IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEN! We are celebrating Weird Appalachia style – telling ghost stories in a dark creepy attic AND sharing YOUR submitted listener stories. It’s a creepy good time! We had so many amazing story submissions! There was no way we could fit them all in this episode, so be sure to visit weirdappalachia.com in the coming days until Halloween for all of them!
The internet has a way of scaring us. Whether it’s news stories, freaky hoaxes, or Big Brother watching at all times, the net can be a scary place. Queue the hysteria! It’s our 30TH EPISODE and we are exploring some recent cases of internet driven paranoia. This one is NSFW at times, y’all been warned!
What happens when a horror junkie and a peace-loving yogi get together to talk about horror films? Episode 23 of Weird Appalachia is what happens. This week Erin and Special guest Chris “Wisey” Wisecup are unpacking years of favorites and laughable attempts in the horror genre. Potential NSFW content, spoilers, and disturbing topics.
Storytelling… Appalachia’s favorite past-time. As children, our grandmothers told us tales that would make our blood run cold, then send us off to bed. In this episode, Erin and guest and YouTube personality Brittany Rodebaugh are sharing their favorite granny stories and local lore as well as the evolution of storytelling.
Did you know that John Wayne Gacy was a painter? Or that MANY other serial killers dabbled in the arts? This week we are visiting the artwork of the darkest minds on Earth.
DISCLAIMER: We do not in any way want to celebrate these people or what they did. This episode is meant to be explorative of the darkness behind their art and WHY they created as they did. There was a great unease between us speaking about such disturbing content that triggered nervous laughter and odd responses. We do not wish to make light of their crimes. NSFW, Potential Trigger warning (abuse, violence).
In the Episode
The art of Otis Toole
The art of Henry Lucas
The art of Daniel Rolling
Charles Manson: Art and Music?
John Wayne Gacy: The reason people hate effin’ clowns.