BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast

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BSP: Believer Skeptic Podcast is a podcast where 2 idiot debate weird phenomena
Minisode 19 – (Not So) Superpowers
Jan 14 • 17 min
In this minisode, Cody and Chris discuss a certain power (which you have to guess) that annoys the crap out of Cody. Chris’s story tells of a house that contains powers passed on to different family members in a town in California that Chris can’t…
Episode 36 – Afterlife Crisis
Jan 7 • 46 min
This more somber episode is dedicated to Perry Johnson, a beloved podcaster who passed away this week. For serious, f*** cancer. Before paying tribute to Perry, Chris and Cody talk about crisis apparitions, those visions or feelings we get from loved ones…
Minisode 18 – New Queer’s Resolutions
Dec 31, 2018 • 19 min
For the first time, this minisode is completely off the cuff. Chris didn’t write copious amounts of notes, Cody didn’t do any last minute scrounging. Instead, they talk openly and casually about their hopes for the New Year, both personally and for the…
Episode 35 – The Ghost of Christmas Presence
Dec 24, 2018 • 47 min
A very special holiday episode is assaulting your ears this Christmas Eve! In this one, we bring back the tradition of telling Christmas ghost stories. (Yes, it used to be a real tradition! Listen to that one song I’ve forgotten the name of.) First, Cody…
Minisode 17 – What the Dickens
Dec 17, 2018 • 23 min
Welcome to our second holiday minisode. In this one, Cody and Chris continue the cheer by talking about something that used to be popular around Christmas (but isn’t anymore). That’s all we can say without giving next week’s topic away, mwahahaha. Anyway,…
Episode 34 – Homo For The Holidays: Traditions Too
Dec 10, 2018 • 49 min
The Christmas holidays are upon us once again and we decided to introduce another batch of holiday traditions. History covers pagan winter solstice traditions that many people still practice today. Cody starts us off with the Italian Christmas witch who…
Minisode 16 – Go Elf Yourself
Dec 3, 2018 • 20 min
The holidays are here, and it’s time for a month of horrific merriment! In this minisode, Cody and Chris share two very different stories surrounding the Christmas holiday. First, Chris tells of a very modern holiday tradition that, in this story, ends…
Episode 33 – TLC: Thanksgiving Legends and Curses
Nov 26, 2018 • 48 min
Welcome to Cody and Chris’s (belated) Thanksgiving Special! In this episode, we discuss Native American cryptids and curses. First, Cody talks about the land the Amityville house is built on. It’s “definitely” on a burial ground. Chris then discusses a…
Minisode 15 – A Sac-o Thanksgiving Curses
Nov 19, 2018 • 16 min
Thanksgiving is almost here, and in this minisode, Chris and Cody share some tales that may or may not be related to the holiday. First, Chris talks about the cursed Saco river. He actually had two friends fall into it, but luckily, they survived. Barely.…
Episode 32 – The Last Spoonbender
Nov 12, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, Cody and Chris talk spoon bending, levitation, and touching yourself with your mind. That’s right, this one is about psychokinesis and telekinesis, that special power Cody still thinks he can get one day (he’s working on it). First, Cody…
Minisode 14 – Mind Movers
Nov 5, 2018 • 18 min
Halloween is over, but we still have plenty of crazy things to share. In this minisode, Cody talks about a man who goes to a hardware store and starts moving random things around…with his mind. He even does the incredible and moves a wooden paint stirrer…
Episode 31 – Hallokween: Trick or Truth
Oct 29, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody team up with the homos from Frigay the 13th to talk about the truth in popular horror movies. It’s the gayest episode this side of Crystal Lake, so check it out for your gaily dose of fun. Andrew starts it off by sharing…
Minisode 13 – Halloween: Fright or Fiction
Oct 22, 2018 • 12 min
Halloween month is almost over, but in this minisode, Chris and Cody keep the scary going. Cody talks about the man who may or may not have been the inspiration behind the movie Halloween. He’s like Michael Myers but less William Shatnery. Chris then…
Episode 30 – Halloween Murder & Mayhem
Oct 15, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, Cody and and Chris continue their Halloween extravaganza by discussing true life horrors that happened during the season. During Chris’s first story, he talks about a man known as the Candy Man (not the Clive Barker one) who ruined…
Minisode 12- Home Is Where The Horror Is
Oct 8, 2018 • 16 min
Halloween month continues, and in this minisode Cody and Chris have two creepy a** stories. Cody scare the s**t out of Chris by preying on his fears of home invasion in what may or may not be true story. Chris tells part two (of three) of the killer in…
Episode 29 – Kale From The Crypt
Oct 1, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody kick off Halloween month by talking all about traditions. Cody discusses a personal (and quite odd) family tradition having to do with begging and puppets, while Chris discusses an equally strange custom that has to do with…
Minisode 11 – A Month of Boos
Sep 24, 2018 • 14 min
In this minisode, Chris and Cody kick off a month of Halloween episodes! To start it all off, Cody tells about a childhood Halloween tradition involving dressing as a bum to knock on his mother’s bedroom door for candy. But that candy wasn’t free! It cost…
Episode 28 – Curiously Cursed
Sep 17, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode, Cody and Chris are joined by the amazing women of Spoop Hour as they discuss cursed objects. Sasha starts us off with the Hope Diamond, which Cody thought was The Heart of the Ocean from Titanic. Then, Cody discusses murderer Johnny Frank…
Minisode 10 – Wreck-reation Vacation
Sep 10, 2018 • 13 min
In this minisode, Chris and Cody discuss two evil objects that make you never want to own anything again. Chris talks about James Dean and his beloved car…that tried to murder him and lots of other people! Cody begins telling a story about Pearl Harbor,…
Episode 27 – Invasion of the Mind Snatchers
Sep 3, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody talk alllllll about mind control. Cody dives into MK Ultra, which he thought was a gross light beer, but it’s actually a real government program that tried brainwashing subjects using LSD, electroshock, and other crazy a**…
Minisode 9 – Pain in the Brain
Aug 27, 2018 • 16 min
In this minisode, Chris and Cody talk about weird things dealing with the brain. Chris shares the story of a woman who joined a cult that made her wear bags covered with sins. Cody talks about an already existing technology that lets one person make…
Episode 26 – The Mothman Cometh
Aug 20, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody bring in a special guest to talk about the Mothman, a cryptid that terrorized West Virginia in the 1960s. Join us as Scott Devogelaere, history teacher and huge Mothman aficionado, walks us through Mothman’s history,…
Minisode 8 – Cryptids in Appalachia
Aug 13, 2018 • 25 min
In this minisode, Chris and Cody talk about two weird a** cryptids found in or near the Appalachians. Cody gives crazy ridiculous information about sheepsquatch (yep, you read that right), along with a couple of sighting stories, one involving eating…
Episode 25 – La-La-La-La Llorona
Aug 6, 2018 • 50 min
We are back from a short hiatus and have quite the legend for you. We are talking about Chris’s favorite folktale from Mexico and the Southwest: La Llorona, the jilted women who commits infanticide and haunts waterways looking for new victims. Sounds…
Season 1 Recap- Q and Gay
Jul 2, 2018 • 57 min
You thought they were done, but nooooooo. In this season recap episode, Chris and Cody do not discuss weird phenomena or any of their usual oddities. Instead, they talk about the podcast itself, including the history the show, its inception, and snafus…
Episode 23 – The End of the Beginning
Jun 18, 2018 • 47 min
In episode 27…errr 23, Cody and Chris take on the dark subject of the apocalypse with their usual idiocy. Chris tells two stories: one of the impending software/AI apocalypse and the other about the “planet” Nibiru and its collision with Earth. Cody…
Minisode 7 – Bright Lights, Dead City
Jun 11, 2018 • 21 min
In this minisode, Chris and Cody share stories that seemingly have nothing to do with each other. But on closer examination, you’ll see they really have nothing to do with each other. Chris talks about a man living the future in dreams. It doesn’t end…
Episode 22 – Dear Theodosia
Jun 4, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, we finally pay homage to the amazing, awesome, incredible musical Hamilton. In the musical, Aaron Burr sings a song to his daughter, Theodosia (called Dear Theodosia). Sadly, the real Theodosia Burr mysteriously vanished in real life, and…
Minisode 6 – Bye Bye Baby
May 28, 2018 • 17 min
In this minisode, Chris and Cody share stories about regular people who may or may not have disappeared. Chris talks about a family that either died or vanished in a fire. It’s a true tale of Murphy’s Law, where everything that could go wrong did go…
Episode 21 – Stop Us If You’ve Heard This
May 21, 2018 • 47 min
We are legal! Or at least our podcast is (Cody’s still underage). In Episode 21, Cody and Chris discuss déjá vu, that phenomena where you experience something you swear you’ve experienced before. Cody tells the weird story of a blue eyed/blue haired woman…
Minisode 5 – Dream a Little Dream
May 14, 2018 • 15 min
In their fifth minisode, Chris and Cody share a few interesting stories about dreams. Cody tells the tale of a guy who needs help battling dream demons. He also overshares and gets waaaay into manscaping. Chris discusses a story that has it all: old…
Episode 20 – It’s a Medical Miracle!
May 7, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, Cody and Chris delve into the fascinating topic of medical miracles. Chris tells two stories of children, one who serves as a warning not to swim in gross water…or water, period. Cody shares a tale of explosive diarrhea that has a happy…
Episode 19 – Ghost Rider
Apr 23, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody discuss one of the best urban legends out there: Phantom Hitchhikers (those ghosts we pick up that mysteriously vanish). Cody tells the earliest known phantom hitchhiker story - involving an apostle and a eunuch - that…
Minisode 4 – Car Scar
Apr 19, 2018 • 15 min
In their fourth minisode, Cody and Chris discuss the road less traveled (but frequently creepy). Cody tells the story about a traveling fortune teller who gives a very bizarre prediction. Chris discusses a (perhaps) ghostly encounter at a rest stop on the…
Episode 18 – Roa-nope
Apr 9, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode, Cody and Chris discuss the strange story of Roanoke, the colony that vanished without a trace. Chris discusses several theories, one that has to do with birds falling from the sky and a weird reptilian devil. Cody talks about the…
Episode 17.5 – Croatoan
Apr 5, 2018 • 15 min
In this minisode, Chris and Cody discuss the word Croatoan. It’s perhaps the most mysterious word ever, appearing throughout history and immediately signaling a death or crazy disappearance. Cody shares stories where the word appears. Chris discusses the…
Episode 17 – Holey Stigmata
Mar 26, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody discuss the strange religious phenomena known as stigmata. Listen as Chris shares some history and gives the criteria required to be a stigmatic. Cody talks about his namesake, St. Francis, and the fact his mother wanted…
Episode 16.5 – Minisode #2
Mar 19, 2018 • 11 min
Welcome to our second minisode! Once again, we’re giving just a teaser of our next episode. You should join the “cool” club and learn about our subject before it’s actually released. In this minisode, Cody tries to keep the topic vague by discussing…
Episode 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Special: The Frighting Irish
Mar 12, 2018 • 52 min
In this episode Cody and Chris have not one, but two special guests! Irish fellows Eddie and Paddy from the Bayk Podcast join BSP for some spooky Ireland fun. Eddie tells us about the Banshee, while Paddy and Cody share their personal experiences with…
Episode 15.5 – Minisode #1
Mar 5, 2018 • 12 min
Surprise! It’s our first minisode! We thought we’d give our listeners a treat on the weeks we don’t do a full episode. This bi-weekly “tinysode” should help fight those BSP withdrawals. During each minisode, we’ll share a couple stories (with minimal…
Episode 15 – BSP and The Case of The Parallel Universe
Feb 27, 2018 • 52 min
In this Nancy Drew-esque episode, Cody and Chris bring in guest Joe - from Cabin Nightmare Stories - to decipher the phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect. Joe tells how Mandela Effect relates to Pikachu. Chris talks about a girl who remembers a funeral…
Episode 14 – Valentine’s Special: Aphrodisiacs
Feb 12, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, Cody and Chris discuss the strange belief of consuming something for arousal. No, not viagra, but aphrodisiacs. Chris delves into some of the historical objects used for arousal (tiger penis, anyone?). Cody takes a look at love potions…
Episode 13 – XIII
Jan 29, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody discuss the most taboo of all numbers: 13. Chris delves into the origins of triskaidekaphobia (pronounced “Aeijdklj#[email protected]#$kjoei”), or fear of the number 13. He shares the story of a composer so afraid of the number, he does…
Episode 12 – Forests of Death
Jan 15, 2018 • 53 min
This week Chris and Cody the Sick decided to go into the woods (cue Sondheim), those dark and dismal haunts of your nightmares. We are talking about forests that are well known for deaths, suicides, hauntings, and other supernatural activities. Chris…
Episode 11 – Stand By Your Shadow Man
Jan 1, 2018 • 50 min
Who’s that figure standing over your bed? It’s the Shadow Man. For New Year’s, Cody and Chris talk about the creepy AF shadow people. They’re terrifying enough on their own, but introduce sleep paralysis, and things get even wilder. Cody dives into a…
Episode 10 – Holiday Special: And God Winked
Dec 17, 2017 • 47 min
Cody and Chris extend their holiday cheer in this episode. To get you into the spirit of the season, they stray from their normal goofiness and get a little more personal. They discuss Godwinks- those coincidences in life that are a little too perfect -…
Episode 9: Legends of the Holidays
Dec 3, 2017 • 48 min
Ready for some holiday cheer? Then learn all about Christmas beasts eating your kids and dragging them to hell! In this episode, Chris and Cody share the legends of Krampus, The Yule Cat, Gryla, and Black Peter. Then Chris shares the story of a real…
Episode 8 – Thanksgiving Special: The Ghosts of Plymouth Rock
Nov 19, 2017 • 46 min
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Cody and Chris pay a virtual visit to Plymouth Rock via the Gayflower. They discuss ghosts and a murder around Plymouth, Massachusetts. Stories include a polite ghost girl giving a tour of the Spooner house and a…
Episode 7 – Pray Away Decay
Nov 5, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode Cody and Chris discuss the religious phenomena of religious figures who do not decay after death, known as incorruptibles. They discuss they first the first known incorruptible, St. Cecelia ,who lived for three days with a partially…
Episode 6 – The Devil’s Penicillin
Oct 23, 2017 • 46 min
There is only one way to get rid of the devil’s herpes; the devil’s penicillin. Cody and Chris continue their companion piece to last week’s’ episode. This time around they discuss the practice of exorcisms and how they are performed in different…
Episode 5 – The Devil’s Herpes
Oct 9, 2017 • 46 min
It’s Halloween month, so Cody and Chris have decided to do a two part episode. In this episode (part 1), they discuss the phenomena of possession. They talk about some (maybe) familiar cases and debate why you should (or shouldn’t) play with a ouija…
Episode 4 – Skinwalk This Way
Sep 26, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, Cody and Chris discuss a subject centered in the Southwest United States: Skinwalkers. They share some true stories about these “creepy af” creatures and uncover even creepier facts. Come find out why Chris started out a skeptic and, by…
Episode 3 – BSPsychic: A Fortune-ate Experience
Sep 11, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody visit a real life psychic. They share their experiences from beginning to end, including the psychic’s profession of angels, and more importantly, her amazing wallflower bench. Going into the episode, both Chris and Cody…
Episode 2 – Ghostal Abuse
Aug 28, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, Chris and Cody bring a special guest on the show to talk about the phenomena of abuse by ghosts. They discuss famous and not-so-famous cases of people being abused by ghosts as well as weird types of ghosts. Chris will also provide…
Episode 1 – Simula-Cray
Aug 14, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode Cody and Chris discuss the belief and speculative nature of simulacra. They drink and discuss several stories of religious simulacra discovered in found objects. Cody will provide his speculative logic as to why people see simulacra and…