A Study of Strange
Michael May is a filmmaker and performer best known for producing films like GHOSTS OF THE OZARKS, 12 HOUR SHIFT, FUN SIZE HORROR: VOLUME 1 & 2 and hosting the true crime automotive show AUTO/BIOGRAPHY and its spinoff AUTO/BIOGRAPHY: COLD CASES on Motor Trend TV.
Michael is mystery obsessed and loves to talk about his favorite strange tales. His wife gets tired of his nonsense thus he had no choice but to create a podcast.
For lovers of true crime, mysteries, and even outlandish tales of high strangeness, “A Study of Strange” brings a new perspective to the genre, “forcing” guests to take part in recreations and to come up with new theories. Guests include entertainment industry insiders, friends, weirdos, randos, and more.
I've been passionate about everything mysterious since I was a little kid. It may have started with tv shows, who-done-it movies, and children's literature like Encyclopedia Brown, but it broadened as I got older. Now I'm basically a consumer of anything that deals with the unknown...and the stranger the better.
One of my favorite hobbies is to research and debunk common theories. Even my own. I'm not an investigative journalist. I'm a story-teller. So, I'm not expecting to solve any cases, settle the score once and for all over who is Jack the Ripper, or discover a family of Big Foot (Big Feet?), but I do think I can enlighten lovers of this engaging genre.
And, hey, I'm going to play with dramatizations and reenactments of aspects of these tales which is unique and fun. Some of these stories are dark and depressing. We've gotta have some fun, right?
- Host Michael May
A Study of Strange is a podcast that explores the mysterious and the unknown, and there's no better resource for learning about the topics of our episodes than our listeners. We encourage anyone that wants to add to our information, correct mistakes, or present a theory to contact us!