Astonishing Legends

is creating a podcast on the strange and unusual

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Oak Islanders

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Thank you so much for supporting us. Every little bit helps. At this level you get an Astonishing Legends Decal and have access to our patron only feed where we will be posting strange and unusual items exclusively for you. We'll also drop special things here and there throughout the year!

  • Decal
  • Occasional access to non-audio bonus content
  • Extended cuts from interviews and audio content when available

Mothman Movement

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Welcome to the movement...

Interested in a great discount on some astonishing swag? Look no further! At this level you'll gain a one-time use giftcard to the store.You'll also get access to our patron-only content feed.

  • BONUS episode exclusives throughout the year available through the super secret patron feed
  • COMMERCIAL FREE episodes & occasional early releases (within 24hrs of main feed upload).
  • $10 off store discount

Giant Squid Society

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Squids are more powerful than you think...
At this level,  you'll be getting a $20 one-time use credit to use at the store! You'll also have access to behind the scenes exclusives on pending and past shows, transcripts, and more as it becomes available.


  • BONUS episode exclusives throughout the year available through the super secret patron feed
  • COMMERCIAL FREE episodes & occasional early releases (within 24hrs of main feed upload).
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Transcripts
  • $20 off store discount



About Astonishing Legends

Hello! We are Scott Philbrook and Forrest Burgess. A few years ago we realized that whenever we got together with friends or pretty much anywhere, we would wind up talking in depth about great mysteries. We both have a passion for them and once we figured out we each had more than a cursory knowledge of the unknown, we thought that we might have a good idea for a podcast, and Astonishing Legends was born. If you've never heard us, check out episodes 23 and 24 where we thoroughly cover the infamous Dyatlov Pass Incident and you'll find out why our listeners call us the 'Click and Clack of esoterica.'

We launched in October of 2014, and we couldn't wait to share the 1000 plus stories we'd collectively saved. Since then we've had over 50 million downloads and climbed as high as number 22 on the iTunes charts for all podcasts. Prior to launching we searched for shows that most closely resembled what we wanted to do and to our surprise, we found that there weren't any, at least not like us. We are both interested in mixed topics, similar to those old TV shows, Unsolved Mysteries and, In Search Of. We wanted to go further than they had though, and we also wanted to lighten the whole genre up. If a guest tells us a giant demon with wings popped out of a bush in their backyard and flew into the woods, nothing can stop us from cracking a few jokes about that. However, we're not above scaring our listeners when it's called for.

We've set this Patreon page up because what we're doing is not without its costs and we want to keep doing it. There are no high-powered networks or radio professionals behind our show. We are the underdog; pulling ourselves up out of the muddy sea of over 750,000 podcasts. With the help of Patrons such as yourself we can bring Astonishing Legends to the masses, and possibly even start to dig out of the financial hole we've dug for ourselves.

Our show is not changing, it will stay free! Patreon is not about paying for what you're currently getting for free, it's about supporting something you enjoy and making it possible for us to keep doing it. However, Patrons at various levels will have exclusive access to discounted Astonishing Legends merchandise like our super cool decalsandglow-in-the-dark t shirts orthe ARC Green Room!Patrons at $5 and above will get exclusive access to additional audio content not available anywhere else! Read the pledge levels below for details on all of it, we are excited about it!

We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of support we've already received from our ever expanding community of listeners that hail from all over the world. If you're one of those people, thank you. We are hoping that you will now become a patron. Your support will give us a chance to do more research and produce the show more frequently. We want to be the show you can't wait to hear when you need a distraction from your workout, commute, or the voices in your head. In fact, WE want to be the voices in your head. 

If you haven't heard us you can find us on iTunesAudioboomStitcher or TuneIn, or just about any other podcast aggregator, not to mention our official website where there's a ton of extra links and episode information for each show at

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Scott & Forrest

P.S. - That voices thing is a joke. It's about headphones. You've got enough people in there already.

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