We Can Be Weirdos

We Can Be Weirdos

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Prepare to plunge into the peculiar as Dan Schreiber, professional fact-hunter, uncovers the wild beliefs, ideas and theories of some of the most remarkable people on planet earth.  As well as delving into the lives of truly fascinating people, Dan asks his guests a maverick tour of questions known as The Batshit Survey. Do they believe in Ghosts? Déjà vu? Telepathy? Premonitions? Déjà vu?  Either way, everyone has theories they are transfixed by, or a mystery in their own life that they’re trying to solve. Dan leaves no rock unturned – and he’ll share plenty of his own mind-blowing facts and theories too. Bonus episodes, ‘The Rough Corner’, hear from YOU – your wild ideas, odd theories and unexplainable experiences. Let’s create a global community of likeminded weirdos! Expect new episodes every Thursday. Bonus episodes land on Tuesday.

Episodes

#49 "Some Crystal Hating Slaphead": Marek Larwood and the Sandown Clown

I talk to comedian Marek Larwood, who explores the legend of the Sandown Clown—a seven-foot-tall robotic alien clown that has become part of the Isle of Wight's peculiar heritage. I find out that he has an uncomfortable relationship with some elements of the paranormal, in ways you simply cannot predict. Marek runs the Cool Dudes Walking Club as a way to mix his love of the extrodinary, walking and finding a way to reduce his tax bill.Our conversation turns introspective, pondering the transitions in life that lead us from the chaos of the city to the serenity of the boundless countryside. We touch on time, existence, and those mysterious glimmers of synchronicity that sometimes pierce our skepticism.
18/04/241h 22m

The Rough Corner: The Lazy Code Hunter ft. Leon "Buttons" Kirkbeck

Join me as I reunite with my Cryptid Factor co-host, the ever-fascinating Leon "Buttons" Kirkbeck, for a whirlwind tour through the bizarre and the unexplained. From the profound Hebrew concept (or not) of coincidence, we traverse a spectrum of topics that defy explanation, how to find a lost shoe with another, how buying a wart can be the catalyst for its removal from the body and whether the future is really in front of us - or does it blur lines with the past?And if you missed it...NEW TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!Big weird announcement! We Can Be Weirdos is taking to the stage, for a live show! Along with a panel of stand-up comedians and academics, We Can Be Weirdos Live will be a night that combines comedy, PowerPoint, and cursed objects with freewheeling chat. It promises to be a night to ignite the suppressed bit of batsh*t in you. Come join the club, and unleash your inner weirdo.***13th May at the Underbelly Boulevard***Head here to grab a ticket: https://underbellyboulevard.com/tickets/we-can-be-weirdos-live/
17/04/2455m 27s

#48 The Goth From Grimsby: Dr Kate Cherrell and the Psychic Fingerprints

"I have friends who have refused to come into my house"Dr Kate Cherrell is a writer, researcher and public speaker specialising in paranormal history and popular séance. A former cemetery worker, she is the creator of BurialsAndBeyond.com, a blog exploring the stranger sides of life, death and what’s left behind. She has been internationally published, and her debut novel is due in late 2024. She co-hosts Loopholes, a weekly esoteric discussion podcast and can be seen co-hosting Discovery’s Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming and Unexplained: Caught on Camera.This episode also contains a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the line-up for the first We Can Be Weirdos live show. Come join the club, and unleash your inner weirdo.***13th May at the Underbelly Boulevard***Head here to grab a ticket: https://underbellyboulevard.com/tickets/we-can-be-weirdos-live/
11/04/241h 27m

The Rough Corner: The End of Days Eclipse ft. Dr Francis Young

Following the stunning eclipse over North America, should we be putting sun cream on our eyes? (No). Are astronomical phenomena a portent of terrible things to come? (probably not). But why are we still caught in a thrall by eclipses, comets and stars? Dr Francis Young, historian of religion and belief, has been collecting history's strangest theories about what happens way above our heads. And if you missed it...Big weird announcement! We Can Be Weirdos is taking to the stage, for a live show! Along with a panel of stand-up comedians and academics, We Can Be Weirdos Live will be a night that combines comedy, PowerPoint, and cursed objects with freewheeling chat. It promises to be a night to ignite the suppressed bit of batsh*t in you. Come join the club, and unleash your inner weirdo.***13th May at the Underbelly Boulevard***Head here to grab a ticket: https://underbellyboulevard.com/tickets/we-can-be-weirdos-live/
09/04/2429m 24s

#47 Map Man: Jay Foreman and the Ungoogleable Questions of the Universe

"Understanding the universe? It's like a pot plant trying to know its way around a garden centre"Jay Foreman is a musical comedian and 'nerd royalty' who has won critical acclaim for solo shows like Pretend You're Happy and We're Living in The Future. He is also known for his wildly informative, funny and successful Youtube shows Map Men and Unfinished London. *WARNING FOR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS: This episode contains Christmas-related spoilers. Wink wink.*And if you missed it...Big weird announcement! We Can Be Weirdos is taking to the stage, for a live show! Along with a panel of stand-up comedians and academics, We Can Be Weirdos Live will be a night that combines comedy, PowerPoint, and cursed objects with freewheeling chat. It promises to be a night to ignite the suppressed bit of batsh*t in you. Come join the club, and unleash your inner weirdo.***13th May at the Underbelly Boulevard***Head here to grab a ticket: https://underbellyboulevard.com/tickets/we-can-be-weirdos-live/
05/04/241h 21m

The Rough Corner: A Haunted Sinking Ship and LA's Name Dropping Spirits ft. Lindsay Kaye of 'Lively Ghosts'

While Dan ponders a loop-the-loop mystery from his hotel in Turkey, Lindsay Kaye of fashion brand Lively Ghosts joins him to talk about haunted Los Angeles, a ghost ship that's still sinking (while accepting tour groups) and the benefits of taking a 'death course' at school. And if you missed it...Big weird announcement! We Can Be Weirdos is taking to the stage, for a live show! Along with a panel of stand-up comedians and academics, We Can Be Weirdos Live will be a night that combines comedy, PowerPoint, and cursed objects with freewheeling chat. It promises to be a night to ignite the suppressed bit of batsh*t in you. Come join the club, and unleash your inner weirdo.***13th May at the Underbelly Boulevard***Head here to grab a ticket: https://underbellyboulevard.com/tickets/we-can-be-weirdos-live/
02/04/2432m 26s

#46 The Man Who Doesn't Know: Marcus Brigstocke and the 5-Star Ghost

"You have to believe there's a power greater than yourself"Marcus Brigstocke is a writer, actor, presenter and performer. A fixture on TV, radio and the Edinburgh Fringe, Marcus’ live performances sell out across the country. His book God Collar, focused on the 'God-shaped hole' that opened up in his life following the death of his best friend, and explored his issues surrounding faith. His new podcast, hosted alongside his wife Rachel Parris, is called How Was It For You? It’s the show where everything (yes everything) gets a star rating out of 5 – from the bizarre to the inane to the heartfelt.And if you missed it... Big weird announcement! We Can Be Weirdos is taking to the stage, for a live show! Along with a panel of stand-up comedians and academics, We Can Be Weirdos Live will be a night that combines comedy, PowerPoint, and cursed objects with freewheeling chat. It promises to be a night to ignite the suppressed bit of batsh*t in you. Come join the club, and unleash your inner weirdo.***13th May at the Underbelly Boulevard***Head here to grab a ticket: https://underbellyboulevard.com/tickets/we-can-be-weirdos-live/
28/03/241h 7m

The Rough Corner: WEIRDOS GOES LIVE!

Big weird announcement! We Can Be Weirdos is taking to the stage, for a live show! Along with a panel of stand-up comedians and academics, We Can Be Weirdos Live will be a night that combines comedy, PowerPoint, and cursed objects with freewheeling chat. It promises to be a night to ignite the suppressed bit of batsh*t in you. Come join the club, and unleash your inner weirdo.***13th May at the Underbelly Boulevard***Head here to grab a ticket: https://underbellyboulevard.com/tickets/we-can-be-weirdos-live/Also in this episode: Spiderman's secrets, a vanishing hospital and the latest 'wart-off' challenge!You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
27/03/2427m 20s

#45 Breaking Legs, Stealing Thunder: Omid Djalili and Eternity Attacks

"The clouds rolled away, and a voice came into my head..."Omid Djalili is an award-winning British-Iranian comedian and actor. Not only acclaimed as one of Britain’s funniest stand-up comedians, but he has also featured in many major films. Omid has loads of dates scheduled for his new show, Namaste, starting in October and running to 2025. His last stand up show, The Good Times, is now available to watch On-Demand for the next 4 days ONLY. If you missed that tour, head to Drift, and watch it there!You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
21/03/241h 3m

The Rough Corner: Havana Syndrome, Exclusive New Nessie Footage, and a Growling Eel

So-called 'Havana Syndrome' is mysterious illness reported by US officials in their Embassy in Cuba, and others around the world. Fresh developments have cast fresh doubt on the cause, as the mystery deepens. Dan Vergano, Senior Opinion Editor at Scientific American, has been following the story since day dot. Also, the mystery of the Terracotta Warriors, a 6 foot tall eel, and the boys at The Cryptid Factor have just released exclusive new footage from the shores of Loch Ness. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
19/03/2440m 44s

#44 How To Cheat Britain's Got Talent: Daliso Chaponda and the Malawi Prayer Syndicate

"The afterlife is like an airport lounge"Once billed as Malawi's only comedian, Daliso Chaponda shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent and has since performed to sell-out audiences around the world and become a regular on TV and radio. Daliso is also the writer, creator, and host of his Rose d’Or nominated BBC Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
14/03/241h 11m

The Rough Corner: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The Hunt for the World's Funniest Crab Joke ft. The Crab Museum

Do you think you have the funniest crab joke in the world? Do you dream of holding a trophy above your head to a round of rapturous a-claws? Then don't be shellfish and enter the World's Funniest Crab Joke Competition!To shell-ebrate International Crab Day on 26th April, Europe’s only Crab Museum and Chump’s Comedy are teaming up to find the greatest crab gag in the entire world. But to do this they need the help of you, the never-crabby We Can Be Weirdos listeners!Bertie, Ned and Chase who founded the Crab Museum have scuttled into the studio to tell Dan all about it. You can enter here: www.crabmuseum.org/crab-jokeYou can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
13/03/2454m 37s

The Glitch: The Weird and Wonderful Women of Tarot ft. Cat Willett

Happy International Women's Day! Discover the hidden stories of tarot and divination, traced through the lives and contributions of Lady Frieda Harris, Marie Anne Lenormand, Pamela Colman Smith, and Rachel Pollack - with author and illustrator, Cat Willett.Her upcoming book, The Women of Tarot: An Illustrated History of Divinators, Card Readers, and Mystics is a vividly illustrated popular history of the cards, and the amazing women behind them. It's available July 2024. The Glitch is a new bonus show, that popped into existence between a small crack in the We Can Be Weirdos RSS feed. If you have any questions about The Glitch, please shout them into your nearest void. Because this never actually happened. For anything else, you can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
08/03/2425m 7s

#43 Be Funny or Die: Joel Morris and the Magic of Dopamine Dealers

"Laughter is the noise you make when you feel safe"Joel Morris is a British comedy writer and part of a comedy writing duo with Jason Hazeley. He is best known for his work on a collection of parody Ladybird books, and has written scripts for popular shows like That Mitchell and Webb Look, A Touch of Cloth, Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, and the Philomena Cunk series. Joel has also been a regular contributor to the British adult comic Viz, and the Paddington films. He is one of Britain's most prolific dopamine dealers!Joel's new book, Be Funny or Die: How Comedy Works and Why It Matters, is out now.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
08/03/241h 37m

The Rough Corner: Exploring Weird Ireland with 'Unofficial' Tour Guide Brinsley McNamara

Hoping for St Patrick to heal your aching back? Desperate for a roadside shrine that will rid you of warts? Sounds like you need Brinsley McNamara and his beautifully odd Tiktok and Instagram account @WeirdIreland.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
06/03/2428m 21s

#42 Science and Fiction: Tom Shakespeare and the Curious Cases of 'Nobelitis'

"Once you believe... anything becomes possible"Tom Shakespeare is a social scientist and bioethicist, an academic who writes and talks and researches mainly about disability, but also about ethical issues around prenatal genetic testing and end of life assisted suicide. He's also been a stand-up comedian, and has his first fiction novel out on March 28th, called, "The Ha-Ha: A feel-good comedy of friends reunited". You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
01/03/241h 6m

The Rough Corner: Weird Medieval Guys ft. Olivia Swarthout

Data scientist by day and queen of medieval memes by night, Olivia Swarthout is the brains behind internet sensation 'weird medieval guys' on Twitter @WeirdMedieval - she's also just released a brilliant book called Weird Medieval Guys: How to Live, Laugh, Love (and Die) in Dark Times, and co-hosts a podcast called, of course, Weird Medieval Guys!In this ep: "Balls balls balls!", the deal with the Voynich Manuscript, and the incredible story of the monk who made a deal with the devil. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
27/02/2436m 43s

#41 Ancient Clickbait: Dr Campbell Price and the 'Spinning Mummy'

"People brought in lottery tickets... they thought the statue would enhance their chances of winning"Dr Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum, University of Manchester - one of the UK's most significant Egyptology collections. He is curator of the exhibition 'Golden Mummies of Egypt', and author of an accompanying book. Campbell is Honorary Research Fellow in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, and currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Egypt Exploration Society.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
23/02/241h 10m

The Rough Corner: Cleaning Lady who Foiled MI6 Plot to Snatch the Holy Grail

New research has revealed how British spies attempted to take the 'Holy Grail' in a plot that wouldn't look out of place in an Indiana Jones movie. In steps Sabina Suey, a bold, brave and brilliant Spanish cleaner. Madrid-based journalist Simon Hunter tells Dan all about it. Plus, death by cake and the world's perennial lost & found. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
20/02/2434m 21s

#40 These Paranormal Lives: Kit & Rory and the Dublin Gorilla Man

"I would love to know what intergalactic child support looks like"Rory Powers and Kit Grier Mulvenna are the powerhouses behind This Paranormal Life, a comedy podcast investigating the strangest paranormal cases, finding the truth inside the mystery. Did you hear about the man who had a close encounter of the seventh kind? How about the UFO which attended primary school? Rory and Kit have their heads full of mind-blowing paranormal possibilities. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
15/02/241h 11m

The Rough Corner: Cursed Bears, Alien TV Takeover and Biblical Time Travel ft. Tommie Trelawny

Tommie Trelawny is creator of the YouTube channel Hochelaga and a biblical scholar. Don't forget to check out his investigative podcast, The Interruption, in collaboration with Stak.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
14/02/2437m 12s

#39 Dreams of a Surrealist: Paul Foot and the Condemned Man's Bed

"I pray to Jesus that I won't have nightmares"Paul Foot is a comedian and writer, known for his unconventional comedic style, which has earned him a dedicated cult following. He’s performed at all the big comedy festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and has been a regular on TV shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News for You.Paul Is now back on tour, with his critically-acclaimed show, Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show ever.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
09/02/241h 18m

The Rough Corner: The Rorshank Redemption

Al and Dan join forces to get their head around some potential (/almost certain) poltergeist proof, eerily accurate astrology and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. Oh, and Dan takes issue with the core philosophy of the entire justice system of England and Wales. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
06/02/2436m 58s

#38 Australian Idol: John Robertson and the Anime Social Club

"I thought prayers worked better during a full moon"John Robertson is a comedian, streamer, author, improviser, actor, videogame writer, insult comic and "human hurricane". He's been a working stand-up for 20 years, headlining shows all around the world, created live-action videogame comedy The Dark Room (which is also an actual videogame, an online show and was a YouTube hit) and he streams 10 times a week on twitch.tv/robbotron. Among reams of other cool projects, don't forget to check out his book, The Little Town Of Marrowville.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
01/02/241h 5m

The Rough Corner: Medium Mums, West Mars Attacks and Baked Bean Secrets ft. Gregg Wallace

Gregg Wallace MBE is a writer, TV presenter, and weight loss coach. Best known for TV shows MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef, MasterChef the Professionals, Eat Well for Less, and Inside the Factory. Now, he has a brand new podcast out, it's called A Piece of Cake, which you can find wherever you're listening to this.But did you know that his mum was a spiritualist? Have you ever considered how tin-worthy baked beans get selected? And have you ever been spooked by flights of stairs? Listen in to Gregg Wallace revealing his batsh*t list. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
30/01/2432m 24s

#37 Horror Nerd: Elf Lyons and Our 11 Soul Mates

"In lockdown I went fairy hunting every day"Elf Lyons is an award-winning comedian, clown, theatre practitioner, teacher, writer and podcaster. Elf Lyons has gained a cult reputation as one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy and theatre scene. Her work has included re-enactments of classical ballets, musicals about the economy, immersive horror shows and even lectures at venues such as the Barbican on the Surrealist movement.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
26/01/241h 13m

The Rough Corner: Strange Maps, Mythical Continents and Apocalyptic Octopuses ft. Frank Jacobs

Map collector Frank Jacobs joins Dan to explore the lost (and, probably, very fictional) continent of 'Lemuria'. Plus, fake towns that become real, mistakes on maps that could save the earth and how a few grains of rice caused a diplomatic incident between North Korea, South Korea and Japan. You can find Frank's strangest maps on Twitter @VeryStrangeMaps, and you can buy his book Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
23/01/2429m 41s

#36 Beyond the Meme: Kathleen Hale and the Slenderman Stabbing

"They came to believe Slenderman was sending his army after them"Kathleen Hale, originally from Wisconsin, writes about crime and social media. Her fourth book, SLENDERMAN, was nominated for an Edgar Prize and won the 2023 Midland Writers Award for Non Fiction. It tells the story behind the Slenderman stabbings in Wisconsin, USA, which shocked the local community and the world. The violence of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weiser, the two twelve-year-old girls who attempted to stab their classmate to death, was extreme, but what seemed even more frightening was that they had done so under the influence of an internet meme, the so-called 'Slenderman'.Warning: This episode contains strong language and descriptions of violence, which may not be suitable for all listeners, especially younger weirdos. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
18/01/241h 6m

The Rough Corner: Sex Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Comedy From Beyond the Grave ft. Dr Kate Devlin

Dr Kate Devlin is a Reader in Artificial Intelligence & Society in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London. Will Artificial Intelligence doom us all? Are sex robots actually a thing? And should we feel empathy towards a pair of mechanical buttocks?You can pick up Dr Kate's book, Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, wherever you like to buy your books. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
16/01/2441m 22s

#35 Fly Girl: Dr Erica McAlister and the Crime-Busting Maggots

"There can't be zombies if flies exist"Dr Erica McAlister is the Natural History Museum's Senior Curator of Diptera and Siphonaptera (A.K.A Flys and fleas!) overseeing a collection of nearly 4 million specimens. Erica has presented a Radio 4 series on Insects (Who's the Pest) and her books include The Secret Life of Flies, A Bug's World, and her upcoming title Metamorphosis: How Insects Are Changing Our World. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
11/01/241h 34m

The Rough Corner: The Chalk Giant Mystery… Solved!

A centuries-old mystery, shrouded in chalk, surrounding the origins of the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset has been unravelled by two intrepid academics. What's with the large penis? What about that tiny head? And why are some people unhappy with these findings?You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
09/01/2429m 31s

#34 Into the Liminal: Shaun Keaveny and the Baths of Gong

"I do a lot of chat with the cosmos"Shaun Keaveny is one of Britain's best loved radio DJs. He is formerly of BBC Radio 6 Music and is now the host of Shaun Keaveny's Daily Grind, "It's a bit like a daily radio show but it's a podcast. It’s disorientating, but it’s also reassuring!". Shaun has also hosted several music podcasts including The Line-Up with Shaun Keaveny, Shaun Keaveny's Creative Cul-de-Sac and Your Place or Mine?. You may also have seen him on TV, covering Glastonbury Festival for the BBC and Isle of Wight Festival for Sky Arts.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
03/01/241h 3m

Best Of... The Strangest 'Soft Rocks'

To celebrate the birth of We Can Be Weirdos in 2023, Dan looks back at some of the strangest unexplainable experiences a.k.a. 'Soft Rocks' from guests past. This includes Dan Aykroyd, Sara Pascoe and Danny Robins. Thank you to everyone who has listened this year, make sure you come back for more weirdness in 2024! The Rough Corner returns on January 9th, and main episodes continue as (un)usual. Next up, radio legend Shaun Keaveny on January 4th. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
27/12/2342m 4s

#33 From Beyond the Engraving: Dr Maddy Pelling and the Diamond Poets

"Graffiti is all around us... it's addictive"Dr Madeleine (Maddy) Pelling is an historian, writer and broadcaster. Her first book, Writing on the Wall: Graffiti, Rebellion and the Making of Eighteenth-Century Britain, is out in March 2024. Maddy is co-host of History Hit's After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds and the Paranormal, and is a regular on TV and her words appear in The Guardian, The Independent, BBC History Magazine and History Today.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
21/12/231h 47m

The Rough Corner: Moon Theory and the 12 Days of Christmas ft. Rebecca Boyle

The moon is amazing! And underrated. Many of us know that the Moon pulls on our oceans, driving the tides, but did you know that it is the very reason we are here? Or that it was essential to the development of science and religion? Acclaimed journalist and author Rebecca Boyle takes Dan on a dazzling tour of our moon, and explains the ancient lunar origins of the 12 days of Christmas. Rebecca's book - Our Moon: How earth's celestial companion transformed the planet, guided evolution, and made us who we are - is available in the UK from January 18th. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
19/12/2349m 40s

#32 Druidry for Beginners: Dr David Bramwell and the Precognitive Cigarette (Part 1/1000)

"Consciousness is not confined within our skulls"Dr David Bramwell is a British writer, musician, performer and broadcaster. For BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, he has made programmes on diverse subjects, including Ivor Cutler, clapping, time travel, and the murmurations of starlings. He is the founder and host of Brighton’s spoken word night, the Catalyst Club. Bramwell is also a singer-songwriter with his band Oddfellow’s Casino. His books include The Haunted Moustache, The Cult of Water and The Sing-along-a-Wickerman Scrapbook. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
14/12/231h 20m

The Rough Corner: Earthquake Pills, Ghostly Coughs, and the Batsh*t List of Daniel Schreiber

It's time. Time to finally hear the batsh*t list of renowned author Daniel Schreiber. Plus, how to vaccinate yourself against cosmic dust, the mystery of the otherworldly cough and a chance to spotlight your weirdest local landmarks. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
12/12/2355m 14s

#31 Devil Vs Cave Man: Donny Dust and Post-Apocalypse Band Practice

"The New Jersey Devil was trying to hunt me down!"Donny Dust is a US Marine Corps Veteran who is considered a worldwide expert in remote primitive survival, ancient technologies, lithic arts and emergency preparedness. What happened when a man so connected to the natural world confronted something supernatural?You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
07/12/231h 14m

The Rough Corner: Code of the Ancients ft. The Mayor of Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Imagine you're living on an island over a thousand miles from your nearest inhabited neighbour, over two thousand miles from essential supplies. Then, imagine a global pandemic hits. What happens next: chaos or utopia? Pedro Pablo Petero Edmunds Paoa serves as Mayor of Easter Island (Rapa Nui). He reveals how an ancient code revolutionised the islanders' way of living. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
05/12/2328m 54s

#30 The Curious Policeman: Stevyn Colgan and the Stone Tapes Mystery

"Why are there no ghost T-Rexs?"Stevyn Colgan has been a chef, a comics publisher, a monster maker and, for three decades, a police officer in London, during which time he met three prime ministers, two US presidents and a Pope. For over a decade he was one of the ‘elves’ that research and write the multi award-winning BBC TV series QI and was part of the writing team that won the Rose D’Or for BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity. Steve is also a prolific true crime writer, with books including A Murder to Die For, The Diabolical Club and Cockerings. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos! 
01/12/231h 24m

The Rough Corner: Burning Royals, Thwacking Twigs and Bun Ceremonies ft. Rob Curry

For over sixty years, Doc Rowe has been a dedicated archivist, folklorist, and cultural historian, tirelessly documenting the rich tapestry of rather batsh*t folk traditions across Britain. Now, in an effort to secure his legacy, filmmaker Rob Curry, along with actor and filmmaker Tim Plester, are on a crowdfunding mission to save this unique treasure trove of material. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
28/11/2326m 32s

#29 Anti-Boner Magic: Dr Eleanor Janega and the Madness of the Medieval World

"I gossip about dead people... it's my job"Dr Eleanor Janega is a medieval historian specialising in social history, with an emphasis on sexuality, propaganda, the urban experience, and apocalyptic thought in the late medieval period. She is recognised, in particular, as an authority on Central European history. Check out her podcast, Gone Medieval, and her latest book which is called The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women's Roles in Society.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
23/11/231h 22m

The Rough Corner: The Forgotten Queen of Tarot ft. Cat Willett

The story of Pamela Colman Smith, the enigmatic artist behind the famous Raider-Waite tarot deck, whose legacy has remained in the shadows. Cat Willett is a Brooklyn-based artist who has written The Queen of Wands, a graphic biography bringing Pamela's story to life. Cat's latest book, Women of Tarot, is available for preorder now. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
21/11/2332m 6s

#28 The Adult Tooth Fairy: Bec Hill and the Mirror World

"We are just bits of data... everything can be predicted"Bec Hill is an award-winning comedian and television writer. She writes and hosts her own family-friendly CITV series Makeaway Takeaway, and is the creator and author of creep-tastic books called Horror Heights. Bec has appeared on most comedy and panel shows going, and she co-hosts the podcast A Problem Squared with mathematician Matt Parker.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
17/11/231h 36m

The Rough Corner: Paranormal Adventures of the Phone-In King

Alan Robson MBE is a broadcasting legend and one of the most notable paranormal investigators in the UK. He tells Dan about time he was used as bait for the Loch Ness Monster, the weirdest funeral he's ever been to and how past-life regression therapy apparently helped a woman learn how to swim.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
14/11/2346m 18s

#27 The Beast of Heaton Park: Ross Noble and the Making of a Monster

"I've revealed more on this podcast that I have to close friends"Ross Noble is a celebrated British stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who has made Australia his home. He rose to mainstream popularity through his live shows and stand-up specials which gained not only critical acclaim with a string of awards and nominations but saw him become the biggest selling act at the Edinburgh and Melbourne comedy festivals. Ross' latest live show, Jibber Jabber Jamboree, is touring the UK now!Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
09/11/2358m 12s

The Rough Corner: Horror Holes, Leg Lumps, and Why Doctors Should Prescribe Fear

Can fear be good for us? Scientists at the Recreational Fear Lab think so! Marc Malmdorf Andersen, co-director of the lab, joins Dan on the line. Plus, Dan's children's toys from hell and deeply concerning leg lumps. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
07/11/2341m 10s

The Rough Corner: Funeral Food, Meeting Madame Lash and the Pencil Case Reopens

Dan is back from Down Under! And Al has had a three course dinner in the Underworld. A quick debrief after the last episode's Ouija strangeness sees another Theory Challenge winner crowned, evaluation of the flight prices on Friday 13th, and Dan's brush with his local, very human, cryptid.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
02/11/2324m 46s

#26 The Halloween Special: Ouija Weirdness with Jamie Morton, Hannah Maguire and Leanne Burnam-Richards

"It's probably a ghost with a foot fetish"Happy Halloween! To celebrate, you're invited to the weirdest listening event of the year. Join My Dad Wrote a Porno's Jamie Morton, Redhanded's Hannah Maguire and 'The Ghostess with the Mostess' Leanne Burnham-Richards for a Ouija experience in the "haunted" studio!Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
31/10/231h 25m

The Rough Corner: Hunting the Elephant Humanoid, Uncle Dean's Lego Ghost and Soft Rocks in Wiggle Town

Dan beams in from Australia with a couple of weird interviews up his sleeve. We're talking ghostly nuns, elephant-esque cryptids, mind-melting 'gravity hills' and one of the most chilling haunted house stories you'll hear.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
26/10/2346m 17s

#25 The Jar Sauce Destroyer: Nat’s What I Reckon and the Storming of Area 51

"A jar of sauce... it's taking the p*** out of everyone"Content creator, comedian, rock musician, isolation cooking champion and mental health advocate Nat has been making videos as Nat’s What I Reckon for almost a decade. His hilarious social commentary has collected a dedicated audience and his videos have clocked up over 100 million views. Oh, and he went to school with Dan Schreiber... and it was weird. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
23/10/231h 36m

The Rough Corner: Eternal Graffiti, Vomiting Royals and the World's Oldest Kiss ft. Edward Brooke-Hitching

Dan is in Australia without key recording equipment so here's a treat from the We Can Be Weirdos vault! It's the original pilot for the show, and a totally brilliant, batsh*t chat with Edward Brooke-Hitching. Edward is a screenwriter and author of titles including The Madman's Library, Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports and The Madman's Gallery: The Strangest Paintings, Sculptures and Other Curiosities From the History of Art. His latest book, Love - A Curious History in 50 Objects, is out on October 26th 2023. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
17/10/231h 15m

#24 The Normal, Innocent Woman: Lauren Layfield and the Quest to Avoid Alien Abduction

"I'm only five foot one, an alien could beam me up anytime"Lauren Layfield is a British Guyanese presenter, DJ & journalist. Lauren has been a regular reporter for The One Show and waking up the nation’s early risers on Capital’s Early Breakfast Show. But it was her presenting work for CBBC and the subsequent 'Innocent Men' meme, that cemented her in the hearts of internet users all over the globe. Lauren's debut teen novel ‘Indi Raye is Totally Faking It’, is available now!Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
12/10/231h 4m

The Rough Corner: The B*tshit Life of Leon “Buttons” Kirkbeck (Part One)

A talking rock, why scorpios suck, and conversations with horses. Leon Kirkbeck a.k.a. Buttons will be familiar to listeners of The Cryptid Factor, he's also had 30+ year career spanning radio, film, and TV. Buttons shares his wild theories on life, the universe and everything else. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
10/10/231h 3m

#23 Inside a Secret Society: John Hodgman and the Curse of Heidi

"I walked up to the front door... and I woke up in the hospital"John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of the acclaimed collections of funny true stories called Vacationland and Medallion Status. He also wrote three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine. He is also the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman podcast, where he settles serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?”Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
04/10/231h 23m

The Rough Corner: Virgin Mary Visits, Europe's Oldest Sandal and the H-Bomb Hypothesis

Night time visits from Madonna (not that one), Mike Tyson's favourite cartoon and £3-a-pop Yeti pubic hair. Plus, the Big Stretch conspiracy is busted wide open!The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
03/10/2327m 45s

#22 The Podfather: Richard Herring and the Journey to the Edge of Sanity

"Stone clearing? I have to stop. Because I get too into it"Richard Herring is a comedian, writer, blogger and one of the OG podcasting GOATs. He's also the world's premier semi-professional self-playing snooker player, a spontaneous puppeteer, and a dedicated stone clearer. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
27/09/231h 25m

The Rough Corner: Shabbat Cheat Codes, Massaging the Truth and the Big Stretching Conspiracy ft. Kyle Gordon

Comedian, actor and pop sensation Kyle Gordon talks for the first time on record about one of the most sinister conspiracies of our time: Big Stretching. Plus, your mystery box theories, impossible photos and Super Furry Animals. Don't forget you can see Kyle Gordon live in the UK this October! Or, watch him anytime @kylegordonisgreat on Instagram and TikTok. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
25/09/2342m 9s

#21 Think Yourself Lucky: Richard Wiseman and the Number Plate of Limited Cosmic Significance

"We need to take our dreams more seriously"Richard Wiseman holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, and has published over 100 academic papers examining the psychology of magic and illusion, deception, luck and self-development. He has written several psychology books, including The Luck Factor and 59 Seconds. His podcast, Richard Wiseman's On Your Mind, is available wherever you get your podcasts.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
20/09/231h 17m

The Rough Corner: How to Run a Paranormal Society with 'The Ghostess with the Mostess'

Leanne Burnam-Richards a.k.a. 'the ghostess with the mostess' joins Dan to talk about running the UK Paranormal Society. Plus, Dan's magic manhole saga!The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
19/09/2333m 50s

#20 The Ghostwriter: Into the Uncanny with Danny Robins

"The closest I've got to believing in ghosts is meeting people and feeding off their certainty"Danny Robins is the go-to ghost hunter. An award-winning writer, broadcaster and journalist, he created The Battersea Poltergeist, a global phenomenon which became the #1 Drama Podcast across the whole world. Danny’s latest BBC podcast series Uncanny, tells stories of paranormal encounters, from ghosts to UFOs. Danny's play 2.22 – A Ghost Story, opened in the West End in August 2021, and is still going strong. His new book, Into the Uncanny, is the story of ordinary people who have experienced extraordinary things and want to make sense of them.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
13/09/231h 40m

The Rough Corner: Interstellar Balls, Joanna Southcott’s Mystery Box, and Albert Camus’s Stranger Thing

Astrophysicist Dr Phil Sutton from the University of Lincoln weighs in on Avi Loeb's mystifying metallic spheres - are they remnants of an alien beacon? Plus, a 200 year old box that must only be opened by 24 bishops, and a challenge set to all Rough Corner listeners.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
11/09/2339m 38s

#19 Dream Comedian: Sara Pascoe and the Paddington Bear Manifestation Challenge

"I'm a vegetarian, but not a great vegetarian. I sometimes eat pirates"Sara Pascoe is an actress, writer and one of the UK’s most-loved comedians. You might know her as the host of The Great British Sewing Bee and Guessable, or from an appearance on countless comedy shows across TV and radio. Sara's debut novel, Weirdo, follows Sophie; feverishly anxious and working hard to be happy in her own skin – if only life wouldn’t make that so hard.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
06/09/231h 22m

The Rough Corner: A Worldwide Nessie Exclusive, Doppel-Dän-er, and a Haunted Buffet

Lifelong Loch Ness Monster hunter Steve Feltham beams in from the banks, with some mystifying new potential evidence! Plus, Dan's doppelgänger, unexplained names in the membrane, and a miracle at Yeovil's haunted buffet. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
04/09/2335m 43s

#18 Never Fact Check an Orgasm: Kate Lister and Sex Lessons from History

"I fact check my own sexual fantasies!"Kate Lister is a lecturer at Leeds Trinity University, author of A Curious History of Sex and host of the "intellectually slutty" podcast Betwixt the Sheets. Kate primarily researches the literary history of sex work and curates the online research project, Whores of Yore, an interdisciplinary digital archive for the study of historical sexuality. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
30/08/231h 37m

The Rough Corner: Angry Doppelgängers, Lighthouse Mysteries, and an Impossible Dinner with Orson Welles

Wanted: three lighthouse keepers and a rude look-alike. Plus, Dan's hoarding reaches new heights with a special delivery from the Editor-in-Chief of the Guinness Book of World Records, and an eerie story of nocturnal ESP.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
29/08/2345m 12s

#17 The Man Who Became Peter Cook: Shaun Micallef and the Combs of Comedy

"It was a moment of madness... I became him"Shaun Micallef is an Australian comedy legend. He's an award winning writer, comedian and actor, having starred in and written for television, film, radio and books. Shaun’s style of humour is satirical, surrealist, and a blend of his comedic heroes: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Monty Python, The Marx Brothers, and Morecambe and Wise. His new book, Tripping Over Myself: A Memoir of a Life in Comedy, is available now. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
23/08/231h 11m

The Rough Corner: Green Children, Interstellar Ley Lines and Betty's Vanishing Visitor

Ley Lines from space finally explain why Liverpool is such a hub of word class music, the enduring mystery of the Green Children of Woolpit, and the jaw-dropping story of a death bed visitor who was never seen again. Many thanks to Emily for sharing her story. And to Dr Francis Young, historian and folklorist specialising in the history of religion and belief, whose book Twilight of the Godlings is out now. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
21/08/2349m 29s

#16 Diary of an Editor-in-Chief: Craig Glenday and the World of Guinness World Records

"We had to say no... a 15 year old boy was given a cesarean to do as his birthday present"Craig Glenday is a writer and editor, he studied Publishing at Napier in Edinburgh and spent the first half of his career developing magazine titles, covering topics as diverse as cookery, gambling and the paranormal. He's been Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records since 2005. Craig has travelled all over the world, adjudicating some of the most iconic records, including the tallest man, shortest woman and longest fingernails. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
16/08/231h 53m

The Rough Corner: Camping Calamity, Afterlife Orbs and The Impossible Pendant Returns!

A holiday with Neuroscientist Harith Akram ends in disaster, a pendent reappears after 15 years of mystery, and why Eric Lampaert's face ends up in the strangest places.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
14/08/2322m 21s

#15 Cemetery School Dropout: Hayley Campbell and the Lives of the Dead

"I was really frightened of being near a dead body... until I held his hands"Hayley Campbell writes for WIRED, BuzzFeed, The Guardian, GQ, Esquire, Empire, VICE, FIGHTLAND, New Statesman, McSweeney’s, The Comics Journal, hosts the Unpopped podcast for the BBC and Must Watch on BBC Radio 5 Live. She wrote a book about Neil Gaiman and her latest book, All the Living and the Dead: A Personal Investigation into the Death Trade, was published in 2022.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
09/08/231h 30m

The Rough Corner: The Universal Chord, Merciless Magpies and the Psychology of Superstition

Are you a goat or a sheep? Dr Neil Dagnall, cognitive and parapsychological researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, gives us the benefit of decades researching the cognitive processes behind paranormal experiences. Also, two grovelling apologies, Dan gets stuck in a highchair and the mystery of John Lennon's acorns. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
07/08/2347m 45s

#14 The VHS Pirate: Paul Chowdhry and the Queue for Reincarnation

"There's a backlog! Admin in the afterlife to get into a new life"Paul Chowdhry is an award-winning stand-up comedian and host of The Paul Chowdhry Pudcast. He's the star of countless TV shows including Taskmaster, Stand Up for the Week, Live at the Apollo, Roast Battle and Stand Up Central. His record-breaking live stand-up tour, Live Innit, was released in 200 countries worldwide on Amazon Prime. As an actor, he is known for Devils (2019), Swinging with the Finkels (2011), The Blue Tower (2008) and Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story (2005). Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
02/08/231h 14m

The Rough Corner: Cursed Auctions, New KLF Synchronicities & Meet a Meteorite Hunter

How much would you pay for a haunted rocking horse? When is a meteorite a meteor-wrong? Dan's spooky auction luck is out, the number 23 rears its head AGAIN, and prepare to meet Roberto Vargas: Meteorite Hunter. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
31/07/2338m 53s

#13 The Dinosaur Detective: Melanie During and the Prehistoric Springtime Extinction

"Smash a pudding... that's the type of violence you can see in the rocks!"Melanie During is a vertebrate palaeontologist, currently pursuing a PHD at Uppsala University in Sweden. Melanie has a BS in Earth Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and a MS in palaeoclimatology from the VU (Vrije Universiteit) Amsterdam. A life-long fascination with extinct fauna and evolution drove her to discover something, literally, earth-shattering: she's pinpointed, to the exact season, when the dinosaurs were wiped out.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
26/07/231h 15m

The Rough Corner: Neolithic Time Portals, Phantom Fires and the Haunted Capital Studios ft. Siân Welby

Two fisherman accidentally cross between two worlds, a fire blazes but no damage is done, and Siân Welby joins Dan to provide more evidence concerning Global's most haunted studio.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
24/07/2341m 19s

#12 Adventures in Counterculture: John Higgs and The Band Who Burned a Million Pounds

"Things that you understand, you can move on from quite easily. Things that you can't... stick in your craw"John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world. In the words of MOJO magazine, “Reading John Higgs is like being shot with a diamond. Suddenly everything becomes terrifyingly clear”. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
18/07/231h 30m

The Rough Corner: Shiny Space Balls, a Medieval Mystery & the Batsh*t Life of Baywatch Nights

The dark side of Baywatch, an 800 year old phenomena still baffling scientists and perhaps the first evidence of extraterrestrial life is just a load of balls? The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories, related research and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
17/07/2333m 7s

#11 The History Mystery Guy: Dan Snow and the World’s Weirdest Coincidences

"If you love great stories, the greatest ones always involve strange synchronicities"Dan Snow MBE is a BAFTA award winning historian, podcaster and television presenter. Dan makes programmes around the world on a range of historical topics, from the abandoned Viking churches of Greenland to war damaged sites of Timbuktu. His podcast, History Hit, tells the stories of the most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
11/07/231h 24m

The Rough Corner: Mysterious Barges, Bouncy Shakespeare and the King of the Cats

Dan is joined by comedian, storyteller and future explorer Will Seaward to discuss haunted hotels, witch defence systems, and other spooky bits of correspondence from the We Can Be Weirdos listeners.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
10/07/2338m 50s

#10 The Evolution of a Creationist: Ella Al-Shamahi and the Ball of Lightning

"I didn't believe it... I was going to evolution class to destroy it from the inside"Ella Al-Shamahi is a National Geographic Explorer, palaeoanthropologist, evolutionary biologist, author and stand-up comic. An expert in her field, Ella specialises in Neanderthals and caves, working almost exclusively in places it is hard to get insurance, such as Iraq, Yemen and Nagorno-Karabakh.How did a resolute creationist become a renowned evolutionary biologist?Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
04/07/231h 20m

The Rough Corner: Baffled Doctors, Inconvenient Ley Lines, and the Ghost’s Chauffeur

Dan is joined once again by Bexy Cameron to discuss (more) bedroom portals, tales of terrifying sleep paralysis, and the synchronicities that listeners of the Weirdo pod are starting to experience. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
03/07/2341m 36s

#9 Luck, Levitation and Lasso: Nick Mohammed and the Great Richmond Coincidence

"If I'm driving and I see a magpie... I have to cross my eyes and touch my forehead"Nick Mohammed is a double Emmy-nominated actor, perhaps best known as Nathan Shelley in Ted Lasso, and as his character Mr. Swallow, which he has portrayed across both stage and television for over a decade.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
28/06/231h 6m

The Rough Corner: Film Guy Ali Plumb and the Wonderful Weirdos of Hollywood

Film critic Ali Plumb swings by to talk Danny DeVito's feet, Nicholas Cage's pyramid tomb and how to make Indiana Jones cry. Plus, how experiencing Déjà Vu can make you a better interviewer.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
26/06/2353m 17s

The Rough Corner: Dog Telepathy, Wormholes & Bigfoot's Nest

Dan catches up with actor & comedian Eric Lampaert who is biking across all 50 US states, why the South Coast of England has a serious vortex issue and can we communicate telepathically with dogs, horses and snakes? The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
21/06/2335m 43s

#8 Turning Heads on the 176 Bus: Irving Finkel & the World’s Oldest Ghost

"The belief that ghosts exist is a default position for humanity"Dr Irving Finkel is Assistant Keeper of the Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures department at the British Museum. He has written numerous books, including The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood and The First Ghosts.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
21/06/231h 14m

#7 The Animal Detective: Lucy Cooke & the Case of the Missing Vaginas

"I thought science was built on rational thinking... if science isn't, what the f*** is?!" Lucy Cooke is a best-selling author, award-winning documentary filmmaker and broadcaster, National Geographic explorer and TED talker with a Masters in zoology from Oxford university. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com. You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
14/06/231h 9m

The Rough Corner: A Million Billion Rockets, St Elmo's Fire & Frank Skinner's Mystery Mug

A mysterious purple plasma gives Dan a flight fright, how quiche could help you in a combat situation and the silliest way to avoid a nuclear missile.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
13/06/2323m 53s

#6 The Ghostbuster: Dan Aykroyd and His Close Encounters

Dan Aykroyd is a legendary actor, comedian, screenwriter and musician. He is known for Saturday Night Live, as Elwood Blues of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi), and as Ray Stantz in Ghostbusters. He also founded the music venue chain House of Blues and the vodka brand Crystal Head Vodka. What you may not know, is that he’s from a dynasty of paranormal investigators – ghost busting runs in his family. Dan and Dan talk ectoplasm, UFOs, crystal skulls and the time he slept butt-to-butt with a ghost.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, or head to globalplayer.com and search ‘We Can Be Weirdos’.You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
06/06/231h 9m

The Rough Corner: Midnight Ghost Slap, Emergency Exorcist and Sauna Conversations ft. Ash Gardner

Dan explores his induction into the world of the weird with Ash Gardner: a friend since childhood and the lead singer of Emperor Yes. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
05/06/2330m 12s

#5 Magick, Murder & Metal: Andrew O'Neill and Occult Comedy

"I use magickal ritual to tell me what my show is going to be about". Andrew O'Neill is an award-winning comedian, musician and best-selling writer. A non-binary, occult, vegan, psychedelic whirlwind.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, head to globalplayer.com or follow this link to watch the full interview with Andrew O'Neill:https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSZJWkhfp/You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
31/05/231h 32m

The Rough Corner: Conning Mastermind, Collective Crossword Consciousness & Deflecting Tornados

The podcast expands its reach to the rings of Jupiter, why a suspiciously tidy room may mean you’ve had an alien visitor and how to get rid of headaches using a pencil. The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your thoughts on the topics covered in the main episodes.
29/05/2331m 45s

#4 How to Escape a Cult: Bexy Cameron and The Children of God

“We were told we were going to get superpowers”. Bexy Cameron was born into the strict ‘Children of God’ sect, notorious for sexual exploitation and child abuse. Now, Bexy is a director, academic, activist and best-selling author.This episode contains discussion of distressing subjects, including paedophilia and sexual abuse.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, head to globalplayer.com or follow this link to watch the full interview with Bexy Cameron:https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSZJ8eTr6/You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
23/05/231h 25m

The Rough Corner: Meet Al and the Fake Séance Gone Wrong!

A phantom fan heater, a fake Séance gets weird and a bad vibes babushka doll. Meet producer Al as these weekly bonus episodes get underway.The Rough Corner needs YOU! Get in touch with your unexplainable experiences, odd theories and your take on the topics covered in the main episodes.
22/05/2317m 20s

#3 True Crime Soulmates: Redhanded and the Purple Folder of Residual Energy

Premonitions? "Like, I know when I’m about to get dumped”. Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire are the soulmates behind hit true-crime podcasts Redhanded and Filthy Ritual. Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, head to globalplayer.com or follow this link to watch the full interview with Hannah & Suruthi:https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSZFCfrpg/You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
17/05/231h 5m

#2 Live, Laugh, Loch: Steve Feltham and the Lifelong Hunt for Nessie

“People try to portray me as a wifeless freak”. Steve Feltham is the Guinness World Record Holder for the longest continuous vigil for the Loch Ness Monster. He has lived on the banks of Loch Ness for over three decades now, in a converted mobile library, with his wife.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, head to globalplayer.com or follow this link to watch the full interview with Steve Feltham:https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSZFAndWt/ You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
17/05/231h 1m

#1 The Neuro-Pioneer: Harith Akram and a Pain Free Planet

Brain surgery? “It’s not rocket science”. Harith Akram is a world renowned consultant neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (UCLH) and the Unit of Functional Neurosurgery (UCL) in Queen Square, London, who has recently pioneered a world-first: the cure for chronic pain.Don’t forget you can watch these interviews, fully extended, exclusively on Global Player. Download it from the App Store, head to globalplayer.com, or follow this link to watch the full interview with Harith Akram:https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/2JsSZFgZjuU/ You can get in touch with Dan Schreiber on Twitter and Instagram (@Schreiberland). In his bio, you'll find the link to our Discord channel - a global community of likeminded weirdos!
17/05/231h 26m

We Can Be Weirdos - Trailer

Prepare to plunge into the peculiar as Dan Schreiber, professional fact-hunter, uncovers the wild beliefs, ideas and theories of some of the most remarkable people on planet earth. As well as delving into the lives of truly fascinating people, Dan asks his guests a maverick tour of questions known as The Batshit Survey. Do they believe in Ghosts? Déjà vu? Telepathy? Premonitions? Déjà vu? Either way, everyone has theories they are transfixed by, or a mystery in their own life that they’re trying to solve. Dan leaves no rock unturned – and he’ll share plenty of his own mind-blowing facts and theories too.Bonus episodes, ‘The Rough Corner’, hear from YOU – your wild ideas, odd theories and unexplainable experiences.Let’s create a global community of likeminded weirdos!
09/05/233m 19s
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