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Thinking Sideways Podcast

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Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.

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Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.

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3387 Ratings
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268

Come Back

By Devine Ms D - Sep 12 2019
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Steve I had no business moving out of country and needs to come back to restart this awesome show!

Miss you

By Hollypocket08 - Aug 23 2019
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First podcast I fell in love with. Wish it was still around.

iTunes Ratings

3387 Ratings
Average Ratings
2239
491
209
180
268

Come Back

By Devine Ms D - Sep 12 2019
Read more
Steve I had no business moving out of country and needs to come back to restart this awesome show!

Miss you

By Hollypocket08 - Aug 23 2019
Read more
First podcast I fell in love with. Wish it was still around.
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Thinking Sideways Podcast

Latest release on Nov 04, 2019

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Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.

Rank #1: Maura Murray

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On February 9th, 2004, 21 year old Maura Murray set out on a car trip, telling her employer and professors it was because of a death in the family--a lie that puzzles investigators to this day. Despite many alleged sightings and bad tips, her disappearance has remained a mystery for the past decade. Was this a case of startlingly well planned out foul-play? Did she run away? Is she still alive?

Sep 25 2014

1hr 31mins

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Rank #2: Elisa Lam

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The body of Elisa Lam was discovered in a water tank on the top of the Hotel Cecil in Los Angles on February 19th, 2013. How she got there, why she was there, and what happened to her in the days before her death are still unknown. The only thing that is known for sure is that she was alive on the 1st of February exhibiting unusual behavior. What happened to this girl?

Jan 23 2014

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: The American Beauty Murder

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The Sideways Gang teams up with our friends at The Minds of Madness to discuss the murder of Greg de Villers.

Oct 16 2018

48mins

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Rank #4: The Jefferson Davis Eight

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Between 2005 and 2009 eight women were murdered, the police investigation has been focused on finding a serial murderer. Writer Ethan Brown reveals disturbing facts that point towards many residents of Jefferson Davis Parish and, even more disturbingly, the local police department.

Jul 03 2014

1hr 49mins

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Rank #5: Madeleine McCann

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While on holiday with her parents, British 3 year old Madeline McCann disappeared from her bedroom on the night of may 3rd, 2007. The search that ensued has been noted as one of the largest ever, and 8 years later, answers are still as illusive as ever. Was Madeline abducted? Was there an accident? Was her body found in 2013? Is she still alive? These questions have plagued every empathetic soul for years, and will likely continue to do so for years to come.

Mar 26 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #6: Michele Miscavige

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The wife of the head of the Church of Scientology disappeared from public in 2007. Since then lots of people have wondered where she was and what happened to her. She could be dead or locked away somewhere. Anyone who knows isn't telling.

Jan 08 2015

1hr 27mins

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Rank #7: The disappearance of Rebecca Coriam

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On March 22nd, 2011, Disney Wonder crew member Rebecca Coriam went missing. Disney's handling of the case has been anything but perfect and speculation still swirls around the mysteriously upsetting phone call she had when she was last seen on CCTV.

Jul 14 2016

1hr 17mins

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Rank #8: The disappearance of little Anna Waters

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Anna was 5 years old when she disappeared on a rainy day while playing near the creek behind her house. Though it seems she could have just fallen in and been washed away, divorced parents and stories from her two older brothers seem to suggest something more sinister happened.

Jul 12 2018

57mins

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Rank #9: The suspicious death of Jonathan Luna

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Federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna left his office to go on a long solitary midnight drive, and then was discovered dead the following morning, under very suspicious circumstances, many miles from home. What happened to Jonathan Luna?

Jul 19 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: The death of Morgan Ingram

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20-yr-old Morgan Ingram was stalked and tormented for 4 months until December 2011, when she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Police ruled it a suicide, but Morgan's parents say she was murdered.

Jul 21 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #11: Long Island Serial Killer

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In 2010 the bodies of four prostitutes were found wrapped in burlap and buried in the brush on Oak Island NY. The next year 6 more sets of remains would be found, most of them believed to also have been prostitutes. Is a single serial killer using Oak Island as a dumping ground? Is it multiple serial killers? Or are they all unrelated?

Sep 29 2016

1hr 35mins

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Rank #12: Jack the Ripper

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Jack the Ripper terrorized London in 1888, 5 women are attributed to having died horrifically by his hand but no one is certain if that number is correct. Who was he, why did he do it, and where did he go? These are questions that have plagued everyone who has looked into this mystery for the last 120 years.

Oct 30 2014

2hr 2mins

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Rank #13: The Atlanta Ripper

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For two years in the early 20th century, the black community of Atlanta was terrorized by a serial killer whose crimes eerily resembled those of Jack the Ripper. The killer was never caught.

Mar 17 2016

59mins

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Rank #14: Kubrick's The Shining

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Stanley Kubrick produced and directed the iconic film The Shining, released in 1980. Crowds at the time were terrified and/or confused by the film, today it is a classic. But what was really going on with Kubrick's version of the story? There are a host of theories suggesting why Kubrick produced the movie and what it's actually about. And we have an inside scoop.

Aug 13 2015

1hr 34mins

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Rank #15: The Murder of Martha Moxley

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On the night of October 30, 1975, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was brutally bludgeoned to death in her yard in Greenwich, Connecticut. Despite years of police investigations, and one actual conviction, the identity of Martha's killer is still up for grabs in the minds of many people.

Nov 03 2016

1hr 44mins

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Rank #16: The Disappearance of Ben McDaniels

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On August 18th 2010 Ben McDaniel dove into the cave in Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon Florida. He was never seen again and after years of searching the cave no diver has ever found his body. Is his body in the cave... or somewhere else?

May 05 2016

1hr 36mins

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Rank #17: Places You Don't Want To Go

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It's summer and that means that you want to go on vacation. In this episode we tell you about three different places that you don't want to go to on that vacation.

Jul 16 2015

1hr 19mins

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Rank #18: Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers

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On April 1 of 2014, Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, young women from the Netherlands took off on an easy day hike in Panama near the town of Boquete. When they missed an appointment on the 2nd with a local guide, he checked with their host family, who had not seen them since the day prior. The girls were never found, save for some bones and a boot, however their backpack was found containing more questions than answers.

Jan 15 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #19: Karin Waldegrave

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In April 2010, a Facebook account named Karin Catherine Waldegrave (Von Berg Habsburg) appeared and started posting mysteriously prolific posts, only to be removed a year later. What were these posts about? And was Karin even real?

May 25 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #20: Lake City Quiet Pills

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In 2009, u/2-6 posted on Reddit that u/ReligionOfPeace had passed away. It was later discovered that u/ReligionOfPeace, aka "Milo" owned the domain for a site called "That Old Guy's Image Hosting". But when another Reddit user innocuously checked the source code of the site, it launched one of Reddit's longest-lived unsolved mysteries.

Dec 03 2015

1hr 28mins

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Introducing Audible's "CALL ME GOD: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation"

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Joe helps you discover your next binge-worthy, must-listen, true crime original: Call Me God: The Untold Story of the DC Sniper Investigation. Told firsthand by those key to solving the case, follow FBI agent brothers Jim and Tim Clemente as they lead listeners through the tangled path of discovery and evidence gathering only a select few had the vision to see.

Nov 04 2019

7mins

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BONUS: Introducing Factually! With Adam Conover

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Here’s a new podcast for you! You might know Adam Conover from his hit show “Adam Ruins Everything”, but now he’s going deeper as the host of the new show Factually!, where Adam interviews exceptional experts to reveal shocking truths and thought-provoking new perspectives. It’s a podcast for curious people who never stop asking questions. Factually! is out NOW - listen wherever you get your podcasts.

May 29 2019

3mins

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Introducing The Shrink Next Door

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Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years.

This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/sideways

May 21 2019

11mins

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The "Steve Is Dead" Hoax

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The rumor that began with a Reddit post and metastasized into a tabloid sensation is... not true. Steve, Devin and Joe saddle up one last time to bring you the truth.

Apr 01 2019

13mins

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Introducing Over My Dead Body

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What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or wondery.fm/omdb

Feb 12 2019

5mins

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Miss us yet?

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Lots of incredible things are being developed while we're way! Stay tuned to this feed for some great new stuff. In the meantime we've got a clip to share on the Menendez case from our good friends at Generation Why.

Dec 10 2018

10mins

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Part II of The American Beauty Murder Mystery

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In Part II of our collaboration with Minds of Madness podcast, we identify a suspect in the strange death of Greg de Villers.

Oct 18 2018

1hr 2mins

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The American Beauty Murder

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The Sideways Gang teams up with our friends at The Minds of Madness to discuss the murder of Greg de Villers.

Oct 16 2018

48mins

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So long and thanks for all the f*cking fish

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This is the last episode of TSP and we wanted to have some fun with it. So here are the final bloopers from this years episodes. Oh, and there is a lot of swearing.

Aug 30 2018

17mins

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Down the Rabbit Hole: The Sunken City of Akakor

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In the early 1970s Tatunca Nara, last Chieftain of the Ugha Mongulala, revealed the existence of his tribe’s greatest secret—the vast city of Akakor, hidden deep in the Amazon jungle. Several have died trying to find the lost city, but no Westerner has yet laid eyes on it. Why could that be?

Aug 23 2018

39mins

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Down the Rabbit Hole: The Stonehenge campers

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In August 1971 a group of hippies were partying at Stonehenge when a freak lightning storm, accompanied by blue lights, took the group by surprise... and may have been the cause of their disappearance.

Aug 16 2018

28mins

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Steve’s Vietnam Excursion

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In a change of pace this episode doesn’t feature a mystery; instead it features the team talking about SE Asia. Steve recently returned from a trip there and Team Sideways took the chance to discuss some of the more memorable things from his travels.

Aug 09 2018

33mins

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Phantom Ruby Tuesdays in New Mexico

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A story about some guys who got confused on a roadtrip... or did they?

Aug 02 2018

33mins

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El Chupacabra!

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For decades reports of a mysterious cryptid that drank the blood of goats have been circling the globe. Originating in the equatorial region of the Americas stories are now coming in from all across the globe. What is this strange creature, what does it want with our goats, and why does it insist on smoking that cigar?

Jul 26 2018

1hr 26mins

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The suspicious death of Jonathan Luna

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Federal prosecutor Jonathan Luna left his office to go on a long solitary midnight drive, and then was discovered dead the following morning, under very suspicious circumstances, many miles from home. What happened to Jonathan Luna?

Jul 19 2018

1hr 5mins

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The disappearance of little Anna Waters

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Anna was 5 years old when she disappeared on a rainy day while playing near the creek behind her house. Though it seems she could have just fallen in and been washed away, divorced parents and stories from her two older brothers seem to suggest something more sinister happened.

Jul 12 2018

57mins

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Is spontaneous human combustion real?

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People keep finding bodies that have been burned to ash while everything around them is left untouched by the flame. Some claim these are cases of spontaneous human combustion, others say something else is going on. Who is right and what’s the deal?

Jul 05 2018

1hr 18mins

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The fate of the ship Freedon

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23-year-old Lisa Bishop left Miami for Haiti on an old rusty freighter named the Freedon. Neither Lisa nor the ship were seen again, though there's some disagreement about the ship.

Jun 28 2018

54mins

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The Missing Postman of Stradbally

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After attending mass and delivering gifts, Larry Griffin started his normal postal route at noon on Christmas Day, 1929. Despite having attended dinner at two homes and being a guest at many others, no one knows where Larry ended up that night, or any other night since.

Jun 21 2018

1hr

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Did Frank Finkel survive the Battle of the Little Bighorn?

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In 1920 a man living in Washington state claimed to be the only survivor of the famed Battle of the Little Big Horn. Was Frank Finkel there or was he just another one of the many attention seekers who hoped to attach themselves to the story?

Jun 14 2018

1hr 27mins

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iTunes Ratings

3387 Ratings
Average Ratings
2239
491
209
180
268

Come Back

By Devine Ms D - Sep 12 2019
Read more
Steve I had no business moving out of country and needs to come back to restart this awesome show!

Miss you

By Hollypocket08 - Aug 23 2019
Read more
First podcast I fell in love with. Wish it was still around.