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13 O’Clock Podcast


The 13 O’Clock Podcast is hosted by horror and paranormal writer Jenny Ashford, and poltergeist focus and all-around awesome guy Tom Ross.

The show is a relaxed, in-depth, and sometimes hilarious examination of various weird and mysterious topics, ranging from supposedly real paranormal and UFO cases to strange religious cults to bizarre unsolved murders to creepy historical events.

New episodes every Tuesday.

Jan 10, 2017

Harry Houdini, of course, is the legendary illusionist whose unbelievable escapes still amaze, even a century later. But near the end of his short life, Houdini took on a new crusade, battling against the spiritualists and fraudulent mediums who he felt were giving people false hope that the living could talk to the dead. On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny discuss Houdini’s entry into the murky world of spiritualism and séances, his famed debunking of medium Mina Crandon (aka Margery), his shattered friendship with spiritualist advocate Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the ten-year quest by his widow Bess to contact Houdini after his death, using a special, agreed-upon code.