Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World

Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World is an exploration of the weird, the strange, and the unusual. Join Jimmy Akin and co-host Domenico Bettinelli for a fascinating look at ancient mysteries, folk tales, urban legends, crimes, conspiracies, and the supernatural from the twin perspectives of faith and reason.

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Recent Episodes

21st Century Poltergeist! (Psychokinesis? Telekinesis? Ghosts?) - In 2013, an 11-year-old by was having an inexplicable effect on electronic devices around him, including poltergeist activity. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli interview John G. Kruth who was called in to investigate and dubbed the case the "21st century poltergeist."
Mysterious Feedback (20, 21, 24, 130, 240-243) - Mysterious feedback! Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli answer your mysterious feedback on recent episodes, including fan art, the lost planet Vulcan, weight loss, Dyatlov Pass, lie detectors, Ehyptian afterlife and nummies, rainmaker Charles Hatfield, giants and more.
Weighing the Soul? (Scientific evidence for the human soul? Spirit? Life after death?) - Could the human soul ever be scientifically detected? Could it even be weighed? Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinellil discuss a series of experiments that claimed to detect the departure of the soul at death, whether that's possible, and what other researchers have found.
The Murder Trust (Iron Mike Malloy; Mike the Durable) - In early 1933, a group of men dubbed the "Murder Trust" conspired to kill Irishman Mike Malloy, who proved very difficult to kill. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss the aftermath when they were finally able to kill Mike after 9 attempts, including whether they were ever brought to justice for the murder of Iron Mike.
The Amazing Story of “Iron Mike” Malloy (Michael Malloy, Mike the Durable, Murder Trust) - Michael Malloy was an Irishman living in NYC in the 1930s who left a mysterious legacy. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss his unbelievable death-defying story that earned him the nickname "Iron Mike" and "Mike the Durable."

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