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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 17, 2017

Known alternately as Devil’s Breath, Angel’s Trumpet, Burundanga, or by many other names, the drug produced by the flowers of the Colombian borrachero tree has a fearsome reputation of being able to completely zombify a person simply by having it blown in said person’s face. The alkaloid called scopolamine that is responsible for the drug’s effects is certainly dangerous and has indeed been used as a date rape drug in addition to facilitating robberies and other crimes, but how much of this drug’s terrifying legend is legitimate and how much is wildly exaggerated? Can you really lose your free will completely, simply by touching the stuff? On this episode of 13 O’Clock, Tom and Jenny try to sort out myth from reality regarding the so-called “world’s scariest drug,” and along the way tell a few of their own stories about being dosed with various substances.