• Episode 200 Searching For the Amber Room

    6 GIU 2024 · In this episode, we fully execute our 200th episode and with well wishes from friends, family and others, as well as Krysta's Corner plus an entire episode about the creation, acquisition, loss and recreation of the Amber Room.  Dean becomes obsessed with how many flies trapped in the Amber Room had dinosaur DNA?  We also discuss Sharon Kinne, Josh Gates and an idealized show-raiding Ernest Hemingway in this celebratory and educational episode of the Family Plot Podcast.
    44 min. 3 sec.
  • Episode 199 Ambrose Bierce Iconic American Author and the Devil's Delight

    30 MAG 2024 · This week, we go back to the 1850's to meet a writer named Ambrose Bierce.  A man who could trace his family back to the Puritans and didn't care one whit.  A man who fought in the Civil War so he could help see slavery abolished.  A man who wrote against what he saw as the evils of his day even standing between a railroad magnate and his company trying to arrange to have a loan given them by the government forgiven.  His stories told tales of war and horror and he inspired writers like Stephen Crane and H. P. Lovecraft.  He also disappeared mysteriously and to this day no one knows exactly how or why in this crazy episode of the Family Plot Podcast!
    50 min. 50 sec.
  • Episode 198 Ching Shih, China's Pirate Queen

    23 MAG 2024 · So this episode is so chock full of goodness, you might need a cookie and a glass of milk to wash it down.  In her corner, Krys reads us some very short horror stories.  Then we go all in on Zheng Yi Sao aka Shang Yi aka Ching Shih.  We talk about her early life, of which we know very little, her meeting and marrying one of the greatest pirates of her time, how she came to control the ragtag fleet she did and just what a smart combatant she was.  We discuss the death of her first husband, her continued command of the rag-tag band of pirates and how she retired and lived like a queen in this man I wish I knew more about this amazing person episode of the Family Plot Podcast!
    44 min. 30 sec.
  • Episode 197 Fairy Tale Origins 2 or Make Sure the Puppet Lives!

    16 MAG 2024 · In this episode we once again go deep into the history of Fairy Tales.  Laura opens with Snow White and we hear the familiar tale in all it's glory.  Then, in Krysta's Corner, she shares a book that touched her while reading it at school as well as shares her own found fairy tale, the Six Swans! Then we look into the origins of Snow White and how it might actually be based on a true story, including little men...kinda.  Then Krysta reads us Pinocchio (did you know there's a cricket in the actual story?  Know that it gets squished?  Sorry Jiminy!)  And we wrap up with a discussion of Hansel & Gretel in this Folklore heavy episode of the Family Plot Podcast!
    1 h 39 sec.
  • Episode 196 The Tale of the Black Dahlia

    9 MAG 2024 · In this episode there is so much going on.  Krysta is having issues as many young teens do, we discuss the life and death of Elizabeth Short, her crazy life and her  rough death at the hands of person or persons unknown.  After the episode stick around for a happy birthday for Lexi our daughter turning 7 on the day this episode drops.  It is a full episode all about life, death but most importantly the Fam!  Join us as we learn about the Black Dahlia and so much more in this intense episode of the Family Plot Podcast!
    49 min. 31 sec.
  • Episode 195 The Kidnapping and Murder of Bobby Greenlease Jr.

    2 MAG 2024 · In this episode, Krysta talks My Hero Academia in her corner before we dig into the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Greenlease Junior.  We talk about Bobby's father and their family, how they came to be so well off and how Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady came to know of and attempt to kidnap Robert Greenlease Senior's youngest child.  We get into the kidnapping, the murder,l the ransom and the missing money in this local true crime sometimes it's gonna be weird episode of the Family Plot Podcast!!
    43 min. 56 sec.
  • Episode 194 A Headless Drummer, A Missing Piper and the other ghosts of Edinburgh Castle

    25 APR 2024 · This episode is PACKED with goodness.  Krysta talks Black Velvet Petunias in her corner a wondrous and beautiful flower.  Then she, Laura and Dean discuss the Maiden's Castle at Edinburgh.  They discuss Castle Rock, how there has been a fortified structure on it since at least the Iron Age and it's status as the most besieged castle in all of Britain.  We talk about Kings and Queens who have called it home as well as those who have made changes to it.  We also discuss the guns that defended it and of course all the ghost stories and their originss in this Scottish History, but a lot paranormal episode of the Family Plot Podcast!
    41 min. 25 sec.
  • Episode 193: Xunantunich Mayan City and Maiden of the Rock

    18 APR 2024 · On this episode we discuss the nation of Belize and the Mayan city of Xunantunich, what we know about it and it's former residents.  Krysta talks balloon debates and civets, Dean talks ferrets and Laura keeps us all together in this fascinating archaeological, Mayan Culture, slightly paranormal episode fo the Family Plot Podcast!
    40 min. 17 sec.
  • Edpisode 192 Catching the Yorkshire Ripper

    11 APR 2024 · This week, we go full British True Crime as we head back to the seventies and eighties and investigate the life and crimes of Peter Sutcliffe, better known as the Yorkshire Ripper.  We discuss his life, what led him to become a killer, his family life, the hoax that led the police astray in this fascinating case.  Meanwhile Krysta talks more dogs and balloon debates in her Corner and Laura brings us all together in this distressingly bloody-detail free episode of the Family Plot Podcast!
    58 min. 24 sec.
  • Episode 191 The Antikythera Device hits Differentially

    4 APR 2024 · On this episode, we discuss the Antikythera Mechanism, a device found in a Roman shipwreck off the Greek Island of Antijythera.  Retrieved with several other treasures, due to it's advanced state of petrification and other issues, it wasn't even looked at much after it was initially brought up.  But over time, people have discovered this uncanny device that simulates the movement of the heavens created in the time of Before Common Era using a differential gear which otherwise doesn't show up for another 1300 years.  We discuss the devices discovery and the theories about it in this man learning stuff is fun episode of the Family Plot Podcast!
    46 min. 17 sec.

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An odd dad and his 11 year old daughter exploring the strange and unusual in a peculiar world. Discussions will be kept PG-13. Hosted by Dean Boese and Krysta Williams.
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