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And That's Why We Drink

Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!

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E149 An Unidentified Naked Object and the Girl Who Cried Jude Law

We've got an inadvertent ocean theme going this week and, don't worry, we're not out of our DEPTH when it comes to sea puns... Em brings us the story of Nessie's Canadian Cousin Ogopogo, not to be confused with John Wayne Gacy's Pogo the Clown. Then Christine takes us on a wild ride to Ocean City, Maryland to cover the tale of two scrapbook store owners turned murderers, Erika and Benjamin Sifrit. Christine will also try to convince you she's seen Jude Law but we're not sure you should believe her... and that's why we drink!Please consider supporting the companies that support us! For $20 off any suitcase or bag, visit awaytravel.com/DRINK20 and use promo code DRINK20during checkout!Get 9 free meals with HelloFresh by going to HelloFresh.com/WHYWEDRINK9 and using codeWHYWEDRINK9For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter drink30 when you subscribe!Go to Scentbird.com/DRINK or use code DRINK for 30% off your first month!

1hr 16mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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E213 A Trashy Bunny and the Podcast Built on a Thousand Demons

Excuse me, Spotify? We'd like to submit our podcast for a new category, that will only include us, called "Podcasts Built on a Thousand Demons". We anxiously await your response. In the meantime, Grandpapa Emothy is bringing us a wild haunting from Connecticut in the Trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, also known as the "Devil Made Me Do It" case. Then Christine takes us to England for the chilling White House Farm Murders. And in case you've ever asked that age old question, "when will I ever need to know math in the real world?", we've got an answer for you and it's apparently while telling ghost stories... and that's why we drink! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/DRINKVisit athleticgreens.com/DRINK and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today!Right now, you can get $75 off your first order at Burrow.com/DRINKUse coupon code DRINK for $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.comGo to Flexfits.com and use code DRINK for 20% off Flex Disc Starter Kits—or 10% off your first Flex Cup—PLUS free U.S. shipping!

2hr 1min

7 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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E164 A Cold-Toed Ghost and an Impromptu Ski Waxing

Welcome to Kitty Cat Corner! Where we fawn over Juniper and continue to be trapped by the Coronavirus. We hope you're all doing well!  This week Em attempts to help us escape our present circumstances by taking us to the extremely historic and haunted Langham Hotel in London, frequented by the likes of everyone from Napoleon Bonaparte to Lady Gaga. Then Christine covers another cold case turned hot, the murder of Sherri Rasmussen in Van Nuys, California. We're also pretty sure a ghost ate our homework this week... and that's why we drink! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Get an extra 30% off your first ThredUP order at thredUP.com/drink For 20% off your first Native purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com/drinkGo to ThirdLove.com/DRINK to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first order! Get 10% off during your first three months of Ritual at ritual.com/ATWWD

1hr 6mins

22 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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E156 The Chairman of the Haunted House Committee and Too Many Walters

Don't worry, we have that DIY "How to Be a Medium" guide you've been waiting for. Well, Houdini does! Em is on to the second part in their series on Houdini's war against mediums and spiritualists, the Witch of Lime Street, in particular. Then Christine brings us the story of La Pistolera, Sharon Kinne and her wild string of "good" luck. Also, Walter might be trying to contact us through our stories... and that's why we drink!Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Get an exclusive offer of an extra 30% off your first ThredUp order when you go to thredUP.com/DRINKDownload Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R – Best Fiends!Go to HelloFresh.com/whywedrink10 and use code whywedrink10 during HelloFresh’s New Year’s sale for 10 free meals including free shipping! Get 10% off during your first three months at ritual.com/ATWWD

1hr 43mins

26 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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E212 Conspiracy Theory Lasagna and the Migraine Episode

It's episode 212 and we're finally gonna come right out and say it: Q ain't cute, friends! Em rounds out their QAnon trilogy with ways this new movement mirrors cult activity and provides resources for people struggling to leave, help friends and family leave or are dealing with the pain of loving loved ones to Q. Then Christine takes us Down Under for the wildly convoluted and gruesome Snowtown Murders. You might need your bag of booze for this one.. and that's why we drink! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Simply visit athleticgreens.com/DRINK and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today! Go to HELLOTUSHY.com/DRINK for 10% off your order!Go to FelixGrayGlasses.com/DRINK for free shipping and free returns!Get started today at StitchFix.com/DRINK and you’ll get 25% off when youkeep everything in your Fix!Go to FunctionofBeauty.com/DRINK to let them know we sent you, and to get 20% off your order!Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code ATWWD to get $25 off, with a minimum purchase of $100!

3hr 23mins

28 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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Listener Stories: Vol. 52

Happy February! We've got DJ Love and DJ Cupid in the house... but we rewound live radio so we're actually not sure those are the final names we're going with. This month we've got quite the smorgasbord of mind-bending tales, some involving love, some obsession, maybe even a little Bigfoot spoken word poetry in the mix. Definitely make sure you listen to the very end for an especially mind-blowing story. We'll give you a hint, it involves Zak Bagans! It was just a real dealer's choice this month and Eva was the dealer. Our main takeaways are: A love emergency is still an emergency and also we might have rashes on our souls... and that's why we drink! Get your tickets to our new virtual live show here! onlocationlive.com/atwwd And submit your scariest experiences to atwwdfromourcouches@gmail.com for your chance to be featured! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Go to Curology.com/DRINK for a free 30-day trial, just pay for shipping and handling!Go to HuntAKiller.com/DRINK and use DRINK for 20% off your first box!Step up your cooking game now and head over to Misen.com/DRINK for 20% off your first order!Go to FLEXFITS.com and use code DRINK for 20% Flex Disc Starter Kits—or 10% off your first Flex Cup—PLUS free U.S. shipping!This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and And That’s Why We Drink listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/DRINKGet $75 off your first order at Burrow.com/DRINK

1hr 1min

1 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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E158 A Vodka Blanket and Radioactive Snow Angels

Alert! Alert! We're implementing the vodka emergency buddy system this week, people! Em's holding Christine and Christine's holding the vodka because Em's covering the long awaited story of the mysterious Dyatlov Pass Incident. Then Christine brings us perhaps the most recent story yet with the gruesome murder of Kevin Bacon, not the actor but a beloved Michigan hairstylist. We're also graced with the guest appearance of Gio's nap time blep tongue... and that's why we drink!

1hr 17mins

9 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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E56 Hell’s Carpet and a McDonald’s Airbnb

Welcome to episode 56, featuring a surprise ghost story from Em’s stepmom! Oh, and a full episode of creepy. Em covers the notorious Enfield Haunting, which inspired the Conjuring 2 and features a lot of walking furniture. By the way, Em’s source was most definitely NOT a Korean Teen Pop Sensation Blog. Just sayin’. Meanwhile, Christine covers the murders of the McStay family, who vanished near the Mexican border and resurfaced in shallow graves in the desert three years later. Their deaths remain a mystery to this day. Come meet us at CrimeCon 2018 this May in Nashville, TN! Get a surprise gift from us when using promo code “ATWWD”! https://www.crimecon.com/Please consider supporting the companies that support us:Visit www.tryfirstleaf.com/drink to get your introductory three-pack of wines for only $15! Visit www.mylola.com and use promo code DRINK40 when you subscribe for 40% off your first order! Check out Parcast’s Haunted Places on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

2hr 18mins

25 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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E87 Paranormal Fun Facts and Your Sister's Pony

Are you sitting down? It's about time we had the talk. When a mommy ghost and a daddy ghost love each other very much that's how a baby ghost is born! This week Em brings us the origins of Casper the Friendly Ghost and still manages to traumatize Christine. Meanwhile, Christine dives into the wild story of Jack Gilbert Graham, a truly pre-TSA tale. We also preview a theme song remix a genius listener sent us that is definitely our new live show intro music. And we discuss plans for our Halloween sleepover... and that's why we drink!Please consider supporting the companies that support us!Get 2 months of unlimited access to over 20,000 classes for just .99 cents when you go to www.skillshare.com/drinkGet 15% off your order of $100 or more when you go to www.modcloth.com and use promo code DRINKGet $60 off, that's $20 off you first 3 boxes, when you go to www.hellofresh.com/drink60 and enter promo code DRINK60Get a free stock when you sign up with Robin Hood at drink.robinhood.com

1hr 33mins

30 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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E167 The 69th Chakra and a Paranormal Insurance Family Plan Bundle

Would the Teletubbies advise that? If so, maybe don't do it. Those are the words we live by now. We've got a super mystic episode for you today because we accidentally coordinated alien cult stories! Em covers the history of the paranormal hot spot Mount Shasta in California. Then Christine takes on the infamous Heaven's Gate cult! Unrelatedly, can someone please help us bundle a paranormal insurance family plan? And that's why we drink!Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Get a special Stamps.com offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage AND a digital scale! Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in DRINK To learn more about Hello Fresh, go to HelloFresh.comGet 30% off your first ThredUP order when you go to thredUP.com/DRINKDownload the Quibi app now to enjoy a free 90-day trial!

1hr 52mins

12 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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E183 A Deeply Warped Tour and a Random Dan

Boy, are Christine's arms tired this week... because she's back in LA! Join us for episode 183 and an in-person recording session that we can only classify as "tipsy turvy". First Em covers a poltergeist of many names, one of which is Mary-Ellen, the Fire Spook of Caledonia Mills. Then Christine takes us to Sugar Land, Texas for the Whitaker Family Murders, after we have a brief Corrections Section TMTMTM. And don't forget to wave your trumpet at some cows this week... and that's why we drink!Please consider supporting the companies that support us!Go to www.BUYRAYCON.com/atwwd for 15% off Raycon wireless earbuds.Go to www.NativeDEO.com/Drink or use promo code DRINK at checkout for 20% off your first order.Go to www.Drinkworks.com for the nespresso of cocktails!Go to www.HelloFresh.com/80drink and use code 80drink to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping on your first box.

1hr 22mins

9 Aug 2020

Rank #11

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Listener Stories: Vol. 13

It's March (not February, despite what Christine may think) and you know what that means! More spooky, heartwarming, and all-out terrifying stories from none other than YOU GUYS! Plus, we read all the name of our Patreon donors out loud - that's right, ALL of them.

44mins

1 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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E157 A Hollywood Alien Correspondent and an Outer Space Lemon

So what time does your family perform their seance? Today Em dives into the wild paranormal history of the Aykroyd family... and the origins of the movie Ghostbusters (that's right, that Aykroyd)! Meanwhile Christine covers the tragic and mysterious disappearance of Kyle Fleischmann. We're also planning a poker night with some local spirits... and that's why we drink! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/drinkGo to Rothys.com/DRINK to get your new favorite flats! Go to Thirdlove.com/DRINK now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first order! Use coupon code DRINK for $10 off your first box at www.fabfitfun.com (http://www.fabfitfun.com/)

1hr 8mins

2 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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E182 Meghan's Ghost Writer and a Glitter Tik Tok Box

Thanks for the snaps, sorry for the insult! This week we're talking Quarantine malaise and how books and teatime are helping. Em also takes us to Ireland for the wild hauntings of the Leap Castle, which includes a murder hole and the terrifyingly named spirit, "Elemental". Then Christine covers the incredibly sad and mysterious cold case of the disappearance of Kyron Horman. Em also shares their million dollar science fair invention... and that's why we drink!Please consider supporting the companies that support us!Go to www.FelixGrayGlasses.com/DRINK for free shipping on the best quality blue light filtering glasses on the market.Go to www.HelloFresh.com/80drink and use code 80drink to get a total of $80 off your first box!Go to www.HelloTushy.com/DRINK to get 10% off your order!

1hr 51mins

2 Aug 2020

Rank #14

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E35 A Popcorn Fortune and a Friend Named Squirrel

It’s episode 35, and we still haven’t left our plunger tent. Lord help us. In this episode we discuss the merits of guns in fighting ghosts, Em gives her best impression of a fire, and we record-scratch our way through a voodoo-related murder-suicide.Meanwhile, Em tells Christine about Wisconsin’s most haunted house, the Summerwind Mansion, and Christine tells Em about the New Orleans’ Rampart Street Murder House, where the tragic Zack and Addie murder/suicide took place in 2006. And that's why we drink.

1hr 17mins

1 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Listener Stories: Vol. 9

Welcome to listener stories, Halloween edition! We share an extra story or two before thanking our lovely Patreon "donators." And that's why we drink!

43mins

2 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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Listener Stories: Vol. 37

Happy love month, everyone! Per Christine's request we have soul mate, romance and other-worldly connection related stories for ya! Whether it's a partner, sibling or best friend, we're wishing everyone a happy month filled with love! Please consider supporting the companies that support us!You can’t change the weather, but you can change your kitty litter! Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code DRINK for 20% off your first order!Go to BioClarity.com and get 15% off EVERYTHING on their website when you use code DRINK at checkout!

40mins

1 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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E58 Wicca-How.com and the Return of RicePudding9

It’s episode 58 and, as promised, the one and only Alex Schiefer is here to do a dramatic reading of our hand-delivered hate mail. Once we’ve kicked him out of the room, Em covers The House of 200 Demons in Gary, Indiana (Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, that’s the town that knew me when!). Meanwhile, Christine covers the infamous Richardson family murders that took place in Medicine Hat, Alberta in the year 2006, otherwise known as the heyday of MySpace, LiveJournal, and “American Online Instant Messenger.” Come meet us at CrimeCon 2018 this May in Nashville, TN! Get a surprise gift from us when using promo code “ATWWD”! https://www.crimecon.com/Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Havenly - Get 25% off your design package by visiting havenly.com/drink!Zola is reinventing the wedding registry and planning process. To receive a $50 credit towards your registry, visit zola.com/drink. Try Ora Organic with 15% off your first order using the code DRINK at www.ora.organic.

1hr 30mins

11 Mar 2018

Rank #18

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Listener Stories: Vol. 12

Thank you guys for one whole year of great listener stories! We can hardly believe it. Tune in for some of our creepiest tales yet, featuring an unsolved murder, a tall ghostly man, and more.

59mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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E44 Turtle Tortoise and Frogger: lRL

It’s time for episode 44! Em covers a restaurant in Florida, but before you get too excited, it’s not Señor Frog’s. It’s called Ashley’s of Rockledge, or as we like to call it, the Loose Caboose. Meanwhile, Christine covers the crazy folie a deux case of Ursula and Sabine Erikkson, the identical twins who not only murdered someone, but also threw themselves into traffic NUMEROUS TIMES - and survived. Also, Em’s first memory is falling through their grandma’s legs, and Christine’s stepdad once drove over her mom’s foot. So hop on the Loose Caboose with us and ride some coattails!

1hr 22mins

3 Dec 2017

Rank #20