The Nonessential Podcast

Ben Matlock and Steve Gibson

Each week, Ben and Steve dole out a fresh heaping of totally random, often unbelievable, yet mostly true stories from around the world and throughout history. Each never knows what the other will bring, so join us as we expose the deepest reaches of....Show More

36:22 | Dec 10th, 2019

Marcel Petiot had a long history of helping himself to other people's things. His looting of his own army post might have been kind of funny, but when the horrors of WWII gripped France, his methods t...Show More

42:25 | Nov 26th, 2019

Matthew Hopkins may be the most prolific real-life witch hunter in history, which of course makes him one of the most terrible people in human history. This week, we examine the self-titled Witch Hunt...Show More
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34:24 | Nov 19th, 2019

This week, Ben takes a look at some monsters and myths from the wild outback of Australia. In a land that is actually full of creepy-crawling nightmares, one can only imagine what their myths might be...Show More

39:06 | Nov 12th, 2019

In 1499, Johannes Söffler predicted that a great flood would nearly wipe out Earth's population. Given that we live in a very crowded 2019, you can probably guess how that worked out. But Söffler's do...Show More

43:24 | Nov 4th, 2019

The story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a classic tale of man struggling with his dark, secret side. This week, Ben takes a look at one William Brodie, the man that apparently inspired the tale. He may ...Show More
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