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New podcast One Strange Thing unearths mysteries in America's news archives


New independent podcast, One Strange Thing, digs deep into local newspapers to uncover regional stories that blur the line between realism and surrealism. These found stories are a fascinating glimpse of the forgotten experiences of everyday Americans featuring a single unexplainable element- a house that bleeds, or a lost ring that turns up on another continent, or a mysterious hum heard in Anchorage, Alaska.

These are the kind of amazing events that might have been the talk of the town, but never quite crossed state lines — like gas attacks in a sleepy Illinois town, or an uncanny coincidence involving Woodsy the Owl. Never explicit and always fascinating, One Strange Thing ​is appropriate for all audiences. Tightly written stories fit into listeners’ daily routines and build an atmosphere of mystery that captures their imaginations.

One Strange Thing releases its 20-25 minute episodes, every other Wednesday, and is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

One Strange Thing is hosted and written by Laurah Norton, academic by day and host of the investigative podcast The Fall Line. Maura Currie, also of The Fall Line, produces and engineers.


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