And That's Why We Drink
Christine Schiefer, Em Schulz
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
E251 Mercury in the Microwave and a Ghost's Attic Speakeasy
2 hrs 17 mins
E251 Mercury in the Microwave and a Ghost's Attic Speakeasy
It's episode 251 and we've got our carb enhancing oil ready! Em starts the first in their two part series on the hauntings of the Glen Tavern Inn of Santa Paula, California. Then Eva takes us to a wealthy suburb of Sacramento for the wildly traumatic case of Susan Hamlin and a fabricated satanic cult. Also, be sure to take your mad scientist themed Halloween light switch covers out of your passenger side doors otherwise they might terrify you on a casual morning drive... and that's why we drink! Huge shout out again to Ellen Tremiti for her stellar research and notes! You can find Ellen @etphoneh on socials as well as her latest short story in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
2 hrs 17 mins
E250 An Engineer of Good Times and Witches on Speed Dial
This week we're going rogue to robe and hosting bread candle seances, folks! It's Eva's second episode and we're talking paranormal, true crime and AAAHH!!! Real Monsters as humans. First Em pays homage to our 250th episode with a little numerology, then tells the oldest ghost tale they could find aka the Glenluce Devil. Then Eva covers the wild case of the Pillow Pyro. And did we meet great grandpappy Gilbert Bagelbites this week?? If we did, that's certainly why we drink! Big shout out to writer and Trial Crewer Ellen Tremiti for contributing her fantastic research! You can find her @etphoneh on socials as well as her latest short story in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
Nov 21 2021
2 hrs 5 mins
E249 The Devil's Timeshare and Sleepwalking Mouths
Welcome, Leona! It's Christine's parental leave, so we're inviting people close to her on the show to guest host until she's back. This week we welcome Inspector Gross... we mean Eva! Em covers the Haunting of Elizabeth Knapp, a wild tale of potential possession and witchcraft only 20 years before the Salem Witch Trials. Then Eva decides to extend Halloween with the Trick or Treat murder, also known as the "bizarre lesbian murder scandal that rocked 1950s LA". We also may be working on a demonic sleep app... and that's why we drink!
Nov 14 2021
2 hrs 29 mins
E248 Paranormal Preschool Gossip and June's Podcast Calendar Models
Does labor feel like being shot in the stomach? Tune in to Christine's last episode before Leona's arrival!! Em finishes their series on the Perron Family of the real life events behind the Conjuring movie. Then, big trigger warning, because Christine covers a German serial killer so gruesome we're not really sure what to do with ourselves, so Em tries to take the slightest bit of solace in listening to Christine speak German... and that's why we drink!
Nov 7 2021
2 hrs 13 mins
Listener Stories: Vol. 61
Happy November! We're kicking off Christine's maternity leave with our first special guest host: Allison! This month Em and Allison read your creepy stories together and rehash the last time they were on the podcast together for an iconic flirt session Christine had to edit down. Tune in for a sweet and spooky Día de los Muertos story, a phone call murder confession and a terrifying home invasion that involves more poop than we'd like... and that's why we drink!
Nov 1 2021
1 hr 7 mins
E247 Roach Milk and Em-raphobia
Happy Halloween! What a special, spooky occasion that Halloween would fall on the actual day of an episode release. Christine is still with child in our worked-ahead world and she's beside herself at Em's bonnet... tune in to see our costumes and hear all our Halloween trivia (vegan candy corn, anyone?)! Plus Em starts a wildly scary two-parter on the Perron Family aka the true story behind the Conjuring movie. Then Christine brings us the scariest compilation of real life killer clowns. Will Em squeeze in the second part of their Halloween story before Christine gives birth? Check back next week to find out! And that's why we drink!
Oct 31 2021
1 hr 47 mins
E246 A Wall of Lava Lamps and Christine the Cackle Burger Witch
Please don't give us salads this week, because Christine is taking us to Burger Chef! But first, Em covers a haunting so wild it's known as the Amityville of Scotland, the Hellfire Farm Haunting. Then Christine covers the brutal and frustrating unsolved case of the Burger Chef Murders, which also happens to include some wild fast food mascots (check our Instagram). And if you need a finger bone returned to a nun, Reneta can help... and that's why we drink!
Oct 24 2021
1 hr 41 mins
E245 Napkin Hating Ghosts and an Immortal Pregnancy Portal
Our napkins are on the floor and our wigs are being ripped off by ghosts this week... episode 245 is a doozy! Em takes us to Scotland for the Ringcroft Poltergeist that not only includes some haunted napkins and wigs but also flying chairs. Then Christine covers the wildly sad and brutal case of Moses Sithole aka the South African Strangler. And we hope this week you heed this warning, "thou shalt be troubled til Tuesday" -- our local demon... and that's why we drink!
Oct 17 2021
1 hr 34 mins
E244 A Demonic Cricut Cutter and Mercury's Mindflight
It's here! The reunion episode we alluded to on Instagram! We're back together in person for episode 244 to try to make Christine's water break through surprise cryptid baby showers. We may or may not have disturbed every ghost in Christine's home so buckle in for this wild ride. This week Em relives their Denver ghost tour to tell the story of the Peabody-Whitehead Mansion. Then Christine goes to an appointment with her midwife and comes back, still pregnant, to tell us the story of Michael and Suzan Carons aka the Witch Killers. Christine also accidentally gendered the baby on air, so good thing she's already given birth! Check the 'gram for more pics and deets... and that's why we drink! Also, check out Flying Pig Tours in Cincinnati and Denver Terrors ghost tours!
Oct 10 2021
1 hr 51 mins
E243 A Baker's Dozen No One Invited to the Party and a Bad Donut
Can you pronounce the word for the fear of Friday the 13th? We're not sure we can but we've got some great fun facts for you! This week, to usher in the Halloween season, Em's covering the history of the superstitions behind Friday the 13th. Then Christine brings us the second part in her two part series on Laci and Scott Peterson. And Em might have some not-so-savory things they're giving Christine in their will... and that's why we drink!
Oct 3 2021
2 hrs 22 mins
Listener Stories: Vol. 60
HAPPY OCTOBER, BOOZERS AND SHAKERS!! Are you ready for some creepy, Halloween stories as well as some millennial commiseration? Our arms are already goose-caming because we've got some wild Halloween tales, everything from a Batman and Evil Robin home invasion to the insider scoop from a doctor who worked the real life Exorcist case. We've also got some updates on the ouija board we used in Christine's haunted house... and that's why we drink!
Oct 1 2021
1 hr 1 min
E242 UFO Potholes and Our Collective Eyebrow
It's episode 242 and, as humans, we mustn't get too technologied, at least according to Em's UFO story! This week they're taking us to the Ariel school in Zimbabwe to cover a UFO sighting experienced by an entire playground of children. Then Christine brings us part one in a two part series on the infamous case of Laci and Scott Peterson. And did Christine have her baby during this episode? We wouldn't blame you for skipping to the end to find out... and that's why we drink!
Sep 26 2021
2 hrs 4 mins
E241 Time Travel Art and Cubed Wombat Poop
Welcome to episode 241, where we’re hiding flasks and iPhones in Nancy Reagan’s memoir! Em is also making plans to shop for purple t-shirts at Target when Christine goes into labor. In terms of stories, we’ve got some intriguing ones for you today. First Em brings us some fun time travel facts and the tale of supposed time traveler Rudolph Fentz. Then Christine covers the gruesome tale of Ivan Milat and the backpack murders. And if we ever go missing, please remember to put our faces on blimps… and that’s why we drink, with a very layered hero, Paul Onions!
Sep 19 2021
1 hr 46 mins
E240 A Haunted Hotline and a Vegan Doc Marten Sized Baby
Welcome to episode 240! We've got the conclusions to both of our two-parters this week. First Em closes out the history of Ed and Lorraine Warren and their paranormal fame, as well as their potentially problematic side. Then Christine brings us the conclusion to the infuriating Amanda Knox saga, a story that affects Em unlike any other. And has Christine acquired her own personal dumpster? ...and that's why we drink!
Sep 12 2021
2 hrs 36 mins
E239 A Trash Pile of Ghostly Magazines and the Paranormal D.A.R.E. Program
It's episode 239 and we've got some big stories for you! First Em covers the history of famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (including the Conjuring universe). Then Christine brings us the first in a two part series on Amanda Knox. Also, Eva may or may not still be in the Zoom waiting room... and that's why we drink!
Sep 5 2021
2 hrs 3 mins
Listener Stories: Vol. 59
Happy Zeptember! We’re here with a grab bag of creepy stories for you…or is it just Em and a collection of audio clips of Christine gasping? We’ll never tell!So keep an eye on your rocking chair, don’t look in the mirror, and pray your boss doesn’t look at the dash cam. And that’s why we drink!
Sep 1 2021
E238 Bagelbites with Italian Seasoning and a Summer Camp Forensics Degree
Who is the Italian Bagelbites? Tune in to Episode 238 to find out! Em covers a creepy kid story for Christine with the tale of Azzurrina the ghost child said to haunt Montebello Castle in Italy. Then Christine brings us a true crime that leaves Em speechless with its strangeness, the Maui Yoga Twin Case. Also, Em might be the Q'Anon home-wrecker... and that's why we drink!Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/drinkGo to reliefband.com and use promo code DRINK for 20% off your order and free shipping! Get $75 off your first order at Burrow.com/DRINKRight now, Modern Fertility is offering our listeners $20 off the test when you go to ModernFertility.com/DRINKGo to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in DRINK for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUSfree postage and a digital scale!Head to Rothys.com/DRINK to find your new warm weather favorites today!
Aug 29 2021
1 hr 37 mins
E237 The Ghost With No Pants and a Matchmaking Serial Killer
Paint us like one of your French aliens, Jack... this week episode 237 has us traveling to Em's favorite place of all time, Canada, for the Falcon Lake Incident. Then Christine brings us a story that's less about teeth than it seems in the tale of the Killing Dentist aka Glennon Engleman aka a serial killer with a hobby career as a dentist. And lastly, stay to the very end to hear just exactly how to impress Em with a skateboard and a pair of moon boots... and that's why we drink! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! If you go to Reliefband.com and use promo code DRINK you’ll receive 20% off plus free shipping and a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee!Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at Helix Sleep.com/drinkTry 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/drinkDownload the 5 star-rated puzzle game, Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play!Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code DRINK to save an additional 15% off your first order!
Aug 22 2021
2 hrs 7 mins
E236 Ghostly Dog Breath and a Sardine and Sadness Sandwich
We are the Village People this week! It's episode 236 and Em is taking us across the pond to tell the tale of a village full of ghosts known as Pluckley Village. Then Christine brings us a wildly disturbing cult in a Mexican village in the 60s that Em dubs Madame LaLaurie-esque, the story of Magdalena Solís. And also be sure to stay til the very end to hear what size Christine's baby is this week... and that's why we drink! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Go to Canva.me/atwwd to get your FREE 45-day extended trial!Right now, Modern Fertility is offering our listeners $20 off the test when you go to ModernFertility.com/DRINKGo to THIRDLOVE.com/DRINK now to find your perfect-fitting bra... and get 20% off your first purchase!Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code ATWWD to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100!This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and And That’s Why We Drinklisteners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/DRINKJust go to ZipRecruiter.com/drink to try ZipRecruiter for free!
Aug 15 2021
1 hr 59 mins
E235 Space Cowboys and Semantics Champions
Welcome to episode 235! This week we're diving into one of Christine's favorite paranormal topics, aliens! Em takes us to the supernaturally iconic Roswell to cover the Majestic 12 and the famed Roswell Incident. Then Christine covers the infuriating story of a very obviously suspicious sheriff's deputy with the disappearances of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos. And Christine's baby is as big as a fanny pack now... and that's why we drink! Please consider supporting the companies that support us! Visit mejuri.com/drink for 10% off your first order! Stay cool, calm, and collected during the summer heat! Go to DAILYHARVEST.com/DRINK to get up to $40 off your first box!Head to Rothys.com/DRINK to find your new warm weather favorites today! Stay fresh, stay clean with Native by going to NativeDeo.com/atwwd, or use promo code atwwd at checkout, and get 20% off your first order!Become a member today by going to Feals.com/DRINK and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping!
Aug 8 2021
1 hr 50 mins