I took a break from this column for the last two weeks– call it a summer break, I guess, I had other stuff to work on. But I’m back on track now and the Tea’s Weird Week podcast is also back for season 5. I’m so glad! Last month I got to see the full podcast crew– my co-host Heidi Erickson, sound engineer Andrew (FlatlineAudio138), and trivia master Miss Information at the Oddities & Curiosities Expo.
Fun times– you know we’re happy when we get to check out about of weird shit.
Some of the guests we’ve got scheduled for this season: Christie Wallace and Heather McKinney of the Sinisterhood podcast (they’re doing a live show in Milwaukee July 1!), John Borowski (Serial Killer Culture), Eric and Kim Hayden (American Madness doc), Jenny Sanchez (“Long Days Travel“), Chris Drosner (executive editor at Milwaukee Magazine and “Beer Baron” columnist), and Christopher House (Twisted Dreams Film Fest). I’m glad to say the last four people on that list are collaborating with me on projects– articles, a book, documentaries. That type of stuff.
This season we’re also hoping to get out of the studio and visit some local weird hot spots, plus we’ll have some fun music guests and you can win prize packs by participating in our weekly trivia question.
Our first episode for this season is live now. No special guest for this one– I talk about some of the columns I’ve written during our podcast break, then me and Heidi dive into the mass of weird news: horny Swedish garbage cans, Sarah Palin vs Santa Claus, the Amarillo Dogman, Polish LARPers, and sentient AI, plus trivia and a new track from our sound engineer FlatlineAudio138, “Alien Overdose.”
You can listen here: Tea’s Weird Week S5 ep01: The Wise Owl and the Monster in Human Skin (an AI fable) (podbean.com)
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My latest books are:
Brady Street Pharmacy: Stories and Sketches (2021, Vegetarian Alcoholic Press)
American Madness: The Story of the Phantom Patriot and How Conspiracy Theories Hijacked American Consciousness (2020, Feral House)