable Ships

2020-11-3022:04

The term "unsinkable" has been used to describe many huge ships throughout history. These are the opposite of that.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
036 - Early Popes

036 - Early Popes

2020-11-2321:51

Not surprisingly, the early Christian church wasn't exactly going by what Jesus taught. It was full of corruption and other acts Jesus would've frowned upon. We look at several of these early Christian leaders on this week's episode!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
This one isn't for everyone, but if you made it through the David Parker Ray episode, this one will be a walk in the park. If you skipped all the explicit episodes, this might be another one to sit out.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
034 - Ed Kemper

034 - Ed Kemper

2020-11-0923:21

It's time for another serial killer story! This time it's the story of Ed Kemper, who's zapples really got him into a load of trouble....so did his hatred for his mother.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
033 - Ralph Lael

033 - Ralph Lael

2020-11-0217:21

Last month was scary! Let's change gears and dive back into the paranormal with the story of Ralph Lael, a North Carolina man who swears he had an alien encounter at the mysterious Brown Mountain.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
032 - David Parker Ray

032 - David Parker Ray

2020-10-2627:58

WARNING - this is the worst story, maybe ever. Don't let your kids listen to this one. Don't listen to this one out in public where people can hear it. This story is highly disturbing. Seriously. You may even just want to skip it. For real.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
031 - Mummies!

031 - Mummies!

2020-10-1917:18

Believe it or not, mummies existed in America for a brief time in 1911. Why? Because people generally suck.Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
030 - Werewolves!

030 - Werewolves!

2020-10-1225:16

Our Halloween-themed month continues with a few stories about werewolves throughout history. Were they real? Again, probably not. But they're still fun stories!Like the show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OurWeirdWorldPod/Follow John on Twitter and Instagram @TheJohnHinson
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