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#14 I will not be destroyed by a chair! [with Max La Bella]

#14 I will not be destroyed by a chair! [with Max La Bella]

Kyle is out, but we welcome guest host Max La Bella. Max talks about his new horror film on Netflix, Demonic. He also remembers that his family used to watch Beyond Belief, but he was too afraid to.

Story 1: Kirby–A Hollywood executive meets a mysterious fate after making fun of a life-size animatronic gorilla.

  • The group points out how good the animatronics are. Mark thinks it’s a man in a gorilla suit.
  • If this story actually happened, they would have heard about it. Chris points out that everyone knows about the helicopter accident on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Max thinks maybe the gorilla just tipped over onto the boss.
  • No one knows who witnessed this story. How would people come to this conclusion? Max thinks this could have happened and the story just spiraled out of control.

Story 2: Dust–When two boys help a girl into get into her locked house, they return the next day to discover the house has been abandoned for 20 years.

  • Where was the surprise? There was no attempt to hide that girl was a ghost.
  • No one knows how this story gets told.

Story 3: Malibu Cop–A detective investigating a murder case begins to suffer from vivid nightmares, which leads him to a shocking discovery.

  • Jesse points out that this is very similar to police procedural shows, complete with the kooky lab tech obsessed with his tuna sandwich.
  • Chris points out that he says tuna fish, not tuna. The group debates this, until they realize they are wasting time.
  • Tiffany thinks this story could get around because there are so many witnesses.
  • Max thinks it’s a case of TFTBF—too fiction to be fiction, (not to be confused with TFTBF—too fact to be fact).

Story 4: A Joyful Noise–A church choir running late for rehearsals discovers their tardiness is a blessing in disguise.

  • Everyone loves this story. It’s simple and elegant.
  • If it was divine intervention, Max doesn’t understand why God wouldn’t just turn of the gas valve.
  • Jesse remembers this story on Unsolved Mysteries.
  • The group points out that this a coincidence-based story, so it could have easily happened.
  • Mark points out that it’s the old IIFGIF—if it feels good, it’s fact.

Story 5: The Hooded Chair—An art collector gets more than he bargained for when he receives an antique chair with a dark past.

  • The group points out a great line from this story: “I will not be destroyed by a chair!”
  • Tiffany thinks the whole painting of Napoleon feels writery.
  • Jesse doesn’t understand where the curse originally came from, but “can two people die after sitting in a chair, sure.”
  • The group points out that the plane crash was sourced from an older episode.

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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!

#12 Call me when your horse is psychic [with Melissa Dunham]

#12 Call me when your horse is psychic [with Melissa Dunham]

“If you put a Roomba in the middle of Manhattan, it’s gonna find a dead body eventually.”

Tiffany is out, but we have a special guest host: Melissa Dunham, host of the podcast #Obsessed. Melissa talks about her own paranormal experiences, of which there are many! In college, she was convinced her apartment was haunted, when she heard knocking from inside the closet…

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#10 Castles castles castles

#10 Castles castles castles

 

“Is anyone else turned on by this story?”

In an attempt to be more casual, Chris botches his intro. It’s revealed that this week’s episode of Beyond Belief has a theme – Friday the 13th! However, the stories do a pretty bad job of connecting anything to this theme and actually give up halfway through. Chris tries to get everyone to share their own Friday the 13th story, but no one has one… except Chris, who ate a whole pepperoni pizza to himself on Friday the 13th. Kyle explains the history of Friday the 13th.

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#07 Jesse’s famous clogs

#07 Jesse’s famous clogs

“This isn’t a Google airplane from the ’90s.”

The team is back for season 2! Except Jesse who “messed up the dates” and showed up to the recording late. Chris attempts to take over doing the intro line for the show.

The group talks about how season two stepped up their game: there’s a new host, Jonathan Frakes, who replaced James Brolin. The production value has gone up across the board, including a brand new set for all of the host’s interstitials.

We also shamelessly plug the Beyond Beyond Belief Merch Store. Any money we make from the store will go right back into the show, which will allow us to keep the server up and running, as well as reach out to new listeners who may enjoy our show.

And a shout out to Kyle Hickman, who is doing amazing artwork for the podcast!

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#02 Injecting the supernatural where it doesn’t belong

#02 Injecting the supernatural where it doesn’t belong

“I’m gonna put that tractor in the barn!”

Mark tries out a new hello and Chris calls it out. Jesse confuses James Brolin for Burt Reynolds. Kyle doesn’t buy it. Everyone shares their approach to analyzing stories. Chris explains he focuses on the supernatural elements having been raised on that subject matter (through TV shows similar to Beyond Belief).

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#01 A burgle murder

#01 A burgle murder

“I tend to look more to the Rules of the Ghostly World.”

Jesse introduces the very first episode of Beyond Beyond Belief and Kyle gets excited about the campy 90s flair. Chris asks how everyone discovered the show and everyone has fond memories except for Tiffany, who didn’t grow up with the show but quickly fell in love with it.

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