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Your Brain On Weird

Your Brain On Weird

By Sage & Sam
This is Your Brain On Weird, a podcast about the paranormal - for all things strange, wacky, and WEIRD!

Join Sage and Sam as they explore the unexplained, swap stories, and smoke weed from the comfort of their homes!

This show is recommended for mature audiences only.
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YBOW68: Things That Go "Cluck" In The Night
We're baaaaack! Thanks for your patience while we took an unexpected hiatus! We started this episode with some personal life updates and some PSA's about the ongoing pandemic.  Sage then told us the hilarious and pun-filled story of the ghostly chicken and Sir Francis Bacon. It's probably not exactly what you would expect. But some great scientific discoveries were made and incredible poems were written as a result. Once again, we highly speculate why this strange haunting occurred and why the sightings eventually stopped. No Meducation this time around, although we did discuss Sam's meds for ADHD and how they've helped in their everyday life.  Lastly, we talked about changes we're making for the new year as well as new benefits for our Patrons! If you'd like to become a Patron, you can sign up at patreon.com/yourbrainonweird. Hydrate yourselves! Get vaccinated! Wear a mask (properly)! And smoke responsibly!
46:55
January 23, 2022
YBOW67: Jack Horror
We started out this week with a fun discussion about Just New England Things! Fall in our area is a wonderful time full of candles, cornhole, and weird beach games. Then Sam led us on a discussion on horror movies! We talked about the psychological effects of horror "films", some of our favorites, and other movies from all over the time! It's a creepy good time. Instead of Meducation this week, we had a nice talk about terrible people who don't deserve our support. This basically ended up being a talk about "separating the art from the artist" and our views on it. Thanks for listening!
51:10
September 12, 2021
YBOW66: Mr. Satan's Brownies
Happy Episode 66! Sage couldn't resist making this episode Satanism Part Two: Satan in religious history and demons that are related to Satan! For once, we put on our theology hats. We end up figuring out through this episode that Christianity is the root of a lot of our problems, and talk about other "entities" that are associated with Satan. And then, conveniently, we decided to talk about snacks! Sam shared with us some of the edibles they've found at the dispensary recently.  We talked about edibles that actually taste good, and how we need access to more vegan gummies! We also bitched about kids these days and how some will never know the Magic of the Mids. Thanks for listening!
58:60
September 05, 2021
YBOW65: Knife on a Stick
Happy Halloween! We know it isn't October yet... But it feels like it! Get ready for some fun skeleton facts to make you feel a little uncomfy! We were a little tired from our festivities this weekend, but we have some plant updates for you and then Sam told us a very weird story. We highly speculated about the Beast of Gévaudan and whether or not it's a werewolf. This episode had a bunch of french names, including some professional wolf hunters! It's good old 1700's fun for the whole family! Then we got super occult-y with this week's edition of Meducation! Sage told us how we can contact the plant spirit through ritual, and walked us through all 7 steps. This ritual came from High Magick by Philip H. Farber, which we highly recommend for all your Weed Witchery! Thanks for listening!
45:39
August 29, 2021
YBOW64: Tough "Tony" Bastone
CW: murder, homelessness, discussion of alcoholism Sage is on a true crime kick for some reason, but we promise it's still very weird! We went on a wild ride with the story of Iron Mike, or Mike the Durable. Michael Molloy was an Irish immigrant who stayed strong, even when a bunch of guys were literally out to get him. Sage told us this crazy, but inspiring story, and we dedicated our 4:20 hits to him! Then Sam talked about how we could make cannabis more sustainable, starting with reducing packaging and talking more about the environment. We really need to start making some BIG changes, and by that we mean corporations, if we want cannabis to remain sustainable. Thanks for listening!
54:50
August 22, 2021
YBOW63: Lobotomy Season
We recorded in the morning after caffeinating ourselves, so we were on another level this time. Sage started with some crazy numerology realizations about our friendship, leading us once again to talk about how we may or may not be losing our minds. It's our own personal Hellier! Sam shared the truly awful but fascinating story of Norwich State Hospital for the Insane. We swear we haven't talked about this one before! It's just another place where they ruined a lot of people's lives, experimenting with bodies and what not. It's also super haunted, what remains of it anyway. Then It's time to catch these hands... Of knowledge! We revisited the concept of The Entourage Effect and Sage explained how THC, CBD, terpenes, and all of that good stuff can help you feel your best. Thanks for listening!
44:10
August 16, 2021
YBOW62: Just an Axe-ident
CW: violent murder, discussions of abuse We've returned from our east coast road trip with some wild stories and synchronicities! The days leading up to this episode were certainly a wild ride. Sometimes you just need a sign from the universe that you're on the right track! As a result of all of this, Sage decided to talk about the Lizzie Borden house - and things just got even more wild. Sage gave us a timeline of the murders of Abby and Andrew Borden, then we discussed what we think really happened back in the 1890's. Was Lizzie acting out of defense for her safety and sanity, or did a stranger murder her parents? Perhaps we'll get the chance to ask the ghosts at the Borden House what really happened. For Meducation this week, we checked in on the progress of cancer research. Sam told us about how a company in the UK is using CBD and THC in order to help those with fatal diagnoses. Thanks for listening!
50:30
August 08, 2021
YBOW61: Botany Cannabis Lately?
We're back, this time with another Satanic icon that we certainly don't want to mess with. Sam told us the legend of the Jersey Devil just in time for our road trip, so we will be stocking up on torches and pitchforks (and locking the doors at night). They also told us about a crazy conspiracy theory involving Ben Franklin that Sage could definitely subscribe to. In between Sam's story and our Meducation section, we discussed some weird things that have happened to us personally recently, including possible missing time and gifts from our bird friends. Then Sage told us 5 plants that are related to cannabis in a short section on cannabis botany! Thanks for listening!
53:40
August 01, 2021
YBOW60: Munchies For Your Brain
This week we dove back into the world of hauntings with the story of the Wyrick family. If you've heard this story before, it's because there's a 2013 movie based on it! Sage gave us a rundown of what we know to be the facts of the story, without any of the extra movie fluff. We talked about what it was like for Heidi to experience all of these things, and how the family was able to deal with it. This week's Meducation was about another weird weed holiday, 7/10! Which apparently, is "oil" if you flip it upside-down. Sam gave us a quick rundown on concentrates - call it Dabs 101! Finally, another excuse to get high! Thanks for listening!
43:23
July 18, 2021
YBOW59: Mermaid Magick
Drink a sip of water every time we say "water" this episode. Please excuse us in advance, our pets kept interrupting as usual. However, we did get a special guest appearance from both of Sage's cats! Then Sam gave us the history and magick behind mermaids! Some of them are nice, some of them are not-so-nice. We talked about the power of water, kelp, sea salt, and more water! The Sage gave us some tips on how to get high and beat the heat at the same time! Did you know that cannabis can help with heat tolerance? We certainly didn't. We also apparently sometimes forget how to make brownies, judging by Sam's recent brownie making fiasco. Stay hydrated, but don't drink the bong water!
50:55
July 11, 2021
YBOW58: Eels, Elephants, and Entities, Oh My!
CW: brief mention of suicide, animal death Welcome to Part Two of the Loch Ness Monster! We asked a few questions this episode, including: Is Nessie a shark? Short answer, no. But how sure of that are we? Maybe it's just a supernatural entity summoned by Aleister Crowley at the Boleskine House. It could be an exploding log, an elephant that got left behind, or even a ghost of a dinosaur! Then we ask the very important and relevant question: Is Weed Gay? Sam has the answers. (Short answer, yes) We discussed substance abuse in marginalized communities and why there's not many older gay people. For the end of Pride Month, we urge everyone to do some research on what the AIDS epidemic did to the queer community. Happy Pride once again from us, and a reminder to be your most authentic self year-round.
57:03
July 04, 2021
YBOW57: 1920's Zines
We're winding down from a busy week last week with some mead & weed, as well as an update on our future ghost investigating plans! We started out this episode with some exciting news, then Sam told about the Coral Castle in Florida. We learned all about how to build our own weird sculptures out of limestone, as well as how to successfully distribute zines! This week for Meducation we talked about purple weed from the dispensary, Sam and Nick's personal plant, and how legalization is going for New England. Then Sage gave us some tips on how to calm down when you get a little too high. Remember, Spicy = Focus! Thanks for listening!
41:01
June 27, 2021
YBOW56: The Otter Man Empire
Sorry y'all, this episode isn't about the elusive Otter Man. Or is it? This week we actually talked about Nessie! Sage gave us part one of a multi-parter on the Loch Ness Monster. We discussed most of the sightings dating back to the 6th century (yikes) and talked about what people think Nessie is. Then for Meducation this week we welcomed a special guest! Nick, Sam's husband, hopped on the mic and told us about curing and drying weed. He's here to cure us of our lack of weed knowledge! Thanks for listening!
01:01:55
June 22, 2021
YBOW55: An Entourage of Ghosts
Welcome to episode 55! This week Sam told us all about the terrible things that happened at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, including war, murder, and dysentery! There's missing soldiers, ghost ships, and our favorite, ghostly wailing and crying! We also decided that we'll have to level up our Guts before we venture into this place ourselves. For Meducation this week we did the Cannabis Crossword in the back of our copy of High Times! We actually learned a lot from doing this, including what it's called when your cannabis comes snapping down the alleyway at you. Thanks for listening!
49:39
June 13, 2021
YBOW54: Sustainable Clothing for Aliens
Hold on to your underwear and grab your doodlebugs! This episode was wild. We started out with some fun divination magick, PSAs about COVID and fireworks; then Sage got really angry about UFOs! *WARNING: lots of swearing!* It's okay though because she channeled her rage into talking about Roswell. Through this conversation we learn that Sam's garden is a UFO, possibly made of floral duct tape and dreams. For Pride Month, Sam gave us some tips on how we can show up for Black and Trans people in the cannabis community. Don't forget to check out these links below for how you can help out: The Last Prisoner Project: www.lastprisonerproject.org Trans Woman of Color Collective: https://www.twocc.us/ The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Khadijah Adams: www.khadijahadams.com/about Other resources will be posted to our Twitter @Weird_Pod and on our website! Thanks for listening!
01:05:12
June 06, 2021
YBOW53: Manifesting T-Shirts
This week was full of wild speculation, dreams, and synchronicities! Sam led us on a discussion about manifestation and what the hell it means. We talked about what we think it means to "manifest" something, how it applies to us as Satanists, and things people post about it on Twitter. We're manifesting a better world for each other, people. We're also manifesting t-shirts with a *NEW* front and back design (found on our website at-). Meducation this week was about influential or famous people in cannabis history, both good and bad. As always, you can basically get away with anything if you're white! Thanks for listening to our casual conversation, we had so much fun recording this episode!
52:15
May 30, 2021
YBOW52: Hail Snake-an!
We started off this episode with our new theme, which one of our favorite artists was kind enough to let us use! We hope you love it as much as we do. Thanks again, Hayley Jane! Sage filled our heads with Snake knowledge this week with a quick section on snakes in Greek and Pueblo mythology. We discussed myths, legends, history, and artifacts that have been found over time. We also discovered why we love snakes so much - not just because they're the perfect Satanic icon. Then Sam shared with us some news this week related to legalization, and our concerns about Delta-8 THC are validated! Seriously, just wait until it's been regulated and tested, y'all. Our new theme is Cosmic Katrina by Hayley Jane and the Primates off of their album We're Here Now (Copyright 2017 To The Moon LLC)
40:57
May 23, 2021
YBOW51: Dogman Improv
Welcome to our one-year celebration episode of starting the podcast! We started out this episode by giving some special thanks to people who have contributed to the show, hyped us up, or supported us over the last year. We love you! This week we discussed Sam's trip to the Sally House (in their dreams), our plan to start doing live shows, and some Good New Words like kenopsia and some other word that starts with a D!  Then Sam told us about the NADP and their project to collect evidence of the Dogman. Some of the stories about this cryptid are super creepy. We're not so sure how we feel about this one... This edition of Meducation is once again about how our system is based on racism! We discussed the difference between the terms marijuana, cannabis, and weed and our feelings about them. Jess also gives a special announcement in this episode that you won't want to miss, or else you may be a little confused in the future. Check out thenorthamericandogmanproject.com for the Dogman audio files, pictures, and more!
48:12
May 16, 2021
YBOW50: Noodlin' in the Weed(s)
We're back and we're halfway to 100! Sorry in advance, y'all - this episode got a little heavy. But it's the history of our country and we need to talk about it. So, this week Jess shared the story of Staunton, Virginia, the location of Western State Hospital and DeJarnette Sanitarium. A stop by this abandoned building on a hill lead to a discussion about discrimination and eugenics, basically towards anyone who was not cisgender, rich, or white. (Heads up, this is still happening.) We also touched on some of the legends that are told about this place, as well as the spirits that are said to have stuck around. Sam added to the discussion with this edition of Meducation, where we discussed the short reign of "Canna-Bumps", the 600mg THC powder that was meant to literally be snorted. We can't even begin to talk about all of the things that were wrong with this idea... Thanks for listening!
01:06:59
May 09, 2021
YBOW49: A Reservation For 4:20
Happy 4/20! We recorded this episode on Weed Day, so join us as we celebrate a second time! Sam chose some short, funny stories about hauntings to brighten our day, and we discover what kind of places each of us will haunt in the future! Of course there's tons of bread, hotels, and partying to be had along the way. You don't need a reservation, we'll be expecting you *winky face*. For Meducation this week Jess talked about the history of "420" and why it's one of the most popular unofficial holidays for stoners! Ad-free this week because this episode ended up being so short. Thanks for listening as always.
36:07
April 25, 2021
YBOW48: A Cursed Rock
It's finally Spring and we're absolutely LIVING. We asked our Patrons what they wanted to hear about and they chose weird artifacts, so Jess told us the story of The Cursed Amethyst (or The Purple Sapphire, if you want to really confuse people). Is this fancy rock actually cursed, or was it just some dude's unnecessarily expensive marketing scheme? For Meducation Sam dove back into the weird world of Delta-8, where nobody has any idea of what's going on, including us. All we know is that this stuff isn't tested and we're scared of it! Reminder to water your plants, and yourself! Thanks for listening!
37:16
April 18, 2021
YBOW47: Weed at the Weatherford
It's time to go micro dose some THC at a haunted hotel! Trust us, it's a nice hotel. They have clawfoot tubs! Also tons of ghosts, as Sam decided to tell us about this week. We decided that a trip to Flagstaff is in our future and spent way too much time obsessing over a hotel, once again. We also talked about some more fun discoveries about our friendship related to the moon (of course). For Meducation this week we talked about edibles again, but this time Jess told us about dosage and what is a comfortable dosage of THC for most people. Thanks for listening!
41:27
April 11, 2021
A Little Weird: Vol. 10 (The Moth)
March's little weird is out a little late because it ended up being, well, not so little. This month, we got a taste of some 1850's Cautionary Tales - and some fun poems about cats. Sam then introduced us to The Moth, a concept that not only fits our show perfectly but reminded us of why we're #TeamMoth. We opened up about our personal transformations after watching Hellier and really embracing our most authentic selves, inspired by The Moth. We talked about our personal journeys with depression and how embracing magick has helped us find the beauty in life. This episode really helped us grasp a new perspective and we hope you get the warm and fuzzy feelings that we got while we were recording. Thank you so much for listening!
39:26
April 09, 2021
YBOW46.5: Get Weird and Get Weed
April Fools! Here's the episode, for real this time: This week, Jess returned to one of her favorite stories and shared her love of the Winchester Mystery House (specifically Sarah Winchester). This house has all kinds of crazy quirks and features, including non-functional doors and stairs that lead to nowhere. It is absolutely gorgeous, though. We also talked about how not all mediums can be trusted, some can even be wildly manipulative. For Meducation this week Sam consulted High Times once more for some news on legalization in Greece, of all places. We personally can't wait to smoke some weed on a tropical island. Thanks for listening and Happy April!
31:39
April 02, 2021
YBOW46: Get Weird and Get Weed
This week, Jess returned to one of her favorite stories and shared her love of the Winchester Mystery House (specifically Sarah Winchester). This house has all kinds of crazy quirks and features, including non-functional doors and stairs that lead to nowhere. It is, absolutely gorgeous, though. We also talked about how not all mediums can be trusted, some can even be wildly manipulative. For Meducation this week Sam consulted High Times once more for some news on legalization in Greece, of all places. We personally can't wait to smoke some weed on a tropical island. Thanks for listening and Happy April!
12:41
April 01, 2021
YBOW45: Hungover in Hell
We went thrifting and found a book on Chinese mythology, where Sam learned about the story of The Monkey King. This satirical legend is full of twists and turns and Sam gave us the best summary they possibly could. Bring your bespoke wands because it's a hell of a ride! Jess Meducated us this week by giving us an update on cannabis legalization as well as reparations for black families effected by past cannabis convictions. We talked about how a Chicago suburb is starting to set a precedent for the rest of the country. Special thanks to Robin Rue Simmons and Evanston, IL for working to make change happen. Thanks for listening!
40:46
March 28, 2021
YBOW44: Tarot, Pronounced Like Carrot
PSA: Tarot is NOT pronounced like carrot! To celebrate offering tarot readings again, Jess gave us a rundown of the Major Arcana in tarot, otherwise known as the "Fool's Journey". It's the perfect journey for fools like us! Join us for part one as we go over the history, as well as a brief description of all 21 Major cards. No Meducation this week, we just talked about a really nice synchronicity that happened this weekend and reminded us that we are exactly where we need to be - smoking lots of weed. Thanks for listening! You can book a tarot or oracle reading with Jess here:  https://readingswithsage.as.me/
01:14:60
March 21, 2021
YBOW43: Making a Racket
Trigger Warning: blackmail, torture, sexual assault, sex trafficking Sam took us back into the "wonderful" world of cults this week with the story of NXIVM. Not to be confused with the heartburn medication, this is a MLM-turned-sex cult that messed with a lot of people's lives. Honestly... There's not that much that's funny about it. But we can join together in collectively hating all of the people involved! This week's Meducation was about Delta-8 THC, or "Weed Lite". We talked about the difference between it and Delta-9, where it stands now, and why you should NEVER buy your drugs from gas stations and truck stops.  Seriously, don't do it. Thanks for listening!
58:46
March 14, 2021
YBOW42: Hasta Sativa!
Trigger Warning: sexual abuse and assault, discussions of death, animal mutilation, torture, and murder. This episode is just full of awful stuff! Don't blame us, blame The Bridgewater Triangle. For Part Two of this series Jess tells us about more crazy stuff that may be related to the paranormal... Or it could just be bad people doing bad things. We also get to complain about the Satanic Panic again which is always fun! Then we give Maryland a well-deserved congratulations for setting an example for cannabis legalization. Thanks for listening!
01:04:39
March 07, 2021
A Little Weird: Vol. 9
This month's bonus episode is a LOT of weird packed into a little time! For our February Little Weird we dove into the depths of the internet for some interesting finds and discussion topics! We talked about Halloween costumes and Frisbee-Earth, and had an existential crisis about UFO evidence. Thanks for listening!
24:36
March 06, 2021
YBOW41: An Ancient Slip N' Slide
This week Sam covered a little bit of Greek Mythology with the story of Hades and Persephone (not pronounced like "xylophone"). We talked about olive oil, pomegranates, the seasons, and some inappropriate family relationships. We blame Zeus. Then Jess read a really fascinating article on how marijuana legalization effects workers compensations claims in the US, and we get an update on legalization. Somewhere out there, New Jersey's smoking weed! This episode was full of laughs and inspired us to finally switch over to the comedy genre! Also, check out our new blog on our website! Because we're bloggers now! This episode is dedicated to Persephone and Dionysus.
53:32
February 28, 2021
YBOW40: Water That Has Not Yet Melted
For our 40th(!) episode, Jess jumped into Part One of The Bridgewater Triangle. This is another one of those places in Weird New England with a dark history where anything can happen. We've got UFO's, Bigfeet, hairy chipmunk men, and more! Be prepared to get a little ~uncomfortable~ this episode... In a new and exciting Meducation segment, Sam covered Stoner Horoscopes written by Adora Zen. These were pretty accurate and made us realize that our smoking habits may have something to do with our star charts! Sorry in advance to our Scorpio and Sagittarius listeners. Thanks so much for listening!
01:11:25
February 21, 2021
YBOW39: Your Binnall On Weird (with Tim Binnall)
For this week's special, ad-free episode, we were graced with the presence of Tim Binnall, host of Binnall of America and overall Cool Guy. Tim gave us a little run down on the history and beliefs of those who subscribe to the Flat Earth theory (spoiler alert: he is not a flat earther.)  He told us about some of the people he's met and what he's learned from interacting with them. We also discussed conspiracies, COVID, and what it's like to be involved in the paranormal community. Special thanks to Tim once again for joining us! You can find his website at binnallofamerica.com
58:06
February 14, 2021
YBOW38: Cold and Confused
This week Sam started a discussion about the recent news surrounding the Dyatlov Pass incident. If you don't know the entire story, we recommend listening to the series by Astonishing Legends first - then come back here for our lively debate! Sam told us about the recent developments and we talk about whether or not it checks out for us. Once again we are completely thrown off by shoes, of all things. Then we are reminded for the Billionth time why hydration is so important, especially if you are a regular cannabis user. This episode is dedicated to the 9 young people who lost their lives in the Ural mountains. Thanks for listening!
01:03:26
February 07, 2021
YBOW37: Flavinoid Flav
Spoiler Alert! If you haven't listened to Sam's episodes on the Estes Method, or are unfamiliar with it, go listen to episodes 34 and 36 first!  This week Jess gave us a quick run-down on what automatic writing is as well as some fun things that have happened related to it throughout history. We then discuss how to do automatic writing and how we plan to incorporate it in future investigating! Then, for Meducation this week, we talked about Purple Weed and why it's not as special as everyone typically thinks. Thanks for listening!
47:37
January 31, 2021
A Little Weird: Vol. 8
This month's Little Weird is full of stories based in Weird New England, personal psychic experiences, and MCCRBGC. Sam shares their experiences while visiting a new member of their family and we talk about some other really weird stuff, including the new Cutest Cryptid! Thanks for listening!
27:49
January 27, 2021
YBOW36: Ghost Foraging Expeditions
Sam leads us on an adventure in Part Two of their Stanley Hotel / Spirits of the Stanley series! We meet all of the ghosts that the team has the chance to meet during their investigations and discuss some Hellier-adjacent themes. This episode also re-affirmed our desires to go out and forage for ghosts ourselves! For Meducation this week we discuss our recent smoking habits, what we're smoking, and how we've been feeling. Join us on our Weedscapades! Thank you for listening, as always.
55:33
January 24, 2021
YBOW35: Just 1500's Things!
Did you miss hearing about awful things? We thought so! Jess gave us a brief biography of Elizabeth Bathory this week. We discussed conspiracy, misogyny, and all of those quirky things people used to do in the 1500's. No literal blood bathing in this episode unfortunately, just a lot of badassery (and possibly murder). Sam hit us with some knowledge about other drugs and drug classification for this week's edition of Meducation. We learned this week that our sentencing system is completely fucked up and are not shocked at all! Thanks for listening!
01:01:43
January 17, 2021
YBOW34: A Possessed Fire Hose
Welcome back to Your Brain On Weird and our first episode following the New Year! This week Sam introduced us to The Stanley Hotel and it's history. We discuss hotel architecture, Steven King, and get an introduction to some of the Stanley's ghosts. This is part one of a multi-part inter-connected series, so you won't want to miss it! Then Jess gave us some resolutions for New Years for our fellow cannabis users and things you can do to help your comrades in 2021. Don't forget to check out Spirits of the Stanley with Karl Pfeiffer and Connor Randall for more! Thanks for listening.
49:04
January 10, 2021
YBOW33: Satan is Me!
Happy New Year!! Take a hit for every time we say "Satan" in this episode (do so responsibly). For the start of 2021 Jess brought us the topic that we've been asked about the most! We found out that, as Satanists, we apparently have supernatural powers and can transform into cats and also fleas! We also discuss the history of Satanism and its effect on people in modern times. Join us for some Light and Casual Satanism! Hail Satan!
01:05:52
January 03, 2021
Best of YBOW 2020
BYE 2020! The only good thing to come out of this year for us was starting this show, so we put together some of our favorite moments from our episodes for your listening pleasure.  Thank you so much for an amazing first year and we look forward to what's in store for the future!
13:22
January 01, 2021
A Little Weird: Vol. 7
Welcome to back to *fanfare* a bonus episode of YBOW! We took last month off but came back with some crazy stories to make your brain just a little weird. This time around we talked weird gravestones, trans rights in the early 1900's, and creepy cryptids. Join us and leave with some stuff to think about!
30:58
December 23, 2020
YBOW32: Snake in a Lake
Connie, Nessie, and Champ, oh my! This week Sam added another water cryptid to our arsenal with the story of Kooshii, the lake monster from Japan. They are a very shiny boi with a need for speed! Spoiler alert: we LOVE Kooshii. Jess took out the Science edition of High Times again for some light reading about mutant weed! HIGHLY recommend you have an image search available for this one. Thanks for listening!
36:05
December 20, 2020
YBOW31: Too Many Acronyms
We recorded on a different day this week and things got CRAZY!  SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't listened to Episode 30, turn your ass around and go listen to that first! This week, Jess covered Part Two of Skinwalker Ranch. Word is out about this "Paranormal Disneyland" and everyone wants to be involved, including the vocalist of one of our favorite pop-punk bands. If you're an eccentric property magnate with an interest in aliens, take a number! Sam then gave us an update on cannabis legalization in the US, we discussed Yule and how cannabis can be a part of your celebrations, and also decided on a new slogan! Thanks for listening!
01:19:45
December 13, 2020
YBOW30: Low-Flying Cows
It's time for the story that inspired us to make a podcast! Welcome to Jess's first two-parter, the story of Skinwalker Ranch. For the first half, we discussed the history of the area, local legends, and what happened for the two years that the Sherman's owned the ranch.  They've got poltergeists, cryptids, UFO's, portals, footballs - Skinwalker Ranch has it all!  Sam then gave us an update on where marijuana legalization stands for the United States. Thanks for listening! TW: Cattle mutilation, animal death
53:39
December 06, 2020
YBOW29: Foraging For Ghosts
Our brains are a little extra weird this time! Sam took us back to Ireland and told the story of Leap castle, where a bunch of really brutal stuff happened. It's definitely haunted in a bunch of weird ways. Remember, if you're going to make a living as an assassin, accept payment up front! Then Jess reads us an article about edibles from the Science issue of High Times. How's THAT for science! Thanks for listening!
51:03
November 29, 2020
YBOW28: Next Level Sandwiches (with Jeff)
TW: Suicide This week we welcome back Jeff, except this time we're getting base broth Jeff. A more grounded Jeff, if you will. We sat down and he told us the story of the Heaven's Gate cult. They just couldn't stick to the deli or software development... However, they did get a GREAT deal on the shoes! It may be the most dangerous Crew you could ever decide to join. Jeff also gave us some quick facts and warnings about our brains, on drugs! Thank you so much for listening.
01:20:50
November 22, 2020
YBOW27: The Demon-Summoning Bridge
It's lucky number 27 (or "the exorcist" on naeq.io)! Sam took us to Texas this week to check out Goat Man's Bridge. We are once again reminded that racism and white supremacy are the root of some of our favorite stories. We also found out that Jess is actually Goat Man and we decided to plan a trip to summon Baphomet once we are released from quarantine. Jess got a little personal this week and shared her recent successes with taking CBD for a multitude of issues, then told us all the ways you can try CBD for yourself! (PSA: DO NOT BUY CBD ON AMAZON) This also somehow ended up being our "Sister's Episode" thanks to some weird synchronicities. Thanks for listening!
50:35
November 15, 2020
YBOW26: An Owl Wearing A Pleated Skirt
Welcome back to Your Brain On Weird, where everything is an owl apparently! Jess talked about the cryptid (alien?) that she thinks may be the sexiest, the Flatwoods Monster. Do they have arms? The world may never know. But they sure are fashionable! Sam then gave us an update on what states are making moves for (or against) cannabis legalization in the US. Watch out for those stoners eating Twinkies outside of pot shops! They'll get ya! Thanks for joining our brains once again!
43:45
November 08, 2020
A Little Weird: Vol. 6 (with Jeff)
First of all, sorry for pushing back this month's mini episode - October was crazy! However we think you'll like what we came up with. The voice of our disclaimer joined us for this month's A Little Weird! Please welcome Rough-and-Tumble Podcast Jeff! Jess read some questions from Yahoo! Answers MBMBAM style and Jeff and Sam offered their professional insight. If you've been wondering how to sign up for Project Pegasus or the Top Ten Ways To Tell You're Possessed, this is the Little Weird for you! Thanks for listening!
32:49
November 05, 2020
YBOW25: Halloween Ramblin' Party (with Seth & Chelsey)
Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain! We got together (on Zoom) with two of our closest occult pals to talk about all things creepy, weird, and scary. Seth told us about some of his personal experiences, we talked about the scariest things to ever happen to us, and we discuss Mothman's Butt in depth. We also discussed pooping ghosts, sexy cryptids, and how Seth is actually the Ozark Howler. We had so much fun recording this and we hope you'll join us! There was no Meducation this week as we decided to focus on the Weird. Thanks for listening!
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November 01, 2020
YBOW24: A Dramatic Merrymaking
Welcome to an extra-special Halloween episode! Sam treated us to a dramatic reading of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. There was lots of talk of food and a wonderful time was had by all (except one unfortunate soul). Jess then gave us an update on where marijuana stands on some state ballots for the November 3rd election. If you've already voted, thank you! Otherwise, get out and vote or we officially have permission to yell at you. Thanks for listening! Dramatic music for this episode was provided by: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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October 25, 2020
YBOW23: The Au Gratin Witch
Trigger warning: discussion of abuse, suicide, and mental illness. Let Satan take over! This week we discussed one of New England's first possessions, the case of Elizabeth Knapp. She definitely ate cheesy potatoes, we fact-checked it. Jess also complained a ton about Puritan America and we talked about our privilege as witches in modern times. Meducation this week was once again brought to you by trans rights! Sam gave us another run-down of why different hormones effect the way that you process marijuana. Thanks for listening!
01:06:40
October 18, 2020
YBOW22: Sallie and the Giant Dab
It's Halloween Month and therefor we're hitting y'all with some of the scariest stories that we know. Sam shared the story of the Sallie House in Kansas this week, a story that has traumatized us ever since we heard it. We could have talked about this place for hours but decided to refrain... For now. Then Jess reads us 5 Fun Facts and Rumors About THC. We learned some really weird stuff during this segment, including exactly how big of a dab you would have to take to actually die. Please excuse our audio quality this week, it was just too good for us to re-record! Thanks for listening!
01:34:05
October 11, 2020
YBOW21: It's Not a Demon, It's a Ghost Dog!
Welcome back to the Wickedest Podcast in the... East? This week Jess covered a classic ghost town in Arizona. Jerome is quite literally a town full of ghosts, including a ghost dog, old-timey headless miners, and a bunch of strong-ass ladies. Then Sam talks about the wonderful film that is Reefer Madness, aka our favorite thing to have come out of the 30's. Thanks so much for listening!
01:34:03
October 04, 2020
A Little Weird: Vol. 5
Welcome to our September Little Weird! This week we read a series of stories from some of our listeners, Stella, Hecate, and Kin. It's a super spooky ghost-filled episode! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll poof your ass outta here! Thanks for listening!
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September 30, 2020
YBOW20: The Libra Season Episode
Happy Mabon and Libra season to Sam's fellow well-balanced humans! This week they celebrated by talking about Astrology and our relation to it. They also have some advice for people of all signs - trust them, they're an expert. Jess then led us in Cannabis History 101 and we talk about that bitch Racism again... Thanks for listening!
59:40
September 27, 2020
YBOW19: That Log's a Champ
Back into the weird world of cryptids we go! Jess told us about the legend of Champ, the lake monster from Lake Champlain. He could be a dinosaur, a horse, or even a whale. With over 300 sightings, we may never know exactly what he is - but we can heavily speculate! Sam covered the difference between THC-A and THC for this week's edition of Meducation. We talked about how to read labels for your cannabis and how to make the most of your stash. Thanks once again for listening!
59:03
September 20, 2020
YBOW18: A Dragon With No Name
*Trigger Warning* This episode includes discussions of cult behavior, emotional abuse, suicide, and mental illness. It's time for Part Two of Sam's cult series! We pick up where we left off in episode 14 and Sam talks about what happened after the Final Fantasy House - otherwise known as The Sara Saga. It's honestly an absolute mess. Our Meducation this week was inspired by Suicide Prevention Month. Jess tells us how cannabis can help depression and we talk about some resources that may be useful if you or someone you know has been struggling. Thanks for listening and don't forget to check out the Strange Realities Conference at www.strangerealitiesconference.com.
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September 13, 2020
YBOW17: Scottish Satan's Jammies
We went international again this week and Jess covered the Edinburgh Vaults in Scotland. The history of this place isn't very pleasant, but that just makes for a creepier story, and more hauntings! Bonus: Jess also realizes that she may have actually had a paranormal experience here... But of course we will never be sure. Sam then Meducated us on the difference between smoking and vaping your weed, as well as the benefits/dangers of vaping. If you prefer to vape your nostalgia, this is the edition for you! Thanks for listening!
01:14:07
September 06, 2020
YBOW16: He Stolas Our Hearts
Welcome to the second part of our Demonology series! Sam talked about three demons this week - Stolas, Aamon, and Bifrons. As usual, the owls are not what they seem...   For Meducation, Jess talked about how to keep your weed fresh. We learned a LOT this time around. Thanks so much for listening!
58:22
August 30, 2020
A Little Weird: Vol. 4
We can't believe we've been doing this for four months already! This month's mini-episode crammed a lot of weird into a little time. We talked about witches, vampires, and abductions.  We also realized that sometimes discussing the paranormal can get somewhat problematic... Thanks for listening!
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August 26, 2020
YBOW15: Water, Earth, Fire, Spoon
Jess needed an excuse to talk about Hellier again, so this week she covered remote viewing. This isn't your typical stage magic - it may even be a gift from extraterrestrials! For Meducation this week, Sam talked about the difference between smoking weed and eating edibles. Don't underestimate the brownies, they'll get ya. Thanks for listening!
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August 23, 2020
YBOW14: LARPing Gone Wrong
Trigger Warning: Emotional and physical abuse, brainwashing, and manipulation. As requested by our Patrons, Sam decided to cover our first cult this week. They started us off with the Final Fantasy 7 House... Honestly, it's pretty awful. But it's really, REALLY weird. Jess then gave us a run-down on the benefits of CBD and we decide that we've been missing out. Thanks for listening!
01:29:37
August 16, 2020
YBOW13: Light a Fire In Me
It's time for the topic that traumatized us as children - Spontaneous Human Combustion! Don't drink, smoke, or stress out too much or you may be next... Unless the poltergeists decide to spare you. For this week's Meducation, Sam made a PSA about animals and weed, which do NOT mix. We repeat, DO NOT GET YOUR PETS HIGH. It's not funny. Thanks for listening!
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August 09, 2020
YBOW12: Just You and Baphomet
DEMONS! Welcome to our Intro to Demonology! Sam gives us a brief, general history of demons and what they are to some religions. This is just the beginning of our many discussions related to this topic. We also talked about Baphomet and what they symbolize to Satanists like us! Jess used this week's Meducation to talk about terpenes (please don't call them "terps"). Thanks for listening!
39:29
August 02, 2020
A Little Weird: Vol. 3
We packed a LOT of ghosts into this month's A Little Weird. There's ghosts who hate technology, witches who feed squirrels, and more of our friends that don't need a face to scream. We start out by reading some of our first stories sent in by our listeners! So that this Little Weird wasn't TOO little, we also pulled out a few short stories about some hauntings in our area and planned out how to buy a $2.9million haunted mansion. Feel free to DM us your personal paranormal stories on social media, or e-mail us as yourbrainonweird@gmail.com to have your story read on the show!
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July 29, 2020
YBOW11: Possibly a Space Vampire
Hold on to your capes! We're delving into the Rosales index, and Albert Rosales's Humanoid Encounters. There's aliens, blood-sucking mini-skirted alternative ladies, and astral projection.  Jess also freaks out about some synchronicities and we're reminded that all things are connected. Sam gave us some insight on why the heck weed is so expensive in this edition of Meducation. We talked about how much it sucks when your plants don't grow, and the work that goes into growing marijuana. Check out Albert Rosale's work on Amazon. You can also listen to his talks on shows like Greg Bishop's Radio Misterioso and Arcane Radio. Keep an eye out for more of Wren Collier's work, including his upcoming presentation at the Strange Realities Conference on September 25th, 26th, and 27th 2020. Our fellow Hellier fans can also check out his work with Alynne Keith at naeq.io.
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July 26, 2020
YBOW10: The Tunnel Of Your Nightmares
Double digits, baby! Forewarning - we fought with a thunderstorm for a bit at the beginning of this episode. It did make for some lovely ASMR! After asking the weather to please calm down, Sam told the story of the Hoosac Tunnel in Massachusetts, otherwise known as The Bloody Pit. The name certainly fits. For Meducation this week, we talked about one of our favorite subjects - Dreams! And Jess tells us why she may have to take a tolerance break... Thanks, again, for listening! This episode is dedicated to the nearly 200 lives that were lost during the construction and maintenance of the Hoosac Tunnel.
57:03
July 19, 2020
YBOW9: Voyni-Cheese
Welcome to Episode 9! This week we decided what to name our brand of Really Old Cheese, inspired by a Really Old Book! Jess finally got to rant about the Voynich Manuscript for an entire hour and Sam lost their mind. So, they took it easy on Meducation this week and talked about how THC gets you high. Thanks for listening and please remember to support our sponsors!
01:08:58
July 12, 2020
YBOW8: So Quiet, Yet So Loud (with Kaylie)
*Drumroll* Please welcome our first ever guest, Kaylie, as she tells us about her experience at Eastern State Penitentiary! We talk about a lot of really relevant stuff in this episode, including white privilege and prison reform. Of course we didn't forget about the ghosts (entities?). This was a really long interview so there is no Meducation this week. Instead, please follow us on social media where we will be posting some articles that we think hold valuable knowledge. Please remember to follow Kaylie on social media and subscribe to her YouTube channel,  TheASMRWitch!
01:24:58
July 05, 2020
YBOW7: Attack of the... Owls?
Don't touch the green fungi! Jess tells us about a really bad trip that a family experienced in Kentucky - the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter. Because owls are also goblins, apparently. Then Sam teaches us about synthetic weed (???) and what it can do to help chronic pain.
55:31
June 28, 2020
A Little Weird: Vol. 2
In our second Little Weird, Jess tells Sam about the Stick Man (Person?) and some less than comforting photos of them. Sam also shares a warm-and-fuzzy story from one of our friends, just in time for Father's Day! Thanks for listening!
30:40
June 24, 2020
YBOW6: Let the Bodies Hit the Slide
Are you ready... For the worst amusement park ride of your life?! Sam decided to remind Jess this week about a lot of awful stuff that happened at Waverly Hills Sanitorium - Including body chutes and some DIY lung surgery. Jess then tells us about the myth that marijuana is addictive, which we definitely haven't known about since the 1990's... Thanks for listening!
01:04:22
June 21, 2020
YBOW5: It's Just a Prank, Bro!
Grab your moon shoes! Jess is taking us on a wild ride with the story of Spring-Heeled Jack. He might be a cryptid, could be a ghost, could be an alien? Who knows! But he looooves prankin'. We get a little serious in this edition of Meducation and talk about mass incarceration. Rate us on Apple Podcasts!
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June 14, 2020
YBOW4: Neither Here, Nor There
Happy Pride Month! Sam took our brains across dimensions with a discussion about liminal spaces and how we're affected by them in our 4th full episode. Check out liminal.earth for more! This week's Meducation is brought to you by The Munchies.
55:15
June 07, 2020
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June 04, 2020
YBOW3: Datin' Satan
This week, Jess went international with the story of an old ass house. We also learn why you should always take your socks off before sex... Possibly because of the demons. Speaking of demons, this episode serves as our little PSA about mental health! Thanks for listening! Episode Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loftus_Hall The Legend of Loftus Hall by Chris Rush https://www.healthline.com/health/marijuana-and-anxiety#takeaway
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May 31, 2020
A Little Weird: Vol. 1
For our first short episode, we finally take some time to sit down and talk about our personal paranormal experiences! Spoiler alert: there's plenty of cat talk. Thanks for listening and please feel free to send us your personal stories.
34:39
May 27, 2020
YBOW2: The Wrong Shoes
Sam's turn! For our second episode, Sam toned down the spookiness with the (possibly true?) story of Project Pegasus. Jess's head definitely did not explode... Then Jess gives us a little more hope for our current situation with this edition of Meducation.  Thanks for listening! Episode Sources: https://www.projectpegasus.net/ https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/05/13/cannabis-may-show-promise-in-treating-covid-19-her.aspx Logo by Dom D'Alfonso Theme by Chris Elmquist
01:06:60
May 24, 2020
YBOW1: Back-Flipping Through the Woods
Welcome to Episode One! In this episode, we give a quick intro and then Jess tells Sam the reasons why they'll never want to be alone in a National Park, ever. It's only slightly traumatizing...   Sam then gives us our first dose of "Meducation".   Please support our sponsors!  Episode Sources: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/3iex1h/im_a_search_and_rescue_officer_for_the_us_forest/ https://www.inlander.com/spokane/wsu-professor-rebecca-craft-talks-marijuana-research-how-the-drug-may-affect-the-sexes-and-lasting-cultural-misconceptions/Content?oid=19455735&fbclid=IwAR1PuSMWaa5rGv8v90yDYfsk2MwghpS6WI3irg6mUujg6z_Ax76LZz6JzVI Theme: Chris Elmquist  Logo: Dom D'Alfonso
01:30:28
May 17, 2020