Edgar Allan Poe- prolific horror writer, yes...but did he commit a horror of which he wrote? Fiction is the way to tell truth through lies, and Podenstein's Lab takes a deep dive into the real story of Mary Rogers, victim in life- and in literature as "The Mystery of Marie Roget." Did Poe write a story, or a confession? Plus we look at Poe's other tales based on real life horrors, and look into his own terrible demise at the age of forty. And as always, real news headlines of real news oddities, all here in Podenstein's Lab.
Buried treasure. It exists, but does it exist here in the Midwest? Episode 9 of Podenstein's Lab digs out stories of underground bounties- from 16th century Spanish riches in Arkansas, to a whole city of statues- and giants- under Moberly, MO, to where you might or might not find hidden gold from Jesse James. The truth is out there, even when it's lies. Plus real headlines of real weirdness, in Podenstein's Lab.
In Episode 008, there's a whole lot of shaking going on as the news team takes a deep dive into Earthquakes in the USA. First, find out about the big Missouri monster that rang bells in Boston. Next, get a happy thought with a possible future catastrophes stateside that could kill a lot- or everybody. Then discover how tremblors are being created- by the thousands- through the hand of humanity. And of course, real headlines that are real weird. It's news you can use to shake up your friends, in Podenstein's Lab!
You might be innocent, but Podenstein's Lab is guilty of taking you behind bars in Episode 007. From the lingering mystery of what happened to the real "Escape from Alcatraz" trio, to truly amazing break-outs both artistic and yogatastic, to some truly crazy calabooses across the world. Plus real headlines that are real bizarre. What we have here, is NOT a failure to communicate, in this series of reports from Podenstein's Lab.
The Podenstein’s Lab news team loses their heads! At least, in the news they bring you in this episode. Mark L. Groves introduces the man behind “laughing your head off”- literally; Shelby Dollar discusses the science of slugs that love a good auto-decapitation; and J.E. Petersen revisits a Colorado chicken who takes a chopping- and spends the next 18 months headless pecking for paying audiences nationwide. It even has it's own festival...of course. These stories and more are on the chopping block, in Episode 6 of Podenstein’s Lab.
Episode 5 of Podenstein's Lab takes you to Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum for news on their barfy booze; goes behind the scenes for the hatchet/axe wielding, fuzzy suited, sorta' true Bunny Man Legend; and goes back in time to find out why a woman in England was busy birthing bunny bits, among other animal chunks. Proving truth is grosser than fiction, it's all the news you can use to freak out your friends, here in Podenstein's Lab.
It's a no-go for the snow bro this year. Find out what Frozen Dead Guy Days is all about, in this special report- including an interview from 2018 with Amanda MacDonald, Event Coordinator for Frozen Dead Guy Days.
In Episode 4 of the Podenstein's Lab newscast, Mark L. Groves talks about quarantining alone- and how you may NOT be alone; Shelby Dollar takes us on a nature tour of gross, wriggling worm balls, and how high tech is working on mimicking them; and J.E. wraps up our deep dives with true stories of hidden rooms- and weird treasures- discovered recently inside people's homes. Plus the usual Real Headlines that are Real Weird. It's all the news you can use to freak out your friends, in Podenstein's Lab!
It’s full news day in Episode 3 of Podenstein’s Lab. Shelby Dollar discovers a chess player slayer on the Soviet side; Mark L. Groves chews the fat on two historical French facts of putrescent power; and J.E. Petersen makes you self-aware about world’s almost-real Judgement Day in 1983. Plus the top three headlines from the past two weeks. It’s news you can use to freak out your friends, in Podenstein’s Lab.
In Episode 2 of Podenstein’s Lab, your intrepid, insipid journaleasts bring you stories about how A 70’s Babe Dodged a Date with Death on the Dating Game; Bomb Sniffing Spinach Sending Email: and the 100th Anniversary of Finding the Cat- But Where’s the Crew? J.E., Shelby, and Mark dig these up from the digital trough, along with real headlines that are real weird. Need talk fodder to make a conversation uncomfortable? Find the words to suit your wierd here, in Podenstein’s Lab.
Podenstein's Lab returns- as a world wide weird NEWS show! With a bent for the macabre, your three cohosts- Shelby Dollar, J.E. Petersen, and Mark L. Groves- scour the web for whatever piques their aberrant interests. In this inaugural re-boot, they bring you real headlines from the real weird world, and deep-dive news on the Sad Sign-off of Casey Kasem, Recent Discoveries on How King Teti was Stackin' Acolytes, and Creepy Creatures that are Nothing Butt Cute. They wrap up Podenstein's Lab with new horror movies they hope to see in 2021.
Like a Phoenix from the dumpster fire, they're back with all the News You Can Use to Freak Out Your Friends- Podenstein's Lab!