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Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars.

57 EpisodesProduced by Mark HelgenWebsite

Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. This podcast blends the modern scooter lifestyle with a twist of the paranormal over a cool cocktail. Join our group of adventurers in the afterlife as we visit classic pubs, dive bars, and haunted taverns on Vespa's in search of ghost stories (and the para… read more

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Look Up, Look In, Look Out

March 3rd, 2023


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. Oh, and a few UFO and UAP's for this extended episode that covers our recent scooter ride, summer PubScoot, and what the heck is going on above and around us.  It has been …

E57 "Cannonballs and Kayaks"

April 5th, 2022


Scott and Julie Taggart have each won the Scooter Cannonball--a cross country trip condensed into 10 powerful days.  We get to know them and hear …

E56 "Reaching For Chainsaws"

January 24th, 2022


We are back!  Scooter Talk. Ghost Stories. Bar Reviews. A Winter ride, a real  witch, and an annual scoot with our wives make for a terrific catch-up to our missing time and universal distractions.

Join us, please, as …

E55 "Hot Dogs & Handguns Part 2"

September 30th, 2021


Part two of our PubScoot 2021, an annual multi-day Vespa ride in search of classic pubs, dive bars, and haunted taverns--our goal to hit "Forty Bars …

E54 "Hot Dogs & Handguns"

September 1st, 2021


This is part one of PubScoot 2021, our annual multi-day ride in search of classic pubs, dive bars, and haunted taverns. Ride with us as we attempt to …

E53 "Back in the Saddle (& Off the Wagon)"

July 25th, 2021


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. After an extended hiatus, the crew reconnects to catch-up on missing time, some ghostly stories, and recent rides.  Hear about haunted Restaurant 1833 in Monterey CA, Fun Facts, …

E52 "Heavy Social Drinker"

March 25th, 2021


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  We swing over to the East Coast and talk haunted houses, Gettysburg, and West Virginia with Fred.  We then check-in with Scoot Vermont plus Scooter News and Fun Facts!  Join us …

E51 "Scooters & Conspiracies"

February 14th, 2021


Lots of scooter talk including a fun & candid conversation with Vespa Club of America president Josh Rogers! Learn about the Miami University Motorcycle Ghost along with all those conspiracies that live in liminal …

E50 "Patio Bars & Pavement Scars"

January 24th, 2021


Shared stories of scooter crashes and great bars. #Domio audio helmet communication review, fun facts, scooter news and spooky #reddit #motorcycle …

E49 "Murmurs in the Dark"

January 2nd, 2021


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  Join our final 2020 podcast for some fun facts, scooter & spooky news, and a scary story from Ashley!  Mark talks about the haunted house he had in Knoxville TN. Weird …

E48 "Ghosts of Saturday Night"

November 21st, 2020


Bar Reviews. Scooter Talk. Ghost Stories. A full episode dedicated to the San Diego classic bar scene.  Hear about The Aero Club, Tivoli Bar & …

E47 "Strip Mall Pub Crawl"

October 31st, 2020


A full dedicated conversation about strip mall bars and a great chat with the "Shepard of Bars" Peter Andresjeski of about the …

E46 "Lost Weekend; Last Weekend in PDX"

September 15th, 2020


Bar Reviews. Scooter Talk. Ghost Stories. Chong and Skip take a trip to Vespa Portland and get lost in the PDX melee. A look at Ted Bundy's childhood home, a ghost hunt at Magoo's in N Tacoma, and meet Dana from The …

E45 "PubScoot 2020 Covid Country Pt 2"

August 22nd, 2020


Experience the balance of our 4-Day 31 Bar tour through SE Washington, NE Oregon, and Mid Idaho on our annual PubScoot in search of classic pubs, dive bars, and haunted taverns & restaurants. We dig deep into a …

E44 "PubScoot 2020--Covid Country" (Part 1)

August 9th, 2020


PubScoot 2020. Our epic annual multi-day scooter ride into Covid Country--exploring the heart of SE Washington, NE Oregon, and Western Idaho as we …

E43 "Sunny Sunday Ride to Magoo's"

August 2nd, 2020


Magoo's Annex is one of Tacoma's iconic Irish pubs and known to be haunted as well as fun and friendly.  We meet with Carl Chalker, longtime owner, and talk bars and ghosts--two of our favorite things!  We review the

E42 "Donuts & Douchebags"

July 3rd, 2020


PubScoot Pre-ride Jitters as we talk Bars, Ghosts, and Scooters.  Lizard does a record and Scout turns into a field reporter at the haunted Grand Lodge in Forest Grove Oregon.  Scooter News, Spooky News and Fun Facts …

E41 "Back to the Bars"

June 21st, 2020


After a brief break, we are back to making bad decisions, heading into the bars, and catching-up with Tennessee's Ghost GirlMiranda Young of Ghost Biker Explorations.  Join us for scooter talk, bar reviews and ghost …

E40 "Homewreckers!"

May 23rd, 2020


We chat-up new friends all the way from New Hampshire--creators of the Homewrecker Podcast the "Golden Greek" Alex Arion and his trophy wife, Monique …

E39 "Sarah's ScooterLife"

May 3rd, 2020


Join us as we chase Sarah Blessington from the ScooterLifePodcast as she rides her Sym Scooter across the USA solo!  "Mexico and Alaska Dick" spits …

E38 "Slow Ride Home"

April 20th, 2020


Meet Derric & Justin from Soldiers of Destiny SC as they share the details and background of their club's award-winning cross-country scooter …

E37 "Ruminations of a Scooter Recluse"

April 15th, 2020


Scooter Talk. No Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  A distanced conversation with the team discussing our recent "essential rides," (Including a Blood Ride), a fun chat with Kevin "KO" O'Brien and his lifelong flirtations …

E36 "Lock-Down & Listen-Up" Part 2

April 4th, 2020


Tennessee Paranormal Investigator Miranda Young from Ghost Biker Explorations returns to finish her creepy-crawly conversation about what has …

E35 "Lock-Down & Listen-Up" Part 1

March 28th, 2020


Miranda from Ghost Biker Explorations shares creepy stories of paranormal investigations atop her Harley while scooter riders gape. More Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories to keep us going in this locked down …

E34 "New West Riders"

March 3rd, 2020


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  Join us for a couple of fun chats with Howard Rains of the Scooter 'Zine Magazine and Mike Murphy from

E33 "Brook Dain--Adventure Rider"

February 10th, 2020


Meet Brook Dain, Vespa world-rider that has traveled across the USA, India, Pakistan, and Egypt in search of crazy new adventures. New Scooter and Spooky News to round-out this road trip to the afterlife.  Our winter …

E32 "Spring Scoot (er) in the Sticks"

January 21st, 2020


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  We talk to Matt from Twist n Play SC with Portland's iconic Spring Scoot coming in April and Steve from the longtime scooter and motorcycle blog, "Scooter in the Sticks". We …

E31 "Tiger Man & Bar Frights"

December 28th, 2019


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  This episode centers around Skip's local hangout, The Mill in Milton WA, and it's surprising ghost stories, Grandma's Ghost in Tampa, and a Kitty Cat Parasite all recorded LIVE …

E30 "A Look Back Through Broken Glass"

November 19th, 2019


Bar Reviews. Scooter Talk. Ghost Stories.  Scout, Lizard, and Skip talk about the season of rides, bars, and ghost stories--including our pick of the best story of the year! Hear about an ongoing haunting in Seattle …

E28 "The Inland Empire RIdes Back"

October 10th, 2019


Our annual four day ride, PubScoot 19, through the Spokane Valley, Idaho Panhandle, and Montana collecting unique local stories and history.  Bar …

Wake Up! BONUS--CGOSIB Status Update

August 25th, 2019


BRIEF BONUS EPISODE.  Hey, a quick ghost story and update on the Chasing Ghost Podcast! Back very soon with a full length version featuring Scooter …

E26 "Emerald City Entities"

August 7th, 2019


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  From Tacoma to Seattle, we visit and chat with owners and servers as they share personal stories of their bar haunts, including the Church Cantina in Tacoma, the Merchants Cafe …

E25 "Hairy Riders"

July 8th, 2019


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories, er, and Cryptids.  The Scooter Crew leans into a new direction with a dive into the world of the Sasquatch in their back yard. Local stories of encounters, tree knocking, and …

E24 "Miley & Merril"

May 12th, 2019


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. Best ghost story ever! Day rides through the greater Tacoma Washington area exploring cool new bars, …

E23 Hauntings in the Head

April 13th, 2019


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. A trip to Tacoma's Engine House #9 with an interview with owner Jeff, followed by a long weekend in …

E22 Portland Lyft Ghost & Old Hag Syndrome

March 18th, 2019


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. A Scooter News interview with Andrew from Vespa Portland,  a Lyft driver ghost story, a haunted bar, and of course, a lovely visit to the Sandy Hut in PDX. We ride and find …

S3 E5 "Postcards From Then"

January 17th, 2019


The Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars.  Our modern Vespa crew assembles in-studio after a winter ride to reminisce about past bars, bartenders, places, and memorable moments.  Also, a great look ahead to plans for …

S3 E3 "Danny's Back"

November 17th, 2018


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. Seaside OR to White Center WA, our scooter adventurers continue the search of the afterlife in the nightlife. Nothing is as satisfying as finding a series of mid-century bars …

S3 E2 "Night Ride"

October 7th, 2018


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories.  Hop on your Vespa and join us for a virtual ride through Kent WA for a dive-bar tour, a very personal paranormal story, the meaning of riding scooters, the latest news, and a …

S3 E1 "RipCity 18"

August 8th, 2018


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. S3 E1 "RipCity 18", Portland Oregon, was the home base of our annual Pubscoot for 2018 as we traveled to the Pacific Coast and back.  Our goal, 40 bars in 4 days, while on Vespa …

S2 E8 "Listen Before You Ride"

July 6th, 2018


Scooter Talk. Bar Reviews. Ghost Stories. Supersized in this episode featuring EVP's, multiple ghost stories, and resort history on Washington …

S2 E7 "Stories Our Friends Tell Us"

May 22nd, 2018


Scooter News, recent Vespa rides, and stories from friends about a "beast" in Mexico, an apparition in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, and a grizzly murder in a haunted historical hotel. Shelly, Mark and The …

S2 E6 "Paranormal Provocateur"

April 13th, 2018


Scooter talk, bar reviews, and a haunted pizza joint are the features of this wide-ranging exploration onto our narrow world of the paranormal.  A look back to our last episode, "Tote-Gotes & UFO's" with sister …

S2 E5 "Tote Gotes & UFO's"

March 18th, 2018


Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. in Bars.  takes a detour to find a few UFO stories! join our crew that blends the modern scooter lifestyle with a twist …

S2 E4 "I'm Not Your Trained Monkey"

February 22nd, 2018


Scooter talk, bar reviews, and ghost stories atop our modern #Vespa's in Seattle's Cap Hill neighborhood, Georgetown, and South Tacoma Way.  Four or …

S2 E3 "Already Dead"

November 12th, 2017


A brisk compilation of boys on scooters in search of stories of the afterlife in the SODO district of Seattle and a jaunt to Steilacoom (Washington's …

S2 E2 "Bridges of Pendominono"

August 11th, 2017


The final couple of days of PubScoot 17 with seven guys on scooters (with a four-day forty-bar goal) looking for classic pubs, #divebars, and #hauinted taverns!  Light #paranormal talk and stories with scooter banter. …

S2 E1 "Old Scratch and the Slow Roll"

July 24th, 2017


Another season and new adventures in the afterlife on Scooters with Ghosts and Bars.  Our second season begins with PubScoot 17, a goal of (40) bars in (4) days as we travel to Tacoma, Vashon Island, West Seattle, White …

S1 E8 "The Accidental EVP"

July 4th, 2017


With our season one wrap-up episode, we hear more about scooters, bars, and paranormal hi-jinx with the Chasing Ghosts crew in Tacoma, Algona-Pacific, Andrew Hansen of Tacoma Ghost Tours, and in your headphones.  Hear …

S1 E7 "Mean Jean & The Lizard"

June 1st, 2017


In a great day scoot through the south sound area of Washington State, we collect four ghost stories from four bars with four riders and re-tell the …

S1 E6 "Hometown Haunt"

May 6th, 2017


A joyful day-scoot (while playing hooky from work) in search of old Tacoma ghosts in great bars! A visit and story or two from Casey at The Swiss, …

S1 E5-A BONUS "The Calaveras County Monster"

April 23rd, 2017


As promised in the latest Chasing Ghosts. On Scooters. In Bars Podcast S1 E5 "Claire" Jeff Carlson, er, Carlson, shares "The Calaveras County Monster" story he has been retelling since the mid-sixties. This short …

S1 E5 "Claire"

April 14th, 2017


A fun Vespa scoot to Seattle's iconic Georgetown area for a lively historical interview with Peter Andrijeski, author and researcher of the great bar blog, . Hear real-life paranormal experiences and …

S1 E4 "Slave"

April 1st, 2017


Our group of Modern-Vespa riders in search of classic pubs, dive bars, and the afterlife find ourselves in the Sacramento Delta on our annual PubScoot.  This is the last in this series from the summer of 2016 (PubScoot …

S1 E3 "Canary"

March 25th, 2017


More dudes on Vespa's talking scooters, ghosts, and bars! Join us as we adventure on PubScoot '16 through Northern California Gold Country to the …

S1 E2 "Bee Sting"

March 17th, 2017


Join us for day two of our annual PubScoot as we seek out classic pubs, dive bars, and haunted taverns on Vespa scooters in Northern California.  Lively scooter and bar banter with great original music from the Seattle …

S1 E1 "Chickens"

March 12th, 2017


If you like scooters, ghosts, and bars, you will like this.  A lively romp thru Norcal to the Sierra Nevada Mountains back to the Sacramento Delta in search of classic pubs, dive bars, and haunted taverns on Vespa …

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