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Peculiar stories from real life. Hosted by Christopher Beale & Josh Taylor.

An independent production of No Midnight Media.

Sep 7, 2022

The Loma Prieta Earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989. The quake and the community galvanization that followed birthed a mystical protector forged from iron. His family still lives on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, but where?
This is the tale of the Bay Bridge Troll.
This story was

Feb 23, 2022

Swipe through the modern phenomenon of app-based romance. Featuring VidaSelect CEO Scott Valdez, and a true story about a San Francisco Grindr-hookup that sparked a relationship.

Hosted & Produced by Christopher J. Beale and Josh Taylor

Jan 3, 2022

Why do we make New Year’s Resolutions?

You’ll discover that this tradition has evolved over time. In this episode, Christopher Beale and Josh Taylor dive into the history of New Year’s resolutions, Auld Lang Syne, Methodist watch night services and popping champagne!

Peter Fenton

Plus, our guest Peter Fenton (Author of

Dec 9, 2021

An Unpacked bonus featuring an announcement about the future of the podcast, and Christopher is at California's Great America with a short story about how the pandemic changed one person's approach to the job they love.


Thanks to California's Great America, Alaina Duffield, KALW, Lisa Morehouse, Abukar Adan, and Josh...

Aug 3, 2021

Unpacked will return! In the meantime check out episode one of Christopher Beale's new podcast Stereotypes - Straight Talk from Queer Voices. Listen and subscribe!


Everyone’s coming out is different. Some folks can’t come out, and for many — when we finally do — we discover that there are more questions on the...