13 O’Clock Episode 44: A Haunting In Florida

In 2001, Edd and Beth Dunham moved into a nondescript home in Deltona, Florida, thinking it would be a great place for their family to grow. But little did they know that before long, they would begin to see apparitions and experience disturbing poltergeist activity, and in the end would come face to face with an evil entity that seemed bent on attacking their baby daughter. On this show, Tom and Jenny are returning once again to their exploration of the real stories behind the best episodes of the series “A Haunting,” and this particular case, aired in 2006, has some personal significance, since it happened very close to where Jenny grew up and to where Tom and Jenny now live, and since Tom has met Edd Dunham in real life and has spoken to him at length about the paranormal activity that befell his family. So sit back and enjoy this tale of a particularly Floridian haunting.

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13 O’Clock Episode 43: Scientology Update with the Angry Gay Pope

Grab hold of your e-meters and prepare to body route your thetans (or something), because the Angry Gay Pope has returned to give an update on what’s been going on in the wild, wacky world of Scientology! Hear all about AGP’s stealth raid of the Inglewood org, the latest gossip about sexy cult security guards, and the possibility of Shelly Miscavige being held prisoner at the Twin Peaks secret base, plus lots more hilarious anecdotes and digressions. Fetch a tall glass of milk in which to dip your Oreo cookie of supremacy, and prepare for an extra-special episode 43 of the 13 O’Clock Podcast!

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13 O’Clock Episode 42: A Collection of Cryptids!

The world is full of amazing creatures great and small, but crypozoologists are convinced that there are even more bizarre and amazing-er critters out there that science has so far been unable to pin down. From Bigfoot to Nessie, from the chupacabra to the Jersey Devil, from the Aswang to the Pukwudgie, cryptids have been reported by all cultures in every era of history, and even though a few reports of mysterious unknown creatures turned out to have a basis in fact, many of the current sightings still retain more than a  whiff of legend. How likely are some of these fascinating varmints to exist? On this episode, Tom and Jenny take a fun, whirlwind romp through the shadowy corridors of cryptozoology, exploring some of the better-known and lesser-known creatures. Pour some plaster of Paris into that giant hominid footprint and join us for episode 42.

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13 O’Clock Episode 41: The Dark Side Haunting

In 1978, Bobby and Addie Wilcott bought an old New England house to fix up. Little did they know that a few decades later, enough creepy shit would happen in their humble abode to warrant a pretty damn good episode of A Haunting titled “The Dark Side.” The haunting started small — doors opening and closing by themselves, a broken player piano suddenly belting out tunes willy-nilly — but eventually cockroaches, child endangerment, and the Warrens got involved. On this episode, Tom and Jenny return to their discussion/review of A Haunting episodes, talking about the re-enactment itself, and also taking another opportunity to talk about the Warrens, because you know how we always have fun doing that. Spray around some odor of sanctity and enjoy episode 41.

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13 O’Clock Episode 40: The Atlanta Ripper

The Atlanta Ripper is perhaps one of America’s most brutal and prolific serial killers, but also one of its most forgotten, and there is even some controversy over whether he existed at all. Starting around 1909, a series of murders of black and mixed-race women in Atlanta, Georgia suggested that a mysterious murderer was prowling the streets, slashing women’s throats and sending the entire community into a panic. On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss this tragically unsolved case, delving into the murders themselves as well as the controversies surrounding the killings at the time. America, it seems, had its very own Jack the Ripper, and whoever he was, he’s the subject of our 40th episode.

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13 O’Clock Episode 39: The Haunting of Summerwind

Some of our listeners might remember the episode of the TV show A Haunting which was titled “The Haunting of Summerwind.” The house called Summerwind, in fact, is better known as the Lamont Mansion, and a bunch of spooky legends surround the place. Even though the house was destroyed by fire in 1988, ghost hunters in Wisconsin still claim that the area is haunted, and on this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny not only discuss the history and stories about the Lamont Mansion, but also how the facts differ from the episode of A Haunting (which, incidentally, is Tom’s very favorite episode of the show). We also discuss our feelings about other paranormal shows currently on the airwaves.

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13 O’Clock Episode 38: Case Files of Ed and Lorraine Warren

They’re not saying it’s demons…but it’s the Warrens, so yeah, it’s always demons. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny have an entertaining and digressive discussion about OG ghost hunters/demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren and the controversies surrounding them, as well as some of the high-profile cases they were involved in, such as the Haunting in Connecticut, the Smurl family, Annabelle the haunted doll, Amityville, and the case behind The Conjuring. And remember kids: everything is demons. DEMONS!

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13 O’Clock Episode 37: Sea Monsters and Ghost Ships

Ahoy, mateys! Batten down the hatches and hoist the mainsail, because this week, 13 O’Clock is going nautical! More specifically, we’re talking about what a vast, terrifying place the ocean is and why people should probably never, ever go there for any reason.

You see, since time immemorial, sailors have shared frightening tales of massive sea monsters that threaten to swallow their boats whole, and eerie phantom ships with skeleton crews that portend doom for the unfortunate seamen who witness them. From the Kraken to the Flying Dutchman, from the Midgard Serpent to the Mary Celeste, from the Aspidochelone to the Ourang Medan, this episode sees Tom and Jenny ranging all over the globe and discussing seafaring legends and true tales alike, speculating on some of the real stories that might lie behind the myths. Don your flippers and dive into the creepiest mysteries lurking beneath the sea.

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13 O’Clock Episode 36: Real To Reel Horror

The world is full of real-life horrors, so it isn’t surprising that fictional horror sometimes takes its cue from true events. While most are familiar with the supposedly real stories behind movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Jaws, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and The Amityville Horror, on this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny discuss four lesser-known recent horror films with plots somewhat based in reality: The Possession (based on the infamous dybbuk box), The Quiet Ones (based on the Philip Experiment), The Girl Next Door (based on the horrific torture and murder of Sylvia Likens), and The Forest (based on Aokigahara, Japan’s Suicide Forest). Listen in as horror gets real…sort of.

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13 O’Clock Episode 35: Mad Science!

It’s alive! ALIVE!!! Sure, science is certainly the best method humans have so far devised for discovering the truth of the world around us (and inventing super-cool shit to boot), but sometimes it’s a rocky road, and occasionally the most brilliant scientific minds can come up with some wacky and disturbing ideas that can lead to some pretty strange experiments and ethical conundrums.

On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny discuss four cases of weird science, including Harry Harlow’s monkey love-deprivation experiments, the Hofling Hospital doctor-authority studies, Freud’s nasal-sexual weirdness with patient Emma Eckstein, and the case of Dr. John Money, David Reimer, and sex reassignment gone tragically wrong.

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13 O’Clock Episode 34: An Appreciation of the Giallo

A masked, black-gloved killer stalks the streets of Rome, hacking away at underdressed ladies with a flashing, phallic blade. A hapless tourist witnesses one of these murders, but is brushed off by the police, and is forced to try to reveal the killer on her own, before she becomes the next victim.

If this plot sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the most common story arc of the classic Italian thriller/horror genre, the giallo. This distinctive film style has many fascinating aesthetic and narrative flourishes, and is largely responsible for kicking off the American slasher film boom of the 1970s and 1980s. On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss one of Jenny’s very favorite film styles, giving a history of the genre, a breakdown of the most commonly seen tropes, and opinions about the best giallo films. Sharpen your straight razor and shrug into your black trenchcoat as we take a deep red journey into the lurid, murderous world of the giallo. Bring in the perverts!

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13 O’Clock Episode 33: Creepy Cults

Dissatisfied with your life? Seeking some form of spiritual enlightenment and purpose? Feel like giving up all your earthly possessions and living in a compound with a bunch of brainwashed weirdos? Boy, have we got an episode for you!

Just kidding, you don’t really want to join a cult (uh…right?), and you REALLY don’t want to join the four disturbing, doomsday cults we’re discussing on 13 O’Clock today. The Order of the Solar Temple, the Children of God, the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, and the intertwined Korean cults known as Paradise and the Salvation Sect…these groups had it all, including skeevy, exploitative leaders, wackjob beliefs, criminal activity, and mass murder and suicide.

Pour yourself a nice tall glass of Kool-Aid and believe unquestioningly every word that your hosts utter on this revelatory episode of 13 O’Clock. Join us…join us…

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