Richard MacLean Smith
About this podcast
Unexplained is a haunting and unsettling bi-weekly podcast about strange and mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. A story-based show mixing spoken-word narrative, history and ideas - often to terrifying effect - that explores the space between what we think of as real and what is not; where sometimes belief can be as concrete as ‘reality,’ whatever that is…
More info at www.unexplainedpodcast.com and on twitter @unexplainedpod and facebook.com/unexplainedpodcast
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19 May 2023
In early 1846, in a village in northwestern France, a teenage girl begins displaying apparent psychokinetic powers in the wake of an intense period of stormy weather. Featuring the incredible story of Angélique Cottin. This episode is written by Diane Hope. Go to twitter @unexpla...
Season 06 Episode 33 Extra: Hungry Like the Wolf
12 May 2023
There have been surprisingly many supposedly true-life tales of werewolves over the years though perhaps none are more infamous, more wicked or more disturbing than that which appeared in a pamphlet in London in June 1590...Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/unexplainedp...
Season 6 Episode 33: An American Werewolf in America
05 May 2023
Near Elkhorn, Wisconsin, in the autumn of 1991, local journalist Linda Godfrey recorded a series of peculiar sightings of a terrifying humanoid dog-like creature, apparently witnessed skulking around the fringes of nearby Bray Road. What seemed a ludicrous proposition at first, s...
Season 6 Episode 32 Extra: After the Gold Rush
28 April 2023
Toward the end of the Second World War, it became apparent that billions of US dollars worth of priceless art, gold, and a veritable treasure trove of other artifacts, looted by advocates of the Third Reich had been hidden away throughout Germany.Some believe a significant amount...
Season 06 Episode 32: A Death Less Ordinary
21 April 2023
Günther Stoll was a fairly typical individual. He enjoyed his job as a food engineer, he loved his wife and he enjoyed the occasional drink at his local pub. You might say he was an ordinary man. His death, however, was anything but... This episode was written by Diane HopeGo to ...
Season 06 Episode 31: Every Story is a Ghost Story (Pt.3 of 3)
14 April 2023
Pt. 3 of Season 06 Episode 31: Every Story is a Ghost Story With Jackie and her children finally forced to move out of their San Pedro bungalow, all is well until a few months later when it appears the thing, whatever it is, has followed them to their new home... Go to twitter @u...
Season 06 Episode 31: Every Story is a Ghost Story (Pt.2 of 3)
07 April 2023
Pt. 2 of Season 06 Episode 31: Every Story is a Ghost StoryAs the apparent haunting of Jackie Hernandez and her family intensifies, Barry is left with no doubt that they have become the unwitting victims of a deeply malignant entity... Go to twitter @unexplainedpod, facebook.com/...
Season 06 Episode 31: Every Story is a Ghost Story (Pt.1 of 3)
31 March 2023
When it comes to the sheer terror of the supernatural, for me, there are few more disturbing notions than the poltergeist; malignant spirits of wrathful agency seemingly dead set on singling you out for often inexplicable—and therefore, deeply frightening—reasons.So it always fil...
Season 06 Episode 30: The Extinguishable Fire (Pt.2 of 2)
24 March 2023
Part Two of Season 6 Episode 30: The Extinguishable Fire (Pt.2 of 2)Inspired by Joan's apparent visions, and as the voices foretold, the Dauphin's army finally gain the upper hand in their efforts to reclaim the nation of France. So what then of Joan's other prophecy, the one for...
Season 06 Episode 30: The Inextinguishable Fire (Pt.1 of 2)
17 March 2023
Back in the early 15th century, as the English King, Henry VI, tried to assert his supremacy in the Kingdom of France, an unlikely teenage hero came to the aid of her nation.A king-maker, seemingly blessed with the gift of prophecy whom many in France also believed had been sent ...