#41 Into the spider closet [S4E9 with Will Hines]

#41 Into the spider closet [S4E9 with Will Hines]

Kyle is out this episode, but in his place we have guest host Will Hines! Will Hines is a comedian who performs at UCB LA and co-hosted the podcast “Don’t Get Me Started.”

Will hasn’t seen the show before and is a hardline skeptic.

Story 1: The Wealthy Widow – A man marries a widow and goes looking for her late husband’s buried fortune.

  • Who tells this story, since the man is dead and the other witness is a ghost? Will thinks maybe the widow murdered both husbands.
  • Everyone agrees the ghost taunting the husband is the best part.

Story 2: The Witness – A group of girls avenges their friend’s murder by summoning her spirit.

  • Tiffany thinks the girls just knew details about the suspect and relayed it to the police.
  • Will thinks it’s very similar to the movie The Craft.

Story 3: The Accident – A year after a man saves someone in a car accident, he finds himself in a similar situation.

  • The group debates the integrity of windshields.
  • The group uses the coincidence rule. Except for Will, who thinks it’s too obviously fact, that it must be fiction.

Story 4: Bad Dreams – A woman who has a pension for dreaming the unfortunate future, dreamt she would die on her birthday, and it’s only days away.

  • All agree this is one the better stories, with an actual twist ending.
  • Chris had a premonition about running to neighbors, and then seconds later ran into them. Is that really a  premonition though?

Story 5: Mental –

#B05 Our original unaired pilot

#B05 Our original unaired pilot

Beyond Beyond Belief unaired pilot

This week we’re bringing you a special bonus episode: our original unaired pilot. No one outside of the five of us has ever heard this before. And in fact, we hadn’t even listened to it in over a year. So, we gathered around the campfire (living room) and marveled at our genius (inexperience). Take a listen with us and be sure to stick around until the end in which we have a post-mortem discussion about the original pilot, noting fun observations and easter eggs for long-time listeners.

#40 Leafing the witness [S4E8]

#40 Leafing the witness [S4E8]

We’ve returned with the back half of our fourth and final season. And if something feels oddly familiar about this week’s batch of stories… it’s because we watched this episode in the past and recorded an unreleased episode as a test pilot. And as a bonus, we will be releasing the pilot episode this Thursday in all it’s horrifying, awkward glory. Thankfully, we can barely remember what happened in last week’s episode, so this should be pretty fresh for us.

Story 1: Caitlin’s Candle – After being saved from a mugger by a candle with seemingly supernatural powers, a woman brings it home only to find out that it once belonged to her deceased mother.

  • Why would the mom hide jewelry in a candle? And WHY would a robber steal a candle?
  • Everyone thinks this is a ghost making elaborate plans. Kyle thinks maybe the mom did this all to teach the daughter to believe in herself.

Story 2: The Flower Jury – When a man is murdered in a flower shop, a detective uses an unconventional approach to solve the crime.

  • Chris and Mark have heard about plants being affected by positive and negative emotions.
  • Kyle thinks it’s ridiculous that we could believe in ghosts and spirits but not a plant.
  • Jesse thinks the detective made up the plant thing to trick the suspect into confessing.

Story 3: The Mentor – Magician brothers living in the shadows of Houdini attempt a new death-defying trick.

  • Jesse loved the unnecessary backflips in their routine.
  • Are these magicians real? No one knows. Maybe David Blaine was inspired by them?
  • The curse makes everyone feel like it could be written.

Story 4: The Old Bike – two brothers find an old bike and discover something mysterious inside the handlebar.

  • Everyone agrees hiding a note inside a handlebar is ludicrous.
  • Jesse thinks it’s mainly coincidental with some convoluted stuff added on.

Story 5: The Music Teacher – A renowned pianist has a creative block until he meets with his first piano teacher.

  • This is a classic dead the whole time story.
  • Everyone thinks the chocolate was added by the writers. Maybe he just had a mental block and the teacher used the chocolate to snap him out of it.

In lieu of a fake ad, for the remainder of the season, we’re asking the audience to be part of our show. Call or submit online your beyond belief stories. Or if you have any questions for us, ask away. Or just call and tell us you hate us. Anything goes! Leave us a voicemail at 818-254-9876, email us at info@beyondbeyondbelief.com, or send us a DM on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook @beyondbeliefpod.

The story results are revealed.

  • Chris gets an interesting score. The results are controversial.
  • To find out which stories are fact and which are fiction… you must listen to the podcast, or check out the full episode below or on Amazon Prime.

#B05 Chris starts his own podcast, Highbrow Reviews…

#B05 Chris starts his own podcast, Highbrow Reviews…

Chris has gone rogue and started his own podcast: Highbrow Reviews. With some pretty spectacular co-hosts, I might add: Claire Berger and Max La Bella, both previous Beyond Beyond Belief guests. In this new podcast, Chris and his co-hosts get high and review things… movies, TV shows, video games, and a whole lot more. We’d love it if you’d show him some Beyond Belief love and take a listen. Unlike our show it doesn’t need to be listened to in any specific order—actually, does our show? Probably not—so subscribe, listen, and let us know what you think! A brand new episode is up right now and every Wednesday.

#39 Car trouble [S4E7]

#39 Car trouble [S4E7]

This is the season 4 mid-season break…and Jesse has karaoke voice.

Story 1: The Wreath – A detective investigating a hit and run case gets a break when another accident mysteriously occurs.

  • It’s very believable that city officials could get confused with their paperwork.
  • This could be a case of the complicated theory.
  • The parents of the deceased child were a bit too “handsy” given the scenario.

Story 2: Terror Night – A mysterious pipe leak leads to a life-changing event.

  • Chris just thinks this is about crappy apartments.
  • There’s been a running theme in season 4 –near death astral projection to save one’s own life.
  • Jesse thinks the “thanks” is too writery.

Story 3: Tants – An artist who’s inspired by an old woman at the park, makes a shocking discovery when she paints her.

  • No one thought this story would be named Tants. Which are actually pants with a table built into them…from The Regular Show.
  • No one saw the initial twist coming.
  • There is no way this story is fiction. The writers couldn’t make this story up.

Story 4: The Candidate – A politician’s conscience gets the best of him during a political debate.

  • Kyle would believe this it was from an older time.
  • Tiff points out that if it’s the spirit of Abraham Lincoln why didn’t he step in earlier?

Story 5: The Ring – A hairdresser having an affair with a client’s husband enacts a nasty plan to get what she wants.

  • Tiffany believes that people do crazy things for money.
  • No one understands why the ring is cursed.

Part 7 of our Ouija experience:

  • On this week’s installment Mark, Jesse, and Kyle finally use the Ouija and dive into the spirit word…

The story results are revealed.

  • To find out which stories are fact and which are fiction… you must listen to the podcast, or check out the full episode below or on Amazon Prime.

#38 Black belt ghost [S4E6 with Jamie Gaul & Joe Dolce]

#38 Black belt ghost [S4E6 with Jamie Gaul & Joe Dolce]

This episode we welcome two guest hosts: comedian Jamie Gaul from Upright Citizens Brigade and friend-of-the-podcast Joe Dolce. Regarding the world of supernatural, Joe is a skeptic while Jamie is a “boo-liever.” That’s not actually said in the show. I just thought of that right now.

Story 1: The Dorm – A girl in college finds that her dorm protects her in mysterious ways.

  • Tiff doesn’t understand why the girl didn’t inform the mom that her daughter’s spirit helped her.
  • Jamie doesn’t understand why the mom came back to the dorm at all.
  • No one understands why a woman can’t just defend herself. Nope, she has to be possessed.
  • Chris has never heard of a ghost giving someone a superhuman skill.

Story 2: The Child Artist – A child with an antique chalkboard scribbles a strange message.

  • Chris thinks the mom projected her ideas onto the chalkboard.
  • Jesse thought (hoped?) the mom was just sleeping with the neighbor.
  • Chris remembers his grandma telling a similar story.

Story 3: The Weatherman – A weatherman’s tries to boost ratings in a way that comes back to haunt him.

  • Jesse can see it being told, but not it actually happening.
  • Jamie thinks this all checks out.
  • Chris thinks, yet again, that he would have heard of this story.

Story 4: Sit-Down Comedian – A comedian who bullies his manager gets karmic retribution after a freak accident.

  • Tiffany thinks it ties up way too nicely.
  • No one believes that the manager would give up a profession as a successful comedian.

Story 5: Room 245 – A woman staying at a hotel with her sick mother stumbles into one of the strangest conspiracies ever.

  • Chris thinks that if this is fact, this is the craziest story Beyond Belief has ever told.
  • Jesse thinks maybe the woman just mixed up which hotel she was staying at. Jamie thinks maybe the woman just murdered her mother?
  • Tiffany thinks this could be an urban legend.

Part 6 of our Ouija experience:

  • On this week’s episode Mark, Jesse, and Kyle finally use set up the Ouija board and begin to reach out to spirits…

The story results are revealed.

  • Chris gets a surprising score. Joe gets an even more surprising score.
  • To find out which stories are fact and which are fiction… you must listen to the podcast, or check out the full episode below or on Amazon Prime.

#B04 Uncut interview with modern sage, Ian Sneed

#B04 Uncut interview with modern sage, Ian Sneed

On this week’s episode, we interviewed modern sage Ian Sneed and asked: what are some tips and tricks for conducting a Oujia board night? Those of you who listened to the interview were probably as shocked to discover as we were that Ian believes there is no such thing as a safe Ouija board experience. The full interview was fascinating and went into much more detail that what we were not able to include on Tuesday, but based on the positive response we’re releasing the full, uncut interview for you to listen to. The full interview goes into much more detail on Ian’s background, and offers some additional interesting details on his methods and approach. Enjoy!

#37 Critical hit [S4E5]

#37 Critical hit [S4E5]

The group compares Don Lafontaine and Campbell Lane’s voice over work on the show.

Story 1: House Of Shadows – A house sitter finds a strange video on the TV that seems to be coming from inside the house.

  • Everyone agrees this one was really creepy.
  • Tiffany feels it’s too trope’y.
  • They debate why the murder went to Europe.

Story 2: One Hand In The Till – A son desperate for money, gets a mysterious visit from his dad.

  • They agree there are too many Beyond Belief’y elements going on.
  • Jesse likes that it’s a fable of good vs. evil.
  • Kyle thinks maybe the dad just had a premonition.

Story 3: Teasdale’s Motor Car – A car enthusiast finally gets his dream car, but it comes with a catch…

  • Kyle thinks maybe the car was possessed.
  • Chris decides to go the opposite of what he’d usually vote
  • Mark thinks the writers just like to write car stories

Story 4: The Vision – A man tries to stop a bus, after having a vision of an accident.

  • Mark points out the writers probably just watched the movie Speed.
  • Most agree there are a ton of stories like this in the world.
  • They point out the unnecessary boss/secretary subplot.

Story 5: The Grave – A conspiring wife is tormented by guilt over her late husband.

  • Chris thinks maybe a ghost could kill grass.
  • Jesse doesn’t understand why the husband’s warning couldn’t have been more interesting.

Part 5 of our Ouija experience:

  • On this week’s episode, we interviewed modern sage Ian Sneed and asked: what are some tips and tricks for conducting a Oujia board night?

The story results are revealed.

  • To find out which stories are fact and which are fiction… you must listen to the podcast, or check out the full episode below or on Amazon Prime.

#36 Pickle [S4E4]

#36 Pickle [S4E4]

The group discusses how great the all-female episode was. Tiffany realizes how hard it is to host the podcast (but is it really? Try doing these show-notes every week).

Story 1: Second Sight – A blind woman who received a corneal transplant can’t help but stare at a certain suspicious looking man.

  • No one believes this story.
  • Jesse thinks the guy has Skeet-Ulrich-from-scream-hair.
  • Tiffany thinks it could have just been a coincidence.
  • Chris thinks she may just have had a psychic intuition

Story 2: The Fine Line – When one sister is miles away her twin gets a bad feeling…

  • Jewel Staite from Firefly was featured in this story. Jesse points out that, more importantly, she was in Space Cases.
  • Is there a beyond belief twin rule? …No.
  • Jesse doesn’t feel like there was any interesting twists in this story.
  • Jesse thinks it could be a complicated rule story.

Story 3: The Wrong Turn – A mattress deliveryman swerves to miss an old lady and ends up saving a little kid. But where is the old lady?

  • Mark gives us the story recap…Kyle criticizes Mark’s recap…Chris rates Mark’s recap a 99/100.
  • Kyle proposes a plausible theory about how this story could have actually happened involving people taking lots of drugs.
  • Chris makes a connection to last week’s story, “Out of Service,” where someone who is alive projects themself as a vision to seek help.

Story 4: Who Was I – A man suffering from claustrophobia sees a hypnotist and digs far back into the cause of this illness.

  • The group discusses personal stories about hypnotism.
  • Kyle thinks he may have heard about this other man then just forgot.
  • Jesse points out through his knowledge of hypnosis, that it’s more likely that a hypnotist would plant the idea or belief in the patient.

Story 5: You Are Next – When a man’s luck is turned around he tries to call off a hit he placed on his wife.

  • Everyone wonders – who told this story?
  • Kyle loves this story.
  • Tiffany doesn’t understand why he would still take her to the restaurant. Kyle thinks since they probably got engaged at a Chinese restaurant he probably just didn’t want to mess up the anniversary.
  • Everyone points out how cool this guy’s chair is.

Part 4 of our Ouija experience:

  • A caller leaves a voicemail that influences the group’s decision to move forward with the Ouija experience.

The story results are revealed.

  • The group tied at 3 correct!
  • To find out which stories are fact and which are fiction… you must listen to the podcast, or check out the full episode below or on Amazon Prime.