Loading Episode...
Stories of Strangeness - Zoe and Mike EPISODE 29, 5th July 2021
Episode 29 - Numbers Stations

Episode 29 - Numbers Stations

In this episode, Mike tells us about the odd shortwave radio stations that broadcast seemingly endlessly repeating, random numbers, spoken by odd, automated voices and we get to listen to some snippets from a couple of well known ones.

We also talk about how awesome Christopher Lee was, How Game of Thrones and Lost failed to deliver on their promise, and whether or not snakes have eyelids… Spoiler - theeeeyyyyyy… well, just listen in and find out.

Special guest appearance this episode: Our daughter!

This episode's cover art Photo by Ryan Stefan on Unsplash

Here's a rundown of the episode:

00:37 - Hello!

01:47 - Presented Piece: Numbers Stations

16:28 - Promo - Prairieland Paranormal

17:01 - Discussion

39:31 - Thanks & Where You Can Find Us

43:28 - Fun Fact: Snakes don't have eyelids…

44:35 - Bye!

Total Runtime: 45:26

Links

Promo

Our promo partner this week is the Prairieland Paranormal podcast, one of our partner shows on the Paranormality Network. Go check them out!

Research Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers\_station - Wikipedia on numbers stations

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24910397 - BBC: The Spooky World of the ‘Numbers Stations’

https://warontherocks.com/2018/05/explaining-the-mystery-of-numbers-stations/ - War on the Rocks.com - Explaining the ‘mystery’ of numbers stations

https://priyom.org/number-stations - Priyom.org

https://www.numbers-stations.com/ns/english/ - Numbers stations.com

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170801-the-ghostly-radio-station-that-no-one-claims-to-run - BBC: The ghostly radio station that no one claims to run

https://globalnews.ca/news/5483678/numbers-stations-alan-cross/ Global news.ca - The mysterious world of ‘numbers stations’ and why we should care

https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/do-shortwave-numbers-stations-really-instruct-spies - Radioworld - Do shortwave ‘numbers stations’ really instruct spies?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-time\_pad - Wiki on one time pads

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban\_Five - Wiki on the Cuban 5

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish\_Rhapsody\_(numbers\_station) - Wiki on the Swedish Rhapsody station

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2010/07/7887\_khz\_your\_home\_for\_classic\_cuban\_espionage\_radio.html - Slate.com - 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

https://irdial.com/conet\_press\_telegraph\_connected.htm - irdial.com republishes the Telegraph’s article: “Is The Cold War Really Over?”

Our Links

  • Website - Sign up for email alerts, view the gallery, and other cool stuff.
  • Instagram - Where we hang out the most.
  • Facebook - We have a page and a group - come talk to us!
  • Twitter - Mike sends all our tweets - blame him!
  • Our Redbubble page, where you can find all of our designs and illustrations on loads of products.
  • Our Patreon page, if you'd like to support the show. We're starting with 2 tiers: £1 a month, to support the show, which is about $1.37, where we will thank you personally on the show - and £3 a month, which is about $4.11, that will enable you to listen to minisodes, outtakes, timelapse art videos and other bonus content.