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A Touch from the Past

A podcast that is one part history and one part spooky.

Cohost Clark Canez and Jen Curcio explore the history and ghost stories inside a variety of buildings and often find that history is scarier than any haunting.

Sep 18, 2021

The Pico House is one of the oldest landmarks in Los Angeles. It was built by Pio Pico, the last Governor of California while it was under the rule of Mexico. The building’s purpose was to be the most luxurious hotel and it opened in 1870. Security staff claim to hear footsteps coming from the upper floors and seeing...

Sep 10, 2021

Aaaand we are back! And we're talking about JPL's satanic beginnings. Jack Parsons, the godfather of rocket science himself, was deeply involved with Aleister Crowley's Church of Satan. Jack was so intertwined with the group that the church did rituals in his Pasadena mansion where JPL was started. 

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Dec 15, 2020

Jean Spangler was a triple threat in Hollywood, she could sing, she could dance, and she could act. She was an up-and-coming actress who was working hard to make her way in her career while raising her daughter as a single mother.

On October 7th, 1949, Jean disappeared. She was last seen at the Farmer’s Market near...

Nov 27, 2020

This week we talk to storyteller, and producer, Jonathan Bradley Welch of The Stonewall Democrats about the Drum Barracks, LA’s only Civil War era fort. We also talk about The Unsolved Mysteries tv show, trinkets from beyond and the 2020 U.S. election. 

Nov 14, 2020

For so long, we have wanted to talk to a trance medium and this week we finally did it! We spoke to Anousha Hutton about her time as a medium and the very unique encounters she’s had with spirits. The most beautiful takeaway from this interview is what she learned after moving from London to Los Angeles. She speaks...