Purranormal Cativity

Purranormal Cativity

By Purranormal Cativity
A cozy mystery podcast in which two sisters investigate a literary genre that involves cats who solve crimes 😻🔍
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Ep 44: The Cat Who Lived His Best Demon Afterlife
Happy Spooktober, Purrteam! We've made a bold choice in order to terrify ourselves this spooky season... we're reading the master of horror and demon cats: Stephen King's Pet Sematary! Join us on this nightmarish journey into the world of demonic kitty specters! 
1:44:39
October 15, 2019
Ep 43: The Cat Who Had a Spy Phone at the Mall
Welcome, feline 0013 and a halfs! This will be your new call sign for Qwilleran's spy games and if you play your cards right you just might get a K-Fund check for rip-roaring party at the shady Park of Pink Sunsets... Come with us on the dramatic - yet cozy - conclusion of The Cat Who Went Into the Closet and the beginning of our Spooky Season Celebrations! 
1:01:43
October 7, 2019
Ep 42: The Cat Who Was Chaotic Neutral
Happy Fall, Purrteam! We're deep into Fall in Pickax so tune in to hear about secret closets, clues and chaotic neutral moments of The Cat Who Went Into the Closet! 
1:18:24
September 17, 2019
Ep 41: The Cat Who Partook in Hobgoblin Hour
Welcome to Halloween in Pickax, Purrteam! Get ready to see what Qwilleran has in store for the neighborhood trick-or-treat hopefuls. He also has some choice kitty bag leftovers for his sleuthing kitties. And they'll need the fuel as they continue to investigate the suspicious death of Grandma Gage at the Park of Pink Sunsets! Join us as we follow the cats who follow the clues of The Cat Who Went Into the Closet!
1:17:03
September 2, 2019
Ep 40: The Cat Who Had a New Hermit Crab Brother
Happy Fall! ...well, in Moose County at least (and always in our hearts)! We're back on The Cat Who series with The Cat Who Went Into the Closet and, boy, do we get a lot of scavenged items from Koko in these chapters (no dentures are safe). Help us follow Koko's clues wherever they may lead... the Park of Pink Sunsets, mayhaps? Or at the very least just our list of ideas for cat Halloween costumes! Hope you enjoy, pre-Halloweeners!!
1:03:40
August 20, 2019
Ep 39: The Cat Who Was the Original Swamp Witch
It's Scholastic Summer Reading List time! We have a reading challenge from Yogurtland and we're not missing out on free froyo. We're also in primo summer spirit so join us for another blast from our past with the kitty-adjacent but no less fun "Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp" from the Bailey School Kids series! And don't forget to sign up for our Patreon to hear us dive into the world of werecats! Patreon.com/purranormalcativity
58:50
August 7, 2019
Ep 38: The Cat Who Got Caught in a Sarcophagus
Welcome to episode 38 and the conclusion to our Nancy Drew series! We're closing out the Clue of the Tapping Heels in style so join us as we rescue a herd of Persian kitties and possibly sully the good name of Nancy Drew with our talk of bachelorette penis paraphernalia!  
1:25:46
July 24, 2019
Ep 37: The Cat Who Had Midnight Lemonade
Get thee to the cattery! We're going back in time this week to the original sleuth from the Gross Girls lives: NANCY DREW! The Clue of the Tapping Heels to be exact... help us track down some missing Persian kitties and solve the mystery of the strange tapping. Also, how does Nancy Drew hold up so well after 80 years? What a badass babe!
1:42:36
July 9, 2019
Ep 36: The Cat Who Made Weird Banana Mush
It's cat vs killer today, folks! Well, two cats to be exact because Yum Yum has arrived! Tune in to hear about Koko and Yum Yum's first face off with a villain! They also uncover the jade that stole itself and still manage to not like Qwilleran's new girlfriend even though her name has been cleared... at least for now. Eva and Julia also have a new fun summer read in the works that they almost forgot about. Happy reading, kitty sleuths!
1:15:44
July 4, 2019
Ep 35: The Cat Who Went to the PsyKITTYtrist
Welcome back, kitty sleuths! We haven't found Yum Yum yet but we did encounter a drunken middle aged man scaling a cat walk and  a bartender with recommendations for all your psyCATatrist needs. We're still hot on the case of The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern so join us as we pieces together all the many, wild clues! 
1:22:47
June 26, 2019
Ep 34: The Cat Who Patented a Tuna Can Themed Cat Carrier
Hello! We're still emotional about Yum Yum's well being! Can we just adopt her?? This week we're still on the journey to unite Qwilleran and Yum Yum, and hopefully find some missing jade teapots while we're at it. We're also out to clear Paulo's name and learn how a cat can "eat danish modern"... so join us for part 2 of our series on The Cat Who cozy mystery, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern!
59:41
June 19, 2019
Ep 33: The Cat Who Had a Casual Breakfast Chat
Welcome to Yum Yum's origin story! Surprise! We were so sad from her kidnapping near miss last week that we needed to go back in time to see where it all started for Qwill and our favorite little knick-knack thief. Join us on the trail of a strange Jade robbery, the mysterious death of a Swiss and, of course, the meeting of Qwilleran and Yum Yum!
1:12:05
June 11, 2019
Ep 32: The Cat Who Really, Seriously Wasn't There
Hold on to your kitties, sleuths, because this week we're facing a CATNAPPING!! That's right, Yum Yum is in danger this week when the mysterious bearded creep of Pickax sets his criminal eyes on our sweet little friend. Don't worry, Koko and Qwilleran jump into action but not before some serious drama unfolds. Join us for the climactic denouement to "The Cat Who Wasn't There"! And also for an addendum afterwards in which we discover Qwilleran's patronus and Hogwarts House!  
1:40:42
June 3, 2019
Ep 31: The Cat Who Was The Natural Born Heir to the Dumpster Throne
Have you ever gotten such a bad butter stain on your lapel that your cats had to lick it off? Qwill can relate! Join us for another rousing dive into the PIckax rumor mill... and mysterious, murderous plots! We're still on the case of Irma's untimely death so help Koko help Qwill help us follow the clues! 
1:28:45
May 28, 2019
Ep 30: The Cat Who Qwilleran Interrogated
Have you ever just looked at your cat and KNEW there was something they weren't telling you about a recent murder? We totally feel you. Qwilleran does too. This week we're bringing you chapters 5-8 of The Cat Who Wasn't There and one of our absolute favorite Qwill moments: when we interrogates Koko on Irma Hasselrich's untimely demise. Help us help Qwilleran follow the clues... because lord knows he needs a little extra guidance!
1:16:48
May 15, 2019
Ep 29: The Cat Who Read Scottish Tarot Cards
Welcome back, pet sleuths! We're heading back to Pickax this week to check in on Qwilleran, Koko and Yum Yum. And it turns out Qwilleran is ditching his kitties to head to his homeland of Scotland! But don't worry they can't escape the mysterious - murder hits the small town tour group and Koko can sense it from across the pond! Join us for another cozy, mysterious time!
1:15:30
May 8, 2019
Ep 28: The Cat Who Worked at the Apple Genius Bar
Intermission time! We're taking this week to dive back into the sassy and sometimes traumatizing short stories from The Cat Who Had 14 Tales before we start our next book! This time Julia relays two very different LJB stories, one we LOVE and one, well, let's just say we'll never forget it. Come along for the ride, kitty sleuths! 
51:17
May 2, 2019
Ep 27: The Cat Who Solved the Mystery of the Bed Thief
We've got a double whammy for you this week, kitty sleuths! We're bringing you the dramatic conclusion of "Wish You Were Here" in which Mrs. Murphy and Tee Tucker (spoiler alert) scratch the hell out of a murderer and disrupt an extremely lucrative illegal antiques ring. We're also keeping up with our "Mundane Mysteries" tradition and follow Mooshoo as he stumbles upon the mystery of his own missing closet bed. Help us sleuth out the truth! 
1:23:25
April 23, 2019
Ep 26: The Cat Who Read a 21 Post Card Salute
Hello again, Catectives (cat detectives - did that work??)! Today we're excited to bring you the most gossip and clue heavy section of "Wish You Were Here" so far! We also discover we're able to turn anything into a mystery as we spend a bit too much time monitoring a suspicious (but probably only to us) situation on Julia's street ...because you know the old saying: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something CLUE"!
1:31:57
April 18, 2019
Ep 25: The Cat Who Didn't Remember Anyone's Name
We're on the prowl, kitty sleuths! Today we've continuing to follow Mrs. Murphy and Tucker through the murderous small town escapades of Wish You Were Here from the Mrs. Murphy cozy mystery series! Join us as we follow the very turtle-y scent to try to catch the Crozet Killer! 
1:09:16
April 10, 2019
Ep 24: The Cat Who Smelled a Turtle
Happy Monday, kitty sleuths! Mercury might have retrograded and delayed our episode but nothing could keep us from bringing you a new surprise: the first in the Mrs. Murphy cozy mystery series! With Koko and Yum Yum's blessing, we're following Mrs. Murphy and Tucker as they help their human, small town postmistress Harry, solve a surprisingly gruesome murder for a cozy mystery. And all the clues point to... something that smells like a turtle? Help us follow the paw prints and see where the turtle smell leads!
1:12:16
April 2, 2019
Ep 23: The Cat Who Was a Shadow Man's Hat
We have a special treat for you this week, cat sleuths! Remember Julia's killer present to Eva, "Ghost Cats of the South"? Well, this week Eva tells Julia two stories of creepy, adorable (and slightly on fire?) Southern ghost kitties! Join us on our foray into the ghost cat world and don't forget to tell us what book you think we should read next! We've got a poll going on social media (Insta: @purranormalcativitypod & Twitter: @purranormalpod or email us at: purranormalcativitypod@gmail.com)
52:31
March 20, 2019
Ep 22: The Cat Who Had Birthday Mimosas and Shrimp by the Seashore
The planets have aligned! We've got the conclusion of Koko's origin story AND Eva & Julia's combined birthday celebrations! Because who says you can't solve a double homicide, open your birthday gifts and pet your cats all at once. Today we re-join Qwilleran and Koko as they sleuth for clues in an art world gone murder-crazy. Happy birthday to us!!
1:19:25
March 11, 2019
Ep 21: The Cat Who Investigated His First Crime Scene
Surprise! We've got a new installment in Koko's origin story for your weekend listening pleasure! We'll be back to our regularly scheduled reading this coming Monday but when birthdays and anti-hunger conferences abound, you just have to wing it sometimes. Today we finally get what we were promised: Koko at his first crime scene! We also have not one, but TWO more murders to investigate! Join us as things get more complicated than ever in the art and cat-loving world of Qwilleran and Koko!
1:29:07
March 1, 2019
BONUS BIRTHDAY EP: Cozy Mystery Cat Poetry Reading Hour
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIA!! Eva went a little bonkers this morning and turned on her Masterpiece Theater voice to do a dramatic reading of the poem, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat" by T.S. Elliot from the book Julia gave her for Christmas, "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats". We hope you enjoy this cat-infused insanity! We'll be back on Thursday with a new full epsidoe! 
07:47
February 25, 2019
Ep 20: The Cat Who Had a Date with a Dead Body
KOKO HAS ARRIVED! You guys. We've got some truly excellent first Qwilleran and Koko interactions in our latest installment on The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. We also get our first murder of the book and are lead to believe Koko just might get to show off his dead body dance sometime soon. Join us as we traipse carelessly through an art-fueled crime scene just like Qwill! #qwillinghard
1:17:19
February 18, 2019
Ep 19: The Cat Who Got an Art Critic to Write About His Majesty
It's Koko's origin story time! And we haven't met Koko yet... Today we tackle the first fourth of The Cat Who Could Read Backwards and while we do get a swanky Valentine's Day party and some salacious art world gossip, there's no Koko in sight. But don't worry we have our theories. And we ARE introduced to Qwilleran's mustache and get to witness his humble beginnings at the Daily Fluxion! Happy Monday!
57:23
February 12, 2019
Ep 18: The Cat Who Lived the Life of a Distinguished Bachelor
Hi, purranormal cat sleuths! We have a feline ghost story for ya today because Eva didn't give us enough time to  finish the chapters we needed to for Koko's origin story... womp womp. But don't worry, we'll have that for you next week (or maybe even earlier, OH GOD why did we say that?). Either way, we hope you enjoy this tail (get it?) that includes a distinguished gentleman of a kitty, a set of rowdy, headless ghosts and an extremely moist seven layer boozy cake. And stay tuned for The Cat Who Could Read Backwards aka Koko's origin story coming next time!
46:32
February 5, 2019
Ep 17: The Cat Who Caught the Bootleggers of the Hot Potato Fund
Happy Monday, Purranormal Investigators! We've got the dramatic conclusion to our series on Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who Moved a Mountain hot and fresh for ya. We bring you the cat-sleuthed latest as Qwill yet again invites a murderer to his house, gets them drunk and accuses them of murder. But he does seem to have a special evidence "dust kitten" up his sleeve this time, so join us as we discover whether or not he makes it out of the Potato Mountains alive! 
1:33:29
January 28, 2019
Ep 16: The Cat Who Sat Like a Person
Oh hello again, Purranormal Investigators! Today we've got part 3 of our series on The Cat Who Moved a Mountain and, don't worry Julia found yet another place where Lilian Jackson Braun references her own book title. We also follow Qwilleran to a waterfall catastrophe and talk about one of the most epic kitties of our childhood. Happy listening, PIs!
1:37:32
January 23, 2019
Ep 15: The Cat Who Mediated the Spuds & Taters Feud
Step aside Hatfields & McCoys... this week we're diving into a feud so cozy you won't be able to stand it, between the Spuds & Taters! We've got the second part in our series on Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who Moved a Mountain so get ready for the scandal that rocked the Potato Mountains, both big and little! We've also got a bit of a cliffhanger involving Yum Yum's thieving paws and some insight into Qwilleran's thoughts on dogs. Happy listening, furry friends! 
1:24:14
January 14, 2019
Ep 14: The Cat Who Got Car Sick on Lil Tater Mountain
Qwilleran, Koko and Yum Yum are back in action, folks! This week we're bringing you part one in our series on the next in the LJB cannon, "The Cat Who Moved a Mountain". And small warning, we talk more about cat vomit than we ever planned or wanted to, but thus is the life of a cat owner. Join us this week as we road trip from Pickax to Spudsboro for a whole new slam book of mysterious, small town, cat-related gossip. Happy listening, cat-crime-solvers! 
1:19:04
January 7, 2019
EP 13: The Cat Who IDed the Perp
Happy 2019, human and furry friends! This week we’re recording one last episode from the Gross household before we trade our vacation cats for our own, everyday cats. This week we’re bringing you a Lillian Jackson Braun cozy short story from her collection called, “The Cat With 14 Tales”, which involves get some truly excellent inner cat monologue. We also start the year with some real first-hand cat crime-solving – what could be better than that?!
39:50
January 2, 2019
Ep 12: The Con-Artist Santa Who Got Tomorrow’s Newspaper Today
Happy Christmas Eve, Happy day off, and/or Happy Monday! We're sending you all our kitty-fueled love this holiday season along with one last festive Christmas special. Today we watch and gossip about the season one holiday episode of the 90s classic (and futurist cat-centric program) Early Edition! ...all from the comfort of our dad's beer stash cave room. Don't miss this Kyle Chandler, orange supernatural tabby cat and Santa con-artist filled time!
53:24
December 24, 2018
Ep 11: The Surrogate Santa Who Turned Out to be an Irish Mob Boss
Happy birthday, Jesus, Santa stole your bible! Tune in this week as we solve the murder of one Santa and discover a new surrogate Santa who may just be the Tony Soprano of Irish bible theft. We also indulge in a bit of extracurricular cat chat as "Purring Around the Christmas Tree" didn't quite have the high kitty content we're accustomed to and we try to forge a long-distance kitty friendship between our cats over the phone. All purrr usual!
1:47:06
December 18, 2018
Ep 10: The Santa Who Showed up to Christmas Just a Little Bit Dead
Happy holidays, kitty crime sleuths! Today we’re starting a two-part series on the mystery of who murdered Santa in the small New England town of Frog’s Ledge. Join us as we temporarily follow a new cozy mystery solving team (sorry Qwill!) that involves so many dogs, a herd of Alpacas and a gaggle of feral kittens at a Christmas tree farm. Did we mention there’s a cat and dog bakery involved? Come get festive with us!
1:26:11
December 10, 2018
Ep 9: The Cat Who Confused the Commode with an Abode
Another mystery in the books! Today we’re bringing you the conclusion of The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal and, boy, does this cat know a lot of different types of cardinals. Join us as Qwill, Koko and Yum Yum unearth a potential illegal saffron ring and learn about the many uses of frozen cat food as a weapon against murderers! Happy crime-solving, mystery lovers!
1:37:01
December 4, 2018
Ep 8: The Cat Who Kicked Everyone the Eff Out of His House
Get ready for some hot goss because this book is the juiciest yet! Don’t miss our first part of The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal series where we bring you the local Moose County rumor mill and wild, wild conjecture on who might be a murderer. We also talk taking kitty mysteries on Hinge dates and a mystery book store so mysterious it doesn’t even exist. Enjoy, cat crime solvers!
1:23:58
November 26, 2018
Ep 7: The Cat Who Was Hip to the News
Fellow Daily Fluxion readers! In honor of Qwilleran, our favorite newspaperman, we’re bringing you the latest in kitty world news this week... or should we say mews? We won’t but we almost did. We cover real life stories that include mummy cats, kitty demons, possible alien bigfoot cats and a real life Koko who helped convict a murderer! Happy Monday!
1:01:36
November 19, 2018
Ep 6: The Cat Who Cock-Blocked a Jazz Date with a Murderer
Sorry for the delay! We got distracted learning how to play Cat Scrabble. But we’re back for our second and final installment of The Cat Who Lived High series and, boy, is this one a doozy. Car crashes, explosions, slashed tires and bathroom floods instigated by a sassy Siamese cat are par for the course this week. Julia’s true love, Mooshoo, weighs in as well. And apologies in advance for any scratchy audio! Koko has banned Eva from using that microphone ever again. Love you, cat-mystery-lovers!
1:52:34
November 15, 2018
Ep 5: The Grumpy Cat Who (Surprise) is Actually Julia!
Calling all cat crime fighters! We’re in the Down Below this week for part 1 of our 2 part series on The Cat Who Lived High and Julia is so cranky you might even mistake her for the reincarnated lady version of Quilleran! Today we tackle such hard-hitting topics as erotic mushroom art and nostalgic, grumpy sightseeing all while attempting to follow Koko’s clues... because we all know Yum Yum is probs sitting this one out. Join us for this kitty mystery in the big city!
1:24:08
November 5, 2018
BONUS EP: The Cat Who Was the Original Sass-Master
Surprise! We have a bonus Halloween special for your spooky listening and cat-loving delight! Sorry Koko and Yum Yum but just for today we cover the horror Archie comic, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 and pay homage to our favorite black cat bent on world domination, Salem! We also speculate on the WiFi accessibility of Dracula’s Castle. But don’t worry we’ll head back to Moose County next time - in the meantime, Happy Halloween, October Country!
1:14:08
October 31, 2018
Ep 4: The Cat Who Was Called Instead of the Police
Welcome back, Moose County enthusiasts! We’re here with part 2 of our spooky season The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts series where we finally find out who murdered poor Mrs. Cobb. We catch up with a delightfully bitchy Quilleran who doesn’t pick up on Koko’s clues yet again but does manage to sneak him into a tunnel whilst hidden in his shirt! Happy pre-Halloween!
1:37:28
October 29, 2018
Ep 3: The Cat Who Sniffed Haunted Chicken Feather Pillows
It’s prime spooky season and we finally get to read The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts! Come along with us for part 1 of our 2 part spectral series as we rejoin Quilleran, Koko and Yum-Yum, our fav crime solving team, who’ve turned purranormal investigators after poor Mrs. Cobb is frightened to death! Was the culprit ghost, human or feline? We’ve got the latest Moose County gossip!
1:37:07
October 22, 2018
Ep 2: The Cat Who Knew Hamlet Better Than Us
Eva and Julia are back with episode 2 where they ponder the question, “is The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare the 10 Things I Hate About You of cozy mysteries?” Rejoin Quilleran, Koko and Yum Yum in Pickaxe where the stage is set for “murder most meow”...
1:33:11
October 15, 2018
Ep 1: The Cat Who Was a Pottery Photo Shoot Model
Welcome to episode 1 of Purranormal Cativity! We hope you like cats and mystery and books that occasionally don’t make sense but always make us laugh. Julia and Eva Gross start their foray into the cozy mystery genre with The Cat Who Saw Red, a Gross Family favorite. Meet Quilleran, Koko and Yum Yum and see if you can solve the purrfect murder before these two crafty felines and their newspaperman (we only take partial responsibility for the puns)!
1:13:52
October 2, 2018
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