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Odd Tonic

53 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer Page & Maxwell HolechekWebsite

Retreat to the parlour with Maxwell and Jennifer! There, be enthralled by spooky and fantastic tales of weird history, strange science, and the paranormal. Drawn from their curated collection and choice listener submissions, your Ambassadors of Odd craft an enchanting, weekly podcast experience to d… read more

53 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Parlour Stories: Haunted Headaches Edition

March 2nd, 2020


What better way to celebrate Odd Tonic's 1st anniversary than by checking back in with 3 people who submitted their stories last year... for uncanny updates and chilling new tales? Plus, just *how* creepy does Grandma's …

12 Days of Ghost Stories Collection

February 10th, 2020


Relive the screams from the 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories, all in one compilation! This deluxe 2 hour episode contains all new commentary for each story from Maxwell and Jennifer, as well as macabre music and …

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 12

January 5th, 2020


It's the final day of the 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! We've saved the most chilling tale for last, the story of the infamous Bell Witch. Huddle close to the firelight, it's going to get spooky. 

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 11

January 4th, 2020


It's Day 11 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, explore alongside an EMT with a knack for the paranormal, as she rethinks wandering around a notorious floor of a haunted hospital. 

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 10

January 3rd, 2020


It's Day 10 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, we'll visit an apartment with a disturbing feature left off of the listing: a child ghost.

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12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 9

January 2nd, 2020


It's Day 9 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, we'll go to work with a contractor and an RN, whose hourly pay will have no chance of compensating them for what will be a very weird workshift... 

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 8

January 1st, 2020


It's Day 8 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, accompany a cemetery security guard as his patrol of the grounds becomes more …

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 7

December 31st, 2019


It's Day 7 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, visit an art class that quickly became a lesson in haunted history!

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 7


12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 6

December 30th, 2019


Join us for Day 6 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, we'll meet Linda and her friend Jennifer as they have a fun afternoon creating their own radio program. But what they record will haunt them …

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 5

December 29th, 2019


Join us for Day 5 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, we'll test a brother's nerve as he closes up his family home for the night. Is he really alone? Or is something waiting for him to turn the …

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 4

December 28th, 2019


Join us for Day 4 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Working nighttime security at a college might have you dealing with your share …

12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 3

December 27th, 2019


Join us for Day 3 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, a grandmother delivers some final loving messages while a ghostly force delivers some chills.

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12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 2

December 26th, 2019


Join us for Day 2 of Odd Tonic's 12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, we learn that strange whispers in the dark might be a friend, where as 'Santa' may not.

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12 Days of Christmas Ghost Stories - Day 1

December 25th, 2019


Join us in the parlour for Day 1 of the 12 days of Christmas Ghost Stories! Tonight, learn the dangers of disrespecting the spirits and why a bowling …

The Terrors of Christmas

December 25th, 2019


Long ago, it was understood that, during the darkest nights of the year, supernatural dangers freely roamed the earth. People would gather around the …

Hidden Curses, Corpses, and Cash

December 18th, 2019


What secrets lie inside the walls and floors of your home? From ancient times to our contemporary era, humans have sought to bring good fortune and ward off evil by performing a bizarre ritual; That of concealing …

The Secret Life of Plants

November 21st, 2019


Are the five senses the only way to interpret reality? Leading polygraph expert Cleve Backster made an accidental discovery in 1966 that turned the …

Parlour Stories: Past Lives Edition

November 12th, 2019


Jennifer and Maxwell reach into the metaphysical mailbag to explore true tales of reincarnation, astral projection, and contact with passed loved ones. Learn of a precious visit made possible by a stray pup, the dangers …

Special Halloween Message

October 31st, 2019


Happy Halloween, dear guest! Thank you for coming to our door. Is your pillowcase open and ready? Good. We have a treat for you...

Deluxe Halloween Special

October 29th, 2019


In this suped-up, super-deluxe, hour-plus Halloween special, Jennifer and Maxwell select their very favorite ghost stories to share with you by candlelight. Tour a haunted mansion with a gruesome past that refuses to …

Black Eyed Children

October 21st, 2019


Lock the doors. Turn down the lights. Tonight we explore terrifying encounters with Black Eyed Children. Who or what are they? What do they want? Maybe you want to dismiss this as just another urban legend. But whatever …

Parlour Stories: Ghost Clown Edition

October 15th, 2019


As we creep ever closer to Halloween, what a perfect time to share true tales of the Unexplained sent in by the Odd Tonic community. These real accounts of haunted houses, ghostly work conditions, and even a spectral …

Phone Calls from the Dead

October 7th, 2019


For two years, parapsychologists D. Scott Rogo and Raymond Bayless investigated intriguing and terrifying cases of people being contacted by the dead …

Mad Science and the Dark Side of the Moon

September 29th, 2019


Modern science can be just as "mad" as in the movies: Artificial memories in clones, spider robots with human brains, and Oops, I Just Played God! This week, Odd Tonic has the scoop on the latest, greatest, and most …

Missing 411: Unexplained Disappearances

September 24th, 2019


David Paulides is a former police detective turned author, dedicated to documenting the mysterious disappearances of people in US national parks, and …

Parlour Stories: Haunted Playground Edition

September 16th, 2019


It's time for more thrilling true tales of the paranormal, sent in by odd listeners just like you! Explore an abandoned mine with a haunting past; tour a Civil War battleground that never ceased fire, and take a trip to …

The Mystery of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse Mystery

September 1st, 2019


Jennifer and Maxwell navigate the treacherous waters of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse disappearances. In 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished with out a trace, leaving behind a mystery awash with Scottish legend, …

NDEs, Radioactive Spirits, and a Flaming Bear

August 27th, 2019


Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they venture into the hereafter and other realms of mystery: monkey hybrid science, radioactive drinks, accident-prone bears, and why we tend to crave crazy requests while on an airplane! …

Sleep Paralysis, The Hag, and The Hat Man

August 20th, 2019


Jennifer and Maxwell explore the many terrifying aspects of sleep paralysis. From cultural beliefs that are hundreds of years old, to curses, …

Parlour Stories: Monster in the Ether Edition

July 31st, 2019


Once again, Jennifer and Maxwell reach into the Odd Tonic mailbag, this time to share true, amazing tales of astral projection and the terrifying phenomena of sleep paralysis! And, incredibly, every exhilarating story …

Spontaneous Human Combustion!

July 21st, 2019


Spontaneous human combustion. The invention of an overactive imagination? Or a very real and definitive way to avoid your ex?Jennifer and Maxwell don their oven mitts as they explore terrifying stories of SHC. Sifting …

UFOs, Ghost Babies, and an Army of Kyles

July 15th, 2019


Jennifer and Maxwell do an interstellar fly-by of all the weird events that are abducting the headlines. UFO commemorations, mirror dimension testing, and ghostly wedding arrangements are just a few of the quirky topics …

Behind the Scenes Special!

July 8th, 2019


Odd Tonic diverts from its regular format so Jennifer and Maxwell can  discuss some behind-the-scenes details and eagerly share an exciting …

Parlour Stories: Haunted Birthday Edition

July 1st, 2019


Jennifer and Maxwell dip into their mysterious mailbag and share more true, paranormal stories from listeners! Tales include a scenic route into the strange, a ghost that can't get into the partying spirit, and a …

Avast, ye Mermaids!

June 24th, 2019


Jennifer and Maxwell take a deep dive into mermaid myth, history, and recorded sightings, plus also investigate why mermaids have such a grisly reputation… sharing tales of those who, unknowingly, waded into their dark …

Witches, Bats, & Ghostly Lovers

June 17th, 2019


Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they boldly discuss the perils of taking a paranormal lover, how to get witchy help or *rabies* from browsing the …


June 10th, 2019


Jennifer and Maxwell explore the perplexing powers of consciousness as they tap into Russell Targ's "The Realities of ESP." Prepare yourself for the compelling, declassified evidence of 23 years of government-backed …

Parlour Stories: Imaginary Friend Edition

June 3rd, 2019


Maxwell and Jennifer exorcise the Odd Tonic mailbag and share more gripping ghost stories from listeners! Discover a guest who overstayed his welcome, an imaginary friend with a fiery disposition, and puckish phantom …

Superstitions, Scrying, and Sleepovers

May 27th, 2019


Come sleepover in the parlour, where Maxwell and Jennifer stay up far too late discussing superstitions. Then join as they light a candle, enter a darkened bathroom, and peer into the dark and mysterious history of …

Goblins, Ghosts, and Gators

May 20th, 2019


Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they investigate the goblin troubles of Zimbabwe, the malevolent mischief of the latest cursed painting, and other odd …

Time Slips and Multidimensional Mayhem Pt.2

May 13th, 2019


Did this already happen? Jennifer and Maxwell explore extraordinary, mind-altering encounters with parallel dimensions and glitches in reality! Part 2 in our exploration of time slips and temporal turmoil, you may start …

Parlour Stories: Bathroom Séance Edition

May 6th, 2019


Maxwell and Jennifer enthusiastically reach back into the mystical mailbag to share heart-pounding stories of life-threatening ghosts, rebellious spirits, and disembodied voices!

Have a seat in the candlelight and enjoy …

Time Slips and Multidimensional Mayhem Pt. 1

April 29th, 2019


Don't take reality for granted! This week, Jennifer and Maxwell explore bizarre, mind-bending encounters with alternate dimensions and glitches in space/time! Maybe there's something more to Déjà vu! Maybe …

The Baffling Bridge of Dog Doom

April 22nd, 2019


Curses, ghosts, fairies, witches, and minks! Could one of these be the reason why countless canines are leaping to their death off Scotland's …

Delusions, Madness, and Mania

April 15th, 2019


Meowing nuns, deadly dancing, and a fever for flowers! Get swept away with Jennifer and Max as they explore maniacal moments from history, …

Parlour Stories: Ghostly Laundry Edition

April 8th, 2019


Maxwell and Jennifer sift through the metaphysical mailbag and share spine-tingling stories of shadow people, Ouija boards, and a stalking helium balloon! Take a cozy seat in the firelight and enjoy your eerie visit. 


Psychokinetic, Love-struck Furniture

April 1st, 2019


Maxwell and Jennifer don their lab coats for a bizarre tale of strange science! Travel back to 1972 to meet the Owen Group and their famous "Philip Experiment," in which they sought to conjure a ghost and got more than …

Obviously Cursed Objects

March 25th, 2019


This episode is cursed!

Not really. But the subject matter is. Visit Jennifer and Maxwell in the parlour as they weave various tales of cursed …

Unearthly Tea Time and the Watseka Wonder

March 18th, 2019

America's First Documented Spirit Possession!

Join Jennifer and Maxwell as they explore the strange and haunting tale of two Watseka, IL girls from the mid-1800s, both with mysterious, paranormal afflictions. Although …

Parlour Stories: Angel of Death Edition

March 11th, 2019

Spooky Stories From Our Guests!

Jennifer and Maxwell narrate real-life tales of the unexplained and the supernatural, sent in by our dear listeners! Grab a cup of tea and be thrilled by inexplicable, ghostly, and …

Bear Wrestling, Hydrogen, and Man Who Would Be Emperor

March 4th, 2019


Odd Tonic's Premiere Episode!

Join Maxwell and Jennifer as they explore the bizarre and astonishing lives of some of the world's most noted eccentrics, including the man who proclaimed himself Emperor of the United …

Submit Your Personal Tale of the UNKNOWN!

January 30th, 2019

Disembodied feet ascending basement steps. Hairy hands shaking your camping tent. Strange lights in the sky. Nearly everyone has had an experience that defies explanation... and we want to hear yours!

Tell us about the …

Introducing: Odd Tonic!

January 19th, 2019


Retreat to the parlour with Maxwell and Jennifer! There, be enthralled by strange and fantastic tales of spooky phenomena, eccentric history, and …

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