The Webby Award-winning “Box of Oddities" is a podcast that delves into the strange and mysterious aspects of our world, exploring topics ranging from bizarre medical conditions to unsolved mysteries, and from paranormal phenomena to strange cultural practices from around the world. With a focus on oddities, curiosities, and the macabre, each episode is a journey into the unknown, where hosts Kat and Jethro Gilligan Toth share their love for unusual stories and inject their humor and commentary. From the strange history of medical practices to chilling true crime stories, to natural (and unnatural) events, "The Box of Oddities" satisfies your thirst for the weird and the unusual, offering an informative and entertaining look into the dark and mysterious corners of our world.
JIMMY KIMMEL, ABC-TV says, "Should you be the type who has an interest in weird stuff, this is a fun thing to allow in your head!"
“Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Box of Oddities is the strangest of all!” -SLUGGO, SIRIUS XM LITHIUM
“Kat & Jethro wring humor from bizarre, macabre and perplexing places.” -BOSTON MAGAZINE
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. The Box of Oddities brings listeners weird facts and trivia that seem too absurd to be true. Fans of the bizarre and unexpected may love the podcast. The award-winning show includes odd trivia, unusual historical facts, and true crime. With many millions of downloads, the podcast is a phenomenon, and it's not surprising. The hosts' chemistry, banter, and narration are outstanding.
Husband-and-wife duo Kat Walls and Jethro Gilligan Toth host The Box of Oddities podcast. Jethro started his broadcasting career under the pseudonym "Mike Elliott." He reverted to his birth moniker when they started the show in 2018. The couple met at the Maine radio station where they both worked. A piece of trivia about the hosts-Kat was once a cemetery groundskeeper, while Jethro once loaded frozen veggies.
The couple's discussions on The Box of Oddities sound natural and unforced. Kat and Jethro present a fascinating program that is hard to ignore. The hosts share tales and trivia they come across in their research. One host narrates, and the other "oohs," "ahs," and asks clarifying questions. The podcast is reminiscent of two friends exchanging strange facts they discovered. The discussions they have are easy to follow, entertaining, and irreverent. Also, listeners learn legitimate information that could be helpful in their everyday life.
From a weird discovery while exhuming a body to crossing Niagara Falls in a barrel, the show lives up to its name. The Box of Oddities is well-narrated and hilarious. It is no doubt a podcast for "weird stuff" enthusiasts. Each episode of the podcast brings listeners something weird, wild, or macabre.