The ODDentity Podcast

Hosted ByJanine Mercer

(Explicit) The ODDentity Podcast is a bi-weekly podcast that delves into the weird, wonderful, and delightfully spooky.

S7 Ep. 2: Mother Of the Paranormal: Catherine Crowe

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Hello, dear listeners, and welcome back to another episode of The ODDentity Podcast on the PodMoth Media Network, your bi-weekly foray into the weird, wonky, and sometimes downright spooky.

This week, I introduce you to Catherine Crowe, known by many as the mother of the paranormal. Crowe is credited widely for helping to lay the groundwork for the founding of the Society for Psychical Research in 1882 and her book, The Night-Side of Nature was the first published work of its kind to consider scientific inquiry of paranormal phenomena. Crowe’s classification system for spirits and phenomena remains relevant to this day. The Night-Side of Nature can be perused for free on The Gutenberg Project website. I’ve popped the link into the show notes in case you want to check it out.

I’d also like to remind you all that merch is available on our Bonfire site. Each shirt is made of soft, premium fabric (a 50/50 cotton/poly mix) and makes a perfect gift for that special weirdo in your life. As the shirt states, we are Weird Together, a family of weirdlings that’s been keeping it weird and spooky since 2017. All proceeds from shirt sales go toward hosting costs and will help to keep the weird coming for another year! You can find the Weird Together shirt at I’ll also post a link in the show notes.

I wish you warmth and wellness until we meet again in 2021. Next year has gotta be better than this one…right? 

Show Notes:

The Night-Side of Nature (PDF)


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The Night-Side of Nature (PDF)