Full Topic List

Animals

Topics about real life animals (or speculative biology)

Crime

It's illegal y'all 

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories and information about the people behind and involved in them 

Cults

Known cults (cults that also are known as a common religion are in Religion) 

  • The Final Fantasy 7 HouseFile 0012: Baba Yaga's Dutchman House : Almost two decades ago, a young man, Icarus finds himself moving in with some friends he met online for what promised to be a fun summer that quickly deteriorated into a horror tale of the ages and one of the internet's most well known legends
  • Icarus the Ex-SOLDIER / File 0016: Icarus the Ex-SOLDIERIn this episode HEX welcomes a new guest: Icarus, the mysterious webmaster of demon-sushi.com or more famously known on the internet as Zack, the whistleblower and survivor of the Final Fantasy VII house.
  • Teal Swan / File 0008: The Teal Emu of Alcatraz : The successful internet guru and spiritualist has made a name for herself over the last couple years, drawing in thousands to her 'tribe' and cashing in on their pain and suffering. Spiritual Leader or Cult Mastermind?

History

Topics about historical practices, events, people and origins  

The Internet

The internet is a weird and wacky place. Topics about internet culture, groups and lore  

  • The Corrupted Blood Incident / File 0018: Corrupted Paralysis Cure-Alls : On September 13th 2005 when the disease first began to spread, hopping from animal hosts into their owners and from there into the shop-keeps and other civilians. It came out of nowhere, no one could have expected something like this, there simply was no precedent. To put it lightly, Azeroth was shook
  • Eliot the Master of the Poltergeist / File 0020: Eliot, Master of the Poltergeist: We dive further in The Jen Saga with our next guest, Eliot. Two years ago Eliot found himself watching a Youtube video: Down the Rabbit Hole, the Final Fantasy House. Settling in for a bizarre tale, Eliot would be surprised when he realized he knew Jen, Angel and Hojo. He had lived with them for a month back in 2003/2004. Now he's sharing his story for the first time 
  • The Final Fantasy 7 House / File 0012: Baba Yaga's Dutchman House : Almost two decades ago, a young man, Icarus finds himself moving in with some friends he met online for what promised to be a fun summer that quickly deteriorated into a horror tale of the ages and one of the internet's most well known legends
  • My Immortal / File 0030: Ted the Immortal from Ong's Hat pt. 1 : The year is 2006, emo rock is so very in and the Harry Potter fandom is at an all-time high. Enter Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way, the core protagonist of what would go down as the most notorious fanfiction of all time and one whose legitimacy still is debated today
  • My Immortal, Keanu Reeves / File 0003: Bastet Reeves and the Holy Bible : Keanu Reeves beloved actor, the man that said 'woah' and the internet's first boyfriend. If you've spent any time on the internet in the last decade, you assuredly have heard that Keanu is immortal. Could there possibly be anything to this theory?
  • Ong's Hat / File 0032: Ted the Immortal from Ong's Hat pt. 3 : The town that's not actually a town, and not just because it's an unincorporated community with a population of zero. The Hat may have only ever comprised one single building: Ong's Hut. But for a place that barely exists it somehow is the subject of one of the internet's most bizarre tales
  • Ted the Caver / File 0031: Ted the Immortal from Ong's Hat pt. 2 : March 2001, a caving blog appears on Angelfire mostly unnoticed. What starts as a wholesome chronicle of sheer determination, man vs his environment, turns into one of the internet's first Creepy Pastas. Who is Ted? What happened? And is any of it even real? (part 2: Ted the Caver Revealed)

Medicine

Topics that are primarily validated by science and focus more on the medicine aspect than other aspects   

  • The Corrupted Blood Incident / File 0018: Corrupted Paralysis Cure-Alls : On September 13th 2005 when the disease first began to spread, hopping from animal hosts into their owners and from there into the shop-keeps and other civilians. It came out of nowhere, no one could have expected something like this, there simply was no precedent. To put it lightly, Azeroth was shook
  • Cure-Alls / File 0018: Corrupted Paralysis Cure-Alls: Since the beginning of time humans have always sought the easiest and quickest solutions. This isn't necessarily a bad thing! Some of our greatest innovations came from the hunt for a shortcut. But this also drove us to some of our worst ideas. 
  • Sleep ParalysisFile 0019: Corrupted Paralysis Cure-Alls: Imagine waking in the night, heart thundering, adrenaline ripping through your body, shadows dancing before your eyes, but you, no matter how hard you try, cannot move. 

Mythos and Folklore

Myths over the years, mythical people and creatures. Places of wonder, stories and legends and more  

  • Baba Yaga / File 0011: Baba Yaga's Dutchman House : Like an unconventional fairy godmother, the Slavic witch Baba Yaga rides the line between villain and helper on her flying mortar. The fact that her house has chicken legs is far from the strangest thing about this legend of folklore. 
  • The Fernie CurseFile 0017: Let's Get Mythical : Fernie BC was founded in 1897, a small coal mining town that owes its origins to a man named William Fernie. But over the next eleven years the town would face two horrific fires, a flood and one of the worst mining disasters in Canadian history. Could William Fernie also be the cause of the town's curse?
  • Gryla the Christmas Witch / File 0010: A Very Pagan Christmas : Iceland's version on Santa Clause consists of a witch, her thirteen children and her giant cat who eats children who aren't wearing new clothes!
  • Leshy, the Guardian of the ForestFile 0023/0024: Bigfoot Nightcrawlers of the Forest : in Slavic folklore, the Leshy is the pagan deity of the forest, capable of changing form. Some consider it a demon, others a fairy, but whatever it is, its legend endures
  • The MorriganFile 0017: Let's Get Mythical : As old as Irish folklore, the Morrigan whether described as a trifecta or as an individual is a symbol of great power, a goddess of war or queen of phantoms, the tales about her are infinite and her reach is still felt today 
  • Yuki OnnaFile 0017: Let's Get Mythical : The Yuki Onna is one of Japan's most well-known yokai (ghost-like monsters) yet the stories about her are all drastically different. Whether she be a dread vampire, loving bride or vengeful mother, only one thing is certain about this lady of the snow, you'll never know if she's a blessing or a curse until it's too late. 

Persons of Interest

Celebrities, Other public or historical figures, groups  

  • The Birdman of Alcatraz / File 0008: The Teal Emu of Alcatraz : How does an Alaskan pimp with a taste of murder and violence become one of the leading canary researcher of his time from a cell on the Rock?
  • Eliot the Master of the Poltergeist / File 0020: Eliot, Master of the Poltergeist: We dive further in The Jen Saga with our next guest, Eliot. Two years ago Eliot found himself watching a Youtube video: Down the Rabbit Hole, the Final Fantasy House. Settling in for a bizarre tale, Eliot would be surprised when he realized he knew Jen, Angel and Hojo. He had lived with them for a month back in 2003/2004. Now he's sharing his story for the first time 
  • File 0021: Getting the Tingles: In 2014 Chuck Tingle would explode the scene in a shower of chocolate milk and spaghetti, espousing love and erotic fiction. More myth than man, Dr. Tingle can attribute dozens of butt-pounding titles to his name and has been even nominated for two Hugo Awards! We each picked a titillating title from his collection and are excited present you with the wild wacky world of Chuck Tingle
  • Icarus the Ex-SOLDIER / File 0016: Icarus the Ex-SOLDIER: In this episode HEX welcomes a new guest: Icarus, the mysterious webmaster of demon-sushi.com or more famously known on the internet as Zack, the whistleblower and survivor of the Final Fantasy VII house.
  • Jacob Gray / File 0025: Gone But Not Forgotten pt. 2 : Jacob had left Port Townsend alone on his bicycle on April 5, 2017, towing a trailer full of camping gear. He was experienced in this kind of travel and surviving in the wilderness, it's what he had done his whole life. But the next day his trailer and gear were found 6.5 miles up Sol Duc Hot Springs Road. Strangely, Jacob's bow was on the ground, and arrows were sticking in the ground and out of the back of the trailer. But the owner of the bike and gear was nowhere to be seen.
  • The Kelloggs / File 0046: Cereal Offenders of the Human Race Pt. 2:  A name that exists in nearly everyone's pantry, Kellogg's was a big part of our lives to many of us that grew up with it. Created by two brothers, one often forgotten in the shadows of his much more prolific older sibling, the first flaked cereal was a total accident. But this story doesn't start or end with cereal. It starts with a desire to make a better, healthier world and ends with eugenics 
  • My Immortal, Keanu Reeves / File 0003: Bastet Reeves and the Holy Bible : Keanu Reeves beloved actor, the man that said 'woah' and the internet's first boyfriend. If you've spent any time on the internet in the last decade, you assuredly have heard that Keanu is immortal. Could there possibly be anything to this theory?
  • The Origins of Private Detectives / File 0005: Tunguska Detectives of Moonville : Eugène-François Vidocq was a French criminal who lived a wild life with multiple stints in prison, the army and a failed paper factory who somehow became the father of modern criminology and the private eye
  • The Quackery of Paul BraggFile 0045: Cereal Offenders of the Human Race Pt. 1: Everyone has lied at one point in their lives, usually about small inconsequential things whether about your availability on a Friday night or saying we're good even when we feel like crap. But what about people who tell much bigger lies? Like the year and location of their birth? Their medical degree? The health benefits of apple cider vinegar? Time to meet Paul Bragg  
  • Robyn the Viking / File 0013: Robyn the Heathen Viking:  In this special HEX episode, we welcome our first guest! Robyn joins us all the way from Norway to tell us a bit about Norse mythology and how it's making a comeback today through a heathenous religious group known as Åsatrufellesskapet Bifrost
  • Ryan Shtuka / File 0025: Gone But Not Forgotten pt. 2 : Ryan did what many kids his age did to earn some cash during the winter season. He went west, to Sun Peak Resort and a got job at the ski hill as a lift operator. On the night of Feb 17 2008 at about 2 am, Ryan left a house party with his roommates to make the 5 minute walk home. But he would never make it
  • Teal Swan / File 0008: The Teal Emu of Alcatraz : The successful internet guru and spiritualist has made a name for herself over the last couple years, drawing in thousands to her 'tribe' and cashing in on their pain and suffering. Spiritual Leader or Cult Mastermind?
  • Was Shakespeare a Woman? / File 0001/0002: Rushing to Brittany with a Shake : You may have heard that Shakespeare was a collective of writers, but have you heard that he may have actually been a woman and that there's a whole society dedicated to this?
  • The Winchester Mystery House / File 0036: The Ancient Winchester Mermaid Inn: The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. The mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. 
  • The Yuba County 5 File 0025: Gone But Not Forgotten pt. 1: On February 24 1978, five young men from Yuba City, California attended a basketball game at California State University They were there to cheer on the UC Davis Basketball team in an away game against Chico State. Their plan, to see the match and then return home that night to prepare for their own game the following day. But they never made it home

Psychology

How the brain works, mental illness, how the world changes our perspective, human development and strange phenomena   

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Religion

Groups and practices that are oriented around spiritual beliefs and worship

Society and Culture

Social behavior, subcultures and observations  

  • Counterfeit Wine / File 0022: Be Our Guest (live) : Anything that is worth money is bound to have a plethora of fakes sold by a conman with a desire for a quick buck. But wine? Halli tells us about how one, Rudy Kurniawan went to extreme lengths to turn his hobby into a multi-million dollar empire
  • Fugu: The Deadliest Sushi / File 0022: Be Our Guest (live): In Japan blowfish or more commonly known as fugu has been a delicacy for thousands of years, despite it being packed with a lethal neurotoxin, one we don't even have an antidote for. Yet you can buy it in restaurants!
  • Mari Lwyd / File 0009: A Very Pagan Christmas : December, the days are short, the weather cold. Loved ones are on our thoughts and Christmas is around the corner. It's the perfect time to grab your bros, dig up a horse skull tie some ribbons to it and challenge your neighbors to rap battles for booze and food
  • The Winter Solstice / File 0009: A Very Pagan Christmas : Long before Christmas was a thing, cultures all around the world celebrated the Winter Solstice (or something similar). Halli tells us about some of those practices

Superstitions and Mostly Harmless Practices

Practices that aren't backed by science by are done by people to achieve desired effects that don't really harm them or other people and the reasons behind them  

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Urban Legends, Mysteries and Hoaxes

Modern Folklore, stories with relative renown. These stories differ from conspiracy theories due to their mythic nature and little to no supporting facts  

Weird Science

Topics backed by science  

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The World is Weird

Places of interest and worldly (natural) events that draw intrigue and wonder