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Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!


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Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!




Listener Stories: Vol. 86

Christmas time is here and we're ghosts of the Victorian, dust-bowl children in the tintype photos mysteriously mailed to Christine! Put on a crackling fire (or crackling fireplace video) and settle in for some holiday surprises because we've got some doozies. First up, Eva gives Christine the gift of reading the first three stories that shed some very elucidating light on said stack of haphazard photos, including the mysterious and potentially haunted mailer herself. Then Em gets their turn at a gift in the form of a tell-all direct from a Duggars-adjacent listener. And then all hell breaks loose with the scary, festive stories - everything from lime green ghost priests reading their last rights to eerily realistic dreams of underworlds hidden in the floorboards and finally all the way to heartwarming doggie Secret Santas. Hasafwa Holidays to all and to all a Hasafwa Holidays! ...and that's why we drink! We're going back on tour! Don't miss us in Philly, DC and Baltimore to kick off our 2024 run of live shows in January - get your tickets at


E355 Ghouls, Gays, Theys and Cottage Core Lesbian Hauntings

Do gay people attract poltergeists? It's episode 355 and Em is taking us to a haunted U.K. theme park, Alton Towers, that just might be tied to a cottage-core lesbian couple. Take us to the haunted gift shop! Then Christine re-visits the Amityville Horror House to deep dive into the true crime and murder sides of the case. And, weigh in: do you need an Excel spreadsheet to have fun? ...and that's why we drink!


E354 A Tarot Therapy Session and a Ghost Cat Pawty

It's episode 354 and we're having the worst post-Halloween, Monday blues of the year (on a Wednesday)! But at least there's a ghost cat named Dennis in our future: This week Em is taking us to the Old Idaho Penitentiary, home of some lovely celebrations for Dennis the ghost cat and the animal rescues of Boise, despite the wild hauntings. Then Christine covers the mysterious and tragic disappearance of Kimberly Avila, a gender non-conforming icon who's accepting family our hearts could not break for more. And don't mind us, we're just here watching someone else watch paint dry... and that's why we drink!


E353 A Weird Date Agent and a Ghost Go Bag

It's episode 353 and we're FINE! Like the sands of the hour glass, we're having a "menty b" about a mystery deadline and meanwhile loving our own Halloween merch. This week Em takes us on a very creepy ride through the story of the Black Monk of Pontefract. Then Christine covers the wild case of the George Brothers, aka the Oxy Kingpin Twins. And let us know if you have any guesses about Bartholomew Crispin... and that's why we drink!


E352 A Vampire Castle Gift Shop and Millennial Secret Passageway Dreams

Welcome to episode 352! Where Christine shares some mystery photos from the 1800s, only adding to her haunted podcast studio. This week, Em takes us through the history of Vlad the Dad, we mean, Vlad the Impaler and the hauntings of Bran Castle. Then Christine covers the notorious and heartbreaking case of Martha Moxley. And can a manila envelope be a Dybbuk Box? ...and that's why we drink!


Listener Stories: Vol. 85

Hello, November - tell us we're pretty and feed us some cheese! We've got some fun and creepy stories from all you lovely listeners just in time for Scorpio season... we mean tryptophan season. We're tryptophan fans over here. So stay tuned for some sweet and creepy Dia de los Muertos stories in addition to a few dowsing rod/ghost hunting stories specifically for Christine. Don't forget to check your local library for ghost hunting equipment... and that's why we drink!


BONUS EPISODE: A Halloween Surprise with Roz Hernandez!

Surprise and happy Halloween! We're here to celebrate all things spooky with our new friend Roz Hernandez from the podcast Ghosted! and the new queer ghost hunting show on Hulu, Living for the Dead! Don't worry, we cover all the important topics from inner gay healing to skin care routines in haunted locations (just don't do it). And can trans women become nuns simply as a precaution against the paranormal? ...and that's why we drink!


E351 Mongoose Sound-Waves and Halloween Caroling

Happy Halloween!! Beware episode 351 because Gef the Mongoose is taking over the airwaves! Gef's ears are also ringing in hell because Em is taking us on an introductory tour of the seven princes of Hell, specifically Beelzebub. Then Christine covers the history of Halloween pranks turned crimes. We're sorry if this isn't the church you were looking for... and that's why we drink!


E350 Eyelid Licking Demons and Black Cat Broomsticks

Oh Christine, oh Christine, next week's Halloween! Episode 350 is a big one and has us in our heads and our hearts as we re-evaluate and discuss the word "spooky" and dive into our Halloween season tales. First, cat girlies to the front, Em takes us on a historical journey into the lore of the black cat. Then Christine covers the incredibly tragic story of Heather Mayer and the abuse and misuse of the BDSM community. And we'll be thinking of the Roman Empire like men do too now that we know it involved so many cats... and that's why we drink! Big trigger warning for Christine's story this week involving domestic and sexual violence. If you are experiencing domestic violence or know someone who is, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233. You can also chat with them, or text START to 88788. We love you!


E349 A Haunted Podcast Studio and a Space Boat

It's 8pm, do you know where your important documents are?? It's also episode 349 and we might have just caught Christine bench pressing a bus! This week Em takes us under cover for a 101 entry level class on Project Blue Book. Then Christine covers the tragic disappearance of Susan Wolff. And could we be any bigger fans of kitchen witches? ...and that's why we drink!


3rd Annual Cryptids Unscripted Poetry Slam

Surprise! In honor of Friday the 13th, we have a pop-up, special Cryptids Unscripted episode to satiate that creepy, eerie, emo appetite of all of ours. Grab your cup of joe, glass of wine or Capri Sun and take your seats because we've got not one but two pukwudgies up first, also known as pukwudgie camaraderie. Then we have a potential Nightcrawler debut, Mothman's break up and dangerous encounter with an Arby's sign, a steamy love poem to Em, another lawsuit from Zak Bagans and last, but certainly not least, manic pixie squonk girl. "Squonky" is your prompt for next time around, folks... and that's why we drink! You can submit all your best (and worst, we love them all) cryptid slam poems to


E348 Stolen Meditation Journals and Fun, Fruity Pond Water

Welcome to episode 348, where we're contemplating the smell of the bottom of a Zoloft bottle! First Em takes us to the Catskills (ATWWD retreat, anyone?) for the incredibly creepy story of the Catskills Crone. Then Christine covers an oldie but a wild case in the story of the Barnes Mystery aka the murder of Julia Martha Thomas. And stay tuned for our deep dive into the smells that define us, both as humans and as ghosts... and that's why we drink!


Listener Stories: Vol. 84

Happy October, Boozers and Shakers! It's our time to shine and we're coming into October hot with some updated language for the Halloween season and some goose-cam worthy, scary stories from you, dear listeners. Beware Eva's forgotten topic warning about Black Eyed Kids, haunted houses, ghosts impersonating moms, and past lives intertwining with Salem and witch hunts. To quote Owlameda Hootenanny, "WHO ME?!" ...and that's why we drink!


E347 A Lovely Villain Era and a Lasagna Horror

It's episode 347 and Christine has seen her own husk! We also determine Em was a blacksmith in a former life even though they don't know what a spaghetti western is. Instead they take us to Georgia for the history and hauntings of Lake Lanier. Then Christine covers Billy the Kid, the most notorious outlaw in the west (who didn't take a great tintype photo). And where are our orange slices and Capri Suns, Eva!? ...and that's why we drink!


E346 A Witch's Rap Battle and a Cursed Fart

It's episode 346 and if seven people fart in the woods, then, sorry, you're possessed now! This week Em takes us down an old English rabbit hole with the story of John Darrell, one of the most fraudulent exorcists of all time. Then Christine covers the devastating case of Lucie Blackman. Thither is a shit of an able bodied horse... and that's why we drink!


E345 Baba Yaga Barbie and Emergency Needlepoint

Episode 345 is here and we're feeling ancient demon vibes... First Em covers the iconic Slavic folklore of Baba Yaga. Then Christine covers the tragic, gruesome case of the Lost Boys of Bucks County. And is Em a gossip witch? ...and that's why we drink! Be sure to check out our case updates and paranormal news in After Hours on Patreon!


E344 A Neon Parrot Beacon and a Hootenanny of Birds with Pigtails

Welcome to episode 344, we're being so cognito right now... First and foremost, Em takes us on a journey back to their hometown Fredericksburg, Virginia and the wonderland that is the store, Possum-bilities. Then they take us on a deep dive into the folklore of La Lechuza aka the witch owl. On the true crime side, Christine covers Ireland's most notorious murderer, Malcolm MacArthur. And how dare Christine jar us by reaching deep into our brains to bring up the very specific girls with fishtail french braids from the Klutz books that we could never do... and that's why we drink! We cannot encourage you enough to check out Possum-bilities in Fredericksburg, VA! And how kind of them to offer our listeners a 20% off discount on all retail items (excluding art) if you mention the podcast, in honor of our (Christine's and Eva's) love of opossums! Check out the link Em and Christine talked about detailing egg cleanses!


E343 Cute Mishaps and Emoticon Etiquette

It's episode 343 and is it Saturn return or is it just us messing up our Zoloft schedule? This week Em brings us an amalgamation (or smorgasbord, if you will) of ghost stories from Yosemite National Park. Then Christine takes us to the open seas with the nearly unbelievable story of the sinking of the Costa Concordia Italian cruise ship. And just remember, you can't have vein surgery on your Saturn return... and that's why we drink!


Listener Stories: Vol. 83

Happy Zeptember! We're singing, "where did you go? I miss you so," because we haven't recorded together in a month. We've got some updates on Christine's Sweden trip and Em's drama-filled hometown beach vacay, in addition to some very spooky travel tales submitted by you! We hear from besties road-tripping with A Haunted Road Atlas on a Hot Girl Ghost Hunt, haunted honey-mooners, and a nearly beyond belief and surprisingly heart warming story about a listener's parents who met when their dad pled guilty to manslaughter of their mom's boyfriend. We can't thank you all enough for sharing your stories. Happy start to spooky season and we'll see you in the dungeon where we'll be eating egg salad sandwiches in the dark together, romantically? ...and that's why we drink! CW: We're so sorry, we talk pretty extensively and in annoyingly graphic detail about vomit in this episode as it pertains to the third story read.


E342 A Soft Launched Haunting and a Paranormal Rat King

It's episode 342 and may we ask why you drink? May we also suggest you indulge in some H2O? This week Em is taking us to Lake County, Ohio for the very creepy tale of the Madison Seminary. Then Christine brings us the extremely wild case of Lori Arnold aka the Queen of Meth. And the next time you hear a spooky noise in your house, remember, it could just be a sneaky time traveling version of yourself! ...and that's why we drink! Don't forget to check out our spooky back to school merch!