Odd Tonic

Odd Tonic

By Jennifer & Maxwell
Retreat to the parlour with Maxwell and Jennifer! There, be enthralled by spooky and fantastic tales of weird history, strange science, and the paranormal. Drawn from their curated collection and choice listener submissions, your Ambassadors of Odd craft an enchanting, weekly podcast experience to delight the mind and stir the senses.

They’ve been expecting you. Have a seat by the fire.

Welcome to Odd Tonic.
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Parlour Stories: Past Lives Edition
Jennifer and Maxwell reach into the metaphysical mailbag to explore true tales of reincarnation, astral projection, and contact with passed loved ones. Learn of a precious visit made possible by a stray pup, the dangers of calling on a witch's house without an invitation or body, and what busy itinerary may be awaiting you after death. Sent in by our listeners, you won't hear these stories anywhere else!
38:15
November 12, 2019
Special Halloween Message
Happy Halloween, dear guest! Thank you for coming to our door. Is your pillow case open and ready? Good. We have a treat for you...
01:50
October 31, 2019
Deluxe Halloween Special
In this hour long Halloween special, Jennifer and Maxwell select their very favorite ghost stories to share with you by candlelight. Tour a haunted mansion with a gruesome past that refuses to die. Meet the restless inhabitants of a mausoleum in the darkness of winter. And join a graveyard ghost hunt that turns quickly from levity to pure horror!
1:16:53
October 29, 2019
Black Eyed Children
Lock the doors. Turn down the lights. Tonight we explore terrifying encounters with Black Eyed Children. Who or what are they? What do they want? Maybe you want to dismiss this as just another urban legend. But whatever you believe, don't answer when they come knocking.
44:44
October 21, 2019
Parlour Stories: Ghost Clown Edition
As we creep ever closer to Halloween, what a perfect time to share true tales of the Unexplained sent in by the Odd Tonic community. These real accounts of haunted houses, ghostly work conditions, and even a spectral clown are waiting to terrorize you.
56:56
October 15, 2019
Phone Calls from the Dead
For two years, parapsychologists D. Scott Rogo and Raymond Bayless investigated intriguing and terrifying cases of people being contacted by the dead ...via the telephone. Hear rare stories from their out-of-print book and judge for yourself if you will hesitate next time your phone rings.
41:07
October 7, 2019
Mad Science and the Dark Side of the Moon
Modern science can be just as "mad" as in the movies: Artificial memories in clones, spider robots with human brains, and Oops, I Just Played God! This week, Odd Tonic has the scoop on the latest, greatest, and most terrifying science news. Put on your safety goggles and see what develops!
34:53
September 29, 2019
Missing 411: Unexplained Disappearances
David Paulides is a former police detective turned author, dedicated to documenting the mysterious disappearances of people in US national parks, and beyond. You may wish to dismiss these vanishings as cases of 'just getting lost in the woods', but after hearing the chilling details from his book Missing 411: Eastern United States, you may decide to never venture into the forest again.
39:55
September 24, 2019
Parlour Stories: Haunted Playground Edition
It's time for more thrilling true tales of the paranormal, sent in by odd listeners just like you! Explore an abandoned mine with a haunting past; tour a Civil War battleground that never ceased fire, and take a trip to scenic Port Gamble, Washington, where the tourist attractions are dying to meet you. All this and more await you in this petrifying edition of Odd Tonic's Parlour Stories.
46:29
September 16, 2019
The Mystery of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse Mystery
Jennifer and Maxwell navigate the treacherous waters of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse disappearances. In 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished with out a trace, leaving behind a mystery awash with Scottish legend, folklore, alien abduction, cryptids, and even murder. What will you believe?
43:33
September 1, 2019
NDEs, Radioactive Spirits, and a Flaming Bear
Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they venture into the hereafter and other realms of mystery: monkey hybrid science, radioactive drinks, accident-prone bears, and why we tend to crave crazy requests while on an airplane! All this and more weird news you don't want to miss!
39:13
August 27, 2019
Sleep Paralysis, The Hag, and The Hat Man
Jennifer and Maxwell explore the many terrifying aspects of sleep paralysis. From cultural beliefs that are hundreds of years old, to curses, vengeful thought forms, and astral projection– there's more to this phenomena than a tidy medical explanation. Tuck yourself in, keep the nightlight on, and have a listen.
47:33
August 20, 2019
Parlour Stories: Monster in the Ether Edition
Once again, Jennifer and Maxwell reach into the Odd Tonic mailbag, this time to share true, amazing tales of astral projection and the terrifying phenomena of sleep paralysis! And, incredibly, every exhilarating story comes from one *single* listener's incredibly spooky life! So grab your teacup, settle in, and try to remain tethered to this realm!
38:04
July 31, 2019
Spontaneous Human Combustion!
Spontaneous human combustion. The invention of an overactive imagination? Or a very real and definitive way to avoid your ex?Jennifer and Maxwell don their oven mitts as they explore terrifying stories of SHC. Sifting through the embers, they find not only classic cases of these events but also eye-witness accounts, as well as tales of people who survived the phenomena!
42:52
July 21, 2019
UFOs, Ghost Babies, and an Army of Kyles
Jennifer and Maxwell do an interstellar fly-by of all the weird events currently mooning the headlines. UFO commemorations, mirror dimension testing, and ghostly wedding arrangements are just a few of quirky topics for discussion. 4 out of 5 Kyles agree – this is an episode not to miss!
27:23
July 15, 2019
Behind the Scenes Special!
Jennifer and Maxwell divert from their normal format to discuss some Odd Tonic behind-the-scenes details and eagerly share an exciting announcement! (Hint: It rhymes with "YouTube.") Plus, Jennifer reveals a few personal ghost stories from her past, which include some literal unmentionables. Regular episode format to return next week!
47:45
July 8, 2019
Parlour Stories: Haunted Birthday Edition
Jennifer and Maxwell dip into their mysterious mailbag and share more true, paranormal stories from listeners! Tales include a scenic route into the strange, a ghost that can't get into the partying spirit, and a ghastly family inheritance you do not want!
42:41
July 1, 2019
Avast, ye Mermaids!
Jennifer and Maxwell take a deep dive into mermaid myth, history, and recorded sightings, plus also investigate why mermaids have such a grisly reputation… sharing tales of those who, unknowingly, waded into their dark waters. Your Ambassadors of Odd will lure you in and make you question everything you think know about these aquatic enchantresses.
39:00
June 24, 2019
Witches, Bats, & Ghostly Lovers
Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they boldly discuss the perils of taking a paranormal lover, how get witchy help or *rabies* from browsing the internet, and many other stories ripped from the headlines of weird news! Stay to the end to hear THE MOST TERRIFYING STORY, EVER!
31:30
June 17, 2019
OMG ESP WTF
Jennifer and Maxwell explore the perplexing powers of consciousness as they tap into Russell Targ's "The Realities of ESP." Prepare yourself for the compelling, declassified evidence of 23 years of government-backed psychic experiments with startling outcomes. Lasers included!
40:56
June 10, 2019
Parlour Stories: Imaginary Friend Edition
Maxwell and Jennifer exorcise the Odd Tonic mailbag and share more gripping ghost stories from listeners! Discover a guest who overstayed his welcome, an imaginary friend with a fiery disposition, and puckish phantom with one more ace to play! Have a seat in the parlour and listen... if you dare!
36:46
June 3, 2019
Superstitions, Scrying, and Sleepovers
Come sleepover in the parlour, where Maxwell and Jennifer stay up far too late discussing superstitions. Then join as they light a candle, enter a darkened bathroom, and peer into the dark and mysterious history of mirrors. Dare to see what peers back..
40:11
May 27, 2019
Goblins, Ghosts, and Gators
Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they investigate the goblin troubles of Zimbabwe, the malevolent mischief of latest cursed painting, and other odd stories ripped from the headlines!
31:24
May 20, 2019
Time Slips and Multidimensional Mayhem Pt.2
Did this already happen? Jennifer and Maxwell explore extraordinary, mind-altering encounters with parallel dimensions and glitches in reality! Part 2 in our exploration of time slips and temporal turmoil, you may start to question everything!
37:26
May 13, 2019
Parlour Stories: Bathroom Séance Edition
Maxwell and Jennifer enthusiastically reach back into the mystical mailbag to share heart-pounding stories of life-threatening ghosts, rebellious spirits, and disembodied voices! Have a seat in the candlelight and enjoy your eerie visit.
38:27
May 6, 2019
Time Slips and Multidimensional Mayhem Pt. 1
Don't take reality for granted! This week, Jennifer and Maxwell explore bizarre, mind-bending encounters with alternate dimensions and glitches in space/time! Maybe there's something more to Déjà vu! Maybe there's something more to Déjà vu!
40:55
April 29, 2019
The Baffling Bridge of Dog Doom
Curses, ghosts, fairies, witches, and minks! Could one of these be the reason why countless canines are leaping to their death off Scotland's Overtoun Bridge? Join Maxwell and Jennifer as they pursue this perplexing pooch problem.
35:04
April 22, 2019
Delusions, Madness, and Mania
Meowing nuns, deadly dancing, and a fever for flowers! Get swept away with Jennifer and Max as they explore maniacal moments from history, when entire populaces were abruptly compelled into incredibly strange behaviors!
42:49
April 15, 2019
Parlour Stories: Ghostly Laundry Edition
Maxwell and Jennifer sift through the metaphysical mailbag and share spine-tingling stories of shadow people, Ouija boards, and a stalking helium balloon! Take a cozy seat in the firelight and enjoy your eerie visit.
1:02:32
April 8, 2019
Psychokinetic, Love-struck Furniture
Maxwell and Jennifer don their lab coats for a bizarre tale of strange science! Travel back to 1972 to meet the Owen Group and their famous "Philip Experiment," in which they sought to conjure a ghost and got more than they bargained for!
30:39
April 1, 2019
Obviously Cursed Objects
This episode is cursed! Not really. But the subject matter is. Visit Jennifer and Maxwell in the parlour as they weave various tales of cursed objects in the candlelight. Ominous runestones, vengeful paintings, sinister jewelry, and more await you! Keep the salt and sage handy.
59:40
March 25, 2019
Unearthly Tea Time and the Watseka Wonder
America's First Documented Spirit Possession! Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they explore the strange and haunting tale of two Watseka, IL girls from the mid-1800s, both with mysterious, paranormal afflictions. Although they never met, their lives are forever entwined!
39:42
March 18, 2019
Parlour Stories: Angel of Death Edition
Jennifer and Maxwell narrate real-life tales of the unexplained and the supernatural, sent in by our dear listeners! Grab a cup of tea and be thrilled by inexplicable, ghostly, and chilling stories that will leave you with goosebumps!
49:21
March 11, 2019
Bear Wrestling, Hydrogen, and Man Who Would Be Emperor
Join Maxwell and Jennifer as they explore the bizarre and astonishing lives of some of the world's most noted eccentrics, including the man who proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States! Celebrate all that is quirky and unique, and hear the call to rally your weird!
59:03
March 4, 2019
Submit Your Personal Tale of the UNKNOWN!
Disembodied feet ascending basement steps. Hairy hands shaking your camping tent. Strange lights in the sky. Nearly everyone has had an experience that defies explanation... and we want to hear yours! Tell us about the time when the Strange, Befuddling, or Spooky got up close and personal. You just might hear your story shared on an episode of Odd Tonic! Listen and learn how to get your story to us. We can't wait to read it! -Jennifer & Maxwell
01:24
January 30, 2019
Introducing: Odd Tonic!
Your Ambassadors of Odd, Jennifer Page and Maxwell Holechek, briefly describe what you can expect with every swig of Odd Tonic.
01:01
January 19, 2019