This week, we discuss one of Northern California’s most enduring mysteries. In February of 1878c five friends attended a basketball game at UC Davis. After a great evening watching their favorite team win, something caused their lives to take an unexpected turn. It’s what caused that turn that remains a mystery. Join us as we explore the evidence, stories, and theories of the Yuba County Five.


Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 

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Descriptions of the following:

Extreme Graphic Violence



Wilderness Survival 

Mental Illness


Extreme Paranoia

Intellectual Disability

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Hosts Ryan and Jordan deliver terrifying tales of the paranormal and break them down for your listening pleasure.