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Listener Stories: Vol. 53

And That's Why We Drink

  • 7 days ago
  • 53:17

Sit back, relax and enjoy our chill 90s coffee shop vibes this month, boozers and shakers. Let us set the stage: you're walking back to your seat with a scone and a London Fog in hand. Maybe you're wearing a black turtleneck, maybe you're even wearing one of those weird shrunken crinkle shirts that had no right being as popular as they were. You hear the snaps that tell you the last poem is over and a new artist is about to take the mic. You chit chat with the friend you dragged with you for moral support, until you hear it... the most mournful, dulcet tones you've heard all night. They're speaking of love, loneliness and the dangers of lamp light. Their red eyes meet yours as they deliver their well rehearsed verses and for a single second that holds all of eternity, you're locked together in this supernatural moment. Welcome to our Cryptid Poetry Slam! ...and THAT'S why we drink!  Please consider supporting the companies that support us!  Right now, you can go to and use DRINK, for 20% off your first box! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at Step up your cooking game now and head over to for 20% off your first order! This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and And That’s Why We Drink listeners get 10% off their first month at Go to and use code drink12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! See for privacy information.

E212 Conspiracy Theory Lasagna and the Migraine Episode

And That's Why We Drink

  • 8 days ago
  • 03:29:44

It's episode 212 and we're finally gonna come right out and say it: Q ain't cute, friends! Em rounds out their QAnon trilogy with ways this new movement mirrors cult activity and provides resources for people struggling to leave, help friends and family leave or are dealing with the pain of loving loved ones to Q. Then Christine takes us Down Under for the wildly convoluted and gruesome Snowtown Murders. You might need your bag of booze for this one.. and that's why we drink!  Please consider supporting the companies that support us!  Simply visit and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today!  Go to for 10% off your order! Go to for free shipping and free returns! Get started today at and you’ll get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix! Go to to let them know we sent you, and to get 20% off your order! Go to and use promo code ATWWD to get $25 off, with a minimum purchase of $100! See for privacy information.

E211 The Echelon Twins and a Rotary Butt Dial

And That's Why We Drink

  • 15 days ago
  • 02:47:44

Welcome to episode 211, where this week we're spreading the bad news so it doesn't turn into worse news... Join us as Em dives even deeper into the world of conspiracy theories for the second part in their series on QAnon. They cover the antisemitism at the root of it, just how people are getting sucked in and the rumors about who could be behind the infamous Q poster. Then Christine takes us back to Psych 101 class with the case that prompted not only the Bystander Effect but the origins of 911 itself, the murder of Kitty Genovese. We also look into Kitty's badass life as a bartender, "bookmaker" and girlfriend. And lastly, is Em a gummy worm sinner? ...and that's why we drink!  Check out the blog posts Em mentions in their story here: Please consider supporting the companies that support us!  Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.TV and use promo code DRINK Head to for 25% off your first two orders! Select your child’s book club and start them on a literary journey like no other! Go to now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 20% off your first purchase! Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at  Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Go to and use code drink10 for 10 free meals, including free shipping! See for privacy information.


And That's Why We Drink

  • 20 days ago
  • 07:35

The Opportunist tells true stories of regular people who turn sinister simply by being opportunistic. How does an everyday person turn into a thief, a cult leader, or a scammer? Instead of portraying criminals as distinctly “other,” we explore our similarities and reveal the dark potential lurking inside of all of us. The Opportunist will launch with an episodic series on Sherry Shriner, a midwest mom and life-long church goer turned internet cult leader. The series follows Sherry as she gains thousands of followers online by promoting her own religion (a blend of biblical doomsday predictions and popular alien/reptilian conspiracy theories) and profits on selling spiritual weapons that defeat aliens and demons. As she rises to the status of infallible goddess, she leaves a trail of death and destruction in her wake. We speak with family & friends of deceased cult members, prosecutors, police officers, a high profile cult expert and more. Through thought-provoking interviews and investigative reporting, The Opportunist invites the listener along with us on a thrilling journey of discovery. Listen today at:  See for privacy information.

E210 The Golden Plunger Award and the London Fog Cult

And That's Why We Drink

  • 22 days ago
  • 02:24:13

Let's plunge into it! Episode 210 celebrates all things lemon and plunger related as we also spill bread crumbs all over the floor... That's because Em is taking us on a very timely journey through the wild web of beliefs of the QAnon conspiracy theory. Then we segoo flawlessly into cult territory as Christine takes us to Antelope, Oregon in the 80s to cover the Rajneesh Movement and their plan to poison an entire town. We also learn how Christine finally made the cut for Hoboken Style, baby! ...and that's why we drink!  Here are some real sites you can visit for more info on the fight against human trafficking: The National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1.888.373.7888 Please consider supporting the companies that support us!  Calm is offering a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Right now, you can go to and use DRINK, for 20% off your first box! Go to and enter promo code DRINK to get $25 off your first box! Visit and get your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs today! Check out all the amazing shoes, bags and masks available right now at Make the switch to Native TODAY by going to, or use promo code drink at checkout, and get 25% off your first order! See for privacy information.